The Gospel According to Matthew


The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.

2 Abraham fathered Isaac.

And Isaac fathered Jacob.

And Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.

3 And Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar.

And Perez fathered Hezron.

And Hezron fathered Ram.

4 And Ram fathered Amminadab.

And Amminadab fathered Nahshon.

And Nahshon fathered Salmah.

5 And Salmah fathered Boaz by Rahab.

And Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth.

And Obed fathered Jesse.

6 And Jesse fathered David the king.

And David the king fathered Solomon from the woman who had been the wife of Uriah.

7 And Solomon fathered Rehoboam.

And Rehoboam fathered Abijah.

And Abijah fathered Asa.

8 And Asa fathered Jehoshaphat.

And Jehoshaphat fathered Jehoram.

And Jehoram fathered Uzziah.

9 And Uzziah fathered Jotham.

And Jotham fathered Ahaz.

And Ahaz fathered Hezekiah.

10 And Hezekiah fathered Manasseh.

And Manasseh fathered Amon.

And Amon fathered Josiah.

11 And Josiah fathered Jehoiakim.

And Jehoiakim fathered Jeconiah and his brothers into the carrying-away to Babylon.

12 And after the carrying-away to Babylon, Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel.

And Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel.

13 And Zerubbabel fathered Abiud.

And Abiud fathered Eliakim.

And Eliakim fathered Hazor.

14 And Hazor fathered Zadok.

And Zadok fathered Achim.

And Achim fathered Eliud.

15 And Eliud fathered Eleazar.

And Eleazar fathered Matthan.

And Matthan fathered Jacob.

16 And Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, she from whom Jesus, who was called Christ, was born.

17 Now all the generations from Abraham until David were fourteen generations, and from David until the carrying-away to Babylon were fourteen generations, and from the carrying-away to Babylon until Christ were fourteen generations.

18 Now thus was the birth of Christ. When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph before they were joined together, she was found to be pregnant by the holy spirit. 19 So Joseph her husband, because he was a just man and did not wish to defame her, considered to put her away privately. 20 And while he was considering these things in his soul, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to join to yourself Mary your wife. For what has been conceived in her is perfected by the holy spirit. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you two shall call his name Jesus, for he shall bring salvation to his people from their sins.” 22 Now all these things were done to fulfill what had been said by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, the virgin will be pregnant,
and will bring forth a son,
and his name shall be called Immanuel,
which is to say, God with us.

24 And Joseph, awakened from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had told him, and took his wife to him, 25 and did not know her until she had brought forth her firstborn son. And they called his name Jesus.


Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came sorcerers from the east to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

3 Now when Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed, and with him all of Jerusalem, 4 and he called all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them, to find out where Christ should be born.

5 And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judaea. For thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And you, Bethlehem, of the land of Judah,
are not at all the least among the princes of Judah,
for from you shall come forth a leader,
who will shepherd my people Israel.

7 So Herod, secretly calling the sorcerers, diligently inquired of them what time the star had appeared. 8 And sending them to Bethlehem, he said, “Go and make diligent inquiry of the boy, and when you shall find him, report back to me, so that I may also come and worship him.”

9 Having heard the king, they left, and behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went ahead of them until, having arrived, it would stand above the place in which the boy was. 10 And seeing the star they rejoiced an extremely great joy.

11 And going into the house, they saw the boy with Mary his mother and, falling down before him, they worshiped him, and opening their treasures, they brought him offerings of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being divinely warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country by another route.

13 And when they had left, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying, “Get up and take the boy and his mother and escape to Egypt, and be there until I shall tell you. For soon Herod will seek the boy to destroy him.”

14 And being awakened from sleep, he took the boy and his mother by night and departed into Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it may be fulfilled what God spoke through the prophet, saying, From Egypt I have called my son.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been mocked by the sorcerers, was enraged, and sent people to kill every boy of two years and younger in Bethlehem and in all the edges of Bethlehem, two years and below, according to the time which he had inquired of the sorcerers. 17 Then it was fulfilled what had been spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18 A voice in Rama is heard,
lamentation, weeping and great agony,
Rachel weeping for her sons,
and she would not let herself be consoled,
for they were not.

19 But when Herod was deceased, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, “Rise and take up the boy and his mother and go into the land of Israel. For they are deceased who sought the life of the boy.”

21 And rising, he took the boy and his mother and came into the land of Israel. 22 But hearing that Archelaus reigned in Judaea in the place of Herod his father, he was afraid to go there, but warned by an oracle in a dream, he departed into the parts of Galilee, 23 and coming there, he lived in the city which was called Nazareth, that it may be fulfilled, which had been spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarite.”


In those days John the baptist came, preaching in the desert of Judaea 2 and saying, “Change your heart; for the kingdom of heaven has drawn nigh.” 3 For this is he of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke, saying,
The voice shouting in the desert:
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.

4 Now this John had camel hair for his clothing, and a leather girdle around his loins. And his diet was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then there came to him Jerusalem, and all of Judaea, all the region around the Jordan, 6 and they were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. 7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Progeny of vipers, who has revealed to you that you should flee the coming wrath? 8 So bring forth fruit worthy to repentance. 9 And do not presume to say within yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as father.’ For I say to you that God can cause sons of Abraham to rise up to him from these stones. 10 Now the axe is already placed at the root of the tree; therefore every tree that does not bring forth good fruit shall be cut off and placed into fire. 11 I indeed baptize you in water to repentance. But the one who shall be coming after me is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to so much as carry his sandals. He shall baptize you in the holy spirit and fire; 12 whose fan is in his hand, and he will scour his field, and shall gather his grain into the barn, and the chaff he shall burn, with fire that cannot be doused.”

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan, to John, that he might be baptized by him. 14 But John forbade him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?”

15 And Jesus answering said to him, “Let it be now; for thus it is needful for us, so that we may fulfill all righteousness.”

And he let him. 16 And baptized, Jesus rose up at once from the water. And behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove, and coming upon him. 17 And behold, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well-pleased.”


Then Jesus was led down into the desert by the spirit, so that he might be tempted by the devil. 2 And having fasted for forty days and forty nights, afterward he was famished.

3 And when the one who tempted had come to him, he said, “If you are the son of God, say that these stones may be made bread.”

4 And answering him, he said, “It is written, Not on bread alone shall man live, but on every word which comes from the mouth of God.5 Then the devil took him into the holy city and stood him upon the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the son of God, throw yourself down from here. 6 For it is written,

His angels shall be commanded of you,
and in their hands they shall carry you,
lest sometime you should scrape your foot on a stone.

7 Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, Do not tempt the Lord your God.

8 Again the devil took him into an extremely high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory, 9 and said to him, “All these things I will give you if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Get back, Satan, for it is written, The Lord your God you shall worship, and him alone you shall serve.

11 Then the devil left him. And behold, angels came and ministered to him.

12 And Jesus, hearing that John had been imprisoned, departed into Galilee, 13 and leaving Nazareth, he would live in Capernaum, which was a coastal city, on the borders of Zebulon and Naphtali, 14 that it may be fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 Land of Zebulon and Naphtali,
by the seaside road,
across the Jordan,
Galilee of the nations:

16 a people which sat in the darkness and the shadow of death
saw a great light,
and to those who sat in the region and the shadow of death,
a light arises.

17 And from that time began Jesus to preach and say, “Change your heart, for the kingdom of heaven has drawn nigh.”

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Come along with me, and I will make you fishers for people.” 20 And at once leaving their nets, they followed him.

21 And he went a little further, and saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with their father Zebedee, adjusting their nets, and he called them. 22 And at once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

23 And Jesus went around all of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and curing all manner of disease, and all illness in the people. 24 And news of him spread through all of Syria. And they brought to him all those afflicted with illnesses, various diseases and torments, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he would heal them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee, from the Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judaea, and across the Jordan.


And seeing the crowds, he went up a mountain, and as he sat, there came to him his disciples, 2 and after he opened his mouth, he would teach them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will receive consolation.

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 “Blessed are the peaceful, for they shall be called the sons of God.

10 “Blessed are those who suffer persecution because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you, when people shall reproach you, and harass you, and they shall say every bad word against you (falsely) because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because your reward is plentiful in heaven. For in this way they harassed the prophets who came before you.

13 “You are the salt of the earth. If the salt shall become tasteless, how shall it be salted? It is useful for nothing except to be thrown outside and trampled underfoot by people.

14 “You are the light of the world. One cannot hide a city which lies on top of a mountain. 15 Nor does one light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 Thus you should let your light shine in the presence of people, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.

17 “Do not presume that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy them, but to complete them. 18 Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth shall pass away, not the dot of an i or the cross of a t shall be lost from the law until all things shall have been carried out. 19 Whoever shall break one of the least of these commandments and teach people to do the same, he will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever shall do, and shall teach, he will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness shall be more abundant than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 “You have heard that is was said by the people of old, ‘Do not kill. And whoever kills will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who shall be angry with his brother without just cause shall be subject to judgment. And whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be subject to the council. And whoever shall say ‘Fool’ shall be subject to the fires of Gehenna. 23 So if you shall be bringing your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift in front of the altar, and go; first reconcile yourself to your brother, and then come to offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the road with him, lest the adversary should hand you over to the judge, and the judge shall handle you over to the bailiff, and you be thrown in jail. 26 Amen, I say to you, You will not come out of there until you have paid the very last dime.

27 “You have heard that it was said of old, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at another woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 So if your right eye should be an obstacle to you, cut it out and throw it away from you. For it would be better for you that one part of you should be lost, and not that your whole body should be thrown together into Gehenna. 30 And if your right hand should be an obstacle to you, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it would be better for you that one part of you should be lost, and not that your whole body should be thrown into Gehenna.

31 “And it is said, ‘Whoever would put away his wife shall give her a note of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever shall put away his wife (except for fornication) causes her to be an adulteress, and whoever shall marry someone who has been put away commits adultery.

