THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
 

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   MATTHEW 1

1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2  Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3  And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4  And after that Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6  And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon,
   Of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7  And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8  And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9  And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren,
   About the time they were carried away to Babylon;
12 And after they were brought to Babylon in captivity,
   Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan;
   And Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary,
   Of whom was born Jesus, who is now called Jesus Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations;
   And from David until the carrying away of them into Babylon are fourteen generations;
   And from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ to Mary was on this wise:
   When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph,
   Before they came together,    
   She was found with child, of the Holy Ghost.
19 And then Joseph who was her husband, being a just man,
   And not willing to make her a public example,
   Was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought upon these things,
   Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream,
   Saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife;
   For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son,
   And thou shalt call his name JESUS;
   For he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled,
   Which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet Isaiah, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
   And they shall call his name Emmanuel, being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from his sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him,
   And took unto him his wife; and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:
   And he called his name JESUS.


   MATTHEW 2

1  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King,
   Behold, there came wise men from out of the east to Jerusalem,
2  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?
   For we have seen his star in the east,
   And are come to worship him.
3  When Herod the king had heard these things,
   He was very troubled, and all those of Jerusalem with him.
4  And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together,
   He demanded of them where the place is Christ should be born;
5  And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea;
   For thus it is written by the prophet:
6  But thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, 
   Though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
   Yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel.
7  Then Herod, when he had privily called in the wise men,
   Inquired diligently what time the star appeared.
8  And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said,
   Search diligently for the child;
   And when ye have found him,
   Bring me word again,
   That I may come and worship him also.
9  And when they had heard the king, they departed;
   And, lo, the star, which they before had seen in the east,
   Now went before them till it stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house,
   They saw the young child,
   With Mary his mother,
   And fell down, and worshipped him;
   And when they had opened the treasures they brought,
   They presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod,
   They departed into their own country by another way;
   And when they were departed,
   Behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream,
   Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt,
   And be thou there until I bring thee word; for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night and departed into Egypt;
15 And was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled,
   Which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
   Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 Then Herod, when he saw,
   That he was mocked of the wise men,
   Was exceeding wroth, and he sent forth,
   And slew all the children that were in Bethlehem,
   And in the coasts thereof, from two years old and under,
   According to the time he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying:
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning,    
   Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted because they are not.
19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream unto Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother and go into the land of Israel;
   For they are dead which sought the young child's life.
21 And he arose, and took the young child,
   And his mother,
   And came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea,
   In the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither;
   Notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside,
   Into parts of Galilee; and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth,
   That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets,
   He shall be called a Nazarene.


   MATTHEW 3

1  In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
2  And saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3  For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah,
   Saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
   Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
   Make his paths straight.
4  And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair,
   And a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5  Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan,
6  And were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins unto him.
7  But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism,
   He said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you,
   To flee from the wrath of God that is to come upon Israel?
8  Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance;
9  And think not to say within yourselves,
   We have Abraham for our father;
   For I say unto you,
   God is able of these stones,
   To raise up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees;
   Therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you in the water of the river unto repentance;
   But he that cometh after me, who is mightier than I,
   Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear,
   He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire;
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his threshing floor,
   And gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 And then cometh Jesus from Galilee unto the river Jordan, even unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Yea, suffer it to be so now;
   For thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
   Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized,
   Went up straightway out of the water;
   And, lo, the heavens were opened unto him,
   And he saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove,
   And lighting upon him; and lo a voice from heaven saying,
   This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


   MATTHEW 4

1  Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be alone with God.
2  And after fasting forty days and forty nights and had communed with God,
   He was afterwards hungry, and was left to be tempted of the devil.
3  And when the tempter came unto him, he said,
   If thou be the Son of God, command these stones be made bread.
4  But he answered and said, It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone,
   But by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5  Then the Spirit taketh him up into the holy city,
   And set him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6  And the devil came unto him and said,
   If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down;
   For it is written: He shall give his angels charge concerning thee;
   And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7  Jesus said unto him, It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8  Again, the Spirit taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
   And sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world,
   And the glory of them.
9  But the devil saith unto him,
   All these things will I give thee,
   If thou wilt only fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written,
   Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
12 Now when Jesus knew that John was cast into prison, he sent angels, and behold,
   They administered unto him (John); and he departed into Galilee;
13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum,
   Which is by the sea in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim,
14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet,
   Saying: The land of Zabulon and the land of Nephthalim,
   By the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 The people which sat in darkness,
   Saw a great light;
   And to them which sat in the region,
   Of shadow and of death, light is sprung up.
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say,
   Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee,
   Saw two brethren, Simon called Peter,
   And Andrew his brother,
   Casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men;
   And they straightway left their nets and followed him. And going from thence,
   He also saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother,
   In a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
   And preaching the gospel of the kingdom to the people,
   And healing all manner of sickness,
   And all manner of disease.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria;
   And they brought unto him all their sick people,
   That were taken with diverse diseases and torments,
   And those which were possessed with devils,
   And those which were lunatic,
   And those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee,
   And from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.


