1 THE BEGINNING of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
2 As it is written in the book of Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I send my messenger before thy
Which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 Thus John came forth, and he did baptize in the wilderness,
Preaching the baptism of repentance
for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judea, and of
And were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their
6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of leather
about his loins;
And he did eat locusts and wild honey; and preached, saying,
There cometh one mightier than I after me,
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8 I indeed have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of
And was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 And straightway coming up out of the water,
He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days,
Tempted of Satan;
And was with
the wild beasts;
And the angels ministered unto him.
14 Now it was after that John was put in prison;
And Jesus came into Galilee, preaching
the the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand;
Repent ye, and believe the gospel; and now as he walked by the sea of Galilee,
He saw Simon and Andrew his brother
casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become
fishers of men.
18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
19 And when he had gone a little further thence,
He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother,
Who also were in the ship mending their nets; and straightway he called them;
And they left their father Zebedee in the
ship with the hired servants and went after him.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day,
into the synagogue and taught the people.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine;
For he taught them as one that had
authority and not as the scribes.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth?
Art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace and come out.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn loose from him,
And cried with a loud voice, he
27 And they were all amazed,
Insomuch they questioned among themselves,
Saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this?
For with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits and they do obey him.
28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about
29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue from teaching the
They entered into
the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
30 But Simon's wife's mother lay in bed sick of a fever,
And with haste they did tell him of her.
31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up;
And immediately the
fever left her and she ministered unto them.
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were
And them that were possessed with devils; and all the city was
gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick of many diverse diseases, and cast out many
devils from them,
And suffered not the devils to speak out, because they knew that he
was the Christ.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day-break, he went out,
departed Capernaum into a solitary place and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed him.
37 And when they had found him,
They said unto him, All men seek for thee.
38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns,
That I may preach there
also; for therefore came I forth into the world.
39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee and cast out
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him and kneeling down to him,
And saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand,
And touched him saying, I will; be thou clean.
42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately,
The leprosy departed from him and
he was cleansed.
43 And he straightly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man but go thy way;
Show thyself to the priest and offer for thy cleansing,
Those things which Moses
For a testimony unto them.
45 But he went out,
And began to publish it much,
And to blaze abroad the
matter in that city,
Insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city,
without in solitary places; and they came to him from every quarter.
1 AND again he entered into Capernaum after some days;
And it was noised
about he was home.
2 And straightway many were gathered together,
Insomuch that there was no longer room
to receive them,
No, not so much as about the door; and he preached the word
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of
4 And when they could not come near him because of the crowd, they
uncovered the roof where he was;
And when they had opened it up large enough, they let down the bed
wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins
be forgiven thee.
6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit,
That they so reasoned
He said unto them,
Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy,
Thy sins be forgiven
thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power to forgive sins,
He saith to the one sick of the palsy upon the bed,
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed,
And go thy way into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose,
Took up the bed,
And went forth before them all;
Insomuch that they were all sore amazed,
And glorified God, saying, We never saw it before on this fashion.
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted
unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt
And said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house,
and sinners sat also together,
With Jesus and his disciples;
For there were many,
and they followed him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners,
They said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with
publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need
of the physician,
But they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
18 Now the disciples of John and of the Pharisees are used to fast,
And they come
and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but
thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber fast while
the bridegroom is with them?
As long as they have the bridegroom with them they
20 But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on a worn place of an old garment,
Else the new piece
that filled it up taketh away from the old and the rent is made worse.
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles, else the new wine doth burst
And the new wine is spilled and the old bottles will be marred and
wine must be put into new bottles.
23 And it came to pass, he went through the grain fields on the Sabbath day;
And his disciples began. as they went, to pluck the ears of grain.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold,
Why do they on the Sabbath that
which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what king David did,
When he had need and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar, who was the high priest,
And did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests,
gave also to them which were with him? And he said unto them,
Wherefore the Sabbath was made for man for a day of rest,
And also that man should glorify God,
And not that man should not eat;
27 For the Son of Man made the Sabbath day,
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.
1 AND he entered again into the synagogue;
And there was a man there which had
a withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day;
might accuse him; and he saith unto the man which had the withered hand,
Stand forth; and he asked them, Is it lawful to do good on the
` Or to do
evil; to save life or to kill? But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about upon them with anger,
Being grieved for the
hardness of their hearts,
He saith unto the man, Now stretch forth thine hand;
he stretched it out, and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians
How they might destroy him; but Jesus withdrew himself with his
disciples to the sea;
And a great
multitude from Galilee followed after him; also from Judea,
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond Jordan;
And they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude,
When they had heard what great things he did,
came unto him.
9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him,
the multitude, lest they should throng him; for he had healed many,
Insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him;
And as many as had plagues and unclean spirits,
When they saw him, fell down before him,
saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he straightly charged them that they should not make him known.
13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would; and
they came unto him.