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said of old, ‘Do not perjure yourself, but pay to the Lord that which you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not swear by anything: not by the heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35 nor by earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king; 36 nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one of your hairs white or black. 37 But your word shall be yes, yes, no, no. For whatever is beyond these things is from the evil one.

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I say to you that you should not resist evil, but whoever might slap you on the right cheek, turn to him also the other, 40 and to the one who shall bring you to be judged and take away your shirt, give him also your coat, 41 and whoever might conscript you for one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to the one who asks of you; do not turn away the one who would borrow from you.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who harass and abuse you, 45 so that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven, who raises the sun upon the evil and the good, and sends rain upon the just and unjust. 46 For if you shall love those who love you what reward do you have? Do not also the publicans so? 47 And if you shall greet your brothers only, what extra do you do? Do not also the publicans so? 48 But you shall be perfect, as your father who is in heaven is perfect.


“Be mindful not to do your works of charity before people so that you may be seen by them. Otherwise you shall have no reward with your father who is in heaven. 2 But when you shall do your works of charity, do not blast the trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may be glorified by people. Amen, I say to you, They have their reward. 3 But when you shall do works of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your charity may be done in secret, and your father, who sees in secret, shall himself reward you openly.

5 “And when you shall pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and on the street corners, to be conspicuous to the people. Amen, I say to you, They have their reward. 6 But when you pray, enter into your room and, locking your door, pray to your father who is in secret, and your father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly. 7 And when praying, do not repeat yourself uselessly as the foreigners do. For they suppose that by their much speaking, that they may be heard. 8 But do not be like them. For your father knows that you need these things before you ask him. 9 Therefore, in this manner pray:

Our father in heaven,
may your name be made holy.
10 May your kingdom come,
may your will be done;
as in heaven, so also on earth.
11 Give us today our allowance of bread,
12 and give us forgiveness of our debts,
as we also forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
14 For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours in all ages. Amen.

15 “For if you shall forgive people their faults, your father in heaven shall also forgive you. But if you shall not forgive people their faults, neither will your father forgive your faults.

16 “And whenever you may fast, do not be like the hypocrites, for they disguise their faces with sad eyes so that they may be seen by their own people to fast. Amen, I say to you, They have their reward. 17 But you, when you may fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 and do not be conspicuous to people that you are fasting, but to your father who is in secret; and your father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

19 “Do not hoard your treasures on the earth, where moth and rust will eat them, and where thieves will dig in and steal them. 20 But gather to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can eat them, and where thieves will not dig in and steal. 21 For where your treasure shall be, there also your heart shall be.

22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If then your eye is simple, your whole body will be in light. 23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be in darkness. Therefore if the light which is in all of you is darkness, how much darkness it is!

24 “No one can serve two lords. For either he will have hatred for one and love for the other, or he will cling to the one, and avoid the other. You cannot serve God and also Mammon. 25 Because of this I tell you, Do not be anxious for your lives, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, nor of your body, how you shall be dressed. For life is more than food, and the body than clothing. 26 Look up at the birds of the sky, for they neither sow nor reap, nor do they gather into barns, and your heavenly father nourishes them. Are you not of more importance than them? 27 For whoever of you by worrying can add one foot to his height? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not work, nor do they spin. 29 But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was so clothed as one of these. 30 So if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, shall he not do much more to you, you people of little faith? 31 So do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘How shall we be clothed?’ 32 (For all these things the nations seek.) For your heavenly father knows that you need these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things will be given to you in addition. 34 So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. The day has enough grief of its own.


“Do not judge, lest you should be judged. 2 For in whatever judgment you judge you will be judged. And in whatever measurement you measure, in that you shall also be measured.

3 “And why do you see the speck that is in the eye of your brother, and the log which is in your own eye you do not notice? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and yet, behold, there is a log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite, first take out the log from your eye, and you will see well enough to take the speck out of the eye of your brother.

6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, nor throw your pearls before pigs, lest they should trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you apart.

7 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who seeks finds, and to those that knock, it will be opened. 9 Or is there any person among you who, if his son should ask for bread, would give him a stone? 10 Or if he shall ask for a fish, he would give him a snake? 11 So if you, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much greater gifts shall your father in heaven give if you ask him! 12 So all things that you may desire that people do to you, such things also do to them. For these things are the Law and the Prophets.

13 “Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and spacious the path that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in that way. 14 For tight is the gate and narrow the path that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

15 “Be mindful of false prophets who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inside they are greedy wolves. 16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you collect grapes from thorns? Or figs from thistles? 17 If the whole tree is good, it bears good fruit. And if the tree is rotten it will bear evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit shall be cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So from their fruits you will know them.

21 “Not all people who say to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my father in heaven. 22 Many will say to me, on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name expel demons? and in your name done many mighty deeds?’ 23 And I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you workers of iniquity.’ 24 For everyone who hears these words from me and shall do them, I shall compare him to a prudent man who built his house upon rock, 25 and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and struck at his house, and it was not knocked over, for it was founded upon rock. 26 And everyone who heard these words from me and does not do them, I shall compare to a foolish man, who built his house upon sand, 27 and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and struck at his house, and it was knocked down, and great was its ruin.”

28 And it so happened that when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching. 29 For he taught them like one having authority, and not as the scribes.


And when he had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, 2 and behold, a leper came up to him, and would worship him, saying, “Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.”

3 And reaching out his hand, he touched him, saying, “I do want. Be clean.” And at once that leper was clean. 4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priests, and give the offering which Moses ordained in witness to them.”

5 And when Jesus came into Capernaum, a centurion came up to him, begging him 6 and saying, “Lord, my son lies at home paralyzed and in dreadful torment.”

7 And Jesus said to him, “When I come, I shall heal him.”

8 And the centurion answering said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only say the word, and my son shall be healed. 9 For I am also a man under the authority of another, and I have soldiers under me, and I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does.”

10 And hearing these things, Jesus marveled, and said, “Amen, I say to you people, Not in Israel have I found so much faith. 11 And I tell you people that many shall come from east and west and shall come together and sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast into the outermost darkness, and there shall be the weeping and grinding of teeth.” 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go, and as you have believed, it shall be to you.” And that hour his son was made whole.

14 And Jesus, coming into Peter’s house, saw Peter’s mother-in-law laid up and having a fever, 15 and he took her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and ministered to them.

16 And as evening fell, they brought him many demoniacs and he expelled the spirits with a word, and all who had illnesses he would heal, 17 so that it may be fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

This one took our infirmities,
and bore away our diseases.

18 And Jesus seeing many crowds around him, he ordered the disciples to cross to the other side.

19 And a scribe came up to him, and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you may go.”

20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have their holes, and birds of the heaven nests, but the son of man does not have a place to lay his head.”

21 Another of the number of his disciples said to him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”

22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”

23 And when he had gone into a boat, his disciples followed him, 24 and behold, there came a great tempest in the sea, so that the boat was covered by the waves, but he was sleeping, 25 and the disciples came to him and awoke him, saying, “Lord, save us; we perish.”

26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, you people of little faith?” Then, getting up, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was made a great calm.

27 And the people marveled, saying, “What kind of person is this! For even the winds and the sea obey him.”

28 And having come to the other side in the region of the Gergesenes there met him two demoniacs coming from the tombs, so vicious that nobody could pass by that route. 29 And behold, they would shout, saying, “What is it between you and us, Jesus, son of God? Have you come to torture us before the time?”

30 And some way off from them there was a herd of many hogs grazing, 31 and the demons asked him, saying, “If you expel us, permit us to go forth into the herd of hogs.”

32 And he said to them, “Go.”

And they went forth into the herd of hogs. And behold, the whole herd of hogs hurtled off a cliff and into the sea, and perished in the water. 33 And those who were grazing them fled. And going forth into the city, they reported all things, and what had happened with the demoniacs. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And seeing him, they asked him to depart from their borders.


And Jesus went into a boat, he crossed over and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic laid up on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, have courage: your sins are forgiven to you.”

3 And behold, some of the scribes said among themselves, “This person blasphemes.”

4 And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil things in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’” 6 But so that you may know that the son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, then he says to the paralytic, “Rise, take up your bed and go to your home.” 7 And rising up, he went to his home. 8 And the crowds who saw marveled, and would glorify God, who gave such power to people.

9 And passing through, Jesus saw a man sitting at the toll booth, Matthew by name, and said to him, “Follow me.” And rising up, he followed him.

10 And it so happened, that he sat down at the table in the house. And behold, many publicans and sinners, came and sat down together with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher dine with publicans and sinners?”

12 But when Jesus heard, he said to them, “Those who are well do not need a doctor, but those who are ill. 13 But go and learn what this means, Mercy I desire, and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”

15 And Jesus said to them, “Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, while the groom is with them? But there will come a day when the groom will be taken up from them, and then they shall fast.

16 “No one puts a raw patch on old clothing. For the addition will separate from the clothing, and the tear will be worse. 17 Nor do they put new wine in old bottles. Otherwise the bottles will break, and the wine will pour out, and the bottles will be lost. But they put new wine in new bottles, and both are preserved.”

18 When Jesus had spoken these things, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, “My daughter is now deceased, but come, and place your hand upon her, and she will live.” 19 And Jesus, rising, followed him, and his disciples.

20 And behold, a woman, who had been suffering from a continual flow of blood for twelve years, came from behind, and touched the hem of his cloak. 21 For she said within herself, “If I shall but touch his clothing, I will be healed.”

22 But Jesus, having turned around to see her, said, “Be of good faith, daughter; your faith has made you whole.” And the woman was made whole from that moment.

23 And Jesus, coming into the house of the ruler, and seeing the musicians and the rowdy crowd, 24 said to them, “Get out of here, for the young girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they jeered at him.

25 And having thrown out the crowd, he came into the room, took the hand of the young girl, and raised her. 26 And this rumor spread into their whole land.

27 And as Jesus passed that way, two blind people followed him, shouting and saying, “Have mercy on us, son of David.”

28 And when he had come into the house, the blind people came up to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?”

They said to him, “We believe, Lord.”

