The Holy Gospel Of Jesus Christ,
According To Matthew
The Argument
In this History written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Spirit of
God so governed their hearts, that although they were four in number, yet in
effect and purpose they so consent, as though the whole had been composed
by any one of them. And albeit in style and manner of writing they be divers,
and sometime one writeth more largely that which the other doth abridge;
nevertheless in matter and argument, they all tend to one end; which is to
publish to the world the favor of God toward mankind through Christ Jesus,
whom the father hath given as a pledge of his mercy and love. And for this
cause they entitle their story Gospel, which signifieth good tidings, for as
such as God hath performed indeed that which the fathers hoped for. So that
hereby we are admonished to forsake the world, and the vanities thereof, and
with most affectioned hearts embrace this incomparable treasure freely
offered unto us, for there is no joy nor consolation, no peace nor quietness, no
felicity nor salvation, but in Jesus Christ, who is the very substance of this
Gospel, and in whom all the promises are Yea, and Amen. And therefore
under this word is contained the whole New Testament; but commonly we
use this name for the history, which the four Evangelists write, containing
Christ’s coming in the flesh, his death, and resurrection, which is the perfect
sum of our salvation. Matthew, Mark, and Luke are more copious in
describing his life and death; but John more laboreth to set forth his doctrine,
wherein both Christ’s office, and also the virtue of his death and resurrection
more fully appear; for without this, to know that Christ was born, dead, and
risen again, should nothing profit us. The which thing notwithstanding that
the three first touch partly, as he also sometime intermeddled the historical
narration, yet John chiefly is occupied herein. And therefore as a most
learned interpreter writeth, they describe as it were, the body, and John
setteth before our eyes the soul. Wherefore the same aptly termeth the Gospel
written by John, the key which openeth the door to the understanding of the
others; for whosoever doth know the office, virtue and power of Christ, shall
1read that which is written of the Son of God come to be the Redeemer of the
world, with most profit. Now as concerning the writers of this history, it is
evident that Matthew was a Publican, or custom gatherer, and was chosen
of Christ to be an Apostle. Mark is thought to have been Peter’s disciple, and
to have planted the first Church at Alexandria, where he died the eighth year
of the reign of Nero. Luke was a Physician of Antioch, and became Paul’s
disciple, and fellow in all his travels; he lived fourscore and four years, and
was buried at Constantinople, John was the Apostle whom the Lord loved,
the son of Zebedee, and brother of James; he died threescore years after
Christ, and was buried near to the city of Ephesus.
Matthew 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
Matthew 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Matthew 3 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
Matthew 4 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Matthew 5 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Matthew 6 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Matthew 7 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 17
Matthew 8 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Matthew 9 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
Matthew 10…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
Matthew 11…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28
Matthew 12…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Matthew 13…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Matthew 14…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
Matthew 15…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Matthew 16…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 44
Matthew 17…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
Matthew 18…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 49
Matthew 19…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 52
Matthew 20…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
Matthew 21…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 57
Matthew 22…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
Matthew 23…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 64
Matthew 24…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 67
Matthew 25…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 71
Matthew 26…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 74
Matthew 27…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 80
Matthew 28…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 84
2Matthew 1
1 The genealogies of Christ, that is, the Messiah promised to the fathers’. 18 Who was
conceived by the holy Ghost, and born of the virgin Mary, when she was betrothed unto Joseph.
20 The Angel satisfieth Joseph’s mind 21 Why he is called Jesus, and wherefore Emanuel.
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his
3 And Judas begat Phares; and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; And
Esrom begat Aram.
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson
begat Salmon.
5 And Salmon begat Boaz of Rachab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed
begat Jesse.
6 And Jesse begat David the King; and David the King Begat Solomon of her that
was the wife of Urias.
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa.
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias.
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias.
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat
11 And Josias begat Jakim; and Jakim begat Jechonias and his brethren about the
time they were carried away to Babylon.
12 And after they were carried away into Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and
Salathiel begat Zorobabel.
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat
3 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud.
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born JESUS, that
is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David, are fourteen generations; and
from David until they were carried away into Babylon, fourteen generations; and
after they were carried away into Babylon until Christ, fourteen generations.
18 ¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: When as his mother Mary was
betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the
holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband being a just man, and not willing to make her a
public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 But whiles he thought these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared
unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, the son of David, fear not to take Mary thy
wife; for that which is conceived in her, is of the holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS, for he
shall save his people from their sins.
22 And all this was done that it might be fulfilled, which is spoken of the Lord
by the Prophet, saying.
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call
his name Emmanuel, which is by interpretation, God with us.
24 ¶ Then Joseph being raised from sleep, did as the Angel of the Lord had
enjoined him, and took his wife.
25 But he knew her not, till she had brought forth her first born son, and he
called his name JESUS.
4Matthew 2
1 The time and place of Christ’s birth. 11 The Wisemen offer their presents. 14 Christ fleeth into
Egypt. 16 The young children are slain. 23 Joseph turneth into Galilee.
1 When Jesus then was born at Bethlehem in Judea, in the days of Herod the
King, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is the King of the Jews that is born? For we have seen his star in
the East, and are come to worship him.
3 When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And gathering together all the chief Priests and Scribes of the people, he asked
of them, where Christ should be born?
5 And they said unto him, At Bethlehem in Judea; for so it is written by the
6 And thou Bethlehem in the land of Judah, art not the least among the Princes
of Judah; for out of thee shall come the governor that shall feed my people Israel.
7 Then Herod privily called the Wise men, and diligently inquired of them the
time of the star that appeared.
8 And sent them to Bethlehem, saying, Go, and search diligently for the babe;
and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come also, and
worship him.
9 ¶ So when they had heard the King, they departed; and lo, the star which they
had seen in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over the place where
the babe was.
10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with an exceeding great joy.
11 And went into the house, and found the babe with Mary his mother, and fell
down, and worshipped him, and opened their treasures, and presented unto him
gifts, even gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And after they were warned of God in a dream, that they should not go again
to Herod, they returned into their country another way.
13 ¶ After their departure, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in
a dream, saying, Arise, and take the babe and his mother, and flee into Egypt,
and be there till I bring thee word, for Herod will seek the babe to destroy him.
14 So he arose and took the babe and his mother by night, and departed into
15 And was there unto the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled, which is
spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 ¶ Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the Wise men, was exceeding
wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and
in all the coasts thereof from two years old and under, according to the time
which he had diligently searched out of the Wise men.
17 Then was that fulfilled which is spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, saying,
18 In Rhama was a voice heard, mourning, and weeping, and great howling,
Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they were
19 And when Herod was dead, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a
dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the babe and his mother, and go into the land of
Israel; for they are dead which sought the babe’s life.
21 Then he arose up, and took the babe and his mother, and came into the land
of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea instead of his father
Herod, he was afraid to go thither. Yet after he was warned of God in a dream,
he turned aside into the parts of Galilee,
23 And went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the Prophets, which was, That he should be called a Nazarite. Matthew 3
1 The office, doctrine, and life of John. 4 His apparel and meat. 5 He baptizeth. 7 The Pharisees
are reproved 8 The fruits of repentance. 10 The axe at the root of the trees. 12 The fan and the
chaff. 13 Christ is baptized in Jordan. 17 And authorized by God his Father.
1 And in those days, John the Baptist came and preached in the wilderness of
2 And said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he of whom it is spoken by the Prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of
him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths
4 And this John had his garment of camel’s hair, and a girdle of a skin about his
loins, his meat was also locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the region round about
6 And they were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 Now when he saw many of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath forewarned you to
flee from the anger to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy amendment of life;
9 And think not to say with yourselves, We have Abraham to our father; for I say
unto you, that God is able even of these stones to raise up children unto
10 And now also is the axe put to the root of the trees; therefore every tree which
bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 Indeed I baptize you with water to amendment of life, but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, he will baptize
you with the holy Ghost, and with fire.
7 12 Which hath his fan in his hand, and will make clean his floor, and gather his
wheat into his garner, but will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 ¶ Then came Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him.
14 But John earnestly put him back, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee,
and comest thou to me?
15 Then Jesus answering, said to him, Let be now; for thus it becometh us to
fulfill all righteousness. So he suffered him.
16 And Jesus when he was baptized, came straight out of the water. And lo, the
heavens were opened unto him, and John saw the Spirit of God descending like a
dove, and lighting upon him.
17And lo, a voice came from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased.
Matthew 4
1 Christ fasteth and is tempted. 4 He vanquisheth the devil with Scripture. 11 The Angels
minister unto him. 12 He preacheth repentance, and that himself is come. 18 He calleth Peter,
Andrew, James, and John, and healeth all the sick.
1 Then was Jesus led aside of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the
2 And when he had fasted forty days, and forty nights, he was afterward
3 Then came to him the tempter, and said, If thou be the Son of God, command
that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answering, said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread only, but by
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
8 5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the
6 And said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is
written, that he will give his Angels charge over thee, and with their hands they
shall lift thee up, lest at any time thou shouldest dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shewed
him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And said to him, All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down, and worship
10 Then said Jesus unto him, Avoid Satan. For it is written, Thou shalt worship
the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil left him; and behold, the Angels came, and ministered unto
12 ¶ And when Jesus had heard that John was committed to prison, he returned
into Galilee.
13 And leaving Nazareth, went and dwelt in Capernaum, which is near the sea
in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim,
14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the Prophet, saying,
15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim by the way of the sea,
beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 The people which sat in darkness, saw great light; and to them which sat in
the region and shadow of death, light is risen up.
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Amend your lives, for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 ¶ And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren, Simon, which
was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they
were fishers.)
