THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO MARK
The 1560 Geneva New Testament With The Spelling
Modernized spelling by David L. Brown & James Krueger
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1 The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God:
2 As it is written in the Prophets, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of him that cryeth in the wilderness is, Prepare
the way of the Lord: make his paths straight.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
amendment of life, for remission of sins.
5 And all the country of Judea, and they of Jerusalem went out unto
him, and were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their
6 Now John was clothed with camels hair, and with a girdle of a skin
about his loins: and he did eat locusts and wild honey,
7 And preached, saying, A stronger than I, cometh after me, whose
shoes latchet I am not worthy to stoop down, and unloose.
8 Truth it is, I have baptized you with water: but he will baptize
you with the Holy Ghost.
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth,
a city of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 And as soon as he was come out of the water, John saw the
heavens cloven in twain, and the Holy Ghost descending upon him like a
11 Then there was a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, and was tempted of
Satan: he was also with the wild beasts, and the Angels ministered unto
14 Now after that John was committed to prison, Jesus came
into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at
hand: repent and believe the Gospel.
16 And as he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew
his brother, casting a net into the sea, (for they were fishers.)
17 Then Jesus said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you to be
fishers of men.
18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the
son of Zebedee, and John his brother, as they were in the ship,
mending their nets.
20 And soon he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the
ship with his hired servants, and went their way after him.
21 So they entered into Capernaum, and straightway on the Sabbath
day he entered into the Synagogue and taught.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as
one that had authority, and not as the Scribes.
23 And there was in their Synagogue a man which had an unclean
spirit, and he cried,
24 Saying, Ah, what have we to do with thee, O Jesus of Nazareth? Art
thou come to destroy us? I know thee what thou art, even that
Holy one of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of
26 And the unclean spirit tare him, and cried with a loud voice, and
came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, so that they demanded one of another,
saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for he command
the foul spirits with authority, and they obey him.
28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region
bordering on Galilee.
29 And as soon as they were come out of the Synagogue, they entered
into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 And Simon's wife's mother-in-law lay sick of a fever, and anon
they told him of her.
31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lift her up, and the
fever forsook her by and by, and she ministered unto them.
32 And when even was come, and the sun was down, they brought to him
all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases: and he cast
out many devils, and suffered not the devils to say that they knew him.
35 And in the morning very early, before day Jesus arose and
went out into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him.
37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for
38 Then he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may
preach there also: for I came out for that purpose.
39 And he preached in their Synagogues, throughout all Galilee, and
cast the devils out.
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeled down
unto him, and said to him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus had compassion, and put forth his hand, and touched him,
and said to him, I will: be thou clean.
42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed
from him, and he was made clean.
43 And after he had gave him a straight commandment, he sent him away
44 And said unto him, See thou say nothing to any man, but get thee
hence, and show thyself to the Priest, and offer for thy
cleansing those things, which Moses commanded, for a testimonial unto
45 But when he was departed, he began to tell many things, and to
publish the matter: so that Jesus could no more openly enter into the
city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every
1 After a few days, he entered into Capernaum again, and it
was noised that he was in the house.
2 And anon, many gathered together, in so much that the places about
the door could not receive any more: and he preached the word unto them.
3 And there came unto him, that brought one sick of the palsy, borne
of four men.
4 And because they could not come near unto him for the multitude,
they uncovered the roof of the house where he was: and when they had
broken it open, they let down the bed, wherein the sick of the palsy
5 Now when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy,
Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.
6 And there were certain of the Scribes, sitting there, and reasoning
in their hearts,
7 Why doth this man speak such blasphemies? who can forgive sins, but
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit, that thus they
thought with themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things
in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are
forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 And that ye may know, that the Son of man hath authority in earth
to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy.)
11 I say unto thee, Arise and take up thy bed, and get thee hence
into thine own house.
12 And by and by he arose, and took up his bed, and went forth before
them all, in so much that they were all amazed, and glorified God,
saying, We never saw such a thing.
13 Then he went again toward the sea, and all the people resorted
unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as Jesus passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sit
at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and
15 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at table in his house, many
Publicans and sinners sat at table also with Jesus, and his disciples:
for there were many that followed him.
16 And when the Scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with the Publicans
and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it, that he eateth and
drinketh with Publicans and sinners?
17 Now when Jesus heard it, he said unto them, The whole have no need
of the physician, but the sick. I came not to call the righteous, but
the sinners to repentance.
18 And the disciples of John, and the Pharisees did fast, and came
and said unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees
fast, and thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the marriage chamber
fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the
bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from
them, and then shall they fast in those days.
21 Also no man soweth a piece of new cloth in an old garment: for
else the new piece taketh away the filling up from the old, and
the breach is worse.
22 Likewise, no man putteth new wine into old vessels: for else the
new wine breaketh the vessels, and the wine runneth out, and the vessels
are lost: but new wine must be put into new vessels.
23 And it came to pass as he went through the corn on the Sabbath
day, that his disciples, as they went on their way, began to pluck
the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the
Sabbath day, that which is not lawful?
25 And he said to them, Have ye never read what David did, when he
had need, and was an hungered, both he, and they that were with
26 How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the
high Priest, and did eat the show bread, which were not lawful to eat,
but for the Priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
27 And he said to them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for
28 Wherefore the Son of man is Lord, even of the Sabbath.
1 And he entered again into the Synagogue, and there was a man which
had a withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day,
that they might accuse him.
3 Then he said unto the man which had the withered hand, Arise:
stand forth in the midst.
4 And he said to them, Is it lawful to do a good deed on the Sabbath
day, or to do evil? to save the life, or to kill? But they held their
5 Then he looked round about on them angrily, mourning also for the
hardness of their hearts, and said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand.
And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored, as whole as the
6 And the Pharisees departed, and straightway gathered a council
with the Herodians against him, that they might destroy him.
7 But Jesus avoided with his disciples to the sea: and a great
multitude followed him from Galilee, and from Judea,
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond Jordan: and they
that dwelled about Tyre and Sidon, when they had heard what great things
he did, came unto him in great number.
9 And he commanded his disciples, that a ship should wait for him,
because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
10 For he had healed many, in so much that they pressed upon him, to
touch him as many as had plagues.
11 And when the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him,
and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he sharply rebuked them, to the end they should not utter him.
