The Good News According to Matthew
1:1 ¶ [The] scroll of [the] origin of Jesus [the] Anointed One, [the] son of David, [the] son of Abraham.
1:2 ¶ Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,
3 and Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered Aram,
4 and Aram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon,
5 and Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse,
6a and Jesse fathered King David.
1:6b ¶ And David fathered Solomon by the [wife] of Uriah,
7 and Solomon fathered Rehoboam, and Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered Asaph,
8 and Asaph fathered Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, and Joram fathered Uzziah,
9 and Uzziah fathered Jotham, and Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
10 and Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, and Manasseh fathered Amos, and Amos fathered Josiah,
11 and Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers, at the [time of the] deportation to Babylon.
1:12 ¶ And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
13 and Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, and Abiud fathered Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered Azor,
14 and Azor fathered Zadok, and Zadok fathered Achim, and Achim fathered Eliud,
15 and Eliud fathered Eleazar, and Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob,
16 and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called [the] Anointed One.
1:17 ¶ Therefore all the generations from Abraham until David [are] fourteen generations; and from David until the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon until the Anointed One, fourteen generations.
1:18 ¶ And the birth of Jesus [the] Anointed One took place in this way: When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant by [the] Holy Spirit.
19 And her husband Joseph, being a righteous [man] and not wanting to expose her to public disgrace, desired to dismiss her secretly.
20 But as he was considering these things, behold, a messenger of [the] Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife, for what is conceived in her is from [the] Holy Spirit.
21 And she will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 But all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by [the] Lord through the prophet, saying,
23 “Behold, the virgin will become pregnant and bear a Son, and they will call His name Immanuel,” which translated is, “God with us.”
24 And Joseph, rising from sleep, did as the messenger of [the] Lord had commanded him, and took his wife,
25 and did not know her [as wife] until she had borne a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
2:1 ¶ But when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in [the] days of King Herod, behold, magi from [the] East came to Jerusalem,
2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to do Him homage.”
3 But when King Herod heard [this], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And gathering all the high priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Anointed One was to be born.
5 And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, [in the] land of Judah, are by no means least among the governors of Judah; for from you will come a Governor who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”
2:7 ¶ Then Herod secretly called the magi and carefully ascertained from them the time of [the] star’s appearing.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and carefully inquire concerning the young Child, and when you have found [Him], tell me, so that I too may come and do Him homage.”
9 And they, having heard the king, went their way. And behold, the star that they had seen in the East went before them until it came and stood above [the place] where the young Child was.
10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
11 And coming into the house they saw the young Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and did Him homage. And opening their treasures, they presented Him gifts--gold and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their [own] country by another way.
2:13 ¶ But when they had departed, behold, a messenger of [the] Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Rise and take the young Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you. For Herod is going to seek out the young Child, to destroy Him.”
14 And he rose and took the young Child and His mother by night, and departed for Egypt,
15 and remained there until the death of Herod, to fulfill what was spoken by [the] Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I have called My Son.”
2:16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he had been mocked by the magi, was exceedingly furious. And sending forth [his men], he slew all the boys in Bethlehem and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the magi.
17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and great lamentation, Rachel weeping [for] her children; and she did not want to be comforted, because they are no longer.”
2:19 ¶ But when Herod died, behold, a messenger of [the] Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 saying, “Rise and take the young Child and His mother, and go to [the] land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.”
21 And he rose and took the young Child and His mother, and came to [the] land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned in a dream, he withdrew to the regions of Galilee,
23 and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, so as to fulfill what was spoken by the prophets, that He will be called a Nazarene.
3:1 ¶ And in those days John the Immerser came proclaiming [his message] in the desert of Judea,
2 and saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of the Heavens has drawn near.”
3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, “[The] voice of [one] crying in the desert: Prepare the way of [the] Lord; make His paths straight.”
4 And this John had his clothing of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then [people] went out to him [from] Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region round about the Jordan,
6 and were immersed by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
3:7 ¶ But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, “Offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance.
9 And do not think to say within yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as [our] father’; for I say to you that from these stones God can raise up children to Abraham.
10 But already the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into [the] fire.
11 I indeed immerse you in water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; He will immerse you in [the] Holy Spirit and fire.
12 His winnowing fork [is] in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.”
3:13 ¶ Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be immersed by him.
14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be immersed by You, and You come to me?”
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Allow [it] for now; for it is fitting for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
16 And being immersed, Jesus immediately came up out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and coming upon Him;
17 and behold, a voice from the heavens, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I delight!”
4:1 ¶ Then Jesus was led out into the desert by the Spirit, to be tested by the Maligner.
2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry.
3 And the Tester came and said to Him, “If You are [the] Son of God, command that these stones become loaves [of bread].”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from [the] mouth of God.’ ”
4:5 ¶ Then the Maligner took Him to the holy city and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
6 and said to Him, “If You are [the] Son of God, cast Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command His messengers concerning you, and on [their] hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You must not put [the] Lord your God to [the] test.’ ”
4:8 ¶ Again, the Maligner took Him to an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,
9 and said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You will fall down and do me homage.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Adversary; for it is written, ‘You must do homage to [the] Lord your God, and serve Him only.’ ”
11 Then the Maligner left Him; and behold, messengers came and attended to Him.
4:12 ¶ But when He heard that John had been delivered up [to imprisonment], He withdrew to Galilee.
13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which [is] by [the] sea, in [the] borders of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14 to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying,
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, [the] way by [the] sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Nations--
16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in [the] country and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”
4:17 ¶ From then [on] Jesus began to proclaim and to say, “Repent, for the Kingdom of the Heavens has drawn near.”
4:18 ¶ And as He was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
19 And He said to them, “Come, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
20 And immediately they left the nets and followed Him.
21 And going on from there, He saw two other brothers, Jacob the [son] of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and He called them.
22 And immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
4:23 ¶ And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
24 And His fame went forth into all Syria; and they brought Him all who were ill, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, and [the] demon-possessed, and epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
25 And great crowds followed Him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and [from] beyond the Jordan.
5:1 ¶ And seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and when He was seated, His students came to Him.
2 And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
5:3 ¶ “How blest [are] the poor in spirit! Because theirs is the Kingdom of the Heavens.
5:4 ¶ “How blest [are] those who mourn! Because they will be comforted.
5:5 ¶ “How blest [are] the gentle! Because they will inherit the earth.
5:6 ¶ “How blest [are] those who hunger and thirst for righteousness! Because they will be filled.
5:7 ¶ “How blest [are] the merciful! Because they will receive mercy.
5:8 ¶ “How blest [are] the pure in heart! Because they will see God.
5:9 ¶ “How blest [are] the peacemakers! Because they will be called sons of God.
5:10 ¶ “How blest [are] those who are persecuted on account of righteousness! Because theirs is the Kingdom of the Heavens.
5:11 ¶ “How blest are you when they reproach you and persecute [you] and say every evil [thing] against you falsely on account of Me.
12 Rejoice and be jubilant! Because your reward in the heavens [is] great; for in [the] same way they persecuted the prophets who [were] before you.
5:13 ¶ “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is no longer good for anything but to be cast out and trampled by men.
5:14 ¶ “You are the light of the world. A city built on a mountain cannot be hidden.
15 Nor does [one] light a lamp and put it under the grain-measure, but on the lamp-stand, and it shines on all who [are] in the house.
16 In [the] same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who [is] in the heavens.
5:17 ¶ “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
18 For truly I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, not one iota or one tittle will ever pass away from the Law until all things have come about.
19 Therefore whoever loosens one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men accordingly, will be called least in the Kingdom of the Heavens; but whoever observes and teaches [them], he will be called great in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
20 For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses [that] of the scribes and Pharisees, you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of the Heavens.
5:21 ¶ “You have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You must not murder; and whoever murders will be answerable to the court.’
22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be answerable to the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be answerable to the fiery Valley of Hinnom.
23 Therefore, if you are presenting your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled with your brother, and then come and present your gift.
25 Be quick to come to terms with your adversary, while you are with him on the way [to court], lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
26 Truly I say to you, you will certainly not come out from there until you have paid the last kodrantes.
5:27 ¶ “You have heard that it was said, ‘You must not commit adultery.’
28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 But if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and cast [it] from you. For it is better for you that one of your parts perish, and not [that] your whole body be cast into the Valley of Hinnom.
30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and cast [it] from you. For it is better for you that one of your parts perish, and not [that] your whole body go into the Valley of Hinnom.
5:31 ¶ “It was also said, ‘Whoever dismisses his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.’
32 But I say to you that everyone who dismisses his wife, except on account of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a dismissed [woman] commits adultery.
5:33 ¶ “Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You must not swear falsely, but must fulfill to the Lord your oaths.’
