40:015:001 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of
40:015:002 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
40:015:003 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress
the commandment of God by your tradition?
40:015:004 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and,
He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
40:015:005 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother,
It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
40:015:006 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free.
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by
40:015:007 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
40:015:008 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and
honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
40:015:009 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
40:015:010 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and
40:015:011 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that
which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
40:015:012 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that
the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
40:015:013 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly
Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
40:015:014 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the
blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
40:015:015 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this
40:015:016 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
40:015:017 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the
mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
40:015:018 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth
from the heart; and they defile the man.
40:015:019 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
40:015:020 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with
unwashen hands defileth not a man.
40:015:021 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre
40:015:022 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts,
and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son
of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
40:015:023 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
40:015:024 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.
40:015:025 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
40:015:026 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the
children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
40:015:027 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table.
40:015:028 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy
faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was
made whole from that very hour.
40:015:029 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of
Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
40:015:030 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those
that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast
them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
40:015:031 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb
to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the
blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
40:015:032 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have
compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now
three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them
away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
40:015:033 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much
bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
40:015:034 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they
said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
40:015:035 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
40:015:036 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks,
and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples
to the multitude.
40:015:037 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
40:015:038 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and
40:015:039 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into
the coasts of Magdala.
40:016:001 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting
desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
40:016:002 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It
will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
40:016:003 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the
sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the
face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the
40:016:004 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the
prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
40:016:005 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had
forgotten to take bread.
40:016:006 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
40:016:007 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we
have taken no bread.
40:016:008 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little
faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought
40:016:009 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of
the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
40:016:010 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many
baskets ye took up?
40:016:011 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you
concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
40:016:012 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the
leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of
40:016:013 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked
his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man
40:016:014 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
40:016:015 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
40:016:016 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the living God.
40:016:017 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon
Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,
but my Father which is in heaven.
40:016:018 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this
rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it.
40:016:019 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven.
40:016:020 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man
that he was Jesus the Christ.
40:016:021 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples,
how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of
the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and
be raised again the third day.
40:016:022 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it
far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
40:016:023 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan:
thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things
that be of God, but those that be of men.
40:016:024 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
40:016:025 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
40:016:026 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?
40:016:027 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with
his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to
40:016:028 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which
shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming
in his kingdom.
40:017:001 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
40:017:002 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as
the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
40:017:003 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking
40:017:004 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for
us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
40:017:005 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
40:017:006 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and
were sore afraid.
40:017:007 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not
40:017:008 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save
40:017:009 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be
risen again from the dead.
40:017:010 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes
that Elias must first come?
40:017:011 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first
come, and restore all things.
40:017:012 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew
him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
40:017:013 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John
40:017:014 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a
certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
40:017:015 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore
vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the
40:017:016 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure
40:017:017 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I
suffer you? bring him hither to me.
40:017:018 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and
the child was cured from that very hour.
40:017:019 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could
not we cast him out?
40:017:020 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily
I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
40:017:021 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
40:017:022 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son
of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
40:017:023 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised
again. And they were exceeding sorry.
40:017:024 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received
tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master
40:017:025 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do
the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own
children, or of strangers?
40:017:026 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then
are the children free.
40:017:027 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the
sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh
up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a
piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
40:018:001 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
40:018:002 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
midst of them,
40:018:003 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
40:018:004 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
40:018:005 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name
40:018:006 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe
in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the
40:018:007 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence
40:018:008 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off,
and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into
life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet
to be cast into everlasting fire.
40:018:009 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
40:018:010 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I
say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father which is in heaven.
40:018:011 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
40:018:012 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them
be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone
40:018:013 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he
rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray.
40:018:014 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
40:018:015 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and
tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall
hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
40:018:016 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two
more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
40:018:017 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
40:018:018 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
40:018:019 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
for them of my Father which is in heaven.
40:018:020 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.
40:018:021 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
40:018:022 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:
but, Until seventy times seven.
40:018:023 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king, which would take account of his servants.
40:018:024 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him,
which owed him ten thousand talents.
40:018:025 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to
be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and
payment to be made.