13 Then he went up into a mountain, and called unto him whom he
would, and they came unto him.
14 And he appointed twelve that they should be with him, and that he
might send them to preach,
15 And that they might have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out
16 And the first was Simon, and he named Simon, Peter,
17 Then James the son of Zebedee, and John, James brother
(and named them Boanerges, which is the sons of thunder,)
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas,
and James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the
19 And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him, and they came home.
20 And the multitude assembled again, so that they could not so much
as eat bread.
21 And when his kinfolks heard of it, they went out to lay hold on
him: for they thought he had been beside himself.
22 And the Scribes which came from Jerusalem, said, He hath
Beelzebub, and through the prince of the devils he casteth out devils.
23 But he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How
can Satan drive out Satan?
24 For if a Kingdom be divided against itself, that Kingdom cannot
25 Or if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot
26 So if Satan make insurrection against himself, and be divided, he
cannot endure, but is at an end.
27 No man can enter into a strong mans house, and take away his
goods, except he first bind that strong man, and then spoil his house.
28 Verily I say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven unto the
children of men, and blasphemies, wherewith they blaspheme:
29 But he that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, shall never have
forgiveness, but is culpable of eternal damnation.
30 Because they said, He had an unclean spirit.
31 Then came his brethren and mother, and stood without, and sent
unto him, and called him.
32 And the people sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy
mother, and thy brethren seek for thee without.
33 But he answered them, saying, Who is my mother and my brethren?
34 And he looked round about on them, which sat in compass about him,
and said, Behold my mother and my brethren.
35 For whosoever doeth the will of God, he is my brother, and my
sister, and mother.
1 And he began again to teach by the sea side, and there gathered
unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in
the sea, and all the people was by the sea side on the land.
2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in
3 Hearken: Behold, there went out a sower to sow.
4 And it came to pass as he sowed, that some fell by the way side,
and the fouls of the heaven came and devoured it up.
5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth, and by
and by sprang up, because it had not depth of earth.
6 But as soon as the sun was up, it caught heat, and because it had
not root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked
it, so that it gave no fruit.
8 Some again fell in good ground, and did yield fruit that sprung up,
and grew, and it brought forth, some thirty fold, some sixty fold, and
some an hundred fold.
9 Then he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve,
asked him of the parable.
11 And he said unto them, To you it is given to know the mystery of
the Kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things be done
12 That they seeing, may see, and not discern: and they hearing, may
hear, and not understand, lest at any time they should turn, and their
sins should be forgiven them.
13 Again he said unto them, Perceive ye not this parable? how then
should ye understand all other parables?
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 And these are they that receive the seed by the wayside, in
whom the word is sown: but when they have heard it, Satan cometh
immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And likewise they that receive the seed in stony ground, are they,
which when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with
17 Yet have they no root in themselves, and endure but a time: for
when trouble and persecution ariseth for the word, immediately they be
18 Also they that receive the seed among the thorns, are such as hear
19 But the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and
the lusts of other things enter in, and choke the word, and it is
20 But they that have received seed in good ground, are they that
hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit: one corn
thirty, another sixty, and some an hundred.
21 Also he said unto them, Is the candle light to be put under a
bushel, or under the table, and not to be put on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hid, that shall not be opened: neither is
there a secret, but that it shall come to light.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure
ye mete, it shall be measured unto you: and unto you that hear, shall
more be given.
25 For unto him that hath, shall it be given, and from him that hath
not, shall be taken away, even that he hath.
26 Also he said, So is the Kingdom of God, as if a man should cast
seed in the ground,
27 And should sleep, and rise up night and day, and the seed should
spring and grow up, he not knowing how.
28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade,
then the ears, after that full corn in the ears.
29 And as anon as the fruit showeth itself, soon he putteth in the
sickle, because the harvest is come.
30 He said moreover, Whereunto shall we liken the Kingdom of God?
or with what comparison shall we compare it?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which when it is sown
in the earth, is the least of all seeds that be in the earth:
32 But after that it is sown, it groweth up, and is greatest of all
herbs, and beareth great branches, so that the fouls of heaven may build
under the shadow of it.
33 And with many such parables he preached the word unto them, as
they were able to hear it.
34 And without parables spake he nothing unto them: but he expounded
all things to his disciples apart.
35 Now the same day when even was come, he said unto them, Let us
pass over unto the other side.
36 And they left the multitude, and took him as he was in the ship:
and there were also with him other ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves dashed into
the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the stern asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him,
and said to him, Master, careth thou not that we perish?
39 And he rose up, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
Peace, and be still. So the wind ceased, and it was a great calm.
40 Then he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye
have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who is this,
that both the wind and sea obey him?
1 And they came over to the other side of the sea into the country of
2 And when he was come out of the ship, there met him incontinently
out of the graves, a man which had an unclean spirit:
3 Who had his abiding among the graves, and no man could bind him, no
not with chains:
4 Because that when he was often bound with fetters and chains, he
plucked the chains asunder, and break the fetters in pieces, neither
could any man tame him.
5 And always both night and day he cried in the mountains, and in the
graves, and struck himself with stones.
6 And when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran, and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee,
Jesus the Son of the most high God? I charge thee by God, that thou
torment me not.
8 (For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.)
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? and he answered, saying, My
name is Legion: for we are many.
10 And he prayed him instantly, that he would not send them away out
of the country.
11 Now there was there in the mountains a great herd of swine,
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine,
that we may enter into them.
13 And incontinently Jesus gave them leave. Then the unclean spirits
went out and entered into the swine, and the herd ran headlong from the
high bank into the sea, (and there were about two thousand swine) and
they were drowned in the sea.
14 And the swineherds fled, and told it in the city, and in the
country, and they came out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they came to Jesus, and saw him that had been possessed with
the devil, and had the legion, sit both clothed, and in his right mind:
and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it, told them, what was done to him that was
possessed with the devil, and concerning the swine.
17 Then they began to pray him, that he would depart from their
18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed
with the devil, prayed him that he might be with him.
19 Howbeit, Jesus would not suffer him, but said unto him, Go thy way
home to thy friends, and show them what great things the Lord hath done
unto thee, and how he hath had compassion on thee.
20 So he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis, what great
things Jesus had done unto him: and all men did marvel.
