1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God;
1:2 As it is written in the prophets,
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy
way before thee.
1:3 The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and
preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
1:5 And there went out unto him all the
land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in
the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair,
and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts
and wild honey;
1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one
mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy
to stoop down and unloose.
1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water:
but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that
Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in
1:10 And straightway coming up out of the
water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove
descending upon him:
1:11 And there came a voice from heaven,
saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:12 And immediately the spirit driveth him
into the wilderness.
1:13 And he was there in the wilderness
forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the
angels ministered unto him.
1:14 Now after that John was put in prison,
Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and
the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of
Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the
sea: for they were fishers.
1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye
after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
1:18 And straightway they forsook their
nets, and followed him.
1:19 And when he had gone a little farther
thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who
also were in the ship mending their nets.
1:20 And straightway he called them: and
they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants,
and went after him.
1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and
straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and
1:22 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the
1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man
with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
1:24 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.
1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold
thy peace, and come out of him.
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn
him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch
that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this?
what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the
unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad
throughout all the region round about Galilee.
1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out
of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew,
with James and John.
1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of
a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
1:31 And he came and took her by the hand,
and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she
ministered unto them.
1:32 And at even, when the sun did set,
they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were
possessed with devils.
1:33 And all the city was gathered together
at the door.
1:34 And he healed many that were sick of
divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils
to speak, because they knew him.
1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great
while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and
1:36 And Simon and they that were with him
followed after him.
1:37 And when they had found him, they said
unto him, All men seek for thee.
1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into
the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I
1:39 And he preached in their synagogues
throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
1:40 And there came a leper to him,
beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou
wilt, thou canst make me clean.
1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put
forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou
1:42 And as soon as he had spoken,
immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:43 And he straitly charged him, and
forthwith sent him away;
1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say
nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and
offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a
testimony unto them.
1:45 But he went out, and began to publish
it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no
more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and
they came to him from every quarter.
2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum
after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
2:2 And straightway many were gathered
together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so
much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
2:3 And they come unto him, bringing one
sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto
him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they
had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy
2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said
unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
2:6 But there was certain of the scribes
sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
2:7 Why doth this man thus speak
blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in
his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick
of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up
thy bed, and walk?
2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of
man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the
2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up
thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the
bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all
amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
2:13 And he went forth again by the sea
side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
2:14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the
son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus
sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together
with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed
2:16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw
him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How
is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto
them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that
are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
2:18 And the disciples of John and of the
Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the
disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast
2:19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the
children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
2:20 But the days will come, when the
bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in
2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new
cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh
away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old
bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is
spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into
2:23 And it came to pass, that he went
through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began,
as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
2:24 And the Pharisees said unto him,
Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
2:25 And he said unto them, Have ye never
read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and
they that were with him?
2:26 How he went into the house of God in
the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which
is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which
were with him?
2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was
made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also
of the sabbath.
3:1 And he entered again into the
synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
3:2 And they watched him, whether he would
heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
3:3 And he saith unto the man which had the
withered hand, Stand forth.
3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to
do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
3:5 And when he had looked round about on
them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he
saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out:
and his hand was restored whole as the other.
3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and
straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they
might destroy him.
3:7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his
disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him,
and from Judaea,
3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea,
and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great
multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto
3:9 And he spake to his disciples, that a
small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they
should throng him.
3:10 For he had healed many; insomuch that
they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw
him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
3:12 And he straitly charged them that they
should not make him known.
3:13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and
calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they
should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
3:15 And to have power to heal sicknesses,
and to cast out devils:
3:16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
3:17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John
the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The
sons of thunder:
3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and
Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus,
and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
3:19 And Judas Iscariot, which also
betrayed him: and they went into an house.
3:20 And the multitude cometh together
again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they
went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
3:22 And the scribes which came down from
Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils
casteth he out devils.
3:23 And he called them unto him, and said
unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against
itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
3:25 And if a house be divided against
itself, that house cannot stand.
3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself,
and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's
house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man;
and then he will spoil his house.
3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall
be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever
they shall blaspheme:
3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against
the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal
3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean
3:31 There came then his brethren and his
mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
3:32 And the multitude sat about him, and
they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek
3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is
my mother, or my brethren?
3:34 And he looked round about on them
which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of
God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea
side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he
entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was
by the sea on the land.
4:2 And he taught them many things by
parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower
4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some
fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it
4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it
had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no
depth of earth:
4:6 But when the sun was up, it was
scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the
thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did
yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some
thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10 And when he was alone, they that were
about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is
given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that
are without, all these things are done in parables:
4:12 That seeing they may see, and not
perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any
time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not
this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
4:14 The sower soweth the word.
4:15 And these are they by the way side,
where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh
immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
4:16 And these are they likewise which are
sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately
receive it with gladness;
4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so
endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
4:18 And these are they which are sown
among thorns; such as hear the word,
4:19 And the cares of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in,
choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
4:20 And these are they which are sown on
good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth
fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle
brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on
4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall
not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it
should come abroad.
