The Gospel of Matthew

Chapter I. - Chapter II. - Chapter III. - Chapter IV. - Chapter V. - Chapter VI. - Chapter VII. - Chapter VIII. - Chapter IX. - Chapter X.
Chapter XI. - Chapter XII. - Chapter XIII. - Chapter XIV. - Chapter XV. - Chapter XVI. - Chapter XVII. - Chapter XVIII. - Chapter XIX. - Chapter XX.
Chapter XXI. - Chapter XXII. - Chapter XXIII. - Chapter XXIV. - Chapter XXV. - Chapter XXVI. - Chapter XXVII. -

Chapter 1

  1. The book of the lineage of Jesus Christ Son of David Son of Abraham.
  2. Abraham begat Isaac, then Isaac begat Jacob, then Jacob begat Judah and his brothers,
  3. then Judah begat Phares and Zara from Tamor, then Phares begat Hezron, then Hezron begat Aram,
  4. then Aram begat Aminadab, then Aminadab begat Nasson, then Naason begat Salmon,
  5. then Salmon begat Boas from Rahab, then Boas begat Jobed (Obed) from Ruth, then Obed begat Jesse,
  6. then Jesse begat David the king.  Then David begat Solomon from the one (wife) of Uriah,
  7. then Solomon begat Rehoboam, Rehoboam then begat Abia (Abijah), then Abia begat Asaph,
  8. Asaph then begat Jehosophat, Jehosophat then begat Jehoram, Jehoram then begat Uzziah,
  9. then Uzziah begat Jehoatham (Jotham), then Jehoatham begat Ahaz, then Ahaz begat Hezekiah,
  10. Hezekiah then begat Manasseh, Manasseh then begat Amos, Amos then begat Josiah,
  11. Josiah, then begat Jechoniah, and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian removal.
  12. Then after the Babylonian removal Jechoniah begat Salathiel, then Salathiel begat Zorobabel,
  13. Zorobabel then begat Abioud, then Abioud begat Eliakim, then Eliakim begat Azor,
  14. then Azor begat Zadok, then Zadok begat Achim, Achim then begat Eliud,
  15. then Eliud begat Eleazar, then Eleazar begat Matthan, then Matthan begat Jacob,
  16. then Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, from whom came Jesus the one being called Christ.
  17. So all the generations from Abraham until David are fourteen generations, and from David until the Babylonian removal  fourteen generations, and from the  Babylonian removal until Christ fourteen generations.
  18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this:  His mother Mary, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they were to come together she was found having in her belly (pregnant) of the Holy Spirit.
  19. And Joseph her husband, being just and not wishing her to be a public spectacle, secretly resolved to release her.
  20. But during his consideration of these things, lo, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying “Joseph son of David you should not fear to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.
  21. And she shall bear a son: and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.”
  22. Now all this has come to pass in order that that spoken from the Lord through the prophet might be effected, saying
  23. “behold a virgin shall have in her belly and shall bear a Son; and they shall call His Name Emmanuel” which is, being translated, ‘God with us’.
  24. Then Joseph, having been aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord directed him and received his wife to his side;
  25. and he knew her not until she bore that Son, and His Name was called ‘Jesus’.

Chapter 2

  1. Now when Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, lo, magi came into Jerusalem from places in the East
  2. Saying, “Where is the one born king of the Jews?  For we saw his star in the East and we came to pay homage to him.”
  3. But king Herod, having heard, was terrified, and all Jerusalem with him,
  4. And, assembling all the high priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Annointed One is to be born.
  5. And they said to him “in Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it was written by the prophet….
  6. And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for from you shall come one ruling, Who will feed My people Israel.”
  7. Then Herod, secretly summoning the magi, inquired from them the precise time of the stars appearing.
  8. And dispatching them to Bethlehem said, “As you go, investigate diligently concerning the child; and whenever you find him report back to me so that I might come, and I, too, shall pay homage to him.”
  9. And having heard from the king they went away, and, lo, the star which was seen in the East preceeded them until it would come to rest above where the child was.
  10. And seeing the star they were exceedingly filled with great joy.
  11. And as they  came into the place they saw the child with Mary his mother, and, falling down, they paid homage to him; and opening their treasuries they brought to him gifts – gold, frankinsense and myrrh.
  12. And being warned during a dream not to return unto Herod, they went back into their region by another way.
  13. Now, when they had withdrawn, lo, angel of The Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying “arise, take the child and its mother and escape into Egypt and stay there until I tell you, for Herod is seeking the child to destroy it.
  14. And being awakened he took the child and its mother by night and withdrew into Egypt,
  15. And was there until Herod’s death, in order that that which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying “out of Egypt I called My Son.” (Hos. 11:1)
  16. Then, having seen that he was deceived by the magi, Herod was greatly enraged, and having sent forth, did away with all the children in Bethlehem and in all her bordering regions two years old and under, according to the time which he ascertained from the magi.
  17. Then it was fulfilled which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying
  18.  “The sound was heard in Rama, Great weeping and wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, And she was not willing to be comforted, Because they are not.”  (Jer. 31:15)
  19. Now when Herod died, lo, angel of The Lord shows himself to Joseph in a dream in Egypt,
  20. Saying, “Arise, take the child and its mother and proceed into the land of Israel, for those seeking the life of the child have died.”
  21. And being awakened he took the child and its mother and entered into the land of Israel.
  22. But having heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was fearful of going there; and having been warned in a dream, he went back into the areas of Galilee.
  23. And having come, he took up dwelling in a town called Nazareth in order that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, for He would be called Nazarene.

Chapter 3

  1. Now, in those days John the baptizer comes forth in public, openly preaching in the desert of Judea,
  2. Saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of the Heavens is at hand.”
  3. For this is that which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet when he says, “a voice of one crying in the wilderness prepare the Way of the Lord make His highways straight.”
  4. And the same John was wearing his mantle from camel’s hair and a belt of skin about his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.
  5. Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan;
  6. And they were being baptized of him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
  7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism he said to them “offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?
  8. Produce, then, the fruit appropriate for repentance.
  9. And you shall not presume to say to yourselves ‘we have the father Abraham,’ for I say to you that God is able, from these stones, to raise up to Abraham children from the dead.
  10. And the axe is already being laid to the root of the trees.  Then every tree, lest it is producing good fruit, is cut off and cast into fire.
  11. I, the one, baptize you in water into repentance; the other One coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not fit to carry, He shall be baptizing you in the Holy Spirit and fire;
  12. Whose winnowing fork is in His hand; and He shall be thoroughly cleaning His threshing floor, and He shall be gathering His grain into His granary; but the chaff to be burned up in unquenchable fire.”
  13. Then Jesus is coming forth in public from Galilee toward the Jordan to John to be baptized of him.
  14. But John was prohibiting him saying, “I have need to be baptized of you, and you are coming to me?”
  15. But answering, Jesus said to him, “permit it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness;” then he permitted him.
  16. And, having been baptized, Jesus immediately walked up from the water; and lo the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and coming toward Him.
  17. And lo a voice from the heavens saying, “This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I take delight.”

Chapter 4

  1. Then Jesus was lead into the wilderness of the Spirit to be tempted by the slanderer (accusor)
  2. and, having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He hungered.
  3. And approaching Him, the temptor said to Him, “If you are God’s Son, speak, that these stones might become bread.”
  4. But answering He said, “It is written, ‘man shall not live only on bread, but on every word flowing through God’s mouth.’”
  5. Then the accusor takes Him into the Holy City and sets Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
  6. And says to Him, “If you are God’s Son, cast yourself down, for it is written that ‘He shall command His angels concerning you and they will bear you up lest you dash your foot on a stone.’”
  7. Jesus affirmed to him, “It is further written, ‘you shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”
  8. The accusor further takes Him to an exceedingly high mountain and shows Him all kingdoms of the world and their glory,
  9. And says to Him, “I will give all these to you if, falling down, you would pay homage to me.”
  10. Then Jesus says to him, “Be gone, Satan, for it is written, ‘you shall pay homage to the Lord your God and you shall serve Him only.’”
  11. Then Satan lets Him alone, and, lo, angels approached and attended to Him.
  12. And having heard that John had been delivered up, He withdrew into Galilee.
  13. And leaving Nazareth, having come into Capernaum beside the sea, He dwelt in the regions of Zebulon and Naphtali,
  14. That that spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
  15. “Land of Zebulon, land of Naphtali, Way of the sea, beyond the Jordan Galilee of the Gentiles,
  16. the people sitting in darkness saw great light and to those sitting in land and shadow of death, to them light shined.”
  17. From then Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the Kingdom of the heavens is at hand.”
  18. And walking about by the Sea of Galilee He saw two brothers, Simon, the one further called Peter, and Andrew his brother, as they were casting a large net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
  19. And He says to them, “Come follow Me, and I will make you fishermen of men!”
  20. And leaving the nets they immediately followed Him.
  21. And when He went on from there He saw two other brothers, James of Zebedee and John his brother in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.
  22. And leaving the boat and their father, they immediately followed Him.
  23. And He was going around in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness among the people.
  24. And the report of Him went forth into the whole of Syria; and they brought all of the sick to Him, having various diseases and being seized with pain, those being demoniacs and lunatics, and paralytics, and He was healing them.
  25. And large crowds followed Him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

Chapter 5

  1. Now seeing the crowds He climbed up into the mountain; and after having set Himself His disciples came to Him.
  2. And He opened His mouth and began teaching them saying,
  3. Blessed the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  4. Blessed the ones who are mourning, for they shall be comforted. 
  5. Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
  6. Blessed the hungering and thirsting after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
  7. Blessed the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
  8. Blessed the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
  9. Blessed the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God.
  10. Blessed those who are enduring persecution on account of righteousness, for theirs in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  11. Blessed are you whenever they revile you and persecute and say everything wicked against you falsely on account of Me.
  12. Rejoice and celebrate, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus they did persecute the prophets before you.
  13. You, you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt is rendered insipid, by what will it be salted?  It is of no further use except to be thrown out – to be trampled under by men.
  14. You, you are the light of the world.  A city sitting upon a hill is not able to be concealed;
  15. Not even a lamp that’s shining is put under a corn measure, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
  16. Thus, let your light shine in the face of men, in order that they might see your good works and they might glorify your Father in the heavens.
  17. You must not think that I came to abrogate the Law or the prophets; I came not to abrogate but to fulfill (consummate).
  18. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth passes away, one jot or one tittle may in no wise pass away from the Law until everything has been completed.
  19. Whoever then unbinds one of the least of these Commandments and teaches men in this way, he shall be called lesser in the Kingdom of the Heavens; but whoever has kept and has taught, that one shall be called great in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  20. For I say to you that unless your righteousness should be in full measure greater than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you may in no wise enter into the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  21. You have heard it was said to former ages, ‘you shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be held liable in judgment’;
  22. But I say to you that everyone who is enraged against his brother shall be held liable in judgment.  And whoever will say to his brother, ‘raca’, shall be held liable to the assembly; and whoever might say, ‘moray’, shall be held liable for the Gehenna of fire.
  23. If then you should be bringing your sacrifice to the altar of burnt offerings, and there you should remember that your brother is holding something against you,
  24. Forsake your sacrifice right there in front of the altar, and go away!  You first be reconciled to your brother, and then, having come back, continue to bring your sacrifice.
  25. You be kindly disposed to your opponent in lawsuit quickly, as long as you are together with him in the way, lest the opponent should deliver you to judgment, and the magistrate to the officer, and you shall be thrown into prison;
  26. Truly I say to you, you shall in no wise come out of there until you retire the last kodrante.
  27. You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall not commit adultery.’
  28. But I say to you when anyone looks at a woman so as to desire her, he has already committed adultery with respect to her in his heart.
  29. But if your right eye scandalizes you, tear it out and throw it away from you; for it is profitable to you that one of your body parts be destroyed than your whole body be thrown into Gehenna.
  30. And if your right hand scandalizes you, cut it off and throw it away from you; for it is profitable to you that one of your body parts be destroyed rather than your whole body should go into Gehenna.
  31. And it was said, ‘whoever should divorce his wife, let him present to her a bill of repudiation.’
  32. But I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife without reason of fornication (uncleanness) is putting her forth to commit adultery; and whoever should be married to her who has been divorced is guilty of adultery.
  33. Furthermore you have heard that it was said of old, ‘you shall not violate an oath,’ moreover, ‘you shall render to the Lord the expectations of your oaths.’
  34. But I say to you to give not an oath at all; whether in the heavens, since it is God’s throne,
  35. Nor in the earth, since it is a footstool for his feet, nor by Jerusalem, since it is the city of the great King,
  36. Nor should you promise with an oath upon your head, since you are not able to make one hair white or black.
  37. But let your word be yes yes, no no; and more than these is out of evil.
  38. You have heard that it was said, ‘as eye for an eye,’ and ‘a tooth for a tooth.’
  39. But I say to you to stand not against the wicked; but whoever shall strike you against the right cheek, turn to him also the other.
  40. And to the one wishing to take you to court and take your tunic, yield the mantle to him also.
  41. And whoever shall compel you one mile, go two together with him;
  42. To the one asking you, give; and you should not reject the one willing to borrow from you.
  43. You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your adversary.’
  44. But I say to you, you should love your enemies and be praying on behalf of the ones harassing you,
  45. In order that you may assume the character, as sons, of your Father in the heavens, since His light is rising over evil ones and good ones, and it is raining on righteous ones and unrighteous ones.
  46. For if you should love the ones loving you, what reward do you have?  Aren’t the tax collectors doing that?
  47. And if you love only your brothers, what are you doing extraordinary?  Aren’t the heathen also doing that?
  48. Then you shall be perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect.