29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith it shall be to you.” And their eyes were opened. 30 And Jesus muttered to them, saying, “See that no one finds out.” 31 But when they left, they spread his fame in all that land.

32 And as they came out, behold, they led to him a man, a mute demoniac, and he expelled the demon, and the mute spoke. 33 And the crowd marveled, saying, “Never has such appeared in Israel.”

But the Pharisees would say, “By the prince of demons he expels demons.”

34 And Jesus would go around all the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every ailment in the people. 35 And when the crowds saw him, he had pity on them, for they were destitute; for they were scattered like sheep without a shepherd. 36 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the workers are few. 37 Therefore ask the lord of the harvest to throw more workers into his harvest.”


And calling his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, that they may expel them, and heal every disease, and every ailment. 2 And the twelve apostles’ names were these. First, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew, who had been a publican; James son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, also known as Thaddaeus; 4 Simon Cananeus; and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him. 5 These, twelve by number, Jesus sent, commanding them, and saying, “Do not go along the route of the nations, and in the cities of the Samaritans do not enter, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven has drawn nigh.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, expel the demons. You have freely received; freely give. 9 Do not possess gold, nor silver, nor copper in your pockets, 10 nor a bag for the trip; nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor walking sticks. For the worker is worthy of his meal. 11 But in whatever city or village you may enter, inquire of who in it shall be worthy, and remain there, until you leave. 12 And when you enter the house, greet it, 13 and if the house shall be worthy, your peace shall come upon it. If it shall be unworthy, your peace shall return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, leave that house or that city, then shake the dust off your feet. 15 Amen, I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the lands of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore wise like snakes, and simple like doves.

17 “And be mindful of the people. For they will bring you to the councils, and in their synagogues they will flay you, 18 and you will be led to princes and kings because of me, in their witness and to the nations. 19 And when they will have brought you, do not worry about how you shall speak, for in that hour it shall be given you what to speak. 20 For it shall not be you who speak, but the spirit of your father which shall speak in you. 21 And the brother shall hand over the brother to death, and the father the son, and children shall rebel against parents, and they shall have them put to death, 22 and you shall be hated by all people because of my name. But the one who endures to the end, this one shall be saved. 23 And when you shall be harassed in this city, flee into another. Amen, I say to you, You will not have walked through all the cities of Israel before the son of man will come.

24 “The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he should be as his teacher, and for the servant that he should be as his lord. 25 If they should have called the father of the family Beelzebul, how much greater his household! Therefore do not fear them. 26 For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed, and nothing hidden that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, say in the light. And what you hear in the ear, preach from the rooftop. 28 And do not be afraid of those who can slay the body but they cannot slay the soul. But fear instead the greater one who can make both body and soul perish in Gehenna.

29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a quarter? And not one of them shall fall to the ground without your father. 30 But even the hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

32 “Therefore all who will confess me before men, I will also confess them before my father who is in heaven. 33 And whoever will deny me before men, I will also deny him before my father who is in heaven.

34 “Do not think that I have come to send peace to the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I came so that a man may be set at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, 36 and a person’s enemies shall be those who are of his own household.

37 “Whoever might love father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever might love son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever would find his life will lose it, and whoever would lose his life because of me shall find it.

40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. 41 Whoever receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive the reward of a prophet. And whoever receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of a righteous person. 42 And whoever shall give so much as a little glass of cold water to one of these little ones to drink, merely in the name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, his reward shall not be lost.”


And it so happened, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he went on from there, to teach and preach in their cities. 2 And John, when he had heard of the feats of Christ from jail, sent two of his disciples to say to him, 3 “Are you the one who is to come or do we wait for another?”

4 And Jesus, answering, said to them, “Go and show John what you have seen and heard. 5 The blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead rise, and the poor receive the good news. 6 And blessed is whoever will not be offended at me.”

7 And as they left, Jesus began to tell the crowd about John. “What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed that was shaken by the wind? 8 No, what did you go out to see? A person in fair clothing? Behold, those who wear fair clothing are in the houses of kings. 9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Indeed, I say to you, and far more than a prophet. 10 For this is the one of whom it was written,

Behold, I send my herald before your face
who shall prepare your way ahead of you.
11 Amen, I say to you, there shall not be raised up among you one who was born of women greater than John the baptist. But whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than him. 12 And from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is being violated, and they seize it violently. 13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if you will receive it, he is that Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever has ears for hearing should hear.

16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in the marketplace and shout to the others, 17 and say,

‘We played you the flute,
and you have not danced.
We played you a dirge,
and you have not wept.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking and they said, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The son of man comes eating and drinking and they say, ‘Behold, a man, a glutton and a wino, a friend of publicans and sinners.’ But Wisdom is justified by her children.”

20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which many of his mighty deeds were done because they would not repent.

21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if in the cities of Tyre or Sidon were done the mighty deeds which were done in you, they would have long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than you.

23 “And you, Capernaum, lifted up to heaven, will sink into hell, 24 for if in Sodom were done the mighty deeds which were done in you, it would have remained to this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in the day of judgment than you.”

25 At that time Jesus, answering, said, “I give you thanks, father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and knowledgeable, and revealed them to the foolish. 26 Indeed, father, such was good will in your eyes.

27 “All things are given to me by the father, and no one knows the son but the father, nor does anyone know the father but the son and whomever the son chooses to reveal him to.

28 “Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon yourselves, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is gentle, and my burden light.”


At that time Jesus went through the fields on the sabbath. And his disciples were famished, and they began to pick the ears of grain and eat.

2 And the Pharisees, when they saw, said to him, “Behold, your disciples do what is not permitted to do on the sabbath.”

3 And he said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was famished, and those who were with him, 4 how he came into the house of God, and ate the loaves of the presence, which were not permitted for him to eat, nor to those who were with him, but only the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are devoid of crime? 6 But I say to you, the one who is in this place is greater than the temple. 7 But if you would have known what it was, Mercy I desire, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent. 8 For the son of man is lord of the sabbath.”

9 And continuing on from there, he came into their synagogue, and behold, there was a man with a withered hand, 10 and they would ask him, saying, “Is it permitted to cure on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse him.

11 And he said to them, “What man is there of you, who shall have a sheep, and if on the sabbath it shall fall into a hole, he will not take it and lift it out? 12 And how much more important is a person than a sheep? Therefore it is permitted to do good deeds on the sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand,” and he held it out, and it was restored like the other.

14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him. 15 And Jesus, knowing this, departed from there. And many crowds followed him, and he healed all of them, 16 and warned them not to reveal him, 17 that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet may be fulfilled, who said,

18 Behold my son, whom I have chosen;
my beloved, in whom my soul delights.

19 I shall place my spirit upon him,
and he shall announce the judgment of the nations.
He will not brawl or riot,
nor will they hear his voice in the streets.

20 He shall not break a crushed reed,
and he will not put out burning flax,
until he shall send judgment to victory;

21 and in his name the people shall trust.

22 Then they led to him one who was disturbed by a demon, blind and mute, and he healed him, so that the blind-mute spoke and saw. 23 And all the crowds marveled, saying, “Is this not the son of David?” 24 But the Pharisees, hearing, said, “This one does not expel demons except by Beelzebul, the prince of demons.”

25 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and every city or house divided against itself does not stand. 26 And if Satan expels Satan, he is divided against himself. How then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if by Beelzebul I expel demons, by whom do your own children expel them? Therefore they will judge you. 28 But if by the spirit of God I expel demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

29 “Or how can someone enter the home of a strong man, and plunder his goods unless first he should conquer the strong man? And then he shall plunder them.

30 “Whoever is not with me is against me; and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

31 “Therefore I say to you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men, but blasphemy of the spirit shall not be forgiven to men. 32 And whoever shall speak a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him. But whoever shall speak against the holy spirit it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in the age to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree wicked, and its fruit wicked. For a tree will be known by its fruit. 34 Progeny of vipers! How can you speak well, being so evil! For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good person from the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things. And an evil person from his treasures brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you, that every idle word which people will have spoken, they shall explain in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees would question him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

39 And he, answering, said to them, “A depraved and adulterous generation seeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 40 For just as was Jonah in the stomach of the whale for three days and three nights, so shall the son of man in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for they for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is in this place. 42 The queen of the south will rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, one greater than Solomon is in this place.

43 “Now when an unclean spirit leaves a person it walks around in dry places seeking rest, and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to my home from whence I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it vacant, swept and decorated. 45 Then it goes and joins up with seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they move in, and afterward it shall be far worse for that man than before. Thus it shall also be for this perverse generation.”

46 And as he continued to speak to the crowds, behold, his mother and brothers stood outside wishing to speak with him. 47 And someone said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside wishing to speak with you.”

48 But he, answering, said to the one who had spoken to him, “Who is my mother, or who are my brothers?” 49 And holding his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Behold my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever shall do the will of my father who is in heaven is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”


Now that day Jesus came out of his house and sat beside the sea, 2 and many crowds gathered by him, so that he went into a boat to sit, and the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he would say to them many things in parables, saying, “Behold, one went out who was sowing seed, 4 and as he sowed, some seed would fall by the road, and birds would come and devour them. 5 And others fell in a rocky place, where they would not have much earth, and at once they sprang up, because they did not have depth of earth. 6 But when the sun had risen, they were scorched, and because they had had no root, they dried up. 7 And others fell into thorns, and the thorns came up against them and suffocated them. 8 And others fell in the good earth, and they would give fruit, some by one hundred, some by sixty, and some by thirty. 9 Whoever has ears for hearing shall hear.”

10 And coming to him, his disciples said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

11 And answering, he said to them, “It is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but it is not given to them. 12 For to whomever has it shall be given to him, and he shall have in greater abundance. And whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, so that

seeing, they do not see,
and hearing, they do not hear nor understand,
14 that may be fulfilled in them the prophecy of Isaiah, who said,
Hearing, you shall hear, and not understand;
seeing, you shall see, and not perceive.

