1 Since many have undertaken to draw up a narrative of the matters that have been fully accomplished among us,
2 as those, who, from the beginning became eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, delivered them to us,
3 it seemed good to me also, after having accurately traced all things from the first, to write them in order for thee, most noble Theophilus,
4 that thou mightst know the certainty of the words concerning which thou hast been instructed.
5 There was in the days of Herod king of Judea a priest, named Zachariah, of the class of Abijah, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizebeth.
6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
7 And they had no child, because Elizebeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.
8 But it came to pass while he acted as priest, in the order of his class, before God,
9 according to the custom of the priesthood his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord;
10 and all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.
11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
12 And Zachariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachariah, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elizebeth shall bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name John;
14 and thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and strong drink he shall by no means drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother‘s womb;
16 and many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God;
17 and he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.
18 And Zachariah said to the angel: By what means shall 1 know this? for I am an aged man, and my wife is advanced in her days.
19 And the angel answered and said to him: I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God, and I am sent to speak to thee, and bring thee these good tidings.
20 And behold, thou shalt be dumb and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall be accomplished, because thou didst not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time.
21 And the people were waiting for Zachariah, and wondered that he stayed so long in the temple.
22 But when he came out he was not able to speak to them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he made signs to them, and remained speechless.
23 And it came to pass when the days of his service were completed, he departed to his house.
24 And after those days his wife Elizebeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying:
25 Thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on me to take away my reproach among men.
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man, whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.
28 And coming in to her, the angel said: Hail, highly favored, the Lord is with thee.
29 But she was troubled at the word, and was reasoning what manner of salutation this could be.
30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God.
31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and Son of the Highest shall he be called; and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father,
33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 But Mary said to the angel: How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy one that is born shall be called the Son of God.
36 And behold, thy relative Elizebeth, she also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren:
37 for no word from God shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: let it be done for me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39 And Mary arose in those days and went into the mountainous country with haste to a city of Judah,
40 and entered the house of Zachariah, and saluted Elizebeth.
41 And it came to pass when Elizebeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe in her womb leaped. And Elizebeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
42 and spoke out with a loud cry, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43 And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come, to me?
44 For behold, as the voice of thy salutation came into my ears, the babe in my womb leaped with joy.
45 And blessed is she who believed that there shall be a fulfillment of the things spoken to her from the Lord.
46 And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoiced in God my Saviour,
48 because he looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For behold, from this time shall all generations call me blessed,
49 because the mighty One has done great things for me. And holy is his name;
50 and his mercy is from generation to generation on them that fear him.
51 He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the understanding of their heart:
52 he has cast down the mighty from thrones, and exalted the lowly:
53 the poor has he filled with good things and the rich has he sent empty away.
54 He has helped Israel his servant, by remembering mercy,
55 (as he spoke to our fathers), to Abraham and to his posterity forever.
56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.
57 But the time for Elizebeth to bring forth was completed, and she bore a son.
58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy to her and they rejoiced with her.
59 And it came to pass on the eighth day that they came to circumcise the child, and they called it by the name of its father, Zachariah.
60 And its mother answered and said: No; but it shall be called John.
61 And they said to her: There is no one of thy kindred that is called by this name.
62 And they made signs to his father what he would have him called.
63 And having asked for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying: His name is John. And they all wondered.
64 But his mouth was immediately opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
65 And fear came on all that dwelt about them; and all these things were much talked of in all the mountainous country of Judea;
66 and all that heard laid them up in their heart, saying: What then will this child be? for the hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And Zachariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people;
69 and has raised up for us, in the house of David his servant, a horn of salvation,
70 as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets of ancient times,
71 salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us,
72 to show mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath that he swore to Abraham our father, to grant to us
74 that being delivered from the hand of enemies we might serve him without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And thou also, O child, shalt be called prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the. Lord to prepare his ways,
77 to give to his people the knowledge of salvation in remission of their sins,
78 through the tender mercies of our God, in which the dawn from on high has visited us,
79 to give light to them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.
1 But it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the habitable land should be enrolled.
2 This enrollment took place first when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
3 And all went to be enrolled, each one to his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
5 to be enrolled with Mary who was betrothed to him, being with child.
6 And it came to pass while they were there, the days for her to bring forth were completed;
7 and she brought forth her son the firstborn, and swathed him, and laid him in a stall, because there was no place for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds living in the fields, and keeping guard over their flock during the watches of the night.
9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were afraid with great fear.
10 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be for all the people;
11 for there is born to you this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign to you: you shall find a babe swathed in a stall.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of his good pleasure.
15 And it came to pass when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go now to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.
16 And they came in haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the stall.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known concerning this thing that had been told them of this child.
18 And all that heard were astonished at the things told to them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all things that they had heard and seen as it had been told to them.
21 And when eight days had been completed for circumcising him, his name was also called Jesus, as it had been called by the angel before he had been conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of their purification had been completed, according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,
23 as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, a pair of doves or two young pigeons.
25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him:
26 and it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see, death, before he had seen the Lord‘s anointed.
27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus that they might do for him according to the custom of the law,
28 he also took him into his arms, and blessed God and said:
29 Now, Lord, lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, 30 for my eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 which thou hast prepared before the face of all the people,
32 a light for a revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And his father and his mother were wondering at the things spoken concerning him.
34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother: Behold, this is set for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be spoken against.
35 And a sword shall pass through thy soul also that thoughts may be revealed out of many hearts.
36 There was also Anna a prophetess, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was advanced in many days, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,
37 and she was a widow till eighty-four years, who departed not from the temple, serving day and night with fastings and prayers.
38 And coming in at the same hour, she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all that looked for the redemption of Jerusalem.
39 And when they had accomplished all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew and became strong, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
41 And his parents went yearly to Jerusalem at the feast of passover.
42 And when he was twelve years of age, they having gone up according to the custom of the feast,
43 and having completed the days, on their return the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his parents knew it not.
44 But supposing that he was in the company, they went a day‘s journey, and sought for him among the relatives and the acquaintances,
45 and not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem seeking for him.
46 And it came to pass after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and asking them questions;
47 and all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him they were amazed, and his mother said to him: Child, why hast thou dealt with us thus? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee, sorrowing.
49 And he said to them: Why is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father‘s business?
50 And they understood not the word that he spoke to them.
51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept all the words in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and age, and in favor with God and men.
1 But in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
2 in the days of the chief priest Annas and of Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness;
3 and he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
5 every ravine shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth,
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7 He said therefore to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him: Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Bring forth then fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves: We have Abraham as a father; for I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.
9 And now also the ax is lying at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that brings not forth good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
10 And the multitudes asked him, saying: What then shall we do?
11 And he answered and said to them: He that has two coats let him give to him that has none, and he that has food let him do in like manner.
12 And publicans also came to be baptized, and said to him: Teacher, what shall we do?
13 And he said to them: Exact no more than that which has been appointed to you.
14 And soldiers also asked, saying: What shall we also do? And he said to them: Do violence to no one, accuse no one falsely, and be content with your wages.
15 But while the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether he were the Christ or not,
16 John answered, saying to them all: I indeed baptize you in water; but there comes he that is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose; he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire:
17 whose winnowing-shovel is in his hand to thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor, and gather the grain into his granary; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.
18 With many other exhortations then indeed preached he the gospel to the people;
19 but Herod the tetrarch being reproached by him concerning Herodias the wife of his brother, and concerning all the wicked things which Herod had done,
20 added this also to them all; he shut up John in prison.
21 But it came to pass that while all the people were baptized, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 and the Holy Spirit came down, in a bodily form like a dove, upon him, and a voice came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased,
23 And Jesus himself was, when he began his ministry, about thirty years old, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, son of Heli,
24 son of Matthat, son of Levi, son: of Malchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,
25 son of Mattithiah, son: of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,
26 son of Maath, son of Mattithiah, son of Shimei, son of Joseph, son of Joda,
27 son of Jonan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,
28 son of Malchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmaam, son of Er,
29 son of Jesus, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi,
30 son of Symeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,
31 son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,
32 son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Salmon, son of Nahshon,
33 son of Aminadab, son of Admin, son of Ami, son of Hezron, son of Pharez, son of Judah,
34 son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor,
35 son of Serug, son of Reu, son of Peleg, son of Heber, son of Shelah,
36 son of Kenan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech,
37 son of Methusaleh, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Kenan,
38 son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.