19 And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
9 20 And they straightway leaving the nets, followed him.
21 And when he was gone forth from thence, he saw other two brethren, James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother in a ship with Zebedee their father,
mending their nets, and he called them.
22 And they without tarrying, leaving the ship and their father, followed him.
23 So Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues, and preaching
the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among
the people.
24 And his fame spread abroad through all Syria; and they brought unto him all
sick people, that were taken with divers diseases, and torments, and them that
were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes out of Galilee, and Decapolis, and
Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond Jordan.
Matthew 5
3 Christ teacheth who are blessed. 13 The salt of the earth and light of the world. 14 The city set
on the hill. 15 The candle. 16 Good works. 17 Christ came to fulfill the Law. 19 The fulfilling of
Christ’s commandments. 21 What is meant by killing. 23 Reconciliation. 27 Adultery. 29
Offences. 30 Cutting off the hand. 31 Divorcement. 33 Not to swear. 39 To suffer wrong. 43 To
love our enemies. 48 Perfectness.
1 And when he saw the multitude, he went up into a mountain; and when he
was set, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
10 5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of
evil against you for my sake, falsely.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they
the Prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall
it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be
trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill, cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick,
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets. I am not come
to destroy them, but to fulfill them.
18 For truly I say unto you, Till heaven and earth perish, one jot or one tittle of
the Law shall not escape, till all things be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and teach
men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever
shall observe and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of
11 20 For I say unto you, except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the
Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was said unto them of the old time, Thou shalt not kill;
for whosoever killeth shall be culpable of judgment.
22 But I say unto you, whosoever is angry with his brother unadvisedly, shall be
culpable of judgment. And whosoever saith unto his brother, Raca, shall be
worthy to be punished by the Council. And whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be
worthy to be punished with hell fire.
23 If then thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother
hath ought against thee,
24 Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to
thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him, lest
the adversary deliver thee to the Judge, and the Judge deliver thee to the
Sergeant, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt not come out thence, till thou hast paid the
utmost farthing.
27 ¶ Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit
28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath
committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 Wherefore if thy right eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out and cast it from
thee; for better it is for thee, that one of thy members perish, than that thy whole
body should be cast into hell.
30 Also if thy right hand make thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for
better it is for thee, that one of thy members perish, than that thy whole body
should be cast into hell.
31 It hath been said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a
testimonial of divorcement.
12 32 But I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife (except it be for
fornication) causeth her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall marry her that
is divorced, committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not
forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oaths to the Lord.
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of
35 Nor yet by the earth, for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the
city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair
white or black.
37 But let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay. For whatsoever is more
than these, cometh of evil.
38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a
39 But I say unto you, Resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right
cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have
thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever will compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate
thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to
them that hate you, and pray for them which hurt you, and persecute you,
45 That ye may be the children of your Father that is in heaven; for he maketh
his sun to arise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and unjust.
13 46 For if ye love them, which love you, what reward shall you have? Do not the
Publicans even the same?
47 And if ye be friendly to your brethren only, what singular thing do ye? Do
not even the Publicans likewise?
48 Ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father which is in heaven, is perfect.
Matthew 6
1 Of alms. 5 Prayer. 14 Forgiving one another. 16 Fasting. 19 He forbiddeth the careful seeking
of worldly things, and willeth men to put their whole trust in him. 20 We must succor the poor.
24 God and riches. 25 Careful seeking for meat and drink, and apparel, forbidden. 33 The
kingdom of God and his righteousness.
1 Take heed that ye give not your alms before men to be seen of them, or else ye
shall have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou givest thine alms, thou shalt not make a trumpet to be
blown before thee, as the hypocrites do in the Synagogues and in the streets, to
be praised of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
3 But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right
hand doeth,
4 That thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father that seeth in secret, he will
reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and
pray in the Synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, because they would be
seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and when thou hast shut thy
door, pray unto thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in
secret, shall reward thee openly.
14 7 Also when ye pray, use no vain repetitions as the Heathen, for they think to be
heard for their much babbling.
8 Be ye not like them therefore; for your Father knoweth whereof ye have need,
before ye ask of him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye, Our father which art in heaven, hallowed
be thy Name.
10 Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done even in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
14 For if ye do forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also
forgive you.
15 But if ye do not forgive men their trespasses, no more will your Father forgive
you your trespasses.
16 Moreover, when ye fast, look not sour as the hypocrites, for they disfigure
their faces, that they might seem unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, that
they have their reward.
17 But when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face,
18 That thou seem not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
19 ¶ Lay not up treasures for yourselves upon the earth, where the moth and
canker corrupt, and where thieves dig through and steal.
20 But lay up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither the moth nor
canker corrupteth, and where thieves neither dig through nor steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 ¶ The light of the body is the eye; if then thine eye be single, thy whole body
shall be light.
15 23 But if thine eye be wicked, then all thy body shall be dark. Wherefore if the
light that is in thee, be darkness, how great is that darkness?
24 No man can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the
other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God
and riches.
25 Therefore I say unto you, be not careful for your life, what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life
more worth than meat? And the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the heaven, for they sow not, neither reap, nor carry into
the barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than
27 Which of you by taking care is able to add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why care ye for raiment? Learn how the Lilies of the field do grow; they
are not wearied, neither spin;
29 Yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like
one of these.
30 Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field which is today, and
tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not do much more unto you, O ye of little
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or what shall we
drink? Or wherewith shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things seek the Gentiles) for your heavenly Father knoweth
that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these
things shall be ministered unto you.
34 Care not then for the morrow, for the morrow shall care for itself. The day
hath enough with his own grief.
16Matthew 7
1 Christ forbiddeth rash judgment. 6 Not to cast holy things unto dogs. 7 To ask, seek, or knock.
12 The scope of the Scripture. 13 The strait and wide gate. 15 False Prophets. 16 The good tree
and evil. 22 False miracles. 24 The house on the rock or upon the sand.
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with what measure
ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why seest thou the mote, that is in thy brother’s eye, and perceivest not
the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how sayest thou to thy brother, Suffer me to cast out the mote out of thine
eye, and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Hypocrite, first cast out that beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou
see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 ¶ Give ye not that which is holy to dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before
swine, lest they tread them under their feet, and turning again, all to rent you.
7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you.
8 For whosoever asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that
knocketh, it shall be opened.
9 For what man is there among you, which if his son ask him bread, would give
him a stone?
10 Or if he ask fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, which are evil, can give to your children good gifts, how much
more shall your Father which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask
12 Therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do ye to
them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
17 13 ¶ Enter in at the strait gate; for it is the wide gate, and broad way that leadeth
to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat;
14 Because the gate is strait, and the way narrow that leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it.
15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Or figs of
17 So every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and a corrupt tree bringeth forth
evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the
20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven, but he that doeth my Father’s will which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not by thy Name
prophesied? And by thy name cast out devils? And by thy name done many
great works?
23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you, depart from me ye that
work iniquity.
24 Whosoever then heareth of me these words, and doeth the same, I will liken
him to a wise man, which hath built his house on a rock;
25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon
that house, and it fell not, for it was grounded on a rock.
26 But whosoever heareth these my words, and doeth them not, shall be likened
unto a foolish man, which hath built his house upon the sand;
18 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon
that house, and it fell, and the fall thereof was great.
28 ¶ And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these words, the people were
astonished at his doctrine.
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the Scribes.
Matthew 8
3 Christ healeth the leper. 5 The Centurion’s faith. 11 The vocation of the Gentiles. 14 Peter’s
mother in law healed. 19 The Scribe would follow Christ. 21 Christ’s poverty 23 The tempest on
the sea. 24 He stilleth the sea and the wind. 28 And driveth the devils out of the possessed, into
the swine.
1 Now when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed
2 And lo, there came a Leper and worshipped him, saying, Master, if thou wilt,
thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus putting forth his hand, touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean.
And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 Then Jesus said unto him, See thou tell no man, but go, and shew thyself unto
the Priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a witness to them.
5 ¶ When Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion,
beseeching him,
6 And said, Master, my servant lieth sick at home of the palsy, and is grievously
7 And Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him.
19 8 But the Centurion answered, saying, Master, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only, and my servant shall be
9 For I am a man also under the authority of another, and have soldiers under me;
and I say to one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to
my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard that, he marveled, and said to them that followed him,
Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, even in Israel.
11 But I say unto you, that many shall come from the East and West, and shall sit
down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 And the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into utter darkness; there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 Then Jesus said unto the Centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so
be it unto thee. And his servant was healed the same hour.
14 And when Jesus came to Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid down,
and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; so she arose, and ministered
unto them.
16 When the Even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed
with devils; and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were
17 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by Isaiah the Prophet, saying, He
took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
18 ¶ And when Jesus saw great multitudes of people about him, he commanded
them to go over the water.
19 Then came there a certain Scribe, and said unto him, Master, I will follow
thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 But Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven
have nests, but the Son of man hath not whereon to rest his head.
20 21 ¶ And another of his disciples said unto him, Master, suffer me first to go,
and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.
23 ¶ And when he was entered into the ship, his disciples followed him.
24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was
covered with waves; but he was asleep.
25 Then his disciples came, and awoke him, saying, Master, save us; we perish.
26 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds and the sea, and so there was a great calm.
27 And the men marveled, saying, What man is this, that both the winds and the
sea obey him?
28 ¶ And when he was come to the other side into the country of the
Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, which came out of the
graves very fierce, so that no man might go by that way.
29 And behold, they cried out, saying, Jesus the Son of God, what have we to do
with thee? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
30 Now there was afar off from them, a great herd of swine feeding.
31 And the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go into
the herd of swine.
