MATTHEW’S ACCOUNT

MATTHEW'S  ACCOUNT

Chapter 1
1 The scroll of the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begets Isaac; now Isaac begets Jacob; now Jacob begets Judah and his brothers.
3 Now Judah begets Pharez and Zarah of Thamar. Now Pharez begets Hesron; now Hesron begets Aram;
4 now Aram begets Amminadab; now Amminadab begets Nahshon; now Nahshon begets Salmon;
5 now Salmon begets Boaz of Rahab; now Boaz begets Obed of Ruth; now Obed begets Jesse;
6 now Jesse begets David the king. Now David begets Solomon of the wife of Uriah;
7 now Solomon begets Rehoboam; now Rehoboam begets Abiah; now Abiah begets Asaph;
8 now Asaph begets Joshaphat; now Joshaphat begets Jehoram; now Jehoram begets Uzziah;
9 now Uzziah begets Jotham; now Jotham begets Ahaz; now Ahaz begets Hezekiah;
10 now Hezekiah begets Manasseh; now Manasseh begets Amos; now Amos begets Josiah;
11 now Josiah begets Jeconiah and his brothers at the Babylonian exile.
12 Now after the Babylonian exile Jeconiah begets Shalthiel; now Shalthiel begets Zerubbabel;
13 now Zerubbabel begets Abihud; now Abihud begets Eliakim; now Eliakim begets Azor;
14 now Azor begets Zadok; now Zadok begets Achim; now Achim begets Eliud;
15 now Eliud begets Eleazar; now Eleazar begets Matthan; now Matthan begets Jacob;
16 now Jacob begets Joseph, the husband of Mary of whom was born Jesus, Who is termed "Christ."
17 Then all the generations from Abraham till David are fourteen generations, and from David till the Babylonian exile are fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian exile till the Christ are fourteen generations.
18 Now Jesus Christ's birth was thus: At the espousal of His mother, Mary, to Joseph, ere their coming together, she was found pregnant by holy spirit.
19 Now Joseph, her husband, being just and not willing to hold her up to infamy, intended covertly to dismiss her.
20 Now at his brooding over these things, lo! a messenger of the Lord appeared to him in a trance, saying, "Joseph, son of David, you may not be afraid to accept Miriam, your wife, for that which is being generated in her is of holy spirit.
21 Now she shall be bringing forth a Son, and you shall be calling His name Jesus, for He shall be saving His people from their sins."
22 Now the whole of this has occurred that that may be fulfilled which is declared by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 "Lo! The virgin shall be pregnant And shall be bringing forth a Son, And they shall be calling His name 'Emmanuel,'" which is, being construed, "God with us."
24 Now, being roused from sleep, Joseph does as the messenger of the Lord bids him. And he accepted his wife,
25 and he knew her not till she brought forth a Son, and he calls His name Jesus.

Chapter 2
1 Now, at Jesus' being born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, lo! magi from the East came along into Jerusalem,
2 saying, "Where is He Who is brought forth King of the Jews? For we perceived His star in the East, and we came to worship Him."
3 Now, hearing of it, King Herod was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And, gathering all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he ascertained from them where the Christ is born.
5 Now they say to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet:
6 'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are you in any respect least among the mentors of Judah? For out of you shall come forth the Ruler Who shall shepherd My people Israel.'"
7 Then Herod, covertly calling the magi, ascertains exactly from them the time of the star's appearing.
8 And, sending them into Bethlehem, he said, "Having gone, inquire accurately concerning the little Boy. Now if ever you may be finding Him, report to me, so that I also, coming, should be worshiping Him."
9 Now those who hear the king went, and lo! the star which they perceived in the East preceded them till, coming, it was standing over where the little Boy was.
10 Now, perceiving the star, they rejoiced with great joy, tremendously.
11 And, coming into the house, they perceived the little Boy with Mary, His mother, and, falling, they worship Him. And opening their treasures, they bring Him approach presents, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And, being apprised in a trance not to go back to Herod, through another way they retire into their country.
13 Now, at their retiring into their country, lo! a messenger of the Lord is appearing in a trance to Joseph, saying, "Being roused, take along the little Boy and His mother and flee into Egypt, and be there till I should speak to you, for Herod is about to be seeking the little Boy to destroy Him."
14 Now he, being roused, took along the little Boy and His mother by night and retires into Egypt.
15 And He was there till the decease of Herod, that that may be fulfilled which is declared by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I call My Son."
16 Then Herod, perceiving that he was scoffed at by the magi, was very furious, and, dispatching, he massacred all the boys in Bethlehem and in all its boundaries, from two years and below, according to the time which he ascertains exactly from the magi.
17 Then was fulfilled that which is declared through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18 A sound in Rama is heard, Lamentation, and much anguish; Rachel lamenting over her children, And she would not be consoled, for they are not.
19 Now at the decease of Herod, lo! a messenger of the Lord is appearing in a trance to Joseph in Egypt,
20 saying, "Being roused, take along the little Boy and His mother and go into the land of Israel, for they are dead who are seeking the soul of the little Boy."
21 Now he, being roused, took along the little Boy and His mother and entered into the land of Israel.
22 Yet, hearing that Archelaus is reigning in Judea in the stead of his father Herod, he was afraid to pass forth there. Now, being apprised in a trance, he retires into parts of Galilee.
23 And coming, he dwells in a city termed Nazareth, so that that may be fulfilled which is declared through the prophets that: A Nazarene shall He be called.

Chapter 3
1 Now in those days, coming along is John the baptist, heralding in the wilderness of Judea,
2 saying: "Repent! for near is the kingdom of the heavens!"
3 For this is he of whom it is declared through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one imploring: 'In the wilderness make ready the road of the Lord! Straight...be making the highways'" of Him!
4 Now he, John, had his apparel of camel's hair and a leather girdle about his loins. Now his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and entire Judea, and the entire country about the Jordan,
6 and they were baptized in the Jordan river by him, confessing their sins.
7 Now, perceiving many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Progeny of vipers! Who intimates to you to be fleeing from the impending indignation?
8 Produce, then, fruit worthy of repentance.
9 And you should not be presuming to be saying among yourselves, 'For a father we have Abraham,' for I am saying to you that able is God, out of these stones to rouse children to Abraham.
10 "Yet already the ax is lying at the root of the trees. Every tree, then, which is not producing ideal fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.
11 For I, indeed, am baptizing you in water for repentance, yet He Who is coming after me is stronger than I, Whose sandals I am not competent to bear. He will be baptizing you in holy spirit and fire,
12 Whose winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will be scouring His threshing floor, and will be gathering His grain into His barn, yet the chaff will He be burning up with unextinguished fire."
13 Then Jesus is coming along from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.
14 Yet John prohibited Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by Thee, and Thou art coming to me!"
15 Yet, answering, Jesus said to him, "by your leave, at present, for thus it is becoming for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he is giving Him leave.
16 Now, being baptized, Jesus straightway stepped up from the water, and lo! opened up to Him were the heavens, and He perceived the spirit of God descending as if a dove, and coming on Him.
17 And lo! a voice out of the heavens, saying, "This is My Son, the Beloved, in Whom I delight."

Chapter 4
1 Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the spirit to be tried by the Adversary.
2 And, fasting forty days and forty nights, subsequently He hungers.
3 And, approaching, the trier said to Him, "If you are God's Son, say that these stones may be becoming cakes of bread."
4 Yet He, answering, said, "It is written, 'Not on bread alone shall man be living, but on every declaration going out through the mouth of God.'"
5 Then the Adversary is taking Him along into the holy city, and stands Him on the wing of the sanctuary.
6 And he is saying to Him. "If you are God's Son, cast yourself down, for it is written that 'His messengers shall be directed concerning Thee' and 'On their hands shall they be lifting Thee, Lest at some time Thou shouldst be dashing Thy foot against a stone.'"
7 Jesus averred to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not be putting on trial the Lord your God.'"
8 Again the Adversary takes Him along into a very high mountain, and is showing Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9 And he said to Him, "All these to you will I be giving, if ever, falling down, you should be worshiping me."
10 Then Jesus is saying to him, "Go away, Satan, for it is written, The Lord your God shall you be worshiping, And to Him only shall you be offering divine service."
11 Then the Adversary is leaving Him. And lo! messengers approached and waited on Him.
12 Now, hearing that John was given up, He retires into Galilee,
13 and, leaving Nazareth, coming, He dwells in Capernaum, which is beside the sea in the boundaries of Zebulon and Naphtali,
14 that that may be fulfilled which is declared through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
15 The land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, The sea road the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations-
16 The people sitting in darkness perceived a great light, And to those sitting in the province and shadow of death, light arises for them.
17 Thenceforth begins Jesus to be heralding and saying, "Repent! for near is the kingdom of the heavens!"
18 Now, walking beside the sea of Galilee, He perceived two brothers, Simon, termed Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a purse net into the sea, for they were fishers.
19 And He is saying to them, "Hither! After Me, and I will be making you fishers of men!"
20 Now immediately leaving the nets, they follow Him.
21 And, advancing thence, He perceived two others, brothers, James of Zebedee and John, his brother, in the ship with Zebedee, their father, adjusting their nets. And He calls them.
22 Now, immediately leaving the ship and their father, they follow Him.
23 And Jesus led them about in the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and heralding the evangel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every debility among the people.
24 And forth came the tidings of Him into the whole of Syria. And they bring to Him all who have an illness, those with various diseases and pressing torments, also demoniacs and epileptics and paralytics, and He cures them.
25 And there follow Him vast throngs from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and the other side of the Jordan.

