1 Since, in fact, even many take in hand to compose a narrative concerning the matters of which we are fully assured among ourselves,
2 according as those who, from the beginning coming to be eyewitnesses and deputies of the word,
3 give them over to us, it seems good to me also, having fully followed all accurately from the very first, to write to you consecutively, most mighty Theophilus,
4 that you may be recognizing the certainty of the words concerning which you were instructed.
5 There came to be, in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the routine of Abiah, and his wife, of the daughters of Aaron, and her name is Elizabeth.
6 Now they were both just in front of God, going in all the precepts and just statutes of the Lord, blameless.
7 And no child was theirs, forasmuch as Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.
8 Now it occurred, in his doing the priestly duties in the order of his routine in front of God,
9 according to the custom of the priestly office, he chanced to burn incense, entering into the temple of the Lord.
10 And the entire multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.
11 Now there was seen by him a messenger of the Lord, standing at the right of the altar of incense.
12 And disturbed was Zechariah at perceiving it, and fear fell on him.
13 Now the messenger said to him, "Fear not, Zechariah, because hearkened to is your petition, and your wife Elizabeth shall be bearing you a son, and you shall be calling his name John.
14 And there will be joy for you, and exultation, and many shall be rejoicing at his birth,
15 for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord. And wine and intoxicant may he under no circumstances be drinking, and with holy spirit shall he be filled while still of his mother's womb.
16 And many of the sons of Israel shall he be turning back to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall be coming before in His sight in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the stubborn to the prudence of the just, to make ready a people formed for the Lord."
18 And Zechariah said to the messenger, "By what shall I know this? For I am aged, and my wife is advanced in her days."
19 And answering, the messenger said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands before God, and I was dispatched to speak to you and to bring you this evangel.
20 And lo! silent shall you be and not able to speak until the day on which these things may be occurring, because you do not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season."
21 And the people were hoping for Zechariah, and they marveled at his delaying in the temple.
22 Yet, on coming out, he was not able to speak to them, and they recognize that he has seen an apparition in the temple. And he was motioning to them and continued to be mute.
23 And it occurred, as the days of his ministry are fulfilled, that he came away into his home.
24 Now after these days Elizabeth, his wife, conceived.
25 And she kept herself close five months, saying that "Thus has the Lord done to me, in the days in which He took notice to eliminate my reproach among men."
26 Now in the sixth month, the messenger Gabriel was dispatched from God to a city of Galilee, which is named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin, espoused to a man whose name is Joseph, of the house and kindred of David. And the name of the virgin is Miriam.
28 And, entering to her, the messenger said, "Rejoice, favored one! The Lord is with you, you blessed among women!"
29 Now she, perceiving it, was agitated at his word, and she reasoned what manner of salutation this may be.
30 And the messenger said to her, "Fear not, Miriam, for you found favor with God.
31 And lo! you shall be conceiving and be pregnant and be bringing forth a Son, and you shall be calling His name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and Son of the Most High shall He be called. And the Lord God shall be giving Him the throne of David,
33 His father, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for the eons. And of His kingdom there shall be no consummation."
34 Yet Miriam said to the messenger, "How shall this be, since I know not a man?"
35 And answering, the messenger said to her, "Holy spirit shall be coming on you, and the power of the Most High shall be overshadowing you; wherefore also the holy One Who is being generated shall be called the Son of God.
36 And lo! Elizabeth, your relative, she also has conceived a son in her decrepitude, and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren,
37 seeing that it will not be impossible with God to fulfill His every declaration."
38 Now Miriam said, "Lo! the slave of the Lord! May it come to be with me according to your declaration!" And the messenger came away from her.
39 Now in these days, Miriam, rising, went with diligence into the mountainous region, into a city of Judah.
40 And she entered into the house of Zechariah, and salutes Elizabeth.
41 And it occurred, as Elizabeth hears the salutation of Mary, the babe jumps in her womb, and Elizabeth is filled with holy spirit,
42 and she shouts out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord may be coming to me?
44 For Lo! as the sound of your salutation came into my ears, the babe jumps with exultation in my womb.
45 And happy is she who believes, seeing that there shall be a maturing of that which has been spoken to her by the Lord!"
46 And Miriam said, "My soul is magnifying the Lord,
47 And my spirit exults in God my Saviour,
48 For He looks on the humiliation of His slave. For lo! from now on all generations will count me happy,
49 For the Powerful One does great things for me, and holy is His name,
50 And His mercy is for generations and generations To those fearing Him.
51 He does mightily with His arm, He scatters the proud in the comprehension of their hearts,
52 He pulls down potentates from thrones, And exalts the humble.
53 The hungry He fills with good things, And the rich He sends away empty.
54 He supported Israel, His boy, To be reminded of mercy
55 (According as He speaks to our fathers) To Abraham and to his seed, for the eon."
56 Now Miriam remains with her about three months, and returns to her home.
57 Now Elizabeth's time is fulfilled for her to be bringing forth, and she bears a son.
58 And the homes about and her relatives hear that the Lord magnifies His mercy with her, and they rejoiced together with her.
59 And it occurred on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the little boy, and they called him by the name of his father, Zechariah.
60 And answering, his mother said, "No! But he shall be called John."
61 And they said to her that "Not one is there of your relationship who is called by this name."
62 Now they nodded to his father, what he should be wanting him to be called.
63 And requesting a tablet, he writes, saying, "John is his name." And they all marvel.
64 Now, opened was his mouth instantly, and his tongue, and he spoke, blessing God.
65 And fear came on all who home about them, and in the whole mountainous region of Judea all these declarations were spoken about.
66 And all who hear pondered in their hearts, saying, "What, consequently, will this little boy be?" For the hand also of the Lord was with him.
67 And Zechariah, his father, is filled with holy spirit and prophesies, saying,
68 "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, For He visits, and makes a redemption for His people,
69 And rouses a horn of salvation for us In the house of David, His boy,
70 According as He speaks through the mouth of His holy prophets, who are from the eon;
71 Salvation from our enemies, And out of the hand of all those who are hating us,
72 To do mercy with our fathers, And to be reminded of His holy covenant,
73 The oath which He swears to Abraham our father,
74 To grant to us, being rescued out of the hand of our enemies, To be fearlessly offering divine service to Him
75 In benignity and righteousness in His sight all our days.
76 Now you, also, little boy, a prophet of the Most High shall be called, For you shall be going before in the sight of the Lord To make ready His roads,
77 To give the knowledge of salvation to His people In the pardon of their sins,
78 Because of the merciful compassions of our God, In which the Dayspring from on high visits us,
79 To make Its advent to those sitting in darkness and the shadow of death, To direct our feet into the path of peace."
80 Now the little boy grows up and was staunch in spirit and was in the wilderness till the day of his indication to Israel.
Chapter 2Chapter 3
1 Now it occurred in those days, that a decree came out from Caesar Augustus that the entire inhabited earth register.
2 This first registration occurred when Quirinius is governing Syria.
3 And all went to register, each into his own city.
4 Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, into the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because of his being of the house and kindred of David,
5 to register together with Miriam, his espoused wife, who is parturient.
6 Now it came to pass in their being there, the days are fulfilled for her to be bringing forth.
7 And she brought forth her Son, the firstborn, and swaddles Him, and cradles Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the caravansary.
8 And shepherds were in the same district in the field fold, and maintaining watches at night over their flock.
9 And lo! a messenger of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of God shines about them, and they were afraid with a great fear.
10 And the messenger said to them, "Fear not, for lo! I am bringing you an evangel of great joy which will be for the entire people,
11 for today was brought forth to you a Saviour, Who is Christ, the Lord,
12 in the city of David. And this is the sign to you: you will be finding a Babe, swaddled and lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly with the messenger there came to be a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
14 "Glory to God among the Highest! And on earth peace, Among men, delight!"
15 And it occurred, as the messengers came away from them into heaven, that the shepherds spoke to one another, saying, "By all means we may be passing through to Bethlehem, and we may be perceiving this declaration which has come to pass, which the Lord makes known to us."
16 And they came hurrying, and they found both Miriam and Joseph, and the Babe lying in the manger.
17 Now, perceiving it, they make known concerning the declaration that is spoken to them concerning this little Boy.
18 And all who hear marvel concerning that which is being spoken to them by the shepherds.
19 Now Miriam preserved all these declarations, parleying them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds return, glorifying and praising God for all that which they hear and perceived, according as it was spoken to them.
21 And when the eight days to His circumcising are fulfilled, His name also was called Jesus, which He was called by the messenger before His conception in the womb.
22 And when the days of their cleansing are fulfilled according to the law of Moses, they brought Him up into Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
23 (according as it is written in the law of the Lord, that every male opening up the matrix shall be called holy to the Lord),
24 and to give a sacrifice according to that which is declared in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves or two squabs of the doves.
25 And lo! there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name is Simeon. And this man is just and pious, anticipating the consolation of Israel, and holy spirit was on him.
26 And he was apprised by the holy spirit that he would not be acquainted with death ere he should be acquainted with the Lord's Christ.
27 And he came, in the spirit, into the sanctuary, and as the parents are bringing in the little Boy Jesus, for them to do according to the custom of the law concerning Him,
28 he also receives Him, clasping Him in his arms. And he blesses God, and said,
29 "Now art Thou dismissing Thy slave, O Owner, According to Thy declaration, in peace,
30 For my eyes perceived Thy Salvation,
31 Which Thou dost make ready suiting the face of all the peoples,
32 A Light for the revelation of nations, And the Glory of Thy people Israel."
33 And His father and mother were marveling at that which is spoken concerning Him.
34 And Simeon blesses them and said to Miriam, His mother, "Lo! He is lying for the fall and rising of many in Israel, And for a sign contradicted.
35 Yet through your own soul also shall be passing a blade, So that reasonings of many hearts should be revealed."
36 And there was Hannah, a prophetess, a daughter of Penuel, out of the tribe of Asher (she is advanced in her many days, living with a husband seven years from her virginity,
37 and she is a widow till she is eighty-four years) who does not withdraw from the sanctuary, with fasts and petitions offering divine service night and day.
38 And in the same hour, standing by, she made a response to God, and spoke concerning Him to all who are anticipating redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And, as they accomplish all according to the law of the Lord, they return into Galilee, into their own city, Nazareth.
40 Now the little Boy grows up and was staunch in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on Him.
41 And His parents went year by year into Jerusalem, to the festival of the Passover.
42 And when He came to be twelve years old, at their going up into Jerusalem according to the custom of the festival,
43 and finishing the days, at their return the Boy Jesus remains behind in Jerusalem, and His parents know it not,
44 Now, inferring that He is in the caravan, they came a day's way, and they hunted Him among the relatives and those known to them.
45 And, not finding Him, they return into Jerusalem, hunting Him.
46 And it occurred, after three days they found Him in the sanctuary, seated in the midst of the teachers, hearing them, as well as inquiring of them.
47 Now amazed are all those hearing Him at His understanding and answers.
48 And perceiving Him, they were astonished. And His mother said to Him, "Child, why do you thus to us? Lo! your father and I painfully sought you."
49 And He said to them, "Why is it that you sought Me? Had you not perceived that I must be among the things which are My Father's?"
50 And they do not understand the declaration which He speaks to them.
51 And He descended with them and came into Nazareth, and was subject to them. And His mother carefully kept all these declarations, parleying them in her own heart.
52 And Jesus progressed in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
1 Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, yet Philip, his brother, being tetrarch of the province of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias being tetrarch of Abilene,
2 under Hannas and Caiaphas, the chief priests, came a declaration of God to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.
3 And he came into the entire country about the Jordan, heralding a baptism of repentance for the pardon of sins,
4 as it is written in the scroll of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one imploring: 'In the wilderness make ready the road of the Lord! Straight...be making the highways'" of Him!
5 "'Every ravine shall be filled And every mountain and hill shall be made low, And the crooked shall be straight, And the rough places into smooth roads,...
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
7 He said, then, to the throngs going out to be baptized by him, "Progeny of vipers! Who intimates to you to be fleeing from the impending indignation?
8 Produce, then, fruits worthy of repentance. And you should not begin to be saying among yourselves, 'For a father we have Abraham,' for I am saying to you that God is able, out of these stones, to rouse children to Abraham.
9 Now already the ax also is lying at the root of the trees. Every tree, then, which is not producing ideal fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire."
10 And the throngs inquired of him, saying "What, then, should we be doing?"
11 Now answering, he said to them, "He who has two tunics, let him be sharing with him who has none, and let him who has food be doing likewise."
12 Now tribute collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we be doing?"
13 Now he said to them, "Impose nothing more than has been prescribed to you."
14 Now soldiers also inquired of him, saying, "What should we also be doing?" And he said to them, "You should be intimidating no one, neither be blackmailing, and be sufficed with your rations."
15 Now at the people hoping, and all reasoning in their hearts concerning John, lest at some time he may be the Christ,
16 John answers, saying to all, "I, indeed, in water am baptizing you. Yet coming is One stronger than I, the thong of Whose sandals I am not competent to loose. He will be baptizing you in holy spirit and fire,
17 Whose winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will be scouring His threshing floor and be gathering the grain into His barn, yet the chaff shall He burn up with unextinguished fire."
18 Indeed, then, entreating about many different things also, he brought the evangel to the people.
19 Now Herod the tetrarch, being exposed by him concerning Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and concerning all the wicked things which Herod does,
20 adds this also to them all: he locks up John in jail.
21 Now it occurred, as all the people are baptized, at Jesus also being baptized and praying, heaven is opened,
22 and the holy spirit descends on Him, to bodily perception as if a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, saying, "Thou art My Son, the Beloved; in Thee I delight."