34 But I say to you not to swear at all: neither by the heaven, because it is [the] throne of God;
35 nor by the earth, because it is [the] footstool for His feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is [the] city of the great King.
36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 But let your word be, ‘Yes, yes’; ‘No, no’; and anything beyond this is from the Evil [One].
5:38 ¶ “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
39 But I say to you not to resist evil; but if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also.
40 And if anyone wants to go to law with you and take away your tunic, let him have the cloak also.
41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him who asks you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
5:43 ¶ “You have heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 so that you may be sons of your Father who [is] in [the] heavens. Because He causes His sun to rise on [the] evil and [the] good, and sends rain on [the] righteous and [the] unrighteous.
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more [than other people]? Do not even the [people of other] nations do the same?
48 You, therefore, must be mature, just as your heavenly Father is mature.
6:1 ¶ “But take care not to practice your righteousness before men in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward from your Father who [is] in the heavens.
6:2 ¶ “Therefore, when you do acts of charity, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by men. Truly I say to you, they [already] have their reward.
3 But when you do an act of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your act of charity may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
6:5 ¶ “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; because they are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they [already] have their reward.
6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner chamber and shut your door and pray to your Father who [is] in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
6:7 ¶ “But when you pray, do not go babbling on and on as the [people of other] nations [do], for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
9 You, therefore, should pray in this way: ‘Our Father--[You] who [are] in the heavens-- may Your name be hallowed!
10 May Your Kingdom come; may Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
11 Give us today our bread for [the] day.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil [One].’
14 For if you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
6:16 ¶ “And when you fast, do not be gloomy-faced like the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, they [already] have their reward.
17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18 so that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who [is] in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
6:19 ¶ “Do not treasure up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 But treasure up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in nor steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
6:22 ¶ “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light;
23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be dark. Therefore, if the light that [is] in you is darkness, how great the darkness!
6:24 ¶ “No one can serve two lords; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
6:25 ¶ “For this reason I say to you, Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will wear. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they do not sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
27 And who among you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature?
28 And why are you anxious concerning clothing? Study the lilies of the field, how they grow: they do not toil nor spin,
29 but I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast [as fuel] into an oven, [will he] not much more [clothe] you, [O you] of little faith!
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’
32 For after all these things the [people of other] nations seek; and your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. The [day’s] own trouble [is] sufficient for the day.
7:1 ¶ “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.
2 For with the judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you measure [to others], it will be measured to you.
3 But why do you look at the speck that [is] in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the timber in your [own] eye?
4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the timber [is] in your [own] eye!
5 Hypocrite! First take the timber out of your [own] eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
7:6 ¶ “Do not give what is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
7:7 ¶ “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
9 Or what man is there among you who, [if] his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or [if] he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 Therefore, if you, who are evil, know [how] to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who [is] in the heavens give good [thing]s to those who ask Him!
12 Therefore all things, whatever [they be], [that] you want men to do to you, do yourselves also likewise to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.
7:13 ¶ “Go in through the narrow gate; because wide [is] the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in through it.
14 How narrow [is] the gate and difficult the way that leads to life! And there are few who find it.
7:15 ¶ “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but within are ravenous wolves.
16 By their fruits you will know them. Do [men] collect grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 In [the] same way, every worthwhile tree produces good fruit, but the worthless tree produces bad fruit.
18 A worthwhile tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a worthless tree produce good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into [the] fire.
20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
7:21 ¶ “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but he who does the will of My Father who [is] in the heavens.
22 Many will say to Me on That Day, ‘Lord, Lord, [was it] not in Your name [that] we prophesied, and in Your name [that] we cast out demons, and in Your name [that] we did many miracles?’
23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’
7:24 ¶ “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and dashed against that house; and it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and its fall was great.”
7:28 ¶ And it came about [that] when Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were astonished at His teaching;
29 for He taught them as [one] having authority, and not as their scribes.
8:1 ¶ And when He came down from the mountain, great crowds followed Him.
2 And behold, a leper came and did Him homage, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can cleanse me.”
3 And He stretched out the hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus said to him, “See [that] you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and present the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
8:5 ¶ And when He entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him,
6 and saying, “Lord, my [servant]-boy is lying paralyzed in the house, terribly tormented.”
7 And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 And the centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof; but simply say [the] word, and my [servant]-boy will be healed.
9 For I too am a man under authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to this [one], ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does [it].”
10 And when Jesus heard [this], He marveled, and said to those who followed [Him], “Truly, I say to you, I have not found with anyone in Israel such great faith!
11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline [at table] with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of the Heavens;
12 but the sons of the Kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.”
13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; as you have believed, [so] let it be it to you.” And his [servant]-boy was healed in that hour.
8:14 ¶ And when Jesus came into Peter’s house, He saw his mother-in-law lying down and burning with fever.
15 And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she rose and waited on Him.
8:16 ¶ But when evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits by a word, and healed all who were ill,
17 so as to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying, “He Himself took our infirmities and bore [our] diseases.”
8:18 ¶ But when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to go to the other side [of the sea].
19 And a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
20 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven, nests; but the Son of Man has no place to lay [His] head.”
21 And another of His students said to Him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”
22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their [own] dead.”
8:23 ¶ And when He got into the boat, His students followed Him.
24 And behold, there came a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He was sleeping.
25 And they came and roused Him, saying, “Lord, save [us]; we are perishing!”
26 And He said to them, “Why are you fearful, [O you] of little faith?” Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there came a great calm.
27 But the men marveled, saying, “What kind [of man] is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
8:28 ¶ And when He came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed [men] met Him, coming out of the tombs, so exceedingly fierce that no one could pass that way.
29 And behold, they cried out, saying, “What [do] You [want] with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before [the] time?”
30 But there was, at some distance from them, a herd of many swine feeding.
31 And the demons entreated Him, saying, “If You cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.”
32 And He said to them, “Go.” And they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the cliff into the sea and died in the waters.
33 But those who fed [the swine] fled, and went to the city and told everything, and what [had happened] to the demon-possessed [men].
34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their borders.
9:1 ¶ And getting into a boat, He crossed over and came to His own city.
2 And behold, they brought Him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Take courage, child; your sins are forgiven.”
3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “He is reviling [God]!”
4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?
6 But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins”--then He said to the paralytic--“Rise, and take up your bed and go to your house.”
7 And he rose and went to his house.
8 But when the crowds saw [this], they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
9:9 ¶ And as Jesus passed along from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose up and followed Him.
9:10 ¶ And it came about, as He reclined [at table] in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and reclined with Jesus and His students.
11 And when the Pharisees saw [this], they said to His students, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 But when He heard [this], He said, “[It is] not those who are well [who] need a physician, but those who are ill.
13 But go and learn the meaning of [this Scripture], ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call [the] righteous, but sinners.”
9:14 ¶ Then John’s students came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but Your students do not fast?”
15 And Jesus said to them, “Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But [the] days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
16 And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made.
17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out, and the wineskins are destroyed. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”
9:18 ¶ As He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and did Him homage, saying, “My daughter has just now died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”
19 And Jesus rose and followed him, and [so did] His students.
9:20 ¶ And behold, a woman who had had a flow of blood [for] twelve years came up behind and touched the fringe of His cloak;
21 for she said to herself, “If I but touch His cloak, I will be saved [from my affliction].”
22 But Jesus turned around and saw her and said, “Take courage, daughter; your faith has saved you.” And the woman was saved from that hour.
9:23 ¶ And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,
24 He said, “Depart; for the girl has not died, but is sleeping.” And they laughed at Him.
25 But when the crowd had been put out, He went in and took hold of her hand, and the girl rose.
26 And the report of this went forth into all that land.
9:27 ¶ And as Jesus passed along from there, two blind [men] followed Him, crying out and saying, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 And when He had come into the house, the blind [men] came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith, [so] let it be to you.”
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, saying, “See [that] no one knows [of this]!”
31 But they went out and spread [the news] about Him through all that land.
9:32 ¶ But as they were going out, behold, they brought Him a man, mute [and] demon-possessed.
33 And when the demon had been cast out, the mute spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, “Never has [anything] like this been seen in Israel!”
34 But the Pharisees said, “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
9:35 ¶ And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
36 And when He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd.
37 Then He said to His students, “The harvest indeed [is] great, but the workers few.
38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
10:1 ¶ And calling His twelve students to [Himself], He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
2 And the names of the twelve Delegates are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and Jacob the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; Jacob the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Zealot, and Judah the Iscariot, who also delivered Him up [to His enemies].
10:5 ¶ These, the Twelve, Jesus sent forth, instructing them, saying: “Do not go in [the] direction of [other] nations, and do not enter a city of Samaritans;
6 but go rather to the lost sheep of [the] house of Israel.
