The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah, the son of God;
As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you." [*Malachi 3:1]
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'" [*Isaiah 40:3]
John baptized in the wilderness, and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And there went out to him all the land of Judaea, and those of Jerusalem, and were all baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him.
And there came a voice from heaven, [saying], "You are My beloved son, in whom I am well pleased."
And immediately the Spirit drives him into the wilderness.
And he was there in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
Now after that, John was put in prison; Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,
And saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent, and believe the Gospel."
Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers.
And Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men."
And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James, the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the ship mending their nets.
And straightway he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants and went after him.
And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.
And they were astonished at his doctrine, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Saying, "Leave [us] alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Hold your peace, and come out of him."
And when the unclean spirit had torn him and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What thing is this? What new doctrine [is] this? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."
And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
And forthwith, when they had come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and immediately they tell him of her.
And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
And at evening, when the sun set, they brought to him all who were diseased, and those who were possessed with devils.
And all the city was gathered together at the door.
And he healed many who were sick of various diseases, and cast out many devils; and did not let the devils speak, because they knew him.
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and prayed there.
And Simon and those who were with him followed after him.
And when they had found him, they said to him, "All [men] seek you."
And he said to them, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, for this, I came forth."
And a leper came there to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you will, you can make me clean."
And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
And says to him, "See that you say nothing to any man, but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." [*Leviticus 14:2 - 4]
But he went out, and began to publish [it] much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no longer openly enter into the city, but was alone in desert places, and they came to him from every quarter.
And again he entered into Capernaum after [some] days; and it was heard that he was in the house.
And many had straightway gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive [them], no, not so much as about the door, and he preached the word to them.
And they come to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was borne of four.
And when they could not come near him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was, and when they had broken [it] up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
"Why does this [man] thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?"
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts?
Is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, '[Your] sins are forgiven;' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?'
But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins," (he says to the sick of the palsy,)
"I say to you, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and go your way into your house.'"
And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, "We never saw it in this fashion."
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted to him, and he taught them.
And as he passed by, he saw Levi, the [son] of Alphaeus, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners also sat together with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him.
And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples, "How is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners?"
When Jesus heard [it], he says to them, "Those who are whole have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast, and they come and say to him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
And Jesus said to them, "Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.
No man also sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment, else the new piece that filled it up takes away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
And no man puts new wine into old bottles, else the new wine bursts the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred, but new wine must be put into new bottles."
And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and those who were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?" [*1 Samuel 21:2 - 6]
And he said to them, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.
Therefore the Son of man is master also of the sabbath."
And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had a withered hand.
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
And he says to the man who had the withered hand, "Stand forth."
And he says to them, "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill?" But they held their peace.
And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he says to the man, "Stretch forth your hand." And he stretched [it] out, and his hand was restored whole as the other.
And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and [from] beyond Jordan; and those about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, they came to him.
And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, unless they should throng him.
For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him to touch him, as many who had plagues.
And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, "You are the son of God."
And he straightly charged that that they should not make him known.
And he goes up into a mountain, and calls [to him] whom he would, and they came to him.
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.
And Simon, he surnamed Peter;
And James, the [son] of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, "The sons of thunder;"
And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James, the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him, and they went into a house.
And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him, for they said, "He is beside himself."
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Baalzebub, and by the prince of the devils he casts out devils."
And he called them [to him], and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
And if Satan rises up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
Verily I say to you, 'All sins will be forgiven to the sons of men, and blasphemies whatever they will blaspheme.
But he who will blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.'"
Because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
There then came his brothers and his mother, and, standing alone, sent to him, calling him.
And the multitude sat about him, and they said to him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers alone seek for you."
And he answered them, saying, "Who is my mother, or my brothers?"
And he looked round about on those who sat about him, and said, "Behold my mother and my brothers!
For whoever will do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."
And he began again to teach by the sea side, and there was gathered to him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his doctrine,
"Hear; behold, there went out a sower to sow.
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
And he said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." [*Ezekiel 3:27]
And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
And he said to them, "To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those who are without, all [these] things are done in parables.
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; unless at any time they should be converted, and [their] sins should be forgiven them."