Chapter 5
1 Now, perceiving the throngs, He ascended into the mountain. And, at His being seated, His disciples came to Him.
2 And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying,
3 "Happy, in spirit, are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
4 "Happy are those who mourn now, for they shall be consoled.
5 "Happy are the meek, for they shall be enjoying the allotment of the land.
6 "Happy are those who are hungering and thirsting for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Happy are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.
8 "Happy are the clean in heart, for they shall see God.
9 "Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 "Happy are those persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
11 "Happy are you whenever they should be reproaching and persecuting you and, falsifying, saying every wicked thing against you, on my account.
12 Rejoice and exult, for your wages are vast in the heavens. For thus they persecute the prophets before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth. Now, if the salt should be made insipid, with what will it be salted? For nothing does it still avail except to be cast outside, to be trampled by men.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city located upon a mountain can not be hid.
15 Neither are they burning a lamp and placing it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it is shining to all those in the house.
16 Thus let shine your light in front of men, so that they may perceive your ideal acts and should glorify your Father Who is in the heavens.
17 "You should not infer that I came to demolish the law or the prophets. I came not to demolish, but to fulfill.
18 For verily, I am saying to you, Till heaven and earth should be passing by, one iota or one serif may by no means be passing by from the law till all should be occurring.
19 "Whosoever, then, should be annulling one of the least of these precepts, and should be teaching men thus, the least in the kingdom of the heavens shall he be called. Yet whoever should be doing and teaching them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.
20 For I am saying to you that, if ever your righteousness should not be superabounding more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, by no means may you be entering into the kingdom of the heavens.
21 "You hear that it was declared to the ancients, 'You shall not murder.' Yet whoever should be murdering shall be liable to the judging.
22 Yet I am saying to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judging. Yet whoever may be saying to his brother, 'Raka!' shall be liable to the Sanhedrin. Yet whoever may be saying, 'Stupid!' shall be liable to the Gehenna of fire.
23 "If, then, you should be offering your approach present on the altar, and there you should be reminded that your brother has anything against you,
24 leave your approach present there, in front of the altar, and go away. First be placated toward your brother, and then, coming, be offering your approach present.
25 "You be humoring your plaintiff quickly while you are with him on the way, lest at some time the plaintiff may be giving you up to the judge, and the judge to the deputy, and you should be cast into jail.
26 Verily I am saying to you, By no means may you be coming out thence till you should be paying the last quadrans.
27 "You hear that it was declared, 'You shall not be committing adultery.'
28 Yet I am saying to you that every man looking at a woman to lust for her already commits adultery with her in his heart.
29 Now, if your right eye is snaring you, wrench it out and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body be cast into Gehenna.
30 And if your right hand is snaring you, strike it off and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body pass away into Gehenna.
31 "Now it was declared, Whoever should be dismissing his wife, let him be giving her a divorce.
32 Yet I am saying to you that everyone dismissing his wife (outside of a case of prostitution) is making her commit adultery, and whosoever should be marrying her who has been dismissed is committing adultery.
33 "Again, you hear that it was declared to the ancients, You shall not be perjuring, yet you shall be paying to the Lord your oaths.
34 Yet I am saying to you absolutely not to swear, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
35 nor by the earth, for it is a footstool for His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King;
36 nor by your head should you be swearing, for you are not able to make one hair white or black.
37 Yet let your word be 'Yes, Yes,' 'No, No.' Now what is in excess of these is of the wicked one.
38 "You hear that it was declared, 'An eye for an eye,' and 'A tooth for a tooth.'
39 Yet I am saying to you not to withstand a wicked person, but anyone who slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And he who wants to sue you and obtain your tunic, leave him your cloak also.
41 And anyone who conscripts you one mile, go with him two.
42 To him who requests you, give; and from him who wants to borrow from you, you may not turn.
43 "You hear that it was declared, 'You shall be loving your associate' and you shall be hating your enemy.
44 Yet I am saying to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who are persecuting you,
45 so that you may become sons of your Father Who is in the heavens, for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked and the good, and makes it rain on the just and the unjust.
46 For if ever you should love those who are loving you, what wages have you? Are not the tribute collectors also doing the same?
47 And if ever you should greet your brothers only, what are you doing that is excessive? Are not those of the nations also doing the same?
48 You, then, shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Chapter 6
1 "Yet take heed not to be doing your righteousness in front of men, in order to be gazed at by them, otherwise surely you have no wages with your Father Who is in the heavens.
2 "Whenever, then, you may be doing alms, you should not be trumpeting in front of you, even as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they should be glorified by men. Verily, I am saying to you, They are collecting their wages!
3 Yet you, doing alms, let not your left hand know what your right is doing,
4 so that your alms may be in hiding, and your Father, Who is observing in hiding, will be paying you.
5 "And whenever you may be praying, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they are fond of standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the squares to be praying, so that they may appear to men. Verily, I am saying to you, They are collecting their wages!
6 "Now you, whenever you may be praying, enter into your storeroom, and, locking your door, pray to your Father Who is in hiding, and your Father, Who is observing in hiding, will be paying you.
7 Now, in praying, you should not use useless repetitions even as those of the nations. For they are supposing that they will be hearkened to in their loquacity.
8 Do not, then, be like them, for aware is God, your Father, of what you have need before you request Him.
9 "Thus, then, you be praying: 'Our Father Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, on earth also.
11 Our bread, our dole, be giving us today.
12 And remit to us our debts, as we also remit those of our debtors.
13 And mayest Thou not be bringing us into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one.'
14 "For if you should be forgiving men their offenses, your heavenly Father also will be forgiving you.
15 Yet if you should not be forgiving men their offenses, neither will your Father be forgiving your offenses.
16 "Now whenever you may be fasting, become not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance, for they disguise their faces so that they may appear to men to be fasting. Verily, I am saying to you: They are collecting their wages.
17 Now you, when fasting, rub your head with oil and wash your face,
18 so that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father Who is in hiding, and your Father, Who is observing in hiding, will be paying you.
19 "Do not hoard for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and corrosion are causing them to disappear, and where thieves are tunneling and stealing.
20 Yet hoard for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor corrosion are causing them to disappear, and where thieves are not tunneling nor stealing;
21 for wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 "The lamp of the body is your eye. If, then, your eye should be single, your whole body will be luminous.
23 Yet if your eye should be wicked, your whole body will be dark. If, then, the light that is in you is darkness, how dense is the darkness!
24 "Now no one can be slaving for two lords, for either he will be hating the one and loving the other, or will be upholding one and despising the other. You can not be slaving for God and mammon.
25 "Therefore I am saying to you, Do not worry about you soul, what you may be eating, or what you may be drinking, nor yet about your body, what you should be putting on. Is not the soul more than nourishment, and the body than apparel?
26 "Look at the flying creatures of heaven, that they are not sowing, neither are they reaping, nor are they gathering into barns, and your heavenly Father is nourishing them. Are not you of more consequence than they?
27 "Now who of you by worrying is able to add on to his stature one cubit?
28 And why are you worrying about apparel? Study the anemones of the field, how they are growing. Not toiling are they, nor yet are they spinning.
29 Yet I am saying to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.
30 Now if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the stove, God thus is garbing; not much rather you, scant of faith?
31 "You, then, should not be worrying, saying, 'What may we be eating?' or 'What may we be drinking?' or 'With what may we be clothed?'
32 For for all these the nations are seeking. For aware is your heavenly Father that you need all of these.
33 Yet seek first the kingdom and its righteousness, and these all shall be added to you.
34 You should not, then, be worrying about the morrow, for the morrow will be worrying of itself. Sufficient for the day is its own evil.

Chapter 7
1 "Do not judge, lest you may be judged,
2 for with what judgment you are judging, shall you be judged, and with what measure you are measuring, shall it be measured to you.
3 "Now why are you observing the mote that is in your brother's eye, yet the beam in your eye you are not considering?
4 Or how will you be declaring to your brother, 'Brother, let me extract the mote out of your eye,' and lo! the beam is in your eye?
5 Hypocrite! Extract first the beam out of your eye, and then you will be keen-sighted to be extracting the mote out of your brother's eye.
6 "You may not be giving that which is holy to curs, nor yet should you be casting your pearls in front of hogs, lest at some time they shall be trampling them with their feet and, turning, they should be tearing you.
7 "Request and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you.
8 For everyone who is requesting is obtaining, and who is seeking is finding, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened.
9 "Or what man is there among you, from whom his son will be requesting bread-no stone will he be handing him!
10 Or he will be requesting a fish also-no serpent will he be handing him!
11 "If you, then, being wicked, have perceived how to be giving good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father Who is in the heavens be giving good things to those requesting Him?
12 All, then, whatever you should be wanting that men should be doing to you, thus you, also, be doing to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
13 "Enter through the cramped gate, for broad is the gate and spacious is the way which is leading away into destruction, and many are those entering through it.
14 Yet what a cramped gate and narrowed way is the one leading away into life, and few are those who are finding it.
15 "Take heed of those false prophets who are coming to you in the apparel of sheep, yet inside they are rapacious wolves.
16 "From their fruits you shall be recognizing them. Not from thorns are they culling grapes, nor from star thistles figs.
17 Thus every good tree ideal fruit is producing, yet the rotten tree noxious fruit is producing.
18 A good tree can not bear noxious fruit, neither is a rotten tree producing ideal fruit.
19 Every tree not producing ideal fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.
20 Consequently, from their fruits you shall surely be recognizing them.
21 "Not everyone saying to Me 'Lord! Lord!' will be entering into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who is doing the will of My Father Who is in the heavens.
22 Many will be declaring to Me in that day, 'Lord! Lord! Was it not in Your name that we prophesy, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many powerful deeds?'
23 And then shall I be avowing to them that 'I never knew you! Depart from Me, workers of lawlessness!'
24 "Everyone, then, who is hearing these sayings of Mine and is doing them shall be likened to a prudent man who builds his house on the rock.
25 And the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blow and they lunge at that house, and it does not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
26 "And everyone who is hearing these sayings of Mine and not doing them shall be likened to a stupid man who builds his house on sand.
27 And the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blow and they dash against that house, and it falls: and the fall of it was great."
28 And it came, when Jesus finishes these sayings, that the throngs were astonished at His teaching,
29 for He was teaching them as One having authority, and not as their scribes.

Chapter 8
1 Now, at His descending from the mountain, vast throngs follow Him.
2 And lo! a leper, coming to Him, worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if Thou shouldst be willing, Thou canst cleanse me!"
3 And, stretching out His hand, He touches him, saying, "I am willing! Be cleansed!" And immediately, cleansed is his leprosy.
4 And Jesus is saying to him, "See that you may tell it to no one, but go away; show yourself to the priest and bring the approach present which Moses bids, for a testimony to them."
5 Now at His entering into Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him
6 and saying, "Lord, my boy is prostrate in the house, a paralytic, dreadfully tormented."
7 And he is saying to him, "I, coming, will cure him."
8 And answering, the centurion averred, "Lord, I am not competent that Thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say the word and my boy will be healed!
9 For I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me, and I am saying to this one, 'Go,' and he is going, and to another, 'Come,' and he is coming, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he is doing it."
10 Now, hearing it, Jesus marvels. And He said to those following, "Verily, I am saying to you, With no one in Israel so much faith did I find.
11 Now I am saying to you that many from the east and the west shall be arriving and reclining with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens,
12 yet the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness. There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth."
13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! As you believe let it come to be with you!" And healed was the boy in that hour. And the centurion, returning into his house in the same hour, found the boy sound.
14 And Jesus, coming into Peter's home, perceived his mother-in-law prostrate and with a fever.
15 And He touches her hand, and the fever leaves her. And she was roused and waited on Him.
16 Now, evening coming on, they bring to Him many demoniacs, and He cast out the spirits with a word, and all those who have an illness He cures,
17 so that may be fulfilled which is declared through Isaiah the prophet, saying, He our infirmities got, and the diseases He bears.
18 Now Jesus, perceiving the vast throngs about Him, gives an order to come away to the other side.
19 And, approaching, one scribe said to Him, "Teacher, I will be following Thee wheresoever Thou mayest come away."
20 And Jesus is saying to him, "The jackals have burrows, and the flying creatures of heaven roosts, yet the Son of Mankind has no where that He may be reclining His head."
21 Now a different one of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to come away and entomb my father."
22 Yet Jesus is saying to him, "Be following Me, and leave the dead to entomb their own dead."
23 And as He is stepping into the ship, His disciples follow Him.
24 And lo! a great quaking occurred in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the billows. Yet He drowsed.
25 And, approaching, they rouse Him, saying, "Lord! Save us! We are perishing!"
26 And He is saying to them, "Why are you timid, scant of faith?" Then, being roused, He rebukes the winds and the sea, and there came a great calm.
27 Now the men marvel, saying, "What manner of Man is this, that the winds as well as the sea are obeying Him?"
28 And at His coming to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs meet Him, who were coming out of the tombs, very ferocious, so that no one is strong enough to be passing by through that road.
29 And lo! they cry, saying, "What is it to us and to Thee, Son of God! Didst Thou come here to torment us before the season?"
30 Now there was, far from them, a herd of many hogs, grazing.
31 Now the demons entreated Him, saying, "If You are casting us out, dispatch us into the herd of hogs."
32 And He said to them, "Go!" Now they, coming out, come away into the hogs. And lo! the entire herd rushes down the precipice into the sea and died in the waters.
33 Now the graziers fled, and, coming away into the city, they report all, and the case of the demoniacs.
34 And lo! the entire city came out to meet with Jesus, and, perceiving Him, they entreat that He may be proceeding from their boundaries.

Chapter 9
1 And, stepping into a ship, He ferries over and came into His own city.
2 And lo! they brought to Him a paralytic, prostrate on a couch. And Jesus, perceiving their faith, said to the paralytic, "Courage, child! Pardoned are your sins!"
3 And lo! some of the scribes say among themselves, "This man is blaspheming!"
4 And Jesus, perceiving their sentiments, said, "Why are you brooding wickedness in your hearts?
5 For what is easier, to be saying, 'Pardoned are your sins,' or to be saying, 'Rouse and walk'?
6 Now, that you may be perceiving that the Son of Mankind has authority on earth to pardon sins"-then He is saying to the paralytic, "Being roused, pick up your couch and go into your house."
7 And, being roused, he came away into his house.
8 Now, on perceiving it, the throngs were afraid, and they glorify God, Who is giving such authority to men.
9 And Jesus, passing by thence, perceived a man termed Matthew sitting at the tribute office, and He is saying to him, "Follow Me!" And, rising, he follows Him.
10 And it came, at His lying back at table in the house, and lo! many tribute collectors and sinners, coming, lay back at the table together with Jesus and His disciples.
11 And, perceiving it, the Pharisees said to His disciples, "Wherefore is your teacher eating with tribute collectors and sinners?"
12 Now hearing, He said, "No need have the strong of a physician, but those having an illness.
13 Now go, learn what this is: Mercy am I wanting, and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the just but sinners."
14 Then coming to Him are the disciples of John, saying, "Wherefore are we and the Pharisees fasting much, yet your disciples are not fasting?"
15 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of the bridal chamber can not be mourning, in as much as the bridegroom is with them. Yet coming will be the days whenever the bridegroom may be taken away from them, and then they will be fasting.
16 "Now no one is patching a patch of unshrunk shred on an old cloak, for the patch which fills it up is lifting some from the cloak itself, and the rent is becoming worse.
17 Neither are they draining fresh wine into old wine skins; otherwise, surely the wine skins are bursting, and the wine is spilling, and the wine skins perish. But they are draining fresh wine into new wine skins, and both are preserved."
18 As He is speaking of these things to them, lo! one approaching Him, a chief, worshiped Him, saying, "My daughter just now deceases, but come and place Thy hand on her, and she shall live."
19 And, being roused, Jesus and His disciples follow him.
20 And lo! a woman with a hemorrhage twelve years, approaching from behind, touches the tassel of His cloak,
21 for she said in herself, "If ever I should only be touching His cloak, I shall be saved."
22 Now Jesus, being turned and perceiving her, said, "Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you." And saved was the woman from that hour.
23 And Jesus, coming into the house of the chief, and perceiving the flutists and the throng making a tumult,
24 said, "Retire, for the maiden did not die, but is drowsing." And they ridiculed Him.
25 Now when the throng was ejected, entering, He holds her hand, and the maiden was roused.
26 And the fame of this came out into the whole of that land.
27 And as Jesus is passing by thence, two blind men follow Him, clamoring and saying, "Be merciful to us, Son of David!"
28 Now on His coming into the house, the blind men come to Him. And Jesus is saying to them, "You are believing that I am able to do this?" They are saying to Him, "Yes, Lord."
29 Then He touches their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be with you."
30 And opened were their eyes. And Jesus mutters to them, saying, "See! Let no one know!"
31 Yet they, coming out, blaze Him abroad in the whole of that land.
32 Now at their coming out, lo! they bring to Him a mute demoniac.
33 And the demon being cast out, the mute man speaks. And the throngs marvel, saying, "Never did it appear thus in Israel!"
34 Yet the Pharisees said, "By the chief of the demons is he casting out the demons."
35 And Jesus led them about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and heralding the evangel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every debility.
36 Now, perceiving the throngs, He has compassion on them, for they were bothered and tossed as if sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then He is saying to His disciples, "The harvest, indeed, is vast, yet the workers are few.
38 Beseech, then, the Lord of the harvest, so that He should be ejecting workers into His harvest."

