The Bible Online: Book 42 Luke: 42:012:001 - 42:024:053

 

42:012:001 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an
innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one
upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all,
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

42:012:002 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;
neither hid, that shall not be known.

42:012:003 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard
in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in
closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

42:012:004 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill
the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

42:012:005 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which
after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say
unto you, Fear him.

42:012:006 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of
them is forgotten before God?

42:012:007 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear
not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

42:012:008 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men,
him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of
God:

42:012:009 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the
angels of God.

42:012:010 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it
shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against
the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

42:012:011 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto
magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing
ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

42:012:012 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye
ought to say.

42:012:013 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my
brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

42:012:014 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider
over you?

42:012:015 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness:
for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things
which he possesseth.

42:012:016 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a
certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

42:012:017 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do,
because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

42:012:018 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and
build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my
goods.

42:012:019 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up
for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

42:012:020 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou
hast provided?

42:012:021 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich
toward God.

42:012:022 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the
body, what ye shall put on.

42:012:023 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

42:012:024 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which
neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how
much more are ye better than the fowls?

42:012:025 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature
one cubit?

42:012:026 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why
take ye thought for the rest?

42:012:027 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin
not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.

42:012:028 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field,
and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he
clothe you, O ye of little faith?

42:012:029 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
neither be ye of doubtful mind.

42:012:030 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after:
and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

42:012:031 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things
shall be added unto you.

42:012:032 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom.

42:012:033 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags
which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

42:012:034 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

42:012:035 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

42:012:036 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when
he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and
knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

42:012:037 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall
find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird
himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come
forth and serve them.

42:012:038 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third
watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

42:012:039 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what
hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have
suffered his house to be broken through.

42:012:040 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an
hour when ye think not.

42:012:041 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable
unto us, or even to all?

42:012:042 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward,
whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give
them their portion of meat in due season?

42:012:043 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.

42:012:044 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over
all that he hath.

42:012:045 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his
coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens,
and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

42:012:046 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut
him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the
unbelievers.

42:012:047 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not
himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten
with many stripes.

42:012:048 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes,
shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is
given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have
committed much, of him they will ask the more.

42:012:049 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be
already kindled?

42:012:050 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I
straitened till it be accomplished!

42:012:051 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you,
Nay; but rather division:

42:012:052 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
three against two, and two against three.

42:012:053 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son
against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the
daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her
daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in
law.

42:012:054 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out
of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so
it is.

42:012:055 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be
heat; and it cometh to pass.

42:012:056 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the
earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

42:012:057 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

42:012:058 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as
thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be
delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the
judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee
into prison.

42:012:059 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid
the very last mite.

42:013:001 There were present at that season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their
sacrifices.

42:013:002 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they
suffered such things?

42:013:003 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.

42:013:004 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and
slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that
dwelt in Jerusalem?

42:013:005 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.

42:013:006 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree
planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon,
and found none.

42:013:007 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these
three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find
none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

42:013:008 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year
also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

42:013:009 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou
shalt cut it down.

42:013:010 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

42:013:011 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise
lift up herself.

42:013:012 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto
her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

42:013:013 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.

42:013:014 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,
because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said
unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to
work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the
sabbath day.

42:013:015 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not
each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from
the stall, and lead him away to watering?

42:013:016 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom
Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from
this bond on the sabbath day?

42:013:017 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were
ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious
things that were done by him.

42:013:018 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and
whereunto shall I resemble it?

42:013:019 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast
into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the
fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

42:013:020 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

42:013:021 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

42:013:022 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and
journeying toward Jerusalem.

42:013:023 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And
he said unto them,

42:013:024 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto
you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

42:013:025 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut
to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at
the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall
answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

42:013:026 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy
presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

42:013:027 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are;
depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

42:013:028 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall
see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in
the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

42:013:029 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from
the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the
kingdom of God.

42:013:030 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there
are first which shall be last.

42:013:031 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto
him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.

42:013:032 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I
cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the
third day I shall be perfected.

