Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wrongful Death of Tonia Dunbar

Wrongful sad avoidable death of Tonia Dunbar

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Holy Way By Jesus Christ

 



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CHAPTER 1
MAT 1 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.MAT 1 2 Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers.MAT 1 3 Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram.MAT 1 4 Ram became the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon. Nahshon became the father of Salmon.MAT 1 5 Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse.MAT 1 6 Jesse became the father of King David. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been Uriah’s wife.MAT 1 7 Solomon became the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam became the father of Abijah. Abijah became the father of Asa.MAT 1 8 Asa became the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat became the father of Joram. Joram became the father of Uzziah.MAT 1 9 Uzziah became the father of Jotham. Jotham became the father of Ahaz. Ahaz became the father of Hezekiah.MAT 1 10 Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh. Manasseh became the father of Amon. Amon became the father of Josiah.MAT 1 11 Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the exile to Babylon.MAT 1 12 After the exile to Babylon, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel became the father of Zerubbabel.MAT 1 13 Zerubbabel became the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim. Eliakim became the father of Azor.MAT 1 14 Azor became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim. Achim became the father of Eliud.MAT 1 15 Eliud became the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan. Matthan became the father of Jacob.MAT 1 16 Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, from whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.MAT 1 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to the Christ, fourteen generations.MAT 1 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this: After his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.MAT 1 19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.MAT 1 20 But when he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.MAT 1 21 She shall give birth to a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins.”MAT 1 22 Now all this has happened that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,MAT 1 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall give birth to a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;” which is, being interpreted, “God with us.”MAT 1 24 Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;MAT 1 25 and didn’t know her sexually until she had given birth to her firstborn son. He named him Jesus.

CHAPTER 2
MAT 2 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,MAT 2 2 “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”MAT 2 3 When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.MAT 2 4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ would be born.MAT 2 5 They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,MAT 2 6 ‘You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.’”MAT 2 7 Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.MAT 2 8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him.”MAT 2 9 They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was.MAT 2 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.MAT 2 11 They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.MAT 2 12 Being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.MAT 2 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”MAT 2 14 He arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt,MAT 2 15 and was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”MAT 2 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.MAT 2 17 Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,MAT 2 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; she wouldn’t be comforted, because they are no more.”MAT 2 19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,MAT 2 20 “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child’s life are dead.”MAT 2 21 He arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.MAT 2 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the place of his father, Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galilee,MAT 2 23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.”

CHAPTER 3
MAT 3 1 In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,MAT 3 2 “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”MAT 3 3 For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make the way of the Lord ready! Make his paths straight!”MAT 3 4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.MAT 3 5 Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him.MAT 3 6 They were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.MAT 3 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?MAT 3 8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance!MAT 3 9 Don’t think to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.MAT 3 10 “Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.MAT 3 11 I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.MAT 3 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.”MAT 3 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.MAT 3 14 But John would have hindered him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?”MAT 3 15 But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.MAT 3 16 Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him.MAT 3 17 Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

CHAPTER 4
MAT 4 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.MAT 4 2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.MAT 4 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”MAT 4 4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”MAT 4 5 Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,MAT 4 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you.’ and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’”MAT 4 7 Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”MAT 4 8 Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.MAT 4 9 He said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.”MAT 4 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’”MAT 4 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.MAT 4 12 Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.MAT 4 13 Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,MAT 4 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,MAT 4 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,MAT 4 16 the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned.”MAT 4 17 From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”MAT 4 18 Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.MAT 4 19 He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.”MAT 4 20 They immediately left their nets and followed him.MAT 4 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.MAT 4 22 They immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.MAT 4 23 Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.MAT 4 24 The report about him went out into all Syria. They brought to him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them.MAT 4 25 Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

CHAPTER 5
MAT 5 1 Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.MAT 5 2 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,MAT 5 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 5 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.MAT 5 5 Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.MAT 5 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.MAT 5 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.MAT 5 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.MAT 5 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.MAT 5 10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 5 11 “Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.MAT 5 12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.MAT 5 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.MAT 5 14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden.MAT 5 15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.MAT 5 16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.MAT 5 17 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.MAT 5 18 For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.MAT 5 19 Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 5 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 5 21 “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’MAT 5 22 But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be in danger of the judgment. Whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ will be in danger of the council. Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.MAT 5 23 “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,MAT 5 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.MAT 5 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him on the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.MAT 5 26 Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.MAT 5 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’MAT 5 28 but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.MAT 5 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.MAT 5 30 If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.MAT 5 31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’MAT 5 32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.MAT 5 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,’MAT 5 34 but I tell you, don’t swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;MAT 5 35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.MAT 5 36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can’t make one hair white or black.MAT 5 37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.MAT 5 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’MAT 5 39 But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.MAT 5 40 If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.MAT 5 41 Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.MAT 5 42 Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you.MAT 5 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’MAT 5 44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,MAT 5 45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.MAT 5 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?MAT 5 47 If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?MAT 5 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

CHAPTER 6
MAT 6 1 “Be careful that you don’t do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.MAT 6 2 Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.MAT 6 3 But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does,MAT 6 4 so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.MAT 6 5 “When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.MAT 6 6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.MAT 6 7 In praying, don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.MAT 6 8 Therefore don’t be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.MAT 6 9 Pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.MAT 6 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.MAT 6 11 Give us today our daily bread.MAT 6 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.MAT 6 13 Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.’MAT 6 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.MAT 6 15 But if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.MAT 6 16 “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.MAT 6 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;MAT 6 18 so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.MAT 6 19 “Don’t lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;MAT 6 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don’t break through and steal;MAT 6 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.MAT 6 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light.MAT 6 23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!MAT 6 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both God and Mammon.MAT 6 25 Therefore I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing?MAT 6 26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?MAT 6 27 “Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan?MAT 6 28 Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin,MAT 6 29 yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.MAT 6 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith?MAT 6 31 “Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘With what will we be clothed?’MAT 6 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.MAT 6 33 But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.MAT 6 34 Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient.

CHAPTER 7
MAT 7 1 “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged.MAT 7 2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.MAT 7 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye?MAT 7 4 Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye?MAT 7 5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.MAT 7 6 “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.MAT 7 7 “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.MAT 7 8 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.MAT 7 9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?MAT 7 10 Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?MAT 7 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!MAT 7 12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.MAT 7 13 “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.MAT 7 14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.MAT 7 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.MAT 7 16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?MAT 7 17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.MAT 7 18 A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.MAT 7 19 Every tree that doesn’t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.MAT 7 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.MAT 7 21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.MAT 7 22 Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’MAT 7 23 Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.’MAT 7 24 “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.MAT 7 25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock.MAT 7 26 Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.MAT 7 27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”MAT 7 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching,MAT 7 29 for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.

CHAPTER 8
MAT 8 1 When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.MAT 8 2 Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.”MAT 8 3 Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.MAT 8 4 Jesus said to him, “See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”MAT 8 5 When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him,MAT 8 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”MAT 8 7 Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”MAT 8 8 The centurion answered, “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.MAT 8 9 For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”MAT 8 10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel.MAT 8 11 I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,MAT 8 12 but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”MAT 8 13 Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.MAT 8 14 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.MAT 8 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served him.MAT 8 16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick;MAT 8 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.”MAT 8 18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.MAT 8 19 A scribe came, and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”MAT 8 20 Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”MAT 8 21 Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”MAT 8 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”MAT 8 23 When he got into a boat, his disciples followed him.MAT 8 24 Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.MAT 8 25 They came to him, and woke him up, saying, “Save us, Lord! We are dying!”MAT 8 26 He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.MAT 8 27 The men marveled, saying, “What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”MAT 8 28 When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed by demons met him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way.MAT 8 29 Behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with you, Jesus, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”MAT 8 30 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.MAT 8 31 The demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs.”MAT 8 32 He said to them, “Go!” They came out, and went into the herd of pigs: and behold, the whole herd of pigs rushed down the cliff into the sea, and died in the water.MAT 8 33 Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who were possessed with demons.MAT 8 34 Behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus. When they saw him, they begged that he would depart from their borders.

CHAPTER 9
MAT 9 1 He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.MAT 9 2 Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you.”MAT 9 3 Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man blasphemes.”MAT 9 4 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?MAT 9 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?’MAT 9 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins-” (then he said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go to your house.”MAT 9 7 He arose and departed to his house.MAT 9 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.MAT 9 9 As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, “Follow me.” He got up and followed him.MAT 9 10 As he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.MAT 9 11 When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”MAT 9 12 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.MAT 9 13 But you go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”MAT 9 14 Then John’s disciples came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don’t fast?”MAT 9 15 Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.MAT 9 16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch would tear away from the garment, and a worse hole is made.MAT 9 17 Neither do people put new wine into old wine skins, or else the skins would burst, and the wine be spilled, and the skins ruined. No, they put new wine into fresh wine skins, and both are preserved.”MAT 9 18 While he told these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”MAT 9 19 Jesus got up and followed him, as did his disciples.MAT 9 20 Behold, a woman who had a discharge of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;MAT 9 21 for she said within herself, “If I just touch his garment, I will be made well.”MAT 9 22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, “Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.MAT 9 23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder,MAT 9 24 he said to them, “Make room, because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” They were ridiculing him.MAT 9 25 But when the crowd was put out, he entered in, took her by the hand, and the girl arose.MAT 9 26 The report of this went out into all that land.MAT 9 27 As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, “Have mercy on us, son of David!”MAT 9 28 When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They told him, “Yes, Lord.”MAT 9 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”MAT 9 30 Their eyes were opened. Jesus strictly commanded them, saying, “See that no one knows about this.”MAT 9 31 But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that land.MAT 9 32 As they went out, behold, a mute man who was demon possessed was brought to him.MAT 9 33 When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, saying, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!”MAT 9 34 But the Pharisees said, “By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons.”MAT 9 35 Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.MAT 9 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.MAT 9 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.MAT 9 38 Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest.”

CHAPTER 10
MAT 10 1 He called to himself his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness.MAT 10 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;MAT 10 3 Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus; Lebbaeus, who was also called Thaddaeus;MAT 10 4 Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.MAT 10 5 Jesus sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, “Don’t go among the Gentiles, and don’t enter into any city of the Samaritans.MAT 10 6 Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.MAT 10 7 As you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’MAT 10 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.MAT 10 9 Don’t take any gold, silver, or brass in your money belts.MAT 10 10 Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.MAT 10 11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.MAT 10 12 As you enter into the household, greet it.MAT 10 13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn’t worthy, let your peace return to you.MAT 10 14 Whoever doesn’t receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.MAT 10 15 Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.MAT 10 16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.MAT 10 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.MAT 10 18 Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.MAT 10 19 But when they deliver you up, don’t be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.MAT 10 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.MAT 10 21 “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.MAT 10 22 You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.MAT 10 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man has come.MAT 10 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.MAT 10 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!MAT 10 26 Therefore don’t be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed; and hidden that will not be known.MAT 10 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.MAT 10 28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.MAT 10 29 “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will,MAT 10 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.MAT 10 31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.MAT 10 32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.MAT 10 33 But whoever denies me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.MAT 10 34 “Don’t think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn’t come to send peace, but a sword.MAT 10 35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.MAT 10 36 A man’s foes will be those of his own household.MAT 10 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me.MAT 10 38 He who doesn’t take his cross and follow after me, isn’t worthy of me.MAT 10 39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.MAT 10 40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.MAT 10 41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.MAT 10 42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward.”