23 And He, Jesus, when beginning, was about thirty years old, being a son (as to the law) of Joseph, of Eli, of Matthat, of Levi,
24 of Melchi, of Jannai, of Joseph,
25 of Mattathias, of Amos, of Nahum, of Esli, of Naggai,
26 of Maath, of Mattithiah, of Shemei, of Josech, of Joda,
27 of Joanna, of Rhesa, of Zerubbabel, of Shalthiel, of Neri,
28 of Melchi, of Addi, of Cosam, of Elmadam, of Er,
29 of Jesus, of Eliezer, of Jorim, of Matthat, of Levi,
30 of Simeon, of Judah, of Joseph, of Jonam, of Eliakim,
31 of Melea, of Menna, of Mattathah, of Nathan, of David,
32 of Jesse, of Obed, of Boaz, of Salmon, of Nahson,
33 of Amminadab, of Admein, of Arni, of Hezron, of Pharez, of Judah,
34 of Jacob, of Isaac, of Abraham, of Tera, of Nahor,
35 of Serug, of Reu, of Peleg, of Eber, of Shelah,
36 of Cainan, of Arphaxad, of Shem, of Noah, of Lamech,
37 of Methuselah, of Enoch, of Jared, of Maleleel, of Cainan,
38 of Enosh, of Seth, of Adam, of God.
Chapter 4Chapter 5
1 Now Jesus, full of holy spirit, returns from the Jordan, and was led in the spirit in the wilderness
2 forty days, undergoing trial by the Adversary. And He did not eat of anything in those days, and subsequently, at their being concluded, He hungers.
3 Now the Adversary said to Him, "If you are God's son, speak to this stone that it may be becoming bread."
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written that, 'Not on bread alone shall man be living, but on every declaration...of God.'"
5 And, leading Him up into a high mountain, the Adversary shows Him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a second of time.
6 And the Adversary said to Him, "To you shall I be giving all this authority and the glory of them, for it has been given up to me, and to whomsoever I may will, I am giving it.
7 If you, then, should ever be worshiping before me, it will all be yours."
8 And answering, Jesus said to Him, "Go away behind Me, Satan! It is written, The Lord your God shall you be worshiping, and to Him only shall you be offering divine service."
9 Now he led Him into Jerusalem and stands Him on the wing of the sanctuary, and he said to Him, "If you are God's son, cast yourself down hence,
10 for it is written that 'His messengers shall be directed concerning Thee, To protect Thee.'
11 and that 'On their hands shall they be lifting Thee, Lest at some time Thou shouldst be dashing Thy foot against a stone.'"
12 And answering, Jesus said to him that "It has been declared, 'You shall not be putting on trial the Lord your God.'"
13 And, concluding every trial, the Adversary withdrew from Him until an appointed time.
14 And Jesus returns, in the power of the spirit, into Galilee. And the fame concerning Him came out down the whole of the country about.
15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
16 And He came to Nazareth, where He was reared, and, according to His custom on the day of the sabbaths, He entered into the synagogue and rose to read.
17 And handed to Him was a scroll of the prophet Isaiah, and, opening the scroll, He found the place where it was written,
18 "The spirit of the Lord is on Me, On account of which He anoints Me to bring the evangel to the poor. He has commissioned Me to heal the crushed heart, To herald to captives a pardon, And to the blind the receiving of sight; To dispatch the oppressed with a pardon.
19 To herald an acceptable year of the Lord..."
20 And furling the scroll, giving it back to the deputy, He is seated. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were looking intently at Him.
21 Now He begins to be saying to them that "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears."
22 And all testified of Him and marveled at the gracious words which are issuing out of His mouth. And they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
23 And He said to them, "Undoubtedly you will be declaring to Me this parable: 'Physician, cure yourself!' 'Whatever we hear occurring in Capernaum do here also in your own country.'"
24 Now He said, "Verily, I am saying to you that no one who is a prophet is acceptable in his own country.
25 Now of a truth I am saying to you, that many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when heaven is locked for three years and six months, as a great famine came to be over the entire land,
26 and to none of them was Elijah sent, except into Sarepta of Sidonia, to a widow woman.
27 And many lepers were in Israel under Elisha the prophet, and none of them is cleansed except Naaman the Syrian."
28 And filled with fury are all who are in the synagogue, at hearing these things,
29 and rising, they cast Him outside of the city. And they led Him to the brow of the mountain on which their city had been built, so as to push Him over the precipice.
30 Yet He, passing through their midst, went.
31 And He came down into Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the sabbaths.
32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
33 And in the synagogue was a man having the spirit of an unclean demon, and it cries out with a loud voice,
34 saying, "Ha! what is it to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarean? Did you come to destroy us? I am aware who you are-the holy One of God!"
35 And Jesus rebukes it, saying, "Be still, and come out from him!" And, pitching him into their midst, the demon came out from him, in nothing harming him.
36 And awe came on all, and they conferred with one another, saying, "What word is this? for with authority and power is He enjoining the unclean spirits, and they are coming out!"
37 And a hubbub went out concerning Him to every place in the country about.
38 Now, rising from the synagogue, Jesus entered into the house of Simon. Now the mother-in-law of Simon was pressed by a high fever, and they ask Him about her.
39 And standing by over her, He rebukes the fever, and the fever leaves her. Now instantly, rising, she waited on them.
40 Now at the setting of the sun, all, whoever had those who are infirm with various diseases, led them also to Him. Now He, placing His hands on each one of them, cures them.
41 Now demons also came out from many, clamoring and saying that "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" And, rebuking them, He did not let them speak, for they had perceived that He is the Christ.
42 Now at the coming of day, coming out, He went into a desolate place. And the throngs sought for Him, and they came to Him and detained Him, so as not to be going from them.
43 Now He said to them that "To other cities also I must bring the evangel of the kingdom of God, for for this was I commissioned."
44 And he was heralding in the synagogues of Judea.
1 Now it occurred, as the throng is importuning Him and hearing the word of God, He also was standing beside lake Gennesaret,
2 and he perceived two ships standing beside the lake. Now the fishers, stepping off from them, rinse off the nets.
3 Now, stepping into one of the ships, which was Simon's, He asks him to be backing up slightly from the land. Now, being seated, He taught the throngs out of the ship.
4 Now as He ceases speaking, He said to Simon, "Back up into the depth, and lower your nets for a catch."
5 And answering, Simon said to Him, "Doctor, the whole night through, toiling, we did not get one. Yet, at Thy declaration, I shall lower the nets."
6 And, this doing, they impound a vast multitude of fishes. Yet their nets tore through,
7 and they beckon to their partners in the other ship to come to their aid. And they came, and they fill both the ships so that they are swamped.
8 Now perceiving it, Simon Peter prostrates before Jesus' knees, saying, "Come away from me, for a man, a sinner am I, Lord!"
9 For awe engulfs him and all those with him at the catch of fishes which they took.
10 Now likewise are James also and John, sons of Zebedee, who were Simon's mates. And Jesus said to Simon, "Fear not! From now on men you shall be catching alive!"
11 And bringing the ships onto the land, leaving all, they follow Him.
12 And it occurred, as He is in one of the cities, lo! a man full of leprosy. Now, perceiving Jesus, falling on his face, he besought Him, saying, "Lord, if Thou shouldst be willing, Thou canst cleanse me!"
13 And, stretching out His hand, He touches him, saying, "I am willing! Be cleansed!" And immediately the leprosy came away from him.
14 And He charges him to be speaking to no one. "But come away, show yourself to the priest, and bring for your cleansing, according as Moses bids, for a testimony to them."
15 Yet rather the account concerning Him passed through, and vast throngs came together to hear and to be cured by Him of their infirmities.
16 Now He was retreating in the wilderness and praying.
17 And it occurred on one of the days, that He was teaching, and the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were sitting, who were come out of every village of Galilee and of Judea and Jerusalem. And there was power of the Lord for their healing.
18 And lo! men carrying on a couch a man who was paralyzed, and they sought to be carrying him in and to place him before Him.
19 And not finding by which means they may be carrying him in because of the throng, going up on the housetop, they let him down, with the cot, through the tiles into the midst in front of Jesus.
20 And, perceiving their faith, He said to him, "Man, pardoned you are your sins."
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees begin to reason, saying, "Who is this who is speaking blasphemies? Who is able to pardon sins except God only?"
22 Now Jesus, recognizing their reasonings, answering, said to them, "What are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 What is easier, to be saying, 'Pardoned are you your sins,' or to be saying, 'Rouse and walk'?
24 "Now, that you may be perceiving that the Son of Mankind has authority on earth to pardon sins (He said to the paralyzed), to you am I saying, Rouse and pick up your cot and go into your house."
25 And instantly, rising before them, picking up that on which he was laid, he came away into his house, glorifying God.
26 And amazement took hold of all, and they glorified God, and are filled with fear, saying that "We perceived baffling things today!"
27 And after these things He came out and gazes at a tribute collector named Levi, sitting at the tribute office. And He said to him, "Follow Me."
28 And, leaving all, rising, he follows Him.
29 And Levi makes a great reception for Him in his house, and there was a vast throng of tribute collectors and others who were lying down with them.
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured to His disciples, saying, "Wherefore are you eating and drinking with the tribute collectors and sinners?"
31 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Those who are sound have no need of a physician, but those who have an illness.
32 I have not come to call the just, but sinners, to repentance.
33 Yet they said to Him, "The disciples of John are fasting frequently and are making petitions; likewise also those of the Pharisees; yet yours are eating and drinking."
34 Now Jesus said to them, "You can not make the sons of the bridal chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them.
35 Yet coming will be days whenever the bridegroom may be taken away from them also. Then they will be fasting–in those days."
36 Now He told them a parable also, that "No one, rending a patch from a new cloak, is patching it on an old cloak. Otherwise, surely the new also will be rending, and the patch from the new will not be agreeing with the old.
37 "And no one is draining fresh wine into old wine skins. Otherwise, surely the fresh wine will be bursting the wine skins, and it will be spilled and the wine skins will perish.
38 But fresh wine is drained into new wine skins, and both are preserved.
39 And no one, drinking the old, immediately is wanting the fresh, for he is saying, 'The old is mellower.'"
Chapter 6Chapter 7
1 Now it occurred on the second first sabbath, He is going through the sowings, and His disciples plucked the ears and ate, rubbing them together in their hands.
2 Now certain of the Pharisees said to them, "What you are doing is what is not allowed to be done on the sabbaths."
3 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Did you not even read this, which David does once when he hungers, he and those who are with him,
4 how he entered into the house of God, and, taking the showbread, he ate also, and gives to those with him also, that which is not allowed to be eaten except only by the priests?"
5 And He said to them that "The Son of Mankind is Lord of the sabbaths also."
6 Now it occurred on a different sabbath also, He is entering into the synagogue and teaching. And there was a man there, and his right hand was withered.
7 Now the scribes and the Pharisees scrutinized Him, to see if He is curing on the sabbath, that they may be finding an accusation against Him.
8 Yet He had perceived their reasonings. Now He said to the man having the withered hand, "Rouse and stand in the midst." And rising, he stood.
9 Now Jesus said to them, "I will be inquiring of you if it is allowed on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a soul or to destroy?"
10 And looking about on them all, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." Now he does it, and his hand was restored as the other.
11 Now they are filled with folly, and they spoke about it to one another, saying, What should they be doing to Jesus?
12 Now it occurred in these days that He came out into the mountain to pray, and throughout the night He was in the prayer of God.
13 And when it became day He shouts to His disciples, and chooses from them twelve, whom He names apostles also:
14 Simon, whom He names also Peter, and Andrew, his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James of Alpheus and Simon, called a Zealot,
16 and Judas of James and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor.
17 And, descending with them, He stood on an even place. And a vast throng of His disciples and a vast multitude of people from entire Judea and Jerusalem and maritime Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases
18 and who are annoyed by unclean spirits, were cured.
19 And the entire throng sought to touch Him, for power came out of Him, and He healed all.
20 And He, lifting up His eyes to His disciples, said "Happy are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Happy are those hungering now, for you shall be satisfied. Happy are those lamenting now, for you shall be laughing.
22 Happy are you whenever men should be hating you, and whenever they should be severing from you and reproaching you and casting out your name as wicked, on account of the Son of Mankind.
23 You may be rejoicing in that day, and frisk, for lo! your wages are vast in heaven, for according to the same manner did their fathers to the prophets.
24 "Moreover, woe to you who are rich, for you are collecting your consolation!
25 Woe to you who are filled now, for you shall be hungering! Woe to you who are laughing now, for you shall be mourning and lamenting!
26 Woe to you whenever all men may be saying fine things of you, for according to the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets!
27 "But to you, who are hearing, am I saying: Love your enemies. Be doing ideally to those who are hating you.
28 Bless those who are cursing you. Pray concerning those who are traducing you.
29 To him who is beating you on the cheek, be tendering the other also. And you should not be preventing him who is taking away your cloak from taking your tunic also.
30 Now you, be giving to everyone who is requesting, and from him who is taking away what is yours be not demanding it.
31 And, according as you are wanting that men may be doing to you, you also be doing to them likewise.
32 "And if you are loving those loving you, what thanks is it to you? For sinners also are loving those loving them.
33 And if you should be doing good to those doing good to you, what thanks is it to you? For sinners also are doing the same.
34 And if you should ever be lending to those from whom you are expecting to get back, what thanks is it to you? For sinners also are lending to sinners, that they may get back the equivalent.
35 Moreover, be loving your enemies, and be doing good, and be lending, expecting nothing from them, and your wages will be vast in the heavens, and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
36 "Become, then, pitiful, according as your Father also is pitiful.
37 And be not judging, and under no circumstances may you be judged; and be not convicting, and under no circumstances may you be convicted; be releasing, and you shall be released;
38 be giving, and it shall be given to you: a measure ideal, squeezed down and shaken together and running over, shall they be giving into your bosom. For the same measure with which you are measuring will be measured to you again."
39 Now He told them a parable also: "The blind can not guide the blind. Will not both be falling into a pit?
40 A disciple is not above his teacher, yet everyone who is adjusted will be as his teacher.
41 "Now why are you observing the mote in your brother's eye, yet the beam in your own eye you are not considering?
42 Or how can you be saying to your brother, 'Brother, let me extract the mote in your eye,' observing not, yourself, the beam in your eye? Hypocrite! Extract first the beam out of your eye, and then you will be keen-sighted to be extracting the mote in your brother's eye.
