According To Mark

Chapter 1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2 As it has been written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way; 3 a voice of one crying in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John, the one who baptized in the desert, came proclaiming a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the Judaean country and all the Jerusalemites went out to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan river confessing their sins. 6 John was clothed in camel’s hair and a leather girdle round his loins, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And he proclaimed, saying, “The one who is stronger than I comes after me, of whom I am not competent to stoop and loosen the thong of his sandals. 8 I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”

And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. 10 And immediately upon going up out of the water he saw the heavens being rent and the Spirit coming down to him as a dove; 11 and there was a voice out of the heavens, “You are my beloved Son, I was well pleased with you.” 12 And immediately the Spirit thrust him forth into the desert. 13 And he was in the desert forty days being tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

14 After John was delivered Jesus came into Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God and saying, “The time has been fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn near; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16 As he passed along beside the sea of Galilee he saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.” 18 They immediately left their nets and followed him. 19 And going onward a little he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother also in their boat mending their nets. 20 And immediately he called them; and they left their father in the boat with the hired servants and went after him.

21 They entered into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astounded at his teaching; for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out 24 saying, “What is it between us and you, Jesus of Nazareth? Do you come to destroy us? I know you, who you are, the holy one of God.” 25 And Jesus rebuked him saying, “Be quiet and come out of him.” 26 The unclean spirit threw him and he came out of him, shouting with a great voice. 27 And all were astounded, so they debated saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority; and he commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 And the report about him immediately went forth everywhere into all the neighborhood of Galilee. 29 They immediately went forth out of the synagogue and came into the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. 30 Now the mother-in-law of Simon was laid aside fever-stricken, and they immediately told him about her. 31 He approached her and raised her holding her hand; and the fever left her, and she served them. 32 When evening came, when the sun set, they brought to him all those who were ill and were demon-possessed; 33 and all the city was assembled at the door. 34 And he healed many who were ill with various diseases, and he expelled many demons, and did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35 Early in the night he rose up and went out and went away to a deserted place, and prayed there. 36 And Simon and the ones with him hunted him down, and found him and said to him, “All are seeking you.” 38 So he says to them, “Let us go elsewhere into the neighboring towns, that I may proclaim there also; for I came forth for this purpose.” 39 And he proclaimed and expelled demons in all Galilee in their synagogues.

40 A leper came to him and fell on his knees saying to him, “If you are willing you are able to cleanse me.” 41 Being filled with compassion, he stretched forth his hand and touched him and said to him, “I am willing, be cleansed.” 42 And the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed. 43 Immediately he sternly admonished him and put him out, 44 and said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go show yourself to the priest and offer concerning your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.” 45 But he went out and began to proclaim many things and to spread the matter about, so that Jesus was no longer able to enter a city openly, but he was outside in deserted places; and they came to him from all directions.

Chapter 2

After some days he entered into Capernaum again and it was heard that he was home. 2 And many were assembled, so that there was no loner room at the door, and he spoke the word to them. 3 And they came carrying a paralytic to him, who was borne by four men. 4 And as they were not able to bring the paralytic to him because of the crowd they unroofed the roof where he was, and after opening it up they lowered the mattress where the paralytic was lying. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now there were some scribes sitting there who reasoned in their hearts, 7 “Why does this man speak thus? He blasphemes; who can forgive sins except God alone.” 8 And Jesus immediately knew in his spirit that they reasoned thus among themselves, and he said to them, “Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 9 What is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and take your mattress and walk?’ 10 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority to forgive sins on the earth,” - he says to the paralytic, 11 “I say to you, rise, take your mattress and go to your home.” 12 And he rose and he immediately took his mattress and went forth before all, so that they were all astonished and glorified God saying, “We never saw anything like this.”

13 And he went forth by the sea again; and all the crowd came to him, and he taught them. 14 And he passed along and saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the custom house, and says to him, “Follow me.” And he rose up and followed him. 15 And it came to pass he reclined in his house, and many tax-collectors and sinners reclined with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he ate with sinners and tax-collectors and said to his disciples, “Does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?” 17 Jesus heard this and said to them, “Those who are strong do not need a physician but those who are ill; I did not come to call righteous men but sinners.” 18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting. And they came and said to him, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “How can the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? While they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the new takes the fullness from the old itself, and a worse rent occurs. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine and the wineskins perish. But put new wine into fresh wineskins.”

23 And it came to pass as he passed through the cornfields on the Sabbath, and his disciples began to pluck the ears of corn as they made way. 24 And the Pharisees said to him, “Behold, why do they do what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he had need and he and those with him hungered? 26 How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the loaves that were set forth, which it is not lawful to eat except the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was on account of man, and not man on account of the Sabbath; 28 so that the Son of man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

Chapter 3

And he entered again into a synagogue. And there was a man there who had a hand that had withered; 2 and they watched him carefully if he would heal him on the Sabbath, that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man who had the dry hand, “Rise into the midst.” 4 And he said to the them, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to give life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And looking round on them with anger, being greatly grieved at the hardness of their hearts, he says to the man, “Stretch forth your hand.” And he stretched it forth, and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went forth and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, that they might destroy him.

7 And Jesus departed to the sea with his disciples; and a great multitude followed from Galilee; and from Judaea and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea and beyond the Jordan and round Tyre and Sidon; a great multitude, hearing what things he did, came to him. 9 And he told his disciples that a boat should remain near him because of the crowd, lest they should press upon him; 10 for he healed many, so that as many as had plagues fell upon him that they might touch him. 11 And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell before him and cried out saying, “You are the Son of God.” 12 And he warned them sternly that they should not make him manifest. 13 And he went up into the mountain, and called to him those who he wished, and they went to him. 14 And he made twelve that they might be with him, and that he might send them to proclaim 15 and to have authority to expel the demons; 16 and he made the twelve, and he added a name to Simon, Peter; 17 and James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and he added to them a name, Boanerges, which is sons of thunder; 18 and Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus and Simon the Canaanaean and Judas Iscariot, who indeed betrayed him.

