HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS
This is a new blending of the four canonical Gospels into one. Further explanation of some of the new methods I employ follow the text, at the bottom of the page along with the Index of chapter/section headers. For now, here are the Fonts used to denote which of the four Gospels the text in the blended narrative were taken from:
Century Schoolbook, Rockwell, Serifa, or Georgia
.DOC VERSION: Two columns, with headers!
Text taken from The King James Clarified (KJC) New Testament (Public Domain; edited by Bill McGinnis, http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/kjcntpage.html)
Words of Christ in RED;
Words of God the Father in GOLD
Since many have taken in hand to set forth
in order a declaration of those things
which are most surely believed among us, Just as they delivered them
unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses,
and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also,
having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first,
to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, That you might know
the certainty of those things, in which you have been instructed.
1:1 The … Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God
- 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
- 1:3 All things were made by him; and outside him was not any thing made that was made.
- 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
- 1:5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
- 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
- 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
- 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
- 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
- 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
- 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
- 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
THE BIRTH OF JOHN
- 1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
- 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
- 1:7 And they had no child, because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years.
- 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
- 1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
- 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.
- 1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
- 1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
- 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
- 1:14 And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
- 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
- 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
- 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
- 1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, How shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well advanced in years.
- 1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto you, and to show you these glad tidings.
- 1:20 And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you believe not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their appropriate time.
- 1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and wondered why he tarried so long in the temple.
- 1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
- 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
- 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
- 1:25 Thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
- 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
- 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
- 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women.
- 1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
- 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.
- 1:31 And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.
- 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
- 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
- 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
- 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.
- 1:36 And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
- 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
- 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.
- 1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
- 1:40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
- 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
- 1:42 And she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
- 1:43 And why is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
- 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
- 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
- 1:46 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,
- 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
- 1:48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- 1:49 For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.
- 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
- 1:51 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
- 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
- 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.
- 1:54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
- 1:55 As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.
- 1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
- 1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
- 1:58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
- 1:59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
- 1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
- 1:61 And they said unto her, There is none of your kindred that is called by this name.
- 1:62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
- 1:63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
- 1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.
- 1:65 And fear came on all that dwelled round about them: and all these sayings were reported abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
- 1:66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
- 1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
- 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people,
- 1:69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
- 1:70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
- 1:71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
- 1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
- 1:73 The oath which he helped to our father Abraham,
- 1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
- 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
- 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
- 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
- 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us,
- 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
- 1:80 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, and was in the deserted places till the day of his appearance unto Israel.
THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us
1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:
2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2:2 (And this registration was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
2:3 And all went to be registered, every one into his own city.
2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
2:5 To be registered with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were intensely afraid.
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us.
2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
2:23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29 Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word:
2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
2:31 Which you have prepared before the face of all people;
2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.
2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35 (Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscoreand four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
THE GENEOLOGY OF JESUS THROUGH JOSEPH
- The generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
- 1:2 Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judas and his brothers;
- 1:3 And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begot Esrom; and Esrom begot Aram;
- 1:4 And Aram begot Aminadab; and Aminadab begot Naasson; and Naasson begot Salmon;
- 1:5 And Salmon begot Booz of Rachab; and Booz begot Obed of Ruth; and Obed begot Jesse;
- 1:6 And Jesse begot David the king; and David the king begot Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
- 1:7 And Solomon begot Roboam; and Roboam begot Abia; and Abia begot Asa;
- 1:8 And Asa begot Josaphat; and Josaphat begot Joram; and Joram begot Ozias;
- 1:9 And Ozias begot Joatham; and Joatham begot Achaz; and Achaz begot Ezekias;
- 1:10 And Ezekias begot Manasses; and Manasses begot Amon; and Amon begot Josias;
- 1:11 And Josias begot Jechonias and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
- 1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zorobabel;
- 1:13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliakim; and Eliakim begot Azor;
- 1:14 And Azor begot Sadoc; and Sadoc begot Achim; and Achim begot Eliud;
- 1:15 And Eliud begot Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Matthan; and Matthan begot Jacob;
- 1:16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
- 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
GENEOLOGY OF JESUS THROUGH MARY
- [Jesus], being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son [in-Law] of Heli,
- 3:24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
- 3:25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
- 3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
- 3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
- 3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
- 3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
- 3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
- 3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
- 3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
- 3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
- 3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
- 3:35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
- 3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noah, which was the son of Lamech,
- 3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
- 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
WISE MEN SEEK JESUS
2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be you there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
2:18 "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not".
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go to there: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, And came and dwelled in their own city called Nazareth:
2:23 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarene".
Jesus in the Temple at 12 years of age
2:40 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother did not know of it.
2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why have you thus dealt with us? behold, your father and I have sought you sorrowing.
2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that you sought me? know you not that I must be about my Father's business?
2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.
2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
JOHN PREPARES THE WAY
1:19 And this is the record of John.
3:1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3:3 And he came into all the country around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:2 And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.
3:4 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
3:4 And the same John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about the Jordan,
3:6 And were baptized of him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees came forth to be baptized of him, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits fit for repentance:
3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire
3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
3:11 He answers and says unto them, He that has two coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.
3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
3:15 And as the people were in expectation, all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not.
3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; unto repentance: but one mightier than I comes; the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose [bear]: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, Then comes Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and you come to me?
3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly out of the water: and praying, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending in a bodily shape like a dove, and lighting upon him:
3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is [You are] my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age
THE GREAT TEMPTATION
- 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing, and was with the wild beasts.
- 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry.
- 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
- 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
- 4:5 Then the devil takes him up into the holy city (Jerusalem), and sets him on a pinnacle of the temple,
- 4:6 And says unto him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down from here: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.
- 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.
- 4:8 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and the glory of them;
- 4:9 And says unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
- 4:6 All this power will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
- 4:7 If you therefore will worship me, all shall be yours.
- 4:10 Then says Jesus unto him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
- 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a time, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
- 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
- and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
- 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
JOHN PROCLAIMS CHRIST
- Then the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask [John] , Who are you?
- 1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he says, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.
- 1:22 Then said they unto him, Who are you? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What say you of yourself?
- 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.
- 1:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
- 1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why do you baptize then, if you be not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet?
- 1:26 John answered them, saying
- I baptize with water, but there stands one among you, whom you know not;
- 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
- 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
- 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
- 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
- 1:32 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
- 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost.
- 1:34 And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God.
CHRIST CALLS FIRST DISCIPLES
- 1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
- 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God!
- 1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
- 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and says unto them, What do you seek? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master), where do you dwell?
- 1:39 He says unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelled, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
- 1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
- 1:41 He first finds his own brother Simon, and says unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
- 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus.
- 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by lake of Gennesaret (sea of Galilee).
- 5:2 And saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
- 4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea, saw [the] two brethren, Simon, called Peter and Andrew, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
- 5:3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the boat.
- 5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a drawing of fish.
- 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.
- 5:6 And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke.
- 5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
- 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
- 5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the drawing of the fishes which they had taken:
- And when Jesus beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jona: you shall be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
- 4:19 And he says unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
- 4:20 And they directly left their nets, and followed him.
- 4:21 And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
- 4:22 And they immediately left the boat and their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.
- 1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finds Philip, and says unto him, Follow me.
- 1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
- 1:45 Philip finds Nathanael, and says unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
- 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip says unto him, Come and see.
- 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
- 1:48 Nathanael says unto him, From where know you me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.
- 1:49 Nathanael answered and says unto him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.
- 1:50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto you, I saw you under the fig tree, you believe? you shall see greater things than these.
- 1:51 And he says unto him, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
MARRIAGE IN CANA
Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour is not yet come.
2:5 His mother says unto the servants, Whatsoever he says unto you, do it.
2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
2:7 Jesus says unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
2:8 And he says unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bore it.
2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know from where it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
2:10 And says unto him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.
2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2:14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
2:15 And when he had made a whip of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.
2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign do you show unto us, seeing that you are doing these things?
2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days?
2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.
2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
- 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
- 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
- 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus says unto him, They have no wine.
- 2:4 Jesus says unto her,
NICODEMUS QUESTIONS CHRIST
3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you are doing, unless God be with him.
3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
3:4 Nicodemus says unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
3:5 Jesus answered, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.
3:8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell from where it comes, and to where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?
3:11 Truthfully, Truthfully, I say unto you, We speak what we do know, and testify what we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
3:21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
JOHN FURTHER TESTIFIES OF JESUS; AND IS CAST INTO PRISON3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him.
3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from heaven.
3:28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
3:31 He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.
3:32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.
3:33 He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.
3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure unto him.
3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
3:36 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.
3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by [John] for all the evils which he had done,
3:20 added [his preaching] above all. [So] Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison [particularly] for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
6:18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.
6:19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and a holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
THE WOMAN IN SAMARIA
4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, [and] knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),
4:3 He left Judaea and departed again into Galilee.
4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
4:5 Then comes he to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
4:7 There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus says unto her, Give me to drink.
4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food.)
4:9 Then says the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
4:11 The woman says unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water?
4:12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle?
4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:
4:14 But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
4:15 The woman says unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come to here to draw.
4:16 Jesus says unto her, Go, call your husband, and come to here.
4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, You have well said, I have no husband:
4:18 For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly.
4:19 The woman says unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
4:21 Jesus says unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
4:25 The woman says unto him, I know that Messiah comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
4:26 Jesus says unto her, I that speak unto you am he.
4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What do you seek? or, Why do you talk with her?
4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and says to the men,
4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
4:31 In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
4:32 But he said unto them, I have food to eat that you know not of.
4:33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Has any man brought him anything to eat?
4:34 Jesus says unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
4:35 Do you not say, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
4:36 And he that reaps receives wages, and scatters fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
4:37 And herein is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps.
4:38 I sent you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.
4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
4:40 So when the Samaritans had come unto him, they asked him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
4:41 And many more believed because of his own word;
4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
RETURN TO GALILEE
4:43 Now after two days he departed from there, and went into Galilee.
4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
4:45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and asked him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.
4:49 The nobleman says unto him, Sir, come down before my child dies.
4:50 Jesus says unto him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Your son lives.
4:52 Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to get well. And they said unto him, yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
4:53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him, Your son lives: and himself believed, and his whole house.
4:54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
REJECTED IN NAZARETH
4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
4:23 And he said unto them, You will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country.
4:24 And he said, Truthfully I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
4:26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
DWELLS IN CAPERNAUM
4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum and taught them on the sabbath days:
4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, the gospel of the kingdom of God, and to say, Repent: for the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of heaven [God] is at hand. Repent ye, and believe the gospel.
4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with different diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were insane, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
4:25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond the Jordan.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
5:10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
5:12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
5:18 For truthfully I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one small mark shall in no way pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 For I say unto you, That unless your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5:21 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
5:23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you;
5:24 Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
5:26 Truthfully I say unto you, You shall by no means come out from there, till you have paid the last copper coin.
5:27 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not commit adultery:
5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
5:29 And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 And if your right hand offend you, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
5:31 It has been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.
5:33 Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform unto the Lord your oaths:
5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
5:36 Neither shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
5:37 But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no: for whatsoever is more than these comes of evil.
5:38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
5:39 But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
5:40 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.
5:41 And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two.
5:42 Give to him [every man] that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn you not away. [take away your goods, ask them not again]
5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.
5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same?
6:33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners also do even the same.
6:34And if you lend to them of which you hope to receive, what thank have you? For sinners also lend to sinners to receive as much again.
5:47 And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? do not even the publicans so?
5:48 Be you therefore perfect, just as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
- 6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.
- 6:2 Therefore when you are doing your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truthfully I say unto you, They have their reward.
- 6:3 But when you are doing alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:
- 6:4 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.
- 6:5 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truthfully I say unto you, They have their reward.
- 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.
- 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
- 6:8 Be not you therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.
- 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
- 6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
- 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
- 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
- 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
- 6:14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
- 6:15 But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
- 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Truthfully I say unto you, They have their reward.
- 6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
- 6:18 That you appear not unto men to fast, but unto your Father who is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly.
- 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
- 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupts, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
- 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
- 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be sound, your whole body shall be full of light.
- 6:23 But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!*
- 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
- 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than clothing?
- 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
- 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 12:26 If you then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take you thought for the rest?