43 For an ideal tree is not producing rotten fruit; again, neither is a rotten tree producing ideal fruit.
44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For not from thorns are they culling figs, neither from a thorn bush are they picking grapes.
45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart is bringing forth that which is good, and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure of his heart is bringing forth that which is wicked, for out of the superabundance of the heart his mouth is speaking.
46 "Now why are you calling Me 'Lord,''Lord,' and are not doing what I am saying?
47 Everyone coming to Me and hearing My words and doing them-I shall be intimating to you whom he is like.
48 Like is he to a man building a house, who digs and deepens, and places the foundation on a rock. Now, at an inundation occurring, the river bursts through to that house, and it is not strong enough to shake it, because it is ideally built.
49 "Now he who hears, and does not, is like a man building a house on the earth without a foundation, to which the river bursts through, and straightway it collapses; and the crash of that house came to be great."
1 Since, in fact, He completes all His declarations in the hearing of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
2 Now a certain centurion's slave, who was held in honor by him, having an illness, was about to decease.
3 Now, hearing concerning Jesus, he dispatches to Him elders of the Jews, asking Him so that He, coming, should be bringing his slave safely through.
4 Now, coming along to Jesus, they entreat Him diligently, saying to Him that "Worthy is he to whom Thou shouldst be tendering this,
5 for he loves our nation, and he builds us the synagogue."
6 Now Jesus went with them. Now, as He is already not far away from the house, the centurion sends friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not bother, for not enough am I that Thou mayest be entering under my roof.
7 Wherefore, neither do I count myself worthy to be coming to Thee. But say the word, and my boy will be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me, and I am saying to this one 'Go,' and he is going, and to another, 'Come,' and he is coming, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he is doing it."
9 Now, hearing these things, Jesus marvels at him, and, being turned to the throng following Him, said, "I am saying to you that not even in Israel did I find so much faith."
10 And, returning into the house, those sent found the infirm slave sound.
11 And it occurred in the next journey, that He went into a city called Nain. And together with Him went a considerable number of His disciples and a vast throng.
12 Now as He nears the gate of the city, lo! there was fetched out, being dead, an only-begotten son of his mother. And she was a widow. And a considerable throng of the city was with her.
13 And perceiving her, the Lord has compassion on her and said to her, "Do not lament!"
14 And approaching, He touches the bier. Now those bearing it stand. And he said, "Youth, to you am I saying, Be roused!"
15 And the dead youth sits up and begins to be speaking. And He gives him back to his mother.
16 Now fear got all, and they glorified God, saying that "A great prophet was roused among us!" and that "God visits His people!"
17 And this saying concerning Him came out in the whole of Judea and in the entire country about.
18 And his disciples report to John concerning all these things.
19 And, calling a certain two of his disciples to him, John sends to Jesus, saying, "Art Thou the coming One, or may we be hoping for a different One?"
20 Now coming along to Him, the men say, "John the baptist dispatches us to Thee, saying, 'Art Thou the coming One, or may we be hoping for another One.?'"
21 In that hour He cures many of diseases and scourges and wicked spirits, and to many blind He graciously grants sight.
22 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Go, report to John what you perceived and hear: that the blind are receiving sight, the lame are walking, lepers are being cleansed, and the deaf are hearing, the dead are being roused, and to the poor the evangel is being brought.
23 And happy is he whosoever may not be snared in Me."
24 Now, at John's messengers coming away, He begins to be saying to the throngs concerning John, "What do you come out into the wilderness to gaze at? A reed being shaken by the wind?
25 But what do you come out to perceive? A man garbed in soft garments? Lo! those in glorious vesture and inhering in luxury are among the royal.
26 But what have you come out to perceive? A prophet? Yes, I am saying to you, and exceedingly more than a prophet.
27 This is he concerning whom it is written, 'Lo! I am dispatching My messenger before Thy face, who shall be constructing Thy road in front of Thee.'
28 "For verily I am saying to you, A greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the baptist, there is not one. Yet the smaller, in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 "And hearing, the entire people, even the tribute collectors, justify God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
30 Yet the Pharisees and those learned in the law repudiate the counsel of God for themselves, not being baptized by him.
31 To whom, then, shall I be likening the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?
32 Like are they to little boys and girls sitting in the market and shouting to one another and saying, 'We flute to you and you do not dance! We wail to you and you do not lament!'
33 For come has John the baptist, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you are saying, 'A demon has he!'
34 Come has the Son of Mankind, eating and drinking, and you are saying, "'Lo! a man gluttonous and a tippler, a friend of tribute collectors and sinners!'
35 And justified was Wisdom by all her children."
36 Now a certain one of the Pharisees asked Him, that He may be eating with him. And entering into the Pharisee's house, He reclined.
37 And lo! a woman who was in the city was a sinner. And, recognizing that He is lying down at table in the Pharisee's house, fetching an alabaster vase of attar
38 and standing behind, beside the feet of Jesus, lamenting, she begins to rain tears on His feet, and with the hair of her head she wiped them off and fondly kissed His feet, and rubbed them with the attar.
39 Now, perceiving it, the Pharisee who invites Him said in himself, saying, "This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman it is who is touching him, seeing that she is a sinner."
40 And answering, Jesus said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." Now he is averring, "Teacher, say it!"
41 "Two debtors paying usury were owing a certain creditor. The one owed five hundred denarii, yet the other fifty.
42 Now, they having nothing to pay, he deals graciously with both. Which of them, then, will be loving him more?"
43 Now answering, Simon said, "I take it that it is he with whom he deals the more graciously." Now He said to him, "Correctly do you decide."
44 And, being turned to the woman, He averred to Simon, "Are you observing this woman? I entered into your house; water for My feet you do not give, yet she rains tears on My feet and with her hair she wipes them off;
45 a kiss to Me you do not give, yet she, from the time I entered, did not intermit fondly kissing My feet;
46 with oil My head you do not rub, yet she with attar rubs My feet;
47 on behalf of which, I am saying to you, pardoned are her many sins, for she loves much. Now to whom there is scant pardoning, there is scant loving."
48 Now He said to her, "Pardoned are your sins."
49 And those lying back at table with Him begin to be saying among themselves, "Who is this who is pardoning sins also?"
50 Now He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
Chapter 8Chapter 9
1 And it occurred consecutively, He also traverses city by city and village by village, heralding and bringing the evangel of the kingdom of God, and together with Him the twelve,
2 and some women who were cured of wicked spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had come out,
3 and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's manager, and Susanna and the many others who dispensed to Him out of their possessions.
4 Now a vast throng being together, and city by city going on to Him, He said through a parable,
5 "Out came the sower to sow his seed, and in his sowing, some indeed falls beside the road and was trampled, and the flying creatures of heaven devoured it.
6 And other falls down on the rock, and, sprouting, is withered because of having no moisture.
7 And other falls in the midst of thorns, and, sprouting together, the thorns smother it.
8 And other falls into the good earth, and sprouting, produces fruit a hundredfold." These things saying, He shouted, "Who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
9 Now His disciples inquired of Him, saying, "What may this parable be?"
10 Now He said, "To you has it been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, yet to the rest in parables, that, observing, they may not be observing, and hearing, they may not be understanding.
11 "Now this is the parable: The seed is the word of God.
12 Now those beside the road are those who hear; thereafter the Adversary is coming and is picking up the word from their heart, lest, believing, they may be saved.
13 Now those on the rock are those who, whenever they should be hearing, with joy are receiving the word. And these have no root, who are believing for a season and, in a season of trial, are withdrawing.
14 Now that falling among the thorns, these are those who hear and, by worries and riches, and by the gratifications of life, going on, stifle, and are bringing nothing to maturity.
15 Now that in the ideal earth, these are they who, in a heart ideal and good, hearing the word, are retaining it and are bearing fruit with endurance.
16 "Now no one, lighting a lamp, is covering it with a vessel or is placing it underneath a couch, but is placing it on a lampstand that those going in may be observing the light.
17 For nothing is hidden which shall not become apparent, neither concealed which should not by all means be known and come to be apparent.
18 Beware, then, how you are hearing! For whoever may have, to him shall be given, and whoever may not have, from him shall be taken away also what he is supposed to have."
19 Now there came along to Him His mother and His brothers, and they were not able to fall in with Him because of the throng.
20 Now it was reported to Him, saying that "Thy mother and Thy brothers stand outside wanting to see Thee."
21 Now He, answering, said to them, "My mother and My brethren are these who are hearing the word of God and doing it."
22 Now it occurred on one of the days that He, as well as His disciples, stepped into a ship, and He said to them, "We may be passing through to the other side of the lake." And they set out.
23 Now, at their sailing, He falls asleep. And a whirl of wind descended to the lake, and they were foundered and in danger.
24 Now approaching, they rouse Him, saying, "Doctor! Doctor! We are perishing!" Now He, being roused, rebukes the wind and the surging of the water, and they cease, and it became calm.
25 Now He said to them, "Where is your faith?" Yet, being afraid, they marvel, saying to one another, "Who, consequently, is this, that He is enjoining the winds as well as the water, and they are obeying Him!"
26 And they sail down into the country of the Gergesenes, which is across from Galilee.
27 Now at His coming out on the land, there meets Him a certain man out of the city, who had demons, and for a considerable time puts on no cloak, and remained in no house, but in the tombs.
28 Now, perceiving Jesus and crying out, he prostrates to Him and said in a loud voice, "What is it to me and to Thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High! I beseech Thee, Thou shouldst not be tormenting me."
29 For He charged the unclean spirit to be coming out from the man; for many times it had gripped him, and he was bound, being guarded with chains and fetters, and, bursting through the bonds, he was driven by the demon into the wilderness.
30 Now Jesus inquires of him, saying, "What is your name?" Now he said, "Legion," for many demons entered into him.
31 And they entreated Him that He should not enjoin them to be coming away into the submerged chaos.
32 Now a considerable herd of hogs was there, grazing on the mountain, and they entreat Him that He should permit them to be entering into those. And He permits them.
33 Now the demons, coming out from the man, entered into the hogs, and the herd rushes down the precipice into the lake and was smothered.
34 Now the graziers, perceiving what has occurred, fled and report it in the city and in the fields.
35 Now they came out to perceive what has occurred, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons came out, garmented and sane, sitting at the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid.
36 Yet those also who are perceiving how the demoniac was saved, report to them.
37 And the entire multitude of the country about the Gergesenes asks Him to be coming away from them, for they were pressed by a great fear.
38 Now He, stepping into the ship, returns. Now the man from whom the demons had come out besought Him to be with Him, yet Jesus dismisses him, saying,
39 "Return to your home and relate how much God does for you." And he came away, down the whole city, heralding how much Jesus does for him.
40 Now it occurred at Jesus' return, that the throng welcomes Him, for they were all hoping for Him.
41 And lo! a man came whose name was Jairus, and he possessed the chieftainship of the synagogue. And, falling at the feet of Jesus, he entreated Him to be entering into his house,
42 for he had an only-begotten daughter of about twelve years, and she died. Now at His going away, the throngs stifled Him.
43 And a woman, having a hemorrhage for twelve years, whose whole livelihood is being consumed by physicians, is not strong enough to be cured by anyone.
44 Approaching from behind, she touches the tassel of His cloak. And instantly, stanched was her hemorrhage.
45 And Jesus said, "Who touches Me?" Now, at all denying it, Peter and those with Him, said, "Doctor, the throngs are pressing Thee and jostling, and art Thou saying, 'Who touches Me?'"
46 Yet Jesus said, "Someone touches Me, for I knew power has come out from Me."
47 Now the woman, perceiving that she did not elude Him, came trembling, and prostrating to Him, reports in the sight of the entire people for what cause she touches Him and so was healed instantly.
48 Now He said to her, "Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you! Go in peace!"
49 While He is still speaking, someone from the chief of the synagogue's house is coming, saying to him that "Your daughter is dead. By no means bother the teacher any longer."
50 Yet Jesus, hearing it, answered him, saying, "Fear not' only believe, and she shall be saved."
51 Now coming into the house, He lets no one enter together with Him, except Peter and James and John and the father of the girl and the mother.
52 Now they all lamented, and they grieved for her. Now He said, "Be not lamenting, for she did not die, but is drowsing."
53 And they ridiculed Him, being aware that she died.
54 Yet He, casting all outside and holding her hand, shouts, saying, "Girl, be roused!"
55 And back turns her spirit, and she rose instantly. And He prescribes that she be given something to eat.
56 And her parents were amazed, yet He charges them to tell no one what has occurred.
1 Now calling together the twelve apostles, He gives them power and authority over all the demons and to be curing diseases.
2 And He commissions them to be heralding the kingdom of God and to be healing the infirm.
3 And He said to them, "Nothing pick up for the road, neither staff, nor beggar's bag, nor bread, nor silver, nor have two tunics apiece.
4 And into whatever house you may be entering, there be remaining, and thence be coming away.
5 And whoever should not be receiving you, coming out from that city, twitch off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."
6 Now coming out, they passed through by the villages, bringing the evangel and curing everywhere.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch hears all that is occurring by Him, and was bewildered because of what is being said by some that "John was roused from among the dead,"
8 yet by some that "Elijah appeared," yet by others that "Some prophet of the ancients rose."
9 Yet Herod said, "John I behead. Now who is this about whom I am hearing such things?" And he sought to become acquainted with Him.
10 And returning, the apostles relate to Him whatever they do and whatever they teach. And taking them along, He retreats privately into a city called Bethsaida.
11 Now the throngs, knowing it, follow Him. And welcoming them, He spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and those having need of a cure, He healed.
12 Now the day begins to be declining. Now approaching, the twelve said to Him, "Dismiss the throng, that they, being gone into the villages and the fields around, should be putting up for the night and finding forage, for we are in a desolate place here."
13 Yet He said to them, "You be giving them something to eat." Yet they say, "We have no more than five cakes of bread and two fishes, except should we go and buy food for all these people."
14 For there were about five thousand men. Now He said to His disciples, "Cause them to recline in groups of about fifty apiece."
15 And they do thus, and cause all to recline.
16 Now taking the five cakes of bread and the two fishes, looking up into heaven, He blesses them and breaks them up, and gave to the disciples to place before the throng.