20 And he came into a house; and the crowd came together again, so that they were not able to eat bread. 21 And when his relations heard this, they went forth to seize him; for they said, “He is beside himself.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and “He expels the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23 And he called them to himself and said to them in parables, “How can Satan expel Satan? 24 And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand; 25 and if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan stood up against himself and was divided, he could not stand but would have an end. 27 But no one can enter the house of a strong man to plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he may plunder his house. 28 I tell you truly that all the sins of the sons of men and their blasphemies, whatever they may blaspheme, will be forgiven; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, he has no forgiveness unto the age, but is liable of an eternal sin.” 30 This was because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.” 31 And his mother and his brother come, and stood outside calling to him. 32 And a crowd sat round him, and they said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers and your sisters seek you outside.” 33 And he answered them and said, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking round at the ones sitting round him in a circle he says, “Behold, my mother and my brothers. 35 Whoever does the will of God, this one is my brother and sister and mother.”

Chapter 4

And again he began to teach by the sea; and a very large crowd was assembled to him, so that he embarked in a ship to sit in the sea, and all the crowd were on the land facing the sea. 2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said in his teachings to them, 3 “Listen. Behold, the sower went out to sow. 4 And it came to pass as he sowed some fell by the way, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 And other fell on the rocky place where it did not have much earth, and it sprang up immediately because it had no depth of earth; 6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and because it had no root it was withered. 7 And other fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it gave no fruit. 8 And others fell into the good earth and came up and grew and gave fruit and bore in thirty and in sixty and in a hundred.” 9 And he said, “Who has ears to hear let him hear.” 10 And when he was alone, they who were round him with the twelve asked him the parables. 11 And he said to them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you; but all things are in parables to those who are outside, 12 that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest they should turn and it should be forgiven them.” 13 And he said to them, “Do you not know this parable? And how will you know all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones by the way, where the word is sown, and when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes the word that was sown in them. 16 And likewise the ones that were sown on the rocky places are these, who when they hear the word immediately receive it with joy, 17 and do not have root in themselves but are short-lived, they are offended immediately when affliction or persecution happens on account of the word. 18 And others are the ones that are sown among the thorns; these are the ones that hear the word, 19 and the cares of the age and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires about the other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 And the ones sown on the good earth are those, who hear the word and welcome it and bear fruit in thirty and in sixty and in a hundred.” 21 And he said to them, “Does the lamp come that it may be placed under the bushel or under the couch? Will it not be placed on the lampstand? 22 For there is not anything hidden, except that it will be manifested; nor that became covered, but that it may come into the open. 23 If anyone has ears to hear let him hear.” 24 And he said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With what measure you measure it will be measured to you, and it will be added to you. 25 For he who has, it will be given to him; and who has not, even what he has will be taken from him.” 26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is like this, as a man might cast the seed on the earth, 27 and might sleep and rise night and day, and how the seed sprouts and lengthens he does not know. 28 The earth bears fruit of its own accord, first grass, then an ear, then full corn in the ear. 29 But when the fruit permits, he immediately sends forth the sickle, because the harvest has come.” 30 And he said, “How may we liken the kingdom of God, or by what parable may we place it? 31 As a grain of mustard, which when it is sown on the earth, it is smaller than all the seeds on the earth, 32 and when it is sown, it comes up and becomes greater than all the herbs, and makes great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to dwell under its shade.” 33 And he spoke the word to them in many such parables, as they were able to hear; 34 and he did not speak to them without a parable, but he explained all things privately to his own disciples.

35 And he said to them on that day when evening had come, “Let us pass over to the other side.” 36 And they left the crowd and took him, as he was in the ship, and other ships were with him. 37 And there occurred a great storm of wind, and the waves struck into the ship, so as the ship would now be filled. 38 And he was in the stern sleeping on the pillow. And they roused him and said to him, “Teacher, does it not matter to you that we are perishing?” 39 And when he was roused, he rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Be quiet, be muzzled.” And the wind dropped, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, “Why are you fearful like this? How do you have no faith?” 41 And they feared a great fear, and said to one another, “Who then is this man, that both the wind and the sea obey him?”

Chapter 5

And they came to the other side of the sea into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And as he came out of the ship, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs, 3 who had his dwelling among the tombs, and no one was able to bind him with a chain any more, 4 because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been burst and the fetters had been broken by him, and no one was able to subdue him; 5 and he was always crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when he saw Jesus from afar he ran and worshipped him, 7 and crying out with a loud voice he said, “What is it between us, Jesus Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God, that you may not torment me.” 8 For he said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit.” 9 And he questioned him, “What name do you have?” And he says to him, “My name is Legion, because we are many.” 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them outside the country. 11 Now there was there near the mountain a great heard of pigs feeding; 12 and they besought him saying, “Send us into the pigs that we may enter into them.” 13 And he allowed them. And the unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the precipice into the sea, about two thousand, and were choked in the sea. 14 And they who fed them fled and reported in the city and in the fields; and they came to see what the thing was that had happened. 15 And they come to Jesus, and see the demon-possessed man sitting, having been clothed and being in his senses, the man who had the legion, and they were afraid. 16 And they who saw it related how it happened to the demon-possessed man and about the pigs. 17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their territory. 18 And as he embarked in the ship the one who had been demon-possessed besought him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him, but said to him, “Go to your house, to your people, and report to them what things the Lord has done to you and pitied you. 20 And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis what things Jesus did to him, and all men marveled.

