1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a

declaration of those things which are most surely believed

among us,

1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the

beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding

of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order,

most excellent Theophilus,

1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things,

wherein thou hast been instructed.

1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a

certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his

wife [was] of the daughters of Aaron, and her name [was]


1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the

commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren,

and they both were [now] well stricken in years.

1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's

office before God in the order of his course,

1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was

to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without

at the time of incense.

1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing

on the right side of the altar of incense.

1:12 And when Zacharias saw [him], he was troubled, and fear

fell upon him.

1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy

prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son,

and thou shalt call his name John.

1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall

rejoice at his birth.

1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall

drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled

with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the

Lord their God.

1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of

Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and

the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a

people prepared for the Lord.

1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know

this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that

stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee,

and to shew thee these glad tidings.

1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak,

until the day that these things shall be performed, because

thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their


1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he

tarried so long in the temple.

1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and

they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he

beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his

ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid

herself five months, saying,

1:25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he

looked on [me], to take away my reproach among men.

1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God

unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the

house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary.

1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that

art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art]

thou among women.

1:29 And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and

cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast

found favour with God.

1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring

forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the

Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his

father David:

1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of

his kingdom there shall be no end.

1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I

know not a man?

1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost

shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall

overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be

born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived

a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who

was called barren.

1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto

me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill

country with haste, into a city of Juda;

1:40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted


1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the

salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth

was filled with the Holy Ghost:

1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed

[art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb.

1:43 And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord

should come to me?

1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in

mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

1:45 And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a

performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for,

behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and

holy [is] his name.

1:50 And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to


1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the

proud in the imagination of their hearts.

1:52 He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted

them of low degree.

1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he

hath sent empty away.

1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of [his]


1:55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for


1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to

her own house.

1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be

delivered; and she brought forth a son.

1:58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had

shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

1:59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to

circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the

name of his father.

1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be

called John.

1:61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that

is called by this name.

1:62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him


1:63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His

name is John. And they marvelled all.

1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue

[loosed], and he spake, and praised God.

1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all

these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill

country of Judaea.

1:66 And all they that heard [them] laid [them] up in their

hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the

hand of the Lord was with him.

1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost,

and prophesied, saying,

1:68 Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited

and redeemed his people,

1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house

of his servant David;

1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have

been since the world began:

1:71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand

of all that hate us;

1:72 To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to

remember his holy covenant;

1:73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of

the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of

our life.

1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the

Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to

prepare his ways;

1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the

remission of their sins,

1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring

from on high hath visited us,

1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the

shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in

the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a

decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be


2:2 ([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor

of Syria.)

2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of

Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called

Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with


2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were

accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in

swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was

no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the

field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory

of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I

bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all


2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a

Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

2:12 And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe

wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the

heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will

toward men.

2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them

into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go

even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass,

which the Lord hath made known unto us.

2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and

the babe lying in a manger.

2:17 And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the

saying which was told them concerning this child.

2:18 And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which

were told them by the shepherds.

2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her


2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for

all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told

unto them.

2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising

of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of

the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law

of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to

present [him] to the Lord;

2:23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that

openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in

the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young


2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was]

Simeon; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the

consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he

should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the

parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the

custom of the law,

2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,

according to thy word:

2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy

people Israel.

2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which

were spoken of him.

2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother,

Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of

many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that

the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of

Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had

lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

2:37 And she [was] a widow of about fourscore and four years,

which departed not from the temple, but served [God] with

fastings and prayers night and day.

2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto

the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for

redemption in Jerusalem.

2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law

of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city


2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with

wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast

of the passover.

2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem

after the custom of the feast.

2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the

child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his

mother knew not [of it].

2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a

day's journey; and they sought him among [their] kinsfolk and


2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to

Jerusalem, seeking him.

2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him

in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both

hearing them, and asking them questions.

2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding

and answers.

2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother

said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold,

thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye

not that I must be about my Father's business?

2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto


2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was

subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her


2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour

with God and man.

3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,

Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being

tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea

and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of


3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God

came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the

baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the

prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,

Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill

shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight,

and the rough ways [shall be] made smooth;

3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized

of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee

from the wrath to come?

3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin

not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our] father:

for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise

up children unto Abraham.

3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees:

every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is

hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats,

let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat,

let him do likewise.

3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him,

Master, what shall we do?

3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is

appointed you.

3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what

shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man,

neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages.

3:15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in

their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

3:16 John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you

with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of

whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you

with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

3:17 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his

floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff

he will burn with fire unquenchable.

3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto

the people.