17 And they ate, and all are satisfied. And twelve panniers of their superfluous fragments were picked up.
18 And it occurred, as He is praying in seclusion, the disciples were together with Him, and Jesus inquires of them, saying, "Who are the throngs saying that I am?"
19 Now they, answering, say, "'John the baptist,' yet others 'Elijah,' yet others that 'Some prophet of the ancients rose.'"
20 Now He said to them, "Now you, who are you saying that I am?" Now Peter, answering, said, "The Christ of God."
21 Now He, warning them, charges them to tell no one this,
22 saying that "The Son of Mankind must be suffering much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be roused."
23 Now He said to all, "If anyone is wanting to come after Me, let him disown himself and pick up his cross daily and follow Me.
24 For whosoever may be wanting to save his soul, shall be destroying it, yet whoever should be destroying his soul on My account, he shall be saving it.
25 For what does a man benefit, gaining the whole world, yet destroying or forfeiting himself?
26 "For whoever may be ashamed of Me and of My words, of this one the Son of Mankind shall be ashamed, whenever He may be coming in the glory of Him and of the Father and of the holy messengers.
27 Now I am saying to you, truly there are some of those standing here who under no circumstances should be tasting death till they should be perceiving the kingdom of God."
28 Now it occurred about eight days after these sayings, taking along Peter and John and James also, that He ascended into the mountain to pray.
29 And it occurred, in His praying, to the perception His face became different, and His vesture glittering white.
30 And lo! two men conferred with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,
31 who, being seen in the glory, spoke of His exodus, which He was about to be completing in Jerusalem.
32 Now Peter and those with Him were heavy with sleep. Yet, becoming alert, they perceived His glory and the two men who stand together with Him.
33 And it occurred, as they are detached from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Doctor, it is ideal for us to be here. And we should be making three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah"-not being aware what he is saying.
34 Now, at his saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them. Now they were afraid at their entering into the cloud.
35 And a voice came out of the cloud saying, "This is My Son, The Chosen; Him be hearing."
36 And at the coming of the voice, Jesus was found alone. And they hush, and to no one in those days do they report anything of what they have seen.
37 Now it occurred on the next day, at their coming down from the mountain, that a vast throng meets with Him.
38 And lo! a man from the throng exclaims, saying, "Teacher, I beseech Thee, look on my son, for my only begotten is he!
39 And lo! a spirit is getting him, and suddenly he is crying out, and it is tearing and convulsing him, with froth, and is departing with difficulty from him, bruising him.
40 And I besought Thy disciples that they should cast it out, and they could not."
41 Now, answering, Jesus said, "O generation unbelieving and perverse! Till when shall I be with you and bear with you? Lead your son here to Me."
42 Yet, while he is still approaching, the demon tares and violently convulses him. Yet Jesus rebukes the unclean spirit, and He heals the boy and gives him back to his father.
43 Now all were astonished at the magnificence of God. Now at all marveling at all which Jesus did, He said to His disciples.
44 "You be laying up these sayings in your ears, for the Son of Mankind is about to be given up into the hands of men."
45 Yet they were ignorant of this declaration, and it was screened from them, that they may not be sensing it, and they feared to ask Him concerning this declaration.
46 Now a reasoning entered among them as to which of them should be greatest.
47 Now Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, getting hold of a little child, stands it beside Himself
48 and said to them, "Whosoever should be receiving this little child in My name is receiving Me, and whosoever should be receiving Me is receiving Him Who commissions Me. For the one inherently smaller among you all, he is great."
49 Now, answering, John said, "Doctor, we perceived someone casting out demons in Thy name, and we forbade him, for he is not following with us."
50 Yet Jesus said to him, "Be not forbidding, for he who is not against you is for you."
51 Now it occurred in the fulfillment of the days of His taking up, He fixes His face steadfastly to go to Jerusalem.
52 And He dispatches messengers before His face. And, being gone, they entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to make ready for Him.
53 And they do not receive Him, for His face was going to Jerusalem.
54 Now perceiving it, His disciples, James and John, say, "Lord, art Thou willing? May we be telling fire to descend from heaven and consume them, as Elijah also does?"
55 Now, being turned, He rebukes them.
56 And they went into a different village.
57 And at their going in the road, someone said to Him, "I will be following Thee wheresoever Thou mayest be coming away, Lord!"
58 And Jesus said to him, "The jackals have burrows and the flying creatures of heaven roosts, yet the Son of Mankind has no where that He may be reclining His head."
59 Now He said to a different one, "Follow Me!" Yet he said, "Lord, permit me first to come away to entomb my father."
60 Yet He said to him, "Let the dead entomb their own dead. Yet you, coming away, publish the kingdom of God."
61 Now a different one also said, "I shall be following Thee, Lord! Yet first permit me to take leave of those in my home."
62 Yet Jesus said to him, "No one, putting forth his hand on a plow and looking behind, is fit in the kingdom of God."
Chapter 10Chapter 11
1 Now after these things the Lord indicates seventy-two others also, and He dispatches them two by two before His face into every city and place where He was about to be entering.
2 Now He said to them, "The harvest, indeed, is vast, yet the workers are few. Beseech, then, the Lord of the harvest, so that He should be ejecting workers into His harvest.
3 "Go! Lo! I am dispatching you as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Bear no purse nor beggar's bag nor yet sandals, and you should be greeting no one by the way.
5 "Now into whatever house you may be entering, first say, 'Peace to this household!'
6 And if a son of peace should be there, your peace will be resting on it; otherwise, surely it will come back on you.
7 Now in the same house, remain, eating and drinking what they have, for worthy is the worker of his wages. Do not proceed from house to house.
8 "And into whatever city you may be entering, and they may be receiving you, eat what is placed before you,
9 and cure the infirm in it, and say to them, 'Near to you is the kingdom of God.'
10 "Now into whatever city you may be entering, and they may not be receiving you, coming out into its squares, say,
11 'Even the dust on our feet, which is clinging to us out of your city, are we wiping off before you. Moreover, know this, that near to you is the kingdom of God!"
12 Now I am saying to you that it will be more tolerable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the powerful deeds which are occurring in you occurred in Tyre and Sidon, long ago they would repent, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 Moreover for Tyre and Sidon will it be more tolerable in the judging than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum! Not to heaven shall you be exalted! To the unseen shall you subside!
16 "He who is hearing you is hearing Me. And he who is repudiating you is repudiating Me. Yet he who is repudiating Me is repudiating Him Who commissions Me."
17 Now the seventy-two return with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy name!"
18 Yet He said to them, "I beheld Satan, as lightning, falling out of heaven.
19 Lo! I have given you authority to be treading upon serpents and scorpions and over the entire power of the enemy, and nothing shall be injuring you under any circumstances.
20 However, in this be not rejoicing, that the spirits are subject to you, yet be rejoicing that your names are engraven in the heavens."
21 In this hour He exults in the holy spirit and said, "I am acclaiming Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for Thou dost conceal these things from the wise and intelligent and Thou dost reveal them to minors. Yea, Father, seeing that thus it became a delight in front of Thee."
22 And being turned to the disciples, He said, "All was given up to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and whomsoever the Son may be intending to unveil Him."
23 And being turned to the disciples, He said privately, "Happy are the eyes that are observing what you are observing!
24 For I am saying to you that many prophets and kings want to perceive what you are observing, and they perceive not, and to hear of Me what you are hearing, and they hear not."
25 And lo! a certain lawyer rose, putting Him on trial, and saying, "Teacher, by doing what should I enjoy the allotment of life eonian?"
26 Now He said to him, "What is written in the law? How are you reading?"
27 Now he, answering, said, "You shall be loving the Lord your God out of your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole strength, and with your whole comprehension, and 'your associate as yourself.'"
28 Now He said to him, "Correctly have you answered. This be doing and you shall be living."
29 Yet he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my associate?"
30 Now taking him up, Jesus said, "A certain man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho. And he falls among robbers, who, stripping him as well as pounding him, came away, leaving him half dead.
31 Now it happens by a coincidence, that a certain priest descended by that road, and, perceiving him, passed by on the other side.
32 Now likewise, a Levite also, coming to the place and perceiving him, passed by on the other side.
33 "Now a certain Samaritan, being on his way, came by him, and perceiving him, he has compassion,
34 and coming to him, he bandages his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Now, mounting him on his own beast, he led him to a khan and had him cared for.
35 And, on the morrow, coming away, extracting two denarii, he gives them to the khan keeper and said to him, 'Care for him, and anything whatever you should be expending, at my coming back, I will be paying you.'
36 "Which, then, of these three are you supposing has become an associate of the one falling in with the robbers?"
37 Now he said, "The one doing the merciful thing with him." Now Jesus said to him, "Go, and you do likewise."
38 Now at their going, He entered into a certain village. Now a certain woman, named Martha, entertains Him in her house.
39 Now to her was also a sister called Mary, who, seated also at the Lord's feet, heard His word.
40 Now Martha was distracted about much serving. Now, standing by, she said, "Lord, art Thou not caring that my sister left me to serve alone? Then speak to her that she may be aiding me."
41 Now, answering, the Lord said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worrying and in a tumult about many things.
42 Yet of few is there need, or of one. For Mary chooses the good part which shall not be wrested from her."
1 And it occurred at His being in a certain place praying, as He ceases, a certain one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, according as John also teaches his disciples."
2 Now He said to them, "Whenever you may be praying, be saying, 'Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name! Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, on earth also,
3 Give us our daily dole of bread.
4 And pardon us our sins, for we ourselves also are pardoning everyone who is owing us. And mayest Thou not bring us into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one.'"
5 And He said to them, "Who of you will be having a friend and will be going to him at midnight and may be saying to him, 'Friend, let me use three cakes of bread,
6 since, in fact, a friend of mine came along out of the road to me, and I have nothing that I should be placing before him';
7 and he, inside, answering, may be saying, Do not afford me weariness; already the door is locked, and my little children with me are in bed; I can not rise to give to you'?
8 I am saying to you, even if he will not rise to give to him because of his being his friend, surely because of his pestering, being roused, he will be giving him whatever he needs.
9 "And I to you am saying, Request, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.
10 For everyone who is requesting is obtaining and who is seeking is finding, and to the one knocking it shall be opened.
11 "Now of some father of you a son will be requesting bread. No stone will he be handing him! Or a fish, also. Not, instead of a fish, a serpent will he be handing him!
12 Or he will also be requesting an egg. He will not be handing him a scorpion!
13 If you, then, being inherently wicked, are aware how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather will the Father Who is out of heaven, be giving holy spirit to those requesting Him!"
14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was a mute one. Now it occurred, at the coming out of the demon, that the mute man speaks. And the throngs marvel.
15 Yet some of them said, "By Beelzeboul, the chief of the demons, is he casting out the demons." Yet He, answering, said, "How can Satan be casting out Satan?"
16 Yet others, trying Him, sought a sign out of heaven from Him.
17 Yet He, aware of their cogitations, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is being desolated, and house against house is falling.
18 Now if Satan, also, is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand-seeing that you are saying, I am casting out the demons by Beelzeboul?
19 Now If I, by Beelzeboul, am casting out demons, by whom are your sons casting them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
20 Now if I, by the finger of God, am casting out demons, consequently the kingdom of God outstrips in time to you.
21 "Whenever the strong one, armed, may be guarding his own courtyard, his possessions are in peace.
22 Yet if ever a stronger than he, coming on, should be conquering him, he is taking away his panoply, in which he had confidence, and is distributing his spoils.
23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who is not gathering with Me is scattering.
24 "Whenever the unclean spirit may be coming out from a man, it is passing through waterless places, seeking rest, and not finding it. Then it is saying, 'I will be returning into my home whence I came out.'
25 And coming, it is finding it unoccupied, swept and decorated.
26 Then it is going and taking along with itself seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and entering, it is dwelling there. And the last state of that man is becoming worse than the first."
27 Now it occurred as He is saying these things, a certain woman out of the throng, lifting up her voice, said to Him, "Happy the womb which bears Thee, and the breasts which Thou didst suckle!"
28 Yet He said, "Indeed then, happy are those who are hearing the word of God and maintaining it!"
29 Now, the throngs being convened, He begins to be saying, "This generation is a wicked generation. A sign it is seeking, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
30 For, according as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, thus the Son of Mankind, also, will be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south will be roused in the judging with the men of this generation and will be condemning them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo! more than Solomon is here!
32 Men, Ninevites, will be rising in the judging with this generation and they will be condemning it, for they repent at the heralding of Jonah, and lo! more than Jonah is here!
33 "Now no one, lighting a lamp, is placing it in hiding, nor yet under a peck measure but on a lampstand, that those going in may be observing the light.
34 The lamp of the body is your eye. Whenever, then, you eye may be single, your whole body, also, is luminous, yet if ever it may be wicked, your body, also is dark.
35 Be noting, then, that the light in you is not darkness.
36 If, then, your whole body is luminous, not having any part dark, luminous will be the whole, as whenever a lamp, in its flashing, may be illuminating you."
37 Now, in His speaking, a certain Pharisee is asking Him so that He should be lunching with him. Now entering, He leans back at table.
38 Now the Pharisee, perceiving it, marvels that He is not first baptized before luncheon.
39 Yet the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees are cleansing the outside of the cup and the platter, yet your inside is brimming with rapacity and wickedness.
40 Imprudent ones! Does not He Who makes the outside also make the inside?
41 However, what is within be giving as alms, and lo! all is clean to you.
42 "But woe to you, Pharisees! for you are taking tithes from mint and rue and all greens, and you are passing by judging and the love of God. Now these it was binding for you to do and not to be devoid of those.
43 Woe to you, Pharisees! seeing that you are loving the front seat in the synagogues and the salutations in the markets.
44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as the obscure tombs, and the men who are walking upon them are not aware of it."
45 Now, answering, a certain one of those learned in the law is saying to Him, "Teacher, saying these things, us also are you outraging."
46 Yet He said, "To you who are learned in the law, also, woe! for you are loading men with loads hard to bear, and you yourselves are not grazing the loads with one of your fingers.