15 For the heart of this people has grown fat,
and its ears barely hear,
and its eyes are blocked,
lest sometime they should see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart,
and be turned,
and I shall heal them.

16 But your eyes are blessed, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 Amen, I say to you, that many prophets and righteous people have longed to see what you see and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear and have not heard it.

18 “So hear the parable of the sower.

19 “Everyone who hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it—the evil one comes and swipes away what had been sown in his heart. This is the one who was sown by the road.

20 “And the seed which was sown into rocky places, this is the one who hears the word, and at once with joy receives it. 21 But he does not have root within himself, but is temporary. And when affliction or persecution shall come to him because of the word, right away he will stumble.

22 “And the seed that was sown in thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of this age, and the seduction of riches, suffocate the word, and it becomes unable to bear fruit.

23 “But what was sown in the good earth, these are the ones who hear the word and understand, who also bear fruit and bring forth, some by a hundred, and some by sixty and some by thirty.”

24 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man seeding good seed in his field, 25 but while the people were asleep, his enemy came, and sowed darnel among the wheat, and left. 26 And when the grain germinated and bore fruit, the darnel also appeared. 27 “And as the servants of the homeowner came, they said to him, ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? So where does the darnel come from?’

28 “And he said to them, ‘My enemy has done this.’

“And the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather it up?’

29 “And he said to them, ‘No, lest when you gather up the darnel, you uproot the wheat also at the same time. 30 Let them both grow together until harvest, and in the time of harvest, I will say to the harvesters, “First gather up the darnel, and collect it into bundles to burn. And the wheat, gather up into my barn.”’”

31 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard which a person sowed in his field, which is the least of all seeds. 32 But when it is grown, it is the greatest of plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and nest in its branches.”

33 Another parable he said to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leavening which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”

34 These things all Jesus spoke in parables to the crowds, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them, 35 that it may be fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet, who said,

In parables will I open my mouth:
I will utter things hidden from the founding of the world.

36 Then, sending away the crowds, Jesus came into the house, and his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field.”

37 And he, answering, said to them, “The one who sows the good seed is the son of man. 38 And the field is the world. And the good seed, they are the sons of the kingdom, and the darnel are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. And the harvest is the close of the age, and the harvesters are the angels. 40 Therefore as they will collect the darnel and burn it in the fire, thus will it be in the close of this age. 41 The son of man will send his angels, and they will collect from his kingdom all scandals and those who do iniquity 42 and toss them into the furnace of fire, where there shall be the weeping and grinding of teeth. 43 Then the just shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Whoever has ears for hearing should hear.

44 “Again the kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a person, finding it, hides it, and for his joy, goes, and sells every last thing he has, and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a person, a merchant, looking for good pearls, 46 who, finding one good pearl, goes and sells everything he owns, and buys it.

47 “Again, the kingdom of the heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering every manner of fish, 48 which, when it has filled up, they take it up onto the beach, and sitting down, they collect those which are good into crocks, and those which are bad, they throw out. 49 That is how it will be in the close of the age. The angels will come, and set aside the evil from the midst of the just, 50 and will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be the weeping and grinding of teeth.” 51 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?”

They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”

52 And he said, “Therefore every scribe trained in the kingdom of heaven is like a person, a homeowner, who draws out from his treasure the new and old.”

53 And it so happened that when Jesus finished these words, he departed from there. 54 And coming into his fatherland, he taught in their synagogue, so that they marveled and said, “From where does this one have this knowledge and these powers? 55 Is he not the son of that carpenter? Is his mother not called Mary, and his brothers James and Joses and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? 56 So where did he get all of these things?” And they were offended at him.

57 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not dishonored, except in his fatherland, and in his home.” 58 And he did not do many mighty deeds there, because of their unbelief.


At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, “This is John the baptist. He has risen from the dead, and therefore mighty deeds are wrought in him.”

3 For Herod had seized John, and bound him and put him in jail, because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, 4 for John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 And wishing to slay him, he feared the mob, because they they saw him as a prophet.

6 And celebrating his birthday, the daughter of Herodias was dancing among them, and pleased Herod, 7 so he swore with an oath, that he would give her anything she would ask for.

8 And she, instructed beforehand by her mother, said, “Give me here, on a tray, the head of John the baptist.”

9 And the king, being saddened because of the oaths, and those who sat for dinner with him, ordered that it be given, 10 and he sent to behead John in jail, 11 and his head was brought on a tray, and given it to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came, and took away the body, and buried it. And they came and reported to Jesus.

13 And when Jesus heard, he departed from there in a boat, to a desert place by himself. And when the crowds heard, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And coming out, Jesus saw the many crowds, and was touched by compassion for them, and would heal their sick.

15 And as evening fell, his disciples came to him, saying, “It is a desert place, and the hour has already passed. Send the crowds away, that they may leave into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

16 And Jesus said to them, “It is not necessary for them to leave. You, give them something to eat.”

17 And they said to him, “We only have here five loaves of bread and two fish.”

18 And he said to them, “Bring them here to me.” 19 And ordering the crowd to sit down on the grass, he took the five loaves and two fish, raised his eyes toward heaven. And he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowd. 20 And they all ate and were filled. And they picked up twelve bread baskets full of leftover pieces. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

22 And at once Jesus ordered his disciples to get into the boat, and they went ahead him to the other side, until he would disperse the crowds. 23 And dispersing the crowds, he went up a mountain alone to pray. And when evening had come, only he was there. 24 And the boat was already in the middle of the sea, and tormented by the waves; for the wind was contrary.

25 And during the last part of the night, Jesus came to them, walking atop the sea, 26 and when the disciples saw him walking atop the sea, they were disturbed, saying, “It is a phantom,” and shrieked in fear.

27 But at once Jesus spoke to them saying, “Be of good spirit: it is me, do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter, answering, said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you upon the sea.”

29 And he said, “Come.”

And having gone down from the boat Peter was walking atop the sea to go to Jesus.

30 But seeing the mighty wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he was shouting out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And right away he held out his hand and grabbed him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why were you doubting?”

32 And when they had climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 And those who were in the boat, came and would worship him, saying, “Truly you are the son of God.”

34 And having crossed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And recognizing him, the men of that place sent heralds in all the borders of that region, they brought to him all who had illnesses, 36 and they begged him, that they would only touch the hem of his robe, and all who touched it were made whole.


Then there came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Why do your disciples transgress the traditions of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when eating bread.”

3 And he, answering, said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God, and because of the traditions of men? 4 For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and mother, and whoever curses father or mother shall die the death.’ 5 And you say, ‘Whoever shall say to father or mother, Whatever you would have benefited from me I have given to God, 6 and does not honor his father or his mother...’ And you void the commandment of God, because of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! How rightly Isaiah predicted you, saying,

8 This people draws nigh to me with their mouth, and with their lips they honor me,
but their heart is far from me;

9 and in vain they worship me,
teaching as doctrines
the commandments of men.

10 And calling the crowd to him, he said to them, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into the mouth does not make a person unclean. But what comes out of the mouth, this makes a person unclean.”

12 Then coming to him, the disciples said to him, “Have you noticed that Pharisees, hearing the word, are offended?”

13 And answering, he said to them, “Everything planted which was not planted by my father in heaven will be uprooted. 14 Never mind them; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind shall lead the blind, both fall into a ditch.”

15 And Peter, answering, said to him, “Explain this parable for us.”

16 And Jesus said, “Are you people now also without understanding? 17 Do you not understand that whatever goes in the mouth passes through the intestines and comes out in the privy? 18 But those things that go out of the mouth, come from the heart, and these make a person unclean. 19 For out of the heart go evil thoughts, murder, adultery, lewdness, theft, false witness, blasphemy. 20 It is these things which make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands does not make a person unclean.”

21 And coming out from there Jesus departed into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Cananaean woman came from the same region, and shouted after him, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David. My daughter is miserably tormented by a demon.” But he answered her not a word.

23 And coming to him his disciples, asking him, said, “Send her away, for she is screaming from behind us.”

24 And he, answering, said, “I have not been sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, “Lord, help me!”

26 And he, answering, said, “It is not honest to take the bread of the children and toss it to the puppies.”

27 And she replied, “True, Lord. Yet the puppies eat the crumbs which fall from the table of their master.”

28 Then Jesus, answering, said to her, “Ma’am, great is your faith; it shall be for you as you wish.” And her daughter was made whole from that time.

29 And Jesus continued on until he came to the sea of Galilee, and ascending a hill, sat upon it. 30 And there came to him many crowds, bringing him the lame, blind, mute, maimed and others, and they threw them down at Jesus’ feet, and he would heal them, 31 such that the crowds marveled, seeing the mute speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame walking, the blind seeing; and they would glorify the God of Israel.

32 And Jesus called his disciples to him, saying, “I feel sorry for the crowd, because already three days they have remained with me, and they have nothing to eat. And I am not going to send them away fasting, lest they pass out along the road.”

33 And his disciples said to him, “Where shall we find in the desert so many loaves of bread to fill such a crowd?”

34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”

And they said, “Seven, and a few fish.”

35 And he commanded the crowds to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks, broke and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the crowds, 37 and all ate, and were filled, and the excess fragments which were picked up, were seven full containers. 38 And those who ate, were four thousand men, not counting women and children. 39 And sending the crowds away, he went into a boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.


And Pharisees and Sadducees came to him, questioning him to tempt him, that he would show them a sign from heaven. 2 And he replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘Serenity,’ for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, ‘Today there will be a storm, for the sky is red and gloomy.’ Hypocrites! You know how to read the face of the sky, but the signs of the times you cannot know? 4 A depraved and adulterous nation requires a sign, and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet.” And he left them and departed.

5 And when his disciples came to the other side, they forgot to bring any loaves of bread. 6 And Jesus said to them, “See and be mindful of the leavening of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “We have not brought any loaves of bread.”