CHAPTER 11
MAT 11 1 When Jesus had finished directing his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.MAT 11 2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciplesMAT 11 3 and said to him, “Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?”MAT 11 4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:MAT 11 5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.MAT 11 6 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”MAT 11 7 As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?MAT 11 8 But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.MAT 11 9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.MAT 11 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’MAT 11 11 Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.MAT 11 12 From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.MAT 11 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.MAT 11 14 If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come.MAT 11 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.MAT 11 16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companionsMAT 11 17 and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you didn’t dance. We mourned for you, and you didn’t lament.’MAT 11 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’MAT 11 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”MAT 11 20 Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn’t repent.MAT 11 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.MAT 11 22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.MAT 11 23 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until today.MAT 11 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you.”MAT 11 25 At that time, Jesus answered, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.MAT 11 26 Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.MAT 11 27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows the Son, except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal him.MAT 11 28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.MAT 11 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.MAT 11 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

CHAPTER 12
MAT 12 1 At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the grain fields. His disciples were hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.MAT 12 2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, “Behold, your disciples do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.”MAT 12 3 But he said to them, “Haven’t you read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him;MAT 12 4 how he entered into God’s house, and ate the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?MAT 12 5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?MAT 12 6 But I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.MAT 12 7 But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you wouldn’t have condemned the guiltless.MAT 12 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”MAT 12 9 He departed there, and went into their synagogue.MAT 12 10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?” that they might accuse him.MAT 12 11 He said to them, “What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won’t he grab on to it, and lift it out?MAT 12 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day.”MAT 12 13 Then he told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other.MAT 12 14 But the Pharisees went out, and conspired against him, how they might destroy him.MAT 12 15 Jesus, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great multitudes followed him; and he healed them all,MAT 12 16 and commanded them that they should not make him known:MAT 12 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,MAT 12 18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him. He will proclaim justice to the nations.MAT 12 19 He will not strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets.MAT 12 20 He won’t break a bruised reed. He won’t quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory.MAT 12 21 In his name, the nations will hope.”MAT 12 22 Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.MAT 12 23 All the multitudes were amazed, and said, “Can this be the son of David?”MAT 12 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.”MAT 12 25 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.MAT 12 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?MAT 12 27 If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.MAT 12 28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then God’s Kingdom has come upon you.MAT 12 29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.MAT 12 30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn’t gather with me, scatters.MAT 12 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.MAT 12 32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.MAT 12 33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.MAT 12 34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.MAT 12 35 The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.MAT 12 36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.MAT 12 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”MAT 12 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.”MAT 12 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.MAT 12 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.MAT 12 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.MAT 12 42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.MAT 12 43 When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn’t find it.MAT 12 44 Then he says, ‘I will return into my house from which I came out,’ and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.MAT 12 45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation.”MAT 12 46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.MAT 12 47 One said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you.”MAT 12 48 But he answered him who spoke to him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”MAT 12 49 He stretched out his hand toward his disciples, and said, “Behold, my mother and my brothers!MAT 12 50 For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
CHAPTER 13
MAT 13 1 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the seaside.MAT 13 2 Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.MAT 13 3 He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, a farmer went out to sow.MAT 13 4 As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.MAT 13 5 Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn’t have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.MAT 13 6 When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away.MAT 13 7 Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them.MAT 13 8 Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.MAT 13 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”MAT 13 10 The disciples came, and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”MAT 13 11 He answered them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.MAT 13 12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.MAT 13 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand.MAT 13 14 In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, ‘By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand; Seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive:MAT 13 15 for this people’s heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again; and I would heal them.’MAT 13 16 “But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.MAT 13 17 For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them.MAT 13 18 “Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.MAT 13 19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.MAT 13 20 What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;MAT 13 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.MAT 13 22 What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.MAT 13 23 What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and produces, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.”MAT 13 24 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,MAT 13 25 but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away.MAT 13 26 But when the blade sprang up and produced fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also.MAT 13 27 The servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did these darnel weeds come from?’MAT 13 28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them up?’MAT 13 29 “But he said, ‘No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them.MAT 13 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”MAT 13 31 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field;MAT 13 32 which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”MAT 13 33 He spoke another parable to them. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until it was all leavened.”MAT 13 34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn’t speak to them,MAT 13 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.”MAT 13 36 Then Jesus sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field.”MAT 13 37 He answered them, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,MAT 13 38 the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.MAT 13 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.MAT 13 40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.MAT 13 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,MAT 13 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth.MAT 13 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.MAT 13 44 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.MAT 13 45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,MAT 13 46 who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.MAT 13 47 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,MAT 13 48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into containers, but the bad they threw away.MAT 13 49 So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will come and separate the wicked from among the righteous,MAT 13 50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.”MAT 13 51 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They answered him, “Yes, Lord.”MAT 13 52 He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things.”MAT 13 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there.MAT 13 54 Coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works?MAT 13 55 Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?MAT 13 56 Aren’t all of his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all of these things?”MAT 13 57 They were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.”MAT 13 58 He didn’t do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

CHAPTER 14
MAT 14 1 At that time, Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,MAT 14 2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptizer. He is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in him.”MAT 14 3 For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.MAT 14 4 For John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”MAT 14 5 When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.MAT 14 6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.MAT 14 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.MAT 14 8 She, being prompted by her mother, said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptizer.”MAT 14 9 The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,MAT 14 10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.MAT 14 11 His head was brought on a platter, and given to the young lady; and she brought it to her mother.MAT 14 12 His disciples came, and took the body, and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.MAT 14 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart. When the multitudes heard it, they followed him on foot from the cities.MAT 14 14 Jesus went out, and he saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick.MAT 14 15 When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, “This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.”MAT 14 16 But Jesus said to them, “They don’t need to go away. You give them something to eat.”MAT 14 17 They told him, “We only have here five loaves and two fish.”MAT 14 18 He said, “Bring them here to me.”MAT 14 19 He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitudes.MAT 14 20 They all ate, and were filled. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.MAT 14 21 Those who ate were about five thousand men, in addition to women and children.MAT 14 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.MAT 14 23 After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone.MAT 14 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.MAT 14 25 In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.MAT 14 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It’s a ghost!” and they cried out for fear.MAT 14 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Cheer up! It is I! Don’t be afraid.”MAT 14 28 Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.”MAT 14 29 He said, “Come!” Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus.MAT 14 30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”MAT 14 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”MAT 14 32 When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased.MAT 14 33 Those who were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, “You are truly the Son of God!”MAT 14 34 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.MAT 14 35 When the people of that place recognized him, they sent into all that surrounding region, and brought to him all who were sick;MAT 14 36 and they begged him that they might just touch the fringe of his garment. As many as touched it were made whole.

CHAPTER 15
MAT 15 1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,MAT 15 2 “Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat bread.”MAT 15 3 He answered them, “Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?MAT 15 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’MAT 15 5 But you say, ‘Whoever may tell his father or his mother, “Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God,”MAT 15 6 he shall not honor his father or mother.’ You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition.MAT 15 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,MAT 15 8 ‘These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.MAT 15 9 And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.’”MAT 15 10 He summoned the multitude, and said to them, “Hear, and understand.MAT 15 11 That which enters into the mouth doesn’t defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”MAT 15 12 Then the disciples came, and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”MAT 15 13 But he answered, “Every plant which my heavenly Father didn’t plant will be uprooted.MAT 15 14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.”MAT 15 15 Peter answered him, “Explain the parable to us.”MAT 15 16 So Jesus said, “Do you also still not understand?MAT 15 17 Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body?MAT 15 18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.MAT 15 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.MAT 15 20 These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn’t defile the man.”MAT 15 21 Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.MAT 15 22 Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David! My daughter is severely possessed by a demon!”MAT 15 23 But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away; for she cries after us.”MAT 15 24 But he answered, “I wasn’t sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”MAT 15 25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, “Lord, help me.”MAT 15 26 But he answered, “It is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”MAT 15 27 But she said, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”MAT 15 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.MAT 15 29 Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.MAT 15 30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,MAT 15 31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, the injured healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing—and they glorified the God of Israel.MAT 15 32 Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way.”MAT 15 33 The disciples said to him, “Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?”MAT 15 34 Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”MAT 15 35 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;MAT 15 36 and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.MAT 15 37 They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.MAT 15 38 Those who ate were four thousand men, in addition to women and children.MAT 15 39 Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

CHAPTER 16
MAT 16 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.MAT 16 2 But he answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’MAT 16 3 In the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can’t discern the signs of the times!MAT 16 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” He left them, and departed.MAT 16 5 The disciples came to the other side and had forgotten to take bread.MAT 16 6 Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”MAT 16 7 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.”MAT 16 8 Jesus, perceiving it, said, “Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, ‘because you have brought no bread?’MAT 16 9 Don’t you yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?MAT 16 10 Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?MAT 16 11 How is it that you don’t perceive that I didn’t speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”MAT 16 12 Then they understood that he didn’t tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.MAT 16 13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”MAT 16 14 They said, “Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”MAT 16 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”MAT 16 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”MAT 16 17 Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.MAT 16 18 I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.MAT 16 19 I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”MAT 16 20 Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.MAT 16 21 From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.MAT 16 22 Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This will never be done to you.”MAT 16 23 But he turned, and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men.”MAT 16 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.MAT 16 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.MAT 16 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?MAT 16 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.MAT 16 28 Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”

CHAPTER 17
MAT 17 1 After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.MAT 17 2 He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.MAT 17 3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him.MAT 17 4 Peter answered, and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let’s make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”MAT 17 5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.”MAT 17 6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.MAT 17 7 Jesus came and touched them and said, “Get up, and don’t be afraid.”MAT 17 8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone.MAT 17 9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Don’t tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”MAT 17 10 His disciples asked him, saying, “Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”MAT 17 11 Jesus answered them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,MAT 17 12 but I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they didn’t recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them.”MAT 17 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.MAT 17 14 When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, and saying,MAT 17 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.MAT 17 16 So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.”MAT 17 17 Jesus answered, “Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me.”MAT 17 18 Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.MAT 17 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, “Why weren’t we able to cast it out?”MAT 17 20 He said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.MAT 17 21 But this kind doesn’t go out except by prayer and fasting.”MAT 17 22 While they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men,MAT 17 23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up.” They were exceedingly sorry.MAT 17 24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma coins came to Peter, and said, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the didrachma?”MAT 17 25 He said, “Yes.” When he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?”MAT 17 26 Peter said to him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Therefore the children are exempt.MAT 17 27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you.”

CHAPTER 18
MAT 18 1 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”MAT 18 2 Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the middle of them,MAT 18 3 and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 18 4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.MAT 18 5 Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,MAT 18 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if a huge millstone were hung around his neck, and that he were sunk in the depths of the sea.MAT 18 7 “Woe to the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it must be that the occasions come, but woe to that person through whom the occasion comes!MAT 18 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.MAT 18 9 If your eye causes you to stumble, 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 the Gehenna of fire.MAT 18 10 See that you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.MAT 18 11 For the Son of Man came to save that which was lost.MAT 18 12 “What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray?MAT 18 13 If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.MAT 18 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.MAT 18 15 “If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.MAT 18 16 But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.MAT 18 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.MAT 18 18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.MAT 18 19 Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.MAT 18 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the middle of them.”MAT 18 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?”MAT 18 22 Jesus said to him, “I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.MAT 18 23 Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.MAT 18 24 When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.MAT 18 25 But because he couldn’t pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.MAT 18 26 The servant therefore fell down and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!’MAT 18 27 The lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.MAT 18 28 “But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and he grabbed him, and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’MAT 18 29 “So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you!’MAT 18 30 He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.MAT 18 31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were exceedingly sorry, and came and told their lord all that was done.MAT 18 32 Then his lord called him in, and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me.MAT 18 33 Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?’MAT 18 34 His lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.MAT 18 35 So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don’t each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds.”

CHAPTER 19
MAT 19 1 When Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.MAT 19 2 Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.MAT 19 3 Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”MAT 19 4 He answered, “Haven’t you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,MAT 19 5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?’MAT 19 6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”MAT 19 7 They asked him, “Why then did Moses command us to give her a certificate of divorce, and divorce her?”MAT 19 8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.MAT 19 9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.”MAT 19 10 His disciples said to him, “If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.”MAT 19 11 But he said to them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but those to whom it is given.MAT 19 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.”MAT 19 13 Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.MAT 19 14 But Jesus said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.”MAT 19 15 He laid his hands on them, and departed from there.MAT 19 16 Behold, one came to him and said, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”MAT 19 17 He said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”MAT 19 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ ‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false testimony.’MAT 19 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”MAT 19 20 The young man said to him, “All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?”MAT 19 21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”MAT 19 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.MAT 19 23 Jesus said to his disciples, “Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty.MAT 19 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into God’s Kingdom.”MAT 19 25 When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”MAT 19 26 Looking at them, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”MAT 19 27 Then Peter answered, “Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?”MAT 19 28 Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.MAT 19 29 Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life.MAT 19 30 But many will be last who are first; and first who are last.

CHAPTER 20
MAT 20 1 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.MAT 20 2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.MAT 20 3 He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.MAT 20 4 He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went their way.MAT 20 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.MAT 20 6 About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here all day idle?’MAT 20 7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ “He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.’MAT 20 8 When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.’MAT 20 9 “When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.MAT 20 10 When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise each received a denarius.MAT 20 11 When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household,MAT 20 12 saying, ‘These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!’MAT 20 13 “But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a denarius?MAT 20 14 Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you.MAT 20 15 Isn’t it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?’MAT 20 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.”MAT 20 17 As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them,MAT 20 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death,MAT 20 19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to crucify; and the third day he will be raised up.”MAT 20 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him.MAT 20 21 He said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your Kingdom.”MAT 20 22 But Jesus answered, “You don’t know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They said to him, “We are able.”MAT 20 23 He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”MAT 20 24 When the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers.MAT 20 25 But Jesus summoned them, and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.MAT 20 26 It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.MAT 20 27 Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant,MAT 20 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”MAT 20 29 As they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.MAT 20 30 Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!”MAT 20 31 The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, “Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!”MAT 20 32 Jesus stood still, and called them, and asked, “What do you want me to do for you?”MAT 20 33 They told him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”MAT 20 34 Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.