21 And when Jesus was come over again by ship unto the other side,
a great multitude gathered to him, and he was near unto the
22 And behold, there came one of the rulers of the Synagogue, whose
name was Jairus: and when he saw him, he fell down at his feet,
23 And besought him instantly, saying, My little daughter lieth at
point of death: I pray thee that thou wouldest come and lay thine
hands on her, that she may be healed, and live.
24 Then he went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and
25 (And there was a certain woman, which was diseased with an issue
of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all
that she had, and it availed her nothing, but she became much worse.
27 When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, and
touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may but touch his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the course of her blood was dried up, and she felt
in her body, that she was healed of that plague.
30 And immediately when Jesus did know in himself the virtue that
went out of him, he turned him round about in the press, and said, Who
hath touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude throng
thee, and sayest thou, Who did touch me?
32 And he looked round about, to see her that had done that.
33 And the woman feared and trembled: for she knew what was done in
her, and she came and fell down before him, and told him the whole
34 And he said to her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole: go
in peace, and be whole of thy plague.)
35 While he yet spake, there came from the same ruler of the
Synagogues house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why
diseasest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard that word spoken, he said unto the ruler of
the Synagogue, Be not afraid: only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter and James, and
John the brother of James.
38 So he came unto the house of the ruler of the Synagogue, and saw
the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And he went in, and said unto them, Why make ye this trouble, and
weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn: but he put them all out, and took
the father, and the mother of the child, and them that were with him,
and entered in where the child lay,
41 And took the child by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi,
which is by interpretation, Maiden, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the maiden arose, and walked: for she was of the
age of twelve years, and they were astonished out of measure.
43 And he charged them straightly that no man should know of it, and
commanded to give her meat.
1 Afterward he departed thence, and came into his own country, and
his disciples followed him.
2 And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the Synagogue,
and many that heard him, were astonished, and said, From whence hath he
these things? and what wisdom is this that is given unto him, that even
such great works are done by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter Mary's son, the brother of James and
Joseph, and of Judah and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?
And they were offended in him.
4 Then Jesus said unto them, A Prophet is not without honor, but in
his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house.
5 And he could there do no great works save that he laid his hands
upon a few sick folk, and healed them,
6 And he marveled at their unbelief, and went about by the towns on
every side, teaching.
7 And he called the twelve, and began to send them two and two, and
gave them power over unclean spirits,
8 And commanded them, that they should take nothing for their
journey, save a staff only: neither scrip, neither bread, neither money
in their girdles,
9 But that they should be shod with sandals, and that they should not
put on two coats.
10 And he said unto them, Wheresoever ye shall enter into a house,
there abide till ye depart thence.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart
thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet, for a witness unto
them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be easier for Sodom, or Gomorrha
at the Day of Judgment, than for that city.
12 And they went out and preached, that men should amend
13 And they cast out many devils: and they anointed many that were
sick, with oil, and healed them.
14 Then King Herod heard of him (for his name was spread
abroad) and said, John Baptist is risen again from the dead, and
therefore great works are wrought by him.
15 Other said, It is Elijah: and some said, It is a Prophet, or as
one of the Prophets.
16 So when Herod heard it, he said, It is John whom I beheaded: he is
risen from the dead.
17 For Herod himself had sent forth, and had taken John, and bound
him in prison for Herodias sake, which was his brother Philips wife,
because he had married her.
18 For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have
killed him, but she could not:
20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, and
an holy, and reverenced him, and when he heard him, he did many things,
and heard him gladly.
21 But the time being convenient, when Herod on his birthday made a
banquet to his princes and captains, and chief estates of Galilee:
22 And the daughter of the same Herodias came in and danced, and
pleased Herod and them that sat at table together, the King said unto
the maid, Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will gave it thee.
23 And he swear unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will
gave it thee, even unto the half of my Kingdom.
24 So she went forth, and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And
she said, John Baptist's head.
25 Then she came in straightway with haste unto the King, and asked,
saying, I would that thou shouldest gave me even now in a charger the
head of John Baptist.
26 Then the King was very sorry: yet for his oaths sake, and
for their sakes which sat at table with him, he would not refuse her.
27 And immediately the King sent the hangman, and gave charge that
his head should be brought. So he went and beheaded him in the
28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the maid, and
the maid gave it to her mother.
29 And when his disciples heard it, they came and took up his body,
and put it in a tomb.
30 And the Apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told
him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31 And he said unto them, Come ye apart into the wilderness, and rest
a while: for there were many comers and goers, that they had not leisure
32 So they went by ship out of the way into a desert place.
33 But the people saw them when they departed, and many knew him, and
ran a foot thither out of all cities, and came thither before them, and
assembled unto him.
34 Then Jesus went out, and saw a great multitude, and had compassion
on them, because they were like sheep which had no shepherd: and he
began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him,
saying, This is a desert place, and now the day is far passed.
36 Let them depart, that they may go into the villages and towns
about, and buy them bread: for they have nothing to eat?
37 But he answered, and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they
said unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred penny worth of bread, and
gave them to eat?
38 Then he said unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and look. And
when they knew it, they said, Five, and two fishes.
39 So he commanded them, to make them all sit down by companies upon
the green grass.
40 Then they sat down by rows, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looked up to
heaven, and gave thanks and brakes the loaves, and gave them to his
disciples to set before them, and the two fishes he divided among them
42 So they did all eat, and were satisfied.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the
44 And they that had eaten, were about five thousand men.
45 And straightway he caused his disciples to go into the ship, and
to go before unto the other side unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the
46 Then as soon as he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and
he alone on the land.
48 And he saw them troubled in rowing, (for the wind was contrary
unto them) and about the fourth watch of the night, he came unto them,
walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
49 And when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had
been a spirit, and cried out.
50 For they all saw him, and were sore afraid: but anon he talked
with them, and said unto them, Be of good comfort: it is I, be not
51 Then he went up unto them into the ship, and the wind ceased, and
they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
52 For they had not considered the matter of the loaves,
because their hearts were hardened.
53 And they came over, and went into the land of Gennesaret, and
54 So when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
55 And ran about throughout all that region round about, and
began to carry hither and thither in beds all that were sick, where they
heard that he was.
56 And whithersoever he entered into towns, or cities, or villages,
they laid their sick in the streets, and prayed him that they might
touch at the least the edge of his garment. And as many as touched him,
were made whole.
1 Then gathered unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the Scribes
which came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat meat with common hands,
(that is to say, unwashen) they complained.