47 Woe to you! for you are building the tombs of the prophets, yet your fathers kill them.
48 Consequently you are witnesses and are endorsing the acts of your fathers, for they, indeed, kill them, yet you are building their tombs.
49 Therefore, also, God's Wisdom said, 'I shall be dispatching to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will be killing and banishing,'
50 that the blood of all the prophets which is shed from the disruption of the world may be exacted from this generation,
51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the house. Yea, I am saying to you, It will be exacted from this generation!
52 Woe to you who are learned in the law! for you take away the key of knowledge-you yourselves do not enter, and those who are entering you prevent."
53 And at His coming out thence, the scribes and the Pharisees begin to hem Him in dreadfully and to be quizzing Him concerning more things,
54 ambushing Him,seeking to pounce upon something out of His mouth, that they shall be accusing Him.
Chapter 12Chapter 13
1 At which, a throng of ten thousand being assembled so as to be trampling one another, He begins to be saying to His disciples first, "Take heed to yourselves of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 Now nothing is covered up which shall not be revealed, and hidden which shall not be known,
3 because whatever you say in the darkness shall be heard in the light, and what you speak in the ear in the storerooms shall be heralded on the housetops.
4 "Now I am saying to you, My friends, be not afraid of those who are killing the body and after this do not have anything more excessive that they can do.
5 Now I shall be intimating to you of Whom you may be afraid: Be afraid of Him Who, after killing, has authority to be casting into Gehenna. Yea, I am saying to you, of this One be afraid!
6 "Are not five sparrows selling for two pence?-and not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.
7 But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Then do not fear! You are of more consequence than many sparrows.
8 "Now I am saying to you that everyone whoever shall be avowing Me in front of men, him shall the Son of Mankind also be avowing in front of the messengers of God.
9 Now he who is disowning Me before men will be renounced before the messengers of God.
10 And everyone who shall be declaring a word against the Son of Mankind, it shall be pardoned him, yet the one who blasphemes against the holy spirit shall not be pardoned.
11 "Now whenever they may be bringing you before the synagogues and the chiefs and the authorities, you should not be worrying about how or what your defense should be or what you may say,
12 for the holy spirit will be teaching you in the same hour what you must be saying."
13 Now someone out of the throng said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to part the enjoyment of the allotment with me."
14 Now He said to him, "Man! who constitutes Me a judge or a parter over you?"
15 Now He said to them, "See and guard against all greed, for one's life is not in the superfluity of his possessions."
16 Now He told them a parable, saying, "The country place of a certain rich man bears well.
17 And he reasoned in himself, saying, 'What shall I be doing, seeing that I have no where to gather my fruits?'
18 And he said, 'This will I be doing: I will pull down my barns, and greater ones will I build, and I will gather there all my grain and my good things.
19 And I will be declaring to my soul, "Soul, many good things have you laid up for many years. Rest, eat, drink, make merry."'
20 "Yet God said to him, 'Imprudent one! In this night your soul are they demanding from you. Now, what you make ready, whose will it be?'
21 Thus is he who is hoarding for himself and is not rich for God."
22 Now He said to His disciples, "Therefore I am saying to you, Do not worry about the soul, what you may be eating, nor yet about your body, what you should be putting on,
23 for the soul is more than nourishment and the body than apparel.
24 Consider the ravens, that they are not sowing, neither are they reaping, for which there is no storeroom nor yet barn, and God is nurturing them. Of how much more consequence are you than the flying creatures!
25 Now who of you by worrying is able to add on to his stature one cubit?
26 If, then, you are not even able for the least, why are you worrying about the rest?
27 "Consider the anemones, how they are growing. They are not toiling, neither are they spinning; yet I am saying to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.
28 Now if God is thus garbing the grass in the field, which is today and tomorrow is cast into the stove, how much rather you, scant of faith?
29 "And do not you be seeking what you may be eating and what you may be drinking, and be not in suspense.
30 For, for all these the nations of the world are seeking. Now your Father is aware that you need these.
31 However, be seeking the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you.
32 "Do not fear, little flocklet, for it delights your Father to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell your possessions and give alms. Make yourselves purses which do not age, a treasure which does not default, in the heavens where a thief is not nearing, neither moth is causing decay.
34 For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 "Let your loins be girded about and lamps be burning,
36 and you be like men anticipating their own lord, when he should break loose from the wedding festivities, that at his coming and knocking, they should immediately be opening to him.
37 Happy are those slaves, whom the Lord, coming, will be finding watching. Verily, I am saying to you that He will be girding Himself about and causing them to recline, and, coming by, will be serving them.
38 "And if He should be coming in the second watch, and if in the third watch, and should be finding them thus, happy are those slaves.
39 Now this you know, that if the householder were aware at what hour the thief is coming, he would watch and would not let his house be tunneled into.
40 You also become ready, then, for, in an hour which you are not supposing, the Son of Mankind is coming."
41 Now Peter said to Him, "Lord, to us art Thou saying this parable, or also to all?"
42 And the Lord said, "Who, consequently, is the faithful and prudent administrator, whom the lord will be placing over his attendance, to be giving them the measure of grain in season.?
43 Happy is that slave, whom his lord, coming, will be finding doing thus.
44 Truly, I am saying to you that over all his possessions will he be placing him.
45 "Now if that slave should be saying in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,' and should be beginning both to beat the boys and the maids and to be eating and drinking and to be drunk,
46 the lord of that slave will be arriving on a day for which he is not hoping and at an hour which he does not know, and shall be cutting him asunder and shall be appointing his part with the unfaithful.
47 "Now that slave who knows the will of his lord and does not make ready, nor yet does aught with a view to his will, shall have many lashes.
48 Now he who does not know, yet does what deserves blows, shall have few lashes. Now to everyone to whom much was given, from him much will be sought, and to whom they committed much, more excessively will they be requesting of him.
49 "Fire came I to be casting on the earth, and what will I, if it were already kindled?
50 Yet a baptism have I to be baptized with, and how I am being pressed till it should be accomplished!
51 Are you supposing that I came along to give peace to the earth? No, I am saying to you, but rather division,
52 For from now on there will be five in one home divided, three against two, and two against three will be divided,
53 father against son and son against father, and mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
54 Now He said to the throngs, also, "Whenever you should be perceiving a cloud rising in the west, immediately you are saying that 'A rainstorm is coming,' and it is occurring thus.
55 And whenever it is blowing from the south, you are saying that 'There will be a scorching heat,' and it is occurring.
56 Hypocrites! The aspect of the sky and the earth you are aware how to be testing, yet this era you are not aware how to be testing!
57 Now why, even of yourselves, are you not deciding what is just?
58 For as you are going away with your plaintiff to a magistrate, take action on the way to be cleared from him, lest at some time he may be dragging you to the judge, and the judge will be giving you over to the sheriff, and the sheriff will be casting you into jail.
59 I am saying to you, Under no circumstances may you be coming out thence till you may be paying even the last mite."
1 Now there were some present, on the same occasion, reporting to Him concerning the Galileans whose blood Pilate mixes with their sacrifices.
2 And, answering, Jesus said to them, "Are you supposing that these Galileans came to be sinners beyond all the Galileans, seeing that they have suffered such things?
3 No, I am saying to you. But if you should not be repenting, you all shall likewise be perishing.
4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam falls and kills them, are you supposing that they came to be debtors beyond all the men dwelling in Jerusalem?
5 No, I am saying to you. But if ever you should not be repenting, all of you similarly shall be perishing."
6 Now He told this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he came, seeking fruit on it and did not find any.
7 Now he said to the vineyardist, 'Lo! For three years I am coming seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I am not finding any. Hew it down, then. Why is it making the land unproductive also?'
8 Yet he, answering, is saying to him, 'Lord, leave it this year also, till I shall be digging and casting manure about it.
9 And if, indeed, it ever should be producing fruit in the impending year-otherwise you shall surely hew it down.'"
10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbaths.
11 And lo! there was a woman having a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bending together and utterly unable to unbend.
12 Now perceiving her, Jesus shouts and said to her, "Woman, you have been released from your infirmity!"
13 And He places His hands on her, and instantly she was made erect again, and she glorified God.
14 Now answering, the chief of the synagogue, resenting that Jesus cures on the sabbath, said to the throng that "Six days are there on which one must be working; on them, then, coming, be cured, and not on the sabbath day."
15 Yet the Lord answered him and said, "Hypocrites! Each of you, on the sabbath, is he not loosing his ox or ass from the manger, and, leading it away, is giving it to drink?
16 Now this woman-being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan binds, lo! eighteen years-must she not be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?"
17 And at His saying these things, all those opposing Him were mortified, and the entire throng rejoiced at all the glorious things coming to be done by Him.
18 He said, then, "To what is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I be likening it?
19 Like is it to a mustard kernel, which, getting, a man casts into his garden. And it grows and became a great tree, and the flying creatures of heaven roost among its boughs."
20 And again He said, "To what shall I be likening the kingdom of God?
21 Like is it to leaven, which, getting, a woman hides in three seahs of meal, till the whole was leavened."
22 And He went through by cities and villages, teaching and going, making for Jerusalem.
23 Now someone said to Him, "Lord, are few being saved?" Now He said to them,
24 "Be struggling to be entering through the cramped door, for I am saying to you, many will be seeking to enter and will not be strong enough.
25 From which time the householder should be roused and latch the door, and you should be beginning to stand outside and to be knocking at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' and answering, he will be declaring to you, 'I am not acquainted with you! Whence are you?'
26 Then should you be beginning to say, 'We ate and drank in your sight, and in our squares you teach!'
27 He also will be declaring: 'I am saying to you, I am not acquainted with you! Whence are you? Withdraw from me, all workers of injustice!'
28 "There there will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth, whenever you should be seeing Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, yet you cast outside.
29 And they will be arriving from east and west and from north and south and will be made to recline in the kingdom of God.
30 And lo! they are last who will be first, and they are first who will be last."
31 In the same hour some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, "Come out and go hence, for Herod wants to kill you."
32 And He said to them, "Go and say to this jackal, 'Lo! I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and the third day I am being perfected.'
33 Moreover, I must be going today and tomorrow and the coming one, for it is not credible that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem.
34 "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! killing the prophets and pelting with stones those who have been dispatched to her! How many times do I want to assemble your children in the manner a hen does her brood under her wings, and you will not!
35 Lo! left to you is your house. Yet I am saying to you that by no means may you be perceiving Me till the time will be arriving when you should be saying, 'Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!'"
Chapter 14Chapter 15
1 And it occurred at His coming into the house of a certain one of the chiefs of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, they were scrutinizing Him.
2 And lo! a certain man in front of Him was dropsical.
3 And answering, Jesus spoke to those learned in the law and to the Pharisees, saying, "Is it allowed to cure on the sabbath or not?"
4 Now they are quiet. And, getting hold of him, He heals and dismisses him.
5 And answering, He said to them, Whose son or ox of yours will be falling into a well and he will not immediately pull him up on the sabbath day?"
6 And they are not strong enough to answer Him again to these things.
7 Now He told a parable to those invited, attending to how they chose the first reclining places, saying to them,
8 "Whenever you may be invited by anyone to wedding festivities, you may not recline in the first reclining place, lest at some time one held in honor more than you may be invited by him,
9 and when he who invites you and him comes, he will be declaring to you, 'Give this one place.' And then, with shame, you should be beginning to retain the last place.
10 But, whenever you may be invited, going, lean back in the last place, that whenever he who has invited you may be coming, he will be declaring to you, 'Friend, step further up.' Then glory will be yours in the sight of all those lying back at table with you.
11 For everyone exalting himself shall be humbled, and humbling himself shall be exalted."
12 Now He said to him also who has invited Him, "Whenever you may be making a luncheon or a dinner, do not be summoning your friends, nor yet your brothers, nor yet your relatives, nor yet rich neighbors, lest at some time they also should be inviting you in return, and repayment may come to you.
13 But, whenever you may be making a reception, invite the poor, the cripples, the lame, the blind,
14 and happy will you be, for they have nothing to repay you, for it will be repaid you in the resurrection of the just."
15 Now hearing these things, someone of those lying back at table with Him, said to Him, "Happy is he who will be eating bread in the kingdom of God!"
16 Now He said to him, "A certain man made a great dinner, and invites many.
17 And he dispatches his slave at the dinner hour to say to those invited, 'Come, for already, it is ready!'
18 And they all begin, from one motive, to make excuse. The first said to him, 'I buy a field, and I have felt the necessity of coming out to see it. I am asking you to have me excused.'
19 And a different one said, 'I buy five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I am asking you to have me excused.'
20 And a different one said, 'I marry a wife, and therefore I can not come.'
21 "And, coming along, the slave reports these things to his lord. Then being indignant, the householder said to his slave, 'Come out quickly into the squares and streets of the city, and lead in here the poor, and cripples, and blind, and lame.'
22 "And the slave said to him, 'Lord, what you enjoin is done, and still there is place.'
23 And the lord said to the slave, 'Come out into the roads and stone dikes, and compel them to enter, that my house may be crammed.
24 For I am saying to you that not one of those men who are invited shall be tasting of my dinner.'"
25 Now vast throngs went together with Him. And, being turned, He said to them,
26 "If anyone is coming to Me and is not hating his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and still more his soul besides, he can not be My disciple.
27 And anyone who is not bearing his cross and coming after Me, can not be My disciple.
28 "For which of you, wanting to build a tower, is not first seated to calculate the expense, to see if he has the wherewithal?-
29 lest at some time, he laying a foundation and not being strong enough to finish up, all those beholding should begin to scoff at him,
30 saying that 'This man begins building and is not strong enough to finish up!'
31 "Or what king, going to engage another king in battle, will not, being seated, first plan to see if he is able to meet, with ten thousand, him who is coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 Otherwise, surely, at his being still at a distance, he, dispatching an embassy, is asking the terms of peace.
33 Thus, then, everyone of you who is not taking leave of all of his possessions, can not be My disciple.
34 "Ideal, then, is salt. Yet if even the salt should be made insipid, with what shall it be seasoned?
