According To Luke

Chapter 1

Since many took in hand to draw up a narrative concerning the matters that have been fully carried out among us, 2 as the ones who from the beginning became eyewitnesses and attendants of the word delivered to us, 3 it seemed good to me who has accurately investigated all things from their source to also write to you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you might know the reliability of the things concerning which you were instructed.

5 There was in the days of king Herod of Judaea a certain priest, Zacharias by name, of the course of Abia, and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, going blameless in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days. 8 Now it came to pass while he served as priest before God in the order of his course, 9 according to the lot his custom was to enter into the shrine of the Lord and burn incense, 10 and all the multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right of the altar of incense. 12 And Zacharias was troubled when he saw it, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said to him, “Fear not, Zacharias, because your request was heard, and your wife Elisabeth will bear a son to you, and you shall call his name John; 14 and you shall have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice over his birth. 15 For he will be great in the eyes of the Lord, and will by no means drink wine and strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from the womb of his mother, 16 and he will turn many sons of Israel to the Lord their God; 17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the understanding of the just, to prepare for the Lord a people that have been prepared.” 18 And Zacharias said to the angel, “By what shall I know this? For I am old and my wife has advanced in her days.” 19 And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel the one who stands before God, and I was sent to speak to you and to announce these things to you; 20 and behold you shall be silent and not be able to speak until the day when these things happen, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.” 21 And the people were expecting Zacharias, and they marveled when he delayed in the shrine. 22 And when he went out he was not able to speak to them, and they knew that he had seen a vision in the shrine; and he was beckoning to them, and remained dumb. 23 And it came to pass when the days of his service were fulfilled, he went away to his house. 24 And after these days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25 “The Lord has done this to me in these days in which he has looked upon me to take away my reproach among men.”

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent to a city of Galilee the name of which was Nazareth, 27 to a virgin who had been betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin was Mary. 28 And he entered in and said to her, “Hail, you who has been favored, the Lord is with you.” 29 And at the saying she was greatly disturbed, and considered of what sort this greeting might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 This son will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and there will not be an end of his kingdom.” 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not known a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; wherefore the thing that is born will also be called the holy Son of God. 36 And behold Elisabeth your relative, she also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren; 37 because every word will not be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; may it be to me according to your word.” And the angel went away from her. 39 And Mary rose up in those days and she went with haste to the mountain country to a city of Juda, 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass when Elisabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe in her womb leaped, and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she called out with a great cry and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43 And what is this to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me? 44 For behold when the sound of your greeting came in my ears, the babe in my womb leaped in gladness. 45 And blessed is the one who has believed because there shall be a completion to the things that have been spoken to her from the Lord.” 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit exults in God my savior; 48 because he looked upon the humiliation of his handmaid. For behold from now all the generations will deem me blessed; 49 because the Mighty One did great things to me. And his name is holy, 50 and his mercy is to generations and generations of the ones who fear him, he scattered those who were haughty in the understanding of their hearts; 52 he pulled down potentates from thrones and exalted the humble, 53 he filled those who hungered with good things and he sent the rich away empty. 54 He succored his servant Israel, remembering mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever.” 56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.

57 Now the time was fulfilled to Elisabeth that she should bear, and she brought forth a son. 58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord magnified his mercy with her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and were calling him by the name of his father Zacharias. 60 And his mother answered and said, “No, but he shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “There is no one of your kindred who is called by this name.” 62 And they nodded to his father what he might wish him to be called. 63 And asking for a tablet he wrote saying, “John is his name.” And they all marveled. 64 And instantly his mouth and tongue were opened, and he spoke blessing God. 65 And fear came on all those who dwelt around them, and these facts were talked over in all the mountain country of Judaea, 66 and all the ones who heard put them in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For indeed the hand of the Lord was with him. 67 And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit and said, “Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, because he visited and wrought redemption for his people, 69 And raised a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, 70 as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from the age, 71 salvation from our enemies and out of the hand of all those who hate us, 72 to perform mercy with our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, 73 the oath which he swore to Abraham his father, to give us to serve him fearlessly, having been delivered out of the hand of our enemies, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76 And to prepare his ways, 77 to give a knowledge of salvation to his people by forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the bowels of mercy of our God, whereby a rising sun will visit us from the height, 79 to appear to the ones who sit in darkness and in a shadow of death, to guide our feet into a way of peace.”

80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts until the days of his showing to Israel.

Chapter 2

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus for all the inhabited earth to be enrolled. 2 This first enrollment was when Cyrenius governed Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each man to his own city. 4 So Joseph also went up from Galilee out of a city called Nazareth to Judaea to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary the one who had been betrothed to him, who was pregnant. 6 And it came to pass while they were there the days were fulfilled for her to bear, 7 and she bore her firstborn son, and she swathed him and laid him in a manger, because there was not any place for them in the lodging space. 8 And there were shepherds in the same country living in the fields and keeping guard in the night over their flock. 9 And an angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared exceedingly. 10 And the angel said to them, “Do not fear; for behold I announce a great joy to you, which will be to all the people, 11 because today in the city of David a Savior was born to you, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this is a sign to you, you will find a babe that has been swathed and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of a heavenly army praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest places and peace on earth among men of goodwill.” 15 And it came to pass when the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go then unto Bethlehem and let us see this thing that has happened which the Lord made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found both Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in the manger; 17 and when they had seen they made known concerning the word spoken to them concerning this child. 18 And all those who heard marveled concerning the things spoken by the shepherds to them; 19 but Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God at all the things which they heard and saw, as was spoken to them.

21 And when eight days were completed to circumcise him, his named was called Jesus, the name called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 And when the days of their cleansing were completed according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present to the Lord, 23 as it has been written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens a womb shall be called holy to the Lord,” 24 and to give a sacrifice according to the thing said in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two nestlings of doves. 25 And behold, a man was in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, expecting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him; 26 and it was communicated to him by the Holy Spirit that he was not to see death before he should see the Christ of the Lord. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple; as the parents of the child Jesus bought him in for them to do according to the custom of the law concerning him, 28 and he received him into his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “You now release your servant in peace, Master, according to your word; 30 because my eyes saw your salvation, 31 which you did prepare before the face of all the peoples, 32 a light for a revelation of the nations and a glory of your people Israel.” 33 And his father and his mother were marveling at the things that were said concerning him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign that will be spoken against 35 – and a sword shall also go through your own soul- so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” 36 And there was a prophetess Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; who had advanced in many days, who had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, 37 and she was a widow until her eighty-fourth year, who did not withdraw from the temple serving with fastings and petitionings night and day. 38 And coming upon them at that very hour she gave thanks to God and spoke about him to all the ones in Jerusalem who expected redemption 39 And when they finished all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth.

40 And the child grew and became strong and filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.

41 And his parents went year by year to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover. 42 And when he became twelve years old, when they went up according to custom of the feast, 43 and after fulfilling the days, when they returned the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his parents did not know. 44 But supposing he was in the company they went a day’s journey and sought him among their relatives and their acquaintances, 45 and not finding him they returned to Jerusalem seeking him. 46 And it came to pass after three days they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers both hearing them and questioning them; 47 and all those who heard him were astonished at his intelligence and his answers. 48 And when they saw him they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Child, why did you do this to us? Behold, your father and I are greatly distressed seeking you.” 49 And he said to them, “Why is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my father’s business?” 50 And they did not understand the word which he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother carefully kept all these matters in her heart. 52 And Jesus progressed in wisdom and age and favor before God and men.

Chapter 3

Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, while Pontius Pilate was governing Judaea, and while Herod was ruling as tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was ruling as tetrarch of the countries of Ituraea and of Trachonitis, and Lysanias was ruling as tetrarch of Abilene, 2 in the time of the high priest Anna and Caiaphas, came a word of God to John the son of Zacharias in the desert. 3 And he came into all the neighborhood of the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins, 4 as it has been written in the roll of the words of Esaias the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths; 5 every valley shall be filled up and every mountain and hill shall be laid low, and the crooked places shall be turned into straight ones and the rough places into smooth ways; 6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

7 He therefore said to the crowds that went out to be baptized by him, “Offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Therefore produce fruits worthy of repentance; and do not begin to say among yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father;’ for I tell you that God can raise children to Abraham out of these stones. 9 And even the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and will be cast into fire. 10 And the crowds asked him saying, “What then may we do?” 11 And he answered and told them, “The one who has two tunics let him impart to the one who has none, the one who has foods let him do likewise.” 12 And there also came tax-collectors to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what may we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Nothing more besides the thing that has been commanded you to do.” 14 And men serving in the army also asked him saying, “What also may we do?” And he told them, “Do not intimidate or falsely accuse anyone, and be satisfied with your pay.” 15 Now while all the people were expecting and debating in their hearts concerning John, perhaps he might be the Christ, John answered and said to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but there comes the one who is stronger than I, of whom I am not competent to loosen the thongs of his sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire; 17 whose fan is in his hand to thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 18 He therefore evangelized the people with many things and different exhortings; 19 but Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him concerning Herodias his brother’s wife and concerning all the evil things which Herod did, 20 also added this above all, he shut up John in prison.