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands
oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the Elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they
eat not: and many other things there be, which they have taken upon them
to observe, as the washing of cups, and pots, and of brazen
vessels, and of tables.)
5 Then asked him the Pharisees and Scribes, Why walk not thy
disciples according to the tradition of the Elders, but eat meat with
6 Then he answered and said unto them, Surely Isaiah hath prophesied
well of you, hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with
their lips, but their heart is far away from me.
7 But they worship me in vain, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
8 For ye lay the commandment of God apart, and observe the tradition
of men, as the washing of pots and of cups, and many other such
like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Well, ye reject the commandment of God that
ye may observe your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honor thy father, and thy mother: and, Whosoever
shall curse father or mother, let him die the death.
11 But ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, that is,
By the gift that is offered by me, thou mayest have profit, he
shall be free.
12 So ye suffer him no more to do any thing for his father, or his
13 Making the word of God of none authority, by your tradition which
ye have ordained: and ye do many such like things.
14 Then he called the whole multitude unto him, and said unto them,
Hearken you all unto me, and understand.
15 There is nothing without a man, that can defile him, when it
entereth into him: but the things which proceed out of him, are they
which defile the man.
16 If any have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he came into an house away from the people, his
disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he said unto them, What? are ye without understanding also? Do
ye not know that whatsoever thing from without entereth into a man,
cannot defile him,
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and
goeth out into the draught which is the purging of all meats?
20 Then he said, That which cometh out of man, that defileth man.
21 For from within, even out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, uncleanness, a wicked
eye, backbiting, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile a man.
24 And from thence he rose, and went into the borders of Tyre and
Sidon, and entered into an house, and would that no man should have
known: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit,
heard of him, and came, and fell at his feet,
26 (And the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation) and
she besought him that he would cast out the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be fed: for it is
not good to take the childrens bread, and to cast it unto whelps.
28 Then she answered, and said unto him, Truth, Lord: yet in deed the
whelps eat under the table of the childrens crumbs.
29 Then he said unto her, For this saying go thy way: the devil is
gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come home to her house, she found the devil
departed, and her daughter lying on the bed.
31 And he departed again from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, and
came unto the Sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of
32 And they brought unto him one that was deaf, and stammered in his
speech, and prayed him to put his hand upon him.
33 Then he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers in
his ears, and did spit, and touched his tongue.
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said unto him, Ephphatha,
that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue
was loosed, and he spake plain.
36 And he commanded them, that they should tell no man: but how much
so ever he forbad them, the more a great deal they published it,
37 And were beyond measure astonied, saying, He hath done all things
well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
1 In those days, when there was a very great multitude, and had
nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him, and said unto them,
2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued
with me three days, and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they would
faint by the way: for some of them came from far.
4 Then his disciples answered him, How can a man satisfy these with
bread here in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
6 Then he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground: and he
took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, brake them, and gave to
his disciples to set before them, and they did set them
before the people.
7 They had also a few small fishes: and when he had given thanks, he
commanded them also to be set before them.
8 So they did eat, and were sufficed, and they took up of the broken
meat that was left, seven baskets full.
9 (And they that had eaten, were about four thousand) so he sent them
10 And anon he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came
into the parties of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him,
seeking of him a sign from heaven, and tempting him.
12 Then he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why doth this
generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, a sign shall not be given
unto this generation.
13 So he left them, and went into the ship again, and departed to
the other side.
14 And they had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the
ship with them, but one loaf.
15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, and beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they thought among themselves, saying, It is, because
we have no bread.
17 And when Jesus knew it, he said unto them, Why reason you thus
because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have
ye your hearts yet hardened?
18 Have ye eyes, and see not? and have ye ears, and hear not? and do
ye not remember?
19 When I break the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets
full of broken meat took ye up? They said unto him, Twelve.
20 And when I break seven among four thousand, how many
baskets of the leavings of broken meat took ye up? And they said, Seven.
21 Then he said unto them, How is it that ye understand not?
22 And he came to Bethsaida, and they brought a blind man unto him,
and desired him to touch him.
23 Then he took the blind by the hand, and led him out of the town,
and spit in his eyes, and put his hands upon him, and asked him, if he
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men: for I see them walking like
25 After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him
look again. And he was restored to his sight, and saw every man a far
26 And he sent him home to his house, saying, Neither go into the
town, nor tell it to any in the town.
27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples into the towns of Caesarea
Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom
do men say that I am?
28 And they answered, Some say, John Baptist: and some,
Elijah: and some, one of the Prophets.
29 And he said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Then Peter
answered and said unto him, Thou art the Christ.
30 And he sharply charged them that concerning him they should tell
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many
things, and should be reproved of the Elders, and of the high Priests,
and of the Scribes, and be slain, and within three days rise again.
32 And he spake that thing plainly. Then Peter took him aside, and
began to rebuke him.
33 Then he turned back, and looked on his disciples, and rebuked
Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou understandest not the
things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
34 And he called the people unto him with his disciples, and said
unto them, Whosoever will follow me, let him forsake himself, and take
up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospels, he shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, though he should win the whole
world, if he lose his soul?
37 Or what shall a man give for recompense of his soul?
38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words among this
adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed
also, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the Holy Angels.
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that there be some of
them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have
seen the Kingdom of God come with power.
2 And six days after Jesus took Peter, and James, and John, and
brought them up into an high mountain out of the way alone, and he was
transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment did shine, and was very white, as snow, so
white as no fuller can make upon the earth.
4 And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses, and they were
talking with Jesus.
5 Then Peter answered, and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us
to be here: let us make also three tabernacles, one for thee, and one
for Moses, and one for Elijah.
6 Yet he knew not what he said: for they were afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that shadowed them, and a voice came out of
the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
8 And suddenly they looked round about, and saw no more any man save
Jesus only with them.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they
should tell no man what they had seen save when the Son of man were
risen from the dead again.
10 So they kept that matter to themselves, and demanded one of
another, what the rising from the dead again should mean?
11 Also they asked him, saying, Why say the Scribes, that Elijah must
12 And he answered, and said unto them, Elijah verily shall first
come and restore all things: and as it is written of the Son of man, he
must suffer many things, and be set at naught.
13 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come, (and they have done unto
him whatsoever they would) as it is written of him.
