Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

MARK


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Mark 1

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5And all the land of Judea and those from Jerusalem went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. 6And John was clothed with camel's hair with a girdle of a skin about his loins and he ate locusts and wild honey 7And preached, saying, One mightier than I is coming after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8I indeed have baptized you with water but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

9And in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending on him like a dove 11And a voice came from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. 13And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan and was with the wild animals and the angels ministered to him.

14Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the gospel. 16Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, Come after me and I will make you become fishers of men. 18And immediately they forsook their nets and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And immediately he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants and went after him. 21And they went into Capernaum and immediately on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22And they were astonished at his doctrine for he taught them as one who had authority and not as the scribes.

23And there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit and he cried out, 24Saying, Let us alone. What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of God. 25And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace and come out of him. 26And when the unclean spirit had torn him and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27And they were all amazed so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him. 28And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region around Galilee.

29And immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever and after a while they told him of her. 31And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up and immediately the fever left her and she ministered to them. 32And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought all who were diseased and those who were possessed with demons to him. 33And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34And he healed many who were sick of different diseases and cast out many demons and did not allow the demons to speak because they knew him. 35And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place and prayed there. 36And Simon and those who were with him followed after him. 37And when they had found him, they said to him, All men seek for you. 38And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns so that I may preach there also because I came out for this. 39And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee and cast out demons.

40And a leper came to him, beseeching him and kneeling down to him and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean. 41And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him and said to him, I will, be clean. 42And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him and he was cleansed. 43And he straitly charged him and immediately sent him away 44And said to him, See you say nothing to any man but go your way, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded for a testimony to them. 45But he went out and began to greatly publish it and to blaze the matter abroad so that Jesus could not openly enter into the city any more but was outside in desert places and they came to him from every quarter.

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Chapter 2

1And again after some days he entered into Capernaum and it was told that he was in the house. 2And immediately many were gathered together so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as around the door and he preached the word to them. 3And they came to him, bringing one sick of palsy who was carried by four men. 4And when they could not come near to him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed in which the sick of palsy lay. 5When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of palsy, Son, your sins are forgiven. 6But there were certain of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7Why does this man speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? 8And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they reasoned so within themselves, he said to them, Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 9Is it easier to say to the sick of palsy, your sins are forgiven or to say, Arise and take up your bed and walk? 10But so that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, he said to the sick of palsy, 11I say to you, Arise and take up your bed and go your way into your house. 12And immediately he arose, took up the bed and went out before them all so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, We never saw it in this fashion.

13And he went out again by the sea side and all the multitude resorted to him and he taught them. 14And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom and said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 15And as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples for there were many and they followed him. 16And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples, How is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? 17When Jesus heard it, he said to them, Those who are whole have no need of the physician but those who are sick do. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

18And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast and they came and said to him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast? 19And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them and then they shall fast in those days. 21Also no man sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment, lest the new piece that filled it up takes away from the old and the tear is made worse. 22And no man puts new wine into old bottles, lest the new wine bursts the bottles and the wine is spilled and the bottles will be marred but new wine must be put in new bottles. 23And he went through the grain fields on the sabbath day and as they went his disciples began to pluck the ears of corn. 24And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbath day? 25And he said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he and those who were with him? 26How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest and ate the show bread and gave also to those who were with him, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests? 27And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath. 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

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Chapter 3

1And he entered again into the synagogue and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had the withered hand, Stand. 4And he said to them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days or to do evil? to save life or to kill? But they held their peace. 5And when he had looked around on them with anger, being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out and his hand was restored whole as the other. 6And the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. 7But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea and a great multitude followed him from Galilee and from Judea 8And from Jerusalem and from Idumaea and from beyond the Jordan and from those around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude came to him when they heard what great things he had done. 9And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 10For he had healed many so that as many as had plagues pressed on him to touch him. 11And when they saw him unclean spirits fell down before him and cried, saying, You are the Son of God. 12And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

13And he went up into a mountain and called to him whom he would and they came to him. 14And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him so that he might send them out to preach 15And to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons. 16And Simon he surnamed Peter, 17And James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James and he surnamed them Boanerges, that is, The sons of thunder 18And Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus and Simon the Zealot 19And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him and they went into a house. 20And the multitude came together again so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him for they said, He is beside himself.