- 6:28 And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
- 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
- 6:30 Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
- 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, How shall we be clothed?
- 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
- 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the next day: for the next day shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
- 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.
*[11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness. 11:36 If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light.]
- 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged. Condemn not, that you be not condemned. forgive, and you shall be forgiven.
- 6:38Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom.
- 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete out, it shall be measured back to you again.
- 7:3 And why do you behold the speck that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?
- 7:4 Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull out the speck out of your eye; and, behold, a beam is in your own eye?
- 7:5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother's eye.
- 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you.
- 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
- 7:8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
- 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
- 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
- 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
- 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
- 7:13 Enter you in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there:
- 7:14 Because narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
- 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
- 7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
- 7:17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
- 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
- 7:19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
- 7:20 Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.
- 6:46And why do you call me "Lord, Lord" and do not the things which I say?
- 7:21 Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
- 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
- 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
- 7:24 Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: [digged deep and laid the foundation on a rock]
- 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat vehemently upon that house; and it fell not: [could not shake it] for it was founded upon a rock.
- 7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
- 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.
- 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
- 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
CHRIST HEALS MAN WITH UNCLEAN SPIRIT; SIMON'S MOTHER IN LAW; MAN WITH LEPROSY
When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God.
4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
1:29 And immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and soon they sought him for her.
1:31 And he came and stood over her, and took her by the hand, and rebuked the fever and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
8:16 When the evening was come, (when the sun did set) they brought unto him all that were diseased, and many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick sick with different diseases:
1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
1:34 And he healed many that were sick of different diseases, and cast out many devils,
4:41 also crying out, and saying, You are Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them permitted them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.
1:35 And in the morning, rising up much before daybreak, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
1:36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
1:37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for you.
1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for this purpose came I forth.
1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, (kneeling down to him, worshipped him) and sought him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:4 And Jesus says unto him, See you tell no man; but go your way, show your self to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
1:45 But he went out, and began to announce it much, and so much the more went there a fame abroad of him, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was outside in deserted places:
MAN SICK OF THE PALSY; QUESTIONED FOR FORGIVING SINS
And again, he entered into Capernaum after some days, and it was noised that he was in the house.
2:2 And immediately many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as around the door: and he preached the word unto them.
5:15 And great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities, and they came to him from every quarter.
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
9:1 And he entered into a boat, and passed over, and came into his own city.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
5:19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. and Jesus seeing their faith said unto him who was sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be forgiven you.
9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes. [Who is this which speaks blasphemies?] Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?
9:5 For which is easier to say, Your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk?
9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then says he to the man sick of the palsy), Arise, take up your bed, and go unto your house.
9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men, saying, We have seen strange things today. (We never saw it in this manner).
2:13 And he went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
JESUS CALLS MATTHEW; QUESTIONED FOR SITTING WITH PUBLICANS
9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he says unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at food in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why does your Master eat with publicans and sinners?
9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not?
9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
9:16 No man puts a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
5:39 No man also having drunk old wine immediately desires new: for he says, The old is better.
HEALING IN BETHESDA
- 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
- 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
- 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
- 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
- 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
- 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he says unto him, Do you want to be made whole?
- 5:7 The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
- 5:8 Jesus says unto him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
- 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
- 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.
- 5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk.
- 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto you, Take up your bed, and walk?
- 5:13 And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
- 5:14 Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you.
- 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
- 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
JESUS RESPONDS TO ACCUSERS
- 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.
- 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
- 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.
- 5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
- 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives life to them; even so the Son gives life to whom he will.
- 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:
- 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.
- 5:24 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
- 5:25 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
- 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
- 5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
- 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
- 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
- 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.
- 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
- 5:32 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.
- 5:33 You sent unto John, and he bore witness unto the truth.
- 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.
- 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
- 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.
- 5:37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
- 5:38 And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not.
- 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
- 5:40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
- 5:41 I receive not honor from men.
- 5:42 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.
- 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
- 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
- 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
- 5:46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.
- 5:47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?
PLUCKING GRAINS AND HEALING MAN WITH WITHERED HAND ON THE SABBATH
- 12:1 At that time, on the second sabbath day after the first Jesus went through the corn fields; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
- 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, your disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
- 12:3 But he said unto them, Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;
- 12:4 How he entered into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
- 12:5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
- 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
- 12:7 But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.
- 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
- 12:9 And when he was departed from there, he went into their synagogue:
- 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had had a withered right hand. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
- 3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day;
- 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
- 3:4 And he says unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
- 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he says unto them,
- 12:11What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
- 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath days.
- 12:13 Then says he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, just as the other.
- 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, with the Herodians how they might destroy him. [what they might do to Jesus].
- 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from there: and great multitudes followed him, from Galilee, and from Judaea, and he healed them all;
"HE SHALL SHOW JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES"
- 3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
- 3:9 And he spoke to his disciples, that a small boat should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
- 3:10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
- 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God. And charged them that they should not make him known:
- 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
- 12:18 "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
- 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
- 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
- 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust".
JESUS CHOOSES THE TWELVE
- 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
- 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
- 10:1 And he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
- 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder):
- 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
- 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, (called Zelotes), and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
- 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
JESUS HEALS THE CENTURION'S SERVANT AND RAISES DEAD MAN IN NAIN
of the palsy, grievously tormented, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.*
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they sought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
7:5 For he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not yourself: for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof:
7:7 Therefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto you: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him,
Truthfully I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done unto you. And his servant was healed in the very same hour.
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and many people.
7:12 Now when he came close to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city was with her.
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
7:14 And he came and touched the coffin: and they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto you, Arise.
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people.
7:17 And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
- 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
- 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick
*[...there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick...]
JOHN ASKS OF JESUS FROM PRISON
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto him, Are you he that should come, or do we look for another?
11:4 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go and show John again those things which you do hear and see:
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
11:8 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? behold, they that are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. [houses].
11:9 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.
11:11 Truthfully I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11:14 And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.
11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
11:16 And the Lord said But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
11:17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and you have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and you have not lamented.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
- 7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
JESUS UPBRAIDS CITIES THAT REJECTED HIM
11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
11:21 Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
11:23 And you, Capernaum, which is exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, but the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
11:28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
JESUS FORGIVES WOMAN AT SIMON'S HOUSE
7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to food.
7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at food in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had invited him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him: for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto you. And he says, Master, say on.
7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, You have rightly judged.
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet: but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
7:45 You gave me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil you did not anoint: but this woman has anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 Therefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
7:48 And he said unto her, Your sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at food with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
PHARISEES ACCUSE JESUS OF CASTING OUT DEVILS BY BEELZEBUB
12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 3:20 And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
12:24 But when the Pharisees and the scribes which came down from Jerusalem heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: [falls].
12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house.
11:21 When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace:
11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he takes from him all his armour in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.
12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that does not scatter with me scatters abroad.
12:31 Therefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men.
12:32 And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.
12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment.
12:37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
- 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
- 8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
- 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
SCRIBES AND PHARISEES SEEK A SIGN
12:38 Then when the people were gathered thick together, certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.
12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
*12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, one greater than Jonas is here.
12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, one greater than Solomon is here.
12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
12:44 Then he says, I will return into my house from where I came out; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished.
12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
*[11:30 As Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this generation]
MY MOTHER AND MY BROTHERS
12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, desiring to speak with him. 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the paps which you have sucked.
11:28 But he said, yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to speak with you.
12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brothers?
12:49 And he looked round about on those who sat about him, and he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!
12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND SEEDS AND THE GROUND
- 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side, and he began again to teach.
- 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a boat, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
- 13:3 And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
- 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
- 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
- 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
- 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them, and yielded no fruit.
- 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit that sprang up and increased, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
- 13:9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
- 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speak you unto them in parables?
- 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
- 13:12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has.
- 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
- 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:
- 13:15 For this people's heart is grown gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
- 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
- 13:17 For truthfully I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
- 8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
- 4:13 And he said unto them, Do you not know this parable? and how then will you know all parables?
- 13:18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.
- 13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then immediately, comes the wicked one, (Satan,the devil) and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside.
- 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and quickly with joy (gladness) receives it;
- 13:21 yet has he not root in himself, but lasts (endure,believe) for a while: for when tribulation or persecution (affliction) arises because of the word, [for the word's sake] by and by he is offended, and in time of temptation fall away.
- 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches (and pleasures of this life, and the lusts of other things entering in), choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful, (bring[ing] no fruit to perfection).
- 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that which in a honest and good heart, hears the word, and understands it; [and keeps it], which also bears fruit with patience, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
- 8:16 No man, when he has lighted a candle, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
- 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
- 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
- 4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
- 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.
- 4:28 For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
- 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND TARES
- 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
- 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
- 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
- 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? from whence then has it tares?
- 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy has done this. The servants said unto him, Do you want then that we go and gather them up?
- 13:29 But he said, No; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.
- 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
PARABLES OF MUSTARD SEED; LEAVEN
- 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
- 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, and shoots out great branches; so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches of it.
- 13:33 Another parable spoke he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
- 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not unto them:
- 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
- "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world". And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
JESUS EXPLAINS PARABLE OF WHEAT AND TARES
- 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
- 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;
- 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
- 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
- 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
- 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity;
- 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
- 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.
- 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy of it goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
- 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking good pearls:
- 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
- 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
- 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
- 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
- 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
- 13:51 Jesus says unto them, Have you understood all these things? They say unto him, Yes, Lord.
- 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.
- 13:53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there.
A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY
- 13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, What wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
- 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Juda?
- 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things?
- 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
- 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people, and healed them.
- 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
JESUS CALMS THE SEA
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side of the lake.
8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow you to wherever you go.
8:20 And Jesus says unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.
8:21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.
8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
So he went into a boat with his disciples, and they launched forth.
8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm (tempest) of wind on the lake; insomuch the boat was covered with the waves: (and filled with water), and they were in jeopardy.
8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
8:26 And he says unto them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, (Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee).
HEALING OF MEN FROM THE TOMBS POSESSED WITH DEVILS5:2 when he was come out of the boat, immediately there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
5:3 [One of these men] with an unclean spirit, had his dwelling among the tombs, and wore no clothes; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains.
5:4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5:5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? are you come here to torment us before the time?
8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
5:9 And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
8:31 And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep, out of the country. And there was a good way off from them (close unto the mountains), a herd of many swine feeding.
8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine.
8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to those possessed of the devils, and also concerning the swine.
8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
8:36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
8:34 And, when they saw him, they asked him to depart out of their borders, for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the boat, and returned back again.
8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed sought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
8:39 Return to your own house, and show what great things God has done unto you. And he went his way, and announced throughout the whole city and began to speak out in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done unto him. And all men did marvel.
HEALING OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER AND WOMAN WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD
5:21 And when Jesus had passed over again by boat unto the other side, many people gathered unto him: and he was close unto the sea.
5:22 And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
5:23 And asked him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
5:24 And Jesus went with him; and many people followed him, and thronged him.
5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood for twelve years,
5:26 And had endured many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
5:29 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng you and press you, and say you, Who touched me?
8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody has touched me: for I perceive that virtue (power) is gone out of me.
8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
5:35 While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Your daughter is dead: why trouble you the Master any further?
5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he says unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
5:37 And he permitted no man to follow him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, (tumult), and them that wept and wailed greatly.
9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.
9:25 But when the people were put out, he takes the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and enters in where the damsel was lying.
5:41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto you, arise.
5:42 And immediately her spirit came again, and the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
5:43 And he charged them strictly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
9:26 [Yet] the fame of this went abroad into all that land.
HEALING OF TWO BLIND MEN
9:27 And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.
9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus says unto them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord.
9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly instructed them, saying, See that no man know it.
9:31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.
9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
9:37 Then says he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.
THE SENDING OUT OF THE TWELVE
- 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
- 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bread,
- 6:9 But be shod with sandals; saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter you not:
- 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
- 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
- 10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
- 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his food.
- 10:11 And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go from there.
- 10:12 And when you come into a house, salute it.
- 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
- 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
- 10:15 Truthfully I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
- 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
- 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will whip you in their synagogues;
- 10:18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
- 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.
- 10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
- 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
- 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
- 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for truthfully I say unto you, You shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
- 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
- 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
- 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
- 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.*
- 10:28 And fear not those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.*
- 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.*
- 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
- 10:31 Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.