   MATTHEW 5

1  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain;
   And when he was set, his disciples came unto him;
2  And he opened his mouth there, and taught them, saying,
3  Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4  Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall all be comforted.
5  Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst,
   After righteousness; for they shall be filled.
7  Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
8  Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see and be with God.
9  Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake;
   For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you,
   And shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven;
   For so likewise persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor,
   Wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing,
   But to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world.
   A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel,
   But on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works,
   And glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17 Think not that I am come down to destroy the law,
   Or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till the heaven and the earth shall pass,
   One jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so to do,
   He shall in no wise be saved in the kingdom of heaven;
   But whosoever shall do them and teach them,
   The same shall be called great,
   In the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you,
   Except your righteousness shall exceed,
   The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees,
   Ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was written and said by all them of old time,
   Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment;
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever of you is angry with his brother,
   Without a just cause shall be in danger of the judgment;
   And whosoever shall say to his brother, Trash,
   Shall be in danger of the council;
   And whosoever shall say,
   Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou shalt bring thy gift to the altar,
   And there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy way,
   And first be reconciled to thy brother,
   And then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly,
   Whiles thou art yet in the way with him;
   Lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge,
   And the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence,
   Till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing that is due.
27 Ye have also heard it was said of old time,
   Thou shalt not commit adultery;
28 But I say unto you,
   That whoso looketh on a woman to lust,
   Hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee;
   For it is profitable for thee that only one of thy members should perish,
   And not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee;
   For it is profitable for thee again that one of thy members should perish,
   And not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It hath been said,
   Whosoever shall put away his wife,
   Let him give her a writing of divorcement;
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
   Saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery;
   And whosoever shall marry her, that is divorced, also committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time,
   Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform,
   Unto the Lord thine oaths;
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all;
   Neither by heaven; for it is God's throne;
35 Nor by the earth either; for it is his footstool;
   Neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King;
36 Neither by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication always be, Yea, yea, and nay, nay;
   For whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said,
   An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth;
39 But now I say unto you, That ye resist not evil;
   But whosoever shall smite thee upon thy right cheek,
   Turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law,
   And take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that pleadeth his cause with thee, and asketh of thee;
   And from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said,
   Thou shalt love thy neighbor,
   And hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
   Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
   And pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you;
45 That ye may be numbered with the children of your Father which is in heaven;
   For he maketh his sun to rise upon the evil and upon the good,
   And sendeth rain upon the just and upon the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you,
   What reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye do more than others?
   Do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect,
   Even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


   MATTHEW 6

1  And it came to pass that as Jesus taught his disciples, he said unto them,
   Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them;
   Otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2  Therefore when thou doest thine alms,
   Do not sound a trumpet before thee,
   As the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
   That they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3  But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand knoweth what thy right hand doeth;
4  That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5  And when thou prayest unto your Father which is in heaven, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are;
   For they love to pray standing up in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets,
   That they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,
   And when thou hast shut thy door,
   Pray to thy Father which is in heaven in secret;
   And thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7  And when ye pray unto thy Father, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do;
   For they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8  Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth,
   What things ye have need of before ye ask him.
9  After this manner therefore pray ye;
   Our Father which art in heaven,
   Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come.
   Thy will be done,
   In earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 Let us not be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
   For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, one of a sad countenance;
   For they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast.
   Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest anoint thine head and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret;
   And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth,
   Where moth and rust doth corrupt,
   And where thieves break through and steal;
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
   Where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt them away,
   And also where the thieves do not break through nor steal;
21 For where your treasure is kept, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single,
   Unto the treasures of heaven, then thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be set upon evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.
   If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
   Or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
   Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you,
   Take no thought for your life,
   What ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
   Nor yet for your body, for what ye shall put on.
   Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the many fowls of the air; for they sow not,
   Neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;
   Yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
   Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought,
   Can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why then take ye thought for raiment?
   Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
   They toil not, neither do they spin;
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon,
   In all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is,
   And tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought for tomorrow, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?
   Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek;)
   For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
   And all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow;
   For the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
   Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

   MATTHEW 7

1  Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged.
2  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged;
   And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you again.
3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
   But considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother,
   Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye;
   But canst not behold the beam that is in thine own eye?
5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
   And then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine,
   Lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
   Knock, and it shall be opened unto you;
8  For every one that asketh receiveth;
   And he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil,
   Know how to give good gifts unto your children,
   How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you,
   Do ye even so unto them; for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate,
   And broad is the way,
   That leadeth to destruction,
   And many there be which go in thereat;
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
   Which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
   But inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.
   Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
   But a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
   Neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
   And cast into the fire; wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
   But he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
   Have we not prophesied in thy name?
   And in thy name cast out devils?
   And in thy name,
   Done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them,
   I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
   I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock;
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the strong winds blew,
   And beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and then doeth them not,
   Shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand;
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
   And beat upon that house and it fell;
   And great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass,
   When Jesus had ended these sayings,
   The people were astonished at his doctrine;
29 For he taught them as one having authority of God,
   and not as one having authority of the scribes.

   MATTHEW 8

1  When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying,
   Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3  And Jesus put forth his hand,
   And touched him, saying, I will;
   Be thou clean; and immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4  And Jesus saith unto him, See that thou tellest no man; but go on thy way,
   And, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto the people.
5  And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6  Saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8  But the centurion answered and said,
   Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof;
   But speak the word only, and I know that my servant shall be healed.
9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me;
   And when I say to this man, Go; and he goeth;
   And to another, Come; and he cometh;
   And to my servant, Do this; and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled and said to them that followed,
   Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west,
   And shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
   In the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom,
   Shall be cast out into outer darkness;
   There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way believer;
   And as thou hast believed in me, so be it done unto thy servant.
   And the servant of the centurion was healed of his palsy in the selfsame hour.
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils;
   And he cast out the spirits with his word and healed all that were sick;
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet,
   Saying: He took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
18 Now when Jesus saw the multitudes gathering about him,
   He gave commandment to depart to the other side.
19 And a certain scribe came, and said,
   Master, I will follow thee,
   Whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith,
   The foxes have holes,
   And the birds of the air have nests;
   But the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
21 And another of his disciples came forth and said unto him,
`  Lord, before I follow, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him,
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest upon the sea,
   Insomuch that the ship was covered with waves;
   But he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him,
   And awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?
   Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes,
   There met him two possessed with devils coming out of the tombs,
   Exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying,
   What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?
   Art thou come hither to torment us before the appointed time?
30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
   Suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And he said unto them, Go.
   And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine;
   And, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea,
   And perished in the waters; and they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city,
   And they told every thing, what was befallen to the possessed men of the devils.
34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus;
   And when they saw him,
   They besought him,
   That he would depart out of their coasts.

