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    1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning the matters which have been established among us, 2 even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, 3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately †from above, to write to thee in order, excellent Theophilus; 4 that thou mightest know the certainty concerning the words wherein thou wast instructed.
    5 There was in the days of Herod, king of :Judæa, a certain priest, Zacharias by name, of the course of Abijah: and he had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her :name was Elisabeth. 6 And both were righteous before :God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 And they had no child, because that :Elisabeth was barren, and both were now advanced in their :days. 8 Now it came to pass, while he ministered as priest before :God in the order of his :course, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to enter into the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And the whole multitude of the people was praying without at the hour of :incense. 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right of the altar of :incense. 12 And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: because thy :supplication is heard, and thy :wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his :name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his :birth. 15 For he shall be great before the Lord, and shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s :womb. 16 And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord their :God. 17 And HE shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the fathers’ hearts to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him. 18 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my :wife advanced in her :days.
    19 And the angel answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in :God’s presence; and I was sent to speak unto thee, and bring thee these good tidings. 20 And lo, thou shalt be silent and unable to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my :words, which shall be fulfilled unto their :season. 21 And the people was waiting for :Zacharias, and marveled while he tarried in the sanctuary. 22 And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary: and HE continued making signs to them, and remained dumb. 23 And it came to pass, when the days of his :ministration were fulfilled, he departed unto his :house. 24 And after these :days Elisabeth his :wife conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, [that] 25 Thus hath the Lord done to me in the days wherein he looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.
    26 Now in the sixth :month the angel Gabriel was sent from :God unto a city of :Galilee, Nazareth by name, 27 unto a virgin betrothed to a man Joseph by name of David’s house; and the name of the virgin was Mariam. 28 And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou grace-endued, the Lord is with thee. 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of :salutation this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mariam: for thou hast found grace with :God. 31 And lo, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bear a Son, and shalt call his :name JESUS. 32 HE shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Most High: and the Lord :God shall give him the throne of his :father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob unto the ages; and of his :kingdom shall be no end. 34 And Mariam said unto the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also what is begotten shall be called holy, Son of God. 36 And lo, Elisabeth thy :kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren. 37 Because no word from :God shall be void of power. 38 And Mariam said, Lo, the bondmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy :word. And the angel departed from her. 39 And Mariam arose in these :days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted :Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, when :Elisabeth heard the greeting of :Mariam, the babe leaped in her :womb; and :Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; 42 and she lifted up her voice with a loud cry, and said, Blessed thou among women, and blessed the fruit of thy :womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my :Lord should come unto me? 44 For lo, when the voice of thy :greeting came into mine :ears, the babe leaped in my :womb for joy. 45 And blessed she that believed that there shall be a fulfillment of the things spoken to her from the Lord.
    46 And Mariam said, My :soul doth magnify the Lord,
    47 And my :spirit hath rejoiced in :God my :Savior.
    48 Because he hath looked upon the low estate of his :bondmaid:
    For lo, from :now on all :generations shall call me blessed.
    49 Because the Mighty one hath done to me great things; And holy is his :name.
    50 And his :mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.
    51 He hath showed strength with his arm;
    He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
    52 He hath put down princes from thrones,And exalted the lowly.
    53 The hungry he hath filled with good things; And the rich he hath sent empty away.
    54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, To remember mercy
    55 (As he spake unto our :fathers) To :Abraham and his :seed unto the age.
    56 And Mariam abode with her about three months, and returned to her :house.
    57 Now :Elisabeth’s time was fulfilled that she should be delivered; and she gave birth to a son. 58 And the neighbors and her :kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified his :mercy toward her; and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass on the eighth :day, they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of his :father. 60 And his :mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. 61 And they said unto her [that], There is none of thy :kindred that is called by this :name. 62 And they made signs to his :father, what he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And all marveled.
    64 And his :mouth was opened immediately, and his :tongue, and he spake, blessing :God. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these :sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judæa. 66 And all that heard laid them up in their :heart, saying, What then shall this :child be? For the Lord’s hand was also with him. 67 And his :father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
    68 Blessed the Lord, the God of :Israel;
    Because he hath visited and wrought redemption for his :people,
    69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for usIn his servant David’s house.
    70 (As he spake by the mouth of his holy :prophets from the age),
    71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
    72 To show mercy toward our :fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;
    73 The oath which he sware unto Abraham our :father,
    74 To :grant unto us that we, delivered out of our enemies’ hand,
    Should serve him without fear,
    75 In holiness and righteousness before him all our :days.
    76 Yea and thou, child, shalt be called prophet of the Most High:
    For thou shalt go before the Lord to make ready his ways;
    77 To :give knowledge of salvation to his :people In remission of their sins,
    78 Because of the bowels of mercy of our God,
    Wherein the dayspring from on high shall visit us,
    79 To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death;
    To guide our :feet into the way of peace.
    80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto :Israel.

  • 2

    1 Now it came to pass in those :days, a decree went out from Cæsar Augustus, that all the inhabited earth be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of :Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own :city. 4 And Joseph also went up from :Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into :Judæa, to David’s city, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of David’s house and family; 5 to enroll himself with Mariam, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. 6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered. 7 And she was delivered of her :firstborn :son; and they swaddled him and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And shepherds were in the same :country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by :night over their :flock. 9 And the Lord’s angel stood by them, and the Lord’s glory shone about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said to them, Be not afraid; for lo, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to the whole people: 11 for this day is born to you in David’s city a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this is a sign for you: Ye shall find a child swaddled, and lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host of those praising :God, and saying,
    14 Glory to God in the highest,
    And on earth †peace among men of good pleasure.

    15 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into :heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this :saying that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us. 16 And they came with haste, and found both :Mariam and :Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this :child. 18 And all that heard it wondered at the things spoken unto them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these :sayings, pondering them in her :heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising :God for all things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.
    21 And when eight days were fulfilled for :circumcising him, his name also was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was :conceived in the womb.
    22 And when the days of their :purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, [that] Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord), 24 and to :offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons.
    25 And lo, a man was in Jerusalem, Simeon by name; and this :man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of :Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy :Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents :brought in the child Jesus, to :do concerning him after the custom of the law, 28 HE also received him into his :arms, and blessed :God, and said,
    29 Now lettest thou thy :bondman depart, Master
    According to thy :word, in peace;
    30 For mine :eyes have seen thy :salvation,
    31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all :peoples;
    32 A light for revelation to the nations, And the glory of thy people Israel.
    33 And his :father was marveling, and his :mother, at the things spoken concerning him; 34 and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mariam his :mother, Lo, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in :Israel; and for a sign spoken against; 35 and a sword shall pierce through thine own :soul; that thoughts out of many hearts be revealed. 36 And there was Anna, a prophetess, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (SHE was of great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her :virginity, 37 and SHE a widow even unto eighty-four years), who departed not from the temple, worshiping with fastings and supplications night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to :God, and spake of him to all that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
    39 And when they had accomplished all the things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to :Galilee, to their own city †Nazareth.
    40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and God’s grace was upon him.
    41 And his :parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast; 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were :returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and his :parents knew it not; 44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought for him among their :kinsfolk and :acquaintances; 45 and not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. 46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions: 47 and all that heard him were amazed at his :understanding and his :answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his :mother said unto him, Child, why hast thou thus dealt with us? lo, thy father and I seek thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be about my :Father’s business. 50 And THEY understood not the saying which he spake to them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to †Nazareth; and was subject to them: and his :mother kept all the sayings in her :heart. 52 And Jesus advanced in :wisdom and stature, and in grace with God and men.

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    1 Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of :Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of :Galilee, and his :brother Philip tetrarch of the region of :Ituræa and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of :Abeilēnē, 2 in the time of high priest Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance unto remission of sins; 4 as it is written in the book of Isaiah the prophet’s words,
    A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, Make his :paths straight.

    5 Every valley shall be filled,
    And every mountain and hill shall be brought low;
    And the crooked shall become straight, And the rough ways smooth;
    6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of :God.
    7 He said therefore to the crowds that went out to be baptized of him, Offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of :repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have :Abraham for our father: for I say unto you, that :God can of these :stones raise up children to :Abraham. 9 And even now the axe lieth at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. 10 And the crowds asked him, saying, What shall we do? 11 And he answered and said to them,
    Who hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and who hath food, let him do likewise. 12 And publicans also came to be baptized, and said unto him, Teacher, what shall we do? 13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than what is appointed you. 14 And soldiers also asked him, saying, And what are WE to do? And he said to them, Extort from none, neither accuse wrongfully; and be content with your :wages. 15 And as the people was in expectation, and all were reasoning in their :hearts about :John, whether haply HE were the Christ; 16 John answered, saying to all, I indeed baptize you with water; but the one mightier than I cometh the latchet of whose :shoes I am not fit to unloose: HE shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire: 17 whose :fan is in his :hand, thoroughly to cleanse his :threshing floor, and to gather the grain into his :barn; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. 18 With many other exhortations therefore †preached he good tidings to the people; 19 but :Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias the wife of his :brother, and for all the evils which :Herod had done, 20 added this also to them all: he shut up :John in prison.