42:013:033 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day
following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of
Jerusalem.

42:013:034 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and
stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have
gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood
under her wings, and ye would not!

42:013:035 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say
unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye
shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

42:014:001 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the
chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they
watched him.

42:014:002 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the
dropsy.

42:014:003 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees,
saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

42:014:004 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him,
and let him go;

42:014:005 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or
an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out
on the sabbath day?

42:014:006 And they could not answer him again to these things.

42:014:007 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he
marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.

42:014:008 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in
the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be
bidden of him;

42:014:009 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this
man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.

42:014:010 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room;
that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,
Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the
presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

42:014:011 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that
humbleth himself shall be exalted.

42:014:012 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a
dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren,
neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also
bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

42:014:013 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the
lame, the blind:

42:014:014 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee:
for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

42:014:015 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these
things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread
in the kingdom of God.

42:014:016 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and
bade many:

42:014:017 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were
bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

42:014:018 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first
said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must
needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

42:014:019 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

42:014:020 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I
cannot come.

42:014:021 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then
the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go
out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring
in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the
blind.

42:014:022 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded,
and yet there is room.

42:014:023 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways
and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be
filled.

42:014:024 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden
shall taste of my supper.

42:014:025 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and
said unto them,

42:014:026 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother,
and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and
his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

42:014:027 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.

42:014:028 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down
first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to
finish it?

42:014:029 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able
to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

42:014:030 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

42:014:031 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth
not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten
thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty
thousand?

42:014:032 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an
ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

42:014:033 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all
that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

42:014:034 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith
shall it be seasoned?

42:014:035 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but
men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

42:015:001 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to
hear him.

42:015:002 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man
receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

42:015:003 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

42:015:004 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of
them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness,
and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

42:015:005 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders,
rejoicing.

42:015:006 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have
found my sheep which was lost.

42:015:007 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one
sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just
persons, which need no repentance.

42:015:008 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one
piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek
diligently till she find it?

42:015:009 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her
neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found
the piece which I had lost.

42:015:010 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the
angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

42:015:011 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

42:015:012 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me
the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto
them his living.

42:015:013 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living.

42:015:014 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that
land; and he began to be in want.

42:015:015 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country;
and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

42:015:016 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that
the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

42:015:017 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants
of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish
with hunger!

42:015:018 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

42:015:019 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of
thy hired servants.

42:015:020 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a
great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and
ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

42:015:021 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against
heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called
thy son.

42:015:022 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best
robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes
on his feet:

42:015:023 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat,
and be merry:

42:015:024 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and
is found. And they began to be merry.

42:015:025 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew
nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

42:015:026 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things
meant.

42:015:027 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath
killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and
sound.

42:015:028 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his
father out, and intreated him.

42:015:029 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I
serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy
commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might
make merry with my friends:

42:015:030 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy
living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

42:015:031 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that
I have is thine.

42:015:032 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this
thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is
found.

42:016:001 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich
man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him
that he had wasted his goods.

42:016:002 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear
this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou
mayest be no longer steward.

42:016:003 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my
lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg
I am ashamed.

42:016:004 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the
stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

42:016:005 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and
said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

42:016:006 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him,
Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

42:016:007 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said,
An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy
bill, and write fourscore.

42:016:008 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done
wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation
wiser than the children of light.

42:016:009 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon
of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you
into everlasting habitations.

42:016:010 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in
much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in
much.

42:016:011 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous
mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

42:016:012 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another
man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

42:016:013 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

42:016:014 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these
things: and they derided him.

42:016:015 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is
highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

42:016:016 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the
kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

42:016:017 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle
of the law to fail.

42:016:018 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put
away from her husband committeth adultery.

42:016:019 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and
fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

42:016:020 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid
at his gate, full of sores,

42:016:021 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the
rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

42:016:022 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and
was buried;

42:016:023 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

42:016:024 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.