   MATTHEW 9

1  And he entered into a ship, and passed over the sea, and came into his own city.
2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy lying on a bed;
   And Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy;
   Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3  And, behold, certain of the scribes,
   Said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil?
5  For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee, or, Arise, and walk?
6  But that ye may know the Son of man hath power to forgive sins,
   (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)
   Arise, take up thy bed,
   And go unto thine own house.
7  And he arose, and departed to his house.
8  But when the multitudes saw it they marveled,
   And glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
9  And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Matthew,
   Sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith unto him,
   Follow me; and he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass as Jesus sat at meat in the house,
   Behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
   Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them,
   They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice;
   For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying,
   Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft,
   But thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them,
   Can the children of the bridechamber mourn,
   As long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come,
   When the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment,
   For that which is put in to fill it up,    
   Taketh from the garment,
   And the rent is made even worse.
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles;
   Else the bottles break and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish;
   But they put new wine into new bottles and both are preserved.
18 While he spake these things unto them,
   Behold, there came a certain ruler,
   And he worshipped him,
   Saying, My daughter is even now dead;
   But come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years,
   Came up behind him and touched the hem of his garment;
21 For she said within herself,
   If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her he said,
   Daughter, be of good comfort; for thy faith hath made thee whole.
   And the woman was made whole from that very hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house,
   And saw the minstrels and the people making a mournful noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.
   And they laughed him to scorn; but when the people were put forth,
   He went in and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad in all the land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence,
   Two blind men followed him,
   Crying, and saying,
   Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came;
   And Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this?
   They said unto him, Yea, Lord; then touched he their eyes,
   Saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened;
   And Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all the country.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought into him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake and the multitudes marveled,
   Saying, It was never so seen in Israel; but the Pharisees said,
   He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages,
   Teaching in their synagogues,
   And preaching the gospel of the kingdom,
   And healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them,
   Because they fainted, and were scattered abroad as lost sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore unto the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

  MATTHEW 10

1  And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples,
   He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out,
   And also to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2  Now the names of the twelve apostles are these;
   The first, Simon, who is called Peter,
   And Andrew his brother;
   James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3  Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican;
   James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4  Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5  These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying,
   Go not into the way of the Gentiles,
   And into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not;
6  But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7  And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils;
   Freely ye have received of your heavenly Father, so freely give.
9  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,
   Neither shoes, nor yet staves;
   For the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter,
   Enquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it with a greeting.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it;
   But if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor listen to your words,
   When ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha,
   In the day of judgment, than for that city which turneth you away.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves;
   Be ye therefore wise as serpents,
   And harmless as doves.
17 But beware of men;
   For they will deliver you up to councils,
   And they will also scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake,
   For a testimony against them, and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up,
   Take no thought how or what ye shall speak;
   For it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to his death, and also the father his child;
   And even the children shall rise up against their own parents and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 And when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another; for verily I say unto you,
   Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord.
   If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
26 Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed,
   And nothing hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that, speak ye in light;
   And what ye hear in the ear, that, preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul;
   But rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and yet not one of them,
   Shall fall on the ground apart from the will of your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore; for ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,
   And the daughter against her mother,
   And the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man's worst foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;
   And he that loveth his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that seeketh to save his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward;
   And he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man,
   Shall receive a righteous man's reward.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink,
   Unto one of these little ones,
   Even a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple,
   Verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

  MATTHEW 11

1  And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples,
   He departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2  Now when John had heard in the prison,
   The works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3  And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
4  Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John those things which ye do hear and see;
5  The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear;
   The dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached unto them.
6  And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7  And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John,
   What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8  And what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
   Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9  But what went ye out for to see? Was it a prophet?
   Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he of whom it is written:
   Behold, I send you my messenger,
   Which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among all them born of women,
   There hath not risen any one greater than John the Baptist;
   Notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,
13 But the days will come when the violent shall have no power to take it by force;
   For the prophets have prophesied that it should be thus until John.
14 And if ye will receive him, he is the Elias which was to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation?
   It is like unto children sitting in the markets,
   And calling unto their fellows, and saying unto them:
   We have piped the flute unto you and ye have not danced;
   And we have mourned a song unto you and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking,
   And they say, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking,
   And they say, Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber,
   And a friend of publicans and sinners; but wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done because they repented not;
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you,
   Had also been done in Tyre and Sidon they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, will thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt be brought down to hell;
   For if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom,
   It would have remained until this day; and I say unto you,
   That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee.
25 And Jesus also answered, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
   Because thou hast hid these things from the wise and learned,
   And hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son but the Father;
   Neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal himself.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me;
   For I am meek and lowly in heart;
   And ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.


   MATTHEW 12

1  At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the grain;
   And his disciples were an hungered,
   And began to pluck the ears of grain to eat.
2  But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him,
   Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day.
3  But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did when he was an hungered,    
   And also they that were with him; how he entered into the house of God,
   And did eat the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat,
   Neither for them which were with him,
   But only for the priests?
5  Or have ye not read in the Law how on the Sabbath,
   The priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are blameless?
6  But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
7  And if ye had known what these words meaneth;
   I desire mercy and not sacrifice;
   Ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
8  For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.
9  And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue;
10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.
   And they asked him, saying,
   Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days?--that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you that shall have one sheep,
   And if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it and lift it out?
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand.
   And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole like as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
15 But when Jesus knew when they took council, he withdrew himself from thence;
   And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
16 And charged them that they should not make him known;
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased;
   I will put my spirit upon him and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry;
   Neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench,
   Till he send forth judgment unto victory; and in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb;
   And he healed him, insomuch that he both spake and saw.
23 And all the people were amazed, and said,
   Is not this the son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said,
   This fellow doth not cast out devils but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself,
   Is brought unto desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand;
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself;
   How shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils,
   By whom then do your children cast them out?
   Therefore they shall be your judges; for they also,
   cast out devils by the Spirit. But if I cast out devils,
   By the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods,
   Except he shall first bind up the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men who receive me and repent;        
   But the speaking of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him;
   But whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him,
   Neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good and his fruit good;
   Or else make the tree corrupt,
   And his fruit corrupt;
   For the tree is known by his fruit.
34 O generation of vipers,
   How can ye, being evil, speak good things?
   For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things;
   And an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
   They shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified,
   And by thy words thou shalt be condemned; then certain of the scribes,
   And of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we want to see a sign from thee.    
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
   And there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas;
40 For as Jonas was three days and nights in the whale's belly;
   So shall the Son of man be three days and nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it;
   Because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it;
   For she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
   And, behold, a greater one than Solomon is here with you.
43 When an unclean spirit is in man,
   He walketh through dry places, seeking rest and findeth none.
44 Then it saith, I will return unto the house from whence I came out;
   And when he is come in, it findeth that it is empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh the evil spirit with seven other spirits more wicked than it,
   And they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is much worse than the first.
   Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
46 And while he yet talked to the people,
   Behold, his mother and his brethren stood without,
   Desiring to speak with him; and one said unto him, Behold,
   Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, 
   The same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