3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias

his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod

had done,

3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass,

that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was


3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove

upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my

beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,

being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was [the son]

of Heli,

3:24 Which was [the son] of Matthat, which was [the son] of

Levi, which was [the son] of Melchi, which was [the son] of

Janna, which was [the son] of Joseph,

3:25 Which was [the son] of Mattathias, which was [the son] of

Amos, which was [the son] of Naum, which was [the son] of Esli,

which was [the son] of Nagge,

3:26 Which was [the son] of Maath, which was [the son] of

Mattathias, which was [the son] of Semei, which was [the son]

of Joseph, which was [the son] of Juda,

3:27 Which was [the son] of Joanna, which was [the son] of

Rhesa, which was [the son] of Zorobabel, which was [the son] of

Salathiel, which was [the son] of Neri,

3:28 Which was [the son] of Melchi, which was [the son] of Addi,

which was [the son] of Cosam, which was [the son] of Elmodam,

which was [the son] of Er,

3:29 Which was [the son] of Jose, which was [the son] of

Eliezer, which was [the son] of Jorim, which was [the son] of

Matthat, which was [the son] of Levi,

3:30 Which was [the son] of Simeon, which was [the son] of Juda,

which was [the son] of Joseph, which was [the son] of Jonan,

which was [the son] of Eliakim,

3:31 Which was [the son] of Melea, which was [the son] of Menan,

which was [the son] of Mattatha, which was [the son] of Nathan,

which was [the son] of David,

3:32 Which was [the son] of Jesse, which was [the son] of Obed,

which was [the son] of Booz, which was [the son] of Salmon,

which was [the son] of Naasson,

3:33 Which was [the son] of Aminadab, which was [the son] of

Aram, which was [the son] of Esrom, which was [the son] of

Phares, which was [the son] of Juda,

3:34 Which was [the son] of Jacob, which was [the son] of Isaac,

which was [the son] of Abraham, which was [the son] of Thara,

which was [the son] of Nachor,

3:35 Which was [the son] of Saruch, which was [the son] of

Ragau, which was [the son] of Phalec, which was [the son] of

Heber, which was [the son] of Sala,

3:36 Which was [the son] of Cainan, which was [the son] of

Arphaxad, which was [the son] of Sem, which was [the son] of

Noe, which was [the son] of Lamech,

3:37 Which was [the son] of Mathusala, which was [the son] of

Enoch, which was [the son] of Jared, which was [the son] of

Maleleel, which was [the son] of Cainan,

3:38 Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth,

which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God.

4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan,

and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he

did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward


4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God,

command this stone that it be made bread.

4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man

shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed

unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give

thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and

to whomsoever I will I give it.

4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me,

Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,

and him only shalt thou serve.

4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle

of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God,

cast thyself down from hence:

4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over

thee, to keep thee:

4:11 And in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any

time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt

not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he

departed from him for a season.

4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

and there went out a fame of him through all the region round


4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and,

as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath

day, and stood up for to read.

4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet

Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place

where it was written,

4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath

anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me

to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the

captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at

liberty them that are bruised,

4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the

minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in

the synagogue were fastened on him.

4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture

fulfilled in your ears.

4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious

words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not

this Joseph's son?

4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this

proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done

in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted

in his own country.

4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in

the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and

six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, [a

city] of Sidon, unto a woman [that was] a widow.

4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the

prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the


4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these

things, were filled with wrath,

4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him

unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that

they might cast him down headlong.

4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught

them on the sabbath days.

4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was

with power.

4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of

an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

4:34 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.

4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out

of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came

out of him, and hurt him not.

4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves,

saying, What a word [is] this! for with authority and power he

commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

4:37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the

country round about.

4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's

house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever;

and they besought him for her.

4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left

her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick

with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his

hands on every one of them, and healed them.

4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying,

Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking [them] suffered

them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

4:42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert

place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed

him, that he should not depart from them.

4:43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to

other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

4:44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to

hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen

were gone out of them, and were washing [their] nets.

5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and

prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And

he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch

out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled

all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word

I will let down the net.

5:6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude

of fishes: and their net brake.

5:7 And they beckoned unto [their] partners, which were in the

other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came,

and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it], he fell down at Jesus' knees,

saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the

draught of the fishes which they had taken:

5:10 And so [was] also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee,

which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear

not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook

all, and followed him.

5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold

a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on [his] face, and

besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me


5:13 And he put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I

will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from


5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself

to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses

commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and

great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him

of their infirmities.

5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching,

that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by,

which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and

Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was [present] to heal


5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken

with a palsy: and they sought [means] to bring him in, and to

lay [him] before him.

5:19 And when they could not find by what [way] they might bring

him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop,

and let him down through the tiling with [his] couch into the

midst before Jesus.

5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy

sins are forgiven thee.

5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,

Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,

but God alone?

5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said

unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to

say, Rise up and walk?

5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon

earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I

say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine


5:25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that

whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were

filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican,

named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto

him, Follow me.

5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there

was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down

with them.

5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his

disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and


5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole

need not a physician; but they that are sick.

5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to


5:33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast

often, and make prayers, and likewise [the disciples] of the

Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the

bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken

away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

5:36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a

piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the

new maketh a rent, and the piece that was [taken] out of the

new agreeth not with the old.

5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new

wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles

shall perish.

5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are


5:39 No man also having drunk old [wine] straightway desireth

new: for he saith, The old is better.

6:1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first,

that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked

the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing [them] in [their] hands.

6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that

which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as

this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they

which were with him;

6:4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the

shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it

is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of

the sabbath.

6:6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered

into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right

hand was withered.

6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would

heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation

against him.

6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had

the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And

he arose and stood forth.

6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it

lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save

life, or to destroy [it]?

6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the

man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was

restored whole as the other.

6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with

another what they might do to Jesus.