14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send
them forth to preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils; and Simon he surnamed Peter;
17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James,
surnamed Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder;
18 And Andrew, and Philip,
And Bartholomew, and Matthew,
And Thomas, and James
the son of Alphaeus,
And Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot,
Which is the one man that also betrayed him; and they went into an house.
20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as
Then came certain men accusing him, saying, Why do ye receive
Seeing thou makest out thyself to be the Son of God?
21 And when certain men heard of it,
They went to lay hold on him;
For they said, he is beside himself.
22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said,
He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out
23 And he called them unto them and said unto them in parables, How can Satan
cast out Satan?
24 For if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stay standing.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided,
He cannot stand, but
hath an end.
27 No man can enter into a strong man's house,
And spoil his goods except he first bind the strong man;
Then is he free to spoil the riches of the house of the strong man.
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,
also blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme;
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost,
Shall never have any forgiveness,
But is in danger of eternal damnation;
30 For they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
31 There came then his brethren and his mother,
And, standing without, sent
unto him, calling him.
32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him,
Behold, thy mother
and thy brethren without seek for thee.
33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him,
And said, Behold my
mother and my brethren!
35 For whosoever shall do the will of God,
The same is my brother, and my
sister, and mother.
1 AND he began again to teach by the sea side;
And there was gathered unto him
a great multitude,
So that he entered into a ship, and sat there in the sea;
whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2 And he taught them many things by parables,
And said unto them in his
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow;
4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side,
And the fowls of
the air came and devoured it up.
5 And some fell on stony ground,
Where it had not much earth;
And immediately it
Because it had no depth of earth;
6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched;
And because it had no root, it
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up,
And choked it, and it
yielded no fruit.
8 And others fell on good ground,
And did yield fruit that sprang up and
And brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear and
10 And when he was alone with the twelve and they that believed in him, they asked of him
11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the
kingdom of God;
But unto them that are without, all these things are done in
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive;
And hearing they may hear, and
Lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be
13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know
14 The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side where the word is sown;
` But when they
have heard, Satan cometh immediately,
And taketh away the word that was sown in
16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground;
Who, when they
have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17 But have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a short time; and afterward,
affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,
And the lusts
of other things entering in,
Choke the word,
And it becometh unfruitful.
20 And these are they which are sown on good ground;
Such as hear the word, and
receive it, and bring forth fruit,
Some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an
21 And he said unto them,
Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel,
under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hidden, which shall not be manifested;
Neither was any
thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear; and then he said unto them,
Take heed what ye hear; for what measure ye mete it
shall be measured to you;
And unto you that hear shall more be given; for he that hath, shall be given
And he that hath not heard the word, from him shall
be taken, even that which he hath.
26 And he said also, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the
27 And should sleep and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring and grow
up, he knoweth not how.
28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear,
After that the full corn in the ear; but when the fruit is brought forth,
Immediately he putteth in the sickle,
because the harvest is come.
30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God?
Or with what
comparison shall we compare it?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth,
less than all the seeds that be in the earth; but when it is sown, it groweth up,
And becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches;
So that the fowls of the air may lodge under the
shadow of it.
33 And with many such parables spake he unto them,
As they were able to
34 But without a parable spake he not unto them;
And when they were alone, he
expounded all things to his disciples.
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass
over to the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in
And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind,
And the waves beat into the ship, so
that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, fast asleep on a pillow;
And they awake
him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still.
And immediately the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful?
How is it that ye have no
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another,
What manner of man is
this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
1 AND they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the
tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not
even with chains;
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains,
And the chains
had been plucked asunder by him,
And the fetters broken in pieces;
any tame him.
5 And always, both night and day,
He was in the mountains and in the tombs,
and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee,
Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit; and he asked him,
What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is
Legion; for we are many.
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils within besought him, saying, Send us into the swine,
That we may enter into them; and forthwith Jesus gave them leave.
And the unclean spirits went out, and
entered into the swine;
And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the
(they were about two thousand); and were choked in the sea.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city,
And the country; and they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus; and they see him that was possessed with the devil,
had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind; and they were
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with
` And also concerning the swine; and they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil,
Prayed him that he might be with him; howbeit Jesus suffered him not
to stay with him,
But saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee,
And hath had compassion on thee; and he departed, and began to publish
about in Decapolis,
How great things Jesus had
done for him; and all men that knew him did marvel.
21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side,
people gathered unto him; and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue,
Out to him, Jairus by name;
and when he saw him, he fell down at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of
I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her that she may be healed, and
she shall live.
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered through many things at the hands of many physicians,
And had spent all that she had and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the crowd behind and touched his
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes I shall be made whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up;
And she felt that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself,
That virtue had gone out of him, turned about in the crowd,
And said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him,
Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and
sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about, only to see her that had done this thing.
