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The genealogy of Christ: he is conceived and born
of a virgin.
The offerings of the wise men: the flight into
Egypt: the massacre of the Innocents.
The preaching of John: Christ is baptized.
Christ's fast of forty days: He is tempted. He
begins to preach, to call disciples to him, and to work miracles.
Christ's sermon upon the mount. The eight
A continuation of the sermon on the mount.
The third part of the sermon on the mount.
Christ cleanses the leper, heals the centurion's
servant, Peter's mother-in-law, and many others: he stills the storm at
sea, drives the devils out of two men possessed, and suffers them to go
into the swine.
Christ heals one sick of palsy: calls Matthew:
cures the issue of blood: raises to life the daughter of Jairus: gives
sight to two blind men: and heals a dumb man possessed by the devil.
Christ sends out his twelve apostles, with the
power of miracles. The lessons he gives them.
John sends his disciples to Christ, who upbraids
the Jews for their incredulity, and calls to him such as are sensible
of their burdens.
Christ reproves the blindness of the Pharisees,
and confutes their attributing his miracles to Satan.
The parables of the sower and the cockle: of the
mustard seed, etc.
Herod puts John to death. Christ feeds five
thousand in the desert. He walks upon the sea, and heals all the
diseased with the touch of his garment.
Christ reproves the Scribes. He cures the daughter
of the woman of Canaan: and many others: and feeds four thousand with
Christ refuses to shew the Pharisees a sign from
heaven. Peter's confession is rewarded. He is rebuked for opposing
Christ's passion. All his followers must deny themselves.
The Transfiguration of Christ: He cures the
lunatic child: foretells his passion; and pays the didrachma.
Christ teaches humility, to beware of scandal, and
to flee the occasions of sin: to denounce to the church incorrigible
sinners, and to look upon such as refuse to hear the church as
heathens. He promises to his disciples the power of binding and
loosing: and that he will be in the midst of their assemblies. No
forgiveness for them that will not forgive.
Christ declares matrimony to be indissoluble: he
recommends the making one's self an eunuch for the kingdom of heaven;
and parting with all things for him. He shews the danger of riches, and
the reward of leaving all to follow him.
The parable of the labourers in the vineyard. The
ambition of the two sons of Zebedee. Christ gives sight to two blind
Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass. He casts
the buyers and sellers out of the temple, curses the fig tree and puts
to silence the priests and scribes.
The parable of the marriage feast. Christ orders
tribute to be paid to Caesar. He confutes the Sadducees, shews which is
the first commandment in the law and puzzles the Pharisees.
Christ admonishes the people to follow the good
doctrine, not the bad example of the scribes and Pharisees. He warns
his disciples not to imitate their ambition and denounces divers woes
against them for their hypocrisy and blindness.
Christ foretells the destruction of the temple,
with the signs that shall come before it and before the last judgment.
We must always watch.
The parable of the ten virgins and of the talents.
The description of the last judgment.
The Jews conspire against Christ. He is anointed
by Mary. The treason of Judas. The last supper. The prayer in the
garden. The apprehension of our Lord. His treatment in the house of
The continuation of the history of the passion of
Christ. His death and burial.
The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his
From Douay-Rheims, Challoner
MATTHEW, one of the twelve Apostles, who from being a publican, that
is, a taxgatherer, was called by or Saviour to th Apostleship; in that
profession his name was LEVI. (Lk
and Mk 2:14
). He was
the first of the Evangelists that wrote the Gospel, and that in Hebrew
or Syro-Chaldaic which the Jews in Palestine spoke at that time. The
original is not now extant; but as it was translated in the time of the
Apostles into Greek, that version was of equal authority. He wrote
about six years after our Lord's Ascension.
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By Mons. Dr. Juan Straubinger
is know about the life of
Matthew, known earlier as Levi. He was
a publican, that is, a tax collector for the Roman Empire at Capernaum
until the day Jesus called him to the discipleship, by simply saying to
him: "'Follow Me.' So he arose and
His apostolic life started in Palestine, with the other Apostles; later
on he may have preached in Ethiopia, where there is indication that he
suffered martyrdom. His body is venerated in the Salermo Cathedral
(Italy); his feast day is celebrated on September 21st.
Matthew was the first one to
write the Good News in book form, somewhere between the years
40-50 A.D. He wrote it in aramaic for the Jews in Palestine who used
that language. Later on this Gospel, whose original text in aramaic was
lost, was translated to Greek.
Matthew's objective was to demonstrate that Jesus was indeed the
promised Messiah because in Him all the prophecies of the old Prophets
had been fulfilled. For his particular audience this was the best
proof. Even today one can still feel the overwhelming power of such
confirmation as we read Matthew's Gospel.
(*) A translation from
the Straubinger Spanish Bible. Not a part of the Douay-Rheims
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genealogy of Christ: he is conceived and born of a virgin.
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son
of David, the
son of Abraham: 2 Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And
Jacob begot Judas and his brethren. 3 And Judas begot Phares and Zara
of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. 4 And Aram
begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon.
5 And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And
Obed begot Jesse.
6 And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king
of her that had been the wife of Urias. 7 And Solomon begot Roboam.
And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa. 8 And Asa begot Josaphat.
And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias. 9 And Ozias begot
Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias. 10 And
Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias.
11 And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in
of Babylon. 12 And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias
begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel. 13 And Zorobabel
begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor. 14 And
Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud. 15
And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot
16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of
whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations, from Abraham
to David, are fourteen generations. And from David to the
transmigration of Babylon, are fourteen generations: and from the
transmigration of Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations. 18 Now
the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was
espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with
child, of the Holy Ghost. 19 Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a
just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her
away privately. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold the
angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of
David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is
conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt
call his name
JESUS. For he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this
was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the
prophet, saying: 23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring
forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us. 24 And Joseph rising up from sleep, did
as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife.
25 And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and
he called his name JESUS.
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offerings of the wise men: the
flight into Egypt: the massacre of the Innocents.
1 When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda,
in the days of
king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. 2
Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his
star in the east, and are come to adore him. 3 And king Herod hearing
this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And assembling
together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he
inquired of them where Christ should be born. 5 But they said to him:
In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:
6 And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the
least among the
princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that
shall rule my people Israel. 7 Then Herod, privately calling the wise
men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to
them; 8 And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently
inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word
again, that I also may come to adore him. 9 Who having heard the
king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the
east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child
was. 10 And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And entering into the house, they found the child
with Mary his
mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures,
they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having
received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they
went back another way into their country. 13 And after they were
departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph,
saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt:
and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that
Herod will seek the child to destroy him. 14 Who arose, and took the
child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there
until the death of Herod: 15 That it might be fulfilled which the
Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the
wise men, was
exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in
Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and
under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the
wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the
prophet, saying: 18 A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great
mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted,
because they are not. 19 But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of
the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph in Egypt, 20 Saying: Arise, and
take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they
are dead that sought the life of the child.
21 Who arose, and took the child and his mother, and
came into the
land of Israel. 22 But hearing that Archelaus reigned in Judea in the
room of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither: and being warned
in sleep retired into the quarters of Galilee. 23 And coming he dwelt
in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said by
prophets: That he shall be called a Nazarene.
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The preaching of
John: Christ is baptized.
1 And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching
in the desert
of Judea. 2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at
hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet,
saying: A voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make straight his paths. 4 And the same John had his garment of
camels' hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was
locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all
Judea, and all the country about Jordan:
6 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing
their sins. 7
And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism,
he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from
the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our
father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up
children to Abraham. 10 For now the axe is laid to the root of the
trees. Every tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be
cut down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you in the water unto penance,
but he that shall
come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear;
he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire. 12 Whose fan is in
his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat
into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. 13
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized
by him. 14 But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by
thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering, said to him:
Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfill all justice.
Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of
the water: and lo,
the heavens were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending
as a dove, and coming upon him. 17 And behold a voice from heaven,
saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
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fast of forty days: He is
tempted. He begins to preach, to call disciples to him, and to work
1 Then Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert,
to be tempted by
the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights,
afterwards he was hungry. 3 And the tempter coming said to him: If
thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4
Who answered and said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live,
but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. 5 Then the
devil took him up into the holy city, and set him upon the pinnacle of
6 And said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down, for
it is written: That he hath given his angels charge over thee, and in
their hands shall they bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot
against a stone. 7 Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt
not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again the devil took him up into a very
high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the
glory of them, 9 And said to him: All these will I give thee, if
falling down thou wilt adore me. 10 Then Jesus saith to him: Begone,
Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him
only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil left him; and behold angels came
and ministered to
12 And when Jesus had heard that John was delivered
retired into Galilee: 13 And leaving the city Nazareth, he came and
dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and
Nephthalim; 14 That it might be fulfilled which was said by Isaias
the prophet: 15 Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of
the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great
light: and to
them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 18 And Jesus walking by the sea of
Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his
brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). 19 And
he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers
of men. 20 And they immediately leaving their nets, followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two
brethren, James the son
of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father,
mending their nets: and he called them. 22 And they forthwith left
their nets and father, and followed him. 23 And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom: and healing all manner of sickness and every infirmity, among
the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria, and they
presented to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases
and torments, and such as were possessed by devils, and lunatics, and
those that had palsy, and he cured them: 25 And much people followed
him from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from
Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.
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sermon upon the mount. The
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a
mountain, and when he
was set down, his disciples came unto him. 2 And opening his mouth,
he taught them, saying: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall
possess the land. 5 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be
6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after
justice: for they
shall have their fill. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall
obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see
God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children
of God. 10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice'
sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and
persecute you, and
speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: 12 Be glad
and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they
persecuted the prophets that were before you. 13 You are the salt of
the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be
salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be
trodden on by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city seated
on a mountain cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put
it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all
that are in the house.
16 So let your light shine before men, that they may
see your good
works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 17 Do not think that
I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For amen I say unto you, till heaven and
earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all
be fulfilled. 19 He therefore that shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the
kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, that unless your
justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall
not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 You have heard that it was said to them of old:
Thou shalt not
kill. And whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. 22
But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in
danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,
shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou Fool,
shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 If therefore thou offer thy gift
at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath any thing
against thee; 24 Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go
first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer
thy gift. 25 Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou
art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the
judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into
26 Amen I say to thee, thou shalt not go out from
thence till thou
repay the last farthing. 27 You have heard that it was said to them
of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. 28 But I say to you, that
whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already
committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye
scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is
expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than
that thy whole body be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand
scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is expedient
for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy
whole body be cast into hell.
31 And it hath been said, whosoever shall put away
his wife, let him
give her a bill of divorce. 32 But I say to you, that whosoever shall
put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her
to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away,
committeth adultery. 33 Again you have heard that it was said to them
of old, Thou shalt not forswear thyself: but thou shalt perform thy
oaths to the Lord. 34 But I say to you not to swear at all, neither
by heaven, for it is the throne of God: 35 Nor by the earth, for it
is his footstool: nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because
thou canst not make
one hair white or black. 37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no:
and that which is over and above these, is of evil. 38 You have heard
that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
39 But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy
right cheek, turn to him also the other: 40 And if a man will contend
with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also
41 And whosoever will force thee one mile, go with
him other two,
42 Give to him that asketh of thee and from him that would borrow of
thee turn not away. 43 You have heard that it hath been said, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thy enemy. 44 But I say to you,
Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them
that persecute and calumniate you: 45 That you may be the children of
your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good,
and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust.
46 For if you love them that love you, what reward
shall you have? do
not even the publicans this? 47 And if you salute your brethren only,
what do you more? do not also the heathens this? 48 Be you therefore
perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.
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continuation of the sermon on the
1 Take heed that you do not your justice before men,
to be seen by
them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father who is in
heaven. 2 Therefore when thou dost an almsdeed, sound not a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to you, they have received
their reward. 3 But when thou dost alms, let not thy left hand know
what thy right hand doth. 4 That thy alms may be in secret, and thy
Father who seeth in secret will repay thee. 5 And when ye pray, you
shall not be as the hypocrites, that love to stand and pray in the
synagogues and corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men:
Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But thou when thou shalt pray, enter into thy
chamber, and having
shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret: and thy Father who seeth
in secret will repay thee. 7 And when you are praying, speak not
much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they
may be heard. 8 Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father
knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him. 9 Thus therefore
shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread. 12
And forgive us
our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into
temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen. 14 For if you will
forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will forgive you also
your offences. 15 But if you will not forgive men, neither will your
Father forgive you your offences.
16 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad.
disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I
say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But thou, when thou
fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face; 18 That thou appear not
to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who
seeth in secret, will repay thee. 19 Lay not up to yourselves
treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves
break through and steal. 20 But lay up to yourselves treasures in
heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves
do not break through, nor steal.
21 For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart
also. 22 The light
of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be
lightsome. 23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be
darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness
itself how great shall it be! 24 No man can serve two masters. For
either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the
one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25
Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall
eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more
than the meat: and the body more than the raiment?
26 Behold the birds of the air, for they neither
sow, nor do they
reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are
not you of much more value than they? 27 And which of you by taking
thought, can add to his stature by one cubit? 28 And for raiment why
are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:
they labour not, neither do they spin. 29 But I say to you, that not
even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 And if
the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the
oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith?
31 Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall
we eat: or what
shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? 32 For after all
these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you
have need of all these things. 33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom
of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be
solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
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the sermon on the
1 Judge not, that you may not be judged, 2 For with
you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it
shall be measured to you again. 3 And why seest thou the mote that is
in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
4 Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy
eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, cast out
first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the
mote out of thy brother's eye.
6 Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast
ye your pearls
before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and
turning upon you, they tear you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you:
seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. 8 For
every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to
him that knocketh, it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there among
you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone?
10 Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent?
11 If you then being evil, know how to give good
gifts to your
children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good
things to them that ask him? 12 All things therefore whatsoever you
would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the
law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is
the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many
there are who go in thereat. 14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is
the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! 15
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men
gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring
forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit,
shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by
their fruits you shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the
kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in
heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. 22 Many will say
to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and
cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? 23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,
you that work iniquity. 24 Every one therefore that heareth these my
words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his
house upon a rock, 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was
founded on a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these my words, and
doth them not,
shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand, 27
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they
beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof. 28
And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people
were in admiration at his doctrine. 29 For he was teaching them as
one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.
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cleanses the leper, heals the
centurion's servant, Peter's mother-in-law, and many others: he stills
the storm at sea, drives the devils out of two men possessed, and
suffers them to go into the swine.
1 And when he was come down from the mountain, great
followed him: 2 And behold a leper came and adored him, saying: Lord,
if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus stretching forth
his hand, touched him, saying: I will, be thou made clean. And
forthwith his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith to him: See
thou tell no man: but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the
gift which Moses commanded for a testimony unto them. 5 And when he
had entered into Capharnaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of
the palsy, and
is grieviously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith to him: I will come and
heal him. 8 And the centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am not
worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word,
and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I also am a man subject to
authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he
goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this,
and he doeth it. 10 And Jesus hearing this, marvelled; and said to
them that followed him: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great
faith in Israel.
11 And I say to you that many shall come from the
east and the west,
and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of
heaven: 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the
exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13
And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be
it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour. 14 And
when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying,
and sick of a fever: 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left
her, and she arose and ministered to them.
16 And when evening was come, they brought to him
many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word: and
all that were sick he healed: 17 That it might be fulfilled, which
was spoken by the prophet Isaias, saying: He took our infirmities, and
bore our diseases. 18 And Jesus seeing great multitudes about him,
gave orders to pass over the water. 19 And a certain scribe came and
said to him: Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou shalt go.
20 And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the
air nests: but the son of man hath not where to lay his head.
21 And another of his disciples said to him: Lord,
suffer me first to
go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let
the dead bury their dead. 23 And when he entered into the boat, his
disciples followed him: 24 And behold a great tempest arose in the
sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. 25
And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish.