42:016:025 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime
receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things:
but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

42:016:026 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf
fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot;
neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

42:016:027 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou
wouldest send him to my father's house:

42:016:028 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest
they also come into this place of torment.

42:016:029 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let
them hear them.

42:016:030 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them
from the dead, they will repent.

42:016:031 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

42:017:001 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that
offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

42:017:002 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one
of these little ones.

42:017:003 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee,
rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

42:017:004 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and
seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent;
thou shalt forgive him.

42:017:005 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

42:017:006 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by
the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey
you.

42:017:007 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle,
will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field,
Go and sit down to meat?

42:017:008 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may
sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and
drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

42:017:009 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I trow not.

42:017:010 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which
are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have
done that which was our duty to do.

42:017:011 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed
through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

42:017:012 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten
men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

42:017:013 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have
mercy on us.

42:017:014 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves
unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went,
they were cleansed.

42:017:015 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
and with a loud voice glorified God,

42:017:016 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and
he was a Samaritan.

42:017:017 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but
where are the nine?

42:017:018 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save
this stranger.

42:017:019 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made
thee whole.

42:017:020 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of
God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God
cometh not with observation:

42:017:021 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold,
the kingdom of God is within you.

42:017:022 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye
shall not see it.

42:017:023 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not
after them, nor follow them.

42:017:024 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part
under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so
shall also the Son of man be in his day.

42:017:025 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
generation.

42:017:026 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the
days of the Son of man.

42:017:027 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given
in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and
the flood came, and destroyed them all.

42:017:028 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they
drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

42:017:029 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

42:017:030 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is
revealed.

42:017:031 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his
stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and
he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

42:017:032 Remember Lot's wife.

42:017:033 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

42:017:034 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed;
the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

42:017:035 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,
and the other left.

42:017:036 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the
other left.

42:017:037 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be
gathered together.

42:018:001 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;

42:018:002 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God,
neither regarded man:

42:018:003 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him,
saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

42:018:004 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within
himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

42:018:005 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest
by her continual coming she weary me.

42:018:006 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

42:018:007 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and
night unto him, though he bear long with them?

42:018:008 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless
when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

42:018:009 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in
themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

42:018:010 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee,
and the other a publican.

42:018:011 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust,
adulterers, or even as this publican.

42:018:012 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

42:018:013 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much
as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,
God be merciful to me a sinner.

42:018:014 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

42:018:015 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch
them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

42:018:016 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little
children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is
the kingdom of God.

42:018:017 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom
of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

42:018:018 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall
I do to inherit eternal life?

42:018:019 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is
good, save one, that is, God.

42:018:020 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy
father and thy mother.

42:018:021 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

42:018:022 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet
lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and
distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, follow me.

42:018:023 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very
rich.

42:018:024 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of
God!

42:018:025 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

42:018:026 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

42:018:027 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are
possible with God.

42:018:028 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

42:018:029 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man
that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or
children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

42:018:030 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and
in the world to come life everlasting.

42:018:031 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the
prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

42:018:032 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be
mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

42:018:033 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the
third day he shall rise again.

42:018:034 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was
hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

42:018:035 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a
certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

42:018:036 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

42:018:037 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

42:018:038 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on
me.

42:018:039 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold
his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David,
have mercy on me.

42:018:040 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and
when he was come near, he asked him,

42:018:041 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,
Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42:018:042 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath
saved thee.

42:018:043 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him,
glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave
praise unto God.

42:019:001 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

42:019:002 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the
chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

42:019:003 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the
press, because he was little of stature.

42:019:004 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see
him: for he was to pass that way.

42:019:005 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him,
and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for
to day I must abide at thy house.

42:019:006 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

42:019:007 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was
gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

42:019:008 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the
half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any
thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him
fourfold.

42:019:009 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this
house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

42:019:010 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was
lost.

42:019:011 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable,
because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought
that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

42:019:012 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

42:019:013 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

42:019:014 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him,
saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

42:019:015 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having
received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be
called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might
know how much every man had gained by trading.

42:019:016 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten
pounds.