- 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven.
- 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
- 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
- 10:36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
- 12:52 For from now on there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
- 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
- 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
- 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
- 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
- 10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
- 10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
- 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, Truthfully I say unto you, he shall in no way lose his reward.
- 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
- 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
*[12:3 Therefore, what you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light, and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say unto you, Fear him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coin, and not one of them is forgotten before God?]
ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH OF JOHN
- 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
- 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
- 6:15 Others said, That it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
- 6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
- 14:5 And when he would have [earlier] put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
- 14:6 But when Herod's birthday (a convenient day) was kept, Herod made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
- 6:22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, [she] danced before them, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him.
- 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
- 6:23 And he swore unto her, Whatsoever you shall ask of me, I will give it you, unto the half of my kingdom.
- 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
- 6:25 And she came in immediately with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that you give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
- 14:9 And the king was exceedingly sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and those who sat with him at food, he commanded it to be given her.
- 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
- 14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
- 14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND
- 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
- 6:31 And he said unto them, Come you yourselves apart into a deserted place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
- 6:32 And they departed into a deserted place (belonging to the city called Bethsaida), by boat over the sea of Galilee, (which is the sea of Tiberias), privately.
- 6:33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran on foot to there out of all cities, and got there before them, and came together unto him,because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
- 6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
- 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was close.
- 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things,and he healed their sick.
- 6:35 And when the day was now far spent, (evening) his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a deserted place, and now the time is far passed:
- 6:36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
- 6:37 He answered and said unto them, They need not depart; Give them something to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them to eat?
- He says unto Philip, From where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
- 6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
- 6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
- 6:38 He says unto them, How many loaves have you? go and see.
- 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, says unto him,
- 6:9 There is a lad here, which has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
- 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
- 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
- 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
- 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
- 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
- 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
- 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
- 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER
- 14:22 And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a boat, and to go before him unto the other side, before unto Bethsaida, while he sent the multitudes away.
- 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone on the land. [the boat] went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
- 6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
- 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
- 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night [when] he saw them toiling in rowing; Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.
- 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
- 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
- 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come unto you on the water.
- 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the boat, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
- 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
- 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?
- 14:32 And when they had come into the boat, the wind ceased.
- 6:21 Then they willingly received him into the boat, and they were intensely amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
- 6:52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
- 14:33 Then they that were in the boat came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God, and immediately the boat was at the land to where they went.
- 14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
- 6:54 And when they had come out of the boat, immediately they knew him, they sent out into all that country (ran through that whole region) round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
- 14:36 And asked him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
- 6:56 And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and asked him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
THE BREAD OF LIFE
6:22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, except that one into which his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
6:23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias close unto the place where they did eat bread, after the Lord had given thanks:)
6:24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
6:25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when came you to here?
6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, You seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
6:27 Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him has God the Father sealed.
6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.
6:30 They said therefore unto him, What sign do you show then, that we may see, and believe you? what do you work?
6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
6:33 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.
6:34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.
6:36 But I said unto you, That you also have seen me, and believe not.
6:37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no way cast out.
6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
6:39 And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
6:42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he says, I came down from heaven?
6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
6:44 No man can come to me, unless the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.
6:46 Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he has seen the Father.
6:47 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.
6:48 I am that bread of life.
6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
6:50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it, and not die.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
6:54 Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
6:56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.
6:57 As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.
6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.
6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
6:61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Does this offend you?
6:62 What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
6:63 It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, unless it were given unto him of my Father.
6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will you also go away?
6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life.
6:69 And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.
6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
6:71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
JESUS CRITICIZES PHARISEES' TRADITION OF WASHING HANDS
15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem,
7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.
7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
7:4 And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.
15:2 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him,Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? [Full well you reject the commandments of God that you may hold your tradition]
7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do.
15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.
15:5 But you say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift to God, [Corban],whatever you might have gained from me;
15:6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free.
7:12 (And you permit him no more to do anything for his father or his mother). Thus have you made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
15:7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
15:8 This people draws close unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
15:10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
7:15 (There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man).
7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.
15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15:15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
15:16 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?
15:17 Do not you yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth, enters not into his heart, but goes into the belly, and is cast out into the drain?
15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.
15:21 Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
HEALING OF THE SYROPHENICIAN WOMAN'S DAUGHTER
15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same borders, and came and fell at his feet:
7:26 The woman [who] was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and asked him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.
15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
15:26 But he answered and said, Let the children first be filled: for it is not suitable to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is your faith: be it unto you just as you will.
7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
7:30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
HEALING OF DEAF MAN AND OTHERS IN GALILEE
7:31 And again, departing from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.
7:32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and says unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
7:35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
7:36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they announced it;
7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came close unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
15:30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
FEEDING OF THE FOUR THOUSAND
8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said,
I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way (for some of them came from far).
15:33 And his disciples say unto him, From where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill [satisfy] so great a multitude?
15:34 And Jesus says unto them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken food that was left seven baskets full.
15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship with his disciples, and came into the borders of Magdala (into the parts of Dalmanutha).
PHARISEES AGAIN ASK FOR A SIGN; DISCIPLES WARNED OF THEIR 'LEAVEN'
- 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.
- 16:2 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and says, Why does this generation seek after a sign? When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
- 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?
- 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.
- And he left them, and entering into the boat again departed to the other side.
- 8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the boat with them more than one loaf.
- 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
- 16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
- 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have brought no bread?
- Perceive you not yet, neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened?
- 8:18 Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you not remember?
- 8:19 When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up? They say unto him, Twelve.
- 8:20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up? And they said, Seven.
- 16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke it not to you concerning bread, but that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?[which is hypocrisy]
- 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
HEALING OF BLIND MAN IN BETHSAIDA
- 8:22 And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and asked him to touch him.
- 8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.
- 8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
- 8:25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
- 8:26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
PETER CONFESSES CHRIST; CHRIST FOUNDS CHURCH
- 16:13 When Jesus came into the borders of Caesarea Philippi, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
- 16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets risen again.
- 16:15 He says unto them, But whom say you that I am?
- 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven.
- 16:18 And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
- 16:19 And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
- 16:20 Then he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
- 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
- 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord: this shall not be unto you.
- 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense unto me: for you savour not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
- 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
- 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
- 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
- 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
- 16:28 Truthfully I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart,
9:29 And as he prayed, was transfigured before them: the fashion of his countenance was altered,and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light, [as snow] and glistening; so as no fuller on earth can whiten them.
17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem
17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him.
17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were intensely afraid.
17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only.
17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.
17:12 But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they desired, as it is written of him.
Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer many things, and be despised of them. 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist.
HEALING OF MAN WITH DUMB SPIRIT
9:14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes arguing with them.
9:15 And immediately all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
9:16 And he asked the scribes, What do you question with them?
9:17 And one of the multitude came to him; a certain man, kneeling down to him, and answered and said,
17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son, which has a dumb spirit: for he is insane, and intensely vexed:
9:18 And wherever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spoke to your disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
9:19 He answers him, and says, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him unto me!
9:20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him as he was yet a coming, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
9:21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
9:22 And frequently it has cast him into the fire, and into the water, to destroy him: but if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.
9:23 Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
9:24 And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief.
9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
9:26 And the spirit cried, and tore him extremely, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so much that many said, He is dead.
9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him secretly, Why could not we cast him out?
9:29 And he said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for truthfully I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
17:21 But this kind goes not out except by prayer and fasting. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.
9:30 And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and he desired not that any man should know it.
JESUS WARNS OF HIS BETRAYAL; QUESTION ON TRIBUTE MONEY17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus taught his disciples, and said unto them, Let these sayings sink down into your ears; for The Son of man shall be betrayed [delivered] into the hands of men:
17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry [and] understood not that saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and were afraid to ask him.
17:24 And when they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Does not your master pay tribute?
17:25 He says, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What think you, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
17:26 Peter says unto him, Of strangers. Jesus says unto him, Then are the children free.
17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and you.
WHO IS GREATEST; BECOME AS CHILDREN; WHOEVER NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US
- 18:1 At the same time, being in the house he asked the disciples, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?
- 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who of them should be the greatest. [came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?]
- 18:2 And Jesus perceiving the thought of their heart, says unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
- 9:36 And he called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
- 18:3 Truthfully I say unto you, Unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- 18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
- 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name, and he follows not us: and we forbad him, because he follows not us.
- 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
- 9:40 For he that is not against us is for us. (on our part)
- 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, Truthfully I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
- 18:6 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
- 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
- 18:8 Therefore if your hand or your foot offend you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
- 18:9 And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
- 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
- 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
- 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
- 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
JESUS TEACHES ON OFFENDING BRETHREN, MERCY AND FORGIVENESS
- 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother.
- 18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
- 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto you as an heathen man and a publican.
- 18:18 Truthfully I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
- 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.
- 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
- 9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
- 9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
- 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, just as Elijah did?
- 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, You know not what manner of spirit you are of.
- 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
- 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
- 18:22 Jesus says unto him, I say not unto you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
- 18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
- 18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
- 18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
- 18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
- 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him a hundred denarii: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe.
- 18:29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and asked him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
- 18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
- 18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
- 18:32 Then his lord, after he had called him, said unto him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me to:
- 18:33 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?
- 18:34 And his lord was very angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
- 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
JESUS AT FEAST OF TABERNACLES IN GALILEE; HIS TIME NOT YET COME
- 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
- 7:2 Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand.
- 7:3 His brothers therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that your disciples also may see the works that you are doing.
- 7:4 For there is no man that does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.
- 7:5 For neither did his brothers believe in him.
- 7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready.
- 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works of it are evil.
- 7:8 Go you up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet fully come.
- 7:9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
- 7:10 But when his brothers were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
- 7:11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
- 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he deceives the people.
- 7:13 Howbeit no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
- 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
- 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
- 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
- 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
- 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
- 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why go you about to kill me?
- 7:20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?
- 7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and you all marvel.
- 7:22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and you on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
- 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
- 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
- 7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
- 7:26 But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
- 7:27 Howbeit we know this man from where he is: but when Christ comes, no man knows from where he is.
- 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know from where I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom you know not.
- 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.
- 7:30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
- 7:31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ comes, will he do more miracles than these which this man has done?
- 7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
- 7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
- 7:34 You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, to there you cannot come.
- 7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, To where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
- 7:36 What manner of saying is this that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, to there you cannot come?
- 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
- 7:38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
- 7:39 (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
- 7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
- 7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
- 7:42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
- 7:43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
- 7:44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
- 7:45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have you not brought him?
- 7:46 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.
- 7:47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived?
- 7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
- 7:49 But this people who knows not the law are cursed.
- 7:50 Nicodemus says unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them),
- 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?
- 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee arises no prophet.
- 7:53 And every man went unto his own house.
THE WOMAN TAKEN IN ADULTERY
He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those your accusers? has no man condemned you?
8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.
- 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
- 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
- 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
- 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
- 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what say you?
- 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have something to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
- 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
8:12 Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
8:13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, You bear record of yourself; your record is not true.
8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I came, and to where I go; but you cannot tell from where I come, and to where I go.
8:15 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.
8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, you neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have known my Father also.
8:20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: to where I go, you cannot come.
8:22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he says, To where I go, you cannot come.
8:23 And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.
8:24 I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.
8:25 Then said they unto him, Who are you? And Jesus says unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
8:27 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.
8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.
8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
8:30 As he spoke these words, many believed on him.
8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;
8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?
8:34 Jesus answered them, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
8:35 And the servant abides not in the house forever: but the Son abides ever.
8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.
8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
8:41 You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
8:43 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.
8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
8:45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.
8:46 Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?
8:47 He that is of God hears God's words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.
8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a devil?
8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.
8:50 And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.
8:51 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shal never see death.
8:52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that you have a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: who do you think you are?
8:54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:
8:55 yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?
8:58 Jesus said unto them, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
THE MAN BORN BLIND
Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.
9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
9:8 The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9:9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
9:10 Therefore said they unto him, How were your eyes opened?
9:11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
9:12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I do not know.
9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that previously was blind.
9:14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
9:15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and do see.
9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
9:18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? how then does he now see?
9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
9:21 But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
9:22 These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
9:25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I do not know: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
9:26 Then said they to him again, What did he to you? how opened he your eyes?