26 And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O
ye of little
faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there
came a great calm. 27 But the men wondered, saying: What manner of
man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him? 28 And when he was
come on the other side of the water, into the country of the Gerasens,
there met him two that were possessed with devils, coming out of the
sepulchres, exceeding fierce, so that none could pass by that way. 29
And behold they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus
Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30
And there was, not far from them, an herd of many swine feeding.
31 And the devils besought him, saying: If thou cast
us out hence,
send us into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them: Go. But they
going out went into the swine, and behold the whole herd ran violently
down a steep place into the sea: and they perished in the waters. 33
And they that kept them fled: and coming into the city, told every
thing, and concerning them that had been possessed by the devils. 34
And behold the whole city went out to meet Jesus, and when they saw
him, they besought him that he would depart from their coasts.
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heals one sick of palsy: calls
Matthew: cures the issue of blood: raises to life the daughter of
Jairus: gives sight to two blind men: and heals a dumb man possessed by
1 And entering into a boat, he passed over the water
and came into
his own city. 2 And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy
lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of
the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. 3 And
behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. 4
And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your
hearts? 5 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or
to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that you may know that the Son of man hath
power on earth to
forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up
thy bed, and go into thy house. 7 And he arose, and went into his
house. 8 And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that
gave such power to men. 9 And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw
a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him:
Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. 10 And it came to pass as
he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many publicans and sinners
came, and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
11 And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his
disciples: Why doth your
master eat with publicans and sinners? 12 But Jesus hearing it, said:
They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill.
13 Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not
sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners. 14 Then
came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees
fast often, but thy disciples do not fast? 15 And Jesus said to them:
Can the children of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is
with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
away from them, and then they shall fast.
16 And nobody putteth a piece of raw cloth unto an
old garment. For
it taketh away the fullness thereof from the garment, and there is made
a greater rent. 17 Neither do they put new wine into old bottles.
Otherwise the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles
perish. But new wine they put into new bottles: and both are preserved.
18 As he was speaking these things unto them, behold a certain ruler
came up, and adored him, saying: Lord, my daughter is even now dead;
but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus
rising up followed him, with his disciples. 20 And behold a woman who
was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and
touched the hem of his garment.
21 For she said within herself: If I shall touch
only his garment, I
shall be healed. 22 But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of
good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was
made whole from that hour. 23 And when Jesus was come into the house
of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a rout,
24 He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And
they laughed him to scorn. 25 And when the multitude was put forth,
he went in, and took her by the hand. And the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that
country. 27 And as
Jesus passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out
and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David. 28 And when he was come
to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus saith to them, Do
you believe, that I can do this unto you? They say to him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it
done unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly
charged them, saying, See that no man know this.
31 But they going out, spread his fame abroad in all
32 And when they were gone out, behold they brought him a dumb man,
possessed with a devil. 33 And after the devil was cast out, the dumb
man spoke, and the multitudes wondered, saying, Never was the like seen
in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils he
casteth out devils. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities, and
towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.
36 And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on
them: because they
were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd. 37 Then
he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the
labourers are few. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he send forth labourers into his harvest.
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sends out his twelve apostles,
with the power of miracles. The lessons he gives them.
1 And having called his twelve disciples together,
he gave them power
over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of
diseases, and all manner of infirmities. 2 And the names of the
twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and
Andrew his brother, 3 James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother,
Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican, and James the
son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, 4 Simon the Cananean, and Judas
Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent:
commanding them, saying: Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, and
into the city of the Samaritans enter ye not.
6 But go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of
Israel. 7 And
going, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the
sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely have
you received, freely give. 9 Do not possess gold, nor silver, nor
money in your purses: 10 Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats,
nor shoes, nor a staff; for the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town you shall
enter, inquire who in
it is worthy, and there abide till you go thence. 12 And when you
come into the house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house. 13
And if that house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it
be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. 14 And whosoever shall
not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or
city shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Amen I say to you, it
shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day
of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of
wolves. Be ye therefore
wise as serpents and simple as doves. 17 But beware of men. For they
will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their
synagogues. 18 And you shall be brought before governors, and before
kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: 19
But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to
speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. 20 For
it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh
21 The brother also shall deliver up the brother to
death, and the
father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents,
and shall put them to death. 22 And you shall be hated by all men for
my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be
saved. 23 And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into
another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of
Israel, till the Son of man come. 24 The disciple is not above the
master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the
disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they
have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of
26 Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered
that shall not be
revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. 27 That which I tell you
in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear,
preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear ye not them that kill the
body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can
destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for
a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your
Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not therefore: better are you than many
sparrows. 32 Every
one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him
before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But he that shall deny me
before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.
34 Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to
send peace, but the sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance
against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man's enemies shall be they of his own
household. 37 He
that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he
that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. 38 And
he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose
his life for me, shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you, receiveth
me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a
receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in
the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man. 42
And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of
cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall
not lose his reward.
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sends his disciples to Christ, who
upbraids the Jews for their incredulity, and calls to him such as are
sensible of their burdens.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of
twelve disciples, he passed from thence, to teach and preach in their
cities. 2 Now when John had heard in prison the works of Christ:
sending two of his disciples he said to him: 3 Art thou he that art
to come, or look we for another? 4 And Jesus making answer said to
them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. 5 The blind
see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead
rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in
me. 7 And when
they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning
John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the
wind? 8 But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments?
Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of
kings. 9 But what went you out to see? a prophet? yea I tell you, and
more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold
I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among
them that are born
of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in
the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of
John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,
and the violent bear it away. 13 For all the prophets and the law
prophesied until John: 14 And if you will receive it, he is Elias
that is to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I esteem this generation to
be like? It is
like to children sitting in the market place. 17 Who crying to their
companions say: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have
lamented, and you have not mourned. 18 For John came neither eating
nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil. 19 The Son of man came
eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a
wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. And wisdom is
justified by her children. 20 Then began he to upbraid the cities
wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done
21 Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida:
for if in Tyre and
Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they
had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say unto
you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of
judgment, than for you. 23 And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be exalted
up to heaven? thou shalt go down even unto hell. For if in Sodom had
been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in thee, perhaps it
had remained unto this day. 24 But I say unto you, that it shall be
more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for
thee. 25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones.
26 Yea, Father; for so hath it seemed good in thy
sight. 27 All
things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son,
but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and
he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all
you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. 29 Take up
my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of
heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is sweet
and my burden light.
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reproves the blindness of the
Pharisees, and confutes their attributing his miracles to Satan.
1 At that time Jesus went through the corn on the
sabbath: and his
disciples being hungry, began to pluck the ears, and to eat. 2 And
the Pharisees seeing them, said to him: Behold thy disciples do that
which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days. 3 But he said to them:
Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were
with him: 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the
loaves of proposition, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for
them that were with him, but for the priests only? 5 Or have ye not
read in the law, that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple
break the sabbath, and are without blame?
6 But I tell you that there is here a greater than
the temple. 7
And if you knew what this meaneth: I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: you would never have condemned the innocent. 8 For the Son
of man is Lord even of the sabbath. 9 And when he had passed from
thence, he came into their synagogues. 10 And behold there was a man
who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11 But he said to them: What man shall there be
among you, that hath
one sheep: and if the same fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he
not take hold on it and lift it up? 12 How much better is a man than
a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do a good deed on the sabbath days.
13 Then he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand; and he stretched
it forth, and it was restored to health even as the other. 14 And the
Pharisees going out made a consultation against him, how they might
destroy him. 15 But Jesus knowing it, retired from thence: and many
followed him, and he healed them all.
16 And he charged them that they should not make
him known. 17 That
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias the prophet, saying:
18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul
hath been well pleased. I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall
shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not contend, nor cry out,
neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 The bruised
reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till
he send forth judgment unto victory.