33 And the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her,
fell down before him and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;
Now go in peace and be whole of thy plague; and while he yet spake,
There came from the ruler of the synagogue's house
a certain man which said,
Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any
36 Now as soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken,
He saith unto the ruler of
Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him,
Save Peter, James, and John the
brother of James.
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,
And seeth the
tumult, and all them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye all this ado,
And weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth; and they laughed him to scorn.
But when he had put them all out, he taketh
the father and the mother of the damsel,
And them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was
41 And he took the damsel by the hand and said unto her,
Talitha cumi; which
is, being interpreted,
Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose,
And walked; she was the age of
And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straightway that no man should know it;
And commanded that
something should be given her to eat.
1 AND he went out from thence and came into his own country, and his
disciples followed him.
2 And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue;
many hearing him were astonished, saying,
From whence hath this man these
And what wisdom is this which is given unto him,
That even such mighty
works are wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James,
and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?
And they were
offended at him; but Jesus said unto them,
A prophet is not without honor but in his own
And among his own kin, and in his own house.
5 And he could there do no mighty work,
Save that he laid his hands upon a few
sick folk, and healed them.
6 And he marveled because of their unbelief; and he went round about the
7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and
And gave them power over unclean spirits; and commanded them,
That they should take nothing for their journey,
staff only; no scrip, no bread,
No money in their purse;
9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house,
abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you,
Nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
Verily I say
unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah,
In the day of
judgment, than for that city.
12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and
14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad;) and he
That John the Baptist was risen from the dead,
And therefore mighty works
do show forth themselves in him.
15 Others said, It is Elijah; and others said, It is a prophet, or
one of the prophets.
16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded; he is
risen from the dead.
17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in
For Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married her.
18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful,
For thee to have thy brother's
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him,
And would have killed him; but
she could not; for Herod feared John,
Knowing that he was a just man and an holy man, and also one who
observed to worship him; and when he heard him, he did many things for him, and heard him gladly.
21 And now when a convenient day was come to celebrate, king Herod, on his birthday,
Made a supper
to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in and danced,
Herod and them that sat with him,
The king said unto the damsel,
Ask of me
whatsoever thou wilt and I will give it thee.
23 And he swear unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me I will give it
thee, unto half of my kingdom.
24 And she went forth and said unto her mother, What shall I ask?
And she said,
The head of John the Baptist.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king and asked,
will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake,
And for their
sakes which sat with him,
He would not reject her.
27 And immediately the king sent an executioner,
And commanded his head to be
brought; and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
28 And brought his head in a charger and gave it to the damsel;
And the damsel
gave it to her mother Herodias.
29 And when his disciples heard of it,
They came and took up his corpse and
laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto where Jesus was,
And told him all
things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a solitary place and rest
For there were many, coming and going, and they had no leisure so much
as to eat.
32 And they departed into a solitary place by ship privately.
33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him,
And ran afoot thither
out of all cities,
And outwent them, and came together unto him in that place.
34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people and was moved with compassion,
Because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and he began to
teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said,
This is a solitary place, and now the time for departure is come;
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about,
And into the
villages, and buy bread; for they have nothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat; and they said unto him,
Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go now and see.
And when they knew,
they say, Five, and two fishes.
39 And he commanded them to make all sit down,
By companies upon the green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to
And blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples
to set before them;
And the two fishes divided he among them all; and they did all eat, and
they were all filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments of the loaves and of the fishes.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves and fishes were about five thousand men.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship,
go to the other side before unto Bethsaida,
While he sent away the people.
46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them.
about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them,
Walking upon the sea,
and would have passed by them.
49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea,
They supposed it a
spirit, and cried out;
50 For they all saw him and were troubled.
And immediately he talked with them,
And saith, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased;
And they were
sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves; for their heart was
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and
drew to the shore.
54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway the people knew him,
55 And ran through that whole region round about,
And began to carry about in
Those that were sick, where they heard he was.
56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages or cities,
Or country, they laid
the sick in the streets and besought him,
That they might touch as it were but
the border of his garment;
And as many as touched him were made whole.
1 THEN came together unto him the Pharisees,
And certain of the scribes, which
came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled hands,
That is to
say, with unwashen hands, they found fault; for the Pharisees and all the Jews,
Except they wash their hands oft, eat
not, holding to the traditions of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash their hands, they eat not.
other things there be, which they have received and hold to,
As the washing of
cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples,
to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?
6 And he answered and said unto them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites,
For it is written: This people honoreth me with their lips but their heart is
far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines the
commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold to the tradition of men,
As washing of pots and cups, and many other such things that ye do.
9 And he said, Full well ye reject the commandment of God,
That ye may
keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother;
And, Whoso curseth father
or mother, let him die the death;
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban,
is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be
12 And ye suffer him no more to do anything for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,
Which ye have
delivered; and many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people unto him,
He said unto them, Hearken
unto me every one of you, and understand;
15 There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him;
But the things which come out of him, those are they that defile.