And he said to them, "Do you not know this parable? And how then will you know all parables?
The sower sows the word.
And these are those by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
And likewise, these are those that are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time, afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
And these are those that are sown among thorns; these hear the word,
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
And these are those that are sown on good ground; these hear the word, and receive [it], and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred."
And he said to them, "Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? And not to be set on a candlestick?
If any man has ears to hear, let him hear." [*Ezekiel 3:27]
And he said to them, "Take heed what you hear, with what measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and to you who hear, more will be given.
For he who has, to him will be given, and he who does not have, from him will be taken even that which he has."
And he said, "So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he does not know how.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." [*Joel 3:13]
And he said, "To what will we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison will we compare it?
[It is] like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth.
But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under its shadow."
And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear [it].
But without a parable, he did not speak to them, and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
And the same day, when the evening had come, he says to them, "Let us pass over to the other side."
And when they had sent away the multitude, they got beside him as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat onto the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the stern of the ship, asleep on a pillow, and they awake him, and say to him, "Master, do you not care that we perish?"
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still." And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, "What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
And they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
And when he had come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs, a man with an unclean spirit,
Who had [his] dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains.
Because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces, neither could any [man] tame him.
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped him,
And cried with a loud voice, and said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, [you] son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, that you do not torment me."
For he said to him, "Come out of the man, [you] unclean spirit."
And he asked him, "What [is] your name?" And he answered, saying, "My name [is] Legion, for we are many."
And he asked him greatly that he would not send them away out of the country.
Now there was there near the mountains, a great herd of swine feeding.
And all the devils asked him, saying, "Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them."
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine, and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea (they were about two thousand), and were choked in the sea.
And those who fed the swine fled, and told [it] in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
And they come to Jesus, and saw him who was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid.
And those who saw [it] told them how it befell him who was possessed with the devil, and [also] concerning the swine.
And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
And when he had come into the ship, he who had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
Howbeit Jesus did not let him, but says to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them how the Lord [God] has done great things for you, and has had compassion on you."
And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and all [men] marveled.
And when Jesus had passed over again by ship to the other side, many people gathered to him, and he was near the sea.
And, behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue comes, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
And asked him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death, [I pray you], come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she will live."
And [Jesus] went with him; and many people followed him, and thronged him.
And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,
And had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not better, but rather grew worse,
When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
For she said, "If I may touch but his clothes, I will be whole."
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in [her] body that she was healed of that plague.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned about in the press, and said, "Who touched my clothes?"
And his disciples said to him, "You see the multitude thronging you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'"
And he looked around to see her who had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be whole of your plague."
While he still spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's [house someone] who said, "Your daughter is dead, why do you trouble the master any further?"
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he says to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, only believe."
And he let no man follow him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
And when he had come in, he says to them, "Why do you make this tumult, and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleeps."
And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he takes the father and the mother of the damsel, and those who were with him, and enters in where the damsel was lying.
And he took the damsel by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha cumi;" which is, being interpreted, "Damsel, I say to you, arise."
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was [of the age] of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. [*5:110]
And he charged them straightly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
And he went out from there, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
And when the sabbath day had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing [him] were astonished, saying, "From where has this [man] these things? And what wisdom [is] this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are done by his hands?
Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are his sisters not here with us?" And they were offended at him.
But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house."
And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed [them].
And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
And he called the twelve [to him], and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And commanded them that they should take nothing for [their] journey, except a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in [their] purse.
But [be] bound with sandals; and to not put on two coats.
And he said to them, "If you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place.
And whoever will not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, 'It will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment, than for that city.'"
And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed [them].
And king Herod heard [of him] (for his name was spread abroad); and he said, "That John the Baptist had risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works show themselves forth in him."
Others said, "That it is Elijah." And others said, "That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets."
But when Herod heard [thereof], he said, "It is John, whom I beheaded, he has risen from the dead."
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.
For John had said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not,
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
And when a convenient day had come, that Herod, on his birthday, made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief [estates] of Galilee;
And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the damsel, "Ask of me whatever you will, and I will give [it] you."