22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub and by the prince of the demons he casts out demons. 23And he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan rises up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but has an end. 27No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house. 28Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men and blasphemies how ever they may blaspheme, 29But he who shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness but is in danger of eternal damnation 30Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

31Then his brothers and his mother came there and, standing outside they sent to him, calling him. 32And the multitude sat around him and they said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside seeking you. 33And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my brothers? 34And he looked around on those who sat around him and said, Behold my mother and my brothers! 35For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother and my sister and mother.

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Chapter 4

1And he began again to teach by the sea side and a great multitude was gathered to him, so that he entered into a ship and sat in the sea and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

2And he taught them many things by parables and said to them in his doctrine, 3Listen, Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some fell by the way side and the fowls of the air came and devoured it. 5And some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. 6But when the sun was up, it was scorched and because it had no root, it withered away. 7And some fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it and it yielded no fruit. 8And others fell on good ground and yielded fruit that sprang up and increased and brought forth, some thirty and some sixty and some a hundred. 9And he said to them, He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 10And when he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him of the parable. 11And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God but to those who are outside, all these things are done in parables 12So that seeing they may see and not perceive and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them.

13And he said to them, Do you not know this parable? and how then will you know any parables? 14The sower sows the word. 15And these are those by the way side, where the word is sown but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness 17But have no root in themselves and so endure only for a time, afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18And these are those who are sown among thorns, they are such as hear the word 19And the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becomes unfruitful. 20And these are those who are sown on good ground, they are such as hear the word and receive it and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty and some a hundred.

21And he said to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under a bushel or under a bed and not to be set on a lamp stand? 22For there is nothing hidden which shall not be manifested nor is any thing kept secret but that it should come abroad. 23If any man has ears to hear, let him hear. 24And he said to them, Take heed what you hear, with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you and more shall be given to you who hear. 25For he who has, to him shall be given and he who has not, from him even that which he has shall be taken.

26And he said, So the kingdom of God is like as if a man should cast seed into the ground 27And should sleep and rise night and day and the seed should spring and grow up, he does not know how. 28For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle because the harvest has come.

30And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God or with what comparison shall we compare it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth 32But when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs and shoots out great branches so that the fowls of the air may lodge under its shadow. 33And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear. 34But he did not speak to them without a parable and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

35And the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, Let us pass over to the other side. 36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him just as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37And a great storm of wind arose and the waves beat into the ship so that it was now full. 38And he was in the back part of the ship, asleep on a pillow and they wakened him and said to him, Master, do you not care that we are perishing? 39And he arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40And he said to them, Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith? 41And they were exceedingly afraid and said one to another, What manner of man is this that even the wind and the sea obey him?

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Chapter 5

1And they came over to the other side of the sea into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he had come out of the ship, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs, 3He had his dwelling among the tombs and no man could bind him, no, not even with chains 4Because he had been bound with fetters and chains often and the chains had been plucked asunder by him and the fetters broken in pieces nor could any man tame him. 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped him 7And cried with a loud voice and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God, that you do not torment me. 8For he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit. 9And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion for we are many. 10And he besought him greatly that he would not send them away out of the country. 11Now there was a great herd of swine feeding there near to the mountains. 12And all the demons besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13And immediately Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out and entered into the swine and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea and were choked in the sea (they were about two thousand). 14And those who fed the swine fled and told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had been done. 15And they came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind and they were afraid. 16And those who saw it told them what had happened to him who had been demon possessed and also concerning the swine. 17And they began to ask him to depart out of their coasts. 18And when he came into the ship, he who had been demon possessed besought him that he might be with him. 19But Jesus did not allow him, but said to him, Go home to your friends and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you and has had compassion on you. 20And he departed and began to publish in Decapolis how many great things Jesus had done for him and all men marveled.