7 And as you go, proclaim, saying, “The Kingdom of the Heavens has drawn near.”
8 Heal [the] infirm, raise [the] dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
9 Do not take gold nor silver nor copper in your belts,
10 nor a bag for [along the] way, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the worker [is] worthy of his food.
10:11 ¶ “And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and remain there [with him] until you go away.
12 And as you enter the house, greet it;
13 and if the house indeed is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words—as you go out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Truly I say to you, it will be more bearable on [the] Day of Judgment for [the] land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that city.
10:16 ¶ “Behold, I am sending you forth like sheep in [the] midst of wolves. Therefore be wise like the snakes and simple like the doves.
17 But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to sanhedrins, and flog you in their synagogues,
18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings on account of Me, as a testimony to them and to the nations.
19 But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to speak will be given to you in that hour.
20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks through you.
10:21 ¶ “But brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father [his] child, and children will rise up against parents and put them to death;
22 and you will be hated by all because of My name. But he who endures to [the] End will be saved.
10:23 ¶ “But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will certainly not be finished with the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
10:24 ¶ “A student is not above the teacher, nor a slave above his lord.
25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the slave like his lord. If they have called the Master of [the] House Beelzebul, how much more, those of His household!
10:26 ¶ “Therefore do not fear them; for nothing is covered that will not be uncovered, and secret that will not become known.
27 What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the being; but rather fear Him who can destroy both being and body in the Valley of Hinnom.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for an assarion? And not one of them will fall to the earth without your Father.
30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Therefore do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.
10:32 ¶ “Therefore everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge him before My Father who [is] in the heavens.
33 But whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny him before My Father who [is] in the heavens.
10:34 ¶ “Do not think that I have come to launch peace upon the earth; I have not come to launch peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and a daughter with her mother, and a bride with her mother-in-law;
36 and a man’s enemies [will be] those of his [own] household.
10:37 ¶ “He who is more fond of father or mother than of Me, is not worthy of Me; and he who is more fond of son or daughter than of Me, is not worthy of Me;
38 and he who does not take his cross and follow behind Me, is not worthy of Me.
39 He who secures his life will lose it, and he who loses his life on My account will secure it.
10:40 ¶ “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
41 He who receives a prophet in [the] name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous [man] in [the] name of a righteous [man] will receive a righteous [man]’s reward.
42 And whoever gives to one of these little [ones] but a cup of cold [water] to drink, in [the] name of a student, truly I say to you, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
11:1 ¶ And it came about [that] when Jesus had finished instructing His twelve students, He departed from there to teach and proclaim [His message] in their cities.
2 But when John, in the prison, heard of the works of the Anointed One, he sent his students and, through [them],
3 said to Him, “Are You the Coming [One], or are we to watch for another?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see:
5 [the] blind receive sight and [the] lame walk, lepers are cleansed and [the] deaf hear, and [the] dead are raised and [the] poor are told Good News.
6 And how blest is [he] who does not find Me to be a stumbling-block.”
11:7 ¶ But as they went their way, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed shaken by [the] wind?
8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft [raiment]? Behold, those who wear soft [raiment] are in kings’ houses.
9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
10 This is [he] concerning whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.’
11 Truly, I say to you, among [those] born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Immerser! But he who [is] least in the Kingdom of the Heavens is greater than he.
12 But from the days of John the Immerser until now the Kingdom of the Heavens has been taken by force, and [the] forceful have been seizing it.
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
14 And if you are willing to accept [it], he is Elijah who was destined to come.
15 He who has ears, let him hear.
11:16 ¶ “But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to [their] friends
17 and say, ‘We played [the] flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not beat [your] breasts.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’
19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold [the] man! A glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ And [yet] wisdom is declared righteous by her works.”
11:20 ¶ Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles had taken place, because they had not repented.
21 “Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles which have taken place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 Moreover, I say to you, it will be more bearable on [the] Day of Judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the Abode of the Dead. Because if the miracles which have taken place in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
24 Moreover, I say to you that it will be more bearable on [the] Day of Judgment for [the] land of Sodom than for you.”
11:25 ¶ At that time Jesus answered and said, “I acclaim You, Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, that You have hidden these things from [the] wise and prudent, and have revealed them to infants.
26 Yes, Father, because this delighted You.
11:27 ¶ “All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone know the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal [Him].
11:28 ¶ “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find for yourselves rest.
30 For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden light.”
12:1 ¶ At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on [one of] the Sabbath [day]s; and His students were hungry and began to pluck [the] heads [of grain] and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw [this], they said to Him, “Behold, Your students are doing what [one] is not permitted to do on [the] Sabbath.”
3 But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those [who were] with him:
4 how he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated loaves, which he was not permitted to eat, nor those [who were] with him, but only the priests?
5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath [day]s the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?
6 But I say to you that [One] greater than the temple is here.
7 But if you had known the meaning of [this Scripture], ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
12:9 ¶ And departing from there, He came into their synagogue.
10 And behold, a man with a dried up hand! And they asked Him, saying, “Is [one] permitted to heal on the Sabbath [day]s?” so that they might accuse Him.
11 But He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a hole on [one of] the Sabbath [day]s, will not take hold of it and raise [it]?
12 Of how much more worth, therefore, is a man than a sheep! So [one] is permitted to do good on the Sabbath [day]s.”
13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched [it] out, and it was restored, whole like the other.
14 But the Pharisees went out and consulted together against Him, how to destroy Him.
12:15 ¶ But Jesus, knowing [this], withdrew from there. And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them all,
16 and ordered them not to make Him known,
17 so as to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying,
18 “Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My [very] being delights! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A broken reed He will not break off, and a smoking flax He will not quench, until He sends justice forth to victory.
21 And [in] His name [the] nations will hope.”
12:22 ¶ Then a demon-possessed [man who was] blind and mute was brought to Him, and He healed him, so that the mute spoke and saw.
23 And all the crowds were amazed, and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard [this], they said, “This [man] does not cast out the demons, except through Beelzebul, the ruler of demons.”
12:25 ¶ But knowing their thoughts, He said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate; and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
26 And if the Adversary casts out the Adversary, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
27 And if I cast out the demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast [them] out? For this reason they will be your judges.
28 But if I cast out the demons by [the] Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 Or how can one enter the strong [man]’s house and seize his goods, unless he first binds the strong [man], and then plunders his house?
30 He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.
12:31 ¶ “For this reason I say to you, every sin and reviling will be forgiven men, but the reviling of the Spirit will not be forgiven.
32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age nor in the [one] to come.
12:33 ¶ “Either deem the tree good and its fruit good, or deem the tree worthless and its fruit worthless; for from the fruit the tree is known.
34 Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good [thing]s? For the mouth speaks from that which overflows the heart.
35 The good man from the good treasure puts forth good [thing]s, and the evil man from the evil treasure puts forth evil [thing]s.
36 But I say to you that for every idle word that men speak, they will give account on [the] Day of Judgment.
37 For from your words you will be declared righteous, and from your words you will be condemned.”
12:38 ¶ Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; and no sign will be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
41 [The] men of Nineveh will rise up at the Judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation, and behold, [One] greater than Jonah [is] here.
42 [The] queen of [the] South will rise at the Judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, [One] greater than Solomon [is] here.
12:43 ¶ “But when the unclean spirit goes out of the man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find [it].
44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds [it] unoccupied, swept, and adorned.
45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they go in and dwell there; and the last [state] of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus it will be also with this evil generation.”
12:46 ¶ While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.
47 And someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”
48 But He answered and said to the [one] who spoke with Him, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?”
49 And stretching out His hand toward His students, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!
50 For whoever does the will of My Father who [is] in [the] heavens, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
13:1 ¶ On that day Jesus went out of the house and sat down beside the sea.
2 And great crowds gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat down; and the whole crowd stood on the beach.
3 And He spoke many things to them in analogies, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow [seed].
4 And as he sowed, some indeed fell beside the way, and the birds came and devoured them.
5 And others fell upon the rocky [place]s, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.
6 But when [the] sun rose, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it dried up.
7 And others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them.
8 And others fell upon the good earth and gave fruit, some indeed a hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty.
9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
13:10 ¶ And the students came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in analogies?”
11 But He answered and said to them, “Because to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, but to them it has not been given.
12 For to him who has, [more] will be given, and he will have an overabundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
13 For this reason I speak to them in analogies, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand.
14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘Hearing you will hear and never understand, and seeing you will see and never perceive.
15 For the heart of this people has become thick, and they hear with heavy ears, and they have closed their eyes, lest they should perceive with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and should turn, and I should heal them.’
16 But how blest [are] your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.
17 For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous [men] desired to see what you see, and did not see [it], and to hear what you hear, and did not hear [it].
