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The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is
baptized by him. He calls his disciples and works many miracles.
Christ heals the sick of the palsy. He calls
Matthew and excuses his disciples.
Christ heals the withered hand. He chooses the
twelve. He confutes the blasphemy of the Pharisees.
The parable of the sower. Christ stills the tempest
Christ casts out a legion of devils: he heals the
issue of blood, and raises the daughter of Jairus to life.
Christ teaches at Nazareth: he sends forth the
twelve apostles: he feeds five thousand with five loaves; and walks
upon the sea.
Christ rebukes the Pharisees. He heals the daughter
of the woman of Chanaan; and the man that was deaf and dumb.
Christ feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a
blind man. He foretells his passion.
Christ is transfigured. He casts out the dumb
spirit. He teaches humility and to avoid scandal.
Marriage is not to be dissolved. The danger of
riches. The ambition of the sons of Zebedee. A blind man is restored to
Christ enters into Jerusalem upon an ass. He
curses the barren fig tree and drives the buyers and sellers out of the
The parable of the vineyard and husbandmen.
Caesar's right to tribute. The Sadducees are confuted. The first
commandment. The widow's mite.
Christ foretells the destruction of the temple and
the signs that shall forerun the day of judgment.
The first part of the history of the passion of
The continuation of the history of the passion.
From Douay-Rheims, Challoner
MARK, the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome,)
according to what he heard from Peter himself, wrote at Rome a brief
Gospel at the request of the Brethren, about ten years after our Lord’s
Ascension; which when Peter had heard, he approved of it, and with his
authority published it to the church to be read. Baronius and others
say, that the original was written in Latin; but the more general
opinion is that the Evangelist wrote it in Greek.
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By Mons. Dr. Juan Straubinger
(Not from the Douay-Rheims
surnamed John, was the son of
that Mary in whose house the Lord’s
Disciples used to meet (Acts
). It is quite probable that the same house also
served as the setting for other Sacred Events such as the last Passover
Meal and Pentecost.
With his cousin Barnabas, Mark accompanied Paul in his first Apostolic
Journey as far as the city of Perga in Pamphylia (Acts 13:13
somewhere between the years 61-63 A.D., we find him again with Paul
during his captivity in Rome.
Peter calls Mark “my son” (1Peter 5:13), which leads us to believe that
baptized by Peter himself. The earliest tradition unanimously confirms
that in Rome Mark transmitted to others what his spiritual father
(Peter) taught him, thus, writing in the years 50-60 A.D. his Gospel; a
Gospel which would be more accurately called the Gospel of ‘Peter and
Recorded by Mark’.
The purpose that the second Evangelist tried to fulfill was to
demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that everything in
nature —even demons— are subjected to Him. Therefore, he makes a
point of reporting about the miracles as well as the exorcisms
performed by Jesus.
The Gospel of Mark, the briefest of the four Gospels, presents in
synthesis and in his own style, many of the same events that appear in
the other Gospels as well as reports events which are missing from
them. This allows a better and deeper understanding of the other
Mark died in Alexandria – the seat of the Patriarchate which he headed.
The city of Venice claim him as its Patron and his body is venerated in
(*) A translation from
Straubinger Spanish Bible. Not a part of the Douay-Rheims Bible.
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preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls his
disciples and works many miracles.
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the
Son of God. 2 As it
is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy
face, who shall prepare the way before thee. 3 A voice of one crying in
the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. 4
John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching the baptism of penance,
unto remission of sins. 5 And there went out to him all the country of
Judea, and all they of Jerusalem, and were baptized by him in the river
of Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a
leathern girdle about
his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And he preached,
saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose
shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. 8 I have baptized you
with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. 9 And it came
to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was
baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And forthwith coming up out of the
water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending,
and remaining on him.
11 And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my
beloved Son; in thee
I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the
desert. 13 And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and
was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered
14 And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came
Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying: The
time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and
believe the gospel.
16 And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon
and Andrew his
brother, casting nets into the sea (for they were fishermen). 17 And
Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you to become
fishers of men. 18 And immediately leaving their nets, they followed
him. 19 And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son
of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were mending their nets in
the ship: 20 And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father
Zebedee in the ship with his hired men, they followed him.
21 And they entered into Capharnaum, and forthwith
upon the sabbath
days going into the synagogue, he taught them. 22 And they were
astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having
power, and not as the scribes. 23 And there was in their synagogue a
man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 Saying: What have we
to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know
who thou art, the Holy One of God. 25 And Jesus threatened him, saying:
Speak no more, and go out of the man.
26 And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying
out with a loud
voice, went out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they
questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this
new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits,
and they obey him. 28 And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all
the country of Galilee. 29 And immediately going out of the synagogue
they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30
And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith they
tell him of her.
31 And coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her
by the hand; and
immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. 32 And
when it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all that were
ill and that were possessed with devils. 33 And all the city was
gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many that were troubled
with divers diseases; and he cast out many devils, and he suffered them
not to speak, because they knew him. 35 And rising very early, going
out, he went into a desert place: and there he prayed.
36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed
after him. 37 And
when they had found him, they said to him: All seek for thee. 38 And he
saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and cities, that I
may preach there also; for to this purpose am I come. 39 And he was
preaching in their synagogues, and in all Galilee, and casting out
devils. 40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling
down said to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus having compassion on him, stretched
forth his hand; and
touching him, saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean. 42 And when he
had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made
clean. 43 And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away. 44
And he saith to him: See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the
high priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses
commanded, for a testimony to them. 45 But he being gone out, began to
publish and to blaze abroad the word: so that he could not openly go
into the city, but was without in desert places: and they flocked to
him from all sides.
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heals the sick of the palsy. He calls Matthew and excuses his disciples.
