The Gospel of Luke – Complete Word-for-Word Movie

How Great is God! Exalted in Power, Majestic above all! The heavens tell of His greatness, the skies
display His awesome craftsmanship! Day after day they continue to speak, night
after night they make Him known. In creating the heavens, God also created
the earth and formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath
of life. The God of Love created man and woman in His
own image to have a relationship with Him. And so, in the beginning, they revered and
honored God, and lived in harmony with Him. This continued until one day, Satan tempted
the woman to eat the forbidden fruit. And she gave it to the man, who also ate. In so doing, mankind rebelled against God,
and went their own way. As a result of this sin, mankind was severed
from God, and was thrown out of the Garden of Eden. But God still loved mankind, it was never
His desire to be separate from those He created. Yet, how could God be Holy and the source
of Perfect Justice if He did not judge mankind for their sin? In His Holy Book, God reveals His plan to
save the world from His judgment. One of the first to see this plan unfold was
Abraham. Abraham was a righteous man, whom God promised
to bless and make his descendants as numerous as the sand of the sea and of the stars of the sky. To test his obedience, God told Abraham to
sacrifice his son as an offering to Him. Abraham trusted God and sought to obey Him. But as he raised his knife to kill his son,
the Angel of the Lord stopped him. He saw that Abraham feared God, and was willing
to obey Him. Then Abraham saw a ram, caught by its horns
in a thicket, and he sacrificed the ram instead of his son as an offering to God. And so God showed Abraham that a lamb, or
a similar animal, was to be slain as a temporary covering for sin, until God would provide his Ultimate Sacrifice
to pay for the sins of mankind. Instead of sin separating man from God, the
Sacrifice would restore their relationship. The Holy Scriptures speak of One who was to
come and be the Ultimate Sacrifice for the sins of the world, as the ram took the place of Abraham’s son,
so this One who would come would take man’s place – so he could forgiven. Some refer to this person as the “Messiah”,
the One who would who would come and reconcile the world back to God, once and for all. The Prophets predicted many things in detail about
the Messiah, hundreds of years before He appeared. The prophet Isaiah foretold that His birth
was to be a miraculous one: “A virgin would conceive a child” Who was
to be called – in a spiritual sense – the Son of God. The prophet Micah predicted that the Messiah
would be born in Bethlehem, while the prophet Zechariah foretold His entry
into Jerusalem on a donkey, and His betrayal by Judas, one of His followers. Isaiah prophesied what the Messiah would do
when He came. The Lord’s Anointed will preach the Good News
to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and proclaimed that the time has come when
the Lord will save His people. So who was the Messiah? In the first century a ‘prophet’ came called
Jesus. Some thought He was the one the Prophets spoke
about. Could this be? Did His life fulfill what was predicted about
Him? Was Jesus ‘more’ than a prophet? What follows is His story based on eyewitness
accounts as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. An actor plays the part of Jesus. And though no actor is worthy of such a role,
it has been done so that we may understand, and benefit from the life of Jesus. 1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to
set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among
us, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which
from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect
understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent
Theophilus, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of
those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king
of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of
the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God,
walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth
was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. 8 And it came to pass, that while he executed
the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, 9 According to the custom of the priest’s
office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were
praying without at the time of incense. 11 And there appeared unto him an angel of
the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled,
and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not,
Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and
thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and
many shall rejoice at his birth. 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the
Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy
Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And many of the children of Israel shall
he turn to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit
and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient
to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby
shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19 And the angel answering said unto him,
I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to
shew thee these glad tidings. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not
able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest
not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and
marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. 22 And when he came out, he could not speak
unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned
unto them, and remained speechless. 23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the
days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth
conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the
days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel
was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name
was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said,
Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled
at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not,
Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy
womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called
the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob
for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall
this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her,
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of
God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she
hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who
was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the
Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went
into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias,
and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth
heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with
the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and
said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother
of my Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation
sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she that believed: for there
shall be a performance of those things which were told her from
the Lord. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the
Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of
his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great
things; and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on them that fear him
from generation to generation. 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he
hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He hath put down the mighty from their
seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance
of his mercy; 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham,
and to his seed for ever. 56 And Mary abode with her about three months,
and returned to her own house. 57 Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she
should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard
how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth
day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name
of his father. 60 And his mother answered and said, Not so;
but he shall be called John. 61 And they said unto her, There is none of
thy kindred that is called by this name. 62 And they made signs to his father, how
he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote,
saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. 64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and
his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about
them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. 66 And all they that heard them laid them
up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. 67 And his father Zacharias was filled with
the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for
he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation
for us in the house of his servant David; 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hand of all that hate us; 72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
and to remember his holy covenant; 73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 74 That he would grant unto us, that we being
delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him,
all the days of our life. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet
of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his
people by the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby
the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in
spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel. And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into
his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out
of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife,
being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no
room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not:
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city
of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men. 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were
gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto
us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary,
and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known
abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at
those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying
and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 21 And when eight days were accomplished for
the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel
before he was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the days of her purification according
to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to
the Lord; 23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) 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. 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem,
whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation
of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy
Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple:
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the
law, 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed
God, and said, 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart
in peace, according to thy word: 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face
of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the
glory of thy people Israel. 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at
those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto
Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel;
and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy
own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the
daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with
an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore
and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers
night and day. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks
likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 39 And when they had performed all things
according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in
spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every
year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they
went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as
they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew
not of it. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in
the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found him not, they turned
back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days
they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished
at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed:
and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee
sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye
sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s