14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great
multitude about them, and the Scribes disputing with them.
15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were amazed,
and ran to him, and saluted him.
16 Then he asked the Scribes, What dispute you among yourselves?
17 And one of the company answered, and said, Master, I have brought
my son unto thee, which hath a dumb spirit:
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him, and he foameth, and
gnasheth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples, that
they should cast him out, and they could not.
19 Then he answered him, and said, O faithless generation, how long
now shall I be with you! how long now shall I suffer you! Bring him unto
20 So they brought him unto him: and as soon as the spirit saw him,
he tare him, and he fell down on the ground, wallowing and foaming.
21 Then he asked his father, How long time is it since he hath been
thus? And he said, Of a child.
22 And oft times he casteth him into the fire, and into the water to
destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, help us, and have
compassion upon us.
23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe it, all things are
possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child crying with tears, said,
Lord, I believe: help my unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked
the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge
thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 Then the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came
out, and he was as one dead, in so much that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took his hand, and lift him up, and he rose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him
secretly, Why could not we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can by no other means come forth,
but by prayer, and fasting.
30 And they departed thence, and went through Galilee, and he would
not that any should have known it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man
shall be delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him, but
after that he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.
32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
33 After, he came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house, he
asked them, What was it that ye disputed among you by the way?
34 And they held their peace: for by the way they reasoned among
themselves, who should be the chiefest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any
man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant unto
36 And he took a little child and set him in the midst of them, and
took him in his arms, and said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my Name,
receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that
38 Then John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out
devils by thy Name, which followeth not us, and we forbade him, because
he followeth us not.
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man that can do a
miracle by my Name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
40 For whosoever is not against us, is on our part.
41 And whosoever shall gave you a cup of water to drink for my Names
sake, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not
lose his reward.
42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones, that believe
in me, it were better for him rather, that a millstone were hanged about
his neck, and that he were cast into the sea.
43 Wherefore if thine hand cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is
better for thee to enter into life, maimed, then having two hands, to go
into hell into the fire that never shall be quenched,
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
45 Likewise, if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is
better for thee to go halt into life, then having two feet to be cast
into hell into the fire that never shall be quenched,
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
47 And if thine eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out: it is better
for thee to go into the Kingdom of God with one eye, than having two
eyes, to be cast into hell fire,
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
49 For every man shall be salted with fire: and every sacrifice shall
be salted with salt.
50 Salt is good: but if the salt be unsavory, wherewith shall it be
seasoned? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace, one with another.
And he arose from thence and went into the coasts of Judea by the far
side of Jordan, and the people resorted unto him again, and as he was
wont, he taught them again.
2 Then the Pharisees came and asked him, if it were lawful for a man
to put away his wife, and tempted him.
3 And he answered, and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and
to put her away.
5 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, For the hardness of your
heart he wrote this precept unto you.
6 But at the beginning of the creation God made them male and female:
7 For this cause shall man leave his father and mother, and cleave
unto his wife.
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so that they are no more twain,
but one flesh.
9 Therefore, what God hath coupled together, let not man separate.
10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of that matter.
11 And he said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry
another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman put away her husband, and be married to another,
she committeth adultery.
13 Then they brought little children to him that he should touch
them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was displeased, and said to them, Suffer
the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is
the Kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of
God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, and put his hands upon
them, and blessed them.
17 And when he was gone out on the way, there came one running, and
kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do, that I may
possess eternal life?
18 Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good
but one, even God.
19 You knowest the commandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou
shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness.
Thou shalt hurt no man. Honor thy father and mother.
20 Then he answered, and said to him, Master, all these things I have
observed from my youth.
21 And Jesus beheld him, and loved him, and said unto him, One thing
is lacking unto thee. Go and sell all that thou hast, and give to
the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me,
and take up the cross.
22 But he was sad at that saying, and went away sorrowful: for he had
23 And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples, How
hardly do they that have riches, enter into the Kingdom of God!
24 And his disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered
again, and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust
in riches, to enter into the Kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.
26 And they were much more astonished, saying with themselves, Who
then can be saved?
27 But Jesus looked upon them, and said, With men it is
impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have forsaken all, and
have followed thee.
29 Jesus answered, and said, Verily I say unto you, there is no man
that hath forsaken house or brethren or sisters, or father or mother, or
wife, or children, or lands for my sake and the Gospels,
30 But he shall receive an hundred fold now at this present, houses,
and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands with
persecutions, and in the world to come, eternal life.
31 But many that are first, shall be last, and the last,
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went
before them, and they were amazed, and as they followed, they were
afraid, and Jesus took the twelve again, and began to tell them what
things should come unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man
shall be delivered unto the high Priests, and to the Scribes, and they
shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.
34 And they shall mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and
kill him: but the third day he shall rise again.
35 Then James and John the sons of Zebedee came unto him, saying,
Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us that that we desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye I should do for you?
37 And they said to him, Grant unto us, that we may sit one at thy
right hand, and the other at thy left hand in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of
the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that I
shall be baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. But Jesus said unto them, Ye shall
drink in deed of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized with the
baptism wherewith I shall be baptized:
40 But to sit at my right hand and at my left, is not mine to give,
but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard that, they began to disdain at James and
42 But Jesus called them unto him, and said to them, Ye know that
they which delight to bear rule among the Gentiles, have domination over
them, and they that be great among them, exercise authority over them.
43 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, shall be your servant.
44 And whosoever will be chief of you, shall be the servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and
to gave his life for the ransom of many.
46 Then they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with
his disciples, and a great multitude, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus a
blind man, sat by the wayside begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry
and to say, Jesus the Son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many rebuked him, because he should hold his peace: but he
cried much more, O Son of David, have mercy on me.
49 Then Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they
called the blind, saying unto him, Be of good comfort: arise, he calleth
50 So he threw away his cloak, and rose and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered, and said unto him, What wilt thou that I do
unto thee? And the blind said unto him, Lord, that I may receive sight.
52 Then Jesus said unto him, Go thy way: thy faith hath saved thee.
And by and by, he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the
1 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany unto
the Mount of Olives, he sent forth two of his disciples,
2 And said unto them, Go your way into that town that is over against
you, and as soon as ye shall enter into it, ye shall find a colt bound,
whereon never man sat: loose him and bring him.
