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Holy Bible - New Testament



King James Version
containing the
Complete New Testament
in the authorized
King James Version






Books of the New Testament:


   The Gospel According to St. Matthew

   The Gospel According to St. Mark

   The Gospel According to St. Luke

   The Gospel According to St. John

   The Acts of the Apostles

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

   The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

   The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians

   The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

   The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

   The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

   The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

   The Epistle of Paul to Titus

   The Epistle of Paul to Philemon

   The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

   The General Epistle of James

   The First General Epistle of Peter

   The Second General Epistle of Peter

   The First Epistle General of John

   The Second Epistle of John

   The Third Epistle of John

   The General Epistle of Jude

   The Revelation of St. John the Divine





The Gospel According to St. Matthew

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

1:2. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

1:3. And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

1:4. And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

1:5. And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

1:6. And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

1:7. And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

1:8. And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

1:9. And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

1:10. And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

1:11. And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

1:12. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

1:13. And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

1:14. And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

1:15. And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

1:16. And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

1:17. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

1:18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

1:19. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

1:20. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

1:21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

1:22. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

1:23. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

1:24. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

1:25. And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2:2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

2:3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

2:4. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

2:5. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

2:6. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

2:7. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

2:8. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

2:9. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

2:10. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

2:12. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

2:13. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

2:14. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

2:15. And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2:16. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

2:17. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

2:18. In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

2:19. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2:20. Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

2:21. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

2:22. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

2:23. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

3:2. And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3:3. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3:4. And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

3:5. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

3:6. And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

3:7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3:8. Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

3:9. And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

3:10. And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3:11. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

3:12. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

3:13. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

3:14. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

3:15. And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

3:16. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

3:17. And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

4:2. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

4:3. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4:4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

4:5. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

4:6. And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:7. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

4:9. And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

4:10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4:11. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

4:12. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

4:13. And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

4:14. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

4:15. The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

4:16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

4:17. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

4:18. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

4:19. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

4:20. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

4:21. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

4:22. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

4:23. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

4:24. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

4:25. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

5:2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5:5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

5:6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

5:7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

5:9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

5:10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

5:12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

5:13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

5:14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

5:15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

5:17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

5:18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

5:19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

5:20. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

5:21. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

5:22. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

5:23. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

5:24. Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

5:25. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

5:26. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

5:27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

5:28. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

5:29. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

5:30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

5:31. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

5:32. But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

5:33. Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

5:34. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

5:35. Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

5:36. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

5:37. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

5:38. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

5:39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

5:40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

5:41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

5:42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

5:43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

5:44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

5:45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

5:46. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

5:47. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

5:48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

6:2. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:3. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

6:4. That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

6:5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

6:7. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

6:8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

6:9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

6:10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

6:11. Give us this day our daily bread.

6:12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

6:13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

6:14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

6:15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

6:16. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:17. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

6:18. That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

6:19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

6:20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

6:21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

6:22. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

6:23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

6:24. No man 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.

6:25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

6:26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

6:27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

6:28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

6:29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

6:30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

6:31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

6:32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

6:34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.

7:2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

7:3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

7:4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

7:5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

7:6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7:7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

7:8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

7:9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

7:10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

7:11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

7:12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.Golden Rule

7:13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

7:14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

7:15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

7:16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7:17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7:18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

7:19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

7:20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

7:21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

7:22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

7:23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

7:24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

7:25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

7:26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

7:27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

7:28. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

7:29. For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

8:2. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

8:3. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

8:4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

8:5. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

8:6. And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

8:7. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8:8. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

8:9. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

8:10. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

8:11. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

8:12. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

8:13. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

8:14. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

8:15. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

8:16. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

8:17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

8:18. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

8:19. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

8:20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

8:21. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

8:22. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

8:23. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

8:24. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

8:25. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

8:26. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

8:27. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

8:28. And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

8:29. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

8:30. And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

8:31. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

8:32. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

8:33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

8:34. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

~ Chapter 9 ~

9:1. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

9:2. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

9:3. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

9:4. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

9:5. For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

9:6. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

9:7. And he arose, and departed to his house.

9:8. But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

9:9. And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

9:10. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

9:11. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

9:12. But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

9:13. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

9:14. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

9:15. And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

9:16. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

9:17. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

9:18. While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

9:19. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

9:20. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

9:21. For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

9:22. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

9:23. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

9:24. He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

9:25. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

9:26. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

9:27. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

9:28. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

9:29. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

9:30. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

9:31. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

9:32. As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

9:33. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

9:34. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

9:35. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

9:36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

9:37. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

9:38. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

~ Chapter 10 ~

10:1. And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

10:2. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

10:3. Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

10:4. Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

10:5. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

10:6. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10:7. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10:8. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

10:9. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

10:10. Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

10:11. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

10:12. And when ye come into an house, salute it.

10:13. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:14. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

10:15. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

10:16. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

10:17. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

10:18. And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

10:19. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

10:20. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

10:21. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

10:22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

10:23. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

10:24. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

10:25. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

10:26. Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

10:27. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

10:28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

10:29. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

10:30. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

10:31. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

10:32. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

10:34. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

10:35. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

10:36. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

10:37. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

10:38. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

10:39. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

10:40. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

10:41. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

10:42. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

~ Chapter 11 ~

11:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

11:2. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

11:3. And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

11:4. Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see:

11:5. The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

11:6. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

11:7. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

11:8. But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

11:9. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

11:10. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

11:11. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

11:12. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

11:13. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

11:14. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

11:15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

11:16. But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,

11:17. And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

11:18. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

11:19. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

11:20. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

11:21. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

11:23. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

11:24. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

11:25. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

11:26. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

11:27. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

11:28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

11:29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

11:30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

~ Chapter 12 ~

12:1. At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

12:2. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

12:3. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

12:4. How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

12:5. Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

12:6. But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

12:7. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

12:8. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

12:9. And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

12:10. And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

12:11. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12:12. How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

12:13. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

12:14. Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

12:15. But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

12:16. And charged them that they should not make him known:

12:17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

12:18. Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.

12:19. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

12:20. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

12:21. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

12:22. Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

12:23. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

12:24. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

12:25. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

12:26. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

12:27. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

12:28. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.:29. Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

12:30. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

12:31. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

12:32. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

12:33. Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

12:34. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

12:35. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

12:36. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

12:37. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

12:38. Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

12:39. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

12:40. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

12:41. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

12:42. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

12:43. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

12:44. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

12:45. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself 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. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

12:46. While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

12:47. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

12:48. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

12:49. And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

12:50. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

~ Chapter 13 ~

13:1. The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

13:2. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

13:3. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

13:4. And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

13:5. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

13:6. And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

13:7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

13:8. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

13:9. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

13:11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

13:12. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13:13. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

13:14. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

13:15. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

13:16. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

13:17. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men 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.

13:18. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

13:19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

13:20. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

13:21. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

13:22. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

13:23. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

13:24. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

13:25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

13:26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

13:28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

13:29. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

13:30. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

13:31. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

13:32. Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

13:33. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

13:34. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

13:35. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

13:36. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

13:37. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

13:38. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

13:39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

13:40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

13:41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

13:42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:44. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

13:45. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

13:46. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13:47. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

13:48. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

13:49. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

13:50. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:51. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

13:52. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

13:53. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

13:54. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

13:55. Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

13:56. And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

13:57. And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

13:58. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

~ Chapter 14 ~

14:1. At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

14:2. And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.

14:3. For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

14:4. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

14:5. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

14:6. But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

14:7. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

14:8. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

14:9. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

14:10. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

14:11. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

14:12. And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

14:13. When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

14:14. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

14:15. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

14:16. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

14:17. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

14:18. He said, Bring them hither to me.

14:19. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

14:20. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

14:21. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

14:22. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

14:23. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

14:24. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

14:25. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

14:26. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

14:27. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

15:26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

15:27. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

~ Chapter 16 ~

16:1. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

16:2. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

16:3. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

16:4. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

16:5. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

16:6. But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

16:7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

16:8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

16:9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;

16:10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

16:11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

16:12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

16:13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

16:14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

16:15. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

16:16. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

16:17. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

16:18. They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

16:19. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

16:20. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

16:21. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

16:22. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

16:23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

16:24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

16:25. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

16:26. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

16:27. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

16:28. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

16:29. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

16:30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

16:31. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

16:32. Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

16:33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

~ Chapter 17 ~

17:1. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

17:2. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

17:3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

17:4. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

17:5. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

17:6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

17:7. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

17:8. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

17:9. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

17:10. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

17:11. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

17:12. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

17:13. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

17:14. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:15. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

17:16. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

17:18. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

17:19. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

17:20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

17:21. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

17:22. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

17:23. I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

17:24. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

17:25. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

17:26. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

~ Chapter 18 ~

18:1. When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

18:2. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

18:3. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

18:4. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

18:5. They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

18:6. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

18:7. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

18:8. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

18:9. That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

18:10. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

18:11. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

18:12. Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

18:13. And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

18:14. Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

18:15. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.

18:16. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

18:17. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

18:18. And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

18:19. The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

18:20. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.

18:21. Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

18:22. And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

18:23. Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

18:24. Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

18:25. And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

18:26. One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

18:27. Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

18:28. Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

18:29. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

18:30. They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

18:31. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

18:32. That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

18:33. Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

18:34. Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

18:35. Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

18:36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

18:37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

18:38. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

18:39. But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

18:40. Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

~ Chapter 19 ~

19:1. Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

19:2. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

19:3. And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

19:4. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

19:5. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

19:6. When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

19:7. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

19:8. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

19:9. And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

19:10. Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

19:11. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

19:12. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

19:13. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

19:14. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

19:15. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

19:16. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

19:17. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

19:18. Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

19:19. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

19:20. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.