6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

6:13 And when it was day, he called [unto him] his disciples:

and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother,

James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Simon

called Zelotes,

6:16 And Judas [the brother] of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.

6:17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the

company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out

of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and

Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their


6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they

were healed.

6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went

virtue out of him, and healed [them] all.

6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,

Blessed [be ye] poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

6:21 Blessed [are ye] that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.

Blessed [are ye] that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they

shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach

[you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's


6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your

reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their

fathers unto the prophets.

6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your


6:25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto

you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so

did their fathers to the false prophets.

6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good

to them which hate you,

6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which

despitefully use you.

6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer

also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not

[to take thy] coat also.

6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that

taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again.

6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to

them likewise.

6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for

sinners also love those that love them.

6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank

have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

6:34 And if ye lend [to them] of whom ye hope to receive, what

thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as

much again.

6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for

nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be

the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful

and [to] the evil.

6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye

shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed

down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give

into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal

it shall be measured to you again.

6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the

blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is

perfect shall be as his master.

6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's

eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me

pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself

beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou

hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and

then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy

brother's eye.

6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither

doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men

do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth

forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil

treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of

the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which

I say?

6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth

them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and

laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the

stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:

for it was founded upon a rock.

6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that

without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against

which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;

and the ruin of that house was great.

7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the

people, he entered into Capernaum.

7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him,

was sick, and ready to die.

7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of

the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his


7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly,

saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from

the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,

Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou

shouldest enter under my roof:

7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee:

but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me

soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another,

Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth


7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and

turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I

say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in


7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the

servant whole that had been sick.

7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city

called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much


7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold,

there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother,

and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and

said unto her, Weep not.

7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare [him]

stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he

delivered him to his mother.

7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God,

saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That

God hath visited his people.

7:17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea,

and throughout all the region round about.

7:18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.

7:19 And John calling [unto him] two of his disciples sent

[them] to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look

we for another?

7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist

hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come?

or look we for another?

7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of [their] infirmities

and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many [that were]

blind he gave sight.

7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell

John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind

see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the

dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

7:23 And blessed is [he], whosoever shall not be offended in me.

7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to

speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into

the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

7:25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft

raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live

delicately, are in kings' courts.

7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto

you, and much more than a prophet.

7:27 This is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my

messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before


7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women

there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he

that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

7:29 And all the people that heard [him], and the publicans,

justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God

against themselves, being not baptized of him.

7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of

this generation? and to what are they like?

7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and

calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and

ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not


7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking

wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say,

Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of

publicans and sinners!

7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with

him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to


7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when

she knew that [Jesus] sat at meat in the Pharisee's house,

brought an alabaster box of ointment,

7:38 And stood at his feet behind [him] weeping, and began to

wash his feet with tears, and did wipe [them] with the hairs of

her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the


7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw [it], he

spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet,

would have known who and what manner of woman [this is] that

toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat

to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one

owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them

both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that [he], to whom he

forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou

this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water

for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped

[them] with the hairs of her head.

7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I

came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath

anointed my feet with ointment.

7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are

forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven,

[the same] loveth little.

7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within

themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in


8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every

city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the

kingdom of God: and the twelve [were] with him,

8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and

infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven


8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna,

and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come

to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:

8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell

by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the

air devoured it.

8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up,

it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with

it, and choked it.

8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit

an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He

that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable


8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of

the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they

might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the

devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they

should believe and be saved.

8:13 They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive

the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while

believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they

have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and

pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest

and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring

forth fruit with patience.

8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a

vessel, or putteth [it] under a bed; but setteth [it] on a

candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.

8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest;

neither [any thing] hid, that shall not be known and come


8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him

shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken

even that which he seemeth to have.

8:19 Then came to him [his] mother and his brethren, and could

not come at him for the press.

8:20 And it was told him [by certain] which said, Thy mother and

thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my

brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a

ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over

unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a

storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled [with water],

and were in jeopardy.

8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master,

master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the

raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being

afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is

this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey


8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is

over against Galilee.

8:27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the

city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no

clothes, neither abode in [any] house, but in the tombs.

8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him,

and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus,

[thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the

man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound

with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was

driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said,

Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

8:31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go

out into the deep.

8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the

mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to

enter into them. And he suffered them.

8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the

swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the

lake, and were choked.

8:34 When they that fed [them] saw what was done, they fled, and

went and told [it] in the city and in the country.

8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus,

and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed,

sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind:

and they were afraid.

8:36 They also which saw [it] told them by what means he that

was possessed of the devils was healed.

8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes

round about besought him to depart from them; for they were

taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and

returned back again.

8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought

him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

8:39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God

hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published

throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto


8:40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the

people [gladly] received him: for they were all waiting for


8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a

ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and

besought him that he would come into his house:

8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age,

and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which

had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be

healed of any,

8:44 Came behind [him], and touched the border of his garment:

and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and

they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee

and press [thee], and sayest thou, Who touched me?

8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive

that virtue is gone out of me.

8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came

trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him

before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and

how she was healed immediately.

8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy

faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the

synagogue's [house], saying to him, Thy daughter is dead;

trouble not the Master.