21And when Jesus had passed over again by ship to the other side, many people gathered to him and he was near the sea. 22And, behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name and when he saw him, he fell at his feet 23And greatly besought him, saying, my little daughter lies at the point of death. I beseech you, come and lay your hands on her so that she may be healed and she shall live. 24And Jesus went with him and many people followed him and thronged him. 25And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years 26And had suffered many things by many physicians and had spent all that she had and was not made better but rather grew worse, 27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind and touched his garment. 28For she said, If I may only touch his clothes, I shall be whole. 29And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched my clothes? 31And his disciples said to him, You see the multitude thronging you and you say, Who touched me! 32And he looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before him and told him all the truth. 34And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you whole, go in peace and be whole from your plague.

35While he yet spoke, certain ones from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, who said, your daughter is dead. Why do you trouble the Master any further? 36As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, do not be afraid, only believe. 37And he allowed no man to follow him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue and saw the tumult and those who wept and wailed greatly. 39And when he had come in, he said to them, Why do you make this ado and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleeps. 40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and mother of the damsel and those who were with him and entered in where the damsel was lying. 41And he took the damsel by the hand and said to her, Talitha cumi, which interpreted is, Damsel, I say to you, arise. 42And immediately the damsel arose and walked for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43And he charged them straitly that no man should know it and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

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Chapter 6

1And he went out from there and came into his own country and his disciples followed him. 2And when the sabbath day had come, he began to teach in the synagogue and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country and among his own kin and in his own house. 5And he could not do any mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick folk and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went around the villages, teaching.

7And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them power over unclean spirits 8And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey except only a staff, no scrip no bread no money in their purse, 9But to be shod with sandals and not put on two coats. 10And he said to them, In what ever place you enter in a house, there abide till you depart from that place. 11And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. 12And they went out and preached that men should repent. 13And they cast out many demons and anointed many with oil who were sick and healed them.

14And king Herod heard of him, (for his name had spread abroad) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead and therefore mighty works show forth themselves in him. 15Others said, That it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet or one of the prophets. 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded. He has risen from the dead. 17For Herod himself had sent out and laid hold on John and bound him in prison for his brother Philip's wife Herodias' sake, for he had married her. 18For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. 19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him and would have killed him but she could not 20For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man and he observed him and when he heard him, he did many things and heard him gladly. 21And when a convenient day had come, Herod on his birthday made a supper for his lords, high captains and chief men of Galilee. 22And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the damsel, Ask me what ever you will and I will give it to you. 23And he swore to her, What ever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, to the half of my kingdom. 24And she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. 25And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, I will that you give me by and by on a charger the head of John the Baptist. 26And the king was exceedingly sorry yet for his oath's sake and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her. 27And immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought and he went and beheaded him in the prison, 28And brought his head on a charger and gave it to the damsel and the damsel gave it to her mother. 29And when his disciples heard it, they came and took up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.

30And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31And he said to them, Come now by yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while, for there were many coming and going and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33And the people saw them departing and many knew him and ran there on foot out of all cities and over took them and came together to him. 34And when Jesus came out he saw many people and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep having no shepherd and he began to teach them many things. 35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him and said, This is a desert place and now the time is far passed. 36Send them away so that they may go around into the country and into the villages and buy themselves bread for they have nothing to eat. 37He answered and said to them, You give them to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread and give them to eat? 38 He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five and two fish. 39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass. 40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to set before them and the two fish he divided among them all. 42And they all ate and were filled. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and of the fish. 44And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.

45And immediately he constrained his disciples to get into the ship and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while he sent the people away. 46And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray. 47And when evening had come, the ship was in the midst of the sea and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw them toiling in rowing for the wind was contrary to them and about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea and would have passed them by. 49But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a spirit and cried out. 50For they all saw him and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them and said to them, Be of good cheer. It is I, do not be afraid. 51And he went up to them into the ship and the wind ceased and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered. 52For they did not considered the miracle of the loaves for their heart was hardened. 53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore. 54And when they came out of the ship, immediately they knew him, 55And ran through that whole region and began to carry out those who were sick in beds, to where they heard he was. 56And where ever he entered, into villages or cities or country, they laid the sick in the streets and besought him that they might touch if it were only the border of his garment and as many as touched him were made whole.