42:019:017 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou
hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over
ten cities.

42:019:018 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five
pounds.

42:019:019 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

42:019:020 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound,
which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

42:019:021 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou
takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou
didst not sow.

42:019:022 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge
thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere
man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did
not sow:

42:019:023 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at
my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

42:019:024 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound,
and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

42:019:025 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

42:019:026 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be
given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be
taken away from him.

42:019:027 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign
over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

42:019:028 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to
Jerusalem.

42:019:029 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two
of his disciples,

42:019:030 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which
at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never
man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

42:019:031 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say
unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

42:019:032 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he
had said unto them.

42:019:033 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said
unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

42:019:034 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

42:019:035 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments
upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

42:019:036 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

42:019:037 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the
mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to
rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty
works that they had seen;

42:019:038 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the
Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

42:019:039 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto
him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

42:019:040 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these
should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

42:019:041 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over
it,

42:019:042 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy
day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are
hid from thine eyes.

42:019:043 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall
cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep
thee in on every side,

42:019:044 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children
within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon
another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

42:019:045 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that
sold therein, and them that bought;

42:019:046 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of
prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

42:019:047 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and
the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

42:019:048 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were
very attentive to hear him.

42:020:001 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught
the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief
priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,

42:020:002 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest
thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

42:020:003 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one
thing; and answer me:

42:020:004 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

42:020:005 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

42:020:006 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for
they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

42:020:007 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

42:020:008 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority
I do these things.

42:020:009 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain
man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and
went into a far country for a long time.

42:020:010 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that
they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the
husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

42:020:011 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and
entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

42:020:012 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast
him out.

42:020:013 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will
send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when
they see him.

42:020:014 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among
themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him,
that the inheritance may be ours.

42:020:015 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What
therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?

42:020:016 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the
vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God
forbid.

42:020:017 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is
written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is
become the head of the corner?

42:020:018 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

42:020:019 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to
lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they
perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

42:020:020 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign
themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words,
that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of
the governor.

42:020:021 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest
and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of
any, but teachest the way of God truly:

42:020:022 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

42:020:023 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why
tempt ye me?

42:020:024 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
answered and said, Caesar's.

42:020:025 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things
which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.

42:020:026 And they could not take hold of his words before the people:
and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

42:020:027 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that
there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

42:020:028 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die,
having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

42:020:029 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a
wife, and died without children.

42:020:030 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.

42:020:031 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and
they left no children, and died.

42:020:032 Last of all the woman died also.

42:020:033 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for
seven had her to wife.

42:020:034 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world
marry, and are given in marriage:

42:020:035 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,
and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are
given in marriage:

42:020:036 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the
angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the
resurrection.

42:020:037 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush,
when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

42:020:038 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all
live unto him.

42:020:039 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast
well said.

42:020:040 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

42:020:041 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's
son?

42:020:042 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said
unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

42:020:043 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

42:020:044 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

42:020:045 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his
disciples,

42:020:046 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and
love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the
synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

42:020:047 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers:
the same shall receive greater damnation.

42:021:001 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts
into the treasury.

42:021:002 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two
mites.

42:021:003 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow
hath cast in more than they all:

42:021:004 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the
offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the
living that she had.

42:021:005 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with
goodly stones and gifts, he said,

42:021:006 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in
the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down.

42:021:007 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these
things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall
come to pass?

42:021:008 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall
come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth
near: go ye not therefore after them.

42:021:009 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not
terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the
end is not by and by.

42:021:010 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom:

42:021:011 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,
and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall
there be from heaven.

42:021:012 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into
prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's
sake.

42:021:013 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

42:021:014 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before
what ye shall answer:

42:021:015 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

42:021:016 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be
put to death.

42:021:017 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

42:021:018 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

42:021:019 In your patience possess ye your souls.

42:021:020 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then
know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

42:021:021 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and
let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not
them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

42:021:022 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are
written may be fulfilled.

42:021:023 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give
suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the
land, and wrath upon this people.