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house,
From the people, his disciples asked
him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not
That whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot
19 Because it entereth not into his heart but into the belly,
And goeth out
into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries,
Murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
An evil eye,
blasphemy, pride, and foolishness;
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
24 And from thence he arose and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon,
entered into an house and would have had no man know it, but he could not be hid;
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit,
him, and came and fell at his feet.
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation,
And she besought him, that
he would cast out the devil.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first all be filled;
For it is not meet
to take the children's bread and cast it unto the dogs.
28 But she answered and said unto him, Yea, Lord; yet the dogs under the table
eat the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out,
daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon,
He came unto the
sea of Galilee through the coasts of Decapolis.
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf and had an impediment in his
And they did beseech him to put his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude,
And put his fingers into his ears,
and he spit, and touched his tongue;
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is,
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was
loosed, and he spake plain.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man;
But the more he charged
So much the more a great deal they published it;
37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well;
maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
1 IN those days the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat,
Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith, I have compassion on the multitude,
Because they have now already been with me for three
days and have had nothing to eat;
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses they will faint by the
For some of them have come a long distance; and his disciples answered him,
From whence can a man satisfy these with
bread here in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
6 And he commanded the people to sit down there on the ground;
And he took the seven
loaves and gave thanks, and brake,
And gave it to his disciples to set before them;
And they did set them before the people.
7 And they had a few small fishes;
And he blessed, and commanded to set them
also before them.
8 So they did eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken meat that
was left seven baskets.
9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples,
And came into
the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth,
And began to question him, seeking of him
a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek
after a sign?
Verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this
generation, save the sign of the prophet Jonah;
For as Jonah was buried for three days and three nights in the
So likewise shall the Son of Man be buried in the bowels of the
13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again,
And departed to the other
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread,
Neither had they in the ship
with them more than one loaf.
15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and Herod.
16 And they reasoned over this saying among themselves, saying, Is it because we
have no bread?
17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye because ye have
Perceive ye not yet, neither understand? are your hearts yet hardened?
18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not?
Do ye not
remember when I brake the five loaves among five thousand,
How many baskets full of
fragments took ye up? And they say unto him, Twelve.
20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments
took ye up?
And they said, Seven; and he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him,
besought him to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand,
And led him out of town and spit on his eyes,
Put his hands upon him and asked him if he saw
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees walking around.
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes and made him look up;
his sight was restored and he saw every man clearly.
26 And he sent him away to his house, saying,
Neither go into the town, nor tell
it to any in the town.
27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi;
And by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I
28 And they answered him, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and still others, One
of the prophets.
29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and
saith unto him,
Thou art the Christ; and then he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things,
be rejected of the elders, the chief priests, and scribes,
killed, and after three days rise again;
32 And he spake about this plainly.
And Peter took him aside and rebuked him.
33 But when he had turned and looked upon his disciples,
He rebuked Peter,
saying to him, Get thee behind me Satan;
For thou savourest not the things of God but the things of men.
34 And when he had called the people unto him, and with his disciples also,
unto them, Whosoever of you would come after me, let him deny himself,
And take up his
cross and follow me; for whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
But whosoever shall lose his
life for my sake, and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, only to
lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? therefore, whosoever shall be ashamed of me,
And of my words in this adulterous
and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man also be ashamed,
cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
1 AND he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
That there be some
that stand here,
Which shall not taste of death,
Till they have seen the kingdom
of God come with power.
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John,
leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves; and he was
transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on
earth can white them.
4 And there appeared Elias, or John the Baptist, with Moses; and they were talking with
5 And Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here;
And let us make three tabernacles; one for thee,
And one for Moses, and one for
6 For he wist not what to say;
For they were sore afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them;
And a voice came out of the
cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear him.
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged each of them,
That they should tell
no man what things they had seen,
Till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves,
Questioning one another what
the rising from the dead should mean.
11 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first and restoreth all
And prepareth all things, and teacheth you of the prophets,
How it is written of the Son of man,
That he must suffer many
And be set at naught.
13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come,
And they have done unto him
whatsoever they listed, as it is written;
And he bore record of me, and the scribes and Pharisees received
him not. Verily this was Elias.
14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them,
and the scribes questioning with them.
15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed,
and running to him saluted him.
16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
17 And one of the multitude answered and said,
Master, I have brought thee
Which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him;
And he foameth, and gnasheth
with his teeth, and pineth away;
And I spake to thy disciples that they should
cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O ye faithless generation, how long shall I be with
How long shall I have to suffer with you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him;
And when he saw him, straightway the spirit
tare him; And he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he
said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy
But if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst only believe,
All things are possible to him
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out,
and said with tears, Lord,
I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul
Saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit I charge thee,
Come out of
him and enter ye no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried and rent him sore,
And came out of him;
And he was as
Insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why
could not we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and
30 And they departed thence and passed through Galilee;
And he would not that
any man should know.