And he swore to her, "Whatever you will ask of me, I will give [it] you, to the half of my kingdom."
And she went forth, and said to her mother, "What will I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."
And she came in straightway with haste to the king, and asked, saying, "I will that you immediately give me the head of John the Baptist in a charger."
And the king was exceedingly sorry; [yet] for his oath's sake, and for their sake, [those] who sat with him, he would not reject her.
And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.
And when his disciples heard [of it], they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
And he said to them, "Come apart into a desert place yourselves, and rest a while," for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot there out of all cities, and came before them, and came together to him.
And Jesus, when he came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, "This is a desert place, and now the time [has] far passed.
Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."
He answered and said to them, "Give them to eat." And they say to him, "Should we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?"
He says to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they knew, they say, "Five, and two fish."
And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave [them] to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all.
And they all ate, and were filled.
And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish.
And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.
And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
And when evening had come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them, and about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out.
For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and says to them, "Be of good cheer, it is I; do not be afraid."
And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased, and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
For they did not consider [the miracle] of the loaves, for their heart was hardened.
And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
And when they had come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about those who were sick in beds, where they heard he was.
And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and asked him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment, and as many who touched him were made whole.
Then the Pharisees came together to him, and some of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem.
And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed hands, they found fault.
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash [their] hands often, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders.
And [when they come] from the market, unless they wash, they do not eat. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, [as] the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
He answered and said to them, "Isaiah has prophesied well of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors Me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.' [*Isaiah 29:13]
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, [as] the washing of pots and cups, and many other such things you do."
For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death [*Leviticus 20:9].'
But you say, 'If a man will say to his father or mother, '[It is] Corban,' that is to say, a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me; [he will be free].'
And you do not let him do anything more for his father or his mother;
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which you have delivered, and many such things do you do."
And when he had called all the people [to him], he said to them, "Hear me, every one [of you], and understand,
If any man has ears to hear, let him hear." [*Ezekiel 3:27]
And when he had entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
And he says to them, "Are you without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatever thing from the outside enters into the man, [it] cannot defile him;
Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats?"
And he said, "That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
All these evil things come from within and defile the man."
And from there he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know [it], but he could not be hid.
For a [certain] woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she asked him that he would cast the devil out of her daughter.
But Jesus said to her, "Let the children first be filled, for it is not ideal to take the children's bread, and cast [it] to the dogs."
And she answered and said to him, "Yes, master, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs."
And he said to her, "For this saying go your way; the devil has gone out of your daughter."
And when she had come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
And they bring to him one who was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they call him near to put his hand upon him.
And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and says to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
And he charged that they should tell no man, but the more he charged them, the more a great deal they published [it];
And were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well, he makes both the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak."
In those days the multitude was very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples [to him], and says to them,
"I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat.
And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way, for some of them came from afar."
And his disciples answered him, "From where can a man satisfy these [men] with bread here in the wilderness?"
And he asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven."
And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke, and gave to his disciples to set before [them]; and they set [them] before the people.
And they had a few small fish, and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before [them].
So they ate, and were filled, and they took up of the broken [meat] that was left seven baskets.
And those who had eaten were about four thousand, and he sent them away.
And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven [*2:118], tempting him.
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and says, "Why does this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, 'There will be no sign given to this generation.'"
And he left them, and entering into the ship again, he departed to the other side.
Now [the disciples] had forgotten to take bread, neither did they have more than one loaf in the ship with them.
And he charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and [of] the leaven of Herod."
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "[It is] because we have no bread."
And when Jesus knew [it], he says to them, "Why do you reason, because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, neither understand? Have your hearts yet hardened?
Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?" They say to him, "Twelve."
"And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?" And they said, "Seven."
And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man to him, and asked him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up, and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. [*5:110]
And he sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell [it] to any in the town."
And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi, and by the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, "Whom do men say that I am?"
And they answered, "John the Baptist, but some [say], Elijah; and others, one of the prophets."
And he says to them, "But whom do you say that I am?" And Peter answers and says to him, "You are the Christ."
And he charged that they should tell no man of him.
And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and [of] the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind me, Satan, for you savor not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men."