21 And in his name the Gentiles shall hope. 22 Then
was offered to
him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so
that he spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and
said: Is not this the son of David? 24 But the Pharisees hearing it,
said: This man casteth not out the devils but by Beelzebub the prince
of the devils. 25 And Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them:
Every kingdom divided against itself shall be made desolate: and every
city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided
against himself: how
then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be
your judges. 28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then
is the kingdom of God come upon you. 29 Or how can any one enter into
the house of the strong, and rifle his goods, unless he first bind the
strong? and then he will rifle his house. 30 He that is not with me,
is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.
31 Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy
shall be forgiven
men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 And
whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be
forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall
not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree
evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known. 34 O
generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are
evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A
good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil
man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that
men shall speak,
they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment. 37 For by
thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
condemned. 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him,
saying: Master we would see a sign from thee. 39 Who answering said
to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign
shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 40 For as
Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three nights: so shall
the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
41 The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with
this generation, and
shall condemn it: because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas.
And behold a greater than Jonas here. 42 The queen of the south shall
rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because
she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and
behold a greater than Solomon here. 43 And when an unclean spirit is
gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest, and
findeth none. 44 Then he saith: I will return into my house from
whence I came out. And coming he findeth it empty, swept, and
garnished. 45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits
more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the
last state of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it be
also to this wicked generation.
46 As he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold
his mother and
his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. 47 And one said
unto him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking
thee. 48 But he answering him that told him, said: Who is my mother,
and who are my brethren? 49 And stretching forth his hand towards his
disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brethren. 50 For
whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my
brother, and sister, and mother.
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The parables of
the sower and the cockle: of the mustard
1 The same day Jesus going out of the house, sat by
the sea side. 2
And great multitudes were gathered unto him, so that he went up into a
boat and sat: and all the multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he
spoke to them many things in parables, saying: Behold the sower went
forth to sow. 4 And whilst he soweth some fell by the way side, and
the birds of the air came and ate them up. 5 And other some fell upon
stony ground, where they had not much earth: and they sprung up
immediately, because they had no deepness of earth.
6 And when the sun was up they were scorched: and
because they had
not root, they withered away. 7 And others fell among thorns: and the
thorns grew up and choked them. 8 And others fell upon good ground:
and they brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and
some thirtyfold. 9 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And
his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in
11 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it
is given to know
the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.
12 For he that hath, to him shall be given, and he shall abound: but
he that hath not, from him shall be taken away that also which he hath.
13 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see
not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And
the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you
shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and
shall not perceive. 15 For the heart of this people is grown gross,
and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they
have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and
I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and
because they hear. 17 For, amen, I say to you, many prophets and just
men have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen
them, and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them.
18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one
heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there cometh
the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart:
this is he that received the seed by the way side. 20 And he that
received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and
immediately receiveth it with joy.
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only for
a time: and when
there ariseth tribulation and persecution because of the word, he is
presently scandalized. 22 And he that received the seed among thorns,
is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the
deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.
23 But he that received the seed upon good ground, is he that heareth
the word, and understandeth, and beareth fruit, and yieldeth the one an
hundredfold, and another sixty, and another thirty. 24 Another
parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened
to a man that sowed good seeds in his field. 25 But while men were
asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went
26 And when the blade was sprung up, and had
brought forth fruit,
then appeared also the cockle. 27 And the servants of the goodman of
the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy
field? whence then hath it cockle? 28 And he said to them: An enemy
hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and
gather it up? 29 And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the
cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it. 30 Suffer both
to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to
the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to
burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.
31 Another parable he proposed unto them, saying:
The kingdom of
heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed
in his field. 32 Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it
is grown up, it is greater than all herbs, and becometh a tree, so that
the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof. 33
Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like to
leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the
whole was leavened. 34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to
the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. 35
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I
will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the
foundation of the world.
36 Then having sent away the multitudes, he came
into the house, and
his disciples came to him, saying: Expound to us the parable of the
cockle of the field. 37 Who made answer and said to them: He that
soweth the good seed, is the Son of man. 38 And the field, is the
world. And the good seed are the children of the kingdom. And the
cockle, are the children of the wicked one. 39 And the enemy that
sowed them, is the devil. But the harvest is the end of the world. And
the reapers are the angels. 40 Even as cockle therefore is gathered
up, and burnt with fire: so shall it be at the end of the world.
41 The Son of man shall send his angels, and they
shall gather out of
his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. 42 And shall
cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing
of teeth. 43 Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the kingdom of
their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 The kingdom
of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having
found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field. 45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a
merchant seeking good pearls.
46 Who when he had found one pearl of great price,
went his way, and
sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again the kingdom of heaven
is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kind
of fishes. 48 Which, when it was filled, they drew out, and sitting
by the shore, they chose out the good into vessels, but the bad they
cast forth. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels
shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just. 50
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
51 Have ye understood all these things? They say to
him: Yes. 52 He
said unto them: Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of
heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out
of his treasure new things and old. 53 And it came to pass: when
Jesus had finished these parables, he passed from thence. 54 And
coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, so
that they wondered and said: How came this man by this wisdom and
miracles? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother
called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Jude:
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us?
Whence therefore hath
he all these things? 57 And they were scandalized in his regard. But
Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, save in his own
country, and in his own house. 58 And he wrought not many miracles
there, because of their unbelief.
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puts John to death. Christ feeds
five thousand in the desert. He walks upon the sea, and heals all the
diseased with the touch of his garment.
1 At the time Herod the Tetrarch heard the fame of
Jesus. 2 And he
said to his servants: This is John the Baptist: he is risen from the
dead, and therefore mighty works shew forth themselves in him. 3 For
Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison,
because of Herodias, his brother's wife. 4 For John said to him: It
is not lawful for thee to have her. 5 And having a mind to put him to
death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.
6 But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias
them: and pleased Herod. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath, to
give her whatsoever she would ask of him. 8 But she being instructed
before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the
Baptist. 9 And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and
for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given. 10
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a dish: and it was
given to the
damsel, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came
and took the body, and buried it, and came and told Jesus. 13 Which
when Jesus had heard, he retired from thence by boat, into a desert
place apart, and the multitudes having heard of it, followed him on
foot out of the cities. 14 And he coming forth saw a great multitude,
and had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15 And when it was
evening, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and
the hour is now past: send away the multitudes, that going into the
towns, they may buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go:
give you them to
eat. 17 They answered him: We have not here, but five loaves, and two
fishes. 18 He said to them: Bring them hither to me. 19 And when he
had commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the grass, he took the
five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed,
and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to
the multitudes. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled. And they
took up what remained, twelve full baskets of fragments.
21 And the number of them that did eat, was five
besides women and children. 22 And forthwith Jesus obliged his
disciples to go up into the boat, and to go before him over the water,
till he dismissed the people. 23 And having dismissed the multitude,
he went into a mountain alone to pray. And when it was evening, he was
there alone. 24 But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with
the waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of
the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.
26 And they seeing him walk upon the sea, were
troubled, saying: It
is an apparition. And they cried out for fear. 27 And immediately
Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart: it is I, fear ye not.
28 And Peter making answer, said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to
thee upon the waters. 29 And he said: Come. And Peter going down out
of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus. 30 But seeing
the wind strong, he was afraid: and when he began to sink, he cried
out, saying: Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand
took hold of him,
and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt? 32 And
when they were come up into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And they
that were in the boat came and adored him, saying: Indeed thou art the
Son of God. 34 And having passed the water, they came into the
country of Genesar. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge
of him, they sent into all that country, and brought to him all that
36 And they besought him that they might touch but
the hem of his
garment. And as many as touched, were made whole.
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reproves the Scribes. He cures
the daughter of the woman of Canaan: and many others: and feeds four
thousand with seven loaves.
1 Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and
Pharisees, saying: 2
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they
wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answering, said to
them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your
tradition? For God said: 4 Honour thy father and mother: And: He that
shall curse father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But you say:
Whosoever shall say to father or mother, The gift whatsoever proceedeth
from me, shall profit thee.