35 Neither is it fit for the land nor for manure. Outside are they casting it. Who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
1 Now all the tribute collectors and sinners were coming near Him to be hearing Him.
2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying that "This man sinners is receiving, and is eating with them!"
3 Now He told them this parable, saying,
4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and losing one of them, is not leaving the ninety-nine in the wilderness and is going after the lost one, till he may be finding it?
5 And finding it, he is placing it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And, coming into the house, he is calling together the friends and the neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice together with me that I found my sheep that was lost!'
7 I am saying to you that thus there will be joy in heaven over one sinner repenting, more than over the ninety-nine just persons who have no need of repentance.
8 "Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she should ever be losing one drachma, is not lighting a lamp and sweeping the house and seeking carefully till she may be finding it?
9 And, finding it, she is calling together the friends and the neighbors, saying 'Rejoice together with me that I found the drachma which I lose!'
10 Thus, I am saying to you, there is coming to be joy in the sight of the messengers of God over one sinner repenting."
11 Now He said, "A certain man had two sons.
12 And the younger of them said to the father, 'Father, give me the part of the estate accruing to me.' Now he apportioned to them the livelihood.
13 And, after not many days, gathering all together, the younger son travels into a far country and there dissipates his estate, living profligately.
14 "Now, he spending all, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he begins to be in want.
15 And, going, he was joined to one of the citizens of that country, and he sends him into his fields to graze hogs.
16 And he yearned to be satisfied with the little carob pods which the hogs ate, and no one gave to him.
17 "Now, coming to himself, he averred, 'How many of my father's hired men are being cloyed with bread, yet I am perishing here of famine!
18 Rising, I will go to my father and declare to him, "Father, I sinned against heaven and in your sight.
19 No longer am I worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired men."'
20 And rising, he came to his father. "Now, at his being still far away, his father perceived him and has compassion, and running, falls on his neck and fondly kisses him.
21 Now the son said to him, 'Father, I sinned against heaven and in your sight. No longer am I worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired men.'
22 Yet the father said to his slaves, 'Quick! Bring forth the first robe, and put it on him, and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.
23 And bring the grain-fed calf, sacrifice it, and, eating, we may make merry,
24 for this my son was dead and revives; he was lost and was found.' And they begin to make merry.
25 "Now his elder son was in the field, and, coming, as he nears the house, he hears music and choral dancing.
26 And, calling one of the boys to him, he inquired to ascertain whatever this may be.
27 Now he said to him that 'Your brother is arriving, and your father sacrifices the grain-fed calf, seeing that he got him back sound.'
28 Now he is indignant and would not enter. Yet his father, coming out, entreated him.
29 Now he, answering, said to his father, 'Lo! so many years am I slaving for you, and I never passed by your precept, and you never give me a kid that I may make merry with my friends.
30 Yet when this son of yours came, who is devouring your livelihood with prostitutes, you sacrifice for him the grain-fed calf!'
31 "Now he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and all mine is yours.
32 Yet we must be merry and rejoice, seeing that this your brother was dead and revives, and was lost and was found.'"
Chapter 16Chapter 17
1 Now He said to His disciples also, "A certain man, who was rich, had an administrator, and this man was accused to him by an adversary as dissipating his possessions.
2 And summoning him, he said to him, 'What is this I am hearing concerning you? Render an account of your administration, for you can no longer be administrator.'
3 Now the administrator said in himself, 'What shall I be doing, seeing that my lord will be wresting the administration from me? To dig I am not strong enough.
4 To be a mendicant I am ashamed. I knew what I shall be doing that whenever I may be deposed from the administration, they should be receiving me into their homes.'
5 "And calling to him each one of the debtors paying usury to his lord, he said to the first, 'How much are you owing my lord?'
6 Now he said to him, 'A hundred baths of oil.' Now he said to him, 'Receive your bills, and, being seated, quickly write fifty.'
7 Thereupon to another he said, 'Now you, how much are you owing?' Now he said, 'A hundred cors of grain.' And he is saying to him, 'Receive your bills, and write eighty.'
8 "And the lord applauds the unjust administrator, for he does prudently, for the sons of this eon are more prudent, above the sons of light in their own generation.
9 "And am I saying to you, Make for yourselves friends with the mammon of injustice, that, whenever it may be defaulting, they should be receiving you into the eonian tabernacles?
10 He who is faithful in the least is faithful in much also, and he who is unjust in the least is unjust in much also.
11 If, then, you did not come to be faithful in the unjust mammon, who will be entrusting to you the true?
12 And, if you did not come to be faithful in that which is an outsider's, who will be giving you that which is yours?
13 No domestic can be slaving for two lords, for either he will be hating one and loving the other, or he will be upholding one and despising the other. You can not slave for God and mammon."
14 Now the Pharisees also, inherently fond of money, heard all these things, and they scouted Him.
15 And He said to them, "You are those who are justifying yourselves in the sight of men, yet God knows your hearts, for what is high among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
16 "The law and the prophets are unto John; thenceforth, the evangel of the kingdom of God is being brought, and everyone is violently forcing into it, and the violent are snatching it.
17 Yet it is easier for heaven and earth to pass by than for one serif of the law to fall.
18 "Everyone dismissing his wife and marrying another is committing adultery. And everyone marrying her who has been dismissed from a husband, is committing adultery.
19 "Now a certain man was rich and he dressed in purple and cambric, daily making merry splendidly.
20 Now there was a certain poor man named Lazarus, who had been cast at his portal, having ulcers,
21 and yearning to be satisfied from the scraps which are falling from the rich man's table. But the curs also, coming, licked his ulcers.
22 Now the poor man came to die and he is carried away by the messengers into Abraham's bosom. Now the rich man also died, and was entombed.
23 And in the unseen, lifting up his eyes, existing in torments, he is seeing Abraham from afar, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he shouting, said, 'Father Abraham, be merciful to me, and send Lazarus that he should be dipping the tip of his finger in water and cooling my tongue, for I am pained in this flame.'
25 "Now Abraham said, 'Child, be reminded that you got your good things in your life, and Lazarus likewise evil things. Yet now here he is being consoled, yet you are in pain.
26 And in all this, between us and you a great chasm has been established, so that those wanting to cross hence to you may not be able, nor yet those thence may be ferrying to us.'
27 "Yet he said, 'I am asking you then, father, that you should be sending him into my father's house,
28 for I have five brothers, so that he may be certifying to them, lest they also may be coming into this place of torment.'
29 Yet Abraham is saying to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them!'
30 Yet he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone should be going to them from the dead, they will be repenting.'
31 Yet he said to him, 'If Moses and the prophets they are not hearing, neither will they be persuaded if someone should be rising from among the dead.'"
1 Now He said to His disciples, "Incredible is it for snares not to be coming. Moreover, woe to him through whom they are coming!
2 An advantage were it to him if a millstone were lying about his neck and he were pitched into the sea, rather than that he should be snaring one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves. Yet if your brother should be sinning, rebuke him, and if he should ever indeed repent, forgive him.
4 And if he should ever be sinning against you seven times a day, and if he should ever be turning about seven times a day to you, saying 'I am repenting,' you shall be forgiving him."
5 And the apostles say to the Lord, "Add to us faith."
6 Yet the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard kernel, you would say to this black mulberry, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
7 "Now who of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, who, on entering from the field, will be declaring to him, 'Come by immediately, lean back at table'?
8 But will he not be declaring to him, 'Make something ready for me. I should be dining. And, being girded, serve me till I should be eating and drinking, and after this you shall be eating and drinking.'
9 "Has that slave no thanks, seeing that he does what is prescribed? I presume not!
10 Thus, you also, whenever you should be doing all these things that are prescribed you, be saying that 'Useless slaves are we. What we ought to do we have done.'"
11 And it occurred at His going into Jerusalem, He also passed through the middle of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And, at His entering into a certain village, ten men, lepers, meet Him, who stand ahead.
13 And they lift their voices, saying, "Jesus, Doctor, be merciful to us!"
14 And, perceiving it, He said to them, "Go, exhibit yourselves to the priests." And at their going away, it came to be that they are cleansed.
15 Now one of them, perceiving that he was healed, returns, glorifying God with a loud voice.
16 And he falls on his face at His feet, thanking Him. And he was a Samaritan.
17 Now, answering, Jesus said, "Are not the ten cleansed? Yet where are the nine?
18 Were none found returning to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
19 And He said to him, "Rise, go. Your faith has saved you."
20 Now, being inquired of by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God is coming, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God is not coming with scrutiny.
21 Neither shall they be declaring 'Lo! here!' or 'Lo! there!' for lo! the kingdom of God is inside of you."
22 Yet He said to His disciples, "Coming will be days when you will be yearning to perceive one of the days of the Son of Mankind, and you shall not see it.
23 And they shall be declaring to you, 'Lo! there!' or 'Lo! here!' You may not come away, nor yet should you be pursuing.
24 For even as the lightning, flashing out from here under heaven to there under heaven, is shining, thus will be the Son of Mankind in His day.
25 Yet first He must be suffering many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 "And according as it occurred in the days of Noah, thus will it be in the days of the Son of Mankind also.
27 They ate, they drank, they married, they took out in marriage, until the day on which Noah entered into the ark, and the deluge came and destroys them all.
28 "Likewise, according as it occurred in the days of Lot, they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built.
29 Yet on the day in which Lot came out from Sodom, fire and sulphur rains from heaven and destroys them all.
30 In accord with these will it be on the day in which the Son of Mankind is unveiled.
31 "In that day, he who shall be on the housetop and his gear in his house, let him not be descending to pick it up. And let the one in the field likewise not turn back to that behind him.
32 Remember Lot's wife.
33 Whosoever should be seeking to procure his soul will be destroying it, yet whoever should be destroying it will cause it to live.
34 "I am saying to you, in this night there will be two on one couch; the one shall be taken along and the other shall be left.
35 There will be two grinding at the same place; the one shall be taken along, yet the other shall be left."
36 (no verse 36)
37 And answering, they are saying to Him, "Where, Lord?" Yet He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the vultures also will be assembled."
Chapter 18Chapter 19
1 Now He told them a parable also, so that they must always be praying and not be despondent,
2 saying, "A certain judge was in a certain city, who did not fear God and did not respect man.
3 Now there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, 'Avenge me from my plaintiff.'
4 And for a time he would not. Yet, after this, he said in himself, 'Even if I am not fearing God nor respecting man,
5 surely, because of the weariness this widow is affording me, I shall be avenging her, lest she, coming, may belabor me into a consummation.'"
6 Now the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge is saying.
7 Yet should not God by all means be doing the avenging of His chosen ones, who are imploring Him day and night? And He is patient with them.
8 I am saying to you that He will be doing the avenging of them swiftly. Moreover, consequently, at the coming of the Son of Mankind, will He be finding the faith on the earth?"
9 Now He said, also, to some who have confidence in themselves that they are just, and are scorning the rest, this parable:
10 "Two men went up into the sanctuary to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tribute collector.
11 The Pharisee, standing, prayed this to himself: 'God, I am thanking you that I am not even as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tribute collector.
12 I am fasting twice of a sabbath. I am taking tithes from all whatever I am acquiring.'
13 Now the tribute collector, standing afar off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his chest, saying, 'God, make a propitiatory shelter for me, the sinner!'
14 I am saying to you, this man descended to his home justified, rather than that one, for everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, yet he who is humbling himself shall be exalted."
15 Now they brought the babes also to Him, that He may be touching them. Now, perceiving it, the disciples rebuked them.
16 Yet Jesus calls them to Him, saying, "Let the little children be coming to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily, I am saying to you, Whoever should not be receiving the kingdom of God as a little child, may under no circumstances be entering into it."
18 And a certain chief inquires of Him, saying, "Good Teacher, by doing what should I enjoy the allotment of life eonian?"
19 Now Jesus said to him, "Why are you terming Me good? No one is good except One, God.
20 With the precepts you are acquainted: You should not be committing adultery. You should not be murdering. You should not be stealing. You should not be testifying falsely. Be honoring your father and your mother."
21 Yet he said, "These all I maintain from my youth."
22 Now hearing this, Jesus said to him, "Still one thing you are lacking. All, whatever you have, sell, and distribute to the poor, and you will be having treasure in the heavens. And hither! Follow Me."
23 Yet he, hearing all these things, became sorrow-stricken, for he was tremendously rich.
24 Now Jesus, perceiving him becoming sorrow-stricken, said, "How squeamishly shall those having money be entering into the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to be entering through the eye of a bodkin than for a rich man to be entering into the kingdom of God."
26 Now those hearing it said, "And who can be saved?"
27 Yet He said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
28 Now Peter said, "Lo! we, leaving our own, follow Thee."
29 Now He said to them, "Verily, I am saying to you that there is no one who leaves house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children on account of the kingdom of God,
30 who may not by all means be getting back manyfold in this era, and in the coming eon, life eonian."
31 Now, taking aside the twelve, He said to them, "Lo! we are going up into Jerusalem, and all will be accomplished as to the Son of Mankind that is written through the prophets.
32 For He will be given up to the nations and will be scoffed at and outraged and spat upon,
33 and, scourging Him, they will be killing Him. And the third day He will be rising."
34 And they understand none of these things, and this declaration was hid from them, and they knew not what was said.
35 Now it occurred at His nearing Jericho, that a certain blind man, a mendicant sat beside the road.
36 Now, hearing a throng going through, he ascertained what this may be.
37 Now they report to him that Jesus, the Nazarene, is passing by.
38 And he implores, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, be merciful to me!"
39 And those preceding rebuked him, that he should be silent. Yet he much the more cried, "Jesus, Son of David, be merciful to me!"
40 Now standing still, Jesus orders him to be led to Him. Now at his drawing near, He inquires of him,
41 "What are you wanting I shall be doing to you?" Now he said, "Lord, that I should be receiving sight!"
42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive sight! Your faith has saved you."
43 And instantly he receives sight and followed Him, glorifying God. And the entire people, perceiving it, give praise to God.
1 And entering, He passed through Jericho.
2 And lo! a man whose name is called Zaccheus was there, and he was a chief tribute collector, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus, who He is, and was not able because of the throng, for he was little in stature.