  MATTHEW 13

1  The same day went Jesus out of the house,
   And sat by the sea side.
2  And great multitudes were gathered together unto him,
   So he went into a ship and sat, and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,
   Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4  And when he sowed,
   Some seeds fell by the way side,
   And the fowls came and devoured them up;
5  Some fell upon stony places where they had not much earth;
   And forthwith they sprung up; but because they had no deepness of earth,
6  When the sun was come up they were scorched;
   And because they had no root,
   They withered away.
7  And some fell among the thorns,
   And the thorns sprung up and choked them;
8  But other fell into good ground and brought forth fruit,
   Some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9  Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him,
   Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said,
   Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,
   But to them it is not given; for whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given,
   And he shall have more abundance; but whosoever receiveth not,
   From him shall be taken even that which he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables;
   Because they seeing see not;
   And hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith:
   By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand;
   And seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive;
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross,
   And their ears are dull of hearing,
   And their eyes they have closed;
   Lest at any time they should see with their eyes,
   And hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart,
   And should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes,
   For they see; and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men,
   Have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them;
   And to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore what the parable of the sower means.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom,
   And they understandeth it not,
   Then cometh the wicked one,
   And catcheth away,
   That which was sown in his heart.
   This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed that fell into stony places,
   The same is he that heareth the word and at once receiveth it with joy;
21 However since he hath not root in himself, he endureth only for a little while;
   For when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word,
   And the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,
   Choke the word and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground,
   Is he that heareth the word and also understandeth and endureth;
   Which also beareth good fruit and bringeth it forth;
   Some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold,
   And some thirtyfold.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying,
   The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field;
25 But while his men slept his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went upon his way.
26 And when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him,
   Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field?
   From whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them,
   An enemy hath done this.
   The servants said unto him,
   Wilt thou that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares,
   Ye root up also the wheat with them; let both grow up together,
   Until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers,
   Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them; 
   And then gather in the wheat into my barn. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying,
   The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a grain of a mustard seed,    
   Which a man took and sowed it in his field;
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds;
   But when it is grown,
   It is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree,
   So that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven,
   Which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole of it was leavened.
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables;
   And without a parable spake he not unto them,
35 That it might be fulfilled,    
   Which was spoken by the prophet,
   Saying: I will open my mouth in parables;
   I will utter things which have been kept secret,
   From the beginning of time and foundation of the world.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away from him, and went into the house;
   And his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
   But the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them among the good seed is the devil;
   The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire,
   So shall it likewise be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
   And shall gather out of his kingdom,
   All things that offend,
   And all them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire,
   Where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine as the sun,
   In the kingdom of their Father.
   Who hath ears to hear,
   Let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven,
   Is like unto treasure hid in a field;
   The which when a man hath found it, he again hideth it,
   And for joy thereof goeth and selleth all he hath and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man seeking goodly pearls;
46 Who, when he had found that one pearl of great price,    
   Went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net,
   That was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind;
48 Which, when it was full they drew it to shore and sat down,
   And gathered the good into vessels but cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world;
   The angels shall come forth,
   And sever the wicked from the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire;
   And there shall be wailing and the gnashing of teeth.
51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things?
   They say unto him, Yea, Lord; then said he unto them,
   Therefore every scribe which is instructed,
   Unto the kingdom of heaven,
   Is like unto a man that is an householder,
   Which bringeth forth of his treasure, things new and old.
53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue,
   Insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom and mighty works?
55 Is not this the carpenter's son? his mother Mary? his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57 And they were offended in him; but Jesus said unto them,
   A prophet is not without honor,
   Save in his own country and in his own house.
58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

  MATTHEW 14

1  At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
2  And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist;
   He is risen from the dead;
   And therefore mighty works do shew forth in him.
3  For Herod's servants had laid hold on John and bound him,
   And put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4  For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5  And when he would have put him to death,
   He feared the multitude,
   Because they counted him as a prophet.
6  But when it was time that Herod's birthday was kept,
   The daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
7  Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8  And she, being before instructed of her mother said,
   Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
9  And the king was sorry; nevertheless,
   For the oath's sake,
   And them which sat with him at meat,
   He commanded that his head be given unto her.
10 And he sent his men, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a charger and given to the damsel;
   And she brought it to her mother, Herodias; and his disciples came,
   And took up the body and buried it, and went straightway and told Jesus.
13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart;
   And when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them,
   And he healed their sick; and when it was evening, his disciples came to him saying,
   This is a desert place where there is nothing to eat, and the time is now past;
   Send the multitude away that they may go into the village and buy victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
17 But they said, We have here but five loaves and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass;
   And took the five loaves and the two fishes and looking up to heaven,
   He blessed and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat and were filled; and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship,
   And to go before him unto the other side while he sent the multitudes away.
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray;
   And when the evening was come, he was there on the mountain alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
   Tossed with waves;
   For the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night,
   Jesus went unto them, walking upon the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea,
   They were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out in fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; for it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come; and when Peter was come down out of the ship,
   He walked upon the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;
   And beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him,
   And said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And when they both were come into the ship the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him,
   Saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
34 And when they were gone over,
   They came into the land of Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him,
   They sent out into all that country round about, and brought all that were diseased;
36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment;
   And as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

  MATTHEW 15

1  Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2  Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
   For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3  And he answered and said unto them,
   Why do ye transgress
   The commandment of God by your tradition?
4  For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother;
   And, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5  But ye say that whosoever shall say to his father or his mother,
   Whatsoever thou mightest be profited from me, it is a gift unto God,
6  And he shall be free of obligation, and honor not his father and mother.
   And thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7  Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying:
8  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth,
   And honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
9  In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand;
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man;
   But that which cometh out of the mouth,
   This defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him,
   Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind,
   both shall fall into the ditch.
15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand,
   That whatsoever entereth in the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out in the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man;
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies;
20 These are the things which defile a man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying,
   Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word; and his disciples came and besought him, saying,
   Send her away; for she crieth after us; but he answered and said,
   I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread,
   And to cast it to dogs; and she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs,
   Which fall from their masters' table; then Jesus answered and said unto her,
   O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt;
   And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
29 And Jesus departed from thence,
   And came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
   And went up into a mountain and sat down there.
30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them
   Those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others,
   And cast them down at Jesus' feet and he healed them;
   Insomuch that the multitude wondered,
   When they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole,
   The lame to walk, and the blind to see; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude,
   Because they continue with me now three days, and they have nothing to eat;
   And I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples said, Whence should we have so much bread,
   In all the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye?
   And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and he gave thanks,
   And brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship,
   And came into the coasts of Magdala.