8 And knowing this, Jesus said to them, “What were you reasoning among yourselves? You people of little faith, was it that you did not bring any loaves of bread? 9 Do you not know, nor yet remember those five loaves of the five thousand, and how many bread baskets you took up? 10 Nor the seven loaves, of the four thousand, and how many containers you took up? 11 How do you not understand that I was not talking to you about bread, but to be mindful of the leavening of the Pharisees and the Sadducees?”

12 Then they understood that he did not say to be mindful of the leavening of bread, but the doctrine of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

13 And when Jesus had come into the parts of Caesarea, which was also named Philippi, he questioned his disciples, saying, “Who do people say that this son of man is?”

14 And they said, “Some say John the baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the number of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “And you, who do you say that I am?”

16 And Simon Peter, answering, said, “You are Christ, that son of the living God.”

17 And Jesus, answering, said to him, “You are blessed, Simon bar Jonah, for flesh and blood have not revealed it to you, but my father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter (which name means Rock), and upon this rock I will be building my community, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. 19 And I give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatever you absolve on earth will be absolved in heaven. And whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.” 20 Then he would command his disciples not to say to anyone that he was Jesus Christ.

21 From that time, Jesus began to indicate to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things by the elders and the chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and to rise again on the third day.

22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord: this shall not be.”

23 And he, having turned around, said to Peter, “Get back, Satan. You are a stumbling block to me, for you do not know the things that are of God, but those which are of men.”

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after me he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it. But whoever would lose his life for my sake will find it.

26 “For what good will it do a person if he shall gain the whole world, and his life be tossed away from him? Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the son of man shall soon come in the glory of his father with his angels, and then he shall pay each according to their deeds. 28 Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death until they have seen the son of man coming in his kingdom.”


And after six days Jesus took Peter and James and John his brother and led them down into a high mountain alone, 2 and was transformed before them, and his face was resplendent like the sun. And his clothes became white, as a light.

3 And behold, they saw Moses and Elijah speaking with him. 4 And Peter, answering, said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, we can make three tabernacles, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was yet speaking behold, bright clouds overshadowed them. And behold, a voice from the clouds, which said, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well-pleased; listen to him.” 6 And hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, and were mightily afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, “Rise, and do not fear.” 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except only Jesus.

9 And coming down from the mountain, he commanded them, saying, “Tell this vision to no one, until the son of man has risen from the dead.”

10 And his disciples questioned him, saying, “So why do the scribes say that Elijah will need to come first?”

11 And Jesus, answering, said to them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you, Elijah has already come, and they did not know him, but did to him what they wished. And thus the son of man will soon suffer by them.” 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the baptist.

14 And coming to the crowd, a man came to Jesus, kneeling before him, 15 and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic, and miserably afflicted. For often he will fall into the fire, and often into water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”

17 And answering, Jesus said, “You unbelieving and twisted nation! How long shall I be with you, how long shall I put up with you! Bring him here.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it left him, and the boy was whole from that time.

19 Then his disciples came to Jesus by themselves, saying, “Why could we not expel it?”

20 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your disbelief. Amen, I say to you, if you shall have faith as a single mustard seed, you would say to this mountain, ‘Move from here,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 But this type is not expelled, except in prayer and fasting.”

22 And while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “Soon the son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, 23 and they shall slay him, and on the third day he will rise again.” And they were greatly saddened.

24 And as they came into Capernaum, there came to Peter those who took the didrachma, and they said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax of the didrachma?”

25 He said, “Yes.”

And as he came into the house, Jesus stood in front of him, saying, “How do you see it, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or poll tax? From their own sons, or from foreigners?”

26 Peter said to him, “From foreigners.”

And Jesus said, “So the sons are free. 27 But so as not to be an offense to them, go to the sea and cast a fish hook, and the fish which comes up first, take. And opening its mouth, you will find a stater coin, worth four drachmas; give it to them for me and you.”


At that time Jesus’ disciples came to him, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

2 And calling to himself a child, Jesus stood him in their midst, 3 and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you shall be converted, and become like children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 So whoever shall humble himself, and become like a little child, this is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, shall receive me. 6 And whoever shall cause one of these little children who believe in me to stumble, it is better for him that a millstone should be hung around his neck, and he should be sunk in the depths of the sea.

7 “Woe to the world, because of offenses! For there must come offenses, but woe to men by whom the scandal comes.

8 “So if your hand or your foot should be an obstacle to you, cut it away, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter into life debilitated or lame than having two hands or two feet, to be thrown into eternal fire. 9 And if your eye should be an offense to you, pry it out, and throw it away from you. It is better than you enter into life one-eyed, than if having two eyes you should be thrown into the fire of Gehenna.

10 “See that you do not scorn one of these little children. I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my father who is in heaven. 11 For the son of man came to save those who would perish.

12 “What do you think? If a man should have one hundred sheep and one of them strays, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hill, go and seek the one who strayed? 13 And if he should ever find it, amen, I say to you, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 14 Thus it is not the will before your father who is in heaven that one of these little children should be lost.

15 “And if your brother should sin against you, go, and tell him between you and him alone. If he should listen to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if your brother does not listen to you, take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall stand. 17 And if he will not listen to them, speak to the community. And if he will not listen to the community, he shall be to you as a stranger and a publican. 18 Amen, I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound on heaven, and whatever you shall unbind on earth shall be unbound in heaven.

19 “Again, I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon the earth, of all things whatever they may ask for, it shall be done for them by my father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three have gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst.”

21 Then Peter came to him, and said, “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me and I shall forgive him?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you until seven times, but until seventy times seven times.

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a man, a king who would settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he began to do so, one was brought to him, owing him ten thousand talents. 25 And not being able to pay, the lord commanded that he be disposed of, him and his wife, and free, and everything he had, to pay him.

26 “And the servant fell down and worshiped him, saying, ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything.’ 27 And the lord had compassion on his servant and unbound him, and remitted his loan.

28 “And that servant came out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and picking him up by the neck and throttling him, he said, ‘Pay me what you owe.’

29 “And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Be patient with me and I will repay you everything.’

30 “And he would have none of it, but went and threw him into jail until he should pay the debt. 31 And when his fellow-servants saw what had happened, they were very sad, and came and described to his lord everything which he had done. 32 Then his lord came to him and said, ‘You wicked servant, I forgave you all your debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow servant as I have also had mercy on you?’ 34 And the lord, furious, brought him to the torturers, until he should repay everything he owed.

35 “So also shall my heavenly father do to you, if you do not every one of you forgive his brother their wrongs from your hearts.”


And it so happened, when Jesus finished these words, he departed to Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea across the Jordan, 2 and many crowds followed him, and he would heal them there.

3 And Pharisees came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for whatever cause?”

4 And answering, he said to them, “Have you not read that the one who created from the beginning made them male and female?” 5 And he said, “Because of this a man will desert his father and mother, and cling to his wife, and the two will be in one flesh. 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What God has therefore joined, man shall not separate.”

7 They said, “Then why did Moses command to give a bill of divorce and put her away?”

8 He said to them, “Moses, due to the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to put away your wives. But from the beginning, it was not that way. 9 And I say to you that whoever puts away his wife (except for fornication) and takes another, is committing adultery. And whoever takes one who was put away commits adultery.”

10 His disciples said to him, “If that is the case of a man with a wife, it is not good to marry.”

11 And he said to them, “Not everyone can accept these words, but only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born as such from their mother’s womb. And there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by people. And there are eunuchs who have castrated themselves because of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this should accept it.”

13 Then little children were brought to him, so that he may put his hands on them and pray. And his disciples would rebuke them. 14 And Jesus said to them, “Allow the little children, do not forbid them to come to me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he placed his hands on them, and departed.

16 And behold, one, coming up to him, said, “Good master, what good things shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”

17 And he said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one, that is, God. But if you wish to enter into the life, keep the commandments.”

18 He said, “Which?” And Jesus said to him, “Do not commit murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit theft. Do not speak false witness. 19 Honor your father and mother. And love your neighbor as yourself.

20 The young man said to him, “I have kept all these since my youth; what more do I lack?”

21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.”

22 And hearing these words, the young man went away sad. For he had many possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Amen, I say to you, it is difficult for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God.”

25 And hearing this, the disciples were greatly astonished, and said, “Then who can be saved?”

26 And Jesus, reading their thoughts, said to them, “With men this is impossible. But with God, all things are possible.”

27 Then Peter, answering, said to him, “Behold, we have left everything behind and followed you. What therefore will we have?”

28 And Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, that you who are following me in the regeneration, when the son of man sits upon the throne of his majesty, will also sit, upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And all who have left behind homes, or brothers, or sisters, or father or mother or wife or sons or fields because of my name will receive a hundred times as much, and shall enjoy the inheritance of eternal life. 30 For many of the first will be last, and the last first.


“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man, a homeowner, who came out early in the morning to hire workers in his vineyard. 2 And agreeing with the workers for one denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And coming out about three hours into the day, he saw others loitering in the marketplace 4 and said to them, ‘Go and work in my vineyard, and whatever shall be fair, I will give you.’ And they went.

5 “And again he went out about noon and three hours after that, and did likewise.

6 “And about one hour before dark, he went, and found others standing, and said to them, ‘Why do you loiter here all day?’

7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one will hire us.’

“He said to them, ‘You too, go into the vineyard, and whatever shall seem fair, you will receive.’

8 “And when evening fell, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers, and pay them their wages, starting with the last, until the first.’

9 “And coming who were hired about an hour before dark they received each one denarius. 10 And when the first came also, expecting to receive more, and they received each one denarius. 11 And when they received, they murmured against the homeowner, 12 saying, ‘These last ones have worked for but one hour, and you make them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the hot wind?’

13 “And he, answering one of them, saying, ‘Friends, I do you no harm. Did we not agree on a denarius? 14 Take what is yours, and be gone. And I want to give these last ones the same as you. 15 Is it not permissible for me to do what I want with my own things, or is your eye evil because mine is good?’ 16 Thus the last will be first, and the first last.”