9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? will you also be his disciples?
9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
9:29 We know that God spoke unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from from where he is.
9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from from where he is, and yet he has opened mine eyes.
9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and does his will, him he hears.
9:32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
9:33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
9:34 They answered and said unto him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Do you believe on the Son of God?
9:36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
9:37 And Jesus said unto him, You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you.
9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
9:41 Jesus said unto them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.
- 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
- 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
"I AM THE DOOR (OF THE SHEEP)"
10:1 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
10:2 But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
10:4 And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This parable spoke Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke unto them.
10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
10:12 But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.
10:13 The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
10:17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
THE SENDING OF THE SEVENTY
- 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, to where he himself would come.
- 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
- 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
- 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
- 10:5 And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
- 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
- 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
- 10:8 And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
- 10:9 And heal the sick that are in it, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come close unto you.
- 10:10 But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
- 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come close unto you.
- 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
- 10:16 He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.
- 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through your name.
- 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
- 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
- 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
- 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
- 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
- 10:23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said secretly, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see:
- 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
PHARISEE ASKS 'WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?'
- 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
- 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how do you read it?
- 10:27 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
- 10:28 And he said unto him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.
- 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
- 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his clothing, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
- 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
- 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
- 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
- 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
- 10:35 And on the next day when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you.
- 10:36 Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
- 10:37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do likewise.
MARTHA AND MARY
- 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
- 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
- 10:40 But Martha was burdened by much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
- 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things:
- 10:42 But one thing is necessary: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
- 11:1 And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him Lord, teach us to pray, [and he taught them the manner in which to pray. Ch.14:9-13]
- 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
- 11:6 For a friend of my in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
- 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you.
- 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
JESUS DINES WITH A PHARISEE
- 11:37 And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to food.
- 11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
- 11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
- 11:40 You fools, did not he that made that which is outside make that which is within also?
- 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
- 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
- 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying you reproach us also.
- 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, you lawyers! for you load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
- 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.
- 11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
- 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
PARABLE OF THE RICH MAN
12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
12:16 And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
12:20 But God said unto him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
12:21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
12:22 And he said unto his disciples,
12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how restricted I am till it be accomplished!
- 12:1 In the mean time, there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they stepped one upon another.
- 12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
- 12:14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
GALILEANS AND SILOAM; FIG TREE IN THE VINEYARD
Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they permitted such things?
13:3 I tell you, No: but, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think you that they were sinners above all men that dwelled in Jerusalem?
13:5 I tell you, No: but, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:6 He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why does it occupy the ground?
13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.
- 13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
- 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them,
WOMAN WITH SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no way lift up herself.
13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.
13:13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
SOLOMON'S PORCH AT THE FEAST OF DEDICATION10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
10:26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
10:29 My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
10:30 I and my Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because you, being a man, make yourself God.
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods?
10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
10:40 And went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
10:41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
10:42 And many believed on him there.
THE STRAIT GATE13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not, nor from where you are:
13:26 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets.
13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not, nor from where you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.
13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get you out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill you.
13:32 And he said unto them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and the next day, and the third day I shall be perfected.
13:33 Nevertheless I must walk today, and the next day, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and truthfully I say unto you, You shall not see me, until the time come when you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
JESUS HEALS MAN WITH DROPSY ON THE SABBATH
- 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
- 14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
- 14:3 And Jesus answering spoke unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
- 14:4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
- 14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?
- 14:6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
CHRIST TEACHES ON HUMILITY
- 14:7 And he put forth a parable to those which were invited, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.
- 14:8 When you are invited of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you be invited of him;
- 14:9 And he that bade you and him come and say to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest room.
- 14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you comes, he may say unto you, Friend, go up higher: then shall you have worship in the presence of them that sit at food with you.
- 14:11 For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
- 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also invite you again, and a recompense be made you.
- 14:13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
- 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER
- 14:15 And when one of them that sat at food with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
- 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
- 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were invited, Come; for all things are now ready.
- 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray you have me excused.
- 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused.
- 14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
- 14:21 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in to here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
- 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.
- 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
- 14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were invited shall taste of my supper.
THE COST OF A DISCIPLE
- 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
- 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- 14:27 And whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
- 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
- 14:29 Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
- 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
- 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
- 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassage, and desires conditions of peace.
- 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
- 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be seasoned?
- 14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
LOST SHEEP AND THE LOST COIN
18:12 How think you? if a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, what man of you does he not leave the ninety and nine (in the wilderness), and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray?
18:13 And if so be that he find it, truthfully I say unto you, he rejoices more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
15:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
15:9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
- 15:1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
- 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.
- 15:3 And he spoke this parable unto them, saying,
THE PRODIGAL SON15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided unto them his living.
15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:16 And he would gladly have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,
15:19 And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.
15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.
15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
15:23 And bring to here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew close to the house, he heard music and dancing.
15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
15:27 And he said unto him, Your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.
15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.
15:29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf.
15:31 And he said unto him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.
15:32 It was suitable that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
THE UNJUST STEWARD
There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him of wasting his possessions.
16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.
16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4 I know what I may do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
16:5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much do you owe unto my lord?
16:6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take your bond, and sit down quickly, and write payment for fifty.
16:7 Then said he to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take your bond, and write payment for eighty.
16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, you may be received into eternal dwellings.
16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
16:11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
16:12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
16:15 And he said unto them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.
16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one small mark of the law to fail.
- 16:1 And he said also unto his disciples,
LAZARUS AND THE RICH MAN
16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and dined sumptuously every day:
16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23 And in hell he lifts up his eyes, being in torment, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there.
16:27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house:
16:28 For I have five brothers; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29 Abraham says unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
CLEANSING OF THE TEN LEPERS
17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
17:6 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say unto this mulberry tree, Be you plucked up by the root, and be you planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to food?
17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready with which I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you shall eat and drink?
17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.
17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.
- 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
- 17:4 And if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him.
THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM AND ITS COMING17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation:
17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.
17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
17:26 And as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, to there will the eagles be gathered together.
PARABLE OF THE UNJUST JUDGE
There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.
18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
18:5 yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.
18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?
- 18:1 And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
- 18:2 Saying,
THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN18:9 And he spoke this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
JESUS TEACHES ON DIVORCE
- 19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond the Jordan;
- 19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
- 19:3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
- 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
- 10:4 And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.*
- 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female?
- 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
- 10:8 And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh.
- 10:9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
- 10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
- 10:11 And he says unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her.
- 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.
- 19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
- 19:11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, except they to whom it is given.
- 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
JESUS BLESSES CHILDREN
- 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
- 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Permit little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- 10:15 Truthfully I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter in it.
- 10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them, and departed from there.
RICH YOUNG RULER
- 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came a certain ruler running, and kneeled to him, and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
- 19:17 And he said unto him, Why do you call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
- 19:18 He says unto him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
- 19:19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
- 19:20 The young man says unto him, All these things have I kept [observed] from my youth up: what lack I yet?
- 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the crossand follow me.
- 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
- 18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said unto his disciples, Truthfully I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
- 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
- 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore?
- 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Truthfully I say unto you, That you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
- 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, along with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life, [and shall inherit everlasting life.]
- 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
*[They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? Followed by “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts…”]
PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD
- 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
- 20:2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- 20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
- 20:4 And said unto them; Go you also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
- 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
- 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and says unto them, Why stand you here all the day idle?
- 20:7 They say unto him, Because no man has hired us. He says unto them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.
- 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard says unto his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
- 20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius.
- 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a denarius.
- 20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
- 20:12 Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
- 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did not you agree with me for a denarius?
- 20:14 Take that which is yours, and go your way: I will give unto this last, just as unto you.
- 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?
- 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.
JAMES AND JOHN'S REQUEST
- 20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples aside on the way, and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he and said unto them,
- 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
- The Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: and [he] shall be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spitted on:
- 18:33 And they shall whip him, and put him to death: (crucify him) and the third day he shall rise again.
- 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, (James and John) worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
- 20:21 And he said unto her, [them] What would you that I should do for you? She [they] says unto him, Grant that these my two sons [us] may sit, the one on your right hand, and the other on the left, in your kingdom.
- 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
- 20:23 And he says unto them, You shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
- 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers.
- 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
- 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
- 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant [of all]:
- 20:28 Just as [For even] the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
TWO MORE BLIND MEN HEALED
- 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, [one of two blind men] sat by the highway side begging.
- 18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
- 18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passes by.
- 18:38 And he cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.
- 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, [and] charged that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.
- 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will you that I shall do unto you?
- 20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
- 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight. And Jesus said, Go your way; your faith has made you whole[saved you] and they followed him, glorifying God:
- And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
JESUS VISITS ZACCHAEUS THE PUBLICAN'S HOUSE
- 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
- 19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
- 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
- 19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
- 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at your house.
- 19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
- 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
- 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
- 19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
- 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
PARABLE OF THE POUNDS
- 19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was close to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
- 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
- 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
- 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
- 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
- 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds.
- 19:17 And he said unto him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.
- 19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, your pound has gained five pounds.
- 19:19 And he said likewise to him, Be you also over five cities.
- 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
- 19:21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up that which you did not lay down, and reap that which you did not sow.
- 19:22 And he says unto him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
- 19:23 Why then did you not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with interest?
- 19:24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has ten pounds.
- 19:25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he has ten pounds.)
- 19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which has shall be given; and from him that has not, even that he has shall be taken away from him.
- 19:27 But those my enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring to here, and slay them before me.
THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.
11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
11:6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
11:7 Then after that says he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
11:8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and you go to there again?
11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world.
11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.
11:11 These things said he: and after that he says unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
11:13 Howbeit Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
11:18 Now Bethany was close unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
11:21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died.
11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever you will ask of God, God will give it you.
11:23 Jesus says unto her, Your brother shall rise again.
11:24 Martha says unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
11:26 And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believe you this?
11:27 She says unto him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you.
11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
11:30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
11:31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goes unto the grave to weep there.
11:32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died.
11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
11:34 And said, Where have you laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
11:35 Jesus wept.
11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
11:37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself comes to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
11:39 Jesus said, Take you away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, says unto him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.
11:40 Jesus says unto her, Said I not unto you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?
11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
11:42 And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.
11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus says unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
JEWS BEGIN TAKING COUNSEL TO PUT JESUS TO DEATH11:45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
11:46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.
11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
11:49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, You know nothing at all,
11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
11:51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went from there unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
11:55 And the Jews' passover was close at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
11:56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think you, that he will not come to the feast?
11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.
12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
21:1 And when they drew close unto Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village next to you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her (whereon yet never man sat): loose them, and bring them unto me.
21:3 And if any man say anything unto you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them.
21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes unto you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said unto them, Why loose you the colt?
19:34 And they said, The Lord has need of him.
19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes on the way.
19:37 And when he was come close, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
12:12 On the next day many people that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him,
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments on the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and scattered them on the way.
21:9 And the multitudes [of the disciples] that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he [the King] that comes in the name of the Lord;
11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke your disciples.
19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong unto your peace! but now they are hid from your eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon you, that your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side,
19:44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you knew not the time of your visitation.
21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
12:17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bore record.
12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
11:11 And Jesus entered into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the evening was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
11:16 And would not permit that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the population was astonished at his doctrine.
21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
21:15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were intensely displeased,
21:16 And said unto him, Do you hear what these say? And Jesus says unto them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise?
21:17 And when evening was come, he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
19:47 And he taught daily in the temple.
JESUS WITHERS THE FIG TREE11:12 And on the next day, when they had come from Bethany, he was hungry:
11:13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing on it: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter forever. [Let no fruit grow on you henceforward forever]. And immediately the fig tree withered away. And his disciples heard it.
11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21:20 And they marvelled, saying, How quickly is the fig tree withered away!
11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance says unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.
11:22 And Jesus answering says unto them, Have faith in God.
21:21 For truthfully I say unto you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say unto this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; it shall be done.
21:22 And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. (believing, you shall receive).
JESUS IS GLORIFIED BY THE FATHER
12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
12:22 Philip comes and tells Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
12:24 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Unless a corn of wheat fall int the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit.
12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
12:28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.
12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
12:33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
PEOPLE QUESTION CHRIST'S TALK OF DEATH, AND DISBELIEVE
12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abides forever: and how say you, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not to where he goes.