21 And when Jesus had crossed over in the ship again to the other side, a great crowd was assembled to him, and he was by the sea. 22 And one of the synagogue chiefs came to him, Jairus by name, and seeing him fell at his feet, 23 and beseeched him much saying, “My daughter is at the point of death, that you may come lay your hands on her, that she may be healed and may live.” 24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and pressed upon him. 25 And a woman who had a flow of blood twelve years, 26 and suffered many things by many physicians and had spent all the things she had, and it had profited nothing but rather had become worse, 27 had heard about Jesus, and came in behind the crowd and touched his garment; 28 for she said, “If I may touch even his garments, I shall be healed.” 29 And immediately her fountain of blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured from the plague. 30 And immediately Jesus knew in himself that power had gone forth out of him, and turned to the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked round to see who had done this. 33 And the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell before him and told him all the truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace, and be whole from your plague.” 35 While he was still speaking they came from the house of the synagogue chief saying, “Your daughter died; why do you still trouble the teacher?” 36 But Jesus, overhearing the word that was spoken, said to the synagogue chief, “Fear not, only believe.” 37 And he did not allow anyone to accompany with him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 And they came into the house of the synagogue chief, and he saw an uproar, and weepers and much crying aloud, 39 and he entered and said to them, “Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child did not die but sleeps.”

40 And they ridiculed him. But putting out all, he took the father of the child and the mother and those with him, and went in where the child was. 41 And taking hold of the hand of the child he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which is interpreted, “Maid, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the maid rose up and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were immediately astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he greatly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Chapter 6

And he went forth from there, and came into his native place, his disciples followed him. 2 And when a Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue; and the many who heard him were astonished saying, “From where come these things to this man, and what is this wisdom given to him? And how do such powerful deeds come about through his hands? 3 Is not this man the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they were offended at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not unhonored except in his native place and among his relatives and in his house.” 5 And he could not do any powerful deed there, except he healed a few sick ones by laying on his hands. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went round the villages in circuit teaching. 7 And he called the twelve to him, and began to send them forth two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits, 8 and charged them that they should take nothing in the way except only a staff, not bread, not a wallet, not copper money in the girdle, 9 but having sandals tied on, and not to put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Wherever you enter into a house, remain there until you go out from there. 11 And whatever place does not receive you nor hears you, as you go out from there shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony to them.” 12 And they went forth and proclaimed that men should repent, 13 and they expelled many demons, and anointed with oil and healed many who were sick.

14 And Herod the king heard, for his name became manifest, and they said, “John who baptized has been raised from the dead, and therefore the powerful deeds operate in him.” 15 But others said, “He is Elias;” and yet others said, “A prophet, like one of the prophets.” 16 But when Herod heard he said, “It is John whom I beheaded, who was raised.” 17 For Herod himself had seized John and bound him in prison because of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he married her; 18 for John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your brother.” 19 Now Herodias had a grudge against him and wished to kill him, and could not; 20 for Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man, and kept him safe, and when he heard him he was greatly perplexed, but heard him gladly. 21 And when a suitable day came for his birthday festivities Herod made a supper for his courtiers and the chiliarchs and the chief men of Galilee, 22 and when the daughter of Herodias entered and danced herself, she pleased Herod and they who reclined with him. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you wish, and I will give it to you;” 23 and he swore to her, “Whatever you ask I will give you up to half of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “What may I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the one who baptizes.” 25 And she entered immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I wish that at once you may give me the head of John the Baptist on a dish.” 26 And the king became deeply grieved because of his oaths and those who relined, and did not wish to reject her. 27 And the king immediately sent an executioner and gave order to bring his head. And he went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a dish and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 And when they heard, his disciples went and took his corpse and put it in a tomb.

30 And the apostles assembled to Jesus, and reported to him all things which they did and which they taught, 31 And he said to them, “Come you, yourselves privately, to a deserted place and rest a little.” For there were many who were coming and who were going, and they had not had opportunity to eat. 32 And they went away privately in the ship to a deserted place. 33 And many saw them going and knew them, and ran together on foot from all the cities and arrived before them. 34 And when he went forth, he saw a great crowd, and had compassion on them because they were as sheep that did not have a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things. 35 And it being late his disciples approached him and said, “This place is deserted and now it is late; 36 dismiss them, that they may go away to the fields and villages round about and buy for themselves what they may eat.” 37 But he answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “How may we go away and buy two hundred denarii worth of loaves and give them something eat?” 37 And he says to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” But they know and say, “Five, and two fishes.” 39 And he instructed them all to sit down company by company on the green grass. 40 And they reclined by groups of a hundred and groups of fifty. 41 And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, looked up to heaven and blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples that they might set them before the people, and he divided the two fishes to all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied, 43 and they took twelve baskets full of fragments, and from the fishes. 44 And they who ate the loaves were five thousand males. 45 And he immediately constrained his disciples to embark in the ship and to go before him to the other side to Bethsaida, until he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he said farewell to them he went away to the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came on the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And when he saw them being distressed in the rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the sea; and wished to go by them. 49 But when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a phantasm, and cried out; for they all saw him and were troubled. But he immediately talked with them, and said to them, “Be of good cheer, it is I; do not be afraid.” 51 And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased; and they were very much astonished in themselves; 52 for they did not understand concerning the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. 53 And they crossed over and came to the land at Gennesaret and anchored. 54 And as they came out of the ship all they who knew them immediately 55 ran all round all that country and began to carry round on their pallets all those who were ill. 56 And whenever he entered into villages or into cities or into country, they put those who ailed in the marketplaces, and besought him that if they might touch even the hem of his garment; and as many as touched him were healed.