CHAPTER 21
MAT 21 1 When they came near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,MAT 21 2 saying to them, “Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to me.MAT 21 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and immediately he will send them.”MAT 21 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,MAT 21 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”MAT 21 6 The disciples went, and did just as Jesus commanded them,MAT 21 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and he sat on them.MAT 21 8 A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.MAT 21 9 The multitudes who went in front of him, and those who followed, kept shouting, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”MAT 21 10 When he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”MAT 21 11 The multitudes said, “This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”MAT 21 12 Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.MAT 21 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”MAT 21 14 The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.MAT 21 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children who were crying in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the son of David!” they were indignant,MAT 21 16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes. Did you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?’”MAT 21 17 He left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and camped there.MAT 21 18 Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry.MAT 21 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you forever!” Immediately the fig tree withered away.MAT 21 20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree immediately wither away?”MAT 21 21 Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it would be done.MAT 21 22 All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”MAT 21 23 When he had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?”MAT 21 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.MAT 21 25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?” They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’MAT 21 26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.”MAT 21 27 They answered Jesus, and said, “We don’t know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.MAT 21 28 But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’MAT 21 29 He answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went.MAT 21 30 He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I’m going, sir,’ but he didn’t go.MAT 21 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into God’s Kingdom before you.MAT 21 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn’t even repent afterward, that you might believe him.MAT 21 33 “Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a wine press in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country.MAT 21 34 When the season for the fruit came near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.MAT 21 35 The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.MAT 21 36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way.MAT 21 37 But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’MAT 21 38 But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and seize his inheritance.’MAT 21 39 So they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.MAT 21 40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?”MAT 21 41 They told him, “He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season.”MAT 21 42 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?’MAT 21 43 “Therefore I tell you, God’s Kingdom will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing its fruit.MAT 21 44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust.”MAT 21 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.MAT 21 46 When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.

CHAPTER 22
MAT 22 1 Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,MAT 22 2 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,MAT 22 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.MAT 22 4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!”’MAT 22 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,MAT 22 6 and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.MAT 22 7 When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.MAT 22 8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren’t worthy.MAT 22 9 Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.’MAT 22 10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.MAT 22 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn’t have on wedding clothing,MAT 22 12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?’ He was speechless.MAT 22 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.’MAT 22 14 For many are called, but few chosen.”MAT 22 15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.MAT 22 16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter whom you teach, for you aren’t partial to anyone.MAT 22 17 Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”MAT 22 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test me, you hypocrites?MAT 22 19 Show me the tax money.” They brought to him a denarius.MAT 22 20 He asked them, “Whose is this image and inscription?”MAT 22 21 They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”MAT 22 22 When they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went away.MAT 22 23 On that day Sadducees (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to him. They asked him,MAT 22 24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.’MAT 22 25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother.MAT 22 26 In the same way, the second also, and the third, to the seventh.MAT 22 27 After them all, the woman died.MAT 22 28 In the resurrection therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.”MAT 22 29 But Jesus answered them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.MAT 22 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God’s angels in heaven.MAT 22 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,MAT 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.”MAT 22 33 When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.MAT 22 34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.MAT 22 35 One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him.MAT 22 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”MAT 22 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’MAT 22 38 This is the first and great commandment.MAT 22 39 A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’MAT 22 40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”MAT 22 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,MAT 22 42 saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “Of David.”MAT 22 43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,MAT 22 44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’MAT 22 45 “If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”MAT 22 46 No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forward.

CHAPTER 23
MAT 23 1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples,MAT 23 2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ seat.MAT 23 3 All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don’t do their works; for they say, and don’t do.MAT 23 4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.MAT 23 5 But they do all their works to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments,MAT 23 6 and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,MAT 23 7 the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’ by men.MAT 23 8 But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers.MAT 23 9 Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.MAT 23 10 Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ.MAT 23 11 But he who is greatest among you will be your servant.MAT 23 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.MAT 23 13 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.MAT 23 14 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don’t enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.MAT 23 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of Gehenna as yourselves.MAT 23 16 “Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.’MAT 23 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?MAT 23 18 ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?’MAT 23 19 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?MAT 23 20 He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.MAT 23 21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who has been living in it.MAT 23 22 He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.MAT 23 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.MAT 23 24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!MAT 23 25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.MAT 23 26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.MAT 23 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.MAT 23 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.MAT 23 29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,MAT 23 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’MAT 23 31 Therefore you testify to yourselves that you are children of those who killed the prophets.MAT 23 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.MAT 23 33 You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna?MAT 23 34 Therefore behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;MAT 23 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.MAT 23 36 Most certainly I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.MAT 23 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!MAT 23 38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.MAT 23 39 For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

CHAPTER 24
MAT 24 1 Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.MAT 24 2 But he answered them, “You see all of these things, don’t you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down.”MAT 24 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”MAT 24 4 Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray.MAT 24 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will lead many astray.MAT 24 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet.MAT 24 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places.MAT 24 8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.MAT 24 9 Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name’s sake.MAT 24 10 Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another.MAT 24 11 Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.MAT 24 12 Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.MAT 24 13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.MAT 24 14 This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.MAT 24 15 “When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),MAT 24 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.MAT 24 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house.MAT 24 18 Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes.MAT 24 19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days!MAT 24 20 Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath,MAT 24 21 for then there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.MAT 24 22 Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.MAT 24 23 “Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it.MAT 24 24 For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.MAT 24 25 “Behold, I have told you beforehand.MAT 24 26 If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; or ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it.MAT 24 27 For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.MAT 24 28 For wherever the carcass is, that is where the vultures gather together.MAT 24 29 But immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;MAT 24 30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.MAT 24 31 He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.MAT 24 32 “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near.MAT 24 33 Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.MAT 24 34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.MAT 24 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.MAT 24 36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.MAT 24 37 “As the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.MAT 24 38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,MAT 24 39 and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.MAT 24 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left.MAT 24 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one will be left.MAT 24 42 Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes.MAT 24 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.MAT 24 44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come.MAT 24 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?MAT 24 46 Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes.MAT 24 47 Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.MAT 24 48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My lord is delaying his coming,’MAT 24 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards,MAT 24 50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it,MAT 24 51 and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

CHAPTER 25
MAT 25 1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.MAT 25 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.MAT 25 3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,MAT 25 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.MAT 25 5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.MAT 25 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’MAT 25 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.MAT 25 8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’MAT 25 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’MAT 25 10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.MAT 25 11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’MAT 25 12 But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’MAT 25 13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.MAT 25 14 “For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.MAT 25 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.MAT 25 16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.MAT 25 17 In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.MAT 25 18 But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.MAT 25 19 “Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.MAT 25 20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents in addition to them.’MAT 25 21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’MAT 25 22 “He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents in addition to them.’MAT 25 23 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’MAT 25 24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you didn’t sow, and gathering where you didn’t scatter.MAT 25 25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’MAT 25 26 “But his lord answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.MAT 25 27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.MAT 25 28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.MAT 25 29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away.MAT 25 30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’MAT 25 31 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.MAT 25 32 Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.MAT 25 33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.MAT 25 34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;MAT 25 35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.MAT 25 36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’MAT 25 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink?MAT 25 38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?MAT 25 39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’MAT 25 40 “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’MAT 25 41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;MAT 25 42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;MAT 25 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’MAT 25 44 “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’MAT 25 45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’MAT 25 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

CHAPTER 26
MAT 26 1 When Jesus had finished all these words, he said to his disciples,MAT 26 2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”MAT 26 3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.MAT 26 4 They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.MAT 26 5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest a riot occur among the people.”MAT 26 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,MAT 26 7 a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table.MAT 26 8 But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?MAT 26 9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”MAT 26 10 However, knowing this, Jesus said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a good work for me.MAT 26 11 For you always have the poor with you; but you don’t always have me.MAT 26 12 For in pouring this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.MAT 26 13 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of as a memorial of her.”MAT 26 14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,MAT 26 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?” They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.MAT 26 16 From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.MAT 26 17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”MAT 26 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain person, and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.”’”MAT 26 19 The disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.MAT 26 20 Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.MAT 26 21 As they were eating, he said, “Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me.”MAT 26 22 They were exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask him, “It isn’t me, is it, Lord?”MAT 26 23 He answered, “He who dipped his hand with me in the dish will betray me.MAT 26 24 The Son of Man goes, even as it is written of him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born.”MAT 26 25 Judas, who betrayed him, answered, “It isn’t me, is it, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You said it.”MAT 26 26 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks for it, and broke it. He gave to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”MAT 26 27 He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, “All of you drink it,MAT 26 28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins.MAT 26 29 But I tell you that I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”MAT 26 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.MAT 26 31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’MAT 26 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”MAT 26 33 But Peter answered him, “Even if all will be made to stumble because of you, I will never be made to stumble.”MAT 26 34 Jesus said to him, “Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”MAT 26 35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” All of the disciples also said likewise.MAT 26 36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go there and pray.”MAT 26 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.MAT 26 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me.”MAT 26 39 He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what you desire.”MAT 26 40 He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What, couldn’t you watch with me for one hour?MAT 26 41 Watch and pray, that you don’t enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”MAT 26 42 Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cup can’t pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done.”MAT 26 43 He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.MAT 26 44 He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.MAT 26 45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to 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.MAT 26 46 Arise, let’s be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand.”MAT 26 47 While he was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.MAT 26 48 Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, “Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him.”MAT 26 49 Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed him.MAT 26 50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, why are you here?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.MAT 26 51 Behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.MAT 26 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.MAT 26 53 Or do you think that I couldn’t ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?MAT 26 54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?”MAT 26 55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me.MAT 26 56 But all this has happened that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.MAT 26 57 Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.MAT 26 58 But Peter followed him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end.MAT 26 59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death;MAT 26 60 and they found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,MAT 26 61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.’”MAT 26 62 The high priest stood up, and said to him, “Have you no answer? What is this that these testify against you?”MAT 26 63 But Jesus held his peace. The high priest answered him, “I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God.”MAT 26 64 Jesus said to him, “You have said it. Nevertheless, I tell you, after this you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of the sky.”MAT 26 65 Then the high priest tore his clothing, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy.MAT 26 66 What do you think?” They answered, “He is worthy of death!”MAT 26 67 Then they spat in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him,MAT 26 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who hit you?”MAT 26 69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, “You were also with Jesus, the Galilean!”MAT 26 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”MAT 26 71 When he had gone out onto the porch, someone else saw him, and said to those who were there, “This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.”MAT 26 72 Again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know the man.”MAT 26 73 After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, “Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known.”MAT 26 74 Then he began to curse and to swear, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately the rooster crowed.MAT 26 75 Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” Then he went out and wept bitterly.

CHAPTER 27
MAT 27 1 Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:MAT 27 2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.MAT 27 3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,MAT 27 4 saying, “I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it.”MAT 27 5 He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.MAT 27 6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It’s not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.”MAT 27 7 They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them, to bury strangers in.MAT 27 8 Therefore that field was called “The Field of Blood” to this day.MAT 27 9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced,MAT 27 10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”MAT 27 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “So you say.”MAT 27 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.MAT 27 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Don’t you hear how many things they testify against you?”MAT 27 14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.MAT 27 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired.MAT 27 16 They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.MAT 27 17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?”MAT 27 18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.MAT 27 19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of him.”MAT 27 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.MAT 27 21 But the governor answered them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!”MAT 27 22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let him be crucified!”MAT 27 23 But the governor said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Let him be crucified!”MAT 27 24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it.”MAT 27 25 All the people answered, “May his blood be on us, and on our children!”MAT 27 26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.MAT 27 27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him.MAT 27 28 They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.MAT 27 29 They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”MAT 27 30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.MAT 27 31 When they had mocked him, they took the robe off him, and put his clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.MAT 27 32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross.MAT 27 33 When they came to a place called “Golgotha”, that is to say, “The place of a skull,”MAT 27 34 they gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When he had tasted it, he would not drink.MAT 27 35 When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots,MAT 27 36 and they sat and watched him there.MAT 27 37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”MAT 27 38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.MAT 27 39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,MAT 27 40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”MAT 27 41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,MAT 27 42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.MAT 27 43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”MAT 27 44 The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.MAT 27 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.MAT 27 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?” That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”MAT 27 47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”MAT 27 48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.MAT 27 49 The rest said, “Let him be. Let’s see whether Elijah comes to save him.”MAT 27 50 Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.MAT 27 51 Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.MAT 27 52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;MAT 27 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.MAT 27 54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God.”MAT 27 55 Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.MAT 27 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.MAT 27 57 When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus’ disciple came.MAT 27 58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus’ body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.MAT 27 59 Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,MAT 27 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.MAT 27 61 Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.MAT 27 62 Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,MAT 27 63 saying, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise again.’MAT 27 64 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead;’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”MAT 27 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.”MAT 27 66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.