business? 50 And they understood not the saying which
he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to
Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and man. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius
Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his
brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the
tetrarch of Abilene, 2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests,
the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all the country about Jordan,
preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 4 As it is written in the book of the words
of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every
mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the
rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of
God. 7 Then said he to the multitude that came
forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from
the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance,
and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto
you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root
of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire. 10 And the people asked him, saying, What
shall we do then? 11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that
hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him
do likewise. 12 Then came also publicans to be baptized,
and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? 13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than
that which is appointed you. 14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him,
saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man,
neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. 15 And as the people were in expectation,
and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; 16 John answered, saying unto them all, I
indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes
I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly
purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn
with fire unquenchable. 18 And many other things in his exhortation
preached he unto the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved
by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, 20 Added yet this above all, that he shut
up John in prison. 21 Now when all the people were baptized,
it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily
shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved
Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty
years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, which was the son of Matthat … (v. 23-31) … 31 …Which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David, 32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the
son of Obed (v. 32-34) 34 …Which was the son of Jacob, which was the
son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara … (v. 34-38)
… 38 …Which was the son of Enos, which was the
son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned
from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and
when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written,
That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 5 And the devil, taking him up into an high
mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power
will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever
I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall
be thine. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get
thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him
only shalt thou serve. 9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set
him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down from hence: 10 For it is written, He shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 And in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is
said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation,
he departed from him for a season. 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the
Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being
glorified of all. 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been
brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book
of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at
liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it
again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the
synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day
is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22 And all bare him witness, and wondered
at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say
unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum,
do also here in thy country. 24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No
prophet is accepted in his own country. 25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows
were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six
months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save
unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time
of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 28 And all they in the synagogue, when they
heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the
city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might
cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them
went his way, 31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee,
and taught them on the sabbath days. 32 And they were astonished at his doctrine:
for his word was with power. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which
had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do
with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of
God. 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy
peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst,
he came out of him, and hurt him not. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among
themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the
unclean spirits, and they come out. 37 And the fame of him went out into every
place of the country round about. 38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and
entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a
great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the
fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all they
that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every
one of them, and healed them. 41 And devils also came out of many, crying
out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to
speak: for they knew that he was Christ. 42 And when it was day, he departed and went
into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that
he should not depart from them. 43 And he said unto them, I must preach the
kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. 44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed
upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake:
but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which
was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out
of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto
Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master,
we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let
down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed
a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which
were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships,
so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at
Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9 For he was astonished, and all that were
with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons
of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from
henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to
land, they forsook all, and followed him. 12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain
city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 13 And he put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from
him. 14 And he charged him to tell no man: but
go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded,
for a testimony unto them. 15 But so much the more went there a fame
abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their
infirmities. 16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,
and prayed. 17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as
he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were
come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was
present to heal them. 18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man
which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before
him. 19 And when they could not find by what way
they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down
through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto
him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began
to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts,
he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be
forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man
hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto
thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25 And immediately he rose up before them,
and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified
God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. 27 And after these things he went forth, and
saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow
me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed
him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his
own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with
them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured
against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They
that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners
to repentance. 33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples
of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but
thine eat and drink? 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the
children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom
shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. 36 And he spake also a parable unto them;
No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh
a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles;
else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles;
and both are preserved. 39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway
desireth new: for he saith, The old is better. And it came to pass on the second sabbath
after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the
ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them,
Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not
read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were
with him; 4 How he went into the house of God, and did
take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not
lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man
is Lord also of the sabbath. 6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath,
that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him,
whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against
him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to
the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you
one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or
to destroy it? 10 And looking round about upon them all,
he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole
as the other. 11 And they were filled with madness; and
communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. 12 And it came to pass in those days, that
he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him
his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and
Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,
and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas
Iscariot, which also was the traitor. 17 And he came down with them, and stood in
the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all
Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him,
and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits:
and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch
him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples,
and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye
shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall
laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you,
and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast
out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy:
for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto
the prophets. 24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye
have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall
hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall
mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak
well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your
enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for
them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one
cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat
also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee;
and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you,
do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what
thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good
to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope
to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the
children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father
also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good
measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your
bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal
it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the
blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but
every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is
in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother,
Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest
not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out
of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy
brother’s eye. 43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt
fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor
of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of
his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of
his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth
speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do
not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my
sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house,
and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream
beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is
like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the
stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. Now when he had ended all his sayings in the
audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was
dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto
him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought
him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built
us a synagogue. 6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house,
the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I
am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy
to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority,
having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled
at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you,
I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10 And they that were sent, returning to the
house, found the servant whole that had been sick. 11 And it came to pass the day after, that
he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the
city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was
a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion
on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they
that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began
to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all: and they
glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited
his people. 17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout
all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. 18 And the disciples of John shewed him of
all these things. 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples
sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 20 When the men were come unto him, they said,
John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for
another? 21 And in that same hour he cured many of
their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he
gave sight. 22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go
your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the
lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the
gospel is preached. 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not
be offended in me. 24 And when the messengers of John were departed,
he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness
for to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled,
and live delicately, are in kings’ courts. 26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a
prophet. 27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold,
I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 28 For I say unto you, Among those that are
born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least
in the kingdom of God is greater than he. 29 And all the people that heard him, and
the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected
the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. 31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall
I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32 They are like unto children sitting in
the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye
have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating
bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking;
and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35 But wisdom is justified of all her children. 36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that
he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and
sat down to meat. 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which
was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an
alabaster box of ointment, 38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping,
and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head,
and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden
him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have
known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. 40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon,
I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41 There was a certain creditor which had
two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly
forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love
him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that
he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto
Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me
no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the
hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman
since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint:
but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which
are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth
little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began
to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath
saved thee; go in peace. And it came to pass afterward, that he went
throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom
of God: and the twelve were with him, 2 And certain women, which had been healed
of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward,
and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance. 4 And when much people were gathered together,
and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as
he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air
devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as
it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns
sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang
up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried,
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What
might this parable be? 10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know
the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might
not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the
word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear;
then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should
believe and be saved. 13 They on the rock are they, which, when
they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe,
and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they,
which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures
of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which
in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with
patience. 16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that
they which enter in may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be
made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever
hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that
which he seemeth to have. 19 Then came to him his mother and his brethren,
and could not come at him for the press. 20 And it was told him by certain which said,
Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 21 And he answered and said unto them, My
mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. 22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that
he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the
other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and
there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were
in jeopardy. 24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying,
Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the
raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one
to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and
they obey him. 26 And they arrived at the country of the
Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when he went forth to land, there met
him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither
abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell
down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son
of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit
to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was
kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the
devil into the wilderness.) 30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy
name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were
entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not
command them to go out into the deep. 32 And there was there an herd of many swine
feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into
them. And he suffered them. 33 Then went the devils out of the man, and
entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were
choked. 34 When they that fed them saw what was done,
they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then they went out to see what was done;
and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting
at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also which saw it told them by what
means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. 37 Then the whole multitude of the country
of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with
great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. 38 Now the man out of whom the devils were
departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 Return to thine own house, and shew how
great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout
the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him. 40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was
returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him. 41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus,
and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him
that he would come into his house: 42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve
years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. 43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve
years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind him, and touched the border
of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were
with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who
touched me? 46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me:
for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 47 And when the woman saw that she was not
hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all
the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good
comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. 49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from
the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not
the Master. 50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him,
saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. 51 And when he came into the house, he suffered
no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the
maiden. 52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he
said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing
that she was dead. 54 And he put them all out, and took her by
the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit came again, and she arose
straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 56 And her parents were astonished: but he
charged them that they should tell no man what was done. Then he called his twelve disciples together,
and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of
God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for
your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats
apiece. 4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there
abide, and thence depart. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when
ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against
them. 6 And they departed, and went through the towns,
preaching the gospel, and healing every where. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that
was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen
from the dead; 8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and
of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but
who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him. 10 And the apostles, when they were returned,
told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately
into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed
him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them
that had need of healing. 12 And when the day began to wear away, then
came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the
towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert
place. 13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to
eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves
and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit
down by fifties in a company. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit
down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two
fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples
to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled:
and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. 18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying,
his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? 19 They answering said, John the Baptist;
but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that
I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. 21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded
them to tell no man that thing; 22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many
things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and
be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will
come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall
lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain
the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and
of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory,
and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some
standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. 28 And it came to pass about an eight days
after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to
pray. 29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance
was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. 30 And, behold, there talked with him two
men, which were Moses and Elias: 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his
decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were
heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood
with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they departed from
him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. 34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud,
and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud,
saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was
found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in
those days any of those things which they had seen. 37 And it came to pass, that on the next day,
when they were come down from the hill, much people met him. 38 And, behold, a man of the company cried
out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. 39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly
crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from
him. 40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him
out; and they could not. 41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and
perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw
him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and
healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the mighty
power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things
which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, 44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears:
for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45 But they understood not this saying, and
it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that
saying. 46 Then there arose a reasoning among them,
which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their
heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive
this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me:
for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. 49 And John answered and said, Master, we
saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with
us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not:
for he that is not against us is for us. 51 And it came to pass, when the time was
come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent messengers before his face: and
they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his
face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw
this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume
them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy
men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. 57 And it came to pass, that, as they went
in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes,
and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and
bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury
their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow
thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having
put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. After these things the Lord appointed other
seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither
he himself would come. 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest
truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as
lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes:
and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first
say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace
shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and
drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they
receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 And heal the sick that are therein, and
say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and
they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even the very dust of your city, which
cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the
kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more
tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee,
Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done
in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre
and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted
to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. 16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he
that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. 17 And the seventy returned again with joy,
saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as
lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread
on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that
the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in
heaven. 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit,
and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these
things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father;
for so it seemed good in thy sight. 22 All things are delivered to me of my Father:
and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son,
and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and
said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: 24 For I tell you, that many prophets and
kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear
those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up,
and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the
law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered
right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said
unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man
went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment,
and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain
priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the
place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,
came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds,
pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and
took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he
took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever
thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou,
was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou
likewise. 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that
he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which
also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving,
and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve
alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha,
Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath
chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a
certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to
pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say,
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive
every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver
us from evil. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall
have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come
to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7 And he from within shall answer and say,
Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise
and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise
and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and
give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and
he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you
that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give
him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer
him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give
good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask him? 14 And he was casting out a devil, and it
was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone
out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 16 And others, tempting him, sought of him
a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto
them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided
against a house falleth. 18 If Satan also be divided against himself,
how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils,
by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out
devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace,
his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come
upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me: and
he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of
a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return
unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept
and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven
other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last
state of that man is worse than the first. 27 And it came to pass, as he spake these
things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is
the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. 28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they
that hear the word of God, and keep it. 29 And when the people were gathered thick
together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall
no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites,
so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the south shall rise up in
the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of
Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they
which come in may see the light. 34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore
when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness. 35 Take heed therefore that the light which
is in thee be not darkness. 36 If thy whole body therefore be full of
light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining
of a candle doth give thee light. 37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought
him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. 38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled
that he had not first washed before dinner. 39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees
make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening
and wickedness. 40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which
is without make that which is within also? 41 But rather give alms of such things as
ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. 42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe
mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these
ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the
uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware
of them. 45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said
unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!
