According To Matthew

Chapter 1

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas and his brothers, 3 and Judas begat Phares and Zara out of Thamar, and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram, 4 and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naason, and Naason begat Salmon, 5 and Salmon begat Booz out of Rachab, and Booz begat Obed out of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse, 6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon out of the one who had been the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Asaph, and Asaph begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias, 9 and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz begat Hezekias, 10 and Hezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amos, and Amos begat Josias, 11 and Josias begat Jechonias and his brothers at the deportation of Babylon. 12 And after the deportation of Babylon Jechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, 13 and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, 14 and Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud, 15 and Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob, 16 and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, the one called Christ.

17 Therefore all the generations from Abraham until David are fourteen generations, and from David until the deportation of Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the deportation of Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found having in womb by the Holy Spirit. 19 Now Joseph her husband, being just and not wishing her to be held up as an example, resolved to dismiss her secretly. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him by a dream saying, “Joseph son of David, do not fear to take Mary to be your wife; for the thing in her is begotten of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bear a son, and you shall call his name ‘Jesus’; for he will save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this occurred in order that the thing might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 22 ‘Behold the virgin will have in womb and will bear a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel,’ which is interpreted ‘God with us.’” 24 Then when he was raised from his sleep Joseph did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife; 25 and did not know her until she bore a son; and he called his name Jesus.

Chapter 2

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem saying, “Where is the one born king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and came to worship him.” Now when he heard this, King Herod was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, 4 and after assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ was to be born. 5 And they told him, “In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it has been written through the prophet, ‘And you Bethlehem, land of Juda, are not at all least among the governors of Juda. For out of you will come forth a governor, who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

7 Then Herod secretly called the magi and carefully inquired from them the time of the star’s appearance, 8 and sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and carefully question concerning the child; and when you find him, report to me, so that I also may come and worship him.” 9 So after hearing the king, they went; and behold the star, which they saw in the east, went before them until it came and stood over where the child was. 10 And they rejoiced exceedingly upon seeing the star. 11 And coming into the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they fell and worshipped him, and opening their treasures, they offered gifts to him, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned by a dream not to return to Herod, they departed by another way to their country.

13 Now when they departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph by a dream and said, “Rise and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him.” 14 So he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod; in order that the thing might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet when he said, “I called my son out of Egypt.”

16 Then, Herod was angered exceedingly when he saw that he was mocked by the magi, and sent and killed all the boy children in Bethlehem and in all its districts from two years and under, according to the time which he strictly inquired from the magi. 17 Then was fulfill the thing spoken through the prophet Jeremiah when he said, 18 “A voice was heard in Rama, much weeping and mourning; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted, because they are not.”

19 But after Herod died, behold an angel of the Lord appeared by a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Rise and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for the ones who sought the life of the child have died.” 21 So he rose and took the child and his mother and entered into the land of Israel. 2 But hearing that Archelaus reigned over Judaea instead of his father Herod, he feared to go there; and being warned by a dream he departed into the parts of Galilee, 23 and came to dwell in a city called Nazareth; so that it was fulfilled the thing spoken through the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

Chapter 3

Now in those days, John the Baptist arrived proclaiming in the wilderness of Judaea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has come near.” 3 For this is the one spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, who said, “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” 4 Now John himself had his raiment from hairs of a camel and a leather girdle round his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem and all Judaea and all the neighborhood of the Jordan went out to him, 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. 7 And when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the baptism, he said to them, “Offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance; 9 and do not think to say among yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as (our) father;’ for I tell you that God is able to raise children to Abraham out of these stones. 10 And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and is cast into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you in water to repentance; but the one coming after me is stronger than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals; he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire; 12 of whom the fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather his wheat into the barn, but he will consume the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

13 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 But he forbade him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it now; for it is fitting to us to fulfill all righteousness thusly.” Then he permitted him. 16 And after he was baptized, Jesus immediately went up from the water; and behold the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove, coming upon him; 17 and behold a voice out of heaven said, “This is my beloved son, in whom I was well pleased.”

Chapter 4

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after having fasted forty days and forty nights he hungered. 3 And the tempter approached and said to him, “If you are Son of God, command that these stones may become loaves.” 4 But he answered and said, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live only on bread, but on every word proceeding through the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him into the holy city, and stood him on the wing of the temple, 6 and said to him, “If you are Son of God, cast yourself down; for it has been written, ‘He will give command to his angels concerning you and they will bear you on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it has been written, ‘You shall not provoke the Lord your God.’” 8 Again the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9 and said to him, “All these things I will give to you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan; for it has been written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and you shall serve only him.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold angels approached and ministered to him.

12 Now when he heard that John was delivered up he departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum beside the sea in the districts of Zebulon and Napthtali; 14 in order that the thing spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled when he said, 15 “Land of Zebulon and land of Naphtali, way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the nations, 16 the people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to the ones sitting in a land and shadow of death, light sprang up to them.”

17 From then Jesus began to proclaim and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.”

18 And as he walked beside the sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. 19 And he said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 And they immediately left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father mending their nets; and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

23 And he went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every illness among the people. 24 And the report of him went into all Syria; and they brought to him all those who were ill, who had various diseases and suffered from tortures, the demon-possessed and lunatics and paralyzed, and he healed them. 25 And many crowds from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and beyond the Jordan followed him.

Chapter 5

And seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain; and when he sat his disciples approached him; 2 and opening his mouth he taught them saying, 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 4 Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean in heart, for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 11 Blessed are you when they reproach and persecute you and say all lying evil against you for my sake. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because your reward is great in the heavens; for thus they persecuted the prophets before you.

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt is tainted, by what shall it be resalted? For it is no longer strong for anything except being cast out to be trodden down by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill can not be hid; nor do they light a lamp and place it under the bushel, but on the lampstand, and it lightens all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine thus before men, so that they may see your good works and may glorify your Father in the heavens.

17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets; I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, by no means shall one iota or one point from the law pass away. 19 Therefore whoever breaks the least one of these commandments and teaches men thus, he shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. 20 For I tell you that except your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 21 You heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to the judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment; and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘Fool,’ shall be liable to the gehenna of fire. 23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar and remember there that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and first go be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Be well disposed to your opponent quickly while you are with him in the way; lest your opponent deliver you to the judge and the judge to the attendant, and you are cast into prison; 26 truly I say to you, you shall by no means come out from there until you repay the last little amount.

27 “You heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that everyone who sees a woman with a view to desire her already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 So if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is expedient for you that one of your members perish and not all your body be cast into gehenna. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it out and cast it from you; for it is expedient for you that one of your members perish and not all your body go away into gehenna. 31 And it was said, ‘Whoever dismisses his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that everyone who dismisses his wife apart from a matter of fornication makes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a dismissed woman commits adultery. 33 Again you heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You shall not perjure, but shall repay to the Lord your oaths.’ 34 But I tell you not to swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King; 36 nor swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your word be, ‘Yes yes, No no;’ for anything exceeding these is of evil. 38 You heard that it was said, ‘An eye instead of an eye and a tooth instead of a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to oppose evil; but who strikes on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 and to the one who wishes to judge you and to take your tunic, allow him also the outer garment; 41 and who shall impress you one mile, go two with him. 42 Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn away the one who wishes to borrow from you. 43 You heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and you shall hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, ‘Love your enemies and pray for the ones who persecute you;’ 45 so that you may become sons of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun to rise on evil and good men and rains on just and unjust men. 46 For if you love the ones who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? 47 And if you only greet your brothers, what excess do you do? Do not even the gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Chapter 6

“And take heed to not do your righteousness in front of men with a view to be seen by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your father in the heavens. 2 Therefore when you do alms, do not sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men; I tell you truly, they have their reward. 3 But when you do alms do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. 5 And when you pray, do not be as the hypocrites; because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, so that they may appear to men; I tell you truly, they have their reward. 6 But when you pray, enter into your private room and after shutting the door pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. 7 But when you pray do not utter empty words as the gentiles; for they think that in their much-speaking they will be heard. 8 Therefore do not be like them; for God your Father knows of what things you have need before you ask him. 9 Therefore pray like this, ‘Our Father in the heavens: Let your name be hallowed; 10 let your kingdom come; let your will come about, as in heaven also on earth. 11 Give to us today our daily bread; 12 and forgive us our debts, as indeed we forgave our debtors; 13 and do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from evil.’ 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16 And when you fast, do not be as the gloomy hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces so that they may appear to men to be fasting; I tell you truly, they have their reward. 17 But when you fast anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to be fasting to men but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