8:50 But when Jesus heard [it], he answered him, saying, Fear

not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

8:51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go

in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the

mother of the maiden.

8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she

is not dead, but sleepeth.

8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and

called, saying, Maid, arise.

8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and

he commanded to give her meat.

8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that

they should tell no man what was done.

9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them

power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal

the sick.

9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for [your] journey,

neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money;

neither have two coats apiece.

9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence


9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that

city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony

against them.

9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the

gospel, and healing every where.

9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him:

and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that

John was risen from the dead;

9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that

one of the old prophets was risen again.

9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of

whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all

that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately

into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

9:11 And the people, when they knew [it], followed him: and he

received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and

healed them that had need of healing.

9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve,

and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go

into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get

victuals: for we are here in a desert place.

9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said,

We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we

should go and buy meat for all this people.

9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his

disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.

9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and

looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to

the disciples to set before the multitude.

9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken

up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples

were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people

that I am?

9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some [say],

Elias; and others [say], that one of the old prophets is risen


9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter

answering said, The Christ of God.

9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded [them] to tell

no man that thing;

9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be

rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be

slain, and be raised the third day.

9:23 And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me,

let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow


9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but

whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save


9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world,

and lose himself, or be cast away?

9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of

him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his

own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels.

9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here,

which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of


9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these

sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a

mountain to pray.

9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was

altered, and his raiment [was] white [and] glistering.

9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were

Moses and Elias:

9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he

should accomplish at Jerusalem.

9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with

sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the

two men that stood with him.

9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said

unto 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: not knowing what he said.

9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed

them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my

beloved Son: hear him.

9:36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And

they kept [it] close, and told no man in those days any of

those things which they had seen.

9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were

come down from the hill, much people met him.

9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying,

Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only


9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out;

and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him

hardly departeth from him.

9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they

could not.

9:41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse

generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring

thy son hither.

9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and

tare [him]. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed

the child, and delivered him again to his father.

9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But

while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he

said unto his disciples,

9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of

man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from

them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of

that saying.

9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them

should be greatest.

9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a

child, and set him by him,

9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in

my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth

him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same

shall be great.

9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out

devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not

with us.

9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not: for he that is

not against us is for us.

9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should

be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and

entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for


9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as

though he would go to Jerusalem.

9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they

said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from

heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what

manner of spirit ye are of.

9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but

to save [them]. And they went to another village.

9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a

certain [man] said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee

whithersoever thou goest.

9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the

air [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay

[his] head.

9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord,

suffer me first to go and bury my father.

9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go

thou and preach the kingdom of God.

9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me

first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the

plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also,

and sent them two and two before his face into every city and

place, whither he himself would come.

10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great,

but the labourers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the

harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among


10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no

man by the way.

10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace [be]

to this house.

10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest

upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such

things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go

not from house to house.

10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you,

eat such things as are set before you:

10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The

kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you

not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we

do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this,

that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in

that day for Sodom, than for that city.

10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if

the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have

been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting

in sackcloth and ashes.

10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the

judgment, than for you.

10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be

thrust down to hell.

10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you

despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent


10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord,

even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall

from heaven.

10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and

scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing

shall by any means hurt you.

10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are

subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are

written in heaven.

10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank

thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid

these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them

unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy


10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man

knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is,

but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him].

10:23 And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said

privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye


10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired

to see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and

to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard [them].

10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him,

saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest


10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God

with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy

strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do,

and thou shalt live.

10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And

who is my neighbour?

10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain [man] went down from

Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped

him of his raiment, and wounded [him], and departed, leaving

[him] half dead.

10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:

and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and

looked [on him], and passed by on the other side.

10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he

was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],

10:34 And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil

and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an

inn, and took care of him.

10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence,

and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him, Take care of

him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I

will repay thee.

10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour

unto him that fell among the thieves?

10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus

unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a

certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him

into her house.

10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus'

feet, and heard his word.

10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to

him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath

left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou

art careful and troubled about many things:

10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good

part, which shall not be taken away from her.

11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain

place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him,

Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which

art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will

be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.

11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that

is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver

us from evil.

11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend,

and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend,

lend me three loaves;

11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I

have nothing to set before him?

11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not:

the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I

cannot rise and give thee.

11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him,

because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he

will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek,

and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh

findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,

will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a

fish give him a serpent?

11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto

your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give

the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

11:14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it

came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and

the people wondered.

11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through

Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

11:16 And others, tempting [him], sought of him a sign from


11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every

kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a

house [divided] against a house falleth.

11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his

kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through


11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your

sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges.

11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt

the kingdom of God is come upon you.

11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are

in peace:

11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and

overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he

trusted, and divideth his spoils.

11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that

gathereth not with me scattereth.

11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh

through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I

will return unto my house whence I came out.

11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.

11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh [to him] seven other spirits

more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there:

and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first.

11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain

woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him,

Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou

hast sucked.

11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the

word of God, and keep it.

11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began

to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there

shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

11:30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also

the Son of man be to this generation.

11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with

the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from

the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;

and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.

11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this

generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the

preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas [is]


11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a

secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick,

that they which come in may see the light.

11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye

is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when

[thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.