for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens
with one of your fingers. 47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres
of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the
deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God,
I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: 50 That the blood of all the prophets, which
was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of
Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It
shall be required of this generation. 52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken
away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering
in ye hindered. 53 And as he said these things unto them,
the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak
of many things: 54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch
something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him. In the mean time, when there were gathered
together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another,
he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees,
which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness
shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall
be proclaimed upon the housetops. 4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid
of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:
Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you,
Fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings,
and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are
all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than
many sparrows. 8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess
me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against
the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the
Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues,
and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer,
or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the
same hour what ye ought to say. 13 And one of the company said unto him, Master,
speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me
a judge or a divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware
of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he
possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying,
What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull
down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast
much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this
night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou
hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God. 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore
I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what
ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body
is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow
nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more
are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can
add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing
which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they
toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which
is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe
you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what
ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of
the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God;
and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your
Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide
yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no
thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and your
lights burning; 36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait
for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh,
they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord
when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself,
and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch,
or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the
house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have
suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son
of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest
thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful
and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their
portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord
when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will
make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart,
My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to
eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a
day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him
in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s
will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with
many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things
worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him
shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and
what will I, if it be already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace
on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five
in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the
son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against
the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against
her mother in law. 54 And he said also to the people, When ye
see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye
say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face
of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? 57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye
not what is right? 58 When thou goest with thine adversary to
the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from
him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the
officer cast thee into prison. 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence,
till thou hast paid the very last mite. There were present at that season some that
told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose
ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered
such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in
Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt
in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
ye shall all likewise perish. 6 He spake also this parable; A certain man
had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found
none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard,
Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down;
why cumbereth it the ground? 8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let
it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not,
then after that thou shalt cut it down. 10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues
on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had
a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift
up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to
him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately
she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered
with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people,
There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and
not on the sabbath day. 15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou
hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall,
and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter
of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on
the sabbath day? 17 And when he had said these things, all
his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things
that were done by him. 18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom
of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which
a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls
of the air lodged in the branches of it. 20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken
the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and
hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 22 And he went through the cities and villages,
teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there
few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate:
for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen
up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence
ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten
and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you
not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of
teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom
of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And they shall come from the east, and
from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom
of God. 30 And, behold, there are last which shall
be first, and there are first which shall be last. 31 The same day there came certain of the
Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. 32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell
that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third
day I shall be perfected. 33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to
morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the
prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy
children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! 35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate:
and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. And it came to pass, as he went into the house
of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. 2 And, behold, there was a certain man before
him which had the dropsy. 3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers
and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him
go; 5 And answered them, saying, Which of you
shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the
sabbath day? 6 And they could not answer him again to these
things. 7 And he put forth a parable to those which
were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them. 8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding,
sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 9 And he that bade thee and him come and say
to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down
in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend,
go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with
thee. 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 12 Then said he also to him that bade him,
When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither
thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence
be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the
poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot
recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 15 And when one of them that sat at meat with
him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the
kingdom of God. 16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made
a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time to
say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one consent began to
make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece
of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke
of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife,
and therefore I cannot come. 21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord
these things. Then the master of the house being angry said
to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither
the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done
as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go
out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, That none of those
men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 25 And there went great multitudes with him:
and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his
father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own
life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross,
and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a
tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish
it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation,
and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was
not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against
another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand
to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great
way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that
forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost
his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet
for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Then drew near unto him all the publicans
and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured,
saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep,
if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go
after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it
on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together
his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep
which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall
be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons,
which need no repentance. 8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver,
if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till
she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth
her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece
which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy
in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father,
Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son
gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance
with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose
a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen
of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have filled his belly
with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How
many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will
say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy
son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father
saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring
forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill
it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive
again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25 Now his elder son was in the field: and
as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants, and
asked what these things meant. 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come;
and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28 And he was angry, and would not go in:
therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 29 And he answering said to his father, Lo,
these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment:
and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which
hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever
with me, and all that I have is thine. 32 It was meet that we should make merry,
and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. And he said also unto his disciples, There
was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he
had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, How
is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou
mayest be no longer steward. 3 Then the steward said within himself, What
shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am
ashamed. 4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am
put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5 So he called every one of his lord’s debtors
unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit
down quickly, and write fifty. 7 Then said he to another, And how much owest
thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write
fourscore. 8 And the lord commended the unjust steward,
because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser
than the children of light. 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends
of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting
habitations. 10 He that is faithful in that which is least
is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful
in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that
which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either
he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous,
heard all these things: and they derided him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which
justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John:
since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to
pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth
another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband
committeth adultery. 19 There was a certain rich man, which was
clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,
which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs
which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being
in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham,
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and
cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou
in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now
he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you
there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot;
neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father,
that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify
unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses
and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if
one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not
Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible
but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! 2 It were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of
these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother
trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times
in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive
him. 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase
our faith. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a
grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. 7 But which of you, having a servant plowing
or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and
sit down to meat? 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready
wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and
afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9 Doth he thank that servant because he did
the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done
all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have
done that which was our duty to do. 11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem,
that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village,
there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said,
Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them,
Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they
were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was
healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet,
giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not
ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give
glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way:
thy faith hath made thee whole. 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not
with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo
there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. 22 And he said unto the disciples, The days
will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall
not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or,
see there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out
of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also
the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things, and
be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall
it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married
wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and
the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of
Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom
it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the
Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the
housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he
that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall
lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be
two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the
one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one
shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where,
Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body
is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which
feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and
she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward
he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will
avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust
judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect,
which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall
he find faith on the earth? 9 And he spake this parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray;
the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers,
or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes
of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would
not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be
merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house
justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 15 And they brought unto him also infants,
that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom
of God. 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall
not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. 18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying,
Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou
me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit
adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and
thy mother. 21 And he said, All these have I kept from
my youth up. 22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said
unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful:
for he was very rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful,
he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through
a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they that heard it said, Who then can
be saved? 27 And he said, The things which are impossible
with men are possible with God. 28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all,
and followed thee. 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children,
for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in
this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. 31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said
unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles,
and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: 33 And they shall scourge him, and put him
to death: and the third day he shall rise again. 34 And they understood none of these things:
and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. 35 And it came to pass, that as he was come
nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked
what it meant. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth
passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of
David, have mercy on me. 39 And they which went before rebuked him,
that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have
mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be
brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do
unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:
thy faith hath saved thee. 43 And immediately he received his sight,
and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise
unto God. And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus,
which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and
could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a
sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked
up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must
abide at thy house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received
him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all murmured,
saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord:
Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing
from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation
come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man is come to seek and
to save that which was lost. 11 And as they heard these things, he added
and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the
kingdom of God should immediately appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went
into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered
them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a
message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned,
having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom
he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy
pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant:
because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy
pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also
over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold,
here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an
austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not
sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own
mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking
up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money
into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take
from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath
ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one
which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken
away from him. 27 But those mine enemies, which would not
that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. 28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before,
ascending up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh
to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against
you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat:
loose him, and bring him hither. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose
him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord
hath need of him. 32 And they that were sent went their way,
and found even as he had said unto them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the
owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they
cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their clothes
in the way. 37 And when he was come nigh, even now at