19 “Do not lay up for yourself on earth, where moth and rust remove, and where thieves dig through and steal; 20 but lay up for yourself treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust remove, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore if your eye is single, all your body will be shining; 23 but if your eye is evil, all your body will be dark. Therefore if the light in you is darkness, how great the darkness. 24 No one can serve two lords; for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will hold to one and he will despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say to you, ‘Do not be anxious for your life, what you may eat or what you may drink, nor for your body, what you may put on.’ Is not your life more than food and your body more than raiment? 26 Look at the birds of heaven, that they do not sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them; do you not excel them more? 27 But who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why be anxious concerning clothes? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not labor or spin; 29 but I tell you that Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as one of these. 30 But if God thus clothes the grass of the field that is today and tomorrow is thrown into an oven, will he not much more clothe you, little-faiths? 31 Therefore do not be anxious saying, ‘What may we eat?’ or, ‘What may we drink?’ or, ‘What may we put on?’ For the nations seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not be anxious for the morrow, for the morrow will be anxious of itself; sufficient to the day is its evil.

Chapter 7

“Judge not, lest you be judged; 2 for with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged, and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why do you look at the chip in the eye of your brother, but you do not consider the beam in your own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother, ‘Allow that I may pluck the chip out of your eye,’ and behold the beam is in your eye? 5 Hypocrite, first pluck the beam out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to pluck the chip out of the eye of your brother. 6 Do not give the holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the pigs, lest they trample them with their feet and then turn and rend you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 8 For every one who asks receives, and who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom his son will ask for a loaf, will he give him a stone? 10 Or he will also ask for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If therefore you who are evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in the heavens give good things to those who ask him. 12 Therefore all things as many whatsoever as you wish that men may do to you, also do thus to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

13 “Enter in through the narrow gate; because the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads away to destruction, and there are many who go in through it; 14 because the gate is strait and the way is made narrow that leads away to life, and those who find it are few. 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothes, but within are greedy wolves. 16 From their fruits you will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree produces good fruits, but the corrupt tree produces evil fruits. 18 A good tree cannot bear evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bear good fruits. 19 Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and is cast into fire. 20 Therefore you will know them by their fruits. 21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one who does the will of my Father in the heavens. 22 Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me you who work lawlessness.’

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and fell against that house, and it did not fall; for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and its fall was very great.”

28 And it came to pass when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching; 29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Chapter 8

And as he came down from the mountain large crowds followed him. 2 And behold a leper approached and worshipped him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.” 3 And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing, be cleansed.” And his leprosy was cleansed immediately. 4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one, but go show yourself to the priest and offer the gift which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”

5 And as he entered into Capernaum, a centurion approached him and beseeched him, saying, “Lord, my house boy has been laid aside in the house a paralytic, and is terribly tortured.” 7 He said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you may enter under my roof; but only say in a word, and my boy will be healed. For I am also a man under authority, and have soldiers under myself, and I say to this, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10 And when Jesus heard this he marveled and said to those who followed him, “I tell you truly, I found such faith from no one in Israel. 11 And I tell you that many from east and west will come and will recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdoms of the heavens; 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; there will be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.” 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go, let it be to you as you have believed.” And the boy was healed in that hour.

14 And when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law had been laid aside and fever-stricken; 15 and he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered to him.

16 And when evening came, they brought many who were demon-possessed to him; and he expelled the spirits with a word, and he healed all those who were ill; 17 so that the thing spoken through Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled that said, “He took our weaknesses and he bore our diseases.”

18 But when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he commanded to go away to the other side of the lake. 19 And one scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you may go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven nests, but the Son of man has nowhere he may lay his head.” 21 And another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, allow me to first go away and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “You follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”

23 And as he embarked in the ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold there was a great storm in the sea, as that the ship was enveloped by the waves; but he was sleeping. 25 And they approached and roused him, saying, “Lord, save us, we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you fearful, little-faiths?” The he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled saying, “What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?” 28 And when he came to the other side into the country of the Gaderenes two who were demon-possessed came out of the tombs and met him, exceedingly dangerous, so that no one was able to pass through that way. 29 And behold, they cried out saying, “What is it between you and us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before the time?” 30 Now there was a herd of pigs feeding far off from them. 31 And the demons besought him saying, “If you expel us, send us into the heard of the pigs.” 32 And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went away into the pigs; and behold all the herd rushed down the precipice into the sea, and died in the waters. 33 But those who fed the pigs fled, and went away into the city and reported all things and the things about the demon-possessed. 34 And behold all the city came out with a view to a meeting with Jesus, and when they saw him they besought him so that he might remove from their borders.

Chapter 9

And he embarked in a ship and crossed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold they brought to him a paralytic who had been laid on a mattress. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Be of good cheer, child, your sins are forgiven.” 3 And behold some the scribes said among themselves, “This man blasphemes.” 4 And knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Why do you think evil things in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ 6 But in order that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins…’ Then he said to the paralytic, “Rise, take your mattress and go to your house.” And he rose and went away to his house. 8 But when the crowds saw this, they feared and glorified God who gives such authority to men. 9 And as Jesus passed by there he saw a man sitting at the custom house, named Matthew, and said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose up and followed him. 10 And it came to pass that he was reclining in the house, and many tax –collectors and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?” 12 But hearing this, he said, “Those who are strong do not need the physician, but those who are ill. But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice;’ for I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners.”

14 Then John’s disciples approached him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16 Now no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the shrinking of it takes away from the garment, and becomes a worse rent. 17 Neither do they put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wineskins are burst, and the wine is poured out and the wineskins are destroyed. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

18 As he was speaking these things to them, behold one ruler approached and worshipped him, saying, “My daughter died just now; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 And Jesus rose and followed him, also his disciples. 20 And behold a woman who had suffered twelve years from a flow of blood approached behind and touched the fringe of his garment; 21 for she was saying in herself, “If only I may touch his garment, I shall be healed.” 22 And turning and seeing her, Jesus said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has healed you.” And from that hour she was healed. 23 And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler and saw the flute players and the terrified crowd, 24 he said, “Depart; for the girl did not die, but is asleep.” And they ridiculed him. 25 But when the crowd was put out, he entered and took hold of her hand, and the girl was raised. 26 And this report went out into all that land. 27 And as Jesus passed by there, two blind men followed crying out and saying, “Pity us, son of David.” 28 And when he came into the house the blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” They say to him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then he touched their eyes saying, “Let it be to you according to your faith.” 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly admonished them saying, “See that you let no one know.” 31 But they went out and spread about him in all that land. 32 As they were going out, behold they brought to him a dumb man who was demon-possessed. 33 And when the demon was expelled the dumb man spoke. And the crowds marveled saying, “Never has it appeared thus in Israel.” 34 But the Pharisees said, “He expels the demons by the ruler of demons.”

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every illness. 36 And seeing the crowds, he was filled with tenderness concerning them, because they were distressed and prostrate as sheep that do not have a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “Indeed the harvest is great, but the workmen are few; 38 Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest so that he may thrust forth workmen into his harvest.”