Chapter 7

And the Pharisees assembled to him with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem. 2 And when they saw that some of his disciples ate their bread with unclean hands, that is unwashed, 3 for the Pharisees and all the Jews did not eat unless they carefully washed their hands, holding the tradition of the elders, 4 and they did not eat from the marketplaces unless they sprinkled, and there are many other things which they received to hold, such as washings of cups and of utensils and of bronze vessels, 5 and the Pharisees and the scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unclean hands?” 6 And he said to them, “Esaias prophecied well concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me; 7 and they worship me in vain, teaching commands which are from men.’ 8 You have left the commandment of God and hold the tradition of men.” 9 And he said to them, “You set aside the commandment of God well, that you may keep your tradition. 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Let the one who speaks evil of father or mother die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or to his mother, ‘Whatever you might profit by me is Korban, which is a gift,’’ 12 you allow him to no longer do anything for his father or his mother, 13 annulling the word of God by your tradition which you received; and you do many such similar things.” 14 And calling the crowd to himself again he said to them, “Hear me all of you and understand. 15 There is nothing from outside a man that can defile a man when it enters into him; but the things that come forth out of a man are those that defile a man.” (verse 16 omitted by Nestle) 17 And when he entered into a house away from the crowd, his disciples questioned him about the parable. 18 And he said to them, “Are you also thus undiscerning? Do you not understand that anything from outside that enters into a man cannot defile him, because it does not enter into the heart but into the belly, and goes out into the drain, purging all foods?” 20 And he said, “The thing that comes forth out of a man, that defiles a man. 21 For evil thoughts come forth out of the hearts of men, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, greedinesses, iniquities, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, arrogance, foolishness; 23 all these evil things come forth from within and defile a man.”

24 And he rose up from there and went into the district of Tyre. And he entered into a house he and wished no one to know, and could not be hidden; 25 but immediately a woman, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, heard about him and came and fell at his feet; 26 and the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race; and she asked him that he would expel the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, “Permit the children to be satisfied first; for it is not good to take the bread of the children to throw it to dogs.” 28 And she answered and said to him, “Yes, Lord; and yet the dogs under the table eat from the crumbs of the children.” 29 And he said to her, “Because of this word, go, the demon has gone forth out of your daughter.” 30 And she went away to her house and found the child had been laid on the couch and the demon had gone forth. 31 And he went forth out of the district of Tyre and came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee in the midst of the district of Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a deaf man who spoke with difficulty, and they beseeched him that he would put his hand on him. 33 And he took him away from the crowd privately and put his fingers into his hears and spit and touched his tongue, 34 and looking up to heaven he groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” which is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, and immediately the bond of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke correctly. 36 And he ordered them that they should tell no one; but as much as he ordered them, they proclaimed it more exceedingly. 37 And they were most exceedingly astounded and said, “He has done all things well, he makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.”

Chapter 8

In those days as there again was a great crowd and they had nothing they might eat, he called the disciples to himself and said to them, 3 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they now remain with me three days and they have nothing they may eat; 3 and if I dismiss them fasting to their houses, they will faint in the way; and some of them are from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “From where in this desert will anyone be able to satisfy these people with loaves?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” 6 And he commanded the crowd to recline on the ground; and taking the seven loaves and giving thanks he broke and gave them to his disciples that they might serve them, and they served the crowd. 7 And they had a few fishes; and blessing them he told these also to be served. 8 And they ate and were satisfied, and took excesses of fragments, seven baskets. 9 Now they were about four thousand. And he dismissed them. 10 And he immediately embarked in the ship with his disciples and came into the region of Dalmanutha.

And the Pharisees came forth and began to debate with him, seeking a sign from heaven from him, tempting him. 12 And groaning in his spirit he said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? I tell you truly, this generation will be given no sign.” 13 And leaving them he again embarked and went away to the other side. 14 And they forgot to take loaves and except for one loaf they had none with them in the ship. 15 And he charged them saying, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.” 16 And they reasoned with one another it was because they had no loaves. 17 And he knew and said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no loaves? Do you not yet understand nor realize? Do you have hearts that have been hardened? Eyes and you do not see? Ears and you do not hear? And do you not remember, 19 when I broke the five loaves to the five thousand, how many full baskets of fragment you took?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “When I broke the seven to the four thousand, how many full baskets of fragments did you take?” And they said, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet realize?”

22 And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to him, and beseeched him the he would touch him. 23 And laying hold the hand of the blind man he led him forth outside the village, and spitting in his eyes and putting his hands on him, he questioned him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, whom I behold as walking trees.” 25 Then he again put his hands on his eyes, and he looked steadily and was restored, and saw all things clearly. 26 And he sent him to his house saying, “You may not enter into the village.”

27 And Jesus and his disciples went forth to the villages of Caesarea of Philip; and in the way he questioned his disciples saying to them, “Whom do men say that I am?” 28 And they told him saying, “John the Baptist, and others Elias, but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he questioned them, “But you, whom do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he warned them that they should tell no one about him. 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed and rise again after three days; 32 and he spoke the word openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning around and seeing his disciples he rebuked Peter and said, “Go behind me, Satan, because you do not mind the things of God but the things of men.” 34 And calling the crowd with the disciples to him he said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take his cross, and let him follow me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his life will loose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake and the gospel, will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world but to be fined his soul? 37 For what might a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Chapter 9

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you that there are some who stand here who shall by no means taste of death until they see the kingdom of God come in power.”

And after six days Jesus takes Peter and James and John, and privately led them alone up into a high mountain. And he was transfigured before them, 4 and his garments became exceedingly gleaming white, such as no fuller on earth can so whiten. 4 And Elias appeared with Moses to them, and they were conversing with Jesus. 5 And Peter answered Jesus and said, “Rabbi, 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.” 6 For he did not know what he answered; for they became exceedingly afraid. 7 And there came a cloud that overshadowed them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son, hear him.” 8 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw anyone except only Jesus with themselves. 9 And as they came down out of the mountain he ordered them that they should relate to no one the things which they saw, except after the Son of man should rise out of the dead. 10 And they held the word to themselves, and debated what is the meaning of “to rise out of the dead.” 11 And they questioned him saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elias must come first?” 12 And he said to them, “Indeed Elias will come first and restore all things; and how has it been written concerning the Son of man, that he should suffer many things and be rejected? 13 But I tell you that indeed Elias has come, and they did what they wished to him, as it has been written concerning him.”