1 But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit into the wilderness forty days, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days, and when they were ended he was hungry.
3 And the devil said to him: If thou art the Son of God, speak to this stone that it may become bread.
4 And Jesus answered to him: It is written that not by bread alone shall man live.
5 And having led him up, he showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to him: To thee will I give all this authority and the glory of them, for to me it is delivered; and to whomever I will I give it:
7 if therefore thou wilt worship before me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said to him: It is written: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve,
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on the wing of the temple, and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down hence;
10 for it is written that he shall give his angels charge concerning thee to guard thee safely;
11 and in their hands they shall take thee up, lest perhaps thou strike thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answered and said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation he departed from him for a time.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and a fame concerning him went forth through all that surrounding country.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, glorified by all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went, according to his custom, into ft the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
17 And there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah; and having unrolled the book he found the place where it is written:
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me
19 to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty the bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And having rolled up the book and given it back to the attendant, he sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon him.
21 And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this Scripture in your ears.
22 And all applauded him and wondered at the words of grace that proceeded out of his mouth, and said: Is not this the son of Joseph?
23 And he said to them: You will surely speak this parable to me: Physician, heal thyself; whatever things we heard were done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24 But he said: Verily I say to you, that no prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 And I tell you in truth that there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, when there came a great famine on the whole land:
26 and to no one of them was Elijah sent but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a woman a widow.
27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the days of Elisha the prophet, and no one of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all in the synagogue, on hearing these things, were filled with anger,
29 and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and brought him to the brow of the mount on which their city was built, so as to cast him down headlong;
30 but passing through the midst of them, he went away.
31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbaths;
32 and they were amazed at his teaching, for his word was with authority.
33 And in the synagogue there was a man that had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a great voice:
34 Aha, what have we to do with thee, Jesus the Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent and come out of him. And the demon threw him into the midst and came out of him, and hurt him in no way.
36 And amazement came upon all, and they spoke one to another, saying: What a word is this, that with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out?
37 And there went forth a rumor concerning him into every place of the surrounding country.
38 And rising up from the synagogue, he entered into the house of Simon. And Simon‘s mother-in-law was confined with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
39 And standing over her he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she immediately rose and ministered to them.
40 But when the sun had gone down, all, as many as had any sick with various diseases, brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each one of them and cured them.
41 And demons also went forth from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he permitted them not to speak, for they knew that he was the Christ.
42 But when it was day he went out and departed to a desert place; and the multitudes sought for him: and they came to him, and endeavored to detain him that he might not go away from them.
43 But he said to them: I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this was I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
1 But it came to pass while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 and saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and had washed the nets.
3 And entering into one of the ships, which was Simon‘s, he asked him to put out a little from the land; and sitting down in the ship he taught the multitudes.
4 But when he ceased speaking, he said to Simon: Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answered and said: Master, through the whole night have we toiled and taken nothing; yet at thy word I will let down the nets.
6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great number of fishes; and their nets began to break.
7 And they made signs to the partners in the other ship that they should come and help them; and they came, and filled both ships, so that they began to sink.
8 But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell at the knees of Jesus, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For amazement had seized on him and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes that they had taken;
10 and in like manner also on James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not: from this time thou shalt catch men.
11 And they drew the ships to land, left all and followed him.
12 And it came to pass while he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy; and seeing Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
13 And he, stretched forth his hand and touched him, saying: I will; be clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And he charged him to tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
15 But the more there went abroad the report concerning him; and many multitudes came together to hear, and to be cured of their infirmities.
16 But he withdrew into the deserts, and prayed.
17 And it came to pass on one of the days that he was teaching, and there were sitting Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present that he might heal.
18 And behold, men bringing on a bed a man who was a paralytic; and they sought to bring him in and lay him before him.
19 And not finding by what way they could bring him in be cause of the multitude, they went up on the housetop, and through the tiling let him down with the bed into the midst before Jesus.
20 And seeing their faith he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins but God alone?
22 But Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said to them: Why reason in your hearts?
23 Which is easier, to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say: Arise and walk?
24 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic: I say to thee, Rise, and take up thy bed, and go to thy house.
25 And he immediately rose up before them, took up that on which he had lain, and went away to his house glorifying God.
26 And astonishment seized on them all; and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things today.
27 And after these things he went out, and saw a publican named Levi sitting at the custom-house, and said to him: Follow me.
28 And leaving all, he arose and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house; and there was a great multitude of publicans and others who were reclining at table with them.
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answered and said to them: They that have health have no need of a physician, but they that are sick;
32 I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance.
33 And they said to him: The disciples of John fast often and make prayers; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.
34 But Jesus said to them: Can you make the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But days will come; and when the bridegroom shall have been taken away from them, then shall they fast in those days.
36 And he spoke also a parable to them: No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise, both the new makes a rent, and the piece that is from the new agrees not with the old.
37 And no one puts new wine into old bottles; otherwise, the new wine bursts the bottles, and itself is spilled, and the bottles perish;
38 but new wine must be put into new bottles.
39 And no one after drinking old, desires new; for he says: The old is good.
1 And it came to pass, on the first sabbath after the second day of the feast, that he went through the fields of grain, and his disciples pulled the ears of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands.
2 But some of the Pharisees said: Why do you that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath?
3 And Jesus answered and said to them: Have you not read this that David did, when he was hungry, himself and those that were with him?
4 How he entered into the house of God, and took the loaves of the presence, and ate and gave also to those that were with him, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
5 And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6 And it came to pass on another sabbath that he went into the synagogue and taught. And a man was there, and his right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him if he would cure on the sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.
8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had the withered hand: Rise and stand in the midst. And he arose and stood.
9 And Jesus said to them: I ask you if it is lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy.
10 And looking around on them all, he said to him: Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with madness, and conferred one with another what they should do to Jesus.
12 And it came to pass in these days that he went into the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.
13 And when day had come, he called to him his disciples, and having chosen from among them twelve, whom he also named apostles,
14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who is called Zealot,
16 and Judas brother of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor;
17 and having come down with them he stood in a plain; and a great multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be cured of their diseases;
18 and those oppressed by unclean spirits were cured;
19 and all the multitude sought to touch him, for power went forth from him and cured all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes upon his disciples and said: Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall shut you out from their society, and shall reproach you, and cast your name out as evil for the sake of the Son of man.
23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so did their fathers to the prophets.
24 But alas for you that are rich, for you have your consolation in full.
25 Alas for you that are filled now, for you shall be hungry. Alas for you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26 Alas when all men shall speak well of you; for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
27 But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you,
28 bless them that curse you; pray for them that insult you.
29 To him that smites thee on the cheek offer the other also; and from him that takes from thee thy mantle, thy coat also withhold not.
30 Give to every one that asks of thee; and from him that takes away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner.
32 And if you love them that love you, what thanks have you? for sinners love those that love them.
33 For if you do good to those that do good to you, what thanks have you? even sinners do the same.
34 And if you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive the same.
35 But love your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful and the evil.
36 Become merciful, as your Father is merciful.
37 And judge not, and you shall not be judged; and condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Release, and you shall be released;
38 give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your lap; for with what measure you measure it shall be measured to you again.
39 And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? will not both fall into a pit?
40 A disciple is not above the teacher; but every one thoroughly instructed shall be as his teacher.
41 And why beholdest thou l the splinter that is in thy brother‘s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
42 How canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull out the splinter that is in thy eye, thyself not beholding the beam in thy eye? Hypocrite, pull first the beam out of thy eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in thy brother‘s eye.
43 For there is no good tree that produces corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that produces good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by its own fruit; for not from thorns collect they figs, neither from a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good; and the evil man, out of the evil treasury, brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
46 But why call me: Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I say?
47 Every one that comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and deepened, and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood came, the stream dashed against that house, and had not strength to shake it; because it was well built.
49 But he that hears and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house on the earth, against which the stream dashed, and it immediately fell in heaps; and the ruin of that house was great.
1 After he had finished all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion‘s servant that was dear to him, being sick, was about to die.