Chapter 10

And he called his twelve disciples forward and gave authority to them over unclean spirits so as to expel them, and to heal every disease and every illness. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first Simon the one named Peter and his brother Andrew, and James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, 3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector, James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananaean and also Judas Iscariot the one who betrayed him. 5 Jesus sent these twelve forth and gave charge to them saying, “Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into a Samaritan city; 6 but go rather unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, proclaim, saying, ‘The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.’ Heal ailing ones, raise dead ones, cleanse lepers, expel demons; you received freely, give freely. 9 Do not provide gold nor silver nor brass in your girdles, 10 not a wallet for the way nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff; for the workman is worthy his food. 11 And into whatever city or village you may enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and remain there until you leave. 12 And when you enter into the house, greet it; 13 and if the house is indeed worthy, let your peace come on it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return unto you. 14 And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, go outside that house or that city and shake the dust off of your feet. 15 I tell you truly, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorra in the day of judgment than for that city. 16 Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be prudent as serpents and harmless as doves. 17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be led before leaders and also kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 19 But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious how or what you may say; for it will be given to you in that hour what you may say; 20 for you are not the ones who speak, but the Spirit of your Father is the one who speaks in you. 21 And brother will deliver up brother to death and father child, and children will stand up against parents and put them to death. 22 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. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another; for I tell you truly, you will by no means complete the cities of Israel until the Son of man comes. 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor the slave above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the slave as his lord. If they called the housemaster Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household. 26 Therefore do not fear them; for nothing is veiled which will not be unveiled, and hidden which will not be made known. 27 What I say to you in the darkness, you say in the light; and what you hear in your ear, proclaim on the housetops. 28 And do not fear the ones who kill the body, but who are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in gehenna. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a small amount? And not one of them will fall on the earth without your Father knowing. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Therefore do not fear; you excel many sparrows. 32 Therefore everyone who shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father in the heavens; 33 and whoever denies me before men, I will also deny him before my Father in the heavens. 34 Do not suppose that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I came to make a man hostile against his father and a daughter against her mother and a bride against her mother-in-law, 36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. 37 The one who loves father or mother beyond me is not worthy of me; and the one who loves son or daughter beyond me is not worthy of me; 38 and he who does not take his cross and follows after me, is not worthy of me. 39 The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 The one who receives you receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who has sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive the reward of a prophet, and the one who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive the reward of a righteous man. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink, I tell you truly, he will on no account lose his reward.”

Chapter 11

And it came to pass when Jesus ended giving charge to his twelve disciples he removed from there to teach and to proclaim in their cities.

2 But John, hearing in prison the works of Christ, sent through his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or may we expect another?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John the things you hear and see: 5 blind men see again and lame men walk, lepers are cleansed and deaf men hear, and dead men are raised and poor men are evangelized; 6 and whoever is not offended in me is blessed.” 7 And as these were going, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed being shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft material? Behold, the ones who wear soft material are in the houses of kings. 9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he concerning whom it has been written, ‘Behold, I send forth my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 11 Truly I tell you, there has not arisen among those born of women one greater than John the Baptist; but the least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of the heavens is treated forcibly, and forceful men seize it. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophecied until John; 14 and if you are willing to receive it, this is Elias the one about to come. 15 The one who has ears let him hear. 16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the marketplaces who call to the others and say, ‘We piped to you and you did not dance; we lamented and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they said, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-collectors and of sinners.’ And wisdom is justified by her works.”

20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which his very many powerful deeds happened, because they did not repent, “And you, Capernaum, were you not exalted as far as heaven? You shall descend as far as Hades; because if the powerful deeds that have happened in you happened in Sodom, it would have remained until today. 24 However I tell you that it will be more tolerable for Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I give thanks to you, Father, lord of the heaven and of the earth, because you hid these things from wise and intelligent men, and revealed them to infants; 26 yes, Father, because it was good pleasure before you. 27 All things were delivered to me by my Father, and no one fully knows the Son except the Father, neither does anyone fully know the Father except the Son and to whomever if the Son wills to reveal him. 28 Come unto me all you who labor and have been burdened, and I will rest you. 29 Take my yoke on yourself and learn from me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest to your souls; 30 for my yoke is gentle and my burden is light.”

Chapter 12

At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the Sabbath; and his disciples hungered, and began to pluck ears of corn and to eat. 2 but the Pharisees saw and said to him, “Behold, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.” 3 And he said to them, “Did you not read what David did, when he and the ones with him hungered? 4 How he entered into the house of God and ate of the loaves set forth there, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither the ones with him, except for the priests only? 5 Or did you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 And I tell you a greater than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what it means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

9 And removing from there, he came into their synagogue. 10 And behold, a man whose hand had withered; and they questioned him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbaths?” in order that they might accuse him. 11 So he said to them, “What man will there be of you who will have one sheep, and if this falls into a ditch on the Sabbath, will he not lay hold of it and raise it? 12 By how much then a man surpasses a sheep. So then it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch forth your hand.” And he stretched forth, and it was restored healthy as the other. 14 And the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, so that they might destroy him. 15 But Jesus knew this and departed from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all, 16 and warned them that they should not make him manifest; 17 that the thing spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled when he said, 18 “Behold, my servant whom I chose, my beloved with whom my soul was well pleased; I will put my spirit on him, and he will announce judgment to the nations. 19 He will not strive nor shout, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. 20 He will not break a reed that has been bruised and he will not quench smoking flax, until he puts forth judgment to victory. 21 And nations will hope in his name.”

22 Then a demon-possessed blind and dumb man was brought to him; and he healed him, so that the dumb spoke and saw. 23 And all the crowds were astonished and said, “Is this not the Son of David?” 24 But the Pharisees heard and said, “This man does not expel the demons except by Beelzebub, ruler of the demons.” 25 But knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 And if Satan expels Satan, he is divided against himself; therefore how will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I expel demons by Beelzebub, by what do your sons expel? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I expel the demons by the spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can anyone enter into the house of the strong man and seize his vessels, if he does not first bind the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 The one who is not with me is against me, and the one who does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, all sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven to him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven to him neither in this age nor in the coming one. 33 Either make the tree and its fruit good, or make the tree and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 Offspring of vipers, how can you who are evil speak good things? For the mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. 35 The good man puts forth good things out of its good treasure, and the evil man puts forth evil things out of its evil treasure. 36 But I tell you that every idle word which men will speak, they will render account concerning it in the day of judgment; 37 for you will be justified by your words, and you will be condemned by your words.”

38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonas the prophet. 40 For as Jonas was in the belly of the sea monster three day and three nights, so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. Ninevite men will stand up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it; because they repented at the proclamation of Jonas, and behold a greater thing than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south will be raised with this generation in the judgment and will condemn it; because she came out of the limits of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater thing than Solomon is here. 43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out from a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and does not find it. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return into my house from which I came out;’ and he comes and finds it standing empty and swept and furnished. 45 Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and enters and dwells there; and the last things of that man become worse than the first. Thus it also will be to this evil generation.”

46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, behold his mother and brothers stood outside seeking to speak to him. 47 And someone said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to you.” 48 He answered and said to the one who spoke to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And he stretched forth his hand upon his disciples and said, “Behold, my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Chapter 13

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea; 2 and many crowds were assembled to him, so that he embarked and sat in a ship, and all the crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, “The one who sows went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed some indeed fell beside the way, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 But others fell on the rocky places where it did not have much earth, and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth; 6 it was scorched when the sun rose, and because it had no root it was dried up. 7 But others fell on the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 And others fell on the good earth and gave fruit, the one a hundred, the other sixty, the other thirty. 9 The one who has ears let him hear.” 10 And the disciples approached and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 Answering, he said, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but it has not been given to those. 12 For he who has, it will be given to him and he will have abundance; but he who has not, even what he has will be taken from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because when they see they do not see, and when they hear they do not hear or understand. 14 And the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in them that says, ‘In hearing you will hear and by no means understand, and seeing you will see and by no means perceive. 15 For the heart of this people waxed gross, and they heard heavily with their ears, and they closed their eyes; lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn back, and I will heal them.’ 16 But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For I truly say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see and did not see, and to hear the things which you hear and did not hear. 18 Therefore hear the parable of the one who sows. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand the evil one comes and seizes that which was sown in his heart; this is what was sown by the way. 20 And that sown on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 20 but he has no root in himself so is short-lived; he is immediately offended when tribulation or persecution occurs on account of the word. 22 But that sown in the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 And that sown on the good earth, this is the one who hears the word and understands, who indeed bears fruit and one indeed produces a hundred, the other sixty, the other thirty.”

24 He set another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man who sows good seed in his field. 25 But while men slept his enemy came and oversowed tares in between the wheat and went away. 26 But when the grass sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the slaves of the housemaster approached and said to him, ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then from where has it tares?’ 28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy man did this.’ So his slaves said to him, ‘Then do you will we should go away and collect them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest collecting the tares you should uproot the wheat together with them. 30 Leave both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First collect the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.’’ 31 He set another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 which indeed is less than all the seeds, but when it grows, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven may come an dwell in its branches.” 33 He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of the heavens is likened to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.”