CHAPTER 28
MAT 28 1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.MAT 28 2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.MAT 28 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.MAT 28 4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.MAT 28 5 The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.MAT 28 6 He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.MAT 28 7 Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”MAT 28 8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.MAT 28 9 As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.MAT 28 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me.”MAT 28 11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had happened.MAT 28 12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,MAT 28 13 saying, “Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.MAT 28 14 If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry.”MAT 28 15 So they took the money and did as they were told. This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until today.MAT 28 16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.MAT 28 17 When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.MAT 28 18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.MAT 28 19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,MAT 28 20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen

The gospel of Mark

CHAPTER 1
MRK 1 1 The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.MRK 1 2 As it is written in the prophets, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you:MRK 1 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight!’”MRK 1 4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.MRK 1 5 All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.MRK 1 6 John was clothed with camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.MRK 1 7 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 loosen.MRK 1 8 I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”MRK 1 9 In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.MRK 1 10 Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.MRK 1 11 A voice came out of the sky, “You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”MRK 1 12 Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.MRK 1 13 He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him.MRK 1 14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of God’s Kingdom,MRK 1 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and God’s Kingdom is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News.”MRK 1 16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.MRK 1 17 Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men.”MRK 1 18 Immediately they left their nets, and followed him.MRK 1 19 Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.MRK 1 20 Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.MRK 1 21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.MRK 1 22 They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.MRK 1 23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,MRK 1 24 saying, “Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!”MRK 1 25 Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”MRK 1 26 The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.MRK 1 27 They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!”MRK 1 28 The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area.MRK 1 29 Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.MRK 1 30 Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.MRK 1 31 He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.MRK 1 32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick, and those who were possessed by demons.MRK 1 33 All the city was gathered together at the door.MRK 1 34 He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn’t allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.MRK 1 35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there.MRK 1 36 Simon and those who were with him searched for him.MRK 1 37 They found him and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.”MRK 1 38 He said to them, “Let’s go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason.”MRK 1 39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.MRK 1 40 A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, “If you want to, you can make me clean.”MRK 1 41 Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, “I want to. Be made clean.”MRK 1 42 When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.MRK 1 43 He strictly warned him, and immediately sent him out,MRK 1 44 and said to him, “See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”MRK 1 45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places. People came to him from everywhere.

CHAPTER 2
MRK 2 1 When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house.MRK 2 2 Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.MRK 2 3 Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him.MRK 2 4 When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on.MRK 2 5 Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”MRK 2 6 But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,MRK 2 7 “Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”MRK 2 8 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason these things in your hearts?MRK 2 9 Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?’MRK 2 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—MRK 2 11 “I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house.”MRK 2 12 He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”MRK 2 13 He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them.MRK 2 14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he arose and followed him.MRK 2 15 He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him.MRK 2 16 The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”MRK 2 17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”MRK 2 18 John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?”MRK 2 19 Jesus said to them, “Can the groomsmen fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can’t fast.MRK 2 20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.MRK 2 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, or else the patch shrinks and the new tears away from the old, and a worse hole is made.MRK 2 22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins.”MRK 2 23 He was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain.MRK 2 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?”MRK 2 25 He said to them, “Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry—he, and those who were with him?MRK 2 26 How he entered into God’s house at the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?”MRK 2 27 He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.MRK 2 28 Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

CHAPTER 3
MRK 3 1 He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.MRK 3 2 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.MRK 3 3 He said to the man who had his hand withered, “Stand up.”MRK 3 4 He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?” But they were silent.MRK 3 5 When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.MRK 3 6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.MRK 3 7 Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea,MRK 3 8 from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.MRK 3 9 He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn’t press on him.MRK 3 10 For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.MRK 3 11 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, “You are the Son of God!”MRK 3 12 He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.MRK 3 13 He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him.MRK 3 14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach,MRK 3 15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:MRK 3 16 Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);MRK 3 17 James the son of Zebedee; and John, the brother of James, (whom he called Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder);MRK 3 18 Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot;MRK 3 19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Then he came into a house.MRK 3 20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.MRK 3 21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him; for they said, “He is insane.”MRK 3 22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons.”MRK 3 23 He summoned them, and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?MRK 3 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.MRK 3 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.MRK 3 26 If Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can’t stand, but has an end.MRK 3 27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder unless he first binds the strong man; then he will plunder his house.MRK 3 28 Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme;MRK 3 29 but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.”MRK 3 30 —because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”MRK 3 31 His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.MRK 3 32 A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, “Behold, your mother, your brothers, and your sisters are outside looking for you.”MRK 3 33 He answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”MRK 3 34 Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, “Behold, my mother and my brothers!MRK 3 35 For whoever does the will of God is my brother, my sister, and mother.”

CHAPTER 4
MRK 4 1 Again he began to teach by the seaside. A great multitude was gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat in the sea, and sat down. All the multitude were on the land by the sea.MRK 4 2 He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,MRK 4 3 “Listen! Behold, the farmer went out to sow,MRK 4 4 and as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.MRK 4 5 Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.MRK 4 6 When the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.MRK 4 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.MRK 4 8 Others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing. Some produced thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times as much.”MRK 4 9 He said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.”MRK 4 10 When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.MRK 4 11 He said to them, “To you is given the mystery of God’s Kingdom, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,MRK 4 12 that ‘seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest perhaps they should turn again, and their sins should be forgiven them.’”MRK 4 13 He said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?MRK 4 14 The farmer sows the word.MRK 4 15 The ones by the road are the ones where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them.MRK 4 16 These in the same way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.MRK 4 17 They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.MRK 4 18 Others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,MRK 4 19 and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.MRK 4 20 Those which were sown on the good ground are those who hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times.”MRK 4 21 He said to them, “Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn’t it put on a stand?MRK 4 22 For there is nothing hidden, except that it should be made known; neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light.MRK 4 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.”MRK 4 24 He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and more will be given to you who hear.MRK 4 25 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.”MRK 4 26 He said, “God’s Kingdom is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,MRK 4 27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, though he doesn’t know how.MRK 4 28 For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.MRK 4 29 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”MRK 4 30 He said, “How will we liken God’s Kingdom? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?MRK 4 31 It’s like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth,MRK 4 32 yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow.”MRK 4 33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.MRK 4 34 Without a parable he didn’t speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.MRK 4 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side.”MRK 4 36 Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats were also with him.MRK 4 37 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled.MRK 4 38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are dying?”MRK 4 39 He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.MRK 4 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?”MRK 4 41 They were greatly afraid, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

CHAPTER 5
MRK 5 1 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.MRK 5 2 When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.MRK 5 3 He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains,MRK 5 4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame him.MRK 5 5 Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.MRK 5 6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,MRK 5 7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don’t torment me.”MRK 5 8 For he said to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”MRK 5 9 He asked him, “What is your name?” He said to him, “My name is Legion, for we are many.”MRK 5 10 He begged him much that he would not send them away out of the country.MRK 5 11 Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.MRK 5 12 All the demons begged him, saying, “Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them.”MRK 5 13 At once Jesus gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea.MRK 5 14 Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. The people came to see what it was that had happened.MRK 5 15 They came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by demons sitting, clothed, and in his right mind, even him who had the legion; and they were afraid.MRK 5 16 Those who saw it declared to them what happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs.MRK 5 17 They began to beg him to depart from their region.MRK 5 18 As he was entering into the boat, he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him.MRK 5 19 He didn’t allow him, but said to him, “Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you.”MRK 5 20 He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.MRK 5 21 When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea.MRK 5 22 Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,MRK 5 23 and begged him much, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live.”MRK 5 24 He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides.MRK 5 25 A certain woman, who had a discharge of blood for twelve years,MRK 5 26 and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,MRK 5 27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.MRK 5 28 For she said, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well.”MRK 5 29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.MRK 5 30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”MRK 5 31 His disciples said to him, “You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’”MRK 5 32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing.MRK 5 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.MRK 5 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease.”MRK 5 35 While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?”MRK 5 36 But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.”MRK 5 37 He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.MRK 5 38 He came to the synagogue ruler’s house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.MRK 5 39 When he had entered in, he said to them, “Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep.”MRK 5 40 They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying.MRK 5 41 Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, “Talitha cumi!” which means, being interpreted, “Girl, I tell you, get up!”MRK 5 42 Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement.MRK 5 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

CHAPTER 6
MRK 6 1 He went out from there. He came into his own country, and his disciples followed him.MRK 6 2 When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things?” and, “What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?MRK 6 3 Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judah, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” They were offended at him.MRK 6 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.”MRK 6 5 He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them.MRK 6 6 He marveled because of their unbelief. He went around the villages teaching.MRK 6 7 He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.MRK 6 8 He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,MRK 6 9 but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.MRK 6 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there.MRK 6 11 Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”MRK 6 12 They went out and preached that people should repent.MRK 6 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed many with oil who were sick, and healed them.MRK 6 14 King Herod heard this, for his name had become known, and he said, “John the Baptizer has risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.”MRK 6 15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” Others said, “He is a prophet, or like one of the prophets.”MRK 6 16 But Herod, when he heard this, said, “This is John, whom I beheaded. He has risen from the dead.”MRK 6 17 For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, for he had married her.MRK 6 18 For John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”MRK 6 19 Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him, but she couldn’t,MRK 6 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did many things, and he heard him gladly.MRK 6 21 Then a convenient day came, that Herod on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.MRK 6 22 When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.”MRK 6 23 He swore to her, “Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.”MRK 6 24 She went out, and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” She said, “The head of John the Baptizer.”MRK 6 25 She came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptizer on a platter.”MRK 6 26 The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn’t wish to refuse her.MRK 6 27 Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John’s head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,MRK 6 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the young lady; and the young lady gave it to her mother.MRK 6 29 When his disciples heard this, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.MRK 6 30 The apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and they told him all things, whatever they had done, and whatever they had taught.MRK 6 31 He said to them, “You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile.” For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.MRK 6 32 They went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.MRK 6 33 They saw them going, and many recognized him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him.MRK 6 34 Jesus came out, saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.MRK 6 35 When it was late in the day, his disciples came to him, and said, “This place is deserted, and it is late in the day.MRK 6 36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat.”MRK 6 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” They asked him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them something to eat?”MRK 6 38 He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go see.” When they knew, they said, “Five, and two fish.”MRK 6 39 He commanded them that everyone should sit down in groups on the green grass.MRK 6 40 They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.MRK 6 41 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke the loaves, and he gave to his disciples to set before them, and he divided the two fish among them all.MRK 6 42 They all ate, and were filled.MRK 6 43 They took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and also of the fish.MRK 6 44 Those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.MRK 6 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he himself sent the multitude away.MRK 6 46 After he had taken leave of them, he went up the mountain to pray.MRK 6 47 When evening had come, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and he was alone on the land.MRK 6 48 Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,MRK 6 49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;MRK 6 50 for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, “Cheer up! It is I! Don’t be afraid.”MRK 6 51 He got into the boat with them; and the wind ceased, and they were very amazed among themselves, and marveled;MRK 6 52 for they hadn’t understood about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.MRK 6 53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.MRK 6 54 When they had come out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,MRK 6 55 and ran around that whole region, and began to bring those who were sick, on their mats, to where they heard he was.MRK 6 56 Wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might just touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched him were made well.

CHAPTER 7
MRK 7 1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered together to him, having come from Jerusalem.MRK 7 2 Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is unwashed, hands, they found fault.MRK 7 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews don’t eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.MRK 7 4 They don’t eat when they come from the marketplace unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.)MRK 7 5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why don’t your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?”MRK 7 6 He answered 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.MRK 7 7 But they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’MRK 7 8 “For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things.”MRK 7 9 He said to them, “Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.MRK 7 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother;’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’MRK 7 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban,”’” that is to say, given to God,MRK 7 12 “then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother,MRK 7 13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this.”MRK 7 14 He called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand.MRK 7 15 There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.MRK 7 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”MRK 7 17 When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.MRK 7 18 He said to them, “Are you also without understanding? Don’t you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can’t defile him,MRK 7 19 because it doesn’t go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, making all foods clean?”MRK 7 20 He said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.MRK 7 21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,MRK 7 22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.MRK 7 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”MRK 7 24 From there he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. He entered into a house, and didn’t want anyone to know it, but he couldn’t escape notice.MRK 7 25 For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.MRK 7 26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.MRK 7 27 But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”MRK 7 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”MRK 7 29 He said to her, “For this saying, go your way. The demon has gone out of your daughter.”MRK 7 30 She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out.MRK 7 31 Again he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, through the middle of the region of Decapolis.MRK 7 32 They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.MRK 7 33 He took him aside from the multitude, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue.MRK 7 34 Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”MRK 7 35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.MRK 7 36 He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it.MRK 7 37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf hear, and the mute speak!”

CHAPTER 8
MRK 8 1 In those days, when there was a very great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to himself, and said to them,MRK 8 2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have stayed with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.MRK 8 3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come a long way.”MRK 8 4 His disciples answered him, “From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?”MRK 8 5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.”MRK 8 6 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples to serve, and they served the multitude.MRK 8 7 They had a few small fish. Having blessed them, he said to serve these also.MRK 8 8 They ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that were left over.MRK 8 9 Those who had eaten were about four thousand. Then he sent them away.MRK 8 10 Immediately he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came into the region of Dalmanutha.MRK 8 11 The Pharisees came out and began to question him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, and testing him.MRK 8 12 He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Most certainly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”MRK 8 13 He left them, and again entering into the boat, departed to the other side.MRK 8 14 They forgot to take bread; and they didn’t have more than one loaf in the boat with them.MRK 8 15 He warned them, saying, “Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”MRK 8 16 They reasoned with one another, saying, “It’s because we have no bread.”MRK 8 17 Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, “Why do you reason that it’s because you have no bread? Don’t you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened?MRK 8 18 Having eyes, don’t you see? Having ears, don’t you hear? Don’t you remember?MRK 8 19 When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They told him, “Twelve.”MRK 8 20 “When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They told him, “Seven.”MRK 8 21 He asked them, “Don’t you understand yet?”MRK 8 22 He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.MRK 8 23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spat on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.MRK 8 24 He looked up, and said, “I see men; for I see them like trees walking.”MRK 8 25 Then again he laid his hands on his eyes. He looked intently, and was restored, and saw everyone clearly.MRK 8 26 He sent him away to his house, saying, “Don’t enter into the village, nor tell anyone in the village.”MRK 8 27 Jesus went out, with his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”MRK 8 28 They told him, “John the Baptizer, and others say Elijah, but others: one of the prophets.”MRK 8 29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”MRK 8 30 He commanded them that they should tell no one about him.MRK 8 31 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.MRK 8 32 He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.MRK 8 33 But he, turning around, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you have in mind not the things of God, but the things of men.”MRK 8 34 He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, “Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.MRK 8 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.MRK 8 36 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?MRK 8 37 For what will a man give in exchange for his life?MRK 8 38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in his Father’s glory, with the holy angels.”