    21 Now it came to pass, when the whole people was :baptized, that Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy :Spirit descended in bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my :Son the beloved; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself, when he began, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, of :Hēlei, 24 of :Matthat, of :Levi, of :Melchei, of :Jannai, of :Joseph, 25 of :Mattathias, of :Amos, of :Nahum, of :Eslei, of :Naggai, 26 of :Maath, of :Mattathias, of :Semeein, of :Jōsēch, of :Jōda, 27 of :Jōanan, of :Rhēsa, of :Zorobabel, of :Salathiel, of :Nērei, 28 of :Melchei, of :Addei, of :Cōsam, of :Elmadam, of :Ēr, 29 of :Jesus, of :Eliezer, of :Jōreim, of :Maththat, of :Levi, 30 of :Symeon, of :Judah, of :Joseph, of :Jōnam, of :Eliakeim, 31 of :Melea, of :Menna, of :Mattatha, of :Natham, of :David, 32 of :Jessai, of :Iobed, of :Boos, of :Sala, of :Naasson, 33 of :Admein, of :Arnei, of :Hezrōn, of :Phares, of :Judah, 34 of :Jacob, of :Isaac, of :Abraham, of :Thara, of :Nachōr, 35 of :Seruch, of :Ragau, of :Phalek, of :Eber, of :Sala, 36 of :Cainam, of :Arphaxad, of :Shēm, of :Noah, of :Lamech, 37 of :Mathusalah, of :Enōch, of :Jaret, of :Maleleēl, of :Cainam, 38 of :Enōs, of :Sēth, of :Adam, of :God.

  • 4

    1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness 2 forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he ate nothing in those :days: and when they were completed, he hungered. 3 And the devil said to him, If thou art :God’s Son, say to this stone that it become bread. 4 And :Jesus answered unto him, It is written [that] :Man shall not live by bread alone. 5 And he led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to him, To thee will I give the whole of this :authority, and the glory of them, because it hath been delivered to me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship before me, it shall all be thine. 8 And :Jesus answered and said to him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve. 9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the wing of the temple, and said to him, If thou art :God’s Son, cast thyself down hence: 10 for it is written [that], He shall give his :angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee:
    11 and [that], On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy :foot against a stone.
    12 And :Jesus answered and said to him [that], It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy :God. 13 And when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a season.
    14 And :Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into :Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through the whole region round about. 15 And HE was teaching in their :synagogues, being glorified of all.
    16 And he came to †Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his :custom was, into the synagogue on the day of the sabbaths and stood up to read. 17 And he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the scroll, and found the place where it was written,
    18 The Lord’s Spirit is upon me,
    Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; Hath sent me to proclaim release to captives, and sight to the blind,
    To set free the bruised,
    19 To proclaim the Lord’s acceptable year.
    20 And he rolled up the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them [that], Today hath this :scripture been fulfilled in your :ears. 22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of :grace :proceeding out of his :mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 23 And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say to me this :parable, Healer, cure thyself: whatever we have heard taking place at Capernaum, do also here in thine own :country. 24 And he said, Amen I say unto you that no prophet is acceptable in his own :country. 25 But of a truth I say unto you, Many widows were in :Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, as a great famine came over all the land; 26 and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Sarepta, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman, a widow. 27 And many lepers were in :Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naiman the Syrian. 28 And all in the synagogue were filled with wrath, as they heard these things; 29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their :city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 30 But HE passing through the midst of them went his way.

    31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of :Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbaths: 32 and they were astonished at his :teaching; because his :word was with authority. 33 And in the synagogue was a man, having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 †Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus Nazarene? camest thou to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of :God. 35 And :Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent, and come out of him. And the demon threw him down in the midst, and came out of him, having done him no hurt. 36 And amazement came upon all, and they spake together, one with another, saying, What is this :word, that with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out? 37 And a rumor concerning him went forth into every place of the region round about. 38 And he rose up from the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. And :Simon’s mother-inlaw was holden with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she rose and ministered to them. 40 And when the sun was setting, all that had any weak with diverse sicknesses brought them unto him; and HE laid :hands on every one of them, and cured them. 41 And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying [that] Thou art the Son of :God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew he was the Christ. 42 And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the crowds sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he go not from them. 43 But he said unto them [that], I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of :God to the other cities also: because for this I was sent.
    44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of :Judæa.

  • 5

    1 Now it came to pass, while the crowd pressed upon him and heard the word of :God, that HE also was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; 2 and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the crowds out of the boat. 4 And when he had ceased speaking, he said unto :Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your :nets for a catch. 5 And Simon answered and said, Master, we toiled all night, and took nothing: but at thy :word I will let down the nets. 6 And having done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their :nets were breaking; 7 and they beckoned to their partners in the other boat, to come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, Lord. 9 For he was amazed, and all that were with him, at the catch of the fishes which they had taken; 10 and so were also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were associates with :Simon. And Jesus said unto :Simon, Fear not; from :now on thou shalt †catch men. 11 And when they had brought the boats to :land, they left all, and followed him.
    12 And it came to pass, while he was in one of the cities, [and] lo: a man full of leprosy: and seeing :Jesus, he fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. 13 And he stretched forth his :hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be cleansed. And straightway the leprosy departed from him. 14 And HE charged him to tell no one: but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy :cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a witness to them. 15 But all the more went abroad the word concerning him: and great crowds came together to hear, and to be cured of their :infirmities. 16 But HE was withdrawing in the deserts, and praying.

    17 And it came to pass on one of the days, he himself was [also] teaching; and Pharisees and doctors of the law were sitting by, who were come out of every village :of Galilee and Judæa and Jerusalem: and the Lord’s power was with him to heal. 18 And lo, †men bring on a bed a †man that was paralyzed: and they sought to bring him in, and lay him before him. 19 And not finding by what way they might bring him in because of the crowd, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with the couch into the midst before :Jesus. 20 And seeing their :faith, he said, Man, thy :sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but :God alone? 22 But :Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said unto them, What reason ye in your :hearts? 23 What is easier, to say, Thy :sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of :man hath authority on :earth to forgive sins (he said to the paralyzed one), I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go unto thy :house. 25 And immediately he rose before them, and took up what he lay on, and departed to his :house, glorifying :God. 26 And amazement took hold on all, and they glorified :God; and they were filled with fear, saying [that], We have seen strange things today.
    27 And after these things he went forth, and beheld a publican, Levi by name, sitting at the place of toll, and said to him, Follow me. 28 And he forsook all, and rose up and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his :house: and there was a great crowd of publicans and of others that were sitting at meat with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their :scribes murmured saying unto the disciples, Why do ye eat and drink with the publicans and sinners? 31 And :Jesus answering said unto them, The healthy have no need of a †physician; but the ailing. 32 I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. 33 And they said unto him, The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but :thine eat and drink. 34 And :Jesus said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, [and] when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then will they fast in those :days. 36 And he spake also a parable unto them [that], No one rendeth for a patch from a new garment and patches it upon an old garment; else he will also rend the new, and the patch :from the new will not agree with the old. 37 And no one poureth new wine into old wine-skins; else the new :wine will burst the skins, and itself will be spilled, and the skins will perish. 38 But new wine must be poured into fresh wine-skins. 39 No one drinking old wine desireth new; for he saith, The old is good.

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    1 Now it came to pass that he was on a sabbath going through grainfields; and his :disciples were plucking the ears, and eating, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But certain of the Pharisees said, Why do ye what is not lawful on the sabbath[s]? 3 And :Jesus answered and said unto them, Have ye not read even this, what David did, when himself hungered, and those with him; 4 how he entered into the house of :God, and took and ate the show-loaves, and gave to those with him; which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone? 5 And he said to them, The Son of :man is lord of the sabbath also. 6 And it came to pass on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and a man was there, and his :right :hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him, whether he would cure on the sabbath; that they might find how to accuse him. 8 But HE knew their :reasonings, and said to the †man that had his :hand withered, Rise, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9 And :Jesus said unto them, I ask you whether it is lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And he looked about on them all, and said to him, Stretch forth thy :hand. And he did: and his :hand was restored. 11 But THEY were filled with madness; and were discussing with one another what they might do to :Jesus.