19:21. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

19:22. Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

19:23. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

19:24. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

19:25. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

19:26. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

19:27. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

19:28. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

19:29. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

19:30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

19:31. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

19:32. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

19:33. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

19:34. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

19:35. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

19:36. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

19:37. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

19:38. And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

19:39. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

19:40. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

19:41. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

19:42. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

~ Chapter 20 ~

20:1. The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

20:2. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

20:3. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

20:4. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

20:5. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

20:6. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

20:7. And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

20:8. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

20:9. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

20:10. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

20:11. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

20:12. And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

20:13. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

20:14. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

20:15. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

20:16. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

20:17. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

20:18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

20:19. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20:20. And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

20:21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

20:22. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

20:23. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

20:24. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

20:25. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

20:26. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

20:27. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

20:28. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

20:29. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

20:30. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

20:31. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

~ Chapter 21 ~

21:1. After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself.

21:2. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

21:3. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

21:4. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

21:5. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

21:6. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

21:7. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

21:8. And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

21:9. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

21:10. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

21:11. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

21:12. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

21:13. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

21:14. This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

21:15. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

21:16. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

21:17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

21:18. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

21:19. This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

21:20. Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21:21. Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

21:22. Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

21:23. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

21:24. This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

21:25. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

End of the Gospel According to St. John


The Acts of the Apostles

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

1:2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

1:3. To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

1:4. And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

1:5. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

1:6. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

1:7. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

1:8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1:9. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1:10. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

1:11. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

1:12. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

1:13. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

1:14. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

1:15. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

1:16. Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

1:17. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

1:18. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1:19. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

1:20. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take.

1:21. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

1:22. Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

1:23. And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1:24. And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen,

1:25. That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

1:26. And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2:2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

2:3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

2:4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

2:5. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

2:6. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

2:7. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

2:8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

2:9. Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

2:10. Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

2:11. Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

2:12. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

2:13. Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

2:14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

2:15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

2:16. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

2:17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

2:18. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

2:19. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

2:20. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

2:21. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2:22. Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

2:23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

2:24. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

2:25. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

2:26. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

2:27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

2:28. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2:29. Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

2:30. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

2:31. He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

2:32. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

2:33. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

2:35. Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

2:36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

2:38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2:39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

2:40. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

2:41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

2:43. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

2:44. And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

2:45. And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

2:46. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

2:47. Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

3:2. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3:3. Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

3:4. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

3:5. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

3:6. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

3:7. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

3:8. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3:9. And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

3:10. And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

3:11. And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

3:12. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

3:13. The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

3:14. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

3:15. And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

3:16. And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

3:17. And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

3:18. But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

3:19. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

3:20. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

3:21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

3:22. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

3:23. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

3:24. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

3:25. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

3:26. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

4:2. Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

4:3. And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

4:4. Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

4:5. And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

4:6. And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

4:7. And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

4:8. Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

4:9. If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

4:10. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

4:11. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

4:12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

4:13. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

4:14. And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

4:15. But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

4:16. Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

4:17. But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

4:18. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

4:19. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

4:20. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

4:21. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

4:22. For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

4:23. And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

4:24. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

4:25. Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

4:26. The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

4:27. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

4:28. For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

4:29. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

4:30. By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

4:31. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

4:32. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

4:33. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

4:34. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

4:35. And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

4:36. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

4:37. Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

5:2. And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it, at the apostles' feet.

5:3. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

5:4. Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5:5. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

5:6. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

5:7. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

5:8. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

5:9. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

5:10. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

5:11. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

5:12. And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

5:13. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

5:14. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

5:15. Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

5:16. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

5:17. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

5:18. And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

5:19. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

5:20. Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

5:21. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

5:22. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,

5:23. Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

5:24. Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

5:25. Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

5:26. Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

5:27. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,

5:28. Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

5:29. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

5:30. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

5:31. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

5:32. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

5:33. When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

5:34. Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

5:35. And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

5:36. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

5:37. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

5:38. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

5:39. But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

5:40. And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

5:41. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

5:42. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

6:2. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

6:3. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

6:4. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

6:5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6:6. Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

6:7. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

6:8. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

6:9. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

6:10. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

6:11. Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

6:12. And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,

6:13. And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

6:14. For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

6:15. And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

7:2. And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

7:3. And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall show thee.

7:4. Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

7:5. And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

7:6. And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

7:7. And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.

7:8. And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

7:9. And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

7:10. And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

7:11. Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

7:12. But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

7:13. And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.

7:14. Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

7:15. So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,

7:16. And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

7:17. But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

7:18. Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.

7:19. The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.

7:20. In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:

7:21. And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

7:22. And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

7:23. And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.

7:24. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

7:25. For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

7:26. And the next day he showed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

7:27. But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

7:28. Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?

7:29. Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

7:30. And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

7:31. When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

7:32. Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

7:33. Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

7:34. I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

7:35. This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

7:36. He brought them out, after that he had showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

7:37. This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

7:38. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

7:39. To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

7:40. Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

7:41. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

7:42. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

7:43. Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

7:44. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

7:45. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

7:46. Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

7:47. But Solomon built him an house.

7:48. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

7:49. Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

7:50. Hath not my hand made all these things?

7:51. Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

7:52. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

7:53. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

7:54. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

7:55. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

7:56. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

7:57. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

7:58. And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

7:59. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

7:60. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8:2. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

8:3. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

8:4. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

8:5. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

8:6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

8:7. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

8:8. And there was great joy in that city.

8:9. But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

8:10. To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

8:11. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.

8:12. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

8:13. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

8:14. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

8:15. Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

8:16. (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

8:17. Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

8:18. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

8:19. Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

8:20. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

8:21. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

8:22. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

8:23. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

8:24. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.

8:25. And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

8:26. And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

8:27. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

8:28. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

8:29. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

8:30. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

8:31. And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

8:32. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

8:33. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

8:34. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

8:35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

8:36. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

8:37. And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

8:38. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

8:39. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

8:40. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

~ Chapter 9 ~

9:1. And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

9:2. And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

9:3. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

9:4. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

9:5. And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

9:6. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

9:7. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

9:8. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

9:9. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

9:10. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

9:11. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

9:12. And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

9:13. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

9:14. And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

9:15. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

9:16. For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

9:17. And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

9:18. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

9:19. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

9:20. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

9:21. But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

9:22. But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

9:23. And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

9:24. But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

9:25. Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

9:26. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.

9:27. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

9:28. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

9:29. And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

9:30. Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

9:31. Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

9:32. And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

9:33. And there he found a certain man named AEneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

9:34. And Peter said unto him, AEneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

9:35. And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

9:36. Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

9:37. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

9:38. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

9:39. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

9:40. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

9:41. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

9:42. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

9:43. And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

~ Chapter 10 ~

10:1. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

10:2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

10:3. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

10:4. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

10:5. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

10:6. He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

10:7. And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

10:8. And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

10:9. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

10:10. And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

10:11. And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

10:12. Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

10:13. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

10:14. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

10:15. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

10:16. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

10:17. Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

10:18. And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

10:19. While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

10:20. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

10:21. Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

10:22. And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

10:23. Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

10:24. And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

10:25. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

10:26. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

10:27. And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

10:28. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

10:29. Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

10:30. And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

10:31. And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

10:32. Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

10:33. Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

10:34. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

10:35. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

10:36. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

10:37. That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

10:38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

10:39. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

10:40. Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;

10:41. Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

10:42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

10:43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

10:44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

10:45. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

10:46. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

10:47. Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

10:48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

~ Chapter 11 ~

11:1. And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

11:2. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

11:3. Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

11:4. But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

11:5. I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

11:6. Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

11:7. And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.

11:8. But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

11:9. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

11:10. And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

11:11. And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

11:12. And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:

11:13. And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;

11:14. Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

11:15. And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

11:16. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

11:17. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

11:18. When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

11:19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

11:20. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

11:21. And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

11:22. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

11:23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

11:24. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

11:25. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

11:26. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

11:27. And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

11:28. And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

11:29. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

11:30. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

~ Chapter 12 ~

12:1. Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

12:2. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

12:3. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

12:4. And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

12:5. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

12:6. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

12:7. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

12:8. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

12:9. And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

12:10. When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

12:11. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12:12. And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

12:13. And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

12:14. And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

12:15. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

12:16. But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

12:17. But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

12:18. Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

12:19. And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

12:20. And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

12:21. And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

12:22. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

12:23. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

12:24. But the word of God grew and multiplied.

12:25. And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

~ Chapter 13 ~

13:1. Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

13:2. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

13:3. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

13:4. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

13:5. And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.

13:6. And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

13:7. Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

13:8. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

13:9. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

13:10. And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

13:11. And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

13:12. Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13:13. Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.

13:14. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

13:15. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

13:16. Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

13:17. The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

13:18. And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

13:19. And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

13:20. And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

13:21. And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.

13:22. And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

13:23. Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

13:24. When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

13:25. And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

13:26. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

13:27. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

13:28. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

13:29. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

13:30. But God raised him from the dead:

13:31. And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

13:32. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

13:33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

13:34. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

13:35. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

13:36. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

13:37. But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

13:38. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

13:39. And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

13:40. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;

13:41. Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

13:42. And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

13:43. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

13:44. And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

13:45. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

13:46. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

13:47. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

13:48. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

13:49. And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

13:50. But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

13:51. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.

13:52. And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

~ Chapter 14 ~

14:1. And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

14:2. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

14:3. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

14:4. But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

14:5. And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,

14:6. They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:

14:7. And there they preached the gospel.

14:8. And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

14:9. The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

14:10. Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

14:11. And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

14:12. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

14:13. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.

14:14. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

14:15. And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

14:16. Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

14:17. Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

14:18. And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

14:19. And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.

