1: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the
Son of God.
2: As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I
send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way;
voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his
paths straight -- "
4: John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness,
preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem;
and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6: Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle
around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.
7: And he preached,
saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I
am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8: I have baptized you with
water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9: In those
days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10: And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the
heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove;
and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well
12: The Spirit immediately drove him out into the
13: And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by
Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
14: Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching
the gospel of God,
15: and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel."
And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of
Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men."
18: And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
19: And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb'edee
and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.
And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat
with the hired servants, and followed him.
21: And they went into
Caper'na-um; and immediately on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.
22: And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as
one who had authority, and not as the scribes.
23: And immediately
there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit;
24: and he
cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to
destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."
25: But Jesus
rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"
26: And the
unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
27: And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among
themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands
even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."
28: And at once his
fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.
29: And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered the house of
Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30: Now Simon's mother-in-law
lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her.
he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and
she served them.
32: That evening, at sundown, they brought to him
all who were sick or possessed with demons.
33: And the whole city
was gathered together about the door.
34: And he healed many who were
sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit
the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35: And in the morning, a
great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he
36: And Simon and those who were with him pursued him,
37: and they found him and said to him, "Every one is searching for
38: And he said to them, "Let us go on to the next towns, that
I may preach there also; for that is why I came out."
39: And he went
throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
40: And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him,
"If you will, you can make me clean."
41: Moved with pity, he
stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean."
42: And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
43: And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
44: and said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go,
show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded,
for a proof to the people."
45: But he went out and began to talk
freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly
enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every
1: And when he returned to Caper'na-um after some
days, it was reported that he was at home.
2: And many were gathered
together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door;
and he was preaching the word to them.
3: And they came, bringing to
him a paralytic carried by four men.
4: And when they could not get
near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they
had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay.
5: And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son,
your sins are forgiven."
6: Now some of the scribes were sitting
there, questioning in their hearts,
7: "Why does this man speak thus?
It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within
themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts?
9: Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, `Your sins are
forgiven,' or to say, `Rise, take up your pallet and walk'?
that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" --
he said to the paralytic --
11: "I say to you, rise, take up your
pallet and go home."
12: And he rose, and immediately took up the
pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified
God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"
13: He went out again
beside the sea; and all the crowd gathered about him, and he taught them.
14: And as he passed on, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at
the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.
15: And as he sat at table in his house, many tax collectors and
sinners were sitting with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who
16: And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw
that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why
does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
17: And when Jesus
heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but
those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
18: Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people
came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the
Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
19: And Jesus said
to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long
as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20: The days
will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast
in that day.
21: No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old
garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a
worse tear is made.
22: And no one puts new wine into old wineskins;
if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the
skins; but new wine is for fresh skins."
23: One sabbath he was going
through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck
heads of grain.
24: And the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are
they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?"
25: And he said to
them, "Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry,
he and those who were with him:
26: how he entered the house of God,
when Abi'athar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is
not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were
27: And he said to them, "The sabbath was made for man,
not man for the sabbath;
28: so the Son of man is lord even of the
1: Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was
there who had a withered hand.
2: And they watched him, to see
whether he would heal him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
3: And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come here."
4: And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to
do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.
5: And he
looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said
to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was
6: The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel
with the Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.
withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee
followed; also from Judea
8: and Jerusalem and Idume'a and from
beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all
that he did, came to him.
9: And he told his disciples to have a boat
ready for him because of the crowd, lest they should crush him;
for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch
11: And whenever the unclean spirits beheld him, they fell down
before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."
12: And he
strictly ordered them not to make him known.
13: And he went up on
the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him.
14: And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to
15: and have authority to cast out demons:
Simon whom he surnamed Peter;
17: James the son of Zeb'edee and John
the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, that is, sons of thunder;
18: Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and
James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
19: and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;
20: and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even
21: And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him,
for people were saying, "He is beside himself."
22: And the scribes
who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Be-el'zebul, and by the
prince of demons he casts out the demons."
23: And he called them to
him, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25: And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be
able to stand.
26: And if Satan has risen up against himself and is
divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.