34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the crowds, and he spoke nothing to them without a parable; 35 so that the thing spoken through the prophet was fulfilled that says, “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things that have been hidden from the foundation.”

36 Then he sent the crowds away and came into the house. And the disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 And answering, he said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil; and the harvest is the completion of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are collected and are consumed with fire, thus it will be at the completion of the age; 41 the Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all the things leading to sin and the ones doing lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let the one who has ears hear.

44 “The kingdom of the heavens is likened to treasure that has been hidden in the field, which a man finds and re-hides, and from his joy goes and sells what things he has and buys that field. 45 Again the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a merchant who sought beautiful pearls; 46 and finding one valuable pearl he went away and sold all things that he had and bought it. 47 Again the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a net cast into the sea for gathering of every kind; 48 which when it was filled was brought up onto the shore and they sat and collected the good into vessels, but cast the bad out. 49 Thus it will be at the completion of the age: the angels will go forth and will separate the evil men from the midst of the righteous, 50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth. 51 Did you understand all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 So he said to them, “Therefore every scribe made a disciple of the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a housemaster, who puts forth new and old things out of his treasure.”

53 And it came to pass when Jesus ended these parables, he removed from there. 54 And he came into his native town and taught them in their synagogues, so that they were astounded and said, “From where come this wisdom and these powerful deeds to this man? 55 Is this man not the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not his sisters all with us? From where do all these things come to this man?” 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not unhonored except in his native town and in his house.” 58 And he did not do many powerful deeds there because of their unbelief.

Chapter 14

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he was raised from the dead, and therefore the powerful deeds operate in him.” 3 For Herod had seized John and bound and put him away in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother; 4 for John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 And he wished to kill him but feared the crowd, because they had him as a prophet. 6 Now on the occurrence of Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced in their midst and pleased Herod, 7 whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. 8 So she being instructed by her mother said, “Give me, here on a platter, the head of John the Baptist. 9 And the king, being grieved on account of the oaths and they who reclined at table with him, commanded it to be given, 10 and sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought to him on a platter and was given to the maid, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples approached and took his corpse and buried him, and came and reported to Jesus. 13 And hearing this Jesus departed from there in a ship privately to a deserted place; and hearing this the crowds followed him afoot from the cities. 14 And going forth he saw a large crowd, and was filled with tenderness over them and healed their sick. 15 Now when evening came on the disciples approached him saying, “The place is deserted and the hour is already passed; therefore dismiss the crowds, that they may go away into the villages that they may buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said to them, “They have no need to go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 But they said to him, “We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 And having commanded the crowds to recline on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them, and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds. 20 And all ate and were satisfied; and they took the excess of the fragments, twelve baskets full. 21 And they who ate were about five thousand men apart from women and children. 22 And immediately he constrained the disciples to embark in the ship and to go before him to the other side, until he should dismiss the crowds. 23 And after dismissing the crowds he went up into the mountain privately to pray. And he was alone there when evening came on. 24 But the ship was now many stadia away from land, being distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night he came toward them walking on the sea. 26 And the disciples were troubled when they saw him walking on the sea and said, “It is a phantasm,” and they cried out from fear. 27 But Jesus spoke to them immediately saying, “Be of good cheer, it is I; do not fear.” 28 And answering him, Peter said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.” 29 And he said, “Come.” And Peter went down from the ship and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out saying, “Lord, save me.” 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “Little-faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And as they went up into the ship the wind ceased. 33 And they in the ship worshipped him saying, “You are truly the Son of God.” 34 And they crossed over and came onto the land to Gennesaret. 35 And when they recognized him the men of that place sent into all that neighborhood, and brought to him all those who were ill, 36 and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were completely healed.

Chapter 15

Then Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem approached Jesus saying, “2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread.” 3 And he answered and said to them, “Why to you indeed transgress the commandment of God on account of your tradition? 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Let the one who speaks evil of his father or mother die.’ 5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or to his mother, ‘Whatever you might be owed by me is an offering,’ by no means shall he honor his father or his mother;’ and you annulled the word of God on account of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well concerning you when he said, 8 ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me; 9 and they worship me vainly, teaching as doctrines ordinances of men.’” 10 And calling the crowd forward, he said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not the thing that enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but the thing that comes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.” 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that when the Pharisees heard your saying they were offended?” 13 And he answered and said, “Every plant which my Father did not plant shall be uprooted. 14 Leave them; they are blind leaders of the blind; if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.” 15 And answering, Peter said to him, “Explain to us the parable.” 16 So he said, “Are you also thus unintelligent? 17 Do you not understand that everything that enters into the mouth goes into the stomach and is cast out into a drain? 18 But the things that come forth out of the mouth come forth out of the heart, and those defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies. 20 These things are the ones that defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”

21 And going forth from there Jesus departed into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold a Canaanite woman from those borders came forth and cried out saying, “Pity me, Lord, son of David; my daughter is badly demon-possessed.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples approached and besought him saying, “Dismiss her, because she is crying out behind us.” 24 But he answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and worshipped him saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 But he answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 And she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs eat from the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, your faith is great, let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

29 And removing from there Jesus came by the sea of Galilee, and he went up into the mountain and sat there. 30 And many crowds approached him who had with them lame, maimed, blind, dumb, and many others, and cast them at his feet; and he healed them; 31 so that the crowd marveled at seeing dumb men speaking, maimed whole and lame walking and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And Jesus called forth his disciples and said, “I am filled with tenderness over the crowd, because they have now remained with me three days and have not anything they may eat; and I am not willing to dismiss them without food, lest they fail in the way.” 33 And the disciples said to him, “From where in a desert do we get so many loaves so as to satisfy so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus says to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few fishes.” 35 And having enjoined the crowds to recline on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fishes and giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds. 37 And all ate and were satisfied, and they took the excess of the fragments, seven baskets full. 38 And they who ate were four thousand men apart from women and children. 39 And after dismissing the crowds he embarked in the ship, and came into the borders of Magadan.

Chapter 16

And the scribes and Pharisees approached and temptingly asked him to show them a sign out of heaven. 2 But answering he said to them, “When evening comes on you say, ‘Fair weather, for the sky is red;’ 3 and in the morning, ‘Today stormy weather, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to discern the face of the sky, but the signs of the times you cannot? 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” And he left them and went away. 5 And when the disciples came to the other side they forgot to take loaves. And Jesus said to them, 6 “Beware and take heed from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 7 But they reasoned among themselves saying, “We took no loaves.” 8 But knowing this Jesus said, “Why reason among yourselves, little-faiths, because you have no loaves? 9 Do you not understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets you took? 11 How do you not understand that I did not speak to you concerning loaves? But take heed from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 Then they understood that he did not say to take heed from the leaven of the loaves, but from the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 And coming into the parts of Caesarea of Philip Jesus questioned his disciples saying, “Whom do men say that the Son of man is?” 14 And they said, “Some indeed John the Baptist, and others Elias, and others Jeremias or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But whom do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “You are blessed, Simon Barjonas, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in the Heavens. 18 And I also say to you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall be bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall be loosed in the heavens.” 20 Then he warned the disciples that they should tell no one that he is the Christ.