3 And if any man says unto you, Why do ye this? Say that the Lord
hath need of him, and straightway he will send him hither.
4 And they went their way and found a colt tied by the door without,
in a place where two ways met, and they loosed him.
5 Then certain of them, that stood there, said unto them, What do ye
loosing the colt?
6 And they said unto them, as Jesus had commanded them. So they let
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on
him, and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way: other cut down branches
off the trees and strawed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying,
Hosanna: blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
10 Blessed be the Kingdom that cometh in the Name of the Lord
of our father David: Hosanna, O thou which art in the highest
11 So Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the Temple: and when he
had looked about on all things, and now it was evening, he went forth
unto Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow when they were come out from Bethany, he was
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off, that had leaves, he went to see
if he might find any thing thereon: but when he came unto it, he found
nothing but leaves: for the time of figs was not yet.
14 Then Jesus answered, and said to it, Never man eat fruit of thee
hereafter while the world standeth: and his disciples heard it.
15 And they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the Temple, and
began to cast out them that sold and bought in the Temple, and overthrew
the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
16 Neither would he suffer that any man should carry a vessel through
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, Mine House
shall be called the House of prayer unto all nations? but you have made
it a den of thieves.
18 And the Scribes and high Priests heard it, and sought how to
destroy him: for they feared him, because the whole multitude was
astonished at his doctrine.
19 But when even was come, Jesus went out of the city.
20 And in the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree
dried up from the roots.
21 Then Peter remembered, and said unto him, Master, behold, the fig
tree which thou cursed, is withered.
22 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this
mountain, Take thyself away, and cast thyself into the sea, and shall
not waver in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he
saith, shall come to pass, whatsoever he saith, shall be done to
24 Therefore I say unto you, Whatsoever ye desire when ye pray,
believe that ye shall have it, and it shall be done unto you.
25 But when ye shall stand, and pray, forgive, if ye have any thing
against any man, that your Father also which is in heaven, may forgive
you your trespasses.
26 For if you will not forgive, your Father which is in heaven, will
not pardon you your trespasses.
27 Then they came again to Jerusalem: and as he walked in the
Temple, there came to him the high Priests, and the Scribes, and the
28 And said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and
who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldest do these things?
29 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, I will also ask of you a
certain thing, and answer ye me, and I will tell you by what authority I
do these things.
30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
31 And they thought with themselves, saying, If we shall say, from
heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
32 But if we say of men, we fear the people: for all men counted
John, that he had been a very Prophet.
33 Then they answered, and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus
answered, and said unto them, Neither will I tell you by what authority
I do these things.
1 And he began to speak unto them in parables, A certain man
planted a vineyard, and compassed it with a hedge, and digged a pit for
the winepress, and built a tower in it, and let it out to husbandmen,
and went into a strange country.
2 And at a time, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might
receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again, he sent unto them another servant, and at him they cast
stones, and break his head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 And again he sent another, and him they slew, and many other,
beating some, and killing some.
6 Yet had he one son, his dear beloved: him also he sent the last
unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But the husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir: come,
let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 So they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What shall then the Lord of the vineyard do? He will come and
destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have ye not read so much as this Scripture? The stone which the
builders did refuse, is made the head of the corner.
11 This was done of the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
12 Then they went about to take him, but they feared the people: for
they perceived that he spake that parable against them: therefore they
left him, and went their way.
13 And they sent unto him certain of the Pharisees, and of the
Herodians that they might take him in his talk.
14 And when they came, they said unto him, Master, we know that thou
art true, and carest for no man: for thou considerest not the person of
men, but teachest the way of God truly, Is it lawful to gave tribute to
Caesar, or not?
15 Should we give it, or should we not give it? But he knew their
hypocrisy, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny, that I
may see it.
16 So they brought it, and he said unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? and they said unto him, Caesar's.
17 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, Give to Caesar the things
that are Caesars, and to God, those that are Gods: and they marveled at
18 Then came the Sadducees unto him, (which say, there is no
resurrection) and they asked him, saying,
19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any mans brother die, and leave
his wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his
wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20 There were seven brethren, and the first took a wife, and when he
died, left no issue.
21 Then the second took her, and he died, neither did he yet leave
issue, and the third likewise.
22 So seven had her, and left no issue: last of all the wife died
23 In the resurrection then, when they shall rise again, whose wife
shall she be of them? for seven had her to wife.
24 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, Are ye not therefore
deceived, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God?
25 For when they shall rise again from the dead, neither men marry,
nor wives are married, but are as the Angels which are in heaven.
26 And as touching the dead, that they shall rise again, have ye not
read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I
am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Ye are
therefore greatly deceived.
28 Then came one of the Scribes that had heard them disputing
together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, he asked
him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,
Hear, Israel, The Lord our God is the only Lord.
30 Thou shalt therefore love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:
this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, that is, Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater then these.
32 Then the Scribe said unto him, Well Master, thou hast said the
truth, that there is one God, and that there is none but he,
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the
understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to
love his neighbor as himself, is more then all burnt offerings
34 Then, when Jesus saw that he answered discretely, he said unto
him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God. And no man after that
durst ask him any question.
35 And Jesus answered and said teaching in the Temple, How say the
Scribes that Christ is the son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The lord said to my
lord, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
37 Then David himself calleth him lord: by what means is he then his
son? and much people heard him gladly.
38 Moreover he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes
which love to go in long robes, and love salutations in the
39 And the chief seats in the Synagogues, and the first rooms at
40 Which devour widows houses, even under a color of long prayers.
These shall receive the greater damnation.
41 And as Jesus sat over against the treasury, he beheld how the
people cast money into the treasury, and many rich men cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites,
which make a quadrin.
43 Then he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily
I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, then all they
which have cast into the treasury.
44 For they all did cast in of their superfluity: but she of her
poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
1 And as he went out of the Temple, one of his disciples said unto
him, Master, see what stones, and what buildings are here.
2 Then Jesus answered and said unto him, Seest thou these great
buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon a stone, that shall
not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives, over against the Temple,
Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew asked him secretly,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the
sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answered them, and began to say, Take heed lest any man
6 For many shall come in my Name, saying, I am Christ, and
shall deceive many.