17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took aside his twelve disciples alone, and along the road he said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and they will betray him to the people, to mock, and to flay, and to crucify, and he will rise again on the third day.”

20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshiping, and asking something from him. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?”

She said, “Say that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left, in your kingdom.”

22 And Jesus, answering, said, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup which I will drink, and in the baptism with which I will be baptized, can you be baptized?”

They said to him, “We can.”

23 He said to them, “You will indeed drink of my cup, and in the baptism which I shall be baptized you will be baptized. But to sit at my right and left is not mine to give, but it is for those to whom it has been prepared by my father.”

24 And hearing this, the other ten were indignant at the two brothers. 25 And Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the princes of the people will ‘lord’ over them and that those who are great exercise their power on them. 26 It shall not be that way among you. But whoever wishes among you to be great is to be a waiter to you, 27 and whoever among you wishes to be first is to be a servant to you, 28 as the son of man has not come so that he may be served, but that he may serve, and that he may give his life as ransom for many.”

29 And as he left Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, two blind people sitting by the side of the road, who, hearing that Jesus was passing by, would start shouting out and saying, “Lord, have mercy on us, son of David.” 31 And the crowd rebuked them, telling them to shut their mouths. And they yelled even louder, saying, “Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David.”

32 And Jesus stood and called them and said, “What do you want me to do to you?”

33 And they said, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”

34 And Jesus had mercy on them, and touched their eyes. And at once their eyes received sight, and they followed him.


And when they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village which is against you, and at once you will find a donkey tied up, and a colt with it; untie them and bring them to me. 3 And if someone should say something to you, say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and at once he shall send them.” 4 And all this was done that it may be fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet, who said,
5 Say to the daughter of Zion,
Behold, your king comes to you,
meek, sitting on a donkey,
and on a colt the son of a donkey.

6 And having gone, the disciples did as Jesus commanded them.

7 And they led the donkey and the colt, and put their clothes on top of them, and sat him on top of them. 8 And many crowds would strew their clothes along the road. And others cut branches from trees and strewed them in the road. 9 And the crowds, who would proceed and who would follow, would shout out, saying,

Hosanna to the son of David;
blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna on high.

10 And when they entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in a commotion, saying, “Who is this?”

11 And the people would say, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and threw out all who bought and sold in the temple, and kicked over the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of the sellers of doves, 13 and he said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a cave of robbers.”

14 And there came to him blind and lame into the temple, and he would heal them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things he did, and the children shouting in the temple and saying “Hosanna to the son of David,” they were furious, 16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?”

And Jesus said to them, “What of it? Have you not read, From the mouths of babies and nurselings you have perfected praise?”

17 And leaving them, he departed from the city, to Bethany, and camped there. 18 And in the morning as he returned to the city, he was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree alongside the road, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. And he said to it, “Never again after this shall you bear fruit.”

And instantly the fig tree dried up. 20 And seeing this, his disciples marveled, saying, “How soon the fig tree has withered!”

21 And Jesus, answering, said to them, “Amen, I say to you, If you would have faith, and not doubt, not only this of the fig would you do, but if you were to say to this mountain, Pick yourself up, and throw yourself into the sea, it shall be done. 22 And all things that you may ever ask for in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

23 And when he came into the temple, there came to him, teaching, the chief priests and elders of the people, saying, “In what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority?”

24 And answering, Jesus said to them, “I shall also ask one word of you that, if you shall answer me, I will also tell you in what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven, or from men?”

And they thought with themselves, saying, “If we should say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we should say, ‘From men,’ we fear the crowd. For they all hold John to be a prophet.” 27 And answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.”

And he said to them, “Nor do I say to you in what power I do these things.

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and coming to the first, he said, ‘Son, go today to work in my vineyard.’

29 “And he, answering, said, ‘I will not.’ But afterward, moved to repentance, he went.

30 “And coming to the other, he said likewise. And answering, he said, ‘Aye, Lord.’ And he did not go.

31 “Which of the two did the will of the father?”

And they said to him, “The first.”

And Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, that the publicans and prostitutes will precede you in the kingdom of God. 32 For John came to you in the path of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but the publicans and prostitutes believed in him, and you, when you saw, did not have repentance after, that you may believe him.

33 “Hear another parable. There was a man, a homeowner, who would plant a vineyard, and put a fence around it, and dug a trough in it, and built a tower, and leased it out to farmers, and went traveling 34 And when the time of fruit approached, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit. 35 And the farmers seized the servants, beating some, slaying others, and stoning others. 36 And he sent other servants, in greater numbers than before, and they treated them likewise. 37 And finally, he sent them his son, saying, ‘They will honor my son.’ 38 “And the farmers, seeing the son, said within themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us murder him and we will occupy his inheritance.’ 39 And they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and murdered him. 40 Therefore, when the lord of the vineyard should come, what will he do to those farmers?”

41 They said to him, “Those wicked people, he will destroy in their wickedness; and his vineyard, he will lease out to other farmers, who will pay him the fruit in its time.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you not read in the scriptures,

The stone which the builders had rejected,
it has become the keystone;
this is of the Lord,
and it is wonderful in our eyes
43 Because of this, I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and it will be given to a people bearing its fruit. 44 And those who shall fall upon this stone will be broken to pieces, and those upon whom it shall fall, it will grind them to dust.”

45 And the chief priests and Pharisees, hearing his parables, knew that he was speaking of them. 46 And though they sought to seize him, they feared the crowds, because they held him as a prophet.


And Jesus, answering, again spoke to them in parables, and said, 2 “The kingdom of heaven has become like a man, a king, who threw a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call the invitees to the feast, and they would not come.

4 “Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Say to the invitees, Behold, my dinner is ready, my oxen and my fatted animals have been killed, and all things are prepared; come to the feast.’ 5 And they did not care, but went, one into his field, and one into his merchandise. 6 And the rest seized his servants, and in their spite, they killed them.

7 “And the king, when he heard, was enraged, and sent troops, and destroyed those murderers, and torched their cities. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is indeed ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 So go to the thoroughfares, and whoever you find, call to the feast.’ 10 And his servants went out into the streets, and would gather together everyone they could find, bad as well as good, and the feast was full of diners. 11 And the king came in and saw the diners, and noticed this man not dressed in the proper dress for a wedding feast, 12 he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in without proper dinner attire?’ But he was dumbfounded.

13 “Then the king said to his servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outermost darkness; there, there will be the weeping and grinding of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

15 Then the Pharisees, having gone, consulted as to how they might trap him in his words. 16 And they sent to him two of their disciples with Herodians saying, “Master, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in truth, and care about no one. For you do not have respect for the persona of people. 17 So tell us what you think: Is it permitted to give the head tax to Caesar or not?”

18 But Jesus, knowing their malice, said, “Why do you tempt me, hypocrites? 19 Show me one of the coins for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20 And he said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”

They said to him, “Caesar’s.”

21 Then he said to them, “Therefore give what is Caesar’s to Caesar, and what is God’s to God.” 22 And hearing that, they marveled, and leaving him, they departed.

23 In that day came to him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, and they questioned him, 24 saying, “Moses said, if one should die not having a son, that his brother should marry his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers, and the first to marry the wife, being deceased and not having seed, left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second and third, until the seventh. 27 And last of all, the woman is deceased as well. 28 So in the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven? (For they all had her.)”

29 And Jesus, answering, said to them, “You err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection neither do they marry nor give in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God has spoken to you, 32 who said, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a god of the dead, but of the living.” 33 And when the crowds heard, they were astonished by his doctrine.

34 And the Pharisees, having heard that he silenced the Sadducees, came together as one, 35 and one of them, a law doctor would question him, tempting him, 36 and saying, “Master, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God from all of your heart, and in all of your soul, and in all of your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is similar to this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 Upon these two commandments hang the entirety of the Law and the Prophets.”

41 And the Pharisees having gathered together, Jesus would question them, 42 saying, “What do you think about Christ, whose son is he?”

They said, “David’s.”

43 He said to then, “How then did David in the spirit call him Lord, saying,

44 The Lord said to my lord,
Sit at my right hand,
until I shall place your enemies
as a stool for your feet?
45 So if David called him Lord, how can he be his son?”

46 And no one could answer him one word, nor did anyone from that day forward dare to ask him anything more.


Then Jesus spoke to the crowds, and to his disciples, 2 saying, “Upon the chair of Moses sit the scribes and Pharisees; 3 so all things which they may tell you to keep, keep, and do, but according to their works, do not do. For they say, and they do not do. 4 For they bind heavy burdens, and difficult to bear, and place them upon the shoulders of people, but they will not lift so much as a finger to move them. 5 But all their works they do that they may be seen by people. And they widen their phylacteries, and enlarge the tassels on their robes. 6 And they are fond of having the best seats at dinners, and the prime seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called Rabbi by people. 8 But you people are not to be called Rabbi. For you have but one teacher, that is, Christ; and you are all brothers. 9 And you are not to call anyone your father upon the earth. For you have one father, who is in heaven. 10 Nor shall you be called masters, for one is your master, that is, Christ. 11 Whoever is your greatest shall be your servant. 12 And whoever will lift himself up will be brought down, and whoever will bring himself down will be lifted up.