27: But no one can
enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the
strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house.
28: "Truly, I say
to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they
29: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has
forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" --
30: for they had
said, "He has an unclean spirit."
31: And his mother and his brothers
came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
32: And a
crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your
brothers are outside, asking for you."
33: And he replied, "Who are
my mother and my brothers?"
34: And looking around on those who sat
about him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother."
1: Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a
very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on
the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.
he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
3: "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4: And as he sowed,
some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it
sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;
6: and when the sun rose it
was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no
8: And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth
grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a
9: And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him
10: And when he was alone, those who were about him with the
twelve asked him concerning the parables.
11: And he said to them,
"To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside
everything is in parables;
12: so that they may indeed see but not
perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand; lest they should turn again,
and be forgiven."
13: And he said to them, "Do you not understand
this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
sower sows the word.
15: And these are the ones along the path, where
the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the
word which is sown in them.
16: And these in like manner are the ones
sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it
17: and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a
while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word,
immediately they fall away.
18: And others are the ones sown among
thorns; they are those who hear the word,
19: but the cares of the
world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and
choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
20: But those that were
sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear
fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
21: And he said
to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not
on a stand?
22: For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest;
nor is anything secret, except to come to light.
23: If any man has
ears to hear, let him hear."
24: And he said to them, "Take heed what
you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will
be given you.
25: For to him who has will more be given; and from him
who has not, even what he has will be taken away."
26: And he said,
"The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground,
27: and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should
sprout and grow, he knows not how.
28: The earth produces of itself,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest
30: And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of
God, or what parable shall we use for it?
31: It is like a grain of
mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds
32: yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the
greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the
air can make nests in its shade."
33: With many such parables he
spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it;
34: he did not
speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained
35: On that day, when evening had come, he said to them,
"Let us go across to the other side."
36: And leaving the crowd, they
took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.
37: And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the
boat, so that the boat was already filling.
38: But he was in the
stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do
you not care if we perish?"
39: And he awoke and rebuked the wind,
and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a
40: He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no
41: And they were filled with awe, and said to one another,
"Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"
1: They came to the other side of the sea, to the
country of the Ger'asenes.
2: And when he had come out of the boat,
there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
lived among the tombs; and no one could bind him any more, even with a chain;
4: for he had often been bound with fetters and chains, but the
chains he wrenched apart, and the fetters he broke in pieces; and no one had the
strength to subdue him.
5: Night and day among the tombs and on the
mountains he was always crying out, and bruising himself with stones.
6: And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him;
7: and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do
with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment
8: For he had said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean
9: And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My
name is Legion; for we are many."
10: And he begged him eagerly not
to send them out of the country.
11: Now a great herd of swine was
feeding there on the hillside;
12: and they begged him, "Send us to
the swine, let us enter them."
13: So he gave them leave. And the
unclean spirits came out, and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about
two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the
14: The herdsmen fled, and told it in the city and in the
country. And people came to see what it was that had happened.
And they came to Jesus, and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his
right mind, the man who had had the legion; and they were afraid.
And those who had seen it told what had happened to the demoniac and to the
17: And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their
18: And as he was getting into the boat, the man who
had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.
19: But he refused, and said to him, "Go home to your friends, and
tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."
20: And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decap'olis how much
Jesus had done for him; and all men marveled.
21: And when Jesus had
crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him;
and he was beside the sea.
22: Then came one of the rulers of the
synagogue, Ja'irus by name; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,
and besought him, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and
lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live."
And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him.
25: And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve
26: and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had
spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.
She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and
touched his garment.
28: For she said, "If I touch even his garments,
I shall be made well."
29: And immediately the hemorrhage ceased; and
she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.
Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him, immediately
turned about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my garments?"
And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet
you say, `Who touched me?'"
32: And he looked around to see who had
33: But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came
in fear and trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.
34: And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go
in peace, and be healed of your disease."
35: While he was still
speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, "Your daughter is
dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?"
36: But ignoring what
they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only
37: And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and
James and John the brother of James.