21 From then Jesus Christ began to show to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and the chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised on the third day. 22 Peter took him and began to rebuke him saying, “May God help you, Lord; by no means shall this be to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Go behind me, Satan; you are an offence to me, because you do not think the things of God but he things of men.” 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone whishes to come after me, let him deny himself and let him take his cross, and let him follow me. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life, he will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will find it. 26 For what will a man be benefited, if he should gain the whole world, but loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each man according to his conduct. 28 Truly I say to you, there are some of these standing here who may by no means taste of death until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

Chapter 17

And after six days Jesus took Peter and James and his brother John, and led them privately up to a high mountain. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the light. 3 And behold Moses and Elias were seen by them conversing with him. 4 Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you will, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elias.” 5 While he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold a voice saying out of the cloud, “This is my Son, my beloved, in whom I was well pleased; hear him.” 6 And hearing this the disciples fell on their faces and feared exceedingly. 7 And Jesus approached and touched them and said, “Rise and do not fear.” 8 And lifting up their eyes they saw no one except only Jesus himself. 9 And as they were coming down out of the mountain Jesus enjoined them saying, “Tell no one the vision until the Son of man is raised out of the dead.” 10 And the disciples questioned him saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first?” 11 And he answered saying, “Elias is indeed coming and will restore all things; 12 but I tell you that Elias already came, and they did not recognize him, but did whatever things they wished by him; thus also the Son of man is about to suffer by them.” Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

14 And as they came to the crowd a man approached him and fell on his knees and said, “Lord, pity my son, because he is moonstruck and is ill; for he falls often into the fire and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.” 17 And Jesus answered and said, “O unbelieving and perverted generation, until when shall I be with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon came out from him, and the boy was healed from that hour. 19 Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, “Why were we not able to expel it?” 20 And he said to them, “Because of your little faith; for I say to you truly, if you have faith as a grain of mustard, you will say to this mountain, ‘Remove to over there,’ and it will be removed, and nothing will be impossible to you.” (verse 21 omitted by Nestle)

22 And as they were strolling in Galilee Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.” And they grieved exceedingly.

24 And when they came to Capernaum the ones who received the two-drachma tax approached Peter and said, “Your teacher does not pay two-drachma?” He said, “Yes.” 25 And Jesus preceded him as they came into the house and said, “What does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take toll or poll-tax? From their sons or from strangers?” 26 And when he said, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 But lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a four-drachma coin; take it and give it to them for me and you.”

Chapter 18

In that hour the disciples approached Jesus saying, “Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?” 2 And calling a child forward he set him in the midst of them and said, “I say to you truly, except you turn and become as children, by no means may you enter into the kingdom of the heavens.” 4 Therefore he who will humble himself as this child, this one is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens. 5 And whoever receives one such child in my name, he receives me; 6 and whoever offends one of these little ones who believe in me, it is expedient for him that an upper millstone be hanged round his neck and he be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses; for it is a necessity that offences come, but woe to the man through whom the offence comes. 8 Now if your hand or your foot offends you, cut it off and cast it from you; it is better for you to enter into life maimed or lame, than to be cast into the eternal fire having two hands or two feet. 9 And if your eye offends you, pluck it out and cast it from you; it is better for you to enter into life one-eyed, than to be cast into the gehenna of fire having two eyes. 10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. (verse 11 omitted by Nestle) 12 What does it seem to you? If any man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and seek the wandering one? 13 And if he happens to find it, I say to you truly that he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that have not wandered. 14 So it is not the intention of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15 Now if your brother sins, go reprove him between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother; 16 but if he does not hear you, take one or two more with you, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established; 17 but if he refuses to hear them, tell the church; and if he even refuse to hear the church, let him be as the gentile and the tax-collector to you. 18 I say to you truly, whatever things you bind on the earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever things you loose on the earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you truly that if two of you agree on earth concerning any thing whatever they ask, it shall be to them from my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three have assembled in my name, there I am in the midst of them.”

21 Then Peter approached and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me and will I forgive him? Until seventy times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I tell you not until seventy times, but until seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to king, who wished to take account with his slaves. 24 And as he began to take, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought forward to him. 25 And as he did not have it to repay, the lord commanded him and his wife and children and all things whatever he has to be sold, to repay the debt. 26 Therefore the slave fell and did obeisance to him saying, ‘Defer your anger over me, and I will repay you all things.’ 27 And filled with tenderness the lord of that slave released him, and forgave him the loan. 28 But that slave went out and found one of his fellow-slaves, who owed him a hundred denarii, and seized and throttled him saying, ‘Repay all that you owe.’ 29 Therefore his fellow-slave besought him saying, ‘Defer your anger over me, and I will repay you.’ 30 But he did not wish it, but went away and threw him into prison until he should repay the thing he owed. 31 Therefore his fellow-slaves were exceedingly grieved when they saw the things that had taken place, and they came and explained to their lord all the things that had taken place. 32 Then his lord called him forward and said to him, ‘Wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt, because you besought me; 33 should you not also pity your fellow-slave, as I also pitied you?’ 34 And being angry his lord delivered him to the tormentors until he should repay everything that was owed to him. 35 Thus my heavenly Father will also do to you, unless each one of you forgive your brothers from your hearts.”

Chapter 19

And it came to pass when Jesus ended these words, he removed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judaea across the Jordan. 2 And many crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

3 And Pharisees approached and tempted him saying, “Is it lawful for a man to dismiss his wife for every cause?” 4 He answered and said, “Did you not read that from the beginning the creator made them male and female?” 5 And he said, “For this sake shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife and the two shall be in one flesh; 6 so that they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has yoked together, do not let man separate.” 7 The said to him, “Why then did Moses enjoin to give a document of divorce and to dismiss her?” 8 He said to them, “In the view of your obduracy Moses allowed you to dismiss your wives; but it has not been so from the beginning. 9 But I say to you that whoever dismisses his wife, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery.” 10 His disciples said to him, “If the situation of a man with his wife is so, it is expedient to not marry.” 11 And he said to them, “Not all men grasp this saying, but those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs on account of the kingdom of the heavens. The one who is able to grasp let him grasp.”

13 Then children were brought to him, that he should put his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Permit the children and do not prevent them to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of the heavens.” 15 And putting his hands on them he went from there.

16 And behold one approached him and said, “Teacher, what good thing may I do that I may have eternal life?” And he said to him, 17 “Why do you question me concerning the good? There is only one who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor you father and your mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “I kept all these things; what yet do I lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.” 22 But upon hearing this word the young man went away grieving; for he had many possessions. 23 So Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you truly that a rich man will enter the kingdom of the heavens with difficulty. 24 And I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than a rich man into the kingdom of God.” 25 And hearing this, the disciples were exceedingly astounded and said, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked upon them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter answered and said to him, “Behold we left all things and followed you; what then shall we have?” 28 And Jesus said to them, “I tell you truly that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man sits on his throne of glory, you will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for the sake of my name, they will receive manifold and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many first will be last and last first.

Chapter 20

“For the kingdom of the heavens is like to a man who is a housemaster, who went out early in the morning to hire workmen in his vineyard. 2 And agreeing with the workmen on a denarius for the day he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to those he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever may be just.’ And they went. 5 And he again went out about the sixth and the ninth hour and did similarly. 6 And about the eleventh he went out and found others standing, and says to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all the day?’ 7 They say to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He says to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” 8 And when evening had come the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, ‘Call the workmen and pay the wage, beginning from the last ones until the first.’ 9 And the ones who came about the eleventh hour each received a denarius. 10 And the first that came supposed that they would receive more; and they also received the denarius each themselves. 11 And receiving them they grumbled against the housemaster saying, 12 ‘These last wrought one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the heat.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, “Comrade, I do not injure you; did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take that which is yours and go; but I wish to give to this last man as I did also to you; 15 is it not lawful for me to do what I wish among my things? Or is your eye evil because I am good? 16 Thus the last ones will be first and the first last.”

17 And Jesus being about to go up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve privately, and said to them in the way, 18 “Behold we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and they will deliver him to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and on the third day he will be raised.”

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached him with her sons, doing obeisance and asking something from him. 21 And he said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to him, “Say that these two sons of mine may sit one on your right and on your left in your kingdom.” 22 Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Can you drink the cup which I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We can.” 23 He said to them, “ Indeed you shall drink my cup, but to sit on my right and on my left, this is not mine to give, but to whom it has been prepared by my father.” 24 And hearing this the ten were incensed about the two brothers. 25 So Jesus called them forward and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them and their great ones have authority over them. 26 It is not thus among you; but whoever among you wishes to become great, will be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you, he shall be your slave; 28 as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom instead of many.”

29 And as they were going out from Jericho a large crowd followed him. 30 And behold two blind men sitting beside the way, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, “Lord, pity us, son of David.” 31 But the crowd rebuked them that they should be silent; but they cried out more saying, “Lord, pity us, son of David.” 32 And Jesus stood and called them and said, “What do you wish that I may do to you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” 34 And being filled with tenderness, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately they saw again and followed him.