31 For he taught his disciples and said unto them,
The Son of man is delivered
into the hands of wicked men,
And they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he
shall rise the third day.
32 But they understood not that saying and were afraid to ask him. And he came to Capernaum;
And being in the house he asked them, What was it
that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
34 But they held their peace; for by the way they had disputed among themselves
who was the greatest.
35 And he sat down and called the twelve unto him, and saith unto them,
If any man
desire to be first in the kingdom,
The same shall be last of all and servant of all.
36 And he took a child and set him in the midst of them;
And when he had taken the child in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall humble himself like one of these children shall receiveth
whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not only me but him that sent me, even
38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy
And he followeth not us; and we forbade him because he followeth not us.
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no man,
Which shall do a miracle
in my name,
That can lightly speak evil of me.
40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name,
belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me,
It is better that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
And he were cast
into the sea.
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off;
For it is better for thee to enter into
Than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never
shall be quenched;
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not ever quenched.
And if either one of thy feet offend thee, cut it off;
For it is better for thee to enter halt
Than having two feet and be cast into hell,
Into fire that never
46 Where their worm dieth not,
And the fire is not ever quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out;
For it is better to enter
into the kingdom of God with one eye,
Than having two eyes and be cast into hell fire, where their worm dieth not,
And the fire is not quenched; for every one shall be salted with fire,
And every sacrifice shall be salted
50 But the salt must be good;
For if the salt have lost his saltiness,
Wherewith will ye season it (the sacrifice)?
Therefore it must needs be that ye have salt in yourselves,
And have peace one with another.
1 AND he arose from thence and cometh into the coasts of Judea by the
farther side of Jordan;
And the people resort unto him again; and, as he was
wont, he taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him,
Is it lawful for a man to put
away his wife? tempting him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her
5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote
you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation of man God made them both, male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,
And cleave to his
8 And they twain shall be one flesh;
So then they are no more twain, but one
9 What therefore God hath joined together let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house his disciples asked him of the same matter.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
And marry another,
committeth adultery against her.
12 And also if a woman shall put away her husband,
And marry another, she
13 And they brought their young children unto him,
That he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased and said unto them,
that the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not;
For of such child like humbleness is the
kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a
little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them and blessed them.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running,
kneeled down unto him, and asked him, Good Master,
What shall I do that I may inherit
18 And Jesus said unto him,
Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these things have I observed from my
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, One thing thou lackest;
Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast and give it to the poor,
And thou shalt have
treasure in heaven;
And come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was saddened at that and went away grieved;
For he had great
possessions of the things of the world.
23 And Jesus looked round about him, and saith unto his disciples,
How hardly shall
they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words, but Jesus answereth again,
Children, how hard it is for them that trust in riches to
enter the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich
man to enter the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then
can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men that trust in riches it is impossible;
But not impossible with
men who trust in God, and leave all for my sake;
For with such all these things are possible.
28 Then Peter began to say unto him,
Lo, we have left all, and have followed
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath
left house, or brethren, or sisters,
Or father, or mother, or wife, or children,
or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren,
and sisters, and mothers,
And children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the
world to come, eternal life.
31 But there are many that make themselves first that shall be last;
And the last first. This he said in rebuke of Peter.
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem;
And Jesus went before them;
And they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid.
And he took again
the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be
delivered unto the chief priests,
And unto the scribes; and they shall condemn
him unto death and deliver him unto the Gentiles;
34 And they shall mock him, and they shall scourge him,
And shall spit upon him, and
shall kill him;
And the third day he shall rise again.
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying,
would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit,
One on thy right hand,
the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask of me;
Can ye drink of the cup I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed
drink of the cup that I drink of;
And with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized;
40 But to sit on my right hand,
And on my left hand, is not mine to give;
shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard about this, they began to be much displeased,
With the wants of James and
John; but Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them,
Ye know that they which
are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them;
great ones exercise authority upon them; but so shall it not be among you;
For whosoever will be greatest among you
shall also be your minister;
44 And whosoever of you will be chiefest shall be servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,
But to minister and
be a ransom for many.
46 And they came to Jericho;
And as he went out of Jericho,
With his disciples and a great number of people,
Blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the
way side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and
Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me; and many charged him that he should hold his peace;
But he cried out the more, a
great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called unto him.
And they called the
blind man, saying unto him,
Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto
The blind man said unto him, Lord, I would that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.
1 AND when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany,
mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village nearby,
soon as ye be entered into it,
Ye shall find a colt tied,
Whereon never man sat;
loose him and bring him.
3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of
And straightway he will send him hither.
4 And they went their way,
And found the colt tied by the door without,
And in a
place where two ways met; and they loosed him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the
6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded; and they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on it;
And he sat
upon it; and many spread their garments in the way;
And others cut down branches off
And strewed them in the way.