32 And he said unto them, Go. So they went out and departed into the herd of
swine, and behold, the whole herd of swine was carried with violence from a
steep down place into the sea, and died in the water.
33 Then the herdsmen fled, and when they were come into the city, they told all
things, and what was become of them that were possessed with the devils.
34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they
besought him to depart out of their coasts.
21Matthew 9
2 He healeth the palsy. 5 And forgiveth sins. 9 He calleth and visiteth Matthew. 10 Sinners. 13
Mercy. 15 He answereth the Pharisees and John’s disciples. 16 Of the raw cloth and new wine.
18 The ruler’s daughter raised. 22 He healeth the woman of the bloody issue. 23 Two blind men
by faith receive sight. 25 He raiseth Jairus’ daughter. 29 Giveth two blind men their sight. 33
Maketh a dumb man to speak. 35 Preacheth and healeth in diverse places. 37 The harvest and
workmen. 38 And exhorteth to prayers for the advancement of the Gospel.
1 Then he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2 And lo, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy lying on a bed. And Jesus
seeing their faith, said to the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good comfort; thy sins
are forgiven thee.
3 And behold, certain of the Scribes said with themselves, This man
4 But when Jesus saw their thoughts, he said, Wherefore think ye evil things in
your hearts?
5 For whether is it easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say, Arise, and
6 And that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority in earth to forgive
sins, (then said he unto the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go to
thy house.
7 And he arose, and departed to his own house.
8 So when the multitude saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, which had
given such authority to men.
9 ¶ And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man sitting at the receipt of
custom, named Matthew, and said to him, Follow me. And he arose, and
followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, behold, many Publicans
and sinners that came thither, sat down at the table with Jesus and his disciples.
22 11 And when the Pharisees saw that, they said to his disciples, Why eateth your
Master with Publicans and sinners?
12 Now when Jesus heard it, he said unto them, The whole need not a Physician,
but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, for I am
not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance.
14 ¶ Then came the disciples of John to him, saying, Why do we and the
Pharisees fast oft, and thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the marriage chamber mourn
as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the
bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
16 Moreover, no man pieceth an old garment with a piece of new cloth; for that
which should fill it up, taketh away from the garment, and the breach is worse.
17 Neither do they put new wine into old vessels; for then the vessels would
break, and the wine would be spilt, and the vessels would perish; but they put
new wine into new vessels, and so are both preserved.
18 ¶ While he thus spake unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and
worshipped him, saying, My daughter is now deceased; but come and lay thy
hand on her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose and followed him with his disciples.
20 (And behold, a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve
years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.
21 For she said in herself, If I may touch but his garment only, I shall be whole.
22 Then Jesus turned him about, and seeing her, did say, Daughter, be of good
comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole at
that same moment.)
23 Now when Jesus came into the Ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the
multitude making noise,
23 24 He said unto them, Get you hence; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And
they laughed him to scorn.
25 And when the multitude were put forth, he went in and took her by the hand,
and the maid arose.
26 And this bruit went throughout all that land.
27 And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and
saying, O son of David, have mercy upon us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind came to him, and Jesus said
unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? And they said unto him, Yea,
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened, and Jesus gave them great charge, saying, See
that no man know it.
31 But when they were departed, they spread abroad his fame throughout all
that land.
32 ¶ And as they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed
with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake; then the multitude
marveled, saying, The like was never seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils, through the prince of devils.
35 ¶ And Jesus went about all cities and towns, teaching in their Synagogues,
and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every
disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitude, he had compassion upon them, because they
were dispersed, and scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then said he to his disciples, Surely the harvest is great, but the laborers are
38 Wherefore pray the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers
into his harvest.
24Matthew 10
1 The gift of healing given to the Apostles. 5 Christ sendeth out his Apostles to preach in Judea.
7 He giveth them charge, teaching them, and comforteth them against persecution 13 Peace. 14
Shaking off the dust. 18 Affliction. 20 The holy Ghost speaketh by his ministers. 22
Continuance unto the end. 23 Fleeing from persecution. 26 Whom we ought to fear. 28 Fear. 29
Two sparrows. 30 Our hairs are counted. 32 The confess Christ. 34 Peace and the sword. 35
Variance. 37 Not to love our parents more than Christ. 38 To take up our cross. 39 To save or
lose the life. 40 To receive the Preachers.
1 And he called his twelve disciples unto him, and gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every sickness, and every disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve Apostles are these. The first is Simon called
Peter, and Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the Publican; James the son of
Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve did Jesus send forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into
the way of the Gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter ye not;
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise up the dead, cast out the devils. Freely
ye have received, freely give.
9 Possess not gold, nor silver, nor money in your girdles.
10 Nor a scrip for the journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor a staff; for
the workman is worthy of his meat.
25 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it,
and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into a house, salute the same.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not
worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart
out of that house, or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Truly I say unto you, it shall be easier for them of the land of Sodom and
Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 ¶ Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as
serpents, and innocent as doves.
17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to the Councils, and will
scourge you in their Synagogues.
18 And ye shall be brought to the Governors and Kings for my sake, in witness
to them, and to the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak;
for it shall be given you in that hour, what ye shall say.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21 And the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son, and
the children shall rise against their parents, and shall cause them to die.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my Name; but he that endureth to the
end, he shall be saved.
23 And when they persecute you in this city, flee into another; for verily I say
unto you, ye shall not finish going over all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man
be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple to be as his master is, and the servant as his lord.
If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of
his household?
26 26 Fear them not therefore, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be
disclosed, nor hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light; and what ye hear in the ear,
that preach ye on the houses.
28 And fear ye not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but
rather fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing, and one of them shall not fall on the
ground without your Father?
30 Yea, and all the hairs of your head are numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my
Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace into the earth; I came not to send
peace, but the sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter
against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me. And he
that loveth son, or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that will find his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake,
shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him
that hath sent me.
27 41 He that receiveth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receive a Prophet’s
reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man,
shall receive the reward of a righteous man.
42 And whosoever shall give unto one of these little ones to drink a cup of cold
water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his
Matthew 11
1 Christ preacheth. 2 John Baptist sendeth his disciples unto Christ. 7 Christ’s testimony
concerning John. 13 The Law and the Prophets. 15 Christ and John. 18 The opinion of the people
concerning Christ and John. 21 Chorazin, Bethsaida. 25 The Gospel is revealed to the simple. 28
They that labor and are laden. 29 Christ’s yoke.
1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of commanding his
twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2 ¶ And when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his
disciples, and said unto him,
3 Art thou he that should come, or shall we look for another?
4 And Jesus answering, said unto them, Go, and shew John, what things ye have
heard and seen.
5 The blind receive sight, and the halt do walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the
deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor receive the Gospel.
6 And blessed is he that shall not be offended in me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to speak unto the multitude of John, What
went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that
wear soft clothing, are in King’s houses.
9 But what went ye out to see? A Prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and more than a
28 10 For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy
face which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them which are begotten of women, arose there
not a greater than John Baptist, notwithstanding, he that is the least in the
kingdom of heaven, is greater than he.
12 And from the time of John Baptist hitherto, the kingdom of heaven suffereth
violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied unto John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was to come.
15 ¶ He that hath ears to hear let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto little children
which sit in the markets, and call unto their fellows,
17 And say, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced, we have
mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton and
a drinker of wine, a friend unto Publicans and sinners, but wisdom is justified of
her children.
20 ¶ Then began he to upbraid the cities, wherein most of his great works were
done, because they repented not.
21 Woe be to thee Chorazin! Woe be to thee Bethsaida! For if the great works
which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they had repented
long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say to you, It shall be easier for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment,
than for you.
23 And thou Capernaum, which art lifted up unto heaven, shalt be brought
down to hell; for if the great works, which have been done in thee, had been
done among them of Sodom, they had remained to this day.
29 24 But I say unto you, that it shall be easier for them of the land of Sodom in the
day of judgment, than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered, and said, I give thee thanks, O Father, Lord of
heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and men of
understanding, and hast opened them unto babes.
26 It is so, O Father, because thy good pleasure was such.
27 All things are given unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but
the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the
Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that are weary and laden, and I will ease you.
29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me that I am meek and lowly in heart, and
ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Matthew 12
1 The disciples pluck the ears of corn. 3 Christ excuseth his disciples which pluck the ears of
corn. 6 Mercy, sacrifice. 10 He healeth the dried hand. 11 We must do good on the Sabbath. 22
Helpeth the possessed that was blind and dumb. 25 A kingdom divided. 31 Sin, blasphemy. 33
The good or evil tree. 34 The generation of vipers. 35 Of good words. 36 Of idle words. 38 He
rebuketh the unfaithful that would need to have tokens. 42 The Queen of Sheba. 43 The true
mother and brethren of Christ. 49 And sheweth who is his brother, sister and mother.
1 At that time Jesus went on a Sabbath day through the corn, and his disciples
were a hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
2 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do
that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did when he was a
hungered, and they that were with him?
30 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was
not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the
5 Or have ye not read in the Law, how that on the Sabbath days the Priests in the
Temple break the Sabbath, and are blameless?
6 But I say unto you, that here is one greater than the Temple.
7 Wherefore if ye knew what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye
would not have condemned the innocents.
8 For the Son of man is Lord, even of the Sabbath.
9 And he departed thence, and went into their Synagogue;
10 And behold, there was a man which had his hand dried up. And they asked
him, saying, Is it lawful to heal upon a Sabbath day? that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have a
sheep, and if it fall on a Sabbath day into a pit, will not take it and lift it out?