Chapter 6

  1. Beware practicing your righteousness before men, with a purpose to be observed by them, for, indeed, you have no reward with your Father in the heavens.
  2. Whenever, therefore, you do alms, don’t sound a trumpet in front of you as the hypocrites are doing in the synagogues and in the streets that they might be extolled by men.  Amen (truly) I say to you they have their reward in full.
  3. But when you are doing alms (practicing compassion) don’t let your left hand acknowledge what your right hand is doing
  4. in order that your alm might be in secret; and your Father, seeing in secret, will recompense to you.
  5. And when you pray you shall not be as the hypocrites in the respect that they love standing in the synagogues and the street corners to pray, that they can be revered by men.  Amen I say to you, they have their reward in full.
  6. Do not, therefore, become like them, for your Father knows of what need you have before you are to ask Him.
  7. But when praying you should not babble as the heathen, for they think that in their verbosity they will be heeded.
  8. Do not, therefore, become like them, for your Father knows of what need you have before you are to ask Him.
  9. Therefore you are to pray like this:  Our Father in the heavens, hallowed be Your Name,
  10. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, as in heaven, also on earth.
  11. Give us this day our daily bread;
  12. And forgive us our offenses as we pardon our offenders;
  13. And enter us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
  14. For if you forgive men their offenses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you;
  15. But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
  16. And whenever you’re fasting, don’t be sourfaced like the hypocrites; they deform their faces that they might be recognized as fasting by men.  Amen I say to you, they have their reward in full.
  17. But you – when you fast, anoint your head and groom your appearance,
  18. that you might not be seen fasting by men, but the Father in secret!  And the Father Who sees in secret will recompense to you.
  19. Don’t accumulate treasure on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves break through and steal.
  20. But accumulate treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust are consuming, and where thieves are also not breaking in and stealing;
  21. for where your treasure is, there also shall be your heart.
  22. The light of the body is the eye.  If therefore your eye be healthy, your whole body shall be illuminated.
  23. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be dark.  If then the light in you is darkness, how great that darkness.
  24. No one is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and slight the other; you are not able to serve God and mammon.
  25. Because of this I say to you, don’t be anxious for your person – what you will eat, neither with the body – how you will cover yourself.  Isn’t the person more than food and the body than a garment?
  26. Look at the birds of the heavens – that they don’t sow, neither reap, neither collect in granaries; and your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of greater value than these?
  27. But who, out of your anxiety, is able to add on one portion to the duration of his life?
  28. About clothing, why be anxious?  Consider the lilies of the field how they’re growing.  They neither toil nor spin.
  29. But I say to you that Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.
  30. But if God so clothes the fodder of the field which is today, and which is thrown into an oven tomorrow, O YOU OF LITTLE FAITH – how much more you!  (emphasis of the text brought out by italicizing and caps)
  31. So, don’t be anxious saying, ‘what do we eat’ or ‘what do we drink’ or ‘with what do we clothe ourselves.’
  32. For the heathen are anxious for all of these; for your Heavenly Father knows that you have all of these needs.
  33. But seek first the Kingdom and its righteousness and all these will be added to you.
  34. Therefore don’t be anxious into the morrow, for the morrow shall be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for itself is the evil (trouble) for the day.

Chapter 7

  1. Do not judge in order that you not be judged,
  2. for you shall be judged with the judgment with which you’re judging, and it shall be measured to you with the measure with which you are measuring;
  3. so why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye and not discern the stud in your own eye?
  4. How is it you shall say to your brother ‘hold it – this speck has to be taken out of your eye!’  And behold the stud in your eye!  (emphasis warranted by the text)
  5. Hypocrite!  First, take the stud from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to take the speck from your brother’s eye.
  6. Do not begin to offer the holy thing to the dogs, nor even casting your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and, turning, tear you to pieces.
  7. Be asking and it shall be given to you; be seeking and you shall find.  Be knocking and it shall be opened to you,
  8. for everyone who is asking is receiving, and the one searching is finding, and it shall be opened to the one knocking.
  9. Or, what man is there among you, when his son should ask for bread, would purposely give him a stone?
  10. or should ask also for a fish – would purposely give him a snake?
  11. If then you, being evil ones, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more your Father in the heavens shall give good things to those who are asking Him.
  12. Therefore all things, to the degree that you would have men do them unto you, so also you do to them, for so is the Law and the Prophets.
  13. Enter in through the narrow portal!  Because broad the portal and wide the passage which leads into ruin, and there are many entering in through it.
  14. How narrow the portal and constricted the passage leading into life, and there are few finding it.
  15. Beware of (be on guard against) the pseudoprophets such as are coming to you in sheep’s garments, but inside they are rapacious wolves.
  16. From their fruits you shall recognize them; are they gathering bunches of grapes from thornbushes, or figs from briars?
  17. Every good tree makes excellent fruit; but the corrupt tree makes evil fruit.
  18. A good tree is not able to make evil fruit; neither is the corrupt tree to make excellent fruit.
  19. Every tree not making excellent fruit is cut out and is thrown into fire.
  20. So, indeed, by their fruits you shall recognize them.
  21. Not every one saying to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter in into the Kingdom of the Heavens, but the one doing the will of My Father in the heavens.
  22. In that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty things in Your name?’
  23. And then I will declare openly to them ‘I never knew you.  Depart from Me workers of lawlessness!’
  24. Each one therefore who is hearing these my words and is doing them shall be made like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.
  25. And the rain came down and the torrents came and the winds blew and they beat against that house and it did not fall for it had been founded upon the rock.
  26. And, each on hearing these my words and not doing them shall be made like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.
  27. And the rain came down and the torrents came and the winds blew and they beat against that house and it fell; and its falling was great.
  28. And it came to pass when Jesus did complete these words the crowds were astonished at His teaching;
  29. for He was teaching them as one having authority and not as their Scribes.

Chapter 8

  1. “After His coming down from the mountain, large crowds followed after Him;
  2. and, lo, a leper approached, paying homage to Him saying, “Lord, if you are willing you are able to pronounce me clean!’
  3. And, stretching out His hand He touched him saying, ‘I am willing, you are cleansed.’ And instantly his leprosy was cleansed.
  4. And Jesus was saying to him ‘see that you speak to no one, but go and show yourself to the priest and present the gift prescribed by Moses for a testimony unto them.’”
  5. And having entered into Capernaum, a centurion approached Him, beseeching Him
  6. and said, ‘Lord, my child has been lying in the house a paralytic, being grievously afflicted!’
  7. And He says to him, ‘I am coming to heal him.’
  8. And responding, the centurion uttered, ‘Lord I am unfit that You should enter under my roof; but only say a word and my child shall be healed.’
  9. For I myself am a man under authority, having soldiers under myself.  And I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he leaves; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Make this!’ and he makes it.
  10. Now, when He heard this, Jesus was astonished and said to those following, ‘Amen I say to you, from not even one, have I found so much faith in Israel.
  11. For I say to you that many from the East and West shall come and shall be caused to recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of the Heavens;
  12. but the sons of the kingdom shall be expelled into external darkness.  There shall be the weeping and the grating of the teeth.’
  13. And Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go your way.  As you have faithed, so it is done to you.  And the child has been restored in this hour.’
  14. And Jesus, having come into Peter’s house saw his mother-in-law who had been laid down sick with a fever,
  15. and touched her hand, and her fever let go; and she got up and ministered to Him.
  16. And when evening came they brought many demoniacs to Him; and He expelled the spirits by a word; and He healed all those who were grievously ill,
  17. in order that that which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ‘he bore our infirmities and took away our diseases.’
  18. Now, having seen the crowd around Him, Jesus gave directions to go to the other side.
  19. And a certain scribe who came forward said to Him, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever You may be going.’
  20. And Jesus says to him, ‘the foxes have dens and the birds of the heaven have roosts, but the Son of Man has not where He might lay His head.’
  21. Now, another of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, permit me first to go and to bury my father.’
  22. But Jesus says to him, ‘be following Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’
  23. And having gone on board into the boat, His disciples followed Him;
  24. And lo a great tempest arose in the sea, so as to cause the boat to be covered under by the waves; but He had fallen asleep.
  25. They approached and awakened Him saying, ‘Lord, save us, we are perishing!’
  26. And He says to them, ‘why are you afraid, you of little faith?’  Then, having raised up, He commanded the winds and the sea, and there came a great calm.
  27. Now the men wondered, saying, ‘how great is this One that even the winds and the sea are among those things obedient to Him.’
  28. And when He had arrived at the other side in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two demoniacs coming forth out of the tombs, very fierce, so as to allow no one to pass along through that way.
  29. And lo, they cried out saying, “What is there for us and for you, Son of God?  Did you come here ahead of time to torment us?”
  30. Now there was far from them a herd of swine feeding,
  31. and the demons were beseeching Him saying, “If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine!”
  32. And He said to them “Go!”  And coming out they went off into the swine.  And lo, all the herd rushed down from the cliff into the sea and died in the waters.
  33. Now, those feeding them fled, and, having gone into the city, reported everything, especially about the demoniacs.
  34. And lo, all the city came out to a meeting with Jesus, and having seen Him they requested that He go away from their locality.