Chapter 10
1 And, calling His twelve disciples to Him, He gives them authority over unclean spirits, so as to be casting them out, and to be curing every disease and every debility.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: First, Simon, termed Peter, and Andrew, his brother, and James of Zebedee, and John, his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew, the tribute collector, James of Alpheus and Thaddeus,
4 Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also gives Him up.
5 These twelve Jesus commissions, charging them, saying, "Into a road of the nations you may not pass forth, and into a city of the Samaritans you may not be entering.
6 Yet be going rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 Now going, herald, saying that 'Near is the kingdom of the heavens!'
8 The infirm be curing, the dead be rousing, lepers be cleansing, demons be casting out. Gratuitously you got; gratuitously be giving.
9 You should not be acquiring gold, nor yet silver, nor yet copper in your girdles, no beggar's bag for the road,
10 Nor yet two tunics, nor yet sandals, nor yet a club; for worthy is the worker of his nourishment.
11 "Now, into whichever city or village you may be entering, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain till you should be coming out.
12 Now, on entering into a house, salute it,
13 and if, indeed, the house should be worthy, let your peace come on it. Yet if it should not be worthy, let your peace be turned back on you.
14 And whosoever should not be receiving you, nor yet be hearing your words, coming outside of that house or city or village, shake off the dust from your feet.
15 Verily, I am saying to you, More tolerable will it be for the land of Sodom and the land of Gomorrah in the day of judging than for that city.
16 "Lo! I am dispatching you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become, then, prudent as serpents and artless as doves.
17 Now take heed of men, for they will be giving you up to Sanhedrins, and in their synagogues will they be scourging you.
18 Now before governors and kings also shall you be led on My account, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
19 "Now, whenever they may be giving you up, you should not be worrying about how or what you should be speaking, for it shall be given you in that hour what you should be speaking,
20 for not you are speaking, but the spirit of your Father is speaking in you.
21 "Now brother shall be giving up brother to death, and father, child, and children shall be rising up against parents, and shall be putting them to death.
22 And you shall be hated by all because of My name. Yet he who endures to the consummation, he shall be saved.
23 Now, whenever they may be persecuting you in this city, flee into a different one, for, verily, I am saying to you, Under no circumstances should you be finishing the cities of Israel till the Son of Mankind may be coming.
24 "A disciple is not above his teacher, neither a slave above his lord.
25 Sufficient is it for the disciple that he may be becoming as his teacher, and the slave as his lord. If they surname the householder Beezeboul, how much rather those of his household.
26 Do not, then, be afraid of them, for nothing is covered, which shall not be revealed, and hidden which shall not be known.
27 What I am saying to you in the darkness, say in the light. And what you are hearing in the ear, herald on the housetops.
28 "And do not fear those who are killing the body, yet are not able to kill the soul. Yet be fearing Him, rather, Who is able to destroy the soul as well as the body in Gehenna.
29 Are not two sparrows selling for a penny? And not one of them will be falling on the earth without your Father.
30 Now of your head even the hairs are all numbered.
31 Then do not fear! Of more consequence than many sparrows are you.
32 "Everyone, then, who shall be avowing Me in front of men, him will I also be avowing in front of My Father Who is in the heavens.
33 Yet, who should ever be disowning Me in front of men, I also will be disowning him in front of My Father Who is in the heavens.
34 "You should not be inferring that I came to be casting peace on the earth. I did not come to be casting peace, but a sword.
35 For I came to pit a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 And the enemies of a man are those of his household.
37 "He who is fond of father or mother above Me is not worthy of Me. And he who is fond of son or daughter above Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he who is not taking his cross and following after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 He who is finding his soul will be destroying it, and he who destroys his soul on My account will be finding it.
40 "He who is receiving you is receiving Me, and he who is receiving Me is receiving Him Who commissions Me.
41 He who is receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet shall be obtaining a prophet's wages. And he who is receiving a just man in the name of a just man shall be obtaining a just man's wages.
42 And whoever should be giving one of these little ones only a cool cup to drink, in the name of a disciple, verily, I am saying to you, by no means should he be losing his wages."

Chapter 11
1 And it came, when Jesus finishes prescribing to His twelve disciples, that He proceeded thence to be teaching and heralding in their cities.
2 Now John, hearing in the prison of the works of Christ, sending through his disciples,
3 said to Him, "Art Thou the coming One, or may we be hoping for a different One?"
4 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Go, report to John what you are hearing and observing:
5 The blind are receiving sight, and the lame are walking; lepers are being cleansed, and the deaf are hearing, and the dead are being roused, and to the poor the evangel is being brought.
6 And happy is he who should not be snared in Me."
7 Now, at their going, Jesus begins to be saying to the throngs concerning John, "What do you come out into the wilderness to gaze at? A reed being shaken by the wind?
8 But what do you come out to perceive? A man garbed in soft garment? Lo! those wearing soft garments are in the houses of kings.
9 But for what do you come out? A prophet to perceive? Yes, I am saying to you, and exceedingly more than a prophet.
10 This is he concerning whom it is written, 'Lo! I am dispatching My messenger before Thy face, who shall be constructing Thy road in front of Thee.'
11 "Verily, I am saying to you, Not among those born of women has there been roused a greater than John the baptist. Yet he who is smaller, in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
12 Now, from the days of John the baptist hitherto, the kingdom of the heavens is being violently forced and the violent are snatching it.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesy till John.
14 And, if you are willing to receive him, he is Elijah who is about to be coming.
15 Who has ears to hear, let him hear!
16 Now to what shall I be likening this generation? Like is it to little boys and girls sitting in the markets, who, shouting to the others,
17 are saying, 'We flute to you and you do not dance! We wail and you do not grieve!'
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they are saying, 'A demon has he!'
19 The Son of Mankind came eating and drinking, and they are saying, 'Lo! a man gluttonous and a tippler, a tribute collectors' and sinners' friend!' And justified was Wisdom by her acts."
20 Then He begins to reproach the cities in which most of His powerful deeds occurred, for they do not repent.
21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the powerful deeds which are occurring in you occurred in Tyre and Sidon, long ago they would repent, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
22 Moreover, I am saying to you, For Tyre and Sidon shall it be more tolerable in the day of judging than for you.
23 "And you, Capernaum! Not to heaven shall you be exalted! To the unseen shall you subside, for, if the powerful deeds which are occurring in you had occurred in Sodom, it might remain unto today.
24 Moreover, I am saying to you that for the land of Sodom shall it be more tolerable in the day of judging than for you."
25 At that season, answering, Jesus said, "I am acclaiming Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for Thou hidest these things from the wise and intelligent and Thou dost reveal them to minors.
26 Yea, Father, seeing that thus it became a delight in front of Thee.
27 "All was given up to Me by My Father. And no one is recognizing the Son except the Father; neither is anyone recognizing the Father except the Son and he to whom the Son should be intending to unveil Him.
28 Hither to Me, all who are toiling and laden, and I will be giving you rest.
29 Lift My yoke upon you and be learning from Me, for meek am I and humble in heart, and you shall be finding rest in your souls,
30 for My yoke is kindly and My load is light."

Chapter 12
1 At that season Jesus went through the sowings on the sabbaths. Now His disciples hunger, and they begin to be plucking the ears and to be eating.
2 Now the Pharisees, perceiving it, say to Him, "Lo! your disciples are doing what is not allowed to be done on a sabbath."
3 Yet He said to them, "Did you not read what David does when he hungers, and those with him:
4 how he entered into the house of God and they ate the show bread, which he was not allowed to eat, neither those with him, except the priests only?
5 "Or did you not read in the law that on the sabbaths the priests in the sanctuary are profaning the sabbath and are faultless?
6 Now I am saying to you that a Greater than the sanctuary is here.
7 Now if you had known what this is: Mercy am I wanting, and not sacrifice-you would not convict the faultless,
8 for the Son of Mankind is Lord of the sabbath."
9 And, proceeding thence, He came into their synagogue.
10 And lo! a man having a withered hand. And they inquire of Him, saying, "Is it allowed on the sabbaths to cure?" that they should be accusing Him.
11 Now He said to them, "What man of you will there be, who will have one sheep, and if ever this should be falling into a pit on the sabbaths, will not take hold of it and raise it?
12 Of how much more consequence, then, is a man than a sheep! So that it is allowed to be doing ideally on the sabbaths."
13 Then He is saying to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretches it out and it was restored, sound as the other.
14 Now, coming out, the Pharisees held a consultation against Him, so that they should be destroying Him.
15 Now Jesus, knowing it, retires thence. And many follow Him, and He cures them all.
16 And He warns them that they should not be making Him manifest,
17 that fulfilled may be that which is declared through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
18 Lo, My Boy Whom I prefer! My Beloved, in Whom My soul delights! I shall be placing My spirit on Him, And He shall be reporting judging to the nations.
19 He will not be brawling, nor clamoring, Nor will anyone be hearing His voice in the squares.
20 A reed that is bruised He will not be fracturing. And flax that is smouldering He will not be extinguishing...Till He should ever be casting out judging for victory.
21 And on His name the nations will be relying.
22 Then was brought to Him a demoniac, blind and mute, and He cures him, so that the mute man is speaking and observing.
23 And amazed are all the throngs, and they said, "Is not this the Son of David?"
24 Now the Pharisees, hearing it, said, "This man is not casting out the demons except by Beezeboul, the chief of the demons."
25 Now, having perceived their sentiments, He said to them, "Every kingdom parted against itself is being desolated, and every city or house parted against itself shall not stand.
26 And if the Satan is casting out the Satan, he is parted against himself. How, then, shall his kingdom stand?
27 "And if I, by Beezeboul, am casting out demons, by whom are your sons casting them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
28 "Now if, by the spirit of God, I am casting out demons, consequently the kingdom of God outstrips in time to you.
29 Or how can anyone be entering into the house of the strong one, and plunder his gear, if ever he should not first be binding the strong one? And then he will be plundering his house.
30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who is not gathering with Me is scattering.
31 "Therefore I am saying to you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be pardoned men, yet the blasphemy of the spirit shall not be pardoned.
32 And whosoever may be saying a word against the Son of Mankind, it will be pardoned him, yet whoever may be saying aught against the holy spirit, it shall not be pardoned him, neither in this eon nor in that which is impending.
33 "Either make the tree ideal and its fruit ideal, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for by its fruit the tree is known.
34 "Progeny of vipers! How can you be speaking what is good, being wicked? For out of the superabundance of the heart the mouth is speaking.
35 The good man out of his good treasure is extracting good things; and the wicked man out of his wicked treasure is extracting wicked things.
36 Now I am saying to you that, for every idle declaration which men shall be speaking, they shall be rendering an account concerning it in the day of judging.
37 For by your words shall you be justified, and by your words shall you be convicted."
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."
39 Yet He, answering, said to them, "A generation, wicked and an adulteress, for a sign is seeking, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
40 For even as Jonah was in the bowel of the sea monster three days and three nights, thus will the Son of Mankind be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
41 "Men, Ninevites, will be rising in the judging with this generation and will be condemning it, for they repent at the heralding of Jonah, and lo! more than Jonah is here!
42 "The queen of the south will be roused in the judging with this generation and will be condemning it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo! more than Solomon is here!
43 "Now, whenever the unclean spirit may be coming out from a man, it is passing through waterless places seeking rest, and is not finding it.
44 Then it is saying, 'Into my home will I be turning back, whence I came out.' And coming, it is finding it unoccupied, and swept and decorated.
45 Then it is going and taking along with itself seven other spirits, more wicked than itself, and entering, it is dwelling there. And the last state of that man is becoming worse than the first. Thus will it be to this wicked generation also."
46 At His still speaking to the throngs, lo! His mother and brothers stood outside seeking to speak to Him.
47 Now someone of His disciples said, "Lo! Thy mother and Thy brothers stand outside. They are seeking to speak to Thee."
48 Yet He, answering, said to the one saying it to Him, "Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?"
49 And stretching out His hand over His disciples, He said, "Lo! My mother and My brothers!
50 For anyone whoever should be doing the will of My Father Who is in the heavens, he is My brother and sister and mother!"