38: When they came to the house
of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a tumult, and people weeping and wailing
39: And when he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you
make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping."
they laughed at him. But he put them all outside, and took the child's father
and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
41: Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Tal'itha cu'mi"; which
means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
42: And immediately the
girl got up and walked (she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately
overcome with amazement.
43: And he strictly charged them that no one
should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
1: He went away from there and came to his own
country; and his disciples followed him.
2: And on the sabbath he
began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying,
"Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty
works are wrought by his hands!
3: Is not this the carpenter, the son
of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his
sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
4: And Jesus
said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and
among his own kin, and in his own house."
5: And he could do no
mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and
6: And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he
went about among the villages teaching.
7: And he called to him the
twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the
8: He charged them to take nothing for their journey
except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;
9: but to
wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
10: And he said to them,
"Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.
And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you
leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
12: So they went out and preached that men should repent.
13: And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that
were sick and healed them.
14: King Herod heard of it; for Jesus'
name had become known. Some said, "John the baptizer has been raised from the
dead; that is why these powers are at work in him."
15: But others
said, "It is Eli'jah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the
prophets of old."
16: But when Herod heard of it he said, "John, whom
I beheaded, has been raised."
17: For Herod had sent and seized John,
and bound him in prison for the sake of Hero'di-as, his brother Philip's wife;
because he had married her.
18: For John said to Herod, "It is not
lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
19: And Hero'di-as had a
grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not,
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept
him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly.
21: But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet
for his courtiers and officers and the leading men of Galilee.
For when Hero'di-as' daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his
guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will
23: And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give
you, even half of my kingdom."
24: And she went out, and said to her
mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the baptizer."
25: And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked,
saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a
26: And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his
oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her.
And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring
his head. He went and beheaded him in the prison,
28: and brought his
head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
29: When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and
laid it in a tomb.
30: The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him
all that they had done and taught.
31: And he said to them, "Come
away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while." For many were coming
and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
32: And they went
away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves.
33: Now many saw
them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and
got there ahead of them.
34: As he went ashore he saw a great throng,
and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.
35: And when it grew late,
his disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now
36: send them away, to go into the country and villages round
about and buy themselves something to eat."
37: But he answered them,
"You give them something to eat." And they said to him, "Shall we go and buy two
hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?"
he said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see." And when they had found
out, they said, "Five, and two fish."
39: Then he commanded them all
to sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40: So they sat down
in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41: And taking the five loaves
and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and
gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish
among them all.
42: And they all ate and were satisfied.
43: And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the
44: And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
45: Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before
him to the other side, to Beth-sa'ida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46: And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain
47: And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and
he was alone on the land.
48: And he saw that they were making
headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of
the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,
49: but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a
ghost, and cried out;
50: for they all saw him, and were terrified.
But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."
51: And he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they
were utterly astounded,
52: for they did not understand about the
loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
53: And when they had crossed
over, they came to land at Gennes'aret, and moored to the shore.
And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,
55: and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick
people on their pallets to any place where they heard he was.
wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the
market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his
garment; and as many as touched it were made well.
1: Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him,
with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
2: they saw
that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed.
3: (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash
their hands, observing the tradition of the elders;
4: and when they
come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and
there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots
and vessels of bronze.)
5: And the Pharisees and the scribes asked
him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders,
but eat with hands defiled?"
6: And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah
prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their
lips, but their heart is far from me;
7: in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
8: You leave the
commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
9: And he
said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order
to keep your tradition!
10: For Moses said, `Honor your father and
your mother'; and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die';
11: but you say, `If a man tells his father or his mother, What you
would have gained from me is Corban' (that is, given to God) --
then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother,
13: thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you
hand on. And many such things you do."
14: And he called the people
to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand:
15: there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile
him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him."
And when he had entered the house, and left the people, his disciples asked him
about the parable.
18: And he said to them, "Then are you also
without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside
cannot defile him,
19: since it enters, not his heart but his
stomach, and so passes on?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)
And he said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft,
22: coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness,
envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23: All these evil things come
from within, and they defile a man."
24: And from there he arose and
went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and would not
have any one know it; yet he could not be hid.