12:36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
12:38 That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
12:40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
12:41 These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.
12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me.
12:45 And he that sees me sees him that sent me.
12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.
12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
12:48 He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, just as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
CHIEF PRIESTS QUESTION JESUS' AUTHORITY
20:1 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, and said, By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:25 The baptism of John, from where was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did you not then believe him?
21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
21:28 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus says unto them, Truthfully I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
21:32 For John came unto you on the way of righteousness, and you believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe him.
PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD WORKERS AND THE SERVANTS21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one (and sent him away empty), and killed another, and stoned another (and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled).
21:36 Again, he sent manyservants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise; beating some and killing some.
21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will respect my son.
21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
21:39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
21:40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus says unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.
21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.
21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet, and they left him, and went their way.
PARABLE OF THE WEDDING FEAST
22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again by parables, and said,
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell those who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and treated them spitefully, and slew them.
22:7 But when the king heard of it, he was very angry: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 Then says he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were invited were not worthy.
22:9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the marriage.
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
22:12 And he says unto him, Friend, how came you in to here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
PHARISEES AND HERODIANS TRY TO TRAP JESUS IN HIS SPEECH
22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. They watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men,
22:16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God in truth, neither care you for any man: for you regard not the person of men.
22:17 Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt you me, you hypocrites?
22:19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a denarius.
22:20 And he says unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then says he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
THE SADDUCEES QUESTION JESUS ON THE RESURRECTION
22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
22:25 Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her as wife.
22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,* but are as [equal unto] the angels of God in heaven. Neither can they die any more: for they are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken unto you by God, [Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calls the Lord...] saying,
22:32 "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob"? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live unto him.
22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have well said.
20:40 And after that they dared not ask him any question at all.
*20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS; CHRIST MORE THAN THE SON OF DAVID22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
12:28 And one of the scribes came, (which was a lawyer) and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said unto him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. There is none other commandment greater than these.
12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said unto him, You are not far from the kingdom of God.
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
22:42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
22:43 He says unto them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
22:44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool?
22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
SCRIBES AND PHARISEES DENOUNCED
- 23:1 Then spoke Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
- 23:2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
- 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they say, and do not.
- 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
- 23:5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
- 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
- 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
- 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers.
- 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven.
- 23:10 Neither be you called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
- 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
- 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
- 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, nor permit them who are entering to go in.
- 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore you shall receive the greater damnation.
- 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cover sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
- 23:16 Woe unto you, you blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
- 23:17 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
- 23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
- 23:19 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
- 23:20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon.
- 23:21 And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells in it.
- 23:22 And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon.
- 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these you should have done, and not leave the other undone.
- 23:24 You blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
- 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
- 23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
- 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are inside full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
- 23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
- 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
- 23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
- 23:31 Therefore you be witnesses unto yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets.
- 23:32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.
- 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?
- 23:34 Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you whip in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
- 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you slew between the temple and the altar.
- 23:36 Truthfully I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
THE WIDOW'S TWO MITES
- 12:41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
- 12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a small fraction of a denarius.
- 12:43 And he called unto him his disciples, and says unto them, Truthfully I say unto you, That this poor widow has cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
- 12:44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want (poverty) did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
THE OLIVET PROPHECY
- 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. One of his disciples says unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
- 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See you not all these things? Truthfully I say unto you, The days shall come, when there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
- 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, (Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him) saying Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?
- 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
- 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (and the time draws near); and shall deceive many. Go you not therefore after them.
- 24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
- 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in different places.
- 4:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
- 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: And you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
- 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to councils, and into prisons; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
- 13:10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed among all nations.
- 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall speak, neither do you premeditate:
- 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to think ahead before making your defense: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak you: for it is not you that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
- 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor resist.
- 21:18 But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
- 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.
- 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
- 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
- 21:16 And you shall be betrayed both by parents, and brothers, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
- 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
- 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
- 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
- 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
- 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:)
- 21:20 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation of it is close.
- 24:16 Then let those who be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
- 24:17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
- 24:18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes.
21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
- 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
- 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
- 24:20 But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
- 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- 24:22 And unless those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
- 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
- 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
- 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
- 24:26 Therefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
- 24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- 24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
- 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
- 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
- 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
- 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is close:
- 24:33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
- 24:34 Truthfully I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
- 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
- 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
- 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
- 24:36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
- 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
- 24:39 And did not know until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
- 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
WATCH AND PRAY
- 24:42 Watch therefore: and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man; for you know not what hour your Lord does come.
- 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
- 12:36 And you yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open unto him immediately.
- 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: truthfully I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to food, and will come forth and serve them.
- 12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
- 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have permitted his house to be broken up.
- 24:44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes. [the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not].
- 12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speak you this parable unto us, or even to all?
- 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is a faithful and wise servant [steward], whom his lord shall make [has made] ruler over his household, to give them his portion of meat in due season?
- 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.
- 24:47 Verily [Of a truth] I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all that he has [his goods].
- 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
- 24:49 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants [beat the menservants and maidens], and to eat and drink with the drunken; [and to be drunken]
- 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, [when he is not aware]
- 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites [unbelievers]: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
- 12:48 But he that did not know, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
- 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
- 13:35 Watch you therefore: for you know not when the master of the house comes, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
- 13:36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
- 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS
- 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
- 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
- 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
- 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
- 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
- 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.
- 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
- 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
- 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
- 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
- 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
- 25:12 But he answered and said, Truthfully I say unto you, I know you not.
- 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man comes.
PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
- 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
- 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his own ability; and immediately took his journey.
- 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
- 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
- 25:18 But he that had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
- 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants comes, and reckons with them.
- 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
- 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord
- 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
- 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.
- 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered:
- 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, there you have that which is yours.
- 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not scattered:
- 25:27 You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with interest.
- 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which has ten talents.
- 25:29 For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.
- 25:30 And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS
- 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
- 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:
- 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
- 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
- 25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
- 25:36 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.
- 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink?
- 25:38 When did we see you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you?
- 25:39 Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came unto you?
- 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Truthfully I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it unto me.
- 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
- 25:42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no food: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:
- 25:43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.
- 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you?
- 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Truthfully I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.
- 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
CHIEF PRIESTS CONSULT TO KILL JESUS
- 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
- 26:2 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
- 21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
- 21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
- 26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
- 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.
- 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
MARY ANOINTS JESUS WITH COSTLY OINTMENT
- 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
- 12:2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
- 26:7 There came unto him a woman (Mary) having an alabaster box of very precious [costly] ointment of spikenard, and poured it on his head, as he sat at food.
- 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation.
- 12:4 Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
- 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor.
- 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put in it.
- 26:10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble you the woman? For she has wrought a good work upon me.
- 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.
- 14:8 Let her alone: She has done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
- 26:12 For in that she has poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
- 26:13 Truthfully I say unto you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her.
JUDAS AGREES TO BETRAY JESUS
- 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests to betray him unto them.
- 26:15 And said unto them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they contracted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
- 26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
THE LAST SUPPER
- 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where will you that we prepare for you to eat the passover?
- 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go into the city and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
- 14:14 And wherever he shall go in, say you to the goodman of the house, The Master says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples. Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
- 14:15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
- 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
- 22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
- 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
- 22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat of it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
JESUS WASHES DISCIPLES' FEET
What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter.
13:8 Peter says unto him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me.
13:9 Simon Peter says unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
13:10 Jesus says to him, He that is washed needs not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and you are clean, but not all.
13:11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, You are not all clean.
13:12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know you what I have done to you?
13:13 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.
13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.
13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
13:16 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.
13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.
13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe that I am he.
13:20 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
- 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
- 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
- 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
- 13:4 He rises from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
- 13:5 After that he pours water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.
- 13:6 Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter says unto him, Lord, do you wash my feet?
- 13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him,
JESUS FORETELLS HIS BETRAYAL13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, that one of you (who eats with me on the table) shall betray me.
26:22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? and another said, Is it I?
22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
13:22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke.
13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples,
13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spoke.
13:25 He then lying on Jesus' breast says unto him, Lord, who is it?
26:23 And he answered and said, It is one of the twelve, that dips his hand with me in the dish, (He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it) the same shall betray me.
26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, You have said it.
13:26 And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That you are doing, do quickly.
13:28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this unto him.
13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
13:30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
THE LORD'S SUPPER INSTITUTED26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: Drink you all of it;
26:28 For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it with you in my Father's kingdom.
ANOTHER STRIFE ON WHO SHOULD BE GREATEST22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
22:26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
22:27 For whether is greater, he that sits at food, or he that serves? is not he that sits at food? but I am among you as he that serves.
22:28 You are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed unto me;
22:30 That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.
JESUS FURTHER DISCUSSED HIS DEPARTURE; WARNS PETER THAT HE WILL DENY HIM THRICE13:31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
13:32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall immediately glorify him.
13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Where I go, you cannot come; so now I say to you.
13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
13:36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, to where do you go? Jesus answered him, Where I go, you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow me afterwards.
13:37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for your sake.
26:31 Then says Jesus unto them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.
22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.
13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for my sake? I tell you, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that you shall three times deny that you know me. [That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, you shall deny me three times].
14:31 But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any wise. Likewise also said all the disciples.
22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked you any thing? And they said, Nothing.
22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out(as he was accustomed) into the mount of Olives.
JESUS PROMISES COMFORT
Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.
14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
14:4 And to where I go you know, and the way you know.
14:5 Thomas says unto him, Lord, we know not to where you go; and how can we know the way?
14:6 Jesus says unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.
14:7 If you had known me, you should have known my Father also: and from now on you know him, and have seen him.
14:8 Philip says unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us.
14:9 Jesus says unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet Have You not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father?
14:10 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works.
14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
14:12 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
14:13 And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14:14 If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
14:19 yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.
14:20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14:22 Judas says unto him, (not Iscariot), Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself unto us, and not unto the world?
14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
14:24 He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
14:28 You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you might believe.
14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.
14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES
- 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
- 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
- 15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
- 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine; no more can you, unless you abide in me.
- 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
- 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
- 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
- 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
- 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.
- 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; just as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
- 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
- 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
- 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
- 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
- 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
- 15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
- 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
- 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
- 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
- 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
- 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
- 15:23 He that hates me hates my Father also.
- 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
- 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
- 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:
- 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT
- 16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.
- 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
- 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
- 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
- 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where do you go?
- 16:6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart.
- 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
- 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
- 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
- 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;
- 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
- 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.
- 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
- 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
- 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
- 16:16 A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the Father.
DISCIPLES STILL CONFUSED ABOUT JESUS' WORDS16:17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he says unto us, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he says, A little while? we cannot tell what he says.
16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do you inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me?
16:20 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
16:22 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.
16:23 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
16:24 Hitherto have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.
16:26 At that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
16:29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.
16:30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.
16:31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?
16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
JESUS' PRAYER FOR THE DISCIPLES
Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you:
17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.
17:5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.
17:6 I have manifested your name unto the men which you gave me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word.
17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever you have given me are of you.
17:8 For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.
17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those who you have given me; for they are yours.
17:10 And all that are mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I am glorified in them.
17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
17:13 And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17:15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.
17:16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.
17:18 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.
17:22 And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, just as we are one:
17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.
17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.
17:26 And I have declared unto them your name, and will declare it: that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
- 17:1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,
THE AGONY IN GETHSEMANE
- 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, unto a place called Gethsemane, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
- 18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus frequently resorted to there with his disciples
- 26:36 Then Jesus says unto the disciples, Pray that you enter not into temptation. Sit you here, while I go and pray yonder.
- 26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
- 26:38 Then says he unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: tarry you here, and watch with me.
- 22:41 And he was withdrawn from thema little farther, about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, (and fell on his face), and prayed, that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him;
- Saying, O my Father, if it be possible, [all things are possible unto you]; let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.
- 26:40 And he comes unto the disciples, and finds them asleep for sorrow, and says unto Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?
- 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
- 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, unless I drink it, your will be done.
- 26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. neither did they know what to answer him.
- 26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
- 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
- 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
THE BETRAYAL OF CHRIST
- 26:45 Then comes he to his disciples, and says unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
- 26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that does betray me.
- 26:47 And while he yet spoke, Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, comes to there with lanterns and torches and swords and staves.