11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not


11:36 If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light, having no

part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright

shining of a candle doth give thee light.

11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine

with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

11:38 And when the Pharisee saw [it], he marvelled that he had

not first washed before dinner.

11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean

the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is

full of ravening and wickedness.

11:40 [Ye] fools, did not he that made that which is without

make that which is within also?

11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and,

behold, all things are clean unto you.

11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and

all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of

God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other


11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats

in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye

are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over

[them] are not aware [of them].

11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him,

Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade

men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch

not the burdens with one of your fingers.

11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets,

and your fathers killed them.

11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your

fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their


11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them

prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they shall slay and


11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from

the foundation of the world, may be required of this


11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which

perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto

you, It shall be required of this generation.

11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of

knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were

entering in ye hindered.

11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the

Pharisees began to urge [him] vehemently, and to provoke him to

speak of many things:

11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of

his mouth, that they might accuse him.

12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an

innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one

upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all,

Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;

neither hid, that shall not be known.

12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be

heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in

closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that

kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which

after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say

unto you, Fear him.

12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one

of them is forgotten before God?

12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear

not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men,

him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before

the angels of God.

12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man,

it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against

the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and [unto]

magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing

ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what

ye ought to say.

12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my

brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

12:14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a

divider over you?

12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of

covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance

of the things which he possesseth.

12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a

certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do,

because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns,

and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my


12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid

up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry.

12:20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul

shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be,

which thou hast provided?

12:21 So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not

rich toward God.

12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you,

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for

the body, what ye shall put on.

12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body [is more] than


12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which

neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how

much more are ye better than the fowls?

12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his

stature one cubit?

12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,

why take ye thought for the rest?

12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they

spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory

was not arrayed like one of these.

12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the

field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will

he clothe] you, O ye of little faith?

12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,

neither be ye of doubtful mind.

12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek

after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these


12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these

things shall be added unto you.

12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good

pleasure to give you the kingdom.

12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags

which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,

where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;

12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord,

when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and

knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

12:37 Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh

shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird

himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth

and serve them.

12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the

third watch, and find [them] so, blessed are those servants.

12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known

what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not

have suffered his house to be broken through.

12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at

an hour when ye think not.

12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable

unto us, or even to all?

12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise

steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household,

to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?

12:43 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh

shall find so doing.

12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler

over all that he hath.

12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth

his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and

maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he

looketh not for [him], and at an hour when he is not aware, and

will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with

the unbelievers.

12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared

not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be

beaten with many [stripes].

12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of

stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto

whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to

whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if

it be already kindled?

12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I

straitened till it be accomplished!

12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell

you, Nay; but rather division:

12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house

divided, three against two, and two against three.

12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son

against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the

daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her

daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in


12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise

out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and

so it is.

12:55 And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will

be heat; and it cometh to pass.

12:56 [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of

the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

12:57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is


12:58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate,

[as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be

delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the

judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee

into prison.

12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast

paid the very last mite.

13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the

Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their


13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these

Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they

suffered such things?

13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all

likewise perish.

13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and

slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that

dwelt in Jerusalem?

13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all

likewise perish.

13:6 He spake also this parable; A certain [man] had a fig tree

planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon,

and found none.

13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold,

these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and

find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this

year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]:

13:9 And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that

thou shalt cut it down.

13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the


13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of

infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in

no wise lift up [herself].

13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called [her to him], and said

unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13:13 And he laid [his] hands on her: and immediately she was

made straight, and glorified God.

13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,

because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto

the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in

them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, [Thou] hypocrite,

doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or [his]

ass from the stall, and lead [him] away to watering?

13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham,

whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from

this bond on the sabbath day?

13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries

were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious

things that were done by him.

13:18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and

whereunto shall I resemble it?

13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and

cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and

the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

13:20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of


13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three

measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and

journeying toward Jerusalem.

13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved?

And he said unto them,

13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say

unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath

shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock

at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall

answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy

presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye

are; depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity.

13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye

shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,

in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.

13:29 And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west,

and from the north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in

the kingdom of God.

13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and

there are first which shall be last.

13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying

unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill


13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I

cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the

third [day] I shall be perfected.

13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the

[day] following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of


13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and

stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have

gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her

brood under [her] wings, and ye would not!

13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I

say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until [the time] come when

ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the


14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of

the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they

watched him.

14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had

the dropsy.

14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees,

saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

14:4 And they held their peace. And he took [him], and healed

him, and let him go;

14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass

or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him

out on the sabbath day?

14:6 And they could not answer him again to these things.

14:7 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when

he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,

14:8 When thou art bidden of any [man] to a wedding, sit not

down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou

be bidden of him;

14:9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give

this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest


14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest

room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,

Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the

presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he

that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a

dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren,

neither thy kinsmen, nor [thy] rich neighbours; lest they also

bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,

the lame, the blind:

14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense

thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the


14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these

things, he said unto him, Blessed [is] he that shall eat bread

in the kingdom of God.

14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper,

and bade many:

14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that

were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

14:18 And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The

first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I

must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I

go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I

cannot come.

14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things.

Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant,

Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and

bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the


14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast

commanded, and yet there is room.