25: But immediately a
woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, heard of him,
and came and fell down at his feet.
26: Now the woman was a Greek, a
Syrophoeni'cian by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her
27: And he said to her, "Let the children first be fed, for
it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
28: But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the
table eat the children's crumbs."
29: And he said to her, "For this
saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."
And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon gone.
31: Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon
to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decap'olis.
they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and
they besought him to lay his hand upon him.
33: And taking him aside
from the multitude privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and
touched his tongue;
34: and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said
to him, "Eph'phatha," that is, "Be opened."
35: And his ears were
opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
36: And he
charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more zealously
they proclaimed it.
37: And they were astonished beyond measure,
saying, "He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb
1: In those days, when again a great crowd had
gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said
2: "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been
with me now three days, and have nothing to eat;
3: and if I send
them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them
have come a long way."
4: And his disciples answered him, "How can
one feed these men with bread here in the desert?"
5: And he asked
them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven."
6: And he
commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and
having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before
the people; and they set them before the crowd.
7: And they had a few
small fish; and having blessed them, he commanded that these also should be set
8: And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up
the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
9: And there were
about four thousand people.
10: And he sent them away; and
immediately he got into the boat with his disciples, and went to the district of
11: The Pharisees came and began to argue with him,
seeking from him a sign from heaven, to test him.
12: And he sighed
deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I
say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation."
13: And he
left them, and getting into the boat again he departed to the other side.
14: Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf
with them in the boat.
15: And he cautioned them, saying, "Take heed,
beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
And they discussed it with one another, saying, "We have no bread."
17: And being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you discuss
the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your
18: Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do
you not hear? And do you not remember?
19: When I broke the five
loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you
take up?" They said to him, "Twelve."
20: "And the seven for the four
thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said
to him, "Seven."
21: And he said to them, "Do you not yet
22: And they came to Beth-sa'ida. And some people
brought to him a blind man, and begged him to touch him.
23: And he
took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had
spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, "Do you see
24: And he looked up and said, "I see men; but they look
like trees, walking."
25: Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes;
and he looked intently and was restored, and saw everything clearly.
26: And he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the
27: And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages
of Caesare'a Philip'pi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say
that I am?"
28: And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say,
Eli'jah; and others one of the prophets."
29: And he asked them, "But
who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."
30: And he charged them to tell no one about him.
he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be
rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and
after three days rise again.
32: And he said this plainly. And Peter
took him, and began to rebuke him.
33: But turning and seeing his
disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on
the side of God, but of men."
34: And he called to him the multitude
with his disciples, and said to them, "If any man would come after me, let him
deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
35: For whoever
would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the
gospel's will save it.
36: For what does it profit a man, to gain the
whole world and forfeit his life?
37: For what can a man give in
return for his life?
38: For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words
in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be
ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
1: And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there
are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom
of God has come with power."
2: And after six days Jesus took with
him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by
themselves; and he was transfigured before them,
3: and his garments
became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
4: And there appeared to them Eli'jah with Moses; and they were
talking to Jesus.
5: And Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well
that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and
one for Eli'jah."
6: For he did not know what to say, for they were
7: And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice
came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him."
And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only.
9: And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell
no one what they had seen, until the Son of man should have risen from the dead.
10: So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what the
rising from the dead meant.
11: And they asked him, "Why do the
scribes say that first Eli'jah must come?"
12: And he said to them,
"Eli'jah does come first to restore all things; and how is it written of the Son
of man, that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
13: But I tell you that Eli'jah has come, and they did to him
whatever they pleased, as it is written of him."
14: And when they
came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and scribes arguing
15: And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were
greatly amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him.
16: And he asked
them, "What are you discussing with them?"
17: And one of the crowd
answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit;
18: and wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and
grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out,
and they were not able."
19: And he answered them, "O faithless
generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring
him to me."
20: And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit
saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled
about, foaming at the mouth.
21: And Jesus asked his father, "How
long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood.
22: And it has
often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can
do anything, have pity on us and help us."
23: And Jesus said to him,
"If you can! All things are possible to him who believes."