1 And again he entered into Capharnaum after some
days. 2 And it was
heard that he was in the house, and many came together, so that there
was no room; no, not even at the door; and he spoke to them the word. 3
And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was carried
by four. 4 And when they could not offer him unto him for the
multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was; and opening it, they
let down the bed wherein the man sick of the palsy lay. 5 And when
Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to the sick of the palsy: Son, thy
sins are forgiven thee.
6 And there were some of the scribes sitting there,
and thinking in
their hearts: 7 Why doth this man speak thus? he blasphemeth. Who can
forgive sins, but God only? 8 Which Jesus presently knowing in his
spirit, that they so thought within themselves, saith to them: Why
think you these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the
sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take
up thy bed, and walk? 10 But that you may know that the Son of man hath
power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say to thee: Arise, take up thy bed, and go
into thy house. 12 And
immediately he arose; and taking up his bed, went his way in the sight
of all; so that all wondered and glorified God, saying: We never saw
the like. 13 And he went forth again to the sea side; and all the
multitude came to him, and he taught them. 14 And when he was passing
by, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus sitting at the receipt of custom;
and he saith to him: Follow me. And rising up, he followed him. 15 And
it came to pass, that as he sat at meat in his house, many publicans
and sinners sat down together with Jesus and his disciples. For they
were many, who also followed him.
16 And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing that he
ate with publicans
and sinners, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat and drink
with publicans and sinners? 17 Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They
that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For
I came not to call the just, but sinners. 18 And the disciples of John
and the Pharisees used to fast; and they come and say to him: Why do
the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast; but thy disciples do
not fast? 19 And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage
fast, as long as the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the
bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when
the bridegroom shall be taken away from them; and then they shall fast
in those days.
21 No man seweth a piece of raw cloth to an old
garment: otherwise the
new piecing taketh away from the old, and there is made a greater rent.
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine
will burst the bottles, and both the wine will be spilled, and the
bottles will be lost. But new wine must be put into new bottles. 23 And
it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn fields on
the sabbath, that his disciples began to go forward, and to pluck the
ears of corn. 24 And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on
the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said to them: Have
you never read what David did when he had need, and was hungry himself,
and they that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar
the high priest,
and did eat the loaves of proposition, which was not lawful to eat but
for the priests, and gave to them who were with him? 27 And he said to
them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. 28
Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.
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Christ heals the
withered hand. He chooses the twelve. He confutes the blasphemy of the
1 And he entered again into the synagogue, and there
was a man there
who had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him whether he would heal
on the sabbath days; that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the
man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the midst. 4 And he saith to
them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to
save life, or to destroy? But they held their peace. 5 And looking
round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of
their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he
stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him.
6 And the Pharisees going out, immediately made a
consultation with the
Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. 7 But Jesus retired
with his disciples to the sea; and a great multitude followed him from
Galilee and Judea, 8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from
beyond the Jordan. And they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude,
hearing the things which he did, came to him. 9 And he spoke to his
disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the
multitude, lest they should throng him. 10 For he healed many, so that
they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had evils.
11 And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell
down before him:
and they cried, saying: 12 Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly
charged them that they should not make him known. 13 And going up into
a mountain, he called unto him whom he would himself: and they came to
him. 14 And he made that twelve should be with him, and that he might
send them to preach. 15 And he gave them power to heal sicknesses, and
to cast out devils.
16 And to Simon he gave the name Peter: 17 And James
the son of
Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he named them Boanerges,
which is, The sons of thunder: 18 And Andrew and Philip, and
Bartholomew and Matthew, and Thomas and James of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,
and Simon the Cananean: 19 And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
20 And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again,
so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21 And when his friends had heard of it, they went
out to lay hold on
him. For they said: He is become mad. 22 And the scribes who were come
down from Jerusalem, said: He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of
devils he casteth out devils. 23 And after he had called them together,
he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a
kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if
a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is
divided, and cannot
stand, but hath an end. 27 No man can enter into the house of a strong
man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and
then shall he plunder his house. 28 Amen I say to you, that all sins
shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith
they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy
Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an
everlasting sin. 30 Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.
31 And his mother and his brethren came; and
standing without, sent
unto him, calling him. 32 And the multitude sat about him; and they say
to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 33
And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren? 34 And
looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith: Behold my
mother and my brethren. 35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, he
is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
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parable of the sower. Christ stills the tempest at sea.
1 And again he began to teach by the sea side; and a
was gathered together unto him, so that he went up into a ship, and sat
in the sea; and all the multitude was upon the land by the sea side. 2
And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his
doctrine: 3 Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow. 4 And whilst he
sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate
it up. 5 And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much
earth; and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth.
6 And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and
because it had no
root, it withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns
grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8 And some fell upon
good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased and
yielded, one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred. 9 And he
said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And when he was
alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable.
11 And he said to them: To you it is given to know
the mystery of the
kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in
parables: 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. 13 And he saith to
them: Are you ignorant of this parable? and how shall you know all
parables? 14 He that soweth, soweth the word. 15 And these are they by
the way side, where the word is sown, and as soon as they have heard,
immediately Satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in
16 And these likewise are they that are sown on the
stony ground: who
when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy. 17 And
they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and then when
tribulation and persecution ariseth for the word they are presently
scandalized. 18 And others there are who are sown among thorns: these
are they that hear the word, 19 And the cares of the world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in
choke the word, and it is made fruitless. 20 And these are they who are
sown upon the good ground, who hear the word, and receive it, and yield
fruit, the one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.
21 And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be
put under a bushel,
or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? 22 For there is
nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made
secret, but that it may come abroad. 23 If any man have ears to hear,
let him hear. 24 And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what
measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more
shall be given to you. 25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and
he that hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.
26 And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a
man should cast seed
into the earth, 27 And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the
seed should spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not. 28 For the earth
of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear,
afterwards the full corn in the ear. 29 And when the fruit is brought
forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is
come. 30 And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to
what parable shall we compare it?
31 It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it
is sown in the
earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth: 32 And when it
is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and
shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air may dwell
under the shadow thereof. 33 And with many such parables, he spoke to
them the word, according as they were able to hear. 34 And without
parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things
to his disciples. 35 And he saith to them that day, when evening was
come: Let us pass over to the other side.
