1 The beginning of the gospel of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they
of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of
Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a
skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after
me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and
8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize
you with the Holy Ghost.
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from
Nazareth of Galilee, 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 upon him:
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
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into
Galilee, preaching the gospel of 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.
16 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
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 farther thence, he saw James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the
ship mending their nets.
20 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 he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
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 out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou
Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee 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 him, and cried with a
loud voice, he came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that 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 Galilee.
29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they
entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they
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 diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and
cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak,
because they knew him.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he
went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek
38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I
may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out devils.
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
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and
touched him, and saith unto him, 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 straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go
thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing
those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze
abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly
enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they
came to him from every quarter.
1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it
was noised that he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that
there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the
door: and he preached the word unto them.
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which
was borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they
uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up,
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 was certain of the scribes sitting there, and
reasoning in their hearts,
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 within themselves, 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
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to
(he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
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 amazed, and
glorified God, saying, We never saw it 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 of custom, 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,
many publicans 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 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees 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
bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as
they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away
from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else
the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and
the rent is made worse.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine
doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles
will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on
the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck
the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the
sabbath day that which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did,
when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were
26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the
high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to
eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not
man for the sabbath:
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; that they might accuse him.
3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath
days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held
5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being
grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man,
Stretch forth thine hand.
And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel
with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and
a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, 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 because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him
for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him,
and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him
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:
16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James;
and he surnamed them 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
19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went
into an house.
20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could
not so much as eat bread.
21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out 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 him, and said unto them in parables,
How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot
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 will first bind the strong man; and then he
will spoil his house.
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the
sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never
forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
30 Because 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
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 in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea
on the land.
2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them
in his doctrine,
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 sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had
no root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked
it, and it yielded no fruit.
8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang
up and increased; 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
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the
twelve asked of him the parable.
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 parables:
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they
may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be
converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then
will ye know all parables?
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 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 their hearts.
16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground;
who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with
17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time:
afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's
sake, immediately they are offended.
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear
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
thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a
bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested;
neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that
hear shall more be given.
25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath
not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should
cast seed into the ground;
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.
29 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, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
32 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 the word unto them, as
they were able to hear it.
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 unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even
as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little
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, 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 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 faith?
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 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: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the
tombs, crying, 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
9 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
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the
swine, that we may enter into them.
13 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 sea, (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 in the country. And they went out to see what it was that
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with
the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his
right mind: and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was
possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17 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.
19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, 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.
20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great
things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other
side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue,
Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at
the point of death: 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
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had
spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and
touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and
she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had
gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who
touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude
thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in
her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee
whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the
synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why
troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith
unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and 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 them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this
ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 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 lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,
which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of
the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great
43 And he charged them straitly 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 follow him.
2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the
synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From
whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which
is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of
James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his
sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour,
but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own
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 marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round
about the villages, teaching.
7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them
forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their
journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in
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, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11 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 Gomorrha 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 healed them.
14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread
abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the
dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in
15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a
prophet, or as 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 prison 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 wife.
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have
killed him; but she could not:
20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an
holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many
things, and heard him gladly.
21 And when a convenient day was come, that 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, and pleased 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 sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I
will give it thee, unto the 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, saying, I 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
28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel:
and the damsel gave it to her mother.
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 Jesus, and
told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert
place, and rest a while:
for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so
much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert 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.
34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved
with compassion toward them, 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 desert place, and now the time is far
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round
about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they
have nothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat.
And they say 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 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 heaven, 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.
42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the
ship, and to 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
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea,
and he alone on the land.
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary
unto them: and 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
had been a spirit, and cried out:
50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he
talked with them, and saith unto them, 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
52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their
heart was hardened.
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 they
55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to
carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he
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 if 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 eat bread with
defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their
hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat
not. And many other things there be, which they have received to
hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy
disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat
bread with unwashen hands?
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of
you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with
their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition
of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such
like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of
God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour 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, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be
profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his
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 the man.
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 perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth
into the man, it cannot defile him;
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
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an
evil eye, blasphemy, pride, 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, and entered into an house, and would have no man know
it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean
spirit, heard of 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 forth the devil out of her
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled:
for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it
unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs
under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil
is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone
out, and her 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 midst of the coasts of
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an
impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand
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,
that is, Be opened.
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 them, so much the more a great deal they
37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all
things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to
1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having
nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith
2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been
with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will
faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy
these men with bread here in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said,
6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he
took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to
his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before
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
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 with 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.
13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed
to the other side.
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 of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we
have no bread.
17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye,
because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither
understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do
ye not remember?
19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many
baskets full of fragments took ye up?
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.
21 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, and besought him to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the
town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon
him, he asked him if he saw ought.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him
look up: and he was restored, and 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 am?
28 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and
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.
30 And 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, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief
priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise
32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and
began to rebuke him.
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he
rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou
savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him
deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 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
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in
this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son
of man be ashamed, when he 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 of them 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, and 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 unto them Elias with Moses: and they were
talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter answered and 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 Elias.
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 Jesus only with themselves.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged 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
with 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 things; and how it is written of the Son of man,
that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have
done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
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 unto thee my son, 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 faithless generation, how long
shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him,
straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came
And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the
waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have
compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are
possible to him that believeth.