3 But hearing of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and save his servant.
4 And they came to Jesus and asked him earnestly, saying: He is worthy for whom thou shalt do this:
5 for he loves our nation, and has himself built for us the synagogue.
6 And Jesus went with them. But when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am hot worthy that thou shouldst come in under my roof;
7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee; but say in a word, and let my servant be restored to health.
8 For I am a man placed under authority, having 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 it.
9 And when Jesus heard these things he was astonished at him; and turning, he said to the multitude that followed him: I say to you, not even in Israel have I found so great faith.
10 And those that had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 And it came to pass on the following day he went to a city called Nain; and there went with him many of his disciples and a great multitude.
12 And when he came near the gate of the city, behold, there was carried out dead an only-born son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a great multitude of the city was with her.
13 And seeing her, the Lord had pity on her, and said to her: Weep not.
14 And coming forward he touched the bier; and those that bore it stopped; and he said: Young man, I say to thee. Arise.
15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.
16 And fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet has risen among us; and, God has visited his people.
17 And this saying concerning him went forth into the whole of Judea, and all the region round about.
18 And his disciples told John of all these things.
19 And having called some two of his disciples, John sent to the Lord, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?
20 And coming to him the men said: John the Baptist has sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?
21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and scourges and evil spirits, and to many blind he gave to see.
22 And he answered and said to them: Go tell John what things you have seen and heard, that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them;
23 and blessed is he whoever is not offended at me.
24 But when the messengers of John had departed, he began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken by the wind?
25 But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing and live in luxury are in kings‘ houses.
26 But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face who shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no prophet greater than John; but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people that heard and the publicans justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John;
30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, not having been baptized by him.
31 To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like?
32 They are like children that sit in the market and call one to another, saying: We piped to you and you did not dance, we mourned and you did not lament.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say: He has a demon.
34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and you say: Behold, a man, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
35 And yet wisdom is justified on the part of all her children.
36 And some one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him; and he went into the house of the Pharisee, and reclined at table.
37 And behold, a woman, who was in the city, a sinner, and had learned that he reclined at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 and stood behind at his feet weeping, and began to moisten his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 But the Pharisee that had invited him seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him, that she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answered and said to him: Simon, I have something to say to thee. He replied: Teacher, say on.
41 A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed him five hundred denarii, the other, fifty.
42 As they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them then would love him the more?
43 Simon answered and said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave the more. He said to him: Thou hast rightly judged.
44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered thy house; water for my feet thou gavest not; but she with her tears has moistened my feet, and with her hair has wiped them.
45 A kiss thou gavest me not; but she from the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 With oil my head thou didst not anoint; but she with ointment has anointed my feet.
47 Wherefore, I say to thee, her sins which are many are forgiven, because she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.
48 And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that reclined at table began to say within themselves: Who is this that also forgives sins?
50 But he said to the woman: Thy faith has saved thee, go in peace.
1 And it came to pass afterward that he went through every city and village, preaching and telling the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with him,
2 and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons,
3 and Joanna wife of Chuza, Herod‘s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their goods.
4 But as a great multitude had come together, and they were coming to him from every city, he spoke by a parable:
5 The sower went forth to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way, and was trod down, and the birds of heaven ate it up;
6 and other fell upon the rock, and springing up it withered because it had no moisture;
7 and other fell in the midst of thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it;
8 and other fell on the good ground, and springing up it produced fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him what the parable might be.
10 And he said: To you is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
11 But the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 And they by the way are they that hear; then comes the devil and takes away the word from their heart, lest having believed they should be saved.
13 And they on the rock are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of temptation apostatize.
14 But that which fell among thorns, are they that hear, and, going forth, are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground, are they that in a good and honest heart having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.
16 But no one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, that they who come in may see the light.
17 For there is nothing concealed that shall not become manifest, neither hid which shall not be known and come into open view.
18 Take heed therefore how you hear; for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even that which he seems to have shall be taken from him.
19 And his mother and his brothers were coming to him, and were not able to approach him because of the multitude.
20 And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brothers stand without desiring to see thee.
21 But he answered and said to them: My mother and my brothers are they that hear the word of God and do it.
22 And it came to pass on one of the days that he himself entered a ship, and his disciples; and he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake; and they put to sea.
23 But as they were sailing he fell asleep; and a squall of wind came down on the lake, and they were filled and were in danger.
24 And coming forward, they waked him, saying: Master, Master, we perish. But he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said to them: Where is your faith? But being afraid they were astonished, saying one to another: Who then is this, that he commands both the winds and the water, and they obey him?
26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gergesenes, which is opposite to Galilee.
27 And when he had come forth to land, there met him from the city a man that had demons; and for a long time he wore no clothing, and abode not in a house, but in the tombs.
28 But seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech thee, torment me not.
29 For he commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for at many times it had seized him, and he was bound with chains and fetters, being imprisoned; and breaking the bonds he was driven by the demon into the deserts.
30 And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? And he said: Legion, for many demons had entered into him.
31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go away into the abyss.
32 But there was a herd of many swine feeding in the mountain; and they besought him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them.
33 And the demons having come out of the man entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake and were choked.
34 But those who fed them, seeing what had been done, fled and told it in the city and in the country.
35 And they came out to see what had been done, and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons had gone, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus; and they were afraid.
36 And those that saw told them how the possessed with demons had been saved.
37 And all the multitude of the surrounding country of the Gergesenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; and he entered a ship and returned.
38 And the man out of whom the demons had gone besought him, that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying:
39 Return to thy house, and tell how great things God has done for thee. And he departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him.
40 And it came to pass when Jesus had returned, the multitude received him gladly; for all were looking for him.
41 And behold, there came a man whose name was Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he besought him to come into his house,
42 for he had a daughter, an only child, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as he was going, the multitudes thronged him.
43 And a woman, who had had an issue of blood for twelve years, who had spent her whole living on physicians and could be cured by none,
44 came behind and touched the fringe of his mantle; and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.
45 And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And as all denied, Peter and those with him said: Master, the multitudes press on thee and crowd about thee.
46 But Jesus said: Some one touched me; for I perceived power going forth from me.
47 And the woman, seeing that she had not escaped notice, came trembling, and having fallen before him told before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she had been immediately restored to health.
48 But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.
49 While he was yet speaking, there comes some one from the house of the ruler of the synagogue, saying: Thy daughter is dead: trouble the Teacher no more.
50 But Jesus hearing it answered him: Fear not; only believe, and she shall be saved.
51 And when he had come to the house, he permitted no one to go in with him but Peter and John and James, and the father and the mother of the child.
52 And all wept, and lamented her. But he said: Weep not: she is not dead, but sleeps.
53 And they derided him, knowing that she was dead.
54 And taking her by the hand, he called, saying: Child, awake.
55 And her spirit returned, and she immediately arose; and he commanded that food should be given to her.
56 And her parents were astonished; but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.
1 And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal,
3 and said to them: Take nothing for the journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor silver, nor have two coats apiece.
4 And whatever house you enter, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And as many as may not receive you, when going out from that city shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they went out and passed through every village, preaching the gospel and curing everywhere.
7 But Herod the tetrarch heard of all things that were done, and was perplexed because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that a prophet, some one of the ancients, had risen.
9 But Herod said: John I beheaded; but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.
10 And the apostles returned and told him all things that they had done. And he took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida.
11 But the multitudes knew it and followed him; and he received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed those that had need of healing.
12 But the day began to decline; and the twelve came and said to him: Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, and lodge and find food; for we are here in a desert place.
13 But he said to them: Do you give them to eat. They replied: We have not more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we should go and buy food for all this people.
14 And they were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples: Make them recline in table-parties of fifty each.
15 And they did so, and made them all recline.
16 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And all ate and were filled; and there was taken up what remained to them of broken pieces, twelve traveling-baskets.
18 And it came to pass as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying: Who do the multitude say that I am?
19 And they answered and said; John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that a prophet, some one of the ancients, has risen.
20 But he said to them: But who say you that I am? And Peter answered and said: The Christ of God.
21 And charging them strictly, he commanded them to tell this to no one,
22 saying that the Son of man must suffer many things, and he rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and rise the third day.