14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the

highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my

house may be filled.

14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were

bidden shall taste of my supper.

14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned,

and said unto them,

14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and

mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea,

and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,

cannot be my disciple.

14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not

down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient]

to finish [it]?

14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not

able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him,

14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to


14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king,

sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with

ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty


14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he

sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all

that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

14:34 Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his savour,

wherewith shall it be seasoned?

14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill;

[but] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

15:1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for

to hear him.

15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man

receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of

them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and

go after that which is lost, until he find it?

15:5 And when he hath found [it], he layeth [it] on his

shoulders, rejoicing.

15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together [his] friends

and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have

found my sheep which was lost.

15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over

one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just

persons, which need no repentance.

15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose

one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and

seek diligently till she find [it]?

15:9 And when she hath found [it], she calleth [her] friends and

[her] neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have

found the piece which I had lost.

15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of

the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

15:12 And the younger of them said to [his] father, Father, give

me the portion of goods that falleth [to me]. And he divided

unto them [his] living.

15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all

together, and took his journey into a far country, and there

wasted his substance with riotous living.

15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in

that land; and he began to be in want.

15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that

country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks

that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired

servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I

perish with hunger!

15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,

Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one

of thy hired servants.

15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet

a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and

ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against

heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called

thy son.

15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best

robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and

shoes on [his] feet:

15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let

us eat, and be merry:

15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost,

and is found. And they began to be merry.

15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and

drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these

things meant.

15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father

hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe

and sound.

15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his

father out, and intreated him.

15:29 And he answering said to [his] father, Lo, these many

years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy

commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might

make merry with my friends:

15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured

thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted


15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all

that I have is thine.

15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for

this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost,

and is found.

16:1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain

rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto

him that he had wasted his goods.

16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear

this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou

mayest be no longer steward.

16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for

my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to

beg I am ashamed.

16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the

stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16:5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors [unto him],

and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

16:6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto

him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he

said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take

thy bill, and write fourscore.

16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had

done wisely: for the children of this world are in their

generation wiser than the children of light.

16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the

mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive

you into everlasting habitations.

16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful

also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also

in much.

16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous

mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?

16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another

man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate

the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,

and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these

things: and they derided him.

16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify

yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that

which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight

of God.

16:16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that

time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth

into it.

16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one

tittle of the law to fail.

16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,

committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put

away from [her] husband committeth adultery.

16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple

and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was

laid at his gate, full of sores,

16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the

rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried

by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and

was buried;

16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and

seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me,

and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in

water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime

receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things:

but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great

gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you

cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from


16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou

wouldest send him to my father's house:

16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them,

lest they also come into this place of torment.

16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets;

let them hear them.

16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto

them from the dead, they will repent.

16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the

prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from

the dead.

17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that

offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come!

17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about

his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend

one of these little ones.

17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against

thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and

seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou

shalt forgive him.

17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard

seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up

by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey


17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding

cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the

field, Go and sit down to meat?

17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I

may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and

drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

17:9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that

were commanded him? I trow not.

17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things

which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we

have done that which was our duty to do.

17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he

passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him

ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

17:13 And they lifted up [their] voices, and said, Jesus,

Master, have mercy on us.

17:14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew

yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they

went, they were cleansed.

17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned

back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

17:16 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him

thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but

where [are] the nine?

17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God,

save this stranger.

17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath

made thee whole.

17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the

kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The

kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,

behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when

ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and

ye shall not see [it].

17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not

after [them], nor follow [them].

17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one

[part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under

heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of

this generation.

17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in

the days of the Son of man.

17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were

given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat,

they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire

and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.

17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is


17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his

stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and

he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and

whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two [men] in one

bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17:35 Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be

taken, and the other left.

17:36 Two [men] shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,

and the other left.

17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he

said unto them, Wheresoever the body [is], thither will the

eagles be gathered together.

18:1 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men

ought always to pray, and not to faint;

18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God,

neither regarded man:

18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him,

saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within

himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her,

lest by her continual coming she weary me.

18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and

night unto him, though he bear long with them?

18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless

when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in

themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a

Pharisee, and the other a publican.

18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I

thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners,

unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I


18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so

much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast,

saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified

[rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself

shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would

touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked


18:16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little

children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is

the kingdom of God.

18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the

kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter


18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what

shall I do to inherit eternal life?

18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none

[is] good, save one, [that is], God.

18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do

not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy

father and thy mother.

18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet

lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute

unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and

come, follow me.

18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was

very rich.

18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said,

How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom

of God!

18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye,

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18:26 And they that heard [it] said, Who then can be saved?

18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are

possible with God.

18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no

man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or

children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time,

and in the world to come life everlasting.

18:31 Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them,

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written

by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be


18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be

mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

18:33 And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and

the third day he shall rise again.

18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying

was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were


18:35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto

Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have

mercy on me.

18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should

hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of

David, have mercy on me.

18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him:

and when he was come near, he asked him,

18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he

said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath

saved thee.

18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him,

glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave

praise unto God.

19:1 And [Jesus] entered and passed through Jericho.

19:2 And, behold, [there was] a man named Zacchaeus, which was

the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for

the press, because he was little of stature.