13 “And woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who have closed the kingdom of heaven before the people. For you have not entered, nor will you let those who come to it enter. 14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you eat the homes of widows, and under a pretext you pray long prayers; because of this, you will receive the greater judgment. 15 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you encircle sea and land to make one convert, and when you have done so, you make him twice greater a son of Gehenna than yourselves. 16 Woe to you blind leaders, who say, ‘Whatever one shall swear by the temple is nothing, but whoever swears upon the gold of the temple is a debtor.’ 17 You stupid and blind people! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple which makes the gold holy? 18 And you say, ‘Whatever one shall swear upon the altar, it is nothing, but whoever shall swear upon the gift which is on the altar is in debt.’ 19 You blind people! For what is greater, the gift, or the altar which makes the gift holy? 20 Therefore whoever swears upon the altar swears upon it, and upon everything which is on top of it. 21 And whoever shall swear upon the temple, swears upon it, and upon the one who lives within. 22 And whoever shall swear upon the heaven, swears upon the throne of God, and the one who sits upon it. 23 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who give the tenth of mint and anise and cumin and leave behind the things that are more serious in the law—justice and mercy and faith. These you must do, and not omit the others. 24 You blind leaders, sifting out gnats and gulping down camels! 25 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, who clean the outside of cups and plates, while the insides are full of greed and filth! 26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and plate, so that what is on the outside may be clean! 27 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful to people on the outside, and on the inside are full of the bones of the dead, and all sorts of filth! 28 Thus also you on the outside indeed appear righteous to men, and on the inside are full of hypocrisy and iniquity! 29 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had existed in the days of our father, we would not have participated in the blood of the prophets,’ 31 and yet you are a witness to yourselves, that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets! 32 You too fulfill the measure of your prophets. 33 Snakes! Progeny of vipers! How can you expect to escape the judgment of Gehenna! 34 Therefore behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes, and some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flay in your synagogues, and chase from city to city, 35 that upon you may come all the blood of the righteous which was spilled upon the earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel, to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berechiah who you slaughtered between the temple and the altar. 36 Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who slaughters the prophets and stones those who are sent to you, how much I have wished to gather your children as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not let me! 38 Behold, your home is left to you deserted. 39 For I say to you, you will not see me after this until you should say, Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.


And Jesus came out of the temple. And his disciples came to him, to show him the constructions of the temple. 2 And answering, he said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Amen, I say to you, not one of these stones will be left upon another stone, which will not be destroyed.”

3 And as he was sitting upon Mount Olivet, his disciples came to him secretly, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming, and the close of the age?”

4 And Jesus, answering, said to them, “See that you not be deceived. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am Christ,’ and will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars, and rumors of wars; see that you are not disturbed. For these things must be, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be pestilences, and famines, and earthquake by places. 8 And all these things are but the beginning of the birth pangs. 9 Then they will hand you over into tribulation, and slaughter you, and you will be despised by all nations because of my name. 10 And then many will be scandalized, and one will betray another, and they will hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will rise and lead many astray, 12 and because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will also turn cold. 13 And whoever will persevere until the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world, in witness to all nations, and then the end shall come.

15 “So when you shall see the Abomination of Desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place”—whoever reads will understand— 16 “then those who are in Judaea should flee to the mountains, 17 and whoever is on the roof should not go down to pick anything up from his house, 18 and whoever is in the field should not turn back to pick up his shirt.

19 “And woe to those who are pregnant and nursing in those days! 20 But pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the sabbath. 21 For then there shall be great tribulation, the likes of which there has never been since the beginning of the world until now nor shall there ever be again. 22 And unless those days were shortened, all flesh could not be saved. But because of the chosen ones, the days shall be shortened.

23 “Then if someone should say, ‘Behold, this is Christ,’ or ‘there,’ do not believe him. 24 For many false christs and false prophets will rise, and will give great and wondrous signs, so that they would cause, if they could, even the chosen ones to stray. 25 Behold, I have forewarned you. 26 So if they shall say to you, ‘Behold, he is in the desert,’ do not go out; ‘Behold, he is in the storeroom,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning goes from the east and appears even in the west, thus shall be the coming of the son of man. 28 For wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

29 “And at once after the tribulation of those days

the sun shall be obscured,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will fall from the sky,
and the powers of heaven shall be shaken,
30 and then there shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall grieve, and they will see the son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with trumpets in a great voice, and his chosen ones will gather together from the four winds of heaven, from end to end.

32 “Now from the fig tree learn a parable: when its branch is still tender, and leaves are sprouting, you know that summer is near. 33 Thus also you, when you shall see these things, are to know that he is nearby, at the very door. 34 Amen, I say to you, this age shall not pass away until all these things shall be. 35 Heaven and earth may pass away, but my words will not pass away.

36 “But of that day and hour, no one knows, not the angels who are in heaven; no one except my father. 37 But as were the days of Noah, thus shall also be the coming of the son of man. 38 For as they were in the days before the flood eating and drinking, marrying and giving weddings until that day, when Noah entered into the Ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood had come, and carried them all away; thus shall also be the coming of the son of man.

40 “Then two men shall be in a field: one shall be taken up, and one left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken up, and one left. 42 Therefore, be watchful, for you do not know at what hour your Lord will be coming.

43 “And know this: that if the homeowner were to have known at what hour of night the thief were coming, he would have kept diligent watch, and not let his house be dug into. 44 Therefore, you also, be ready, for you cannot guess at what hour the son of man will be coming.

45 “For who is that faithful servant and prudent, whom the lord has set over his household, that he may give him his dinner in its due time? 46 Blessed is that servant, who when his lord shall come, he will find him so doing. 47 Amen, I say to you, he will set him over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant were to say in his heart, ‘My lord is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat on his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunks, 50 the lord of that servant will come on a day when he will not expect, and at an hour which he will be unaware of, 51 and will cut him in pieces and place him with the hypocrites, where there will be the weeping and grinding of teeth.


“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who, taking their lamps, came out to meet the groom. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five prudent; 3 those who were foolish did not take with them any oil for their lamps, 4 but the prudent ones took oil in their vases with the lamps.

5 “And as the groom was delayed, they all became tired and slept. 6 And in the middle of the night a there was a clamor, ‘Behold, the bridegroom; come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose up, and prepared their lamps.

8 “And the foolish said to the wise ones, ‘Give us from your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

9 “And the prudent ones answered, saying, ‘No; because there will not be enough for us and you, but go to the sellers, and buy for yourselves.’

10 “And as they left, the groom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the gate was closed. 11 And after this came also the virgins which were left, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open for us.’

12 “And he, answering, said to them, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’

13 “So be vigilant, for you do not know the day nor the hour in which the son of man shall come.

14 “For it is like a man traveling into a distant land; he would call his servants, and hand over to them his goods. 15 And to this one he gives five talents, and another two, and other one, each according to his own ability, and at once begins his journey.

16 “And the one who had received the five talents went out, and worked with them, and earned five more. 17 Likewise also the one who received two also earned himself two more. 18 And the one who received one, went, dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s silver.

19 “And after much time came the lord of those servants and reckoned with them. 20 And the one who received five talents, came and brought the other five talents saying, ‘Lord, five talents you gave me; behold, I have gained five more on them.’

21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant: over little you were faithful, over much I place you; enter into the joy of your lord.’

22 “And also the one who received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, two talents you gave me; behold, I have gained two more on them.’

23 “And his lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant: over little you were faithful, over much I place you; enter into the joy of your lord.’

24 “And also the one who received one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I know you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering from where you did not scatter, 25 and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. Behold, you have what is yours.’

26 “And his lord, answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you know that I reap where I did not sow, and gathered from where I had not scattered. 27 Therefore you should have put my silver in the bank, and I, coming, would receive what is mine with interest. 28 Therefore, take the talent from him, and give it to the one who has ten talents. 29 (For to all who have, it shall be given and abound. But as for the one who does not have, even that which he has shall be taken from him.) 30 And take that useless servant, and throw him in the outer darkness where there will be the weeping and grinding of teeth.’”

31 “And when the son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he shall sit upon the throne of his glory, 32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates sheep from goats 33 and stands the sheep at his right, and the goats on the left. 34 Then their king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, blessed of my father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home; 36 naked, and you clothed me; ill, and you visited me. I was in jail, and you came to me.’

37 “Then the just will reply to him saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty, and give you a drink? 38 And when did we see you as a stranger and take you in, or naked and clothe you, 39 or when did we see you ill or in jail and come to you?’

40 “And the king, answering, will say to them, ‘Amen, I say to you, as much as you did to one of these least brothers of mine you have done to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those who are on his left, ‘Begone from me, accursed ones, into eternal fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you did not give me anything to eat. I thirsted, and you did not give me a drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you did not take me in; naked, and you did not clothe me; ill and in jail, and you did not visit me.’

44 “Then they will answer also, saying to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in jail and not minister to you?’

45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Amen, I say to you, as much as you did not do to one of these least, you did not do to me.’ 46 And these will go into eternal punishment, and the just into eternal life.”


And it so happened, when Jesus had completed all these words, he said to his disciples, 2 “You know that after two days will be the passover, and the son of man shall be betrayed to be crucified.”

3 Then the chief priests and scribes and elders of the people gathered together in the atrium of the chief priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4 and took counsel, that they may seize Jesus deceptively, and that they may slay him. 5 But they said, “Not on the day of the feast, lest there should be a riot among the people.”

6 And when Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the leper, 7 there came to him a woman with an alabaster container of precious ointment, and dumped it upon his head as he sat at table. 8 And the disciples, seeing it, were indignant, saying, “What was the sense of this waste? 9 For this ointment could have been sold for a great price to give to the poor.”

10 And Jesus, knowing this, said to them, “Why do you bother this woman? For she has wrought a good work on me. 11 For you will always have poor people with you, but me you will not always have. 12 For the pouring of this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 13 Amen, I say to you, wherever this good news may be preached in the whole world, these things that she has done shall be told in her memory.”

14 Then went out one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, 15 and said to them, “What will you give me, and I myself will betray him to you?” And they agreed with him for thirty silver coins. 16 And from then on, he sought the opportunity to betray him.

17 And on the first day of flat bread the disciples came to Jesus saying to him, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the passover?”

18 And he said to them, “Go into the city, to such and such a person, and say to him, ‘The master says, “My time is nigh; with you I will make the passover with my disciples.’” 19 And the disciples did as Jesus arranged for them, and prepared the passover.

20 And that evening he sat for dinner with the twelve, 21 and as they ate, he said, “Amen, I say to you, that one of you is going to betray me. “

22 And they were very sad, and each one of them would begin to say to him, “Is it I, Lord?”

23 And he, answering, said, “The one who dips his hand with me in the bowl, that one betrays me. 24 Indeed, the son of man goes as it is written of him. But woe to that man, by whom the son of man shall be betrayed; it was better for him if that man had not been born.”

