CODEX SINAITICUS: The New Testament translated from the Sinaitic Manuscript

Discovered by Constantine Tischendorf at Mt. Sinai by H. T. Anderson, begun in 1861

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Matthew 1

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begot Isaac: Isaac begot Jacob: Jacob begot Judah and his brothers:

3 Judah begot Pharez and Zerah of Tamar: Pharez begot Hezron: Hezron begot Ram:

4 Ram begot Amminadab: Amminadab begot Nashon: Nashon begot Salmon:

5 Salmon begot Boaz of Rahab: Boaz begot Obed of Ruth: Obed begot Jesse:

6 Jesse begot David the king. David begot Solomon of the wife of Uriah:

7 Solomon begot Rehoboam: Rehoboam begot Abijah: Abijah begot Asa:

8 Asa begot Jehosaphat: Jehosaphat begot Jehoram: Jehoram begot Uzziah:

9 Uzziah begot Jotham: Jotham begot Ahaz: Ahaz begot Hezekiah:

10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh: Manasseh begot Amon: Amon begot Josiah:

11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time of the removal to Babylon.

12 But after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel: Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel:

13 Zerubbabel begot Abihud: Abihud begot Eliakim: Eliakim begot Azor:

14 Azor begot Zadoc: Zadoc begot Achim: Achim begot Eliud:

15 Eliud begot Eleazar: Eleazar begot Matthan: Matthan begot Jacob:

16 Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham till David, are fourteen generations; and from David till the removal to Babylon, are fourteen generations; and from the removal to Babylon till Christ, are fourteen generations.

18 But the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: After his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

19 And Joseph her husband, being just and not willing to make her an example, intended to put her away privately.

20 But while he thought of these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

21 And she shall bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 And all this was done, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:

23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is, when translated, God with us.

24 And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took to him his wife; and knew her not till she had brought forth a son; and he called his name Jesus.


Matthew 2

1 But after Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem,

2 saying: Where is he that has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising, and have come to worship him.

3 And hearing it, king Herod was alarmed, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, and inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

5 And they said to him: In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet:

6 And thou, Bethlehem, land of Judah, art by no means the least among the princes of Judah; for out of thee shall come a Governor, who shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod having secretly called the Magi, inquired of them strictly the time at which the star appeared;

8 and sending them to Bethlehem, said: Go, make strict inquiry for the young child: and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may go and worship him.

9 And after hearing the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they had seen at its rising, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.

11 And coming into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother; and falling down they worshipped him; and having opened their treasures they offered to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew into their own country by another way.

13 But after they had withdrawn, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there till I bring thee word; for Herod is about to seek for the young child, to destroy him.

14 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, by night, and withdrew into Egypt,

15 and was there till the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt I called my Son.

16 Then Herod, seeing that he had been deceived by the Magi, was greatly enraged; and, having sent out, he slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from the age of two years and under, according to the time which he had strictly inquired of the Magi.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying:

18 A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and great mourning: Rachel weeping for her children; and she would not be comforted because they are no more.

19 But after Herod had died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 saying: Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But hearing that Archelaus reigned in Judea, in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither; but being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the regions of Galilee,

23 and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophets: He shall be called a Nazarene.


Matthew 3

1 But in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

2 saying: Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4 But the same John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of leather around his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan,

6 and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance,

9 and think not to say within yourselves: We have Abraham for a father; for I say to you that God is able of these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

10 And now the ax is lying at the root of the trees: every tree, therefore, that brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.

11 I indeed baptize you in water in order to repentance; but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry: he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

12 whose winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and gather his grain into the granary; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

13 Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

14 But he forbade him, saying: I have need to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?

15 But Jesus answered and said to him: Permit it now; for thus it becomes us to fulfill every righteous act. Then he permitted him.

16 And having been baptized, Jesus immediately went up from the water; and lo, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him.

17 And lo, a voice from the heavens, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


Matthew 4

1 Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil.

2 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry.

3 And the tempter came and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.

4 But he answered and said: It is written: Not by bread alone shall man live, but by every word that comes forth through the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil took him into the holy city, and set him on the wing of the temple.

6 and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written: He will give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall take thee up, lest thou strike thy foot against a stone.

7 Jesus said to him: Again it is written: Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

9 and said to him: All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then Jesus says to him: Get hence, Satan; for it is written: The Lord thy God thou shalt worship, and him only shalt thou serve

11 Then the devil left him; and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

12 But when he had heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee;

13 and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is on the sea, in the borders of Zebulon and Naphtali;

14 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 The land of Zebulon, and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 the people that sat in darkness saw great light; and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light arose.

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say: Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

18 And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, throwing a net into the sea, for they were fishers.

19 And he said to them: Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they immediately left their nets and followed him.

21 And going on thence, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And immediately leaving the ship and their father, they followed him.

23 And he went about in the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every malady among the people.

24 And his fame went abroad into the whole of Syria; and they brought to him all that were sick with various diseases, and that were afflicted with torments, and those possessed with demons, and lunatics, and paralytics; and he cured them.

25 And there followed him many multitudes from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.


Matthew 5

1 But seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain; and when he had sat down, his disciples came to him;

2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs in the kingdom of the heavens.

4 Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.

5 Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.

6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful; for they shall receive mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

11 Blessed are you when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you falsely for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in the heavens; for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

13 You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall have become tasteless, by what means shall it be salted? It is then good for nothing but, after being cast out, to be trod upon by men.

14 You are the light of the world. A city that lies upon a mountain cannot be hid:

15 neither do men light a lamp and put it under the measure, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all that are in the house.

16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

17 Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

18 For verily I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one yod or one point shall in no way pass from the law, till all be accomplished.

19 Whoever therefore shall make void one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whoever shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens,

20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness shall be more abundant than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you can by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment.

22 But I say to you, that whoever is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother. Worthless fellow, shall be liable to the Sanhedrim; but whoever shall say: Thou fool, shall be liable to be cast into hellfire.

23 If therefore thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother has anything against thee,

24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25 Agree with thy opponent-at-law quickly, while thou art on the road with him, lest perhaps the opponent-at-law deliver thee to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26 Verily I say to thee, thou shalt not come out thence, till thou shalt have paid the last farthing.

27 You have heard that it was said: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

28 But I say to you, That every one that looks on a woman to cherish desire, has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 But if thy right eye ensnares thee, pull it out, and throw it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not that thy whole body be thrown into hell.

30 And if thy right hand ensnares thee, cut it off, and throw it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not that thy whole body go away into hell.

31 And it has been said: Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.

32 But I say to you, that whoever shalt put away his wife, unless on account of lewdness, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever shall marry her that is put away commits adultery.

33 Again: you have heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but shalt pay to the Lord thy oaths.

34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;

35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great


36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your word be yes, yes; no, no; and that which is more than these is of the evil one.

38 You have heard that it was said: Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.

39 But I say to you, that you resist not the injurious; but whoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And to him that will go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, give up thy mantle also.