- 26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
- 26:49 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
- 26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why are you come? Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?
- 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek you?
- 18:5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus says unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
- 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
- 18:7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek you? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
- 18:8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way:
- 18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Of those who you gave me have I lost none. Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
CHRIST ARRESTED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST
- 22:49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
- 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
- 18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up again your sword into his place (the sheath): for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. The cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
- 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
- 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
- 22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer all of you thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
- 26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are you come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you laid no hold on me.
- 26:56 But this is your hour, and the power of darkness. All this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
- 18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
- 18:13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
- 18:14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
- 14:51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
- 14:52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
- 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
- 18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
- 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, to where the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
- 18:21 Why do you ask me? ask those who heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
- 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Do you answer the high priest so?
- 18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why do you smite me?
- 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
- 26:60 But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
- 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. [another made without hands].
- 14:59 But neither so did their witness agree together.
- 26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answer you nothing? what is it which these witness against you?
- 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God.
- 26:64 Jesus says unto him, You have said it: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall you see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
- 26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now you have heard his blasphemy.
- 26:66 What think you? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
- 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
- 26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, you Christ, Who is he that smote you?
- 22:65 And many other things blasphemously spoke they against him.
PETER DENIES CHRIST
- 18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
- 18:16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spoke unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
- 18:18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
- 22:56 But a certain maid (the damsel that kept the door unto Peter —one of the maids of the high priest), beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
- 18:17 Then says And you also were with Jesus of Nazareth. Are not you also one of this man's disciples?
- 14:68 But he denied, before them all saying, I do not know, neither understand I what you say. [I am not]. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crowed.
- 14:69 And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
- 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
- 22:59 And about the space of one hour after, came unto him they that stood by, [and] another confidently affirmed, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for you are a Galilaean, and your speech betrays you. [agrees to that].
- 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did not I see you in the garden with him?
- 14:71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, Man, I do not know what you say. I do not know this man of whom you speak.
- 14:72 And immediately, the second time the cock crowed. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times. And when he thought on this, he went out, and wept bitterly.
CHRIST BROUGHT BEFORE PILATE
- 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: saying,
- 22:67 Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe:
- 22:68 And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go.
- 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
- 22:70 Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said unto them, You say that I am.
- 22:71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
- 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
- 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
- 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.
- 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
- 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
- 27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
- 27:8 Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
- 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
- 27:10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
- 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
- 18:29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring you against this man?
- 18:30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto you.
- 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a King.
- 18:31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take you him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
- 18:32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.
- 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Are you the King of the Jews?
- And Jesus said unto him, You say it.
- 18:34 Jesus answered him, Say you this thing of yourself, or did others tell it you of me?
- 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you unto me: what have you done?
- 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from here.
- 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.
- 18:38 Pilate says unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews.
- 27:12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
- 27:13 Then said Pilate unto him, Answer you nothing? Do you hear not how many things they witness against you?
- 27:14 And he answered him never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
- 23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
- 23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
- 23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
- 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad: for had desired to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
- 23:9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
- 23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
- 23:11 And Herod with his men of war treated him with contempt, and mocked him and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
- 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
PEOPLE ASK FOR BARRABAS TO BE RELEASED
- 27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
- 23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
- 27:17 Therefore when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, Pilate said unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
- 18:39 But you have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: Whom do you will that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? Will you therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
- 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him.
- 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Do nothing to that righteous man: for I have endured many things this day in a dream because of him.
- 23:13,4 And Pilate said unto them, You have brought this man unto me, as one that perverts the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof you accuse him:
- 23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
- 23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
- 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
- 27:21 The governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two do you will that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
- 27:22 Pilate says unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? (whom you call the King of the Jews?) They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
- 27:23 And the governor said unto them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Crucify him!
- 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: Take you him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
- 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
- 19:7 [They continued], We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
- 19:8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
- 19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and says unto Jesus, From where are you? But Jesus gave him no answer.
- 19:10 Then says Pilate unto him, You do not speak unto me? do you not know that I have power to crucify you, and have power to release you?
- 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, unless it were given you from above: therefore he that delivered me unto you has the greater sin.
- 19:12 And from then on, Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend: whosoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.
- 19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
- 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he says unto the Jews, Behold your King!
- 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate says unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
- 27:26 Then he released Barabbas unto them, whom they had desired; and after Jesus was whipped, he delivered him to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
- 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, called Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
CHRIST MOCKED WITH PURPLE ROBE AND CROWN OF THORNS
- 27:28 And they stripped him, and clothed him with purple, and put on him a scarlet robe.
- 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him [And began to salute him].
- And mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
- 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
- 27:31 And after they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own clothing on him, and led him away to crucify him.
- 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, (the father of Alexander and Rufus), and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
- 23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
- 23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
- 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the paps which never gave suck.
- 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
- 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
- 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place which is called Calvary, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: (which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull).
- 23:32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
- 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
- 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
- They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall (wine mingled with myrrh): and when he had tasted of it, he would not drink.
- 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
- 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
- 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, what every man should take: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which says,
- They parted my clothing among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
- 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there.
- 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross; set up over his head. And the superscription of his accusation was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin: THIS IS JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS
- 19:20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was close to the city:
- 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
- 19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
- 27:55 And all his acquaintance, and many women were there beholding far off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
- 27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children; and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
- 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
- 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he says unto his mother, Woman, behold your son!
- 19:27 Then says he to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
- 27:39 And they that passed by reviled (derided) him, shook their heads,
- 27:40 And saying, Ah, you that destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
- 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
- 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
- 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
- 27:44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, reproached him the same way.
- 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If you be Christ, save yourself and us.
- 23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation?
- 23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man has done nothing amiss.
- 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
- 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Truthfully I say unto you, Today shall you be with me in paradise.
- 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
- 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
- 27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calls for Elijah.
- 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, says, I thirst.
- 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop on a reed, and put it to his mouth, and gave him to drink.
- 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:
- 27:49 The rest said, Let it be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.
- 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he bowed his head, and gave [yielded] up the ghost.
- 23:45 And the sun was darkened,
- 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks tore;
- 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
- 27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
- 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly (glorified God), saying, Truly this was the Son of God. [Certainly this was a righteous man].
- 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
- 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
- 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
- 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they broke not his legs:
- 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately came there out blood and water.
- 19:35 And he that saw it bore record, and his record is true: and he knows that he says true, that you might believe.
- 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
- 19:37 And again another scripture says, "They shall look on him whom they pierced".
- 27:57 When the evening was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph,
- who also himself was Jesus' disciple (but secretly for fear of the Jews): an honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom of God.
- 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;)
- 27:58 He went in boldly unto Pilate, and requested the body of Jesus.
- 15:44 And Pilate wondered if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
- 15:45 And when he knew it of the centurion, Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered, he gave the body to Joseph.
- 15:46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down
- 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.
- Then took they the body of Jesus, and wrapped him in the clean linen cloth with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
- 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, which he had hewn out in the rock: in which was never man yet laid.
- 19:42 There (his own new tomb) laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sabbath drew on; [and] the sepulcher was close at hand; and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher.
19:55 And the women which came with him from Galilee followed after, and beheld where he was laid; and how His body was placed.
- 23:56 And they returned and they prepared spices and ointment. And they rested on the sabbath day according to the commandment.
- 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, (the mother of Joses) sitting over against the sepulcher, [and also]beheld where he was laid.
- 27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
- 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
- 27:64 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
- 27:65 Pilate said unto them, You have a watch: go your way, make it as secure as you can.
- 27:66 So they went, and made the sepulcher secure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
How the resurrection texts were placed in this order (with Commentary): Resurrection.html
TWO MARYS COME TO THE TOMB AT THE END OF THE SABBATH, THEN THEY AND SALOME BUY SPICES
- 28:1 But at the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
- 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James and Salome, had bought sweet spices so that they might come and anoint Him.
ANGEL ROLLS BACK STONE
- 28:2 And behold, a great earthquake occurred! For coming down from Heaven, and coming up, an angel of the Lord rolled back the stone from the door and was sitting on it.
- 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
- 28:4 And the keepers shook for fear of him and became like dead men .
MARY MAGDALENE RETURNS TO TOMB AND FINDS STONE ROLLED AWAY; TELLS PETER
- 20:1 The first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, when it was yet dark, and she saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
- 20:2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.
PETER AND JOHN JOHN COME TO TOMB
- 20:3 Therefore Peter and that other disciple went forth and came to the tomb.
- 20:4 So they both ran together. And the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb.
- 20:5 And stooping down he saw the linens lying, yet he did not go in.
- 20:6 Then Simon Peter came following him and went into the tomb. And stooping down, he saw the linens lying there alone.
- 20:7 And the grave-cloth that was on His head was not lying with the linens, but was wrapped up in one place by itself.
- 24:12 And he went away wondering to himself at what had happened.
- 20:8 Therefore, then, that other disciple also went in, the one who came first to the tomb. And he saw and believed.
- 20:9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture that He must rise again from the dead.
- 20:10 Then the disciples went away again to themselves. [their own home]
THE OTHER MARY AND SALOME RETURN TO THE TOMB AFTER THE SUN HAS RISEN, SEE ONE ANGEL
- 16:2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came upon the tomb, the sun having risen.
- 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?
- 16:4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back, for it was very great.
- 16:5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, clothed in a long white garment. And they were frightened.
- 28:5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Do not fear, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
- 28:6 He is not here, for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
- 28:7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead. And, behold, He goes before you into Galilee. There you shall see Him. Lo, I have told you.
- 16:8 And they [the other Mary and Salome] went out quickly and fled from the tomb. For they trembled and were amazed. Neither did they say anything to anyone, for they were afraid.
JESUS' FIRST APPEARANCE--TO MARY MAGDALENE
- 20:11 But Mary [Magdalene] stood outside of the tomb, weeping. And as she wept, she stooped down into the tomb.
- 20:12 And she saw two angels in white sitting there, the one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
- 20:13 And they said to her, Woman, why do you weep? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.
- 20:14 And when she had said this, she turned backward and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
- 20:15 Jesus said to her, Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, Sir, if you have carried Him away from here, tell me where you have laid Him and I will take Him away.
- 20:16 Jesus said to her, Mary! She turned herself and said to Him, Rabboni! (which is to say, Master!)
- 20:17 Jesus said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, I ascend to My Father and Your Father, and to My God and your God.
- 16:9 And when [Jesus— not in text; perhaps refers to the sun, in v.2!] had risen early the first day of the week, He [risen Jesus was referred to in v.6] appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.
- 16:10 She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. [i.e. all other women, including other Mary and Salome, who were probably still near the tomb]
- 16:11 And those [besides Mary and Salome] hearing that He lives, and was seen by her, did not believe.
WOMEN RUN TO TELL DISCIPLES; JESUS APPEARS AGAIN
- 28:8 And they [the Mary’s & probably also Salome, now united] quickly departed from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
- 28:9 But as they were going to report to His disciples, behold, Jesus also met them, saying, Hail! And they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.
- 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid; go tell My brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see Me.
- [20:18 Mary Magdalene* came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had spoken these things to her. *and others, 65:10]
- 24:11 And their words seemed to them like foolishness, and they did not believe them.
- 28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
- 28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
- 28:13 Saying, Say all of you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- 28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
- 28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
THE OTHER WOMEN COME TO THE TOMB, SEE TWO ANGELS NOW PRESENT
- 24:1 And on the first day of the week, while still very early, they [“other" women, who had prepared the spices, and didn't believe two Mary’s and Salome] came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
- 24:2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
- 24:3 And going in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
- 24:4 And as they were much perplexed about it, it happened that, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
- 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed their faces down to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
- 24:6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
- 24:7 saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again?
- 24:8 And they remembered His words
- 24:9 and returned from the tomb and told all these things to the Eleven and to the rest.
- 24:10 It was Mary Magdalele and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and other women that were with him who told these things to unto the apostles [see 64:38]
JESUS APPEARS TO THE ELEVEN (PROBABLY INCLUDING PETER)
28:16 And the eleven disciples [NOT the same as Luke’s “eleven”] went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace to you!
20:20 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
20:21 Then Jesus said to them again, Peace to you. As My Father has sent Me, even so I send you.
20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
20:23 Of whomever sins you remit, they are remitted to them. Of whomever sins you retain, they are retained.