36 And sending away the multitude, they take him
even as he was in the
ship: and there were other ships with him. 37 And there arose a great
storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was
filled. 38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a
pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth it not concern
thee that we perish? 39 And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to
the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a
great calm. 40 And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not
faith yet? And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another:
Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?
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casts out a legion of devils: he heals the issue of blood, and raises
the daughter of Jairus to life.
1 And they came over the strait of the sea into the
country of the
Gerasens. 2 And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him
out of the monuments a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his
dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with
chains. 4 For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had
burst the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could
tame him. 5 And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the
mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.
6 And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him. 7
And crying with a
loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the
most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not. 8 For he
said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9 And he asked
him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we
are many. 10 And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away
out of the country.
11 And there was there near the mountain a great
herd of swine,
feeding. 12 And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the
swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And Jesus immediately gave them
leave. And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and
the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being
about two thousand, and were stifled in the sea. 14 And they that fed
them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out
to see what was done: 15 And they came to Jesus, and they see him that
was troubled with the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits,
and they were afraid.
16 And they that had seen it, told them, in what
manner he had been
dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine. 17 And they
began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts. 18 And when
he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with the devil,
began to beseech him that he might be with him. 19 And he admitted him
not, but saith to him: Go into thy house to thy friends, and tell them
how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had mercy on
thee. 20 And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how
great things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered.
21 And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over
the strait, a great
multitude assembled together unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea. 22
And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus: and
seeing him, falleth down at his feet. 23 And he besought him much,
saying: My daughter is at the point of death, come, lay thy hand upon
her, that she may be safe, and may live. 24 And he went with him, and a
great multitude followed him, and they thronged him. 25 And a woman who
was under an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things from many
physicians; and had spent all
that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse, 27 When she
had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and touched his
garment. 28 For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be
whole. 29 And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she
felt in her body that she was healed of the evil. 30 And immediately
Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had proceeded from him,
turning to the multitude, said: Who hath touched my garments?
31 And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the
thee, and sayest thou who hath touched me? 32 And he looked about to
see her who had done this. 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. 34 And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made
thee whole: go in peace, and be thou whole of thy disease. 35 While he
was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the synagogue's house,
saying: Thy daughter is dead: why dost thou trouble the master any
36 But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken,
saith to the ruler
of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe. 37 And he admitted not any
man to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he
seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much. 39 And going in,
he saith to them: Why make you this ado, and weep? the damsel is not
dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to scorn. But he having put
them all out, taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them
that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to
her: Talitha cumi,
which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise. 42 And
immediately the damsel rose up, and walked: and she was twelve years
old: and they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he
charged them strictly that no man should know it: and commanded that
something should be given her to eat.
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teaches at Nazareth: he sends forth the twelve apostles: he feeds five
thousand with five loaves; and walks upon the sea.
1 And going out from thence, he went into his own
country; and his
disciples followed him. 2 And when the sabbath was come, he began to
teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his
doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? and what
wisdom is this that is given to him, and such mighty works as are
wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the
brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? are not also his
sisters here with us? And they were scandalized in regard of him. 4 And
Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, but in his own
country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred. 5 And he
could not do any miracles there, only that he cured a few that were
sick, laying his hands upon them.
6 And he wondered because of their unbelief, and he
went through the
villages round about teaching. 7 And he called the twelve; and began to
send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8 And
he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, but a
staff only: no scrip, no bread, nor money in their purse, 9 But to be
shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two coats. 10 And he
said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house, there abide
till you depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear
you; going forth from
thence, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them. 12
And going forth they preached that men should do penance: 13 And they
cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and
healed them. 14 And king Herod heard, (for his name was made manifest,)
and he said: John the Baptist is risen again from the dead, and
therefore mighty works shew forth themselves in him. 15 And others
said: It is Elias. But others said: It is a prophet, as one of the
16 Which Herod hearing, said: John whom I beheaded,
he is risen again
from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and
bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his
brother, because he had married her. 18 For John said to Herod: It is
not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. 19 Now Herodias laid
snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death, and could not. 20
For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept
him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.
21 And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a
supper for his
birthday, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee. 22
And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had danced,
and pleased Herod, and them that were at table with him, the king said
to the damsel: Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it thee. 23
And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee, though
it be the half of my kingdom. 24 Who when she was gone out, said to her
mother, What shall I ask? But she said: The head of John the Baptist.
25 And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she
asked, saying: I will that forthwith thou give me in a dish, the head
of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his
oath, and because of
them that were with him at table, he would not displease her: 27 But
sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be brought in
a dish. 28 And he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a
dish: and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.
29 Which his disciples hearing came, and took his body, and laid it in
a tomb. 30 And the apostles coming together unto Jesus, related to him
all things that they had done and taught.
31 And he said to them: Come apart into a desert
place, and rest a
little. For there were many coming and going: and they had not so much
as time to eat. 32 And going up into a ship, they went into a desert
place apart. 33 And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they
ran flocking thither on foot from all the cities, and were there before
them. 34 And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had
compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd,
and he began to teach them many things. 35 And when the day was now far
spent, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and
the hour is now past:
36 Send them away, that going into the next villages
and towns, they
may buy themselves meat to eat. 37 And he answering said to them: Give
you them to eat. And they said to him: Let us go and buy bread for two
hundred pence, and we will give them to eat. 38 And he saith to them:
How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say:
Five, and two fishes. 39 And he commanded them that they should make
them all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40 And they sat
down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves, and the
two fishes: looking
up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave to his
disciples to set before them: and the two fishes he divided among them
all. 42 And they all did eat, and had their fill. 43 And they took up
the leavings, twelve full baskets of fragments, and of the fishes. 44
And they that did eat, were five thousand men. 45 And immediately he
obliged his disciples to go up into the ship, that they might go before
him over the water to Bethsaida, whilst he dismissed the people.