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Chapter 7

1Then the Pharisees and certain of the scribes who came from Jerusalem came together to him 2And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed hands, they found fault. 3For the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders. 4And when they come from the market, except they wash, they do not eat. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups and pots, brazen vessels and of tables. 5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? 6He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7But they worship me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups and many other such like things you do. 9And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. 10For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother and, whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death 11But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by what ever you might be profited by me he shall be free. 12And you suffer him not to do anything any more for his father or his mother, 13Making the word of God of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered and many such like things you do. 14And when he had called all the people to him, he said to them, Listen to me every one of you and understand. 15There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him but the things which come out of him, they are those that defile the man. 16If any man has ears to hear, let him hear. 17And when he had entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18And he said to them, Are you also without understanding? Do you not perceive, that what ever thing there is that enters from outside into the man, cannot defile him 19Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly and goes out in the draught, purging all meats? 20And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within and defile the man.

24And from there he arose and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon and entered into a house and would have no man know it but he could not be hidden. 25For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him and came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by nation and she besought him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter. 27But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled for it is not fitting to take the children's bread and to cast it to the dogs. 28And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29And he said to her, For this saying go your way. The demon has gone out of your daughter. 30And when she came to her house, she found the demon gone out and her daughter laid on the bed.

31And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 32And they brought to him one that was deaf and had an impediment in his speech and they besought him to put his hand on him. 33And he took him aside from the multitude and put his fingers into his ears and he spit and touched his tongue 34And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35And immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue was loosed and he spoke plain. 36And he charged those that they should tell no man but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it 37And were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.

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Chapter 8

1In those days when the multitude was very great and had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them, 2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat 3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses they will faint by the way for many of them came from far. 4And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? 5And he asked them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven. 6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground and he took the seven loaves and gave thanks and broke them and gave to his disciples to set before them and they set them before the people. 7And they had a few small fish and he blessed and commanded to also set them before the people. 8So they ate and were filled and they took up seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left. 9And those who had eaten were about four thousand and he sent them away.

10And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11And the Pharisees came out and began to question him, tempting him, seeking a sign from heaven from him. 12And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation. 13And he left them and again entered into the ship and departed to the other side. 14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, nor had they more than one loaf in the ship with them. 15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod. 16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not perceive yet, nor understand? Is your heart yet hardened? 18Having eyes, do you not see? and having ears, do you not hear? and do you not remember? 19When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take you up? They said to him, Twelve. 20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up? And they said, Seven. 21And he said to them, How is it that you do not understand?

22And he came to Bethsaida and they brought a blind man to him and besought him to touch him. 23And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town and when he had spit on his eyes and put his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything. 24And he looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25After that he put his hands again on his eyes and made him look up and he was restored and saw every man clearly. 26And he sent him away to his house, saying, Do not go into the town nor tell it to any in the town.

27And Jesus and his disciples went out into the towns of Caesarea Philippi and by the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, Whom do men say that I am? 28And they answered, John the Baptist but some say Elijah and others, One of the prophets. 29And he said to them But whom do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said to him, You are the Christ. 30And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. 31And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests and scribes and be killed and after three days rise again. 32And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him. 33But when he had turned around and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get behind me Satan for you savor not the things that are of God but the things that are of men. 34And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, whoever will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever will save his life shall lose it but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man shall also be ashamed of him when he comes into the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

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Chapter 9

1And he said to them, Verily I say to you, That there are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. 2And after six days Jesus took Peter and James and John with him and led them up into a high mountain apart by themselves and he was transfigured before them. 3And his clothes became shining, exceedingly white as snow, such as no fuller on earth can whiten them. 4And Elijah with Moses appeared to them and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here and let us make three tabernacles, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 6For he did not know what to say for they were sore afraid. 7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, hear him. 8And suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no man any more, except Jesus only with themselves. 9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen until the Son of man was risen from the dead. 10And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one another what the rising from the dead should mean. 11And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 12And he answered and told them, Elijah verily does come first and restores all things and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things and be set at naught. 13But I say to you, That Elijah indeed came and they have done to him what ever they wanted, as it is written of him.