19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to

see him: for he was to pass that [way].

19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw

him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down;

for to day I must abide at thy house.

19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him


19:7 And when they saw [it], they all murmured, saying, That he

was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord,

the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken

any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore [him]


19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this

house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which

was lost.

19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a

parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they

thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far

country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten

pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him,

saying, We will not have this [man] to reign over us.

19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having

received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be

called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might

know how much every man had gained by trading.

19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained

ten pounds.

19:17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because

thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority

over ten cities.

19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained

five pounds.

19:19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five


19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, [here is] thy

pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou

takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou

didst not sow.

19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge

thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere

man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not


19:23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank,

that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

19:24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the

pound, and give [it] to him that hath ten pounds.

19:25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall

be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall

be taken away from him.

19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should

reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.

19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up

to Jerusalem.

19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage

and Bethany, at the mount called [the mount] of Olives, he sent

two of his disciples,

19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against [you]; in the

which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet

never man sat: loose him, and bring [him hither].

19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose [him]? thus shall

ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as

he had said unto them.

19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said

unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their

garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the

mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to

rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty

works that they had seen;

19:38 Saying, Blessed [be] the King that cometh in the name of

the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said

unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if

these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry


19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept

over it,

19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this

thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they

are hid from thine eyes.

19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies

shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and

keep thee in on every side,

19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children

within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon

another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them

that sold therein, and them that bought;

19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of

prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests

and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy


19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people

were very attentive to hear him.

20:1 And it came to pass, [that] on one of those days, as he

taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the

chief priests and the scribes came upon [him] with the elders,

20:2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority

doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this


20:3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one

thing; and answer me:

20:4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,

From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us:

for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

20:7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence [it


20:8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what

authority I do these things.

20:9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A

certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen,

and went into a far country for a long time.

20:10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen,

that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the

husbandmen beat him, and sent [him] away empty.

20:11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also,

and entreated [him] shamefully, and sent [him] away empty.

20:12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and

cast [him] out.

20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I

will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence [him]

when they see him.

20:14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among

themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him,

that the inheritance may be ours.

20:15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed [him].

What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?

20:16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give

the vineyard to others. And when they heard [it], they said,

God forbid.

20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is

written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is

become the head of the corner?

20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but

on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought

to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they

perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

20:20 And they watched [him], and sent forth spies, which should

feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his

words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and

authority of the governor.

20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou

sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person

[of any], but teachest the way of God truly:

20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why

tempt ye me?

20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it?

They answered and said, Caesar's.

20:25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the

things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be


20:26 And they could not take hold of his words before the

people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

20:27 Then came to [him] certain of the Sadducees, which deny

that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

20:28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother

die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his

brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his


20:29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a

wife, and died without children.

20:30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.

20:31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also:

and they left no children, and died.

20:32 Last of all the woman died also.

20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she?

for seven had her to wife.

20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this

world marry, and are given in marriage:

20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that

world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor

are given in marriage:

20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the

angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the


20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the

bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God

of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for

all live unto him.

20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou

hast well said.

20:40 And after that they durst not ask him any [question at


20:41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's


20:42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD

said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

20:43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

20:44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his


20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes,

and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the

synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long

prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts

into the treasury.

21:2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two


21:3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor

widow hath cast in more than they all:

21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the

offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the

living that she had.

21:5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with

goodly stones and gifts, he said,

21:6 [As for] these things which ye behold, the days will come,

in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another,

that shall not be thrown down.

21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these

things be? and what sign [will there be] when these things

shall come to pass?

21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many

shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time

draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

21:9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not

terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the

end [is] not by and by.

21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation,

and kingdom against kingdom:

21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and

famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs

shall there be from heaven.

21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you,

and persecute [you], delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and

into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my

name's sake.

21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

21:14 Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate

before what ye shall answer:

21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your

adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren,

and kinsfolks, and friends; and [some] of you shall they cause

to be put to death.

21:17 And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake.

21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,

then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains;

and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let

not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which

are written may be fulfilled.

21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that

give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in

the land, and wrath upon this people.

21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be

led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be

trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles

be fulfilled.

21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and

in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with

perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after

those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of

heaven shall be shaken.

21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud

with power and great glory.

21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up,

and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

21:29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and

all the trees;

21:30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own

selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass,

know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass

away, till all be fulfilled.

21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not

pass away.

21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts

be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of

this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.

21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the

face of the whole earth.

21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be

accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to

pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at

night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called [the

mount] of Olives.

21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the

temple, for to hear him.

22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is

called the Passover.

22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might

kill him; for they feared the people.

22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of

the number of the twelve.

22:4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests

and captains, how he might betray him unto them.

22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

22:6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto

them in the absence of the multitude.

22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover

must be killed.

22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the

passover, that we may eat.

22:9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

22:10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into

the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of

water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

22:11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master

saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat

the passover with my disciples?

22:12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there

make ready.

22:13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and

they made ready the passover.

22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve

apostles with him.

22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat

this passover with you before I suffer:

22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until

it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

22:17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this,

and divide [it] among yourselves:

22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the

vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and

gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you:

this do in remembrance of me.

22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is]

the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

22:21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me [is] with

me on the table.