CHAPTER 9
MRK 9 1 He said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death until they see God’s Kingdom come with power.”MRK 9 2 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them.MRK 9 3 His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.MRK 9 4 Elijah and Moses appeared to them, and they were talking with Jesus.MRK 9 5 Peter answered Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let’s make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”MRK 9 6 For he didn’t know what to say, for they were very afraid.MRK 9 7 A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”MRK 9 8 Suddenly looking around, they saw no one with them any more, except Jesus only.MRK 9 9 As they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.MRK 9 10 They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the “rising from the dead” meant.MRK 9 11 They asked him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”MRK 9 12 He said to them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written about the Son of Man, that he should suffer many things and be despised?MRK 9 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him whatever they wanted to, even as it is written about him.”MRK 9 14 Coming to the disciples, he saw a great multitude around them, and scribes questioning them.MRK 9 15 Immediately all the multitude, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and running to him, greeted him.MRK 9 16 He asked the scribes, “What are you asking them?”MRK 9 17 One of the multitude answered, “Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;MRK 9 18 and wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wastes away. I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they weren’t able.”MRK 9 19 He answered him, “Unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me.”MRK 9 20 They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.MRK 9 21 He asked his father, “How long has it been since this has come to him?” He said, “From childhood.MRK 9 22 Often it has cast him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.”MRK 9 23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”MRK 9 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, “I believe. Help my unbelief!”MRK 9 25 When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!”MRK 9 26 After crying out and convulsing him greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead, so much that most of them said, “He is dead.”MRK 9 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.MRK 9 28 When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we cast it out?”MRK 9 29 He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.”MRK 9 30 They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He didn’t want anyone to know it.MRK 9 31 For he was teaching his disciples, and said to them, “The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day he will rise again.”MRK 9 32 But they didn’t understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.MRK 9 33 He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing among yourselves on the way?”MRK 9 34 But they were silent, for they had disputed with one another on the way about who was the greatest.MRK 9 35 He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.”MRK 9 36 He took a little child, and set him in the middle of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,MRK 9 37 “Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, doesn’t receive me, but him who sent me.”MRK 9 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone who doesn’t follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn’t follow us.”MRK 9 39 But Jesus said, “Don’t forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.MRK 9 40 For whoever is not against us is on our side.MRK 9 41 For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are Christ’s, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.MRK 9 42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he were thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.MRK 9 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,MRK 9 44 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’MRK 9 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched—MRK 9 46 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’MRK 9 47 If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into God’s Kingdom with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire,MRK 9 48 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’MRK 9 49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.MRK 9 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

CHAPTER 10
MRK 10 1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Multitudes came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them.MRK 10 2 Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”MRK 10 3 He answered, “What did Moses command you?”MRK 10 4 They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.”MRK 10 5 But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.MRK 10 6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.MRK 10 7 For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife,MRK 10 8 and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.MRK 10 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”MRK 10 10 In the house, his disciples asked him again about the same matter.MRK 10 11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her.MRK 10 12 If a woman herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery.”MRK 10 13 They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them.MRK 10 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, “Allow the little children to come to me! Don’t forbid them, for God’s Kingdom belongs to such as these.MRK 10 15 Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive God’s Kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.”MRK 10 16 He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.MRK 10 17 As he was going out into the way, one ran to him, knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”MRK 10 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except one—God.MRK 10 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not give false testimony,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and mother.’”MRK 10 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth.”MRK 10 21 Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross.”MRK 10 22 But his face fell at that saying, and he went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions.MRK 10 23 Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, “How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into God’s Kingdom!”MRK 10 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answered again, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter into God’s Kingdom!MRK 10 25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter into God’s Kingdom.”MRK 10 26 They were exceedingly astonished, saying to him, “Then who can be saved?”MRK 10 27 Jesus, looking at them, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.”MRK 10 28 Peter began to tell him, “Behold, we have left all, and have followed you.”MRK 10 29 Jesus said, “Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News,MRK 10 30 but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time: houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.MRK 10 31 But many who are first will be last; and the last first.”MRK 10 32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going in front of them, and they were amazed; and those who followed were afraid. He again took the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were going to happen to him.MRK 10 33 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles.MRK 10 34 They will mock him, spit on him, scourge him, and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.”MRK 10 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask.”MRK 10 36 He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?”MRK 10 37 They said to him, “Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left hand, in your glory.”MRK 10 38 But Jesus said to them, “You don’t know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”MRK 10 39 They said to him, “We are able.” Jesus said to them, “You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;MRK 10 40 but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared.”MRK 10 41 When the ten heard it, they began to be indignant toward James and John.MRK 10 42 Jesus summoned them, and said to them, “You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.MRK 10 43 But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wants to become great among you shall be your servant.MRK 10 44 Whoever of you wants to become first among you, shall be bondservant of all.MRK 10 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.”MRK 10 46 They came to Jericho. As he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.MRK 10 47 When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, “Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me!”MRK 10 48 Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he cried out much more, “You son of David, have mercy on me!”MRK 10 49 Jesus stood still, and said, “Call him.” They called the blind man, saying to him, “Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!”MRK 10 50 He, casting away his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.MRK 10 51 Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “Rabboni, that I may see again.”MRK 10 52 Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your faith has made you well.” Immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus on the way.

CHAPTER 11
MRK 11 1 When they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,MRK 11 2 and said to them, “Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him.MRK 11 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs him;’ and immediately he will send him back here.”MRK 11 4 They went away, and found a young donkey tied at the door outside in the open street, and they untied him.MRK 11 5 Some of those who stood there asked them, “What are you doing, untying the young donkey?”MRK 11 6 They said to them just as Jesus had said, and they let them go.MRK 11 7 They brought the young donkey to Jesus, and threw their garments on it, and Jesus sat on it.MRK 11 8 Many spread their garments on the way, and others were cutting down branches from the trees, and spreading them on the road.MRK 11 9 Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!MRK 11 10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”MRK 11 11 Jesus entered into the temple in Jerusalem. When he had looked around at everything, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.MRK 11 12 The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry.MRK 11 13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.MRK 11 14 Jesus told it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” and his disciples heard it.MRK 11 15 They came to Jerusalem, and Jesus entered into the temple, and began to throw out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables, and the seats of those who sold the doves.MRK 11 16 He would not allow anyone to carry a container through the temple.MRK 11 17 He taught, saying to them, “Isn’t it written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?’ But you have made it a den of robbers!”MRK 11 18 The chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.MRK 11 19 When evening came, he went out of the city.MRK 11 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.MRK 11 21 Peter, remembering, said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered away.”MRK 11 22 Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.MRK 11 23 For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.MRK 11 24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.MRK 11 25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.MRK 11 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions.”MRK 11 27 They came again to Jerusalem, and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him,MRK 11 28 and they began saying to him, “By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?”MRK 11 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.MRK 11 30 The baptism of John—was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me.”MRK 11 31 They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we should say, ‘From heaven;’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’MRK 11 32 If we should say, ‘From men’”—they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet.MRK 11 33 They answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Jesus said to them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

CHAPTER 12
MRK 12 1 He began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the wine press, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.MRK 12 2 When it was time, he sent a servant to the farmer to get from the farmer his share of the fruit of the vineyard.MRK 12 3 They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty.MRK 12 4 Again, he sent another servant to them; and they threw stones at him, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.MRK 12 5 Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some.MRK 12 6 Therefore still having one, his beloved son, he sent him last to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’MRK 12 7 But those farmers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’MRK 12 8 They took him, killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.MRK 12 9 What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the farmers, and will give the vineyard to others.MRK 12 10 Haven’t you even read this Scripture: ‘The stone which the builders rejected was made the head of the corner.MRK 12 11 This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes’?”MRK 12 12 They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.MRK 12 13 They sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to him, that they might trap him with words.MRK 12 14 When they had come, they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don’t defer to anyone; for you aren’t partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?MRK 12 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?” But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it.”MRK 12 16 They brought it. He said to them, “Whose is this image and inscription?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”MRK 12 17 Jesus answered them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” They marveled greatly at him.MRK 12 18 Some Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to him. They asked him, saying,MRK 12 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote to us, ‘If a man’s brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.’MRK 12 20 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.MRK 12 21 The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise;MRK 12 22 and the seven took her and left no children. Last of all the woman also died.MRK 12 23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her as a wife.”MRK 12 24 Jesus answered them, “Isn’t this because you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God?MRK 12 25 For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.MRK 12 26 But about the dead, that they are raised; haven’t you read in the book of Moses, about the Bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?MRK 12 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken.”MRK 12 28 One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the greatest of all?”MRK 12 29 Jesus answered, “The greatest is, ‘Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one:MRK 12 30 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.’ This is the first commandment.MRK 12 31 The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”MRK 12 32 The scribe said to him, “Truly, teacher, you have said well that he is one, and there is none other but he,MRK 12 33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”MRK 12 34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from God’s Kingdom.” No one dared ask him any question after that.MRK 12 35 Jesus responded, as he taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?MRK 12 36 For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.”’MRK 12 37 Therefore David himself calls him Lord, so how can he be his son?” The common people heard him gladly.MRK 12 38 In his teaching he said to them, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,MRK 12 39 and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:MRK 12 40 those who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”MRK 12 41 Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.MRK 12 42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.MRK 12 43 He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury,MRK 12 44 for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.”

CHAPTER 13
MRK 13 1 As he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings!”MRK 13 2 Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down.”MRK 13 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,MRK 13 4 “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are all about to be fulfilled?”MRK 13 5 Jesus, answering, began to tell them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray.MRK 13 6 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and will lead many astray.MRK 13 7 “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be troubled. For those must happen, but the end is not yet.MRK 13 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.MRK 13 9 But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.MRK 13 10 The Good News must first be preached to all the nations.MRK 13 11 When they lead you away and deliver you up, don’t be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.MRK 13 12 “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.MRK 13 13 You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.MRK 13 14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,MRK 13 15 and let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house.MRK 13 16 Let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak.MRK 13 17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days!MRK 13 18 Pray that your flight won’t be in the winter.MRK 13 19 For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.MRK 13 20 Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.MRK 13 21 Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ don’t believe it.MRK 13 22 For there will arise false christs and false prophets, and will show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.MRK 13 23 But you watch. “Behold, I have told you all things beforehand.MRK 13 24 But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,MRK 13 25 the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.MRK 13 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.MRK 13 27 Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.MRK 13 28 “Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near;MRK 13 29 even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near, at the doors.MRK 13 30 Most certainly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen.MRK 13 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.MRK 13 32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.MRK 13 33 Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don’t know when the time is.MRK 13 34 “It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.MRK 13 35 Watch therefore, for you don’t know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;MRK 13 36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.MRK 13 37 What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”

CHAPTER 14
MRK 14 1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.MRK 14 2 For they said, “Not during the feast, because there might be a riot among the people.”MRK 14 3 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard—very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.MRK 14 4 But there were some who were indignant among themselves, saying, “Why has this ointment been wasted?MRK 14 5 For this might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor.” So they grumbled against her.MRK 14 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me.MRK 14 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.MRK 14 8 She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.MRK 14 9 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News may be preached throughout the whole world, that which this woman has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her.”MRK 14 10 Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them.MRK 14 11 They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.MRK 14 12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare that you may eat the Passover?”MRK 14 13 He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,MRK 14 14 and wherever he enters in, tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’MRK 14 15 He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Get ready for us there.”MRK 14 16 His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.MRK 14 17 When it was evening he came with the twelve.MRK 14 18 As they sat and were eating, Jesus said, “Most certainly I tell you, one of you will betray me—he who eats with me.”MRK 14 19 They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one, “Surely not I?” And another said, “Surely not I?”MRK 14 20 He answered them, “It is one of the twelve, he who dips with me in the dish.MRK 14 21 For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born.”MRK 14 22 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said, “Take, eat. This is my body.”MRK 14 23 He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.MRK 14 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.MRK 14 25 Most certainly I tell you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in God’s Kingdom.”MRK 14 26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.MRK 14 27 Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’MRK 14 28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”MRK 14 29 But Peter said to him, “Although all will be offended, yet I will not.”MRK 14 30 Jesus said to him, “Most certainly I tell you, that you today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”MRK 14 31 But he spoke all the more, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” They all said the same thing.MRK 14 32 They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I pray.”MRK 14 33 He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed.MRK 14 34 He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch.”MRK 14 35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.MRK 14 36 He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire.”MRK 14 37 He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn’t you watch one hour?MRK 14 38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”MRK 14 39 Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.MRK 14 40 Again he returned, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they didn’t know what to answer him.MRK 14 41 He came the third time, and said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.MRK 14 42 Arise! Let’s get going. Behold: he who betrays me is at hand.”MRK 14 43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came—and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.MRK 14 44 Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely.”MRK 14 45 When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, “Rabbi! Rabbi!” and kissed him.MRK 14 46 They laid their hands on him, and seized him.MRK 14 47 But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.MRK 14 48 Jesus answered them, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me?MRK 14 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.”MRK 14 50 They all left him, and fled.MRK 14 51 A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself over his naked body. The young men grabbed him,MRK 14 52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.MRK 14 53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him.MRK 14 54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire.MRK 14 55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.MRK 14 56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn’t agree with each other.MRK 14 57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying,MRK 14 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”MRK 14 59 Even so, their testimony didn’t agree.MRK 14 60 The high priest stood up in the middle, and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is it which these testify against you?”MRK 14 61 But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”MRK 14 62 Jesus said, “I am. You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky.”MRK 14 63 The high priest tore his clothes, and said, “What further need have we of witnesses?MRK 14 64 You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” They all condemned him to be worthy of death.MRK 14 65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, “Prophesy!” The officers struck him with the palms of their hands.MRK 14 66 As Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the maids of the high priest came,MRK 14 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, “You were also with the Nazarene, Jesus!”