14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude around them and the scribes questioning them. 15And immediately when they beheld him all the people were greatly amazed and running to him, they saluted him. 16And he asked the scribes, What do you question with them? 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit 18And where ever he takes him, he tears him and he foams and gnashes with his teeth and pines away. And I spoke to your disciples so that they might cast him out and they could not. 19He answered him and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? bring him to me. 20And they brought him to him and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him and he fell on the ground and wallowed foaming. 21And he asked his father, How long is it since this came on him? And he said, Of a child. 22And often it has cast him into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us and help us. 23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. 24And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, Lord, I believe, help my unbelief. 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him and do not enter into him any more. 26And the spirit cried and tearing him sore came out of him and he was as one dead. So that many said, He is dead. 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up and he arose. 28And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why couldn't we cast him out? 29And he said to them, This kind can come out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.

30And they departed from there and passed through Galilee and he would not that any man should know it. 31For he taught his disciples and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men and they shall kill him and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. 32But they did not understand that saying and were afraid to ask him. 33And he came to Capernaum and when he was in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way? 34But they held their peace for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. 35And he sat down and called the twelve and said to them, If any man desires to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all. 36And he took a child and set him in the midst of them and when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them, 37whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me and whoever shall receive me, receives not me but him who sent me. 38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name and he does not follow us and we forbade him because he was not following us. 39But Jesus said, Do not forbid him for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, who can lightly speak evil of me. 40For he who is not against us is on our side.

41For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. 42And whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him that a millstone was hanged around his neck and he was cast into the sea. 43And if your hand offends you, cut it off, it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched, 44Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. 45And if your foot offends you, cut it off, it is better for you to enter halt into life than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched. 46Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. 47And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire, 48Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. 49For every one shall be salted with fire and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50Salt is good but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves and have peace with one another.

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Chapter 10

1And he arose from there and came into the coasts of Judea on the farther side of the Jordan and the people resorted to him again and, as he was used to, he taught them again. 2And the Pharisees came to him tempting him and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?. 3And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you? 4And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away. 5And Jesus answered and said to them, He wrote you this precept because of the hardness of your heart. 6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife 8And they two shall be one flesh so then they are no more two but one flesh. 9What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. 10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11And he said to them, whoever shall put away his wife and marry another, commits adultery against her. 12And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she commits adultery.

13And they brought young children to him, that he would touch them and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was greatly displeased and said to them, Allow the little children to come to me and do not forbid them for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it. 16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

17And when he had gone out into the way, one came running and kneeled to him and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, that is God. 19You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor your father and mother. 20And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said to him, One thing you lack, go your way, sell what ever you have and give to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven and come, take up the cross and follow me. 22And he was sad at that saying and went away grieved for he had great possessions. 23And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God for with God all things are possible. 28Then Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all and have followed you. 29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake and the gospel's, 30But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions and in the world to come eternal life. 31But many that are first shall be last and the last first.

32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem and Jesus went before them and they were amazed. And as they followed, they were afraid. And he took the twelve again and began to tell them what things would happen to him, 33Saying, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes and they shall condemn him to death and deliver him to the Gentiles 34And they shall mock him and scourge him and spit on him and kill him and the third day he shall rise again. 35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee came to him saying, Master, we would that you would do for us that which we desire. 36And he said to them, What would you that I would do for you? 37They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand and the other on your left hand in your glory. 38But Jesus said to them, You do not know what you ask. Can you drink of the cup that I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and you shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with 40But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. 41And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. 42But Jesus called them to him and said to them, You know that those who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But it shall not be so among you but whoever will be great among you shall be your minister 44And whoever of you will be the chief, shall be servant of all. 45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.