46 And when he had dismissed them, he went up to the
mountain to pray.
47 And when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and
himself alone on the land. 48 And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for
the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he
cometh to them walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.
49 But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an
apparition, and they cried out. 50 For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them: Have a
good heart, it is I, fear ye not.
51 And he went up to them into the ship, and the
wind ceased: and they
were far more astonished within themselves: 52 For they understood not
concerning the loaves; for their heart was blinded. 53 And when they
had passed over, they came into the land of Genezareth, and set to the
shore. 54 And when they were gone out of the ship, immediately they
knew him: 55 And running through that whole country, they began to
carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
56 And whithersoever he entered, into towns or into
villages or cities,
they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might
touch but the hem of his garment: and as many as touched him were made
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Christ rebukes the
Pharisees. He heals the daughter of the woman of Chanaan; and the man
that was deaf and dumb.
1 And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees
and some of the
scribes, coming from Jerusalem. 2 And when they had seen some of his
disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they
found fault. 3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews eat not without
often washing their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients: 4 And
when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat not:
and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to
observe, the washings of cups and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and
of beds. 5 And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy
disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat
bread with common hands?
6 But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias
prophesy of you
hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me. 7 And in vain do they worship me,
teaching doctrines and precepts of men. 8 For leaving the commandment
of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups:
and many other things you do like to these. 9 And he said to them: Well
do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own
tradition. 10 For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother; and He
that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.
11 But you say: If a man shall say to his father or
(which is a gift,) whatsoever is from me, shall profit thee. 12 And
further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or mother, 13
Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have given
forth. And many other such like things you do. 14 And calling again the
multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all, and understand. 15
There is nothing from without a man that entering into him, can defile
him. But the things which come from a man, those are they that defile a
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 17
And when he was come
into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him the parable.
18 And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge? understand
you not that every thing from without, entering into a man cannot
defile him: 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but goeth into
the belly, and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats? 20 But he
said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man.
21 For from within out of the heart of men proceed
adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23
All these evil things come from within, and defile a man. 24 And rising
from thence he went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon: and entering
into a house, he would that no man should know it, and he could not be
hid. 25 For a woman as soon as she heard of him, whose daughter had an
unclean spirit, came in and fell down at his feet.
26 For the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophenician
born. And she besought
him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 Who said
to her: Suffer first the children to be filled: for it is not good to
take the bread of the children, and cast it to the dogs. 28 But she
answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat under the
table of the crumbs of the children. 29 And he said to her: For this
saying go thy way, the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when
she was come into her house, she found the girl lying upon the bed, and
that the devil was gone out.
31 And again going out of the coasts of Tyre, he
came by Sidon to the
sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 32 And
they bring to him one deaf and dumb; and they besought him that he
would lay his hand upon him. 33 And taking him from the multitude
apart, he put his fingers into his ears, and spitting, he touched his
tongue: 34 And looking up to heaven, he groaned, and said to him:
Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened. 35 And immediately his ears were
opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke right.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man.
But the more he
charged them, so much the more a great deal did they publish it. 37 And
so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all things well;
he hath made both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
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feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a blind man. He foretells his
1 In those days again, when there was a great
multitude, and had
nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them: 2 I
have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me
three days, and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I shall send them away
fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; for some of them
came from afar off. 4 And his disciples answered him: From whence can
any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness? 5 And he asked
them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven.
6 And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he
broke, and gave to his
disciples for to set before them; and they set them before the people.
7 And they had a few little fishes; and he blessed them, and commanded
them to be set before them. 8 And they did eat and were filled; and
they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets. 9 And
they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away. 10
And immediately going up into a ship with his disciples, he came into
the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to
question with him, asking
him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 12 And sighing deeply in spirit,
he saith: Why doth this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, a
sign shall not be given to this generation. 13 And leaving them, he
went up again into the ship, and passed to the other side of the water.
14 And they forgot to take bread; and they had but one loaf with them
in the ship. 15 And he charged them, saying: Take heed and beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying:
Because we have no
bread. 17 Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason,
because you have no bread? do you not yet know nor understand? have you
still your heart blinded? 18 Having eyes, see you not? and having ears,
hear you not? neither do you remember. 19 When I broke the five loaves
among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up?
They say to him, Twelve. 20 When also the seven loaves among four
thousand, how many baskets of fragments took you up? And they say to
21 And he said to them: How do you not yet
understand? 22 And they came
to Bethsaida; and they bring to him a blind man, and they besought him
that he would touch him. 23 And taking the blind man by the hand, he
led him out of the town; and spitting upon his eyes, laying his hands
on him, he asked him if he saw any thing. 24 And looking up, he said: I
see men as it were trees, walking. 25 After that again he laid his
hands upon his eyes, and he began to see, and was restored, so that he
saw all things clearly.
26 And he sent him into his house, saying: Go into
thy house, and if
thou enter into the town, tell nobody. 27 And Jesus went out, and his
disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. And in the way, he
asked his disciples, saying to them: Whom do men say that I am? 28 Who
answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and others as
one of the prophets. 29 Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that
I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ. 30 And he
strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of him.
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man
must suffer many
things, and be rejected by the ancients and by the high priests, and
the scribes, and be killed: and after three days rise again. 32 And he
spoke the word openly. And Peter taking him, began to rebuke him. 33
Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter, saying:
Go behind me, Satan, because thou savorest not the things that are of
God, but that are of men. 34 And calling the multitude together with
his disciples, he said to them: If any man will follow me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will
save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my
sake and the gospel, shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the
whole world, and
suffer the loss of his soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul? 38 For he that shall be ashamed of me, and of my words,
in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be
ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the
holy angels. 39 And he said to them: Amen I say to you, that there are
some of them that stand here, who shall not taste death, till they see
the kingdom of God coming in power.
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is transfigured. He casts out the dumb spirit. He teaches humility and
to avoid scandal.