Chapter 9

  1. And having stepped into a boat, He crossed over and came into His Own city.
  2. And lo, they were bringing to Him a paralytic who had been laid on a bed; and having seen their faith Jesus says to the paralytic ‘be courageous, son!  Remitted are your sins!’
  3. And lo, certain of the Scribes said to themselves ‘this fellow is blaspheming’.
  4. And Jesus, knowing their thought processes, said “why is it you are thinking evil in your hearts?
  5. For which is easier, to say, ‘your sins are remitted,’ or to say, ‘arise and be walking?’
  6. But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to remit sin” – (then He says to the paralytic), “having been raised up, take up your bed and go to your house.”
  7. And having been raised up he went away to his house.
  8. And the crowds who saw it were fearfully impressed and glorified God Who gave authority such as this to men.
  9. And as Jesus was passing by there He saw a man sitting at the tax office, one called Matthew, and says to him, “follow Me.”  And having risen he followed Him.
  10. And it came to pass that while He was reclining at table at the house that, lo, many tax collectors and sinners who had come were reclining together with Jesus and His disciples.
  11. And when the Pharisees saw it they said to His disciples, “why is your teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
  12. But having heard He said, “the ones who are healthy have no need for a physician, but the ones who are ill.
  13. But as you go learn what this means:  ‘Mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.”  For I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
  14. Then there were approaching Him the disciples of John, saying ‘what is the reason that we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast?’
  15. And Jesus said to them ‘Should the sons of the bridal chamber have to mourn while the bridegroom is with them?  But there shall come days when the Bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast.
  16. Moreover, no one sews a patch of unused cloth on to an old garment, for the filling of it tears away from the garment, and the tear becomes worse.
  17. Neither do they put young wine into old skins! – else the skins are burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed.  But they put young wine into newer bottles, and both are kept safe and sound.’
  18. When He was speaking those things to them, lo, a certain magistrate came and fell down to worship Him saying “my daughter has just died; but come place your hand upon her and she shall live.”
  19. And when he was raise up Jesus followed him, also His disciples.
  20. And, lo, a woman having a flow of blood for twelve years, having come up from behind, touched the tassels of His garment;
  21. she was saying to herself, ‘if only I could touch His garment I shall be saved.’
  22. But Jesus, having turned and seen her, said “be courageous daughter!  Your faith has saved you!”  And the woman was saved from that hour.
  23. And as Jesus comes into the house of the magistrate and sees the pipe players and the crowd in agitated lament
  24. He said, “draw back, for the girl did not die, but is fast asleep.”  And they were making fun of Him.
  25. Now, when the crowd was put out, coming in He grasped her hand and the girl was raised up.
  26. And this report went out into that whole region.
  27. “And as Jesus was passing on by from there, there were two blind men following Him, crying out and saying, ‘have mercy on us, Son of David.’
  28. Now when He was come into the house the blind men came to Him.  And Jesus says to them, ‘do you believe that I am able to do this?’  They say to Him, ‘Yea, Lord.’
  29. Then He touched their eyes saying, ‘according to your faith let it be to you.’
  30. And their eyes were opened, and being stern with them Jesus said, ‘see that no one knows.’
  31. But when they went out they reported it in that whole region.
  32. And as they were going out, lo, men brought to Him a deaf demoniac.
  33. And when the demon was expelled, the deaf man spoke.  And the crowds wondered, saying ‘never has there been anything like this seen in Israel.’
  34. On the other hand the Pharisees had said ‘by the chief of the demons is a demon expelled.’
  35. And Jesus was going around to all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing all diseases and all infirmity.
  36. Moreover, seeing the crowds He was moved to great emotion concerning them, that they were being vexed and scattered like sheep having no shepherd.
  37. Then He says to His disciples ‘this harvest is great, but the laborers few.
  38. Pray, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest that He might disperse laborers into His harvest!’

Chapter 10

  1. And having called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to expel them, also to heal every sickness and every weakness.”
  2. Now here is the names of these twelve apostles:  first Simon the one called Peter and Andrew his brother, and James of Zebedee and John his brother,
  3. Phillip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector, James of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus,
  4. Simon the Cananaean and Judas Iscariote, the one who betrayed Him.
  5. These twelve Jesus did send out, having charged them, saying “you must not go out the road of the Gentiles, you must not enter a Samaritan city;
  6. But rather you are to keep on going to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
  7. Moreover, as you are going preach, saying ‘the Kingdom of the Heavens has come near.’
  8. Those who are sick heal; the dead raise, lepers cleanse, demons expel; a gift you did receive; a gift give.
  9. You should not provide gold or silver or copper for your belts,
  10.  nor a wallet in the way, nor two garments, nor sandals, nor staff; for worthy is the laborer of his provision.
  11. Now, into whichever city or town you might enter, search out who in it is worthy and stay there until you depart.
  12. Then as you are coming into the house greet it,
  13. and if that house is worthy, put your peace upon it; but if that one isn’t worthy, your peace shall be turned back to you.
  14. And whoever does not receive you, nor hear your words, as you are leaving that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet.
  15. Amen I say to you the region of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off in judgment day than that city!”
  16. Lo, I Myself am sending you as sheep among wolves!  Therefore become keen as the serpents and guileless as the doves.
  17. But beware of the men; for they will deliver you to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you;
  18. and, moreover, you will be lead away to governors and authorities (kings) on account of Me in testimony to them and the nations.
  19. And when they hand you over you must not be anxious, how or what you should speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
  20. for you are not the ones speaking but the Spirit of your Father speaking in you.
  21. And brother will hand over brother to death, and a father a child, and children will rise up against parents and put them to death.
  22. And you will be hated by all on account of My Name.  But in the end the one who persevered, this one shall be saved.
  23. And when they are persecuting you in this city, escape into the other!  For truly I say to you the cities of Israel shall by no means be finished before the Son of Man be come.
  24. A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant over his lord.
  25. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord.  If they called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more the members of his house?
  26. Therefore you mustn’t be afraid of them!  For nothing has been covered the veil over which shall not be removed, and a secret which shall not be made known.
  27. That which I say to you in the darkness, you say in the light; and what you hear in the ear proclaim on the roofs.
  28. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; but be afraid rather of the one who is able to utterly destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
  29. Don’t two sparrows sell for a penny?  And one of them shall not fall upon the earth without your Father.
  30. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
  31. Therefore you mustn’t be afraid.  You are of greater value than many sparrows.
  32. Therefore all who shall acknowledge Me before men, I personally shall acknowledge him before My Father in the heavens;
  33. but whoever shall deny Me before men, I personally will deny him before My Father in the heavens.
  34. You must not presume that I came to send forth peace upon the earth.  I did not come to send forth peace but a sword.
  35. For I came to set apart a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a bride against her mother-in-law,
  36. and enemies of a man his household members.
  37. The one who loves father and mother above Me is not My worthy one; and the one who loves son or daughter above Me is not My worthy one;
  38. And he who isn’t taking his cross and following behind Me isn’t My worthy one.
  39. He who has found his life will ruin it, and he who ruins his life on My account will find it.
  40. He who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one welcoming Me welcomes the One Who sent Me.
  41. The one welcoming a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive the reward of a prophet, and the one welcoming a just man in the name of a just man receive a just man’s reward.
  42. And whoever shall give a drink to one of the least of these, only a cool drink in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you he in no way shall lose his reward.

Chapter 11

  1. And it came to pass then Jesus finished charging His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
  2. Now John, having heard in the prison the work of the Christ, and sent by way of his disciples,
  3. said to Him “You, are you the One Coming, or are we to expect another?”
  4. And Jesus answered and said to them “when you leave carry word back to John the things you are hearing and seeing.
  5. Blind are seeing, and lame are walking about, lepers are cleansed, and deaf are hearing, and dead are raised and poor have the Good News preached to them.
  6. And blessed is whoever be not entrapped by Me.”
  7. Now when those were passing on from there Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to behold, a reed swayed by wind?
  8. So what did you go out to see, a man robed in soft clothes?  Lo, those who are wearing the soft things are in the houses of kings.
  9. Well, what did you go out to see, a prophet?  Yea I tell you, surpassing a prophet!
  10. This is the one concerning whom it was written, ‘Lo I Myself send forth My messenger before your face who will prepare your way before you.’
  11. Amen I say to you, not one of those born of women has been raised up greater than John the Baptist!  Yet the least in the Kingdom of the Heavens is greater than he.
  12. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of the Heavens is being assaulted, and the predators are violently snatching it!
  13. For all of the prophets and the Law did prophecy until John,
  14. and whether you wish to receive it, it is Elias the one about to come.
  15. The one having ears to hear let him hear.
  16. Now to what shall I liken this generation?  It is like children sitting in the market places who, when calling out to each other,
  17. say, ‘we piped to you and you didn’t dance; we wailed and you didn’t beat your breast.’
  18. For John came neither eating not drinking, and they say, ‘he has a demon.’
  19. The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘lo a man - a glutton and a winebibber, friend of tax collectors and sinners.  And wisdom is justified by her works.’”
  20. Then He began to upbraid the cities in which His mighty deeds took place because they did not repent.
  21. Woe to you Chorazin!  Woe to you Bethsaida!  For if the mighty deeds which took place in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes!
  22. Even so I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
  23. And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted unto the heavens?  Unto hades shall you go down!  For if the mighty works which occurred in you had been caused to happen Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
  24. Even so, I say to you that it will be more tolerable in the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.
  25. At that time Jesus answered and said, ‘I openly acknowledge to You, Father, Lord of the Heaven and the Earth, that You did conceal these things from wise and intelligent ones, and You did reveal them to children.
  26. Yea, Father, it was done thusly because it is well-pleasing in Your sight.’
  27. It was all handed over to Me by My Father, and no one intimately knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone intimately know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son may be willing to real Him.
  28. Come unto Me all those who labor and have been burdened down, and I, Myself, will give you rest.
  29. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and find a place of rest for your souls.
  30. For My yoke is pleasant and My burden is light.

Chapter 12

  1. During that time Jesus passed through the grainfields on the Sabbaths, and His disciples did hunger, and began to pluck ears of corn and to eat.
  2. And when the Pharisees saw it they said to Him, “Lo, your disciples are doing what is not permitted to do on a Sabbath.”
  3. And He said to them, “Did you not read what David did when He did hunger and those with Him?
  4. How he entered into the house of God and ate the loaves of the showbread, it not being permitted to him to eat nor those with him, except to the priests alone?
  5. Or did you not read in the Law that on the Sabbaths the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?
  6. Now I say to you that ‘greater than the temple’ is here.
  7. but if you had known what this is, ‘Mercy I want and not sacrifice,’ you would never have condemned the guiltless!
  8. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
  9. And having passed on from there He went into their synagogues.
  10. And, lo, a man having a withered hand!  And they questioned Him saying, “Is it permitted to heal on the Sabbath?” that they might accuse Him.
  11. But He said to them, “What man shall be of you who shall have one sheep, and if this one should fall into a pit on the Sabbath, shall not lay hold of it and lift it out?
  12. By how much, then, does a man differ from a sheep?  Consequently it is permitted to do good in the Sabbaths.”
  13. Then He says to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”  And he stretched it out, and it was restored sound like the other.
  14. But when they came out the Pharisees took counsel against Him that they would destroy Him.
  15. But since He understood it, Jesus went away from there; and many followed Him, and He healed them all,
  16. and He admonished them lest they should make Him known,
  17. in order that that which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might receive its fullness, saying,
  18. “Lo, My Child in Whim I did delight, My Beloved in Whom My soul was well-pleased!  I shall set My Spirit on Him, and He will declare justice to the nations.
  19. He shall not brawl nor cry out, nor shall anyone hear His voice in the streets.
  20. He shall not break in two a reed which has been bruised, and He will not quench a smouldering flax,
  21. until He casts abroad the right in victory.  And nations shall hope in His Name.”
  22. Then was brought to Him one having a demon. Blind and dumb; and He healed him so that the deaf-mute to speak and to see.
  23. And all the crowds were astonished, and they said, “Is this not the Son of David?”
  24. But when they heard, the Pharisees said, “This fellow isn’t casting out demons except by Beelzeboul chief of the demons.”
  25. But knowing their thoughts He said to them, “Every kingdom, when it is divided against itself, is brought to ruin; and every city or house, when it is divided against itself, will not stand.
  26. And if Satan is casting out Satan, he has been divided against himself!  How, then, shall his kingdom stand?
  27. And if I, by Beelzeboul, cast out demons, your sons – by whom are they casting them out?  For this they shall be your judges!
  28. But if, by the Spirit of God, I am, casting out demons, then the Kingdom of God has advanced upon you.
  29. How is anyone able to enter into the house of the strong and snatch away his goods unless first he bind the strong?  And then he shall thoroughly snatch away his goods.
  30. The one who isn’t with Me is against Me, and the one who isn’t gathering with Me is scattering.
  31. Because of this I say to you, all sin and blasphemy shall be remitted to men; but blasphemy of the Spirit will not be remitted.
  32. And whoever shall say a word against the Son of Man, it shall be remitted to him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit it shall not be remitted to Him, not in this age nor in the one about to be.
  33. Either bring forth the good tree and its good fruit, or bring forth the rotten tree with its rotten fruit; for from the fruit the tree is known.
  34. Offspring of vipers, how are you able to speak good things when you are evil?  For out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks!
  35. The good man out of the good storehouse sends out good things; and the evil man from the evil storehouse sends out evil things.
  36. But I say to you that for every unprofitable word which men shall speak, they shall render an account in judgment day!
  37. For from your words will you be acquitted, and from your words will you be condemned.”
  38. Then some of the Scribes and Pharisees responded to Him saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from You.”
  39. But answering He said to them, “A generation wicked and adulterous eagerly searches for a sign; and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
  40. For just as Jonah was in the belly of the sea monster for three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
  41. Ninevite men will stand up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it!  Because they changed their minds to the proclamation of Jonah; and, lo, a greater Jonah is here.
  42. Queen of the South will be raised up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and, lo, a greater Solomon is here.
  43. Now when the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, it passes through waterless places seeking a place of rest and does not find it.
  44. Then it says, ‘I will go back in my house whence I came out.’  And having come it finds it standing empty, having been swept clean and set in order.
  45. Then it goes and takes with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and upon entering it takes up dwelling there; and the last state of that man, it is worse than the first.  So it will be also with this evil generation.”
  46. While He was still speaking to the crowds, lo, His mother and His brothers were standing outside seeking to speak to Him.
  47. And someone said to Him, “Lo, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.”
  48. And answering He said to the one speaking to Him, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?
  49. And having stretched out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Lo, My mother and My brothers.
  50. For whoever will do the will of My Father – the One in the Heavens – he is My brother and sister and mother.”