9 And they that went before,
And they that followed, cried, saying,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord;
10 Hosanna; Blessed is he that bringeth the kingdom of our father David,
That cometh in the name of the
Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple;
And when he had looked
round about upon all things,
And blessed the disciples the eventide was come,
And he went out unto
Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry;
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find
any thing thereon;
And when he came to it, he found on it nothing but leaves; for the
time of figs was not come yet.
14 And Jesus said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for
ever; and his disciples heard it.
15 And when they had come to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple,
He began to cast
out them that sold and bought in the temple,
And overthrew the tables of the
And the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man,
Should carry any vessel through the
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written:
My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations?
But ye have made it a den of thieves; and the scribes and chief priests heard it,
And they sought how they might
destroy him; but they feared him,
Because all the people was astonished at his
19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning as they passed by,
They saw the fig tree dried up from
21 And Peter calling to his remembrance saith, Master,
Behold, the fig tree
which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have complete faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,
But shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass,
have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you,
What things soever ye desire when ye pray,
that ye receive them and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any,
Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive
27 And they come again to Jerusalem; and as he was walking and teaching in the temple,
There come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things?
And who gave
thee this authority to do these things?
29 And Jesus answered and said unto them,
I will also ask of you one question; answer me,
And I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men? answer me.
31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying,
If we shall say, From heaven;
will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people;
For all men counted
John great, that he was a prophet indeed.
33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell.
And Jesus answering
saith unto them,
Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
1 AND he began to speak unto them by parables: A certain man planted a
And set an hedge about it and digged a place for the winevat,
built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,
And went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant,
That he might receive
from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 But they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant;
And at him they cast stones,
wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed; and many others, beating some
and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto
They will have reverence for my son; but those husbandmen said among themselves,
This is the heir; come, let us
kill him and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him, killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do?
Lo, he will come and destroy the
And will give the vineyard unto others.
10 And have ye not read this scripture:
The stone the builders rejected,
The same has
become the head of the corner;
11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
12 Now they were angry when they heard these words and sought to lay hold on him,
But feared the people; for they knew
he had spoken the parable against them;
And they left him and went their way.
13 And they sent unto him certain of the Pharisees,
And also of the Herodians, to
catch him in his words.
14 And when they were come unto him, they said unto him, Teacher,
We know that thou art
true, and thou carest not for any mans position;
For thou regardest not the person of men but teachest the way of God in truth;
Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or
not? Shall we give or shall we not give?
But he, knowing their hypocrisy said, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny that I may see it.
16 And they brought it; and he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
And they said unto him, Caesar's. And Jesus answering said unto them,
Render to Caesar the things that are
And to God the things that are God's.
And they marveled at him.
18 Then come unto him the Sadducees,
Which say there is no resurrection, and
they asked him, saying,
19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife
And leave no children, that his brother should take his wife and
raise up seed unto his brother.
20 Now there were seven brethren; and the first took a wife and dying left no
21 And the second took her and died: neither left he any seed;
And the third and so on even unto seven likewise.
22 And the seven had her, and left no seed;
Last of all the woman died also.
23 In the resurrection therefore,
When they shall rise, whose wife shall she be
For the seven had her to wife; and Jesus answering said unto them,
Do ye not therefore err because ye know
not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in
But are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise,
Have ye not read in the book of
Moses how in the bush God spake unto him, saying,
I am the God of Abraham,
and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead but the God of the living;
Ye therefore do
28 And one of the scribes came and having heard them reasoning together,
perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first
commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all is, Hear, O
Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord;
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
And with all thy mind, and with all thy strength;
This is the first
31 And the second is like, namely this,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master; thou hast said the truth;
there is one God; and there is none other but he;
33 And to love him with all the heart,
And with all the understanding,
all the soul,
And with all the strength,
And to love his neighbour as himself,
Is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said unto him,
not far from the kingdom of God.
And no man after that durst ask him, Who art thou?.
35 And Jesus answered and said while he taught in the temple,
How is it that the
scribes say that Christ is the Son of David?
36 For David himself said, by the Holy Ghost: The LORD said to my Lord,
on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord;
And whence is he then his son?
And the common people heard him gladly,
But the high priest and the elders were offended.
38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes,
Which love to
go in long clothing and love salutations in the marketplaces,
39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts,
40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers;
shall receive greater damnation.
41 And after this Jesus sat opposite the treasury,
And beheld how the people cast
money into the treasury;
And how the many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow,
And she threw in two mites, which make a
43 And he called unto him his disciples and saith unto them,
Verily I say
unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in,
Than all the others which have cast
into the treasury;
44 For all they did cast in was their abundance;
But she of her want did cast
in all that she had, even all her living.
1 AND as he went out of the temple,
One of his disciples saith unto him, Master,
See what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings?
shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over across from the temple,
James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be?