13:18 ¶ “You, therefore, hear the analogy of the sower:
19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom and does not understand [it], the Evil [One] comes and seizes what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown beside the way.
20 And what was sown upon the rocky [place]s, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
21 but he has no root in himself. Indeed, he lasts for a while; but when affliction or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
22 And what was sown into the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the cares of the [present] age and the deceit of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
23 And what was sown upon the good earth, this is he who hears the word and understands [it], who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty.”
13:24 ¶ He set before them another analogy, saying, “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
25 but while the men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed ryegrass in [the] midst of the wheat, and went away.
26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the ryegrass also appeared.
27 And the master of [the] house’s slaves came and said to him, ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have ryegrass?’
28 And he said to them, ‘A man [who is] an enemy has done this.’ And the slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, therefore, to go out and collect it?’
29 But he said, ‘No, lest in collecting the ryegrass, you uproot the wheat with it.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, ‘First collect the ryegrass, and bind it into bundles to burn it; but gather the wheat into my storehouse.’ ”
13:31 ¶ He set before them another analogy, saying, “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like a grain of mustard [seed] that a man took and sowed in his field,
32 which indeed is smaller than all the seeds; but when it has grown, it is larger than the garden greens and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and rest in its branches.”
13:33 ¶ He spoke to them another analogy: “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like leaven that a woman took and buried in three seahs of meal, until it was all leavened.”
13:34 ¶ All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in analogies, and He spoke nothing to them without a analogy,
35 so as to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open My mouth in analogies; I will utter things hidden since [the] foundation of [the] world.”
13:36 ¶ Then He left the crowds and came into the house. And His students came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the analogy of the ryegrass of the field.”
37 And He answered and said, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,
38 and the field is the world. And the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom. And the ryegrass are the sons of the Evil [One],
39 and the enemy who sowed them is the Maligner. And the harvest is [the] End of [the] Age, and the reapers are messengers.
40 Therefore, just as the ryegrass is collected and burned with fire, so it will be at the End of the Age.
41 The Son of Man will send forth His messengers, and they will collect out of His Kingdom all the stumbling-blocks and those who do what is not lawful,
42 and cast them into the fiery furnace, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who, let him hear.
13:44 ¶ “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
13:45 ¶ “Again, the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man [who is] a merchant seeking fine pearls;
46 and having found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
13:47 ¶ “Again, the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a dragnet cast into the sea and gathering [fish] of every kind,
48 which when it was filled, they drew up on the beach and sat down and collected the good into vessels but cast out the bad.
49 So it will be at the End of the Age. The messengers will come forth and separate the evil from [the] midst of the righteous,
50 and cast them into the fiery furnace, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.
13:51 ¶ “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes.”
52 And He said to them, “For this reason every scribe who has become a student of the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man [who is] a master of a house who puts forth from his treasure [things] new and old.”
13:53 ¶ And it came about [that] when Jesus had finished these analogies, He withdrew from there.
54 And coming to His homeland, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “From where [did] He [get] this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? [Is] not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, Jacob and Joseph and Simon and Judah?
56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? From where then [did] He [get] all these things?”
57 And they found Him to be a stumbling-block. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his homeland and house.”
58 And He did not do many miracles there, because of their unbelief.
14:1 ¶ At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of Jesus’ fame,
2 and said to his household, “This is John the Immerser; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason the miraculous powers are at work in Him.”
3 For Herod had taken hold of John and bound him and put him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.
4 For John said to him, “You are not permitted to have her.”
5 And though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet.
6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst [of them], and pleased Herod,
7 whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
8 But she, prompted by her mother, said, “Give me, here on a platter, the head of John the Immerser.”
9 And the king was grieved, [yet] because of the oaths and those who reclined [at table] with [him], he ordered [it] to be given.
10 And sending [his men], he beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
12 And his students came and took away the corpse and buried it; and they came and told Jesus.
14:13 ¶ And when Jesus heard [this], He withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by Himself. And when the crowds heard, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
14 And going forth, He saw a great crowd; and He was moved with compassion toward them and healed the sick among them.
15 But when evening had come, the students came to Him, saying, “This place is desert, and the hour has already passed. Dismiss the crowds, so that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them [something] to eat.”
17 And they said to Him, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.”
18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
19 And He ordered the crowds to recline on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the heaven, He blessed [them]. And breaking the loaves, He gave to the students, and the students to the crowds.
20 And they all ate and were filled. And they took up the broken pieces that were left over, twelve baskets full.
21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and young children.
14:22 ¶ And immediately He made the students get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
23 And when He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. And when evening had come, He was there alone;
24 but the boat was already many stadia out from the land, distressed by the waves; for the wind was against [them].
25 And in [the] fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
26 But when the students saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a phantom!” And from this fear they cried out.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage; I Am. Do not be afraid.”
28 But Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, order me to come to You on the water.”
29 And He said, “Come.” And Peter went down out of the boat and walked on the water and went to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid; and as he began to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out the hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “[O you] of little faith, why did you doubt?”
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 And those in the boat did Him homage, saying, “Truly You are God’s Son!”
14:34 ¶ And when they had crossed over, they came to the land at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent forth [word] into all that region round about, and brought to Him all who were ill,
36 and entreated Him that they might but touch the fringe of His cloak. And as many as touched [it] were thoroughly saved.
15:1 ¶ Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,
2 “Why do Your students go against the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
3 But He answered and said to them, “And why do you go against the commandment of God because of your tradition?
4 For God said, ‘Honor the father and the mother’; and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die [the] death.’
5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to the father or the mother, “Whatever benefit you might have had from me [I have set aside as] a gift [to God],”
6 he certainly [need] not honor his father,’ and you nullify the word of God because of your tradition.
7 Hypocrites! [How] well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you, saying,
8 ‘This people honors Me with the lips, but their heart is far away from Me.
9 But they worship Me in vain; [the] teachings they teach [are but] men’s precepts’ ”!
15:10 ¶ And He called the crowd to [Himself] and said to them, “Hear and understand:
11 [It is] not what goes into the mouth [that] defiles the man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”
12 Then the students came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees, when they heard this saying, found [it] to be a stumbling-block?”
13 But He answered and said, “Every plant that My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.
14 Let them be; they are blind guides of blind [men]. And if a blind [man] guides a blind [man], both will fall into a pit.”
15:15 ¶ But Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this analogy to us.”
16 But He said, “Are you also still without understanding?
17 Do you not comprehend that whatever enters the mouth passes into the belly and is expelled into [the] privy?
18 But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles the man.
19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, revilings.
20 These are what defile the man. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”
15:21 ¶ And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the regions of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from those borders came out and cried, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He did not answer her a word. And His students came and asked Him, saying, “Send her away, because she is crying out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent to [anyone] but the lost sheep of [the] house of Israel.”
25 But she came and did Him homage, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and cast [it] to the puppies.”
27 But she said, “Yes, Lord; for even the puppies eat of the crumbs that fall from their lord’s table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be to you as you want.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.
15:29 ¶ And departing from there, Jesus came near the Sea of Galilee. And He went up on the mountain and sat there.
30 And great crowds came to Him, bringing with them [the] lame, [the] blind, [the] crippled, [the] mute, and many others. And they cast them down at His feet, and He healed them,
31 so that the crowd marveled to see [the] mute speaking, [the] crippled whole, and [the] lame walking, and [the] blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.
15:32 ¶ But Jesus called His students to [Himself] and said, “I am moved with compassion toward the crowd, because they have already remained with Me three days, and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away fasting, lest they faint on the way.”
33 And the students said to Him, “Where [are] we [to get] enough loaves [of bread] in [the] desert to fill so great a crowd?”
34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”
35 And He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish, and giving thanks, He broke [them] and gave [them] to the students, and the students to the crowds.
37 And they all ate and were filled. And they took up the broken pieces that were left over, seven hampers full.
38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and young children.
15:39 ¶ And when he had dismissed the crowds, He got into the boat and came to the borders of Magadan.
16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came to [Him]; and to test [Him], they asked Him to show them a sign from the heaven.
2 But He answered and said to them, “When evening has come, you say, ‘Fair weather, for the heaven is red.’
3 And in [the] morning, ‘Stormy today, for the heaven is red [and] gloomy.’ Indeed you know [how] to discern the face of the heaven, but the signs of the times you cannot?
4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, and no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.
16:5 ¶ And when the students came to the other side, they had forgotten to take loaves [of bread].
6 And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “[It is] because we did not take loaves [of bread].”
8 But Jesus, knowing [this], said, “[O you] of little faith, why are you reasoning among yourselves because you have no loaves?
9 Do you not yet comprehend, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took [up]?
10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many hampers you took [up]?
11 How can you not comprehend that I did not speak to you concerning loaves [of bread], but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?”