25 And Judas who had betrayed him, answering, said, “Is it I, Rabbi?”

And he said, “If you say so.”

26 And as they ate, Jesus took the bread, and having given thanks, broke, and giving to his disciples, he said, “Take; eat; this is my body.” 27 And taking the cup, he gave thanks and gave it, 28 saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood, which is of the new testament, which for many shall be poured out in remission of sins. 29 And I say to you, I will not after this drink from the fruit of the vine until on that say, when I shall drink it with you, new, in the kingdom of my father.”

30 And reciting a hymn, they went out to Mount Olivet.

31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be offended at me tonight. For it is written, I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. 32 But after I am resurrected, I will go to Galilee ahead of you.”

33 And Peter, answering, said to him, “Even if everyone should be offended at you, I myself will never be offended.”

34 Jesus said to him, “Amen, I say to you that tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you I will not deny you.” Likewise also all the disciples said.

36 Then Jesus came with them into the place which is called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go and pray over there.”

37 And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sad and depressed. 38 Then Jesus said to them, “My soul is stricken with sadness, until the death. Stay here, and keep watch with me.”

39 And moving on a little, he fell on his face praying, and saying, “My father, if it is possible for this cup to pass by me.... Nevertheless, not as I wish, but as you do.”

40 And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to him, “And so you could not keep watch one hour with me? 41 Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation. For the spirit is ready, but the flesh weak.”

42 Again he went a second time, and prayed, saying, “My father, if this cup cannot pass from me unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

43 And he came again and found them sleeping. For their eyes were heavy.

44 And leaving them, again he went and prayed a third time saying the same words. 45 Then he came to his disciples and said, “Sleep on, and rest. Behold, the hour is approaching, and the son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up. We are going. Behold, the one who betrays me is approaching.”

47 And as he was speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 And the one who had betrayed him, had given them a sign, saying, “Whoever I shall kiss, it is him; take him.” 49 And at once, coming to Jesus, he said, “Hail, Rabbi,” and kissed him.

50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, what are you doing here?” Then they came and laid their hands on Jesus, and took him away. 51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus held out his hand, drew his sword and hit the servant of the chief priest, cutting off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Return your sword to its place. For all who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you suppose that I cannot now ask my father, and he will send me a garrison of more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then will the scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must be this way?”

55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “You have come, as if to a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me. But by day, with you I would sit, teaching in the temple, and you would not take me. But all of this was done to fulfill the scriptures of the prophets.” 56 Then every one of the disciples abandoned him and ran away. 57 And they took Jesus and led him to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders had come together.

58 And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as the courtyard of the chief priest. And coming in, he sat down with the deputies, that he might see the final moments.

59 And the chief priests and elders, and all the council sought false witness against Jesus that they might have him put to death, 60 and did not find any; though many false witnesses came, they would not find any.

61 And finally, two false witnesses came, and said, “This one said, ‘I can destroy the temple of God, and in three days build it.’”

62 And rising up, the chief priest said to him, “Do you answer nothing? What is it that against you they witness?”

63 And Jesus kept his mouth shut.

And the chief priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us if you are Christ, the son of God.”

64 Jesus said to them, “If you say so. However, I say to you, that from now on you will see the son of man seated at the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

65 Then the chief priest tore his robe, saying, “He has blasphemed. What more need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. 66 What does it seem like to you?”

And they, answering, said, “He is guilty to death.”

67 Then they spat in his face, and pummeled him. And others slapped him across the face, 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you christ, you, who is it that hit you?”

69 And Peter sat outside in the courtyard, and there came up to him a maid, saying, “You too were with Jesus of Galilee.”

70 And he denied it before all of them, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.”

71 And coming out of the vestibule, another maid saw him, and said to those who were there, “This one was also with Jesus the Nazarene.”

72 And again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the man.”

73 And after a bit, there came some who stood by, and said to Peter, “Truly you are one of his, for your accent gives you away.”

74 Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man.”

And at once the rooster crowed, 75 and Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who said to him, “Before the rooster crows, three times you will deny me.” And he went outside, weeping bitterly.


And as morning arrived all the chief priests and the elders of the people consulted against Jesus, so that they might put him to death. 2 And they led him bound to Pontius Pilate the governor.

3 Then Judas, who had betrayed him, seeing that he had been condemned, led by repentance, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned, in betraying innocent blood.” And they said to him, “What does that have to do with us? You deal with it.”

5 And throwing the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself.

6 And the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them in the corban, for they are the price of blood.” 7 And taking counsel, they bought with them a potter’s field, for burying strangers, 8 for which reason that field is called the field of blood to this very day. 9 Then it was fulfilled what was said by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

And they took the thirty silver pieces,
the price of the one they valued of the sons of Israel,

10 and gave them toward a potter’s field
as the Lord arranged to me.

11 And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor would question him, saying, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

Jesus said to them, “Whatever you say.”

12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered them nothing.

13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they speak in witness against you?” 14 And he replied to him nary a word, so that the governor marveled all the more.

15 And on that feast day, the governor tended to release to the crowd one prisoner they wished. 16 And then he had had one notorious criminal, who was called Jesus Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom would you rather I release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 (For he saw that they had betrayed him out of envy.)

19 And as he sat on the dais, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with this righteous man; for many things I suffered today in a dream because of him.”

20 And the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas, and that they should destroy Jesus. 21 And he, answering, said to them, “Which of the two would you like me to release?”

And they said, “Barabbas.”

22 Pilate said to them, “What therefore shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

23 All of them said, “He should be crucified.”

The governor said, “But what evil things has he done?”

And they shouted out all the louder, saying, “He should be crucified.”

24 And Pilate, seeing how he was profiting nothing, but that a great riot had begun, took water and washed his hands before the people, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; you see to it yourselves.”

25 And the entirety of the people, answering, said, “May his blood be upon us, and upon our children.”

26 Then he released Barabbas to them, and Jesus being flayed he handed over to them, that they might crucify him.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and the entire cohort gathered to him, 28 and stripping him, they put a scarlet robe around him. 29 And plaiting a crown of thorns, they placed it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee before him they jeered him, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews.” 30 And having spit upon him, they took back the reed, and punched him in the face. 31 And after having jeered him and taken off the robe, they put his own clothing on him again, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And going out, they found a Cyrenese man, Simon by name; this one, they conscripted, that he may carry his cross. 33 And they came to the place which is called Golgotha, which is the place of skulls.

34 And they gave him vinegar to drink, mixed with poison. And having tasted it, he would not drink it.

35 And after they had crucified him, they divided his clothes, throwing lots, that it may be fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet:

They divided among themselves my clothes,
and upon my robe they cast lots.

36 And sitting down, they watched him there, 37 and they put above his head his case written: THIS IS JESUS, KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right, and one on the left.

39 And the passers-by would blaspheme him, shaking their heads, and saying, 40 “You who would destroy the temple of God and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the son of God, come down from the cross!”

41 And likewise the chief priests jeered along with the scribes and elders, saying, 42 “Others he saved; himself he cannot save. If he is indeed the king of Israel, he will now come down from the cross; and then we may believe him. 43 He confided in God; let him free him now, if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the son of God.’”

44 And also the robbers who were crucified with him mocked him.

45 And at about noon, darkness fell over the entire earth, until the middle of the afternoon, 46 about which time Jesus shouted out in a great voice, saying, “Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?” (that is, My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?)

47 And some of the people standing by, hearing it, said, “This one is calling Elijah.” 48 And at that, one of them, running to him, took a sponge filled with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink. 49 But others said, “Let him be; we shall see if Elijah will come to free him.”

50 And Jesus, when he had again shouted at the top of his voice, gave up the spirit.

51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn into two parts, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and rocks were split, 52 and tombs were opened, and many bodies of holy people who slept rose up, 53 and coming out of the graves after his resurrection, they came out into the holy city, and would appear to many. 54 And the centurion, and those who were with him guarding Jesus, seeing the earthquake, and these things that happened, feared greatly, saying, “This one was indeed the son of God.”

55 And there were many women there, looking from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 Now when evening fell, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, Joseph by name, who also was one of Jesus’ disciples. 58 He came to Pilate, and asked him for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given him. 59 And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his new tomb which was hewn from a rock, and rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and left. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

62 And the next day, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, 63 saying, “Lord, we remembered that that deceiver said while he was living, ‘After three days, I will rise again.’ 64 Therefore command that the tomb be guarded until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the rabble that he rose from the dead, and the last error will be worst than before.”

65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, guard as you know.” 66 And they went and guarded the tomb, with the guard sealing the stone.


And the evening of the sabbath, as it dawned into the day after the sabbath, came Mary Magdalene, and another Mary, to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there came a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and coming, rolled the stone from the mouth and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white like snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like the dead.

5 And the angel, answering, said to the women, “Do not fear. For I know that it is Jesus who was crucified that you seek. 6 He is not here; for he has risen as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was put. 7 And quickly go and tell the disciples that he rose from the dead, and behold, he has gone ahead of you into Galilee; you will see him there—behold, I have told you beforehand.”

8 And hurrying away from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell his disciples. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Hail.” And they came and grabbed hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not fear. Go, announce to my brothers that they should go forth into Galilee; there they shall see me.”

11 And as they went, behold, some of the guards came into the city and declared to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 And they gathered together with the elders, having consulted, they gave the soldiers plenty of silver, 13 saying, “Say that his disciples came by night and ripped him off while we were sleeping. 14 And if this should be heard by the governor, we will convince him, and will make you safe.” 15 And they took the silver as they were instructed. And this word is divulged among the Jews to this very day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went into Galilee, up a mountain, where Jesus had arranged for them. 17 And seeing him, they worshiped, but some doubted.

18 And Jesus, coming, spoke to them, saying, “All power is given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore, teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and the son, and the holy spirit, teaching them to keep all things which I have commanded you. 20 And behold, I am with you every day until the completion of the age.”