1 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 was
transfigured before them. 2 And his garments became shining and
exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white. 3
And there appeared to them Elias with Moses; and they were talking with
Jesus. 4 And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, 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. 5 For he knew not what he said: for they
were struck with fear.
6 And there was a cloud overshadowing them: and a
voice came out of the
cloud, saying: This is my most beloved son; hear ye him. 7 And
immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus only
with them. 8 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them
not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man
shall be risen again from the dead. 9 And they kept the word to
themselves; questioning together what that should mean, when he shall
be risen from the dead. 10 And they asked him, saying: Why then do the
Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?
11 Who answering, said to them: Elias, when he shall
come first, shall
restore all things; and as it is written of the Son of man, that he
must suffer many things and be despised. 12 But I say to you, that
Elias also is come, (and they have done to him whatsoever they would,)
as it is written of him. 13 And coming to his disciples, he saw a great
multitude about them, and the scribes disputing with them. 14 And
presently all the people seeing Jesus, were astonished and struck with
fear; and running to him, they saluted him. 15 And he asked them: What
do you question about among you?
16 And one of the multitude, answering, said:
Master, I have brought my
son to thee, having a dumb spirit. 17 Who, wheresoever he taketh him,
dasheth him, and he foameth, and gnasheth with the teeth, and pineth
away; and I spoke to thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not.
18 Who answering them, said: O incredulous generation, how long shall I
be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. 19 And
they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the spirit
troubled him; and being thrown down upon the ground, he rolled about
foaming. 20 And he asked his father: How long time is it since this
hath happened unto him? But he said: From his infancy:
21 And oftentimes hath he cast him into the fire and
into waters to
destroy him. But if thou canst do any thing, help us, having compassion
on us. 22 And Jesus saith to him: If thou canst believe, all things are
possible to him that believeth. 23 And immediately the father of the
boy crying out, with tears said: I do believe, Lord: help my unbelief.
24 And when Jesus saw the multitude running together, he threatened the
unclean spirit, saying to him: Deaf and dumb spirit, I command thee, go
out of him; and enter not any more into him. 25 And crying out, and
greatly tearing him, he went out of him, and he became as dead, so that
many said: He is dead.
26 But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up;
and he arose. 27
And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked him:
Why could not we cast him out? 28 And he said to them: This kind can go
out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. 29 And departing from
thence, they passed through Galilee, and he would not that any man
should know it. 30 And he taught his disciples, and said to them: The
Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill
him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.
31 But they understood not the word, and they were
afraid to ask him.
32 And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he
asked them: What did you treat of in the way? 33 But they held their
peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them
should be the greatest. 34 And sitting down, he called the twelve, and
saith to them: If any man desire to be first, he shall be the last of
all, and the minister of all. 35 And taking a child, he set him in the
midst of them. Whom when he had embraced, he saith to them:
36 Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in
my name, receiveth
me. And whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent
me. 37 John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils
in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him. 38 But Jesus
said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my
name, and can soon speak ill of me. 39 For he that is not against you,
is for you. 40 For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in
my name, because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not
lose his reward.
41 And whosoever shall scandalize one of these
little ones that believe
in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his
neck, and he were cast into the sea. 42 And if thy hand scandalize
thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed,
than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire: 43 Where
their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. 44 And if thy
foot scandalize thee, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter lame
into life everlasting, than having two feet, to be cast into the hell
of unquenchable fire: 45 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is
46 And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out. It
is better for thee
with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God, than having two eyes to
be cast into the hell of fire: 47 Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not extinguished. 48 For every one shall be salted with fire:
and every victim shall be salted with salt. 49 Salt is good. But if the
salt became unsavoury; wherewith will you season it? Have salt in you,
and have peace among you.
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is not to be dissolved. The danger of riches. The ambition of the sons
of Zebedee. A blind man is restored to his sight.
1 And rising up from thence, he cometh into the
coasts of Judea beyond
the Jordan: and the multitudes flock to him again. And as he was
accustomed, he taught them again. 2 And the Pharisees coming to him
asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3
But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you? 4 Who
said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.
5 To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart
he wrote you that precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made
them male and
female. 7 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and
shall cleave to his wife. 8 And they two shall be in one flesh.
Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God
hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10 And in the house
again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing.
11 And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away
his wife and marry
another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if the wife shall put
away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
13 And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them.
And the disciples rebuked them that brought them. 14 Whom when Jesus
saw, he was much displeased, and saith to them: Suffer the little
children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the
kingdom of God. 15 Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the
kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it.
16 And embracing them, and laying his hands upon
them, he blessed them.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man running up
and kneeling before him, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I
may receive life everlasting? 18 And Jesus said to him, Why callest
thou me good? None is good but one, that is God. 19 Thou knowest the
commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear
not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother. 20 But he
answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from
21 And Jesus looking on him, loved him, and said to
him: One thing is
wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 22 Who
being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great
possessions. 23 And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples:
How hardly shall they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again
answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust
in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God? 25 It is easier for a
camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter
into the kingdom of God.
26 Who wondered the more, saying among themselves:
Who then can be
saved? 27 And Jesus looking on them, saith: With men it is impossible;
but not with God: for all things are possible with God. 28 And Peter
began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things, and have
followed thee. 29 Jesus answering, said: Amen I say to you, there is no
man who hath left house or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother,
or children, or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 Who shall not
receive an hundred times as much, now in this time; houses, and
brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with
persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.
31 But many that are first, shall be last: and the
last, first. 32 And
they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them,
and they were astonished; and following were afraid. And taking again
the twelve, he began to tell them the things that should befall him. 33
Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be
betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes and ancients, and
they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.