14:20. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

14:21. And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

14:22. Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

14:23. And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

14:24. And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

14:25. And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

14:26. And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

14:27. And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

14:28. And there they abode long time with the disciples.

~ Chapter 15 ~

15:1. And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

15:2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

15:3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

15:4. And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

15:5. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

15:6. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

15:7. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15:8. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

15:9. And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

15:10. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

15:11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

15:12. Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15:13. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

15:14. Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15:15. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

15:16. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15:17. That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

15:18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

15:19. Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

15:20. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

15:21. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

15:22. Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

15:23. And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

15:24. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

15:25. It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26. Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

15:28. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

15:29. That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15:30. So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

15:31. Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

15:32. And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

15:33. And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

15:34. Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

15:35. Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

15:36. And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

15:37. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

15:38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

15:39. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

15:40. And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

15:41. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

~ Chapter 16 ~

16:1. Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

16:2. Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

16:3. Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

16:4. And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

16:5. And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

16:6. Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

16:7. After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

16:8. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

16:9. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

16:10. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

16:11. Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;

16:12. And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

16:13. And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

16:14. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

16:15. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

16:16. And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

16:17. The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.

16:18. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

16:19. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

16:20. And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

16:21. And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

16:22. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

16:23. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

16:24. Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

16:25. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

16:26. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

16:27. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

16:28. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

16:29. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

16:30. And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

16:31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

16:32. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

16:33. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

16:34. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

16:35. And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

16:36. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

16:37. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

16:38. And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

16:39. And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

16:40. And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

~ Chapter 17 ~

17:1. Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

17:2. And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

17:3. Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

17:4. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

17:5. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

17:6. And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

17:7. Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

17:8. And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

17:9. And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

17:10. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

17:11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

17:12. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

17:13. But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.

17:14. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

17:15. And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

17:16. Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

17:17. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

17:18. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

17:19. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

17:20. For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

17:21. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

17:22. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

17:23. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

17:24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

17:25. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

17:26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

17:27. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

17:28. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

17:29. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

17:30. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

17:31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

17:32. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

17:33. So Paul departed from among them.

17:34. Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

~ Chapter 18 ~

18:1. After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

18:2. And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

18:3. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

18:4. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

18:5. And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

18:6. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

18:7. And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

18:8. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

18:9. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

18:10. For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

18:11. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

18:12. And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

18:13. Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

18:14. And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

18:15. But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

18:16. And he drave them from the judgment seat.

18:17. Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

18:18. And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

18:19. And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

18:20. When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

18:21. But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

18:22. And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

18:23. And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

18:24. And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

18:25. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

18:26. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

18:27. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

18:28. For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

~ Chapter 19 ~

19:1. And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

19:2. He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

19:3. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

19:4. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

19:5. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

19:6. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

19:7. And all the men were about twelve.

19:8. And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

19:9. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

19:10. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

19:11. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

19:12. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

19:13. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

19:14. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

19:15. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

19:16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

19:17. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19:18. And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.

19:19. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

19:20. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

19:21. After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

19:22. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

19:23. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

19:24. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

19:25. Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

19:26. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

19:27. So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

19:28. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

19:29. And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

19:30. And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

19:31. And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

19:32. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

19:33. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.

19:34. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

19:35. And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

19:36. Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

19:37. For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

19:38. Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

19:39. But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

19:40. For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.

19:41. And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

~ Chapter 20 ~

20:1. And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

20:2. And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

20:3. And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.

20:4. And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

20:5. These going before tarried for us at Troas.

20:6. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

20:7. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

20:8. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

20:9. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

20:10. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

20:11. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

20:12. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

20:13. And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

20:14. And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

20:15. And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.

20:16. For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, ecause he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

20:17. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

20:18. And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

20:19. Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

20:20. And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

20:21. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

20:22. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

20:23. Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

20:24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

20:25. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

20:26. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

20:27. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

20:28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

20:29. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

20:30. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

20:31. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

20:32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

20:33. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

20:34. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

20:35. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

20:36. And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

20:37. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

20:38. Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

~ Chapter 21 ~

21:1. And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:

21:2. And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.

21:3. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

21:4. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

21:5. And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

21:6. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.

21:7. And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

21:8. And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

21:9. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

21:10. And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

21:11. And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

21:12. And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

21:13. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

21:14. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

21:15. And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.

21:16. There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

21:17. And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

21:18. And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

21:19. And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

21:20. And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

21:21. And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

21:22. What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

21:23. Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;

21:24. Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.

21:25. As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

21:26. Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

21:27. And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,

21:28. Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

21:29. (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

21:30. And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.

21:31. And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

21:32. Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

21:33. Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

21:34. And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

21:35. And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

21:36. For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.

21:37. And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

21:38. Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

21:39. But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

21:40. And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

~ Chapter 22 ~

22:1. Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.

22:2. (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)

22:3. I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.

22:4. And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

22:5. As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

22:6. And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.

22:7. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

22:8. And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

22:9. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

22:10. And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.

22:11. And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.

22:12. And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,

22:13. Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

22:14. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

22:15. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

22:16. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

22:17. And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

22:18. And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.

22:19. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

22:20. And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

22:21. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

22:22. And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.

22:23. And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air,

22:24. The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.

22:25. And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

22:26. When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.

22:27. Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.

22:28. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.

22:29. Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.

22:30. On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.

~ Chapter 23 ~

23:1. And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

23:2. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

23:3. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?

23:4. And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?

23:5. Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

23:6. But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

23:7. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

23:8. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

23:9. And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

23:10. And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.

23:11. And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

23:12. And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

23:13. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.

23:14. And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

23:15. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would inquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

23:16. And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

23:17. Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

23:18. So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.

23:19. Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?

23:20. And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would inquire somewhat of him more perfectly.

23:21. But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

23:22. So the chief captain then let the young man depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man that thou hast showed these things to me.

23:23. And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;

23:24. And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

23:25. And he wrote a letter after this manner:

23:26. Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sendeth greeting.

23:27. This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.

23:28. And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council:

23:29. Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.

23:30. And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.

23:31. Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

23:32. On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle:

23:33. Who, when they came to Caesarea, and delivered the epistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him.

23:34. And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

23:35. I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

~ Chapter 24 ~

24:1. And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

24:2. And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,

24:3. We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

24:4. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

24:5. For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

24:6. Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

24:7. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

24:8. Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

24:9. And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

24:10. Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

24:11. Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

24:12. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

24:13. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

24:14. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

24:15. And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

24:16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

24:17. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

24:18. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

24:19. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

24:20. Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

24:21. Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

24:22. And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

24:23. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24:24. And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

24:25. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

24:26. He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

24:27. But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

~ Chapter 25 ~

25:1. Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

25:2. Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,

25:3. And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

25:4. But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

25:5. Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

25:6. And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

25:7. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

25:8. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

25:9. But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

25:10. Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

25:11. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

25:12. Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.

25:13. And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

25:14. And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

25:15. About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

25:16. To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

25:17. Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

25:18. Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

25:19. But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

25:20. And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.

25:21. But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.

25:22. Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

25:23. And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

25:24. And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

25:25. But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

25:26. Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

25:27. For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

~ Chapter 26 ~

26:1. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:

26:2. I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:

26:3. Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

26:4. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

26:5. Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

26:6. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

26:7. Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

26:8. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

26:9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

26:10. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

26:11. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

26:12. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

26:13. At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

26:14. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

26:15. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

26:16. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

26:17. Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

26:18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

26:19. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

26:20. But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

26:21. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.

26:22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

26:23. That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

26:24. And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

26:25. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

26:26. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.

26:27. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

26:28. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

26:29. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

26:30. And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

26:31. And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

26:32. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

~ Chapter 27 ~

27:1. And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

27:2. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

27:3. And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

27:4. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27:5. And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

27:6. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria a sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

27:7. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;

27:8. And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

27:9. Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

27:10. And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

27:11. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

27:12. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

27:13. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

27:14. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

27:15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

27:16. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

27:17. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, struck sail, and so were driven.

27:18. And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

27:19. And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

27:20. And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

27:21. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

27:22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.

27:23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

27:24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

27:25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

27:26. Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27:27. But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

27:28. And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

27:29. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

27:30. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

27:31. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

27:32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

27:33. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

27:34. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

27:35. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

27:36. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

27:37. And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

27:38. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

27:39. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

27:40. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

27:41. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

27:42. And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

27:43. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

27:44. And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

~ Chapter 28 ~

28:1. And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.

28:2. And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

28:3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

28:4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

28:5. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

28:6. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

28:7. In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

28:8. And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

28:9. So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:

28:10. Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

28:11. And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

28:12. And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

28:13. And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:

28:14. Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

28:15. And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

28:16. And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

28:17. And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

28:18. Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

28:19. But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

28:20. For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

28:21. And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came showed or spake any harm of thee.

28:22. But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

28:23. And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

28:24. And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

28:25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

28:26. Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

28:27. For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

28:28. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

28:29. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

28:30. And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

28:31. Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

End of the Acts of the Apostles


The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

1:2. (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

1:3. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

1:4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

1:5. By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

1:6. Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

1:7. To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:8. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

1:9. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

1:10. Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

1:11. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

1:12. That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

1:13. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

1:14. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

1:15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1:17. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

1:18. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

1:19. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

1:20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

1:21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

1:22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1:23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

1:24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

1:25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

1:26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

1:27. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

1:28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

1:29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

1:30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

1:31. Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

1:32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2:2. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

2:3. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

2:4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

2:5. But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

2:6. Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

2:7. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

2:8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

2:9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

2:10. But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

2:11. For there is no respect of persons with God.