4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him
4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what
ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and
unto you that hear shall more be given.
4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be
given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which
4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God,
as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and
day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of
herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in
4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth,
immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken
the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed,
which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that
be in the earth:
4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up,
and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches;
so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
4:33 And with many such parables spake he
the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
4:34 But without a parable spake he not
unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his
4:35 And the same day, when the even was
come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
4:36 And when they had sent away the
multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were
also with him other little ships.
4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind,
and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the
ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him,
Master, carest thou not that we perish?
4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there
was a great calm.
4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so
fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said
one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the
sea obey him?
5:1 And they came over unto the other side
of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
5:2 And when he was come out of the ship,
immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean
5:3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs;
and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
5:4 Because that he had been often bound
with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by
him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5:5 And always, night and day, he was in
the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with
5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran
and worshipped him,
5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said,
What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I
adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the
man, thou unclean spirit.
5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And
he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
5:10 And he besought him much that he would
not send them away out of the country.
5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the
mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
5:12 And all the devils besought him,
saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave.
And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the
herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about
two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and
told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what
it was that was done.
5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him
that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and
clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
5:16 And they that saw it told them how it
befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning
5:17 And they began to pray him to depart
out of their coasts.
5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he
that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be
5:19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but
saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things
the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
5:20 And he departed, and began to publish
in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did
5:21 And when Jesus was passed over again
by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was
nigh unto the sea.
5:22 And, behold, there cometh one of the
rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell
at his feet,
5:23 And besought him greatly, saying, My
little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay
thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
5:24 And Jesus went with him; and much
people followed him, and thronged him.
5:25 And a certain woman, which had an
issue of blood twelve years,
5:26 And had suffered many things of many
physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered,
but rather grew worse,
5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in
the press behind, and touched his garment.
5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his
clothes, I shall be whole.
5:29 And straightway the fountain of her
blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of
5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in
himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the
press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou
seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
5:32 And he looked round about to see her
that had done this thing.
5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling,
knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told
him all the truth.
5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy
faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
5:35 While he yet spake, there came from
the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is
dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that
was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid,
5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him,
save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
5:38 And he cometh to the house of the
ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and
5:39 And when he was come in, he saith unto
them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But
when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of
the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the
damsel was lying.
5:41 And he took the damsel by the hand,
and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel,
I say unto thee, arise.
5:42 And straightway the damsel arose, and
walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were
astonished with a great astonishment.
5:43 And he charged them straitly that no
man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her
6:1 And he went out from thence, and came
into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he
began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished,
saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is
this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought
by his hands?
6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of
Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are
not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
6:4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is
not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and
in his own house.
6:5 And he could there do no mighty work,
save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6:6 And he marvelled because of their
unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and
began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over
6:8 And commanded them that they should
take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread,
no money in their purse:
6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put
on two coats.
6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that
6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you,
nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your
feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be
more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for
6:12 And they went out, and preached that
men should repent.
6:13 And they cast out many devils, and
anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his
name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen
from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in
6:15 Others said, That it is Elias. And
others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said,
It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and
laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his
brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
6:18 For John had said unto Herod, It is
not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
6:19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel
against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he
was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him,
he did many things, and heard him gladly.
6:21 And when a convenient day was come,
that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains,
and chief estates of Galilee;
6:22 And when the daughter of the said
Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with
him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt,
and I will give it thee.
6:23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou
shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her
mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
6:25 And she came in straightway with haste
unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by
in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
6:26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet
for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would
not reject her.
6:27 And immediately the king sent an
executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and
beheaded him in the prison,
6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and
gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
6:29 And when his disciples heard of it,
they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves
together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done,
and what they had taught.
6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye
yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were
many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
6:32 And they departed into a desert place
by ship privately.
6:33 And the people saw them departing, and
many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent
them, and came together unto him.
6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much
people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were
as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many
6:35 And when the day was now far spent,
his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now
the time is far passed:
6:36 Send them away, that they may go into
the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves
bread: for they have nothing to eat.
6:37 He answered and said unto them, Give
ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred
pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves
have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two
6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit
down by companies upon the green grass.
6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by
hundreds, and by fifties.
6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves
and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the
loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two
fishes divided he among them all.
6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full
of the fragments, and of the fishes.
6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves
were about five thousand men.
6:45 And straightway he constrained his
disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before
unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
6:46 And when he had sent them away, he
departed into a mountain to pray.
6:47 And when even was come, the ship was
in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for
the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the
night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed
6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the
sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
6:50 For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be
of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
6:51 And he went up unto them into the
ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves
beyond measure, and wondered.
6:52 For they considered not the miracle of
the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
6:53 And when they had passed over, they
came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
6:54 And when they were come out of the
ship, straightway they knew him,
6:55 And ran through that whole region
round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick,
where they heard he was.
6:56 And whithersoever he entered, into
villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets,
and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of
his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
7:1 Then came together unto him the
Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples
eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they
7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews,
except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of
7:4 And when they come from the market,
except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which
they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen
vessels, and of tables.