For whoever will save his life will lose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake and the Gospel's, the same will save it. [*9:111]
For what will it profit a man, if he will gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Whoever therefore will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also will the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
And after six days Jesus takes [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into a high mountain apart by themselves, and he was transfigured before them.
And his raiment became shining, exceedingly white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. [*~Exodus 34:29 - 30]
And Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here, and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
For he had not perceived what to say; for they were afraid.
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved son, hear him."
And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man anymore, except only Jesus with themselves.
And as they came down from the mountain, he charged that they should tell no man what things they had seen, until the Son of man had risen from the dead.
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning with one another what the rising from the dead should mean.
And they asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?"
And he answered and told them, "Elijah verily comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be scorned.
But I say to you, 'That Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they listed, as it is written of him.'"
And when he came to [his] disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to [him], they saluted him.
And he asked the scribes, "What do you question with them?"
And one of the multitude answered and said, "Master, I have brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;
And wherever he takes him, he tears him, and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away, and I spoke to your disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not."
He answers him, and says, "O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I tolerate you? Bring him to me."
And they brought him to him, and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
And he asked his father, "How long ago was it since this came to him?" And he said, "Of a child.
And often times it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him, but if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us."
Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things [are] possible to him who believes."
And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, "Master, I believe; help my unbelief."
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, "[You] mute and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him."
And [the spirit] cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him, and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, "He is dead."
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast him out?"
And he said to them, "This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting."
And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and he would not have that any man should know [it].
For he taught his disciples, and said to them, "The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and after he is killed, he will rise the third day."
But they did not understand that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house he asked them, "What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?"
But they held their peace, for they had disputed by the way among themselves, who [should be] the greatest.
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and says to them, "If any man desires to be first, [the same] will be last of all, and servant of all."
And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them, and when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever will receive one such child in my name, receives me, and whoever will receive me, does not receive me, but Him who sent me."
And John answered him, saying, "Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name, and he does not follow us, and we forbade him, because he does not follow us."
But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for there is no man who will do a miracle in my name, who can lightly speak evil of me.
For he who is not against us is on our part.
And whoever will offend one of [these] little ones who believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck [*~111:5], and he were cast into the sea.
And if your hand offends you, cut it off, it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into Gehenna, into the Fire that will never be quenched.
Where their worm does not die, and the Fire is not quenched.
And if your foot offends you, cut it off, it is better for you to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the Fire that will never be quenched.
Where their worm does not die, and the Fire is not quenched.
And if your eye offends you, pluck it out, it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of the Fire.
Where their worm does not die, and the Fire is not quenched.
For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
Salt [is] good, but if the salt has lost his saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."
And he arose from there, and comes into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan, and the people resort to him again; and, as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away [his] wife?" Tempting him.
And they said, "Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away." [*Deuteronomy 24:1]
And Jesus answered and said to them, "For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
For this cause, a man will leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And the two will be one flesh, so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. [*Genesis 2:24]
What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder."
And in the house, his disciples asked him again of the same [matter].
And he says to them, "Whoever will put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her.
And if a woman will put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery."
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them, and [his] disciples rebuked those who brought [them].
But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say to you, 'Whoever will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he will not enter therein.'"
And he took them up in his arms, put [his] hands upon them, and blessed them.
And when he had gone forth into the way, one came running, and knelt to him, and asked him, "Good master, what will I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? [There are] none good but one, [that is], God.
You know the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not kill,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and mother.'"
And he answered and said to him, "Master, I have observed all these from my youth."
Then Jesus, beholding him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack, go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, take up the cross, and follow me."
And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved, for he had great possessions.
And Jesus looked round about, and says to his disciples, "How impracticable will those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God!"
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle [*7:40], than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
And they were astonished out of measure, saying amongst themselves, "Who then can be saved?"
And Jesus, looking upon them, says, "With men [it is] impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible."
Then Peter began to say to him, "Look, we have left all, and have followed you."
And Jesus answered and said, "Verily I say to you, 'There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the Gospel's,
But he will receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
But many [who are] first will be last; and the last first."
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them, and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took the twelve again, and began to tell them what things should happen to him,
[Saying], "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles.