46And they came to Jericho and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 48And many charged him that he should hold his peace but he cried a great deal more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 49And Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise. he calls you. 50And he, casting away his garment, rose and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered and said to him, What will you that I should do for you? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. 52And Jesus said to him, Go your way, your faith has made you whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.

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Chapter 11

1And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent out two of his disciples 2And said to them, Go your way into the village opposite you and as soon as you are entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, on which man never sat. Loose him and bring him. 3And if any man says to you, Why do you this? you say that the Lord has need of him and immediately he will send him here. 4And they went their way and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met and they loosed him. 5And certain of those who stood there said to them, What are you doing, loosing the colt? 6And they said to them even as Jesus had commanded and they let them go. 7And they brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on him and he sat on him. 8And many spread their garments in the way and others cut down branches from the trees and strewed them in the way. 9And those who went before and those who followed, cried, saying, Hosanna, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord 10Blessed is the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. 11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple and when he had looked around on all things and because the evening had come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry 13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing on it and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves for the time of figs was not yet. 14And Jesus answered and said to it, No man shall eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15And they come to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple and began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves 16And would not allow that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 17And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer of all nations but you have made it a den of thieves. 18And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy him for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine.

19And when evening had come, he went out of the city. 20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21And Peter calling to remembrance said to him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed has withered away. 22And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God. 23For verily I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall occur, he shall have what ever he asked. 24Therefore I say to you, What ever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them and you shall have them. 25And when you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive. So that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27And they came again to Jerusalem and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests came to him and the scribes and the elders 28And said to him, By what authority do you do these things and who gave you this authority? 29And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question and answer me and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. 31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32But if we shall say, Of men, they feared the people for all men counted John, as a prophet indeed. 33And they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

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Chapter 12

1And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it and dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country. 2And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen so that he might receive of the fruit of the vineyard from the husbandmen. 3And they caught him and beat him and sent him away empty. 4And again he sent another servant to them and they cast stones at him and wounded him in the head and sent him away shamefully handled. 5And again he sent another and they killed him and many others, beating some and killing some. 6Therefore having yet one son, his well beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, They will reverence my son. 7But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him and the inheritance shall be ours. 8And they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard. 9Therefore what shall the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. 10And have you not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. 11This was the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes? 12And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them and they left him and went their way.

13And they sent certain of the Pharisees and Herodians to him, to catch him in his words. 14And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we know that you are true and you do not care for any man for you do not regard the person of men but you teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? 15Shall we give or shall we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do you tempt me? bring me a coin, that I may see it. 16And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's. 17And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.

18Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection came to him and they asked him, saying, 19Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother dies and leaves his wife behind him and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 20Now there were seven brothers and the first took a wife and dying left no seed. 21And the second took her and died, neither did he leave any seed and the third likewise. 22And the seven had her and left no seed, last of all the woman also died. 23Therefore, in the resurrection when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be? for the seven had her as a wife. 24And Jesus answering said to them, Do you not therefore err, because you do not know the scriptures nor the power of God? 25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels who are in heaven. 26And as touching the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? 27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Therefore you err greatly.

28Having heard them reasoning together, one of the scribes came and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord, 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first commandment 31And the second is like it, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth for there is one God and there is no one other than he, 33And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the soul and with all the strength and to love ones neighbor as oneself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And after that no man dared ask him any question.

35And while Jesus taught in the temple he answered and said, How do the scribes say that Christ is the Son of David? 36For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool. 37David therefore himself called him Lord and how is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly. 38And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing and love salutations in the marketplaces, 39And the chief seats in the synagogues and the uppermost rooms at feasts. 40Who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. These shall receive greater damnation.