34 And they shall mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and kill
him: and the third day he shall rise again. 35 And James and John the
sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever
we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us:
36 But he said to them: What would you that I
should do for you? 37 And
they said: Grant to us, that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the
other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38 And Jesus said to them: You
know not what you ask. Can you drink of the chalice that I drink of: or
be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized? 39 But they said
to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall indeed drink of the
chalice that I drink of: and with the baptism wherewith I am baptized,
you shall be baptized. 40 But to sit on my right hand, or on my left,
is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And the ten hearing it, began to be much
displeased at James and
John. 42 But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who
seem to rule over the Gentiles, lord it over them: and their princes
have power over them. 43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever will
be greater, shall be your minister. 44 And whosoever will be first
among you, shall be the servant of all. 45 For the Son of man also is
not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a
redemption for many.
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of
Jericho, with his
disciples, and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son
of Timeus, sat by the way side begging. 47 Who when he had heard, that
it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry out, and to say: Jesus son of
David, have mercy on me. 48 And many rebuked him, that he might hold
his peace; but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy
on me. 49 And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And
they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort: arise, he
calleth thee. 50 Who casting off his garment leaped up, and came to him.
51 And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou
that I should do to
thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may see. 52 And
Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. And
immediately he saw, and followed him in the way.
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enters into Jerusalem upon an ass. He curses the barren fig tree and
drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple.
1 And when they were drawing near to Jerusalem and
to Bethania at the
mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, 2 And saith to them:
Go into the village that is over against you, and immediately at your
coming in thither, you shall find a colt tied, upon which no man yet
hath sat: loose him, and bring him. 3 And if any man shall say to you,
What are you doing? say ye that the Lord hath need of him: and
immediately he will let him come hither. 4 And going their way, they
found the colt tied before the gate without, in the meeting of two
ways: and they loose him. 5 And some of them that stood there, said to
them: What do you loosing the colt?
6 Who said to them as Jesus had commanded them; and
they let him go
with them. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus; and they lay their
garments on him, and he sat upon him. 8 And many spread their garments
in the way: and others cut down boughs from the trees, and strewed them
in the way. 9 And they that went before and they that followed, cried,
saying: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 10
Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that cometh: Hosanna in the
11 And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple:
and having viewed
all things round about, when now the eventide was come, he went out to
Bethania with the twelve. 12 And the next day when they came out from
Bethania, he was hungry. 13 And when he had seen afar off a fig tree
having leaves, he came if perhaps he might find any thing on it. And
when he was come to it, he found nothing but leaves. For it was not the
time for figs. 14 And answering he said to it: May no man hereafter eat
fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15 And
they came to Jerusalem. And when he was entered into the temple, he
began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and
overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the chairs of them that
16 And he suffered not that any man should carry a
vessel through the
temple; 17 And he taught, saying to them: Is it not written, My house
shall be called the house of prayer to all nations? But you have made
it a den of thieves. 18 Which when the chief priests and the scribes
had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him,
because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine. 19 And
when evening was come, he went forth out of the city. 20 And when they
passed by in the morning they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter remembering, said to him: Rabbi,
behold the fig tree,
which thou didst curse, is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering, saith
to them: Have the faith of God. 23 Amen I say to you, that whosoever
shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed and be cast into the sea,
and shall not stagger in his heart, but believe, that whatsoever he
saith shall be done; it shall be done unto him. 24 Therefore I say unto
you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you
shall receive; and they shall come unto you. 25 And when you shall
stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught against any man; that your
Father also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your sins.
26 But if you will not forgive, neither will your
Father that is in
heaven, forgive you your sins. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem. And
when he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests
and the scribes and the ancients, 28 And they say to him: By what
authority dost thou these things? and who hath given thee this
authority that thou shouldst do these things? 29 And Jesus answering,
said to them: I will also ask you one word, and answer you me, and I
will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 The baptism of
John, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me.
31 But they thought with themselves, saying: If we
say, From heaven; he
will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32 If we say, From men, we
fear the people. For all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.
33 And they answering, say to Jesus: We know not. And Jesus answering,
saith to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these
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parable of the vineyard and husbandmen. Caesar's right to tribute. The
Sadducees are confuted. The first commandment. The widow's mite.
1 And he began to speak to them in parables: A
certain man planted a
vineyard and made a hedge about it, and dug a place for the winefat,
and built a tower, and let it to husbandmen; and went into a far
country. 2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant to
receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 Who having
laid hands on him, beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again he
sent to them another servant; and him they wounded in the head, and
used him reproachfully. 5 And again he sent another, and him they
killed: and many others, of whom some they beat, and others they killed.
6 Therefore having yet one son, most dear to him; he
also sent him unto
them last of all, saying: They will reverence my son. 7 But the
husbandmen said one to another: This is the heir; come let us kill him;
and the inheritance shall be ours. 8 And laying hold on him, they
killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9 What therefore will the
lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those husbandmen; and
will give the vineyard to others. 10 And have you not read this
scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the
head of the corner:
11 By the Lord has this been done, and it is
wonderful in our eyes. 12
And they sought to lay hands on him, but they feared the people. For
they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they
went their way. 13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of
the Herodians; that they should catch him in his words. 14 Who coming,
say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and carest
not for any 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
shall we not give it? 15 Who knowing their wiliness, saith to them: Why
tempt you me? bring me a penny that I may see it.
16 And they brought it him. And he saith to them:
Whose is this image
and inscription? They say to him, Caesar's. 17 And Jesus answering,
said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. 18 And
there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and
they asked him, saying: 19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, that if any
man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no
children, his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his
brother. 20 Now there were seven brethren; and the first took a wife,
and died leaving no issue.
21 And the second took her, and died: and neither
did he leave any
issue. And the third in like manner. 22 And the seven all took her in
like manner; and did not leave issue. Last of all the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise again, whose
wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 24 And Jesus
answering, saith to them: Do ye not therefore err, because you know not
the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise again
from the dead, they shall neither marry, nor be married, but are as the
angels in heaven.