12 How much more then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to
do well on a Sabbath day.
13 Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth, and
it was made whole as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and consulted against him, how they might
destroy him.
15 But when Jesus knew it, he departed thence, and great multitudes followed
him, and he healed them all,
16 And charged them that they should not make him known,
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the Prophet, saying,
18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul
delighteth; I will put my Spirit on him, and he shall shew judgment to the
19 He shall not strive, nor cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
31 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till
he bring forth judgment unto victory.
21 And in his Name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 ¶ Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, both blind, and
dumb, and he healed him, so that he which was blind and dumb, both spake and
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this that son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man casteth the devils no
otherwise out but through Beelzebub the prince of devils.
25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided
against itself, shall be brought to naught, and every city or house divided against
itself shall not stand.
26 So if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his
kingdom endure?
27 Also if I through Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast
them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then is the kingdom of God come
unto you.
29 Else how can a man enter into a strong man’s house and spoil his goods,
except he first bind the strong man, and then spoil his house?
30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me,
31 Wherefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto
men, but the blasphemy against the holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be
forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the holy Ghost, it shall not be
forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree evil, and
his fruit evil; for the tree is known by the fruit.
32 34 O generations of vipers, how can you speak good things, when ye are evil?
For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things;
and an evil man out of an evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, that of every idle word that men shall speak, they shall
give account thereof at the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
38 ¶ Then answered certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees, saying, Master,
we would see a sign of thee.
39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh
a sign, but no sign shall be given unto it, save that sign of the Prophet Jonah.
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the
Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and
condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater
than Jonah is here.
42 The Queen of the South shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall
condemn it, for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom
of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
43 ¶ Now when the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh throughout
dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came; and when he
is come, he findeth it empty, swept and garnished.
45 ¶ Then he goeth, and taketh unto him seven other spirits worse than himself,
and they enter in, and dwell there; and the end of that man is worse than the
beginning. Even so shall it be with this wicked generation.
46 ¶ While he yet spake to the multitude, behold, his mother, and his brethren
stood without, desiring to speak with him.
33 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without,
desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered, and said to him that told him, Who is my mother, and who
are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples and said, Behold my
mother, and my brethren.
50 For whosoever shall do my Father’s will which is in heaven, the same is my
brother and sister and mother.
Matthew 13
3 The state of the kingdom of God set forth by the parable of the seed. 14 Why Jesus spake in
parables. 18 The exposition of the parable. 24 The parable of the tares. 31 Of the mustard seed.
33 Of the leaven. 44 Of the treasure hid in the field. 45 Of the pearls. 47 Of the draw net cast
into the sea. 57 Christ is not received of his countrymen the Nazarites.
1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes resorted unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat
down, and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 Then he spake many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went
forth to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured
them up.
5 And some fell upon stony ground, where they had not much earth, and anon
they sprung up, because they had no depth of earth.
6 And when the sun was up, they were parched, and for lack of rooting
withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up, and choked them.
8 And some again fell in good ground, and brought forth fruit, one corn a
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and another thirtyfold.
34 9 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 ¶ Then the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in
11 And he answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know
the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but
whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they seeing, do not see, and
hearing, they hear not, neither understand.
14 So in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which prophecy saith, By
hearing, ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and
shall not perceive.
15 For this people’s heart is waxed fat, and their ears are dull of hearing, and
with their eyes they have winked, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should return, that
I might heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, that many Prophets, and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them, and to hear
those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 ¶ Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 Whensoever any man heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it
not, the evil one cometh, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart;
and this is he which hath received the seed by the way side.
20 And he that received seed in the stony ground, is he which heareth the word,
and incontinently with joy receiveth it,
21 Yet hath he no root in himself, and dureth but a season, for as soon as
tribulation or persecution cometh because of the word, by and by he is offended.
35 22 And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, but
the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he is
made unfruitful.
23 But he that received the seed in the good ground, is he that heareth the word,
and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.
24 ¶ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
like unto a man which sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while men slept, there came his enemy and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way.
26 And when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared
the tares also.
27 Then came the servants of the householder, and said unto him, Master,
sowedst not thou good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?
28 And he said unto them, Some envious man hath done this. Then the servants
said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay, lest while ye go about to gather the tares, ye pluck up also
with them the wheat.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to
the reapers, Gather ye first the tares, and bind them in sheaves to burn them; but
gather the wheat into my barn.
31 ¶ Another parable he put forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man taketh and soweth in his field;
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest
among herbs, and it is a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and build in the
branches thereof.
33 ¶ Another parable spake he to them, The kingdom of heaven is like unto
leaven, which a woman taketh and hideth in three pecks of meal, till all be
34 ¶ All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, and without
parables spake he not unto them,
36 35 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, I will
open my mouth in parables, and will utter the things which have been kept
secret from the foundation of the world.
36 Then sent Jesus the multitude away, and went into the house. And his
disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the
37 Then answered he, and said to them, He that soweth the good seed, is the Son
of man.
38 And the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom,
and the tares are the children of that wicked one.
39 And the enemy that soweth them, is the devil, and the harvest is the end of
the world, and the reapers be the Angels.
40 As then the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end
of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his
kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity,
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the just men shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He
that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
44 ¶ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hid in the field, which
when a man hath found, he hideth it, and for joy thereof departeth, and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 ¶ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man that seeketh good
46 Who having found a pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and
bought it.
47 ¶ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a draw net cast into the sea, that
gathereth of all kinds of things.
37 48 Which, when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into
vessels, and cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The Angels shall go forth, and sever the
bad from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing
of teeth.
51 ¶ Jesus said unto them, Understand ye all these things? They said unto him,
Yea, Lord.
52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe which is taught unto the
kingdom of heaven, is like unto a householder, which bringeth forth out of his
treasure things both new and old.
53 ¶ And it came to pass, that when Jesus had ended these parables, he
departed thence.
54 And came into his own country, and taught them in their Synagogue, so that
they were astonished, and said, Whence cometh this wisdom and great works
unto this man?
55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren
James and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56 And are not his sisters all with us? Whence then hath he all these things?
57 And they were offended with him. Then Jesus said to them, A Prophet is not
without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
58 And he did not many great works there, for their unbelief’s sake.
38Matthew 14
1 Herod’s opinion concerning Christ. 3 Wherefore John was bound. 10 John is beheaded. 13 Jesus
despaireth. 19 Christ feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. 23 Christ
prayeth. 24 The Apostles tossed with the waves. 25 He appeareth by night unto his disciples
upon the sea. 27 Faith. 30 Peter in jeopardy. 31 And saveth Peter. 33 They confess him to be the
son of God. 36 He healeth all that touched the hem of his garment.
1 At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
2 And said unto his servants, This is John Baptist. He is risen again from the
dead, and therefore great works are wrought by him.
3 For Herod had taken John, and bound him, and put him in prison for
Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.
4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because
they counted him as a Prophet.
6 But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before
them, and pleased Herod.
7 Wherefore he promised with an oath, that he would give her whatsoever she
would ask.
8 And she being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John
Baptist’s head in a platter.
9 And the King was sorry. Nevertheless, because of the oath, and them that sat
with him at the table, he commanded it to be given her,
10 And sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a platter, and given to the maid, and she
brought it unto her mother.
12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and
told Jesus.
39 13 And when Jesus heard it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart.
And when the multitude had heard it, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth and saw a great multitude, and was moved with
compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 ¶ And when even was come, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a
desert place, and the time is already past; let the multitude depart, that they may
go into the towns, and buy them vitailles.
16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go away; give ye them to eat.
17 Then said they unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18 And he said, Bring them hither to me.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five
loaves, and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake, and
gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were sufficed, and they took up of the fragments
that remained, twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten, were about five thousand men, beside women and
little children.
22 ¶ And straightway Jesus compelled his disciples to enter into a ship, and to
go over before him, while he sent the multitude away.
23 And as soon as he had sent the multitude away, he went up into a mountain
alone to pray; and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 And the ship was now in the midst of the sea, and was tossed with waves; for
it was a contrary wind.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the
26 And when his disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled,
saying, It is a spirit, and cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good comfort, It is I; be
not afraid.
40 28 Then Peter answered him, and said, Master, if it be thou, bid me come unto
thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he
walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw a mighty wind, he was afraid, and as he began to sink, he
cried, saying, Master, save me.
31 So immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to
him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And as soon as they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth
thou art the Son of God.
34 ¶ And when they were come over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place knew him, they sent out into all that country
round about, and brought unto him all that were sick,
36 And besought him, that they might touch the hem of his garment only; and as
many as touched it were made whole.
Matthew 15
1 The commandments and traditions of men. 3 Christ excuseth his disciples, and rebuketh the
Scribes and Pharisees, for transgressing God’s commandment by their own traditions. 12
Offences. 13 The plant that shall be rooted out. 14 Blind leading the blind. 18 What things
defile a man. 22 He delivereth the woman of Canaan’s daughter. 26 The bread of the children. 28
Faith. 30 He healeth the sick. 36 And feedeth four thousand men, beside women and children,
1 Then came to Jesus the Scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
41 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders? For they wash not
their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God hath commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother; and he that
curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to father or mother, By the gift that is offered
by me, thou mayest have profit,
6 Though he honor not his father, or his mother, shall be free. Thus have ye made
the commandment of God of no authority by your tradition.
7 O hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well of you, saying,
8 This people draweth near unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with
the lips, but their heart is far off from me.
9 But in vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines, men’s precepts.
10 Then he called the multitude unto him, and said to them, Hear and
11 That which goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man, but that which cometh
out of the mouth, that defileth the man.