22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but

woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!

22:23 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them

it was that should do this thing.

22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them

should be accounted the greatest.

22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise

lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them

are called benefactors.

22:26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among

you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he

that doth serve.

22:27 For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he

that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among

you as he that serveth.

22:28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my


22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath

appointed unto me;

22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and

sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath

desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:

22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and

when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee,

both into prison, and to death.

22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow

this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest


22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and

scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let

him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no

sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be

accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the

transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And he

said unto them, It is enough.

22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of

Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that

ye enter not into temptation.

22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and

kneeled down, and prayed,

22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from

me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,

strengthening him.

22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his

sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the


22:45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his

disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye

enter into temptation.

22:47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that

was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew

near unto Jesus to kiss him.

22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of

man with a kiss?

22:49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they

said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

22:50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and

cut off his right ear.

22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he

touched his ear, and healed him.

22:52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of

the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come

out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched

forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power

of darkness.

22:54 Then took they him, and led [him], and brought him into

the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,

and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and

earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with


22:57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou

art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.

22:59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently

affirmed, saying, Of a truth this [fellow] also was with him:

for he is a Galilaean.

22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And

immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter

remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him,

Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote [him].

22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the

face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote


22:65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against


22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and

the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him

into their council, saying,

22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I

tell you, ye will not believe:

22:68 And if I also ask [you], ye will not answer me, nor let

[me] go.

22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of

the power of God.

22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he

said unto them, Ye say that I am.

22:71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we

ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto


23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this

[fellow] perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute

to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the

Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest [it].

23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and [to] the people,

I find no fault in this man.

23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the

people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee

to this place.

23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were

a Galilaean.

23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's

jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at

Jerusalem at that time.

23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was

desirous to see him of a long [season], because he had heard

many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done

by him.

23:9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered

him nothing.

23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently

accused him.

23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and

mocked [him], and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him

again to Pilate.

23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends

together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests

and the rulers and the people,

23:14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one

that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined

[him] before you, have found no fault in this man touching

those things whereof ye accuse him:

23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing

worthy of death is done unto him.

23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release [him].

23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the


23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this

[man], and release unto us Barabbas:

23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for

murder, was cast into prison.)

23:20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to


23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify [him], crucify him.

23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath

he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will

therefore chastise him, and let [him] go.

23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he

might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief

priests prevailed.

23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they


23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder

was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered

Jesus to their will.

23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a

Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the

cross, that he might bear [it] after Jesus.

23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of

women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem,

weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your


23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall

say, Blessed [are] the barren, and the wombs that never bare,

and the paps which never gave suck.

23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us;

and to the hills, Cover us.

23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be

done in the dry?

23:32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him

to be put to death.

23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called

Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on

the right hand, and the other on the left.

23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not

what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with

them derided [him], saying, He saved others; let him save

himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and

offering him vinegar,

23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters

of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on

him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou

fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our

deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest

into thy kingdom.

23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day

shalt thou be with me in paradise.

23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness

over all the earth until the ninth hour.

23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was

rent in the midst.

23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said,

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said

thus, he gave up the ghost.

23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified

God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight,

beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and


23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him

from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

23:50 And, behold, [there was] a man named Joseph, a counsellor;

[and he was] a good man, and a just:

23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of

them;) [he was] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also

himself waited for the kingdom of God.

23:52 This [man] went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it

in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before

was laid.

23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

23:55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee,

followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was


23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and

rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

24:1 Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the

morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices

which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them.

24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord


24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed

thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to

the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among

the dead?

24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto

you when he was yet in Galilee,

24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of

sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

24:8 And they remembered his words,

24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things

unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother]

of James, and other [women that were] with them, which told

these things unto the apostles.

24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they

believed them not.

24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping

down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and

departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village

called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem [about] threescore


24:14 And they talked together of all these things which had


24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed [together]

and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

24:16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications [are]

these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering

said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast

not known the things which are come to pass there in these


24:19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto

him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty

in deed and word before God and all the people:

24:20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to

be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have

redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day

since these things were done.

24:22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us

astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

24:23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that

they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was


24:24 And certain of them which were with us went to the

sepulchre, and found [it] even so as the women had said: but

him they saw not.

24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to

believe all that the prophets have spoken:

24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to

enter into his glory?

24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded

unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went:

and he made as though he would have gone further.

24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is

toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to

tarry with them.

24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took

bread, and blessed [it], and brake, and gave to them.

24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he

vanished out of their sight.

24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn

within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he

opened to us the scriptures?

24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem,

and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with


24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to


24:35 And they told what things [were done] in the way, and how

he was known of them in breaking of bread.

24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst

of them, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you.

24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that

they had seen a spirit.

24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do

thoughts arise in your hearts?

24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle

me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see

me have.

24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them [his] hands

and [his] feet.

24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he

said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an


24:43 And he took [it], and did eat before them.

24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake

unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be

fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the

prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.

24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might

understand the scriptures,

24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it

behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third


24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be

preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but

tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with

power from on high.

24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up

his hands, and blessed them.

24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted

from them, and carried up into heaven.

24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with

great joy:

24:53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing

God. Amen.

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