12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of the loaves, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
16:13 ¶ And when Jesus came to the regions of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His students, saying, “Who do men say that the Son of Man is?”
14 And they said, “Some indeed [say], John the Immerser; and others, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
15 He said to them, “But you--who do you say that I am?”
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Anointed One, the Son of the living God.”
17 And Jesus answered and said to him, “How blest are you, Simon son of Jonah! Because flesh and blood has not revealed [this] to you, but My Father who is in the heavens.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, [a Rock], and upon this rock I will build My Assembly, and [the] gates of the Abode of the Dead will not hold out against it.
19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of the Heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth will be bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth will be loosed in the heavens.”
20 Then He commanded the students to tell no one that He was the Anointed One.
16:21 ¶ From then [on] Jesus began to show His students that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and high priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
22 And Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Mercy on You, Lord! This will never happen to You.”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Adversary! You are a stumbling-block to Me; because you are not mindful of the things of God, but of the things of man.”
16:24 ¶ Then Jesus said to His students, “If anyone wants to come along with Me, let him disown himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on My account will find it.
26 For what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His messengers, and then He will render to each [person] according to his deeds.
28 Truly I say to you that there are some of those standing here who will certainly not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.”
17:1 ¶ And after six days Jesus took with [Him] Peter and Jacob and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
2 And He was transformed before them, and His face shined like the sun, and His clothes became white as light.
3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here! If You want, I will make here three tents, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice from the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I delight; hear Him!”
6 And on hearing [this], the students fell on their faces and were exceedingly afraid.
7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”
8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus Himself alone.
17:9 ¶ And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell no one the vision until the Son of Man has been raised from [the] dead.”
10 And the students asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
11 But He answered and said, “Elijah indeed comes and will restore all things.
12 But I say to you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did with him whatever they wanted. And the Son of Man is going to suffer [the] same from them.”
13 Then the students understood that He was speaking to them about John the Immerser.
17:14 ¶ And when they came to the crowd, a man came to Him, falling on [his] knees before Him,
15 and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, because he is moonstruck and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.
16 And I brought him to Your students, and they could not heal him.”
17 And Jesus answered and said, “O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”
18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed from that hour.
19 Then the students came to Jesus privately and said, “Why couldn’t we cast it out?”
20 And He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard [seed], you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
17:22 ¶ And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into [the] hands of men,
23 and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised.” And they were exceedingly grieved.
17:24 ¶ And when they came to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma [temple tax] came to Peter and said, “Does not your teacher pay the two-drachma?”
25 He said, “Yes.” And when he entered the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect toll or poll-tax, from their sons or from others?”
26 And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
27 But, so that we do not cause them to stumble, go to [the] sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a stater. Take that and give [it] to them for Me and you.”
18:1 ¶ In that hour the students came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greater in the Kingdom of the Heavens?”
2 And calling to [Himself] a young child, He set him in their midst,
3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you turn about and become like the young children, you will never enter the Kingdom of the Heavens.
4 Whoever therefore humbles himself like this young child, he is the greater in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
5 And whoever receives one such young child in My name receives Me.
6 But whoever causes one of these little [ones] who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him that an [upper] millstone of a donkey-[mill] be hung around his neck and he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
18:7 ¶ “Alas for the world because of the stumbling-blocks! For [it is] necessary that stumbling-blocks come, but alas for the man through whom the stumbling-block comes!
8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and cast [it] from you. It is better for you to enter the life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the enduring fire.
9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and cast [it] from you. It is better for you to enter the life with one eye than to have two eyes and be cast into the fiery Valley of Hinnom.
18:10 ¶ “See [to it that] you do not despise one of these little [ones]; for I say to you that their messengers in [the] heavens always behold the face of My Father who [is] in [the] heavens.
12 What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and seek the [one] that has gone astray?
13 And if it comes about [that] he finds it, truly I say to you that he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14 In [the] same way, it is not [the] will of your Father who [is] in [the] heavens that one of these little [ones] perish.
18:15 ¶ “But if your brother sins against you, go, show him [his] fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
16 But if he does not listen, take with you one or two others, so that by [the] mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 But if he will not pay heed to them, tell it to the Assembly. But if he will not listen even to the Assembly, let him be to you as the [person of another] nation and the tax collector.
18 Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on the earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 Again, truly I say to you that if two of you agree on the earth about anything, whatever they may ask, it will be done for them by My Father who [is] in [the] heavens.
20 For where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in their midst.”
18:21 ¶ Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but, up to seventy times seven.
18:23 ¶ “For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man [who is] a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.
24 And as he began to settle [them], one was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents.
25 And since he did not have [the means] to pay [it], the lord ordered him to be sold, and the wife and the children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 Therefore the slave fell down and did him homage, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’
27 And the lord of that slave was moved with compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
28 But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he took hold of him and choked [him], saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’
29 Therefore his fellow slave fell down and entreated him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’
30 And he would not, but went and cast him into prison until he should pay what was owed.
31 Therefore when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were exceedingly grieved and went and explained to their lord all that had happened.
32 Then his lord called him before [him] and said to him, ‘Wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me.
33 And should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, just as I had mercy on you?’
34 And in anger his lord delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was owed.
35 And My heavenly Father will do [the] same to you, unless you forgive from your hearts, each his brother.”
19:1 ¶ And it came about [that] when Jesus had finished these words, He withdrew from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.
2 And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
19:3 ¶ And Pharisees came to Him, testing Him and saying, “Is a man permitted to dismiss his wife for [just] any reason?”
4 But He answered and said, “Have you not read that the Creator from [the] beginning made them male and female,
5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh,’
6 so that they are no longer two, but one flesh? Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
19:7 ¶ They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a written bill of divorce and to dismiss her?”
8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to dismiss your wives, but it was not this way from [the] beginning.
9 But I say to you that whoever dismisses his wife, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery.”
19:10 ¶ His students said to Him, “If this is the case of the man with the wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 But He said to them, “Not everyone can receive this word, but [only] those to whom it is given.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from [their] mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs because of the Kingdom of the Heavens. He who can receive [it], let him receive [it].”
19:13 ¶ Then young children were brought to Him, so that He might lay the hands on them and pray; but the students rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, “Let the young children be, and do not prevent them from coming to Me; for of such is the Kingdom of the Heavens.”
15 And having laid the hands on them, He went on His way from there.
19:16 ¶ And behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good [thing] must I do so that I may have enduring life?”
17 And He said to him, “Why do you ask Me about what [is] good? There is [but] One who [is] good. But if you want to enter the life, observe the commandments.”
18 He said to Him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “That you must not murder, must not commit adultery, must not steal, must not bear false witness;
19 ‘Honor the father and the mother’; and, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
20 The young man said to Him, “I have kept all of these; what do I still lack?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be mature, go, sell your property and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in [the] heavens; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard the word, he went away grieved; for he had great possessions.
19:23 ¶ And Jesus said to His students, “Truly I say to you that [only] with difficulty will a rich [person] enter the Kingdom of the Heavens.
24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through [the] eye of a needle than for a rich [person] to enter the Kingdom of God.”
25 And when the students heard [this], they were exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
26 But Jesus looked at [them] and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things [are] possible.”
19:27 ¶ Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Behold, we have left all and followed You. What then will there be for us?”
28 But Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that you who have followed Me, in the New Creation, when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, on account of My name, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit enduring life.
30 But many [who are] first will be last; and [many who are] last, first.
20:1 ¶ “For the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man, [the] master of a house, who went out early in [the] morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
2 And having agreed with the workers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And going out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace;
4 and he said to them, ‘You also, go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever is just.’
5 And they went. And again he went out about [the] sixth and [the] ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh [hour] he went out and found others standing; and he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here the whole day idle?’
7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also, go into the vineyard.’
8 But when evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the workers and pay them [their] reward, beginning with the last, [and on] to the first.’
9 And when those [hired] about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.
10 And when the first came, they thought that they would receive more; and each of them also received a denarius.
11 And when they received [it], they grumbled against the master of [the] house,
12 saying, ‘These last have worked [only] one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the burning heat.’
13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I do you no injustice; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
14 Take what [is] yours, and go. But I want to give to this last [the] same as [I give] to you.
15 Or am I not permitted to do what I want with what [is] mine? Or is your eye evil [with envy] because I am good?’
16 In [the] same way, the last will be first; and the first, last.”
20:17 ¶ And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve students by themselves, and on the way He said to them,
18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the high priests and scribes; and they will condemn Him to death,
19 and deliver Him up to the [people of other] nations to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day He will be raised.”
20:20 ¶ Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons, doing homage and asking something of Him.
21 And He said to her, “What do you want?” She said to Him, “Say that these, my two sons, may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your Kingdom.”