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my
25: And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together,
he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I
command you, come out of him, and never enter him again."
after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like
a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead."
27: But Jesus took
him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28: And when he had
entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it
29: And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by
anything but prayer."
30: They went on from there and passed through
Galilee. And he would not have any one know it;
31: for he was
teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into
the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three
days he will rise."
32: But they did not understand the saying, and
they were afraid to ask him.
33: And they came to Caper'na-um; and
when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?"
34: But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one
another who was the greatest.
35: And he sat down and called the
twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all
and servant of all."
36: And he took a child, and put him in the
midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives
me, receives not me but him who sent me."
38: John said to him,
"Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him,
because he was not following us."
39: But Jesus said, "Do not forbid
him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to
speak evil of me.
40: For he that is not against us is for us.
41: For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to
drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward.
42: "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to
sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
43: And if your hand causes you to
sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands
to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
45: And if your foot causes
you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two
feet to be thrown into hell.
47: And if your eye causes you to sin,
pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than
with two eyes to be thrown into hell,
48: where their worm does not
die, and the fire is not quenched.
49: For every one will be salted
50: Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness,
how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one
1: And he left there and went to the region of
Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again; and again, as his
custom was, he taught them.
2: And Pharisees came up and in order to
test him asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
answered them, "What did Moses command you?"
4: They said, "Moses
allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away."
5: But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart he wrote you
6: But from the beginning of creation, `God made
them male and female.'
7: `For this reason a man shall leave his
father and mother and be joined to his wife,
8: and the two shall
become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh.
therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder."
in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter.
he said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits
adultery against her;
12: and if she divorces her husband and marries
another, she commits adultery."
13: And they were bringing children
to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them.
But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the children come
to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
15: Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God
like a child shall not enter it."
16: And he took them in his arms
and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.
17: And as he was
setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him,
"Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
18: And Jesus
said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
19: You know the commandments: `Do not kill, Do not commit adultery,
Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and
20: And he said to him, "Teacher, all these I have observed
from my youth."
21: And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to
him, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you
will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
22: At that
saying his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful; for he had great
23: And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
"How hard it will be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
24: And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to
them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than
for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
26: And they were
exceedingly astonished, and said to him, "Then who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for
all things are possible with God."
28: Peter began to say to him,
"Lo, we have left everything and followed you."
29: Jesus said,
"Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
30: who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and
brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and
in the age to come eternal life.
31: But many that are first will be
last, and the last first."
32: And they were on the road, going up to
Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those
who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them
what was to happen to him,
33: saying, "Behold, we are going up to
Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the
scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles;
34: and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and
kill him; and after three days he will rise."
35: And James and John,
the sons of Zeb'edee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want
you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
36: And he said to them,
"What do you want me to do for you?"
37: And they said to him, "Grant
us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."
38: But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are
you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with
which I am baptized?"
39: And they said to him, "We are able." And
Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism
with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
40: but to sit at my
right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it
has been prepared."
41: And when the ten heard it, they began to be
indignant at James and John.
42: And Jesus called them to him and
said to them, "You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles
lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
43: But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great
among you must be your servant,
44: and whoever would be first among
you must be slave of all.
45: For the Son of man also came not to be
served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a
great multitude, Bartimae'us, a blind beggar, the son of Timae'us, was sitting
by the roadside.
47: And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48: And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out
all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
49: And Jesus stopped
and said, "Call him." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart;
rise, he is calling you."
50: And throwing off his mantle he sprang
up and came to Jesus.
51: And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me
to do for you?" And the blind man said to him, "Master, let me receive my
52: And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made
you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
1: And when they drew near to Jerusalem, to
Beth'phage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
2: and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and
immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever
sat; untie it and bring it.
3: If any one says to you, `Why are you
doing this?' say, `The Lord has need of it and will send it back here
4: And they went away, and found a colt tied at the
door out in the open street; and they untied it.
5: And those who
stood there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
And they told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go.
they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon
8: And many spread their garments on the road, and others spread
leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
9: And those who
went before and those who followed cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord!
10: Blessed is the kingdom of our father
David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!"