 MATTHEW 16

1  The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came,
   And tempting desired him,
   That he would show them a sign from heaven.
2  He answered and said unto them, When it is evening,
   Ye say, It will be fair weather on the morrow; for the sky is red.
3  And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day; for the sky is red and lowering.
   O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
   And there shall no sign be given unto it,
   But the sign of the prophet Jonas.
   And he left them, and departed.
5  And when his disciples were come to the other side,
   They had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them,
   Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
7  And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
8  And when Jesus perceived of their reasoning, he said unto them, O ye of little faith,
   Why reason ye among yourselves because ye have brought no bread?
9  Do ye not yet understand, neither remember,
   The five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake this not unto you concerning the bread,
   That ye should take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?
12 Then understood they, how he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread,
   But of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea,
   He asked his disciples, saying,
   Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say thou art John the Baptist;
   Some Elias; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said,
   Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou Simon Bar-jona;
   For flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter,
   And upon this rock I will build my church;
   And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven;
   And whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall also be bound in heaven;
   And whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall likewise be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem,
   And suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes,
   And even be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him,
   Saying, Be it far from thee, Lord;
   This shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter,
   Get thee behind me Satan; thou art an offense unto me;
   For thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me,
   Let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
   And whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, even if he shall gain the whole world,
   And lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father in heaven with his angels;
   And then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some here,
   Which shall not taste of death,
   Till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.   

 MATTHEW 17

1  And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother,
   And bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2  And was transfigured before them;
   And his face did shine as the sun,
   And his raiment was white as the light.
3  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
4  Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here;
   If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
5  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud came and overshadowed them;
   And behold a voice out of the cloud, which said unto them,
   This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;
   Hear ye him.
6  And when the disciples heard it,
   They fell on their face and were sore afraid.
7  And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8  And when they had lifted up their eyes they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9  And later as they came down from the mountain Jesus charged them all, saying,
   Tell the vision to no other man until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already and prepared the way before me;
   And they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
   Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is a lunatic and sore vexed;
   For ofttimes he falleth into the fire,
   And oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples but they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O thou faithless and perverse generation,
   How long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil and he departed out of him;
   And the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart,
   And asked him, Why could we not cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your little faith;
   For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
   Ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
   And nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them,
   The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of wicked men;
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.
   And they were exceeding sorry.
24 And when they were come to Capernaum,
   They that received tribute money came to Peter,
   And they said, Doth not your master pay his tribute?
25 He saith, Yes he does; and when he was come into the house,
   Jesus spoke first unto him, saying, What thinkest thou Simon?
   Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute?
   Of their own children or of strangers?
26 Peter saith unto him, Strangers.    
   Jesus saith unto him,
   Then the children are let free;
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them,
   Go thou to the sea and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up;
   And when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money;
   That take and give unto them for me and thee.

  MATTHEW 18

1  At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus saying,
   Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2  And Jesus called a little child unto him,
   And set him in the midst of them,
3  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,
   And become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5  And whoso shall receive one such little child as this in my name receiveth me.
6  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,
   It were better that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
   And that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7  Woe unto the world because of offenses!
   For it must needs be that offenses do come;
   But woe unto that man by whom the offense cometh!
8  Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee cut them off,
   And cast them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed,
   Rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9  And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee;
   For it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
   Than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed not to despise one little one;
   For I say unto you, That in heaven their angels,
   Do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that little one which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep and one of them be gone astray,
   Doth he not leave the ninety and nine and goeth into the mountains seeking that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep,
   Than of the other ninety and nine which went not astray.
14 It is not the will of your Father,
   Which is in heaven,
   That these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover if thy brother trespass against thee,
   Go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone;
   If he shall hear thee, then thou hast gained thy brother again.
16 But if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more other witnesses,
   That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church;
   But if he neglect to hear the church,
   Let him be to thee as an heathen man and a tax collector.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
   And whatsoever ye loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; and again I say unto you,
   That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing they shall ask,
   It shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered in my name,
   There am I in the midst of them.
21 Then came Peter unto him, and said,
   Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
   And I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him,
   I say unto thee, Not until seven times, but until seventy times seven.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king,
   Which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him,
   Which owed him ten thousand talents; but forasmuch as he had not to pay,
   His lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children,
   And all that he had for payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him,
   Saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,
   And loosed him, and forgave him all of the debt.
28 But then the very same servant went out,
   And found one of his fellow-servants,
   Which owed him an hundred pence;
   And he laid hands upon him,
   And took hold of him by the throat,
   Saying, Pay me that which thou owest me.
29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet,
   And besought him, saying, Have patience with me,
   And I will pay thee all; and he would not;
   But went and cast him into prison,
   Till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done,
   They were very distressed and came and told their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called for him, said unto him,
   O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee of all thy debt,
   Because thou desiredst me; Shouldest not thou,
   Have compassion on thy fellow-servant,
   Even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth,
   And delivered him to the tormentors,
   Till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you,
   If ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

  MATTHEW 19

1  And it came to pass that when Jesus had finished these sayings,
   He departed from Galilee and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan;
2  And great multitudes followed him and he healed them there.
3  The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him,
   And saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man,
   To put away his wife for every cause?
4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read,
   That he which made them at the beginning made them both, male and female,
5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,
   And cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh?
6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
   What therefore God hath joined together,
   Let not man put asunder; and then they said unto him,
   Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement?
8  He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts,
   Suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
9  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication,
   And shall marry another, committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples said unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb;
   And there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men;
   And there be eunuchs, which made themselves eunuchs,
   For the kingdom of heaven's sake; he that is able to receive it,
   Let him receive it. Then were there brought unto him little children,
   That he should put his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
   To come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them and departed thence.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master,
   What good thing shall I do that I may also have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one,
   That is, God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
   Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal,
   And thou shalt not bear false witness;
19 Honor thy father and thy mother;
   And thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up;
   What lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell all that thou hast,
   And give it unto the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful;
   For he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
   That a rich man shall hardly ever enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
   Than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it,
   They were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
   With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee;
   What shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
   That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration,
   When the Son of man shall sit in the throne of heaven of his glory,
   Ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
   Or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands,
   For my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold,
   And shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first,
   Shall be last;
   And the last shall be first.