    12 And it came to pass in these :days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in :prayer to :God. 13 And when it was day, he called his :disciples; and chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his :brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James son of Alphæus, and Simon the one called Zealot, 16 and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor; 17 and he came down with them, and stood on a level place, and a great crowd of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all :Judæa and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their :sicknesses; 18 and those oppressed by unclean spirits were cured. 19 And the whole crowd were seeking to touch him, for power came forth from him, and healed all.

    20 And HE lifted up his :eyes on his :disciples, and said, Blessed ye :poor: for yours is the kingdom of :God.
    21 Blessed ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
    Blessed ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
    22 Blessed are ye, when :men shall hate you, and when they shall †ostracize you and reproach, and cast out your :name as evil, for the Son of :man’s sake. 23 Rejoice in that :day, and leap: for lo, your reward is great in :heaven; for in the same manner did their :fathers to the prophets.
    24 But woe unto you the rich! for ye have your full consolation.
    25 Woe unto you that are full now! for ye shall hunger.
    Woe, ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe, when all :men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their :fathers to the false prophets.
    27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your :enemies, do good to those hating you, 28 bless those cursing you, pray for those reviling you. 29 To the one smiting thee on the cheek offer also the other; and from the one taking away thy :cloak withhold not thy :coat also. 30 Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away :thy goods ask not again. 31 And as ye would that :men should do to you, do to them likewise. 32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank have ye? for even the sinners love those that love them. 33 For even if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? even the sinners do the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive the like again. 35 But love your :enemies, and do good, and lend, never despairing; and your :reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for HE is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your :Father is merciful. 37 And judge not, and ye shall in nowise be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall in nowise be condemned: release, and ye shall be released: 38 give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your :bosom. For with what measure ye measure it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake also a parable to them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above the teacher: but every one perfected shall be as his :teacher. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote :in the eye of thy :brother, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own :eye? 42 How canst thou say to thy :brother, Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine :eye, when thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own :eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine :eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote that is in the eye of thy :brother. 43 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own :fruit. For of thorns they gather no figs, nor of a bramble bush pick they grapes. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth the good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth the evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his :mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Every one :coming unto me, and hearing my :words, and doing them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the river brake against that :house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded. 49 But who heard, and did not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the river brake, and straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that :house was great.

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    1 After he had ended all his :sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
    2 And a certain centurion’s bondman who was †dear to him, was ill and at the point of death. 3 And when he heard concerning :Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, asking him that he come and save his :bondman. 4 And they, when they came unto :Jesus, besought him earnestly, saying, [that] He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him; 5 for he loveth our :nation, and himself built us the synagogue. 6 And :Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not fit that thou shouldest come under my :roof: 7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say [with] a word, and my :boy shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my :bondman, Do this, and he doeth. 9 And when :Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd following him, I say unto you, I have found so great faith not even in :Israel. 10 And they that were sent, on returning to the house, found the bondman whole. 11 And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Nain; and his :disciples went with him, and a great crowd. 12 Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, [and] lo, one dead was carried out, an only son of his :mother, and she was a widow: and a large crowd of the city was with her. 13 And the Lord seeing her, pitied her, and said to her, Weep not. 14 And he came nigh and touched the bier: and the bearers stopped. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And the one dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his :mother. 16 And fear took hold on all: and they glorified :God, saying [that], A great prophet is arisen among us: and [that] :God hath visited his :people. 17 And this :word went forth concerning him in the whole of Judæa, and all the region round about.

    18 And his :disciples reported to John of all these things. 19 And :John called to him certain two of his :disciples and sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou who cometh, or look we for another? 20 And having come unto him the men said, John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou who cometh, or look we for another? 21 In that :hour he cured many of sicknesses and scourges and evil spirits; and on many blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered and said to them, Go and report to John what things ye have seen and heard; the blind look up, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good tidings preached to them. 23 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be stumbled in me. 24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to say unto the crowds concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by a wind? 25 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Lo, the gorgeously apparelled and delicately living are in the courts of kings. 26 But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,
    Lo, I send my :messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy :way before thee.
    28 I say unto you, Among them born of women none is greater than John: yet the lesser in the kingdom of :God is greater than he.— 29 And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified :God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of :God, not having been baptized of him.—31 Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this :generation, and whereunto are they like? 32 They are like the little children sitting in the market and calling one to another; who say, We piped to you, and ye danced not; we wailed, and ye wept not. 33 For John the Baptist is come eating no bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon. 34 The Son of :man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Lo, gluttonous man, and winebibber, friend of publicans and sinners! 35 And justified is :wisdom of all her :children.
    36 And a certain one of the Pharisees asked him that he eat with him. And he entered into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat. 37 And lo, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment, 38 and standing behind at his :feet, weeping, began to wet his :feet with her :tears, and wiped them with the hair of her :head, and kissed his :feet much, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now seeing it, the Pharisee who had bidden him spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were the prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of :woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. 40 And :Jesus answered and said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. 41 A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. 42 They not having wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the more. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And turning unto the woman, he said to :Simon, Seest thou this :woman? I entered into thy :house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but SHE hath wetted my :feet with her :tears, and wiped with her :hair. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but SHE, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss much my :feet. 46 My :head with oil thou didst not anoint: but SHE hath anointed my :feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Forgiven are her sins, the many; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, he loveth little. 48 And he said to her, Forgiven are thy :sins. 49 And the fellow-guests began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? 50 And he said unto the woman, Thy :faith hath saved thee; go unto peace.

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    1 And it came to pass soon afterwards HE [also] went about through city and village, preaching and bringing the gospel of the kingdom of :God, and with him the twelve, 2 and certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Jōanna wife of Chuzas Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to them of their :substance. 4 And when a great crowd came together, and they of every city resorted unto him, he spake by a parable: 5 The sower went forth to sow his :seed: and as he :sowed, some fell by the wayside, and was trodden under, and the birds of the heaven devoured it. 6 And other fell on the rock; and growing it withered away, because it :had no moisture. 7 And other fell amidst the thorns; and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell into the good :ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his :disciples asked him what this :parable might be. 10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of :God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of :God. 12 And those by the wayside are they that have heard; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word from their :heart, that they be not saved by believing. 13 And those on the rock are they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a season believe, and in the season of temptation fall away. 14 And what fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and while going on are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this :life, and bring no perfect fruit. 15 And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience. 16 And no one when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth under a bed; but putteth on a stand, that those entering in may see the light.
    17 For nothing is hid, that shall not be made manifest; nor secret, that shall not be known and come to light. 18 Look out, therefore, how ye hear: for whoso hath, to him shall be given; and whoso hath not, from him shall be taken away even what he †thinketh he hath.
    19 And his :mother came unto him and :brethren, and could not come at him for the crowd. 20 And it was reported to him, Thy :mother and thy :brethren stand without, wishing to see thee. 21 But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of :God, and do it.
    22 Now it came to pass on one of the days, both HE entered into a boat, and his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake: and they launched forth. 23 But as they were sailing he fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger. 24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. And he awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them, Where is your :faith? And being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him? 26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against :Galilee. 27 And when he was come forth upon the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who had demons; and for a long time he had worn no clothes, and abode not in any house, but in the tombs. 28 And seeing :Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High :God? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 For he was commanding the unclean :spirit to come out from the man. For many times it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, was driven of the demon into the deserts. 30 And :Jesus asked him, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; because many demons were entered into him. 31 And they were entreating him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was there, feeding on the mountain: and they entreated him that he would permit them to enter into those. And he permitted them. 33 And the demons came out from the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned. 34 And they that fed them saw what had come to pass, and fled, and reported to the city and to the country. 35 And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to :Jesus, and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of :Jesus: and they were afraid. 36 And who saw it reported to them how the demoniac was delivered. 37 And the whole multitude of the country of the Gerasenes round about asked him to depart from them; for they were holden with great fear: and HE entered into a boat, and returned. 38 But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he be with him: but he sent him away, saying, 39 Return to thy :house, and declare how great things :God hath done for thee. And he went away, publishing throughout the whole city how great things :Jesus had done for him.