23 And he said to all: If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.
25 For what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, but destroy himself or be lost?
26 For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his glory, and that of the Father, and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some of these standing here that shall not taste of death till they shall have seen the kingdom of God.
28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29 And it came to pass as he prayed that the appearance of his face was changed, and his clothing was white and glittering.
30 And behold, two men conversed with him, who were Moses and Elijah;
31 who appearing in glory spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.
32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; but keeping awake they saw his glory and the two men that stood with him.
33 And it came to pass as they were separated from him Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good that we are here, and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah, not knowing what he said.
34 And as he spoke these things there came a cloud and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 And a voice came from the cloud, saying: This is my Son, the elect; hear him.
36 And when the voice had passed, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence, and told no one, in those days, any of the things that they had seen.
37 And it came to pass on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.
38 And behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying: Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, for he is my only born;
39 and lo, a spirit seizes him, and suddenly cries out, and convulses him so that he foams, and after bruising him hardly departs from him.
40 And I requested thy disciples that they would cast him out; and they were not able.
41 And Jesus answered and said: O generation faithless and perverse, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring thy son hither.
42 But while he was yet coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him; and Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and restored the child to health, and gave him again to his father.
43 And all were amazed at the majesty of God. But while all were wondering at all things that he did, he said to his disciples:
44 Put you into your ears these words; for the Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they comprehended not this saying, and it was concealed from them that they could not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him concerning this saying.
46 And there arose a reasoning among them as to which of them was greatest.
47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their heart, took a little child and set it by him,
48 and said to them: Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives him that sent me; for he that is least among you all, he is great.
49 And John answered and said: Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.
50 And Jesus said to him: Forbid not, for he that is not against us is for us.
51 But it came to pass as the days of his being received up were completing, he steadfastly fixed his face to go to Jerusalem,
52 and sent messengers before his face. And they went and entered a city of the Samaritans, so as to make ready for him;
53 and they received him not, because his face was going to Jerusalem.
54 And the disciples James and John, seeing it, said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?
55 But he turned and rebuked them.
56 And they went to another village.
57 And as they were going on the way, some one said to him: I will follow thee wherever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the heavens have roosts, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.
59 And he said to another: Follow me. He replied: Permit me first to go and bury my father.
60 But he said to him: Let the dead bury their own dead: but go thou and proclaim the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said: I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to take leave of those at my house.
62 And Jesus said to him: No one that puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.
1 But after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was about to come.
2 And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send laborers into his harvest.
3 Go; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals: salute no one by the way.
5 Whatever house you enter, first say: Peace to this house.
6 And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but if not, it shall return upon you.
7 And abide in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they have; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8 And whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you,
9 and cure those in it that are sick, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come near to you,
10 But whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of it and say:
11 Even the dust of your city that cleaves to us on our feet we wipe off against you: yet know this that the kingdom of God is near.
12 And I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
13 Alas for thee, Chorazin; alas for thee, Bethsaida; for if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 Furthermore, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to hades.
16 He that hears you hears me; and he that rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Lord, even the demons are subjected to us in thy name.
18 And he said to them: I beheld Satan like lightning from heaven fallen.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall in any way hurt you.
20 Yet in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you; but rejoice that your names are written in the heavens.
21 In that hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said: I give thee thanks, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast concealed these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 And turning to the disciples, he said: All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him.
23 And turning to the disciples he said privately: Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
24 For I say to you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear.
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up tempting him, saying: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 And he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
27 And he answered and said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength, and with thy whole mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.
28 And he said to him: Thou hast rightly answered: do this, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus replying said: A man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him and wounded him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance a priest went down on that road, and seeing him, passed by on the other side.
32 And in like manner also a Levite, having come to the place, went and looked on and passed by on the other side.
33 But a Samaritan on a journey came opposite to him, and seeing him, was moved with pity;
34 and going to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and setting him on his own beast, took him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow, taking out two denarii, he gave them to the innkeeper and said: Take care of him, and whatever thou spendest more. I on my return will repay thee.
36 Which of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers?
37 He replied: He that showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
38 And it came to pass as they journeyed that he went into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of the Lord and heard his word.
40 But Martha was perplexed about much service; and she stood by him and said: Lord, carest thou not that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
41 But the Lord answered and said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things;
42 of one however there is need; for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
1 And it came to pass as he was in a certain place praying, when he had ceased, some one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said to them: Whenever you pray, say: Father, thy name be hallowed: thy kingdom come:
3 give us day by day our needful bread;
4 and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.
5 And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight and say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves,
6 because a friend of mine has come from a journey to me, and I have not what I may set before him.
7 And he from within shall answer and say: Trouble me not; the door is now closed, and my children with me are in bed: I cannot rise to give thee.
8 I say to you, though he will not give him, having risen because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
9 And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
10 For every one that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
11 But should a son ask bread of any one of you that is a father, would he give him a stone? or also a fish, would he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 or should he also ask an egg, would he give him a scorpion?
13 If therefore you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those that ask him.
14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb; but it came to pass when the demon had gone out the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes wondered;
15 but some of them said: By Beelzebub, the prince of the demons, he casts out the demons.
16 And others tempting sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he knowing their thoughts said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and house falls against house.
18 And if Satan also has been divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? for you say, that I cast out the demons by Beelzebub.
19 But if I cast out the demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
20 But if I by the finger of God cast out the demons, then has the kingdom of God already come upon you.
21 When the strong man armed keeps guard over his palace, his goods are in peace.
22 But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes away all his armor in which he has trusted, and distributes his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters*. * lit. ―scatters me‖ in Sinaiticus.
24 When the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and finding none, he says: I will return to my house whence I came.
25 And he comes and finds it swept and set in order.
26 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and entering in, they dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.
27 And it came to pass as he said these things, a woman from the multitude lifted up her voice and said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the breasts that thou didst suck.
28 But he said: Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.
29 And while the multitudes crowded together, he began to say: This generation is an evil generation: it seeks a sign, and no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall the Son of man also be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
33 No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a secret place, nor under the measure, but upon the lamp-stand, that those who come in may see the light.
34 The lamp of the body is thy eye. When thy eye is simple, thy whole body also is full of light; but whenever it is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore lest the light that is in thee is darkness.
36 If thus thy whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the lamp by its brightness gives thee light.
37 But while he spoke, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; and he went in and reclined at table.
38 And the Pharisee seeing it wondered that he had not first immersed himself before dinner.
39 But the Lord said to him: Now, you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
40 Senseless men; did not he that made the outside make the inside also?
41 But give the contents as charity, and behold, all things are clean to you.
42 But alas for you Pharisees, for you pay tithes of mint and rue and every herb, and pass by the judgment and the love of God: these ought you to have done and not leave those undone.
43 Alas for you Pharisees, for you love the chief seat in the synagogues and salutations in the markets.
44 Alas for you, for you are as graves that appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.
45 And some one of the lawyers answering said to him: Teacher, saying these things, thou reproachest us also.
46 He replied: Alas for you lawyers also, for you burden men with burdens hard to be borne, and yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Alas for you, for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
48 Therefore you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they indeed killed them, but you build.
49 Wherefore also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them prophets and apostles, and of them they will kill and persecute,
50 that the blood of all the prophets, which has been shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the house: yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
52 Alas for you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you went not in yourselves, and those that were entering you hindered.
53 And when he had gone out thence the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very angry, and to press him to speak of many things,
54 lying in wait to catch something I from his mouth.
1 In the meantime, when myriads of the multitude had come together, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples first: Beware you of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 But nothing is concealed which shall not be revealed, and hid which shall not be made known.
3 Wherefore, whatever things you have said in darkness, shall be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
4 But I say to you, my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after this have no more that they can do.
5 But I will show you whom you shall fear: Fear him who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I say to you, fear him.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: you are of more value than many sparrows.
8 But I say to you: Whoever confesses me before men, him also shall the Son of man confess before the angels of God;
9 but he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
10 And every one that shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
11 But when they bring you before synagogues, and rulers, and authorities, be not anxious how or what you shall answer in defense or what you shall say;
12 for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what things you ought to say.