And what shall be the sign when
these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you;
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ;
And they shall deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars,
Be ye not troubled; for
such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
shall be earthquakes in diverse places,
And there shall be famines and troubles;
These are the beginnings of sorrows; but take heed to yourselves;
For they shall deliver you up to councils; and in
the synagogues ye shall be beaten;
And ye shall be brought before rulers and
kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you and deliver you up,
Take no thought
beforehand what ye speak,
Neither do ye premeditate;
But whatsoever shall
be given you in that hour,
That speak ye; for it is not ye that speak but the
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son;
And children shall rise up against their parents,
And shall cause them to be
put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake;
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel
Standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,)
Then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains;
15 And let him that is on the housetop,
Not go down into the house,
Neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house;
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his
17 And woe to them that are with child and that give suck in those
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter;
19 For in those days shall be affliction,
Such as was not from the beginning
of the creation,
Which God created unto this time, neither shall it ever be.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days no flesh should be saved;
But for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ;
Or, lo, he is
there; believe him not;
22 For false Christs,
And false prophets shall rise;
And they shall show signs and
To seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed; behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened,
the moon shall not give forth her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall,
And the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from
the four winds,
From the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree:
When her branch is yet tender,
putteth forth leaves ye know that summer is near;
So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know
it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass till all these
things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and of that hour knoweth no man,
No, not the angels which are
Neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray;
For ye know not when the time is come.
34 The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey,
Who left his house
and gave authority to his servants,
And to every man his work, and commanded the
porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh,
even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning;
36 Lest in his coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all;
1 AFTER two days was the feast of the Passover,
And of unleavened bread; and
the chief priests and the scribes sought,
How they might take him by craftiness and
put him to death.
2 But they said to themselves, Not on the feast day,
` Lest there be an uproar of the people.
3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
As he sat at meat, there
came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment,
Of spikenard very precious; and
she brake the box and poured it upon his head.
4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and they said,
this waste of the ointment made? for it might have been sold.
For more than three hundred pence and have been
given to the poor.
And they murmured against her; and Jesus said, Let her alone;
Why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good
work on me.
7 For ye have the poor with you always,
And whensoever ye will, ye may do them
good; but me ye have not always.
8 She hath done what she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the
9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout
the whole world,
This also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a
memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve,
Went unto the chief priests, to betray
him unto them.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money.
he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
12 And the first day of unleavened bread,
When they killed the passover, his
disciples said unto him,
Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest
eat the Passover?
13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into
And there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water;
Follow him; and wheresoever he shall go in,
Say ye to the goodman of the house, The
Where is the guest chamber where I shall eat the passover with my
15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared; there make
ready for us.
16 And his disciples went forth and came into the city and found as he had
And they made ready the Passover.
17 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you,
One of you
which eateth with me shall betray me.
19 And they began to be very sorrowful,
And to say unto him one by one, Is it I?
and another said, Is it I?
20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth
with me in the dish.
21 And the Son of man indeed goeth to the slaughter as a lamb, as it is written of him,
But woe unto that man by
whom the Son of man is betrayed to his enemies!
Good were it for that man if he had never been
22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread and blessed, and brake it,
to them and said, Take, eat; this is in remembrance of my body;
For as often as ye shall do this ye will remember this hour that I
was with you.
23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them; and
they all drank of it.
24 And he said unto them, This is in remembrance of my blood which is shed
And the new testament; for of me ye shall bear record unto all the
25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine,
that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night;
For it is written: I will smite the shepherd and the sheep shall be
28 And after that, I am risen; and I will go before you into Galilee.
29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended,
Yet will I never be offended because of thee.
30 And Jesus saith, Verily I say unto thee,
That this day, even in
Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee,
I will not deny
thee in any wise; likewise said they all.
32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane;
And he saith to his
Sit ye here, while I shall go and pray.
33 And he taketh with him Peter, James, and John,
And they began to be sore amazed
and to be very heavy;
34 And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death;
here and watch; and he went forward a little and fell on the ground,
And prayed unto the Father that, if it
were possible, this hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away
this cup from me;
Nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt; and he cometh
back and findeth them sleeping,
And saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou also? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38 Watch ye, and pray, lest ye should enter into temptation; and they said,
The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away and prayed,
And spake the same words.
40 And when he returned,
He found them asleep again,
(for their eyes were
Neither did they know what to answer him.
41 And he cometh the third time and saith unto them,
Sleep on now, and take
your rest; it is enough, the hour is come;
Behold, the Son of man is betrayed
into the hands of the chief priests.
42 Rise up from your sleep and let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
43 And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve;
with him cometh a great multitude with swords and staves,
From the chief priests, and
the scribes and the elders.
44 And he that betrayed him had given them a token,
Saying, Whomsoever I kiss, the same is he;
Take him, and lead him away safely.
45 And as soon as he was come,
He goeth straightway unto him,
And said, Master,
master; and kissed him.
46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
47 And one of the disciples that stood by drew a sword,
And smote a servant of the high
priest and cut off his ear.