26 And as concerning the dead that they rise again,
have you not read
in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying: I am
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He
is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore do greatly
err. 28 And there came one of the scribes that had heard them reasoning
together, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him which
was the first commandment of all. 29 And Jesus answered him: The first
commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel: the Lord thy God is one God. 30
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with thy whole heart, and with
thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength.
This is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as
thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32 And the
scribe said to him: Well, Master, thou hast said in truth, that there
is one God, and there is no other besides him. 33 And that he should be
loved with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding, and with
the whole soul, and with the whole strength; and to love one's
neighbour as one's self, is a greater thing than all holocausts and
sacrifices. 34 And Jesus seeing that he had answered wisely, said to
him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that
durst ask him any question. 35 And Jesus answering, said, teaching in
the temple: How do the scribes say, that Christ is the son of David?
36 For David himself saith by the Holy Ghost: The
Lord said to my Lord,
Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool. 37 David
therefore himself calleth him Lord, and whence is he then his son? And
a great multitude heard him gladly. 38 And he said to them in his
doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes, and to
be saluted in the marketplace, 39 And to sit in the first chairs, in
the synagogues, and to have the highest places at suppers: 40 Who
devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer: these
shall receive greater judgment.
41 And Jesus sitting over against the treasury,
beheld how the people
cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much. 42
And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which
make a farthing. 43 And calling his disciples together, he saith to
them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all
they who have cast into the treasury. 44 For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her
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the destruction of the temple and the signs that shall forerun the day
1 And as he was going out of the temple, one of his
disciples said to
him: Master, behold what manner of stones and what buildings are here.
2 And Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great
buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not
be thrown down. 3 And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the
temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him apart: 4 Tell us,
when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these
things shall begin to be fulfilled? 5 And Jesus answering, began to say
to them, Take heed lest any man deceive you.
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am he;
and they shall
deceive many. 7 And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars,
fear ye not. For such things must needs be, but the end is not yet. 8
For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and
there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and famines. These things
are the beginning of sorrows. 9 But look to yourselves. For they shall
deliver you up to councils, and in the synagogues you shall be beaten,
and you shall stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a
testimony unto them. 10 And unto all nations the gospel must first be
11 And when they shall lead you and deliver you up,
be not thoughtful
beforehand what you shall speak; but whatsoever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak ye. For it is not you that speak, but the Holy
Ghost. 12 And the brother shall betray his brother unto death, and the
father his son; and children shall rise up against the parents, and
shall work their death. 13 And you shall be hated by all men for my
name's sake. But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.
14 And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where
it ought not: he that readeth let him understand: then let them that
are in Judea, flee unto the mountains: 15 And let him that is on the
housetop, not go down into the house, nor enter therein to take any
thing out of the house:
16 And let him that shall be in the field, not turn
back to take up his
garment. 17 And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in
those days. 18 But pray ye, that these things happen not in winter. 19
For in those days shall be such tribulations, as were not from the
beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall
be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be
saved: but for the sake of the elect which he hath chosen, he hath
shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here
is Christ; lo, he is
here: do not believe. 22 For there will rise up false Christs and false
prophets, and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were
possible) even the elect. 23 Take you heed therefore; behold I have
foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation,
the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. 25
And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are
in heaven, shall be moved.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in
the clouds, with
great power and glory. 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. 28 Now of the fig tree
learn ye a parable. When the branch thereof is now tender, and the
leaves are come forth, you know that summer is very near. 29 So you
also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye that it is
very nigh, even at the doors. 30 Amen I say to you, that this
generation shall not pass, until all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word
shall not pass away.
32 But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in
heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray.
For ye know not when the time is. 34 Even as a man who going into a far
country, left his house; and gave authority to his servants over every
work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore, (for
you know not when the lord of the house cometh: at even, or at
midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning,)
36 Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say to
you, I say to all: Watch.
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first part of the history of the passion of Christ.
1 Now the feast of the pasch, and of the Azymes was
after two days; and
the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile
lay hold on him, and kill him. 2 But they said: Not on the festival
day, lest there should be a tumult among the people. 3 And when he was
in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there
came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard:
and breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head. 4 Now
there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said: Why
was this waste of the ointment made? 5 For this ointment might have
been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And
they murmured against her.
6 But Jesus said: Let her alone, why do you molest
her? She hath
wrought a good work upon me. 7 For the poor you have always with you:
and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not
always. 8 She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to
anoint my body for burial. 9 Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this
gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath
done, shall be told for a memorial of her. 10 And Judas Iscariot, one
of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.
11 Who hearing it were glad; and they promised him
they would give him
money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. 12 Now on
the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the pasch,
the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go, and prepare for
thee to eat the pasch? 13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and
saith to them: Go ye into the city; and there shall meet you a man
carrying a pitcher of water, follow him; 14 And whithersoever he shall
go in, say to the master of the house, The master saith, Where is my
refectory, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples? 15 And he will
shew you a large dining room furnished; and there prepare ye for us.
16 And his disciples went their way, and came into
the city; and they
found as he had told them, and they prepared the pasch. 17 And when
evening was come, he cometh with the twelve. 18 And when they were at
table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that
eateth with me shall betray me. 19 But they began to be sorrowful, and
to say to him one by one: Is it I? 20 Who saith to them: One of the
twelve, who dippeth with me his hand in the dish.
21 And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is
written of him: but woe to
that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for
him, if that man had not been born. 22 And whilst they were eating,
Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke, and gave to them, and said: Take
ye. This is my body. 23 And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he
gave it to them. And they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them: This
is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many. 25 Amen
I say to you, that I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until
that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And when they had said an hymn, they went forth
to the mount of
Olives. 27 And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my
regard this night; for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and
the sheep shall be dispersed. 28 But after I shall be risen again, I
will go before you into Galilee. 29 But Peter saith to him: Although
all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I. 30 And Jesus saith to him:
Amen I say to thee, today, even in this night, before the cock crow
twice, thou shall deny me thrice.