Chapter 13

  1. In that day Jesus, having come out of the house, was sitting beside the sea,
  2. and there were gathered unto Him great crowds, resulting in Him having to step into a boat to be seated; and all the multitude stood in the shore.
  3. And He spoke many things to them in parables saying, “Lo, the sower went out to sow.
  4. And in his sowing some fell beside the way; and the birds came and devoured them.
  5. And other (seed) fell on rocky places where there was not much earth, and immediately it sprouted because of not having depth of soil.
  6. And upon the rising of the sun, it was scorched; and because of having no root it was withered.
  7. And other (seed) fell on thornbushes; and the thornbushes grew up and choked them.
  8. And other (seed) fell on the good soil and was yielding fruit, the one a hundred, the other sixty, the other thirty.
  9. The one having ears let him hear.”
  10. And having drawn near, the apostles said to Him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
  11. And answering He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens; but to them it has not been given.
  12. For whoever has, it shall be given to him, and he shall be made to abound; but whoever has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
  13. For this reason I speak to them in parables, in order that the seeing don’t see and the hearing don’t hear – nor do they understand.
  14. And it is confirmed to them the prophecy of Isaiah saying,
    ‘You shall indeed hear and by no means understand,
    and you shall indeed see and by no means perceive.
  15. For the heart of this people was made dull,
    and they heard heavily with their ears,
    and they shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes
    and hear with their ears and understand with the heart
    and turn, and I should heal them.’
  16. Blessed your eyes that they see and your ears that they hear.
  17. For truly I say to you, many prophets and righteous longed to see what you see and did not see, and to hear what you hear and did not hear.
  18. You, therefore, hear the parable of the sower.
  19. Any one hearing the Word of the Kingdom and not understanding, the evil one comes and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart; this is that which was sowed along the way.
  20. But that which was sowed on rocky places, this is the one who hears the Word and receives it immediately with gladness;
  21. but he has not root in himself but is short-lived; but when there occurs pressure and persecution because of the Word, he is caused to fall away.
  22. But that which was sowed into thornbushes, this is the one hearing the Word and the care for life and the deception of riches chokes the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.
  23. But that sowed on good earth, this is the one hearing and understanding, who indeed brings forth fruit and produces the one a hundred, the other sixty, the other thirty.
  24. Another parable He committed to them saying, “The Kingdom of the Heavens is likened to a man sowing good seed in his field;
  25. but while the men slept his adversary came and did over-sow zizanium throughout the wheat and went away.
  26. But when the crop sprouted and bore fruit, then the zizanium was also made apparent.
  27. And having come forward, the slaves of the housemaster said to him, ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have zizanium?’
  28. And he affirmed to them, ‘A hostile man did this.’ And the slaves say to him, ‘Do you wish us to go and gather them?’
  29. But he said, ‘No, lest, as the zizanium are being gathered you should uproot the wheat with them.
  30. Let them both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the harvesters, ‘Gather first the zizanium and bind them in cords in order to burn them; but gather the wheat into my storehouse.’”
  31. Another parable He set before them saying, “Like is the Kingdom of the Heavens to a grain of mustard which, having taken, a man sowed in his field.
  32. It is smaller indeed then all the seeds, yet when it is grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heavens come and roost in its branches.”
  33. Another parable He spoke to them; “Like is the Kingdom of the Heavens to leaven, which a woman, having taken, it was hidden in three measures of flour until the whole was leavened.”
  34. All these things Jesus did speak in parables to the crowds, and He was saying nothing to them apart from parables,
  35. That that which was spoken through the prophet might be confirmed, saying, “I will open My mouth in parables; I will declare openly that which has been hidden from the foundation.”
  36. Then when He sent the crowds away He went into the house. And His disciples approached Him saying, “Declare to us the parable of the zizanium of the field.”
  37. And answering He said, “The one sowing good seed is the Son of Man.
  38. And the field is the cosmos; and the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom; and the zizanium are the sons of the evil one;
  39. and the enemy who sowed it is the devil; and the harvest is the consummation of the age; and the harvesters are the angels.
  40. Just as, therefore, the zizanium is gathered and is burned in fire, so shall it be in the consummation of the age. (This age is possible from the ancient texts)
  41. The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out from His Kingdom all the entrapments and those doing the lawlessness.
  42. And they shall throw them into the furnace of fire; there there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.
  43. Then the righteous shall be resplendent as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. The one having ears let him hear.”
  44. Like is the Kingdom of the heavens to a precious treasure which had been hidden in a field, which, when found, a man hid; and because of his joy he goes and sells every little thing he has and he buys that field.
  45. Again, like is the Kingdom of the heavens to a merchant man searching for excellent pearls;
  46. and upon finding one precious pearl, having gone away he has sold every little thing he possessed and bought it.
  47. Again, like is the Kingdom of the heavens to a large net which was cast into the sea and which gathered from every kind;
  48. which, when it was made full, having hauled up on the shore and sat down they collected the excellent in vessels and the worthless they threw out.
  49. Thus it will be in the consummation of the age; the angels will go out and will separate the evil from among the righteous
  50. and will throw them into a furnace of fire; there there will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.
  51. Have you understood all these things?” They replied to Him, “Yes.”
  52. So He said to them, “On account of this every scribe instructed in the Kingdom of the heavens – like is to a Man to a Housemaster Who is bringing out from His treasure new and old.”
  53. And it was when Jesus finished these parables He went away from there.
  54. And having come into His native town He was teaching them in their synagogues, so as to their astounding and to say, “Whence to this One this wisdom and the powerful works?
  55. Is this not the son of the carpenter? Is not His mother named Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
  56. And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then to this One all these things?”
  57. And they were being entrapped in Him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native town and in his house.”
  58. And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Chapter 14

  1. In that time Herod the Tetrarch heard the report of Jesus,
  2. and said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; surely he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powerful works are operating in him.”
  3. For Herod, having seized John, had bound him and put him away in prison because of Herodias, the wife of Phillip his brother.
  4. For John had been saying to him; “It is not permitted to you to have her.”
  5. And intending to kill him he had been afraid of the crowd, that they were regarding him as a prophet.
  6. Consequently, when Herod’s birthday celebration was taking place, Herodias’ daughter danced in public and she sought favor with Herod,
  7. and so he had solemnly sworn with an oath to give whatever she might have requested.
  8. Then, having been provoked by her mother she says, “Give to me, here upon a plate, the head of John the Baptist.”
  9. And although the king was grieved, because of the oaths and those reclining together at table, he did order it to be given,
  10. and when the message was sent John was beheaded in the prison;
  11. and his head was brought upon a plate and it was given to the girl, and she took it to her mother.
  12. And when they had come forward, his disciples took up the corpse and buried it, and having come, they did report to Jesus.
  13. Now when He heard it, Jesus withdrew from there in a boat into a desert place by Himself; and when the crowds heard, they followed him by foot from the cities.
  14. And when He had come out He saw the large crowd and He was moved to pity on them and healed their sick.
  15. Now as the evening approached the disciples came to Him saying, “Wilderness is the place and the hour now has passed by; dismiss the crowds that, as they go into the villages they might buy themselves food.”
  16. But Jesus said to them, “They have no need to go away; you give to them to eat.”
  17. But they say to Him, “We have here but five breads and two fishes.”
  18. And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
  19. And when He had directed the crowds to recline on the grass, having taken the five breads and two fish, looking up into the heaven He did praise, and having broken He gave to the disciples the breads, and the disciples to the crowds.
  20. And they all did eat and were filled; and they took up over and above the pieces broken twelve baskets full.
  21. And the ones eating were about five thousand men apart from women and children.
  22. And immediately He compelled the disciples to get aboard into the boat and to be going before Him to the other side, until He could send the crowds away.
  23. And having dismissed the crowds He went up into the mountain privately to pray.  Now as the evening approached He was alone there.
  24. But the boat was in the midst of the sea, being tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
  25. And during the fourth watch of the night He came to them walking on the sea.
  26. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea they were terrified saying, “It is a spector,” and they cried out from the fear.
  27. But immediately Jesus spoke to them saying, “Be courageous.  It is I; do not be afraid.”
  28. Now in answer to Him Peter said, “Lord, if You are You, bid me to come to You upon the waters.”
  29. And He said, “Come.”  And having come down from the boat Peter walked about upon the waters and came toward Jesus.
  30. But seeing the mighty wind, he became frightened; and when he began to be plunged he cried out saying, “Lord save me!”
  31. And immediately Jesus having stretched out the hand took hold of him and He says to him, “Little faith, why did you doubt?”
  32. And upon their climbing into the boat the wind abated.
  33. And the ones in the boat paid homage to Him saying, “Surely You are God’s Son.”
  34. And passing over they came to the land in Gennasaret.
  35. And having recognized Him the men of that place sent forth into all that region, and they brought to Him all those having the infirmities.
  36. And they were beseeching Him that only they might come in contact with the tassel of His mantle; and as many as came in contact were restored.

Chapter 15

  1. Then Pharisees and Scribes from Jerusalem approach Jesus saying,
  2. “Why do your disciples violate the teaching of the elders?  For they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread!”
  3. But in response to them He says, “And you, why do you violate the Commandment of God by your teaching?
  4. For God says, ‘Honor the father and the mother’, and ‘the one reviling father or mother let him die the death.’
  5. But you declare, ‘whoever says to father or to mother A Gift, whatever from me you might have benefited,’
  6. shall in no way honor his father; and you revoked the Word of God by your teaching!
  7. Hypocrites, Isaiah rightly prophesied about you, saying
  8. ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is held far from Me.
  9. But in vain they venerate Me, teaching as teachi8ng the commandments of men.’”
  10. And summoning the crowd He said to them, “Hear and understand,
  11. it is not that which enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds from the mouth – this defiles the man.”
  12. Then the disciples came forth saying to Him, “Do You know that when the Pharisees heard the Word they were entrapped?”
  13. But answering He said, “Every plant that My Heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted out.
  14. Send them away; the guides are blind; and if a blind guides a blind, both shall fall into a pit.”
  15. Then answering, Peter said to Him, “Explain to us the parable.”
  16. And He said, “Even yet are you, too, without understanding?
  17. Do you not know that all that proceeds into the mouth passes into the belly and is expelled into a privy?
  18. But that which proceeds from the mouth comes out from the heart; and those defile the man.
  19. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies.
  20. These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”
  21. And having gone out from there, Jesus withdrew to the areas of Tyre and Sidon.
  22. And lo, a Canaanite woman having come out from those regions cried out saying, “Pity me Lord, Son of David; my daughter is grievously demon-possessed!”
  23. But He did not respond to her a word.  And His disciples, having approached Him, were requesting Him saying, “Send her away, she keeps on crying out from behind us.”
  24. But answering He said, “I was not sent except to the sheep that have been lost of the house of Israel.”
  25. But having come she was paying homage to Him saying, “Lord help me.”
  26. But answering He said, “It is not good to take the bread of the children and throw it to the dogs.”
  27. But she said, “Yea, Lord, for even the dogs eat from the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.”
  28. Then answering Jesus said to her, “O woman, great is your faith.  Let it be to you as you will.”
  29. And having departed from there Jesus came to the Sea of Galilee; and having gone up into the mountain He was sitting there.
  30. And came to Him large crowds having with them crippled, blind, crooked, dumb and many others, and they cast them down at His feet, and He healed them,
  31. so that the crowd to wonder – seeing dumb speaking, crooked sound, and crippled walking around and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
  32. Now Jesus having summoned His disciples said, “Pity upon the crowd.  Three days now they remain with me, and not having anything they might eat; and I do not want to send them away fasting, lest they be exhausted in the way.”
  33. And the disciples saying to Him, “How do we, in a wilderness, have so much bread so as to feed so great a crowd?”
  34. And Jesus says to them, “How many breads do you have?”  And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”
  35. And having commanded the crowd to recline on the ground
  36. He took the seven breads and the fishes, and when He had given thanks He broke and was giving to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds.
  37. And all ate and were filled, and over and above the pieces broken off, they took up seven baskets full.
  38. And the ones eating were four thousand men, apart form children and women.
  39. And having dismissed the crowds He stepped into a boat, and He went into the region of Magadan.