21 Now it came to pass when all the people were baptized and Jesus had been baptized and was praying the heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily form like a dove upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are my beloved Son, in you I am well pleased.” 23 And when he began, Jesus himself was about thirty years old, being the son, as was supposed, of Joseph, of Eli 24 of Matthat of Levi of Melchi of Jannai of Joseph 25 of Mattathias of Amos of Naum of Hesli of Naggai 26 of Maath of Mattathias of Semein of Joseph of Jodah 27 of Joanan of Rhesa of Zorobabel of Salathiel of Neir 28 of Melchi of Addi of Kosam of Emadam of Er 29 of Jesus of Eliezer of Jorim of Matthat of Levi 30 of Simeon of Juda of Joseph of Honam of Eliakim 31 of Melea of Menna of Mattatha of Natham of David 32 of Jesse of Jobed of Boos of Sala of Naasson 33 of Aminadab of Admin of Arni of Hesrom of Phares of Juda 34 of Jacob of Isaac of Abraham of Thara of Nachor 35 of Seruch of Rhagau of Phalek of Eber of Sala 36 of Cainam of Arphaxad of Sem of Noe of Lamech 37 of Mathusala of Henoch of Jaret of Maleleel of Caiam 38 of Enos of Seth of Adam of God.

Chapter 4

And Jesus full of the Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the desert 2 where he was tempted forty days by the devil. And he did not eat anything in those days, and when they were ended he hungered. 3 And the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf.” 4 And Jesus made answer to him, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live only on bread.’” 5 And he lead him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to him, “I will give to you all this authority and their glory, because it has been delivered to me and I give it to whomever I wish; 7 therefore if you worship before me, all will be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and you shall serve only him.’” 9 And he led him to Jerusalem and set him on the gable of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here; 10 for it has been written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you to preserve you, 11 and they will bear you on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’” 12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not overtempt the Lord your God.’” 13 And when he had finished every temptation the devil went away from him until a season. 14 And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit; and a rumor went forth throughout all the neighborhood concerning him. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, and was glorified by all.

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up, and according to his custom he entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath, and stood up to read. 17 And a roll of the prophet Esaias was handed to him, and having opened the roll he found the place where it had been written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, wherefore he anointed me to evangelize the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and sight to the blind, to send away in release those who have been crushed, 19 to proclaim an acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 And having closed the roll and returning it to the attendant he sat; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing at him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your ears.” 22 And all bore witness to him and marveled at the words of grace proceeding out of his mouth, and they said, “Is not this man the son of Joseph?” 23 And he said to them, “To be sure you will say this parable to me, ‘Physician heal yourself; what things we heard happening in Capernaum, do also here in your native place.’” 24 And he said, “I tell you truly that no prophet is acceptable in his native place. 25 But I tell you, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up over three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elias was not sent to one of them except to Sarepta of Sidon to a woman who was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel during the time of Elisaeus the prophet, and not one of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 28 And all in synagogue were filled with anger when they heard these things, 29 and they rose up and cast him out of the city, and led him to a brow of the hill on which their city was built, so as to throw him down; 30 but he passed through the midst of them and went.

31 And he went down to Capernaum a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbaths; 32 and they were astounded at his teaching, because his word was with authority. 33 And there was a man in the synagogue who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he shouted with a great voice, 34 “Ah, what is it between us, Jesus Nazarene? Did you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the holy one of God.” 35 And Jesus rebuke him saying, “Be muzzled and come out from him.” And the demon threw him in the midst and came out from him without injuring him. 36 And astonishment came on all, and they spoke to one another saying, “What sort of word is this, because he commands the unclean spirits with authority and power and they come out?” 37 And a rumor concerning him went forth into every place of the neighborhood. 38 And he rose up from the synagogue and entered into the house of Simon. And the mother-in-law of Simon was being seized with a great fever, and they ask him about her. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and at once she rose up and served them. 40 And as the sun was setting, all, as many as had ones who ailed with various diseases, brought them to him; and he put his hands on each of them and healed them. 41 And also demons came out from many, crying out and saying, “You are the Son of God.” And he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ. 42 And when day came he went forth and went to a desert place; and the crowds sought him, and came up to him, and detained him so that he should not go from them. 43 And he said to them, “I must also preach the kingdom of God to the other cities, because I was sent for this.” 44 And he was proclaiming in the synagogues of Judaea.

Chapter 5

Now it came to pass as the crowd pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake Gennesaret, 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but their fishermen had gone away and were washing their nets. 3 And embarking in one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out from land a little; and he sat and taught the crowds out of the boat. 4 And when he ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a haul.” 5 And Simon answered and said, “Master, we labored through the whole night and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And doing this they enclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their nets were being torn. 7 And they nodded to their partners in the other boat that they would come to help them; and they came, and filled both the boats so that they were sinking. 8 And Simon Peter fell at the knees of Jesus saying, “Depart from me, because I am a sinful man, Lord.” 9 For astonishment seized him and all the ones with him at the haul of the fishes which they took, 10 and likewise both James and John sons of Zebedee, who were sharers with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now you will be taking men alive.” 11 And bringing the boats onto land, they left all things and followed him.

12 And it came to pass as he was in one of the cities there was a man full of leprosy; and seeing Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him saying, “Lord, if you will, you can cleanse me.” 13 And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing, be cleansed;” and immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And he charged him to tell no one, but to “go away and show yourself to the priest, and to offer concerning your cleansing as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.” 15 But rather the word went concerning him, and many crowds gathered to hear and to be healed from their infirmities; 16 but he was withdrawing in the deserted places and praying.

17 And it came to pass on one of the days he was teaching, and Pharisees and law-teachers who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judaea and Jerusalem were sitting; and the power of the Lord to cure was in him. 18 And behold, men bore a man on a couch who was paralyzed, and they sought to carry him in and to lay him before him. 19 And not finding how they might carry him in because of the crowd, they went up onto the roof and let him down through the tiles into the midst on the couch in front of Jesus. 20 And seeing their faith he said, “Man, your sins have been forgiven you.” 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins except only God?” 22 But Jesus, knowing their reasonings, answered and said to them, “Why do you reason in your hearts? 23 What is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven you?’ Or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ 24 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on the earth to forgive sins,” he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise and take your pallet and go to your house.” 25 And at once he rose up before them, took that on which he was lying, and went away to his house glorifying God. 26 And bewilderment took all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear saying, “We saw wonderful things today.”

27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a tax-collector named Levi sitting in the custom house, and said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And he abandoned all things, rose up and followed him. 29 And Levi made a great feast for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others who were reclining with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax-collectors and sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered and said to them, “The ones who are healthy do not have need of a physician, but those who are ill; 32 I have not come to call righteous persons but sinners to repentance.” 33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and make prayers, likewise also those of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make the sons of the bride-chamber to fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” 36 And he also told a parable to them, “No one who tears a patch from a new garment puts it on an old garment; otherwise, both the new will be torn and the patch from the new will not agree with the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be poured out and the wineskins will perish. 38 But one must put new wine into new wineskins. 39 And no one who has drunk old desires new; for he says the old is better.”

Chapter 6

And it came to pass on a Sabbath he went through cornfields, and his disciples plucked and ate the ears, rubbing them with their hands. 2 And some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbaths?” 3 And Jesus replied and said to them, “Have you not read this what David did, when he and the ones who were with him hungered? 4 How he entered into the house of God and he took and ate of the loaves that were set forth and gave them to the ones with him, which it is not lawful to eat except only the priests?” 5 And he said to them, “The Son of man is the Lord of the Sabbath.” 6 And it came to pass on another Sabbath he entered into the synagogue and taught; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered; 7 and the scribes and the Pharisees carefully watched him if he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find something to accuse him. 8 But he knew their reasonings, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Rise and stand in the midst;” and he rose up and stood. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you if it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?” 10 And looking round at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with anger, and talked to one another what they might do to Jesus.

12 Now it came to pass in these days he went forth to the mountain to pray, and was spending the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when it became day, he called his disciples to him, and chose twelve from them, whom he also named apostles, 14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus and Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas son of James, 16 and Judas Iscariot, who became his betrayer, 17 and coming down with them he stood on a level place, and a large crowd of his disciples, and a large multitude of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and the coast country of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be cured from their diseases, and the ones who were tormented by unclean spirits were healed. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, because power went forth from him and cured all. 20 And lifting up his eyes to his disciples he said, “Blessed are you poor, because the kingdom of God is yours. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, because you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, because you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they separate you and reproach and cast out your name as evil for the sake of the Son of man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for their fathers did in the same way to the prophets.