MRK 14 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know, nor understand what you are saying.” He went out on the porch, and the rooster crowed.MRK 14 69 The maid saw him, and began again to tell those who stood by, “This is one of them.”MRK 14 70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, “You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.”MRK 14 71 But he began to curse, and to swear, “I don’t know this man of whom you speak!”MRK 14 72 The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” When he thought about that, he wept.

CHAPTER 15
MRK 15 1 Immediately in the morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, bound Jesus, carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.MRK 15 2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” He answered, “So you say.”MRK 15 3 The chief priests accused him of many things.MRK 15 4 Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer? See how many things they testify against you!”MRK 15 5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate marveled.MRK 15 6 Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.MRK 15 7 There was one called Barabbas, bound with his fellow insurgents, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.MRK 15 8 The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them.MRK 15 9 Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”MRK 15 10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.MRK 15 11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead.MRK 15 12 Pilate again asked them, “What then should I do to him whom you call the King of the Jews?”MRK 15 13 They cried out again, “Crucify him!”MRK 15 14 Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has he done?”But they cried out exceedingly, “Crucify him!”MRK 15 15 Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.MRK 15 16 The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort.MRK 15 17 They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him.MRK 15 18 They began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”MRK 15 19 They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him.MRK 15 20 When they had mocked him, they took the purple off him, and put his own garments on him. They led him out to crucify him.MRK 15 21 They compelled one passing by, coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.MRK 15 22 They brought him to the place called Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, “The place of a skull.”MRK 15 23 They offered him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he didn’t take it.MRK 15 24 Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take.MRK 15 25 It was the third hour, and they crucified him.MRK 15 26 The superscription of his accusation was written over him, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.”MRK 15 27 With him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.MRK 15 28 The Scripture was fulfilled, which says, “He was counted with transgressors.”MRK 15 29 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days,MRK 15 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!”MRK 15 31 Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, “He saved others. He can’t save himself.MRK 15 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe him.” Those who were crucified with him also insulted him.MRK 15 33 When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.MRK 15 34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is, being interpreted, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”MRK 15 35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.”MRK 15 36 One ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Let him be. Let’s see whether Elijah comes to take him down.”MRK 15 37 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit.MRK 15 38 The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.MRK 15 39 When the centurion, who stood by opposite him, saw that he cried out like this and breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”MRK 15 40 There were also women watching from afar, among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;MRK 15 41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him and served him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.MRK 15 42 When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,MRK 15 43 Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for God’s Kingdom, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus’ body.MRK 15 44 Pilate marveled if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead long.MRK 15 45 When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.MRK 15 46 He bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been cut out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.MRK 15 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.

CHAPTER 16
MRK 16 1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.MRK 16 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.MRK 16 3 They were saying among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”MRK 16 4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.MRK 16 5 Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed.MRK 16 6 He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him!MRK 16 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.’”MRK 16 8 They went out, and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had come on them. They said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.MRK 16 9 Now when he had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.MRK 16 10 She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.MRK 16 11 When they heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, they disbelieved.MRK 16 12 After these things he was revealed in another form to two of them, as they walked, on their way into the country.MRK 16 13 They went away and told it to the rest. They didn’t believe them, either.MRK 16 14 Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn’t believe those who had seen him after he had risen.MRK 16 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation.MRK 16 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned.MRK 16 17 These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages;MRK 16 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”MRK 16 19 So then the Lord, after he had spoken to them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.MRK 16 20 They went out, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen

The gospel of Luke

CHAPTER 1
LUK 1 1 Since many have undertaken to set in order a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,LUK 1 2 even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,LUK 1 3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus;LUK 1 4 that you might know the certainty concerning the things in which you were instructed.LUK 1 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly division of Abijah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.LUK 1 6 They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.LUK 1 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.LUK 1 8 Now while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his division,LUK 1 9 according to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.LUK 1 10 The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.LUK 1 11 An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.LUK 1 12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.LUK 1 13 But the angel said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.LUK 1 14 You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.LUK 1 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.LUK 1 16 He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God.LUK 1 17 He will 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 prepare a people prepared for the Lord.”LUK 1 18 Zacharias said to the angel, “How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”LUK 1 19 The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.LUK 1 20 Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn’t believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”LUK 1 21 The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple.LUK 1 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple. He continued making signs to them, and remained mute.LUK 1 23 When the days of his service were fulfilled, he departed to his house.LUK 1 24 After these days Elizabeth, his wife, conceived, and she hid herself five months, saying,LUK 1 25 “Thus has the Lord done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach among men.”LUK 1 26 Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,LUK 1 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of David’s house. The virgin’s name was Mary.LUK 1 28 Having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!”LUK 1 29 But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.LUK 1 30 The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.LUK 1 31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and give birth to a son, and will call his name ‘Jesus.’LUK 1 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David,LUK 1 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom.”LUK 1 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?”LUK 1 35 The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God.LUK 1 36 Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.LUK 1 37 For nothing spoken by God is impossible.”LUK 1 38 Mary said, “Behold, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” The angel departed from her.LUK 1 39 Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah,LUK 1 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.LUK 1 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.LUK 1 42 She called out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!LUK 1 43 Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?LUK 1 44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!LUK 1 45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!”LUK 1 46 Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord.LUK 1 47 My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,LUK 1 48 for he has looked at the humble state of his servant. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.LUK 1 49 For he who is mighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.LUK 1 50 His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.LUK 1 51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.LUK 1 52 He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.LUK 1 53 He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.LUK 1 54 He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,LUK 1 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever.”LUK 1 56 Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.LUK 1 57 Now the time that Elizabeth should give birth was fulfilled, and she gave birth to a son.LUK 1 58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her.LUK 1 59 On the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.LUK 1 60 His mother answered, “Not so; but he will be called John.”LUK 1 61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name.”LUK 1 62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.LUK 1 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.” They all marveled.LUK 1 64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.LUK 1 65 Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.LUK 1 66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, “What then will this child be?” The hand of the Lord was with him.LUK 1 67 His father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,LUK 1 68 “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people;LUK 1 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant DavidLUK 1 70 (as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),LUK 1 71 salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;LUK 1 72 to show mercy toward our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,LUK 1 73 the oath which he swore to Abraham, our father,LUK 1 74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,LUK 1 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.LUK 1 76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,LUK 1 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,LUK 1 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the dawn from on high will visit us,LUK 1 79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace.”LUK 1 80 The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

CHAPTER 2
LUK 2 1 Now in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.LUK 2 2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.LUK 2 3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.LUK 2 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to David’s city, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;LUK 2 5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.LUK 2 6 While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth.LUK 2 7 She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.LUK 2 8 There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.LUK 2 9 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.LUK 2 10 The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.LUK 2 11 For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.LUK 2 12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough.”LUK 2 13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying,LUK 2 14 “Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men.”LUK 2 15 When the angels went away from them into the sky, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”LUK 2 16 They came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby was lying in the feeding trough.LUK 2 17 When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.LUK 2 18 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.LUK 2 19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.LUK 2 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told them.LUK 2 21 When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.LUK 2 22 When the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the LordLUK 2 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”),LUK 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.”LUK 2 25 Behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.LUK 2 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.LUK 2 27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, that they might do concerning him according to the custom of the law,LUK 2 28 then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,LUK 2 29 “Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;LUK 2 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,LUK 2 31 which you have prepared before the face of all peoples;LUK 2 32 a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.”LUK 2 33 Joseph and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him,LUK 2 34 and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.LUK 2 35 Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”LUK 2 36 There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,LUK 2 37 and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn’t depart from the temple, worshiping with fastings and petitions night and day.LUK 2 38 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.LUK 2 39 When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.LUK 2 40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.LUK 2 41 His parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover.LUK 2 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,LUK 2 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn’t know it,LUK 2 44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.LUK 2 45 When they didn’t find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.LUK 2 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.LUK 2 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.LUK 2 48 When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously looking for you.”LUK 2 49 He said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”LUK 2 50 They didn’t understand the saying which he spoke to them.LUK 2 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.LUK 2 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

CHAPTER 3
LUK 3 1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,LUK 3 2 in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.LUK 3 3 He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.LUK 3 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.LUK 3 5 Every valley will be filled. Every mountain and hill will be brought low. The crooked will become straight, and the rough ways smooth.LUK 3 6 All flesh will see God’s salvation.’”LUK 3 7 He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?LUK 3 8 Therefore produce fruits worthy of repentance, and don’t begin to say among yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father;’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!LUK 3 9 Even now the ax also lies at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.”LUK 3 10 The multitudes asked him, “What then must we do?”LUK 3 11 He answered them, “He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise.”LUK 3 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what must we do?”LUK 3 13 He said to them, “Collect no more than that which is appointed to you.”LUK 3 14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, “What about us? What must we do?” He said to them, “Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages.”LUK 3 15 As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ,LUK 3 16 John answered them all, “I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,LUK 3 17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”LUK 3 18 Then with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people,LUK 3 19 but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,LUK 3 20 added this also to them all, that he shut up John in prison.LUK 3 21 Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying. The sky was opened,LUK 3 22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying “You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased.”LUK 3 23 Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,LUK 3 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,LUK 3 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,LUK 3 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah,LUK 3 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,LUK 3 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er,LUK 3 29 the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,LUK 3 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim,LUK 3 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menan, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,LUK 3 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,LUK 3 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,LUK 3 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,LUK 3 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,LUK 3 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,LUK 3 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,LUK 3 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

CHAPTER 4
LUK 4 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wildernessLUK 4 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry.LUK 4 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”LUK 4 4 Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”LUK 4 5 The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.LUK 4 6 The devil said to him, “I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want.LUK 4 7 If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours.”LUK 4 8 Jesus answered him, “Get behind me Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’”LUK 4 9 He led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here,LUK 4 10 for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you;’LUK 4 11 and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.’”LUK 4 12 Jesus answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”LUK 4 13 When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until another time.LUK 4 14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.LUK 4 15 He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.LUK 4 16 He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.LUK 4 17 The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written,LUK 4 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,LUK 4 19 and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”LUK 4 20 He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.LUK 4 21 He began to tell them, “Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”LUK 4 22 All testified about him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”LUK 4 23 He said to them, “Doubtless you will tell me this parable, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.’”LUK 4 24 He said, “Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.LUK 4 25 But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.LUK 4 26 Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.LUK 4 27 There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian.”LUK 4 28 They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.LUK 4 29 They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.LUK 4 30 But he, passing through the middle of them, went his way.LUK 4 31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath day,LUK 4 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.LUK 4 33 In the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,LUK 4 34 saying, “Ah! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God!”LUK 4 35 Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” When the demon had thrown him down in the middle of them, he came out of him, having done him no harm.LUK 4 36 Amazement came on all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!”LUK 4 37 News about him went out into every place of the surrounding region.LUK 4 38 He rose up from the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a great fever, and they begged him for her.LUK 4 39 He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her. Immediately she rose up and served them.LUK 4 40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.LUK 4 41 Demons also came out of many, crying out, and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Rebuking them, he didn’t allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.LUK 4 42 When it was day, he departed and went into an uninhabited place, and the multitudes looked for him, and came to him, and held on to him, so that he wouldn’t go away from them.LUK 4 43 But he said to them, “I must preach the good news of God’s Kingdom to the other cities also. For this reason I have been sent.”LUK 4 44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

CHAPTER 5
LUK 5 1 Now while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.LUK 5 2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.LUK 5 3 He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.LUK 5 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.”LUK 5 5 Simon answered him, “Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net.”LUK 5 6 When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking.LUK 5 7 They beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.LUK 5 8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord.”LUK 5 9 For he was amazed, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had caught;LUK 5 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive.”LUK 5 11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.LUK 5 12 While he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.”LUK 5 13 He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him.LUK 5 14 He commanded him to tell no one, “But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing according to what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”LUK 5 15 But the report concerning him spread much more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.LUK 5 16 But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.LUK 5 17 On one of those days, he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them.LUK 5 18 Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus.LUK 5 19 Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the middle before Jesus.LUK 5 20 Seeing their faith, he said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”LUK 5 21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”LUK 5 22 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, “Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?LUK 5 23 Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you;’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk?’LUK 5 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (he said to the paralyzed man), “I tell you, arise, take up your cot, and go to your house.”LUK 5 25 Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house, glorifying God.LUK 5 26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God. They were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today.”LUK 5 27 After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, “Follow me!”LUK 5 28 He left everything, and rose up and followed him.LUK 5 29 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.LUK 5 30 Their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”LUK 5 31 Jesus answered them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.LUK 5 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”LUK 5 33 They said to him, “Why do John’s disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?”LUK 5 34 He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them?LUK 5 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast in those days.”LUK 5 36 He also told a parable to them. “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old.LUK 5 37 No one puts new wine into old wine skins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.LUK 5 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wine skins, and both are preserved.LUK 5 39 No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, ‘The old is better.’”