  MATTHEW 20

1  For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder,
   Which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
2  And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day,
   He sent them into his vineyard.
3  And he went out about the third hour,
   And saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4  And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard to labor,
   And whatsoever is right I will give you; and they went their way.
5  Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
6  And about the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing idle,
   And saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7  They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.
   He saith unto them,
   Go ye also into the vineyard to labor,
   And whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8  So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward,
   Call the laborers and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9  And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10 And when the first came, they supposed that they should received more;
   But they likewise received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received it,
   They murmured against the goodman of the house,
12 Saying, These that came last have wrought but one hour unto thee,
   And thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong;
   Didst not thou agree with me to labor for a penny?
14 Take that thine is, and go thy way;
   I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?
   Is thine eye evil because I am good?  So the last shall be first,
   And the first shall be last; for many be called to the work but few be chosen.
17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart and said unto them,
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed,
   Unto the chief priests and unto the scribes,
   And they shall condemn him to death;
19 And they shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock,
   And to scourge, and to crucify him; and the third day he shall rise again.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons,
   Worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou have?
   She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit,
   The one on thy right hand and the other on the left in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask of me.
   Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink,
   And to be baptized with the baptism,
   That I am baptized with?
   They say unto him, We are able.
23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink of my cup,
   And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with,
   But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give;
   But it shall be given unto them for whom it has been prepared of my Father.
24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles,
   Exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority.
26 But it shall not be so among you; whosoever will be great among you,
   Let him be your minister; whosoever will be chief among you,
   Let him be your servant; even as the Son of man came,
   Not to be ministered unto, but to minister to,
   And to give his life as a ransom for many.
29 And as they departed from Jericho,
   A great multitude followed behind him.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way,
   When they heard that Jesus had passed by, cried out,
   Saying unto him, Have mercy upon us, O Lord, thou son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace;
   But they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
32 And Jesus stood still and called unto them, and said,
   What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes;
   And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

  MATTHEW 21    

1  And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage,
   Unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2  Saying to them, Go on into the village close by,
   And straightway ye shall find an ass tied,
   And a colt with her;
   Loose them, and bring them unto me.
3  And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say,
   The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
4  All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
5  Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek,
   And sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6  And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded,
7  And brought the ass and the colt,
   And put on them their cloaks, and set him thereon.
8  And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way;
   Others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way.
9  And the multitudes that went before him and they that followed, cried, saying,
   Hosanna to the son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God,
   And cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple,
   And overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer;
   But ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him and he healed them.
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did,
   And the children of the kingdom crying in the temple, Hosanna to the son of David;
   They were sore displeased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say?
   And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read:
   Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
17 And he left them and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he was returning into the city he hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way and he came unto it,
   And found nothing thereon but leaves, he said unto it,
   Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.
   And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it,
   They marveled, saying,
   How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
   If ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree,
   But also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
   It shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask for in prayer,
   And believing, ye shall receive;
23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests,
   And the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching,
   And said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me,
   I, in a likewise manner, will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
   And they reasoned with themselves, saying,
   If we shall say from heaven;
   He will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
26 But if we shall say of men; we fear the people for all hold John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell; and he said unto them,
   Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons;
   And he came to the first one, and said,
   Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
29 He answered and said,
   I will not;
   But afterward he repented and went.
30 And he came to the second, and said likewise.
   And he answered and said, I go sir; but he went not.
31 Whether of them twain would you say did the will of his father?
   They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you,
   That the tax collectors and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness and ye believed him not;
   But the tax collectors and the harlots believed him;
   And ye, when ye had seen it,
   Afterward did not believe him and repent.
33 Hear another parable; There was a certain householder,
   Which planted a vineyard and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress,
   And built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and then went into a far country;
34 And when the time of the fruit neared, he sent his servants to the husbandmen,
   That they might receive the fruits of his vineyard from them.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants,
   And beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did unto them likewise.
37 And last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves,
   This is the heir of the vineyard; come, let us kill him,
   And let us seize upon his inheritance.
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41 And they say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men,
   And will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen,
   Which shall render unto him the fruits.
42 Jesus saith unto them,
   Did ye not read in the scriptures,
   The stone which the builders rejected,
   The same stone is become the head of the corner;
   This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you,
   And given to a nation of people bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken;
   But on whomsoever it shall fall upon,
   It will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees,
   Had heard his parables, they perceived he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude,
   Because they took him for a prophet.


  MATTHEW 22

1  And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,
   Which prepared a wedding banquet for his son,
3  And sent his servants to call them,
   That were bidden to the wedding, but they would not come.
4  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell all them which are bidden,
   Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed,
   And all things are ready; come unto the wedding banquet.
5  But they made light of it,
   And went their way, one to his farm, another to his merchandise;
6  And the remnant took his servants and entreated them spitefully and slew them.
7  When the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies,
   And destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8  Then saith he to his servants,
   The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the wedding banquet.
10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all they could find,
   Both bad and good, and the wedding hall was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests,
   He saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment;
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither,
   Not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
   Then said the king to the servants,
   Bind him hand and foot,
   And take him away,
   And cast him into outer darkness;
   Where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
   For many are called, but few are chosen; all do not have a wedding garment.
15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying,
   Master, we know that thou art true,
   And teachest the way of God in accordance with the truth,
   Neither carest thou for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar or not?
18 But Jesus perceived of their wickedness, and he said unto them, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Come; showest thou me the tribute money; and they brought unto him a penny; and he saith unto them,
   Whose is this image and this inscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them,
   Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's;
   And unto God the things that are God's.
22 When they had heard these words,
   They marveled and left, and went their way.
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees which say,
   That there is no resurrection, and they questioned him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children,
   His brother shall marry his wife and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren; and the first, when he married a wife,
   Deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother; likewise the second,
   and the third, and the fourth, even unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven brethren? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they will neither marry, nor are they given in marriage,
   But are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 And as for touching the resurrection of the dead;
   Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
   The God of the heavens is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees heard that, he put the Sadducees to silence,
   They gathered together, and one of them which was a lawyer,
   Asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God,
   With all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it,
   Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 And now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus questioned them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying:
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
   Till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then calls him Lord,
   How is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word,
   Neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