40:018:026 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
40:018:027 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and
loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
40:018:028 But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid
hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that
40:018:029 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him,
saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
40:018:030 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he
should pay the debt.
40:018:031 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very
sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
40:018:032 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O
thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:
40:018:033 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
40:018:034 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due unto him.
40:018:035 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
40:019:001 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of
Judaea beyond Jordan;
40:019:002 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
40:019:003 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying
unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for
40:019:004 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he
which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
40:019:005 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one
40:019:006 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
40:019:007 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
40:019:008 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your
hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the
beginning it was not so.
40:019:009 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth
adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit
40:019:010 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with
his wife, it is not good to marry.
40:019:011 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,
save they to whom it is given.
40:019:012 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their
mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made
eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made
themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that
is able to receive it, let him receive it.
40:019:013 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he
should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples
40:019:014 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
40:019:015 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
40:019:016 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
40:019:017 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
40:019:018 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not bear false witness,
40:019:019 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
40:019:020 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
40:019:021 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
40:019:022 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
40:019:023 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
40:019:024 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into
the kingdom of God.
40:019:025 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
40:019:026 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
40:019:027 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have
forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
40:019:028 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man
shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon
twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
40:019:029 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands,
for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall
inherit everlasting life.
40:019:030 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be
40:020:001 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an
householder, which went out early in the morning to hire
labourers into his vineyard.
40:020:002 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day,
he sent them into his vineyard.
40:020:003 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing
idle in the marketplace,
40:020:004 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and
whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
40:020:005 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did
40:020:006 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others
standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the
40:020:007 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto
them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right,
that shall ye receive.
40:020:008 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his
steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first.
40:020:009 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,
they received every man a penny.
40:020:010 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have
received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
40:020:011 And when they had received it, they murmured against the
goodman of the house,
40:020:012 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast
made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat
of the day.
40:020:013 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no
wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
40:020:014 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this
last, even as unto thee.
40:020:015 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is
thine eye evil, because I am good?
40:020:016 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be
called, but few chosen.
40:020:017 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples
apart in the way, and said unto them,
40:020:018 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be
betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they
shall condemn him to death,
40:020:019 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge,
and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
40:020:020 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her
sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
40:020:021 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him,
Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right
hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
40:020:022 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye
able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say
unto him, We are able.
40:020:023 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and
be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to
sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but
it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my
40:020:024 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation
against the two brethren.
40:020:025 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the
princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they
that are great exercise authority upon them.
40:020:026 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, let him be your minister;
40:020:027 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your
40:020:028 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to
minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
40:020:029 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed
40:020:030 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they
heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on
us, O Lord, thou son of David.
40:020:031 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their
peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O
Lord, thou son of David.
40:020:032 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye
that I shall do unto you?
40:020:033 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
40:020:034 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and
immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
40:021:001 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two
40:021:002 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her:
loose them, and bring them unto me.
40:021:003 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath
need of them; and straightway he will send them.
40:021:004 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying,
40:021:005 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto
thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an
40:021:006 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
40:021:007 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their
clothes, and they set him thereon.
40:021:008 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way;
others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in
40:021:009 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh
in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
40:021:010 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?
40:021:011 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth
40:021:012 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables
of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
40:021:013 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
40:021:014 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he
40:021:015 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful
things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and
saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore
40:021:016 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus
saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
40:021:017 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and
he lodged there.
40:021:018 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
40:021:019 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and
found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let
no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the
fig tree withered away.
40:021:020 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How
soon is the fig tree withered away!
40:021:021 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If
ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which
is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done.
40:021:022 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.
40:021:023 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and
the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and
said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave
thee this authority?
40:021:024 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one
thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by
what authority I do these things.
40:021:025 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe
40:021:026 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold
John as a prophet.
40:021:027 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said
unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
40:021:028 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to
the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
40:021:029 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented,
40:021:030 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered
and said, I go, sir: and went not.
40:021:031 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say
unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto
you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of
God before you.
40:021:032 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye
believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed
him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that
ye might believe him.