4 And running before in front, he climbed up on a fig mulberry that he may see Him, seeing that He was about to be passing through that way.
5 And as He came to the place, looking up, Jesus perceived him and said to him, "Zaccheus! Hurry! Descend, for today I must remain in your house."
6 And hurrying, he descended, and entertains Him with rejoicing.
7 And perceiving it, all grumbled, saying that with a man who is a sinner He entered to put up for the night.
8 Now standing, Zaccheus said to the Lord, "Lo! the half of my possessions, Lord, I am giving to the poor! And if from anyone I get anything by blackmail, I am giving back fourfold."
9 Now Jesus said to him that "Today salvation came to this home, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of Mankind came to seek and to save the lost."
11 Now at their hearing these things, adding, He spoke a parable because of His being near Jerusalem, and they are supposing that instantly the kingdom of God is about to be looming up.
12 He said, then, "A certain man, a noble, went into a far country, to obtain for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 Now, calling ten of his slaves, he gives to them ten minas and said to them, 'Go into business while I am coming.'
14 Now his citizens hated him, and they dispatch an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us!'
15 "And, obtaining the kingdom, it occurred at his coming back, that he said also to summon to him these slaves to whom he had given the silver, that he may know what business they do.
16 Now along came the first, saying, 'Lord, your mina earns ten minas.'
17 And he said to him, 'Well done, surely, good slave! Seeing that you became faithful in the least, be having authority over ten cities.'
18 And the second came, saying, 'Your mina, lord, makes five minas.'
19 Now he said to this one also, 'And you, be over five cities.'
20 "And a different one came, saying, 'Lord, lo! your mina which I had, reserved in a handkerchief.
21 For I feared you, seeing that you are a harsh man. You are picking up what you do not lay down and reaping what you do not sow.'
22 Now he is saying to him, 'Out of your mouth will I judge you, wicked slave! You were aware that I am a harsh man, picking up what I do not lay down and reaping what I do not sow.
23 And wherefore do you not give my silver to the bank, and I, coming, would utilize it together with interest?'
24 And to those standing by he said, 'Take away the mina from him and give it to him who has the ten minas.'
25 And they say to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'
26 "For I am saying to you that to everyone who has, shall be given, yet from him who has not, that also which he has shall be taken away from him.
27 'However, these, my enemies, who are not willing for me to reign over them-lead them here and slay them in front of me.'"
28 And, saying these things, He went in front, going up into Jerusalem.
29 And it occurred, as He nears Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called Olivet, He dispatches two of His disciples,
30 saying, "Go away into the village facing you, in which, entering, you will be finding a colt bound, on which no man ever is seated, and loosing it, be leading it to Me.
31 "And if anyone should be asking you, 'Wherefore are you loosing it?' thus shall you be declaring to him, that 'The Lord has need of it.'"
32 Now, coming away, those who have been dispatched found it according as He said to them.
33 Now, at their loosing the colt, its masters say to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?"
34 Now they say that "The Lord has need of it."
35 And they led it to Jesus, and tossing their garments on the colt, they mount Jesus.
36 Now, at His going, they strewed their garments under Him in the road.
37 Now at His already drawing near to the descent of the mount of Olives, the entire multitude of the disciples begins rejoicing, praising God with a loud voice concerning all the powerful deeds which they perceived,
38 saying, "Blessed be the King coming in the name of the Lord! In heaven peace, and glory among the highest!"
39 And some of the Pharisees from the throng say to Him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 And answering, He said to them, "I am saying to you that if ever these will be silent, the stones will be crying."
41 And as He draws near, perceiving the city, He laments over it,
42 saying that, "If you knew, even you, and surely in this day, what is for your peace-! Yet now it was hid from your eyes,
43 for the days will be arriving on you, and your enemies will be casting up a rampart about you, and will be surrounding you, and will be pressing you everywhere,
44 and will be leveling you and your children in you, and they will not be leaving a stone on a stone in you, because you knew not the era of your visitation."
45 And, entering into the sanctuary, He begins to cast out those who are selling and buying in it,
46 saying to them, "It is written, My house shall also be a house of prayer,' yet you make it a burglars' cave."
47 And He was teaching daily in the sanctuary, yet the chief priests and the scribes and the foremost of the people sought to destroy Him.
48 And they found not what they should be doing, for all the people, hearing, hung on Him.
Chapter 20Chapter 21
1 And it occurred on one of those days, at His teaching the people in the sanctuary and bringing the evangel, the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, stand by.
2 And they say, speaking to Him, "Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things, or who is giving you this authority?"
3 Now answering, He said to them, "I also shall be asking you one word, and you tell Me:
4 The baptism of John-was it of heaven or of men?"
5 Now they reckon together among themselves, saying that "If we should be saying, 'Of heaven,' he will be declaring, 'Wherefore, then, do you not believe him?'
6 Yet, if we should be saying, 'Of men,' the people all will be stoning us, for they are persuaded that John is a prophet."
7 And they answered, "We are not aware whence."
8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither am I telling you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 Now He begins to be telling to the people this parable, "A certain man plants a vineyard and leased it to farmers, and travels a considerable time.
10 And in season he dispatches to the farmers a slave, that they shall give him of the fruit of the vineyard. Yet the farmers, lashing him, send him away empty.
11 And, in addition, he sent a different slave. Yet that one also, lashing and dishonoring, those men send away empty.
12 And, in addition, he sent a third. Yet wounding this one also, those men cast him out.
13 "Now the lord of the vineyard said, 'What shall I be doing? I shall be sending my son, the beloved. Him they will be respecting equally with me.'
14 Now on perceiving him, the farmers reasoned with one another, saying, 'This is the enjoyer of the allotment. Hither! We should be killing him, that the enjoyer of the allotment may become ours.'
15 And, casting him outside of the vineyard, they kill him. What, then, will the lord of the vineyard be doing to them?
16 He will be coming and destroying these farmers and will be giving the vineyard to others." Now those hearing say, "May it not be coming to that!"
17 Yet He, looking at them, said, "What, then, is this that is written, 'The stone which is rejected by the builders, This came to be for the head of the corner'?
18 Everyone falling on that stone shall be shattered, yet on whomever it should be falling, it will be scattering him like chaff."
19 And the scribes and the chief priests seek to lay hands on Him in this hour, and they were afraid of the people, for they know that He told this parable in regard to them.
20 And scrutinizing Him, they dispatch eavesdroppers, feigning themselves to be just, that they may get hold of a word of His, so as to give Him up to the sovereignty and the jurisdiction of the governor.
21 And they inquire of Him, saying, "Teacher, we are aware that you are saying and teaching correctly, and are not taking the surface view, but of a truth the way of God you are teaching.
22 Is it allowed us to give a tax to Caesar, or not?"
23 Now, considering their craftiness, He said to them, "Why are you trying Me?
24 Show Me a denarius." Now they show Him one, and He said, "Whose image and inscription has it?" Now answering, they say, "Caesar's."
25 Now He said to them, "Now then, be paying Caesar's to Caesar, and God's to God."
26 And they are not strong enough to get hold of a declaration of His in front of the people. And, marveling at His answer, they hush.
27 Now approaching, some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, inquire of Him,
28 saying, "Teacher, Moses writes to us, if anyone's brother should be dying, and having a wife, this one should be dying childless, that his brother may be getting the wife, and should be raising up seed to his brother.
29 Seven brothers there were, then, and the first, getting a wife, died childless.
30 And the second got the wife, and this one died childless.
31 And the third got her. Now similarly, the seven also left no children, and they died.
32 Now subsequently to all, the woman also died.
33 The woman, in the resurrection, then, of which of them is she becoming the wife? For the seven have had her as wife."
34 And, answering, Jesus said to them, "The sons of this eon are marrying and are taking out in marriage.
35 Yet those deemed worthy to happen upon that eon and the resurrection from among the dead are neither marrying nor taking out in marriage.
36 For neither can they still be dying, for they are equal to messengers, and are the sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
37 "Now that the dead are rousing, even Moses divulges at the thorn bush, as he is terming the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
38 Now God is He, not of the dead, but of the living, for all, to Him, are living."
39 Now answering, some of the scribes say to Him, "Teacher, ideally say you."
40 For they no longer dared inquire of Him anything.
41 Now He said to them, "How are some saying that the Christ is David's Son?
42 For he, David, is saying in the scroll of the Psalms, 'Said the Lord to my Lord, "Sit at My right,
43 Till I should be placing Thine enemies for a footstool for Thy feet."'
44 David, then, is calling Him Lord. And how is He his Son?"
45 Now in the hearing of the entire people, He said to His disciples,
46 "Take heed of the scribes, who are wanting to walk in robes, and are fond of salutations in the markets and front seats in the synagogues and first reclining places at the dinners,
47 who are devouring the homes of widows and, for a pretense, are prolix in praying. These will be getting more excessive judgment."
1 Now, looking up, He perceived the rich casting their approach presents into the treasury.
2 Yet He perceived a certain widow also, a drudge, casting there two mites.
3 And He said, "Truly, I am saying to you that this poor widow casts in more than all.
4 For all these cast out of their superfluity into the approach presents of God, yet this woman, out of her want, casts in all the livelihood which she had."
5 And at some saying concerning the sanctuary, that it is adorned with ideal stones and votive offerings, He said,
6 "These which you are beholding-there will be coming days in which not a stone will be left here on a stone, which will not be demolished."
7 Now they inquire of Him, saying, "Teacher, when, then, will these things be, and what is the sign whenever these things may be about to be occurring?"
8 Now He said, "Beware that you may not be deceived, for many shall be coming in My name, saying that I am!' and 'The season is near!' You may not, then, be going after them.
9 Now whenever you should be hearing battles and turbulences you may not be dismayed, for these things must occur first, but not immediately is the consummation."
10 Then He said to them, "Roused shall be nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 Besides, there shall be great quakes and, in places, famines and pestilences. There shall be fearful sights besides great signs also from heaven.
12 Yet before all these things they shall be laying their hands on you and they shall be persecuting you, giving you up into the synagogues and jails, being led off to kings and governors on account of My name.
13 Yet it shall be eventuating to you for a testimony.
14 Ponder, then, in your hearts not to be premeditating a defense,
15 for I will be giving you a mouth and wisdom, which all those opposing you shall not be able to withstand or contradict.
16 Yet you shall be given up by parents also, and brothers and relatives and friends, and they shall be putting some of you to death.
17 And you shall be hated by all because of My name.
18 And a hair of your head should by no means be perishing.
19 By your endurance shall you be acquiring your souls.
20 "Now whenever you may be perceiving Jerusalem surrounded by encampments, then know that her desolation is near.
21 Then let those in Judea flee into the mountains, and let those in her midst be coming out into the country, and let not those in the country be entering into her,
22 for days of vengeance are these, to fulfill all that is written.
23 Yet woe to those who are pregnant, and to those suckling in those days; for there will be great necessity in the land and indignation on this people.
24 "And they shall be falling by the edge of the sword and shall be led into captivity into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden by the nations, until the eras of the nations may be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the constellations, and on the earth pressure of nations in perplexity, at the resounding of the sea and the shaking,
26 at the chilling of men from fear and apprehensiveness of that which is coming on the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
27 And then they shall be seeing the Son of Mankind coming in a cloud with power and much glory.
28 Now at the beginning of these occurrences, unbend and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near."
29 And He told them a parable: "Perceive the fig tree and all the trees.
30 Whenever they should be already budding, you, observing for yourselves, know it is because summer is already near.
31 Thus you also, whenever you may be perceiving these things occurring, know that near is the kingdom of God.
32 Verily, I am saying to you that by no means may this generation be passing by till all should be occurring.
33 Heaven and earth shall be passing by, yet My words shall by no means be passing by.
34 "Now take heed to yourselves, lest at some time your hearts should be burdened with crapulence and drunkenness and the worries of life's affairs, and that day may be standing by you unawares,
35 as a trap, for it will intrude on all those sitting on the surface of the entire earth.
36 Now be vigilant, on every occasion beseeching that you may be prevailing to escape all these things which are about to occur, and to stand in front of the Son of Mankind."
37 Now during the days, He was in the sanctuary, teaching. Yet during the nights, coming out, He camped out in the mount called Olivet.
38 And the entire people came early to Him in the sanctuary, to hear Him.
Chapter 22Chapter 23
1 Now near drew the festival of unleavened bread, termed the Passover.
2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they may be assassinating Him, for they feared the people.
3 Yet Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
4 And, coming away, he confers with the chief priests and officers how he may be giving Him up to them.
5 And they rejoiced, and they agreed to give him silver.
6 And he acquiesces, and sought an opportunity to give Him up to them minus a throng.
7 Now came the day of unleavened bread, in which the passover must be sacrificed.
8 And He dispatches Peter and John, saying, "Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may be eating."
9 Yet they say to Him, "Where dost Thou want that we should be making ready to eat the passover?"
10 Now He said to them, "Lo! at your entering into the city a man will meet with you, bearing a jar of water. Follow him into the house which he is entering.
11 And you will be declaring to the householder of the house, saying, 'The Teacher is saying to you, "Where is My caravansary where I may be eating the passover with My disciples?"'
12 And that man will be showing you a large upper room with places spread. There make ready."
13 Now, coming away, they found it according as He had declared to them. And they make ready the passover.
14 And when the hour came, He leans back at table, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 And He said to them, "With yearning I yearn to be eating this passover with you before My suffering.
16 For I am saying to you that under no circumstances may I be eating of it till it may be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17 And, receiving the cup, giving thanks, He said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves.
18 For I am saying to you that under no circumstances may I be drinking, from now on, of the product of the grapevine till the kingdom of God may be coming."
19 And, taking bread, giving thanks, He breaks it and gives to them, saying, "Take. This is My body, given for your sakes. This do for a recollection of Me."
20 Similarly, the cup also, after the dinner, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for your sakes.
21 Moreover, lo! the hand of him who is giving Me up is with Me on the table,
22 seeing that the Son of Mankind is indeed going, according as it has been specified. However, woe to that man through whom He is being given up!"