24 “But woe to you who are rich, because you have your consolation. Woe to you who have been filled up now, because you will hunger. 25 Woe, you who laugh now, because you will mourn and lament. 26 Woe when all men say well of you; for in the same way their fathers did the same things to the false prophets. 27 But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do well to those who hate you, 28 bless those who insult you. 29 To the one who strikes you on the cheek, turn the other also, and from the one who takes your garment do not prevent your tunic also. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and do not ask back from the one who takes your things. 31 And as you wish that men may do to you, do likewise to them. 32 And if you love the ones who love you, what thanks is there to you? For even sinners love the ones who love them. 33 For if you do good to the ones who do good to you, what thanks is there to you? Even sinners do the same thing. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks is there to you? Even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive back the equal amounts. 35 But love your enemies and do good and lend despairing for nothing; and your reward will be much, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Be compassionate, as your Father is compassionate. 37 And do not judge, and you will by no means be judged; and do not condemn, and you will by no means be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you; they will give into your bosom good measure that has been shaken and pressed down and running over; for in what measure you measure it will be measured in return to you.” 39 And he also told a parable to them, “Can a blind man guide a blind man? Will not both fall into a ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher; but everyone that has been perfected will be as his teacher. 41 And why do you see the mote in your brother’s eye, but you do not consider the beam in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, allow me to take out the mote in your eye,’ when you do not see the beam in your own eye? Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the mote out of your brother’s eye. 43 For there is no good tree that produces bad fruit, nor again a bad tree that produces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit; for they do not gather thorns of figs, nor do they pick a grape of a thorn bush. 45 The good man brings forth that which is good out of the treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings forth the evil out of his evil treasure; for his mouth speaks out of the abundance of his heart. 46 And why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you to whom he is like. 48 He is like a man who built a house, who dug and deepened and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred the river dashed against that house, and was not able to shake it because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do is like a man who had built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the river dashed, and it collapsed immediately, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Chapter 7

When Jesus had completed all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 Now a slave of a certain centurion, who was dear to him, had been ill and was about to die. 3 And hearing about Jesus he sent Jewish elders to him, asking him that he might come that his slave might recover. 4 And they came to Jesus and besought him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for whom you should grant this; 5 for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.” 6 And Jesus went with them. And while he was yet not far away from the house, the centurion sent friends to him saying, “Lord, do not trouble; for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof; 7 wherefore I accounted myself not worthy to come to you; but say in a word, and let my servant be cured. 8 For I am a man who is set under authority, and have soldiers under myself, and I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 And when Jesus heard these words he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him he said, “I tell you, I did not find such faith in Israel.” 10 And they who were sent returned to the house and found the slave well. 11 And it came to pass on the next day he went into a city that was called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 And as he drew near to the gate of the city, and behold a man who had died was being carried out, the only born son to his mother, who was a widow, and a considerable crowd was with her. 13 And seeing her, the Lord felt compassion over her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 And he approached and touched the bier, and those who bore it stood, and he said, “Young man, I say to you, Arise” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother. 16 And fear took all, and they glorified God saying, “A great prophet was raised among us, God visited his people.” 17 And this word concerning him went forth in all Judaea and all the neighborhood.

18 And John’s disciples reported to him about all these things. And John called to himself a certain two of his disciples 19 and sent them to the Lord saying, “Are you the one who will come, or may we expect another?” 20 And the men came and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to you saying, ‘Are you the one who will come, or may we expect another?” 21 In that hour he healed many from diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and he gave sight to many blind persons. 22 And he answered and said to them, “Go and report to John the things which you saw and heard: blind men see again, lame men walk, lepers are being cleansed, and deaf men hear, dead men are raised, poor people are evangelized; 23 and whoever is not offended in me is blessed.” 24 And as John’s messengers went away he began to say to the crowds concerning John, “What did you go forth into the desert to see? A reed being shaken by the wind? 25 But what did you go forth to see? A man who was clothed in soft garments? Behold, the ones who are in splendid raiment and luxury are in royal palaces. 26 But what do you go forth to see? A prophet? Yes I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he concerning whom it has been written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he is.” 29 And all the people and tax-collectors who heard justified God, who had been baptized with John’s baptism; 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves, who had not been baptized by him. 31 “Then to what may I liken the men of this generation, or to what are they like? 32 They are like to children in a marketplace sitting and calling to one another who say, ‘We piped to you and you did not dance; we mourned and you did not weep.’ 33 For John the Baptist has come not eating nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘A gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of tax-collectors and of sinners.’ 35 And wisdom was justified by all of her children.”

36 And a certain one of the Pharisees asked him if he would eat with him; and he entered into the house of the Pharisee and reclined. 37 And behold a sinner woman who was in the city, when she knew that he reclined in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of ointment 38 and stood behind at his feet weeping, and began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them off with the hairs of her head, and fervently kissed his feet and anointed them with ointment. 39 But the Pharisee who had invited him saw and spoke within himself saying, “This man, if he was a prophet, would have known who and what sort the woman who is touching him is, because she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he says, “Teacher, say.” 41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 As they had nothing to repay, he freely forgave both. Who of them will then love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one to whom he freely forgave more.” And he said to him, “You did rightly judge.” 44 And turning to the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, you did not give me water for my feet; but this woman wet my feet with her tears and wiped them off with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss; but from the time I entered this woman did not cease fervently kissing my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil; but this woman anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven, because she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven you.” 49 And those who reclined with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Chapter 8

And afterwards it came to pass he journeyed through every city and village proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God, and the twelve with him, 2 and certain women who had been healed from evil spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna wife of Chuza the steward of Herod and Susanna and many others, who ministered to them out of their possessions.

4 And when a great crowd came together and people from every city resorted to him he said by a parable, 5 “The sower went forth to sow his seed. And as he sowed this fell by the way and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 And other fell on the rock, and grew but withered because it had no moisture. 7 And other fell in the midst of thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8 And other fell in the good soil and it grew and produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying these things he called, “The one who has ears to hear let him hear.” 9 And his disciples questioned him what this parable might be. 10 And he said, “It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see and hearing they may not understand. 11 Now this is the parable. The seed is the word of God. 12 And the ones by the way are the ones who hear, then the devil comes and takes the word from their heart, lest they may believe and be saved. 13 And the ones on the rock are those who when they hear receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe but withdraw in time of trial. 14 And the ones that fall in the thorns, these are the ones who hear, and going are choked by cares and riches and pleasures of life, and do not bear fruit to maturity. 15 And the ones in the good soil, these are those who, hearing the word with a worthy and good heart, hold fast and bear fruit in patience. 16 Now no one who has lit a lamp hides it with a vessel or puts it underneath a couch, but puts it on a lampstand, that they who come in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden which will not become manifest, nor secret which will by no means be known and not become manifest. 18 Therefore watch how you hear; for whoever has, it will be given to him; and whoever has not, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.”

19 And his mother and his brothers came to him, and were not able to come up with him because of the crowd. 20 And it was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside wishing to see you.” 21 But he answered and said to them, “My mother and my bothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

22 And it came to pass on one of the days he and his disciples embarked in a boat, and he said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake;” and they put to sea. 23 And as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down to the lake, and they were filling up and in danger. 24 And they approached and awakened him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing.” But being awakened he rebuked the wind and the roughness of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 Then he said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they feared and marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this man, that he even commands the winds and the water, and they obey him?” 26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And as he went onto the land a certain man out from the city met him, who had demons and for a considerable time had not put on a garment, and had not remained in a house but among the tombs. 28 And when he saw Jesus he cried out and fell prostrate before him and said in a loud voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus son of the most high God? I beg of you, do not torment me.” 29 For he charged the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For it had seized him many times, and he was bound with chains and fetters under guard, but he tore the bonds asunder and was driven by the demon into the deserts. 30 And Jesus questioned him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not order them to go away into the abyss. 32 Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain; and they besought him that he would allow them to enter into those; and he allowed them. 33 So the demons from the man entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the precipice into the lake and was choked. 34 And when they who fed them saw what had happened they fled and reported in the city and in the farms. 35 And they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons went out clothed and in his senses sitting by the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid. 36 And they who saw how the demon-possessed was healed reported to them. 37 And all the multitude from the neighborhood of the Gerasenes asked him to go away from them, because they were seized with a great fear; so he embarked in a boat and returned. 38 And the man from whom the demons had gone out begged of him to be with him; but he dismissed him saying, “39 Return to your house, and relate what things God did to you.” And he went away throughout all the city proclaiming what things Jesus did to him.

40 Now when Jesus returned the crowd welcomed him; for they were all expecting him. 41 And behold a man came whose name was Jairus, and this man was a ruler of the synagogue; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and besought him to enter into his house, 42 because he had an only daughter who was about twelve years old, and she was dying. Now as he went the crowds pressed upon him. 43 And a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who was not able to be healed by anyone, 44 approached from behind and touched the fringe of his garment, and at once her flow of blood stopped. 45 And Jesus said, “Who touched me?” And when all denied it Peter said, “Master, the crowds press upon and jostle you.” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; for I knew power had gone forth from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling and prostrated before him and declared before all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was cured at once. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace.” 49 While he was yet speaking someone came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying, “Your daughter has died; trouble the teacher no more.” But Jesus heard and answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be healed.” 51 And when he came into the house he did not allow anyone to enter with him except Pete and John and James and the father and mother of the maid. 52 And all were weeping and bewailing her. But he said, “Do not weep; she did not die but sleeps.” 53 And they ridiculed him, knowing that she died. 54 But he held her hand and called saying, “Maid, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she rose up at once, and he commanded something to be given to her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed; but he enjoined them to tell no one what had happened.

Chapter 9

And having called the twelve together he gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal all diseases; 2 and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to cure, 3 and said to them, “Take nothing with you for the way, neither staff nor wallet nor bread nor silver nor to have two tunics each. 4 And whatever house you may enter into, remain there and go forth from there. 5 And as many as may not receive you, go forth from that city and shake the dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 6 And they went forth throughout the villages evangelizing and healing everywhere. 7 And Herod the tetrarch heard all the things that happened, and was perplexed because it was said by some that John was raised from the dead, 8 and by some that Elias appeared, but others that a certain prophet of the ancients rose again. 9 But Herod said, “I beheaded John; but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him. 10 And when they returned the apostles narrated to him what things they did. And he took them and departed privately to a city called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds knew it and followed him; and he welcomed and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he cured those who had need of healing. 12 But the day began to decline; and the twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd, that going to the villages and farms around they may lodge and may find provisions, because we are here in a desert place.” 13 And he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” But they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we may go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men. 14 And he said to his twelve disciples, “Make them to recline in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so and made all to recline. 16 And taking the five loaves and two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they ate and all were satisfied; 17 and the excess was taken by them, twelve baskets of fragments.

