1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to
set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely
believed among us,
1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us,
which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had
perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto
thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty
of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the
king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of
Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was
1:6 And they were both righteous before
God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord
1:7 And they had no child, because that
Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
1:8 And it came to pass, that while he
executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
1:9 According to the custom of the priest's
office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of
1:10 And the whole multitude of the people
were praying without at the time of incense.
1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel
of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was
troubled, and fear fell upon him.
1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not,
Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear
thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness;
and many shall rejoice at his birth.
1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of
the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall
be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
1:16 And many of the children of Israel
shall he turn to the Lord their God.
1:17 And he shall go before him in the
spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the
children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready
a people prepared for the Lord.
1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel,
Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well
stricken in years.
1:19 And the angel answering said unto him,
I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak
unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and
not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed,
because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their
1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias,
and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
1:22 And when he came out, he could not
speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the
temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as
the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own
1:24 And after those days his wife
Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
1:25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in
the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
1:26 And in the sixth month the angel
Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose
name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was
1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and
said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women.
1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled
at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this
1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not,
Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in
thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called
the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the
throne of his father David:
1:33 And he shall reign over the house of
Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How
shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
1:35 And the angel answered and said unto
her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she
hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month
with her, who was called barren.
1:37 For with God nothing shall be
1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of
the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed
1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went
into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
1:40 And entered into the house of
Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
1:41 And it came to pass, that, when
Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb;
and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice,
and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of
1:43 And whence is this to me, that the
mother of my Lord should come to me?
1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy
salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for
there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from
1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify
1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my
1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of
his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall
call me blessed.
1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me
great things; and holy is his name.
1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him
from generation to generation.
1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their
seats, and exalted them of low degree.
1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good
things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in
remembrance of his mercy;
1:55 As he spake to our fathers, to
Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
1:56 And Mary abode with her about three
months, and returned to her own house.
1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that
she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
1:58 And her neighbours and her cousins
heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced
1:59 And it came to pass, that on the
eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him
Zacharias, after the name of his father.
1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not
so; but he shall be called John.
1:61 And they said unto her, There is none
of thy kindred that is called by this name.
1:62 And they made signs to his father, how
he would have him called.
1:63 And he asked for a writing table, and
wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately,
and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round
about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all
the hill country of Judaea.
1:66 And all they that heard them laid them
up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And
the hand of the Lord was with him.
1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled
with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for
he hath visited and redeemed his people,
1:69 And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy
prophets, which have been since the world began:
1:71 That we should be saved from our
enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our
fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
1:73 The oath which he sware to our father
1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we
being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without
1:75 In holiness and righteousness before
him, all the days of our life.
1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the
prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways;
1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto
his people by the remission of their sins,
1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God;
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
1:79 To give light to them that sit in
darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of
1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong
in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto
2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that
there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should
2:2 (And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one
into his own city.
2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of
2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused
wife, being great with child.
2:6 And so it was, that, while they were
there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn
son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.
2:8 And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by
2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came
upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they
were sore afraid.
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear
not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall
be to all people.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye
shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men.
2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which
is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
2:16 And they came with haste, and found
Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17 And when they had seen it, they made
known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at
those things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and
pondered them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying
and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as
it was told unto them.
2:21 And when eight days were accomplished
for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which
was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
2:22 And when the days of her purification
according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to
Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
2:23 (As it is written in the law of the
Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the
2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to
that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or
two young pigeons.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in
Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and
devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the
Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the
2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the
temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him
after the custom of the law,
2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and
blessed God, and said,
2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
depart in peace, according to thy word:
2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the
face of all people;
2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and
the glory of thy people Israel.
2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at
those things which were spoken of him.
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto
Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising
again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy
own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age,
and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore
and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God
with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38 And she coming in that instant gave
thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that
looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39 And when they had performed all things
according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their
own city Nazareth.
2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong
in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem
every year at the feast of the passover.