Chapter 13
1 In that day Jesus, coming out of the house, sat beside the sea.
2 And gathered to Him were vast throngs, so that He steps into a ship to be sitting, and the entire throng stood on the beach.
3 And He speaks many things to them in parables, saying, "Lo! out came the sower to be sowing.
4 And, in his sowing, some, indeed, falls beside the road, and the flying creatures came and devoured it.
5 Yet other falls on rocky places, where it had not much earth, and immediately it shoots up, because it has no depth of earth.
6 Yet at the rising of the sun, it is scorched, and, because it has no root, it is withered.
7 Yet other falls on thorns, and the thorns come up and smother it.
8 Yet other falls on ideal earth and gave fruit, some, indeed, a hundred, yet some sixty, yet some thirtyfold.
9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
10 And, approaching, the disciples say to Him, "Wherefore art Thou speaking in parables to them?"
11 Now, answering, He said to them that "To you has it been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, yet to those it has not been given.
12 For anyone who has, to him shall be given, and he shall have a superfluity. Yet anyone who has not, that also which he has shall be taken away from him.
13 Therefore in parables am I speaking to them, seeing that, observing, they are not observing, and hearing, they are not hearing, neither are they understanding.
14 And filled up in them is the prophecy of Isaiah, that is saying, '"In hearing, you will be hearing, and may by no means be understanding, And observing, you will be observing, and may by no means be perceiving."
15 For stoutened is the heart of this people, And with their ears heavily they hear, And with their eyes they squint, Lest at some time they may be perceiving with their eyes, And with their ears should be hearing, And with their heart may be understanding, And should be turning about, And I shall be healing them.'
16 "Yet happy are your eyes, for they are observing, and your ears, for they are hearing.
17 For verily I am saying to you that many prophets and just men yearn to perceive what you are observing, and perceive not, and to hear what you are hearing, and hear not.
18 "You, then, hear the parable of the sowing.
19 At everyone hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding, coming is the wicked one and snatching what has been sown in his heart. This is he who is being sown beside the road.
20 Yet he who is being sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word and straightway with joy is getting it,
21 yet has no root in himself, but is temporary. Now at the coming of affliction or persecution because of the word, straightway he is snared.
22 Now he who is being sown in the thorns, this is he who is hearing the word, and the worry of this eon and the seduction of riches are stifling the word, and it is becoming unfruitful.
23 Now he who is being sown on the ideal earth, this is he who is hearing the word and understanding, who by all means is bearing fruit, and is producing; these indeed, a hundred, yet these sixty, yet these thirtyfold."
24 Another parable He places before them, saying "Likened was the kingdom of the heavens to a man sowing ideal seed in his own field.
25 Yet, while the men are drowsing, his enemy came and sows darnel over amidst the grain, and came away.
26 Now, when the blade germinates and produces fruit, then appeared also the darnel.
27 "Now, approaching, the slaves of the householder said to him, 'Lord, do you not sow ideal seed in your field? Whence, then, has it darnel?'
28 Now he averred to them, 'A man, an enemy, does this.' Now the slaves are saying to him, 'Do you, then, want us to come away that we should be culling them?'
29 Yet he is averring, 'By no means, lest at some time, while culling the darnel, you should be rooting up the grain at the same time with it.
30 Leave both to grow up together until the harvest, and in the season of the harvest I shall be declaring to the reapers, 'Cull first the darnel, and bind them into bundles to burn them up. Yet the grain gather into my barn.'"
31 Another parable He places before them, saying, "Like is the kingdom of the heavens to a kernel of mustard which a man, getting, sows in his field;
32 which, indeed, is smaller than all the seeds, yet, whenever it may be grown, is greater than the greens, and is becoming a tree, so that the flying creatures of heaven are coming and roosting among its boughs."
33 Another parable He speaks to them, saying, "Like is the kingdom of the heavens to leaven which a woman, getting, hides in three seahs of meal, till the whole was leavened."
34 All these things Jesus speaks in parables to the throngs, and apart from a parable He spoke nothing to them,
35 so that fulfilled may be that which is declared through the prophet saying, I shall be opening My mouth in parables, I shall be emitting what is hid from the disruption.
36 Then, leaving the throngs, He entered into the house. And His disciples come to Him, saying, "Elucidate to us the parable of the darnel of the field."
37 Now He, answering, said, "He Who is sowing the ideal seed is the Son of Mankind.
38 Now the field is the world. Now the ideal seed, these are the sons of the kingdom. Now the darnel are the sons of the wicked one.
39 Now the enemy who sows them is the Adversary. Now the harvest is the conclusion of the eon. Now the reapers are messengers.
40 Even as the darnel, then, are being culled and burned up with fire, thus shall it be in the conclusion of the eon.
41 The Son of Mankind shall be dispatching His messengers, and they shall be culling out of His kingdom all the snares and those doing lawlessness,
42 and they shall be casting them into a furnace of fire. There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the just be shining out as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear!
44 "Like is the kingdom of the heavens to a treasure hidden in the field, finding which, a man hides it, and, in his joy, is going away, and is selling all, whatever he has, and is buying that field.
45 "Again, like is the kingdom of the heavens to a man, a merchant, seeking ideal pearls.
46 Now, finding one very precious pearl, he comes away, having disposed of all whatever he had, and buys it.
47 "Again, like is the kingdom of the heavens to a dragnet cast into the sea, which gathers of every species,
48 and, when it was filled full, hauling it up on the beach and being seated, they cull the ideal into crocks, yet the rotten they cast out.
49 Thus shall it be in the conclusion of the eon. The messengers will be coming out and they will be severing the wicked from the midst of the just.
50 And they shall be casting them into a furnace of fire. There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.
51 Do you understand all these things?" They are saying to Him, "Yes."
52 Now He said to them, "Therefore every scribe made a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a householder, who is extracting out of his treasure things new and old."
53 And it occurred, when Jesus finishes these parables, that He withdraws thence.
54 And coming into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they are astonished, and are saying, "Whence has this one this wisdom and powerful deeds?
55 Is not this the son of the artisan? Is not his mother said to be Miriam, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence, then, has this one all these?"
57 And they were snared in Him. Yet Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not dishonored except in his own country and in his home."
58 And he does not many powerful deeds there because of their unbelief.

Chapter 14
1 At that season Herod the tetrarch hears tidings of Jesus,
2 and said to his pages, "This is John the baptist. He was roused from the dead and therefore powerful deeds are operating in him."
3 For Herod then, holding John, binds and puts him away in jail also, because of Herodias, the wife of Philip, his brother,
4 for John said to him, "It is not allowed you to have her."
5 And, wanting to kill him, he was afraid of the throng, for they had him as a prophet.
6 Now at the coming of Herod's birthday celebrations, the daughter of Herodias dances in the midst and pleases Herod.
7 Whence, with an oath, he avows to give her whatsoever she should be requesting.
8 Now she, being egged on by her mother, is averring, "Give me here, on a platter, the head of John the baptist."
9 And the king, being sorry, yet because of the oaths and those lying back at table with him, orders it to be given.
10 And sending, he beheads John in the jail.
11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the maiden, and she carries it to her mother.
12 And approaching, his disciples take away his corpse and entomb it. And, coming, they report to Jesus.
13 Now, hearing it, Jesus retires thence in a ship into a wilderness place privately. And, hearing of it, the throngs follow Him afoot from the cities.
14 And, coming out, He perceived a vast throng, and he has compassion on them and cures those of them who are ailing.
15 Now, evening coming on, the disciples come to Him, saying, "This place is a wilderness, and the hour already passed by. Dismiss, then, the throngs that, coming away into the villages, they should be buying themselves food."
16 Yet Jesus said to them, "They have no need to be coming away. You give them something to eat."
17 Yet they are saying to Him, "Nothing have we here except five cakes of bread and two fishes."
18 Now He said, "Bring them here to Me."
19 And, ordering the throngs to recline on the grass, taking the five cakes of bread and the two fishes, looking up into heaven, He blesses them, and, breaking them, He gives the cakes of bread to the disciples, yet the disciples to the throngs.
20 And they all ate and are satisfied. And they pick up of the superfluous fragments twelve panniers full.
21 Now those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and little children.
22 And immediately he compels His disciples to step into the ship and to be preceding Him to the other side, till He should be dismissing the throngs.
23 And, dismissing the throngs, He ascended into the mountain privately to pray. Now, evening coming on, He was there alone.
24 Now the ship was already many stadia away from the land, in the midst of the sea, being tormented by the billows, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
26 Now the disciples, perceiving Him walking on the sea, were disturbed, saying that "It is a phantom!" And from fear they cry out.
27 Now straightway Jesus speaks to them, saying, "Courage! It is I. Fear not!"
28 Yet, answering Him, Peter said, "Lord, if it is Thou, order me to come to Thee on the waters."
29 Now He said, "Come!" And, descending from the ship, Peter walks on the waters, to come to Jesus.
30 Yet, observing the strong wind, he was afraid. And, beginning to sink, he cries, saying, "Lord, save me!"
31 Now immediately Jesus, stretching out His hand, got hold of him and is saying to him, "Scant of faith, why do you hesitate?"
32 And at their going up into the ship, the wind flags.
33 Now those in the ship worship Him, saying, "Truly, God's Son art Thou!"
34 And, ferrying, they came to land, to Gennesaret.
35 And, recognizing Him, the men of that place dispatch into that whole country about, and they bring to Him all those who have an illness.
36 And they entreated Him that they should only be touching the tassel of His cloak. And whoever touch it were brought safely through.

Chapter 15
1 Then, coming to Jesus from Jerusalem are Pharisees and scribes, saying,
2 "Wherefore are your disciples transgressing the tradition of the elders? For they are not washing their hands whenever they may be eating bread."
3 Now He, answering, said to them, "Wherefore are you also transgressing the precept of God because of your tradition?
4 For God said, 'Honor father and mother,' and, 'He who is saying aught that is evil of father or mother, let him decease in death.'
5 Yet you are saying that 'Whoever may be saying to father or mother, "An approach present is whatsoever you may be benefited by me,"
6 by no means shall he be honoring his father.' And you invalidate the word of God because of your tradition.
7 Hypocrites! Ideally Isaiah prophesies concerning you, saying,
8 This people with their lips is honoring Me, Yet their heart is away at a distance from Me.
9 Yet in vain are they revering Me, Teaching for teachings the directions of men."
10 And, calling the throng to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand!
11 Not that which is entering into the mouth is contaminating a man, but that which is going out of the mouth, this is contaminating a man."
12 Then, approaching, the disciples said to Him, "Are you aware that the Pharisees, at hearing the word, are snared?"
13 Now He, answering, said, "Every plant which is not planted by My heavenly Father shall be uprooted.
14 Leave them! Blind guides are they of the blind! Now if the blind should be guiding the blind, both shall be falling into a pit."
15 Now, answering, Peter said to Him, "Decipher for us the parable."
16 Yet He said, "Are you also unintelligent at this point?
17 Not as yet are you apprehending that everything that is going into the mouth is becoming the contents of the bowels, and is being evacuated into the latrine?
18 Now those things going out of the mouth, out of the heart are coming, and those things are contaminating a man.
19 For out of the heart are coming wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, prostitutions, thefts, false testimonies, calumnies.
20 These are those which are contaminating a man. Now to be eating with unwashed hands is not contaminating a man."
21 And, coming out thence, Jesus retires into parts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And lo! a Canaanitish woman, coming out from those boundaries, cried, saying, "Be merciful to me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is evilly demonized."
23 Yet He answered her not a word. And, approaching, His disciples asked Him, saying, "Dismiss her, for she is crying behind us."
24 Now He, answering, said, "I was not commissioned except for the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
25 Yet she, coming, worships Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
26 Yet He, answering , said, "It is not ideal to be taking the children's bread and to be casting it to the puppies."
27 Yet she said, "Yes, Lord! For the puppies also are eating of the scraps that are falling from their masters' table."
28 Then, answering, Jesus said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it come to be with you as you are wanting." And healed was her daughter from that hour.
29 And, proceeding thence, Jesus came beside the sea of Galilee. And, ascending into the mountain, He sat there.
30 And there came to Him vast throngs, having with them the lame, the blind, the mute, the maimed, and many others. And they toss them at His feet, and he cures them,
31 so that the throng marvels, observing the mute speaking, the maimed sound, the lame walking and the blind observing. And they glorify the God of Israel.
32 Now Jesus, calling His disciples to Him, said, "I have compassion on the throng, for already three days they are remaining with Me, and they have nothing that they may be eating, and I am not willing to dismiss them fasting, lest at some time they may be fainting on the road."
33 And the disciples are saying to Him, "From whence, in a wilderness, is so much bread for us, so as to satisfy so much of a throng?"
34 And Jesus is saying to them, "How many cakes of bread have you?" Now they said, "Seven, and a few small fishes."
35 And, charging the throng to lean back on the earth,
36 He took the seven cakes of bread and the fishes, and, giving thanks, He breaks them and gave them to the disciples, yet the disciples to the throngs.
37 And they all ate and are satisfied. And of the superfluous fragments they pick up seven hampers full.
38 Now those eating were about four thousand men, apart from women and little children.
39 And, dismissing the throngs, He stepped into the ship and came into the boundaries of Magadan.