18 And it came to pass as he was praying alone the disciples were with him, and he questioned them saying, “Whom do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered and said, “John the Baptist, but others Elias, and others that a certain prophet of the ancients rose again.” And he said to them, “But whom do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” But he warned and charged them to tell this to no one, saying that the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised on the third day. 23 And he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take his cross daily, and let him follow me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life, he will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it. 25 For what is profited a man who gains the whole world but loses, or suffers the loss of, himself. 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of man will be ashamed of this one, when he comes in his glory, and that of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, that there are some of these standing here who will by no means taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James and went up into the mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed the appearance of his face was different and his clothing gleamed white. 30 And behold, two men conversed with him, who were Moses and Elias, 31 who appeared glorious and spoke of his exodus, which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those with him were burdened with sleep, but wakening thoroughly they saw the glory of him and the two men who stood with him. 33 And it came to pass when they parted from him Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here,” and “Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elias,” not knowing what he said. 34 And while he said these things a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud that said, “This is my Son the chosen one, hear him,” 36 and when the voice came Jesus was found alone. And they were silent and in those days reported to no one anything of which they had seen.

37 And it came to pass on the following day as they came down from the mountain a large crowd met him. 38 And, behold, a man from the crowd called aloud saying, “Teacher, I beg of you to look at my son, because he is the only born to me, and, behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly cries out and throws him foaming, and scarcely departs from him and bruises him; 40 and I begged of your disciples that they would expel it, and they were not able. 41 And Jesus answered and said, “O unbelieving and perverted generation, until when shall I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here.” 42 But while he was yet approaching the demon tore and threw him violently; but Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the boy and restored him to his father. 43 And all were astounded at the majesty of God.

And while all marveled at all the things he did he said to his disciples, 44 “Lay these sayings in your ears; for the Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not know this word, and it was veiled from them lest they should perceive it, and they feared to ask him about this word. 46 And a debate arose among them, who might be the greatest of them. 47 And Jesus, knowing the debate of their hearts, took a child and stood it beside himself, 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives the one who has sent me; for the one who is lesser among you all, this one is great.” 49 And John said, “Master, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we prevented him, because he does not follow with us.” 50 And Jesus said to him, “Do not prevent him; for who is not against you is for you.”

51 And it came to pass as the days of his assumption were fulfilled he set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before his face. And they went and entered into a Samaritan village so as to prepare for him; 53 and they did not receive him, because his face was going to Jerusalem. 54 And when the disciples saw this James and John said, “Lord, do you will that we may tell the fire to come down from heaven and to destroy them?” 55 but he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went to another village.

57 And as they went in the way one said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of heaven nests, but the Son of man has no where he may lay his head.” 59 And he said to another, “Follow me.” But he said, “Allow me to first go and bury my father.” 60 But he said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the kingdom of God.” 61 And also another, “I will follow you, Lord; but first allow me to say farewell to the ones in my house.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand on a plough and looks at the things behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Chapter 10

Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy-two others, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he was about to come. 2 And he said to them, “Indeed the harvest is great, but the workmen are few; therefore beg of the Lord of the harvest that he would thrust forth workmen into his harvest. 3 Go; behold I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Do not carry purse, nor a wallet nor sandals; and greet no one by the way. 5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 And if there is a son of peace, your peace shall rest on it; otherwise, it shall return on you. 7 And remain in the same house eating and drinking the things with them; for the workman is worthy of his pay. Do not remove from house to house. 8 And into whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you, 9 and heal the sick in it, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has drawn near unto you.’ 10 And into whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go forth into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your city that adheres to us on our feet we shake off to you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near.’ 12 I tell you that it will be more endurable for Sodom in that day than for that city. 13 Woe to you, Chorazin, woe to you, Bethsaida; because if the powerful deeds happening in you happened in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Nevertheless it will be more endurable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, were you not lifted to heaven? You shall come down to hades. 16 The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me; and the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” 17 And the seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in you name.” 18 And he said to them, “I beheld Satan fall as lightening out of heaven. 19 Behold I have given you the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and on all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names have been enrolled in the heavens.” 21 In the same hour he exulted in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because you hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to infants; yes Father, because thus it was good pleasure before you. 22 All things were delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and to whomever the Son wills to reveal him.” 23 And he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear and did not hear them.”

25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him saying, “Teacher, what may I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 And he said to him, “What has been written in the law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God from all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You answered rightly; do this and you shall live.” 29 But wishing to justify himself he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Replying Jesus said, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell in with robbers, who both stripped him and laid blows on him and went away leaving him half dead. 31 And by coincidence a certain priest was going down in that way, and passed by opposite when he saw him. 32 And likewise a Levite also came upon the place and passed by opposite when he saw him. 33 And when a certain journeying Samaritan came upon him and saw him, he was filled with pity, 34 and approached and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and placed him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and cared for him. 35 And on the morrow he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Care for him, and whatever you spend in addition I will repay you when I return.’ 36 Who of these three seems to you to have become the neighbor of the one who fell among the robbers?” 37 And he said, “The one who did the mercy to him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

38 And as they went he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of the Lord and heard his word. 40 But Martha was distracted about much serving; and she came upon him and said, “Lord, does it not matter to you that my sister left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her that she should help me.” 41 And the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed about many things, 42 but there is need of few things except one; for Mary chose the good part, which shall not be taken from her.”

Chapter 11

And it came to pass when he was in a certain place praying, as he ceased, a certain one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say, ‘Father, let your name be hallowed; let your kingdom come; 3 give us each day our bread that belongs to the morrow; 4 and forgive us our sins, for indeed we ourselves forgive everyone who owes to us; and lead us away from temptation.’” 5 And he said to them, “Who of you shall have a friend, and will come to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 since a friend of mine arrived to me off a journey and I have nothing that I may set before him;’ and that one within may say, ‘Do not cause me trouble; now the door has been shut and my children are in bed with me; I cannot rise up and give to you.’ 8 I tell you, even if he will not rise up and give because he is his friend, yet on account of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks find, and it will be opened to the one who knocks. 11 And what father is there of you of whom his son will ask a fish, will he hand him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he will ask an egg, will he hand a scorpion to him? 13 If therefore you who are evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more the heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to the ones who ask him.”

14 And he was expelling a demon, and it was dumb; and it came as the demon went out the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled; 15 but some of them said, “He expels the demons by Beelzebub the chief of the demons;” 16 and others tempted and sought a sign out of heaven from him. 17 But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 If Satan were also divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say that I expel the demons by Beelzebub; 19 but if I expel demons by Beelzebub by what do your sons expel them? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if I expel the demons by the finger of God, the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When the strong man who has been well armed guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; 22 but when a stronger than him comes upon and overcomes him, he takes his armor, on which he had relied, and distributes his arms. 23 The one who is not with me is against me, and the one who does not gather with me scatters. 24 When the unclean spirit goes out from the man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and not finding any says, ‘I will return to my house from where I came out;’ 25 and he comes and finds it has been swept and furnished. 26 Then he goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and he enters and dwells there; and the last things of that man become worse than the first.” 27 And as he said these things it came to pass a certain woman of the crowd lifted up her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts which you sucked.” 28 But he said, “No, rather blessed are the ones who hear and keep the word of God.”

29 And as the crowds pressed upon him he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonas. For even as Jonas became a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of man will also be to this generation.31 The queen of the south will be raised in the judgment with the men of this generation and will condemn them; because she came from the extremities of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon is here. 32 Ninevite men will rise up with this generation in the judgment and will condemn it; because they repented at the proclamation of Jonas, and behold a greater than Jonas is here. 33 No one who has lit a lamp places it in secret nor under the bushel, but on the lampstand, that the ones who enter may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is single, your body is also bright; but when it is evil, your body is also dark. 35 Watch therefore lest the light in you is darkness. 36 If therefore your whole body is bright, not having any part dark, all will be bright as when the lamp enlightens you with its shining.”

37 Now as he spoke a Pharisee asked him that he would dine with him; and he entered and reclined. 38 But the Pharisee marveled when he saw that he did not wash first before the dinner. 39 But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inside is full of robbery and wickedness. 40 Foolish men, has not the one who made the outside also made the inside? 41 Nevertheless give alms of the things that are within, and behold all things are clean to you. 42 But woe to you Pharisees, because you tithe the mint and the rue and every herb, and pass by the judgment and the love of God; but you should do these things and not pass by those. 43 Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the chief seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you, because you are as the unseen tombs, and the men who walk over them do not know.” And one of the lawyers answered and said to him, “Teacher, when you say these things you also insult us.” 46 And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also, because you burden men with difficult to carry burdens, and you yourselves do not touch one of the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you, because you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Therefore you are witnesses and you entirely approve the works of your fathers, because on one hand they killed them, on the other you build. 49 Therefore the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send prophets and apostles to them, and they will kill and persecute some of them,’ 50 that the blood of all the prophets that has been shed from the foundation of the world may be required from this generation, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias who was destroyed between the altar and the house; yes I tell you, it will be required from this generation. 52 Woe to you lawyers, because you took the key of knowledge; but you did not enter and you prevented those who were entering.” 53 And as he went forth from there the scribes and the Pharisees began to be terribly angry and to draw him out concerning a great number of things, 54 lying in wait for him to catch something out of his mouth.