6 And he shall not honour his father or his mother:
and you have made
void the commandment of God for your tradition. 7 Hypocrites, well
hath Isaias prophesied of you, saying: 8 This people honoureth me
with their lips: but their heart is far from me. 9 And in vain do
they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men. 10 And
having called together the multitudes unto him, he said to them: Hear
ye and understand.
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a
man: but what
cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12 Then came his
disciples, and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when
they heard this word, were scandalized? 13 But he answering them,
said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be
rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the
blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.
15 And Peter answering, said to him: Expound to us this parable.
16 But he said: Are you also yet without
understanding? 17 Do you
not understand, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the
belly, and is cast out into the privy? 18 But the things which
proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things
defile a man. 19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts,
murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies,
blasphemies. 20 These are the things that defile a man. But to eat
with unwashed hands doth not defile a man.
21 And Jesus went from thence, and retired into the
coasts of Tyre
and Sidon. 22 And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those
coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of
David: my daughter is grieviously troubled by the devil. 23 Who
answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him,
saying: Send her away, for she crieth after us: 24 And he answering,
said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of
Israel. 25 But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me.
26 Who answering, said: It is not good to take the
bread of the
children, and to cast it to the dogs. 27 But she said: Yea, Lord; for
the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their
masters. 28 Then Jesus answering, said to her: O woman, great is thy
faith: be it done to thee as thou wilt: and her daughter was cured from
that hour. 29 And when Jesus had passed away from thence, he came
nigh the sea of Galilee. And going up into a mountain, he sat there.
30 And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the dumb,
the blind, the lame, the maimed, and many others: and they cast them
down at his feet, and he healed them:
31 So that the multitudes marvelled seeing the dumb
speak, the lame
walk, and the blind see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And
Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the
multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not
what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in
the way. 33 And the disciples say unto him: Whence then should we
have so many loaves in the desert, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? But they said:
Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to
sit down upon the ground.
36 And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and
giving thanks, he
brake, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the people. 37
And they did all eat, and had their fill. And they took up seven
baskets full, of what remained of the fragments. 38 And they that did
eat, were four thousand men, beside children and women. 39 And having
dismissed the multitude, he went up into a boat, and came into the
coasts of Magedan.
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refuses to shew the Pharisees a
sign from heaven. Peter's confession is rewarded. He is rebuked for
opposing Christ's passion. All his followers must deny themselves.
1 And there came to him the Pharisees and Sadducees
they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven. 2 But he answered and
said to them: When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for
the sky is red. 3 And in the morning: Today there will be a storm,
for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face
of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times? 4 A wicked
and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be
given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went
away. 5 And when his disciples were come over the water, they had
forgotten to take bread.
6 Who said to them: Take heed and beware of the
leaven of the
Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 But they thought within themselves,
saying: Because we have taken no bread. 8 And Jesus knowing it, said:
Why do you think within yourselves, O ye of little faith, for that you
have no bread? 9 Do you not yet understand, neither do you remember
the five loaves among five thousand men, and how many baskets you took
up? 10 Nor the seven loaves among four thousand men, and how many
baskets you took up?
11 Why do you not understand that it was not
concerning the bread I
said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? 12
Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the
leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 And Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he
asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is?
14 But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and
others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 Jesus saith to them: But
whom do you say that I am?
16 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ,
the Son of the
living God. 17 And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou,
Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee,
but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say to thee: That thou art
Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to thee the keys of
the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it
shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon
earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. 20 Then he commanded his
disciples, that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time Jesus began to shew to his
disciples, that he must
go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes
and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again.
22 And Peter taking him, began to rebuke him, saying: Lord, be it far
from thee, this shall not be unto thee. 23 Who turning, said to
Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou
savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of
men. 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25
For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose
his life for my sake, shall find it.
26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the
whole world, and
suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for
his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his
works. 28 Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here,
that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his
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Transfiguration of Christ: He cures
the lunatic child: foretells his passion; and pays the didrachma.
1 And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and
James, and John
his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: 2 And
he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and
his garments became white as snow. 3 And behold there appeared to
them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 And Peter answering, said to
Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make
here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
Elias. 5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud
overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
6 And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face,
and were very much
afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise,
and fear not. 8 And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only
Jesus. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from
the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the
scribes say that Elias must come first?
11 But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed
shall come, and
restore all things. 12 But I say to you, that Elias is already come,
and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they had a
mind. So also the Son of man shall suffer from them. 13 Then the
disciples understood, that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.
14 And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man
falling down on his knees before him, saying: Lord, have pity on my
son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often into
the fire, and often into the water. 15 And I brought him to thy
disciples, and they could not cure him.
16 Then Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and
generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you?
bring him hither to me. 17 And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went
out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. 18 Then came the
disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out?
19 Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to
you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to
this mountain, Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove; and
nothing shall be impossible to you. 20 But this kind is not cast out
but by prayer and fasting.
21 And when they abode together in Galilee, Jesus
said to them: The
Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 22 And they shall
kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were troubled
exceedingly. 23 And when they were come to Capharnaum, they that
received the didrachmas, came to Peter and said to him: Doth not your
master pay the didrachmas? 24 He said: Yes. And when he was come into
the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The
kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom? of their
own children, or of strangers? 25 And he said: Of strangers. Jesus
said to him: Then the children are free.
26 But that we may not scandalize them, go to the
sea, and cast in a
hook: and that fish which shall first come up, take: and when thou hast
opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, and give it to
them for me and thee.
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teaches humility, to beware of
scandal, and to flee the occasions of sin: to denounce to the church
incorrigible sinners, and to look upon such as refuse to hear the
church as heathens. He promises to his disciples the power of binding
and loosing: and that he will be in the midst of their assemblies. No
forgiveness for them that will not forgive.
1 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying:
Who thinkest thou
is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus calling unto him
a little child, set him in the midst of them, 3 And said: Amen I say
to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you
shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore
shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the
kingdom of heaven. 5 And he that shall receive one such little child
in my name, receiveth me.
6 But he that shall scandalize one of these little
ones that believe
in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about
his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7
Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that
scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal
cometh. 8 And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off,
and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or
lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting
fire. 9 And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life,
than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 See that you
despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their
angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which
was lost. 12 What
think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go
astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to
seek that which is gone astray? 13 And if it so be that he find it:
Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine
that went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father,
who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. 15 But
if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between
thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.
16 And if he will not hear thee, take with thee one
or two more: that
in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand. 17 And
if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the
church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican. 18 Amen I say
to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in
heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also
in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent
upon earth, concerning any thing whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be
done to them by my Father who is in heaven. 20 For where there are
two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of
21 Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how
often shall my
brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22
Jesus saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till
seventy times seven times. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven
likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants. 24 And
when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that
owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And as he had not wherewith to pay
it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and
children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 But that servant falling down, besought him,
saying: Have patience
with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 And the lord of that servant
being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt. 28 But
when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants
that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, throttled him,
saying: Pay what thou owest. 29 And his fellow servant falling down,
besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid
31 Now his fellow servants seeing what was done,
were very much
grieved, and they came and told their lord all that was done. 32 Then
his lord called him; and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave
thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me: 33 Shouldst not thou
then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had
compassion on thee? 34 And his lord being angry, delivered him to the
torturers until he paid all the debt. 35 So also shall my heavenly
Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your
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declares matrimony to be
indissoluble: he recommends the making one's self an eunuch for the
kingdom of heaven; and parting with all things for him. He shews the
danger of riches, and the reward of leaving all to follow him.
1 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these
words, he departed
from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan. 2 And
great multitudes followed him: and he healed them there. 3 And there
came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a
man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 Who answering, said to
them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made
them male and female? And he said: 5 For this cause shall a man leave
father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be
in one flesh.
6 Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.
What therefore God
hath joined together, let no man put asunder. 7 They say to him: Why
then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away? 8
He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart
permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not
so. 9 And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth
adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth
adultery. 10 His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with
his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.