Chapter 16
1 And, approaching, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, trying Him, inquire to have Him exhibit a sign out of heaven to them.
2 Now He, answering, said to them,
3 (no verse 3)
4 "A generation, wicked and an adulteress, for a sign is seeking, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah." And leaving them, He came away.
5 And the disciples, coming to the other side, forgot to get bread.
6 Now Jesus said to them, "See and take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"
7 Now they reasoned among themselves, saying that "We got no bread."
8 Now, knowing it, Jesus said, "Why are you reasoning among yourselves, scant of faith, that you have no bread?
9 Not as yet are you apprehending, neither remembering the five cakes of bread of the five thousand and how many panniers you got?
10 Neither the seven cakes of bread of the four thousand and how many hampers you got?
11 How is it you are not apprehending that I spoke not to you concerning bread? Now take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
12 Then they understand that he did not say to take heed of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 Now Jesus, coming into parts of Caesarea Philippi, asked His disciples, saying, "Who are men saying the Son of Mankind is?"
14 Now they say, "These, indeed, John the baptist; yet others Elijah; yet others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
15 He is saying to them, "Now you, who are you saying that I am?"
16 Now answering, Simon Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17 Now, answering, Jesus said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood does not reveal it to you, but My Father Who is in the heavens.
18 Now I, also, am saying to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will I be building My ecclesia, and the gates of the unseen shall not be prevailing against it.
19 I will be giving you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatsoever you should be binding on the earth shall be those things having been bound in the heavens, and whatsoever you should be loosing on the earth, shall be those having been loosed in the heavens."
20 Then He cautions the disciples that they may be saying to no one that He is the Christ.
21 Thenceforth begins Jesus to show His disciples that He must be coming away into Jerusalem and to be suffering much from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and the third day to be roused.
22 And, taking Him to him, Peter begins to rebuke Him, saying, "Propitious be it to Thee, Lord! By no means shall this be for Thee!"
23 Now, being turned, He said to Peter, "Go away behind Me, satan! A snare are you to Me, for you are not disposed to that which is of God, but that which is of men."
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples: "If anyone is wanting to come after Me, let him renounce himself and pick up his cross and follow Me.
25 For whosoever may be wanting to save his soul shall be destroying it. Yet whoever should be destroying his soul on My account shall be finding it.
26 For what will a man be benefited, if he should ever be gaining the whole world, yet be forfeiting his soul? Or what will a man be giving in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of Mankind is about to be coming in the glory of His Father, with His messengers, and then He will be paying each in accord with his practice.
28 Verily I am saying to you that there are some of those standing here who under no circumstances should be tasting death till they should be perceiving the Son of Mankind coming in His kingdom."

Chapter 17
1 And after six days Jesus is taking aside Peter and James and John, his brother, and is bringing them up into a high mountain, privately,
2 and was transformed in front of them. And His face shines as the sun, yet His garments became white as the light.
3 And lo! Moses and Elijah were seen by them, conferring with Him.
4 Now, answering, Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is ideal for us to be here! If Thou art willing, I shall be making three tabernacles here, for Thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one."
5 While he is still speaking, lo! a luminous cloud overshadows them, and lo! a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son, the Beloved, in Whom I delight. Hear Him!"
6 And, hearing it, the disciples fall on their faces and were tremendously afraid.
7 And Jesus approached and, touching them, said, "Be roused, and fear not!"
8 Now, lifting up their eyes, they perceived no one except Jesus Himself only.
9 And, at their descending out of the mountain, Jesus directs them, saying, "Now you may tell no one of the vision till the Son of Mankind may be roused from among the dead."
10 And His disciples inquire of Him, saying, 'Why, then, are the scribes saying that Elijah must be coming first?"
11 Now He, answering, said to them that "Elijah is indeed coming, and will be restoring all.
12 Yet I am saying to you that Elijah came already, and they did not recognize him, but they do to him whatever they will. Thus the Son of Mankind also is about to be suffering by them."
13 Then the disciples understand that He spoke to them concerning John the baptist.
14 And, at their coming to the throng, a man came to Him, falling on his knees before Him and saying,
15 "Lord, be merciful to my son, for he is epileptic, and is having an evil time! For often he is falling into the fire and often into the water.
16 And I bring him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him."
17 Now then answering, Jesus said to them, "O generation unbelieving and perverse! Till when shall I be with you? Till when shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me."
18 And Jesus rebukes it, and the demon came out from him, and the boy was cured from that hour.
19 Then the disciples, coming to Jesus privately, said, "Wherefore could we not cast it out?"
20 Now He is saying to them, "Because of your scant faith. For verily I am saying to you, If you should have faith as a kernel of mustard, you shall be declaring to this mountain, 'Proceed hence-there!' and it will be proceeding. And nothing will be impossible for you."
21 (no verse 21)
22 Now at their conspiring in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Mankind is about to be given up into the hands of men,
23 and they will be killing Him, and the third day He will be roused." And they were tremendously sorry.
24 Now at their coming into Capernaum, those getting the double drachma came to Peter and say, "Is not your teacher settling the double drachma tribute?"
25 He is saying, "Yes." And, coming into the house, Jesus forestalls him, saying, "What are you supposing, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom are they getting tribute or poll tax? From their sons, or from the aliens?"
26 Now he averred, "From the aliens." Now at his saying "From the aliens," Jesus averred to him, "Consequently the sons, surely, are free.
27 Yet, lest we should be snaring them, go, cast a fish hook into the sea, and pick up the first fish coming up, and opening its mouth, you will be finding a stater. Getting that, give it to them for Me and you."

Chapter 18
1 Now in that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who, consequently, is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?"
2 And, calling a little child to Him, He stands it in their midst,
3 and said, "Verily, I am saying to you, If you should not be turning and becoming as little children, you may by no means be entering into the kingdom of the heavens.
4 Who, then, will be humbling himself as this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.
5 And whosoever should be receiving one such little child in My name is receiving Me.
6 Yet whoever should be snaring one of these little ones who is believing in Me, it is expedient for him that a millstone requiring an ass to turn it may be hanged about his neck, and he should be sunk in the open ocean.
7 "Woe to the world because of snares! For it is a necessity for snares to be coming. Moreover, woe to that man through whom the snare is coming!
8 Now, if your hand or your foot is snaring you, strike it off and cast it from you. Is it ideal for you to be entering into life maimed or lame, or, having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the fire eonian?
9 "And if your eye is snaring you, wrench it out and cast it from you. Is it ideal for you to be entering into life one-eyed, or, having two eyes, to be cast into the Gehenna of fire?
10 "See that you should not be despising one of these little ones, for I am saying to you that their messengers in the heavens are continually observing the face of My Father Who is in the heavens.
11 (no verse 11)
12 "What are you supposing? If it should be occurring to any man, with a hundred sheep, that even one of them should be led astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine sheep on the mountains, and go and seek the one which is straying?
13 And if he should come to find it, verily, I am saying to you that he is rejoicing over it, rather than over the ninety-nine that have not strayed.
14 Thus it is not the will in front of your Father Who is in the heavens that one of these little ones should be perishing.
15 "Now, if ever your brother should be sinning, go and expose him between you and him alone. If ever he should be hearing you, you gain your brother.
16 Yet if ever he should not be hearing, take still one or two others along with you, that at the mouth of two witnesses, or of three, every declaration may be made to stand.
17 Now, if ever he should be disobeying them, tell it to the ecclesia. Now, if ever he should be disobeying the ecclesia also, let him be to you even as the man of the nations, and the tribute collector.
18 "Verily, I am saying to you, Whatsoever you should be binding on the earth shall be those things having been bound in the heavens, and whatsoever you should be loosing on the earth shall be those loose in heaven.
19 "Again, verily, I am saying to you that, if ever two of you should be agreeing on the earth concerning any matter, whatsoever it is they should be requesting shall be coming to them from My Father Who is in the heavens.
20 For where two or three are, gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them."
21 Then, approaching, Peter said to Him, "Lord, how many times shall my brother be sinning against me and I shall be pardoning him? Till seven times?"
22 Jesus is saying to him, "I am not saying to you 'Till seven times,' but 'Till seventy times and seven,'
23 "Therefore likened was the kingdom of the heavens to a man, a king, who wants to settle accounts with his slaves.
24 Now, at his beginning to settle, one debtor was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents.
25 Now, at his not having wherewith to pay, the lord orders him to be disposed of, and his wife and children and all, whatever he has, and payment to be made.
26 Falling down, then, that slave worshiped him, saying, Lord, be patient with me, and I will pay you all!'
27 Now, having compassion, the lord of that slave dismisses him, and remits his loan.
28 "Yet, coming out, that slave found one of his fellow slaves, who owed him a hundred denarii, and, holding him, he choked him, saying, 'Pay, if you are owing anything!"
29 Falling down, then, his fellow slave entreated him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you all!'
30 Yet he would not, but, coming away, he casts him into jail, till he may pay what he is owing.
31 "Then his fellow slaves, perceiving what is occurring, were tremendously sorry, and coming, they elucidate to their lord all that is occurring.
32 "Then his lord, calling him to him, is saying to him, 'Wicked slave! That entire debt I remit to you, since you entreat me.
33 Was it not binding on you also to be merciful to your fellow slave, as I also am merciful to you?'
34 And, being indignant, his lord gives him up to the tormentors till he may pay all he is owing him.
35 "Thus shall My heavenly Father also be doing to you, if each one should not be pardoning his brother, from your hearts."

Chapter 19
1 And it occurred, when Jesus finishes these sayings, He withdraws from Galilee and came into the boundaries of Judea, the other side of the Jordan.
2 And vast throngs follow Him, and He cures them there.
3 And the Pharisees came to Him, trying Him, and saying, "Is it allowed one to dismiss his wife for every cause?"
4 Now He, answering, said, "Did you not read that the Maker from the beginning makes them male and female,
5 and He said, 'On this account a man shall be leaving father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh'?
6 So that no longer are they two, but one flesh. What God, then, yokes together, let not man be separating."
7 They are saying to Him, "Why, then, does Moses direct to give a scroll of divorce and to dismiss her?"
8 Jesus is saying to them, that "Moses, in view of your hardheartedness, permits you to dismiss your wives. Yet from the beginning it has not come to be thus.
9 "Now I am saying to you that whoever should be dismissing his wife (not for prostitution) and should be marrying another, is committing adultery, and he who marries her who has been dismissed, is committing adultery."
10 The disciples are saying to Him, "If the cause of a man with a woman is thus, it is not expedient to marry."
11 Yet He said to them, "Not all are containing this saying, but those to whom it has been given.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born thus out of their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who are emasculated by men, and there are eunuchs who emasculate themselves because of the kingdom of the heavens. The one able to contain it, let him contain it."
13 Then little children were brought to Him, that He may be placing His hands on them and should be praying. Yet the disciples rebuke them.
14 Yet Jesus said to them, "Let the little children be coming to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens."
15 And, placing His hands on them, He went thence.
16 And lo! one coming to Him said, "Teacher, what good shall I be doing that I should be having life eonian?"
17 Yet He said to him, "Why are you asking Me concerning good? One is good. Yet if you are wanting to be entering into life, keep the precepts."
18 He is saying to Him, "Which?" Now Jesus said, "These: 'You shall not be murdering.' 'You shall not be committing adultery.' 'You shall not be stealing.' 'You shall not be testifying falsely.'
19 'Be honoring father and mother,' and 'You shall be loving your associate as yourself.'"
20 The youth is saying to Him, "These all I maintain. In what am I still deficient?"
21 Jesus averred to him, "If you are wanting to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and be giving to the poor, and you will be having treasure in the heavens. And hither! Follow Me."
22 Now, hearing this word, the youth came away sorrowing, for he had many acquisitions.
23 Now Jesus said to His disciples, "Verily, I am saying to you that the rich squeamishly will be entering into the kingdom of the heavens.
24 Yet again, I am saying to you that it is easier for a camel to be entering through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to be entering into the kingdom of God."
25 Now, hearing it, the disciples were tremendously astonished, saying, "Who, consequently, can be saved?"
26 Now, looking at them, Jesus said to them, "With men this is impossible, yet with God all is possible."
27 Then, answering, Peter said to Him, "Lo! we leave all and follow Thee. What, consequently, will it be to us?"
28 Yet Jesus said to them, "Verily, I am saying to you, that you who follow Me, in the renascence whenever the Son of Mankind should be seated on the throne of His glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And everyone who leaves houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, on account of My name, a hundred-fold shall be getting, and shall be enjoying the allotment of life eonian.
30 Yet many of the first shall be last, and the last first.