    40 And as :Jesus :returned, the crowd welcomed him; for all were waiting for him. 41 And lo, a man came, Jairus by name, and this man was ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him to come into his :house; 42 because he had an only begotten daughter, about twelve years old, and SHE was dying. But as he :went the crowds thronged him. 43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who could be cured by no one, 44 came on behind, and touched the border of his :garment: and immediately the issue of her :blood stanched. 45 And :Jesus said, Who is it that touched me? And when all denied, :Peter said, Master, the crowds press thee and squeeze thee. 46 But :Jesus said, Some one did touch me; for I perceived that power had gone forth from me. 47 And the woman, seeing that she was not hid, came trembling, and falling down before him reported in the presence of all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And he said to her, Daughter, thy :faith hath delivered thee; go unto peace. 49 While he yet spake, a certain one cometh from the synagogue-ruler’s house saying [that], Thy daughter is dead: trouble the Teacher no longer. 50 But :Jesus on hearing it, answered him, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be delivered. 51 And coming to the house he suffered no one to enter with him, save Peter, and John, and James, and the father of the child and the mother. 52 And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleeping. 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But HE, taking her by the hand, called, saying, :Child, arise. 55 And her :spirit returned, and she rose immediately: and he commanded that something be given her to eat. 56 And her :parents were amazed: but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.

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    1 And he called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure sicknesses. 2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of :God, and to heal. 3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for the journey, neither staff, nor wallet, nor bread, nor silver; neither have two coats. 4 And into whatever house ye enter, there abide, and thence go out. 5 And as many as receive you not, when ye go out from that :city, shake off the dust from your :feet for a witness against them. 6 And they went out, and went throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done: and he was perplexed, because it was :said by some, that John was risen from the dead; 8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen. 9 And :Herod said, John I beheaded: but who is this, about whom I hear such things? And he was seeking to see him. 10 And the apostles, when they were returned, declared to him what things they had done. And he took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds perceiving it followed him: and he welcomed them, and spake to them of the kingdom of :God, and them that had need of a cure he healed. 12 And the day began to decline; and the twelve came, and said to him, Send the crowd away, that they go into the villages and country round about, and lodge, and find provisions: because we are here in a desert place. 13 But he said unto them, Give YE them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; except WE should go and buy food for all this :people. 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his :disciples, Seat them in sets of about fifties. 15 And they did so, and seated them all. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to :heaven, and blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And all ate and were filled: and there was taken up what remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.

    18 And it came to pass, as he :was praying apart, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am? 19 And they answered and said, John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, that some prophet of the ancients is risen. 20 And he said to them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter answered and said, The Christ of :God. 21 But he charged them, and commanded to tell this to no one; 22 saying [that], The Son of man :must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 23 And he was saying to all, If any would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his :cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his :life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his :life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self? 26 For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my :words, of him shall the Son of :man be ashamed, when he come in his :glory and the Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in nowise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of :God.

    28 And it came to pass about eight days after these :words, he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the fashion of his :countenance was altered, and his :raiment white, dazzling. 30 And lo, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elijah; 31 who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now :Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep: but †when fully awake, they saw his :glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they were :parting from him, :Peter said unto :Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tents; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said. 34 And while he was saying these things, a cloud came and was overshadowing them: and they were afraid as they :entered into the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my :Son, the chosen: hear HIM. 36 And when the voice was past, :Jesus was found alone. And THEY were silent, and reported to no one in those :days aught of what they had seen.

    37 And it came to pass, on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 And lo, a man from the crowd shouted, saying, Teacher, I beseech thee to look upon my :son, because he is mine only begotten: 39 and lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it convulseth him with foam, and it hardly departeth from him, bruising him sorely. 40 And I besought thy :disciples to cast it out; and they could not. 41 And :Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? bring hither thy :son. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the demon rent and convulsed him grievously. But :Jesus rebuked the unclean :spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his :father.

    43 And all were astonished at the majesty of :God.
    But while all were marveling at all the things which he did, he said to his :disciples, 44 Let these :words sink into your :ears: for the Son of :man shall be delivered up into men’s hands. 45 But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. 46 And a reasoning arose among them, which of them was the greater. 47 But when :Jesus saw the reasoning of their :heart, he took up a little child, and set him by his side, 48 and said to them, Whoso shall receive this little :child in my :name receiveth me: and whoso shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for who is lesser among you all, the same is great. 49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw some one casting out demons in thy :name; and we were hindering him, because he followeth not with us. 50 But :Jesus said unto him, Hinder ye not: for who is not against you is for you.

    51 And it came to pass, when the days were being fulfilled that he should be taken up, he also steadfastly set his :face to :go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when the disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from :heaven, and consume them? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them. 56 And they went to another village.

    57 And as they went on the way, some one said unto him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And :Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven †nests; but the Son of :man hath not where to lay his :head. 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Suffer me first to go and bury my :father. 60 But he said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but thou go, and publish abroad the kingdom of :God. 61 And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my :house. 62 But :Jesus said unto him, No one, having put his :hand to the plow, and looking :back, is fit for the kingdom of :God.

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    1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come. 2 And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his :harvest. 3 Go. Lo, I send you forth as lambs amidst wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and salute no one on the way. 5 And into whatever house ye shall enter first say, Peace to this :house. 6 And if a son of peace be there, your :peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall return upon you. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such as they have: for the laborer is worthy of his :hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat what are set before you: 9 and cure the sick therein, and say to them, The kingdom of :God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say, 11 Even the dust from your :city, that cleaveth to our :feet, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of :God is come nigh. 12 I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable in that :day for Sodom, than for that :city. 13 Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty :works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Nevertheless it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. 15 And, Capernaum, shalt THOU be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt come down unto :Hades. 16 Who heareth you heareth me; and who rejecteth you rejecteth me; but who rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me. 17 Now the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in thy :name. 18 And he said to them, I beheld :Satan fallen as lightning from :heaven. 19 Lo, I have given you the authority to :tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you. 20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your :names are written in the heavens. 21 In that same :hour he rejoiced in the :Holy Spirit, and said, I †thank thee, Father, Lord of :heaven and :earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes: yea, :Father; for so it was well pleasing in thy sight. 22 All things have been delivered to me of my :Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him. 23 And turning unto the disciples, he said privately, Blessed the eyes which see what things ye see: 24 for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what things ye see, and saw not; and to hear what things ye hear, and heard not.

    25 And lo, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy :God from thy whole heart, and with thy whole :soul, and with thy whole :strength, and with thy whole :mind; and thy :neighbor as thyself. 28 And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto :Jesus, And who is my neighbor? 30 :Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance a certain priest was going down on that :road: and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite also, coming to the place, and seeing him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and seeing him, had pity, 34 and came to him, and bound up his :wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own :beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow he took out two shillings, and gave to the innkeeper, and said, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will repay thee. 36 Which of these :three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers? 37 And he said, He who showed :mercy on him. And :Jesus said to him, Go, and do THOU likewise.
    38 Now as they :went on, HE entered into a certain village: and a certain woman, Martha by name, received him into the house. 39 And SHE had a sister called Mariam, who also sat at the feet of the Lord, and heard his :word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she came up, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my :sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: 42 but few are needful, or one: for Mariam hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.