2:12. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

2:13. (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

2:14. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

2:15. Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

2:16. In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

2:17. Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

2:18. And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

2:19. And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

2:20. An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

2:21. Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

2:22. Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

2:23. Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

2:24. For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

2:25. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

2:26. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

2:27. And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

2:28. For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

2:29. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

3:2. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

3:3. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

3:4. God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

3:5. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

3:6. God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

3:7. For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

3:8. And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

3:9. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

3:10. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

3:11. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

3:12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

3:13. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

3:14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

3:15. Their feet are swift to shed blood:

3:16. Destruction and misery are in their ways:

3:17. And the way of peace have they not known:

3:18. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

3:19. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

3:20. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

3:21. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

3:22. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

3:23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

3:24. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

3:25. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

3:26. To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

3:27. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

3:28. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

3:29. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

3:30. Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

3:31. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

4:2. For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

4:3. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4:4. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

4:5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

4:6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

4:7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

4:8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

4:9. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

4:10. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

4:12. And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

4:13. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

4:14. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

4:15. Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

4:16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

4:17. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

4:18. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

4:19. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:

4:20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

4:21. And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

4:22. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

4:23. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

4:24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

4:25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

5:2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

5:3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

5:4. And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5:5. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

5:6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

5:7. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

5:8. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

5:9. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

5:10. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

5:11. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

5:12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

5:13. (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

5:14. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

5:15. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

5:16. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

5:17. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

5:18. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

5:19. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

5:20. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

5:21. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

6:2. God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

6:3. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

6:4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

6:5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6:6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

6:7. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

6:8. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

6:9. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

6:10. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

6:11. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

6:12. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

6:13. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

6:14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

6:15. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

6:16. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

6:17. But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

6:18. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

6:19. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

6:20. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

6:21. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

6:22. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

6:23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

7:2. For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

7:3. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

7:4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

7:5. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

7:6. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7:7. What shall we say then? is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

7:8. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

7:9. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

7:10. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

7:11. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

7:12. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

7:13. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

7:14. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

7:15. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

7:16. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

7:17. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

7:18. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

7:19. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

7:20. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

7:21. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

7:22. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

7:23. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

7:24. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

7:25. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

8:3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

8:4. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:5. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

8:6. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

8:7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8:8. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

8:9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

8:10. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

8:11. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

8:12. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

8:13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

8:14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

8:15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2:10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2:11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2:12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2:13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2:14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

2:16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

2:17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

3:2. And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

3:3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

3:4. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

3:5. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

3:6. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

3:7. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

3:8. Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

3:9. Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

3:10. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

3:11. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

3:12. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

3:13. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

3:14. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

3:15. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

3:16. Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

3:17. The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

3:18. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

End of the Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians


The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1:2. Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

1:3. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1:4. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

1:5. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1:6. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

1:7. Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

1:8. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

1:9. Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

1:10. For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1:11. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1:12. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1:13. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

1:14. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1:15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1:16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

1:17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1:18. This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

1:19. Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1:20. Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2:2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

2:3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

2:4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

2:5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

2:6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

2:7. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

2:8. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

2:9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

2:10. But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

2:11. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

2:12. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

2:13. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

2:14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

2:15. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

3:2. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3:3. Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

3:4. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

3:5. (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

3:6. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

3:7. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

3:8. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

3:9. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

3:10. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

3:11. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

3:12. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

3:13. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

3:14. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

3:15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

3:16. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

4:2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

4:3. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4:4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

4:5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

4:6. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

4:7. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

4:8. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

4:9. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

4:10. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

4:11. These things command and teach.

4:12. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

4:13. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

4:14. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

4:15. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

4:16. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

5:2. The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

5:3. Honour widows that are widows indeed.

5:4. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

5:5. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

5:6. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

5:7. And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

5:8. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

5:9. Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

5:10. Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

5:11. But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

5:12. Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

5:13. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

5:14. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

5:15. For some are already turned aside after Satan.

5:16. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

5:17. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

5:18. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

5:19. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

5:20. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

5:21. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

5:22. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

5:23. Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

5:24. Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

5:25. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

6:2. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

6:3. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

6:4. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

6:5. Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

6:6. But godliness with contentment is great gain.

6:7. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

6:8. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

6:9. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

6:10. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

6:11. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

6:12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

6:13. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

6:14. That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

6:15. Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

6:16. Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

6:17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

6:18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

6:19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

6:20. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

6:21. Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

End of the First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy


The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

1:2. To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

1:4. Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

1:5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

1:6. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1:8. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

1:9. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

1:10. But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

1:11. Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

1:12. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

1:13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1:14. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

1:15. This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

1:16. The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

1:17. But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

1:18. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2:2. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2:3. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2:4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2:5. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

2:6. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2:7. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

2:8. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

2:9. Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

2:10. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2:11. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

2:12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

2:13. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

2:14. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

2:17. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

2:18. Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

2:19. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

2:20. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

2:21. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

2:22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2:23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

2:24. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

2:25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2:26. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

3:2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3:3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

3:4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

3:5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

3:6. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

3:7. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

3:8. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

3:9. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

3:10. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

3:11. Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

3:12. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

3:13. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

3:14. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

3:15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

3:17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

4:2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

4:3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4:4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

4:5. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

4:6. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

4:7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

4:8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

4:9. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

4:10. For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

4:11. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

4:12. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

4:13. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

4:14. Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

4:15. Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

4:16. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

4:17. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

4:18. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

4:19. Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

4:20. Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

4:21. Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

4:22. The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

End of the Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy


The Epistle of Paul to Titus

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

1:2. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

1:3. But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

1:4. To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

1:5. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

1:6. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

1:7. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

1:8. But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

1:9. Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

1:10. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

1:11. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1:12. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

1:13. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

1:14. Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

1:15. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

1:16. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2:2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

2:3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

2:4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

2:5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

2:6. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

2:7. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

2:8. Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

2:9. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

2:10. Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

2:11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

2:12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

2:13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

2:14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

2:15. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

3:2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

3:3. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

3:4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

3:5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

3:6. Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

3:7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

3:8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

3:9. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

3:10. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;

3:11. Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

3:12. When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

3:13. Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

3:14. And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

3:15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

End of the Epistle of Paul to Titus


The Epistle of Paul to Philemon

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,

1:2. And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:

1:3. Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,

1:5. Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

1:6. That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

1:7. For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

1:8. Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,

1:9. Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

1:10. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

1:11. Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:

1:12. Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:

1:13. Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

1:14. But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

1:15. For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

1:16. Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

1:17. If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

1:18. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

1:19. I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

1:20. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

1:21. Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

1:22. But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

1:23. There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

1:24. Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

1:25. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

End of The Epistle of Paul to Philemon


The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

1:2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

1:3. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

1:4. Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

1:5. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

1:6. And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

1:7. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

1:8. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

1:9. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

1:10. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

1:11. They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

1:12. And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

1:13. But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

1:14. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

2:2. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

2:3. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

2:4. God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

2:5. For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

2:6. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

2:7. Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

2:8. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

2:9. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

2:10. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

2:11. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

2:12. Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

2:13. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

2:14. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

2:15. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

2:16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

2:17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

2:18. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

3:2. Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

3:3. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

3:4. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

3:5. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

3:6. But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

3:7. Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

3:8. Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

3:9. When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

3:10. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

3:11. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

3:12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

3:13. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

3:14. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

3:15. While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

3:16. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

3:17. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

3:18. And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

3:19. So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

4:2. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

4:3. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4:4. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

4:5. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

4:6. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

4:7. Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

4:8. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

4:9. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

4:10. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

4:11. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

4:12. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

4:13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

4:14. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

4:15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

4:16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

5:2. Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

5:3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

5:4. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

5:5. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

5:6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

5:7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

5:8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

5:9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

5:10. Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

5:11. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

5:12. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

5:13. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

5:14. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

6:2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

6:3. And this will we do, if God permit.

6:4. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

6:5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

6:6. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

6:7. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

6:8. But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

6:9. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

6:10. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

6:11. And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

6:12. That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

6:13. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

6:14. Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

6:15. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

6:16. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

6:17. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

6:18. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

6:19. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

6:20. Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

7:2. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

7:3. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

7:4. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

7:5. And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

7:6. But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

7:7. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

7:8. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

7:9. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

7:10. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

7:11. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

7:12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

7:13. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

7:14. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

7:15. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

7:16. Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

7:17. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

7:18. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

7:19. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

7:20. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

7:21. (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

7:22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

7:23. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

7:24. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

7:25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

7:26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

7:27. Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

7:28. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

8:2. A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

8:3. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

8:4. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

8:5. Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

8:6. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

8:7. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8:8. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

8:9. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

8:10. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

8:11. And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

8:12. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

8:13. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

~ Chapter 9 ~

9:1. Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

9:2. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.

9:3. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

9:4. Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

9:5. And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

9:6. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

9:7. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people::8. The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

9:9. Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

9:10. Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

9:11. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

9:12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

9:13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

9:14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

9:15. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

9:16. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

9:17. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

9:18. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

9:19. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

9:20. Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

9:21. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

9:22. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

9:23. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

9:24. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

9:25. Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

9:26. For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

9:27. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

9:28. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

~ Chapter 10 ~

10:1. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

10:2. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

10:3. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.

10:4. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

10:5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

10:6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

10:7. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

10:8. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

10:9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10:10. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

10:11. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

10:12. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

10:13. From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

10:14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

10:15. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

10:16. This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

10:17. And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

10:18. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

10:19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

10:20. By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

10:21. And having an high priest over the house of God;

10:22. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

10:23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

10:24. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

10:25. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

10:26. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

10:27. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

10:28. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

10:29. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

10:30. For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

10:31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

10:32. But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

10:33. Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

10:34. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

10:35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.

10:36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

10:37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

10:38. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

10:39. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

~ Chapter 11 ~

11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

11:2. For by it the elders obtained a good report.