Chapter 20
1 "For like is the kingdom of the heavens to a man, a householder, who came out at the same time with the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
2 Now, agreeing with the workers for a denarius a day, he dispatches them into his vineyard.
3 "And, coming out about the third hour, he perceived others standing in the market, idle.
4 And to those he said, 'You also go into my vineyard, and whatsoever may be just I shall be giving you.' Now they came away.
5 Now, again coming out about the sixth and ninth hour, he does similarly.
6 "Now, about the eleventh, coming out, he found others standing. And he is saying to them, 'Why stand you here the whole day idle?'
7 They are saying to him that 'No one hires us.' He is saying to them, 'You also go into the vineyard.'
8 "Now, evening coming on, the lord of the vineyard is saying to his manager, 'Call the workers and pay them the wages, beginning from the last, to the first.'
9 "And, coming, those hired about the eleventh hour got a denarius apiece.
10 And, coming, the first infer that they will be getting more. And they also got a denarius apiece.
11 Now, getting it, they murmured against the householder,
12 saying, 'These last do one hour, and you make them equal to us who bear the burden of the day and the scorching heat.'
13 Yet he, answering one of them, said, 'Comrade, I am not injuring you! Did you not agree with me for a denarius?
14 Pick up what is yours and go away. Now I want to give to this last one even as to you.
15 Is it not allowed me to do what I want with that which is mine? Or is your eye wicked, seeing that I am good?'
16 Thus shall the last be first, and the first last."
17 Now Jesus, being about to go up into Jerusalem, took aside the twelve disciples privately. And on the road He said to them:
18 "Lo! we are going up into Jerusalem, and the Son of Mankind will be given up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will be condemning Him to death.
19 And they will be giving Him up to the nations, to scoff at and scourge and crucify. And the third day He will be roused."
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons, worshiping and requesting something from Him.
21 Now He said to her, "What are you wanting?" She is saying to Him, "Say that these, my two sons, should be seated, one at Thy right and one at Thy left, in Thy kingdom."
22 Now answering, Jesus said, "You are not aware what you are requesting. Are you able to be drinking the cup which I am about to be drinking?" They are saying to Him, "We are able."
23 He is saying to them, "My cup, indeed, you shall be drinking. Yet to be seated at My right and at My left is not Mine to give, but is for whom it has been made ready by My Father."
24 And, hearing of it, the ten resent as to the two brothers.
25 Now Jesus, calling them to Him, said, "You are aware that the chiefs of the nations are lording it over them, and the great are coercing them.
26 Not thus is it to be among you. But whosoever may be wanting to become great among you, let him be your servant,
27 and whoever may be wanting to be foremost among you, let him be your slave,
28 even as the Son of Mankind came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give His soul a ransom for many."
29 And at their going out from Jericho a vast throng follows Him.
30 And lo! two blind men, sitting beside the road, hearing that Jesus is passing by, cry, saying, "Lord, be merciful to us! Son of David!"
31 Yet the throng rebukes them, that they should be silent. Yet they cry the louder, saying, "Lord, be merciful to us! Son of David!"
32 And, standing, Jesus summons them and said, "What are you wanting that I shall be doing to you?"
33 They are saying to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened!"
34 Now, having compassion, Jesus touches their eyes, and immediately they receive sight and follow Him.

Chapter 21
1 And when they draw near to Jerusalem and came into Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus dispatches two disciples,
2 saying to them, "Go into the village facing you, and immediately you will be finding an ass, bound, and a colt with her. Loosing them, lead them to Me.
3 And if anyone should be saying anything to you, you shall be declaring that 'The Lord has need of them.' Now straightway he will be dispatching them."
4 Now the whole of this has occurred that that may be fulfilled which is declared through the prophet, saying,
5 Say to the daughter of Zion, Lo! your King is coming to you, Meek, and mounted on an ass, And on a colt, the foal of a yokebeast.
6 Now the disciples, going and doing according as Jesus arranges with them,
7 led the ass and the colt, and place garments on them, and He is seated upon them.
8 Now most of the throngs strew their own garments in the road, yet others chopped boughs from the trees and strewed them in the road.
9 Now the throngs preceding and following Him cried, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed be He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!' Hosanna among the highest!"
10 And at His entering into Jerusalem, the entire city is aquake, saying, "Who is this?"
11 Yet the throngs said, "this is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."
12 And Jesus entered into the sanctuary and cast out all those selling and buying in the sanctuary, and the tables of the brokers He overturns, and the seats of those selling doves.
13 And He is saying to them, "It is written, 'My house a house of prayer shall be called,' yet you are making it a burglars' cave."
14 And the blind and lame came to Him in the sanctuary, and He cures them.
15 Now the chief priests and the scribes, perceiving the marvels which He does, and the boys crying in the sanctuary and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" resent it,
16 and say to Him, "Are you hearing what these are saying?" Yet Jesus is saying to them, "Yes. Did you never read that 'Out of the mouth of minors and sucklings Thou dost attune praise'?"
17 And, leaving them, He came out of the city into Bethany and is camped out there.
18 Now in the morning, leading them back into the city, He hungers.
19 And, perceiving one fig tree on the roadside, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He is saying to it, "No longer, by any means, may fruit be coming of you for the eon." And withered instantly is the fig tree.
20 And, perceiving it, the disciples marvel, saying, "How instantly withered is the fig tree.
21 Now, answering, Jesus said to them, "Verily, I am saying to you, If you should be having faith and not be doubting, not only that to the fig tree will you be doing, but if you should be saying to this mountain also, 'Be picked up and cast into the sea!' it will be occurring.
22 And all, whatsoever you should be requesting in prayer, believing, you shall be getting."
23 And at His coming into the sanctuary, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, saying, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gives you this authority?"
24 Now answering, Jesus said to them, "I also shall ask you one word, which, if you should be telling Me, I also shall be declaring to you by what authority I am doing these things.
25 The baptism of John-whence was it? Of heaven or of men?" Now they reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should be saying, 'Of heaven,' He will be declaring to us, 'Wherefore, then, do you not believe him?'
26 Yet if we should be saying, 'Of men,' we are fearing the throng, for all are having John as a prophet."
27 And, answering Jesus, they said, "We are not aware." He also averred to them, "Neither am I telling you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 "Now what are you supposing? A man had two children. And, coming to the first, he said, 'Child, go today, work in my vineyard.'
29 Yet he, answering, said, 'I do not want to.' Yet subsequently, regretting it, he went forth.
30 Now, coming to the second, he said similarly. Now he, answering, said, "I go, lord! and he went not forth.
31 Which of the two does the will of the father?" They are saying, "The first." Jesus is saying to them, "Verily, I am saying to you that the tribute collectors and the prostitutes are preceding you into the kingdom of God.
32 For John came to you on the road of righteousness, and you do not believe him. Yet the tribute collectors and the prostitutes believe him. Now you, perceiving it, did not even regret subsequently, so as to believe him.
33 "Another parable hear: A man who was a householder plants a vineyard and places a stone dike about it, and excavates a trough in it, and builds a tower, and leased it to farmers, and travels.
34 Now when the season of the fruits draws near, he dispatches his slaves to the farmers to be getting his fruits.
35 And the farmers, taking his slaves, indeed, lash one, yet kill one, yet pelt one with stones.
36 Again he dispatches other slaves, more than the first. And they do to them similarly.
37 "Yet subsequently he dispatches to them his son, saying, 'They will be respecting my son.'
38 Yet the farmers, perceiving the son, said among themselves, 'This is the enjoyer of the allotment. Hither! We should be killing him and have the enjoyment of his allotment.'
39 And taking him they cast him out of the vineyard and kill him.
40 Whenever, then, the lord of the vineyard may be coming, what will he be doing to those farmers?"
41 They are saying to Him, "Evil men! Evilly will he be destroying them, and the vineyard will he be leasing to other farmers, who will be rendering the fruits to him in their seasons."
42 Jesus is saying to them, "Did you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which is rejected by the builders, This came to be for the head of the corner. From the Lord came this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
43 Therefore am I saying to you that the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you and shall be given to a nation producing its fruits.
44 And he who is falling on this stone shall be shattered, yet on whomever it should be falling, it will be scattering him like chaff."
45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees, hearing His parables, know that He is saying this concerning them.
46 And, seeking to hold Him, they were afraid of the throngs, since they had Him for a prophet.

Chapter 22
1 And, answering, Jesus speaks to them again in parables, saying,
2 "Likened was the kingdom of the heavens to a man, a king, who makes wedding festivities for his son.
3 And he dispatches his slaves to call those invited to the wedding festivities, and they would not come.
4 Again he dispatches other slaves, saying, 'Say to those invited, "Lo! my luncheon have I made ready, my bulls and grain-fed animals have been sacrificed, and all is ready: Hither for the wedding festivities!"'
5 Yet they, not caring, came away, one, indeed, to his own field, yet one to his merchandise.
6 Yet the rest, taking hold of his slaves, outrage and kill them.
7 Now the king is angered, and, sending his troops, destroys those murderers and sets their city in flames.
8 "Then he is saying to his slaves, 'The wedding, indeed, is ready, yet those invited were not worthy.
9 Go, then, to the exits of the roads and whosoever you may be finding, call to the wedding festivities.'
10 And, coming out into the roads, those slaves gathered all whom they found, both wicked and good, and filled is the wedding with those lying back at table.
11 "Now the king, entering to gaze at those lying back at table, perceived there a man who has not put on wedding apparel.
12 And he is saying to him, 'Comrade, how did you enter here having no wedding apparel?' Yet he was still.
13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Binding his feet and hands, cast him out into outer darkness.' There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are the called, yet few are the chosen."
15 Then, being gone, the Pharisees held a consultation, so that they should be trapping Him by a word.
16 And they are dispatching to Him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we are aware that you are true, and are teaching the way of God in truth, and you are not caring concerning anyone, for you are not looking at the face of men.
17 Tell us, then, what you are supposing. Is it allowed to give poll tax to Caesar, or not?"
18 Now Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why are you trying Me, hypocrites?
19 Exhibit to Me the poll tax currency." Now they bring to Him a denarius.
20 And He is saying to them, "Whose is this image and the inscription?"
21 They are saying, "Caesar's." Then He is saying to them, "Be paying, then, Caesar's to Caesar, and God's to God."
22 And, hearing it, they marvel, and, leaving Him, they come away.
23 In that day there came to Him Sadducees, who are saying there is no resurrection. And they inquire of Him,
24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said, If anyone should die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and shall raise up seed to his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brothers, and the first, marrying, deceases. And having no seed, he leaves his wife to his brother.
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, till the seven.
27 Now, subsequently to all, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection, then, of which of the seven will she be the wife? For they all have had her."
29 Now, answering, Jesus said to them, "You are deceived, not being acquainted with the scriptures, nor yet with the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection neither are they marrying nor taking in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven.
31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, did you not read that which is declared to you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
33 And, hearing it, the throngs were astonished at His teaching.
34 Now the Pharisees, hearing that He muzzles the Sadducees, were gathered at the same place.
35 And one of them, learned in the law, trying Him, inquires,
36 "Teacher, what is the great precept in the law?"
37 Now He averred to him, "You shall be loving the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with you whole comprehension.
38 This is the great and foremost precept.
39 Yet the second is like it: 'You shall be loving your associate as yourself.'
40 On these two precepts is hanging the whole law and the prophets."
41 Now, the Pharisees being gathered, Jesus inquires of them,
42 saying, "What are you supposing concerning the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They are saying to Him,"David's."
43 He is saying to them, "How, then, is David, in spirit, calling Him Lord, saying,
44 'Said the Lord to my Lord, 'Sit at My right, Till I should be placing Thine enemies underneath "Thy feet!"'?
45 If, then, David is calling Him Lord, how is He his Son?"
46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, neither dares anyone, from that day, inquire of Him any longer.