2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they
went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days,
as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and
Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
2:44 But they, supposing him to have been
in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their
kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found him not, they
turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46 And it came to pass, that after three
days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the
doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
2:47 And all that heard him were astonished
at his understanding and answers.
2:48 And when they saw him, they were
amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt
with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that
ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
2:50 And they understood not the saying
which he spake unto them.
2:51 And he went down with them, and came
to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these
sayings in her heart.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and
stature, and in favour with God and man.
3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign
of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod
being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea
and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of
3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high
priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the
3:3 And he came into all the country about
Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:4 As it is written in the book of the
words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every
mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made
straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came
forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of
repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to
our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to
raise up children unto Abraham.
3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the
root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good
fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What
shall we do then?
3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He
that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that
hath meat, let him do likewise.
3:12 Then came also publicans to be
baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more
than that which is appointed you.
3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of
him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence
to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
3:15 And as the people were in expectation,
and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ,
3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I
indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize
you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will
throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner;
but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
3:18 And many other things in his
exhortation preached he unto the people.
3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved
by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils
which Herod had done,
3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut
up John in prison.
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized,
it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the
heaven was opened,
3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a
bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which
said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about
thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which
was the son of Heli,
3:24 Which was the son of Matthat, which
was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of
Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
3:25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which
was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of
Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was
the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son
of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was
the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of
Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was
the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of
Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was
the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of
Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was
the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of
Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was
the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of
Nathan, which was the son of David,
3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was
the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of
Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which
was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of
Phares, which was the son of Juda,
3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was
the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of
Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
3:35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was
the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of
Heber, which was the son of Sala,
3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was
the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of
Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which
was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of
Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was
the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost
returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil.
And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he
4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is
written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of
4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an
high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a
moment of time.
4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this
power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all
shall be thine.
4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and
set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the
Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
4:10 For it is written, He shall give his
angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
4:11 And in their hands they shall bear
thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It
is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:13 And when the devil had ended all the
temptation, he departed from him for a season.
4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the
Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the
region round about.
4:15 And he taught in their synagogues,
being glorified of all.
4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had
been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on
the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
4:17 And there was delivered unto him the
book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written,
4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them
that are bruised,
4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the
4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it
again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that
were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
4:21 And he began to say unto them, This
day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered
at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said,
Is not this Joseph's son?
4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely
say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have
heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No
prophet is accepted in his own country.
4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows
were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three
years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent,
save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the
time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving
Naaman the Syrian.
4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when
they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the
city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was
built, that they might cast him down headlong.
4:30 But he passing through the midst of
them went his way,
4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of
Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
4:32 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man,
which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud
4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to
do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I
know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold
thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in
the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake
among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and
power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
4:37 And the fame of him went out into
every place of the country round about.
4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and
entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a
great fever; and they besought him for her.
4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the
fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto
4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they
that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he
laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
4:41 And devils also came out of many,
crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he
rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was
4:42 And when it was day, he departed and
went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto
him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
4:43 And he said unto them, I must preach
the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
4:44 And he preached in the synagogues of
5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the
people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake
5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake:
but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
5:3 And he entered into one of the ships,
which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little
from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said
unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
5:5 And Simon answering said unto him,
Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing:
nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
5:6 And when they had this done, they
inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners,
which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And
they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down
at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O
5:9 For he was astonished, and all that
were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
5:10 And so was also James, and John, the
sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto
Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
5:11 And when they had brought their ships
to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a
certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on
his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean.
5:13 And he put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.
5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but
go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing,
according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5:15 But so much the more went there a fame
abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be
healed by him of their infirmities.
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the
wilderness, and prayed.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day,
as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law
sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea,
and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a
man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him
in, and to lay him before him.
5:19 And when they could not find by what
way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon
the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into
the midst before Jesus.
5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said
unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees
began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who
can forgive sins, but God alone?
5:22 But when Jesus perceived their
thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be
forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of
man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of
the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
5:25 And immediately he rose up before
them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house,
5:26 And they were all amazed, and they
glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange
things to day.