11:3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

11:4. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

11:5. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

11:6. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

11:7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

11:8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

11:9. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

11:10. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11:11. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

11:12. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

11:13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

11:14. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

11:15. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

11:16. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

11:17. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son.

11:18. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

11:19. Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

11:20. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

11:21. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

11:22. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

11:23. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

11:24. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

11:25. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

11:26. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

11:27. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

11:28. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

11:29. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

11:30. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

11:31. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

11:32. And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

11:33. Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

11:34. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

11:35. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

11:36. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

11:37. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

11:38. (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

11:39. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

11:40. God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

~ Chapter 12 ~

12:1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

12:2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

12:3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

12:4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

12:5. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

12:6. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

12:7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

12:8. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

12:9. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

12:10. For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

12:11. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12:12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

12:13. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

12:14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

12:15. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

12:16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

12:17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

12:18. For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

12:19. And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

12:20. (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

12:21. And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

12:22. But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

12:23. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

12:24. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

12:25. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

12:26. Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

12:27. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

12:28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

12:29. For our God is a consuming fire.

~ Chapter 13 ~

13:1. Let brotherly love continue.

13:2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

13:3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

13:4. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

13:5. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

13:6. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

13:7. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

13:9. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

13:10. We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

13:11. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

13:12. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

13:13. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

13:14. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

13:15. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

13:16. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

13:17. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

13:18. Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

13:19. But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

13:20. Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

13:21. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

13:22. And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

13:23. Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

13:24. Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

13:25. Grace be with you all. Amen.

End of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews


The General Epistle of James

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

1:2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

1:3. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

1:4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1:5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

1:6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

1:7. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

1:8. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

1:9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

1:10. But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1:11. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

1:12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1:13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

1:14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

1:15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

1:16. Do not err, my beloved brethren.

1:17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1:18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1:19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

1:20. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

1:21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

1:22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

1:23. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

1:24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

1:25. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

1:26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

1:27. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

2:2. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

2:3. And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

2:4. Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

2:5. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

2:6. But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

2:7. Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

2:8. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

2:9. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

2:10. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

2:11. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

2:12. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

2:13. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

2:14. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

2:15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

2:16. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

2:17. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

2:18. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

2:19. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

2:20. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

2:21. Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

2:22. Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

2:23. And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

2:24. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

2:25. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

2:26. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

3:2. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

3:3. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

3:4. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

3:5. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

3:6. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

3:7. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

3:8. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

3:9. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

3:10. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

3:11. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

3:12. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

3:13. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

3:14. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

3:15. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

3:16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

3:17. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

3:18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

4:2. Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

4:3. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4:4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

4:5. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

4:6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

4:7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

4:8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

4:9. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

4:10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

4:11. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

4:12. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

4:13. Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

4:14. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

4:15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

4:16. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

4:17. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

5:2. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

5:3. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

5:4. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

5:5. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

5:6. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

5:7. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

5:8. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

5:9. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

5:10. Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

5:11. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

5:12. But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

5:13. Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

5:14. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

5:15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

5:16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

5:17. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

5:18. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

5:19. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

5:20. Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

End of the General Epistle of James


The First General Epistle of Peter

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

1:2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1:3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1:4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1:5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1:6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1:7. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1:8. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1:9. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1:10. Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

1:11. Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

1:12. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

1:13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1:14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1:15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1:16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1:17. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

1:18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1:19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1:20. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1:21. Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1:22. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1:23. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

1:24. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

1:25. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

2:2. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2:3. If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

2:4. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

2:5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

2:6. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

2:7. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

2:8. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

2:10. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

2:11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

2:12. Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

2:13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

2:14. Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

2:15. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

2:16. As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

2:17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

2:18. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

2:19. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

2:20. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

2:22. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

2:23. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

2:24. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

2:25. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

3:2. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

3:3. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

3:4. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

3:5. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

3:6. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

3:7. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

3:8. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

3:9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

3:10. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

3:11. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

3:12. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

3:13. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

3:14. But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

3:15. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

3:16. Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

3:17. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

3:18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

3:19. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

3:20. Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

3:21. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

3:22. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

4:2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

4:3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

4:4. Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

4:5. Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

4:6. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

4:7. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

4:8. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

4:9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

4:10. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

4:11. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

4:12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

4:13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

4:14. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

4:15. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

4:16. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

4:17. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

4:18. And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

4:19. Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

5:2. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

5:3. Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

5:4. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5:5. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

5:6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

5:7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

5:8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

5:9. Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

5:10. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

5:11. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

5:12. By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

5:13. The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

5:14. Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

End of the First General Epistle of Peter


The Second General Epistle of Peter

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

1:2. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

1:3. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

1:4. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

1:5. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

1:6. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

1:7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1:8. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

1:10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

1:11. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1:12. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

1:13. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

1:14. Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me.

1:15. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

1:16. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1:17. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

1:18. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

1:19. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

1:20. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

1:21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2:2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2:3. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2:4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

2:5. And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

2:6. And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

2:7. And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

2:8. (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

2:9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

2:10. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

2:11. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

2:12. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

2:13. And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

2:14. Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

2:15. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

2:16. But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

2:17. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2:18. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

2:19. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

2:20. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2:21. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2:22. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

3:2. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3:3. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

3:4. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

3:5. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

3:6. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

3:7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

3:8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

3:9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

3:10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

3:11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

3:12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

3:13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

3:14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

3:15. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

3:16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

3:17. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

3:18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

End of The Second General Epistle of Peter


The First Epistle General of John

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

1:2. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

1:3. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1:4. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

1:5. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1:6. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1:7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1:8. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1:9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1:10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

2:2. And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

2:3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

2:4. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

2:5. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

2:6. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

2:7. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

2:8. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

2:9. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

2:10. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

2:11. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

2:12. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

2:13. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

2:14. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

2:15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

2:16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

2:17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

2:18. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

2:19. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

2:20. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

2:21. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

2:22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

2:23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

2:24. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

2:25. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

2:26. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

2:27. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

2:28. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

2:29. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

3:2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

3:3. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

3:4. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

3:5. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

3:6. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

3:7. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

3:8. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

3:10. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

3:11. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

3:12. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

3:13. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

3:14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

3:15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

3:16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

3:17. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

3:18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

3:19. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

3:20. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

3:21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

3:22. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

3:23. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

3:24. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

4:2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

4:3. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

4:5. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

4:6. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

4:7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

4:8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

4:9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

4:10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

4:11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

4:12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

4:13. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

4:14. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

4:15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

4:16. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

4:17. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

4:18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

4:19. We love him, because he first loved us.

4:20. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

4:21. And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

5:2. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

5:3. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

5:4. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5:5. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

5:6. This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

5:7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

5:8. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

5:9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

5:10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

5:11. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

5:12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

5:13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

5:14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

5:15. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

5:16. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

5:17. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

5:18. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

5:19. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

5:20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

5:21. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

End of the First Epistle General of John


The Second Epistle of John

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

1:2. For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

1:3. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

1:4. I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

1:5. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

1:6. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

1:7. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

1:8. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

1:9. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

1:10. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

1:11. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

1:12. Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

1:13. The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

End of the Second Epistle of John


The Third Epistle of John

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

1:2. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

1:3. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

1:4. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

1:5. Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

1:6. Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

1:7. Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

1:8. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

1:9. I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

1:10. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

1:11. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

1:12. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

1:13. I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

1:14. But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

End of the Third Epistle of John


The General Epistle of Jude

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

1:2. Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied.

1:3. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

1:4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:5. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

1:6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

1:7. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

1:8. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

1:9. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

1:10. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

1:11. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

1:12. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

1:13. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

1:14. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

1:15. To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

1:16. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

1:17. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1:18. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

1:19. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

1:20. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

1:21. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

1:22. And of some have compassion, making a difference:

1:23. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

1:24. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

1:25. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen.

End of The General Epistle of Jude


The Revelation of St. John the Divine

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

1:2. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

1:3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

1:4. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

1:5. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

1:6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1:7. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

1:8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

1:9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

1:10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

1:11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

1:12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

1:13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

1:14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

1:15. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

1:16. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

1:17. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

1:18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

1:19. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

1:20. The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2:2. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

2:3. And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

2:4. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

2:5. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

2:6. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

2:7. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

2:8. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

2:9. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

2:10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

2:11. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

2:12. And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

2:13. I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

2:14. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

2:15. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

2:16. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

2:17. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

2:18. And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

2:19. I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

2:20. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

2:21. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

2:22. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

2:23. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

2:24. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

2:25. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

2:26. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

2:27. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

2:28. And I will give him the morning star.

2:29. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

3:2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3:3. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

3:4. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

3:5. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

3:6. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

3:7. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

3:8. I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

3:9. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

3:10. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

3:11. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

3:12. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

3:13. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

3:14. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

3:15. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

3:16. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

3:17. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

3:18. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

3:19. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

3:20. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

3:21. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

3:22. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.