And they will mock him, and will scourge him, and will spit upon him, and will kill him, and the third day he will rise again."
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, "Master, we would will that you should do for us whatever we will desire."
And he said to them, "What would you will that I should do for you?"
They said to him, "Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory."
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask, can you drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
And they said to him, "We can." And Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized with, will you be baptized.
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but [it will be given to them] for whom it is prepared."
And when the ten heard [it], they began to be very displeased with James and John.
But Jesus called them [to him], and says to them, "You know that those who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
But it will not be so among you, but whoever will be great among you, will be your minister.
And whoever of you will be the chief, will be servant of all.
For the Son of man did not even come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
And they came to Jericho, and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me."
And many charged him that he should hold his peace, but he cried the more a great deal, "Son of David, have mercy on me."
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him, "Be of good comfort, rise; he calls you."
And Jesus answered and said to him, "What do you will that I should do to you?" The blind man said to him, "Master, that I might receive my sight."
And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you whole." And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. [*5:110]
And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples,
And says to them, "Go your way into the village over against you, and as soon as you have entered into it, you will find a colt tied, whereon never has a man sat; loose him, and bring [him].
And if any man say to you, 'Why do you do this?' Say that the Lord has need of him; and straightway he will send him here."
And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door alone in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
And certain of those who stood there said to them, "What are you doing, loosing the colt?"
And they said to them even as Jesus had commanded, and they let them go.
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches off the trees, and strewed [them] in the way.
And those who went before, and those who followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna, blessed [is] he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Blessed [is] the kingdom of our father David, who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest."
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple, and when he had looked around upon all things, and now the evening had come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
And on the morrow, when they had come from Bethany, he was hungry.
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon, and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not [yet].
And they come to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those who sold doves;
And the scribes and chief priests heard [it], and sought how they might destroy him, for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine.
And when evening had come, he went out of the city.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And Peter, calling to remembrance, says to him, "Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed has withered away."
And Jesus answering says to them, "Have faith in God.
For verily I say to you, 'That whoever will say to this mountain, 'Be removed, and be cast into the sea;' and will not doubt in his heart, but will believe that those things which he says will come to pass; he will have whatever he says.'
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have nothing against any, that your Father also, who is in the heavens, may forgive your trespasses.
And they come again to Jerusalem, and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
And say to him, "By what authority do you these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?"
And Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John, was [it] from heaven, or of men? Answer me."
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we will say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
But if we will say, 'Of men;'" they feared the people, for all [men] counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
And they answered and said to Jesus, "We cannot tell." And Jesus, answering, says to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."
And he began to speak to them by parables. "A [certain] man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about [it], and dug [a place for] the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
And again he sent to them another servant; and they cast stones at him, and wounded [him] in the head, and sent [him] away shamefully handled.
And again he sent another; and they killed him, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
Therefore, still having one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, 'They will reverence my son.'
But those husbandmen said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
And they took him, and killed [him], and cast [him] out of the vineyard.
And have you not read this Scripture; 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.
This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'" [*Psalms 118:22 - 23]
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people, for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them, and they left him, and went their way.
And they send some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to him, to catch him in [his] words.
And when they had come, they say to him, "Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man, for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Should we give, or should we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you tempt me? Bring me a penny, that I may see [it]."
And they brought [it]. And he says to them, "Whose [is] this image and superscription?" And they said to him, "Caesar's."
And Jesus answering said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at him.
"Master, Moses wrote to us, 'If a man's brother dies, and leaves [his] wife [behind him], and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.' [*Deuteronomy 25:5]
Now there were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed.
And the second took her, and died, neither did he leave any seed, and the third likewise.
And the seven had her, and left no seed, last of all the woman also died.
In the Resurrection therefore, when they will rise, whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her to wife."
And Jesus answering said to them, "Do you not therefore err, because you do not know the Scriptures, neither the power of God?
And as touching the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, 'I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' [*Exodus 3:6]
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living, you therefore do greatly err."
And the scribe said to him, "Well, master, you have said the truth, for there is one God; and there is none other but He.
And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no man after that asked him [any question].