31 But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I
should die together
with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
32 And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his
disciples: Sit you here, while I pray. 33 And he taketh Peter and James
and John with him; and he began to fear and to be heavy. 34 And he
saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and
watch. 35 And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the
ground; and he prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from
36 And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are
possible to thee: remove
this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37 And
he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon,
sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? 38 Watch ye, and pray
that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but
the flesh is weak. 39 And going away again, he prayed, saying the same
words. 40 And when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their
eyes were heavy,) and they knew not what to answer him.
41 And he cometh the third time, and saith to them:
Sleep ye now, and
take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man
shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise up, let us go.
Behold, he that will betray me is at hand. 43 And while he was yet
speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a
great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the
scribes and the ancients. 44 And he that betrayed him, had given them a
sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; lay hold on him, and
lead him away carefully. 45 And when he was come, immediately going up
to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi; and he kissed him.
46 But they laid hands on him, and held him. 47 And
one of them that
stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest, and
cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out
as to a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me? 49 I was daily
with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But
that the scriptures may be fulfilled. 50 Then his disciples leaving
him, all fled away.
51 And a certain young man followed him, having a
linen cloth cast
about his naked body; and they laid hold on him. 52 But he, casting off
the linen cloth, fled from them naked. 53 And they brought Jesus to the
high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients
assembled together. 54 And Peter followed him from afar off, even into
the court of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire,
and warmed himself. 55 And the chief priests and all the council sought
for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found
56 For many bore false witness against him, and
their evidences were
not agreeing. 57 And some rising up, bore false witness against him,
saying: 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with
hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.
59 And their witness did not agree. 60 And the high priest rising up in
the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things
that are laid to thy charge by these men?
61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing.
Again the high priest
asked him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed
God? 62 And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the
clouds of heaven. 63 Then the high priest rending his garments, saith:
What need we any further witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy.
What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death. 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 struck him with the
palms of their hands.
66 Now when Peter was in the court below, there
cometh one of the
maidservants of the high priest. 67 And when she had seen Peter warming
himself, looking on him she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of
Nazareth. 68 But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what
thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew. 69
And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by:
This is one of them. 70 But he denied again. And after a while they
that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for
thou art also a Galilean.
71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying; I
know not this man of
whom you speak. 72 And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter
remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow
twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep.
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continuation of the history of the passion.
1 And straightway in the morning, the chief priests
consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council,
binding Jesus, led him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2 And Pilate
asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, saith to
him: Thou sayest it. 3 And the chief priests accused him in many
things. 4 And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing?
behold in how many things they accuse thee. 5 But Jesus still answered
nothing; so that Pilate wondered.
6 Now on the festival day he was wont to release
unto them one of the
prisoners, whomsoever they demanded. 7 And there was one called
Barabbas, who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the
sedition had committed murder. 8 And when the multitude was come up,
they began to desire that he would do, as he had ever done unto them. 9
And Pilate answered them, and said: Will you that I release to you the
king of the Jews? 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered
him up out of envy.
11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he
release Barabbas to them. 12 And Pilate again answering, saith to them:
What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews? 13 But they again
cried out: Crucify him. 14 And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil
hath he done? But they cried out the more: Crucify him. 15 And so
Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas,
and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away into the court of
the palace, and they
called together the whole band: 17 And they clothe him with purple, and
platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him. 18 And they began to
salute him: Hail, king of the Jews. 19 And they struck his head with a
reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing their knees, they adored
him. 20 And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from
him, and put his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify
21 And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed
by, coming out of
the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his
cross. 22 And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which
being interpreted is, The place of Calvary. 23 And they gave him to
drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not. 24 And crucifying
him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man
should take. 25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the inscription of his cause was written
over: THE KING OF THE
JEWS. 27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right
hand, and the other on his left. 28 And the scripture was fulfilled,
which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed. 29 And they that
passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying: Vah, thou
that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days buildest it up
again; 30 Save thyself, coming down from the cross.
31 In like manner also the chief priests mocking,
said with the scribes
one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let Christ
the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and
believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. 33 And when
the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until
the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud
voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being
interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 35 And some of
the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias.
36 And one running and filling a sponge with
vinegar, and putting it
upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come
to take him down. 37 And Jesus having cried out with a loud voice, gave
up the ghost. 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the
top to the bottom. 39 And the centurion who stood over against him,
seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost, said:
Indeed this man was the son of God. 40 And there were also women
looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother
of James the less and of Joseph, and Salome:
41 Who also when he was in Galilee followed him,
and ministered to him,
and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem. 42 And when
evening was now come, (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day
before the sabbath,) 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who
was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in
boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 44 But Pilate wondered
that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked
him if he were already dead. 45 And when he had understood it by the
centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking him
down, wrapped him up in
the fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a
rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre. 47 And Mary
Magdalen, and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he was laid.
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resurrection and ascension.
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen, and
Mary the mother of
James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint
Jesus. 2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they
come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. 3 And they said one to
another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the
sepulchre? 4 And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was
very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man
sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were
6 Who saith to them: Be not affrighted; you seek
Jesus of Nazareth, who
was crucified: he is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they
laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before
you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you. 8 But they
going out, fled from the sepulchre. For a trembling and fear had seized
them: and they said nothing to any man; for they were afraid. 9 But he
rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary
Magdalen, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 10 She went and told
them that had been with him, who were mourning and weeping.
11 And they hearing that he was alive, and had been
seen by her, did
not believe. 12 And after that he appeared in another shape to two of
them walking, as they were going into the country. 13 And they going
told it to the rest: neither did they believe them. 14 At length he
appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he upbraided them
with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not
believe them who had seen him after he was risen again. 15 And he said
to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every
16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be
saved: but he that
believeth not shall be condemned. 17 And these signs shall follow them
that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak
with new tongues. 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they shall
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their
hands upon the sick, and they shall recover. 19 And the Lord Jesus,
after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on
the right hand of God. 20 But they going forth preached everywhere: the
Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.
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