CHAPTER 6
LUK 6 1 Now on the second Sabbath after the first, he was going through the grain fields. His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands.LUK 6 2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day?”LUK 6 3 Jesus, answering them, said, “Haven’t you read what David did when he was hungry, he, and those who were with him;LUK 6 4 how he entered into God’s house, and took and ate the show bread, and gave also to those who were with him, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone?”LUK 6 5 He said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”LUK 6 6 It also happened on another Sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught. There was a man there, and his right hand was withered.LUK 6 7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.LUK 6 8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Rise up, and stand in the middle.” He arose and stood.LUK 6 9 Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you something: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?”LUK 6 10 He looked around at them all, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other.LUK 6 11 But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus.LUK 6 12 In these days, he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God.LUK 6 13 When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles:LUK 6 14 Simon, whom he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew;LUK 6 15 Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Simon, who was called the Zealot;LUK 6 16 Judas the son of James; and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor.LUK 6 17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place, with a crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;LUK 6 18 as well as those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and they were being healed.LUK 6 19 All the multitude sought to touch him, for power came out of him and healed them all.LUK 6 20 He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, “Blessed are you who are poor, God’s Kingdom is yours.LUK 6 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.LUK 6 22 Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake.LUK 6 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same thing to the prophets.LUK 6 24 “But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.LUK 6 25 Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.LUK 6 26 Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.LUK 6 27 “But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,LUK 6 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.LUK 6 29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don’t withhold your coat also.LUK 6 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.LUK 6 31 “As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.LUK 6 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.LUK 6 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.LUK 6 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.LUK 6 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.LUK 6 36 “Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.LUK 6 37 Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged. Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.LUK 6 38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.”LUK 6 39 He spoke a parable to them. “Can the blind guide the blind? Won’t they both fall into a pit?LUK 6 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.LUK 6 41 Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye?LUK 6 42 Or how can you tell your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother’s eye.LUK 6 43 For there is no good tree that produces rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that produces good fruit.LUK 6 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don’t gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.LUK 6 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.LUK 6 46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things which I say?LUK 6 47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.LUK 6 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.LUK 6 49 But he who hears, and doesn’t do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

CHAPTER 7
LUK 7 1 After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.LUK 7 2 A certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.LUK 7 3 When he heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.LUK 7 4 When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for you to do this for him,LUK 7 5 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.”LUK 7 6 Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.LUK 7 7 Therefore I didn’t even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.LUK 7 8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”LUK 7 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel.”LUK 7 10 Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.LUK 7 11 Soon afterwards, he went to a city called Nain. Many of his disciples, along with a great multitude, went with him.LUK 7 12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.LUK 7 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, “Don’t cry.”LUK 7 14 He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”LUK 7 15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.LUK 7 16 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited his people!”LUK 7 17 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.LUK 7 18 The disciples of John told him about all these things.LUK 7 19 John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?”LUK 7 20 When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptizer has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?’”LUK 7 21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.LUK 7 22 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.LUK 7 23 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”LUK 7 24 When John’s messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?LUK 7 25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.LUK 7 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.LUK 7 27 This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’LUK 7 28 “For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in God’s Kingdom is greater than he.”LUK 7 29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John’s baptism.LUK 7 30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.LUK 7 31 “To what then should I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?LUK 7 32 They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call to one another, saying, ‘We piped to you, and you didn’t dance. We mourned, and you didn’t weep.’LUK 7 33 For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’LUK 7 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’LUK 7 35 Wisdom is justified by all her children.”LUK 7 36 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee’s house, and sat at the table.LUK 7 37 Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.LUK 7 38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.LUK 7 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.”LUK 7 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” He said, “Teacher, say on.”LUK 7 41 “A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.LUK 7 42 When they couldn’t pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?”LUK 7 43 Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.” He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”LUK 7 44 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.LUK 7 45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.LUK 7 46 You didn’t anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.LUK 7 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”LUK 7 48 He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”LUK 7 49 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”LUK 7 50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

CHAPTER 8
LUK 8 1 Soon afterwards, he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of God’s Kingdom. With him were the twelve,LUK 8 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;LUK 8 3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod’s steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.LUK 8 4 When a great multitude came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable.LUK 8 5 “The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.LUK 8 6 Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.LUK 8 7 Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.LUK 8 8 Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and produced one hundred times as much fruit.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”LUK 8 9 Then his disciples asked him, “What does this parable mean?”LUK 8 10 He said, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of God’s Kingdom, but to the rest in parables; that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’LUK 8 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.LUK 8 12 Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.LUK 8 13 Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.LUK 8 14 That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.LUK 8 15 Those in the good ground, these are those who with an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and produce fruit with perseverance.LUK 8 16 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.LUK 8 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed; nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.LUK 8 18 Be careful therefore how you hear. For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has.”LUK 8 19 His mother and brothers came to him, and they could not come near him for the crowd.LUK 8 20 Some people told him, “Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you.”LUK 8 21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it.”LUK 8 22 Now on one of those days, he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples, and he said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out.LUK 8 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water.LUK 8 24 They came to him, and awoke him, saying, “Master, master, we are dying!” He awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and it was calm.LUK 8 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” Being afraid they marveled, saying to one another, “Who is this then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”LUK 8 26 They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.LUK 8 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, a certain man out of the city who had demons for a long time met him. He wore no clothes, and didn’t live in a house, but in the tombs.LUK 8 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, “What do I have to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torment me!”LUK 8 29 For Jesus was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bonds apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.LUK 8 30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered into him.LUK 8 31 They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.LUK 8 32 Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain, and they begged him that he would allow them to enter into those. Then he allowed them.LUK 8 33 The demons came out of the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.LUK 8 34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.LUK 8 35 People went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.LUK 8 36 Those who saw it told them how he who had been possessed by demons was healed.LUK 8 37 All the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them, for they were very much afraid. Then he entered into the boat and returned.LUK 8 38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,LUK 8 39 “Return to your house, and declare what great things God has done for you.” He went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.LUK 8 40 When Jesus returned, the multitude welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.LUK 8 41 Behold, a man named Jairus came. He was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus’ feet, and begged him to come into his house,LUK 8 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the multitudes pressed against him.LUK 8 43 A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians and could not be healed by anyLUK 8 44 came behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak. Immediately the flow of her blood stopped.LUK 8 45 Jesus said, “Who touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’”LUK 8 46 But Jesus said, “Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me.”LUK 8 47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.LUK 8 48 He said to her, “Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”LUK 8 49 While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house came, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Don’t trouble the Teacher.”LUK 8 50 But Jesus hearing it, answered him, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed.”LUK 8 51 When he came to the house, he didn’t allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother.LUK 8 52 All were weeping and mourning her, but he said, “Don’t weep. She isn’t dead, but sleeping.”LUK 8 53 They were ridiculing him, knowing that she was dead.LUK 8 54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, “Child, arise!”LUK 8 55 Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat.LUK 8 56 Her parents were amazed, but he commanded them to tell no one what had been done.

CHAPTER 9
LUK 9 1 He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.LUK 9 2 He sent them out to preach God’s Kingdom and to heal the sick.LUK 9 3 He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey—no staffs, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money. Don’t have two coats each.LUK 9 4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there.LUK 9 5 As many as don’t receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.”LUK 9 6 They departed and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News and healing everywhere.LUK 9 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,LUK 9 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.LUK 9 9 Herod said, “I beheaded John, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” He sought to see him.LUK 9 10 The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done. He took them and withdrew apart to a desert region of a city called Bethsaida.LUK 9 11 But the multitudes, perceiving it, followed him. He welcomed them, spoke to them of God’s Kingdom, and he cured those who needed healing.LUK 9 12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place.”LUK 9 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people.”LUK 9 14 For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”LUK 9 15 They did so, and made them all sit down.LUK 9 16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.LUK 9 17 They ate and were all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.LUK 9 18 As he was praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do the multitudes say that I am?”LUK 9 19 They answered, “‘John the Baptizer,’ but others say, ‘Elijah,’ and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again.”LUK 9 20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”LUK 9 21 But he warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one,LUK 9 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.”LUK 9 23 He said to all, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.LUK 9 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, will save it.LUK 9 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?LUK 9 26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.LUK 9 27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here who will in no way taste of death until they see God’s Kingdom.”LUK 9 28 About eight days after these sayings, he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.LUK 9 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.LUK 9 30 Behold, two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elijah,LUK 9 31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.LUK 9 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.LUK 9 33 As they were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let’s make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not knowing what he said.LUK 9 34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.LUK 9 35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!”LUK 9 36 When the voice came, Jesus was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.LUK 9 37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.LUK 9 38 Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.LUK 9 39 Behold, a spirit takes him, he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely.LUK 9 40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they couldn’t.”LUK 9 41 Jesus answered, “Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”LUK 9 42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.LUK 9 43 They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples,LUK 9 44 “Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men.”LUK 9 45 But they didn’t understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.LUK 9 46 An argument arose among them about which of them was the greatest.LUK 9 47 Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,LUK 9 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great.”LUK 9 49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn’t follow with us.”LUK 9 50 Jesus said to him, “Don’t forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.”LUK 9 51 It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to JerusalemLUK 9 52 and sent messengers before his face. They went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.LUK 9 53 They didn’t receive him, because he was traveling with his face set toward Jerusalem.LUK 9 54 When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?”LUK 9 55 But he turned and rebuked them, “You don’t know of what kind of spirit you are.LUK 9 56 For the Son of Man didn’t come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” They went to another village.LUK 9 57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, “I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord.”LUK 9 58 Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”LUK 9 59 He said to another, “Follow me!” But he said, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”LUK 9 60 But Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce God’s Kingdom.”LUK 9 61 Another also said, “I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house.”LUK 9 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for God’s Kingdom.”

CHAPTER 10
LUK 10 1 Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place where he was about to come.LUK 10 2 Then he said to them, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.LUK 10 3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.LUK 10 4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.LUK 10 5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’LUK 10 6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.LUK 10 7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don’t go from house to house.
LUK 10 8 Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.LUK 10 9 Heal the sick who are there, and tell them, ‘God’s Kingdom has come near to you.’LUK 10 10 But into whatever city you enter, and they don’t receive you, go out into its streets and say,LUK 10 11 ‘Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that God’s Kingdom has come near to you.’LUK 10 12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.LUK 10 13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.LUK 10 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.LUK 10 15 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.LUK 10 16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”LUK 10 17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”LUK 10 18 He said to them, “I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.LUK 10 19 Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.LUK 10 20 Nevertheless, don’t rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”LUK 10 21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.”LUK 10 22 Turning to the disciples, he said, “All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son desires to reveal him.”LUK 10 23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,LUK 10 24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them.”LUK 10 25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”LUK 10 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”LUK 10 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”LUK 10 28 He said to him, “You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live.”LUK 10 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”LUK 10 30 Jesus answered, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.LUK 10 31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.LUK 10 32 In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.LUK 10 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,LUK 10 34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.LUK 10 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the host, and said to him, ‘Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.’LUK 10 36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?”LUK 10 37 He said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”LUK 10 38 As they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.LUK 10 39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.LUK 10 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me.”LUK 10 41 Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,LUK 10 42 but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

CHAPTER 11
LUK 11 1 When he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.”LUK 11 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say, ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.LUK 11 3 Give us day by day our daily bread.LUK 11 4 Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”LUK 11 5 He said to them, “Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,LUK 11 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,’LUK 11 7 and he from within will answer and say, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give it to you’?LUK 11 8 I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.LUK 11 9 “I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.LUK 11 10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.LUK 11 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won’t give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?LUK 11 12 Or if he asks for an egg, he won’t give him a scorpion, will he?LUK 11 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”LUK 11 14 He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the multitudes marveled.LUK 11 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.”LUK 11 16 Others, testing him, sought from him a sign from heaven.LUK 11 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against itself falls.LUK 11 18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.LUK 11 19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.LUK 11 20 But if I by God’s finger cast out demons, then God’s Kingdom has come to you.LUK 11 21 “When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe.LUK 11 22 But when someone stronger attacks him and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his plunder.LUK 11 23 “He that is not with me is against me. He who doesn’t gather with me scatters.LUK 11 24 The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, ‘I will turn back to my house from which I came out.’LUK 11 25 When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order.LUK 11 26 Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first.”LUK 11 27 It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!”LUK 11 28 But he said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.”LUK 11 29 When the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, “This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.LUK 11 30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will also be to this generation.LUK 11 31 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.LUK 11 32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.LUK 11 33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light.LUK 11 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.LUK 11 35 Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness.LUK 11 36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light.”LUK 11 37 Now as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in, and sat at the table.LUK 11 38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.LUK 11 39 The Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.LUK 11 40 You foolish ones, didn’t he who made the outside make the inside also?LUK 11 41 But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.LUK 11 42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and God’s love. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.LUK 11 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.LUK 11 44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like hidden graves, and the men who walk over them don’t know it.”LUK 11 45 One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying this you insult us also.”LUK 11 46 He said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won’t even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.LUK 11 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.LUK 11 48 So you testify and consent to the works of your fathers. For they killed them, and you build their tombs.LUK 11 49 Therefore also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute,LUK 11 50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;LUK 11 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.’ Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation.LUK 11 52 Woe to you lawyers! For you took away the key of knowledge. You didn’t enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in, you hindered.”LUK 11 53 As he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be terribly angry, and to draw many things out of him;LUK 11 54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.