Chapter 21

And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage to the mount of the olives, then Jesus sent two disciples 2 telling them, “Go into the village opposite you, and at once you will find an ass that has been tied and a colt with it; loosen it and bring it to me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them;’ and he will send them immediately. 4 Now this has happened that the thing spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled when he said, 5 ‘Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king comes to you meek and having mounted on an ass and on a colt the foal of an ass.’” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus directed them and they brought the ass and the colt, and put their garments on them, and he sat on them. 8 And the very large crowd strewed their garments in the way, and others cut branches from the trees and strewed them in the way. 9 And the crowds that went before him and those that followed cried out saying, “Hosanna to the son of David; blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna to the son of David; blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest places.” 10 And as he entered into Jerusalem all the city was shaken and said, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth of Galilee.”

12 And Jesus entered into the temple and cast out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling the doves, 13 and said to them, “It has been written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a den of robbers.” 14 And blind and lame ones approached him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvels which he did and heard the children crying out and saying, “Hosanna to the son of David,” they were incensed, 16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; did you never read, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and sucklings you prepared praise?’” 17 And leaving them he went forth outside the city to Bethany, and lodged there.

18 Now as he went early up to the city he hungered. 19 And seeing one fig-tree on the way he went to it, and found nothing in it except only leaves, and said to it, “May you never bear fruit to the age.” And instantly the fig-tree was dried up. 20 And seeing this the disciples marveled and said, “How was the fig-tree withered instantly?” 21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I say to you truly, if you have faith and do not doubt you will not only do the sign of the fig-tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken and cast into the sea,’ it shall be; 22 and all things whatever you may ask in prayer believing you shall receive.”

23 And as he came into the temple the chief priests and the elders of the people approached while he taught and said, “By what authority do you do these things?” 24 And answering Jesus said to them, “I will also question you one word, which if you tell me, I will also tell by what authority I do these things: 25 John’s baptism, from where did it come? From heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among themselves saying, “If we say, ‘From Heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the crowd; for all have John as a prophet.” 27 And answering Jesus they said, “We do not know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell by what authority I do these things. 28 But what does it seem to you? A man had two children; he approached the first child and said, ‘Child, go work today in the vineyard.’ 29 But he said in answer, ‘I go, lord,’ and did not go. 30 And he approached the second and said similarly. And answering he said, ‘I will not,’ but repented later and went. 31 Which of the two did the will of the father?” They said, “The latter.” Jesus said to them, “I tell you truly, the tax-collectors and the harlots are going before you into the kingdom of God. 32 For John came to you in a way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him; but you saw and did not repent later so as to believe him. 33 And hear another parable. There was a man, a housemaster, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower, and let it to husbandmen, and departed. 34 And when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his slaves to the husbandmen to receive its fruits. 35 And the husbandmen took his slaves and they flogged this one, they killed that one, they stoned another. 36 Again he sent other slaves, more than the first ones, and they did similarly to them. 37 But later he sent his son to them saying, ‘They will reverence my son.’ 38 But seeing the son the husbandmen said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and let us possess his inheritance;’ 39 and taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen?” 41 They said to him, “He will badly destroy those bad men, and he will give out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.” 42 Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures, ‘A stone which the builders rejected, this became head of the corner; this became from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’ Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and will be given to a nation that produces its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken in pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will crush him to powder.” 45 And hearing his parables the chief priests and the Pharisees knew that he told concerning them; 46 and they sought to seize him but they feared the crowds, since they considered him a prophet.

Chapter 22

And Jesus answered and again spoke to them in parables saying, 2 “The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man who was a king who made a wedding feast for his son. 3 And he sent his slaves to call the ones who had been invited to the feast, and they did not wish to come. 4 Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Behold, I have prepared my supper, my oxen and the fatted beasts have been killed, and all things are ready; come to the feast.’ 5 But they did not care and went off, one to his own field, another on his trading; 6 and the rest seized, insulted and killed his slaves.7 So the king became angry, and his armies destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he says to his slaves, ‘The feast is indeed ready, but those who have been invited were not worthy; 9 therefore go onto the parting of the ways, and call as many as you find to the feast.’ 10 And those slaves went forth into the ways and assembled all whom they found, both bad and good; and the wedding chamber was filled with recliners. 11 But when the king entered to behold the recliners he saw a man there who was not dressed in a wedding garment; 12 And he says to him, ‘Comrade, how did you enter here without having a wedding garment?’ And he was silenced. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind his feet and hands and throw him into outer darkness; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called but few are chosen.”

15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might ensnare him in a word. 16 And they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful and you teach the way of God truthfully, and it does not concern you about anyone, for you do not look to men’s faces; 17 therefore tell us, what does it seem to you: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?” 18 But knowing their wickedness, Jesus said, “Why do you tempt me, hypocrites? 19 Show me the money of the tribute.” And they brought a denarius to him. 20 “Of whom is this image and superscription?” 21 They said, “Of Caesar.” Then he said to them, “Render the things of Caesar to Caesar and the things of God to God.” 22 And they marveled at hearing this, and they left him and went away.

23 On that day Sadducees, who say there will not be a resurrection, approached him and questioned him, saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If any man dies without having children, his brother shall afterward take his wife as his own and shall raise up seed to his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first died after marrying, and having no seed left his wife to his brother; 26 likewise also the second and the third, until the seven, 27 and last of all the woman died. 28 In the resurrection then of which will she be wife, for all had her?” 29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, “You err not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, did you not read the thing said to you by God that says, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?’ He is not the God of dead men but of living ones.” 33 And hearing this the crowds were astounded over his teaching.

34 But when the Pharisees heard that he silenced the Sadducees, they assembled together, 35 and one of their lawyers temptingly questioned him, “Teacher, what commandment is greatest in the law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your understanding. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 The second is like to it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 In these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

41 And when the Pharisees were assembled Jesus questioned them, saying, “What does it seem to you concerning the Christ? Whose Son is he?” They said to him, “Of David.” 43 He said to them, “How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right until I put your enemies underneath your feet?’ 45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day to question him any more.

Chapter 23

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples saying, “The scribes and Pharisees sat on the seat of Moses. 3 Therefore do and keep all things whatever they tell you, but do not do according to their works; for they say and do not. 4 And they bind heavy burdens and put them on the shoulders of men, but they are not willing to move them with their finger. 5 But they do all their works to be seen by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge the fringes, 6 and they like the chief place in the suppers and the chief seats in the synagogues 7 and the greetings in the marketplaces and to be called rabbi by men. 8 But do not be called rabbi; for one is your teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call none of you on earth father; for one is your heavenly Father. 10 Neither be called leaders, because the Christ is your leader. 11 And the greater among you shall be your servant. 12 And he who will exalt himself shall be humbled, and he who will humble himself shall be exalted. 13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of the heavens before men; for you do not enter, nor do you allow to enter. (verse 14 omitted by Nestle) 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you go about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he becomes one, you make him a son of gehenna twofold more than you. 16 Woe to you, blind leaders who say, ‘Whoever swears by the shrine, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the shrine, he owes.’ 17 Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold or the shrine that sanctifies the gold? 18 And ‘whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift upon it, he owes.’ 19 Blind, for which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore the one who swears by the altar swears by it and by all the things upon it; 21 and the one who swears by the shrine swears by it and by those who inhabit it; 22 and those who swear by heaven swear by the throne of God and by the one who sits upon it. 23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you tithe the mint and the dill and the cumin, and you have left the heavier things of the law, judgment and mercy and faith; but these things should have been done, and those should not be left. 24 Blind leaders, who strain the gnat, but swallow the camel. 25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but within they are full of robbery and intemperance. 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup that the outside of it may also be clean. 27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you resemble graves that have been whitewashed, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but they are full of dead men’s bones and of all uncleanness within. 28 Thus indeed you also appear righteous outwardly to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and of lawlessness. 29 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you build the graves of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we were in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you witness to yourselves that you are sons of those who have killed the prophets. 32 And you fulfill the measure of your fathers. 33 Serpents, offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of gehenna? 34 Therefore, behold I send prophets and wise men and scribes to you; some of them you will kill and will crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and will persecute from city to city; 35 so comes on you all righteous blood that has been shed on the earth from the blood of Abel the righteous until the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you murdered between the shrine and the altar. 36 I tell you truly, all these things will come on this generation. 37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her, how often I wished to gather your children, as a bird gathers her young under her wings, and you did not wish it. 38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will by no means see me from now until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Chapter 24