41 And whoever will impress thee to go one mile, go with him two.

42 Give to him that asks of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away.

43 You have heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy.

44 But I say to you. Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

45 that you may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends his rain on the just and the unjust.

46 For if you love them that love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? Do not even the heathen the same?

48 Be you therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Matthew 6

1 But take heed that you do not your righteousness before men, to be seen by them: other wise you have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.

2 When therefore thou wouldst do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may be glorified by men. Verily I say to you: They have their reward in full.

3 But when thou doest a charitable deed, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;

4 that thy charitable deed may be in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret will reward thee.

5 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say to you: They have their reward in full.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, go into thy closet; and having closed thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret will reward thee.

7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathens; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not therefore like them; for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask him.

9 In this way therefore pray you: Our Father who art in the heavens: hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done as in heaven also on earth.

11 Give us this day our needful bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors;

13 and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

14 For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;

15 but if you for give not men, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.

16 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Verily I say to you, They have their reward in full.

17 But do thou, when fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face,

18 that thou appear not to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret will reward thee.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;

20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

21 For where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye. If thy eye be simple thy whole body shall be full of light;

23 but if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If then the light that is in thee is darkness, how great that darkness.

24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other or he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.

25 For this reason I say to you: Be not anxious for your life what you shall eat, nor for your body what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the clothing?

26 Look at the birds of heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into granaries; and yet your heavenly Father feeds them: are you not much better than they?

27 But which of you, by being anxious, can add one cubit to his age?

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, nor do they spin.

29 But I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as one of these.

30 Now if God so clothes the herb of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 Then, be not anxious, saying: What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or with what shall we be clothed?

32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these.

33 But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these shall be given you in addition.

34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow; for the morrow shall be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own evil.


Matthew 7

1 Judge not that you be not judged.

2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged, and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you.

3 And why beholdest thou the splinter that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the splinter out of thy eye, and behold, the beam is in thy own eye.

5 Hypocrite, pull first the beam out of thy own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to pull the splinter out of thy brother's eye.

6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, neither throw your pearls before swine, less they trample them with their feet, and turn and tear you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, of whom should his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 or if he should also ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If then you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in the heavens give good gifts to those who ask him?

12 All things therefore whatever you would that men should do to you, even so do you to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter in through the strait gate; for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction; and many are they that go in through it;

14 for strait is the gate, and narrow the way that leads to life, and few are they that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravenous wolves.

16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

17 So every good tree produces goodly fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot produce evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree produce goodly fruit.

19 Every tree that does not produce goodly fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them.

21 Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works?

23 And then will I confess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

24 Every one therefore that hears these words of mine and does them, shall be likened to a wise man, who built his house on the rock.

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not; for it was founded on the rock.

26 And every one that hears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was its fall.

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching;

29 for he taught them as having authority and not as their scribes.


Matthew 8

1 And when he had come down from the mountain, many multitudes followed him.

2 And behold, a leper came and worshipped him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3 And he stretched forth his hand and touched him, saying: I will, be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4 And Jesus said to him: See that thou tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

5 And when he had entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion beseeching him,

6 and saying: Lord, my servant lies in my house palsied, fearfully tormented.

7 He says to him: I will come and cure him.

8 But the centurion answering said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak only in a word, and my servant shall be restored to health.

9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one: Go, and he goes; and to another: Come, and he comes; and to my servant: Do this, and he does it.

10 And hearing it Jesus was filled with admiration, and said to those that followed: Verily I say to you, not even in Israel have I found so great faith.

11 But I say to you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall recline at tables with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;

12 but the sons of the kingdom shall go forth into the darkness that is without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said to the centurion: Go; as thou hast believed, be it done for thee. And the servant was restored to health in that hour.

14 And Jesus came into the house of Peter, and saw his mother-in-law lying and ill of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and ministered to him.

16 But when evening had come, they brought to him many possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all that were sick,

17 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases.

18 But Jesus seeing many multitudes about him, gave orders to depart to the other side.

19 And a scribe came and said to him: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest.

20 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the heaven have roosts, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

21 And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.

22 But he said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.

23 And after he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him.

24 And behold, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but he was sleeping.

25 And they came and awoke him, saying: Lord, save, we perish.

26 And he says to them: Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

27 And the men were astonished, saying: What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

28 And when he had come to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two men possessed with demons, coming out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one could pass by that way.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Son of God? Hast thou come hither before the time, to torment us?

30 And there was, at a distance from them, a herd of many swine feeding.

31 And the demons besought him saying: If thou dost cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.

32 And he said to them: Go. And they came out, and went away into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and died in the waters.

33 But those who fed them fled, and going away into the city told all things, and what had happened to those possessed with the demons.

34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and seeing him they besought that he would depart from their borders;


Matthew 9

1 And he entered a ship and passed over, and came into his own city.

2 And behold, they brought to him a palsied man lying on a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Take courage, son, thy sins are for given.

3 And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man blasphemes.

4 And Jesus perceiving their thoughts, said: Why think you evil in your hearts?

5 I For which is easier, to say: Thy sins are forgiven; or to say: Arise and walk?

6 But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, then he says to the palsied man: Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house.

7 And he arose and went away to his house.

8 And the multitudes saw and were afraid, and glorified God who had given such authority to men.

9 And Jesus passing by thence saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the customhouse, and said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

10 And it came to pass that, as he reclined at tables in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples,

11 And the Pharisees seeing it said to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with the publicans and sinners?

12 But hearing it he said: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

13 But go and learn what "I desire mercy and not sacrifice" means. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride chamber mourn while the bride groom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.

16 No one puts a piece of unfulled cloth on an old garment; for that which fills it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made.

17 Neither do they put new wine into old bottles; otherwise, the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved together.

18 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and worshipped him, saying: My daughter just now died; but come and lay thy hand on her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20 And behold, a woman, that had had an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind and touched the fringe of his mantle;

21 for she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved.

22 But he turned and saw her and said: Daughter, take courage; thy faith has saved thee. And the woman was saved from that hour.

23 And Jesus entered the house of the ruler and saw the pipers and the multitude making a noise, and said:

24 Withdraw, for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him.

25 But when the multitude had been put out, he went in and took her hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame of this went forth into that whole land.

27 And as Jesus was passing by thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying: Have mercy on us, Son of David.

28 And after he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them: Believe you that I am able to do this? They said to him: Yes, Lord.

29 Then he touched their eyes, saying: According to your faith be it done to you.

30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them in a threatening manner, saying: See that no one know it.

31 But they went out and published him abroad in all that land.

32 But as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a man dumb possessed with a demon.

33 And after the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, saying: Never did it appear thus in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said: By the prince of the demons casts he out the demons.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity.

36 But seeing the multitudes he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and scattered as sheep that had no shepherd.

37 Then said he to his disciples: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers few:

38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send forth laborers into his harvest.


Matthew 10

1 And he called to him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits so that they could cast them out, and cure every disease and every infirmity.