40:021:033 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a
winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far country:
40:021:034 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants
to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
40:021:035 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed
another, and stoned another.
40:021:036 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they
did unto them likewise.
40:021:037 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.
40:021:038 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among
themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let
us seize on his inheritance.
40:021:039 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and
40:021:040 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he
do unto those husbandmen?
40:021:041 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men,
and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which
shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
40:021:042 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes?
40:021:043 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
40:021:044 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
40:021:045 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
40:021:046 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
40:022:001 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and
40:022:002 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made
a marriage for his son,
40:022:003 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to
the wedding: and they would not come.
40:022:004 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which
are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my
fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the
40:022:005 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his merchandise:
40:022:006 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them
spitefully, and slew them.
40:022:007 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent
forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up
40:022:008 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they
which were bidden were not worthy.
40:022:009 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall
find, bid to the marriage.
40:022:010 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the
wedding was furnished with guests.
40:022:011 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a
man which had not on a wedding garment:
40:022:012 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
40:022:013 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
40:022:014 For many are called, but few are chosen.
40:022:015 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might
entangle him in his talk.
40:022:016 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians,
saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the
way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou
regardest not the person of men.
40:022:017 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give
tribute unto Caesar, or not?
40:022:018 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye
me, ye hypocrites?
40:022:019 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
40:022:020 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
40:022:021 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render
therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto
God the things that are God's.
40:022:022 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him,
and went their way.
40:022:023 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there
is no resurrection, and asked him,
40:022:024 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children,
his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his
40:022:025 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he
had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his
wife unto his brother:
40:022:026 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
40:022:027 And last of all the woman died also.
40:022:028 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the
seven? for they all had her.
40:022:029 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.
40:022:030 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
40:022:031 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read
that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
40:022:032 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
40:022:033 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his
40:022:034 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees
to silence, they were gathered together.
40:022:035 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
40:022:036 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
40:022:037 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
40:022:038 This is the first and great commandment.
40:022:039 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
40:022:040 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
40:022:041 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
40:022:042 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say
unto him, The son of David.
40:022:043 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him
40:022:044 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I
make thine enemies thy footstool?
40:022:045 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
40:022:046 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any
man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
40:023:001 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
40:023:002 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
40:023:003 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe
and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do
40:023:004 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay
them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move
them with one of their fingers.
40:023:005 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make
broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their
40:023:006 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in
40:023:007 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi,
40:023:008 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even
Christ; and all ye are brethren.
40:023:009 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your
Father, which is in heaven.
40:023:010 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even
40:023:011 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
40:023:012 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that
shall humble himself shall be exalted.
40:023:013 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go
in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go
40:023:014 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour
widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore
ye shall receive the greater damnation.
40:023:015 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is
made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than
40:023:016 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall
swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear
by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
40:023:017 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the
temple that sanctifieth the gold?
40:023:018 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but
whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
40:023:019 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift?
40:023:020 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and
by all things thereon.
40:023:021 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by
him that dwelleth therein.
40:023:022 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of
God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
40:023:023 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the
weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:
these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other
40:023:024 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
40:023:025 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within
they are full of extortion and excess.
40:023:026 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the
cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
40:023:027 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are
like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all
40:023:028 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but
within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
40:023:029 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye
build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of
40:023:030 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
40:023:031 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the
children of them which killed the prophets.
40:023:032 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
40:023:033 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?
40:023:034 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some
of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute
them from city to city:
40:023:035 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the
earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of
Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple
and the altar.
40:023:036 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this
40:023:037 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
40:023:038 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
40:023:039 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye
shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
40:024:001 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the
40:024:002 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily
I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down.
40:024:003 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came
unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things
be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end
of the world?
40:024:004 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man
40:024:005 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
40:024:006 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be
not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the
end is not yet.
40:024:007 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places.
40:024:008 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
40:024:009 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
40:024:010 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.
40:024:011 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
40:024:012 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax
40:024:013 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
40:024:014 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
40:024:015 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,
(whoso readeth, let him understand:)
40:024:016 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
40:024:017 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any
thing out of his house:
40:024:018 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his
40:024:019 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
40:024:020 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on
the sabbath day:
40:024:021 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
40:024:022 And except those days should be shortened, there should no
flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
40:024:023 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not.