  MATTHEW 23

1  Then spake Jesus unto the multitude, and unto his disciples,
2  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat;
3  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do;
   But do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.
4  For they bind heavy burdens, grievous to be borne,
   And lay them on men's shoulders;
   But they themselves,
   Will not move them with one of their fingers.
5  But all the works that they do are for to be seen of men;
   They make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments;
6  And they love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi (which is Master).
8  But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9  And call no man your father upon the earth; for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters upon the earth; for one is your Master, even Christ.
11 But he that shall be greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
   And he that shall humble himself,
   Shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
   Hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men;
   For ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering.
14 Yea, woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses,
   And for a pretence make long prayers; therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land,
   To make one proselyte, and when he is made,
   Ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple,
   It is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 Ye fools and blind; for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing;
   But whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind; for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all the things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God,
   And by him that sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
   For ye pay your tithes of spices, of mint and anise and cummin,
   And have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith;
   These ought ye to have done, but then not to leave the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
   For ye make clean the outside of the cup,
   And the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter,
   And that which is on the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
   For ye are like the whited sepulchers, which appear beautiful outward,
   But within are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
28 Even so, ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men,
   But within, ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
   Because ye build up the tombs of the prophets,
   And garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been with our fathers,
   We would not have been partakers with them
   In the shedding of the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye shall be the witnesses unto yourselves,
   That ye are the children of them which killed the prophets;
   Therefore, fill ye up then with the measure of the sin of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and teachers,
   And some of them ye kill and crucify; and some of them,
   Shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
   And pursue and persecute them from city to city;
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth,
   From the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias,
   Whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you,
   That all these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them,
   They which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together,
   Even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth,
   Till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

  MATTHEW 24

1  And Jesus went out and departed from the temple;    
   And his disciples came to him saying, Master, show us concerning the buildings of the temple;
   as thou hast said, They shall be thrown down and left unto you desolate.
2  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?
   Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left,
   One stone upon another,
   That shall not be thrown down.
3  As he sat upon the mount of Olives,
   All the disciples came unto him privately,
   Saying, Tell us, when shall all these things be?
   And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end,
   Or the destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world?
4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall deceive many.
6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled;
   For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7  For nation shall rise up against nation,
   And kingdom against kingdom;
   There shall be famines,
   And pestilences,
   And earthquakes, in diverse places.
8  All these are the beginning of birth-pangs.
9  And then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,
   And shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many unto straying away.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached,
   In the world for a witness to all nations;
   And then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
   Concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
   Then shall ye stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand).
16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains;
17 Let him on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house;
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to his house to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the Sabbath day;
21 For then shall be great tribulation such as was not,    
   Since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved;
   But for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23 And then if any man shall say unto you,
   Lo, here is Christ, or there;
   Believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs,
   And false prophets that shall show great signs and wonders;
   Insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before the time; wherefore if they shall say unto you,
   Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth; or,
   Behold, he is in secret chambers;
   Believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east,
   And shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the vultures be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be dark,
   And the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall,
   From heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken;
30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven;
   And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,
   And they shall see the Son of man coming,
   In the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
   And they shall gather together all his elect from the four winds,
   From one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree;
   Then his branch is yet tender and putteth forth its leaves, ye know summer is nigh;
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
   No, not the angels of heaven,
   But my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were,
   So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking,
   Marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
   So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then there shall two be in the field;
   And one of them shall be taken,
   And the other one left.
41 And two women shall be grinding;
   And one shall be taken and the other one left.
42 Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come,
   He would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not,
   The Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant,
   Whom his lord hath made ruler over his household,
   To give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant,
   Whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him,
   And in an hour that he is not aware of, shall cut him asunder,
   And shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites;
   There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  MATTHEW 25

1  Then at that day shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten young virgins,
   Which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2  And five of them were wise and five were foolish.
3  They that were foolish took their lamps,
   And took no oil with them;
4  But the wise took oil in their vessels.
5  While the bridegroom tarried, they slumbered and slept.
6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh;
   Go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us;
   But go ye rather to them that sell and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy the bridegroom came;
   And they that were ready,
   Went in with him to the marriage and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country,
   Who called his servants and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one;
   To every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same and made five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained another two.
18 But he that had received one,
   Went and digged in the earth and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought another five talents, saying,
   Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things,
   I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came unto him and said,
   Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents; behold,
   I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
   Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things;
   Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
   Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping fruit where thou hast not sown,
   And gathering where thou hast not scattered seed and strawed; and I was afraid,
   And went and hid thy talent in the earth; and lo, here is what is thine.
26 His lord answered and said, Thou wicked and slothful servant,
   Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not,
   And gather where I have not scattered seed and strawed;
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,
   And then at my coming I should have received mine own, and with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance;
   But from him that hath not shall be taken even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness;
   Where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory,
   And all the holy angels with him,
   Then shall he sit upon his throne of glory;
32 And before him shall be gathered all the nations;
   And he shall at last separate them, one from another,
   Even as a shepherd will divideth his sheep from the goats;
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
   Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat;
   I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink;
   A stranger, and ye took me in;
36 Naked, and ye clothed me;
   I was sick, and ye cared for me;
   I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying,
   Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee?
   Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when saw we thee,
   A stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and we came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
   Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these of my brethren,
   Ye have also done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
   Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels;
42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me nothing to drink;
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; I was naked, and ye clothed me not;    
   I was sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they answer him, saying, Lord,
   When saw we thee an hungered,
   Or athirst, or a stranger, or naked,
   Or sick, or in prison, and did not minister thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
   Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.

