And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and
village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of
God: and the twelve were with him,
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many
others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out
of every city, he spake by a parable:
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the
way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it
withered away, because it lacked moisture.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an
hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not
see, and hearing they might not understand.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and
taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe
and be saved.
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word
with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in
time of temptation fall away.
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have
heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures
of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good
heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or
putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they
which enter in may see the light.
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any
thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be
given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that
which he seemeth to have.
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at
him for the press.
And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy
brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are
these which hear the word of God, and do it.
Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with
his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other
side of the lake. And they launched forth.
But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of
wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we
perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the
water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid
wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he
commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over
And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a
certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither
abode in any house, but in the tombs.
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a
loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God
most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For
oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and
in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion:
because many devils were entered into him.
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into
And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain:
and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them.
And he suffered them.
Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and
the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were
When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and
told it in the city and in the country.
Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found
the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of
Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed
of the devils was healed.
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about
besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great
fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he
might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done
unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole
city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly
received him: for they were all waiting for him.
And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the
synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he
would come into his house:
For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay
a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent
all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and
immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that
were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee,
and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue
is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and
falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people
for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath
made thee whole; go in peace.
While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the
synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe
only, and she shall be made whole.
And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save
Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not
dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called,
saying, Maid, arise.
And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he
commanded to give her meat.
And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should
tell no man what was done.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and
authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves,
nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats
And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city,
shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel,
and healing every where.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was
perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from
And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the
old prophets was risen again.
And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear
such things? And he desired to see him.
And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had
done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place
belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received
them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that
had need of healing.
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said
unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns
and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here
in a desert place.
But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no
more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat
for all this people.
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples,
Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to
heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set
before the multitude.
And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of
fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with
him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and
others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said,
The Christ of God.
And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that
Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of
the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised
the third day.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will
lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose
himself, or be cast away?
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall
the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and
in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall
not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took
Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his
raiment was white and glistering.
And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and
Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should
accomplish at Jerusalem.
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when
they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with
And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto
Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not
knowing what he said.
While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and
they feared as they entered into the cloud.
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved
Son: hear him.
And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it
close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they
And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down
from the hill, much people met him.
And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I
beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it
teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how
long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him.
And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and
delivered him again to his father.
And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they
wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his
Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall
be delivered into the hands of men.
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that
they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and
set him by him,
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent
me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in
thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against
us is for us.
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be
received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into
a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would
go to Jerusalem.
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt
thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them,
even as Elias did?
But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save
them. And they went to another village.
And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man
said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and
preach the kingdom of God.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go
bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough,
and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent
them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither
he himself would come.
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he
would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if
not, it shall turn to you again.
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they
give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such
things as are set before you:
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of
God is come nigh unto you.
But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your
ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off
against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of
God is come nigh unto you.
But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for
Sodom, than for that city.
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty
works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you,
they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment,
than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust
down to hell.
He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth
me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through thy name.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject
unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even
so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who
the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and
he to whom the Son will reveal him.
And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are
the eyes which see the things that ye see:
For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see
those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those
things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all
thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to
Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment,
and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he
saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on
him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when
he saw him, he had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine,
and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took
care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave
them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever
thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that
fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise.
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain
village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and
heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and
said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve
alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art
careful and troubled about many things:
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which
shall not be taken away from her.
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when
he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to
pray, as John also taught his disciples.
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as
in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is
indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go
unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing
to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is
now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is
his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him
as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give
him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?
And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass,
when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the
chief of the devils.
And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against
a house falleth.
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom
stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them
out? therefore shall they be your judges.
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom
of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he
taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his
He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto
my house whence I came out.
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than
himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of
that man is worse than the first.
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the
company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb
that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God,
and keep it.
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say,
This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign
be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of
man be to this generation.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of
this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts
of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater
than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place,
neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in
may see the light.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single,
thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy
body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark,
the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a
candle doth give thee light.
And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him:
and he went in, and sat down to meat.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first
washed before dinner.
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the
outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of
ravening and wickedness.
Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which
is within also?
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all
things are clean unto you.
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner
of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye
to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the
synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves
which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of
Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus
saying thou reproachest us also.
And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with
burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens
with one of your fingers.
Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your
fathers killed them.
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for
they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and
apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the
foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished
between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be
required of this generation.
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees
began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth,
that they might accuse him.
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he
began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven
of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither
hid, that shall not be known.
Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the
light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be
proclaimed upon the housetops.
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the
body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he
hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not
therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall
the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be
forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it
shall not be forgiven.
And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates,
and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or
what ye shall say:
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother,
that he divide the inheritance with me.
And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a
man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain
rich man brought forth plentifully:
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I
have no room where to bestow my fruits?
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build
greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for
many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what
ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither
have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye
better than the fowls?
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye
thought for the rest?
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and
yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to
morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye
of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be
ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your
Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give
you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax
not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief
approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he
will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they
may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find
watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make
them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch,
and find them so, blessed are those servants.
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour
the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered
his house to be broken through.
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when
ye think not.
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us,
or even to all?
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom
his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their
portion of meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so
Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his
coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to
eat and drink, and to be drunken;
The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for
him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder,
and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not
himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall
be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him
shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him
they will ask the more.
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened
till it be accomplished!
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay;
but rather division:
For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three
against two, and two against three.
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the
father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the
mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law.
And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the
west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and
it cometh to pass.
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth;
but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art
in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him;
lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the
officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the
very last mite.
There were present at that season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans
were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,
think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in
his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three
years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it
down; why cumbereth it the ground?
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also,
till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt
cut it down.
And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight,
and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because
that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people,
There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come
and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each
one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and
lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan
hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed:
and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were
done by him.
Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto
shall I resemble it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into
his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the
air lodged in the branches of it.
And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of
meal, till the whole was leavened.
And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he
said unto them,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will
seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the
door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto
you, I know you not whence ye are:
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence,
and thou hast taught in our streets.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart
from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom
of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the
north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first
which shall be last.
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him,
Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out
devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I
shall be perfected.
Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day
following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them
that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children
together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto
you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.