14And as they came to the other disciples they saw a great crowd around them and scribes debating with them. 15 And immediately upon seeing him the crowd was greatly astonished, and running up to him greeted him. 16 And he questioned them, “What are you debating with them?” 17 And one of the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a dumb spirit; 18 and wherever it seizes him, it tears him, and he foams and grinds his teeth and he wastes away; and I told your disciples that they might expel it, and they were not able.” 19 And answering them he said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought him to him. And when it saw him the spirit immediately threw him violently, and falling on the earth he wallowed foaming. 21 And he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood; 22 and it often threw him both into fire and into water that it may destroy him; but if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can?’ All things are possible to the one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief.” 25 And Jesus, seeing that a crowd was running together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come forth out of him and you may enter into him no more.” 26 And crying out and convulsing him greatly it came out; and he was as dead, so that many said that he died. 27 But Jesus took hold of his hand and raised him, and he stood up. 28 And when he entered into a house his disciples questioned him privately, “Why were we not able to expel it?” 29 And he told them, “This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer.”

30 And going forth from there they passed through Galilee, and he did not wish that anyone should know; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, and told them, “The Son of man is betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and when he is killed he will rise up after three days.” 32 But they did not know the word, and feared to question him.

33 And they came to Capernaum. And when they were in the house he questioned them, “What were you debating in the way?” 34 And they were silent; for they debated with one another in the way who was greater. 35 And sitting he called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and set him in the midst of them, and folding it in his arms he said to them, “37 Whoever receives one of such children in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, does not receive me but the one who has sent me.” 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, who does not follow us, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him; for there is no one who shall do a mighty work in my name and will be able to quickly speak evil of me; 40 for who is not against us, is for us. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are of Christ, I tell you truly that he will by no means lose his reward. 42 And whoever offends one of these little ones that believe, it is good for him rather that a heavy millstone be laid round his neck, and he be thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand offends you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than to go away into Gehenna having two hands, into the unquenchable fire. (verse 44 omitted by Nestle) 45 And if your foot offends you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame, than to be cast into Gehenna having two feet. (verse 46 omitted by Nestle) 47 And if your eye offends you, cast it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God one-eyed, than to be cast into Gehenna having two eyes, where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. 49 For everyone shall be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt becomes saltless, by what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace among one another.”

Chapter 10

And rising up from there, he came into the territory of Judaea and beyond the Jordan, and again the crowds went with him, and as he was wont he taught them again. 2 And Pharisees approached and questioned him if it was lawful for a man to dismiss a wife, testing him. 3 And he answered and said to them, 4 “What did Moses order you?” And they said, “Moses permitted to write a roll of divorce and dismiss her.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “He wrote this commandment to you because of the hardness of your hearts. 6 But from the beginning he made them male and female; 7 for the sake of this a man shall leave his father and his mother, 8 and the two shall be one flesh; so that they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What then God yoked together, let not man separate.” 10 And the disciples questioned him again in the house. 11 And he says to them, “Whoever dismisses his wife and marries another, commits adultery with her; 12 and if she dismisses her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

13 And they brought children to him that he might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But seeing this, Jesus was angry and said to them, “Allow the children to come to me, do not prevent them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 I tell you truly, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child, may by no means enter into it.” 16 And folding them in his arms and putting his hands on them he blessed them.

17 And as he went forth into the way one ran to him and kneeled and questioned him, “Good teacher, what may I do that I may inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except one…God. 19 You know the commandments: Do not kill; Do not commit adultery; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Do not defraud; Honor your father and your mother.” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth.” 21 But looking at him Jesus loved him and said to him, “One thing is wanting: go, sell what things you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.” 22 But he was sad at this word and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. 23 And looking around Jesus said to his disciples, “How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God.” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter into the kingdom of God; 25 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 But they were exceedingly astonished and said to themselves, “And who can be saved?” 27 Looking at them Jesus says, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we left all things and have followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “I tell you truly, there is no one who left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, 30 but he receives a hundredfold houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields with persecutions now in this time, and eternal life in the coming age. 31 And many first will be last and the last first.”

32 Now they were in the way that goes up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them, and they were astonished, and the ones who followed were afraid. And he again took the twelve and began to tell them the things about to happen to him, 33 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and will deliver him to the nations 34 and they will mock him and will spit at him and will scourge him and will kill him, and after three days he will rise again.”

35 And James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, approach to him saying, “Teacher, we wish that whatever we may ask you, you may do for us.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you wish of me that I may do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Give us that may we may sit one on your right and one on your left in your glory.” 38 And Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Can you drink the cup which I drink, or be baptized with the baptism which I am to be baptized with?” And they said to him, “We can.” And Jesus said to them, “You shall drink the cup which I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism which I am baptized; 40 but to sit on my right or on my left is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard this they began to be incensed about James and John. 42 And calling them to himself, Jesus says to them, “You know that those who think to rule the nations lord it over them and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it is not so among you; but whoever whishes to be become great among you, shall be your servant, 44 and whoever whishes to be first among you, shall be the slave of all; 45 for even the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve and give his life a ransom on behalf of many.”

46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was going out from Jericho with his disciples and a considerable crowd Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, sat by the way. 47 And hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene he began to cry out and to say,

“Jesus Son of David, pity me.” 48 And many rebuked him that he should be quiet. But he cried out much more, “Son of David, pity me.” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man saying to him, “Be of good courage, rise, he calls you.” 50 So throwing away his garment he leaped up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus answered him and said, “What do you wish that I may do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabboni, that I may see again.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has healed you.” And immediately he saw again, and followed him in the way.