the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice
and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh
in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the
multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell
you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. 41 And when he was come near, he beheld the
city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou,
at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid
from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, that
thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on
every side, 44 And shall lay thee even with the ground,
and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another;
because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. 45 And he went into the temple, and began
to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; 46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house
is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. 47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and
the chief of the people sought to destroy him, 48 And could not find what they might do:
for all the people were very attentive to hear him. And it came to pass, that on one of those
days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests
and the scribes came upon him with the elders, 2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by
what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3 And he answered and said unto them, I will
also ask you one thing; and answer me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven,
or of men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying,
If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people
will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, that they could not tell
whence it was. 8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I
you by what authority I do these things. 9 Then began he to speak to the people this
parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into
a far country for a long time. 10 And at the season he sent a servant to
the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen
beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 And again he sent another servant: and
they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded
him also, and cast him out. 13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What
shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they
will reverence him when they see him. 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned
among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance
may be ours. 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and
killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard
do unto them? 16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen,
and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this
then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall
be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 19 And the chief priests and the scribes the
same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived
that he had spoken this parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies,
which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so
they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we
know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any,
but teachest the way of God truly: 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto
Caesar, or no? 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and
said unto them, Why tempt ye me? 24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Render therefore
unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s. 26 And they could not take hold of his words
before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace. 27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees,
which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, 28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If
any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 29 There were therefore seven brethren: and
the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second took her to wife, and he
died childless. 31 And the third took her; and in like manner
the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife
of them is she? for seven had her to wife. 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The
children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy
to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given
in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they
are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses
shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of
the living: for all live unto him. 39 Then certain of the scribes answering said,
Master, thou hast well said. 40 And after that they durst not ask him any
question at all. 41 And he said unto them, How say they that
Christ is David’s son? 42 And David himself saith in the book of
Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is
he then his son? 45 Then in the audience of all the people
he said unto his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to
walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the
synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; 47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a
shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting
their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting
in thither two mites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you,
that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 4 For all these have of their abundance cast
in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she
had. 5 And as some spake of the temple, how it
was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6 As for these things which ye behold, the
days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall
not be thrown down. 7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but
when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come
to pass? 8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye
not therefore after them. 9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions,
be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. 10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers
places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there
be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their
hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons,
being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not
to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents,
and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put
to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my
name’s sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head
perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls. 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed
with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee
to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them
that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that
all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child,
and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land,
and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the
sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden
down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and
in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and
for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall
be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to
pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold
the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know
of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things
come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation
shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my
words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any
time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and
so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them
that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that
ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of man. 37 And in the day time he was teaching in
the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount
of Olives. 38 And all the people came early in the morning
to him in the temple, for to hear him. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh,
which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and scribes sought
how they might kill him; for they feared the people. 3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot,
being of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went his way, and communed with the
chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. 5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give
him money. 6 And he promised, and sought opportunity
to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude. 7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when
the passover must be killed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and
prepare us the passover, that we may eat. 9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou
that we prepare? 10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye
are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow
him into the house where he entereth in. 11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the
house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover
with my disciples? 12 And he shall shew you a large upper room
furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went, and found as he had said
unto them: and they made ready the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down,
and the twelve apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire I have
desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: 16 For I say unto you, I will not any more
eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and
said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of
the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and
brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do
in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,
This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. 21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth
me is with me on the table. 22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was
determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! 23 And they began to enquire among themselves,
which of them it was that should do this thing. 24 And there was also a strife among them,
which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the
Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are
called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is
greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth
at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he
that serveth. 28 Ye are they which have continued with me
in my temptations. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my
Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in
my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith
fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. 33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready
to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. 34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock
shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 35 And he said unto them, When I sent you
without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. 36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that
hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let
him sell his garment, and buy one. 37 For I say unto you, that this that is written
must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the
things concerning me have an end. 38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two
swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. 39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont,
to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto
them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a
stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove
this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43 And there appeared an angel unto him from
heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was
come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. 47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude,
and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus
to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest
thou the Son of man with a kiss? 49 When they which were about him saw what
would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And one of them smote the servant of the
high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye
thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests,
and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as
against a thief, with swords and staves? 53 When I was daily with you in the temple,
ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. 54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought
him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the
midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat
by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know
him not. 58 And after a little while another saw him,
and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And about the space of one hour after another
confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean. 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou
sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock
crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord,
how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him,
and smote him. 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they
struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? 65 And many other things blasphemously spake
they against him. 66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of
the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council,
saying, 67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will
not believe: 68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer
me, nor let me go. 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the
right hand of the power of God. 70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son
of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 71 And they said, What need we any further
witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth. And the whole multitude of them arose, and
led him unto Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We
found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying
that he himself is Christ a King. 3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the
King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest
it. 4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and
to the people, I find no fault in this man. 5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He
stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this
place. 6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether
the man were a Galilaean. 7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged
unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at
that time. 8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding
glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things
of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 9 Then he questioned with him in many words;
but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood
and vehemently accused him. 11 And Herod with his men of war set him at
nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. 12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were
made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate, when he had called together
the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man
unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before
you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him;
and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release
him. 17 (For of necessity he must release one unto
them at the feast.) 18 And they cried out all at once, saying,
Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: 19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the
city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) 20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus,
spake again to them. 21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify
him. 22 And he said unto them the third time, Why,
what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will
therefore chastise him, and let him go. 23 And they were instant with loud voices,
requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests
prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should
be as they required. 25 And he released unto them him that for
sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus
to their will. 26 And as they led him away, they laid hold
upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross,
that he might bear it after Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great company
of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters
of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the
which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps
which never gave suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains,
Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31 For if they do these things in a green
tree, what shall be done in the dry? 32 And there were also two other, malefactors,
led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place, which
is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand,
and the other on the left. 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them;
for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him,
saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming
to him, and offering him vinegar, 37 And saying, If thou be the king of the
Jews, save thyself. 38 And a superscription also was written over
him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed
on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying,
Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the
due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember
me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto
thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there
was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil
of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice,
he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up
the ghost. 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done,
he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48 And all the people that came together to
that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women
that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph,
a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel
and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited
for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the
body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in
linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was
laid. 54 And that day was the preparation, and the
sabbath drew on. 55 And the women also, which came with him
from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested
the sabbath day according to the commandment. Now upon the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from
the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body
of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed
thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down
their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how
he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered
into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told
all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary
the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto
the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them as idle
tales, and they believed them not. 12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre;
and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering
in himself at that which was come to pass. 13 And, behold, two of them went that same
day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things
which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed
together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should
not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications
are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas,
answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things
which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of
Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers
delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which
should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these
things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company
made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 And when they found not his body, they
came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 24 And certain of them which were with us
went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow
of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these
things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets,
he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither
they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide
with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat
with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew
him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said one to another, Did not our
heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the
scriptures? 33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned
to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath
appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in
the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. 36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood
in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted,
and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is
I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed
them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy,
and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled
fish, and of an honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them. 44 And he said unto them, These are the words
which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which
were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that
they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written,
and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father
upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. 50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany,
and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them,
he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising
and blessing God. Amen. In the Holy Scriptures God declared the Messiah
would come to be Savior of the world. The life of Jesus gives evidences that He
is indeed the one the prophets spoke about. Isaiah prophesied that ‘the virgin will conceive
a child and will give birth to a son.’ Centuries later the birth of Jesus was the
fulfillment of that prophecy. The Holy Scriptures declared the Holy One
to born would called the Son of God This means that Jesus was to be called the
Son of God in a spiritual sense, not a physical sense. We see this in how He lives His life. He healed people from their diseases, Forgave their sins and turned them back to
God, and promised them a place in God’s Eternal Kingdom. He offered himself as a sacrifice for sin
in their place, and then rose again, conquering death. Jesus said, “No one can take my life from
Me, I lay it down of My own accord.” The life of Jesus not only fulfilled the Writings
of the prophets, but also confirmed the truth of God’s Holy Word. The prophets declared, “The Word of the Lord
is flawless. Your Word, O’ Lord, is eternal.” Jesus, Himself said, “Heaven and earth will
pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Jesus came to give us life in all its fullness, but when man disobeyed God in the Garden of
Eden, he chose to go his own way, and his actions separated him from the Creator. The Holy scriptures declare that “all have
sinned,” and the payment for sin is death. This means a spiritual death – eternal separation
from God. But just as God provided a ram to die in place
of Abraham’s son – so He sent Jesus the Messiah to die in our place. His life, death, and resurrection restored
the relationship between God and all those who put their trust in Him. Now, those who follow Jesus not only have
their sins forgiven, but are saved from God’s eternal judgment. They are assured of paradise and will live
with Him forever. It is this life and freedom from the guilt
and power of sin that Jesus offers each person today. This does not mean following a religion – but
choosing to have faith in Jesus, Who says, “I stand at the door and knock! If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come into him.” This means turning to God and trusting Jesus
to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. It is not enough to intellectually agree with
His claims, nor to have an emotional experience. We receive Him by grace, through faith, as
an act of the will. When people are ready to become followers
of Jesus the Messiah, they may speak to Him in a simple prayer. Perhaps you are ready now to open your life
to God. If so, you may join in the following prayer
to Him, silently in your heart: “Lord Jesus I need you. Thank You for dying on the Cross for my sins. I confess and repent of my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You
as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving
me Eternal Life. Make me the kind of person You want me to
be, as I become one of Your followers. Amen.” Jesus said about His followers, “My sheep recognize My voice. I know them, and they follow Me.” In order to experience the abundant life which
Jesus promised, His followers talk to God each day in prayer,
and read or listen to His Word. They tell others about Him and meet regularly
with those who love and follow Him. Remember His wonderful promise, “All power
is given to Me in Heaven and in earth! Lo, I am with you ALWAYS – even to the end
of the world.”

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