2 But the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbeus;

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot who also delivered him up.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth after he had charged them, saying: Into the road to the Gentiles go not, and into a city of the Samaritans enter not;

6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as you go, preach saying: The kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out the demons: freely you received, freely give.

9 Provide not gold, neither silver, nor brass in your girdles;

10 no bag for the journey, neither two coats, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer is worthy of his support.

11 Into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go forth.

12 And when you enter a house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you go out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

15 Verily, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be come therefore wise as serpents, and guileless as doves.

17 But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you;

18 and before governors also and kings shall you be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak; for there shall be given you in that hour what you shall speak;

20 for you are not the speakers, but it is the Spirit of my Father that speaks in you.

21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child; and children shall rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.

22 And you shall be hated by all because of my name; but he that endures to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the other for verily I say to you, you shall not have made the circuit of the cities of Israel, till the Son of man shall have come.

24 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he become as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have surnamed the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household.

26 Be not then afraid of them; for nothing is concealed that shall not be revealed, and hid that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.

28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And yet not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father.

30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in the heavens.

33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in the heavens.

34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth, I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I came to set a man in opposition to his father, and a daughter to her mother, and a daughter-in-law to her mother-in-law;

36 and a man's enemies shall be those of his household.

37 He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me;

38 and he that does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that finds his life shall lose it, and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

41 He that receives a prophet because he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

42 And whoever shall give one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink, because he is a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.


Matthew 11

1 And it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

2 But John, having heard in prison of the works of Christ, sent by his disciples,

3 and said to him: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?

4 And answering. Jesus said to them: Go and tell John what things you hear and see;

5 the blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them;

6 and blessed is he whoever shall not be offended at me.

7 But as these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken by the wind?

8 But what went you out to see? a man clothed ill soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

10 This is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Verily I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen a greater than John the Baptist; but the least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

12 But from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by force, and men of force seize upon it eagerly.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John;

14 and if you will receive it, he is Elijah that was to come.

15 He that has ears, let him hear.

16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sit ting in the markets, who call to the others,

17 and say: We piped to you, and you did not dance: we wailed, and you did not lament.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon.

19 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a man, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. And yet Wisdom is justified by her works.

20 Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not.

21 Alas for thee, Chorazin; Alas for thee, Bethsaida; for if the mighty works which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 Further more I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

23 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

24 Furthermore I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee.

25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee. Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, that thou hart hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes:

26 yes, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son but the Father: neither knows any one the Father but the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him.

28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls.

30 For my yoke is good, and my burden is light.


Matthew 12

1 At that time Jesus went, on the sabbath, through the fields of grain: and his disciples were hungry, and they began to pull the ears of grain and to eat.

2 And the Pharisees seeing it said to him: Behold, thy disciples are doing what it is not lawful to do on the sabbath.

3 But he said to them: Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him?

4 how he entered the house of God, and ate of the loaves of the presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but for the priests only?

5 or have you not read in the law, that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

6 But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here.

7 And if you had known what “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” means, you would not have condemned the blameless.

8 For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath.

9 And he departed thence, and came into their synagogue.

10 And behold, a man had a withered hand; and they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath? that they might accuse him.

11 But he said to them: What man shall there be of you, who shall have one sheep; and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it up?

12 How much better then, a man is than a sheep: so then it is lawful to do well on the sabbath.

13 Then he says to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored to soundness as the other.

14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, that they might destroy him.

15 But Jesus perceived it and withdrew thence. And many folk followed him, and he cured them all,

16 and charged them that they should not make him known,

17 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:

18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not contend nor cry out, neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and a smoking wick shall he not extinguish, till he send forth judgment to victory.

21 And in his name shall nations trust.

22 Then was brought to him a demoniac blind and dumb; and he cured him so that the dumb man spoke and saw.

23 And all the multitudes were astonished and said: Is this the Son of David?

24 But the Pharisees hearing it said: This man does not cast out the demons but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

25 And knowing their thoughts he said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate; and no city or house divided against itself shall stand.

26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they shall be your judges.

28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out the demons, then has the kingdom of God already come upon you.

29 Or how can any one enter the house of the strong man and seize on his instruments, unless he first bind the strong man, and then he will plunder his house?

30 He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters.

31 For this reason I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

32 And who ever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that to come.

33 Either make the tree goodly and its fruit goodly, or make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for by the fruit the tree is known.

34 Brood of vipers, how can you being evil speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

35 The good man out of his good ; treasure brings forth good things; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.

36 But I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38 Then answered him some of the scribes and Pharisees, saying: Teacher, we wish to see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said t to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.

40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and lo, something, greater than Jonah is here.

42 The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because she came from the most distant parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo, something greater than Solomon is here.

43 When the unclean spirit has gone out from the man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and finds none.

44 Then he says: I will return into my house whence I came. And he comes and finds it unoccupied, and swept, and adorned.

45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this wicked generation.

46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without seeking to speak to him.

47 And some one said to him: Behold, thy mother and thy brothers stand with out, seeking to speak to thee.

48 But he answered and said to him that told him: Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?

49 And stretching forth his hand over his disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brothers;

50 for whoever shall have done the will of my Father who is in the heavens, this is my brother, and sister, and mother.


Matthew 13

1 In that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea.

2 And many multitudes came together to him so that he entered a ship and sat down, and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

4 And, as he sowed, some fell by the way, and the birds came and ate them up.

5 But others fell on rocky places where they had not much earth; and they immediately sprung up because they had no depth of earth;

6 but when the sun had risen, they I were scorched, and because they had no root they withered.

7 But others fell on thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

8 But others I fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, one a hundredfold, one sixty, one thirty.

9 He that has ears, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?

11 And he answered and said: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

12 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but whoever has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him.

13 For this reason I speak to them in parables, because when seeing they see not, and when hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.

15 For the heart of this people has become fat, and with their ears they hear heavily, and their eyes they have closed, lest perhaps they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should restore them to health.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

17 Verily I say to you: Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and saw not, and to hear what you hear, and heard not.

18 Hear you then the parable of him that sowed.

19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and snatches away that which is sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way.

20 But he that was sown on the rocky places is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, he immediately takes offense.

22 But he that was sown among thorns is he that hears the word, and the care of the age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

23 But he that was sown on good ground, is he that hears the word and understands it, who also bears fruit, and produces, one a hundred fold, one sixty, one thirty.

24 Another parable laid he before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field.

25 But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares over in the midst of the wheat and went away.

26 But when the blade sprung up and produced fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him; Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? Whence then has it tares?

28 He said to them: An enemy did this. And the servants say to him: Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said: No, lest perhaps while gathering the tares you root up the wheat together with them.

30 Let both grow together till the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my granary.

31 Another parable laid he before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field:

32 which indeed is less than all the seeds; but when it has grown, is greater than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

33 Another parable spoke he to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable spoke he nothing to them,

35 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things concealed from the foundation.