23 And they, consequently, begin to discuss among themselves which of them it may be who is about to commit this thing.
24 Now there came to be a rivalry also among themselves as to which of them is seeming to be greatest.
25 Now He said to them, "The kings of the nations are lording it over them, and those exercising authority over them are called benefactors.
26 Yet you are not thus, but let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and he who is leading as he who is serving.
27 For who is greater, the one lying back at table or the one serving? Is it not the one lying back? Yet I am in your midst as the One Who is serving.
28 "Now you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.
29 And I am covenanting a covenant with you, according as My Father covenanted a kingdom to Me,
30 that you may be eating and drinking at My table in My kingdom. And you will be seated on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
31 Now the Lord said, "Simon, Simon, lo! Satan claims you men, to sift you as grain.
32 Yet I besought concerning you, that your faith may not be defaulting. And once you turn back, establish your brethren."
33 Now he said to Him, "Lord, with Thee I am ready to go to jail as well as to death!"
34 Yet He said, "I am saying to you, Peter, under no circumstances will a cock be crowing today till thrice you will be abjuring acquaintance with Me."
35 And He said to them, "When I dispatch you minus purse and beggar's bag and sandals, you did not want anything?" Yet they say, "Nothing."
36 Yet He said to them, "But now, he who has a purse let him pick it up, likewise a beggar's bag also; and he who has none, let him sell his cloak and buy a sword.
37 For I am saying to you that this which is written must be accomplished in Me: And with the lawless is He reckoned. For that also which concerns Me is having its consummation."
38 Now they say, "Lord, lo! here are two swords." Now He said to them, "It is enough."
39 And, coming out, He went, according to His custom, into the mount of Olives. Now the disciples also follow Him.
40 Now, coming to be at the place, He said to them, "Be praying not to be entering into trial."
41 And He is pulled away from them about a stone's throw, and kneeling, He prayed,
42 saying, "Father, if it is Thy intention, carry aside this cup from Me. However, not My will, but Thine, be done!"
43 Now a messenger from heaven was seen by Him, strengthening Him.
44 And coming to be in a struggle, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became as if clots of blood descending on the earth.
45 And, rising from prayer, coming to the disciples, He found them reposing from sorrow.
46 And He said to them, "Why are you drowsing? Rise, pray, lest you may be entering into trial."
47 At His still speaking, lo! a throng, and he who is termed Judas, one of the twelve, came before them, and he draws near Jesus to kiss Him.
48 Now Jesus said to him, "Judas, with a kiss are you giving up the Son of Mankind?"
49 Now those about Him, perceiving what will be, say to Him, "Lord, shall we be smiting with a sword?"
50 And a certain one of them smites the slave of the chief priest and amputates his right ear.
51 Now answering, Jesus said, "Give leave, till this-" And touching the ear, He heals him.
52 Now Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the sanctuary and elders who came along after Him, "As after a robber do you come out with swords and cudgels?
53 At My being daily with you in the sanctuary, you do not stretch out your hands for Me, but this is your hour and the jurisdiction of darkness."
54 Now apprehending Him, they led Him; they led Him into the house of the chief priest.
55 Now Peter followed afar off. Now at their kindling a fire in the middle of the courtyard and being seated together, Peter sat in their midst.
56 Now a certain maid, perceiving him sitting toward the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him!"
57 Yet he denies, saying, "I am not acquainted with Him, woman!"
58 And after a bit, a different one, perceiving Him, averred, "You also are of them!" Yet Peter averred, "Man, I am not!"
59 And after an interval of about one hour some other one stoutly insisted, saying, "Of a truth, this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean also."
60 Yet Peter said, "Man, I am not aware what you are saying." And instantly, at his still speaking, a cock crows.
61 And being turned, the Lord looks at Peter, and Peter is reminded of the declaration of the Lord, as He said to him, "Ere a cock crows today, you will be renouncing Me thrice."
62 And coming outside, Peter laments bitterly.
63 And the men who are pressing Jesus, scoffed at Him, lashing Him.
64 And putting a covering about Him, they beat His face and inquired of Him, saying "Prophesy! Who is it that hits you?"
65 And many different things they said against Him, blaspheming.
66 And as it became day, the eldership of the people was gathered, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away into their Sanhedrin, saying,
67 "If you are the Christ, tell us." Yet He said to them, "If I should tell you, under no circumstances would you be believing.
68 Yet if I should ever be asking also, under no circumstances would you be answering or releasing Me.
69 Yet from now on the Son of Mankind shall be sitting at the right hand of the power of God."
70 Now they all say, "You, then, are the Son of God?" Yet He averred to them, "You are saying that I am!"
71 Now they said, "What need have we still of testimony? For we ourselves hear from his mouth!"
1 And rising, the entire multitude of them led Him to Pilate.
2 Now they begin to accuse Him, saying, "This man we found perverting our nation and forbidding to be giving taxes to Caesar, and saying himself to be Christ, a king."
3 Now Pilate inquired of Him, saying, "You are the king of the Jews?" Now He, answering him averred, "You are saying so!"
4 Now Pilate said to the chief priests and the throngs, "Not one fault am I finding in this man."
5 Yet they were insistent, saying that 'He is exciting the people, teaching down the whole of Judea, beginning even from Galilee as far as here."
6 Now Pilate, hearing "Galilee," inquires if the man is a Galilean.
7 And realizing that He is out of the jurisdiction of Herod, he sends Him up to Herod, he also being in Jerusalem in these days.
8 Now Herod, perceiving Jesus, was overjoyed, for he was for a considerable time wanting to become acquainted with Him, because of hearing much concerning Him. And he expected to be perceiving some sign occurring by Him.
9 Now he inquired of Him with ample words, yet He answers him nothing.
10 Now the chief priests and the scribes stood strenuously accusing Him.
11 Now, scorning Him and scoffing at Him, Herod, together with his troops, clothing Him in splendid attire, sends Him back to Pilate.
12 Now both Herod and Pilate became friends with one another on that same day, for before this they were inherently at enmity between themselves.
13 Now Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the chiefs and the people,
14 said to them, "You bring to me this man as one who is turning away the people, and lo! I, examining him in your sight, found in this man not one fault of which you are accusing him.
15 Nay, neither Herod, for he sends him back to us, and lo! nothing deserving of death is committed by him.
16 Disciplining him then, I will release him."
17 Now of necessity he had to release one for them at the festival.
18 Yet they cried out, all as one multitude, saying, "Away with this one! Yet release for us Bar-Abbas"-
19 who was, because of a certain insurrection occurring in the city, and a murder, cast into jail.
20 Now again Pilate shouts to them, willing to release Jesus.
21 Yet they retorted, saying, "Crucify, crucify him!"
22 Now for the third time he said to them, "What evil does this man? Not one cause of death did I find in him. Disciplining him then, I will release him."
23 Yet they importuned with loud voices, requesting that He be crucified. And their voices and the chief priests' prevailed.
24 Now Pilate adjudges that it occur as they request.
25 Now he releases him who because of insurrection and murder had been cast into jail, whom they request. Yet Jesus he gives up to their will.
26 And as they led Him away, getting hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, they place the cross on him to carry behind Jesus.
27 Now there followed Him a vast multitude of the people and of women who grieved and wailed over Him.
28 Now being turned toward them, Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem! Do not lament over Me! However, over yourselves lament, and over your children,
29 for lo! coming are days in which they will be declaring, 'Happy are the barren, and the wombs which bear not, and the breasts which do not nourish!'
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
31 For if they are doing these things in the wet wood, what may be occurring in the withered?"
32 Now two others also, malefactors, were led to be despatched together with Him.
33 And when they came away to the place called "Skull," there they crucify Him, and the malefactors, one, indeed, at the right, yet the other at the left.
34 Now Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they are not aware what they are doing." Now dividing His garments, they cast the lot.
35 And the people had stood, beholding. Now the chiefs also with them scouted, saying, "Others he saves! Let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, the Chosen One!"
36 Yet the soldiers also scoff at Him, approaching, bringing to Him vinegar,
37 and saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!"
38 Now there was an inscription also, inscribed over Him, in letters of Greek and Roman and Hebrew, "The King of the Jews is this."
39 Now one of the hanged malefactors blasphemed Him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 Yet answering, the other one, rebuking him, averred, "Yet you are not fearing God, seeing that you are in the same judgment!
41 And we, indeed, justly, for we are getting back the deserts of what we commit, yet this One commits nothing amiss."
42 And he said to Jesus, "Be reminded of me, Lord, whenever Thou mayest be coming in Thy kingdom."
43 And Jesus said to him, "Verily, to you am I saying today, with Me shall you be in paradise."
44 And it was already about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land till the ninth hour,
45 at the defaulting of the sun. Now rent is the curtain of the temple in the middle.
46 And shouting with a loud voice, Jesus said, "Father, into Thy hands am I committing My spirit." Now, saying this, He expires.
47 Now the centurion, perceiving what is occurring, glorified God, saying that, "Really, this Man was just!"
48 And all the throngs which came along together to behold this, beholding the occurrences, beating their chests, returned.
49 Now all those known to Him, and the women who follow with Him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.
50 And lo! a man named Joseph, belonging to the counselors, and a good man and just
51 (he has not concurred in their counsel and what they had committed), from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and who also himself anticipated the kingdom of God-
52 this man, approaching Pilate, requests the body of Jesus.
53 And, taking it down, he folds it up in a linen wrapper, and he places Him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one was lying as yet.
54 And it was the day of preparation, and a sabbath lighted up.
55 Now following after, the women who were come together out of Galilee with Him, gaze at the tomb, and how His body was placed.
56 Now, returning, they make ready spices and attars. And on the sabbath, indeed, they are quiet, according to the precept.
1 Now in the early depths of one of the sabbaths, they, and certain others together with them, came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they make ready.
2 Now they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3 Now, entering also, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it occurred, at their being perplexed concerning this, lo! two men stand by them in flashing attire.
5 Now at their becoming affrighted and inclining their faces to the earth, they say to them, "Why are you seeking the living with the dead?
6 He is not here, but was roused. Be reminded how He speaks to you, being still in Galilee,
7 saying that 'The Son of Mankind must be given up into the hands of men, sinners, and be crucified, and the third day rise.'"
8 And they are reminded of His declarations.
9 And, returning from the tomb, they report all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 Now there were the Magdalene Mary and Joanna and Mary of James and the rest together with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11 And these declarations appear in their sight as if nonsense, and they disbelieved them.
12 Yet Peter, rising, ran to the tomb, and peering in, is observing the swathings only. And he came away marveling to himself at that which has occurred.
13 And lo! two of them in the same day were going into a village which is named Emmaus, sixty stadia away from Jerusalem.
14 And they conversed with one another concerning all of these things which have befallen.
15 And it occurred, in their conversation and discussion, Jesus Himself also, drawing near, went together with them.
16 Yet their eyes were held so as not to recognize Him.
17 Now He said to them, "What words are these which you are bandying one with another while walking?" And they stood with a sad countenance.
18 Now, answering, the one named Cleopas said to Him, "You are sojourning alone in Jerusalem and did not know what things are occurring in her in these days?"
19 And He said to them, "Which?" Now they say to Him, "Those concerning Jesus the Nazarean, a Man Who came to be a Prophet, powerful in work and in word, in front of God and the entire people,
20 so that both our chief priests and chiefs give Him up to the judgment of death, and they crucify Him.
21 Yet we expected that He is the One about to be redeeming Israel. But surely, together with all these things also, it is leading in this third day since these things occurred.
22 But some also of our women amaze us. Coming to be at the tomb early
23 and not finding His body, they came saying that they have seen an apparition of messengers also, who say that He is living.
24 And some of those with us came away to the tomb, and they found it thus, according as the women also said, yet Him they did not perceive."
25 And He said to them, "O foolish and tardy of heart to be believing on all which the prophets speak!
26 Must not the Christ be suffering these things, and be entering into His glory?"
27 And, beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He interprets to them, in all the scriptures, that which concerns Himself.
28 And they draw near to the village where they went, and He does as though He were going further.
29 And they urge Him, saying, "Remain with us, for it is toward dusk and the day has already declined." And He entered to remain together with them.
30 And it occurred, at His reclining at table with them, taking the bread, He blesses it, and, breaking, He handed it to them.
31 Now their eyes were opened up, and they recognize Him. And He became unapparent to them.
32 And they say to one another, "Was not our heart burning in us as He spoke to us on the road and as He opened up to us to us the scriptures?"
33 And rising in the same hour, they return to Jerusalem and found the eleven convened together and those with them,
34 who said that "Really roused was the Lord, and was seen by Simon!"
35 And they unfolded the events on the road, and how He is known to them in the breaking of the bread.
36 Now at their speaking these things, Jesus Himself stood in their midst and is saying to them, "Peace to you!"
37 Yet, being dismayed and becoming affrighted, they supposed they are beholding a spirit.
38 And He said to them, "Why are you disturbed? And wherefore are reasonings coming up in your hearts?
39 Perceive My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and perceive, for a spirit has not flesh and bones according as you behold Me having."
40 And saying this, He exhibits to them His hands and feet.
41 Now, at their still disbelieving from joy, and marveling, He said to them, "Have you any food in this place?"
42 Now they hand Him part of a broiled fish,
43 and, taking it, He ate before them.
44 Now He said to them, "These are My words, which I speak to you, still being with you, for all must be fulfilled that is written in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms concerning Me."
45 Then He opens up their mind to understand the scriptures,
46 and said to them that "Thus it is written, and thus must the Christ be suffering and rise from among the dead the third day,
47 and there is to be heralded in His name repentance for the pardon of sins, to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48 Now you shall be witnesses of these things.
49 And lo! I am delegating the promise of My Father on you. Now you be seated in the city of Jerusalem till you should be putting on power from on high."
50 Now He led them out as far as to Bethany, and, lifting up His hands, He blesses them.
51 And it occurred as He is blessing them, He put an interval between Himself and them, and He was carried up into heaven.
52 And they, worshiping Him, return to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 And they were continually in the sanctuary, praising and blessing God. Amen!
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