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    1 And it came to pass, as he :was praying in a certain place, that as he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his :disciples. 2 And he said to them, When ye be praying, say, Father, Hallowed be thy :name. Thy :kingdom come. 3 Give us day by day our :daily :bread. 4 And forgive us our :sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 since a friend of mine is come unto me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him; 7 and HE from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is already shut, and my little children are with me in :bed; I cannot rise and give thee? 8 I say unto you, Even if he will not rise and give him because he :is his friend, yet because of his :importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and who seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it is being opened. 11 And of which of you that is the father shall the son ask a fish, and he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or again shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? 13 If ye therefore, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your :children, how much more shall the Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
    14 And he was casting out a dumb demon. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone out, the dumb spake; and the crowds marveled. 15 But some of them said, By Beelzebul the prince of the demons casteth he out the demons. 16 And others, trying him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17 But HE, knowing their :thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18 And if :Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his :kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I by Beelzebul cast out :demons, by whom do your :sons cast out? therefore shall THEY be your judges. 20 But if I by God’s finger cast out the demons, then is the kingdom of :God come upon you.
    21 When the strong fully armed guardeth his own :court, his :goods are in peace: 22 but when a stronger than he shall come upon and overcome him, he taketh from him his whole armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his :spoils. 23 Who is not with me is against me; and who gathereth not with me scattereth. 24 The unclean spirit when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest; and finding none, then he saith, I will turn back unto my :house whence I came out. 25 And when he comes, he findeth it empty, swept and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh along seven other spirits more evil than himself; and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that :man becometh worse than the first. 27 And it came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the crowd lifted up her voice, and said to him, Blessed the womb that bare thee, and the breasts which thou didst suck. 28 But HE said, Yea rather, blessed who hear the word of :God, and keep it.
    29 And when the crowds were gathering together, he began to say, This :generation is an evil generation: it seeketh a sign; and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah. 30 For even as :Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of :man be to this :generation. 31 The South queen shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this :generation, and shall condemn them: because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo, more than Solomon is here. 32 Men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this :generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and lo, more than Jonah is here. 33 No one, when he hath lighted a lamp, putteth it in a cellar, neither under the bushel, but on the stand, that they who enter in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is thine :eye: when thine :eye is single, thy whole :body also is of light; but when it is evil, thy :body also is of darkness. 35 Look therefore whether the light :in thee be not darkness. 36 If therefore thy whole :body be of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly of light, as when the lamp with its bright :shining lighteth thee.
    37 Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to breakfast with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. 38 And the Pharisee seeing it, marveled that he had not first †washed before :breakfast. 39 And the Lord said unto him, Now YE the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward :part is full of extortion and wickedness. 40 Foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give for alms the things within; and lo, all things are clean for you. 42 But woe to you the Pharisees! because ye tithe :mint and :rue and every herb, and pass over :judgment and the love of :God: but these ought ye to have done, and not to leave those undone. 43 Woe to you :Pharisees! for ye love the chief seat in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! for ye are as the tombs :unseen, and the men that walk over them know it not. 45 And a certain one of the lawyers answering saith to him, Teacher, in saying these things thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Woe to you :lawyers also! for ye load :men with burdens unbearable, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your :fingers. 47 Woe to you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your :fathers killed them. 48 Then ye are witnesses and consent unto the works of your :fathers: for THEY killed them, and ye build their tombs. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of :God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute; 50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, be required of this :generation; 51 from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the house: yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this :generation. 52 Woe to you :lawyers! for ye took away the key of :knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and those entering in ye hindered. 53 And when he was come out thence, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of more things: 54 laying wait for him, to catch something out of his :mouth.

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    1 In the mean time, when the myriads of the crowd were gathered, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he began to say unto his :disciples first, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 But nothing is covered up, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 3 Wherefore whatever things ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed on the housetops. 4 And I say unto you my :friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and thereafter have no more they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear HIM, who after he hath killed hath authority to cast into geenna; yea, I say unto you, Fear HIM. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? and not one of them is forgotten in :God’s sight. 7 But even the hairs of your :head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 8 And I say unto you, Every one who shall confess [in] me before :men, [in] him shall the Son of :man also confess before the angels of :God: 9 but who hath denied me in :men’s presence shall be denied in the presence of the angels of :God. 10 And every one who shall speak a word against the Son of :man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues, and the authorities, and the powers, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very :hour what ye must say. 13 And one out of the crowd said to him, Teacher, bid my :brother divide the inheritance with me. 14 But he said to him, Man, who made me judge or divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, See, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: because one’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The land of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to store my :fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my :barns, and build greater; and there will I store all the grain and my :goods. 19 And I will say to my :soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry. 20 But :God said to him, Foolish one, this :night they require thy soul of thee; and what things thou hast prepared, whose shall they be? 21 Thus who treasureth up for himself, and is not rich toward God. 22 And he said unto his :disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for the soul, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your :body, what ye shall put on. 23 For the soul is more than the food, and the body than the raiment. 24 Consider the ravens, that they sow not, neither reap; which have no store chamber nor barn; and :God feedeth them: of how much more value are ye than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life? 26 If then ye cannot do even what is least, why are ye anxious concerning the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you, Not even Solomon in all his :glory was arrayed like one of these. 28 But if :God doth so clothe the grass in the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more you, ye of little faith? 29 And seek not YE what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be of doubtful mind. 30 For all these do the nations of the world seek after: but your :Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 Yet seek his :kingdom, and these shall be added to you. 32 Fear not, little :flock; for it is your :Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell the things ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which wax not old, unfailing treasure in the heavens, where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth. 34 For where your :treasure is, there will your :heart be also. 35 Let your :loins be girded about, and the lamps burning; 36 and be YE like unto men looking for their lord, when he shall return from the marriage †feast; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may straightway open to him. 37 Blessed are those :bondmen, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: Amen I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and shall come and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them so, blessed are those. 39 But know this, that if the house-master had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his :house to be dug through. 40 Be YE also ready: for in an hour ye think not the Son of :man cometh. 41 And :Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this :parable unto us, or even unto all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful steward, the wise, whom the lord shall set over his :household, to :give them their portion of food in season? 43 Blessed that bondman, whom his :lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Truly I say unto you, that he will set him over all the things he hath. 45 But if that :bondman shall say in his :heart, My :lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 the lord of that :bondman shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall †cut him asunder, and appoint his :portion with the unfaithful. 47 And that :bondman, who knew the will of his :lord, and made not ready, nor did according to his :will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And to whomever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they committed much, of him will they ask the more. 49 A fire came I to cast upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 for from :now on five shall be in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against :mother; mother-in-law against her :daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against :mother-in-law. 54 And he said also to the crowds, When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say [that] A shower cometh, and so it cometh to pass. 55 And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say [that] There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Hypocrites, ye know how to †interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it ye know not how to †interpret this :season? 57 And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is :right? 58 For as thou art going with thine :adversary before a ruler, on the way give diligence to be quit of him; lest haply he drag thee unto the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the exactor, and the exactor shall cast thee into prison. 59 I tell thee, Thou shalt in nowise come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.

  • 13

    1 Now some were present at that very :season reporting to him about the Galilæans, whose :blood Pilate had mingled with their :sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said to them, Think ye that these :Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they have suffered these things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish. 4 Or those :eighteen, upon whom the tower in :Silōam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were debtors above all the men that inhabit Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye should repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 6 And he spake this :parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his :vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. 7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Lo, these three years since I come seeking fruit on this :fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber the ground? 8 And he answering saith to him, Lord, leave it this :year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

    10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath[s]. 11 And lo, a woman having a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in nowise lift herself up. 12 And seeing her :Jesus called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine :infirmity. 13 And he laid :hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified :God. 14 And the synagogue-ruler, being indignant because :Jesus had healed on the sabbath, answered and said to the crowd [that], Six days are in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath. 15 But the Lord answered him, and said, Hypocrites, doth not each of you on the sabbath loose his :ox or his :ass from the manger, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom :Satan had bound, lo, eighteen years, to have been loosed from this :bond on the day of the sabbath? 17 And as he said these things, all his :adversaries were put to shame: and the whole crowd rejoiced for all the glorious things :done by him. 18 He said therefore, Unto what is the kingdom of :God like? and unto what shall I liken it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in the branches thereof. 20 And again he said, Unto what shall I liken the kingdom of :God? 21 It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

    22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem. 23 And a certain one said to him, Lord, are the saved few? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able 25 when once the house-master is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are; 26 then shall ye begin to say, We were eating in thy presence and drinking, and thou didst teach in our :streets; 27 and he shall speak, saying to you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth, when ye should see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of :God, and yourselves cast forth without. 29 And they shall come from east and west, and from north and south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of :God. 30 And lo, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
    31 In that very :hour certain Pharisees came, saying to him, Get thee out, and go hence: for Herod wishes to kill thee. 32 And he said to them, Go and say to that :fox, Lo, I cast out demons and accomplish healings today and tomorrow, and the third day I am perfected. 33 Nevertheless I must go on today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth those sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy :children together, even as a hen gathereth her own brood under her :wings, and ye would not! 35 Lo, your :house is left unto you; and I say unto you, Ye shall in nowise see me, until ye shall say, Blessed who cometh in the Lord’s name.

  • 14

    1 And it came to pass, when he went into the house of a certain of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that THEY were watching him. 2 And lo, a certain man was before him with dropsy. 3 And :Jesus answered and spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not? 4 But they were silent. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a son or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on the sabbath day? 6 And they could not answer again unto these things. 7 And he spake a parable unto those bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them, 8 When thou art bidden of anyone to a marriage †feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest haply one more honorable than thou be bidden of him, 9 and he that bade thee and him shall come and say to thee, Give this man place; and then thou shalt begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when thou art bidden, go and take the lowest place; that when he that hath bidden thee cometh, he shall say to thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have glory in presence of all that sit at meat with thee. 11 For every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and who humbleth himself shall be exalted. 12 And he said to him also that had bidden him, When thou makest a dinner or supper, call not thy :friends, nor thy :brethren, nor thy :kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest haply they also bid thee again, and recompense be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, maimed, lame, blind: 14 and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just. 15 And when one of his :fellow-guests heard these things, he said to him, Blessed whoever eateth bread in the kingdom of :God. 16 But he said to him, A certain man was making a great supper; and he bade many: 17 and he sent forth his :bondman at the supper :hour to say to those bidden, Come; for things are now ready. 18 And all with one accord began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a field, and must needs go out and see it: Pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and go to prove them: Pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21 And the bondman came, and told to his :lord these things. Then the house-master being angry said to his :bondman, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and maimed and blind and lame. 22 And the bondman said, Lord, what thou didst command is come to pass and yet there is room. 23 And the lord said unto the bondman, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my :house be filled. 24 For I say unto you, that none of those :men :bidden shall taste of my :supper.