13 But someone from the multitude said to him: Teacher, speak to my brother that he divide with me the inheritance.
14 But he said to him: Man, who appointed me a judge or a divider over you?
15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness, for no one has his life in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
16 And he spoke a parable to them, saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
17 And he reasoned within himself, saying: What shall I do, for I have not where I shall gather in my fruits?
18 And he said: This will I do; I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there will I gather in all my produce and my good things;
19 and I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years: rest, eat, drink, be merry.
20 But God said to him: Senseless man, this night shall they require thy soul of thee: but the things that thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
22 And he said to his disciples: Therefore, I say to you, be not anxious for your life what you shall eat, neither for your body what you shall put on.
23 Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the clothing?
24 Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor granary, and yet God feeds them: how much better you are than the birds.
25 But which of you by being anxious can add to his age one cubit?
26 If then you can do not even the least, why are you anxious about the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they neither spin nor weave; yet I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.
28 And if God so clothes the grass that to-day is in the field, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith.
29 And you, seek not what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and be not of doubtful mind;
30 for all these things the nations of the world seek after; but your Father knows that you need these.
31 But seek his kingdom, and these things shall be given you in addition.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father‘s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell your possessions and give charity: make for yourselves purses that grow not old, a treasury unfailing in the heavens, where no thief comes near, neither moth corrupts.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning;
36 and be you like men awaiting their lord, when he shall return from the marriage, that when he comes and knocks they may immediately open to him.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: verily I say to you that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming forth he will serve them.
38 And if in the second, and if in the third watch, he shall come and find them so, blessed are they.
39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief would come, he would not have permitted his house to be broken through.
40 And you, be ready, for at an hour at which you think not the Son of man comes.
41 But Peter said to him: Lord, to us dost thou speak this parable or also to all?
42 And the Lord said: Who then is the faithful steward, the prudent, whom the lord shall appoint over his company of servants to give the measure of food in season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord on coming shall find so doing.
44 Truly I say to you that he will set him over all his goods.
45 But if that servant shall say in his heart: My lord delays to come, and shall begin to smite the menservants and the maidservants, to eat also and to drink and to be drunken:
46 the lord of that servant will come in a day that he looks not for, and at an hour that he knows not, and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful.
47 But that servant that knew his lord‘s will, and did not prepare or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;
48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And every one to whom much has been given, of him much shall be required, and to whom much has been committed, of him will they ask the more.
49 A fire came I to throw upon the earth, and what would I if it were already kindled?
50 A baptism have I to be baptized with, and how am I in pain till it be accomplished.
51 Think you that I ff came to give peace on earth? I tell you no, but rather division.
52 For there shall be, from this time, five in one house divided; three against two and two against three
53 shall they be divided, father against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; mother-inlaw against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-inlaw.
54 And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say that a shower is coming, and so it comes to pass;
55 and when you see the south wind blowing, you say that there will be heat, and it comes to pass.
56 Hypocrites, you know how to judge of the face of the earth and of the heaven, but how do you not judge of this time?
57 And why also do you not of yourselves judge that which is right?
58 For as thou goest with thy opponent-at-law to the ruler, on the way endeavor to be delivered from him, lest perhaps he drag thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the collector, and the collector throw thee into prison.
59 I tell thee, thou shalt not come out thence till thou shalt have paid even the last farthing.
l And there were present at that time some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And he answered and said to them: Think you that these Galileans had become sinners above all the Galileans because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you no; but unless you repent, you shall all in like manner perish.
4 Or those eighteen, on whom fell the tower in Siloam and killed them, think you that they had become debtors above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you no; but unless you repent, you shall all in like manner perish.
6 And he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.
7 And he said to the vinedresser: Behold, for three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree and find none: cut it down; why also spoils it the ground?
8 But he answered and said to him: Sir, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it and throw in manure;
9 and if afterward it produce fruit; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
11 And behold, a woman that had had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together and was not able to lift herself up at all.
12 And seeing her, Jesus called to her and said to her: Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity;
13 and he laid his hands on her; and she immediately stood erect, and glorified God.
14 But the ruler of the synagogue answered, being angry because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, and said to the multitude: There are six days in which work ought to be done: on them therefore come and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.
15 But the Lord answered him and said: Hypocrites, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead him away and give him water?
16 But this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound lo, eighteen years, ought she not to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that had been done by him.
18 He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I liken it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard that a man took and threw into his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the heaven roosted in its branches.
20 And again he said: To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened.
22 And he passed through the cities and villages teaching and making the journey to Jerusalem.
23 And some one said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them:
24 Strive to enter in through the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.
25 From whatever time the master of the house shall have risen up and closed the door and you shall have begun to stand without and to knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us, and he shall answer and say to you: I know you not whence you are:
26 then shall you begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and in our streets hast thou taught.
27 And he will say: I tell you, I know you not whence you are: depart from me, all workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves cast out.
29 And they shall come from east and west and north and south, and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold, there are last that shall be first, and there are first that shall be last.
31 At that hour came to him some Pharisees, saying to him: Get out and depart hence, for Herod will kill thee.
32 And he said to them: Go and tell this fox: Behold, I cast out demons and perfect cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I make an end.
33 But I must journey today and to-morrow and the day following; for it is not possible that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children together as a hen her young under her wings, and you refused.
35 Behold, your house is left to you. I say to you that you shall not see me till the time come when you shall say: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
1 And it came to pass that he entered on a sabbath into the house of some one of the chief men of the Pharisees to eat bread, and they were watching him.
2 And behold, there was before him a man that had the dropsy.
3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath, or not? But they were silent.
4 And he took him and restored him to health and let him go.
5 And answering, he said to them: Shall a son or ox of any one of you fall into a pit and will he not immediately draw him out on the sabbath day?
6 And they were not able to answer him to these things.
7 But when he observed how they chose out the chief places, he spoke a parable to those that were called saying to them:
8 When thou art called by any one to a marriage, do not recline on the chief place, lest a more honorable than thou may have been called by him,
9 and he that called thee and him shall come and say to thee: Give this man place, and then thou begin with shame to occupy the last place.
10 But when thou art called, go and recline on the last place; that when he that called thee come, he shall say to thee: Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have honor in the presence of those that recline with thee.
11 For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
12 And he said also to him that had called him: When thou wouldst make a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also call thee in turn, and a recompense be made thee.
13 But when thou wouldst make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,
14 and thou shalt be blessed: for they cannot recompense thee; but thou shalt have recompense in the resurrection of the just.
15 And some one of those that reclined with him, hearing these things, said to him: Blessed is he that eats bread in the kingdom of God.
16 But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and called many;
17 and sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to those that had been called: Come, for it is now prepared.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a field, and I must 1 needs go and see it: I pray thee, have me excused.
19 And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to prove them: I pray thee, have me excused.
20 And another said: I have married a wife and therefore I cannot come.
21 And the servant came back and reported these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and the poor and maimed and blind and lame bring in hither.
22 And the servant said: Lord, what thou didst command has been done, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said to the servant: Go out into the roads and hedges; and compel them to come in, that my house may be full;
24 for I say: to you that not one of those men that have been called shall taste of my supper.
25 And many multitudes journeyed with him; and he turned and said to them:
26 If any one comes to me and hates not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 Whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
28 For what one of you intending to build a tower sits not down first and counts the cost, if he has enough to finish it?
29 lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all that see begin to deride him,
30 saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king going to engage in battle with another king, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 But if not, while he is yet far off, he sends an embassy and asks conditions of peace.
33 So then, no one of you that forsakes not all that he has can be my disciple.
34 Salt then is good; but if the salt become tasteless, by what means shall it be seasoned?
35 It is fit neither for earth nor for manure: they cast it out. He that has ears, let him hear.
1 And all the publicans and the sinners were drawing near to him to hear him.
2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receives sinners and eats with them.
3 But he spoke to them this parable, saying:
4 What man of you, that has a hundred sheep, and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, till he find it?
5 And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulder rejoicing;
6 and having come home, he calls together the friends and the neighbors, saying to them: Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.
7 I say to you that so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety-nine righteous who have no need of repentance.
8 Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek carefully till she find it?
9 And when she has found it, she calls together the friends and neighbors, saying: Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma that I lost.
10 So, I say to you, there arises joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
11 And he said: A certain man had two sons.
12 And the younger of them said to the father: Father, give me the part of the estate that falls to me. And he divided to them the living.