48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out in the night,
As you would against a thief,
with your swords and staves to overtake me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching and ye took me not;
scriptures must all be fulfilled concerning me.
50 And the disciples, when they heard this saying,
All forsook him and fled.
51 And there followed him a certain young man,
Having a linen cloth cast about upon his naked body;
And the young men laid hold on him, and left the linen cloth,
And fled from them naked; and they led Jesus away to the high priest;
And with him were assembled all
the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest;
he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.
55 And the chief priests and all the council,
Sought for witnesses against Jesus,
put him to death; but they found none.
56 For many bare their false witness against him,
But their witness agreed not
together on any one thing.
57 And there arose certain men and bare false witness against him, saying,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,
within three days I will build another made without hands.
59 But again neither so did their witnesses agree together.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst of them,
And asked Jesus, saying, Answerest
What is it which these witness against thee?
61 But he held his peace, answering nothing.
Again the high priest asked him, saying,
Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am; and soon ye shall see the Son of man,
Sitting on the right
hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
63 Then the high priest rent his clothes and saith, What need we any further
64 Ye have heard the blasphemy; what think ye? And they all condemned him to be
guilty of death.
65 And some of them began to spit on him, and to cover his face with a blindfold, and to buffet him,
to say unto him, Prophesy; and the servants did strike him with the palms of
66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of
the high priest;
67 And when she saw Peter warming himself at the fire, she looked upon him,
And said unto him, And
thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
68 But he denied, saying, I know not Jesus of Nazareth,
Neither understand I what thou sayest.
he went out into the porch;
And the cock crew.
69 And a maid saw him again,
And began to say to them that stood by,
one of them; and he denied it again.
And a little after, they that stood by said again to
Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech
71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye
72 And the second time the cock crew; and Peter called to mind the word,
Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice,
Thou shalt deny me thrice.
when he thought thereon, he wept.
1 AND straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation,
the elders and scribes and the whole council,
And bound Jesus and carried him
And delivered him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked him,
Art thou the King of the Jews?
And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things, but he answered nothing.
4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
Behold how many
things they witness against thee.
5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled at him.
6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made
Who had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release the King of
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
11 But the chief priests moved the people,
That he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then,
That I shall
do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them,
Why, what evil hath he done against you?
And they cried out
the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto
And delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him into the hall called Praetorium;
And they called
together the whole band.
17 And they clothed him with purple,
And platted a crown of thorns,
And put it
about his head,
18 And began to salute him,
Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they smote him on the head with a reed,
And did spit upon him, and bowing
their knees worshipped him.
20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe from him,
And put his
own clothes on him and led him out of the city to crucify him.
21 And they compeled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the
The father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha,
Which is, being interpreted,
The place of a skull.
23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh, but he received it not.
24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments,
Casting lots upon
them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the
other on his left hand.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And he was numbered with the
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads and saying,
thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests,
Mocking, said among themselves with the
scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend from the cross that we may see and
And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
31 And when the sixth hour was come,
There was darkness over the whole land
until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama
Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it,
Said, Behold, he
36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar,
And put it on a reed and
gave him to drink, saying,
Let alone; let us see if Elias will come to take
37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and then gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried
And gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40 There were also women looking on afar off;
Among whom was Mary Magdalene,
Mary the mother of James the less, and of Joses, and Salome;
41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him and ministered unto him;)
And many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 And now when the even was come,
Because it was the preparation,
the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor,
Which also waited for the
kingdom of God, came,
And went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of
44 And Pilate marveled if he were already dead; and calling the
He asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it of the centurion,
He gave the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen,
And took him down and wrapped him in the linen,
And laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock,
And rolled a stone
unto the door of the sepulcher.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
1 AND when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of
And Salome, had bought sweet spices that they might come and anoint him.
2 And very early in the morning, on the first day of the week,
They came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.
3 And they said among themselves,
Who shall roll us away the stone from the door
of the sepulcher?
4 But when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away (for it was very
5 And two angels sitting there clothed in long white garments;
And they were affrighted.
6 But the angels saith unto them, Be not affrighted;
Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth which
was crucified; he is risen;
He is not here; behold where they laid him, and go your way and tell his disciples,
And also Peter, that he goeth before you into
There shall ye see him as he said unto you.
7 And entering into the sepulcher they saw the place where they had laid
8 And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher; for they trembled and
Neither said they any thing to any man; for they were very afraid.
9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week,
first to Mary Magdalene, of whom he had cast out seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, even as they mourned and
11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive and had been seen of her,
believed it not.
12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them,
As they walked and
went into the country.
13 And they told it unto the residue;
Neither believed they them.
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat,
them for their unbelief and hardness of heart,
Because they believed not them
which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
But he that believeth not
shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In my name shall they cast
out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not
They shall lay hands on the sick and the sick shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them,
He was received up into
heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth and preached every where, the Lord working with them,
And confirming the word with signs following. Amen.