40:024:024 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were
possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
40:024:025 Behold, I have told you before.
40:024:026 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not.
40:024:027 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even
unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40:024:028 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be
40:024:029 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun
be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the
stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens
shall be shaken:
40:024:030 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they
shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.
40:024:031 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other.
40:024:032 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
40:024:033 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that
it is near, even at the doors.
40:024:034 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till
all these things be fulfilled.
40:024:035 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass
40:024:036 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of
heaven, but my Father only.
40:024:037 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.
40:024:038 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating
and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark,
40:024:039 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40:024:040 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
40:024:041 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
40:024:042 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth
40:024:043 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in
what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and
would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
40:024:044 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of man cometh.
40:024:045 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due
40:024:046 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.
40:024:047 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all
40:024:048 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming;
40:024:049 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
40:024:050 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
40:024:051 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with
the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
40:025:001 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
40:025:002 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
40:025:003 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with
40:025:004 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
40:025:005 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
40:025:006 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom
cometh; go ye out to meet him.
40:025:007 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
40:025:008 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out.
40:025:009 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not
enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and
buy for yourselves.
40:025:010 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that
were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was
40:025:011 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
40:025:012 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you
40:025:013 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.
40:025:014 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far
country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them
40:025:015 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey.
40:025:016 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
40:025:017 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other
40:025:018 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and
hid his lord's money.
40:025:019 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and
reckoneth with them.
40:025:020 And so he that had received five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me
five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents
40:025:021 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
40:025:022 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained
two other talents beside them.
40:025:023 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
40:025:024 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord,
I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast
not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
40:025:025 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo, there thou hast that is thine.
40:025:026 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful
servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strawed:
40:025:027 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine
own with usury.
40:025:028 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which
hath ten talents.
40:025:029 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have
abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even
that which he hath.
40:025:030 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
40:025:031 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his
40:025:032 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats:
40:025:033 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on
40:025:034 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:
40:025:035 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
40:025:036 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was
in prison, and ye came unto me.
40:025:037 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee
40:025:038 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and
40:025:039 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40:025:040 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto
you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of
these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
40:025:041 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from
me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil
and his angels:
40:025:042 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me no drink:
40:025:043 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed
me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
40:025:044 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
40:025:045 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did
it not to me.
40:025:046 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.
40:026:001 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these
sayings, he said unto his disciples,
40:026:002 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and
the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
40:026:003 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes,
and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high
priest, who was called Caiaphas,
40:026:004 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill
40:026:005 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar
among the people.
40:026:006 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the
40:026:007 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very
precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at
40:026:008 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
To what purpose is this waste?
40:026:009 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to
40:026:010 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye
the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
40:026:011 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not
40:026:012 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did
it for my burial.
40:026:013 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be
preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this
woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
40:026:014 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the
40:026:015 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver
him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces
40:026:016 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
40:026:017 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that
we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
40:026:018 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him,
The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover
at thy house with my disciples.
40:026:019 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they
made ready the passover.
40:026:020 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
40:026:021 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one
of you shall betray me.
40:026:022 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them
to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
40:026:023 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in
the dish, the same shall betray me.
40:026:024 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto
that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good
for that man if he had not been born.
40:026:025 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is
it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
40:026:026 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
40:026:027 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
saying, Drink ye all of it;
40:026:028 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for
many for the remission of sins.
40:026:029 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit
of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my
40:026:030 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
40:026:031 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because
of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the
shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered
40:026:032 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
40:026:033 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be
offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
40:026:034 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,
before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
40:026:035 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I
not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
40:026:036 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray
40:026:037 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
40:026:038 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
40:026:039 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and
prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup
pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40:026:040 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and
saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
40:026:041 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
40:026:042 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my
Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink
it, thy will be done.
40:026:043 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were
40:026:044 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third
time, saying the same words.
40:026:045 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on
now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the
Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
40:026:046 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray
40:026:047 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from
the chief priests and elders of the people.