Chapter 16

  1. And having come forth, the Pharisees and Sadducees, putting to the proof, asked Him to show to them a sign from the heaven.
  2. But answering He said to them, “When it has become late you say ‘Fair weather’, for the heaven is fiery red;
  3. and early, “Stormy today’, for when it is threatening, the heaven is fiery red.  The one appearance of the heaven you know to evaluate; the other signs of the times you are not able!
  4. A generation evil and adulterous seeks out a sign, and a sign will not be given to it save the sign of Jonah.”  And having forsaken them He went away.
  5. And the disciples, having come into the other side, forget to take bread.
  6. Now Jesus said to them, “Observe and beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
  7. But they were pondering in themselves, saying, “We didn’t bring bread.”
  8. Now having understood, Jesus said, “Why were you pondering in yourselves, little faiths, that you have no bread?
  9. Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five breads of the five thousand and how many baskets you took up?
  10. Nor the seven breads of the four thousand and how many baskets you took up?
  11. How do you not understand that it was not about breads that I said to you, ‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees’?”
  12. Then they perceived that He did not say to beware of the leaven, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
  13. Now Jesus, having come into the regions of Caesarea Phillippi, was questioning His disciples saying “Who are men saying the Son of Man to be?”
  14. And the said:  “Some John the Baptist, and others Elijah, yet others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
  15. He says to them, “But you, who do you say Me to be?”
  16. And Simon Peter, answering, said, “You are the Christ, the Son of God The Living!”
  17. And Jesus, answering, says to him, “Blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in the Heavens.
  18. And moreover, I say to you that you are Peter; and upon this rock will I build My Church, and Hades’ gates shall not prevail against it.
  19. I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of the Heavens; and whatever you shall bind upon the earth shall be as having been bound in the heavens, and whatever you shall loose upon the earth shall be as having been unbound in the heavens.”
  20. Then He explained to His disciples that they should say to no one that He is The Christ.
  21. From then Jesus began to show to His disciples that it was necessary for Him to go into Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders and priests and scribes, and to be killed and on the third day to be raised.
  22. And taking Him to himself Peter began to chide Him saying, “Mercy to you, Lord!  In no way shall this be to you.”
  23. But having turned, He said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan!  You are My trap, because you do not mind the things of God but those of men!”
  24. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself and take his cross and be following Me.
  25. For whoever wishes to save his life shall ruin it; but whoever shall ruin his life for My sake shall find it.
  26. For how shall a man be benefited if he should gain the whole world but forfeit his life?  Or what compensation shall a man give for his life?
  27. For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then shall render to each according to his hays.
  28. Amen I say to you, there are some standing here in this place who shall in no way experience death until they behold the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.”

Chapter 17

  1. And after six days Jesus takes Peter and James and John his brother with Him and leads them up into a high mountain privately.
  2. And He was transformed before them, and His countenance shone as the sun, and His garments became white as the light.
  3. And lo, it was shown to them Moses and Elijah conferring with Him.
  4. Now Peter, responding, says to Jesus, ‘Lord it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three booths here – one to You, one to Moses and one to Elijah.’
  5. During his speaking, lo, a radiant cloud did overshadow them; and, lo, a voice out of the cloud saying, ‘this is My Son the beloved, in Whom I did delight!  Hear Him.’
  6. And the disciples having heard fell upon their faces and were exceedingly terrified.
  7. And Jesus came near and upon touching them said, ‘Arise and stop being afraid.’
  8. And having lifted up their eyes they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.
  9. And while they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them saying, ‘you should tell the appearance to no one until the Son of Man be raised from the dead.’
  10. And the disciples inquired of Him saying, ‘why then do the scribes say that it is necessary that Elias is to come first?’
  11. But He, answering, said, ‘Elias indeed comes and all shall be restored.
  12. But I say to you that Elias has already come, and they did not recognize him but accomplished as they willed in his case.  Thus also the Son of Man is about to suffer under them.’
  13. Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.
  14. And as they came toward the crowd, a man came to Him kneeling before Him
  15. and saying, ‘Lord have mercy upon my son, for he is lunatic and suffers grievously; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.
  16. And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.’
  17. And Jesus, answering, said ‘O generation faithless and having been corrupted, how long shall I be with you?  How long shall I endure you?  Bring him here to Me!’
  18. And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon came out from him.  And the child was healed from that hour.
  19. Then the disciples having come to Jesus privately said, ‘For what reason were we not able to cast it out?’
  20. And He says to them, ‘Because of your scant of faith.  For Amen I say to you, should you posses faith as a grain of mustard you shall say to this mountain “depart from here – there!” and it will depart.  And nothing shall be irresistible to you!’
  21. (But this sort does not go out except in prayer and fasting.)
  22. And as they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of Man is about to be delivered into men’s hands,
  23. and they shall kill Him, and in the third day He shall be raised.’  And they were greatly distressed.
  24. And when they had come into Capernaum the ones collecting the double drachmas came forward to Peter and said, ‘Doesn’t your teacher pay the double drachmas?’
  25. And he says, ‘Yes.’  And having come into the house Jesus anticipated him saying, ‘What do you think, Simon?  From whom do the kings of the earth take dues or a tax?  From their sons of from the aliens?’
  26. And when he said ’From the aliens,’ Jesus affirmed to him, ‘Then, indeed, the sons are exempt.
  27. But in order that we might not entrap them, having gone into the sea, cast a hook; and take up the first fish that comes up.  And having opened its mouth you shall find a stater.  Having taken that, pay to them on behalf of Me and you.’

Chapter 18

  1. In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, “Who then is greater in the Kingdom of the Heavens?”
  2. And having summoned a babe He set it in the midst of them
  3. and said, “Amen I say to you, unless you be changed and become as the babes, in no way shall you enter into the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  4. Therefore whoever shall humble himself as this babe, this is the greater in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
  5. And whoever receive one such babe for My Name, he is receiving Me.
  6. And whoever entrap one of these little ones who are faithing in Me, it is better to him that a millstone of an ass had been hung around his neck and he had been plunged into the depth of the sea.
  7. Woe to the world because of the entrapments.  It is inevitable for the entrapments to come, nevertheless woe to the man through whom the entrapment comes.
  8. But if your hand or your foot entraps you, cut it off and cast it from you; it is to your good to come in into the life maimed or crippled than to be thrown into the eternal fire having two feet.
  9. And if your eye entraps you, pluck it out and cast it from you; it is to your good to come in into the life one-eyed than to be thrown into the gehenna of the fire having two eyes.”
  10. See to it you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heavens are always seeing the countenance of My Father in heavens.
  11. (this verse is taken out)
  12. What does it seem to you?  If it were to any man a hundred sheep and one was led astray from them, will he not send the ninety-nine upon the mountain and having gone searches after the one being led astray?
  13. And if it were to be found, amen I say to you he rejoices for it more than for the ninety-nine who were never led astray.
  14. Thus it is not My Father in heavens’ will that one of these little ones should be lost.
  15. But if your brother should sin, go put him to the proof between you and him alone.  If he will hear you, you have gained your brother.
  16. But if he will not hear, take with you yet one or two, in order that upon word of two or three witnesses shall each word be made firm.
  17. And if he should fail to hear them, speak to the Church; and if he should also fail to hear the Church, let him be to you as the Gentile and the tax collector.
  18. Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on the earth shall be in a state of having been bound in heaven and whatever you shall loose on the earth shall be in a state of having been loosed in heaven.
  19. Again I say to you, if two of your shall sound together on the earth concerning each matter, whatever they shall ask shall be to them from My Father in the Heavens.
  20. For where there are two or three having been brought together in My Name, there I Am amidst them.
  21. Then Peter, approaching, said to Him, ‘Lord, how many shall my brother sin against me and I shall forgive him – until seven times?’
  22. Jesus says to him, ‘Not, I say to you, until seven times, but until seventy times seven.
  23. Because of this the Kingdom of the Heavens is likened to a man, a ruler, who resolved to reckon accounts with his servants.
  24. Now, upon his beginning to reckon, one debtor of myriad talent weights was brought to him.
  25. But his having nothing to pay back, the lord ordered him to be sold and the wife and the children and all whatever he has, and payment to be made.
  26. Thereupon the servant, having fallen, was paying homage to him, saying ‘Wait patiently for me and I will give everything back to you.’
  27. And having been moved to compassion, the lord of this servant loosed him, and the debt he remitted to him.
  28. But this servant, having gone out, found one of his fellow-servants who was owing him a hundred denarii and, having laid hold of him, was choking him, saying, ‘Pay back that which you owe!’
  29. Thereupon his fellow-servant, having fallen, was imploring him, saying ’Wait patiently for me, and I will pay you back!’
  30. But he was not willing, but, having gone away, threw him in prison until he could pay back that which is owed.
  31. Now then, his fellow-servants having observed these things gone, they personally explained to the lord all the things that had taken place.
  32. Then having summoned him, his lord says to him, ‘Evil servant!  This whole debt I remitted to you when you entreated me;
  33. Was it not necessary also for you to show mercy to your fellow-servant, as I then showed mercy to you?’
  34. And having been angered, his lord delivered him over to the prison-keepers until all that being owed to him should be paid.
  35. Thus also shall My Heavenly Father do to you should you not remit each one to your brother from your hearts.”

Chapter 19

  1. And it came to pass when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the regions of Judea on the other side of the Jordan.
  2. And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
  3. And Pharisees approached Him testing Him and saying, “Is it permitted a man to dismiss his wife down to every cause?”
  4. But He, answering, said, “Did you not read that the one creating from the beginning ‘male and female He created them,’
  5. And He said, ‘On account of this a man shall leave father and mother and be attached to his wife, and the two shall be in one flesh’?
  6. Wherefore no longer shall they be two, but one flesh.  What therefore God did join together, let not man divide.”
  7. They say to Him, “Why, then, did Moses direct to give a writing of repudiation and to dismiss?”
  8. He says to them, “Moses, against the hardness of your hearts, gave you over to dismiss your wives; but from the beginning it is not so.
  9. And I say to you that whoever shall dismiss his wife except for fornication and shall marry another commits adultery.”
  10. The disciples say to Him, “If so is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry!”
  11. But He said to them, “Not all yield accordance to this doctrine, but the ones to whom it is given.
  12. For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother’s belly; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who emasculate themselves for the sake of the Kingdom of the Heavens.  The one being able to yield accordance, let him yield accordance.”
  13. Then were brought to Him children, that He might put the hands on them and pray; but the disciples reprimanded them.
  14. But Jesus says, “Suffer the children and do not hinder them to come to Me, for of such like is the Kingdom of the Heavens.”
  15. And having put the hands on them He went away from there.
  16. And LO!  One who had approached Him said, “Teach, what good should I perform that I might have eternal life?”
  17. But He said to him, “Why are you inquiring of Me concerning the Good?  One is the Good.  But if you wish to enter in into the Life, keep the Commandments.”
  18. He says to Him, “Which?”  And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness,
  19. honor the father and the mother, and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
  20. The young man says to Him, “All these I did observe, what do I lack in addition?”
  21. Jesus spoke forth to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go – sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heavens, and come be following me.”
  22. But when the young man heard (the Word) he went away being grieved, for he was one holding many properties.
  23. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Amen I say to you that the rich shall enter in into the Kingdom with difficulty.
  24. And again I say to you, it is easier to pass a camel through an eye of a needle than the rich to enter in into the Kingdom of God.”
  25. But having heard, the disciples were utterly astonished, saying, “Who then is able to be saved?”
  26. But Jesus, having looked intently, said to them, “This inability is with men:  but all powers are with God.”
  27. Then Peter, having been answered, said to Him, “Lo we, we did forsake all and we followed You; what then will be for us?”
  28. And Jesus said to them, “Amen I say to you that you who did follow Me in the new birth, when the Son of Man shall sit upon His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
  29. And all who did forsake households, or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wives or children or lands on account of My Name, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.”
  30. And many firsts shall be lasts, and lasts first.”