41And Jesus sat opposite the treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury and many that were rich cast in much. 42And a certain poor widow came and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43And he called his disciples and said to them, Verily I say to you, That this poor widow has cast in more than all those who have cast into the treasury. 44For they all cast in of their abundance but she of her want has cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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Chapter 13

1And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! 2And Jesus answering said to him, Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left on another, that shall not be thrown down. 3And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4Tell us, when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you, 6For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. 7And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled for such things must needs be but the end is not yet. 8For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there shall be earthquakes in different places and there shall be famines and troubles, These are the beginnings of sorrows. 9But take heed to yourselves for they shall deliver you up to councils and you shall be beaten in the synagogues and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake for a testimony against them. 10And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11But when they shall lead you and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall speak nor premeditate but what ever shall be given you in that hour, that speak for it is not you who speak but the Holy Spirit. 12Now the brother shall betray the brother to death and the father the son and children shall rise up against their parents and shall cause them to be put to death. 13And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake but he who shall endure to the end shall be saved.

14But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him who reads understand,) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15And do not let him who is on the house top go down into the house nor enter it, to take any thing out of his house. 16And do not let him who is in the field turn back again to take his garment. 17But woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck in those days! 18And pray that your flight will not be in the winter. 19For in those days there shall be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation, which God created, to this time nor shall be. 20And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days. 21And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ or, lo, there he is. Do not believe him 22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23But take heed, behold, I have foretold you all things.

24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, 25And the stars of heaven shall fall and the powers in heaven shall be shaken. 26And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27And then he shall send his angels and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When her branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So in like manner you shall know that it is near, even at the doors, when you see these things occur. 30Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done. 31Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away. 32But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels who are in heaven nor the Son, but the Father only. 33Take heed, watch and pray for you do not know when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house and gave authority to his servants and to every man his work and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch therefore for you do not know when the master of the house comes, at evening or at midnight or at the cock crowing or in the morning. 36Lest coming suddenly he finds you sleeping. 37And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.

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Chapter 14

1And the feasts of the passover and unleavened bread were two days after and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft and put him to death. 2But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there is an uproar of the people. 3Jesus, being in Bethany, sat at meat in the house of Simon the leper and a woman came having an alabaster box of ointment of very precious spikenard and she broke the box and poured it on his head. 4And there were some who had indignation in themselves and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6And Jesus said, Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has wrought a good work on me. 7For you have the poor with you always and whenever you want you may do them good but you do not have me always. 8She has done what she could, she has come beforehand to anoint my body for burying. 9Verily I say to you, Where ever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. 10And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

12And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, Where will you that we go and prepare so that you may eat the passover? 13And he sent out two of his disciples and said to them, Go into the city and there you shall meet a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow him. 14And where ever he goes in, say to the goodman of the house, The Master said, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared. There make ready for us. 16And his disciples went out and came into the city and found just as he had said to them and they made ready the passover. 17And in the evening he came with the twelve. 18And as they sat and ate, Jesus said, Verily I say to you, One of you who eats with me shall betray me. 19And they began to be sorrowful and to say to him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? 20And he answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve, who dips with me in the dish. 21The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it would be better for that man if he had never been born. 22And as they ate, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it and gave to them and said, Take, eat, this is my body. 23And he took the cup and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them and they all drank of it. 24And he said to them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25Verily I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. 26And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives. 27And Jesus said to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night for it is written, I will strike the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered. (Zechariah 13:7) 28But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29But Peter said to him, Although all shall be offended, yet I will not. 30And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to you, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, you shall deny me three times. 31But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any way. They all also said the same.

32And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane and he said to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray. 33And he took with him Peter and James and John and began to be sore amazed and to be very heavy 34And said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful to death. Wait here and watch. 35And he went forward a little and fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me. Nevertheless not what I will, but what you will. 37And he came and found them sleeping and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour? 38Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39And again he went away and prayed and spoke the same words. 40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) nor did they know what to answer him. 41And he came the third time and said to them, Sleep on now and take your rest, it is enough, the hour has come. Behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Rise up, let us go, lo, he who betrays me is at hand.

43And immediately, while he yet spoke, Judas, one of the twelve came and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and scribes and elders. 44And he who betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, that same is he, take him and lead him away safely. 45And as soon as he had come, he went immediately to him and said, Master, master and kissed him. 46And they laid their hands on him and took him.