36 Then dismissing the multitudes he came into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying: Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 And he answered and said: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man:

38 the field is the world: the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the wicked one:

39 the enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the conclusion of the age, and the reapers are angels.

40 As then the tares are collected and burned in fire, so shall it be in the conclusion of the age.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause offense, and them that do iniquity,

42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.

44 The kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hid in the field, which a man found and hid, and for joy over it he went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.

45 Again: the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a merchant seeking goodly pearls:

46 when he had found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47 Again: the kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind:

48 which, when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sitting down they gathered the good into baskets, but threw the bad away.

49 So shall it be in the conclusion of the age: the angels shall come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,

50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 Have you understood all these things? They say to him, Yes.

52 And he said to them: Therefore, every scribe instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a master of a house, who brings forth out of his treasury things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of these parables, he departed thence.

54 And he came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said: Whence has this man this wisdom and the mighty works?

55 Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judah?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things?

57 And they were offended s at him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor unless in his own country and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.


Matthew 14

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

2 and said to his servants: This is John the Baptist: he has risen from the dead, and for this reason the powers are active within him.

3 For Herod having taken John, had bound him, and put him away in prison, because of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother.

4 For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And intending to kill him, he was afraid of the multitude, because they held him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst and pleased Herod:

7 wherefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.

8 And she having been before instigated by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist.

9 And the king though grieved, be cause of the oaths and the guests commanded it to be given,

10 and sent and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a dish and given to the maiden; and she carried it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came and took away the corpse and buried it, and came and told Jesus.

13 And when Jesus heard it, he withdrew thence in a ship to a desert place apart; and the multitudes hearing it followed him on foot from the cities.

14 And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and was moved with pity for them and cured their sick.

15 But when evening had come, the disciples came to him, saying: The place is desert, and the hour has already passed: therefore send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.

16 But he said to them: They have no need to go away; do you give them to eat.

17 And they say to him: We have here nothing but five loaves and two fishes.

18 And he said: Bring them hither to me.

19 And after commanding the multitudes to recline on the grass, he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and having looked up to heaven he blessed, and broke, and gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the multitudes.

20 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces twelve traveling baskets full.

21 And those who had eaten were about five thousand men besides women and children.

22 And he compelled the disciples to enter the ship, and go before him to the other side, till he should send the multitudes away.

23 And having sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when evening had come he was there alone.

24 But the ship now in the midst of the sea was tossed by the waves; for the wind was against it.

25 And at the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking over the sea.

26 And seeing him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying: It is a specter; and they cried out for fear.

27 But he immediately spoke to them, saying: Take courage, it is I: be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said: Lord, if it is thou, command me to come to thee over the waters.

29 And he said: Come. And going down from the ship Peter walked over the waters, and came to Jesus.

30 But seeing the wind he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying: Lord, save me.

31 And Jesus immediately stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?

32 And after they had come up into the ship the wind ceased.

33 And those in the ship worshipped him, saying: Truly thou art the Son of God.

34 And they passed over and came to the land of Gennesaret.

35 And when they had knowledge of him, the men of that place sent into that whole region round about, and brought to him all that were sick;

36 and they besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his mantle; and as many as touched were thoroughly restored to health.


Matthew 15

1 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem, saying:

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 But answering he said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

4 For God commanded, saying: Honor thy father and thy mother; and he that curses father or mother let him surely die;

5 but you say: Whoever shall say to his father or his mother: That, by whatever thou mightest receive aid from me, is a gift, he shall no more honor his father or his mother.

6 And you have made the law of God of no effect because of your traditions.

7 Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying: This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me.

9 But in vain do they show devotion to me, teaching teachings the commandments of men.

10 And calling the multitude to him he said to them: Hear and understand;

11 not that which enters the mouth defiles the man; but that which comes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

12 Then came the disciples and said to him: Knowest thou that the Pharisees, when they heard the saying, were offended?

13 But he answered and said: Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if a blind man lead a blind man, both shall fall into the pit.

15 But Peter answered and said to him: Explain to us the parable.

16 And he said; Are you also yet without understanding?

17 Do you not perceive that every thing that enters the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sink?

18 But the things that come forth from the mouth proceed from the heart; and these defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, lewdness, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

20 These are the things that defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not the man.

21 And Jesus went out thence and withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came forth from those borders and cried out, saying: Have mercy on me. Lord, Son of David: my daughter is grievously afflicted by a demon.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Dismiss her, for she cries after us.

24 But he answered and said: I have not been sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 And she came and worshipped him, saying: Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said: It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.

27 And she said: Yes, Lord: and yet thou canst help me; for the little dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said to her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it done for thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was restored to health from that hour.

29 And having departed thence Jesus came by the sea of Galilee; and going up into the mountain he sat there,

30 And there came to him many multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and they threw them down at his feet; and he cured them,

31 so that the multitude was astonished when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

32 But Jesus called to him his disciples and said: I have pity on the multitude, because they have continued with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest perhaps they faint on the road.

33 And the disciples said to him: Whence have we in the desert as many loaves as can fill so great a multitude?

34 And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And having commanded; the multitude to recline on the ground,

36 he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and after giving thanks he broke, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the multitudes.

37 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven provision baskets full.

38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men besides children and women.

39 And 1 he sent the multitudes away, and entered the ship, and came into the borders of Magadan.


Matthew 16

1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and tempting, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

2 But he answered and said to them:

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4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah. And he left them and departed.

5 And the disciples having come to the other side had forgotten to take bread.

6 And Jesus said to them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we took no bread.

8 But Jesus perceiving it, said: Why reason among yourselves, O you of little faith, because you took no bread?

9 Do you not yet understand, and do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many traveling baskets you took up?

10 nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many provision baskets you took up?

11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke not to you of bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

12 Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 And when Jesus had come into the regions of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Who do men say that the Son of man is?

14 They said: Some, John the Baptist, but others, Elijah, and yet others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

15 He says to them: But who say you that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answering said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.

18 And I also say to thee, that thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in the heavens; and whatever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in the heavens.

20 Then he charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

21 From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day.

22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying: Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee.

23 But he turned and said to Peter: Get behind me, Satan: thou art my stumbling block, for thou thinkest not the things of God, but the things of men.

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall have lost his life for my sake shall find it.

26 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall have gained the whole world, but yet shall have lost his life? Or what will a man give as a ransom for his life?

27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then will he reward each one according to his work.

28 Verily I say to you: There are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.


Matthew 17

1 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John his brother, and leads them up into a high mountain apart.

2 And he was transfigured before them; and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as light.

3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him.

4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus: Lord, it is good that we are here; if thou wiltest I will make here three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a cloud of light overshadowed them; and lo, a voice from the cloud saying: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased: hear him.

6 And hearing it the disciples fell on their face and were greatly afraid.

7 And Jesus came forward, and touching them said: Arise and be not afraid.

8 But when they had lifted up their eyes they saw no one but Jesus only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no one till the Son of man shall have risen from the dead.