28:17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him. But some doubted.
20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
20:25 The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Unless I shall see the print of the nails in His hands, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe.
JESUS APPEARS ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
16:12 After that, He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked that same day and went into the country to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
24:14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
24:16 But their eyes were held back that they should not know him.
24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that you have one to another, as you walk, and are sad?
24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem, and have not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
24:19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
24:20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
24:22 Yes, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulcher;
24:23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24:24 And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulcher, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
24:28 And they drew close unto the village, to where they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at food with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.
24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
JESUS APPEARS TO "THE REST" IN JERUSALEM
24:33 And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem and found assembled the Eleven [different from previous group called "eleven"] and those with them, [the rest] as they sat at meat
24:34 And they said, the Lord has indeed risen, and has appeared to Simon.
24:35 And in the way they related the things happening, and how He had been known by them in breaking of the loaf; [but] neither believed them.
24:36 And as they spoke this, Jesus Himself stood in their midst, and said to them, Peace to you!
24:37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, for they thought they saw a spirit. And He reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
24:38 And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that I am He! Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see Me have.
24:40 And when He had spoken this, He showed them His hands and feet.
24:41 And while they still did not believe for joy, and wondered, He said to them, Have you any food here?
24:42 And they handed to Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.
24:43 And He took it and ate before them.
24:44 And He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms about Me.
24:45 And He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.
24:46 And He said to them, So it is written, and so it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
24:47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be proclaimed in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
24:48 And you are witnesses of these things.
24:49 And behold, I send the promise of My father on you. But you sit in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.
20:26 And after eight days again, His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
20:27 Then says he to Thomas, Reach to here your finger, and behold my hands; and reach to here your hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
20:29 Jesus says unto him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
JESUS APPEARS AT THE SEA OF TIBERIAS21:1 After these things Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. And He revealed Himself this way:
21:2 Simon Peter, and Thomas called the Twin, and Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.
21:3 Simon Peter said to them, I am going out to fish. They said to him, We will go with you also. They went out and entered into a boat immediately. And that night they caught nothing.
21:4 But when the morning had come, Jesus stood on the shore. But the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
21:5 Then Jesus said to them, Children, do you have anything to eat? They answered Him, No.
21:6 And He said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find. Therefore they cast, and now they no longer had the strength to draw, from the multitude of fish.
21:7 Then that disciple whom Jesus loves said to Peter, It is the Lord! Then hearing that it is the Lord, Simon Peter girded on his coat (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea.
21:8 And the other disciples came in a little boat (for they were not far from land, only about two hundred cubits), dragging the net of fish.
21:9 Then when they went up on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
21:10 And Jesus said to them, Bring from the fish which you have now caught.
21:11 Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three. And though there were so many, the net was not torn.
21:12 Jesus said to them, Come, break fast. And none of the disciples dared to ask Him, Who are You? knowing that it was the Lord.
21:13 Then Jesus came and took the bread and gave to them, and in the same way the little fish.
21:14 This is now the third time Jesus was revealed to His disciples, He being risen from the dead.
21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He says unto him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He says unto him, Feed my lambs.
21:16 He says to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? He says unto him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He says unto him, Feed my sheep.
21:17 He says unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus says unto him, Feed my sheep.
21:18 Truthfully, truthfully, I say unto you, When you were young, you girded yourself, and walked to where you would: but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your hands, and another shall gird you, and carry you to where you would not.
21:19 This spoke he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he says unto him, Follow me.
21:20 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrays you?
21:21 Peter seeing him says to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
21:22 Jesus says unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow you me.
21:23 Then went this saying abroad among the brothers, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you?
THE GREAT COMMISSION
28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in earth.
28:19 Therefore go and teach all nations, [proclaim the gospel to all the creation] baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
28:20 teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world.
16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.
16:17 And miraculous signs will follow to those believing these things: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak new tongues;
16:18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will be well.
16:19 Then indeed, after speaking to them, He led them out as far as Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.
24:51 And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried up into Heaven and sat on the right hand of God.
24:52 And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
24:53 And they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. [To ACTS]
21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.
1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.
20:31 These are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.
Explanation of methods
While there have been several other attempts at creating a harmony of the four Gospel accounts into a single narrative (Beginning with the Diatesseron of Tatian from the second or third century), this one adds some novel ideas to try to create a more free flowing text— like any of the single Gospel accounts. Adding all the details together, some points covered by one account or the other, can often make for some clunky reading. Some have gone as far as including every single word not duplicated in the different accounts, to avoid a charge of "taking away from God's word" (Deut.4:2, Rev.22:19) To do this, various words and actions are pasted together and forced into the verses with conjunctions such as "and". But in everyday writing, when we have parallel words that we want to convey, parentheses and brackets are often used. So that would be a good vehicle to include all of these parallel words, and it actually makes for less clunky reading, since a bracket or parenthesis sort of pauses the flow to add the point, rather than stuffing more into the flow, as using conjuctions does.
Also, the placements of certain passages disrupts the flow. The harmonies generally start either with Luke 1:1 or John 1:1, and then read through the whole passage. But the first four verses of Luke are not apart of the Gospel account, but rather a dedication of the work to a certain reader. John starts out with a throwback to Genesis: "In the beginning". The verse has actually been called the first verse of the Bible, since God's eternal existence goes even before His initial act of creating. But then, the chapter jumps ahead with the Incarnation and a brief summary of the Gospel, which kind of interrupt the flow, before picking up with John the Baptist's ministry. That may actually be in order, but the harmonies usually include the whole text together, and then later go back to other Gospels' accounts of both John and Christ's birth. Also, the placement of Luke and Matthew's geneologies. Matthew begins with it, and Luke recounts the other side of it when Christ becomes 30. These usually end up in two different places in the harmonies. This harmony places John 1:14, followed by the two geneologies around Christ's birth, and follows John 1 up to the mention of John, and then picks up with Luke's account of the birth of John. John 1:16-18 become the final summary of the Gospel at the very end (I considered putting v.10-13 there too, but that would be too abrupt a cutoff). Mark 1:1 made a perfect heading!
Also addressed is the issue of sayings Jesus made more than once, which are covered in one time in one Gospel, and another time in another Gospel. These include the Lord's Prayer, which was first given in the Sermon on the Mount, but was apparently repeated privately to the disciples later on (Luke 11), and the woes to the Pharisees. (Which took place in two different places). Luke often will appear to throw a single little clip of sayings from various sermons into other sayings. (16:18 is a great example). Many people did not realize that these were different occasions. Many of these, since they may have slight difference, are taken by critics of the Bible as "contradictions". And a few harmonizers have tried to blend them as well. Others however realized that these were separate accounts, but then print both in their respective passages in their respective times. This still does seem redundant and clunky. So I have printed one whole instance of such sayings (Usually Matthew's, which is done in a nicely flowing style), and either omitted, or deprecated the others (i.e. leave the repeated verses out, but include the other points). This is particularly evident in chapter 38 of this harmony, which comprises Luke 12, which consists mostly of sayings that can be found in both the ealier Sermon on the Mount and the later Olivet discourse. Luke gives Christ's parable of the rich man whose life was required of him, which then leads into "Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat...", and eventually, the servants not knowing when their master will come home; all connected by "And he said unto his disciples..." in verse 22. Luke does not seem to be following a particular timeline here, as much as Matthew does. He may have simply attached Jesus sayings from the Sermon on the Mount and the Olivet discourse onto this parable to further illustrate the point. It is being acknowledged now that in some of the Gospels, a strict timeline may not always be followed. This greatly helps in understanding apparent contradictions. Luke often is the one thought to be closest to the actual sequence, because of his pledge to Theophilus to "write unto you in order", but in the Greek, the word translated "order" means, basically, "thereafter", and is describing Luke's presentation of the Gospel to Theophilus, not the synoptic sequence contained in it. (Others now say that Mark is the most sequential of the synoptic Gospels).
Obviously, this is not meant as a replacement of the four canonical Gospel accounts. So inclusion of every word or passage is not necessary, any more than it is anytime a passage, chapter or verse is quoted, with the rest of the Bible omitted. I envisioned this as a nice study tool, to really get the "flow" of Christ's life. I was eager when I first began seeing harmonies of the Gospels, but found they did not really give this flow, since there were still many redundancies. Also, all were in paragraph form (with only numbered/headed "sections"), and I was used to old fashioned Bibles in chapter and verse form. For a studier like me, it makes it harder to find things. Most did not even have verses. The one that did, used the verse number from the text it was taken from. I thought it would be nice to have a harmony with it's own verse and chapter numbering system. So I cut from the single Gospel texts, pasted into the parallel columns that other "harmonies" often resort to, and then blended it all together with the original verse numbers still there, but then used ordered lists to add the new numbers to the verses in front of the old (many of the old ones were nicely superscripted from the downloaded KJC text files; but for some reason did not come out right in the transition to HTML). In all, it ended up grouped into 66 chapters. When whole chapters from individual Gospels were intact, it was easy, and the verses remained the same. Even when they were blended, a sense of where chapter breaks should be remained.
Another novel feature I included is the use of different fonts to represent the different Gospels. That is so people can get a sense of how it was blended. One harmony used little subscripted numbers (1 to 4) to represent them, but the use of fonts tells you right away what is what.
The synopticals are done in serif fonts, and John in the standard sans-serif. Times Roman, Arial and Palatino (the font used by Zondervan on its NIV and other Bibles) are universal, at least among modern Windows and MAC systems. Century Schoolbook I know is not on all systems. I considered using the universal Courier, but did not want to use a fixed length typewriter font as it at times looks awkward mixed in with the others. Georgia is also universal, but looks alot like Times Roman, while the distinctive Rockwell and Serifa are not on all systems. You can tell whether or not if the text for Mark looks the same as Matthew. But then that would be beneficial to people wanting to disect it. To the average reader, it may not matter as much.