22 But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” They said to Him, “We can.”
23 He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup; but to sit on My right and on [My] left, this is not Mine to give, but [to those] for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”
20:24 ¶ And when the [other] ten heard [of this], they were indignant about the two brothers.
25 But Jesus called them to [Himself] and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and [their] great [ones] exercise authority over them.
26 It will not be this way among you; but whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first among you will be your slave,
28 just as the Son of Man came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life [as] a ransom for many.”
20:29 ¶ And as they went out from Jericho, a great crowd followed Him.
30 And behold, two blind [men] sitting beside the way, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!”
31 And the crowd rebuked them, that they should be silent. But they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!”
32 And Jesus, stopping, called out to them and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
33 They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes be opened.”
34 And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately they received sight and followed Him.
21:1 ¶ And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two students,
2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with it. Loose [them] and bring [them] to Me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them immediately.”
4 But this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion: Behold, your King is coming to you, gentle, and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, [the] foal of a beast of burden.”
21:6 ¶ And the students went and did just as Jesus had directed them,
7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid on them the cloaks; and He sat on them.
8 And most of the crowd spread their cloaks in the way, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading [them] in the way.
9 And the crowds that went before Him and that followed Him cried out, saying, “Glory to our Savior, the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in [the] name of [the] Lord! Glory to our Savior in the Highest!”
10 And when He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.”
21:12 ¶ And Jesus entered the temple and cast out all those who were selling and buying in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold the doves.
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a den of robbers.”
21:14 ¶ And [the] blind and [the] lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the high priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did, and the boys who were crying out in the temple and saying, “Glory to our Savior, the Son of David!” they were indignant;
16 and they said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” But Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have perfected praise’?”
17 And leaving them, He went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
21:18 ¶ And early in [the] morning, as He came back to the city, He was hungry.
19 And seeing a certain fig tree beside the way, He went to it and found nothing on it, but leaves only. And He said to it, “May no fruit come from you any more, to the [Final] Age!” And instantly the fig tree dried up.
20 And when the students saw [this], they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree dry up instantly?”
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not waver, you will not only do what [was done] to the fig tree, but even if you should say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will be done.
22 And all things, whatever [they be], [that] you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.”
21:23 ¶ And when He had come into the temple [and] was teaching, the high priests and the elders of the people came to Him, saying, “By what authority do You do these things, and who gave You this authority?”
24 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The immersion of John, from where did it come, from heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.”
27 And they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.” And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:28 ¶ “But what do you think? A man had two sons. And he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go [and] work in the vineyard today.’
29 And he answered and said, ‘I don’t want to”; but afterward he changed [his] mind and went.
30 And he came to the other and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I [will], [my] lord,’ and did not go.
31 Which of the two did the father’s will?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the Kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came to you in [the] way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And when you saw [this], you did not even afterward change [your] minds, so as to believe him.
21:33 ¶ “Hear another analogy. There was a man, [the] master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and put a barrier around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and leased it to farmers, and went abroad.
34 But when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his slaves to the farmers, to receive his fruits.
35 And the farmers took his slaves, and one indeed they beat, and one they killed, and one they stoned.
36 Again, he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they did likewise to them.
37 But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’
39 And they took him and cast [him] out of the vineyard and killed [him].
40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?”
41 They said to Him, “He will evilly destroy those evil [men], and lease the vineyard to other farmers who will pay him the fruits in their times.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘[The] stone that the builders rejected, this has become [the] head of [the] corner. This came about from [the] Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 For this reason I say to you that the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruits.
44 And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will crush him to powder.”
21:45 ¶ And when the high priests and the Pharisees heard His analogies, they knew that He was speaking about them.
46 And though they sought to take hold of Him, they feared the crowds, since they regarded Him as a prophet.
22:1 ¶ And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in analogies, saying,
2 “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like a man [who is] a king who held a wedding for his son.
3 And he sent forth his slaves to call those who were invited to the wedding, and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fattened [livestock] are sacrificed, and all [is] ready. Come to the wedding.” ’
5 But they didn’t care and went away, the one to his field, and one to his trade,
6 and the others took hold of his slaves, and assaulted and killed [them].
7 And the king was angry and sent his soldiers and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding indeed is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
9 Therefore go into the crossways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’
10 And those slaves went out into the roadways and gathered all, as many as they found, both evil and good; and the wedding was filled with [guests] reclining [at table].
11 But when the king came in to see those who reclined [at table], he saw there a man [who was] not wearing wedding clothes.
12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ But he was silent.
13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind his feet and hands, and cast him out into the outer darkness, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.’
14 For many are called, but few chosen.”
22:15 ¶ Then the Pharisees went their way and consulted together how to entangle Him in word.
16 And they sent to Him their students with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth, and You do not care about anyone, for You do not look at [the] face of men.
17 Therefore tell us what You think. Is [one] permitted to give poll-tax to Caesar, or not?”
18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, “Why do you test Me, [you] hypocrites?
19 Show Me the coin of the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius.
20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription [is] this?”
21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Therefore pay what [is] Caesar’s to Caesar, and what [is] God’s to God.”
22 And when they heard [this], they marveled; and they left Him and went away.
22:23 ¶ On that day Sadducees came to Him, saying [that] there is no resurrection. And they asked Him,
24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If anyone dies having no children, his brother must marry his wife and raise up seed to his brother.’
25 But there were among us seven brothers; and the first married and died, and having no seed, left his wife to his brother;
26 and likewise the second, and the third, unto the seven.
27 And afterward the woman died.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.”
29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You go astray, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as messengers in the heaven.
31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,
32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of [the] dead, but of [the] living.”
33 And when the crowds heard [this], they were astonished at His teaching.
22:34 ¶ But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.
35 And one of them, a lawyer, testing Him, asked,
36 “Teacher, which [is the] great commandment in the Law?”
37 And He said to him, “ ‘You must love [the] Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’
38 This is the great and first commandment.
39 And a second, [which is] like it: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 On these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.”
22:41 ¶ But while the Pharisees were gathered, Jesus asked them,
42 saying, “What do you think concerning the Anointed One? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “David’s.”
43 He said to them, “How then does David, in [the] Spirit, call Him Lord, saying,
44 ‘[The] Lord said to my Lord, “Sit on My right, until I put Your enemies under Your feet” ’?
45 Therefore, if David calls Him Lord, how is He his son?”
46 And no one could answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day [on] to ask Him any more [questions].
23:1 ¶ Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His students,
2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat.
3 Therefore all things, whatever [they be], [that] they tell you, do and observe. But do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
4 But they bind burdens, heavy and hard to bear, and lay [them] on men’s shoulders; but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
5 But all their works they do in order to be seen by men. For they widen their phylacteries and enlarge the fringes [of their cloaks],
6 and they are fond of the chief couch at the suppers and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 and the greetings in the marketplaces, and being called rabbi by men.
8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
9 And call no [one] on the earth your father, for One is your Father, the heavenly [Father].
10 Nor be called instructors, for One is your Instructor, the Anointed One.
11 But the greater among you shall be your servant.
12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
23:13 ¶ “But alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut the Kingdom of the Heavens before men; for you do not go in yourselves, nor do you let those who are going in go in.
23:15 ¶ “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you go about the sea and the dry [land] to make one convert; and when it is done, you make him twice as much a son of the Valley of Hinnom as yourselves.
23:16 ¶ “Alas for you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the sanctuary, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the sanctuary, he is obligated.’
17 [You] fools and blind [men]! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that hallowed the gold?
18 And [you say], ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that [is] upon it, he is obligated.’
19 [You] blind [men]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that hallows the gift?
20 Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything upon it;
21 and he who swears by the sanctuary, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it;
22 and he who swears by the heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
23:23 ¶ “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you tithe the mint and the dill and the cumin, and have laid aside the weightier [things] of the law--the justice and the mercy and the faith. But these you should have done, and not lay aside those.
24 Blind guides, who strain out the gnat but swallow the camel!
23:25 ¶ “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but within they are full of plundering and self-indulgence.
26 Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
23:27 ¶ “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed sepulchers, which indeed outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead [people’s] bones and all uncleanness.
28 In [the] same way also, you indeed outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
23:29 ¶ “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the sepulchers of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous,
30 and say, ‘If we had been [around] in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in [shedding] the blood of the prophets.’
31 So you testify against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
32 And you, [go ahead], fill up the measure of your fathers!
33 Snakes, offspring of vipers! How will you escape from the judgment of the Valley of Hinnom?
34 For this reason, behold, I send to you prophets and wise [men] and scribes, [some] of them you will kill and crucify, and [some] of them you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,
35 so that on you may come all [the] righteous blood poured out on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
36 Truly I say to you, all these things will come on this generation.
23:37 ¶ “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [you] who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to her! How often have I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers together her chicks under the wings, and you were not willing!