7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked
him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the
elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well
hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This
people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me,
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
7:8 For laying aside the commandment of
God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups:
and many other such like things ye do.
7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye
reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
7:10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and
thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the
7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his
father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever
thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
7:12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought
for his father or his mother;
7:13 Making the word of God of none effect
through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like
things do ye.
7:14 And when he had called all the people
unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and
7:15 There is nothing from without a man,
that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out
of him, those are they that defile the man.
7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him
7:17 And when he was entered into the house
from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so
without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing
from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
7:19 Because it entereth not into his
heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all
7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of
the man, that defileth the man.
7:21 For from within, out of the heart of
men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
7:23 All these evil things come from
within, and defile the man.
7:24 And from thence he arose, and went
into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and
would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
7:25 For a certain woman, whose young
daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his
7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician
by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out
of her daughter.
7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the
children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's
bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
7:28 And she answered and said unto him,
Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying
go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
7:30 And when she was come to her house,
she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
7:31 And again, departing from the coasts
of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst
of the coasts of Decapolis.
7:32 And they bring unto him one that was
deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put
his hand upon him.
7:33 And he took him aside from the
multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched
7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed,
and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
7:35 And straightway his ears were opened,
and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
7:36 And he charged them that they should
tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great
deal they published it;
7:37 And were beyond measure astonished,
saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear,
and the dumb to speak.
8:1 In those days the multitude being very
great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him,
and saith unto them,
8:2 I have compassion on the multitude,
because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to
8:3 And if I send them away fasting to
their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came
8:4 And his disciples answered him, From
whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have
ye? And they said, Seven.
8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down
on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and
brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set
them before the people.
8:7 And they had a few small fishes: and he
blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
8:8 So they did eat, and were filled: and
they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.
8:9 And they that had eaten were about four
thousand: and he sent them away.
8:10 And straightway he entered into a ship
with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and
began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven,
8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit,
and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say
unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
8:13 And he left them, and entering into
the ship again departed to the other side.
8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to
take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take
heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of
8:16 And they reasoned among themselves,
saying, It is because we have no bread.
8:17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto
them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet,
neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
8:18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having
ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
8:19 When I brake the five loaves among
five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say
unto him, Twelve.
8:20 And when the seven among four
thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they
8:21 And he said unto them, How is it that
ye do not understand?
8:22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they
bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand,
and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put
his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men
as trees, walking.
8:25 After that he put his hands again upon
his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man
8:26 And he sent him away to his house,
saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples,
into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his
disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist;
but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say
ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the
8:30 And he charged them that they should
tell no man of him.
8:31 And he began to teach them, that the
Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and
of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days
8:32 And he spake that saying openly. And
Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
8:33 But when he had turned about and
looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me,
Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the
things that be of men.
8:34 And when he had called the people unto
him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall
lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the
gospel's, the same shall save it.
8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he
shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?
8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed
of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him
also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of
his Father with the holy angels.
9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say
unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not
taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with
9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with
him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high
mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
9:3 And his raiment became shining,
exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with
Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus,
Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
9:6 For he wist not what to say; for they
were sore afraid.
9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed
them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved
Son: hear him.
9:8 And suddenly, when they had looked
round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with
9:9 And as they came down from the
mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things
they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
9:10 And they kept that saying with
themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead
9:11 And they asked him, saying, Why say
the scribes that Elias must first come?
9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias
verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written
of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at
9:13 But I say unto you, That Elias is
indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it
is written of him.
9:14 And when he came to his disciples, he
saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with
9:15 And straightway all the people, when
they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
9:16 And he asked the scribes, What
question ye with them?
9:17 And one of the multitude answered and
said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb
9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he
teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth
away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and
they could not.
9:19 He answereth him, and saith, O
faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I
suffer you? bring him unto me.
9:20 And they brought him unto him: and
when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the
ground, and wallowed foaming.
9:21 And he asked his father, How long is
it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
9:22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the
fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any
thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst
believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
9:24 And straightway the father of the
child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine
9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came
running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou
dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no
more into him.
9:26 And the spirit cried, and rent him
sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many
said, He is dead.
9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and
lifted him up; and he arose.
9:28 And when he was come into the house,
his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can
come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
9:30 And they departed thence, and passed
through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said
unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they
shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third
9:32 But they understood not that saying,
and were afraid to ask him.
9:33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in
the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves
by the way?
9:34 But they held their peace: for by the
way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
9:35 And he sat down, and called the
twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same
shall be last of all, and servant of all.
9:36 And he took a child, and set him in
the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto
9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such
children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me,
receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master,
we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us:
and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for
there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly
speak evil of me.
9:40 For he that is not against us is on
9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of
water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say
unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of
these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it
off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two
hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched.
9:45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it
off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two
feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched.
9:47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it
out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one
eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
9:48 Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched.
9:49 For every one shall be salted with
fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have
lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in
yourselves, and have peace one with another.