10 And the disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

11 He answered and said: Elijah indeed comes; and he will restore all things.

12 But I say to you, that Elijah has already come, and they knew him not, but did to him what they pleased. So also shall the Son of man suffer by them.

13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.

14 And when they came to the multitude, there came to him a man kneeling to him,

15 and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.

16 And I brought him to thy disciples and they were not able to cure him.

17 And Jesus answered and said, O generation unbelieving and perverse, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you; Bring him hither to me.

18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the child was cured from that hour.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said: Why were we not able to cast it out?

20 He said to them: Because of your little faith; for verily I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard, you shall say to this mountain: Be removed hence to that place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible for you.

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22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men,

23 and they shall kill him, and on the third day he shall arise. And they were very sad.

24 And when they came into Capernaum, they that collected the didrachma came to Peter and said: Does your teacher pay the didrachma?

25 He said: Yes. And after he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying: What think you, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect tribute or custom? From their own sons, or from those of others?

26 And when he had said: From those of others; Jesus said to him: Then are the sons free.

27 But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the fish that first comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that and give it to them for me and thee.


Matthew 18

1 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

2 And calling a little child to him, he placed it in the midst of them,

3 and said: Verily I say to you, unless you turn and become as little children, you shall in no way enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.

5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.

6 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that an upper millstone were hung about his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

7 Alas for the world because of offenses; for it is necessary that offenses come, yet alas for the man through whom the offense comes.

8 But if thy hand or thy foot offends thee, cut it off and throw it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.

9 And if thy eye offends thee, pull it out and throw it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that their angels in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

11 For the Son of man has come to save that which is lost.

12 What think you? If any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them go astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains, and go and seek for that which went astray?

13 And if it happen that he find it, verily I say to you, that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that went not astray.

14 So it is not the will of your Father who is in the heavens that one of these little ones perish.

15 And if thy brother sin, go, tell him of his fault between thee and him alone; if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 But if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be to thee as a heathen and a publican.

18 Verily I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

19 Again, I say to you that if two of you on earth shall agree concerning any thing what ever they will ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in the heavens.

20 For where there are two or three that have come together for my name, there am I in the midst of them.

21 Then came Peter and said to him: Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Till seven times?

22 Jesus says to him: I say not to thee, till seven times, but till seventy times seven.

23 For this reason the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a king, who wished to take up a settlement with his servants.

24 And when he had begun to settle, there was brought to him one that owed him ten thousand talents.

25 And as he was not able to pay, the lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 Falling down therefore, that servant worshipped him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 And the lord of that servant moved with pity loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants that owed him a hundred denarii; and laying hold on him he took him by the throat, saying: Pay, if thou owest any thing.

29 Falling down therefore, his fellow servant besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee.

30 But he would not; but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.

31 Therefore his fellow servants seeing what had been done, were greatly grieved, and came and made known to their lord all that had been done.

32 Then his lord called him and said to him: Wicked servant, all that debt I forgave thee, because thou didst entreat me:

33 did it not behoove thee also to have mercy on t thy fellow servant, as I also had mercy on thee?

34 And being angry t his lord delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due him.

35 So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if you from your hearts forgive not each one his brother.


Matthew 19

1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.

2 And many multitudes followed him, and he cured them there.

3 And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said: Have you not read that the Creator at the beginning made them male and female?

5 and said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.

6 So then no longer are they two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce and put her away?

8 He said to them: Moses because of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.

9 But I say to you: Whoever puts away his wife unless for lewdness, and marries another, commits adultery.

10 The disciples say to him: If such is the case of the man with the wife, it is not good to marry.

11 But he said to them: All cannot receive this saying, but those to whom it is given.

12 For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13 Then were brought to him little children, that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said to them: Let the little children alone and forbid them not to come to me; for to such belongs the kingdom of the heavens.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

16 And behold, one came to him and said: Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said to him: Why dost thou ask me about the good? One is good. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 Which said he. And Jesus said: Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false testimony.

19 honor thy father and thy mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

20 The young man says to him: All these have I kept; what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell thy goods, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.

22 And hearing it, the young man went away grieved; for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus said to his disciples: Verily I say to you, that a rich man will with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

24 But again I say to you that it is easier for a camel to enter in through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

25 And the disciples hearing it were greatly astonished, saying: Who then can be saved?

26 But Jesus looked on them and said to them: With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

27 Then Peter answered and said to him: Behold, we have left all and followed thee: what therefore shall we have?

28 And Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you yourselves also shall sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that has left brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, or houses, for the sake of my name, shall receive many times more and shall inherit eternal life.

30 But many first shall be last and last first.


Matthew 20

1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a man a master of a house, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

2 And when he l had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the market idle,

4 and he said to them: Go you also into the vineyard, and whatever may be right I will give you.

5 And they went. And again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did in like manner.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and said to them: Why do you stand here all the day idle?

7 They said to him: Because no one has hired us. He said to them: Go you also into the vineyard.

8 And when evening had come the lord of the vineyard said to his steward: Call the laborers, and pay the hire, beginning from the last even to the first.

9 And when those came who had been hired about the eleventh hour, they received each one a denarius.

10 But when those came who had been hired first, they thought that they should receive more; and they also received each one a denarius.

11 But when they received it they murmured against the master of the house,

12 saying: These the last worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day, and the heat.

13 But he answered one of them and said: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with I me for a denarius?

14 Take that which is thine and go. But I will give to this the last even as to thee:

15 is it not allowed me to do what I will with my own? or is thy eye evil because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last.

17 And as Jesus went up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve aside privately, and on the way said to them:

18 Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death.

19 And they will deliver him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify; and on the third day he shall rise.

20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshipping and asking something of him.

21 And he said to her: What wilt thou? She says to him: Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say to him: We are able.

23 He says to them: My cup indeed you shall drink, but to sit on my right and on my left, it is not mine to give this, but it shall be given to those for whom it has been prepared, by my Father.

24 But when the ten heard it, they were displeased with the two brothers.

25 But Jesus called them to him and said: You know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise lord ship over them, and the great exercise authority over them.

26 Not so shall it be among you; but who ever will become great among you shall be your minister;

27 and whoever will be first among you, shall be your servant;

28 as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many.

29 And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying: Have mercy on us, son of David.

31 But the multitude rebuked them that they should be silent; and they cried out the more, saying: Lord, have mercy on us, son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said: What will you that I should do for you?

33 They say to him: Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 And moved with pity Jesus touched their eyes; and they immediately received sight, and followed him.


Matthew 21

1 And when they were near to Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

2 saying to them: Go into the village that is opposite to you, and you will immediately find an ass tied and a colt with her; loose and bring them to me.

3 And if any one say anything to you, you shall say that the Lord has need of them; and he will immediately send them.

4 And this was done that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying:

5 Say to the daughter of Zion: Behold, thy King comes to thee meek and mounted on an ass, yes, on a colt the foal of a beast of burden.