CHAPTER 12
LUK 12 1 Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.LUK 12 2 But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.LUK 12 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.LUK 12 4 “I tell you, my friends, don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.LUK 12 5 But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear him.LUK 12 6 “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God.LUK 12 7 But the very hairs of your head are all counted. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.LUK 12 8 “I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess before the angels of God;LUK 12 9 but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of God’s angels.LUK 12 10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.LUK 12 11 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don’t be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say;LUK 12 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.”LUK 12 13 One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”LUK 12 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”LUK 12 15 He said to them, “Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.”LUK 12 16 He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man produced abundantly.LUK 12 17 He reasoned within himself, saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’LUK 12 18 He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.LUK 12 19 I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”’LUK 12 20 “But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’LUK 12 21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”LUK 12 22 He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.LUK 12 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.LUK 12 24 Consider the ravens: they don’t sow, they don’t reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!LUK 12 25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?LUK 12 26 If then you aren’t able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?LUK 12 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.LUK 12 28 But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?LUK 12 29 Don’t seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.LUK 12 30 For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.LUK 12 31 But seek God’s Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.LUK 12 32 Don’t be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.LUK 12 33 Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don’t grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn’t fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.LUK 12 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.LUK 12 35 “Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.LUK 12 36 Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.LUK 12 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you that he will dress himself, make them recline, and will come and serve them.LUK 12 38 They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.LUK 12 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.LUK 12 40 Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don’t expect him.”LUK 12 41 Peter said to him, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?”LUK 12 42 The Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?LUK 12 43 Blessed is that servant whom his lord will find doing so when he comes.LUK 12 44 Truly I tell you, that he will set him over all that he has.LUK 12 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My lord delays his coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,LUK 12 46 then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn’t expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn’t know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.LUK 12 47 That servant, who knew his lord’s will, and didn’t prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,LUK 12 48 but he who didn’t know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. To whomever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.LUK 12 49 “I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.LUK 12 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!LUK 12 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.LUK 12 52 For from now on, there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.LUK 12 53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”LUK 12 54 He said to the multitudes also, “When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it happens.LUK 12 55 When a south wind blows, you say, ‘There will be a scorching heat,’ and it happens.LUK 12 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don’t interpret this time?LUK 12 57 Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?LUK 12 58 For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.LUK 12 59 I tell you, you will by no means get out of there, until you have paid the very last penny.”

CHAPTER 13
LUK 13 1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.LUK 13 2 Jesus answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?LUK 13 3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.LUK 13 4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?LUK 13 5 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.”LUK 13 6 He spoke this parable. “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.LUK 13 7 He said to the vine dresser, ‘Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil?’LUK 13 8 He answered, ‘Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.LUK 13 9 If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.’”LUK 13 10 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day.LUK 13 11 Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years. She was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.LUK 13 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”LUK 13 13 He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight and glorified God.LUK 13 14 The ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the multitude, “There are six days in which men ought to work. Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!”LUK 13 15 Therefore the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each one of you free his ox or his donkey from the stall on the Sabbath, and lead him away to water?LUK 13 16 Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?”LUK 13 17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were disappointed and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.LUK 13 18 He said, “What is God’s Kingdom like? To what shall I compare it?LUK 13 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his own garden. It grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky live in its branches.”LUK 13 20 Again he said, “To what shall I compare God’s Kingdom?LUK 13 21 It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”LUK 13 22 He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.LUK 13 23 One said to him, “Lord, are they few who are saved?” He said to them,LUK 13 24 “Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.LUK 13 25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ then he will answer and tell you, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’LUK 13 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’LUK 13 27 He will say, ‘I tell you, I don’t know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.’LUK 13 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in God’s Kingdom, and yourselves being thrown outside.LUK 13 29 They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in God’s Kingdom.LUK 13 30 Behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last.”LUK 13 31 On that same day, some Pharisees came, saying to him, “Get out of here, and go away, for Herod wants to kill you.”LUK 13 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I complete my mission.LUK 13 33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, for it can’t be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem.’LUK 13 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!LUK 13 35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

CHAPTER 14
LUK 14 1 When he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching him.LUK 14 2 Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him.LUK 14 3 Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”LUK 14 4 But they were silent. He took him, and healed him, and let him go.LUK 14 5 He answered them, “Which of you, if your son or an ox fell into a well, wouldn’t immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?”LUK 14 6 They couldn’t answer him regarding these things.LUK 14 7 He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,LUK 14 8 “When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don’t sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him,LUK 14 9 and he who invited both of you would come and tell you, ‘Make room for this person.’ Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.LUK 14 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.LUK 14 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”LUK 14 12 He also said to the one who had invited him, “When you make a dinner or a supper, don’t call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.LUK 14 13 But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;LUK 14 14 and you will be blessed, because they don’t have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous.”LUK 14 15 When one of those who sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is he who will feast in God’s Kingdom!”LUK 14 16 But he said to him, “A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.LUK 14 17 He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, for everything is ready now.’LUK 14 18 They all as one began to make excuses. “The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.’LUK 14 19 “Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.’LUK 14 20 “Another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I can’t come.’LUK 14 21 “That servant came, and told 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 the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.’LUK 14 22 “The servant said, ‘Lord, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.’LUK 14 23 “The lord said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.LUK 14 24 For I tell you that none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.’”LUK 14 25 Now great multitudes were going with him. He turned and said to them,LUK 14 26 “If anyone comes to me, and doesn’t disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can’t be my disciple.LUK 14 27 Whoever doesn’t bear his own cross, and come after me, can’t be my disciple.LUK 14 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?LUK 14 29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,LUK 14 30 saying, ‘This man began to build, and wasn’t able to finish.’LUK 14 31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?LUK 14 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.LUK 14 33 So therefore whoever of you who doesn’t renounce all that he has, he can’t be my disciple.LUK 14 34 Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?LUK 14 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

CHAPTER 15
LUK 15 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him.LUK 15 2 The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.”LUK 15 3 He told them this parable.LUK 15 4 “Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?LUK 15 5 When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.LUK 15 6 When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’LUK 15 7 I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.LUK 15 8 Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn’t light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?LUK 15 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.’LUK 15 10 Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting.”LUK 15 11 He said, “A certain man had two sons.LUK 15 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of your property.’ He divided his livelihood between them.LUK 15 13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.LUK 15 14 When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.LUK 15 15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.LUK 15 16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.LUK 15 17 But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger!LUK 15 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.LUK 15 19 I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.”’LUK 15 20 “He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.LUK 15 21 The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’LUK 15 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.LUK 15 23 Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s eat, and celebrate;LUK 15 24 for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’ Then they began to celebrate.LUK 15 25 “Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.LUK 15 26 He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on.LUK 15 27 He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.’LUK 15 28 But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him.LUK 15 29 But he answered his father, ‘Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.LUK 15 30 But when this your son came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’LUK 15 31 “He said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.LUK 15 32 But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’”

CHAPTER 16
LUK 16 1 He also said to his disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.LUK 16 2 He called him, and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’LUK 16 3 “The manager said within himself, ‘What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don’t have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.LUK 16 4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.’LUK 16 5 Calling each one of his lord’s debtors to him, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe to my lord?’LUK 16 6 He said, ‘A hundred batos of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’LUK 16 7 Then he said to another, ‘How much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred cors of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’LUK 16 8 “His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.LUK 16 9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.LUK 16 10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.LUK 16 11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?LUK 16 12 If you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?LUK 16 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve God and Mammon.”LUK 16 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.LUK 16 15 He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.LUK 16 16 The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the Good News of God’s Kingdom is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.LUK 16 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall.LUK 16 18 Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.LUK 16 19 “Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.LUK 16 20 A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was taken to his gate, full of sores,LUK 16 21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.LUK 16 22 The beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.LUK 16 23 In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.LUK 16 24 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 in anguish in this flame.’LUK 16 25 “But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But here he is now comforted, and you are in anguish.LUK 16 26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that no one may cross over from there to us.’LUK 16 27 “He said, ‘I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house;LUK 16 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won’t also come into this place of torment.’LUK 16 29 “But Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’LUK 16 30 “He said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’LUK 16 31 “He said to him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.’”

CHAPTER 17
LUK 17 1 He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!LUK 17 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.LUK 17 3 Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.LUK 17 4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”LUK 17 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”LUK 17 6 The Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, ‘Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.LUK 17 7 But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say when he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down at the table,’LUK 17 8 and will not rather tell him, ‘Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink. Afterward you shall eat and drink’?LUK 17 9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded? I think not.LUK 17 10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.’”LUK 17 11 As he was on his way to Jerusalem, he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.LUK 17 12 As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.LUK 17 13 They lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”LUK 17 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” As they went, they were cleansed.LUK 17 15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.LUK 17 16 He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.LUK 17 17 Jesus answered, “Weren’t the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?LUK 17 18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?”LUK 17 19 Then he said to him, “Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you.”LUK 17 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when God’s Kingdom would come, he answered them, “God’s Kingdom doesn’t come with observation;LUK 17 21 neither will they say, ‘Look, here!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ for behold, God’s Kingdom is within you.”LUK 17 22 He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.LUK 17 23 They will tell you, ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Don’t go away or follow after them,LUK 17 24 for as the lightning, when it flashes out of one part under the sky, shines to another part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.LUK 17 25 But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.LUK 17 26 As it was in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.LUK 17 27 They ate, they drank, they married, and they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came and destroyed them all.LUK 17 28 Likewise, even as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;LUK 17 29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky and destroyed them all.LUK 17 30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.LUK 17 31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back.LUK 17 32 Remember Lot’s wife!LUK 17 33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.LUK 17 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. One will be taken and the other will be left.LUK 17 35 There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken and the other will be left.”LUK 17 36LUK 17 37 They, answering, asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the body is, there the vultures will also be gathered together.”

CHAPTER 18
LUK 18 1 He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,LUK 18 2 saying, “There was a judge in a certain city who didn’t fear God, and didn’t respect man.LUK 18 3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, ‘Defend me from my adversary!’LUK 18 4 He wouldn’t for a while, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,LUK 18 5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.’”LUK 18 6 The Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.LUK 18 7 Won’t God avenge his chosen ones who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exercises patience with them?LUK 18 8 I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”LUK 18 9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.LUK 18 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.LUK 18 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, extortionists, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.LUK 18 12 I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.’LUK 18 13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’LUK 18 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”LUK 18 15 They were also bringing their babies to him, that he might touch them. But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.LUK 18 16 Jesus summoned them, saying, “Allow the little children to come to me, and don’t hinder them, for God’s Kingdom belongs to such as these.LUK 18 17 Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn’t receive God’s Kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.”LUK 18 18 A certain ruler asked him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”LUK 18 19 Jesus asked him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one: God.LUK 18 20 You know the commandments: ‘Don’t commit adultery,’ ‘Don’t murder,’ ‘Don’t steal,’ ‘Don’t give false testimony,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’”LUK 18 21 He said, “I have observed all these things from my youth up.”LUK 18 22 When Jesus heard these things, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me.”LUK 18 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.LUK 18 24 Jesus, seeing that he became very sad, said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into God’s Kingdom!LUK 18 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter into God’s Kingdom.”LUK 18 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”LUK 18 27 But he said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”LUK 18 28 Peter said, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.”LUK 18 29 He said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for God’s Kingdom’s sake,LUK 18 30 who