And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief
Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is
it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let
And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox
fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the
And they could not answer him again to these things.
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked
how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the
highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man
place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that
when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up
higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit
at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth
himself shall be exalted.
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or
a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy
kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and
a recompence be made thee.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame,
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou
shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he
said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden,
Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said
unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and
see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove
them: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the
master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly
into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor,
and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and
yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and
hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall
taste of my supper.
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife,
and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first,
and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to
finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not
down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to
meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an
ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he
hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall
it be seasoned?
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men
cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth
sinners, and eateth with them.
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after
that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my
sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner
that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which
need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece,
doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently
till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her
neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the
piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels
of God over one sinner that repenteth.
And he said, A certain man had two sons:
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the
portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and
took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance
with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land;
and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he
sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine
did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my
father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I
have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way
off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and
in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and
put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is
found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to
the house, he heard musick and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed
the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out,
and intreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve
thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet
thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living
with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy
brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man,
which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had
wasted his goods.
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of
thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord
taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship,
they may receive me into their houses.
So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto
the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take
thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An
hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done
wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser
than the children of light.
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of
unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much:
and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who
will commit to your trust the true riches?
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who
shall give you that which is your own?
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the
other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things:
and they derided him.
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before
men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God.
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom
of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the
law to fail.
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth
adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her
husband committeth adultery.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his
gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is
comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed:
so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can
they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send
him to my father's house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they
also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the
dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke
him; and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times
in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will
say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit
down to meat?
And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and
gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and
afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I trow not.
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are
commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that
which was our duty to do.
And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through
the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that
were lepers, which stood afar off:
And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the
priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and
with a loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this
And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God
should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall
desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after
them, nor follow them.
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under
heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the
Son of man be in his day.
But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of
the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood
came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank,
they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in
the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in
the field, let him likewise not return back.
Remember Lot's wife.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve it.
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one
shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the
Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto
them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always
to pray, and not to faint;
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying,
Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself,
Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her
continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto
him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the
Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the
other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee,
that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or
even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his
eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful
to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the
other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he
that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but
when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to
come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God
as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do
to inherit eternal life?
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save
one, that is, God.
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou
one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly
shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a
rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible
Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that
hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for
the kingdom of God's sake,
Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the
world to come life everlasting.
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go
up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and
spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day
he shall rise again.
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid
from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain
blind man sat by the way side begging:
And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his
peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy
And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when
he was come near, he asked him,
Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord,
that I may receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying
God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief
among the publicans, and he was rich.
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press,
because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him:
for he was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said
unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must
abide at thy house.
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to
be guest with a man that is a sinner.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half
of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from
any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house,
forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because
he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom
of God should immediately appear.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to
receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and
said unto them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We
will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the
kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to
whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man
had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been
faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I
have kept laid up in a napkin:
For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up
that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou
wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up
that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my
coming I might have required mine own with usury?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and
give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given;
and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over
them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to
And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany,
at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his
Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your
entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose
him, and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto
him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said
And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them,
Why loose ye the colt?
And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the
colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of
Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and
praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had
Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord:
peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,
Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should
hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the
things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine
For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a
trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within
thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another;
because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold
therein, and them that bought;
Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but
ye have made it a den of thieves.
And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the
scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very
attentive to hear him.
And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the
people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and
the scribes came upon him with the elders,
And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou
these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing;
and answer me:
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From
heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be
persuaded that John was a prophet.
And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man
planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a
far country for a long time.
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat
him, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and
entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my
beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,
saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance
may be ours.
So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore
shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the
vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The
stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay
hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he
had spoken this parable against them.
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign
themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so
they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and
teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but
teachest the way of God truly:
Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
answered and said, Caesar's.
And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which
be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they
marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is
any resurrection; and they asked him,
Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having
a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his
wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and
died without children.
And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they
left no children, and died.
Last of all the woman died also.
Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven
had her to wife.
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry,
and are given in marriage:
But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and
the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels;
and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he
calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob.
For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well
And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my
Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love
greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues,
and the chief rooms at feasts;
Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the
same shall receive greater damnation.
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath
cast in more than they all:
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of
God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly
stones and gifts, he said,
As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which
there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be
And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be?
and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come
in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not
therefore after them.
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for
these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and
pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons,
being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that
the desolation thereof is nigh.
Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them
which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in
the countries enter thereinto.
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written
may be fulfilled.
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in
those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath
upon this people.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away
captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the
stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the
sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power
and great glory.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift
up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the
When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that
summer is now nigh at hand.
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that
the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life,
and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of
the whole earth.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy
to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of man.
And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he
went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple,
for to hear him.