6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus had commanded them,

7 and brought the ass and the colt, and put their mantles on them, and he sat upon them.

8 And the most of the multitude spread their mantles in the road, but others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the road.

9 And the multitudes that went before him, and those that followed cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.

10 And as he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who is this?

11 And the multitudes said: This is the prophet Jesus, who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those that sold doves,

13 and said to them: It is written: My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you make it a den of robbers.

14 And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple, and he cured them.

15 And the chief priests and the scribes seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying: Hosanna to the Son of David, they were displeased,

16 and said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them: Yes; have you never read that out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast prepared praise?

17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

18 But in the morning as he re turned to the city he was hungry.

19 And seeing a fig tree on the road, he went to it, and found nothing on it, but leaves only; and he said to it: Let fruit grow from thee no more for ever. And the fig tree immediately withered.

20 And the disciples seeing it were astonished, saying: How did the fig tree immediately wither?

21 But Jesus answered and said to them: Verily I say to you, if you have faith and doubt not, you shall do not only this of the fig tree, but if you say even to this mountain: Be taken up, and be thrown into the sea, it shall be done.

22 And all things whatever you shall ask in prayer believing, you shall receive.

23 And when he had come into the temple, as he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him, saying: By I what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

24 But Jesus answered and said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The baptism of John, whence was it? Of heaven or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying:

26 If we say: Of heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? but if we say: Of men, we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

27 And they answered Jesus and said: We know not. And he said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what think you? A man had two sons; coming to the first he said: Son, go, work today in the vineyard.

29 But he answered and said: I will not; afterward he regretted it and went.

30 And coming to the other he said in like manner. And he answered and said: I go, sir; and went not.

31 Which of the two did the will of the father? They say: The first. Jesus says to them: Verily I say to you that the publicans and the harlots go before you into the kingdom of God.

32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him; and you, when you saw it, afterwards felt no regret that you might believe him.

33 Hear another parable. A man was master of a house, and he planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and dug in it a wine press and built a tower, and let it out to vinedressers, and went into another country.

34 But when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the vine dressers, to receive his fruits.

35 And the vinedressers took his servants and scourged one, and killed another, and threw stones at another.

36 Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they did to them in like manner.

37 But at last he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son.

38 But the vinedressers seeing the son said among themselves: This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.

39 And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?

41 They say to him: The wretches he will wretchedly destroy them, and the vineyard he will let out to other vinedressers, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus says to them: Did you never read in the Scriptures: A stone which the builders rejected, this be came the head of the corner: this was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes?

43 Wherefore I say to you that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth its fruits.

44 And he that falls upon this stone shall be dashed to pieces; but him on whom it shall fall, it will make like chaff for the wind.

45 But when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them;

46 and seeking to lay hold of him they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.


Matthew 22

1 And answering, Jesus again spoke to them in parables, saying:

2 The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a king, who made a marriage for his son.

3 And he sent forth his servants to call those that had been called to the marriage; and they would not come.

4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying: Tell those who have been called: Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and the fallings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.

5 But they were careless and went away, one to his farm, another to his merchandise.

6 But the rest, laying hold on his servants, outraged and slew them.

7 And the king was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire.

8 Then said he to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready, but those who were called were not worthy.

9 Go therefore to the crossroads, and whoever you find call to the marriage.

10 And those servants went out into the roads, and brought together all as many as they found, both bad and good, and the bride chamber was filled with guests.

11 But when the king came in to look upon the guests, he saw there a man that had not a wedding garment.

12 And he said to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent.

13 Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his feet and hands and cast him into the darkness that is without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few chosen.

15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel that they might entrap him in a word.

16 And they send to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and thou carest for no one, for thou lookest not on the person of men:

17 tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

18 But Jesus knowing their wickedness said: Why tempt me, hypocrites?

19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought him a denarius.

20 And Jesus says to them: Whose image is this, and the superscription?

21 They say: Caesar's. Then says he to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.

22 And hearing they wondered, and leaving him they went away.

23 In that day came to him Sadducees who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him,

24 saying: Teacher, Moses said: If any one die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.

25 Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first married and died; and not having offspring he left his wife to his brother.

26 In like manner also the second and the third, to the seventh.

27 But last of all, the woman died.

28 In the resurrection, therefore, of which of the seven shall she be the wife? for all had her.

29 But Jesus answered and said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.

31 But, concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying:

32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

33 And the multitudes hearing it were astonished at his teaching.

34 But the Pharisees, hearing that he had put the Sadducees to silence, came together to the same place;

35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked a question, tempting him:

36 Teacher, what commandment is great in the law?

37 And he said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.

38 This is the great and first commandment.

39 A second is like it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.

41 But as the Pharisees had come together, Jesus asked them a question,

42 saying: What think you of the Christ? Whose son is he? They say to him: David's.

43 He says to them: How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying:

44 The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand till I put thy enemies under thy feet.

45 If thus David calls him, Lord, how is he his son?

46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did any one from that day venture to ask him another question.


Matthew 23

1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples,

2 saying: The scribes and Pharisees have sat down in Moses' seat.

3 All things therefore whatever they bid you, do and observe; but do not according to their works; for they say and do not.

4 And they bind heavy burdens and lay them on the shoulders of men; but themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5 And all their works they do to be seen by men; for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge their fringes;

6 and they love the first reclining places at suppers and the first seats in the synagogues,

7 and the salutations in the markets, and to be called by men Rabbi.

8 But be you not called Rabbi; for one is your teacher, and you all are, brethren.

9 And call no one on earth your father; for one is your Father, the heavenly.

10 Neither be called leaders; for one is your leader, the Christ.

11 And the greatest of you shall be your minister.

12 For whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and who ever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you eat up the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers. For this reason you shall receive the greater condemnation.

14 But alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for you go not in, neither do you permit those who are entering, to go in.

15 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him twofold more a child of hell than yourselves.

16 Alas for you, blind guides, who say: Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, is a debtor.

17 Fools and blind; for which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

18 And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gift that is on it, is a debtor.

19 Blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

20 Therefore, he that swears by the altar swears by it, and by all that is on it;

21 and he that swears by the temple swears by it, and by him that dwells in it;

22 and he that swears by heaven swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits upon it.

23 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, the justice, and the mercy, and the faithfulness: these ought you to have done, and those you ought not to have left undone.

24 Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but swallow the camel.

25 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but within they are full of rapine and incontinence.

26 Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of it the cup, that its outside also may become clean.

27 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you are like whitened sepulchers, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead and of all uncleanness.

28 So also you outwardly indeed appear to men to be righteous, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the sepulchers of the righteous,

30 and say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

31 So then you testify for yourselves that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets.

32 Do you also fill up the measure of your fathers?

33 Serpents, brood of vipers, how can you escape the condemnation of hell?

34 Wherefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes: of them you will kill and crucify, and of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:

35 that there may come on you all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say to you, all these things shall come on this generation.

37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them that have been sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, and you refused.