Chapter 11

And when they draw near to Jerusalem to Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of the olives, he sends two of his disciples 2 and tells them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately when you enter into it you will find a colt that has been tied, on which no one of men has yet sat; loosen and bring it. 3 And if anyone says to you, ‘Why do you do this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and he will immediately send it here again.” 4 And they went and found a colt that had been tied at a door outside on the open street, and they loosened it. 5 And some of the ones standing there said to them, “What are you doing loosening the colt?” 6 And they said to them as Jesus said; and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and they threw their garments on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many strewed their garments in the way, and others wisps of twigs, which they cut out of the fields. 9 And the ones who went before and the ones who followed cried out, “Hosanna; blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; 10 blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; hosanna in the highest.” 11 And he entered into Jerusalem into the temple; and after looking around at all things, the hour now being late, he went forth to Bethany with the twelve.

12 And on the morrow he hungered as they went forth from Bethany. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree that had leaves he came to see if perhaps he would find something in it, and coming upon it he found nothing upon it except leaves; for it was not the time of figs. 14 And he answered and said to it, “May no one eat your fruit forever.” And his disciples heard. 15 And they come to Jerusalem. And entering into the temple he began to cast out the ones who were selling and the ones who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of the ones who were selling doves, 16 and did not permit that anyone should carry a vessel through the temple, 17 and taught and said to them, “Has it not been written that my house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and scribes heard, and they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, for all the crowd was astounded at his teaching. 19 And when it became late, they went forth outside the city. 20 And early in the morning they passed along the fig tree, that had been withered from its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, behold, the fig-tree which you cursed has been withered.” 22 And Jesus answers and says to them, “Have the faith of God. 23 I tell you truly that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, he will have it. 24 Therefore I tell you, all things which you pray and ask, believe that you have received it, and you will have it. 25 And when you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, that your Father in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses.” (verse 26 omitted by Nestle)

27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he walked in the temple the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and said to him, “By what authority do you do these things?” or “Who gave this authority that you may do these things?” 29 And Jesus said to them, “I will question you one word, and you will answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 The baptism of John, was it of heaven or of men? Answer me.” 31 And they debated with themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘Of heaven’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32 But if we say, ‘Of men?’…”

They feared the crowd; for all men held that John really was a prophet. 33 And answering Jesus they say, “We do not know.” And Jesus says to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

Chapter 12

And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge round it and dug a winepress and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went away. 2 And he sent a slave to the husbandmen at the time, so that he might receive of the fruits of the vineyard from the husbandmen; 3 and taking him away they beat him and sent him away empty. 4 And again he sent another slave to them; and they wounded that one in the head and insulted him. 5 And he sent another; and they killed that one, and many others, beating some, killing others. 6 He still had one, a beloved son; he sent him last to them, saying, ‘They will reverence my son.’ 7 But those husbandmen said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8 And they took and killed him, and cast him outside the vineyard. 9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and will destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this scripture, ‘A stone which the builders rejected, this became for the head of the corner; 11 this was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’” 12 And they sought to seize him, and feared the crowd; for they knew that he told the parable to them. And they left him and went away.

13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians that they might catch him in a word. 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that your are true and it does not matter to you about anyone; for you do not look at the face of men, but teach the way of God in truth; is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? May we give or may we not give?” 15 But knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, “Why do you tempt me? Bring me a denarius that I may see.” 16 And they brought one. And he says to them, “Whose image and inscription are these?” And they tell him, “Caesar’s.” 17 So Jesus said to them, “Render Caesar’s things to Caesar and God’s to God.” And they marveled at him.

18 And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and questioned him saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a brother of anyone should die and leave behind a wife and not leave a child, his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died and left no seed; 21 and the second took her, and died not leaving behind seed; and the third similarly; 22 and the seven left no seed. Last of all the wife died also. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, of which of them will she be wife? For the seven had her as wife.” 24 Jesus said to them, “Do you not therefore err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God? 25 For when they rise again out of the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in the heavens. 26 But concerning the dead that they are raised, did you not read in the roll of Moses at the bush how God said to him when he said, ‘I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?’ 27 He is not God of dead persons but of living ones. You err much.”

28 And one of the scribes, who heard them debating, and knew that he answered them well, approached and questioned him, “What is the first commandment of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,’ 30 and ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “Well, teacher, you say in truth that there is one and there is not another besides him; 33 and to love him with all your heart and with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And Jesus, seeing that he answered sensibly, said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to question him any more.

35 And teaching in the temple, Jesus answered and said, “How do the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself said by the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.’ 37 David himself calls him Lord, and how then is he his son?”

And the large crowd heard him gladly. 38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes who wish to walk about in robes and be greeted in the marketplaces 39 and to have chief seats in the synagogues and chief places in the dinners; 40 the ones who devour the houses of the widows and under pretense make long prayers, these will receive greater condemnation.” 41 And as he sat opposite the treasury he beheld how the crowd puts copper money into the treasury; and many rich men put in much; 42 and one poor widow came and put in two lepta, which is a quadrans. 43 And calling his disciples to him he said to them, “I tell you truly that this poor widow put in more than all who have put into the treasury, 44 for all put in out of their abundance, but out of her poverty she put in all things whatsoever she had, all her living.”