5:27 And after these things he went forth,
and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and
he said unto him, Follow me.
5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed
5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his
own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others
that sat down with them.
5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees
murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with
publicans and sinners?
5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
5:33 And they said unto him, Why do the
disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the
disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the
children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
5:35 But the days will come, when the
bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in
5:36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise,
then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of
the new agreeth not with the old.
5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old
bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and
the bottles shall perish.
5:38 But new wine must be put into new
bottles; and both are preserved.
5:39 No man also having drunk old wine
straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
6:1 And it came to pass on the second
sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his
disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their
6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto
them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye
not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred,
and they which were with him;
6:4 How he went into the house of God, and
did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with
him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of
man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6:6 And it came to pass also on another
sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was
a man whose right hand was withered.
6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched
him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an
accusation against him.
6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to
the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the
midst. And he arose and stood forth.
6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask
you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do
evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
6:10 And looking round about upon them all,
he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his
hand was restored whole as the other.
6:11 And they were filled with madness; and
communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12 And it came to pass in those days,
that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in
prayer to God.
6:13 And when it was day, he called unto
him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named
6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and
Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of
Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
6:16 And Judas the brother of James, and
Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
6:17 And he came down with them, and stood
in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude
of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of
Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their
6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean
spirits: and they were healed.
6:19 And the whole multitude sought to
touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his
disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of
6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye
shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate
you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall
reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's
6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for
joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like
manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye
have received your consolation.
6:25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye
shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and
6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak
well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love
your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray
for them which despitefully use you.
6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the
one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak
forbid not to take thy coat also.
6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee;
and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
6:31 And as ye would that men should do to
you, do ye also to them likewise.
6:32 For if ye love them which love you,
what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
6:33 And if ye do good to them which do
good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope
to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to
receive as much again.
6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the
unthankful and to the evil.
6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your
Father also is merciful.
6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be
6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you;
good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again.
6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can
the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40 The disciple is not above his master:
but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that
is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine
6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy
brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when
thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou
hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then
shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's
6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth
corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
6:44 For every tree is known by his own
fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush
gather they grapes.
6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of
his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of
the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for
of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do
not the things which I say?
6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my
sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
6:48 He is like a man which built an house,
and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood
arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake
it: for it was founded upon a rock.
6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is
like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth;
against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
and the ruin of that house was great.
7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings
in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who
was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent
unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and
heal his servant.
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they
besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should
7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath
built us a synagogue.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he
was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him,
saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that
thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself
worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be
7:8 For I also am a man set under
authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he
goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do
this, and he doeth it.
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he
marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that
followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to
the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after,
that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went
with him, and much people.
7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of
the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of
his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had
compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and
they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began
to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they
glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and,
That God hath visited his people.
7:17 And this rumour of him went forth
throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
7:18 And the disciples of John shewed him
of all these things.
7:19 And John calling unto him two of his
disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or
look we for another?
7:20 When the men were come unto him, they
said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that
should come? or look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of
their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that
were blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how
that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf
hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not
be offended in me.
7:24 And when the messengers of John were
departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went
ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
7:25 But what went ye out for to see? A man
clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled,
and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A
prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
7:27 This is he, of whom it is written,
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy
way before thee.
7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that
are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the
Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than
7:29 And all the people that heard him, and
the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected
the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then
shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
7:32 They are like unto children sitting in
the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped
unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither
eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
7:34 The Son of man is come eating and
drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a
friend of publicans and sinners!
7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her
7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him
that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and
sat down to meat.
7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city,
which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the
Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
7:38 And stood at his feet behind him
weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with
the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the
7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden
him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a
prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that
toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
7:41 There was a certain creditor which had
two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he
frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose
that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said
unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou
gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with
tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman
since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil thou didst not
anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins,
which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little
is forgiven, the same loveth little.
7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are
7:49 And they that sat at meat with him
began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith
hath saved thee; go in peace.