Chapter 23
1 Then Jesus speaks to the throngs and to His disciples,
2 saying, "On Moses' seat are seated the scribes and the Pharisees.
3 All, then, whatever they should be saying to you, do and keep it. Yet according to their acts do not be doing, for they are saying and not doing.
4 "Now they are binding loads, heavy and hard to bear, and are placing them on men's shoulders, yet they are not willing to stir them with their finger.
5 Now all their works are they doing to be gazed at by men, for they are broadening their amulets and magnifying the tassels.
6 Now they are fond of the first reclining place at the dinners, and the front seats in the synagogues,
7 and the salutations in the markets, and to be called by men 'Rabbi.'
8 "Now you may not be called 'Rabbi,' for One is your Teacher, yet you all are brethren.
9 And 'father' you should not be calling one of you on the earth, for One is your Father, the heavenly.
10 Nor yet may you be called preceptors, for One is your Preceptor, the Christ.
11 "Now the greatest one among you shall be your servant.
12 Yet anyone who shall be exalting himself shall be humbled, and anyone who shall be humbling himself shall be exalted.
13 "Now woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are locking the kingdom of the heavens in front of men. For you are not entering, neither are you letting those entering to enter.
14 (no verse 14)
15 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are going about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever he may be becoming one, you are making him more than double a son of Gehenna than you are.
16 "Woe to you, blind guides! who are saying, 'Whoever should be swearing by the temple, it is nothing; yet whoever should be swearing by the gold of the temple is owing.'
17 Stupid and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hallows the gold?
18 And, 'Whoever should be swearing by the altar, it is nothing; yet whoever should be swearing by the approach present upon it is owing.'
19 Stupid and blind! for which is greater, the approach present, or the altar that is hallowing the approach present?
20 He, then, who swears by the altar is swearing by it and by all which is upon it.
21 And he who swears by the temple is swearing by it and by Him Who is dwelling in it.
22 And he who swears by heaven is swearing by the throne of God and by Him Who is sitting upon it.
23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are taking tithes from the mint and the dill and the cumin, and leave the weightier matters of the law, judging and mercy and faith. Now these it was binding for you to do, and not leave those.
24 Blind guides! straining out a gnat, yet swallowing a camel!
25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are cleansing the outside of the cup and the plate, yet inside they are brimming with rapacity and incontinence.
26 Blind Pharisee! Cleanse first the inside of the cup and the plate, that their outside also may be becoming clean!
27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are resembling the whitewashed sepulchers which outside, indeed, are appearing beautiful, yet inside they are crammed with the bones of the dead and all uncleanness.
28 Thus you, also, outside, indeed, are appearing to men to be just, yet inside you are distended with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are building the sepulchers of the prophets and adorning the tombs of the just,
30 and you are saying, 'If we were in the days of our fathers, we would not be participants with them in the blood of the prophets.'
31 So that you are testifying to yourselves that you are the sons of those who murder the prophets.
32 And you! Fill full the measure of your father!
33 "Serpents! Progeny of vipers! How may you be fleeing from the judging of Gehenna?
34 Therefore, lo! I am dispatching to you prophets and wise men and scribes. Of them, some you will be killing and crucifying, and of them, some you will be scourging in your synagogues and persecuting from city to city,
35 so that on you should be coming all the just blood shed on the earth, from the blood of just Abel until the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murder between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily, I am saying to you: All these things will be arriving on this generation.
37 "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! who art killing the prophets and pelting with stones those who have been dispatched to her! How many times do I want to assemble your children in the manner a hen is assembling her brood under her wings-and you will not!
38 Lo! left is your house to you desolate.
39 For I am saying to you: You may by no means be perceiving Me henceforth, till you should be saying, 'Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!'"

Chapter 24
1 And, coming out, Jesus went from the sanctuary. And His disciples approached to exhibit to Him the buildings of the sanctuary.
2 Yet He, answering, said to them, "Are you not observing all these? Verily, I am saying to you, Under no circumstances may a stone here be left on a stone, which shall not be demolished."
3 Now at His sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign of Thy presence and of the conclusion of the eon?"
4 And, answering, Jesus said to them, "Beware that no one should be deceiving you.
5 For many shall be coming in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ!' and shall be deceiving many.
6 Yet you shall be about to be hearing battles, and tidings of battles. See that you are not alarmed, for it must be occurring; but not as yet is the consummation.
7 For roused shall be a nation against a nation, and a kingdom against a kingdom, and there shall be famines and quakes in places.
8 Yet all these are the beginning of pangs.
9 "Then shall they be giving you up to affliction, and they shall be killing you, and you shall be hated by all of the nations because of My name.
10 And then many shall be snared, and they shall be giving one another up and hating one another.
11 And many false prophets shall be roused, and shall be deceiving many.
12 And, because of the multiplication of lawlessness, the love of many shall be cooling.
13 Yet he who endures to the consummation, he shall be saved.
14 And heralded shall be this evangel of the kingdom in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the consummation shall be arriving.
15 "Whenever, then, you may be perceiving the abomination of desolation, which is declared through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him who is reading apprehend!);
16 then let those in Judea flee into the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop not descend to take away the things out of his house.
18 And let him who is in the field not turn back behind him to pick up his cloak.
19 "Now woe to those who are pregnant and those suckling in those days!
20 Now be praying that your flight may not be occurring in winter, nor yet on a sabbath,
21 for then shall be great affliction, such as has not occurred from the beginning of the world till now; neither under any circumstances may be occurring.
22 And, except those days were discounted, no flesh at all would be saved. Yet, because of the chosen, those days shall be discounted.
23 "Then, if anyone should be saying to you, 'Lo! here is the Christ! or 'Here!' you should not be believing it.
24 For roused shall be false christs and false prophets, and they shall be giving great signs and miracles, so as to deceive, if possible, even the chosen.
25 Lo! I have declared it to you beforehand.
26 "If, then, they should say to you, 'Lo! in the wilderness is he!' you may not be coming out' 'Lo! in the storerooms!' you should not be believing it.
27 For even as the lightning is coming out from the east and is appearing as far as the west, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind.
28 Wheresoever the corpse may be, there will the vultures be gathered.
29 "Now immediately after the affliction of those days the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not be giving her beams, and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Mankind in heaven, and then all the tribes of the land shall grieve, and they shall see the Son of Mankind coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory.
31 "And He shall be dispatching His messengers with a loud sounding trumpet, and they shall be assembling His chosen from the four winds, from the extremities of the heavens to their extremities.
32 "Now from the fig tree learn a parable: Whenever its bough may already be becoming tender, and the leaves sprouting out, you know that summer is near.
33 Thus you, also, whenever you may be perceiving all these things, know that He is near-at the doors.
34 "Verily, I am saying to you that by no means may this generation be passing by till all these things should be occurring.
35 Heaven and earth shall be passing by, yet My words may by no means be passing by.
36 Now, concerning that day and hour no one is aware, neither the messengers of the heavens, nor the Son; except the Father only.
37 "For even as the days of Noah, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind.
38 For as they were in those days before the deluge, masticating and drinking and marrying and taking in marriage until the day on which Noah entered into the ark,
39 and did not know till the deluge came and takes them all away, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind.
40 Then two shall be in the field; one is taken along and one left:
41 two grinding at the millstone; one is taken along and one left.
42 Be watching, then, for you are not aware on what day your Lord is coming.
43 "Now that be knowing, for if the householder were aware in what watch the thief is coming, he would watch, and would not let his house be tunneled into.
44 Therefore you also become ready, for in an hour which you are not supposing, the Son of Mankind is coming.
45 "Who, consequently, is the faithful and prudent slave whom the lord places over his household to give them nourishment in season?
46 Happy is that slave whom his lord, coming, will be finding doing thus.
47 Verily, I am saying to you that over all his possessions will he be placing him.
48 "Now if that evil slave should be saying in his heart, 'Delaying is my lord,'
49 and should begin to beat his fellow slaves, yet may be eating and drinking with the drunken,
50 the lord of that slave will be arriving on a day for which he is not hoping, and in an hour which he knows not,
51 and shall be cutting him asunder, and will be appointing his part with the hypocrites. There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.

Chapter 25
1 "Then likened shall be the kingdom of the heavens to ten virgins, who getting their torches, came out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Now five of them were stupid and five prudent.
3 For the stupid, getting their torches, got no oil with them,
4 yet the prudent got oil in the crocks with their torches.
5 Now, at the delaying of the bridegroom, they all nod and drowsed.
6 "Now in the middle of the night a clamor occurs: 'Lo! the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
7 Then roused were all those virgins, and they adorn their torches.
8 Now the stupid said to the prudent, 'Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.'
9 Yet the prudent answered, saying, 'No, lest at some time there should not be sufficient for us and you. Go rather to those who are selling and buy for yourselves.'
10 Now, at their coming away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who are ready entered with him into the wedding festivities, and the door is locked.
11 "Now subsequently the rest of the virgins also are coming, saying 'Lord! Lord! Open to us!'
12 Yet he, answering, said, 'Verily, I am saying to you, I am not acquainted with you!'
13 "Watch, then, for you are not aware of the day, neither the hour.
14 For it is even as a man traveling. He calls his own slaves and gives over to them his possessions.
15 And to one, indeed, he gives five talents, yet to one, two, yet to one, one; to each according to his own ability. And he travels immediately.
16 "Now, being gone, the one getting the five talents trades with them and gains another five talents.
17 Similarly, also, the one with the two; he also gains another two.
18 Yet the one getting the one talent, coming away, excavates in the earth and hides his lord's silver.
19 "Now, after much time, the lord of those slaves is coming and settling accounts with them.
20 And, approaching, the one getting the five talents brings to him another five talents, saying, 'Lord, five talents you give over to me, Lo! another five talents do I gain with them.'
21 Now his lord averred to him, 'Well done! good and faithful slave. Over a few were you faithful; over many will I place you. Enter into the joy of your lord!'
22 "Now, approaching, the one also getting the two talents said, 'Lord, two talents you give over to me, Lo! another two talents I gain with them.'
23 His lord averred to him, 'Well done! good and faithful slave. Over a few were you faithful; over many will I place you. Enter into the joy of your lord!'
24 "Now, approaching, the one also having gotten the one talent, said, 'Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you do not sow, and gathering whence you do not scatter.
25 And, being afraid, coming away, I hide your talent in the earth. Lo! you have what is yours!'
26 "Now, answering, his lord said to him, 'Wicked and slothful slave! You were aware that I am reaping where I do not sow, and gathering whence I do not scatter.
27 It was binding on you, then, to be depositing my silver with the bankers, and on coming, I should recover what is mine together with interest.
28 Take the talent away from him then, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'
29 For to everyone who has shall be given, and he shall have a superfluity, yet from the one who has not, that also which he has shall be taken away from him;
30 and the useless slave cast out into outer darkness. there shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.
31 "Now, whenever the Son of Mankind may be coming in His glory, and all the holy messengers with Him, then shall He be seated on the throne of His glory,
32 and in front of Him shall be gathered all the nations. And He shall be severing them from one another even as a shepherd is severing the sheep from the kids.
33 And He shall be standing the sheep, indeed, at His right, yet the kids at the left.
34 "Then shall the King be declaring to those at His right, 'Hither, blessed of My Father! Enjoy the allotment of the kingdom made ready for you from the disruption of the world.
35 For I hunger and you give Me to eat' I thirst and you give Me drink; a stranger was I and you took Me in;
36 naked and you clothed Me; infirm am I and you visit Me; in jail was I and you come to Me.'
37 "Then the just will be answering Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we perceive Thee hungering and nourish Thee, or thirsting and we give Thee drink?
38 Now when did we perceive Thee a stranger and took Thee in, or naked and we clothed Thee?
39 Now when did we perceive Thee infirm, or in jail, and we came to Thee?'
40 "And, answering, the King shall be declaring to them, 'Verily, I am saying to you, In as much as you do it to one of these, the least of My brethren, you do it to Me.'
41 "Then shall He be declaring to those also at His left, 'Go from Me, you cursed, into the fire eonian, made ready for the Adversary and his messengers.
42 For I hunger and you do not give Me to eat; I thirst and you do not give Me drink;
43 a stranger was I and you did not take Me in; naked and you did not clothe Me; infirm and in jail and you did not visit Me.'
44 "Then shall they also be answering, saying, 'Lord, when did we perceive you hungering or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or infirm, or in jail, and we did not serve you?'
45 "Then shall He be answering them, saying, 'Verily, I am saying to you, In as much as you do it not to one of these, the least, neither do you it to Me.'
46 And these shall be coming away into chastening eonian, yet the just into life eonian."