11: And he entered
Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked round at everything,
as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find
anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not
the season for figs.
14: And he said to it, "May no one ever eat
fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.
15: And they came
to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold
and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the
money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons;
16: and he
would not allow any one to carry anything through the temple.
he taught, and said to them, "Is it not written, `My house shall be called a
house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."
18: And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and sought a way
to destroy him; for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at
19: And when evening came they went out of the city.
20: As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered
away to its roots.
21: And Peter remembered and said to him, "Master,
look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered."
22: And Jesus
answered them, "Have faith in God.
23: Truly, I say to you, whoever
says to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt
in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done
24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so
that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
27: And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the
temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him,
28: and they said to him, "By what authority are you doing these
things, or who gave you this authority to do them?"
29: Jesus said to
them, "I will ask you a question; answer me, and I will tell you by what
authority I do these things.
30: Was the baptism of John from heaven
or from men? Answer me."
31: And they argued with one another, "If we
say, `From heaven,' he will say, `Why then did you not believe him?'
32: But shall we say, `From men'?" -- they were afraid of the people,
for all held that John was a real prophet.
33: So they answered
Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by
what authority I do these things."
Mark, chapter 12
Compare with King James Version: Mark.12
1: And he began to speak to them in parables. "A
man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a pit for the wine
press, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another
2: When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, to
get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
3: And they took him
and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
4: Again he sent to
them another servant, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him
5: And he sent another, and him they killed; and so with
many others, some they beat and some they killed.
6: He had still one
other, a beloved son; finally he sent him to them, saying, `They will respect my
7: But those tenants said to one another, `This is the heir;
come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
8: And they
took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants, and
give the vineyard to others.
10: Have you not read this scripture:
`The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner;
11: this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
12: And they tried to arrest him, but feared the multitude, for they
perceived that he had told the parable against them; so they left him and went
13: And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the
Hero'di-ans, to entrap him in his talk.
14: And they came and said to
him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man; for you do not
regard the position of men, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay
taxes to Caesar, or not?
15: Should we pay them, or should we not?"
But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why put me to the test? Bring me
a coin, and let me look at it."
16: And they brought one. And he said
to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's."
17: Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are
Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at him.
18: And Sad'ducees came to him, who say that there is no
resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying,
Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no
child, the man must take the wife, and raise up children for his brother.
20: There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he
died left no children;
21: and the second took her, and died, leaving
no children; and the third likewise;
22: and the seven left no
children. Last of all the woman also died.
23: In the resurrection
whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife."
said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know neither the
scriptures nor the power of God?
25: For when they rise from the
dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in
26: And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in
the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, `I am the
God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
is not God of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong."
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and
seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the first of
29: Jesus answered, "The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord
our God, the Lord is one;
30: and you shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with
all your strength.'
31: The second is this, `You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
32: And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have
truly said that he is one, and there is no other but he;
33: and to
love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the
strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole
burnt offerings and sacrifices."
34: And when Jesus saw that he
answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And
after that no one dared to ask him any question.
35: And as Jesus
taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the
son of David?
36: David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit,
declared, `The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy
enemies under thy feet.'
37: David himself calls him Lord; so how is
he his son?" And the great throng heard him gladly.
38: And in his
teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes,
and to have salutations in the market places
39: and the best seats
in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
40: who devour
widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the
41: And he sat down opposite the treasury, and
watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in
42: And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins,
which make a penny.
43: And he called his disciples to him, and said
to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those
who are contributing to the treasury.
44: For they all contributed
out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she
had, her whole living."
1: And as he came out of the temple, one of his
disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful
2: And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great
buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be
3: And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the
temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
"Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign when these things are all
to be accomplished?"
5: And Jesus began to say to them, "Take heed
that no one leads you astray.
6: Many will come in my name, saying,
`I am he!' and they will lead many astray.
7: And when you hear of
wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is
8: For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places, there will be famines;
this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
9: "But take heed to
yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils; and you will be beaten in
synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear
testimony before them.
10: And the gospel must first be preached to
11: And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up,
do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say; but say whatever is given you
in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
And brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and
children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end
will be saved.