    25 Now great crowds went with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any cometh unto me, and hateth not his own :father, and :mother, and :wife, and :children, and :brethren, and :sisters, yea, and his own :life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever doth not bear his own :cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it? 29 Lest haply, when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him, 30 saying [that], This :man began to build, and could not finish. 31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet far off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh for peace. 33 So therefore whoever of you renounceth not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple. 34 :Salt therefore is good: but if the salt also have lost savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is fit for neither land nor dunghill: men cast it out. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

  • 15

    1 Now all the publicans and :sinners were drawing near to  him to hear him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying that, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake unto them this :parable saying, 4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, leaveth not the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the lost, until he find it? 5 And on finding it, layeth it on his :shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And coming into the house, calleth together his :friends and :neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my :lost :sheep. 7 I say unto you, that thus more joy shall be in :heaven over one repenting sinner, than over ninety-nine righteous, who need no repentance. 8 Or what woman having ten sixpences, if she lose one sixpence, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? 9 And having found it, calleth together her :friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the sixpence which I had lost. 10 Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of :God over one repenting sinner. 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance that falleth to me. And he divided for them his :living. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and journeyed into a far country; and there wasted his :substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, a mighty famine arose in that :country; and HE began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that :country; and he sent him into his :fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have been filled with the husks that the swine did eat: and no one gave to him. 17 But coming to himself he said, How many hired servants of my :father have loaves to spare, and I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my :father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against :heaven, and in thy sight: 19 I am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired :servants. 20 And he arose, and came unto his own :father. But while he was yet afar off, his :father saw him, and pitied him, and ran, and fell upon his :neck, and kissed him much. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against :heaven, and in thy sight: I am no more worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired :servants. 22 But the father said to his :bondmen, Bring forth quickly the †best robe, and put it on him; and put a finger-ring into his :hand, and shoes on his :feet: 23 and bring the fatted :calf, kill it, and let us eat, and make merry: 24 for this my :son was dead, and is revived; was lost, and is found. And they began to make merry. 25 Now his :elder :son was in the field: and as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called to him one of the servants, and inquired what these things might be. 27 And he told him [that], Thy :brother is come; and thy :father hath killed the fatted :calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28 But he was angry, and would not go in: and his :father came out, and entreated him. 29 But he answered and said to his :father, Lo, these many years I slave it for you, and I never transgressed thy commandment; and never a kid gavest thou me, that I might make merry with my :friends: 30 but when this thy :son came, who hath devoured thy :living with harlots, thou killedst for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said to him, Child, THOU art ever with me, and all :mine are thine. 32 But it was meet to make merry and be glad: because this thy :brother was dead, and is alive; and was lost, and is found.

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    1 Now all the publicans and :sinners were drawing near to him to hear him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying that, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake unto them this :parable saying, 4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, leaveth not the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the lost, until he find it? 5 And on finding it, layeth it on his :shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And coming into the house, calleth together his :friends and :neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my :lost :sheep. 7 I say unto you, that thus more joy shall be in :heaven over one repenting sinner, than over ninety-nine righteous, who need no repentance. 8 Or what woman having ten sixpences, if she lose one sixpence, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? 9 And having found it, calleth together her :friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the sixpence which I had lost. 10 Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of :God over one repenting sinner. 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance that falleth to me. And he divided for them his :living. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and journeyed into a far country; and there wasted his :substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, a mighty famine arose in that :country; and HE began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that :country; and he sent him into his :fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have been filled with the husks that the swine did eat: and no one gave to him. 17 But coming to himself he said, How many hired servants of my :father have loaves to spare, and I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my :father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against :heaven, and in thy sight: 19 I am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired :servants. 20 And he arose, and came unto his own :father. But while he was yet afar off, his :father saw him, and pitied him, and ran, and fell upon his :neck, and kissed him much. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against :heaven, and in thy sight: I am no more worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired :servants. 22 But the father said to his :bondmen, Bring forth quickly the †best robe, and put it on him; and put a finger-ring into his :hand, and shoes on his :feet: 23 and bring the fatted :calf, kill it, and let us eat, and make merry: 24 for this my :son was dead, and is revived; was lost, and is found. And they began to make merry. 25 Now his :elder :son was in the field: and as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called to him one of the servants, and inquired what these things might be. 27 And he told him [that], Thy :brother is come; and thy :father hath killed the fatted :calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28 But he was angry, and would not go in: and his :father came out, and entreated him. 29 But he answered and said to his :father, Lo, these many years I slave it for you, and I never transgressed thy commandment; and never a kid gavest thou me, that I might make merry with my :friends: 30 but when this thy :son came, who hath devoured thy :living with harlots, thou killedst for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said to him, Child, THOU art ever with me, and all :mine are thine. 32 But it was meet to make merry and be glad: because this thy :brother was dead, and is alive; and was lost, and is found.

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    1 And he said unto his :disciples, It is impossible but that :stumblings should come; but woe to him, through whom they come! 2 Well for him if a millstone were hanged about his :neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should stumble one of these :little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves: if thy :brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith. 6 And the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say to this :sycamine tree, Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you. 7 But who of you, having a bondman plowing or keeping sheep, who will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat; 8 but will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9 Doth he thank the bondman because he did the things commanded? 10 So ye also, when ye shall have done all the things commanded you, say [that], We are unprofitable bondmen; we have done what was our duty to do.

    11 And it came to pass, on the way to Jerusalem, HE also was passing through the midst of the borders of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, ten men, lepers, met him, who stood up afar off: 13 and they lifted up their voice, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And seeing them, he said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying :God; 16 and he fell upon his face at his :feet, giving him thanks: and HE was a Samaritan. 17 And :Jesus answered, and said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 Were none found that returned to give glory to :God, save this alien? 19 And he said to him, Arise and go: thy :faith hath made thee whole.

    20 And asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of :God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of :God cometh not with observation: 21 neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of :God is †among you. 22 And he said unto the disciples, Days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of :man, and ye shall not see. 23 And they shall say to you, Lo, there! or Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after them: 24 for just as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of :man be. 25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this :generation. 26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, thus shall it be also in the days of the Son of :man. 27 They ate, drank, married, were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed all. 28 Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, drank, bought, sold, planted, builded; 29 but on the day Lot went out from Sodom fire rained and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all: 30 after the same manner shall it be on the day the Son of :man is being revealed. 31 On that :day who shall be on the housetop, and his :goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him in the field likewise not return back. 32 Remember the wife of Lot. 33 Whoever shall seek to gain his :life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life shall save it alive. 34 I say unto you, On that :night two shall be on one bed; the one shall be taken along, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken along, and the other shall be left. 37 And they in answer say to him, Where, Lord? But he said to them, Where the body is there will the eagles also be gathered together.

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    1 And he spake a parable to them to the end that they :ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, In a certain city was a certain judge, who feared not :God, and regarded not man: 3 and a widow was in that :city; and she would be coming unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine :adversary. 4 And he would not for a time: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not :God, nor regard man, 5 yet because this :widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the judge of :unrighteousness saith. 7 And shall not :God avenge his :elect, that cry to him day and night, and he long-suffering over them? 8 I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of :man cometh, shall he really find the faith on the earth?
    9 And he spake also this :parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set the rest at nought: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, :God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of :men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this :publican. 12 I fast twice a week, tithe all that I get. 13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his :eyes unto :heaven, but smote his own :breast, saying, :God, be merciful to me the sinner. 14 I say to you, This one went down unto his :house justified rather than that one: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but who humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    15 And they were bringing to him also their babes, that he touch them: but the disciples, seeing it, rebuked them. 16 But :Jesus called the[m] babes unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and hinder them not: for of such is the kingdom of :God. 17 Amen I say unto you, Whoso shall not receive the kingdom of :God as a little child, shall in nowise enter therein.