4:2. And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

4:3. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4:4. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

4:5. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

4:6. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

4:7. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

4:8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

4:9. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

4:10. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

4:11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

5:2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

5:3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

5:4. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5:5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

5:6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

5:7. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

5:8. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

5:9. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

5:10. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

5:11. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

5:12. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

5:13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

5:14. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

6:2. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

6:3. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

6:4. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

6:5. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6:6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

6:7. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

6:8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

6:9. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

6:10. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

6:11. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

6:12. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

6:13. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

6:14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

6:15. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

6:16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

6:17. For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

7:2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

7:3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

7:4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

7:5. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

7:6. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

7:7. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

7:8. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

7:9. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

7:10. And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

7:11. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

7:12. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

7:13. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

7:14. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

7:15. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

7:16. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

7:17. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

8:2. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

8:3. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

8:4. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

8:5. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

8:6. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

8:7. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

8:8. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

8:9. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

8:10. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

8:11. And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

8:12. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

8:13. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

~ Chapter 9 ~

9:1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

9:2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

9:3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

9:4. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

9:5. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

9:6. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

9:7. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

9:8. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

9:9. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

9:10. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

9:11. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

9:12. One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

9:13. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

9:15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

9:16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

9:17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

9:18. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

9:19. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

9:20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

9:21. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

~ Chapter 10 ~

10:1. And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

10:2. And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

10:3. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

10:4. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

10:5. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

10:6. And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

10:7. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

10:8. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

10:9. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

10:10. And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

10:11. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

~ Chapter 11 ~

11:1. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

11:2. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

11:3. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

11:4. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

11:5. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

11:6. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

11:7. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

11:8. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

11:9. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

11:10. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

11:11. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

11:12. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

11:13. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

11:14. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

11:15. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

11:16. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

11:17. Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

11:18. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

11:19. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

~ Chapter 12 ~

12:1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

12:2. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

12:3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

12:4. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

12:5. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

12:6. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

12:7. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

12:8. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

12:9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

12:10. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12:12. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

12:13. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

12:14. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

12:15. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

12:16. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

12:17. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

~ Chapter 13 ~

13:1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

13:2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

13:3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

13:4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

13:5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

13:6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

13:7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

13:8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

13:9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.

13:10. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

13:11. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

13:12. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13:13. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

13:14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

13:15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

13:16. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

13:17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

13:18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

~ Chapter 14 ~

14:1. And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

14:2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

14:3. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

14:4. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

14:5. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

14:6. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

14:7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

14:8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

14:9. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

14:10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

14:11. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

14:12. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

14:13. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

14:14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

14:15. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

14:16. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

14:17. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

14:18. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

14:19. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

14:20. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

~ Chapter 15 ~

15:1. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

15:2. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

15:3. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

15:4. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

15:5. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

15:6. And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

15:7. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

15:8. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

~ Chapter 16 ~

16:1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

16:2. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

16:3. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea.

16:4. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

16:5. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

16:6. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

16:7. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

16:8. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

16:9. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

16:10. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

16:11. And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

16:12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates: and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

16:13. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

16:14. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

16:15. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

16:16. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

16:17. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

16:18. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

16:19. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

16:20. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

16:21. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

~ Chapter 17 ~

17:1. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

17:2. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

17:3. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

17:4. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

17:5. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

17:6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

17:7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

17:8. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

17:9. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

17:10. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

17:11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

17:12. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

17:13. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

17:14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

17:15. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

17:16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17:17. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

17:18. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

~ Chapter 18 ~

18:1. And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

18:2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

18:3. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

18:4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

18:5. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

18:6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

18:7. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

18:8. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

18:9. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

18:10. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

18:11. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

18:12. The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

18:13. And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

18:14. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

18:15. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

18:16. And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

18:17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18:18. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

18:19. And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

18:20. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

18:21. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

18:22. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

18:23. And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

18:24. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

~ Chapter 19 ~

19:1. And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

19:2. For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

19:3. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

19:4. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

19:5. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

19:6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

19:7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

19:8. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

19:9. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

19:10. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

19:11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

19:12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

19:13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

19:14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

19:15. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

19:16. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

19:17. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

19:18. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19:19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

19:20. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

19:21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

~ Chapter 20 ~

20:1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

20:2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

14:28. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

14:29. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

14:30. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

14:31. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

14:32. And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

14:33. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

14:34. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

14:35. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;

14:36. And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

~ Chapter 15 ~

15:1. Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

15:2. Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

15:3. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

15:4. For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

15:5. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

15:6. And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

15:7. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

15:8. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

15:9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

15:10. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

15:11. Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

15:12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

15:13. But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

15:14. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."blind lead blind"

15:15. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

15:16. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

15:17. Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

15:18. But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

15:19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

15:20. These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

15:21. Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

15:23. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

15:24. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

15:25. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

15:26. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and cast it to dogs.

15:27. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

15:28. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

15:29. And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

15:30. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

15:31. Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

15:32. Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

15:33. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

15:34. And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

15:35. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

15:36. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

15:37. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

15:38. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

15:39. And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

~ Chapter 16 ~

16:1. The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.

16:2. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

16:3. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

16:4. A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

16:5. And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

16:6. Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

16:7. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

16:8. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

16:9. Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

16:10. Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

16:11. How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

16:12. Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

16:13. When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

16:14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

16:15. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16:16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

16:17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

16:18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

16:19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

16:20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

16:21. From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

16:22. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

16:23. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

16:24. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

16:25. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

16:26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

16:27. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

16:28. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

~ Chapter 17 ~

17:1. And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

17:2. And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

17:3. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

17:4. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

17:5. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

17:6. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

17:7. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

17:8. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

17:9. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

17:10. And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

17:11. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

17:12. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

17:13. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

17:14. And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

17:15. Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is a lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

17:16. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17:17. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

17:18. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

17:19. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

17:20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

17:21. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

17:22. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:

17:23. And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

17:24. And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

17:25. He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

17:26. Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.

17:27. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

~ Chapter 18 ~

18:1. At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

18:2. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

18:3. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

18:4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

18:5. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

18:6. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

18:7. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

18:8. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

18:9. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

18:10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

18:11. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

18:12. How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

18:13. And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

18:14. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15. Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

18:16. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

18:17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.

18:18. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

18:19. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

18:20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

18:21. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

18:22. Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

18:23. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

18:24. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

18:25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

18:26. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:27. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

18:28. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

18:29. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:30. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

18:31. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

18:32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

18:33. Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

18:34. And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

18:35. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

~ Chapter 19 ~

19:1. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;

19:2. And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

19:3. The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

19:4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

19:5. And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

19:6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

19:7. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

19:8. He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

19:9. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

19:10. His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

19:11. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

19:12. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

19:13. Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

19:14. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

19:15. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

19:16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

19:17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

19:18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19:19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

19:20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

19:21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

19:22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

19:23. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:24. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

19:25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

19:26. But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

19:27. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

19:28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

19:29. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

19:30. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

~ Chapter 20 ~

20:1. For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

20:2. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20:3. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

20:4. And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

20:5. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

20:6. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

20:7. They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

20:8. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

20:9. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

20:10. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

20:11. And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

20:12. Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

20:13. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

20:14. Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

20:15. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

20:16. So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

20:17. And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

20:18. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

20:19. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

20:20. Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

20:21. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

20:22. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

20:23. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

20:24. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

20:25. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

20:26. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

20:27. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

20:28. Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

20:29. And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

20:30. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

20:31. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

20:32. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

20:33. They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

20:34. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

~ Chapter 21 ~

21:1. And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

21:2. Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

21:3. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

21:4. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

21:5. Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

21:6. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

21:7. And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

21:8. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strowed them in the way.

21:9. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

21:10. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

21:11. And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

21:12. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

21:13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

21:14. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

21:15. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

21:16. And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

21:17. And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

21:18. Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

21:19. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

21:20. And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

21:21. Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

21:22. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

21:23. And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

21:24. And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

21:25. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

21:26. But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

21:27. And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

21:28. But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

21:29. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

21:30. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

21:31. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

21:32. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

21:33. Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

21:34. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

21:35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

21:36. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

21:37. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

21:38. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

21:39. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

21:40. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

21:41. They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

21:42. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

21:43. Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

21:44. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

21:45. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

21:46. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

~ Chapter 22 ~

22:1. And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,

22:2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

22:3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

22:4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

22:5. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

22:6. And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

22:7. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

22:8. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

22:9. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

22:10. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

22:11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

22:12. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

22:13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

22:14. For many are called, but few are chosen.

22:15. Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

22:16. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

22:17. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

22:18. But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

22:19. Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

22:20. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

22:21. They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

22:22. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

22:23. The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

22:24. Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

22:25. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:

22:26. Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

22:27. And last of all the woman died also.

22:28. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

22:29. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

22:30. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

22:31. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

22:32. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

22:33. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

22:34. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

22:35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

22:36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

22:37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

22:38. This is the first and great commandment.

22:39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

22:40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

22:41. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

22:42. Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

22:43. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

22:44. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

22:45. If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

22:46. And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

~ Chapter 23 ~

23:1. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

23:2. Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

23:3. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

23:4. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

23:5. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

23:6. And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

23:7. And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

23:8. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

23:9. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

23:10. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

23:11. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

23:12. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

23:13. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

23:14. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

23:15. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

23:16. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

23:17. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

23:18. And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

23:19. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

23:20. Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

23:21. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

23:22. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23:23. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

23:24. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

23:25. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

23:26. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

23:27. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

23:28. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23:29. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

23:30. And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

23:31. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

23:32. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

23:33. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

23:34. Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

23:35. That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

23:36. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

23:37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

23:38. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

23:39. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

~ Chapter 24 ~

24:1. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.

24:2. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

24:3. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

24:4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

24:5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

24:6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

24:7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

24:8. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

24:9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

24:10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

24:11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

24:12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

24:13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

24:14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

24:15. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

24:16. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

24:17. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

24:18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

24:19. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

24:20. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

24:21. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

24:22. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

24:23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24:24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

24:25. Behold, I have told you before.