Chapter 26
1 And it occurred, when Jesus finishes all these sayings, He said to His disciples,
2 "You are aware that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Mankind is being given up to be crucified."
3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered in the courtyard of the chief priest, who is termed Caiaphas,
4 and they plan that they should be laying hold of Jesus by guile and should be killing Him.
5 Yet they said, "Not in the festival, lest a tumult may be occurring among the people."
6 Now at Jesus' coming to be in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster vase of attar, very precious, and she pours it down on His head at His lying back at table.
8 Now perceiving it, His disciples resent it, saying, "Why this destruction?
9 For this could be disposed of for much and given to the poor."
10 Now, knowing it, Jesus said to them, "Why are you affording the woman weariness? For she works an ideal work for Me.
11 For you always have the poor with you, yet Me you have not always.
12 For she, spraying this attar on My body, does it for My burial.
13 Verily, I am saying to you, Wheresoever this evangel may be heralded in the whole world, that also which she does shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."
14 Then one of the twelve who is termed Judas Iscariot, having gone to the chief priests, said, "What are you willing to give me, and I will be giving Him up to you?"
15 Now they weigh for him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And thenceforth he sought an opportunity that he may be giving Him up.
17 Now, on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, "Where art Thou wanting we should be making ready for Thee to be eating the passover?"
18 Now He said, "Go into the city to so and so, and say to him, 'The Teacher is saying, "My appointed time is near. With you am I holding the passover with My disciples."'"
19 And the disciples do as Jesus arranges with them, and they make ready the passover.
20 Now, evening coming on, He was lying back at table with the twelve disciples.
21 And at their eating, He said, "Verily, I am saying to you that one of you shall be giving Me up."
22 And, sorrowing tremendously each one of them begins to be saying to Him, "It is not I, Lord!"
23 Now He, answering, said, "He who dips his hand with Me in the dish, he will be giving Me up.
24 The Son of Mankind is indeed going away, according as it is written concerning Him, yet woe to that man through whom the Son of Mankind is being given up! Ideal were it for Him if that man were not born!"
25 Now, answering, Judas, who is giving Him up, said, "It is not I, Rabbi!" Jesus is saying to him, "You say it."
26 Now at their eating, Jesus, taking the bread, and blessing, breaks it, and, giving to the disciples, said, "Take, eat. This is My body."
27 And taking the cup and giving thanks, He gives it to them, saying, "Drink of it all,
28 for this is My blood of the new covenant, that is shed for many for the pardon of sins.
29 Now I am saying to you that under no circumstances may I be drinking henceforth of this, the product of the grapevine, till that day whenever I may be drinking it new with you in the kingdom of My Father."
30 And, singing a hymn, they came out to the mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus is saying to them, "All of you shall be snared in Me in this night, for it is written, I shall be smiting the shepherd, And scattered shall be the sheep of the flock.
32 Now after My rousing I shall be preceding you into Galilee."
33 Yet, answering, Peter said to Him, "And if all shall be snared in Thee, I will never be snared!"
34 Jesus averred to him, "Verily, I am saying to you that in this night, ere a cock crows, thrice will you be renouncing Me."
35 Peter is saying to Him, "And if ever I must die together with Thee, I will under no circumstances be renouncing Thee!" Likewise said all the disciples also.
36 Then Jesus is coming with them into the freehold termed Gethsemane, and He is saying to His disciples, "Be seated, till I come away and should be praying there."
37 And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He begins to be sorrowful and depressed.
38 Then He is saying to them, Sorrow-stricken is My soul to death. Remain here and watch with Me."
39 And coming forward a little, He falls on His face, praying and saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by from Me. However, not as I will, but as Thou!"
40 And He is coming to the disciples and is finding them drowsing. And He is saying to Peter, "Is it thus: you are not strong enough to watch one hour with Me?
41 Watch and pray, lest you may be entering into trial. The spirit, indeed, is eager; yet the flesh is infirm."
42 Again, coming away a second time, He prays, saying, "My Father, if this can not pass by from Me if I should not drink it, let Thy will be done!"
43 And, coming again, He found them drowsing, for their eyes were heavy.
44 And, leaving them, again coming away, He prays a third time, saying the same word.
45 Again, then, He is coming to the disciples and is saying to them, "Are you drowsing furthermore and resting? For lo! near is the hour, and the Son of Mankind is being given up into the hands of sinners-
46 "Rouse! We may be going. Lo! he who is giving Me up is near!"
47 And at His still speaking, lo! Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a vast throng with swords and cudgels, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now he who is giving Him up gives them a sign, saying, "Whomsoever I should be kissing, He it is. Hold Him."
49 And immediately, coming to Jesus, he said, "Rejoice, Rabbi!" And he kisses Him fondly.
50 Yet Jesus said to him, "Comrade, for what are you present?" Then, approaching, they laid hands on Jesus and hold Him.
51 And lo! one of those with Jesus, stretching out his hand, pulls his sword, and smiting the slave of the chief priest, amputates his ear.
52 Then Jesus is saying to him, "Turn away your sword into its place, for all those taking the sword, by the sword shall perish.
53 Or are you supposing that I am not able to entreat My Father, and at present He will station by My side more than twelve legions of messengers?
54 How, then, may the scriptures be fulfilled, seeing that thus it must occur?"
55 In that hour Jesus said to the throngs, "As for a robber, you come out with swords and cudgels to apprehend Me! Daily was I seated with you, teaching in the sanctuary, and you do not hold Me.
56 Now the whole of this has occurred that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled." Then all His disciples, leaving Him, fled.
57 Now those who hold Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered.
58 Now Peter followed Him from afar, till he came to the courtyard of the chief priest, and, entering within, he sat with the deputies to see the consummation.
59 Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole Sanhedrin sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they should be putting Him to death,
60 and they found it not. At many false witnesses approaching, they found it not. Yet subsequently two false witnesses, approaching,
61 said, "He averred, 'I am able to demolish the temple of God and, during three days, to rebuild it.'"
62 And, rising, the chief priest said to Him, "Are you answering nothing? What are these testifying against you?"
63 Yet Jesus was silent. And, answering, the chief priest said to Him, "I exorcise you by the living God that you may tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
64 Saying to him is Jesus, "You say it! Moreover, I am saying to you, Henceforth you shall be seeing the Son of Mankind sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven."
65 Then the chief priest tears his garments, saying that "He blasphemes! What need have we still of witnesses? Lo! now you hear his blasphemy!
66 What are you supposing?" Now they, answering, said, "Liable to death is he."
67 Then they spit into His face and buffet Him. Now they slap Him,
68 saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is it that hits you?"
69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And one maid came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus, the Galilean."
70 Yet he disowns Him in front of them all, saying, "Not aware am I what you are saying!"
71 Now, at his coming out into the portal, another one perceived him, and she is saying to them there, "He also was with Jesus, the Nazarene."
72 And again he disowns with an oath, saying that "I am not acquainted with the man!"
73 Now, after a little, those standing there, approaching, said to Peter, "Truly you also are of them, for your speech also is making you evident."
74 Then he begins to be damning and swearing, saying that "I am not acquainted with the man!"
75 And immediately a cock crows. And Peter is reminded of the declaration of Jesus in which He had declared to him that "Ere a cock may crow, thrice will you be renouncing Me." And, coming outside, he laments bitterly.

Chapter 27
1 Now, morning coming on, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus, so as to put Him to death.
2 And, binding Him, they led Him away, and give Him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3 Then Judas, who gives Him up, perceiving that He was condemned, regretting, turns back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
4 saying, "I sinned in giving up innocent blood." Yet they said, "What is it to us? You should be seeing to that!"
5 And, tossing the silver pieces into the temple, he retires, and, coming away, strangles himself.
6 Now the chief priests, taking the silver pieces, said, "It is not allowed to cast them into the corban, since it is the price of blood."
7 Now, holding a consultation, they buy with them the Field of the Potter for a sepulcher for strangers.
8 Wherefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" till today.
9 Then was fulfilled that which is declared through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they got the thirty silver pieces. (The price of the Valued One, Whom they value from the sons of Israel),
10 And they give them for the Field of the Potter, According as the Lord arranges with me.
11 Now Jesus was standing in front of the governor. And the governor inquires of Him, saying, "You are the king of the Jews?" Now Jesus averred to him, 'You are saying it!"
12 And at His being accused by the chief priests and the elders, He answers nothing.
13 Then Pilate is saying to Him, "Are you not hearing how much they are testifying against you?"
14 And He did not answer him; not even with one declaration, so that the governor is marveling very much.
15 Now at the festival the governor had been accustomed to release one prisoner to the throng, whomever they wanted.
16 Now they had then a notorious prisoner termed Bar-Abbas.
17 At their having gathered, then, Pilate said to them, "Whom are you wanting I should be releasing to you, Bar-Abbas, or Jesus, who is termed Christ?"
18 For he was aware that it was because of envy they give Him up.
19 Now at his sitting on the dais, his wife dispatches to him, saying, "Let there be nothing between you and that just man, for I suffered much today in a trance because of him."
20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuade the throngs that they should be requesting Bar-Abbas, yet should be destroying Jesus.
21 Now, answering, the governor said to them, "Which of the two are you wanting I should be releasing to you?" Now they said "Bar-Abbas!"
22 Pilate is saying to them, "What, then, shall I be doing with Jesus, who is termed Christ?" They are all saying, "Let him be crucified!"
23 Yet the governor averred, "What evil does he?" Yet they cried exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!"
24 Now Pilate, perceiving that it is benefiting nothing, but rather a tumult is occurring, getting water, washes off his hands in front of the throng, saying, "Innocent am I of the blood of this just man. You will be seeing to it!"
25 And, answering, the entire people said, "His blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then he releases to them Bar-Abbas. Now, whipping Jesus, he gives Him over that He may be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus along into the pretorium, gathered to Him, the whole squadron,
28 and, stripping Him, they place a scarlet mantle about Him,
29 and, braiding a wreath out of thorns, they place it on His head, and a reed in His right hand, and, falling on their knees in front of Him, they scoff at Him, saying, "Rejoice, king of the Jews!"
30 And spitting on Him, they got the reed and beat Him on His head.
31 And, when they scoff at Him, they strip Him of the mantle and put His garments on Him, and led Him away to crucify.
32 Now, coming out, they found a Cyrenian man named Simon. This man they conscript, that he should be picking up His cross.
33 And, coming to the place termed "Golgotha," which is termed "Skull's Place,"
34 they give Him wine mixed with bile to drink. And, tasting, He does not want to drink.
35 Now, crucifying Him, they divide His garments, casting the lot.
36 And, sitting, they kept Him there.
37 And they place above His head His charge written: "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."
38 Then are being crucified together with Him two robbers, one at the right and one at the left.
39 Now those going by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads
40 and saying, "You who are demolishing the temple and building it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, descend from the cross!"
41 Likewise the chief priests also, with the scribes and elders, scoffing, said,
42 "Others he saves! Himself he can not save! If he is king of Israel, let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe on him!
43 He has confidence in God. Let Him rescue him now, if He is wanting him, for he said that 'God's Son am I!'"
44 Now with the same, the robbers also, who are crucified together with Him, reproached Him.
45 Now from the sixth hour darkness came over the entire land till the ninth hour.
46 Now about the ninth hour Jesus exclaims with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi! Eloi! Lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God! My God! Why didst Thou forsake Me?"
47 Now some of those standing there, hearing it, said that "He is summoning Elijah."
48 And immediately one from among them, running and getting a sponge, filling it with vinegar and sticking it on a reed, gave Him a drink.
49 Yet the rest said, "Let be! We may see if Elijah is coming, and saving him." Now another, getting a lance head, pierces His side, and out came water and blood.
50 Now Jesus, again crying with a loud voice, lets out the spirit.
51 And lo! the curtain of the temple is rent in two from above to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks are rent,
52 and the tombs were opened. And many bodies of the reposing saints were roused,
53 and, coming out of the tombs after His rousing, they entered into the holy city and are disclosed to many.
54 Now the centurion and those with him who are keeping Jesus, perceiving the quake and the occurrences, were tremendously afraid, saying, "Truly this was God's Son!"
55 Now many women were there also, beholding from afar, who follow Jesus from Galilee, dispensing to Him,
56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 Now, evening coming on, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself also is a disciple of Jesus.
58 He, coming to Pilate, requests the body of Jesus. Then Pilate orders the body to be given up.
59 And, getting the body, Joseph folds it up in a clean linen wrapper
60 and places it in his new tomb which he quarries in the rock. And, rolling a large stone on to the door of the tomb, he came away.
61 Now Miriam Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting in front of the sepulcher.
62 Now, on the morrow which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered to Pilate,
63 saying, "Lord, we are reminded that that deceiver said while still living, 'After three days shall I be roused.'
64 Then order the sepulcher to be secured till the third day, lest at some time his disciples, coming, should be stealing him and may be saying to the people, 'He was roused from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
65 Yet Pilate averred to them, "You have a detail. Go, make it secure, as you are aware."
66 Now they, being gone, secure the sepulcher, sealing the stone, with the detail.

Chapter 28
1 Now it is the evening of the sabbaths. At the lighting up into one of the sabbaths came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to behold the sepulcher.
2 And lo! a great quake occurred, for a messenger of the Lord, descending out of heaven and approaching, rolls away the stone from the door and sat upon it.
3 Now he was, to the perception, as lightning, and his apparel white as if snow.
4 Now from fear of him the keepers quaked and became as the dead.
5 Now, answering, the messenger said to the women, "Fear you not! For I am aware that you are seeking Jesus, the Crucified.
6 He is not here, for He was roused, according as He said. Hither! Perceive the place where the Lord lay.
7 And, swiftly going, say to His disciples that He was roused from the dead, and lo! He is preceding you into Galilee. There you will see Him. Lo! I told you!"
8 And coming away swiftly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to report to His disciples.
9 Now, as they went to report to His disciples, lo! Jesus also meets them saying, "Rejoice!" Now they, approaching, hold His feet and worship Him.
10 Then Jesus is saying to them, "Fear not! Go, report to My brethren that they may be coming away into Galilee, and there they shall see Me."
11 Now at their going, lo! some of the detail, coming into the city, report to the chief priests all that is occurring.
12 And being gathered with the elders, besides holding a consultation, they give a considerable sum of silver to the soldiers,
13 saying, "Say that 'His disciples, coming by night, steal him as we are reposing.'
14 And if ever this should be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and we will make you to be without worry."
15 Now they, getting the silver pieces, do according as they were taught. And this word is blazed abroad by the Jews unto today.
16 Now the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into the mountain where Jesus arranges with them.
17 And, perceiving Him, they worship Him, yet they hesitate.
18 And, approaching, Jesus speaks to them saying, "Given to Me was all authority in heaven and on the earth.
19 Going, then, disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit,
20 teaching them to be keeping all, whatever I direct you. And lo! I am with you all the days till the conclusion of the eon! Amen!"

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