11 Who said to them: All men take not this word,
but they to whom it
is given. 12 For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their
mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and
there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of
heaven. He that can take, let him take it. 13 Then were little
children presented to him, that he should impose hands upon them and
pray. And the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said to them:
Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the
kingdom of heaven is for such. 15 And when he had imposed hands upon
them, he departed from thence.
16 And behold one came and said to him: Good
master, what good shall
I do that I may have life everlasting? 17 Who said to him: Why asketh
thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into
life, keep the commandments. 18 He said to him: Which? And Jesus
said: Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness. 19 Honour thy
father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith to him: All these I have kept from my youth,
what is yet wanting to me?
21 Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go
sell what thou
hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and
come follow me. 22 And when the young man had heard this word, he
went away sad: for he had great possessions. 23 Then Jesus said to
his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter
into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you: It is easier
for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to
enter into the kingdom of heaven. 25 And when they had heard this,
the disciples wondered very much, saying: Who then can be saved?
26 And Jesus beholding, said to them: With men this
but with God all things are possible. 27 Then Peter answering, said
to him: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what
therefore shall we have? 28 And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to
you, that you, who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son
of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on
twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one
that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or
wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an
hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting. 30 And many that are
first, shall be last: and the last shall be first.
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parable of the labourers in the
vineyard. The ambition of the two sons of Zebedee. Christ gives sight
to two blind men.
1 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder,
who went out early
in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2 And having
agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his
vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others
standing in the market place idle. 4 And he said to them: Go you also
into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just. 5 And they
went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth
hour, and did in like manner.
6 But about the eleventh hour he went out and found
and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle? 7 They say
to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also
into my vineyard. 8 And when evening was come, the lord of the
vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their
hire, beginning from the last even to the first. 9 When therefore
they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every
man a penny. 10 But when the first also came, they thought that they
should receive more: and they also received every man a penny.
11 And receiving it they murmured against the
master of the house,
12 Saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made
them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.
13 But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong:
didst thou not agree with me for a penny? 14 Take what is thine, and
go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. 15 Or, is
it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am
16 So shall the last be first, and the first last.
For many are
called, but few chosen. 17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the
twelve disciples apart, and said to them: 18 Behold we go up to
Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests
and the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death. 19 And shall
deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified,
and the third day he shall rise again. 20 Then came to him the mother
of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and asking something of
21 Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to
him: Say that these
my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy
left, in thy kingdom. 22 And Jesus answering, said: You know not what
you ask. Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink? They say to him:
We can. 23 He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink; but
to sit on my right or left hand, is not mine to give to you, but to
them for whom it is prepared by my Father. 24 And the ten hearing it,
were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25 But Jesus
called them to him, and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles
lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon
26 It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will
be the greater
among you, let him be your minister: 27 And he that will be first
among you, shall be your servant. 28 Even as the Son of man is not
come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a
redemption for many. 29 And when they went out from Jericho, a great
multitude followed him. 30 And behold two blind men sitting by the
way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O
Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.
31 And the multitude rebuked them that they should
hold their peace.
But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have
mercy on us. 32 And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will
ye that I do to you? 33 They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be
opened. 34 And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes.
And immediately they saw, and followed him.
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rides into Jerusalem upon an ass. He casts the buyers and
sellers out of the temple, curses the fig tree and puts to silence the
priests and scribes.
1 And when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were
come to Bethphage,
unto mount Olivet, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 Saying to them:
Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you
shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them and bring them
to me. 3 And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the
Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go. 4 Now all
this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying: 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy king
cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of
her that is used to the yoke.
6 And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded
them. 7 And they
brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and
made him sit thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their
garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed
them in the way: 9 And the multitudes that went before and that
followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he
that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. 10 And
when he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who
11 And the people said: This is Jesus the prophet,
from Nazareth of
Galilee. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all
them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of
the money changers, and the chairs of them that sold doves: 13 And he
saith to them: It is written, My house shall be called the house of
prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. 14 And there came to
him the blind and the lame in the temple; and he healed them. 15 And
the chief priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that he did,
and the children crying in the temple, and saying: Hosanna to the son
of David; were moved with indignation.
16 And said to him: Hearest thou what these say?
And Jesus said to
them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of
sucklings thou hast perfected praise? 17 And leaving them, he went
out of the city into Bethania, and remained there. 18 And in the
morning, returning into the city, he was hungry. 19 And seeing a
certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing on
it but leaves only, and he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee
henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. 20
And the disciples seeing it wondered, saying: How is it presently
21 And Jesus answering, said to them: Amen, I say
to you, if you
shall have faith, and stagger not, not only this of the fig tree shall
you do, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Take up and cast
thyself into the sea, it shall be done. 22 And in all things
whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. 23
And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was
teaching, the chief priests and ancients of the people, saying: By what
authority dost thou these things? and who hath given thee this
authority? 24 Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one
word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what
authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, whence was it?
from heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:
26 If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us:
Why then did you
not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the
multitude: for all held John as a prophet. 27 And answering Jesus,
they said: We know not. He also said to them: Neither do I tell you by
what authority I do these things. 28 But what think you? A certain
man had two sons; and coming to the first, he said: Son, go work today
in my vineyard. 29 And he answering, said: I will not. But
afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went. 30 And coming to
the other, he said in like manner. And he answering, said: I go, Sir;
and he went not.
31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say
to him: The
first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you, that the publicans and
the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John
came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him. But the
publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not
even afterwards repent, that you might believe him. 33 Hear ye
another parable. There was a man an householder, who planted a
vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and dug in it a press, and
built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen; and went into a strange
country. 34 And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his
servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof.
35 And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one, and
killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again he sent other servants more than the
former; and they did to
them in like manner. 37 And last of all he sent to them his son,
saying: They will reverence my son. 38 But the husbandmen seeing the
son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him,
and we shall have his inheritance. 39 And taking him, they cast him
forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When therefore the lord
of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen?
41 They say to him: He will bring those evil men to
an evil end; and
will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him
the fruit in due season. 42 Jesus saith to them: Have you never read
in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is
become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it
is wonderful in our eyes. 43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom
of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding
the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall
be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to
powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they knew that he spoke of them.
46 And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the
because they held him as a prophet.
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parable of the marriage feast. Christ orders tribute to be paid to
Caesar. He confutes the Sadducees, shews which is the first commandment
in the law and puzzles the Pharisees.
1 And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to
them, saying: 2
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his
son. 3 And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to
the marriage; and they would not come. 4 Again he sent other
servants, saying: Tell them that were invited, Behold, I have prepared
my dinner; my calves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready:
come ye to the marriage. 5 But they neglected, and went their own
ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise.
6 And the rest laid hands on his servants, and
having treated them
contumeliously, put them to death. 7 But when the king had heard of
it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers,
and burnt their city. 8 Then he saith to his servants: The marriage
indeed is ready; but they that were invited were not worthy. 9 Go ye
therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the
marriage. 10 And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered
together all that they found, both bad and good: and the marriage was
filled with guests.
11 And the king went in to see the guests: and he
saw there a man who
had not on a wedding garment. 12 And he saith to him: Friend, how
camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent.
13 Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and
cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen. 15
Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him
in his speech.
16 And they sent to him their disciples with the
Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of
God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost not regard
the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore what dost thou think, is it
lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 18 But Jesus knowing their
wickedness, said: Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the
coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny. 20 And Jesus saith
to them: Whose image and inscription is this?
21 They say to him: Caesar's. Then he saith to
them: Render therefore
to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God, the things that are
God's. 22 And hearing this they wondered, and leaving him, went their
ways. 23 That day there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is
no resurrection; and asked him, 24 Saying: Master, Moses said: If a
man die having no son, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up
issue to his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and
the first having married a wife, died; and not having issue, left his
wife to his brother.
26 In like manner the second, and the third, and so
on to the
seventh. 27 And last of all the woman died also. 28 At the
resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven shall she be? for they
all had her. 29 And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not
knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the
resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but shall be as
the angels of God in heaven.