For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, 'The Lord said to my lord, 'Sit on My right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.' [*Psalms 110:1]
David therefore himself calls him lord; and how [then] is he his son?" And the common people heard him gladly.
And he said to them in his doctrine, "Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces,
And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts.
Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers, these will receive greater damnation."
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many who were rich cast in much.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he called his disciples [to him], and says to them, "Verily I say to you, 'That this poor widow has cast more in, than all those who have cast into the treasury.'
For all cast in of their abundance; but she of her want, cast in all that she had, [even] all her living."
And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him, "Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings [are here]!"
And Jesus answering said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down."
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
"Tell us, when will these things be? And what [will be] the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?"
And Jesus, answering them, began to say, "Take heed unless any [man] deceives you.
For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am;' and will deceive many.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in various places [*2 Ezra 9:3, *~56:4, *~99:1], and there will be famines and troubles, these [are] the beginnings of sorrows. [*~17:58]
But take heed to yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you will be beaten, and you will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them.
And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.
But when they will lead [you], and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you will speak, neither premeditate, but whatever will be given to you in that hour, that speak, for it is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit.
Now the brother will betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children will rise up against [their] parents, and will cause them to be put to death.
And you will be hated of all [men] for My name's sake, but he who will endure to the end, the same will be saved.
But when you will see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it should not (let him who reads understand), then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains.
And let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter [therein], to take anything out of his house.
And pray that your flight is not in the winter.
For [in] those days will be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created to this time, neither will be.
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved, but for the elect's sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.
And then if any man will say to you, 'Look, here [is] the Messiah;' or, 'Look, [he is] there;' do not believe [him].
For false Messiahs and false prophets will rise, and will show signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.
And then he will send his angels, and will gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when her branch is still tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
So in like manner, when you will see these things come to pass, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
Verily I say to you, that this generation will not pass, until all these things are done.
Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.
[For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Unless coming suddenly he finds you sleeping.
And what I say to you, I say to all, 'Watch.'"
After two days was [the feast of] the passover, and of unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put [him] to death.
But they said, "Not on the feast [day], unless there is an uproar of the people."
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of very precious spikenard; and she broke the box, and poured [it] on his head.
And there were some who had indignation within themselves, and said, "Why was this waste of the ointment made?
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor." And they murmured against her.
And Jesus said, "Leave her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a good work on me.
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you will you may do them good, but you do not always have me.
She has done what she could, she has come beforehand to anoint my body for the burying.
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.
And when they heard [it], they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. [*58:14]
And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, "Where do you will that we go and prepare that you may eat the passover?"
And he sends forth two of his disciples, and says to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow him.
And wherever he will go in, say to the goodman of the house, 'The master says, 'Where is the guestchamber, where I will eat the passover with my disciples?'
And he will show you a large upper room furnished [and] prepared; there, make it ready for us."
And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them, and they made ready the passover.
And in the evening he comes with the twelve.
And as they sat and ate, Jesus said, "Verily I say to you, 'One of you who eats with me will betray me.'"
And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, "[Is] it I?" And another [said, "Is] it I?"
And he answered and said to them, "[It is] one of the twelve, who dips with me in the dish.
The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It were good for that man if he had never been born."
And as they ate, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke [it], and gave to them, and said, "Take, eat."
And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave [it] to them, and they all drank of it.
And he said to them, "This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Verily I say to you, 'I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.'"
And Jesus says to them, "All of you will be offended because of me this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' [*Zechariah 13:7]
But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee."
And Jesus says to him, "Verily I say to you, 'That this day, [even] in this night, before the cock crows twice [*~39:68], you will deny me three times.'"
But he spoke the more vehemently, "If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any wise." Likewise they also all said.
And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane, and he says to his disciples, "Sit here, while I will pray."
And he takes Peter with him, and James and John, and began to be amazed, and to be very heavy;
And says to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful to death, remain here, and watch."
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
And he said, "Abba, Father, all things [are] possible to You; take away this cup from me, nevertheless not what I will, but what You will."
And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, "Simon, do you sleep? Could you not watch one hour?
Watch and pray, unless you enter into temptation. The spirit truly [is] ready, but the flesh [is] weak."