Chapter 20

  1. For like is the Kingdom of the Heavens to a man, a houselord, who went out with the morning watch to hire workers in his vineyard.
  2. And having agreed with the workers on a denarius for the day, he sent them forth into his vineyard.
  3. And having gone out about the third hour, he saw others who were standing idle in the marketplace;
  4. And to those he said, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.”
  5. And they went forth.  Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise.
  6. And about the eleventh, having gone out, he found others who were standing, and he says to them “Why are you standing idle the whole day?”
  7. They say to him, “Because no one hired us.”  He says to them, “You also go into the vineyard.”
  8. Now, the Lord of the vineyard says to his overseer, as it became late, “Call the workers and pay them the wage, having begun from the lasts until the firsts.”
  9. And when the ones about the eleventh hour came, they each got a denarius.
  10. And when the first ones came they presumed that they would get more; and they also got a denarius each.
  11. Now when they had received, they were murmuring against the houselord
  12. Saying, “These last ones worked one hour, and you made them equals to us who did bear the burden of the day and the heat.
  13. But he having responded to one of them said, “Friend, I do you no injustice; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
  14. Take up your and go.  For I will to give to this last as also to you.
  15. Is it not permitted me to do whatever I will with the things that are mine?  or is your eye wicked that I am good?”
  16. Thus shall the lasts be firsts and the firsts lasts.
  17. And proceeding toward Jerusalem, Jesus took the twelve aside privately, and in the way says to them,
  18. “Lo, we are going into Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the high priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,
  19. and they shall deliver Him to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day He will be raised up.”
  20. Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Him, with her sons, doing obeisance and asking something of Him.
  21. And He says to her, “What do you want?”  She says to Him, “Say that these my two sons may sit one at Your right and one at Your left in Your kingdom.”
  22. But answering Jesus says, “You don’t know what you’re asking; are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?”  They say to Him, “We are able.”
  23. He says to them, “This My cup you shall drink, but to sit at My right and left is not mine to give, but to whom it has been made ready by My Father.”
  24. And having heard, the ten were angry concerning the two brothers.
  25. But Jesus, having called them to Himself, says, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them and the great wield power over them.
  26. It will not be this way among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you, he shall be your servant,
  27. And whoever wishes to be a first among you shall be your slave,
  28. Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give His life a ransom in place of many.”
  29. And departing from Jericho a great crowd followed Him.
  30. And lo, two blind people sitting along the way, when they heard Jesus passing by, cried out saying, “Pity us Son of David!”
  31. But the crowd chided them that they should be quiet; but they cried out more saying, “Lord, pity us Son of David!”
  32. And having stopped, Jesus called them and said, “What do you wish I should do to you?”
  33. They say to Him, “Lord that our eyes be opened.”
  34. And having been moved with pity Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately they looked up and they followed Him.

Chapter 21

  1. And when they approached Jerusalem and came into Bethphage and the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples forth
  2. saying to them, “Go into the village before you and forth-with you will find an ass which has been bound and a colt with her; having loosed, lead away to Me.
  3. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and he shall send them immediately.”
  4. This came about that the Word through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying
  5. “Speak to the Daughter of Zion, ‘Lo your King comes to you meek and mounted on an ass, on a colt an offspring of a beast of burden.’”
  6. And the disciples having gone and having done according as Jesus had directed them,
  7. they brought the ass and the colt and they placed the garments on them; and He sat up upon them.
  8. And the very great crowd spontaneously spread garments in the road; and others were cutting branches from the trees and strewing them in the road.
  9. And the crowds going before Him and the one following cried out, saying “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is the One Coming in the Lord’s Name. Hosanna in the highests.”
  10. And upon His having entered Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken, saying “Who is this?”
  11. And the crowds affirmed, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.”
  12. And Jesus came into the temple, and cast out all of those selling and buying in the temple, and threw down the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those selling the doves,
  13. and says to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it ‘a den of thieves.’”
  14. And the blind and the crippled approached Him in the temple, and He healed them.
  15. But when the high priests and the scribes saw the wonders which He did and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant
  16. and they said to Him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” But Jesus says to them, “Yea! Have you never read, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You did perfect praise for Yourself?’”
  17. And leaving them behind He went out away from the city into Bethany and spent the night there.
  18. And in the morning, while returning into the city, He was hungry.
  19. And having seen one fig tree on the way, He came upon it and found nothing in it except leaves only, and He says to it, “fruit may no longer come from you into the age.” And the fig tree was inevitably dried up.
  20. And the disciples having seen did wonder saying, “How is it that the fig tree was inevitably dried up?”
  21. And having responded Jesus said to them, “Amen I say to you, if you have faith and not be divided, you shall do not only this of the fig tree, but if you should say to this mountain, ‘be lifted up and be thrust into the sea,’ they shall be done.
  22. And all whatever you may ask in prayer, faithing, you shall receive.”
  23. After He had come into the temple the high priests and the elders of the people approached Him while teaching, saying “By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority?”
  24. And responding Jesus says to them, “I, too, will ask you one thing which, if you tell me, I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
  25. The baptism of John, whence was it? Of heaven or of men?” And they were deliberating among themselves, saying, “If we say ‘of heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘why then did you not believe him?’
  26. But if we say ‘of men,’ we do fear the crowds, for all hold this John as a prophet.”
  27. And responding to Jesus they said, “We don’t know.” And He did speak forth to them, “Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these things.
  28. But what does it seem to you? A man has two children. And having gone to the first, said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’
  29. But answering he said, ‘I don’t want to,’ but afterward, having sorrowed, he went out.
  30. And having gone to the second he said likewise. And he, having answered, said, ‘I will sir,’ and he did not go out.
  31. Which of the two did the will of the father/” They say, “The first.” Then Jesus says to them, “Amen I say to you the tax collectors and the prostitutes go before you into the Kingdom of God.
  32. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; moreover you, having seen, neither were you sorrowed of it afterward to believe him.”
  33. “Hear another parable. A man was a housemaster who did plant a vineyard, and he put a hedge around it and built a tower; and he gave it over to husbandmen and he did vacate.
  34. But when the time of the fruit approached, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to take possession of his fruit.
  35. And the husbandmen, having taken possession of his servants, the one they did flay, another they did kill, the other they did stone.
  36. Again he sent other servants greater than the first ones, and they did do just the same to them.
  37. And afterward he did send unto them his son saying, ‘They shall revere my son.’
  38. But the husbandmen, having sent he son, said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, we must now destroy him and we will seize his inheritance.’
  39. And having taken him they took him out away from the vineyard and killed him.
  40. Now, whenever the lord of the vineyard should come, what will he do to these husbandmen?”
  41. They say to him, “Utterly evil – to destroy them; and the vineyard shall be let out to other husbandmen, whoever shall render to him the fruits in their seasons.”
  42. Jesus says to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘A stone the builders did reject, this was made the head of the corner; this is from Kuriou, and it is glorious in our eyes?
  43. Because of this I say to you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken away from you and given to a people who produces its fruits.
  44. And the one fallen upon this stone shall be crushed; however the one on whom it should fall, it shall scatter him.”
  45. And when the chief priests and pharisees heard His sayings they did ascertain that He speaks concerning them.
  46. And while wanting to seize Him they did fear the crowds, in as much as they did regard Him a prophet.

Chapter 22

  1. And Jesus began again speaking to them in parables, saying
  2. “The Kingdom of the Heavens was likened to a man, a king, who prepared marriage festivities for his son,
  3. and he sent his servants to call those who had been called to the festivities; and they were not willing to come.
  4. Again he sent other servants, saying ‘Say to those who have been called, lo I have made ready my first feast; my bulls and the cattle have been slaughtered, and all are ready. Come to the festivities!’
  5. But those who ignored it went forth, the one into his own field, the other to his trade;
  6. but the rest upon having seized his servants did arrogantly mistreat and kill them.
  7. Now, the king was provoked to anger and, having sent his troops, he destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
  8. Then he says to his servants, ‘This wedding feast is ready, but the ones who were called were not worthy.
  9. Be going therefore to the outlets from the roads, and whoever you should find call into the wedding festivities!’
  10. And having gone out into the roads, these servants did gather all whom they did find, both evil and good; and the wedding feast was filled with those reclining at table.
  11. But when the king came in to view those at table he saw there a man having not been arrayed with a wedding garment!
  12. And he says to him, ‘Fellow, how is it that you came in here having no wedding garment?’ And he was made speechless.
  13. Then the king said to his servants, ‘Having bound his feet and hands cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and gnashing of the teeth!’
  14. For there are many called ones but few chosen ones.”
  15. Then having gone away the Pharisees took counsel how they might entangle Him in doctrine.
  16. And they sent forth their disciples to Him with the Herodians saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and you teach the way of God in truth, and you have no regard concerning anyone, for you do not look into the external form of men.
  17. Say therefore to us what it seems to you, is it permitted to give tribute to Caesar or not?”
  18. But having discerned their wickedness Jesus says, “Why do you try Me, hypocrites?
  19. Show to Me the tribute coin.” And they brought a denarius to Him.
  20. And He says to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
  21. They say to Him, ”Caesar’s.” Then He says to them, “Render therefore what is Caesar’s to Caesar, and what is God’s to God.”
  22. And having heard they were astonished, and having left Him they went away.
  23. In that day came forth to Him Sadducees, the ones saying there is to be no resurrection, and they questioned Him
  24. saying, “Teacher, Moses said if one should die having no descendants, his brother shall espouse his wife and raise up seed to his brother.
  25. But there were among us seven brothers; and the first, having been married, came to an end; and having no seed he did leave behind his wife to his brother;
  26. and likewise the second and third, until the seven.
  27. And last of all the woman did die.
  28. In the resurrection then, of which of the seven shall be the wife? For all did have her.”
  29. But answering Jesus said to them, “You do deceive yourselves knowing neither the Scriptures nor the power of God;
  30. for in the resurrection they neither marry nor give themselves to marry, but they are as angels in the heaven.
  31. But concerning the resurrection of the dead, did you not read that which was said to you by God saying,
  32. ‘I, I am Abraham’s God and Isaac’s God and Jacob’s God’; He is not God of dead ones but living ones.”
  33. And having heard, the crowds were continually astonished by His teaching.
  34. Then, having heard that He did muzzle the Sadducees, the Pharisees gathered themselves together at that same place.
  35. And one of them, a lawyer, did question Him, putting Him to the proof,
  36. “Teacher, what kind of great Commandment is in the Law?”
  37. And He did affirm to him, “’You shall love Kurios your God in your whole heart and in your whole self and in your whole mind.’
  38. This is the great and first Commandment.
  39. Second, and similar to it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
  40. In these two Commandments the whole law hangs, and the prophets.
  41. And since the Pharisees had already convened themselves Jesus questioned them
  42. saying, “What does it seem to you concerning the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They say to Him, “David’s.”
  43. He says to them, “How is it then that David, in Spirit, calls Him ‘Lord’ saying,
  44. ‘Kurios says to my Kurios, be seated from My right until I shall put Your enemies beneath Your feet.’
  45. If therefore David calls Him Kuris, how is it He is his son?”