7 Furthermore when ye shall hear, of wars and rumors of wars, be ye
not troubled: for such things must needs be: but the end shall
not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom,
and there shall be earthquakes in divers quarters, and there
shall be famine and troubles: these are the beginnings of
9 But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to
the Councils, and to the Synagogues: ye shall be beaten, and brought
before rulers and Kings for my sake for a testimonial unto them.
10 And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they lead you, and deliver you up, take ye no thought
afore, neither premeditate what ye shall say: but whatsoever is given
you at the same time, that speak: for it is not ye that speak, but the
12 Yea, and the brother shall deliver the brother to death, and the
father the son, and the children shall rise against their parents, and
shall cause them to die.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my Names sake: but whosoever
shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.
14 Moreover, when ye shall see the abomination of desolation (spoken
of by Daniel the Prophet) standing where it ought not, (let him that
readeth, consider it) then let them that be in Judea, flee into
15 And let him that is upon the house, not come down into the house,
neither enter therein, to fetch anything out of his house.
16 And let him that is in the field, not turn back again unto the
things which he left behind him, to take his clothes.
17 Then woe shall be to them that are with child, and to them
that give suck in those days.
18 Pray therefore that your flight be not in the winter.
19 For there shall be in those days such tribulation, as was not from
the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should
be saved: but for the elects sake, which he hath chosen, he hath
shortened those days.
21 Then if any man say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or, lo, he is
there, believe it not.
22 For false Christs shall rise, and false prophets, and shall show
signs and wonders, to deceive if it were possible, the very elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have showed you all things before.
24 Moreover in those days, after that tribulation the sun shall wax
dark, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall: and the powers which are in
heaven, shall shake.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with
great power and glory.
27 And he shall then send his Angels, and shall gather together his
elect from the four winds, and from the utmost part of the earth
to the utmost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When her bough is yet tender,
and it bringeth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near.
29 So in like manner, when ye see these things come to pass, know
that the kingdom of God is near, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till
all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass
32 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the Angels which
are in heaven, neither the Son himself, save the Father.
33 Take heed: watch, and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is as a man going into a strange
country, and leaveth his house, and giveth authority to his servants,
and to every man his work, and commandeth the porter to watch.
35 Watch therefore, (for ye know not when the master of the house
will come, at even, or at midnight, at the cock crowing, or in the
36 Lest if he come suddenly, he should find you sleeping.
37 And those things that I say unto you, I say unto all men, Watch.
1 And two days after followed the feast of the Passover, and
of unleavened bread: and the high Priests, and Scribes sought how they
might take him by craft, and put him to death.
2 But they said, Not in the feast day, lest there be any
tumult among the people.
3 And when he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he
sat at table, there came a woman having a box of ointment of spikenard,
very costly, and she break the box, and poured it on his head.
4 Therefore some disdained among themselves, and said, To what end is
this waste of ointment?
5 For it might have been sold for more then three hundred pence, and
been given unto the poor, and they grudged against her.
6 But Jesus said, Let her alone: why trouble ye her? she hath wrought
a good work on me.
7 For ye have the poor with you always, and when ye will ye may do
them good, but me ye shall not have always.
8 She hath done that she could: she came afore hand to anoint my body
to the burying.
9 Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached
throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done, shall be
spoken of in remembrance of her.
10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve went away unto the high
Priests, to betray him unto them.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised that they
would give him money: therefore he sought how he might conveniently
12 Now the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the
Passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and
prepare, that thou mayest eat the Passover?
13 Then he sent forth two of his disciples, and said unto them, Go ye
into the city, and there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of
water: follow him.
14 And whithersoever he goeth in, say ye to the good man of the
house, The Master saith, Where is the lodging where I shall eat the
Passover with my disciples?
15 And he will show you an upper chamber which is large,
trimmed and prepared: there make it ready for us.
16 So his disciples went forth, and came to the city, and found as he
had said unto them, and made ready the Passover.
17 And at even he came with the twelve.
18 And as they sat at table and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say
unto you, that one of you shall betray me, which eateth with me.
19 Then they began to be sorrowful and to say to him one by one, Is
it I? And another, Is it I?
20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve
that dippeth with me in the platter.
21 Truly the Son of man goeth his way, as it is written of
him: but woe be to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed:
it had been good for that man, if he had never been born.
22 And as they did eat, Jesus took the bread, and when he had given
thanks, he break it and gave it to them, and said, Take, eat, this is my
23 Also he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, gave it to
them: and they all drank of it.
24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the New Testament,
which is shed for many.
25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the
vine, until that day, that I drink it new in the Kingdom of God.
26 And when they had sung a Psalm, they went out to the Mount of
27 Then Jesus said unto them, All ye shall be offended by me this
night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall
28 But after that I am risen, I will go into Galilee before you.
29 And Peter said unto him, Although all men should be offended, yet
would not I.
30 Then Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, this day,
even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me
31 But he said more earnestly. If I should die with thee, I will not
deny thee: likewise also said they all.
32 After they came into a place named Gethsemane: then he said to
his disciples, Sit ye here, till I have prayed.
33 And he took with him Peter, and James, and John, and he began to
be afraid, and in great heaviness,
34 And said unto them, My soul is very heavy, even unto the
death: tarry here and watch.
35 So he went forward a little, and fell down on the ground, and
prayed, that if it were possible, that hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee: take
away this cup from me: nevertheless not that I will, but that thou wilt,
37 Then he came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon,
sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38 Watch ye, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the
spirit indeed is ready, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
40 And he returned, and found them asleep again: for their eyes were
heavy: neither knew they what they should answer him.
41 And he came the third time, and said unto them, Sleep henceforth,
and take your rest: it is enough: the hour is come: behold, the Son of
man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise up: let us go: lo, he that betrayeth me, is at hand.
43 And immediately while he yet spake, came Judas that was one of the
twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves from the
high Priests, and Scribes and Elders.
44 And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying,
Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: take him and lead him away safely.
45 And as soon as he was come, he went straightway to him, and said,
Master, Master, and kissed him.
46 Then they laid there hands on him, and took him.
47 And one of them that stood by, drew out a sword, and smote a
servant of the high Priest, and cut off his ear.
48 And Jesus answered and said to them, Ye be come out as unto a
thief with swords and with staves, to take me.
49 I was daily with you teaching in the Temple, and ye took me not:
but this is done that the Scriptures should be fulfilled.
50 Then they all forsook him, and fled.
51 And there followed him a certain young man, clothed in linen upon
his bare body, and the young men caught him.