Chapter 12

Meanwhile as the thousands of the crowd were assembled, so as to tread on one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Take heed to yourselves against the leaven, which is hypocrisy, of the Pharisees. 2 And there is nothing that has been completely covered which will not be uncovered, and hidden which will not be known. 3 Therefore what things you said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you spoke to the ear in the private rooms will be proclaimed on the roofs. 4 And I say to you my friends, do not be afraid of the ones who kill the body and after these things have nothing more to do. 5 But I will warn you whom you should fear: fear the one who after killing has the authority to cast into gehenna. Yes, I say to you, fear this one. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two assarion? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not fear; you differ from many sparrows. 8 But I tell you, everyone whoever confesses me before men, the Son of man will also confess him before the angels of God; 9 and the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who shall say a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven; but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you in before synagogues and rulers and authorities, do not be anxious how or what you may answer or what you may say; 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in the same hour what things you should say.” 13 And someone out of the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who appointed me a judge or a divider over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Beware and guard against all covetousness, because your life is not in the abundance of your possessions.” 16 And he told a parable to them saying, “The land of a certain man bore well. 17 And he reasoned in himself saying, ‘What should I do, because I have nowhere that I may gather my fruits?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and I will build larger ones, and I will gather there all my wheat and goods, 19 and I will say to my soul: Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take rest, eat, drink, be glad.’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Foolish man, this night they demand your soul from you; then the things which you are preparing, whose will they be?’ 21 So it is with the one who treasures up to himself and is not rich toward God.” 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you: Do not be anxious for your life, what you may eat, nor for your body, what you may put on. 23 For your life is more than your food and your body than the clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap, which have no storehouse nor barn, and God feeds them; rather by how much you differ from the birds. 25 And who of you being anxious can add a cubit onto his stature? 26 If you cannot do the least, why are you anxious concerning the other things? 27 Consider the lilies, how they neither spin nor weave; but I tell you, Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these. 28 And if God so clothes the grass which is in a field today and is thrown into an oven tomorrow, by how much more you, little-faiths. 29 And do not seek what you may eat and what you may drink, and do not be in suspense; 30 for all the nations of the world seek after these things; but your Father knows that you have need of them; 31 but seek his kingdom, and these things will be added unto you. 32 Do not be afraid, little flock; because your Father was well-pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give alms; make for yourselves purses that will not become old, an unfailing treasure in the heavens, where a thief does not come near nor does a moth corrupt; 34 for where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. 35 Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and be like men who await their lord, when he returns from the wedding festivities, that when he comes and knocks they may immediately open to him. 37 Blessed are those slaves, whom their lord will find watching when he comes; I tell you truly that he will gird himself and make them to recline and will come up to serve them. 38 And if he comes in the second or third watch and finds them so, those slaves are blessed. 39 But know this, that if the house-master knew in what hour the thief would come, he would not have allowed his house to be dug through. 40 And you be prepared, because in whatever hour you do not think the Son of man comes.” 41 And Peter said, “Lord, do you say this parable only to us or also to all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom the lord will appoint over his household attendants to give their portion of food in season? 43 That slave will be blessed, whom his lord will find doing so when he comes. 44 I tell you truly that he will appoint him over all his possessions. 45 But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My lord delays to come,’ and begins to strike the menservants and the maidservants, to both eat and drink and to become drunk, 46 the lord of that slave will come in a day in which he does not expect and in an hour in which he does not know, and will cut him asunder, and will place his portion with unbelievers. 47 But that slave, who knew the will of his lord and had not prepared or done according to his will, will be beaten with many stripes; 48 but the one who had not known, but had done things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. But to everyone to whom much was given, much will be demanded from him, and with whom much was deposited, they will ask him more exceedingly. 49 I came to cast fire on the earth, and how I wish it was already kindled. 50 And I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how I am pressed until it is accomplished. 51 Do you think that I came to give peace in the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now there will be five in one house who have been divided, three will be divided against two and two against three, 53 father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” 54 And he said also to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising over the west, you immediately say that a storm is coming, and it becomes so; 55 and when a south wind is blowing, you say that there will be heat, and it becomes so. 56 Hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the earth and of the heaven, but how do you not discern this time? 57 And why do you not judge the righteous thing even among yourselves? 58 For as you go with your adversary to a ruler, take great pains to be rid of him while in the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge will deliver you to the usher, and the usher will cast you into prison. 59 I tell you, you may by no means come out from there until you pay even the last little amount.”

Chapter 13

Now there were present at the same time some who reported to him about the Galilaeans of whom Pilate mixed their blood with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said to them, “Do you think that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they have suffered these things? 3 No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all perish likewise. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think they were debtors above all the men who dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all perish similarly.” 6 And he told this parable. “A certain man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Behold, I have come for three years seeking fruit in this fig tree and found none; cut it down; why does it even spoil the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Lord, leave it this year also, until I may dig and may throw dung round it, 9 and see if it indeed makes fruit in the future; otherwise, you shall cut it down.’”

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And, behold, a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bending double and was not able to become entirely erect. 12 And when he saw her Jesus called her to him and said to her, “Woman, you have been loosed from your infirmity,” 13 and he put his hands on her; and at once she was straightened, and glorified God. 14 But the synagogue ruler, who was angry Jesus healed on the Sabbath, answered and said to the crowd, “There are six days on which work should be done; therefore come be healed on them and not on the day of the Sabbath.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites, does not each one of you loosen your ox or your ass from the manger and lead it away and give it drink on the sabbath? 16 And this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound ten and eight years, should she not be loosened from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?” 17 And when he said these things all they who opposed him were put to shame, and all the crowd rejoiced over all the glorious things that happened by him. 18 He said therefore, “To what is the kingdom of God like, and to what may I liken it? 19 It is like to a grain of mustard, which a man took and cast into his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the heaven lodged in its branches.” 20 And again he said, “To what may I liken the kingdom of God? 21 It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until all was leavened.”

22 And he journeyed throughout the cities and villages teaching and making journey to Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, “Lord, are there few who will be saved?” And he said to them, 24 “Struggle to enter through the strait door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 From the time when the house-master is risen and he shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock the door saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ and he will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you or where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank before you, and you taught us in our streets;’ 27 and he will say telling you, ‘I do not know where you come from; stand away from me all you workers of unrighteousness.’ 28 There will be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you are thrust outside. 29 And they will come from east and west and north and south, and will recline in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold there are last ones who will be first, and there are first ones who will be last.” 31 In the same hour some Pharisees approached and said to him, “Depart and go away, because Herod wishes to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell this fox, ‘Behold I expel demons and accomplish cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I am perfected.’ 33 Nevertheless I must journey today and tomorrow and on the following day, because it is not possible for a prophet to perish outside Jerusalem. 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones the ones who have been sent to her, how often I wished to gather your children as a bird does her brood under her wings, and you did not wish it. 35 Behold your house is left to you desolate. And I tell you, by no means may you see me until the time shall come when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Chapter 14

And it came to pass on a Sabbath as he went into a house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees to eat bread, they were carefully watching him. 2 And, behold, a certain man was dropsical before him. 3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 4 And they were silent. And he took, cured, and dismissed the man. 5 And he said to them, “Or whom of you shall have a son or an ox fall into a pit, and he will not immediately pull it up on the day of the Sabbath?” 6 And they were not able to reply against these things. 7 And he said a parable to those who had been invited, noting how they were choosing the chief seats, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by anyone to wedding festivities, do not recline in the chief seat, lest a more honorable than you may have been invited by him, 9 and the one who invited you and him will say to you, ‘Give this man place,’ and then with shame you will begin to take the last place. 10 But when you are invited, go and recline in the last place, that when the one who has invited you will say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher;’ then there will be glory to you before all those who recline with you. 11 Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12 And he also said to the one who invited him, “When you make a dinner or a supper, do not call your friends nor your brothers nor your relatives nor your rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and it becomes a recompense to you. 13 But when you make a party, invite the poor, maimed, lame, and blind, and you shall be blessed, because they have nothing to recompense you; for it will be recompensed to you in the resurrection of the just.” 15 And hearing these things one of those who reclined with him said to him, “Blessed is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God.” 16 And he said to him, “A certain man made a great supper, and invited many, 17 and sent his slave at the hour of the supper to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, because it is now prepared.’ 18 And with one mind they all began to beg off. The first said to him, ‘I bought a farm, and am obliged to go out to see it; I ask you, have me begged off.’ 19 And another said, ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and am going to prove them; I ask you, have me begged off.’ 20 And another said, ‘I married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 And the slave came up and reported these things to his lord. Then the house-master was angry and told his slave, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ 22 And the slave said, ‘Lord, what you commanded has happened, and yet there is room.’ 23 And the lord said to the slave, ‘Go out into the ways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled; 24 for I tell you that not one of those men who had been invited shall taste of my supper.’”

25 And many crowds came together to him, and he turned and said to them, “26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and his mother and his wife and his children and his brothers and his sisters, and also his own life besides, he cannot be a disciple of mine. 27 Whoever does not bear his cross and come after me, he cannot be a disciple of mine. 28 For who of you wishes to build a tower does not first sit and count the cost, if he has enough for completion? 29 Lest when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish all those who see begin to mock him saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king who goes to attack another king in war will not sit first and deliberate if he is able with ten thousand men to meet the one who is coming upon him with twenty thousand? 32 Otherwise, while he is yet at a distance he will send a delegation and ask the things of peace. 33 So therefore everyone of you who does not say farewell to all his possessions cannot be a disciple of mine. 34 Therefore the salt is good; but if even the salt becomes useless, with what will it be seasoned? 35 It is suitable for neither soil nor manure; they cast it outside. Let those hear who have ears to hear.”