Chapter 23

  1. Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples
  2. saying, “On Moses’ seat sit the Scribes and the Pharisees.
  3. All therefore whatever they might say to you do and take heed, but do not do according to their works; for they speak and do not do.
  4. They bind and put heavy loads on the shoulders of men; but they will not lift their finger to move them.
  5. And all their work they do in order to be seen by men; for that reason they enlarge their phylacteries and expand the fringes,
  6. they love the first place at table in the banquets and the first seats in the synagogues
  7. and the greetings in public places and to be called “rabbi” by the men.
  8. But you should not be called “rabbi”, for One is your teacher and you all are brothers.
  9. And you may not name to you a father on the earth, that your leader be One – the Christ.
  10. Neither should you be called leaders, that your leader be One – the Christ.
  11. But the greater of you shall be your servant.
  12. And whoever shall elevate himself will be abased; and whoever will humble himself shall be lifted up.
  13. But woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you shut the Kingdom of the heavens before the men; for you do not enter in, neither do you allow those entering in to enter in!
  14. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you go up and down the sea and the land to produce one proselyte, and when he is converted you make him a son of Gehenna double of you!
  15. Woe to you blind guides who say, ‘Whoever should give an oath in respect to the temple, it is nothing; but whoever should give an oath in respect to the gold of the temple, he is indebted.’
  16. Fools and blind men! Which is greater, the gold or the temple which sanctifies the gold?
  17. And, ‘Whoever should give an oath in respect to the altar, it is nothing; but whoever should give an oath in respect to the offering which is upon the altar, he is indebted.’
  18. Fools and blind men! For which is greater – the offering or the altar which sanctifies the offering?
  19. Therefore the one giving an oath in respect to the altar promises in respect to it and in respect to all that is upon it;
  20. and the one making an oath in respect to the temple promises in respect to it and in respect to the thing inhabiting it;
  21. and the one making an oath in respect to the heavens promises in respect to the throne of God and in respect to the One Who sits upon it.
  22. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you tithe the garden mint and the dill and the cumin, and you pass over the weightier matters of the Law, the justice and the mercy and the faith; these it is necessary to do and those not to be passed over.
  23. Blind guides – straining the gnat and swallowing the camel!
  24. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside they are full from plunder and rapacity.
  25. Blind Pharisee, clean the inside of the cup that the outside of it may also become clean!
  26. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you are like tombs that have been whitewashed, who indeed appear beautiful from the outside but inside are full of dead bones and all uncleanness!
  27. Thus also you from the outside indeed make yourselves appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness!
  28. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites, you repair the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
  29. and you say, ‘If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers of them in the blood of the prophets.”
  30. So you are witnesses to yourselves that you are sons of those who killed the prophets;
  31. and you, you fill up the measure of your fathers.
  32. Serpents, brood of vipers, how shall you escape from the judgment of Gehenna?
  33. Because of this, Lo, I send to you prophets and sages and scribes; of them you will kill and crucify, and of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and you will persecute them from city into city,
  34. In order that all righteous blood shall come upon you which has been spilled upon the earth from the blood of the righteous Abel until the blood of Zacharias Son of Barachias, whom you murdered between the temple and altar!
  35. Amen I say to you, these things shall come upon this generation.
  36. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, she who kills the prophets and stones the ones who were being sent to her, how many times I wished to gather together your children (even as a bird gathers her brood under her wings) and you would not.
  37. Lo, your house is left to you a desolation.
  38. For I say to you, by no means shall you see Me from now until you shall say, ‘Blessed be the One coming in the Name of the Lord.’”

Chapter 24

  1. And Jesus having come out of the temple was going away, and His disciples approached Him to point out to Him the building of the temple;
  2. but He, answering, said to them, “Do you not see anything? Truly I say to you, in no way shall there be left here a stone upon a stone which shall not be thrown down.”
  3. And then, during His sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately saying, “Tell us when these things shall be and what (shall be) the sign of Your coming and consummation of the age.”
  4. And answering Jesus said to them, “See, lest someone deceive you,
  5. for many shall come upon My Name saying, ‘I am Christ,’ and they shall deceive many.
  6. But you are about to hear battles and reports of battles; see, lest you be terrified; for it is necessary to occur. But, it is not yet the end.
  7. For there shall be raised up a nation against a nation, a kingdom against a kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes from place to place,
  8. and all these ‘beginning of travails.’
  9. Then they shall deliver you, and you shall be the ones detested by all the nations because of My Name.
  10. And then many shall be entrapped, and they shall deliver one another and kill one another;
  11. and many false prophets shall be raised up, and they shall deceive many;
  12. And because of the lawlessness to be multiplied, the love of many shall be caused to expire.
  13. But the one persevering to completion, this one shall be saved.
  14. And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the habitable world in a testimony to all the nations, and then shall come the end.
  15. When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, the thing spoken through Daniel the prophet, stand in a holy place (let the one reading understand),
  16. then let those in Judea escape into the mountains;
  17. the one on the housetop, let him not come down to remove things from his house;
  18. and the one in the field, let him not turn back to remove his garment.
  19. But woe to those having in womb [with child] and those giving suck in those days.
  20. But pray that your escape shall come neither during winter nor in Sabbath,
  21. for then there will be great tribulation such as has not happened from origin of cosmos until the present, nor shall there ever be.
  22. And lest those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but because of the elect those days will be cut short.
  23. Then should anyone say to you, “Lo! Here the Christ!” Or “There,” you shall not believe;
  24. for pseudochrists and pseudoprophets will be raised up, and they will present great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
  25. Lo, I told you beforehand.
  26. Therefore should they say to you, “Lo, he is in the desert,” you shall not go forth; “Lo, in the chambers,” you shall not believe.
  27. For just as the brightness comes out from dawnings and shines until settings, so will be the Coming (Parousia) of the Son of Man.
  28. Wherever be the fall, there the eagles shall be gathered.
  29. And immediately with the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
  30. And the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven will then be manifested; and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory;
  31. and He will send forth His messengers with a great trumpet, and He will gather His elect together out of the four winds from edges of heavens even to their extremities.
  32. But from the fig tree learn the parable: now when its branch shall become tender and it shoots out the leaves, you know that the summer is near.
  33. And thus you, when you see all these things, you know that it is near at doors.
  34. Amen I say to you, in no way will this generation pass until every one of these things comes to be!
  35. The heaven and the earth, it will pass away; but My Words shall by no means pass away.
  36. But concerning that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of the heavens, except the Father only.
  37. But just as the days of Noah, so will be the Parousia of the Son of Man.
  38. For as they were in those days before the deluge, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the very day Noah entered into the ark,
  39. and they didn’t know until the deluge came and took all, so shall be the Parousia of the Son of Man.
  40. Two then will be in the field, one is received and one sent away;
  41. two grinding in the mill, one is received and one sent away.
  42. Watch therefore that you not know in what kind of day your Lord comes.
  43. But this you know, if the house master had known in which watch the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have allowed his house to be dug through!
  44. And because of this you be ready ones, in which case you don’t assume an hour the Son of Man comes.
  45. Who then is the faithful and prudent servant whom the Lord set over His household, the one to give them the nourishment in season?
  46. Blessed that servant whom when upon coming, his Lord finds so doing;
  47. amen I say to you that he will set him over all that he possesses.
  48. But if that wicked servant should say in his heart, ‘my lord delays,’
  49. and begins to beat his fellow servants and eat and drink with those who are drunks,
  50. the Lord of that servant will come in a day in which he doesn’t expect and in an hour in which he doesn’t know,
  51. and will cut him asunder and will set his portion with the hypocrites; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth.

Chapter 25

  1. At that time the Kingdom of the heavens will be likened to ten maidens who, having taken the lamps for themselves, went out into a meeting of the bridegroom.
  2. But of them there were five fools and five wise ones.
  3. For when the fools took up their lamps they did not take oil with them.
  4. But the wise ones, they took for themselves oil in the vessels with the lamps.
  5. But during the delaying of the bridegroom they all nodded and went to sleep.
  6. But during the midst of night a cry arose, “Lo, the bridegroom! Come out into his meeting!”
  7. Then all those maidens were aroused, and they trimmed the lamps for themselves.
  8. But the fools said to the wise, “Give to us from your oil, because our lamps are extinguished.”
  9. But answering the wise ones say, lest there not be enough for you and for us, go rather to the merchants and buy for yourselves.”
  10. But during their absence to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ready ones went in with him into the festivities; and the door was shut.
  11. But afterwards the remaining maidens also come saying, “Lord, Lord, open to us.”
  12. But the one who answered said, “Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.”
  13. Be watching therefore, since you know neither the day nor the hour.
  14. For like as a man leaving from home called the specially assigned servant and handed over his belongings to them,
  15. and to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to the respective authority, and he left.
  16. Immediately, upon his departure, the one who received five talents traded in them and gained another five;
  17. likewise the one (receiving) the two gained another two.
  18. but the one who received the one, when he went away, dug earth and hid his lord’s silver.
  19. And after much time the lord of those servants returns and settles account with them.
  20. And when the one who had received five talents approached, he presented another five talents saying, ‘Lord, five talents you gave to me; lo, another five talents I gained.’
  21. His lord affirmed to him, ‘Well, good and faithful servant, over a few things you have been faithful, I shall set you over many; come in into the joy of your lord.’
  22. And also when he approached the two talent one said, ‘Lord, you gave me two talents; lo, another two talents I gained.’
  23. His lord affirmed to him, ‘Well, good and faithful servant, over a few things you have been faithful, I will set you over many; come in into the joy of your lord.’
  24. But when the one receiving the one talent approached he said, ‘Lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering whence you did not scatter;
  25. and having been afraid, when I departed I hid your talent in the earth; lo, you have what is yours.’
  26. But answering his lord said to him, ‘Wicked and indolent servant, you have always known that I reap where I did not sow and gather whence I did not scatter.
  27. It behove you therefore to deposit my piece of silver to money-changers, and upon my coming I would have obtained for myself that which is mine with interest.
  28. Therefore take away from him the talent and give it to the one having the ten talents.
  29. For to each one having it shall be given, and he shall be increased; but from the one not having, also that which he has shall be taken away from him.
  30. And cast out the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there shall be the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth.
  31. And when the Son of man shall come in His glory and all the angels with Him, then He shall sit upon His throne of glory;
  32. and all the peoples shall be convened before Him, and He shall set them apart from each other just as the shepherd sets the sheep apart from the goats.
  33. And He shall set the one, sheep, out from His right, the other, goats, out from His left.
  34. Then The King shall say to those out from His right, “Come, the ones blessed of My Father, receive possession (inherit) the Kingdom having been prepared for you from cosmos’ foundation;
  35. For I did hunger and you gave to me to eat, I did thirst and you watered Me, I was alien and you brought me in,
  36. naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
  37. Then the just ones shall answer Him saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungering and we fed you, or thirsting and we watered you?
  38. When did we see you alien and we brought you in, or naked and we clothed you?
  39. And when did we see you when you were sick or in prison and we came to you?”
  40. And answering the King shall say to them, “Amen I say to you, in as much as you did to one of these the least of My brothers, you did to me.”
  41. Then He shall say to the ones out from His left, “Cursed ones, go away from Me into the eternal fire having been prepared for the devil and his angels;
  42. for I did hunger and you did not give to me to eat, I did thirst and you did not water me,
  43. I was alien and you did not bring me in, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.”
  44. And they then shall answer saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungering or thirsting or alien or naked or sick or in prison and we did not minister to you?’
  45. Then He shall answer them saying, “Amen I say to you, in as much as you did not do to one of the least of these, neither did you do to me.”
  46. And these shall go away into eternal punishment; but the just ones into eternal life.