  MATTHEW 26

1  And when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2  Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover,
   And the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3  Then assembled together the chief priests,
   And the scribes, and the elders of the people,
   Unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4  And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
5  But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
6  Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7  There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box,
   Of very precious ointment,
   And poured it on his head as he sat at meat.
8  But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
   To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much,
   And given to the poor; and when Jesus understood it, he said unto them,
   Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world,
   There shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me when I will deliver him?
   And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread,
   The disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him,
   Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith,
   My time is at hand; and I will keep my last Passover at thy house with all my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed; and they made ready the Passover.
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said,
   Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him; but woe unto that man,
   By whom the Son of man is betrayed!
   It had been good for that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?
   He said unto him, Thou hast said; and as they were eating Jesus took bread,
   And brake it, and blessed it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
   This is in remembrance of my body which I give for a ransom for you.
   And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
   Saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is in remembrance of my blood of the new testament,
   Which is shed for as many as shall believe on my name, for the remission of their sins;
   And I give unto you a commandment; That ye shall observe to do that which ye have seen me do,
   And bear record of me even unto the end; but I say unto you,
   I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine,
   Until I come and drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night;
   For it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto him,
   Though all men be offended,
   Because of thee,
   Yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
   That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee,
   Yet will I not deny thee.
   Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
   And saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed, saying,
   O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me;
   Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples,
   And findeth them asleep,
   And saith unto Peter,
   What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation;
   For the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time and prayed again, saying,
   O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me,
   Except I drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again; for their eyes were heavy.
44 And he left, and went away and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest;
   Behold, the hour is at hand; the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, and let us be going; behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
   And with him a great multitude with swords and staves,
   From the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign,
   Saying, Whomsoever that I shall kiss,
   The same is he; hold him fast.
49 And forthwith he came unto Jesus,
   And said, Hail, master; and he kissed him.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come?
   Then came they forth and laid their hands on Jesus, and they took him.
51 And, behold, one of the disciples which were with Jesus stretched out his hand,
   And drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priests, and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his rightful place;
   For all they that take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father,
   And he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be done?
55 Then said Jesus to the multitude, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords to take me,
   When I sat daily with you teaching in the temple and ye laid no hold on me?
56 But all this was done, that the scriptures might be fulfilled.
   Then all the disciples forsook him, and they fled.
57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus
   Led him away to Caiaphas the high priest,    
   Where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed afar off unto the high priest's palace,
   And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, elders, and all the council,
   Sought false witness against Jesus,
   To put him to death; but they found none;
   Yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none.
   At the last came forth two false witnesses against him, and they said,
   This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God,    
   And to build it up in three days.
62 And the high priest arose,
   And said, Answerest thou nothing?
   What is it which these witness against thee?
63 But Jesus held his peace; and the high priest said unto him,
   I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us,
   Whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said; nevertheless,
   I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye only see the Son of man
   Sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy;
   What further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is worthy of death.
67 Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him;
   Others smote his cheeks with their hands,
68 Saying, Prophesy unto us Christ,
   Who is he that smote thee?
69 Now Peter sat without in the palace courtyard;    
   And a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him,
   And said unto them that were there,
   This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied it with an oath, I do not know the man.
73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter,
   Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee.
74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying,
   I know not the man; and immediately the cock crew.
75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him,
   Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
   And he went out, and wept bitterly.

  MATTHEW 27

1  When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people
   Took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
2  And when they had bound him,
   They led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3  Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself,
   And brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4  Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.
   And they said, What is that to us? see thou to it yourself.
5  And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple,
   And departed, and went and hanged himself.
   And straightway he fell down,
   And his bowels gushed out, and he died.
6  And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said,
   It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
7  And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field to bury strangers in.
8  Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, even unto this day.
9  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
   Saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver,
   The price of him that was valued,
   Whom they of the children of Israel did value;
10 And gave them for the potter's field as the Lord appointed.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him,
   Saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered them nothing.
13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
14 And he answered him not a word; insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release,
   Unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them,
   Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seat,
   His wife sent unto him, saying,
   Have thou nothing to do with that just man;
   For I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?
   They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done?
   But they cried out beyond measure, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail not, but that rather a tumult was made,
   He took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying,
   I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and they said,
   His blood be on us and on our children.
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them;
   And when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall,
   And gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
   And a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him,
   And mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews,
30 And they spit upon him,
   And took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him,    
   And put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him upon the cross.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall;
   And when he had tasted thereof,
   He would not drink.
35 And they crucified him,
   And parted his garments, casting lots;
   That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet;
   They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him that he be not taken down;
37 And set up over his head his accusation written,
   THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 There were two thieves crucified with him,
   One on the right hand, and another on the left hand.
39 And they that passed by him reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 Saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
   Now save thyself; and if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel,
   Let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now,
   If he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him,  cast the same in his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
   That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard,
   Said, This man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ran,
   And took a sponge and filled it with vinegar,
   And put it on a reed, and gave him to drink of it.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;
   And the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened;
   And many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And they came up out of the graves after his resurrection,
   And went into the holy city, and they appeared unto many there.
54 Now when the centurion, and also they that were with him at the cross,
   Watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done,
   They feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off,
   Which followed Jesus from Galilee,
   Ministering unto him;
56 Among which was Mary Magdalene,
   And Mary the mother of James and Joses,
   And also the mother of Zebedee's two children.
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
   Who was named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple;
58 He went to Pilate, and begged for the body of Jesus.
   Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered unto him.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in clean linen,
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock;
   And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.
61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulcher.
62 Now the next day, the day that followed the day of the Preparation,
   The chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said,
   While he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
64 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day,
   Lest his disciples come secretly by night and steal him away,
   And say unto the people, He is risen from the dead;
   So the last error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch;
   Go on your way and make it as sure as ye can.
66 So they went, and made the sepulcher sure,
   Sealing the stone and setting a watch.


   MATTHEW 28

1  In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,
   Came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
2  And, behold, there was a great earthquake;
   For the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
   And came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment was as white as snow;
4  And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.
5  And the angel answered and said unto the women,
   Fear not; for I know that ye seek Jesus,
   Which was crucified.
6  He is not here;
   For he is risen as he said.
   Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7  And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
   And, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.
8  And they departed there quickly with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9  And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
   And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid;
   Go tell my brethren,
   That they should go into Galilee and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city,
   And showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders,
   And had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this ever comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you safe.
15 So they took the money and did as they were taught; and this saying is among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
   All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them,
   In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo,
   I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.