Chapter 13

And as he went forth out of the temple one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, behold what great stones and what great buildings.” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There shall by no means be stone left on stone which will not be overthrown.” 3 And as he sat on the mount of the olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew questioned him privately, “Tell us, when these things will be, and what will the sign be when all these things are about to be completed?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “Watch lest anyone lead you astray. Many will come in my name saying, ‘I am,’ and they will lead many astray. 7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be disturbed; this must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will be raised against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in places, there will be famines; these things are the beginning of birth-pangs. 9 But you watch yourselves; they will deliver you to councils and you will be beaten in synagogues and you will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations. 11 And when they lead and deliver you, do not be anxious beforehand what you speak, but whatever is given you in that hour, speak this; for you are not the one who speaks but the Holy Spirit. 12 And a brother will deliver a brother to death and a father a child, and children will rise against parents and will put them to death; 13 and you will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the one who endures to the end, this will be saved. 14 But when you see the abomination of desolation stand where it should not be, let the one who reads understand, then let they who are in Judaea flee to the mountains, 15 let him who is on the roof not come down nor let him enter to take anything out of his house, 16 and let him who is in the field not return to the things behind to take his garment. 17 But woe to the pregnant women and to those who give suck in those days. 18 But pray that it may not happen in winter; 19 for those days will be affliction, of such a kind as has not happened from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and by no means will be equaled. 20 And unless the Lord shortened the days, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen whom he chose he shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone tells you, ‘Behold the Christ is here, behold there,’ do not believe; 22 and false Christs and false prophets will be raised and they will do signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the chosen. 23 But watch out; I have told you all things before. 24 But in those days after that affliction the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, 25 and the stars will be falling out of heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with much power and glory. 27 And then he will send the angels and they will assemble his chosen out of the four winds from the extremity of earth to the extremity of heaven. 28 Now learn the parable from the fig tree; when its branch now becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 29 so also you, when you see these things happening, know that it is at the doors. 30 I tell you truly that this generation by no means passes until these things all happen. 31 The heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 But no one knows concerning that day or hour, not the angels in heaven, neither the Son, except the Father. 33 Watch, be wakeful; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man who went away from home and left his house and gave authority to his slaves, each to his work, and he commanded that the doorkeeper should watch. 35 Therefore watch; for you do not know when the lord of the house comes, either late or at midnight or at cock-crowing or early; 36 lest he comes suddenly and finds you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all, watch.”

Chapter 14

Now it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by guile and kill him. 2 For they said, “Not at the feast, lest there will be a disturbance of the people.”

3 And when he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined a woman came who had an alabaster phial of costly pure nard ointment; she broke the alabaster phial and poured it over his head. 4 Now there were some who were angry among themselves, “Why has this waste of ointment occurred? 5 For this ointment could be sold for over three hundred denarii and be given to the poor;” and they were indignant with her. 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her; why do you cause troubles for her? She wrought a good work in me. 7 For you will always have the poor with yourselves, and you can do well to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me. 8 She did what she could; she was anointing my body beforehand for the burial. 9 And I tell you truly, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman did will be spoken for a memorial of her.” 10 And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests that he might betray him to them. 11 And when they heard this they rejoiced and promised to give him silver. And he sought how he might opportunely betray him.

12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples said to him, “Where do you wish we may go prepare that you may eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you; follow him, 14 and wherever he enters tell the housemaster, ‘The teacher says: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 And he will show you a large upper room that has been spread ready; and prepare for us there.” 16 And the disciples went forth and came into the city and found as he told them, and they prepared the Passover. 17 And when evening came he came with the twelve. 18 And as they reclined and ate, Jesus said, “I tell you truly that one of you will betray me, the one who eats with me.” 19 They began to grieve and to say to him one by one, “Not I?” 20 And he said to them, “One of the twelve, the one who dips with me in the one dish. 21 Because the Son of man is indeed going as it has been written concerning him; but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed; it would be better if that man was not born.” 22 And as they were eating, taking and blessing a loaf of bread, he broke it and gave it to them and said, “Take it; this is my body.” 24 And taking a cup and giving thanks he gave it to them, and all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant that is shed for many. 25 I tell you truly, I will by no means drink any more of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 And after singing a hymn they went forth to the mount of the olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all be offended, because it has been written, ‘Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 And Peter said to him, “Even if all men shall be offended, I won’t.” 30 And Jesus said to him, “I tell you truly, you today, in this night before a cock sounds twice, you will deny me three times.” 31 But he said more exceedingly, “If I must die with you, I will by no means deny you.” And all also said similarly.

32 And they came to a piece of land the name of which was Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took Peter and James and John with him, and began to be greatly astonished and to be distressed, 34 and said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved unto death; remain here and watch.” 35 And going forward a little he fell on the ground, and prayed that if it was possible this hour might pass away from him, and said, “Abba Father, all things are possible to you; but not what I wish but what you wish.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? 38 Watch and pray, lest you come into temptation; indeed the spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And he again went away and prayed saying the same word. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were becoming heavy, and they did not know what they might answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Sleep now and rest; it is enough; the hour has come, behold the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us go; behold the one who betrays me has drawn near.” 43 And immediately while he was yet speaking Judas one of the twelve arrived, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests and the elders. 44 Now the one who betrayed him had given them a signal saying, “Whomever I may kiss is he; seize him and lead him away securely.” 45 And immediately coming and approaching him he said, “Rabbi,” and fervently kissed him; 46 and they laid their hands on him and seized him. 47 But a certain one of the ones standing by drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus answered and said to them, “You came forth as against a robber with clubs and swords to arrest me? 49 I was with you daily teaching in the temple, and you did not seize me; but that the scriptures may be fulfilled.” 50 And they all left him and fled. 51 And a certain young man accompanied him, who was clothed in a nightgown over his naked body, and they seized him; 52 and he left the nightgown and fled naked.