40:026:048 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
40:026:049 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and
40:026:050 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then
came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
40:026:051 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out
his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high
priest's, and smote off his ear.
40:026:052 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his
place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the
40:026:053 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he
shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
40:026:054 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it
40:026:055 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come
out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me?
I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no
hold on me.
40:026:056 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and
40:026:057 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
40:026:058 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace,
and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
40:026:059 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought
false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
40:026:060 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
40:026:061 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of
God, and to build it in three days.
40:026:062 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou
nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
40:026:063 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and
said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell
us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
40:026:064 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto
you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the
right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
40:026:065 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken
blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now
ye have heard his blasphemy.
40:026:066 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
40:026:067 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
smote him with the palms of their hands,
40:026:068 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
40:026:069 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto
him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
40:026:070 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou
40:026:071 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him,
and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with
Jesus of Nazareth.
40:026:072 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
40:026:073 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said
to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech
40:026:074 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the
man. And immediately the cock crew.
40:026:075 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him,
Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went
out, and wept bitterly.
40:027:001 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of
the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
40:027:002 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
40:027:003 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty
pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
40:027:004 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
40:027:005 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged himself.
40:027:006 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is
not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is
the price of blood.
40:027:007 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in.
40:027:008 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this
40:027:009 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the
prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver,
the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of
Israel did value;
40:027:010 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed
40:027:011 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked
him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said
unto him, Thou sayest.
40:027:012 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he
40:027:013 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee?
40:027:014 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the
governor marvelled greatly.
40:027:015 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the
people a prisoner, whom they would.
40:027:016 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
40:027:017 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus
which is called Christ?
40:027:018 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
40:027:019 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto
him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I
have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
40:027:020 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that
they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
40:027:021 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain
will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
40:027:022 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which
is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
40:027:023 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they
cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
40:027:024 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather
a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before
the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just
person: see ye to it.
40:027:025 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us,
and on our children.
40:027:026 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
40:027:027 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
40:027:028 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
40:027:029 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon
his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the
knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the
40:027:030 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on
40:027:031 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off
from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to
40:027:032 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by
name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
40:027:033 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is
to say, a place of a skull,
40:027:034 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he
had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
40:027:035 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did
they cast lots.
40:027:036 And sitting down they watched him there;
40:027:037 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
40:027:038 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the
right hand, and another on the left.
40:027:039 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40:027:040 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it
in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come
down from the cross.
40:027:041 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes
and elders, said,
40:027:042 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of
Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will
40:027:043 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have
him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
40:027:044 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same
in his teeth.
40:027:045 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land
unto the ninth hour.
40:027:046 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me?
40:027:047 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
This man calleth for Elias.
40:027:048 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled
it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
40:027:049 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to
40:027:050 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up
40:027:051 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the
top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks
40:027:052 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints
which slept arose,
40:027:053 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went
into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
40:027:054 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching
Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done,
they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
40:027:055 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
40:027:056 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
40:027:057 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
40:027:058 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded the body to be delivered.
40:027:059 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean
40:027:060 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the
rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the
sepulchre, and departed.
40:027:061 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over
against the sepulchre.
40:027:062 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
40:027:063 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was
yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
40:027:064 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the
third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him
away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so
the last error shall be worse than the first.
40:027:065 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it
as sure as ye can.
40:027:066 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone,
and setting a watch.
40:028:001 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
to see the sepulchre.
40:028:002 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of
the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the
stone from the door, and sat upon it.
40:028:003 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as
40:028:004 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead
40:028:005 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye:
for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
40:028:006 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay.
40:028:007 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from
the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there
shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
40:028:008 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and
great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
40:028:009 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met
them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the
feet, and worshipped him.
40:028:010 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren
that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
40:028:011 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into
the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things
that were done.
40:028:012 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken
counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
40:028:013 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him
away while we slept.
40:028:014 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him,
and secure you.
40:028:015 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
40:028:016 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a
mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
40:028:017 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
40:028:018 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
40:028:019 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
40:028:020 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end
of the world. Amen.
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