12 ¶ Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Perceivest thou not, that the
Pharisees are offended in hearing this saying?
13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not
planted, shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead
the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 ¶ Then answered Peter, and said to him, Declare unto us this parable.
16 Then said Jesus, Are ye yet without understanding?
17 Perceive ye not yet, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the
belly, and is cast out into the draught?
42 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come from the heart, and
they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications,
thefts, false testimonies, slanders.
20 These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands,
defileth not the man.
21 And Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman a Canaanite came out of the same coasts, and cried,
saying unto him, Have mercy on me, O Lord, the son of David; my daughter is
miserably vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. Then came to him his disciples, and
besought him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered, and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house
of Israel.
25 Yet she came, and worshipped him, saying, Lord help me.
26 And he answered, and said, It is not good to take the children’s bread, and to
cast it to whelps.
27 But she said, Truth, Lord; yet indeed the whelps eat of the crumbs, which fall
from their master’s table.
28 Then Jesus answered, and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith; be it to
thee, as thou desirest. And her daughter was made whole at that hour.
29 ¶ So Jesus went away from thence, and came near unto the sea of Galilee,
and went up into a mountain and sat down there.
30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them, halt, blind, dumb,
maimed, and many others, and cast them down, at Jesus’ feet, and he healed
31 In so much that the multitude wondered, to see the dumb speak, the maimed
whole, the halt to go, and the blind to see; and they glorified the God of Israel.
43 32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on this
multitude, because they have continued with me already three days, and have
nothing to eat; and I will not let them depart fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples said unto him, Whence should we get so much bread in the
wilderness, as should suffice so great a multitude!
34 And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven,
and a few little fishes.
35 Then he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground,
36 And took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them,
and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were sufficed, and they took up of the fragments
that remained, seven baskets full.
38 And they that had eaten, were four thousand men, beside women, and little
39 Then Jesus sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the parts of
Matthew 16
1 The Pharisees require a token. 6 Jesus warneth his disciples of the Pharisees’ doctrine. 13 The
people’s opinion of Christ. 16 The confession of Peter. 17 Faith cometh of God. 18 The rock. 19
The keys of the kingdom. 21 Christ fore-sheweth his death. 24 The faithful must bear the cross.
25 To win or lose the life. 27 Christ’s coming.
1 Then came the Pharisees and Sadducees, and did tempt him, desiring him to
shew them a sign from heaven.
2 But he answered, and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, Fair weather,
for the sky is red.
44 3 And in the morning, ye say, Today shall be a tempest, for the sky is red and
lowering. O hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and can ye not discern
the signs of the times?
4 The wicked generation, and adulterous seeketh a sign; and there shall no sign
be given it, but that sign of the Prophet Jonah. So he left them, and departed.
5 ¶ And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to
take bread with them.
6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and Sadducees.
7 And they thought in themselves, saying, It is because we have brought no
8 But Jesus knowing it, said unto them, O ye of little faith, why think you thus in
yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves, when there were five
thousand men, and how many baskets took ye up?
10 Neither the seven loaves when there were four thousand men, and how many
baskets took ye up?
11 Why perceive ye not that I said not unto you concerning bread, that ye should
beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?
12 Then understood they that he had not said that they should beware of the
leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and Sadducees.
13 ¶ Now when Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his
disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?
14 And they said, Some say, John Baptist; and some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah,
or one of the Prophets.
15 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 Then Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the
living God.
45 17 And Jesus answered, and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon, the son of
Jonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is
in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build
my Church; and the gates of hell shall not overcome it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever
thou shalt bind upon earth, shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt
loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus
the Christ.
21 ¶ From that time forth Jesus began to shew unto his disciples, that he must
go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the Elders, and of the high Priests,
and Scribes, and be slain and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, Master, pity
thyself; this shall not be unto thee.
23 Then he turned back, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan! Thou
art an offence unto me, because thou understandest not the things that are of
God, but the things that are of men.
24 Jesus then said to his disciples, If any man will follow me, let him forsake
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life
for my sake, shall find it.
26 For what shall it profit a man though he should win the whole world, if he
lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give for recompense of his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his Angels, and
then shall he give to every man according to his deeds.
28 Verily I say unto you, there be some of them that stand here, which shall not
taste of death, till they have seen the Son of man come in his kingdom.
46Matthew 17
2 The transfiguration of Christ upon the mountain of Thabor. 5 Christ ought to be heard. 11
Elijah. 13 John Baptist. 15 He healeth the lunatic. 17 The unbelief of the Apostles. 20 The power
of faith. 21 Prayer and fasting. 22 Christ foretelleth them before his passion. 24 He payeth
1And after six days, Jesus took Peter and James, and John his brother, and
brought them up into a high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his
clothes were as white as the light.
3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses, and Elijah, talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; if
thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses,
and one for Elijah.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud shadowed them, and behold, there
came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is that my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased; hear him.
6 And when the disciples heard that, they fell on their faces, and were sore
7 Then Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9 ¶ And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,
Shew the vision to no man, until the Son of man rise again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the Scribes that Elias must
first come?
11 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, Certainly Elijah must first come,
and restore all things.
47 12 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but
have done unto him whatsoever they would. Likewise shall also the Son of man
suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples perceived that he spake unto them of John Baptist.
14 ¶ And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain
man, and kneeled down to him,
15 And said, Master, have pity on my son, for he is lunatic, and is sore vexed, for
oft times he falleth into the fire, and oft times into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not heal him.
17 Then Jesus answered, and said, O generation faithless, and crooked, how long
now shall I be with you! How long now shall I suffer you! Bring him hither to
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he went out of him, and the child was
healed at that hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto you,
if ye have faith as much as is a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this
mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall
be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.
22 ¶ And as they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall
be delivered into the hands of men,
23 And they shall kill him, but the third day shall he rise again. And they were
very sorry.
24 ¶ And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received poll money,
came to Peter, and said, Doeth not your Master pay tribute?
25 He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him,
saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the Kings of the earth take
tribute, or poll money? Of their children, or of strangers?
48 26 Peter said unto him, Of strangers. Then said Jesus unto him, Then are the
children free.
27 Nevertheless, lest we should offend them, go to the sea, and cast in an angle,
and take the first fish that cometh up, and when thou hast opened his mouth,
thou shalt find a piece of twenty pence, that take, and give it unto them for me
and thee.
Matthew 18
1 The greatest in the kingdom of God. 3 He teacheth his disciples to be humble and harmless. 5
To receive a little child. 6 To avoid occasion of evil. 7 Offences. 9 The pulling out of the eye. 10
Not to condemn the little ones. 11 Why Christ came. 15 Of brotherly correction. 17 The
authority of the Church. 19 The commendation of prayer and godly assemblies. 21 Of brotherly
forgiveness. 23 The parable of the king that taketh an account of his servants.
1 The same time the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the
kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my Name, receiveth me.
6 But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were
better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were
drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe be unto the world because of offences, for it must needs be that offences
shall come, but woe be to that man by whom the offence cometh.
49 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot cause thee to offend, cut them off, and cast
them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life, halt, or maimed, than having
two hands, or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out and cast it from thee; it is
better for thee to enter into life with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into
hell fire.
10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones, for I say unto you, that in
heaven their Angels always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone
astray, doeth he not leave ninety and nine, and go into the mountains, and seek
that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that
sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
14 So is it not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little
ones should perish.
15 ¶ Moreover, if thy brother trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault
between thee and him alone; if he hear thee, thou hast won thy brother.
16 But if he hear thee not, take yet with thee one or two, that by the mouth of
two or three witnesses, every word may be confirmed.
17 And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the Church; and if he refuse to hear
the Church also, let him be unto thee as a heathen man, and a Publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven;
and whatsoever ye loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again, verily I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree in earth upon
anything, whatsoever they shall desire, it shall be given them of my Father which
is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the
midst of them.
50 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Master, how oft shall my brother sin
against me, and I shall forgive him? Unto seven times?
22 Jesus said unto him, I say not to thee, Unto seven times, but, Unto seventy
times seven times.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain King, which would
take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which ought
him ten thousand talents.
25 And because he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and
his wife, and his children, and all that he had, and the debt to be paid.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, refrain
thine anger toward me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then that servant’s lord had compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him
the debt.
28 But when the servant was departed, he found one of his fellow servants
which ought him a hundred pence, and he laid hands on him, and took him by
the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 Then his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying,
Refrain thine anger towards me, and I will pay thee all.
30 Yet he would not, but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the
31 And when his other fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry,
and came, and declared unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord called him unto him, and said to him, O evil servant, I forgave
thee all that debt, because thou prayedst me.
33 Oughtest not thou also to have had pity on thy fellow servant, even as I had
pity on thee?
34 So his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay
all that was due to him.
51 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do unto you, except ye forgive from
your hearts, each one to his brother their trespasses.
Matthew 19
2 The sick are healed. 3 Christ sheweth for what cause a woman may be divorced. 11
Countenance is a gift of God. 12 Eunuchs. 13 Children brought to Christ. 16 To obtain life
everlasting. 17 God only good; the Commandments must be kept. 21 A perfect man. 23 A rich
man. 24 That rich men can scarcely be saved. 26 Salvation cometh of God. 28 He promiseth
them which have left all to follow him, life everlasting.
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed
from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan.
2 And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.
3 ¶ Then came unto him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying to him, Is it
lawful for a man to put away his wife upon every fault?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made
them at the beginning, made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause, shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave unto
his wife, and they twain, shall be one flesh.
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. Let not man therefore put
asunder that, which God hath coupled together.