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 spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf
spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him:
and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he
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 fasting.
30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he
would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of
man is delivered into the hands of 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
33 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 should be the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them,
If any man desire to be first, 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 him in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me,
but him that sent me.
38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out
devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad 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
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, because ye 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 for him 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: it is better for
thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into
hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for
thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast
into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for
thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having
two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice
shall be salted with salt.
50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness,
wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have
peace one with another.
1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea
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
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement,
and to put her away.
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 God made them male and
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more
twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put
10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to
another, she committeth adultery.
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch
them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto
them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid
them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 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
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one
running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what
shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is
none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not,
Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I
observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One
thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and
give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and
come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he
had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples,
How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus
answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it
for them that trust in riches to enter into 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 into 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 it is impossible,
but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and
have followed thee.
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
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 many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
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 to death, and shall deliver him to
34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall
spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him,
saying, Master, we 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
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy
right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye
drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the
baptism that 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; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased
with James and John.
42 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; and their great ones exercise authority upon
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, shall be your minister:
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but
to minister, and to give his life 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 highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to
cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he
cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And
they call 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 thee?
The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee
whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus
in the way.
1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and
Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his
2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against
you: and as 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 him; and straightway he will send him hither.
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door
without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do
ye, loosing the colt?
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
him; and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down
branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the
10 Blessed be 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 now the
eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was
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 nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee
hereafter for ever.
And his disciples heard it.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple,
and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple,
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of
them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel
through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house
shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have
made it a den of thieves.
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how
they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the
people was astonished at his doctrine.
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 the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master,
behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this
mountain, Be 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; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when
ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against
any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is
in heaven forgive your trespasses.
27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking 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, and 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
31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he 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, 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 vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a
place for the winefat, and 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 And 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, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away
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 wellbeloved, he sent him
also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir;
come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come
and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto
10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the
builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people:
for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and
they left him, and went their way.
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the
Herodians, to catch him in his words.
14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know
that thou art true, and carest for no man: 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?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their
hypocrisy, said unto them, 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 superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the
things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
And they marvelled 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 behind him, and leave no children, that his
brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his
20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and
dying left no seed.
21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed:
and the third 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 of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24 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 marriage; but are as the angels which are in
26 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
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye
therefore do greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning
together, and 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 the commandments 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 soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy
strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said
the truth: for 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, and with all the soul, and with all the strength,
and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole
burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto
him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after
that durst ask him any question.
35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple,
How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my
Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he
then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
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
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: these shall receive greater damnation.
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the
people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich
cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two
mites, which make a farthing.
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 they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of 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
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great
buildings? there 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 against the
temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the
sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not
troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and
there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of
9 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
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 shall 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 Holy Ghost.
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 the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him
that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee
to the mountains:
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the
house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to
take up his garment.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
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 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 shall
shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the
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, and the moon shall not give 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 and glory.
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 heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to
pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass,
till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time
34 For 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, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or
in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
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 craft, and put him to death.
2 But they said, 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 on his head.
4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves,
and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence,
and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
6 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 burying.
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. And 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 the city, and there shall meet you a man
bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the
house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I
shall eat the passover with my disciples?
15 And he will shew 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 said unto them: 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 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 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe
to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for
that man if he had never been born.
22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake
it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
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 my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for many.
25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of
the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of
26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
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 scattered.
28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet
will not I.
30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this
day, even in this night, 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 also said they all.
32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he
saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to
be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto
death: tarry ye here, and watch.
35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and
prayed that, if it were possible, the 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.
37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto
Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. 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 heavy,) neither wist they 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 sinners.
42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
43 And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the
twelve, and with him 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 shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him
45 And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and
saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
47 And one of them 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, as
against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me
not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen
cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on
52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
53 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: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at
55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness
against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness
agreed not together.
57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and within three days I will build another made
59 But neither so did their witness agree together.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus,
saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness
61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high
priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the
Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am: and 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 witnesses?
64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all
condemned him to be guilty of death.
65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to
buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did
strike him with the palms of their hands.
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, she looked upon him,
and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what
thou sayest. And 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, This is one of them.
70 And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood
by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou
art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this
man of whom ye speak.
72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind
the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice,
thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a
consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council,
and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to
2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answering said unto them, Thou sayest it.
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he
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 marvelled.
6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner,
whomsoever they desired.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them
that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he
had ever done unto them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto
you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for
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? And
they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released
Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged
him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called
Praetorium; and they call 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 from
him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify
21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming
out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear
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 JEWS.
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right
hand, and the other on his left.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was
numbered with the transgressors.
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads,
and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it
in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 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 now from the cross,
that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with
him reviled him.
33 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, saying,
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?
which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said,
Behold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it
on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see
whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw
that he so cried out, 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, and 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, that is, the day before the sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also
waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto
Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling
unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any
45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to
46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him
in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of
a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
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 James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they
might come and anoint him.
2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they
came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the
stone from the door of the sepulchre?
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away:
for it was very great.
5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting
on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they
6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of
Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here:
behold the place where they laid him.
7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth
before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto
8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for
they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to
any man; for they were afraid.
9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they
mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been
seen of her, believed not.
12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as
they walked, and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat,
and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart,
because they believed not them which had seen him after he was
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature.
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 hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick,
and they 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.