Chapter 15

Now there were all the tax-collectors and sinners drawing near to him to hear him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes greatly murmured saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 And he spoke parables to them saying, 4 “What man of you who has a hundred sheep and loses one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the one that had been lost until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, rejoices and places it on his shoulders, 6 and when he comes into his house he calls together his friends and his neighbors, and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I found my sheep that had been lost.’ 7 I tell you that thus there will be joy in heaven over one sinner who repents rather than over ninety-nine just men who have no need of repentance. 8 Or what woman who has ten drachma, if she loses one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it she calls together her friends and neighbors and says, ‘Rejoice with me, because I found the drachma which I lost.’ 10 So I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 11 And he said, “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will fall to me.’ And he divided his living to them. 13 And after not many days after he gathered all his things the younger son departed to a far country, and there scattered his property living prodigally. 14 But when he had spent all things there came a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and was joined to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs; 16 and he longed to fill his stomach with the husks which the pigs ate, and no one gave any to him. 17 But he came to himself and said, ‘How many hired servants of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here with famine. 18 I will rise up and go to my father and I will say to him: Father, I sinned against heaven and before you, 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired servants.’ 20 And he rose up and came to his own father. But while he was yet far away his father saw him and moved with pity, and ran and fell on his neck and fervently kissed him. 21 And his son said to him, ‘Father, I sinned against heaven and before you, I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and clothe him, and put a ring to his hand and sandals to his feet, 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry, 24 because this son of mine was dead and lived again, was lost and was found.’ And they began to be merry. 25 But his older son was in a field; and as he drew near to the house, he heard music and dances, 26 and he called one of the lads to him and inquired what these things might be. 27 And he said to him, your brother has come, and your father killed the fattened calf, because he received him back in health.’ 28 But he was angry and did not wish to enter; so his father came out and besought him. 29 But he answered and said to the father, ‘Behold, so many years I served you and I never transgressed your commands, and you never gave to me a goat that I might be merry with my friends; 30 but when this son of yours who devoured your living with harlots came, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Child, you are always with me, and all my things are yours; 32 and we had to rejoice because this brother of yours was dead and came to life, and having been lost was also found.’”

Chapter 16

And he also said to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and this one was complained of to him as wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Render the account of your stewardship; for you can no longer be steward.’ 3 And the steward said in himself, ‘What may I do, because my lord takes the stewardship away from me? I am not able to dig, I am ashamed to beg. 4 I know what I may do, that when I am removed out of the stewardship that they may receive me into their houses.’ 5 And he called each one of his lord’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my lord?’ 6 And he said, ‘A hundred baths of oil.’ And he told him, ‘Take your bill and sit and quickly write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred cors of wheat.’ He tells him, ‘Take your bill and write eighty.’ 8 And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he acted prudently; because the sons of this age are more prudent in their generation than the sons of the light. 9 And I tell you, make friends by using the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles. 10 The man faithful in the least is faithful in much, and the man unrighteous in the least is also unrighteous in much. 11 Therefore if you were not faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true to you? 12 And if you were not faithful in the thing that belongs to another, who will give you that which is ours? 13 No household slave can serve two lords; for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will hold fast to one and he will despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” 14 Now the Pharisees who were money-lovers heard all these things, and they scoffed at him. 15 And he said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; because the lofty thing among men is an abomination before God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John; from then the kingdom of God is being preached and everyone is pressing into it. 17 But it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away than for one little horn of the law to fall. 18 Everyone who dismisses his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman who has been dismissed from a husband commits adultery. 19 Now a certain man was rich, and used to put on a purple robe and fine linen and was splendidly merry every day. 20 And a certain poor man named Lazarus had been placed at his gate, who was covered with sores and desired to be satisfied from the things that fell from the table of the rich man; but even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham from afar and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he called and said, ‘Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus that he may dip his finger in water and may cool my tongue, because I am suffering in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you received your good things in your life, and Lazarus likewise the bad; but now he is comforted, but you are suffering. 26 And among all these things a great chasm has been firmly fixed between you and us, so that the ones who wish to pass from here to you cannot, neither may they cross over from there to here.’ 27 And he said, ‘I ask you therefore, father, that you may send him to the house of my father; 28 for I have five brothers; so that he may witness to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham says, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone should go to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise again out of the dead.’”

Chapter 17

And he said to his disciples, “It is impossible for the offences not to come, but woe to him through whom they come; 2 it profits him more if a millstone is put round his neck and he has been thrown into the sea, than he should offend one of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in the day and seven times turns to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him. 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Add faith to us.” 6 And the Lord said, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard, you would have said to this sycamine-tree, ‘Be rooted up and be planted in the sea;’ and it would have obeyed you. 7 But who of you has a slave, who will say to him when he comes out of the farm, ‘Come up immediately and recline,’ but will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something that I may dine, and after girding yourself serve me until I eat and drink, and after these things you may eat and drink?’ 9 Does he have thanks for that slave because he did the things commanded? 10 So also you, when you do all the things you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable slaves, we have done only what we ought to do.’”

11 And it came to pass as he went to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village ten leprous men met him, who stood afar off, 13 and they lifted voice saying, “Master Jesus, pity us.” 14 And seeing them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And it came to pass as they went they were cleansed. 15 But one of them, when he saw that he was cured, returned glorifying God with a great voice, 16 and fell on his face at his feet thanking him; and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answered and said, “Were not ten cleansed? But where are the other nine? 18 Was not only this stranger found returning to give glory to God?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise up and go; your faith has healed you.”

20 And being questioned by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation, 21 nor will they say, ‘Behold, here’ or, ‘There’; for behold the kingdom of God is within you.” 22 And he said to the disciples, “Days will come when you long to see one of the days of the Son of man and will not see it. 22 And they will say to you, ‘Behold there, behold here;’ do not go away nor follow. 24 For as the lightning flashing shines out of one part under heaven to the other part under heaven, so the Son of man will be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of man; 27 they were eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered in to the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot; they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; 29 but on the very day Lot went forth from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be in the same way on the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day whoever will be on the roof and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them, and likewise do not let the one in the field turn back to the things behind. 32 Remember the wife of Lot. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life, he will lose it, and whoever will lose it, will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in this night there will be two men on one couch, the one will be taken and the other will be left; 35 there will be two women grinding together, the one will be taken but the other will be left.” (verse 36 omitted by Nestle) 37 And they answered and said to him, “Where, Lord?” And he said to them, “Where the body is, there also the eagles will be gathered together.”

Chapter 18

And he told a parable to them that they must always pray and not faint, 2 saying, “There was a certain judge in a certain city who did not fear God and did not regard man. 3 And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him saying, ‘Vindicate me from my opponent.’ 4 And he would not for a time; but after these things he said in himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 because this widow causes me trouble I will vindicate her, lest in the end she exhausts me by coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says; 7 and will not God by every means make the vindication of his chosen ones who cry to him day and night, and be patient over them? 8 I tell you that he will make their vindication quickly. Nevertheless will the Son of man find this faith on the earth when he comes?”

9 And he also said this parable to some of the ones who relied on themselves and who despised the rest. 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed these things to himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-collector; 12 I fast twice in the week, I tithe on how many I get of all things.’ 13 But the tax-collector who stood far off would not ever lift his eyes up to heaven, but smote his breast saying, ‘God, be propitious to me the sinner.’ 14 I tell you, when this man went down to his house he was justified, rather than the other one; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

15 And they also brought the babes to him that he might touch them; but seeing this the disciples rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him saying, “Allow the children to come to me and do not prevent them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 I tell you truly, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, by no means enters into it.”

18 And a certain ruler questioned him saying, “Good teacher, what may I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except only God. 20 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother.” 21 And he said, “I kept all these things from youth.” 22 But hearing this Jesus said to him, “Yet one thing is lacking to you; sell all the many things you have, and distribute to poor people, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things he became very grieved, for he was exceedingly rich. 24 And seeing him so Jesus said, “How hardly do those who have property go into the kingdom of God; 25 for 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.” 26 And those who heard said, “And who can be saved?” 27 And he said, “The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “Behold, we have left our own things and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “I tell you truly that there is no one who left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who by no means will not receive many times over in this time and eternal life in the coming age.”

31 And he took the twelve and said to them, “Behold we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things will be accomplished to the Son of man that have been written through the prophets; 32 for he will be delivered to the nations and will be mocked and insulted and spit at, 33 and after scourging him they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.” 34 And they understood none of these things, and this utterance was hidden from them, and they did not know the things that were said.

35 And it came to pass as he drew near to Jericho a certain blind man sat begging by the way. 36 And hearing a crowd passing through he inquired what this might be. 37 And they reported to him, “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.” 38 And he cried saying, “Jesus son of David, pity me.” 39 And those who went before rebuked him that he should be quiet; but he cried out even more, “Son of David, pity me.” 40 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought to him. And as he drew near he questioned him, 41 “What do you wish that I may do for you?” And he said, “Lord, that I may see again.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “See again; your faith has healed you” 43 And at once he saw again, and followed him glorifying God. And all the people who saw this gave praise to


Chapter 19

And he entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And behold, a man who was called Zachaeus, and he was a chief tax-collector, and he was rich; 3 and he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and was not able from the crowd, because he was little in stature. 4 And having run forward to the front he went up onto a sycamore tree, that he might see him, because he was about to pass along that way. 5 And as he came upon the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zachaeus, make haste and come down; for I must remain in your house today.” 6 And he made haste and came down, and welcomed him rejoicing. 7 And all that saw this murmured saying, “He entered to lodge with a sinful man.” 8 And Zachaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my possessions I give to the poor, and if I accused anyone falsely, I restore fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Salvation came to this house today, because even he is a son of Abraham, 10 for the Son of man came to seek and to save the thing that had been lost.”