And going forth, Jesus went from the temple, and his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 He answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? I tell you truly, by no means will there be stone on stone which shall not be overthrown.” 3 And as he sat on the mount of the olives the disciples approached him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what is the sign of your coming and of the completion of the age?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Watch out lest anyone cause you to err. 5 For many will come in my name saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will cause many to err. 6 But you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not disturbed; for it must happen, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will be raised against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places; 8 but all these things are the beginning of birth-pangs. 9 Then they will deliver you to affliction and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name. 10 And then many will be offended and will deliver one another and they will hate one another; 11 and many false prophets will be raised and will cause many to err; 12 and because of increasing lawlessness the love of the many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, this one will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. 15 Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation as spoken by the prophet Daniel stand in the holy place, let the one who reads understand, 16 then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains, 17 let the one on the housetop not come down to take the things out of his house, 18 and let the one in the field not turn back behind to take his garment. 19 And woe to the pregnant women and to they who give suck in those days. 20 And pray that your flight not happen in winter nor on a Sabbath; 21 for affliction will be great then, such as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now, neither by any means may it happen again. 22 And except those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but those days will be cut short on account of the chosen. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, the Christ is here,’ or, ‘Here,’ do not believe it; 24 for false Christs will be raised and false prophets, and they will give great signs and marvels, so as to cause even the chosen ones to err, if possible. 25 Behold I have told you before. 26 Therefore if they say to you, ‘Behold he is in the desert,’ do not go forth; ‘Behold in the private rooms,’ do not believe; 27 for as the lightning comes forth from the east and shines unto the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man; 28 wherever the carcass may be, there will the eagles be assembled. 29 And immediately after the affliction of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the land will bewail and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory; 31 and he will send his angels with a great trumpet, and they will assemble his chosen out of the four winds from one end of the heavens unto the other. 32 Now learn the parable from the fig tree: Now when its branch becomes tender and it puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so also when you see all these things, know that it is at the doors. 34 I tell you truly that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things happen. 35 The heaven and the earth will pass away, but my words may by no means pass away. 36 But no one knows concerning that day and hour, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, except only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in those days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving into marriage, until that day Noah entered into the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took everyone, so also will be the coming of the Son of man. 40 Then two men will be in the field, one is taken and one is left; 41 two women grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left. 32 Therefore watch, because you do not know on what day your lord is coming. 43 And know this, that if the housemaster knew in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be dug through. 44 Therefore you also be ready, because in which hour you do not think, the Son of man comes. 45 Who then is the faithful and prudent slave whom the lord appointed over his household to give to them their food in season? 46 Blessed is that slave whom when his lord comes will find him so doing; 47 I tell you truly that he will appoint him over all his goods. 48 But if that wicked slave says in his heart, ‘My lord delays,’ 49 and begins to strike his fellow-slaves, and eats and drinks with those who are drunk, 50 the lord of that slave will come on a day on which he does not expect and in an hour in which he does not know, 51 and will cut him asunder, and will place his portion with the hypocrites; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth.

Chapter 25

“Then the kingdom of the heavens shall be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to a meeting of the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were foolish and five prudent. 3 For the foolish who took the lamps did not take oil with them. 4 But the prudent ones took oil in the vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom delayed, all slumbered and slept. 6 And in the middle of the night there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom, go forth to a meeting.’ 7 Then all those virgins were raised and trimmed their lamps. 8 So the foolish ones said to the prudent, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are being quenched.’ 9 But the prudent answered saying, ‘Lest it will by no means suffice to us and to you, go rather to those who sell and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and they who were ready went in with him to the wedding festivities, and the door was shut. 11 Then later the remaining virgins also came saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ 12 But answering he said, ‘I truly say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour. 14 For as a man leaving home called his own slaves and delivered his goods to them, 15 and he gave five talents to one, two to another, one to another, to each according to his own ability, and went from home. 16 The one who received five talents went immediately and traded in them and gained another five; 17 similarly the one who received two gained another two. 18 But the one who received one went away and dug earth and hid the silver of his lord. 19 Then after much time the lord of those slaves comes and takes account with them. 20 And the one who received five talents brought another five talents saying, ‘Lord, you delivered five talents to me; behold I gained another five talents.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well, good and faithful slave, you were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many; enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 The one who received the two talents also approached saying, ‘Lord, you delivered two talents to me; behold I gained another two talents.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well, good and faithful slave, I will set you over many; enter into the joy of your lord.’ 24 And the one who had received the one talent also approached and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter; 25 and I went away and hid your talent in the earth; behold you have your talent.’ 26 And answering his lord said to him, ‘Evil and slothful slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather from where I did not scatter? 27 Therefore you should have put my silver pieces to the bankers, and when I came I would have received my talent with interest. 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give to the one who has the ten talents; 29 for to everyone who has will be given and he will have abundance; but from the one who does not have even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And cast the useless slave out into outer darkness; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth.’ 31 And when the Son of man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on a throne of his glory; 32 and all the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and will set the sheep on his right, but the goats on his left. 34 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom that has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I hungered and you gave me to eat, I thirsted and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you entertained me, 36 naked and you clothed me, I ailed and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungering and fed you, or thirsting and gave you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and entertained you, or naked and clothed you? 39 and when did we see you ailing or in prison and came to you?’ 40 And the king will answer and say to them, ‘I tell you truly, inasmuch as you did to the least one of these my brothers, you did to me.’ 41 Then he will also say to those on his left, ‘Go from me, you who have been cursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I hungered and you did not give me to eat, I thirsted and you did not give me drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not entertain me, naked and you did not clothe me, ill and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungering or thirsting or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison and did not minister to thee?’ 45 Then he will answer them saying, ‘I tell you truly, inasmuch as you did not do to one of these least ones, neither did you do to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Chapter 26

And it came to pass when Jesus ended all these words, he said to his disciples, 2 “You know that after two days the Passover occurs and the Son of man is delivered to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were assembled in the court of the high priest named Caiaphas, 4 and consulted that they might seize Jesus by guile and might kill him; 5 but they said, “Not at the feast, lest a disturbance occurs among the people.”

6 And when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman who had an alabaster phial of very expensive ointment approached him and poured it on his head as he reclined. 8 And the disciples were angry and said, “Why this waste? 9 For this could be sold for much and be given to the poor.” 10 And knowing this Jesus said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she wrought a good work to me; 11 for you always have the poor with yourselves, but you do not always have me; 12 for by putting this ointment on my body she did this for my burial. 13 I tell you truly, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman did will also be spoken for a memorial of her.” 14 Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you?” And they weighed him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from then he sought opportunity that he might deliver him.

17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples approached Jesus saying, “Where do you desire that we may prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 18 So he said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The teacher says, ‘I with my disciples will make the Passover with you.’’” 19 And the disciples did as Jesus enjoined them, and prepared the Passover. 20 And when evening came he reclined with the twelve disciples. 21 And as they were eating he said, “I tell you truly that one of you will betray me.” 22 And they grieved exceedingly and each one began to say to him, “It is not I, Lord?” 23 And he answered saying, “The one who dips his hand with me in the dish, this man will betray me. 24 Indeed the Son of man goes as it has been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed; it were good for him if that man was not born.” 25 And Judas the one betraying him said, “It is not I, Lord?” He said to him, “You said it.” 26 And as they were eating Jesus, taking a loaf and blessing it, he broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And taking a cup and giving thanks he gave it to them saying, “Drink all of it; 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, the blood being shed concerning many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 And I tell you, I will by no means drink of this fruit of the vine from now until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my father.”

30 And having sung a hymn they went forth to the mount of olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all be offended in me tonight; for it has been written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered;’ 32 but after I am raised I will go before you to Galilee.” 33 Peter answered and said to him, “Even if all men shall be offended in you, I will never be offended.” 34 Jesus said to him, “I tell you truly that tonight before a crock crows you will deny me three times.” 35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will by no means deny you.” All the disciples said likewise.