Index of section headers
Ch.2 THE BIRTH OF JOHN (Luke 1)
3 THE BIRTH OF CHRIST (Matt.1:18-25, Luke 2, John 1:14)
4 THE GENEOLOGY OF JESUS THROUGH JOSEPH (Matt.1:1-17)
4:18 GENEOLOGY OF JESUS THROUGH MARY (Luke 3)
5 WISE MEN SEEK JESUS (Matt.2, Lk.2:39)
5:25 JESUS IN THE TEMPLE AT 12 YEARS OF AGE (Matt.2)
6 JOHN PREPARES THE WAY (John 1:19, Lk 3 Mt.3)
6:26 THE BAPTISM OF JESUS (Mt/Lk 3)
7 THE GREAT TEMPTATION (Lk/Mt.4)
8 JOHN PROCLAIMS CHRIST (John 1:19-34)
8:18 CHRIST CALLS FIRST DISCIPLES (Jn.1, Lk.5, Mt.4)
9 MARRIAGE IN CANA (John 2)
10 NICODEMUS QUESTIONS CHRIST (John 3)
10:22 JOHN FURTHER TESTIFIES OF JESUS; AND IS CAST INTO PRISON (John 3, Luke 3, Mark 6:18-20)
11 THE WOMAN IN SAMARIA (Mt.4:12, John 4)
11:43 RETURN TO GALILEE (Jn.4)
12 REJECTED IN NAZARETH (Lk.4)
12:16 DWELLS IN CAPERNAUM (Mt.4)
13 THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (Mt.5, Lk.6 & 12:32,33)
16 CHRIST HEALS MAN WITH UNCLEAN SPIRIT; SIMON'S MOTHER IN LAW; MAN WITH LEPROSY (Mt.8 Lk.4, Mk.1)
17 MAN SICK OF THE PALSY; QUESTIONED FOR FORGIVING SINS (Mk.2, Mt.9, Lk.5)
17:16 JESUS CALLS MATTHEW; QUESTIONED FOR SITTING WITH PUBLICANS (Mt.9, Lk.5:39)
18 HEALING IN BETHESDA (John 5)
18:17 JESUS RESPONDS TO ACCUSERS (John 5)
19 PLUCKING GRAINS AND HEALING MAN WITH WITHERED HAND ON THE SABBATH (Mt.12. Mk.3, Lk.6:8)
19:20 "HE SHALL SHOW JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES" (Mk.3, Mt.12)
19:29 JESUS CHOOSES THE TWELVE (Lk.6:12,13 Mt.10:1-4, 11:1)
20 JESUS HEALS THE CENTURION'S SERVANT AND RAISES DEAD MAN IN NAIN (Lk.7, Mt.8:10-13)
21 JOHN ASKS OF JESUS FROM PRISON (Lk.7, Mt.11)
21:22 JESUS UPBRAIDS CITIES THAT REJECTED HIM (Mt.11)
21:33 JESUS FORGIVES WOMAN AT SIMON'S HOUSE (Lk.7)
22 PHARISEES ACCUSE JESUS OF CASTING OUT DEVILS BY BEELZEBUB (Lk.8, 11:21, 22, Mt.12, Mk.3:21)
22:23 SCRIBES AND PHARISEES SEEK A SIGN (Mt.12)
22:31 MY MOTHER AND MY BROTHERS (Mt.13, Lk.8, Mk.4)
23 PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND SEEDS AND THE GROUND (Mt.13)
23:33 PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND TARES (Mt.13)
23:40 PARABLES OF MUSTARD SEED; LEAVEN (Mt.13)
23:46 JESUS EXPLAINS PARABLE OF WHEAT AND TARES (Mt.13)
23:64 A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY (Mt.13, Mk.6:5,6)
24 JESUS CALMS THE SEA (Mt.8, Lk.9)
24:14 HEALING OF MEN FROM THE TOMBS POSESSED WITH DEVILS (Mk.5, Mt.8, Lk.8)
24:31 HEALING OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER AND WOMAN WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD (Mk.5, Lk.8, Mt.9)
24:54 HEALING OF TWO BLIND MEN (Mt.9)
25 THE SENDING OUT OF THE TWELVE (Mk.6, Mt.12, Lk.12)
26 ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH OF JOHN (Mt.14, Mk.6)
26:15 FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND (Mk.6, Jn.6)
26:39 JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER (Mt.14, Jn.6, Mk. 6)
27 THE BREAD OF LIFE (John 6)
28 JESUS CRITICIZES PHARISEES' TRADITION OF WASHING HANDS (Mt.15, Mk.7)
28:29 HEALING OF THE SYROPHENICIAN WOMAN'S DAUGHTER (Mt.15, Mk.7)
28:39 HEALING OF DEAF MAN AND OTHERS IN GALILEE (Mk.7, Mt.15)
28:49 FEEDING OF THE FOUR THOUSAND (Mk.8:1, Mt.15)
29 PHARISEES AGAIN ASK FOR A SIGN; DISCIPLES WARNED OF THEIR 'LEAVEN' (Mt.16, Mk.8)
29:16 HEALING OF BLIND MAN IN BETHSAIDA (Mk.8)
29:21 PETER CONFESSES CHRIST; CHRIST FOUNDS CHURCH (Mt.16)
30 TRANSFIGURATION (Mt.17, Lk.9)
30:16 HEALING OF MAN WITH DUMB SPIRIT (Mk.9, Mt.17)
30:35 JESUS WARNS OF HIS BETRAYAL; QUESTION ON TRIBUTE MONEY (Mt.17)
31 WHO IS GREATEST; BECOME AS CHILDREN; WHOEVER NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US (Mt.18, Mk.9)
31:20 JESUS TEACHES ON OFFENDING BRETHREN, MERCY AND FORGIVENESS (Mt.18, Lk.9)
32 JESUS AT FEAST OF TABERNACLES IN GALILEE; HIS TIME NOT YET COME (John 7)
33 THE WOMAN TAKEN IN ADULTERY (John 8)
33:12 THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (Jn. 8)
34 THE MAN BORN BLIND (John 9)
35 "I AM THE DOOR (OF THE SHEEP)" (John 10)
36 THE SENDING OF THE SEVENTY (Lk. 10)
36:22 PHARISEE ASKS 'WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?' (Lk. 10)
36:35 MARTHA AND MARY (Luke 11)
37:6 JESUS DINES WITH A PHARISEE (Lk. 11)
38 PARABLE OF THE RICH MAN (Luke 12)
39 GALILEANS AND SILOAM; FIG TREE IN THE VINEYARD (Luke 13)
39:10 WOMAN WITH SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY (Lk. 13)
39:18 SOLOMON'S PORCH AT THE FEAST OF DEDICATION (Jn.10)
39:39 THE STRAIT GATE (Lk.13)
40 JESUS HEALS MAN WITH DROPSY ON THE SABBATH (Luke 14)
40:7 CHRIST TEACHES ON HUMILITY
40:15 PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER
40:25 THE COST OF A DISCIPLE
41 LOST SHEEP AND THE LOST COIN (Lk. 15, Mt.18:13)
41:13 THE PRODIGAL SON (Lk.15)
42 THE UNJUST STEWARD (Luke 16)
42:17 LAZARUS AND THE RICH MAN
43 CLEANSING OF THE TEN LEPERS (Luke 17)
43:18 THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM AND ITS COMING
44 PARABLE OF THE UNJUST JUDGE (Luke 18)
44:9 THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN
45 JESUS TEACHES ON DIVORCE (Mt.19, Mk.10)
45:16 JESUS BLESSES CHILDREN (Mt.19:13, Mk.10:14-6)
45:20 RICH YOUNG RULER (Mk.10, Mt.19, Lk.18:24)
46 PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD (Matt.20)
46:17 JAMES AND JOHN'S REQUEST (Mt.20, Lk.18:33, Mk.)
46:30 TWO MORE BLIND MEN HEALED (Mk.10:46, Lk.18, Mt.20)
47 JESUS VISITS ZACCHAEUS THE PUBLICAN'S HOUSE (Luke 19)
47:11 PARABLE OF THE POUNDS (Lk.19)
48 THE RAISING OF LAZARUS (John 11)
48:45 JEWS BEGIN TAKING COUNSEL TO PUT JESUS TO DEATH (Jn.11, 12)
49 THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM (Mt.21, Lk.19, Jn.12, Mk.11)
49:30 JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE (Mt.21, Mk.11, Lk.19:47)
49:40 JESUS WITHERS THE FIG TREE (Mk.11, Mt.21)
49:49 JESUS IS GLORIFIED BY THE FATHER (Jn.12)
49:63 PEOPLE QUESTION CHRIST'S TALK OF DEATH, AND DISBELIEVE (Jn.12)
50 CHIEF PRIESTS QUESTION JESUS' AUTHORITY (Lk.20:1, Mt.21)
50:11 PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD WORKERS AND THE SERVANTS (Mt.21)
51 PARABLE OF THE WEDDING FEAST (Mt.22)
51:15 PHARISEES AND HERODIANS TRY TO TRAP JESUS IN HIS SPEECH (Mt.22)
51:23 THE SADDUCEES QUESTION JESUS ON THE RESURRECTION (Mt.22, Lk.20:39, 40)
51:36 THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS; CHRIST MORE THAN THE SON OF DAVID (Mt.22, Mk.12)
52 SCRIBES AND PHARISEES DENOUNCED (Matt.23)
52:37 THE WIDOW'S TWO MITES (Mk.12)
53 THE OLIVET PROPHECY (Mt.24. Mk.13, Lk.21)
53:55 Watch and Pray (Mt.24. Lk.21, Mk.13)
54 The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt.25)
54:14 Parable of the Talents
54:13 The Sheep and the Goats
55 CHIEF PRIESTS CONSULT TO KILL JESUS (Matt.26, Lk.21:37,8)
55:8 MARY ANOINTS JESUS WITH COSTLY OINTMENT (Mt.26, Jn.12, Mk.14:8)
55:20 JUDAS AGREES TO BETRAY JESUS (Mt.26)
55:23 THE LAST SUPPER (Mt.26, Lk.22, Mk.14)
56 JESUS WASHES DISCIPLES' FEET (John 13)
56:21 JESUS FORETELLS HIS BETRAYAL (Jn.13, Mt.26, Lk.22)
56:36 THE LORD'S SUPPER INSTITUTED (Mt.26)
56:40 ANOTHER STRIFE ON WHO SHOULD BE GREATEST (Lk.22)
56:49 JESUS FURTHER DISCUSSED HIS DEPARTURE; WARNS PETER THAT HE WILL DENY HIM THRICE (Jn.13, Mt.26, Lk.22, Mk.14)
57 JESUS PROMISES COMFORT (John 14)
58 THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES (John 15)
59 JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT (John 16)
59:17 DISCIPLES STILL CONFUSED ABOUT JESUS' WORDS (John 16)
60 JESUS' PRAYER FOR THE DISCIPLES (John 17)
61 THE AGONY IN GETHSEMANE (Mk.14, Jn.18, Mt.26, Lk.22)
61:16 THE BETRAYAL OF CHRIST (Mt.26, Jn.18)
61:28 CHRIST ARRESTED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST (Lk.22, Jn.18, Mt.26, Mk.14)
61:58 PETER DENIES CHRIST (Jn.18, Lk.22, Mt.26, Mk.14)
62 CHRIST BROUGHT BEFORE PILATE (Mt.27, Lk.22,23, Jn.18)
62:41 PEOPLE ASK FOR BARRABAS TO BE RELEASED (Mt.27, Lk.23, Jn.19)
62:66 CHRIST MOCKED WITH PURPLE ROBE AND CROWN OF THORNS (Mt.27, Lk.23)
63 THE CRUCIFIXION (Jn.19, Lk.23, Mt.27, Mk.15)
63:52 CHRIST'S BURIAL
64 TWO MARYS COME TO THE TOMB AT THE END OF THE SABBATH, THEN THEY AND SALOME BUY SPICES (Mt.28:1, Mk.16:1)
64:3 ANGEL ROLLS BACK STONE (Mt.28:2-3)
64:6 MARY MAGDALENE RETURNS TO TOMB AND FINDS STONE ROLLED AWAY; TELLS PETER (John 20:1,2)
64:8 PETER AND JOHN JOHN COME TO TOMB (Jn. 20:3-10, Lk.24:12)
64:17 THE OTHER MARY AND SALOME RETURN TO THE TOMB AFTER THE SUN HAS RISEN, SEE ONE ANGEL (Mk.16:2-5,8, Mt.28:5-7)
64:25 JESUS' FIRST APPEARANCE--TO MARY MAGDALENE (Jn.20:11-17, Mk.16:9-11)
64:35 WOMEN RUN TO TELL DISCIPLES; JESUS APPEARS AGAIN (Mt.28:8-10, [Lk.24:10][Jn.20:18], Lk.24:11, Mt.28:11-15)
65 THE OTHER WOMEN COME TO THE TOMB, SEE TWO ANGELS NOW PRESENT (Lk.24:1-10)
65:11 JESUS APPEARS TO THE ELEVEN (PROBABLY INCLUDING PETER) (Mt.28:16, Jn.20:19-23, Mt. 28:17, Jn.20:24,5)
65:20 JESUS APPEARS ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS (Mk.16:12, Lk.24:14-32)
65:40 JESUS APPEARS TO "THE REST" IN JERUSALEM (Lk.24:33-49, Jn.26-30)
66 JESUS APPEARS AT THE SEA OF TIBERIAS (John 21)
66:24 THE GREAT COMMISSION (Mt.28:18-20, Mk.16:16-18)
66:30 JESUS' ASCENSION (Mk.16:19, Lk.24:51,2, Mk.16:20, Lk.24:53, Jn.21:25, 1:16-18, 20:31)
Baker's Pocket Harmony of the Gospels, Grand Rapids, Davies, Benjamin, editor
-a standard "parallel columns" version!
Whitlock, Baird A Harmony of the Gospels, The first "blended" version I saw.
Cheney, Johnston M. The Life of Christ in Stereo, Portland, OR, Western Baptist Theological Seminary; Multnomah, 1969
The United Gospels New Testament; Nashville, TN, World Bible Publishers. The only red letter edition I have seen.
Knight, George W.A Simplified Harmony of the Gospels, Nashville, TN, Holman Bible Publishers, 2001. This is the newest and the best (as far as readability). It is this book that kicked up my long standing drive to produce a harmony of my own, and particularly, it raised my interest in harmonizing the Resurrection accounts, which are among the largest sources of attacks on the Bible's credibility. It was from this, that the Resurrection account I have actually had up on its own page, Resurrection.html already, and was further inspired to finish the rest of the Gospel accounts.
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