11 And as they heard these things, he added and told them a parable because he was near to Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God was about to appear at once; 12 therefore he said, “A certain wellborn man went to a far country to receive a kingdom for himself and to return. 13 And having called his ten slaves to himself he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Trade until I come back.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him saying, ‘We do not wish this man to reign over us.’ 15 And it came to pass when he returned after receiving the kingdom he said for these slaves to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what each one gained by trading. 16 And the first came saying, ‘Lord, your mina gained ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well, good slave, because you were faithful in a least thing, you will have authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came saying, “Your mina, Lord, made five minas.” 19 And he also said to this one, ‘And you will be over five cities.’ 20 And another came saying, ‘Lord, behold your mina, which I had kept lain away in a napkin; 21 for I feared you, because you are an exacting man, you take what you did not lay, and you reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He says to him, ‘I will judge you out of your mouth, wicked slave. You knew that I am an exacting man, and take what is not mine, and reap what I did not sow? 23 And why did you not give my money on a moneychanger’s table? And when I came it would have exacted interest.’ 24 And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him and give to the one who has ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas.’ 26 ‘I tell you that to everyone who has it will be given, and from the one who does not have even what he has will be taken. 27 Nevertheless, these my enemies who do not wish me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’”

28 And after saying these things he went in front going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany toward the mount that is called of olives, he sent two of the disciples saying, “Go into the opposite village, in which you will enter and find a colt that has been tied on which no one of men ever yet sat, loosen and bring it. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why do you loosen it?’ you shall say thus, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” 32 And they who had been sent went and found it as he had told them. 33 And as they were loosening the colt the owners said of it to them, “Why do you loosen the colt?” 34 And they said, “Because the Lord has need of it.” 35 And they led it to Jesus, and they threw their garments on it and put Jesus on it. 36 And as he went they strewed their garments in the way. 37 And as he now drew near to the descent of the mount of the olives all the multitude began rejoicing to praise God with a great voice about all the powerful deeds which they saw, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest places.” 39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 And he answered and said, “I tell you, if these should be silent, the stones will cry out.” 41 And as he drew near, when he saw the city he wept over it, saying, 42“If you knew in this day even the things for your peace; but now they were hidden from your eyes. 434 Because days will come upon you and your enemies will raise up a rampart to you and will surround you and will press you on all sides, 44 and dash you and your children in you to the ground, and will not leave in you stone upon stone, because you do not know the time of your visitation.” 45 And he entered the temple and began to expel those who sold, 46 telling them, “It has been written, ‘And my house shall be a house of prayer;’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

47 And he was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people sought to destroy him, 48 and did not find what they might do; for all the people hung upon hearing him.

Chapter 20

And it came to pass on one of the days as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching good news the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, 2 and spoke saying to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who is the one that has given you this authority?” 3 And he answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a word, and you tell me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men?” 5 And they debated with themselves saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ 6 And if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us; for they are persuaded John was a prophet. 7 And they answered they did not know from where. 8 And Jesus said to them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.” 9 And he began to tell this parable. “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen, and went away for considerable periods. 10 And in time he sent a slave to the husbandmen, that they would give him from the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen beat him and sent him away out empty. 11 And he sent another slave in addition; but they also beat and insulted that one and sent him away out empty. 12 And he added a third to send; but they also wounded and threw out this one. 13 And the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What may I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will regard this one.’ 14 But when they saw him, the husbandmen debated with one another saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.’ 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.” And hearing this they said, “May it not be.” 17 And he looked at them and said, “What therefore is that which has been written, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this came to be for the head of the corner?’ 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will crush him to powder.” 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay their hands on him in the same hour, and feared the people; for they knew that he told this parable at them. 20 And they watched carefully and sent spies who pretended that they were righteous, that they might seize a word from him, so as to deliver him to the rule and to the authority of the governor. 21 And they questioned him saying, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly and do not regard persons, but teach the way of God truly; 22 is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar or not?” 23 And perceiving their cleverness he said to them, “24 Show me a denarius; of whom does it have an image and superscription?” And they said, “Of Caesar.” 25 And he said to them, “So render the things of Caesar to Caesar and the things of God to God.” 26 And they were not able to trap him in his words in the presence of the people, and marveling at his answer they were silent.

27 And some of the Sadducees, the ones who in opposition say that there is no resurrection, approached and questioned him 28 saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that, ‘If a brother of anyone dies having a wife, and the man is childless, his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his brother.’ 29 There were therefore seven brothers; and the first had taken a wife and died childless; 30 and the second and the third took her, and similarly also the seven did not leave children and died. 32 Lastly the woman also died. 33 The woman therefore in the resurrection, of which of them does she become the wife? For the seven had her as wife.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are counted worthy to obtain of that age and of the resurrection out of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 for they can die no more, for they are equal to angels, and they are sons of God and are sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses pointed out at the bush, as he called the Lord the God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob; 38 but he is not God of dead persons but of living; for all are alive to him.” 39 And some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, you speak well.” 40 For they did not dare to question him anything more.

41 And he said to them, “How do they claim the Christ to be David’s son? 42 For David says in the roll of the psalms, ‘The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right 43 until I put your enemies as a footstool of your feet.’ 44 David therefore calls him Lord, and how is he his son?”

45 And as all the people heard he said to the disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes who wish to walk about in robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and chief seats in the synagogues and chief couches in the suppers, 47 who devour the houses of the widows and pray long under pretence; these will receive severer judgment.”

Chapter 21

And looking up he saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw a certain poor widow putting two lepta there, 3 and he said, “I tell you truly that this poor widow put more than all; 4 for all these put into the gifts out of their abundance, but this woman out of her want put all the living which she had.”

5 And as some spoke about the temple, that it had been adorned with beautiful stones and gifts, he said, 6 “These things which you behold, days will come in which there will not be left stone on stone which will not be overthrown.” 7 And they questioned him saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to happen?” 8 And he said, “Beware lest you are led astray; for many will come in my name saying, ‘I am,’ and ‘The time has drawn near;’ do not be scared; for these things must happen first, but it is not immediately the end.” 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will be raised against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11 and there will be great earthquakes and pestilences and famines from place to place, and there will be terrors and great signs from the heavens. 12 But before all these things they will lay their hands on and persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, being led away before kings and governors for the sake of my name; 13 it will turn out to you for a testimony. 14 Therefore do not put in your hearts to practice to defend yourselves beforehand; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all those who oppose you will not be able to withstand or to contradict. 16 And you will also be betrayed by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all men because of my name. 18 And a hair of your head will by no means perish; 19 in your endurance you will gain your souls. 20 But when you see Jerusalem being surrounded by camps, then know that its desolation has drawn near. 21 Then let those in Judaea flee to the mountains, and let those in its midst depart out of it, and do not let those in the districts enter into it, 22 because these days of vengeance are for all the things that have been written to be fulfilled. 23Woe to the pregnant women and to those giving suck in the those days; for there will be great distress on the land and wrath to this people, 24 and they will fall by the mouth of the sword and will be led captive to all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trodden down by nations, until the times of the nations are accomplished. 25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and anxiety of the nations in perplexity at the sound of the sea and surf, 26 while men faint from fear and expectation of the things coming on the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with great power and glory. 28 And when these things begin to happen stand erect and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” 29 And he told them a parable, “You see the fig-tree and all the trees; 30 when they burst into leaf now, you see and know in yourselves that summer is now near; 31 so also you, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 I tell you truly that this generation will by no means pass away until all things happen. 33 The heaven and the earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves lest your hearts become burdened with overindulgence and deep drinking and anxieties of life, and that day come upon you suddenly as a snare; for it will come on all those who sit on the face of all the earth. 36 But you be watchful at every time praying that you may be able to escape all these things that are about to happen, and to stand before the Son of man.”

37 Now during the days he was teaching in the temple, and during the nights he went forth and lodged in the mountain that is called of olives. 38 And in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.

Chapter 22

Now the feast of unleavened bread called Passover drew near. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might destroy him; for they feared the people. 3 And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve; 4 and he went and conversed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray him to them. 5 And they rejoiced, and they agreed to give him money. 6 And he fully consented, and sought opportunity to betray him to them apart from a crowd.