7 They said to him, Why did then Moses command to give a bill of divorcement,
and to put her away?
8 He said unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your heart, suffered you
to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
52 9 I say therefore unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be
for whoredom, and marry another, committeth adultery; and whosoever
marrieth her which is divorced, doeth commit adultery.
10 Then said his disciples to him, If the matter be so between man and wife, it is
not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this thing, save they to whom
it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born of their mother’s belly; and
there be some eunuchs, which be gelded by men; and there be some eunuchs,
which have gelded themselves for the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to
receive this, let him receive it.
13 ¶ Then were brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands
on them, and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come to me; for of
such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And when he had put his hands on them, he departed thence.
16 ¶ And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing
shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but
one, even God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He said to him, Which? And Jesus said, These, Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt
not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness;
19 Honor thy father and mother; and Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
20 The young man said unto him, I have observed all these things from my
youth. What lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give it
to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, and follow me.
22 And when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful; for he
had great possessions.
53 23 Then Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall
hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 And when his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who
then can be saved?
26 And Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but
with God all things are possible.
27 ¶ Then answered Peter, and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and
followed thee; what therefore shall we have?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say to you, that when the Son of man shall
sit in the throne of his majesty, ye which followed me in the regeneration, shall
sit also upon twelve thrones, and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And whosoever shall forsake houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my Name’s sake, he shall receive a
hundredfold more, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30But many that are first, shall be last, and the last shall be first.
Matthew 20
1 Christ teacheth by a similitude, that God is debtor unto no man, and how he alway calleth men
to his labor. 15 The evil eye. 17 He admonisheth them of his passion. 20 Zebedees’ sons. 21 The
cup. 23 Christ is our minister. 28 Christ payeth our ransom. 30 He giveth two blind men their
1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain householder, which went out
at the dawning of the day to hire laborers into his vineyard.
2 And he agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, and sent them into his
54 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the
4 And said unto them, Go ye also into my vineyard, and whatsoever is right, I
will give you. And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And he went about the eleventh hour, and found others standing idle, and
said unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They said unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He said to them, Go ye
also into my vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8 ¶ And when even was come, the master of the vineyard said unto his steward,
Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning at the last, till thou come to
the first.
9 And they which were hired about the eleventh hour, came and received every
man a penny.
10 Now when the first came, they supposed that they should receive more, but
they likewise received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the master of the
12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them
equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13 And he answered one of them, saying, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst thou
not agree with me for a penny?
14 Take that which is thine own, and go thy way; I will give unto this last, as
much as to thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do as I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because
I am good?
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few chosen.
55 17 And Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and took the twelve disciples apart in the
way, and said unto them,
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered unto
the chief Priests, and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify
him, but the third day he shall rise again.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons,
worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wouldest thou? She said to him, Grant that these
my two sons may sit, the one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left hand in
thy kingdom.
22 And Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink
of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I shall be
baptized with? They said to him, We are able.
23 And he said unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and shall be
baptized with the baptism, that I am baptized with, but to sit at my right hand,
and at my left hand, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is
prepared of my Father.
24 And when the other ten heard this, they disdained at the two brethren.
25 Therefore Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the lords of the
Gentiles have domination over them, and they that are great, exercise authority
over them.
26 But it shall not be so among you, but whosoever will be great among you, let
him be your servant.
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his
life for the ransom of many.
29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And behold, two blind men, sitting by the way side, when they heard that
Jesus passed by, cried, saying, O Lord, the Son of David, have mercy on us.
56 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace; but
they cried the more, saying, O Lord, the Son of David, have mercy on us.
32 Then Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should
do to you?
33 They said to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 And Jesus moved with compassion, touched their eyes, and immediately
their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
Matthew 21
1 Christ rideth into Jerusalem on an ass. 12 The buyers and sellers are chased out of the Temple.
13 The house of prayer. 15 The children wish prosperity unto Christ. 19 The fig tree withereth.
22 Faith requisite in prayer. 25 John’s baptism. 28 Who do the will of God. 30 Publicans,
Harlots. 33 The parable of the husbandmen. 38 The Son killed of the husbandmen. 42 The
cornerstone rejected. 43 The Jews rejected and the Gentiles received.
1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the
mount of the Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying to them, Go into the town that is over against you, and anon ye shall
find an ass bound, and a colt with her; loose them, and bring them unto me.
3 And if any man say ought unto you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them,
and straightway he will let them go.
4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Prophet,
5 ¶ Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek and
sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass used to the yoke.
6 So the disciples went, and did as Jesus had commanded them,
7 And brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and set him
57 8 And a great multitude spread their garments in the way, and others cut down
branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 Moreover, the people that went before, and they also that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of
the Lord, Hosanna thou which art in the highest heavens.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who
is this?
11 And the people said, This is Jesus that Prophet of Nazareth in Galilee.
12 ¶ And Jesus went into the Temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and
bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the
seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer;
but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 Then the blind, and the halt came to him, in the Temple, and he healed them.
15 But when the chief Priests and Scribes saw the marvels that he did, and the
children crying in the Temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they
16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said unto them,
Yea; read ye never, By the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast made perfect
the praise?
17 ¶ So he left them, and went out of the city unto Bethany, and lodged there.
18 And in the morning, as he returned into the city, he was hungry,
19 And seeing a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon,
but leaves only, and said to it, Never fruit grow on thee henceforward. And anon
the fig tree withered.
20 And when his disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig
tree withered?
21 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have
faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do that, which I have done to the fig tree, but
58also if ye say unto this mountain, Take thyself away, and cast thyself into the sea,
it shall be done.
22 And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, if ye believe, ye shall receive it.
23 ¶ And when he was come into the Temple, the chief Priests, and the Elders of
the people came unto him, as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest
thou these things? And who gave thee this authority?
24 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, I also will ask of you a certain
thing, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven, or of men? Then they
reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say
unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
26 And if we say, Of men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a Prophet.
27 Then they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them,
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 ¶ But what think ye? A certain man had two sons, and came to the elder, and
said, Son, go and work today in my vineyard.
29 But he answered, and said,I will not; yet afterward he repented himself, and
30 Then came he to the second, and said likewise. And he answered, and said,I
will, Sir; yet he went not.
31 Whether of them twain did the will of the father? They said unto him, The
first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the Publicans and the
harlots go before you into the kingdom of God.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not;
but the Publicans and the harlots believed him, and ye though ye saw it, were
not moved with repentance afterward, that ye might believe him.
33 ¶ Hear another parable, There was a certain householder, which planted a
vineyard, and hedged it round about, and made a winepress therein, and built a
tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a strange country.
59 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the
husbandmen to receive the fruits thereof.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants and beat one, and killed another, and
stoned another.
36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the like unto
37 But last of all he sent unto them his own son, saying, They will reverence my
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is
the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us take his inheritance.
39 So they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40 When therefore the Lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those
41 They said unto him, He will cruelly destroy those wicked men, and will let
out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall deliver him the fruits in
their seasons.
42 Jesus said unto them, Read ye never in the Scriptures, The stone which the
builders refused, the same is made the head of the corner? This was the Lord’s
doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
43 Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and
shall be given to a nation, which shall bring forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, he shall be broken; but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will dash him in powder.
45 And when the chief Priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they
perceived that he spake of them.
46 And they seeking to lay hands on him, feared the people, because they took
him as a Prophet.
60Matthew 22
2 The parable of the marriage. 9 The calling of the Gentiles. 12 The wedding garments, faith. 16
Of Caesar’s tribute. 23 They question with Christ touching the resurrection. 32 God is of the
living. 36 The greatest commandment. 37 To love God. 39 To love our neighbor. 42 Jesus
Reasoneth with the Pharisees touching the Messiah. 44 Christ’s divinity.
1 Then Jesus answered, and spake unto them again in parables, saying,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain King which married his son,
3 And sent forth his servants, to call them that were bidden to the wedding, but
they would not come.
4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold,
I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are
ready; come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, and another
about his merchandise.
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them sharply, and slew
7 But when the King heard it, he was wroth, and sent forth his warriors, and
destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then said he to his servants, Truly the wedding is prepared, but they which
were bidden, were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore out into the highways, and as many as ye find, bid them to the
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all that
ever they found, both good and bad; so the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 Then the King came in, to see the guests, and saw there a man which had not
on a wedding garment.
61 12 And he said unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, and hast not on a
wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the King to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, take him away,
and cast him into utter darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few chosen.
15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they might tangle him in
16 And they sent unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master,
we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God truly, neither carest for
any man; for thou considerest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar,
or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought him a penny.
20 And he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They said unto him, Caesars. Then said he unto them, Give therefore to
Caesar, the things which are Caesars, and give unto God, those things which are
22 And when they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.
23 ¶ The same day the Sadducees came to him, (which say that there is no
resurrection) and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, let his brother
marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren, and the first married a wife, and
deceased, and having no issue, left his wife unto his brother.
26 Likewise also the second, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
62 28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? For all
had her.
29 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, Ye are deceived, not knowing the
Scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry wives, nor wives are bestowed in
marriage, but are as the Angels of God in heaven.
31 And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what is spoken
unto you of God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is
not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard it, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 ¶ But when the Pharisees had heard, that he had put the Sadducees to
silence, they assembled together.
35 And one of them, which was an expounder of the Law, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?
37 Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all
thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and the great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hangeth the whole Law and the Prophets.
41 ¶ While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he? They said unto him,
43 He said unto them, How then doeth David in spirit, call him Lord, saying,
63 44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy
45 If then David call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And none could answer him a word, neither durst any from that day forth
ask him anymore questions.