13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and went from home into a distant country, and there wasted his estate by riotous living.
14 But when he had spent all, there arose a great famine throughout that land, and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine;
16 and he desired to fill his belly with the pods that the swine did eat; and no one gave to him.
17 But having come to himself, he said: How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare; but I am perishing here with hunger.
18 I will arise and go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight;
19 no longer am I worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose and came to his father. And while he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and had pity on him; and running, he fell upon his neck and kissed him.
21 And the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight; no longer am I worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants: Bring forth the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet;
23 and bring the fatted calf, kill, and let us eat and be merry;
24 for this, my son, was dead and lives again, was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.
25 But his older son was in the field; and when he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing;
26 and calling to him one of the servants, he inquired what these things meant.
27 And he said to him: Thy brother has come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him in health.
28 But he was angry, and would not go in; and his father came out and entreated him.
29 But he answered and said to the father: Behold, so many years do I serve thee, and at no time have I transgressed thy commandment; and yet to me thou hast at no time given a kid that I might make merry with my friends;
30 but when thy son, this that has eaten up thy living with harlots, came, thou didst kill for him the fatted calf.
31 But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me, and all mine is thine;
32 but to make merry and to be glad was needful, for this thy brother was dead and lives again; was lost and is found.
1 And he said also to the disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and he was accused to him of wasting his goods.
2 And he called him and said to him: What is this that I hear of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou canst no longer act as steward.
3 And the steward said within himself: What shall I do? for my lord takes from me the stewardship. To dig I am not able, to beg I am ashamed.
4 I have found what I shall do, that when I am put out of the stewardship they may receive me into their houses.
5 And calling to him each one of his lord‘s debtors, he said to the first: How much owest thou my lord?
6 He said: A hundred baths of oil. And he said to him: Take back thy note, and sit down quickly and write fifty.
7 Then he said to another: And how much owest thou? And he said: A hundred homers of wheat. He says to him: Take back thy note, and write eighty.
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had acted prudently; for the children of this age are, in reference to their generation, wiser than the children of light.
9 And I say to you: Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations.
10 He that is faithful in very little is faithful also in much, and he that is unjust in very little is unjust also in much.
11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches?
12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another‘s, who will give to you that which is your own?
13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or he will hold the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
14 And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and scoffed at him.
15 And he said to them: You are they that justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
16 The law and the prophets preached till John; from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one enters it by force.
17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one point of the law to fall.
18 Every one that puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he that marries her that is put away from a husband commits adultery.
19 But there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, feasting splendidly every day.
20 And a certain poor man named Lazarus had been laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 and desiring to be fed with that which fell from the rich man‘s table: moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 But it came to pass that the poor man died and was carried by angels to Abraham‘s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
23 And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said: Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus likewise evil things; but now here he is comforted and thou art tormented.
26 And in all these regions between us and you a great chasm is fixed, so that they that would pass hence to you cannot, neither can they pass thence to us.
27 And he said: I pray thee then, father, that thou wouldst send him to my father‘s house;
28 for I have five brothers: that he may earnestly testify to them, lest they themselves also come to this place of torment.
29 But Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them.
30 And he said: No, father Abraham; but if one from the dead should go to them, they will repent.
31 But he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one should rise from the dead.
1 And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that offenses come not; but alas for him through whom they come:
2 it were better for him that an upper millstone were hung about his neck and he thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times turn to thee, saying: I repent, thou shalt forgive him.
5 And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.
6 But the Lord said: If you have faith as a grain of mustard, you might say to this sycamine tree: Be uprooted and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.
7 But which of you in having a servant plowing or feeding a flock, will say to him when he comes from the field: Come immediately and recline at table?
8 But will he not say to him: Make ready my supper, and gird thyself and serve me till I eat and drink, and after this thou shalt eat and drink?
9 Does he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded?
10 So also you, when you shall have done all things that are commanded you, say that we are unprofitable servants; we have done what we ought to have done.
11 And it came to pass as he journeyed to Jerusalem, he also went through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as he entered a certain village there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off;
13 and they lifted up their voices, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And seeing, he said to them: Go, show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass as they went they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned, with a loud voice glorifying God;
16 and fell on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.
17 But Jesus answered and said: Were not the ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
18 Were there not found returning to give glory to God but this one of another race?
19 And he said to him: Arise and go: thy faith has saved thee.
20 And having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God comes not with observation;
21 neither shall they say: Lo, here or there; for behold, the kingdom of God is among you.
22 But he said to his disciples: Days will come when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it.
23 And they shall say to you: Lo here, lo there: go not after them nor follow them.
24 For as the lightning flashing out from one place under heaven shines to the other place under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day.
25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation.
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were giving in marriage till the day on which Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all.
28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;
29 but on the day in which Lot went out of Sodom, there rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all.
30 So shall it be in the day in which the Son of man is revealed.
31 In that day he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he that is in the field let him likewise not turn back.
32 Remember Lot‘s wife.
33 Whoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: and whoever shall lose it shall save it alive.
34 I say to you, on that night there shall be two men in one bed: one shall be taken and the other left:
35 there shall be two women grinding together: the one shall be taken, but the other left.
37 And they answer and say to him: Where, Lord? And he said to them: Where the body is, there also will the eagles be gathered together.
1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that they ought always to pray and not grow weary,
2 saying: There was in a city a judge that feared not God, and regarded not man.
3 And there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me, on my opponent-at-law.
4 And he would not for a time; but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, neither regard man,
5 yet, because this widow gives me trouble, I will avenge her, lest coming continually she weary me.
6 And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge says;
7 and will not God avenge his elect who cry to him day and night, and does he bear long towards them?
8 I say to you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless will the Son of man, when he comes, find the faith on the earth?
9 And he spoke also this parable to some that trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I pay tithes of all that I possess.
13 But the publican, standing far off, would not lift even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God, be merciful to me the sinner.
14 I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather indeed than the other; for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, but he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
15 And they brought to him also their infants that he might touch them; but the disciples, seeing, rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them to him, saying: Let the little children come to me and forbid them not; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it.
18 And a ruler asked him, saying: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Honor thy father and thy mother.
21 And he said: All these have I kept from youth.
22 But Jesus, hearing, said to him: Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come follow me.
23 But hearing these things, he became very sad; for he was very rich.
24 But seeing him, Jesus said: How hardly do they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God:
25 for it is easier for a camel to go in through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they that heard said: Who then can be saved?
27 But he said: Things impossible with men are possible with God.
28 And Peter said: Behold, we have left our own and followed thee.
29 And he said to them: Verily I say to you, there is no one that has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God,
30 who shall not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.
31 And taking the twelve aside, he said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets in reference to the Son of man shall be accomplished;
32 for he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be derided and outraged and spit upon;
33 and they shall scourge and kill him, and the third clay he shall rise.
34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was concealed from them; and they knew not the things that were spoken.
35 And it came to pass as he drew near to Jericho, a blind man sat by the road begging.
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he inquired what this meant.
37 And they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by.
38 And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.
39 But those that went before rebuked him that he should be silent; but much more did he cry: Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 But Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he had come near he asked him:
41 What wilt thou that I shall do for thee? And he said: Lord, that I may receive sight.
42 And Jesus said to him: Receive sight: thy faith has saved thee.
43 And he immediately received sight, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.
1 And he entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And behold, a man named Zacchaeus, and he was chief publican, and was rich;
3 and he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and could not from the multitude, for in stature he was small.
4 And running before, he went up into a sycamore, that he might see him, for he was about to pass that way.
5 And when he came to the place, Jesus looked up and said to him: Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must abide to-day at thy house.
6 And he hastened and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And seeing it, they all murmured, saying: He has gone in to be guest with a sinful man.
8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord: Behold, the half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor; and if from any one I have taken any thing by false accusation, I repay fourfold.
9 And Jesus said to him: This day has salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
10 for the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost.
11 And as they heard these things he also spoke a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear.
12 He said, therefore: A nobleman went into a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and return.
13 And he called his ten servants and gave to them ten pounds, and said to them: Engage in trade till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying: We are not willing that this man shall reign over us.