    18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And :Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, :God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Kill not, Steal not, Bear no false witness, Honor thy :father and :mother. 21 And he said, All these have I observed from my youth. 22 And when :Jesus heard it, he said to him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me. 23 But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24 And :Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have possessions enter into the kingdom of :God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of :God. 26 And they that heard it said, And who can be saved? 27 But he said, The things impossible with men are possible with :God. 28 And :Peter said, Lo, we have left our :own, and followed thee. 29 And he said to them, Amen I say unto you that there is none that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of :God’s sake, 30 who shall not receive manifold more in this :season, and in the age to :come eternal life.
    31 And he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things written through the prophets shall be accomplished to the Son of :man. 32 For he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: 33 and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third :day he shall rise again. 34 And THEY understood none of these things; and this :saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things said.
    35 And it came to pass, as he :drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging: 36 and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this be. 37 And they reported to him, that :Jesus the Nazorean passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, David’s son, have mercy on me. 39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should keep still: but he cried out all the more, David’s son, have mercy on me. 40 And :Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he approached, he asked him, 41 What wilt thou I should do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I look up. 42 And :Jesus said to him, Look up: thy :faith hath made thee whole. 43 And immediately he looked up, and followed him, glorifying :God: and all the people seeing it gave praise to :God.

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    1 And he entered and was passing through :Jericho. 2 And lo, a man called by name Zacchæus; and HE was a chief publican, and moreover rich. 3 And he sought to see :Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of :stature. 4 And he ran on :before, and climbed up a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And as :Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchæus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy :house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And all murmured, when they saw it, saying, [that] He is gone in to lodge with a sinner [man]. 8 And Zacchæus stood, and said unto the Lord, Lo, Lord, the half of my :goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold. 9 And :Jesus said unto him [that], Today is salvation come to this :house, forasmuch as he also is Abraham’s son. 10 For the Son of :man came to seek and to save what is lost.

    11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of :God was immediately to appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called ten of his own bondmen, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade herewith till I come. 14 But his :citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, on his return having received the kingdom, he also ordered these :bondmen, unto whom he had given the silver, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 16 And the first came along saying, Lord, thy :pound hath gained ten pounds more. 17 And he said to him, Well done, good bondman: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Thy :pound, Lord, hath made five pounds. 19 And he said to this one also, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And the other came, saying, Lord, lo, thy :pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: 21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: takest up what thou layedst not down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. 22 He saith to him, Out of thy :mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 then wherefore gavest thou not my silver into a bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? 24 And he said to them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give to him that hath the ten pounds. 25 And they said to him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. 26 I say unto you, that to every one that hath shall be given, but from him that hath not, even what he hath shall be taken away. 27 But these mine :enemies, that would not have me reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. 28 And on saying these things he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.

    29 And it came to pass, as he approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, Go into the village over against you; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: and loose and bring him. 31 And if anyone ask you, Why loose ye him? thus shall ye say [that], The Lord hath need of him. 32 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he said to them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, its :owners said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said [that], The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him unto :Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set :Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their own :garments in the way. 37 And as he was now approaching, at the descent of the mount of :Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise :God with a great voice for all the mighty works which they had seen;

    38 saying, Blessed the King That cometh in the Lord’s Name: Peace in heaven, And glory in the highest.

    39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy :disciples. 40 And he answered and said, I tell you if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out. 41 And as he approached, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying [that], If thou also hadst known this :day, the things belonging unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For days shall come upon thee, and thine :enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and surround thee, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and shall dash to the ground thee and thy :children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee stone upon stone; because thou knewest not the season of thy :visitation. 45 And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, 46 saying to them, It is written, And my :house shall be a house of prayer: but YE have made it a den of robbers.

    47 And he was teaching :daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him: 48 and they found nothing they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

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    1 And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came upon him; 2 and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3 And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a word; and tell me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying [that], If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? 6 But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for it is persuaded John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, they knew not whence. 8 And :Jesus said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these. 9 And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time[s]. 10 And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a bondman, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 And he sent yet another bondman: and him also they beat, and handled shamefully, and sent away empty. 12 And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast forth. 13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved :son; mayhap they will reverence this one. 14 But the husbandmen seeing him, reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance be ours. 15 And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these :husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And on hearing it, they said, Be it not so! 17 But he looked upon them, and said,
    What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made head of the corner?

    18 Every one that falleth on that :stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust. 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay :hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this :parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and the authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest rightly, and teachest, and acceptest not man’s face, but of a truth teachest the way of :God: 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Cæsar, or not? 23 But he perceived their :craftiness and said unto them, 24 Show me a shilling. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Cæsar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Then render to Cæsar Cæsar’s things: and to :God, :God’s. 26 And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marveled at his :answer, and were silent.

    27 And some of the Sadducees came to him (who say there is no resurrection), 28 and asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If one’s brother die, having a wife, and HE be childless, that his :brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his :brother. 29 Accordingly there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; 30 and the second: 31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall the woman be? for the seven had her to wife. 34 And :Jesus said to them, The sons of this :age marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but those accounted worthy to attain to that :age, and the resurrection :from the dead, neither marry, nor are married off: 36 for neither can they die anymore: for they are equals of angels; and are God’s sons, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the Bush passage, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. 39 And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said. 40 For they durst no more ask him aught. 41 And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David’s son? 42 For David himself saith in the book of Psalms,

    The Lord said to my :Lord, Sit on my right,
    43 Till I set thine :enemies as a footstool to thy :feet.
    44 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?
    45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his :disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in robes, and love salutations in the markets, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at the feasts; 47 who devour the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

  • 21

    1 And he looked up, and saw the rich casting their :gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3 And he said, I tell you truly that this :poor :widow cast in more than they all: 4 for all these did of their :superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but SHE of her :want cast in all the living that she had.
    5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said, 6 As for these which ye behold, days will come, in which there shall not be left here stone upon stone that shall not be thrown down. 7 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these be? and what shall be the sign when these are about to come to pass? 8 And he said, See ye be not led astray: for many shall come in my :name, saying, I am he; and, The season is near; go ye not after them. 9 And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.
    10 Then said he to them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and great earthquakes shall be, and in diverse places famines and pestilences; and terrors shall be and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their :hands on you, and persecute, delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons, you being brought before kings and governors for my :name’s sake. 13 It shall turn out to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your :hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer: 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your :adversaries shall not be able to withstand or gainsay. 16 But ye shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all because of my name. 18 And not a hair of your :head shall perish. 19 In your :patience ye shall win your :souls. 20 But when ye should see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her :desolation is nigh. 21 Then let them in :Judæa flee unto the mountains; and let them in the midst of her depart; and let not them that are in the countries enter therein. 22 For these are days of vengeance, for the fulfilling of all the things written. 23 Woe to the pregnant and the suck-giving in those :days! for great distress shall be upon the land, and wrath to this :people. 24 And they shall fall by the sword’s edge, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the nations until the seasons of the nations (and they shall be) are fulfilled. 25 And signs shall be in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of sea and billow; 26 men †fainting for fear, and expectation of the things coming on the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of :man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your :heads; because your :redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable: see the fig tree, and all the trees: 30 when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of yourselves that :summer is now nigh. 31 Thus ye also, when ye should see these things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of :God is nigh. 32 Amen I say unto you that this :race shall not pass away, till all be accomplished. 33 The heaven and the earth shall pass away: but my :words shall not pass away. 34 But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your :hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and life’s cares, and that :day come upon you suddenly as a snare: 35 for so shall it come upon all that dwell on the face of all the earth. 36 But watch at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of :man.
    37 And every :day he was teaching in the temple; and every :night he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet. 38 And the whole people came early in the morning unto him in the temple, to hear him.