Matthew 23
2 How the Scribes’ teaching the people the Law of Moses, behave themselves. 3 Christ
condemneth the ambition of the Scribes and Pharisees. 5 Their Phylacteries, and Fringes. 7
Greetings. 8 We are Brethren. 9 The Father. 10 The servant. 13 To shut the kingdom of heaven.
14 To devour the widow’s houses. 15 A Proselyte. 16 To swear by the Temple. 23 To tithe mint.
25 To cleanse the outside of the cup. 27 Painted sepulcher. 31 Their persecutions against the
servants of God. 33 Serpents, vipers. 37 He prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem.
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do, but after
their works do not; for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s
shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 All their works they do for to be seen of men; for they make their
phylacteries broad, and make long the fringes of their garments,
6 And love the chief place at feasts, and to have the chief seats in the assemblies,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called, Rabbi, for one is your doctor, to wit, Christ, and all ye are
9 And call no man your father upon the earth; for there is but one, your Father
which is in heaven.
64 10 Be not called doctors; for one is your doctor even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you, let him be your servant.
12 For whosoever will exalt himself, shall be brought low; and whosoever will
humble himself, shall be exalted.
13 ¶ Woe therefore be unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye
shut up the kingdom of heaven before men; for ye yourselves go not in, neither
suffer ye them that would enter, to come in.
14 Woe be unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows’
houses, even under a color of long prayers; wherefore ye shall receive the greater
15 Woe be unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and
land to make one of your profession; and when he is made, ye make him twofold
more the child of hell, than you yourselves.
16 Woe be unto you blind guides, which say, Whosoever sweareth by the
Temple, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gold of the Temple, he
17 Ye fools and blind, Whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifieth
the gold?
18 And whosoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing, but whosoever sweareth
by the offering that is upon it, offendeth.
19 Ye fools and blind, whether is greater, the offering, or the altar which
sanctifieth the offering?
20 Whosoever therefore sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things
21 And whosoever sweareth by the Temple, sweareth by it, and by him that
dwelleth therein.
22 And he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him
that sitteth thereon.
65 23 ¶ Woe be to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye tithe mint, and
anise, and cummin, and leave the weightier matters of the Law, as judgment, and
mercy and fidelity. These ought ye to have done, and not to have left the other.
24 Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 ¶ Woe be to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the
utter side of the cup, and of the platter, but within they are full of bribery and
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and platter, that the
outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe be to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited
tombs, which appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones,
and all filthiness.
28 So are ye also, for outward ye appear righteous unto men, but within ye are
full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 ¶ Woe be unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye build the tombs
of the Prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been
partners with them in the blood of the Prophets.
31 So then ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them that
murdered the Prophets.
32 Fulfill ye also the measure of your fathers.
33 O serpents, the generation of vipers, how should ye escape the damnation of
34 Wherefore behold, I send unto you Prophets, and wise men, and Scribes, and
of them ye shall kill and crucify, and of them shall ye scourge in your
Synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood that was shed upon the
earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous, unto the blood of Zacharias the son
of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation.
66 37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the Prophets, and stonest them which are
sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the hen
gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your habitation shall be left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, ye shall not see me henceforth till that ye say, Blessed is he
that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Matthew 24
2 Christ sheweth the destruction of the Temple. 4 The signs of Christ’s coming. 5 The false
Christ’s. 12 Iniquity. 13 To persevere. 14 The preaching of the Gospel. 23 False Christ’s. 29 The
signs of the end of the world. 31 The Angels. 32 The fig tree. 37 The days of Noah. 42 He
warneth them to wake. 44 The sudden coming of Christ. 45 The servant.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the Temple, and his disciples came to
him, to shew him the building of the Temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you,
there shall not be here left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be cast down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, his disciples came unto him apart,
saying, Tell us when these things shall be, and what sign shall be of thy coming,
and of the end of the world.
4 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my Name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled, for
all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and realm against realm, and there shall be
famine, and pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places.
8 All these are but the beginning of sorrows.
67 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and ye shall
be hated of all nations for my Name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall
hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall be increased, the love of many shall be cold.
13 But he that endureth to the end, he shall be saved.
14 And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached through the whole world
for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come.
15 ¶ When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by
Daniel the Prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth consider it.)
16 Then let them which be in Judea, flee into the mountains.
17 Let him which is on the house top, not come down to fetch anything out of
his house.
18 And he that is in the field, let not him return back to fetch his clothes.
19 And woe shall be to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in
those days.
20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day.
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the
world to this time, nor shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved;
but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great
signs and wonders, so that if it were possible, they should deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
68 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth;
Behold, he is in the secret places, believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the East, and shineth into the West, so shall
also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever a dead carcass is, thither will the eagles be gathered
29 And immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be
darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from
heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
30 And, then, shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall
all the kindred’s of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man come in
the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall
gather together his elect, from the four winds, and from the one end of the
heaven unto the other.
32 Now learn the parable of the fig tree: when her bough is yet tender, and it
putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near.
33 So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, know that the kingdom of God is
near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the Angels of heaven, but
my father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so likewise shall the coming of the Son of man
38 For as in the days before the flood, they did eat and drink, marry, and give in
marriage, unto the day that Noah entered into the Ark,
39 And knew nothing till the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be.
69 40 Then two shall be in the fields, the one shall be received, and the other shall
be refused.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be received, and the
other shall be refused.
42 Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your master will come.
43 Of this be sure, that if the good man of the house knew at what watch the
thief would come, he would surely watch, and not suffer his house to be dug
44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in the hour that ye think not, will the Son of
man come.
45 Who then is a faithful servant and wise, whom his master hath made ruler
over his household, to give them meat in season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh, shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My master doth defer his
49 And begin to smite his fellows, and to eat, and to drink with the drunken,
50 That servant’s master will come in a day, when he looketh not for him, and in
an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And will cut him off, and give him his portion with hypocrites; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
70Matthew 25
1 By the similitude of the virgins Jesus teacheth every man to watch. 2 The virgins looking for
the bridegroom. 13 We must watch. 14 And by the talents to be diligent. 24 The evil servants.
30 After what sort the last judgment shall be. 32 The sheep and the goats. 35 The works of the
faithful. 41 The cursed.
1 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their
lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
3 The foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them.
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 Now while the bridegroom tarried long, all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go out
to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there will not be enough for us and
you; but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready,
went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut.
11 Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered, and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the hour, when the Son of
man will come.
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man that going into a strange country, called
his servants, and delivered to them his goods.
71 15 And unto one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to
every man after his own ability, and straightway went from home.
16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and occupied with them, and
gained other five talents.
17 Likewise also he that received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that received that one, went and dug in the earth, and hid his master’s
19 But after a long season, the master of those servants came, and reckoned with
20 Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five talents,
saying, Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained with
them other five talents.
21 Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful,
Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much; enter into thy
master’s joy.
22 Also he that had received two talents, came, and said, Master, thou
deliveredst unto me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents more.
23 His Master said unto him, It is well done good servant, and faithful, Thou
hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much; enter into thy
master’s joy.
24 Then he which had received the one talent, came, and said, Master, I knew
that thou wast a hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest
where thou strawedst not;
25 I was therefore afraid, and went, and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou
hast thine own.
26 And his master answered, and said unto him, Thou evil servant, and slothful,
thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not.
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at
my coming should I have received mine own with vantage.
72 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten
29 For unto every man that hath, it shall be given, and he shall have abundance,
and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away.
30 Cast therefore that unprofitable servant into utter darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 ¶ And when the Son of man cometh in his glory and all the holy Angels with
him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory,
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one
from another as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats.
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my
Father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
35 For I was ahungered, and ye gave me meat; I thirsted, and ye gave me drink; I
was a stranger, and ye took me in unto you;
36 I was naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison,
and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee
ahungered, and fed thee? Or athirst, and gave thee drink?
38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in unto us? Or naked, and
clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer, and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, in as
much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done
it to me.
41 Then shall he say unto them on ye left hand, Depart from me ye cursed, into
everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels.
73 42 For I was ahungered, and ye gave me no meat; I thirsted, and ye gave me no
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in unto you; I was naked, and ye clothed
me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee ahungered,
or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto
45 Then shall he answer them, and say, Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye
did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go into everlasting pain, and the righteous into life eternal.
Matthew 26
3 Conspiracy of the Priests against Christ. 6 His feet are anointed. 10 He excuseth Magdalene.
15 Judas selleth him. 26 The institution of the Lord’s Supper. 31 The disciples weakness. 34
Peter’s denial. 36 Christ is heavy. 47 He is betrayed with a kiss. 48 The treason of Judas. 57 He
is led to Caiaphas. 62 The sword. 64 Because Christ calleth himself the Son of God, he is judged
worthy to die. 67 They spit at him. 69 Peter denieth, and repenteth.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his
2 Ye know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of man shall be
delivered to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders of
the people into the hall of the high Priest called Caiaphas;
4 And consulted how they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest any uproar be among the people.
6 ¶ And when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 There came unto him a woman, which had a box of very costly ointment, and
poured it on his head, as he sat at the table.
74 8 And when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, What needed this
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and been given to the poor.
10 And Jesus knowing it, said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? For she
hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you, but me shall ye not have always.
12 For in that she poured this ointment on my body, she did it to bury me.
13 Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached throughout
all the world, there shall also this that she hath done, be spoken of for a memorial
of her.
14 ¶ Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief Priests,
15 And said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you, and they
appointed unto him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time, he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 ¶ Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to
Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the
18 And he said, Go ye into the city to such a man, and say to him, The master
saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had given them charge, and made ready the
20 So when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall
betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto
him, Is it I, Master?