38 Behold, your house is left to you deserted.

39 For I say to you, you shall no more see me henceforth till you say: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.


Matthew 24

1 And going out Jesus was departing from the temple; and his disciples came to him to point out to him the buildings of the temple.

2 And he answered and said to them: See you not all these things? Verily I say to you, there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us, when shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and of the conclusion of the age?

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: See that no one deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying: I am the Christ, and shall deceive many.

6 But you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you be not troubled; for they must be, but not yet is the end.

7 For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in various places.

8 But all these are the beginning of pains.

9 Then they shall deliver you up to affliction, and shall kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations because of my name.

10 And then shall many be offended, and deliver one another up, and hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of many shall grow cold.

13 But he that endures to the end, he shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the end come.

15 When therefore you see the abomination* of desolation, that was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, let the reader understand,

     * The Roman eagle causing desolation.

16 then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains;

17 he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take the goods out of his house;

18 and he that is in the field, let him not turn back to take his garment.

19 But alas for them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days.

20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter nor on a sabbath.
21 For there shall be great affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the world till now, nor shall ever be.

22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved; but because of the elect those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any one say to you: Lo, here is the Christ, or there, believe it not.

24 For false Christs and false prophets shall arise, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.

26 If then they say to you: Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe not.

27 Fort as the lightning comes forth from the east and shines even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.

28 Wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles come together.

29 But immediately after the affliction of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heavens, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and all the tribes of the land shall wail, and shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds from the ends of the s heavens to the ends of them.

32 But from the fig tree learn the parable. When its branch has now d become tender and put forth leaves, you know that summer is near;

33 so also you, when you see all these things, know that it is near at the doors.

34 Verily I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all these things take place.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of the heavens, nor the Son, but the Father only.

37 But as the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as they were in the days that were before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, till the day in which Noah entered the ark,

39 and knew not till the flood came and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two men be in the field, one shall be taken and one left:

41 two women shall be grinding at the mill, one shall be taken and one left.

42 Watch therefore: for you know not in what day your Lord comes.

43 But know this: that if the master of the house had known at what watch the thief would come, he would have kept awake and not have permitted his house to be broken through.

44 Wherefore be you also ready, for at an hour at which you think not the Son of man comes.

45 Who is then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the lord has set over his household servants, to give them their food in season?

46 Blessed is that servant whom his lord on coming shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say to you that he will set him over all his goods.

48 But if the wicked servant shall say in his heart: My lord delays,

49 and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken:

50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day which he looks not for, and at an hour that he knows not,

51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 25

1 Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were foolish and five were wise.

3 For the foolish took the lamps and took no oil with themselves;

4 but the wise took oil in the vessels with their own lamps.

5 But while the bridegroom delayed they all nodded and fell asleep.

6 And at midnight a cry was made: Behold the bridegroom; go out to meet him.

7 Then arose all those virgins and adorned their lamps.

8 And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out.

9 But the wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and you, go rather to those that sell and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

11 But afterwards came also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open for us.

12 But he answered and said: Verily I say to you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for you know not the day nor the hour.

14 For as a man, on leaving home, called his servants, and delivered to them his goods;

15 and to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his own ability, and left home.

16 Immediately he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made other five talents.

17 In like manner he that had received the two gained other two.

18 But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19 But after a long time the lord of those servants comes and takes up a settlement with them.

20 And he that had received the five talents came and brought other five talents, saying: Lord, five talents thou didst deliver to me: see, other five talents have I gained.

21 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many: enter into the joy of thy lord.

22 And he that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, two talents thou didst deliver to me: see, other two talents have I gained.

23 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many: enter into the joy of thy lord.

24 And he that had received the one talent came and said: Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering whence thou didst not scatter;

25 and being afraid I went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thy own.

26 But his lord answered and said to him: Wicked and slothful servant, didst thou know that I reap where I did not sow, and gather whence I did not a scatter?

27 It behooved thee then to put my money with the bankers, and on coming I could have received my own with interest.

28 Take then from him the talent and give it to him that has the ten talents.

29 For to every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that has a not, even that which he has shall be taken from him.

30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the darkness that is without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

31 But when the Son of man shall have come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory;

32 and there shall be gathered before him all the nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;

33 and he shall place the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the king say to those on his right: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom that has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35 For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me to your homes;

36 I was naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying: Lord, when saw we thee hungry and fed thee? or thirsty and gave thee drink?

38 And when saw we thee a stranger and took thee to our homes? or naked and clothed thee?

39 And when saw we thee sick or in prison and came to thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say to them: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.

41 Then shall, he say to those also on the left: Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire that is prepared for the devil and his angels.

42 For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave, me no drink;

43 I was a stranger, and you took me not to your homes; naked, and you clothed me not: sick and in prison, and you visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying: Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and ministered not to thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.


Matthew 26

1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these words, he said to his disciples:

2 You know that after two days the Passover is kept, arid the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

3 Then came together the chief priests and the elders of the people into the court of the chief priest who is called Caiaphas;

4 and they took counsel that they might take Jesus by craft and kill him.

5 But they said: Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.

6 And while Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.

8 And the disciples seeing it were displeased, saying: Why was this waste?

9 for this could have been sold for much and given to the poor.

10 But Jesus perceiving it said to them: Why trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work on me.

11 For the poor you have always with you, but me you have not always.

12 For she, in pouring this ointment on my body, has done it to prepare me for burial.

13 Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.

14 Then went one of the twelve that was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests

15 and said: What will you give me, and I will de liver him to you? And they weighed to him thirty pieces of silver.

16 And from that time he sought an opportunity that he might deliver him up.

17 And on the first day of the unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?

18 And he said: Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him: The Teacher says: My time is at hand, with thee I keep the Passover with my disciples.

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them, and made ready the Passover.

20 But when evening had come, he reclined at table with the twelve disciples.

21 And as they were eating he said; Verily I say to you that one of you shall deliver me up.

22 And being very sad they began each one to say to him: Lord, is it I?

23 But he answered and said: He that dips the hand with me into the dish, he shall deliver me up.

24 The Son of man indeed goes as it is written of him. But alas for that man, by whom the Son of man is delivered up: good were it for that man if he had not been born.

25 And Judas who delivered him up answered and said: Rabbi, is it I? He says to him: Thou hast said.

26 But as they were eating, Jesus took bread and having blessed he broke, and giving to the disciples he said: Take, eat: This is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and having given thanks he gave to them, saying: Drink of it, all of you;

28 for this is my blood of the New Covenant, that is shed for many for remission of sins.

29 But I say to you, I will not henceforth drink of this fruit of the vine, till that day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.

30 And they sung a hymn and went out into the mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus says to them: All of you shall be offended at me this night. For it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.

32 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

33 And Peter answered and said to him: Though all should be offended at thee, I will never be offended.

34 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee that on this night, before a cock shall have crowed, thou wilt deny me three times.

35 Peter says to him: Though it should be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee. In like manner also said all the disciples.