7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the Passover lamb must be killed; 8 and he sent Peter and John saying, “You go prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9 And they said to him, “Where do you wish that we may prepare?” 10 And he told them, “Behold, as you enter into the city you will meet a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house into which he enters; 11 and you will say to the master of the house, “The teacher says to you, ‘Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And that man will show you a large upper room that will have been spread; prepare there.” 13 And they went and found as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 14 And when the hour came, he reclined, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you that I will by no means eat it any more until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And having taken a cup and given thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I tell you, from now on I will by no means drink from the produce of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And having taken a loaf and given thanks he broke it and gave it to them saying, “This is my body being given for you; do this for my memorial.” 20 And the cup after the supper similarly, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, being shed for you. 21 However behold, the hand of the one who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 Because indeed the Son of man goes according to that which has been determined, nevertheless woe to that man through whom he is betrayed.” 23 And they began to debate with themselves who then it might be of them that was about to do this. 24 And there was also a rivalry among them, who of them seemed to be greater. 25 So he said to them, “The kings of the nations lord it over them, and the ones who have authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so you, but let him who is the greater among you become as the younger, and the one who governs as the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who reclines or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines? But I am in your midst as the one who serves. 28 But you are the ones who have remained throughout with me in my temptations; 29 and I appoint a kingdom to you as my Father appointed to me, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan begged earnestly for you to sift you as the wheat; 32 but I requested concerning you that your faith might not fail; and that when you have returned you will support your brothers.” 33 And he said to him, “Lord, I am prepared to go both to prison and to death with you.” 34 But he said, “I tell you, Peter, a cock will not sound today until you will deny to know me three times.” 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you without a purse and a wallet and sandals, were you short of anything?” And they said, “Of nothing.” 36 And he said to them, “But now let the one who has a purse take it, likewise also a wallet, and let him who does not have one sell his garment and buy a sword. 37 For I tell you that this which has been written must be finished in me, ‘And he was reckoned with lawless men;’ for indeed the thing concerning me has an end.” 38 And they said, “Lord, behold here two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

39 And going forth he went according to his habit to the mountain of the olives; and the disciples also followed him. 40 And coming upon the place he said to them, “Pray to not enter temptation.” 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and he placed his knees and prayed saying, “Father, if you are willing take this cup away from me; nevertheless let not my will but yours be done.” 43 And an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And becoming in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as drops of blood falling down onto the earth. 45 And rising up from the prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping from the grief, 46 and said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise up and pray, lest you enter into temptation.” 47 Yet while he was speaking, behold, a crowd, and the one of the twelve who was named Judas came before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?” 49 And seeing the thing that was going to be the ones around him said, “Lord, shall we strike with a sword?” 50 And a certain one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 And Jesus answered and said, “Let this happen;” and he touched the ear and cured him. 52 And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders who came upon him, “You came out as against a robber with swords and clubs? 53 While I was with you daily in the temple you did not stretch out your hands against me; but this is your hour and the authority of the darkness.”

54 And having arrested him they led him and brought him into the house of the high priest; and Peter followed afar off. 55 When they had lit a fire in the center of the court and had sat down together Peter sat among them. 56 And a certain maidservant sitting near the light saw him and gazing at him said, “And this man was with him.” 57 But he denied it saying, “I do not know him, woman.” 58 And after a short while another saw him and said, “And you are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And when about an hour had intervened a certain other man emphatically asserted saying, “Certainly this man was also with him, for indeed he is a Galilaean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying.” And at once while he was yet speaking a cock sounded. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he told him that “before a cock sounds today you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly. 63 And the men who had him in charge mocked and beat him, 64 and blindfolded him and questioned saying, “Prophecy, who is the one who hit you.” 65 And they said many other blaspheming things against him. 66 And when day came, the body of elders of the people was assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and led him away to their council, 67 saying, “If you are the Christ, tell us.” And he said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe me; 68 and if I question, you will by no means answer. But from now on the Son of man will be sitting at the right of the power of God.” 70 And they all said, “You therefore are the Son of God?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” 71 And they said, “Why have we yet need of witness? For we ourselves heard from his mouth.”

Chapter 23

And all the multitude of them rose and led him before Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him saying, “We found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and claiming himself to be Christ a king.” 3 And Pilate questioned him saying, “Are you the king of the Jews?” And he answered him and said, “You say it.” 4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no crime in this man.” 5 But they insisted saying, “He excites the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, even beginning from Galilee to here.” 6 And when Pilate heard this he questioned if the man was a Galilaean, 7 and perceiving that he was of Herod’s authority, he sent him up to Herod, as he was also in Jerusalem in these days. 8 And Herod rejoiced greatly when he saw Jesus; for he had wished to see him for a long time because he had heard about him, and he hoped to see some sign brought about by him. 9 And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood accusing him vehemently. 11 And Herod and his soldiers despised and mocked him, throwing splendid clothing round him, and sent him back to Pilate. 12 And both Pilate and Herod became friends with each other on the same day; for they were previously being in enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate called together the chief priest and leaders and the people and said to them, “You brought this man to me as perverting the people, and behold I examined him before you and found nothing criminal in this man of the things which you bring accusation against him. 15 And neither Herod; for he sent him back to us; and behold nothing worthy of death has been done by him; 16 therefore I will chastise and release him.” (verse 17 omitted by Nestle) 18 But they shouted with the whole multitude saying, “Take this man, and release Barabbas to us;” 19 who was thrown in prison because of some insurrection and murder that happened in the city. 20 But Pilate called again to them, wishing to release Jesus. 21 But they shouted saying, “Crucify, crucify him.” 22 But a third time he said to them, “But what evil did this man do? I found no cause of death in him; therefore I will chastise and release him.” 23 But they insisted with great voices asking for him to be crucified, and their voices prevailed. 24 And Pilate decided to carry out their request; 25 and he released the one who had been thrown into prison because of insurrection and murder, whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26 And as they led him away, they seized Simon, a certain Cyrenian who was coming from that country, and placed the cross on him to carry behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a large multitude of the people and of women who mourned and lamented him. 28 And Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me; but weep over yourselves and over your children, 29 because behold days are coming in which they will say, “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which did not bare, and breasts which did not give suck. 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us;’ 31 because if they do these things to a tree full of sap, what may happen to the dry.” 32 And two other criminals were led also with him to be killed. 33 And when they came upon the place that is called ‘Skull,’ there they crucified him and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided his garments and cast lots. 35 And the people stood beholding. And also the rulers scoffed saying, “He saved others, let him save himself, if this man is the Christ the chosen one of God.” 36 And the soldiers also mocked him and approached, offering him vinegar 37 and saying, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” 38 And there was also a superscription over him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the hanged criminals blasphemed him, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us.” 40 But the other answered, rebuking him, and said, “Do you not fear God, because you are in the same judgment? 41 And we indeed justly, for we did things worthy of what we receive back; but this man did nothing amiss.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “I tell you truly, today you will be with me in paradise.” 44 And it was now about the sixth hour and darkness came over all the land until the ninth as the sun failed; and the veil of the shrine was torn in the middle. 46 And Jesus cried with a great voice and said, “Father, I commit my spirit into your hands.” And saying this, he expired. 47 And seeing the thing that happened the centurion glorified God saying, “This man really was righteous.” 48 And all the crowds who had gathered together at this sight, when they beheld the things that happened, smote their breasts and returned. 49 And all the ones known to him, and the women who accompanied him from Galilee, stood afar off watching these things.

50 And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councilor, a good and righteous man- 51 this man was not in agreement with the counsel and their action- from Arimathaea a city of the Jews, who was awaiting the kingdom of God, 52 this man approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, 53 and took it down and wrapped it in linen, and placed him in a hewn tomb, where no one was yet laid. 54 And it was the day of preparation, and a Sabbath was coming on. 55 And the women that followed after, who were those who had come out of Galilee with him, beheld the tomb and how his body was placed, 56 and returned and prepared spices and ointment.

And on the Sabbath they indeed rested according to the commandment.

Chapter 24

But on the first of the week while still very early they came upon the tomb carrying the spices which they prepared. 2 And they found the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 3 and entering they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And as they were perplexed about this behold, two men in shining clothing stood by them; 5 and as they became terrified and bent their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living with the dead? 6 He is not here, but was raised. Remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and to be crucified and to rise again on the third day.’” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Mary the Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; and the rest with them told these things to the apostles. 11 And these words seemed as folly before them, and they disbelieved them. (verse 12 omitted by Nestle) 13 And behold, on the same day two of them were journeying to a village that was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem, which was named Emmaus, 14 and they talked to each other about all these things that had occurred. 15 And it came to pass as they talked and discussed, Jesus himself drew near and journeyed with them; 16 but their eyes were held so as to not recognize him. 17 And he said to them, “What are these words which you exchange with each other as you walk?” And they stood sad-faced. 18 And one, Cleopas by name, answered and said to him, “Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem and did not know the things that happened in it in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet, a man powerful in work and word before God and all the people, 20 how the chief priests and our rulers both delivered him to the judgment of death and crucified him. 21 But we were hoping that he was the one who was about to redeem Israel; but also with all these things this is the third day since these things happened. 22 But also some of our women astonished us, who were early at the tomb, 23 and not finding his body came also claiming to have seen a vision of angels, who said that he lives. 24 And some of the ones with us went to the tomb, and found it indeed so as the women said, they did not see him.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones and slow in heart to believe in all things which the prophets spoke: must not the Christ suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets he explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew near to the village to where they were journeying, and he pretended to journey farther. 29 And they urged him saying, “Remain with us, because it is toward evening and the day has now declined.” And he went in to remain with them. 30 And it came to pass as he reclined with them he took the loaf and blessed it and having broken it he handed it to them; 31 and their eyes were opened up, and they recognized him; and he became invisible from them. 32 And they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning in us, as he spoke to us in the way, as he opened up the scriptures to us?” 33 And they rose up in the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those with them had been collected, who said, “The Lord really was raised and appeared to Simon.” 35 And they related the things in the way and how he was known by them in the breaking of the loaf. 36 And as they said these things he stood in their midst. 37 But they became scared and terrified and thought they beheld a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts come up in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that I am myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you behold me having.” (verse 40 omitted by Nestle) 41 And while they yet disbelieved from the joy and marveling he said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 And they handed part of a broiled fish to him; 43 and he took and ate it before them. 44 And he said to them, “These words of mine which I spoke to you when I was yet with you, that all the things that have been written concerning me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened up their minds to understand the scriptures; 46 and said to them, “Thus it has been written for the Christ to suffer and to rise again out of the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance unto forgiveness of sins to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, - beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold I send forth the promise of my Father on you; but sit in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

50 And he led them out until they were near Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass while he blessed them he withdrew from them. 52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.