75 23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he
shall betray me.
24 Surely 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.
25 Then Judas which betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Master? He said
unto him, Thou hast said it.
26 ¶ And as they did eat, Jesus took the bread, and when he had blessed, he
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27 Also he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them,
saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the New Testament that is shed for many, for the
remission of sins.
29 I say unto you that I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until
that day, when I shall drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
30 And when they had sung a Psalm, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 ¶ Then said Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended by me this night; for it
is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 But Peter answered, and said unto him, Though that all men should be
offended by thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock
crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, I will in no case deny
thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 ¶ Then went Jesus with them into a place which is called Gethsemane, and
said unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go, and pray yonder.
37 And he took unto him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to wax
sorrowful, and grievously troubled.
76 38 Then said Jesus unto them, My soul is very heavy, even unto the death; tarry
ye here, and watch with me.
39 So he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but
as thou wilt.
40 After, he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter,
What? Could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is ready,
but the flesh is weak.
42 Again he went away the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this
cup cannot pass away from me, but that I must drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
44 So he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the
same words.
45 Then came he to his disciples, and said unto them, Sleep henceforth, and take
your rest; behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is given into the hands
of sinners.
46 Rise, let us go; behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.
47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a
great multitude with swords and staves, from the high Priests and Elders of the
48 Now he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I
shall kiss, that is he, lay hold on him.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, God save thee, Master, and kissed
50 Then Jesus said unto him, Friend wherefore art thou come? Then came they,
and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 And behold, one of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and
drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high Priest, and smote off his ear.
77 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up thy sword into his place; for all that take the
sword, shall perish with the sword.
53 Either thinkest thou, that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will give me
more than twelve legions of Angels?
54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say, that it must be so?
55 The same hour said Jesus to the multitude, Ye be come out as it were against a
thief, with swords and staves to take me? I sat daily teaching in the Temple
among you, and ye took me not.
56 But all this was done, that the Scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled.
Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
57 ¶ And they took Jesus, and led him to Caiaphas the high Priest, where the
Scribes and the Elders were assembled.
58 And Peter followed him afar off unto the high Priest’s hall, and went in and
sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief Priests and the Elders, and all the whole Council sought false
witness against Jesus, to put him to death.
60 But they found none, and though many false witnesses came, yet found they
none; but at the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This man said, I can destroy the Temple of God, and build it in
three days.
62 Then the chief Priest arose, and said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What is
the matter that these men witness against thee?
63 But Jesus held his peace. Then the chief Priest answered, and said to him, I
charge thee by the living God, that thou tell us, if thou be that Christ the Son of
64 Jesus said to him, Thou hast said it; nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter
shall ye see the Son of man, sitting at the right hand of the power of God, and
come in the clouds of the heaven.
78 65 Then the high Priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath blasphemed, what have
we anymore need of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
66 What think ye? They answered, and said, He is worthy to die.
67 Then spat they in his face, and buffeted him, and others smote him with rods,
68 Saying, Prophesy to us, O Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
69 ¶ Peter sat without in the hall, and a maid came to him, saying, Thou also
wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
71 And when he went out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto
them that were there, This man was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath, saying, I know not the man.
73 So after a while, came unto him they that stood by, and said unto Peter,
Surely thou art also one of them; for even thy speech bewrayeth thee.
74 Then began he to curse himself, and to swear, saying, I know not the man.
And immediately the cock crew.
75 Then Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which had said unto him, Before
the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. So he went out, and wept bitterly.
79Matthew 27
2 Christ is delivered unto Pilate. 5 Judas hangeth himself. 19 Pilate’s wife. 20 Barabbas is
asked. 24 Christ is pronounced innocent by the judge, and yet is condemned, and crucified among
theives. 29 Christ is crowned with thorns. 34 He is crucified. 40 Reviled. 46 He prayeth upon
the cross. 50 He giveth up the Ghost. 51 The vail is rent. 57 Joseph burieth Christ. 64 Watchmen
keep the grave.
1 When the morning was come, all the chief Priests, and the Elders of the people
took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death;
2 And led him away bound, and delivered him unto Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 ¶ Then when Judas which betrayed him, saw that he was condemned, he
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief Priests,
and Elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned, betraying the innocent blood. But they said, What is that
to us? See thou to it.
5 And when he had cast down the silver pieces in the Temple, he departed, and
went, and hanged himself.
6 And the chief Priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for us to
put them into the treasure, because it is the price of blood.
7 And they took counsel, and bought with them a potter’s field, for the burial of
8 Wherefore that field is called, The field of blood, until this day.
9 (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the Prophet, saying,
And they took thirty silver pieces, the price of him that was valued, whom they of
the children of Israel valued.
10 And they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.)
11 ¶ And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying,
Art thou that King of the Jews? Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest it.
12 And when he was accused of the chief Priests, and Elders, he answered
80 13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they lay
against thee?
14 But he answered him not to one word, in so much that the governor marveled
15 Now at the feast the governor was wont to deliver unto the people a prisoner
whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner called Barabbas.
17 When they were then gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whether will
ye that I let loose unto you Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18 (For he knew well, that for envy they had delivered him.)
19 Also when he was set down upon the judgment seat, his wife sent to him,
saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many
things this day in a dream by reason of him.)
20 But the chief Priests and the Elders had persuaded the people that they
should ask Barabbas, and should destroy Jesus.
21 Then the governor answered, and said unto them, Whether of the twain will
ye that I let loose unto you? And they said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate said unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ?
They all said to him, Let him be crucified.
23 Then said the governor, But what evil hath he done? Then they cried the
more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he availed nothing, but that more tumult was made, he
took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of
the blood of this just man; look you to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our
26 Thus let he Barabbas loose unto them, and scourged Jesus, and delivered him
to be crucified.
81 27 ¶ Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and
gathered about him the whole band.
28 And they stripped him, and put about him a scarlet robe.
29 And platted a crown of thorns, and put it upon his head, and a reed in his
right hand, and bowed their knees before him, and mocked him, saying, God
save thee King of the Jews;
30 And spitted upon him, and took a reed, and smote him on the head.
31 Thus when they had mocked him, they took the robe from him, and put his
own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon; him they
compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they came unto the place called Golgotha, (that is to say, the place
of dead mens’ skulls.)
34 They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall; and when he had tasted
thereof, he would not drink.
35 ¶ And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, and did cast
lots, that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Prophet, They divided
my garments among them, and upon my vesture did cast lots.
36 And they sat and watched him there.
37 ¶ They set up also over his head his cause written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING
38 ¶ And there were two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and
another on the left.
39 And they that passed by, reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the Temple, and buildest it in three days,
save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the high Priests mocking him, with the Scribes, and Elders, and
Pharisees, said,
82 42 He saved others, but he cannot save himself. If he be the King of Israel, let him
now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43 He trusted in God, let him deliver him now, if he will have him, for he said, I
am the Son of God.
44 The selfsame thing also the thieves which were crucified with him, cast in his
45 Now from the sixth hour was there darkness over all the land, unto the ninth
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani? That is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 And some of them that stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calleth
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge and filled it with
vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 Others said, Let be, let us see if Elijah will come and save him.
50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up the ghost.
51 And behold, the veil of the Temple was rent in twain, from the top to the
bottom, and the earth did quake, and the stones were cloven.
52 And the graves did open themselves, and many bodies of the Saints, which
slept, arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city,
and appeared unto many.
54 When the Centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the
earthquake, and the things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this
was the Son of God.
55 ¶ And many women were there, beholding him afar off, which had followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him.
56 Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and
Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
83 57 ¶ And when the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named
Joseph, who had also himself been Jesus’ disciple.
58 He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the
body to be delivered.
59 So Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 And put it in his new tomb, which he had hewn out in a rock, and rolled a
great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.
61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the
62 ¶ Now the next day that followed the Preparation of the Sabbath, the high
Priests and Pharisees assembled to Pilate,
63 And said, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive,
Within three days I will rise.
64 Command therefore, that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest
his Disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is
risen from the dead, so shall the last error be worse than the first.
65 Then Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go, and make it sure as ye
66 And they went, and made the sepulcher sure with the watch, and sealed the
Matthew 28
1 The woman go to the sepulcher. 2 The Angel. 6 The resurrection of Christ. 9 The woman see
Christ. 12 The high Priests bribe the soldiers. 17 Christ appeareth to his disciples, and sendeth
them forth to preach, and to baptize. 20 Promising to them continual assistance..
84 1 Now in the end of the Sabbath, when the first day of the week began to dawn,
Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary came to see the sepulcher,
2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the Angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and
sat upon it.
3 And his countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
4 And for fear of him, the keepers were astonished, and became as dead men.
5 But the Angel answered, and said to the women, Fear ye not; for I know that
ye seek Jesus which was crucified;
6 He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord
was laid;
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and
behold, he goeth before you into Galilee, there ye shall see him; lo, I have told
8 So they departed quickly from the sepulcher, with fear and great joy, and did
run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus also met them, saying, God
save you. And they came, and took him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid. Go, and tell my brethren, that they
go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 ¶ Now when they were gone, behold, some of the watch came into the city,
and shewed unto the high Priests all the things that were done.
12 And they gathered them together with the Elders, and took counsel, and gave
large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if the governor hear of this, we will persuade him, and save you
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is
noised among the Jews unto this day.
16 ¶ Then the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into a mountain, where Jesus
had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me, in
heaven, and in earth.
19 Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father,
and the Son, and the holy Ghost,
20 Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you; and
lo, I am with you alway, until the end of the world, Amen.


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