24:26. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

24:27. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24:28. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

24:29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

24:30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

24:31. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

24:32. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

24:33. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

24:34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

24:35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

24:36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

24:37. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24:38. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

24:39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24:40. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

24:41. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

24:42. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

24:43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

24:44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

24:45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

24:46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

24:47. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

24:48. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

24:49. And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

24:50. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

24:51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

~ Chapter 25 ~

25:1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

25:2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

25:3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

25:4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

25:5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

25:6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

25:7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

25:8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

25:9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

25:10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

25:11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

25:12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

25:13. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

25:14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

25:15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

25:16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

25:17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

25:18. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

25:19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

25:20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

25:21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25:22. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

25:23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25:24. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strowed:

25:25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

25:26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strowed:

25:27. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

25:28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

25:29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

25:30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

25:31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

25:32. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

25:33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

25:34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

25:35. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

25:36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

25:37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

25:38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

25:39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

25:40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

25:42. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

25:43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

25:44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

25:45. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

25:46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

~ Chapter 26 ~

26:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,

26:2. Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

26:3. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

26:4. And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

26:5. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

26:6. Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

26:7. There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

26:8. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

26:9. For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

26:10. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

26:11. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

26:12. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

26:13. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

26:14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

26:15. And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

26:16. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

26:17. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

26:18. And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

26:19. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

26:20. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

26:21. And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

26:22. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

26:23. And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

26:24. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

26:25. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

26:26. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

26:27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

26:28. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

26:29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

26:30. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

26:31. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

26:32. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

26:33. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

26:34. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

26:35. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

26:36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

26:37. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

26:38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

26:39. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

26:40. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

26:41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

26:42. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

26:43. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

26:44. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

26:45. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

26:46. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

26:47. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

26:48. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.

26:49. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

26:50. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

26:51. And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.

26:52. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

26:53. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

26:54. But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

26:55. In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.

26:56. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

26:57. And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

26:58. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

26:59. Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

26:60. But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

26:61. And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

26:62. And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

26:63. But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

26:64. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

26:65. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

26:66. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

26:67. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

26:68. Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

26:69. Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

26:70. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

26:71. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

26:72. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

26:73. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

26:74. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

26:75. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

~ Chapter 27 ~

27:1. When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

27:2. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

27:3. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

27:4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

27:5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

27:6. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

27:7. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

27:8. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

27:9. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

27:10. And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

27:11. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

27:12. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

27:13. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

27:14. And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

27:15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.

27:16. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

27:17. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

27:18. For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

27:19. When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

27:20. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

27:21. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

27:22. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

27:23. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

27:24. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

27:25. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

27:26. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

27:27. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

27:28. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

27:29. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

27:30. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

27:31. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

27:32. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

27:33. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

27:34. They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

27:35. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

27:36. And sitting down they watched him there;

27:37. And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27:38. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

27:39. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

27:40. And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

27:41. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

27:42. He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

27:43. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

27:44. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

27:45. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

27:46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

27:47. Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

27:48. And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

27:49. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

27:50. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

27:51. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

27:52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

27:53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

27:54. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

27:55. And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

27:56. Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

27:57. When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

27:58. He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

27:59. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

27:60. And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

27:61. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

27:62. Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

27:63. Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

27:64. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

27:65. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

27:66. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

~ Chapter 28 ~

28:1. In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

28:2. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

28:3. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

28:4. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

28:5. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

28:6. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

28:7. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

28:8. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

28:9. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

28:10. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

28:11. Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

28:12. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

28:13. Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

28:14. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

28:15. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

28:16. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

28:17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

28:18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

End of the Gospel According to St. Matthew


The Gospel According to St. Mark

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

1:2. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

1:3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

1:4. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

1:5. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

1:6. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

1:7. And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

1:8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

1:9. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

1:10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

1:11. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

1:12. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

1:13. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

1:14. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

1:15. And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

1:16. 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.

1:17. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

1:18. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

1:19. And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

1:20. And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

1:21. And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

1:22. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

1:23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

1:24. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

1:25. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

1:26. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

1:27. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

1:28. And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

1:29. And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

1:30. But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

1:31. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

1:32. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

1:33. And all the city was gathered together at the door.

1:34. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

1:35. And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

1:36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

1:37. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

1:38. And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

1:39. And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

1:40. And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

1:41. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

1:42. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

1:43. And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;

1:44. And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

1:45. But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

2:2. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

2:3. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.

2:4. And when they could not come nigh unto 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.

2:5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

2:6. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

2:7. Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

2:8. And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

2:9. Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

2:10. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)

2:11. I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

2:12. 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 on this fashion.

2:13. And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

2:14. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

2:15. And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

2:16. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

2:17. When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

2:18. And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

2:19. And Jesus said unto 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.

2:20. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

2:21. No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

2:22. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

2:23. 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.

2:24. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

2:25. And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

2:26. How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

2:27. And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

2:28. Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.

3:2. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

3:3. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.

3:4. And he saith unto 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.

3:5. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

3:6. And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

3:7. But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

3:8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.

3:9. And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

3:10. For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

3:11. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

3:12. And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

3:13. And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.

3:14. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

3:15. And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

3:16. And Simon he surnamed Peter;

3:17. And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

3:18. And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

3:19. And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

3:20. And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

3:21. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

3:22. And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

3:23. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

3:24. And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

3:25. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

3:26. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

3:27. No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

3:28. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

3:29. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

3:30. Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

3:31. There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

3:32. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

3:33. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

3:34. And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

3:35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto 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.

4:2. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

4:3. Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

4:4. 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.

4:5. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

4:6. But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

4:7. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

4:8. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

4:9. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4:10. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

4:11. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

4:12. That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

4:13. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

4:14. The sower soweth the word.

4:15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

4:16. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

4:17. And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

4:18. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

4:19. And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

4:20. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

4:21. And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

4:22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

4:23. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

4:24. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

4:25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

4:26. And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

4:27. And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

4:28. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

4:29. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

4:30. And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

4:31. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

4:32. But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

4:33. And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

4:34. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

4:35. And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

4:36. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

4:37. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

4:38. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

4:39. And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

4:40. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

4:41. And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

5:2. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

5:3. Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

5:4. Because that he had been often 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.

5:5. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

5:6. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

5:7. And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

5:8. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

5:9. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

5:10. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

5:11. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

5:12. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

5:13. 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.

5:14. And they that 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.

5:15. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

5:16. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

5:17. And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

5:18. And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

5:19. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

5:20. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

5:21. And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.

5:22. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

5:23. And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

5:24. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

5:25. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

5:26. And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

5:27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

5:28. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

5:29. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

5:30. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

5:31. And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

5:32. And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

5:33. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

5:34. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

5:35. While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

5:36. As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

5:37. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

5:38. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

5:39. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

5:40. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

5:41. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

5:42. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

5:43. And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

6:2. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

6:3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

6:4. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

6:5. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

6:6. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

6:7. And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

6:8. And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

6:9. But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

6:10. And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

6:11. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

6:12. And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

6:13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

6:14. And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.

6:15. Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

6:16. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

6:17. 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.

6:18. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

6:19. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

6:20. For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

6:21. And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

6:22. And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

6:23. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

6:24. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

6:25. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

6:26. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

6:27. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

6:28. And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

6:29. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

6:30. And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

6:31. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

6:32. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

6:33. And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

6:34. And Jesus, when he came out, saw much 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.

6:35. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

6:36. 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.

6:37. He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

6:38. He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

6:39. And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

6:40. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

6:41. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

6:42. And they did all eat, and were filled.

6:43. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

6:44. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

6:45. And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

6:46. And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

6:47. And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

6:48. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

6:49. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

6:50. For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

6:51. And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

6:52. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

6:53. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

6:54. And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

6:55. And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

6:56. And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

~ Chapter 7 ~

7:1. Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.

7:2. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.

7:3. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

7:4. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.

7:5. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

7:6. He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7:7. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

7:8. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

7:9. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

7:10. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

7:11. But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.

7:12. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;

7:13. Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

7:14. And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:

7:15. There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

7:16. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

7:17. And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

7:18. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

7:19. Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

7:20. And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

7:21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

7:22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

7:23. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

7:24. And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.

7:25. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

7:26. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

7:27. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

7:28. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

7:29. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.

7:30. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

7:31. And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

7:32. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.

7:33. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;

7:34. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

7:35. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

7:36. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;

7:37. And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

~ Chapter 8 ~

8:1. In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,

8:2. I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

8:3. And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

8:4. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

8:5. And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

8:6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.

8:7. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.

8:8. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

8:9. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

8:10. And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

8:11. And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

8:12. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

8:13. And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.

8:14. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

8:15. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

8:16. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

8:17. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

8:18. Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

8:19. When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

8:20. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

8:21. And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

8:22. And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

8:23. 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 ought.

8:24. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

8:25. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

8:26. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

8:27. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

8:28. And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

8:29. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

8:30. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

8:31. 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.

8:32. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

8:33. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

8:34. And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

8:35. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

8:36. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

8:37. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

8:38. Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

~ Chapter 9 ~

9:1. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

9:2. And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

9:3. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

9:4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

9:5. And Peter answered and said to 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.

9:6. For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

9:7. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

9:8. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

9:9. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

9:10. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

9:11. And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

9:12. And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

9:13. But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.

9:14. And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

9:15. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

9:16. And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?

9:17. And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

9:18. And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

9:19. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.

9:20. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

9:21. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

9:22. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

9:23. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

9:24. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

9:25. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

9:26. 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.

9:27. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

9:28. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

9:29. And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

9:30. And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.

9:31. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

9:32. But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

9:33. And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

9:34. But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

9:35. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

9:36. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

9:37. Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

9:38. And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

9:39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

9:40. For he that is not against us is on our part.

9:41. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

9:42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

9:43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

9:44. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

9:46. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:47. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

9:48. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:49. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

9:50. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

~ Chapter 10 ~

10:1. And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

10:2. And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

10:3. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

10:4. And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

10:5. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

10:6. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

10:7. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

10:8. And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

10:9. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

10:10. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

10:11. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

10:12. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

10:13. And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

10:14. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

10:15. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

10:16. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

10:17. And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

10:18. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

10:19. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

10:20. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

10:21. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

10:22. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

10:23. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

10:25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

10:26. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

10:27. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

10:28. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

10:29. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

10:30. But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

10:31. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

10:32. 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 again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,

10:33. Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

10:34. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

10:35. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

10:36. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

10:37. They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

10:38. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

10:39. And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

10:40. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

10:41. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.