And again he went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words.
And when he returned, he found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy), neither had they perceived what to answer him.
And he comes the third time, and says to them, "Sleep on now, and take [your] rest, it is enough, the hour has come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
And immediately, while he still spoke, Judas comes, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. [*58:14]
And he who betrayed him had given them a token, saying, "Whomever I will kiss, that is him; take him, and lead [him] away safely."
And as soon as he had come, he goes straightway to him, and says, "Rabbi, rabbi;" and kissed him.
And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
And one of those who stood by drew a sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Have you come out, as against a thief, with swords and [with] staves to take me?
I was with you daily in the temple teaching, and you did not take me, but the Scriptures must be fulfilled."
And they all forsook him, and fled.
And there, a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about [his] naked [body]; and the young men laid hold on him.
And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
And they led Jesus away to the high priest, and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest, and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
For many bore false witness against him, but their witness did not agree together.
And there arose some, and bore false witness against him, saying,
"We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.'"
But neither did their witness agree together.
And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, "Do you answer nothing? What [is it which] these witness against you?"
But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him, "Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed?"
And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and says, "What need do we have for any further witnesses?
You have heard the blasphemy, what do you think?" And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, "Prophesy," and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.
And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there comes one of the maids of the high priest.
And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, "And you also were with Jesus of Nazareth."
But he denied, saying, "I do not know or understand what you say." And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
And a maid saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, "This is [one] of them."
And he denied it again. And a little after, those who stood by said again to Peter, "Surely you are [one] of them, for you are a Galilaean, and your speech agrees."
But he began to curse and to swear, [saying], "I do not know this man of whom you speak."
And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times." And when he thought thereon, he wept.
And straightway in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried [him] away, and delivered [him] to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" And he answering said to him, "You say [it]."
And the chief priests accused him of many things, but he answered nothing.
And Pilate asked him again, saying, "Do you answer nothing? Behold how many things they witness against you."
But Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.
Now at [that] feast he released to them one prisoner, whomever they desired.
And there was [one] named Barabbas, [who lay] bound with those who had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
And the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire [him to do] as he had always done to them.
But Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you will that I release the king of the Jews to you?"
For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
And Pilate answered and said again to them, "What do you will then that I will do [to him] whom you call the king of the Jews?"
And they cried out again, "Crucify him."
Then Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" And they cried out the more exceedingly, "Crucify him."
And [so] Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged [him], to be crucified.
And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call the whole band together.
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his [head],
And began to salute him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spit upon him, and bowing [their] knees worshiped him.
And they bring him to the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, "The place of a skull."
And they gave him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but he did not receive [it].
And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
And the superscription of his accusation was written over, "The king of the Jews."
And the Scripture was fulfilled, which says, "And he was numbered with the transgressors." [*Isaiah 53:12]
And those who passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ah, you who destroy the temple, and build [it] in three days,
Save yourself, and come down from the cross."
Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, "He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Let the Messiah, the king of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe." And those who were crucified with him reviled him.
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" Which is, being interpreted, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" [*Psalms 22:1]
And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put [it] on a reed, and gave to him to drink [*Psalms 69:21], saying, "Leave alone; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."
And Jesus cried with a loud voice and breathed out.
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.
(Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him) and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
And now when the evening had come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counsellor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
And Pilate marveled if he were already dead, and calling the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead for any while.
And when he knew [it] of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses beheld where he was laid.
And when the sabbath had past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
And very early in the morning, the first [day] of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, "Who will roll the stone away from the door of the sepulcher for us?"
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were frighted.
And he says to them, "Do not be frighted, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified; he has risen; he is not here; behold the place where they laid him.
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you into Galilee, there you will see him, as he said to you."
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulcher; for they trembled and were amazed, neither did they say anything to any [man]; for they were afraid.
Now when [Jesus] had risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast out seven devils.
[And] she went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, did not believe.
After he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
And they went and told [it] to the residue; neither did they believe them.
Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
And he said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be damned."
And these signs will follow those who believe; in my name they will cast out devils; they will speak with new tongues;
They will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
So then after the master had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the master working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.