15 And it came to pass when he had returned, having received the kingdom, he also ordered that those servants to whom he had given the money should be called to him, that he might know what each had gained by trading.
16 And the first came to him, saying: Lord, thy pound has gained ten pounds.
17 And he said to him: Well done, good servant; because, thou hast been faithful in very little, have authority over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying: Thy pound, lord, has made five pounds.
19 And he said also to him: Be thou also over five cities.
20 And the other came, saying: Lord, behold thy pound, which I have had laid away in a napkin;
21 for I feared thee, because thou art a hard man: thou takest up what thou didst not deposit, and reapest what thou didst not sow.
22 He says to him: Out of thy own mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou knowest that I am a hard man, taking up what I did not deposit, and reaping what I did not sow.
23 And why gavest thou not my money to the bank? and I on coming could have collected my own with interest.
24 And he said to those that stood by: Take from him the pound and give to him that has the ten pounds.
25 And they said to him: Lord, he has ten pounds.
26 I say to you: To every one that has shall be given, but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away.
27 But these my enemies, that were not willing that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay them before me.
28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came to pass when he came near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,
30 saying: Go into the village opposite, in which, on entering, you shall find a colt tied, on which no one of men ever sat: loose and bring him.
31 And if any one ask you: Why loose him? say thus; that the Lord has need of him.
32 And those that were sent went and found as he had said to them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them: Why loose the colt?
34 and they said: Because the Lord has need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus, and having thrown their mantles upon the colt, they set Jesus upon him.
36 And as he went they spread their mantles in the road.
37 But as he was drawing near now to the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began joyfully to praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty deeds which they had seen,
38 saying: Blessed be the King in the name of the Lord: in heaven peace, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him: Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said: I say to you, that if these should be silent, the stones would cry out.
41 And when he drew near, beholding the city, he wept over it,
42 saying: If thou hadst known, even thou, even in this thy day, the things for thy peace; but now they are hid from thy eyes.
43 For days will come upon thee, and thy enemies shall cast up a mound about thee; and encircle thee round about, and shut thee up on every side;
44 and level thee with the ground and thy children within thee; and will not leave within thee a stone upon a stone, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
45 And entering into the temple he began to cast out those that sold,
46 saying to them: It is written: And my house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.
47 And he was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people sought to destroy him,
48 and found not what they could do; for all the people hung listening upon him.
1 And it came to pass on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, the priests and the scribes, with the elders, came upon him.
2 and spoke, saying to him: Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things, or who is he that gave thee this authority?
3 But he answered and said to them: I also will ask you a word, and tell me:
4 The baptism of John, of heaven was it, or of men?
5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: If we say: Of heaven, he will reply: Why did you not believe him?
6 But if we say: Of men, all the people will stone us; for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
7 And they answered that they knew not whence.
8 And Jesus said to them: Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
9 And he began to speak to the people this parable. A man planted a vineyard and let it out to vinedressers, and went abroad for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent to the vinedressers a servant, that they might give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the vinedressers scourged him and sent him forth empty.
11 And he also sent another servant; but they scourged that one also, and having dishonored him, sent him forth empty.
12 And he also sent a third; but they wounded this one also and cast him out.
13 And the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps they will reverence him.
14 But seeing him, the vinedressers reasoned one with another, saying: This is the heir: let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.
15 And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the lord of the vineyard do to them?
16 He will come and destroy these vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others. And hearing, they said: May it not be.
17 But he looked on them and said: What then is this that is written? A stone that the builders rejected, this became the head of the corner.
18 Every one that falls on that stone shall be broken; but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to dust.
19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay their hands on him at the same hour, and were afraid of the people; for they knew that against them he had spoken this parable.
20 And watching closely, they sent spies that feigned themselves to be just, that they might lay hold on a word of his, so that they could deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor.
21 And they asked him, saying: Teacher, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not a person, but teachest the way of God in truth:
22 is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar or not?
23 But perceiving their craftiness, he said to them:
24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? They said: Caesar‘s.
25 And he said to them: Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar‘s, and to God the things that are God‘s.
26 And they were not able to lay hold of his speech in the presence of the people; and being astonished at his answer, they were silent.
27 And some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came and asked him a question,
28 saying: Teacher, Moses wrote for us, if any one‘s brother die having a wife, and he be without children, that his brother shall take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
29 There were then seven brothers. And the first took a wife and died without children;
30 and the second
31 and the third took her, and in like manner also the seven left no children and died.
32 At last the woman also died.
33 The woman then in the resurrection, of which of them shall she be the wife? For the seven had her as a wife.
34 And Jesus said to them: The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
35 but they that shall be counted worthy to obtain that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage:
36 nor indeed can they die any more, for they are like the angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses has made known at the Bush, since he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
38 and he is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him.
39 And some of the scribes answered and said: Teacher, thou hast well said.
40 For no one again ventured to ask him another question.
41 But he said to them: How say they that Christ is David‘s son,
42 for David himself says in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand
43 till I make thy enemies thy footstool?
44 David then calls him Lord; and how is he his son?
45 But as all the people were hearing, he said to the disciples:
46 Beware of the scribes that delight to walk about in robes, and love salutations in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;
47 who eat up the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
1 And looking up, he saw the rich throwing their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw a widow, a needy one, throw in thither two mites,
3 and he said: Truly I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than they all;
4 for all these out of their abundance have thrown in among the gifts, but she out of her poverty has thrown in all the living that she had.
5 And as some were speaking of the temple that it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said:
6 As to these things that you see, days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying: Teacher, when then shall these things be? and what the sign when these things shall be accomplished?
8 And he said: Take heed that you be not deceived; for many will come in my name, saying: I am he, and the time is at hand: go not after them.
9 But when you hear of wars and tumults, be not alarmed; for these things must take place first, but not immediately the end.
10 Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 great earthquakes also shall there be, and in places famines and pestilences, fearful sights also shall there be, and great signs from heaven.
12 But before all these they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name:
13 it shall turn out to you for testimony.
14 Resolve therefore in your hearts that you meditate not beforehand to make a defense;
15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist or gainsay.
16 But you shall be delivered up both by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they shall put to death,
17 and you shall be hated by all because of my name.
18 And yet a hair from your head shall not be lost:
19 in your endurance preserve your souls.
20 But when you see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that the desolation of it is near.
21 Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and those in the midst of it go out, and those in the country not enter into it;
22 for days of vengeance are these for the fulfilling of all things that are written.
23 Alas for them that are with child and them that give suck in those days; for there shall be great distress on the land and wrath on this people;
24 and they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trod down by Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles shall have been fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, and on earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
26 men failing in heart for fear and expectation of things coming on the habitable land; for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming on a cloud with power and great glory.
28 But when these things begin to take place, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.
29 And he spoke a parable to them: See the fig-tree and all the trees:
30 when they now put forth leaves, seeing it you know of yourselves that summer is now near.
31 So also you, when you see these things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 Verily I say to you: This generation shall not pass away till all these things shall have been accomplished.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
34 But take heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts become heavy with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day come upon you suddenly
35 like a snare; for it shall come upon all that dwell on the face of all the land.
36 But watch at every time, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of man.
37 And he was teaching in the temple during the day, but he went out and spent the night in the mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early to him in the temple to hear him.
1 But the feast of unleavened bread, which is called passover, drew near;
2 and the chief priests and scribes sought how they might destroy him; for they feared the people.
3 But Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve;
4 and he went away and conferred with the chief priests and captains how he might deliver him up to them.
5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money;
6 and he consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them in the absence of the multitude
7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be killed;
8 and he sent Peter and John, saying: Go and prepare for us the passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said to him: Where wilt thou that we make ready?
10 And he said to them: Behold, after you have gone into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters;
11 and you shall say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to thee: Where is the guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
13 And they went and found as he had said to them, and prepared the passover.
14 And when the hour had come, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.
15 And he said to them: With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you that I will no more eat it till it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17 And having taken a cup and given thanks, he said: Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I say to you that I will not drink henceforth of the fruit of the vine till the kingdom of God shall have corner
19 And having taken bread and given thanks, he broke and gave to them, saying: This is my body, that is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 And the cup in like manner, after he had supped, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, that is poured out for you.