10:42. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

10:43. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

10:44. And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

10:45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

10:46. 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.

10:47. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

10:48. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

10:50. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

10:51. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

10:52. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

~ Chapter 11 ~

11:1. And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

11:2. And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

11:3. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

11:4. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

11:5. And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

11:6. And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

11:7. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

11:8. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strowed them in the way.

11:9. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

11:10. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

11:11. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

11:12. And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

11:13. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

11:14. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

11:15. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

11:16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

11:17. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

11:18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

11:19. And when even was come, he went out of the city.

11:20. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

11:21. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

11:22. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

11:23. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

11:24. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

11:25. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

11:26. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

11:27. 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,

11:28. And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

11:29. And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

11:30. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.

11:31. And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, >From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

11:32. But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.

11:33. And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

~ Chapter 12 ~

12:1. And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

12:2. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

12:4. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.

12:5. And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.

12:6. Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

12:7. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

12:8. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

12:9. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

12:10. And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

12:11. This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

12:12. 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.

12:13. And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.

12:14. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

12:15. Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

12:16. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

12:17. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

12:18. Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

12:19. Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

12:20. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

12:21. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.

12:22. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

12:23. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

12:24. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

12:25. For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

12:26. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

12:27. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

12:28. And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

12:29. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

12:30. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

12:31. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

12:32. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

12:33. 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 neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

12:34. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

12:35. And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?

12:36. For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

12:37. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

12:38. And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

12:39. And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

12:40. Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

12:41. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

12:42. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

12:43. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

12:44. For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

~ Chapter 13 ~

13:1. And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

13:2. And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

13:3. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

13:4. Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

13:5. And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

13:6. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

13:7. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

13:8. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

13:9. But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

13:10. And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

13:11. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

13:12. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

13:13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

13:14. But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

13:15. And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

13:16. And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

13:17. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

13:18. And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

13:19. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

13:20. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

13:21. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

13:22. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

13:23. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

13:24. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

13:25. And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

13:26. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

13:27. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

13:28. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

13:29. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

13:30. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

13:31. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

13:32. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

13:33. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

13:34. 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.

13:35. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

13:36. Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

13:37. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

~ Chapter 14 ~

14:1. 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.

14:2. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.

14:3. 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 spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

14:4. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

14:5. For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

14:6. And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.

14:7. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

14:8. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

14:9. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

14:10. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

14:11. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

14:12. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?

14:13. And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.

14:14. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

14:15. And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.

14:16. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

14:17. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.

14:18. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.

14:19. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?

14:20. And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.

14:21. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

14:22. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

14:23. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.

14:24. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

14:25. Verily I say unto 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.

14:26. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

14:27. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

14:28. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

14:29. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.

14:30. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

14:31. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

14:32. And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

14:33. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

14:34. And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

14:35. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

14:36. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

14:37. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

14:38. Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

14:39. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.

14:40. And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

14:41. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

14:42. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

14:43. And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

14:44. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

14:45. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.

14:46. And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

14:47. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

14:48. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?

14:49. I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.

14:50. And they all forsook him, and fled.

14:51. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:

14:52. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

14:53. And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

14:54. 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.

14:55. And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

14:56. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

14:57. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,

14:58. 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.

14:59. But neither so did their witness agree together.

14:60. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

14:61. But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

14:62. And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

14:63. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

14:64. Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

14:65. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

14:66. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:

14:67. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.

14:68. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

14:69. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.

14:70. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.

14:71. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

14:72. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

~ Chapter 15 ~

15:1. 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.

15:2. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.

15:3. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

15:4. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

15:5. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

15:6. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

15:7. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

15:8. And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

15:9. But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

15:10. For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

15:11. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

15:12. And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

15:13. And they cried out again, Crucify him.

15:14. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15:15. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

15:16. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

15:17. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

15:18. And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

15:19. And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

15:20. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

15:21. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

15:22. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

15:23. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

15:24. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

15:25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

15:26. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

15:27. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

15:28. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

15:29. And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

15:30. Save thyself, and come down from the cross.

15:31. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

15:32. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.

15:33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

15:34. 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 hast thou forsaken me?

15:35. And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

15:36. And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

15:37. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

15:38. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

15:39. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

15:40. There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

15:41. (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

15:42. And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

15:43. Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

15:44. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

15:45. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

15:46. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

15:47. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

~ Chapter 16 ~

16:1. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

16:2. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

16:3. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

16:4. And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

16:5. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

16:6. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

16:7. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

16:8. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

16:9. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

16:10. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

16:11. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

16:12. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

16:13. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

16:14. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

16:15. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16:16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

16:17. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

16:18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

16:19. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

16:20. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

End of the Gospel According to St. Mark


The Gospel According to St. Luke

~ Chapter 1 ~

1:1. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

1:2. Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

1:3. It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

1:4. That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

1:5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

1:6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1:7. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

1:8. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

1:9. According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

1:10. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

1:11. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

1:12. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

1:13. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

1:14. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

1:15. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

1:16. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

1:17. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

1:18. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

1:19. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings.

1:20. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

1:21. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

1:22. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

1:23. And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

1:24. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

1:25. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

1:26. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

1:27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

1:28. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

1:29. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

1:30. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

1:31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

1:32. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

1:33. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

1:34. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

1:35. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1:36. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

1:37. For with God nothing shall be impossible.

1:38. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

1:39. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

1:40. And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

1:41. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

1:42. And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

1:43. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

1:44. For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

1:45. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

1:46. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

1:47. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

1:48. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

1:49. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

1:50. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

1:51. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

1:52. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

1:53. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

1:54. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

1:55. As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

1:56. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

1:57. Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

1:58. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

1:59. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

1:60. And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

1:61. And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

1:62. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

1:63. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.

1:64. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

1:65. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

1:66. And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

1:67. And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,

1:68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

1:69. And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

1:70. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

1:71. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

1:72. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

1:73. The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

1:74. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

1:75. In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

1:76. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

1:77. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

1:78. Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

1:79. To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

1:80. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

~ Chapter 2 ~

2:1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2:2. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

2:3. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

2:5. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

2:6. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

2:9. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

2:10. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

2:11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

2:12. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

2:13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

2:15. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

2:16. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

2:17. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

2:18. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

2:19. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

2:20. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

2:21. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

2:23. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

2:24. And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

2:25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

2:26. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

2:27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

2:28. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

2:29. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

2:30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2:31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

2:32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

2:33. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

2:34. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

2:35. (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

2:36. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

2:37. And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

2:38. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

2:39. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

2:40. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

2:41. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

2:42. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

2:43. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

2:44. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

2:45. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

2:46. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

2:47. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

2:48. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

2:49. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

2:50. And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

2:51. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

2:52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

~ Chapter 3 ~

3:1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

3:2. Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

3:3. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

3:4. As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3:5. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

3:6. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

3:7. Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3:8. Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

3:9. And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3:10. And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

3:11. He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

3:12. Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

3:13. And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

3:14. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

3:15. And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

3:16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

3:17. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

3:18. And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

3:19. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

3:20. Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

3:21. Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

3:22. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

3:23. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

3:24. Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

3:25. Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

3:26. Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

3:27. Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

3:28. Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

3:29. Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

3:30. Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

3:31. Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

3:32. Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

3:33. Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

3:34. Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

3:35. Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

3:36. Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

3:37. Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

3:38. Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

~ Chapter 4 ~

4:1. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

4:2. Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

4:3. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

4:4. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

4:5. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

4:6. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

4:7. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

4:8. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4:9. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

4:10. For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

4:11. And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:12. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

4:14. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

4:15. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

4:16. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

4:17. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

4:18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

4:19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

4:20. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

4:21. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

4:22. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

4:23. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

4:24. And he said, Verily, I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

4:25. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

4:26. But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

4:27. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

4:28. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

4:29. And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

4:30. But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

4:31. And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

4:32. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

4:33. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

4:34. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

4:35. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

4:36. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

4:37. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.

4:38. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.

4:39. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

4:40. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

4:41. And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

4:42. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.

4:43. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

4:44. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

~ Chapter 5 ~

5:1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

5:2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

5:3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

5:4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5:5. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

5:6. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

5:7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

5:8. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

5:9. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

5:10. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

5:11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

5:12. And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

5:13. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

5:14. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5:15. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

5:16. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

5:17. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

5:18. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

5:19. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.

5:20. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

5:21. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

5:22. But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

5:23. Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?

5:24. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.

5:25. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

5:26. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

5:27. And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.

5:28. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

5:29. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

5:30. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

5:31. And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

5:32. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

5:33. And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

5:34. And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

5:35. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

5:36. And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.

5:37. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.

5:38. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.

5:39. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

~ Chapter 6 ~

6:1. And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

6:2. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

6:3. And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungered, and they which were with him;

6:4. How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

6:5. And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

6:6. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

6:7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

6:8. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

6:9. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

6:10. And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

6:11. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

6:12. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

6:13. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

6:14. Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

6:15. Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

6:16. And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

6:17. And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

6:18. And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

6:19. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

6:20. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

6:21. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

6:22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

6:23. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

6:24. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

6:25. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

6:26. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

6:27. But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

6:28. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

6:29. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

6:30. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

6:31. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.Golden Rule

6:32. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

6:33. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

6:34. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

6:35. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

6:36. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

6:37. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

6:38. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

6:39. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?"blind lead blind"

6:40. The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

6:41. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

6:42. Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own