31 And concerning the resurrection of the dead,
have you not read
that which was spoken by God, saying to you: 32 I am the God of
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God
of the dead, but of the living. 33 And the multitudes hearing it,
were in admiration at his doctrine. 34 But the Pharisees hearing that
he had silenced the Sadducees, came together: 35 And one of them, a
doctor of the law, asking him, tempting him:
36 Master, which is the greatest commandment in the
law? 37 Jesus
said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and
with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. 38 This is the greatest
and the first commandment. 39 And the second is like to this: Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments
dependeth the whole law and the prophets.
41 And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus
asked them, 42
Saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him:
David's. 43 He saith to them: How then doth David in spirit call him
Lord, saying: 44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand,
until I make thy enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him
Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word;
neither durst any man
from that day forth ask him any more questions.
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admonishes the people to follow the good doctrine, not the bad
example of the scribes and Pharisees. He warns his disciples not to
imitate their ambition and denounces divers woes against them for their
hypocrisy and blindness.
1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his
Saying: The scribes and the Pharisees have sitten on the chair of
Moses. 3 All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you,
observe and do: but according to their works do ye not; for they say,
and do not. 4 For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens, and lay
them on men's shoulders; but with a finger of their own they will not
move them. 5 And all their works they do for to be seen of men. For
they make their phylacteries broad, and enlarge their fringes.
6 And they love the first places at feasts, and the
first chairs in
the synagogues, 7 And salutations in the market place, and to be
called by men, Rabbi. 8 But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your
master; and all you are brethren. 9 And call none your father upon
earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye
called masters; for one is your master, Christ.
11 He that is the greatest among you shall be your
servant. 12 And
whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled: and he that shall
humble himself shall be exalted. 13 But woe to you scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the kingdom of heaven against
men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and those that are going in,
you suffer not to enter. 14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites: because you devour the houses of widows, praying long
prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment. 15 Woe to
you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the
sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make
him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.
16 Woe to you blind guides, that say, Whosoever
shall swear by the
temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the
temple, is a debtor. 17 Ye foolish and blind; for whether is greater,
the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And whosoever
shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by
the gift that is upon it, is a debtor. 19 Ye blind: for whether is
greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 He
therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things
that are upon it:
21 And whosoever shall swear by the temple,
sweareth by it, and by
him that dwelleth in it: 22 And he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth
by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 23 Woe to you
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint, and anise,
and cummin, and have left the weightier things of the law; judgment,
and mercy, and faith. These things you ought to have done, and not to
leave those undone. 24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and
swallow a camel. 25 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites;
because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but
within you are full of rapine and uncleanness.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside
of the cup and of
the dish, that the outside may become clean. 27 Woe to you scribes
and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres,
which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead
men's bones, and of all filthiness. 28 So you also outwardly indeed
appear to men just; but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and
iniquity. 29 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; that build
the sepulchres of the prophets, and adorn the monuments of the just,
30 And say: If we had been in the days of our Fathers, we would not
have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves,
that you are the
sons of them that killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure
of your fathers. 33 You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you
flee from the judgment of hell? 34 Therefore behold I send to you
prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you will put to
death and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues, and
persecute from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the just
blood that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the
just, even unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom you
killed between the temple and the altar.
36 Amen I say to you, all these things shall come
generation. 37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets,
and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens
under her wings, and thou wouldest not? 38 Behold, your house shall
be left to you, desolate. 39 For I say to you, you shall not see me
henceforth till you say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the
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foretells the destruction of the temple, with the signs that shall come
before it and before the last judgment. We must always watch.
1 And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away.
disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And he
answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you
there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be
destroyed. 3 And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples
came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and
what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the
world? 4 And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man
seduce you: 5 For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and
they will seduce many.
6 And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars.
See that ye be not
troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places:
8 Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 Then shall they
deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you
shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall
many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall
seduce many. 12
And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow
cold. 13 But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole
world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation
come. 15 When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation,
which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place:
he that readeth let him understand.
16 Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to
the mountains: 17
And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing
out of his house: 18 And he that is in the field, let him not go back
to take his coat. 19 And woe to them that are with child, and that
give suck in those days. 20 But pray that your flight be not in the
winter, or on the sabbath.
21 For there shall be then great tribulation, such
as hath not been
from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. 22 And
unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for
the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any
man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him.
24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall
shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even
the elect. 25 Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.
26 If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is
in the desert, go
ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not. 27 For as
lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so
shall the coming of the Son of man be. 28 Wheresoever the body shall
be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together. 29 And
immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be
darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall
fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved: 30 And
then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall
all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming
in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.
31 And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and
a great voice:
and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the
farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them. 32 And
from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now
tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh. 33
So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is
nigh, even at the doors. 34 Amen I say to you, that this generation
shall not pass, till all these things be done. 35 Heaven and earth
shall pass, but my words shall not pass.
36 But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the
angels of heaven,
but the Father alone. 37 And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even
till that day in which Noe entered into the ark, 39 And they knew not
till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming
of the Son of man be. 40 Then two shall be in the field: one shall be
taken, and one shall be left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one
shall be taken, and
one shall be left. 42 Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what
hour your Lord will come. 43 But know this ye, that if the goodman of
the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly
watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. 44 Wherefore
be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man
will come. 45 Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant,
whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in
46 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord
shall come he shall
find so doing. 47 Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his
goods. 48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is
long a coming: 49 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and
shall eat and drink with drunkards: 50 The lord of that servant shall
come in a day that he hopeth not, and at an hour that he knoweth not:
51 And shall separate him, and appoint his portion
hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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parable of the ten virgins and of the talents. The description of the
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten
virgins, who taking
their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. 2 And five
of them were foolish, and five wise. 3 But the five foolish, having
taken their lamps, did not take oil with them: 4 But the wise took
oil in their vessels with the lamps. 5 And the bridegroom tarrying,
they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the
go ye forth to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed
their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil,
for our lamps are gone out. 9 The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps
there be not enough for us and for you, go ye rather to them that sell,
and buy for yourselves. 10 Now whilst they went to buy, the
bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the
marriage, and the door was shut.
11 But at last come also the other virgins, saying:
Lord, Lord, open
to us. 12 But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.
13 Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.
14 For even as a man going into a far country, called his servants,
and delivered to them his goods; 15 And to one he gave five talents,
and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his
proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.
16 And he that had received the five talents, went
his way, and
traded with the same, and gained other five. 17 And in like manner he
that had received the two, gained other two. 18 But he that had
received the one, going his way digged into the earth, and hid his
lord's money. 19 But after a long time the lord of those servants
came, and reckoned with them. 20 And he that had received the five
talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst
deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and
21 His lord said to him: Well done, good and
because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee
over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 And he also
that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst
two talents to me: behold I have gained other two. 23 His lord said
to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter
thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 But he that had received the one
talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man; thou
reapest where thou hast not sown, and gatherest where thou hast not
strewed. 25 And being afraid I went and hid thy talent in the earth:
behold here thou hast that which is thine.
26 And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and
thou knewest that I reap where I sow not, and gather where I have not
strewed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have committed my money to the
bankers, and at my coming I should have received my own with usury.
28 Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him
that hath ten talents. 29 For to every one that hath shall be given,
and he shall abound: but from him that hath not, that also which he
seemeth to have shall be taken away. 30 And the unprofitable servant
cast ye out into the exterior darkness. There shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.
31 And when the Son of man shall come in his
majesty, and all the
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. 32
And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall
separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep
from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but
the goats on his left. 34 Then shall the king say to them that shall
be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I
was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to
drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:
36 Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited
me: I was in
prison, and you came to me. 37 Then shall the just answer him,
saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and
gave thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger, and took
thee in? or naked, and covered thee? 39 Or when did we see thee sick
or in prison, and came to thee? 40 And the king answering, shall say
to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my
least brethren, you did it to me.