Chapter 26

  1. And it was when He had finished all these words, Jesus said to His disciples,
  2. “Know that after two days is the Passover; and the Son of Man is delivered up in order to be crucified.”
  3. Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were assembled in the court of the high priest – the one called Caiaphas,
  4. and they counseled together so as, by guile, they might seize and kill Jesus;
  5. but they said, ‘Not during the festival, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
  6. Now, while Jesus was in Bethany, in Simon the Leper’s house,
  7. a woman having an alabaster of expensive unguent approached Him and poured it out on His head during His reclining at table.
  8. But when they saw it the disciples were indignant saying, “Why this waste?
  9. For it was possible for this to be sold and given to the poor!”
  10. But understanding, Jesus said to them, “Why are you handing troubles to the woman? For a good work was being accomplished in Me.
  11. You always have the poor with yourselves; Me, however, you don’t always have.
  12. When she put this unguent on My body, she did it in order to prepare Me for burial.
  13. Amen I say to you, wherever this Gospel is preached in the whole cosmos it shall also be uttered, ‘This woman did it,’ in remembrance of her.”
  14. Then one of the twelve, the one called Judas Scariotes, having gone to the high priests
  15. said, “What are you willing to give me, and I myself will deliver Him to You?” And they weighed out thirty silvers to him.
  16. And from then he was seeking an opportunity to deliver Him.
  17. Now at the onset of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples drew near to Jesus saying, “Where do You wish we should make ready for You to eat the Passover?”
  18. But He said, “You go in to the city to a certain one and say to him, ‘The Teacher says My time is near; with you I observe the Passover with My disciples.’”
  19. And the disciples did just as Jesus charged them, and they prepared the Passover.
  20. Now when evening was come He was reclining with the twelve.
  21. And during their feasting He said, “Amen I say to you, one of you will deliver Me up.”
  22. And they being exceedingly grieved began to speak to Him one at a time, “I surely not, is it Lord?”
  23. But answering He said, “The one who dipped the hand in the bowl with Me, he shall deliver Me up.
  24. The Son of Man goes away even as it is written about Him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up; as far as he is concerned it would have been good if that man had never been born.”
  25. But answering Judas (the one delivering Him up) said, “I surely not, is it Rabbi?” He said, “You said.”
  26. Now as they were feasting Jesus, having taken bread and having blessed it, He broke it, and having given to His disciples said, “Take. Eat. This is My body.”
  27. And He having taken a cup and having given thanks, He gave to them saying “All of you drink of it,
  28. for this is My blood of the covenant which, concerning many, is poured out in remission of sins.
  29. Now I say to you, in no way shall I drink of this fruit of the vine from now until that day when I drink it with you new in the Kingdom of My Father.”
  30. And having sung a hymn they went out into the Mount of Olives.
  31. Then Jesus says to them, “You all will be entrapped in Me during this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike the Shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
  32. But after the raising of Me I will go before you into Galilee.”
  33. But answering Peter said to Him, “Though all will be entrapped in You, I will never be entrapped!”
  34. Jesus affirmed to him, “Amen I say to you, in this very night before a cock shall crow you will disown Me thrice.”
  35. Peter says to Him, “Even if it be necessary for me to die with You, in no way shall I myself disown You.” And all the disciples said likewise.
  36. Then Jesus comes with them into an area called Gethsemane, and He says to the disciples, “Stay here; when I go forth there I will pray.”
  37. And having taken Peter and the two sons of Zebedee He began to be vexed and to sorrow.
  38. Then He says to them, “My soul is exceedingly vexed; remain here and watch with Me.”
  39. And having gone on a little He fell down on His face praying and saying, “My Father if it is possible pass this cup from Me; nevertheless not as I will but as You.”
  40. And He comes toward the disciples and finds them sleeping, and He says to Peter, “Were you not able to watch with Me one hour?
  41. Be watching and praying that you might not enter into proving, one a willing spirit, the other weak flesh.”
  42. Again having gone forth for the second time He prayed saying, “My Father if this is impossible to pass except I drink it, Your will be done.”
  43. And having come again He found them sleeping, for there were of them those whose eyes had been made heavy.
  44. And having left them and gone forth He prayed for the third time saying the same word again.
  45. Then He comes to the disciples and says to them, “Do you sleep to the last and take your ease? Lo the hour has neared and the Son of Man is delivered into sinners’ hands.
  46. Arouse yourselves, let’s be going; lo he who delivers Me has neared.”
  47. And yet during His speaking, lo Judas, one of the twelve, came; and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs from the high priests and elders of the people.
  48. And the one delivering Him had given them a sign saying, “Whomever I shall kiss, the same it is.”
  49. And forthwith having approached Jesus he said, “Hail, Rabbi!” And he kissed Him affectionately.
  50. And Jesus said to him, “Fellow, to which you are here.” Then having come they laid their hands upon Jesus and seized Him.
  51. And lo one of those with Jesus having extended the hand drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the high priest he did cut off his ear.
  52. Then Jesus says to him, “Return your sword into its place, for all who have taken up a sword will destroy themselves in conjunction with a sword.
  53. Do you think that I am not able to call upon My Father and He would provide Me now more than twelve legions of angels?
  54. How therefore the Scriptures should be fulfilled, thus it is necessary to be.”
  55. In that hour Jesus spoke to the crowd, “As upon a robber did you come out with swords and clubs to apprehend Me? I was sitting teaching in the temple by day and you did not seize me.”
  56. But this all came to pass in order that the writings of the prophets should be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all having left Him, fled.
  57. But having laid hold of Jesus they led Him away to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders had been gathered.
  58. But Peter was following Him from afar even to the courtyard of the chief priest, and having entered within he was sitting with the attendants to observe the end.
  59. Now the high priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they might put Him to death.
  60. And they did not find many false witnesses among those who came forward. But subsequently two who approached
  61. said, “This man affirmed, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and in the course of three days to build it.’”
  62. And having arisen the chief priest said to Him, “Will you not answer what these are testifying against You?”
  63. But Jesus remained silent. And the chief priest said to Him, “I put you to an oath by the living God that You must say to us whether You are the Christ the Son of God!”
  64. Jesus says to him, “You say; however I say to you henceforth you shall see the Son of Man sitting from right of the majesty and coming upon the clouds of heaven.”
  65. Then the chief priest rent his garment saying, “He blasphemed! What further need do we have for witnesses? Lo, just now you heard the blasphemy;
  66. what pleases you?” And answers having been secured they said, “He is liable for death!”
  67. Then they spat into His face and they beat Him, and they struck
  68. saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is it who struck You?”
  69. Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard; and there came to him one girl saying, “Also you, you were with Jesus of Galilee.”
  70. But he denied before all saying, “I know not what you are saying.”
  71. And having come out into the vestibule another saw him and says, “This one was with Jesus of Nazareth!
  72. And again he denied with an oath, “I know not the Man!”
  73. And after a little, when those who were standing had come forth they said to Peter, “Surely you are also of them, for indeed your speech makes you plain.”
  74. Then he began to curse and to swear, “I know not the Man!” And immediately a cock crowed.
  75. And Peter remembered the Word of Jesus during which He spoke “Before a cock is to crow, thrice you yourself shall deny Me.” And having gone out away, he wept bitterly.

Chapter 27

  1. And as the morning watch approached the chief priests and the elders of the people took up counsel against Jesus so as to put Him to death;
  2. And having bound Him they lead Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
  3. Then Judas, the one delivering Him up, that he be condemned, having seen, having experienced remorse, returned the thirty silvers to the chief priests and elders
  4. saying, “I sinned having delivered up innocent blood.” But they said, “What to us? You shall see.”
  5. And having thrown the silvers into the temple he departed; and having gone away he hanged himself.
  6. Now the chief priests, having taken up the silvers, said, “It is not permitted to put these into the treasury, since it is ‘price of blood.’”
  7. And having taken up counsel they bought out of them the potter’s field for the purpose of the foreigner’s burial place.
  8. Therefore this field was called “Field of Blood” until this day.
  9. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet saying, “And they took the thirty silvers, the price of the One Who had been prized, Whom they themselves, from among the sons of Israel, had priced;
  10. and they paid these into the potter’s field… “according as Kurios did direct me.”
  11. And Jesus was made to stand before the governor; and the governor questioned Him saying, “You are the King of the Jews?” And Jesus affirmed, “You say.”
  12. And that in which He was to be accused by the chief priests and elders, He caused Himself to answer nothing.
  13. Pilate then says to Him, “Do you not hear what things they are testifying against you?”
  14. And no answer was coming forth to him, not even one utterance… so as to amaze the governor greatly.
  15. Now the governor had been accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd in conjunction with a festival… whomever they would choose.
  16. And they were then holding a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
  17. Therefore upon their having been assembled Pilate says to them, “Who do you wish I should release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus the One called Christ?
  18. (For he had known that they delivered Him through spite.)
  19. Also during his sitting upon the seat his wife sent to him saying, “Nothing to you and that righteous One; for I was greatly affected today due to a dream on account of Him.”
  20. But the chief priests and elders had persuaded the crowd that they should request for themselves Barabbas and put Jesus to death.
  21. And having responded the governor said to them, “Who from these two do you wish I should release to you?” And they said, “Barabbas!”
  22. Pilate says to them, “What then should I do to Jesus the One called Christ?” They all answer, “Let Him be crucified!”
  23. But he spoke forth, “What evil has He done?” But they were more vehemently crying out, “Let Him be crucified!”
  24. And Pilate, having seen that nothing is gained but greater commotion coming on, having taken up water he washed his own hands over against (before) the crowd saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this One. You shall see.”
  25. And having answered all the people said, “His blood on us and on our children!”
  26. Then he released Barabbas to them, but Jesus who he did scourge he delivered over in order that He should be crucified.
  27. Then the governor’s soldiers, having taken Jesus into the praetorium, gathered the entire cohort to Him.
  28. And having stripped Him, they put a crimson cloak around Him.
  29. And having plaited a crown out of thorns, they put it on His head and a reed in His right hand; and having kneeled before Him, they were mocking Him saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
  30. And having spit into Him they took the reed and were beating into His head.
  31. And when they had mocked Him, they took off Him the cloak and put on Him His garment; and they led Him off to be crucified.
  32. Now, when coming out they found a Cyrenean man by name of Simon; this one they compelled that he bear His cross.
  33. And having come into a place called Golgotha, which is called “Skull’s Place”,
  34. they gave Him wine which had been mixed with gall to drink; and having tasted, He did not wish to drink.
  35. And having crucified Him, having cast a lot they divided His garments among themselves.
  36. And being seated they were guarding Him there.
  37. And they had put over His head His indictment which had been inscribed, “This is Jesus the King of the Jews”.
  38. Then two robbers are crucified together with Him, one to His right and one on His left.
  39. And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads
  40. and saying, “Being the One who destroys the temple and rebuilds in three days, save Yourself if You are the Son of God and come down from the cross!”
  41. Likewise also the chief priests mocking with the Scribes and elders said,
  42. “He saved others… unable to save Himself! He is King of Israel? Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe on Him.
  43. He has trusted in God; now let Him rescue if He wishes, for He said, ‘I Am God’s Son.’”
  44. Because of this the robbers being crucified together with Him also reviled Him.
  45. Now darkness existed upon all the earth from sixth hour until hour ninth.
  46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice saying, “Eli, Eli lema sabachthani?” This is, “My God, My God, why did you forsake Me?”
  47. When they had heard, some of those who had been standing there said, “This fellow is calling Elias!”
  48. And immediately one of them, having run and gotten a sponge and filled it with vinegar and affixed it around a reed, was giving Him to drink.
  49. But the rest said, “Let Him alone. We will see if Elias comes – saving Him.”
  50. And Jesus having cried again in a loud voice yielded the spirit.
  51. And, lo, the veil of the temple was rent from above to below into two, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,
  52. and the tombs were opened and many bodies of the holy ones who had been put to sleep were awakened;
  53. and having come out from the tombs with His resurrection they entered into the holy city and were manifest to many.
  54. And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, when they saw the shaking and the things that happened they were terrorized, saying “Surely this was God’s Son.”
  55. And there were many women there watching from a distance who had followed Jesus from Galilee attending to Him,
  56. among whom there was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
  57. As evening approached there came a rich man from Arimethea, by name of Joseph, who also himself had been discipled by Jesus.
  58. Having come to Pilate this one requested the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given.
  59. And Joseph, having taken the body, wrapped it in a clean linen garment
  60. and laid it in his new sepulcher which he had hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone in the door of the sepulcher he went away.
  61. And there sitting before the sepulcher there was Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary.
  62. And on the morrow, which is after the preparation, the high priests and pharisees were assembled unto Pilate
  63. saying, “Lord, we were reminded that this deceiver, while yet living, said, ‘After three days I arise.’
  64. Therefore order the sepulcher to be secured until the third day lest, having come, His disciples should secretly remove Him and say to the people He was raised from the dead; and the last deception shall be worse than the first one.”
  65. Pilate affirmed to them, “Have a guard; make it secure as you know.”
  66. And having departed they secured the sepulcher, having sealed the stone with the guard.