36 Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and ii says to the disciples: Sit here till I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be in grief and anguish.

38 Then he says to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and watch with me.

39 And going forward a little he fell upon his face in prayer, and saying: Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; and not as I will, but as thou.

40 And he comes to his disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter: So you had not strength to watch with me one hour?

41 Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 Again a second time he went away and prayed, saying: My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, thy will be a done.

43 And he came again and found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy.

44 And leaving them he again went away, and prayed the third time, saying the same word again.

45 Then comes he to the disciples and says to them: Sleep the remaining time and rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.

46 Arise, let us go: behold, he is at hand that delivers me up.

47 And as he was yet speaking, behold. Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people,

48 He that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: The one that I shall kiss is he; hold him fast.

49 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said: Hail, Rabbi! and kissed him.

50 Jesus said to him: Friend, for what purpose have you come? Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him fast.

51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.

52 Then Jesus said to him: Put back your sword into its place; for all that take the sword shall perish by the sword.

53 Do you think that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he would cause more than twelve legions of angels to stand by me?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

55 At the same time Jesus said to the multitudes: Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I sat daily with you in the temple and taught, and you did not take me.

56 All this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

57 And those who took Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders had come together.

58 But Peter followed him, at a distance, to the palace of the chief priest, and went in and sat with the attendants, to see the end.

59 And the chief priests and the elders, and the whole Sanhedrim, sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death,

60 and found none. Though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. At last two false witnesses came,

61 and said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

62 And the chief priest arose, and said to him: Do you make no answer? What do these testify against you?

63 But Jesus remained silent. And the chief priest answered and said to him: I adjure you, by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God?

64 Jesus said to him: You have said. Moreover, I say to you, Here after you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the Almighty, and coming upon the clouds of heaven.

65 Then the chief priest rent his clothes, and said: He has spoken impiously; what further need have we of witnesses? See now, you have heard his impious words:

66 What think you? They answered and said: He is a subject for death.

67 Then did they spit in his face, and strike him with their fists; some struck him with the open hand,

68 and said: Give an answer to us, Christ: Who is he that struck you?

69 But Peter was sitting without in the court; and a maidservant came to him, and said: You also l were with Jesus of Galilee.

70 But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what you say.

71 And when he went out into the entrance, another maidservant saw him, and said to those who were there: This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene.

72 And again he denied, with an oath: I know not the man.

73 After a little while, those who stood by came and said to Peter: Of a truth you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.

74 Then he began to curse and to swear: I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had spoken to him: Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.


Matthew 27

1 When the morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus, that they might put him to death.

2 And they bound him and led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

3 Then Judas, who had delivered him up, when he saw that he was condemned, stung by remorse, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4 saying: I have sinned in having delivered up innocent blood. But they said: What is it to us? Thou wilt see to it.

5 And throwing the pieces of silver into the temple, he withdrew, and went and hanged himself.

6 But the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said: It is not lawful to put them into the sacred treasury, because they are the price of blood.

7 But they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field as a burial place for strangers.

8 Wherefore, that field has been called the field of blood to this day.

9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who had a price set upon him, on whom they of the sons of Israel set a price,

10 and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me,

11 But Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said: Thou sayest.

12 And while he was accused by the chief priests and elders he answered nothing.

13 Then says Pilate to him: Hearest thou not how many things they testify against thee?

14 And he answered him to not even one word, so that the governor was greatly astonished.

15 But at every feast the governor had been accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they chose.

16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 When therefore they had come together Pilate said to them: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

19 And while he sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.

20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

21 And the governor answered and said to them: Which of the two will you that I release to you? They said: Barabbas.

22 Pilate says to them: What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all say: Let him be crucified.

23 But he said: Why, what evil has he done? They cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.

24 And Pilate seeing that nothing avails, but rather that a tumult is rising, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this man: see you to it.

25 And all the people answered and said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.

26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus, after he had scourged him, he delivered up that he might be crucified.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace and brought together to him the whole band.

28 And having stripped him they put on him a purple cloak,

29 and having plaited a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee before him they mocked him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews;

30 and having spit upon him they took the reed and struck upon his head.

31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak and put his own garments on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And going out they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they impressed to carry his cross.

33 And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, which is called the place of a skull,

34 they gave him to drink wine mingled with gall; and when he had tasted, he would not drink.

35 But when they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting the lot;

36 and sitting down they watched him there.

37 And they placed over his head his accusation written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then were crucified with him two robbers, one on the right and one on the left.

39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads

40 and saying: Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself, if thou art the Son of God, and come down from the cross.

41 In like manner the chief priests mocking with the scribes and elders said:

42 Others he saved, himself he cannot save; King of Israel is he, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him;

43 he trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he delights in him; for he said: I am the Son of God.

44 And the robbers that were crucified with him uttered the same reproaches against him.

45 But from the sixth hour dark ness came over all the land till the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Elei, Elei, lema sabachtha nei? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 And some of them that stood there hearing it said: This man calls for Elijah.

48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and having filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed, gave it to him to drink.

49 But the rest said: Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to save him.

50 But Jesus again cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit.

51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent into two from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent,

52 and the sepulchers were opened, and many bodies of the saints that slept awoke;

53 and they came out of their sepulchers after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

54 And the centurion and those who were with him watching Jesus, seeing the earthquake and what things had taken place, were greatly afraid, saying: Truly this was the Son of God.

55 And many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:

56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 But when evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus:

58 this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given.

59 And taking the body Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,

60 and laid it in his new sepulcher which he had hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher he departed.

61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite to the tomb.

62 But on the morrow, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,

63 saying: Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while yet alive: After three days, I shall arise.

64 Command therefore that the tomb be made safe till the third day, lest perhaps the disciples come and steal him and say to the people: He has risen from the dead, and the last deception shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said to them: You have a guard: go, make it as safe as you know how.

66 And they went and made the tomb safe, sealing the stone and setting the guard.


Matthew 28

1 But after the sabbath, as it began to dawn into the first of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the tomb.

2 And lo, there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord having descended from heaven and come, had rolled away the stone and had sat upon it.

3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.

5 But the angel answered and said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified;

6 he is not here; for he has risen as he said: Come, see the place where he lay.

7 And go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead; and behold, he goes before you into Galilee: there you shall see him. Lo, I have told you.

8 And going away quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy, they ran to bring his disciples word.

9 And behold, Jesus met them, saying: Hail. And they came and laid hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then says Jesus to them: Fear not: go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 But as they were going, be hold, some of the guard came into the city and told the chief priests all that had been done.

12 And having come together with the elders, and taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers,

13 saying: Say that his disciples came by night and stole him while we slept.

14 And if this be heard before the governor, we will persuade him and make you secure.

15 And they took the money and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews to this day.

16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to a mountain where Jesus had appointed them;

17 and when they saw him they worshipped, but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying : All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

20 teaching them to observe all things whatever I commanded you. And lo, I am with you, all the days, to the conclusion of the age.