38 Behold, your house is left to you, deserted.
39 For I say to you, from now [on] you will never see Me, until you say, ‘Blessings on Him who comes in [the] name of [the] Lord!’ ”
24:1 ¶ And Jesus came out from the temple and was going away, and His students came to [Him], to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 But He answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, there will certainly not be left here stone upon stone that will not be torn down.”
24:3 ¶ And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the students came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what [will be] the sign of Your Coming and of [the] End of the Age?”
24:4 ¶ And Jesus answered and said to them, “See [to it that] no one leads you astray.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Anointed One,’ and will lead many astray.
6 And you are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See [that] you are not alarmed; for [these things] must happen, but the End is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in [various] places.
8 But all these things [are the] beginning of [birth] pangs.
24:9 ¶ “Then they will deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of My name.
10 And then many will stumble, and deliver up one another [to their enemies], and hate one another.
11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
12 And because of the increasing of the lawlessness, the love of the many will become cold.
13 But he who endures to [the] End, he will be saved.
14 And this Good News of the Kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the End will come.
24:15 ¶ “Therefore when you see the Abomination of the Desolation, which was spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in [the] holy place (let him who reads comprehend),
16 then let those [who are] in Judea flee to the mountains;
17 let him [who is] on the housetop not go down to take the things out of his house;
18 and let him [who is] in the field not return to take his cloak.
19 But alas for those [who are] pregnant and for those nursing babies in those days!
20 But pray that your flight will not be in winter nor on a Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great affliction, such as has not been from [the] beginning of [the] world until now--no, nor ever will be [again].
22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the Chosen, those days will be shortened.
24:23 ¶ “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here [is] the Anointed One!’ or ‘Here!’ do not believe [it].
24 For false anointed ones and false prophets will arise and give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the Chosen.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 Therefore, if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; [or] ‘Behold, in the inner chambers!’ do not believe [it].
27 For as the lightning comes forth from [the] east and appears as far as [the] west, so will the Coming of the Son of Man be.
28 Wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles be gathered.
24:29 ¶ “But immediately after the affliction of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat [their] breasts, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and great glory.
31 And He will send forth His messengers with a loud sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His Chosen from the four winds, from [one] end of [the] heavens to the [other] end of them.
24:32 ¶ “But learn the analogy from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth the leaves, you know that the summer [is] near.
33 And in [the] same way you, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at [the very] doors.
34 Truly I say to you that this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things happen.
35 The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words will certainly not pass away.
24:36 ¶ “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
37 For as the days of Noah, so will be the Coming of the Son of Man.
38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until [the] day that Noah entered the ark,
39 and did not know until the flood came and took everything away; so also will be the Coming of the Son of Man.
40 Then two [people] will be in the field; one is taken and one is left.
41 Two [will be] grinding in the mill house; one is taken and one is left.
42 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
43 But know this, that if the master of [the] house had known in what watch [of the night] the thief would come, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
44 For this reason, be ready also yourselves, because in an hour that you do not think, the Son of Man will come.
24:45 ¶ “Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom the lord has set over his household to give them the food in [due] time?
46 How blest [is] that slave whom his lord will find so doing when [he] comes.
47 Truly I say to you that he will set him over all his property.
48 But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My lord is delayed,’
49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with the drunkards,
the lord of that slave will come on a day when he is not watching and in an hour
which he does not know,
51 and will cut him in two, and allot [him] his place with the hypocrites, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.
25:1 ¶ “Then the Kingdom of the Heavens will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 But five of them were foolish, and five wise.
3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take olive oil with them;
4 but the wise took olive oil in the vessels with their lamps.
5 But as the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 But in [the] middle of [the] night there was an outcry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
8 But the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us [some] of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out.’
9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘There will certainly not be enough for us and for you! Go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
10 But while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 But afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’
12 But he answered and said, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day nor the hour.
25:14 ¶ “For [it is] as [when] a man, going abroad, called his own slaves and delivered to them his property.
15 And to one indeed he gave five talents, and to one [he gave] two, and to one [he gave] one--to each according to his own ability. And he went abroad.
16 Immediately he who had received the five talents went and worked with them, and made five more.
17 In [the] same way he who [had received] the two gained two more.
18 But he who had received the one went and dug in [the] earth and hid his lord’s silver.
19 But after a long time the lord of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.
20 And he who had received the five talents came and brought five talents more, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I have gained five talents more.’
21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a little, I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your lord!’
22 And he also who [had received] the two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; behold, I have gained two talents more.’
23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a little, I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your lord!’
24 And he also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering from where you did not scatter [seed].
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what [is] yours.’
26 But his lord answered and said to him, ‘Evil and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather from where I did not scatter [seed]?
27 Therefore you should have put my silver to the bankers, and when I came I would have received what [is] mine, with interest.
28 Therefore take the talent from him and give [it] to him who has the ten talents.
29 For to everyone who has, [more] will be given, and he will have an overabundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
30 And cast out the worthless servant into the outer darkness, where there will be the weeping and the grinding of the teeth.’
25:31 ¶ “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the messengers with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
32 And all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 And He will indeed set the sheep on His right, but the goats on [the] left.
34 Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, [you who are] the blest of My Father, inherit the Kingdom which has been prepared for you from [the] foundation of [the] world!
35 For I was hungry and you gave Me [something] to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me [something] to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,
36 naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed [You], or thirsty and give [You something] to drink?
38 And when did we see You a stranger and take [You] in, or naked and clothe [You]?
39 And when did we see You sick or in prison and come to You?’
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, just as you did to one of the least of these My brothers, you did to Me.’
41 Then He will also say to those on [the] left, ‘Go from Me, [you who are] the cursed, into the enduring fire which has been prepared for the Maligner and his messengers!
42 For I was hungry and you did not give Me [anything] to eat, I was thirsty and you did not give Me [anything] to drink,
43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not look after Me.’
44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not attend to You?’
45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Truly I say to you, just as you did not do to one of the least of these, you did not do to Me.’
46 And these will go away into enduring punishment, but the righteous into enduring life.”
26:1 ¶ And it came about [that] when Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His students,
2 “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
26:3 ¶ Then the high priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the High Priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4 and consulted together that they might take hold of Jesus by deceit and kill [Him].
5 But they said, “Not during the festival, so that there may not be a commotion among the people.”
26:6 ¶ But when Jesus was in Bethany, in [the] house of Simon the leper,
7 a woman came to Him who had an alabaster [flask] of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He reclined [at table].
8 But when the students saw [this], they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?
9 For this could have been sold for much and given to [the] poor.”
10 But Jesus, knowing [this], said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work to Me.
11 For you always have the poor with you, but Me you will not always have.
12 For when she put this fragrant oil on My body, she did [it] to prepare Me for burial.
13 Truly I say to you, wherever in [the] whole world this Good News is proclaimed, what she did will be spoken of, in memory of her.”
26:14 ¶ Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judah Iscariot, went to the high priests
15 and said, “What are you willing to give me, and I deliver Him up to you?” And they set out for him thirty silver [coins].
16 And from then [on] he sought an opportunity to deliver Him up.
26:17 ¶ And on the first [day] of the Unleavened [Bread] the students came to Jesus, saying, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
18 And He said, “Go into the city to so-and-so, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I will observe the Passover with My students, [here] with you.” ’ ”
19 And the students did as Jesus directed them, and prepared the Passover.
26:20 ¶ And when evening had come, He reclined [at table] with the Twelve.
21 And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will deliver Me up [to My enemies].”
22 And being exceedingly grieved, they began each one to say to Him, “I’m not [the one, am I], Lord?”
23 But He answered and said, “He who dipped the hand in the bowl with Me, [is the one] who will deliver Me up.
24 The Son of Man is indeed going away, just as it is written concerning Him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of Man is delivered up! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
25 But Judah, who would deliver Him up, answered and said, “I’m not [the one, am I], Rabbi?” He said to him, “[It is as] you have said.”
26:26 ¶ And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed and broke [it], and gave [it] to the students and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
27 And He took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, “Drink from it, all [of you];
28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many, for forgiveness of sins.
29 But I say to you, from now [on] I will never drink of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s Kingdom.”
26:30 ¶ And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said to them, “In this night you will all stumble in Me; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
32 But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
33 But Peter answered and said to Him, “Though all stumble in You, I will never stumble.”
34 Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that in this night, before a rooster crows, you will disown Me three times.”
35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I must die with You, I will never disown You!” And all the students said likewise.
26:36 ¶ Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to the students, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.”
37 And taking with [Him] Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be grieved and distressed.
38 Then He said to them, “My mind is very grieved, to [the point of] death. Remain here, and keep watch with Me.”
39 And going a little ahead, He fell on His face, praying and saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You [will].”
40 And He came to the students and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, “So, could none of you keep watch with Me [for] one hour?