36 Then Jesus came with them to a piece of land called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here until I may go over there and pray.” 37 And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee he began to grieve and to be distressed. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved unto death; remain here and watch with me.” 39 And going forward a little he fell on his face praying and saying, “My father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not as I will but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So were you not able to watch one hour with me? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation; indeed the spirit is eager, but the flesh weak.” 42 Again he went away a second time and prayed saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away except I drink it, let your will be done.” 43 And coming again he found them sleeping, for their eyes were burdened. 44 And leaving them again he went away and prayed a third time, saying the same word again. 45 The he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep now and rest; behold the hour has drawn near and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; behold the one who has betrayed me has drawn near.”

47 And while he was still speaking, behold Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a large crowd from the chief priests and elders of the people with swords and clubs. 48 Now the one who betrayed him gave them a sign saying, “It is he whomever I may kiss; seize him.” 49 And he immediately approached Jesus and said, “Hail, rabbi,” and kissed him affectionately. 50 But Jesus said to him, “Comrade, do what you are here for.” Then they approached and laid their hands on Jesus and seized him. 51 And behold one of the ones with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and striking the slave of the high priest cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take a sword will perish by a sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot ask my Father, and he will provide me now more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then would the scriptures be fulfilled that it must be thus?” 55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “You come forth to take me with clubs and swords as against a robber? I sat daily teaching in the temple, and you did not seize me. 56 But this has all come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then the disciples all left him and fled.

57 But the ones who had seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 And Peter followed him from afar up to the court of the high priest, and entered within and sat with the attendants to see the end. 59 And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus so that they might put him to death, 60 and found none, though many false witnesses approached. But later two approached 61 and said, “This man said, ‘I can destroy the shrine of God and rebuild it after three days.’” 62 And the high priest stood up and said to him, “Do you not answer, what evidence these men give against you?” 63 But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God that you tell us if you are the Christ the Son of God.” 64 Jesus said to him, “You said it; yet I tell you, from now you will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65 Then the high priest rent his garments saying, “He blasphemed; what more need do we have of witnesses? Behold now, you heard the blasphemy; 66 what does it seem to you?” And they answered and said, “He is liable to death.” 67 Then they spat in his face and violently maltreated him, and the slapped him 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ, who is it that has struck you?” 69 And Peter sat outside in the court; and one maidservant approached him and said, “You were also with Jesus the Galilaean.” 70 But he denied it before all saying, “I do not know what you are saying.” 71 And when he went out into the porch another saw him and said to the ones there, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene.” 72 And he again denied with an oath, “I do not know the man.” 73 And after a little while the ones standing approached Peter and said, “Truly you are also of them, for indeed your speech makes you manifest.” 74 Then he began to curse and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately a cock crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus when he said, “Before a cock crows you will deny me three times;” and he went forth outside and wept bitterly.

Chapter 27

And when early morning came all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so as to put him to death; 2 and after binding him they led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor. 3 Then when Judas the one who had betrayed him saw that he was condemned, he repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders 4 saying, “I sinned betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You shall see to it.” 5 And tossing the pieces of silver into the shrine he departed, and went away and hanged himself. 6 But taking the pieces of silver the chief priests said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.” 7 So they took counsel and bought with them the field of the potter for burial for the strangers. 8 Wherefore that field was called Field of Blood until today. 9 Then the thing was fulfilled spoken through Jeremiah the prophet when he said, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one who was priced, whom they priced from the sons of Israel, 10 and gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord directed me.” 11 And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor questioned him saying, “Are you the king of the Jews?” And Jesus said, “You say it.” 12 And as he was accused by the chief priests and elders he answered nothing. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear what things they give as evidence against you?” 14 And he did not answer him, not one word, so that the governor marveled exceedingly. 15 Now at a feast the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner named Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they were assembled Pilate said to them, “Whom do you wish I may release to you, Barabbas or Jesus called Christ?” 18 For he knew that they delivered him because of envy. 19 Now as he sat on the tribunal, his wife sent to him saying, “Have nothing between you and that just man; for I suffered many things today by a dream because of him.” 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, and should destroy Jesus. 21 So the governor answered and said to them, “Which from the two do you wish I may release to you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “What then may I do with Jesus called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified.” 23 But he said, “Why, what evil did he do?” But they cried out more saying, “Let him be crucified.” 24 And when Pilate saw that nothing was gained but rather an uproar occurred, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd saying, “I am innocent from the blood of this man; you will see to it.” 25 And in answer all the people said, “His blood be on us and on our children.” 26 Then he released Barabbas to them, but he had Jesus scourged and delivered that he might be crucified.

27 Then after taking Jesus into the praetorium the governor’s soldiers assembled all the band against him. 28 and stripping him they placed a purple cloak around him, 29 and after plaiting a crown of thorns they placed it on his head and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee in front of him mocked at him saying, “Hail, king of the Jews,” 30 and spitting at him they took the reed and struck at his head. 31 And when they mocked at him, they took the cloak off him and put his garments on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32 And as they went forth they found a Cyrenian man, Simon by name; they impressed this man that he should bear his cross. 33 And coming to a place called Golgotha, which is called a place of a skull, 34 they gave him to drink wine that had been mixed with gall; and tasting it he would not drink. 35 And after crucifying him they divided his garments by casting a lot, 36 and they sat and guarded him there. 37 And they placed above his head the charge that had been written, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 38 The two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and saying, “The one who would destroy the shrine and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, and come down from the cross.” 41 Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders also mocked and said, 42 “He saved others, he cannot save himself; if he is King of Israel let him come down from the cross now and we will believe on him. 43 He has trusted on God, let him rescue him now if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”44 And the robbers crucified with him also reproached him the same. 45 Now darkness occurred over all the land from the sixth hour until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice saying, “Eli Eli lema sabachthani?” This is, “My God, my God, why did you forsake me?” 47 And when some of those standing there heard they said, “This man calls Elias.” 48 And one of them immediately ran and took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the rest said, “Stop, let us see if Elias comes and saves him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a great voice and released his spirit. 51 And behold the veil of the shrine was rent in two from above to below, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent, 52 and the tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and after his rising they came forth out of the tombs and entered into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 And when they saw the earthquake and the things that happened the centurion guarding Jesus and those with him feared exceedingly and he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God.” 55 Now there were many women there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to him; 56 among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 Now when evening had come a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also a disciple of Jesus; 58 this man approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. The Pilate commanded it be given to him. 59 And taking the body Joseph wrapped it in a clean sheet, 60 and placed it in his new tomb which he hewed in the rock, and after rolling a great stone to the door of the tomb went away. 61 And there were there Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave. 62 And on the morrow, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were assembled to Pilate and said, “Sir, we remembered that while he was yet alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore command the grave to be made fast until the third day, lest his disciples may come and steal him and say to the people, ‘He was raised from the dead,’ and the last deceit will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go make it as fast as you know how.” 66 And they went with the guard and made the grave fast and sealed the stone.

Chapter 28

But at the end of the Sabbaths, at the drawing on toward the first day of the week, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the grave. 2 And behold a great earthquake occurred; for an angel of the Lord descended out of heaven, approached the grave, and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was as lightning, and his dress was white as snow. 4 And from the fear of him those who guarded were shaken and they became as dead. 5 And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not fear; for I know that you seek Jesus the one who had been crucified; 6 he is not here; for he was raised as he said; come see the place where he lay. 7 Go quickly and tell his disciples that he was raised from the dead, and behold he goes before you to Galilee, you will see him there. Behold I told you.” And quickly going away from the tomb with fear and great joy they ran to announced to his disciples. 9 And behold Jesus met them saying, “Hail.” 9 They approached and held his feet and worshipped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not fear; go announce to my brothers that they may go away into Galilee, and they will see me there.” 11 And as they were going behold some of the guard came into the city and announced all the things that had happened to the chief priests. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders they took counsel and gave enough silver to the soldiers, saying, “Say that ‘his disciples came by night and stole him while we slept.’ 14 And if this is heard before the governor, we will persuade him and we will make you free from anxiety.” 15 They took the silver and did as they were taught. And this saying was spread about by Jews until today. 16 So the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus appointed them, 7 and when they saw him, they worshipped, but some doubted. 18 Jesus approached them and talked with them saying, “All authority was given to me in heaven and on the earth. 19 Therefore go and disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things whatever I gave command to you; and behold I am with you all the days until the completion of the age.”