14: "But when you see the desolating sacrilege set up
where it ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in
Judea flee to the mountains;
15: let him who is on the housetop not
go down, nor enter his house, to take anything away;
16: and let him
who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle.
17: And alas
for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days!
18: Pray that it may not happen in winter.
19: For in
those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of
the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
if the Lord had not shortened the days, no human being would be saved; but for
the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
then if any one says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or `Look, there he is!'
do not believe it.
22: False Christs and false prophets will arise
and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23: But take heed; I have told you all things beforehand.
24: "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be
darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
25: and the stars
will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
26: And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great
power and glory.
27: And then he will send out the angels, and gather
his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28: "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch
becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
29: So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he
is near, at the very gates.
30: Truly, I say to you, this generation
will not pass away before all these things take place.
31: Heaven and
earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32: "But of
that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
but only the Father.
33: Take heed, watch; for you do not know when
the time will come.
34: It is like a man going on a journey, when he
leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands
the doorkeeper to be on the watch.
35: Watch therefore -- for you do
not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning --
36: lest he come suddenly and
find you asleep.
37: And what I say to you I say to all: Watch."
1: It was now two days before the Passover and the
feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking
how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him;
2: for they said, "Not
during the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people."
3: And while
he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, a woman
came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she
broke the flask and poured it over his head.
4: But there were some
who said to themselves indignantly, "Why was the ointment thus wasted?
5: For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred
denarii, and given to the poor." And they reproached her.
Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful
thing to me.
7: For you always have the poor with you, and whenever
you will, you can do good to them; but you will not always have me.
8: She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand
9: And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is
preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."
10: Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief
priests in order to betray him to them.
11: And when they heard it
they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to
12: And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they
sacrificed the passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us
go and prepare for you to eat the passover?"
13: And he sent two of
his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of
water will meet you; follow him,
14: and wherever he enters, say to
the householder, `The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I am to eat
the passover with my disciples?'
15: And he will show you a large
upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us."
16: And the
disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and
they prepared the passover.
17: And when it was evening he came with
18: And as they were at table eating, Jesus said, "Truly,
I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me."
19: They began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one after another,
"Is it I?"
20: He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who is
dipping bread into the dish with me.
21: For the Son of man goes as
it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It
would have been better for that man if he had not been born."
as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to
them, and said, "Take; this is my body."
23: And he took a cup, and
when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
24: And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is
poured out for many.
25: Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again
of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of
26: And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount
27: And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away; for
it is written, `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
28: But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."
29: Peter said to him, "Even though they all fall away, I will not."
30: And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I say to you, this very night,
before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times."
he said vehemently, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." And they all
said the same.
32: And they went to a place which was called
Gethsem'ane; and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray."
33: And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be
greatly distressed and troubled.
34: And he said to them, "My soul is
very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch."
35: And going
a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible,
the hour might pass from him.
36: And he said, "Abba, Father, all
things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but
what thou wilt."
37: And he came and found them sleeping, and he said
to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak."
39: And again he went away and
prayed, saying the same words.
40: And again he came and found them
sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer
41: And he came the third time, and said to them, "Are you still
sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come; the Son of man
is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42: Rise, let us be going;
see, my betrayer is at hand."
43: And immediately, while he was still
speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and
clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man;
seize him and lead him away under guard."
45: And when he came, he
went up to him at once, and said, "Master!" And he kissed him.
And they laid hands on him and seized him.
47: But one of those who
stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his
48: And Jesus said to them, "Have you come out as against a
robber, with swords and clubs to capture me?
49: Day after day I was
with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the
scriptures be fulfilled."
50: And they all forsook him, and fled.
51: And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth
about his body; and they seized him,
52: but he left the linen cloth
and ran away naked.
53: And they led Jesus to the high priest; and
all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled.
54: And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the
courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, and warming
himself at the fire.
55: Now the chief priests and the whole council
sought testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none.
56: For many bore false witness against him, and their witness did
57: And some stood up and bore false witness against him,
58: "We heard him say, `I will destroy this temple that is
made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'"
59: Yet not even so did their testimony agree.