41 Keep watch and pray, so that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed [is] eager; but the flesh, weak.”
26:42 ¶ Again, for a second [time], He went away and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, may Your will be done.”
43 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 ¶ And leaving them again, He went away and prayed for a third [time], saying again the same words.
45 Then He came to the students and said to them, “Sleep on and rest. Behold, the hour has drawn near, and the Son of Man is being delivered up into [the] hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us be going. Behold, he who is delivering Me up has drawn near.”
26:47 ¶ And while He was still speaking, behold, Judah, one of the Twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the high priests and elders of the people.
48 But he who was delivering Him up had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss is He; take hold of Him.”
49 And immediately He came to Jesus and said, “Good cheer, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
50 But Jesus said to him, “Friend, [do] what you are here for.” Then they came up and laid the hands on Jesus and took hold of Him.
26:51 ¶ And behold, one of those [who were] with Jesus stretched out the hand and drew his sword, and struck the slave of the High Priest and took off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Return your sword to its place; for all who take [the] sword will perish by [the] sword.
53 Or do you think that I cannot entreat My Father, and He will even now set beside Me more than twelve legions of messengers?
54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?”
26:55 ¶ In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take Me? Daily I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not take hold of Me.
56 But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets.” Then all the students left Him and fled.
26:57 ¶ But those who had taken hold of Jesus led [Him] to Caiaphas the High Priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered.
58 But Peter followed Him from a distance to the courtyard of the High Priest, and going inside he sat with the officers, to see the end.
26:59 ¶ But the high priests and the whole Sanhedrin sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death,
60 and did not find [any], though many false witnesses came forward. But afterward two came forward
61 and said, “He said, ‘I can tear down the sanctuary of God and build [it] in three days.’ ”
62 And the High Priest rose up and said to Him, “Aren’t You answering anything? What [is it that] these testify against You?”
63 But Jesus was silent. And the High Priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God that You tell us if You are the Anointed One, the Son of God.”
64 Jesus said to him, “[It is as] you have said. Moreover I say to you all, from now [on] you will see the Son of Man sitting at [the] right [hand] of the Power and coming upon the clouds of the heaven.”
65 Then the High Priest tore his cloak, saying, “He has reviled [God]! Why do we still need witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the reviling.
66 What do you think?” And they answered and said, “He deserves death!”
26:67 ¶ Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and some slapped [Him],
68 saying, “Prophesy to us, Anointed One; who is it that struck You?”
26:69 ¶ But Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a [servant]-girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.”
70 But he denied [it] before [them] all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.”
71 But when he had gone out to the gate, another saw him and said to those [who were] there, “This [man] was with Jesus the Nazarene.”
72 And again he denied [it] with an oath: “I do not know the man.”
73 But after a little [while] those who stood [there] came and said to Peter, “Truly you also are [one] of them, for even your [way of] speaking makes you evident.”
74 Then he began to invoke curses and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately a rooster crowed.
75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said: “Before a rooster crows, you will disown Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.
27:1 ¶ And when morning had come, all the high priests and the elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death.
2 And they bound Him and led [Him] away and delivered [Him] up to Pilate the governor.
27:3 ¶ Then when Judah, who had delivered Him up, saw that He was condemned, he changed [his] mind and returned the thirty silver [coins] to the high priests and elders,
4 saying, “I have sinned in delivering up innocent blood.” But they said, “What [is that] to us? See [to it] yourself.”
5 And casting down the silver [coins] in the sanctuary, he departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
6 But the high priests, taking the silver [coins], said, “[We are] not permitted to put them into the Corban [offerings], since it is [the] price of blood.”
7 And they consulted together, and bought with them the Potter’s Field as a burial [place] for the strangers.
8 Therefore that field has been called [the] Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And I took the thirty silver [coins], the price of Him on whom a price was set, on whom [they] of the sons of Israel set a price,
10 and gave them for the potter’s field, just as [the] Lord directed me.”
27:11 ¶ And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said, “[It is as] you say.”
12 And when He was accused by the high priests and elders, He did not answer anything.
13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?”
14 And He did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor marveled exceedingly.
27:15 ¶ But at [the] festival the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner, whomever they wanted.
16 And they had then a noted prisoner called Jesus Barabbas.
17 Therefore, when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you: Jesus the Barabbas, or Jesus who is called [the] Anointed One?”
18 For he knew that they had delivered Him up because of envy.
27:19 ¶ But while he was sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent [word] to him, saying, “You [should have] nothing [to do] with that righteous [man], for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.”
27:20 ¶ But the high priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus.
21 And the governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” And they said, “Barabbas.”
22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called [the] Anointed One?” They all said, “Let [Him] be crucified!”
23 But he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out exceedingly, “Let [Him] be crucified!”
27:24 ¶ But when Pilate saw that he was not benefiting anything, but rather [that] a commotion was beginning, he took water and washed the hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this [Man]’s blood; see [to it] yourselves.”
25 And all the people answered and said, “His blood [be] on us and on our children!”
26 Then he released for them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered up to be crucified.
27:27 ¶ Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace and gathered to Him the whole battalion.
28 And they stripped Him and put around Him a scarlet mantle.
29 And twisting together a crown of thorns, they put [it] on His head, and [put] a reed in His right [hand]. And falling on [their] knees before Him, they mocked Him, saying, “Good cheer, King of the Jews!”
30 And they spat on Him, and took the reed and beat on His head.
31 And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the mantle and put His [own] clothes on Him and led Him away to be crucified.
27:32 ¶ And as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they forced to bear His cross.
33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which is called Place of a Skull),
34 they gave Him wine to drink, mixed with gall. And when He tasted [it], He would not drink.
35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided His clothes, casting a lot.
36 And they sat down there and kept guard over Him.
37 And above His head they put the written charge against Him: “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
38 Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on [the] right and one on [the] left.
27:39 ¶ And those who passed by reviled Him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, “You who tear down the sanctuary and build [it] in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross, if You are [the] Son of God.”
41 And likewise the high priests, with the scribes and elders, mocking, said,
42 “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. He is King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
43 He trusted in God; let Him rescue [Him] now, if He wants Him. For He said, ‘I am [the] Son of God.’ ”
44 And [in] the same [way] also, the robbers who were crucified with Him reproached Him.
27:45 ¶ And from [the] sixth hour there was darkness over the whole land until [the] ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
47 And some of those who were standing there, hearing [this], said, “He is calling out for Elijah.”
48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge and filled [it] with vinegar and put [it] on a reed and gave [it] to Him to drink.
49 But the others said, “Leave [Him] be! Let us see if Elijah comes to save Him.”
27:50 ¶ And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up the spirit.
51 And behold, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks split,
52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy [ones] who had fallen asleep were raised,
53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
54 And when the centurion, and those [who were] with him keeping guard over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what had happened, they were exceedingly afraid, saying, “Truly this was God’s Son!”
27:55 ¶ And many women were there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, attending to Him.
56 Among them were Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Jacob and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
27:57 ¶ And when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a student of Jesus.
58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered [it] to be given.
59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in clean linen
60 and placed it in his [own] new tomb, which he had hewed in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away.
61 And Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting in front of the sepulcher.
27:62 ¶ And on the next day, that is, after the [day of] Preparation, the high priests and the Pharisees gathered to Pilate,
63 saying, “Lord, we remember that that Deceiver said, while He was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’
64 Therefore, give orders that the sepulcher be made secure until the third day, lest His students come and steal Him, and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
65 Pilate said to them, “You [may] have a guard [of soldiers]. Go, make [it as] secure as you know [how].”
66 And they went and made the sepulcher secure, sealing the stone, with the guard [of soldiers present].
28:1 ¶ But after [the] Sabbath [day]s, as it began to dawn toward [the] first [day] after Sabbath [day]s, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the sepulcher.
2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for a messenger of [the] Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.
3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
4 And from the fear of him the guards shook and became like dead [men].
5 But the messenger answered and said to the women, “You--do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
6 He is not here; for He has been raised, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
7 And go quickly and tell His students that He has been raised from the dead; and behold, He is going before you to Galilee. There you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”
28:8 ¶ And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell His students.
9 And behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Good cheer!” And they came up and took hold of His feet and did Him homage.
10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go, tell My brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
28:11 ¶ But while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and told the high priests all that had happened.
12 And when they had gathered with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large quantity of silver to the soldiers,
13 saying, “Say, ‘His students came by night and stole Him while we were sleeping.’
14 And if this is heard by the governor, we will persuade him and make you free of care.”
15 And they took the silver and did as they were taught. And this saying has been spread among Jews to this very day.
28:16 ¶ But the eleven students went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
17 And when they saw Him, they did homage, but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to Me.
19 Therefore, go and make students of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the End of the Age.”