42:021:024 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led
away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden
down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be
fulfilled.

42:021:025 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in
the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

42:021:026 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after
those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of
heaven shall be shaken.

42:021:027 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with
power and great glory.

42:021:028 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

42:021:029 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all
the trees;

42:021:030 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves
that summer is now nigh at hand.

42:021:031 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye
that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

42:021:032 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away,
till all be fulfilled.

42:021:033 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
away.

42:021:034 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

42:021:035 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the
face of the whole earth.

42:021:036 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and
to stand before the Son of man.

42:021:037 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at
night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the
mount of Olives.

42:021:038 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
temple, for to hear him.

42:022:001 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called
the Passover.

42:022:002 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill
him; for they feared the people.

42:022:003 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the
number of the twelve.

42:022:004 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and
captains, how he might betray him unto them.

42:022:005 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

42:022:006 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto
them in the absence of the multitude.

42:022:007 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must
be killed.

42:022:008 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the
passover, that we may eat.

42:022:009 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

42:022:010 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the
city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water;
follow him into the house where he entereth in.

42:022:011 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master
saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat
the passover with my disciples?

42:022:012 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make
ready.

42:022:013 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they
made ready the passover.

42:022:014 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve
apostles with him.

42:022:015 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this
passover with you before I suffer:

42:022:016 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it
be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

42:022:017 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and
divide it among yourselves:

42:022:018 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,
until the kingdom of God shall come.

42:022:019 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave
unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

42:022:020 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the
new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

42:022:021 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on
the table.

42:022:022 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe
unto that man by whom he is betrayed!

42:022:023 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it
was that should do this thing.

42:022:024 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should
be accounted the greatest.

42:022:025 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them
are called benefactors.

42:022:026 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let
him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth
serve.

42:022:027 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that
serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as
he that serveth.

42:022:028 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.

42:022:029 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed
unto me;

42:022:030 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit
on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

42:022:031 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to
have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

42:022:032 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when
thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

42:022:033 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both
into prison, and to death.

42:022:034 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this
day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

42:022:035 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and
scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

42:022:036 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him
take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword,
let him sell his garment, and buy one.

42:022:037 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be
accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the
transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

42:022:038 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said
unto them, It is enough.

42:022:039 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of
Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

42:022:040 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye
enter not into temptation.

42:022:041 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and
kneeled down, and prayed,

42:022:042 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

42:022:043 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
strengthening him.

42:022:044 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat
was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the
ground.

42:022:045 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his
disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

42:022:046 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter
into temptation.

42:022:047 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was
called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew
near unto Jesus to kiss him.

42:022:048 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man
with a kiss?

42:022:049 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they
said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

42:022:050 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut
off his right ear.

42:022:051 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he
touched his ear, and healed him.

42:022:052 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the
temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come
out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

42:022:053 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no
hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of
darkness.

42:022:054 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high
priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

42:022:055 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and
were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

42:022:056 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and
earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with
him.

42:022:057 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

42:022:058 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art
also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.

42:022:059 And about the space of one hour after another confidently
affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him:
for he is a Galilaean.

42:022:060 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

42:022:061 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter
remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him,
Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

42:022:062 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

42:022:063 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

42:022:064 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the
face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote
thee?

42:022:065 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

42:022:066 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the
chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into
their council, saying,

42:022:067 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell
you, ye will not believe:

42:022:068 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

42:022:069 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the
power of God.

42:022:070 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said
unto them, Ye say that I am.

42:022:071 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we
ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

42:023:001 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto
Pilate.

42:023:002 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow
perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to
Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

42:023:003 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?
And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

42:023:004 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I
find no fault in this man.

42:023:005 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the
people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee
to this place.

42:023:006 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a
Galilaean.

42:023:007 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's
jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at
Jerusalem at that time.

42:023:008 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was
desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard
many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle
done by him.

42:023:009 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him
nothing.

42:023:010 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused
him.

42:023:011 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked
him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to
Pilate.

42:023:012 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together:
for before they were at enmity between themselves.