60: And the
high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, "Have you no answer to make?
What is it that these men testify against you?"
61: But he was silent
and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the
Son of the Blessed?"
62: And Jesus said, "I am; and you will see the
Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of
63: And the high priest tore his garments, and said, "Why do
we still need witnesses?
64: You have heard his blasphemy. What is
your decision?" And they all condemned him as deserving death.
And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him, saying
to him, "Prophesy!" And the guards received him with blows.
as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the maids of the high priest came;
67: and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said,
"You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus."
68: But he denied it,
saying, "I neither know nor understand what you mean." And he went out into the
69: And the maid saw him, and began again to say to the
bystanders, "This man is one of them."
70: But again he denied it.
And after a little while again the bystanders said to Peter, "Certainly you are
one of them; for you are a Galilean."
71: But he began to invoke a
curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know this man of whom you speak."
72: And immediately the cock crowed a second time. And Peter
remembered how Jesus had said to him, "Before the cock crows twice, you will
deny me three times." And he broke down and wept.
1: And as soon as it was morning the chief priests,
with the elders and scribes, and the whole council held a consultation; and they
bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have
3: And the chief priests accused him of many things.
4: And Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer to make? See how
many charges they bring against you."
5: But Jesus made no further
answer, so that Pilate wondered.
6: Now at the feast he used to
release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.
7: And among the
rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man
8: And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to
do as he was wont to do for them.
9: And he answered them, "Do you
want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"
10: For he
perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
11: But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release
for them Barab'bas instead.
12: And Pilate again said to them, "Then
what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?"
And they cried out again, "Crucify him."
14: And Pilate said to them,
"Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."
15: So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them
Barab'bas; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
16: And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the
praetorium); and they called together the whole battalion.
they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it
18: And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
19: And they struck his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and they
knelt down in homage to him.
20: And when they had mocked him, they
stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led
him out to crucify him.
21: And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of
Cyre'ne, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus,
to carry his cross.
22: And they brought him to the place called
Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull).
23: And they offered
him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it.
24: And they
crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to
decide what each should take.
25: And it was the third hour, when
they crucified him.
26: And the inscription of the charge against him
read, "The King of the Jews."
27: And with him they crucified two
robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
29: And those who
passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Aha! You who would
destroy the temple and build it in three days,
30: save yourself, and
come down from the cross!"
31: So also the chief priests mocked him
to one another with the scribes, saying, "He saved others; he cannot save
32: Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from
the cross, that we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also
33: And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness
over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34: And at the ninth hour
Jesus cried with a loud voice, "E'lo-i, E'lo-i, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" which
means, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
35: And some of
the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Eli'jah."
And one ran and, filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed and gave it
to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Eli'jah will come to take him
37: And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last.
38: And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to
39: And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he
thus breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
40: There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary
Mag'dalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salo'me,
41: who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him;
and also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day
before the sabbath,
43: Joseph of Arimathe'a, a respected member of
the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage
and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
44: And Pilate
wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him
whether he was already dead.
45: And when he learned from the
centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph.
46: And he
bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and
laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone
against the door of the tomb.
47: Mary Mag'dalene and Mary the mother
of Joses saw where he was laid.
1: And when the sabbath was past, Mary Mag'dalene,
and Mary the mother of James, and Salo'me, bought spices, so that they might go
and anoint him.
2: And very early on the first day of the week they
went to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3: And they were saying to
one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?"
4: And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; -- it was
5: And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on
the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed.
he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was
crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him.
7: But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you
to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you."
8: And they went
out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them;
and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
9: Now when
he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,
from whom he had cast out seven demons.
10: She went and told those
who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
11: But when they
heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.
12: After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they
were walking into the country.
13: And they went back and told the
rest, but they did not believe them.
14: Afterward he appeared to the
eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he
15: And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach
the gospel to the whole creation.
16: He who believes and is baptized
will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out
demons; they will speak in new tongues;
18: they will pick up
serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will
lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."
19: So then the
Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down
at the right hand of God.
20: And they went forth and preached
everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the
signs that attended it. Amen.