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    1 Now the feast of :unleavened loaves drew nigh, which is called Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might slay him; for they feared the people. 3 And Satan entered into Judas, the one called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went away, and conversed with the chief priests and captains, :how he might deliver him to them. 5 And they rejoiced, and agreed to give him money. 6 And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of a crowd.
    7 And the day of :unleavened loaves came, when the passover must be sacrificed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare for us the passover, that we may eat. 9 And they said to him, Where wilt thou that we make ready? 10 And he said to them, Lo, when ye are entered into the city, a man shall meet you bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth. 11 And ye shall say unto the house-master, The Teacher saith to thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my :disciples? 12 And HE will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went, and found as he had said to them: and they prepared the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire have I desired to eat this :passover with you before I suffer: 16 for I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of :God. 17 And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 for I say unto you, I shall not drink from now on of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of :God come. 19 And he took a loaf, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body :given for you: this do in :remembrance of me. 20 And the cup in like manner after :supper, saying, This :cup is the new covenant in my :blood, :shed for you. 21 But lo, the hand of him that delivereth me up is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of :man indeed goeth, as is determined: but woe to that :man through whom he is delivered up! 23 And THEY began to question among themselves, as to which of them it was that should do this. 24 And a contention also arose among them, as to which of them was accounted to be greater. 25 And he said to them, The kings of the nations lord it over them; and who have authority over them are called Benefactors. 26 Not so ye, however: but the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and who is chief, as he that serveth. 27 For who is greater, who sitteth at meat, or who serveth? not who sitteth at meat? but I am in the midst of you as who serveth. 28 But YE are they that have continued with me in my :trials; 29 and I appoint unto you, even as my :Father appointed unto me, a kingdom, 30 that ye may eat and drink at my :table in my :kingdom, and shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of :Israel. 31 Simon, Simon, lo, :Satan demanded to have you, to sift you as :grain: 32 but I made supplication for thee, that thy :faith fail not; and when once THOU hast turned again, establish thy :brethren. 33 And he said to him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death. 34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow today, until thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 35 And he said to them, When I sent you forth without purse, and wallet, and shoes, lacked ye aught? And they said, Naught. 36 And he said to them, But now, who hath a purse, let him take it, likewise also a wallet; and who hath none, let him sell his :cloak, and buy a sword. 37 For I say unto you that this which is written must be fulfilled in me, :And he was reckoned with the lawless: yea, what concerneth me hath fulfillment. 38 And they said, Lord, lo, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

    39 And he came out, and went according to his :custom unto the mount of :Olives; and the disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray not to enter into temptation. 41 And HE was parted from them about a stone’s throw; and he knelt and prayed, 42 saying, Father, if thou wilt, remove this :cup from me: nevertheless not my :will, but :thine, be done. 43 And an angel appeared to him from :heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his :sweat became as if great drops of blood were falling upon the ground. And when he rose from :prayer, he came unto the disciples, and found them sleeping for :sorrow, 46 and said to them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray that ye enter not into temptation. 47 While he yet spake, lo, a crowd, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them; and he drew near to :Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of :man with a kiss? 49 And when those about him saw what would follow, they said, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And a certain one of them smote the bondman of the high priest, and struck off his :right :ear. 51 But :Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his :ear, and healed him. 52 And Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves? 53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth :hands against me: but this is your :hour, and the power of :darkness.
    54 And they seized him, and led him away, and led him into the house of the high priest. But :Peter followed afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, :Peter sat in the midst of them. 56 And a certain maid seeing him as he was sitting in the light, and looking steadfastly on him, said, This man also was with him. 57 But he denied, saying, Woman, I know him not. 58 And after a little another saw him, and said, Thou also art one of them. But :Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And after the space of about one hour, a certain other confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he also is a Galilæan. 60 But :Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, a cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon :Peter. And :Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said to him [that], Before the cock crow this day thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And going [out] outside he wept bitterly. 63 And the men that held him mocked and beat him. 64 And they blindfolded him, and asked, saying, Prophesy: who is he that struck thee? 65 And many other things spake they against him reviling.
    66 And when it was day, the eldership of the people were gathered, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their :Sanhedrin, saying, 67 If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said to them, If I tell you, ye will in nowise believe: 68 and if I ask, ye will in nowise answer. 69 But from :now on shall the Son of :man be seated at the right hand of the power of :God. 70 And all said, Art thou then the Son of :God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 71 And they said, What further need have we of witness? for we ourselves have heard from his own :mouth.

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    1 And the whole multitude of them rose up, and brought him before :Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our :nation, and forbidding to give tributes to Cæsar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king. 3 And :Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, THOU sayest. 4 And :Pilate said unto the chief priests and the crowds, I find no fault in this :man. 5 But they were the more urgent, saying [that], He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all :Judæa, and beginning from :Galilee even unto here. 6 But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man is a Galilæan. 7 And when he knew that he was of the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him back to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these :days. 8 Now when Herod saw :Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had :heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some sign done by him. 9 And he questioned him in many words; but HE answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked, and arrayed in gorgeous apparel sent him back to :Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said unto them, Ye brought me this :man, as perverting the people: and lo, I, having examined him before you, found no fault in this :man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 15 no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us; and lo, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him. 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 18 But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release to us :Barabbas:—19 who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into :prison. 20 And :Pilate called to them again, desiring to release :Jesus; 21 but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him. 22 And he said unto them a third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise and release him.

    23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he be crucified. And their :voices prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked be done. 25 And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but :Jesus he delivered up to their :will.

    26 And when they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the field, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after :Jesus. 27 And a great multitude of the people followed him, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your :children. 29 For lo, days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed the barren, and the wombs that bare not and the breasts that gave not to suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? 32 And two others, malefactors, were also led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they came unto the place which is called †Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right and the other on the left. 34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his :garments among them, they cast a lot. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ of :God, the chosen. 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. 38 And an inscription was also over him, THIS is THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the hanged malefactors railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us. 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost not even thou fear :God, for thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy :kingdom. 43 And he said to him, Amen I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in :Paradise.

    44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole earth until the ninth hour, 45 the sun failing: and the veil of the sanctuary was rent amidst. 46 And :Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said, Father, into thy hands I commend my :spirit: and having said this, he breathed his last. 47 And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified :God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous :man. 48 And all the crowds that came together to this :sight, seeing what things were done, returned smiting their :breasts. 49 And all his :acquaintance, and the women that followed with him from :Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.

    50 And lo, a man Joseph by name, who was a councilor, a good man and righteous 51 (he had not consented to their :counsel and :deed), of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of :God: 52 this man went to :Pilate, and asked for the body of :Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb hewn in stone, where no one had yet lain. 54 And it was Preparation day, and a sabbath began to dawn. 55 And the women, who had come with him out of :Galilee, followed after and beheld the tomb, and how his :body was laid.
    56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
    And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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    1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, while they were perplexed thereabout, [and] lo, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel: 5 and as they were affrighted and bowed down their :faces unto the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake to you when he was yet in :Galilee, 7 saying that the Son of :man must be delivered up into sinful men’s hands, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his :words, 9 and returned from the tomb, and reported all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Mary :Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James: and the other women with them told these things unto the apostles. 11 And these :words appeared in their sight as idle talk; and they disbelieved them. 12 But :Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb; and stooping over, he seeth the linen cloths by themselves; and he †departed to his home, wondering at what was come to pass.
    13 And lo, two of them were going that very day to a village called Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem. 14 And THEY communed with each other of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their :eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What :words are these that ye exchange one with another, as ye walk? And they stood still, sad-faced. 18 And one Cleopas by name, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things :come to pass therein in these :days? 19 And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Those concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a [man] prophet, mighty in deed and word before :God and all the people: 20 and how the chief priests and our :rulers delivered him unto sentence of death, and crucified him. 21 But we hoped that he it was who should redeem :Israel. Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass. 22 Moreover certain women of ours amazed us, having been early at the tomb; 23 and when they found not his :body, they came, saying, they had also seen a vision of angels, who say he is alive. 24 And certain of those with us went to the tomb, and found it thus, just as the women had said: but him they saw not. 25 And HE said unto them, O foolish, and slow of :heart to †believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Behooved it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his :glory? 27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and HE made as though he would go further. 29 And they urged him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in :to abide with them. 30 And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the loaf and blessed; and breaking it he gave to them. 31 And their :eyes were opened, and they knew him; and HE vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said one unto another, Was not our :heart burning, while he spake to us in the way, as he opened to us the scriptures? 33 And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven collected together, and those with them, 34 saying [that], The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And THEY rehearsed the happenings on the way, and how he was known of them in the breaking of the bread. 36 And as they spake these things, he himself stood in their midst, and saith unto them, Peace to you. 37 But they, terrified and becoming affrighted, supposed they beheld a spirit. 38 And he said to them, Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in your :heart? 39 See my :hands and my :feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; because a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having. 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his :hands and :feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for :joy, and wondered, he said to them, Have ye here aught to eat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish. 43 And he took it, and ate before them. 44 And he said unto them, These are my :words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all the things written in the law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled. 45 Then opened he their :mind to understand the scriptures: 46 and he said to them [that], Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise from the dead the third day; 47 and that repentance unto remission of sins be preached in his :name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 Ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And lo, I send forth the promise of my :Father upon you: but †tarry YE in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

    50 And he led them out until over against Bethany: and he lifted up his :hands, and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass, while he :blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into :heaven. 52 And THEY worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 and were continually in the temple, blessing :God.