41 Then he shall say to them also that shall be on
his left hand:
Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared
for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry, and you gave me
not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. 43 I was a
stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick
and in prison, and you did not visit me. 44 Then they also shall
answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a
stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to
thee? 45 Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as
long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to
46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment:
but the just, into
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Jews conspire against Christ. He is anointed by Mary. The treason of
Judas. The last supper. The prayer in the garden. The apprehension of
our Lord. His treatment in the house of Caiphas.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all
these words, he said
to his disciples: 2 You know that after two days shall be the pasch,
and the son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified: 3 Then were
gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people into the
court of the high priest, who was called Caiphas: 4 And they
consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and
put him to death. 5 But they said: Not on the festival day, lest
perhaps there should be a tumult among the people.
6 And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of
Simon the leper,
7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious
ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. 8 And the
disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this
waste? 9 For this might have been sold for much, and given to the
poor. 10 And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this
woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For the poor you have always with you: but me
you have not always.
12 For she in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my
burial. 13 Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be
preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be
told for a memory of her. 14 Then went one of the twelve, who was
called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, 15 And said to them:
What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they
appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from thenceforth he sought opportunity to
betray him. 17 And
on the first day of the Azymes, the disciples came to Jesus, saying:
Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch? 18 But
Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man, and say to him: the
master saith, My time is near at hand, with thee I make the pasch with
my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus appointed to them,
and they prepared the pasch. 20 But when it was evening, he sat down
with his twelve disciples.
21 And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen I say
to you, that one
of you is about to betray me. 22 And they being very much troubled,
began every one to say: Is it I, Lord? 23 But he answering, said: He
that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me. 24 The
Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man
by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: it were better for him, if
that man had not been born. 25 And Judas that betrayed him,
answering, said: Is it I, Rabbi? He saith to him: Thou hast said it.
26 And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took
bread, and blessed, and
broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is
my body. 27 And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them,
saying: Drink ye all of this. 28 For this is my blood of the new
testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins. 29
And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the
vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom
of my Father. 30 And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount
31 Then Jesus said to them: All you shall be
scandalized in me this
night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of
the flock shall be dispersed. 32 But after I shall be risen again, I
will go before you into Galilee. 33 And Peter answering, said to him:
Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.
34 Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, that in this night before
the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. 35 Peter saith to him: Yea,
though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner
said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus came with them into a country place
which is called
Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go
yonder and pray. 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of
Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. 38 Then he saith
to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch
with me. 39 And going a little further, he fell upon his face,
praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice
pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he
cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to
Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me?
41 Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into
temptation. The spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh weak. 42 Again the second time, he
went and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away,
but I must drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he cometh again and
findeth them sleeping: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And leaving
them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame
word. 45 Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye
now and take your rest; behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man
shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us go: behold he is at hand that will
betray me. 47 As
he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a
great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and
the ancients of the people. 48 And he that betrayed him, gave them a
sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast. 49
And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him.
50 And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they
came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.
51 And behold one of them that were with Jesus,
stretching forth his
hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high priest,
cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword
into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the
sword. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give
me presently more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then shall
the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done? 55 In that same
hour Jesus said to the multitudes: You are come out as it were to a
robber with swords and clubs to apprehend me. I sat daily with you,
teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on me.
56 Now all this was done, that the scriptures of
the prophets might
be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving him, fled. 57 But they
holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and
the ancients were assembled. 58 And Peter followed him afar off, even
to the court of the high priest. And going in, he sat with the
servants, that he might see the end. 59 And the chief priests and the
whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put
him to death: 60 And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had
come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:
61 And they said: This man said, I am able to
destroy the temple of
God, and after three days to rebuild it. 62 And the high priest
rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which
these witness against thee? 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high
priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us
if thou be the Christ the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith to him: Thou
hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the
Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in
the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priests rent his garments,
saying: He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses?
Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy:
66 What think you? But they answering, said: He is
guilty of death.
67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him: and others
struck his face with the palms of their hands, 68 Saying: Prophesy
unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck thee? 69 But Peter sat
without in the court: and there came to him a servant maid, saying:
Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. 70 But he denied before them
all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.
71 And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw
him, and she
saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of
Nazareth. 72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.
73 And after a little while they came that stood by, and said to
Peter: Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth
discover thee. 74 Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew
not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75 And Peter remembered
the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt
deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.
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continuation of the history of the passion of Christ. His death and
1 And when morning was come, all the chief priests
and ancients of
the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to
death. 2 And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius
Pilate the governor. 3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he
was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and ancients, 4 Saying: I have sinned in
betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou
to it. 5 And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he
departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter.
6 But the chief priests having taken the pieces of
silver, said: It
is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of
blood. 7 And after they had consulted together, they bought with them
the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers. 8 For this
cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even
to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias
the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the
price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of
Israel. 10 And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord
appointed to me.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor, and the
governor asked him,
saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest
it. 12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he
answered nothing. 13 Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how
great testimonies they allege against thee? 14 And he answered him to
never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly. 15 Now upon
the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one
prisoner, whom they would.
16 And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was
17 They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you
that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? 18
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. 19 And as he was
sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have
thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things
this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and
ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask for Barabbas, and
take Jesus away.
21 And the governor answering, said to them:
Whether will you of the
two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith
to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They
say all: Let him be crucified. 23 The governor said to them: Why,
what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be
crucified. 24 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that
rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the
people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you
to it. 25 And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us
and our children.
26 Then he released to them Barabbas, and having
delivered him unto them to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the
governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the
whole band; 28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.
29 And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a
reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked
him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews. 30 And spitting upon him, they
took the reed, and struck his head.
31 And after they had mocked him, they took off the
cloak from him,
and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him. 32
And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced
to take up his cross. 33 And they came to the place that is called
Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. 34 And they gave him wine to
drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.
35 And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments,
casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my
vesture they cast lots.
36 And they sat and watched him. 37 And they put
over his head his
cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then were
crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand, and one on the
left. 39 And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their
heads, 40 And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God,
and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self: if thou be the
Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 In like manner also the chief priests, with the
ancients, mocking, said: 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save.
If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and
we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him now deliver him if
he will have him; for he said: I am the Son of God. 44 And the
selfsame thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him,
reproached him with. 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness
over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud
Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me? 47 And some that stood there and heard, said: This man
calleth Elias. 48 And immediately one of them running took a sponge,
and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to
drink. 49 And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will
come to deliver him. 50 And Jesus again crying with a loud voice,
yielded up the ghost.
51 And behold the veil of the temple was rent in
two from the top
even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent. 52
And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had
slept arose, 53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection,
came into the holy city, and appeared to many. 54 Now the centurion
and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake,
and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this
was the Son of God. 55 And there were there many women afar off, who
had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 Among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the
mother of James and
Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 57 And when it was
evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who
also himself was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate, and asked
the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be
delivered. 59 And Joseph taking the body, wrapped it up in a clean
linen cloth. 60 And laid it in his own new monument, which he had
hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the
monument, and went his way.
61 And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the other
Mary sitting over
against the sepulchre. 62 And the next day, which followed the day of
preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to
Pilate, 63 Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said,
while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again. 64
Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest
perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people:
He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the
first. 65 Pilate saith to them: You have a guard; go, guard it as you
66 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone,
and setting guards.
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resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.
1 And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to
dawn towards the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see
the sepulchre. 2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an
angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the
stone, and sat upon it. 3 And his countenance was as lightning, and
his raiment as snow. 4 And for fear of him, the guards were struck
with terror, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answering, said
to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was
6 He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come,
and see the
place where the Lord was laid. 7 And going quickly, tell ye his
disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into
Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you. 8
And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy,
running to tell his disciples. 9 And behold Jesus met them, saying:
All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they
go into Galilee, there they shall see me.
11 Who when they were departed, behold some of the
guards came into
the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
12 And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking
counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers, 13 Saying: Say
you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away when we were
asleep. 14 And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him,
and secure you. 15 So they taking the money, did as they were taught:
and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto
where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And seeing him they adored: but
some doubted. 18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power
is given to me in heaven and in earth. 19 Going therefore, teach ye
all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost. 20 Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days,
even to the consummation of the world.
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