52 But he left his linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
53 So they led Jesus away to the high Priest, and to him came all the
high Priests, and the Elders, and the Scribes.
54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the hall of the high
Priest, and sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the
55 And the high Priests, and all the Council sought for witness
against Jesus, to put him to death, but found none.
56 For many bear false witness against him, but their witness agreed
57 Then there arose certain, and bare false witness against him,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this Temple made with hands, and
within three days I will build another, made without hands.
59 But their witness yet agreed not together.
60 Then the high Priest stood up among them, and asked Jesus, saying,
Answerest thou nothing? what is the matter that these bear witness
61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high Priest
asked him, and said unto him, Art thou Christ the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am he, and ye shall see the Son of man
sit at the right hand of the power of God, and come in the clouds
63 Then the high Priest rent his clothes and said, What have we any
more need of witnesses?
64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned
him to be worthy of death.
65 And some began to spit at him, and to cover his face, and to beat
him with fists, and to say unto him, Prophesy. And the sergeants smote
him with their rods.
66 And as Peter was beneath in the hall, there came one of the maids
of the high Priest.
67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked on him,
and said, Thou wast also with Jesus of Nazareth.
68 But he denied it, saying, I know him not, neither wot I what thou
sayest. Then he went out into the porch, and the cock crew.
69 Then a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by,
This is one of them.
70 But he denied it again: and anon after, they that stood by, said
again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art of
Galilee, and thy speech is like.
71 And he began to curse, and swear, saying, I know not this
man of whom ye speak.
72 Then the second time the cock crew, and Peter remembered the word
that Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt
deny me thrice, and waying that with himself, he wept.
1 And anon in the dawning, the high Priests held a Council with the
Elders, and the Scribes, and the whole Council, and bound Jesus, and led
him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
2 Then Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answered, and said unto him, Thou sayest it.
3 And the high Priests accused him of many things.
4 Wherefore Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
behold how many things they witness against thee.
5 But Jesus answered no more at all, so that Pilate marveled.
6 Now at the feast Pilate did deliver a prisoner unto them,
whomsoever they would desire.
7 Then there was one named Barabbas, which was bound with his
fellows, that had made insurrection, who in the insurrection had
8 And the people cried aloud, and began to desire that he would do
as he had ever done unto them.
9 Then Pilate answered them, and said, Will ye that I let loose unto
you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that the high Priests had delivered him of envy.
11 But the high Priests had moved the people to desire that he
would rather deliver Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate answered, and said again unto them, What will ye then
that I do with him, whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried again, Crucify him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them, But what evil hath he done? And they
cried the more fervently, Crucify him.
15 So Pilate willing to content the people, loosed them Barabbas, and
delivered Jesus when he had scourged him, that he might be crucified.
16 Then the soldiers led him away into the hall, which is the common
hall, and called together the whole band,
17 And clad him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put
it about his head,
18 And began to salute him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews.
19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and spat upon him, and
bowed the knees, and did him reverence.
20 And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off him, and
put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
21 And they compelled one that passed by, called Simon of
Cyrene (which came out of the country, and was father of Alexander and
Rufus) to bear his cross.
22 And they brought him to a place named Golgotha, which is by
interpretation, the place of dead mens skulls.
23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he
received it not.
24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting
lots for them, what every man should have.
25 And it was the third hour, when they crucified him.
26 And the title of his cause was written above, THE KING OF THE
27 They crucified also with him two thieves, the one on the right
hand, and the other on his left.
28 Thus the Scripture was fulfilled, which says, And he was counted
among the wicked.
29 And they that went by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and
saying, Hey, thou that destroyest the Temple, and buildest it in three
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 Likewise also even the high Priests mocking, said among themselves
with the Scribes, He saved other men, himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel now come down from the cross, that
we may see, and believe. They also that were crucified with him, reviled
33 Now when the sixth hour was come, darkness arose over all the
land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi,
Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is by interpretation, My God, my God, why
hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold,
he calleth Elijah.
36 And one ran, and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a
reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let him alone: let us see if Elijah
will come and take him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the vail of the Temple was rent in twain, from the top to the
39 Now when the Centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he
thus crying gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of
40 There were also women, which beheld afar off, among whom was
Mary Magdalene, and Mary (the mother of James the Less, and of Joseph)
41 Which also when he was in Galilee, followed him and ministered
unto him, and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 And now when night was come (because it was the day of the
preparation that is before the Sabbath)
43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable Counselor, which also looked for
the Kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and asked the
body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marveled, if he were already dead, and called unto him
the Centurion, and asked of him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew the truth of the Centurion, he gave the
body to Joseph,
46 Who bought a linen cloth, and took him down, and wrapped him in
the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was hewn out of a rock, and
rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher:
47 And Mary Magdalene, and Mary Josephs mother beheld where
he should be laid.
1 And when the Sabbath day was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet ointments that they might
come, and embalm him.
2 Therefore early in the morning, the first day of the week, they
came unto the sepulcher, when the Sun was yet rising.
3 And they said one to another, Who shall roll us away the stone from
the door of the sepulcher?
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away (for
it was a very great one.)
5 So they went into the sepulcher, and saw a young man sitting at the
right side, clothed in a long white robe: and they were afraid.
6 But he said unto them, Be not afraid: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth,
which hath been crucified: he is risen, he is not here: behold the
place, where they put him.
7 But go your way, and tell his disciples, and Peter, that he will go
before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
8 And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher: for they
trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man: for
they were afraid.
9 And when Jesus was risen again, in the morrow (which was the
first day of the week) he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom
he had cast seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, which mourned
11 And when they heard that he was alive, and had appeared to her,
they believed it not.
12 After that, he appeared unto two of them in another form, as
they walked and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it to the remnant, but they believed them
14 Finally, he appeared unto the eleven as they sat together, and
reproved them of their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen him, being risen up again.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
Gospel to every creature.
16 He that shall believe and be baptized, shall be saved: but he that
will not believe, shall be damned.
17 And these tokens shall follow them that believe, In my Name they
shall cast out devils, and shall speak with new tongues,
18 And shall take away serpents, and if they shall drink any deadly
thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands on the sick,
and they shall recover.
19 So after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received into
heaven, and sat at the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere. And the Lord wrought
with them, and confirmed the word with signs that followed, Amen.