53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 And Peter followed him from afar until he was within the court of the high priest, and was sitting with the attendants and warming himself by the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and all the council sought witness against Jesus so as to put him to death, and did not find it; 56 for many witnessed falsely against him, and the testimonies were not identical. 57 And some stood up and falsely witnessed against him saying, “We heard him saying, 58 ‘I will overthrow this handmade shrine and after three days I will build another not handmade.’” 59 And their witness was not so identical. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and questioned Jesus saying, “Do you not answer anything what these men testify against you?” 61 But he was silent and did not answer anything. The high priest questioned him again and said to him, “Are you the Christ the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 And rending his tunics the high priest said, “What more need have we of witnesses? 64 You heard the blasphemy; what does it appear to you?” And they all condemned him liable to be killed. 65 And some began to spit at him and to cover his face and to maltreat him and to say to him, “Prophesy,” and with slaps the attendants took him. 66 And as Peter was in the court below one of the maidservants of the high priest came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself she looked at him and said, “And you were with Jesus the Nazarene.” 68 But he denied it saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went forth outside into the forecourt; 69 and the maidservant who saw him began again to say to the ones standing by, “This man is of them.” 70 But he again denied it. And after a little while the ones standing by said to Peter, “Truly you are of them; for you are indeed a Galilaean.” 71 And he began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man whom you mention.” 72 And immediately a cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered the word as Jesus said to him, “Before a cock crows twice, you will deny me three times;” and thinking on this he wept.

Chapter 15

And immediately early the chief priests prepared a council with the elders and the scribes and all the council, and they had Jesus bound and led away and delivered to Pilate. 2 And Pilate questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” And answering he said, “You say.” 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things. 4 But Pilate again questioned him saying, “Do you not answer anything? Behold how many things they accuse you of.”5 But Jesus did not answer any thing more, so that Pilate marveled. 6 Now at a feast he released to them one prisoner for whom they begged. 7 Now there was the one named Barabbas who had been bound with the rebels, who had done murder in the rebellion. 8 And the crowd went up and began to ask as he used to do for them. 9 But Pilate answered them saying, “Do you wish I may release to you the king of the Jews?” 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him on account of envy. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 12 So Pilate answered again and said to them, “What then may I do to him whom you call the king of the Jews?” 13 And they again cried out, “Crucify him.” 14 But Pilate said to them, “Indeed what evil did he do?” And they cried out more, “Crucify him.” 15 And Pilate resolved to satisfy the crowd and released Barabbas to them, and had Jesus scourged and delivered that he might be crucified.

16 Then the soldiers led him away inside the court, which is praetorium, and they called all the cohort together. 17 And they put a purple robe on him and plaited a crown of thorns and placed it round him; 18 and they began to salute him, “Hail, king of the Jews;” 19 and they struck his head with a reed and spat at him, and bent their knees and worshipped him. 20 And when they mocked him, they took the purple robe off him and put his garments on him. And they lead him forth that they might crucify him. 21 And passing by they impressed a certain Simon a Cyrenian who was coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, that he might bear his cross. 22 And they brought him to the place Golgotha, which is being interpreted “place of a skull.” 23 And they gave him wine that had been spiced with myrrh; but he did not receive it. 24 And they crucified him, and divided his garments, casting a lot on them to see what each one might take. 25 Now it was the third hour and they crucified him. 26 And the superscription of his accusation had been written over him, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 27 And they crucified him with two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. (verse 28 omitted by Nestle) 29 And those who passed by blasphemed him wagging their heads and saying, “Ah the one who would overthrow the shrine and rebuild it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself.”31 Likewise the chief priests with the scribes also mocked to one another and said, “He saved others, but he cannot save himself; 32 let the Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” And the ones crucified with him reproached him. 33 And when it was the sixth hour darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is being interpreted, “My God, My God, why did you forsake me?” 35 And some of those who stood by heard and said, “Behold, he calls Elias.” 36 And one who had filled a sponge with vinegar placed it round a reed and ran to give it to him to drink, saying, “Leave, let us see if Elias comes to take him down.” 37 But Jesus let go a loud voice and expired. 38 And the veil of the shrine was rent in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion who stood by opposite him saw that he thus expired, he said, “Truly this man was the son of God.” 40 Now there were also women beholding from afar, among whom were both Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the little and of Joses and Salome, 41 who followed him when he was in Galilee and served him, and many others who had come up to Jerusalem with him.

42 And now when it was evening, since it was the preparation, which is the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable councilor, who was also expecting the kingdom of God himself, took courage and came and went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate marveled if he had already died, and called the centurion and questioned him if he was already dead; 45 and when he knew from the centurion he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46 And having bought a piece of unused linen he took him down and wrapped him with the linen and deposited him in a tomb which had been hewn out of rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he had been laid.

Chapter 16

And when the Sabbath was past Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week they come to the tomb, as the sun rose. 3 And they said to themselves, “Who will roll away the stone out of the door of the tomb for us?” 4 And looking up they beheld that the stone has been rolled back; for it was exceedingly great. 5 And entering into the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right who was clothed in a white robe, and they were greatly astonished. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be greatly astonished; you seek Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified; he has been raised, he is not here; behold, the place where they put him. 7 But go tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you to Galilee; you will see him there, as he told you.” 8 And going forth they fled from the tomb, for trembling and bewilderment had them; and they told no one anything; for they were afraid.

9 And rising early on the first day of the week he appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, from whom he had expelled seven demons. 10 She went and reported to those who had been with him who had been mourning and weeping; 11 and those who heard that he was alive and was seen by her disbelieved. 12 And after these things he was manifested to two of them in a different form while they went into the country; 13 and those went and reported to the rest; they neither believed those. 14 And later he was manifested to the eleven as they reclined, and reproached their disbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe the ones who beheld that he had been raised from the dead. 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all the creation. 16 The ones who believe and are baptized will be saved, but those who disbelieve will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: they will expel demons in my name, they will speak with new tongues, 18 they will take serpents and if they drink anything deadly it will by no means hurt them, they will place hands on sick ones and they will recover.” 19 Therefore after he was done speaking to them the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat at the right hand of God. 20 But those went forth and proclaimed everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through the accompanying signs.