42:023:013 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and
the rulers and the people,

42:023:014 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that
perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him
before you, have found no fault in this man touching those
things whereof ye accuse him:

42:023:015 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing
worthy of death is done unto him.

42:023:016 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

42:023:017 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

42:023:018 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man,
and release unto us Barabbas:

42:023:019 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder,
was cast into prison.)

42:023:020 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to
them.

42:023:021 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

42:023:022 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he
done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore
chastise him, and let him go.

42:023:023 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he
might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief
priests prevailed.

42:023:024 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

42:023:025 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was
cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered
Jesus to their will.

42:023:026 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a
Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the
cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

42:023:027 And there followed him a great company of people, and of
women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

42:023:028 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep
not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

42:023:029 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say,
Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the
paps which never gave suck.

42:023:030 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and
to the hills, Cover us.

42:023:031 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be
done in the dry?

42:023:032 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be
put to death.

42:023:033 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary,
there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the
right hand, and the other on the left.

42:023:034 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what
they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

42:023:035 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them
derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if
he be Christ, the chosen of God.

42:023:036 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering
him vinegar,

42:023:037 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

42:023:038 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of
Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

42:023:039 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him,
saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

42:023:040 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou
fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

42:023:041 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our
deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

42:023:042 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest
into thy kingdom.

42:023:043 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt
thou be with me in paradise.

42:023:044 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over
all the earth until the ninth hour.

42:023:045 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent
in the midst.

42:023:046 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father,
into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he
gave up the ghost.

42:023:047 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God,
saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

42:023:048 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding
the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

42:023:049 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from
Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

42:023:050 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and
he was a good man, and a just:

42:023:051 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;)
he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself
waited for the kingdom of God.

42:023:052 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

42:023:053 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was
laid.

42:023:054 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

42:023:055 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed
after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

42:023:056 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and
rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

42:024:001 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they
had prepared, and certain others with them.

42:024:002 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

42:024:003 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

42:024:004 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout,
behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

42:024:005 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the
earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the
dead?

42:024:006 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you
when he was yet in Galilee,

42:024:007 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of
sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

42:024:008 And they remembered his words,

42:024:009 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things
unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

42:024:010 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of
James, and other women that were with them, which told these
things unto the apostles.

42:024:011 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they
believed them not.

42:024:012 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping
down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and
departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

42:024:013 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village
called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore
furlongs.

42:024:014 And they talked together of all these things which had
happened.

42:024:015 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and
reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

42:024:016 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

42:024:017 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these
that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

42:024:018 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said
unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not
known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

42:024:019 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him,
Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in
deed and word before God and all the people:

42:024:020 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be
condemned to death, and have crucified him.

42:024:021 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed
Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since
these things were done.

42:024:022 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
which were early at the sepulchre;

42:024:023 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they
had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was
alive.

42:024:024 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre,
and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw
not.

42:024:025 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe
all that the prophets have spoken:

42:024:026 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter
into his glory?

42:024:027 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto
them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

42:024:028 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he
made as though he would have gone further.

42:024:029 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is
toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to
tarry with them.

42:024:030 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took
bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

42:024:031 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished
out of their sight.

42:024:032 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within
us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to
us the scriptures?

42:024:033 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and
found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with
them,

42:024:034 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

42:024:035 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was
known of them in breaking of bread.

42:024:036 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of
them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

42:024:037 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they
had seen a spirit.

42:024:038 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do
thoughts arise in your hearts?

42:024:039 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me,
and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me
have.

42:024:040 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his
feet.

42:024:041 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said
unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42:024:042 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an
honeycomb.

42:024:043 And he took it, and did eat before them.

42:024:044 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto
you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be
fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

42:024:045 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand
the scriptures,

42:024:046 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved
Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

42:024:047 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached
in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

42:024:048 And ye are witnesses of these things.

42:024:049 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but
tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with
power from on high.

42:024:050 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his
hands, and blessed them.

42:024:051 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.

42:024:052 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
joy:

42:024:053 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.
Amen.

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