47And one of those who stood by drew a sword and struck a servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48And Jesus answered and said to them, Have you come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves to take me? 49I was with you daily teaching in the temple and you did not take me but the scriptures must be fulfilled. 50And they all forsook him and fled. 51And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body and the young men laid hold on him 52And he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.

53And they led Jesus away to the high priest and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled with him. 54And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest and he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire. 55And the chief priests and all the council sought for witnesses against Jesus to put him to death and found no one. 56For many bare false witness against him but their witness did not agree together. 57And certain arose and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59But neither did their witness agree together. 60And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, Don't you answer anything? what is it that these witness against you? 61But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62And Jesus said, I am and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven. 63Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, What need do we have of any further witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 65And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to buffet him and to say to him, Prophesy and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.

66And as Peter was beneath in the palace, one of the maids of the high priest came 67And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said and you were also with Jesus of Nazareth. 68But he denied, saying, I do not know, nor do I understand what you say. And he went out into the porch and the cock crew. 69And a maid saw him again and began to say to those who stood by, This is one of them. 70And he denied it again. And a little after, those who stood by said to Peter again, Surely you are one of them for you are a Galilaean and your speech agrees to it. 71But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I do not know this man of whom you speak. 72And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times. And when he thought on it, he wept.

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Chapter 15

1And immediately in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council and bound Jesus and carried him away and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering said to him, You say it. 3And the chief priests accused him of many things but he answered nothing. 4And Pilate asked him again, saying, Do you answer nothing? behold how many things they witness against you. 5But Jesus still answered nothing so that Pilate marveled. 6Now at that feast he released one prisoner to them, whomever they desired. 7And there was one named Barabbas, who lay bound with those who had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done to them. 9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release to you the King of the Jews? 10For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 12And Pilate answered and said again to them, What will you then that I shall do to him whom you call the King of the Jews? 13And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15And Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. 16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium and they called together the whole band. 17And they clothed him with purple and platted a crown of thorns and put it on his head 18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19And they struck him on the head with a reed and they spit on him and bowing their knees worshiped him. 20And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him and put his own clothes on him and led him out to crucify him. 21And they compelled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

22And they brought him to the place of Golgotha, which translated is, The place of a skull. 23And they gave him wine to drink mingled with myrrh but he would not receive it. 24And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots for them, for what every man should take. 25And it was the third hour and they crucified him. 26And the superscription of his accusation was written above, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27And they crucified two thieves with him. One on his right hand and the other on his left. 28And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, And he was numbered with the transgressors. 29And those who passed by railed on him, wagging their heads and saying, Ah, you who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30Save yourself and come down from the cross. 31Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others, he cannot save himself. 32Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross so that we may see and believe. And those who were crucified with him reviled him.

33And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which translated is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 35And some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calls for Elijah. 36And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, Let alone, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down. 37And Jesus cried with a loud voice and gave up the Spirit. 38And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. 39And when the centurion, who stood opposite him, saw that he cried out so and gave up the Spirit, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. 40There were also women looking on afar off, among whom was Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses and Salome. 41(Who also followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him) and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

42And now when the evening had come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, 43Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and craved the body of Jesus. 44And Pilate marveled if he was already dead and calling the centurion, to him he asked him whether he had been dead any while. 45And when he knew it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46And he bought fine linen and took him down and wrapped him in the linen and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher. 47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

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Chapter 16

1And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome, had bought sweet spices so that they might come and anoint him. 2And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. 3And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulcher? 4And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away for it was very great. 5And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment and they were afraid. 6And he said to them, Do not be afraid, You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him. 7But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you into Galilee. There you shall see him, as he said to you. 8And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher for they trembled and were amazed nor did they say any thing to any man for they were afraid.

9Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. 10And she went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11And they, when they had heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, did not believe. 12After that, he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked and went into the country. 13And they went and told it to the residue, neither did they believe them.

14Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen. 15And he said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow those who believe. In my name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with new tongues. 18They shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. 19So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God. 20And they went out and preached every where, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

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