21 But behold, the hand of him that delivers me up is with me on the table.
22 For indeed the Son of man goes according to that which is determined, but alas for that man by whom he is delivered up.
23 And they began to inquire among themselves which of them it might be that was about to do this thing.
24 And there had been also a contention among them as to which of them was thought to be greatest.
25 But he said to them: The kings of the nations exercise lordship over them, and they that have authority over them are called benefactors:
26 you however shall not be so, but he that is the greatest among you, let him become as the youngest, and he that leads as he that serves.
27 For which is greater, he that reclines at table or he that serves? Is not he that reclines at table? But I in the midst of you am as he that serves.
28 But you are they that have continued steadily with me in my trials.
29 And I appoint to you as my Father has appointed to me a kingdom,
30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has greatly desired you that he may sift you as wheat;
32 but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. And thou, when thou hast turned to me, strengthen thy brethren.
33 And he said to him: Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.
34 But he said: I say to thee, Peter, a cock shall not crow this day, till thou shalt have three times denied that thou knowest me.
35 And he said to them: When I sent you forth without purse and bag and sandals, needed you any thing? They said: Nothing.
36 And he said to them: But now, he that has a purse, let him take it; in like manner, also a bag; and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy.
37 For I say to you that this that is written must be fulfilled in me; this: And with the lawless was he numbered; for that concerning me has an end.
38 And they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them: It is enough.
39 And going out, he went according to custom to the mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed him.
40 And when he had come to the place he said to them: Pray that you enter not into temptation.
41 And he withdrew from them about a stone‘s throw, and kneeling down he prayed,
42 saying: Father, if thou art willing to remove this cup from me; yet, not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly. And his sweat became like great drops of blood falling to the ground.
45 And he arose from prayer, came to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of grief,
46 and said to them: Why sleep? arise and pray, that you may not enter into temptation.
47 While he was yet speaking, behold, a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and came near to Jesus to kiss him.
48 And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou deliver up the Son of man with a kiss?
49 But they about him, seeing what would be, said: Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And some one of them struck the servant of the chief priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said: Let me alone till this, and he touched his ear and healed him.
52 And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders that had come to him: As against a robber you have come forth, with swords and clubs:
53 while I was with you a daily in the temple, you stretched not forth your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.
54 And they took him, and led and brought him into the house of the chief priest; but Peter followed at a distance.
55 And after they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and were sitting together, Peter sat in the midst of them.
56 And a maidservant saw him sitting at the fire, and, looking earnestly on him, said: This man also was with him.
57 But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not.
58 And after a little another saw him and said: Thou also art of them. But Peter said: Man, I am not.
59 And after an interval of about one hour some other confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean.
60 But Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crew;
61 and the Lord turned and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said to him: Before a cock shall have crowed this day, thou shalt deny me three times.
62 And he went out and wept bitterly.
63 And the men that held him derided him, striking him;
64 and having blindfolded him, they asked, saying: Prophesy: who is he that struck thee?
65 And many other things did they blasphemously say to him.
66 And when it was day, there came together the eldership of the people, chief priests also and scribes, and they led him away to their Sanhedrim, saying: If thou art the Christ, tell us.
67 And he said to them: If I tell you, you will not believe;
68 and if I ask, you will not answer.
69 But from this time shall the Son of man be sitting on the right hand of the power of God.
70 And they all said: Thou art then the Son of God? He said to them: You say it, for I am.
71 And they said: What further need have we of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from his mouth.
1 And the whole number of them rose and led him to Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying: We found this man turning our nation away, and forbidding to pay tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered and said to him: Thou sayest.
4 But Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes: I find no fault in this man.
5 But they were vehement, saying: He excites the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, even beginning from Galilee, to this place.
6 But Pilate, hearing, inquired if the man were a Galilean;
7 and learning that he was from Herod‘s jurisdiction, he sent him up to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem in those days.
8 And Herod, when he saw Jesus, was exceeding glad; for he had for a long time desired to see him, because he had heard of him, and hoped to see some sign done by him.
9 And he questioned him with many words; but he answered him nothing.
10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
11 But Herod also, with his men of war having set him at naught and mocked him, put on him a splendid robe and sent him back to Pilate.
12 And on the same day Herod and Pilate became friends to each other; for before they had been at enmity between themselves.
13 But Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
14 said to them: You have brought to me this man as turning the people away; and behold, I, having examined him in your presence, have found in this man no fault as to the things which you charge against him.
15 No, nor even Herod; for he has sent him back to us; and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him.
16 I will therefore chastise and release him.
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18 But they cried out all at once, saying: Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas:
19 who for a certain insurrection made in the city and for murder had been cast into prison.
20 Again, however, Pilate called to them, wishing to release Jesus.
21 But they cried against it, saying: Crucify, crucify him.
22 But the third time spoke he to them: Why, what evil has he done? No cause of death have I found in him: I will therefore chastise and release him.
23 But they were urgent with loud cries, demanding that he should be crucified; and their cries prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that their demand should go into effect.
25 And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they chose; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
26 And as they led him away, laying hold on Simon a certain Cyrenian, as he came from the country, they laid on him the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.
27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women that bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turned to them and said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep for yourselves and for your children;
29 for behold, there are coming days in which they shall say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that did not give suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us, and to the hills: Cover us;
31 for if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
32 And there were led others also, two evildoers, to be crucified with him.
33 And when they came to the place that is called Skull, there they crucified him and the evildoers, one on the right and the other on the left.
34 But Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And dividing his clothing among them, they cast lots.
35 And the people stood looking on; but the rulers scoffed, saying: Others he saved, let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also derided him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,
37 and saying: If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
38 And there was also a superscription over him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 And one of the evildoers that were hanged reviled him: Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him and said: Dost not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of what we have done; but this man has done nothing amiss.
42 And he said: Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom.
43 And he said to him: Verily I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.
44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land till the ninth hour,
45 the sun having failed; and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said: Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.
47 And the centurion, seeing what had taken place, glorified God, saying: Certainly this man was righteous.
48 And all the multitudes that had come together to that scene, having looked upon the things that were done, returned, smiting their breasts.
49 And all his acquaintance, and women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, looking upon these things.
50 And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a counselor, also a good and righteous man,
51 he had not consented to their counsel and deed of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who looked for the kingdom of God:
52 this man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus;
53 and having taken it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher hewed in rock, where no one had yet lain.
54 And it was the day of the preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
55 And women that had come up with him out of Galilee followed and observed the sepulcher, and how his body was laid;
56 and having returned, they prepared spices and ointments; and they rested indeed on the sabbath, according to the commandment.
1 But on the first of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices that they had prepared.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher;
3 but entering, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass as they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in bright clothing
5 and the women being afraid and bowing their faces to the earth the angels said to them: Why see among the dead for him that lives?
6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he spoke to you while he was yet in Galilee,
7 saying of the Son of man that he must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise on the third day.
8 And they remembered his words,
9 and returned from the sepulcher and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 And they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; and the rest with them told these things to the apostles.
11 And these words appeared in their sight as idle tales, and they believed them not.
12 But Peter arose and ran to the sepulcher, and stooping down, he saw the linen clothes lying by themselves; and he departed, wondering in himself at that which had come to pass.
13 And behold, two of them were going on the same day to a village named Emmaus, distant from Jerusalem sixty furlongs;
14 and they were conversing one with another about all these things that had happened.
15 And it came to pass while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them;
16 but their eyes were held so that they did not know him.
17 And he said to them: What matters are these that you interchange one with another as you walk? And they stood still with countenances sad.
18 But one, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said to him: Dost thou only dwell as a stranger in Jerusalem and hast not known the things that have come to pass in it in these days?
19 And he said to them: What things? And they said to him: The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who became a man, a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the condemnation of death and crucified him.
21 But we were hoping that it had been he that was about to redeem Israel. Yet even with all this, this is the third day since these things were done.
22 But also some women of our company astonished us; having been early at the sepulcher,
23 and not finding his body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
24 And some of those with us went to the sepulcher, and found it so even as the women had said, but him they saw not.
25 And he said to them: O without understanding, and slow of heart to believe in all things that the prophets have spoken.
26 Was it not needful that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew near to the village whither they were going, and he made a show of going further;
29 and they constrained him, saying: Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day has now declined. And he went in to abide with them.