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Translation - Matthew
|The Holy Gospel, the Announcement of Matthew the
01 THE book of the nativity of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David,
son of Abraham.
02 Abraham begat Isaac: Isaac begat Jacob: Jacob begat Judah and
03 Judah begat Pharez and Zara of Tamar: Pharez begat Hezron:
Hezron begat Ram:
04 Ram begat Aminadab: Aminadab begat Nahshon: Nahshon begat
05 Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab: Boaz begat Obed of Ruth: Obed begat
06 Jesse begat David the king: David begat Solomon of the wife of
07 Solomon begat Rehoboam: Rehoboam begat Abia: Abia begat Asa:
08 Asa begat Jehoshaphat: Jehoshaphat begat Joram: Joram begat
09 Uzziah begat Jotham: Jotham begat Ahaz: Ahaz begat Hezekiah:
10 Hezekiah begat Manasseh: Manasseh begat Amon: Amon begat
11 Josiah begat Jeconiah and his brothers, in the captivity of
12 And after the captivity of Babylon, Jeconiah begat Salathiel:
Salathiel begat Zerubbabel:
13 Zerubbabel begat Abiud: Abiud begat Eliakim: Eliakim begat Azor:
14 Azor begat Zadok: Zadok begat Achim: Achim begat Eliud:
15 Eliud begat Eleazar: Eleazar begat Matthan: Matthan begat
16 Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus
who is called the Messiah.
17 All the generations, therefore, are, from Abraham to David
fourteen generations, and from David to the captivity of Babylon fourteen
generations, and from the captivity of Babylon to the Messiah fourteen
18 And the birth of Jesus the Messiah was thus. While his mother
Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they had cohabited, she was found to be
with child by the Holy Spirit.
19 And Joseph her husband was a righteous man, and unwilling to
expose her: and he thought of putting her away privately.
20 And while he contemplated these things, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream, and said to him: Joseph, son of David, fear not
to take Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her, is from the Holy
21 and she will bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for
he will resuscitate his people from their sins.
22 Now all this that occurred, was to fulfill what was spoken of
the Lord by the prophet:
23 Behold, a virgin will conceive, and will bear a son, and thou
shalt call his name Emmanuel, which is interpreted, Our God with us.
24 And when Joseph rose from his sleep, he did as the angel of the
Lord commanded him, and took his wife.
25 And he knew her not, until she had borne her firstborn son, and
called is name Jesus.
01 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of
Herod the king, there came Magi from the east unto Jerusalem,
02 saying: Where is the king of the Jews that is born ? For we have
seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
03 And Herod the king heard, and he was disturbed; and all
Jerusalem with him.
04 And he assembled all the chiefs of the priests and the scribes
of the people, and inquired of them, Where is the birthplace of the Messiah
05 And they said: In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is written in
06 Thou also, Bethlehem of Judaea, art not the little among the
kings of Judaea, for a king shall come from thee who shall rule my people
07 Then Herod privately called the Magi, and learned from them at
what time the star appeared to them.
08 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said to them, Go, search
diligently for the child; and when ye have found him, come and tell me, that
I also may go and worship him.
09 And they, when they had heard from the king, went forward: and
lo, the star they had seen in the east went before them, until it came and
stood over where the child was.
10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced much, with great joy.
11 And they entered the house; and they saw the child, with Mary
his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him: and they opened their
treasures, and presented to him gifts, gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
12 And it was shown them in a dream, that they should not return to
Herod. And by another way, they returned to their country.
13 And when they were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph
in a dream, and said to him, Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee
into Egypt; and be thou there, until I tell thee: for Herod will seek for
the child, to destroy it.
14 Then Joseph arose, took the child and his mother, by night, and
fled to Egypt.
15 And he was there, until the death of Herod; that so might be
fulfilled that which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, From
Egypt have I called my son.
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been deluded by the Magi,
was very angry. And he sent and slew all the children in Bethlehem, and in
all its confines, from a child of two years and under, according to the time
that he had carefully learned from the Magi.
17 Then was that fulfilled, which was spoken by Jeremiah the
18 A voice was heard in Rama, weeping and great lamentation; Rachel
bemoaning her children , and unwilling to be comforted, because they are no
19 But when king Herod was dead, an angel of the Lord appeared in a
dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 and said to him: Arise, take the child and his mother, and go
into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the life of the
21 And Joseph arose, and took the child and his mother, and went to
the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was king in Judaea, instead of
his father Herod, he feared to go thither. And it was revealed to him in a
dream, that he should go into the land of Galilee.
23 And he came and dwelt in a city that is called Nazareth : that
so might be fulfilled that which was said by the prophet, that he should be
called a Nazarene.
01 And in those days came John the Baptizer. And he proclaimed in
the desert of Judaea,
02 and said: Repent; the kingdom of heaven hath approached.
03 For this is he of whom it was said, by Isaiah the prophet: The
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make
smooth his paths.
04 And as to this John, his raiment was of camel's hair, and a
girdle of skin was upon his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
05 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
country about the Jordan.
06 And they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, while they
confessed their sins.
07 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, who
came to be baptized, he said to them: Generation of vipers, who hath taught
you to flee from the wrath that cometh ?
08 Bring forth the fruits therefore, that accord with repentance.
09 And do not think, and say within yourselves, that Abraham is our
father: for I say to you, that God is able of these tones to raise up
children to Abraham.
10 And lo, the ax is put to the root of trees. Every tree,
therefore, which beareth not good fruit, is felled, and falleth into the
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that
cometh after me is more powerful than I; whose sandals I am not worthy to
carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
12 His winnowing shovel is in his hand; and he will make clean his
threshing-floor. The wheat he will gather into his storehouse; and the chaff
he will burn with fire not extinguished.
13 Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be
baptized by him.
14 But John refused him; and said, I need to be baptized by thee,
and hast thou come to me ?
15 And Jesus answered, and said to him: Allow it now, for thus it
becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.
16 And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the
water. And heaven was opened to him; and he saw the Holy Spirit descending
like a dove, and it came upon him.
17 And lo, a voice from heaven, which said: This is my beloved Son,
in whom I have delight.
01 Then was Jesus led by the Holy Spirit into the desert, to be
tempted by the Calumniator
02 And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he
03 And the Tempter came, and said to him: If thou art the Son of
God, command these stones to become bread.
04 But he replied, and said: It is written, that not by bread only,
doth man live; but by every word proceeding from the mouth of God.
05 Then the Calumniator took him to the holy city, and set him on a
pinnacle of the temple,
06 and said to him: If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down:
for it is written, that he will give his angels charge of thee, and in their
hands will they sustain thee, lest thou strike thy foot against a stone.
07 Jesus said to him: It is moreover written, that thou shalt not
tempt the Lord thy God.
08 Again the Calumniator took him to a mountain that was very high,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory;
09 and said to him: All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me.
10 Then Jesus said to him: Begone, Satan ; for it is written, that
thou shalt worship the Lord, thy God; and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the Calumniator left him: and lo, angels came, and
ministered to him.
12 And when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, he retired
13 And he left Nazareth, and came and dwelt in Capernaum, by the
side of the sea, on the confines of Zebulon and Naphthali.
14 That so might be fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah the
prophet, who said:
15 The land of Zebulon, the land of Naphthali, the way of the sea,
the ford of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 the people that sat in darkness, have seen great light; and to
them who sat in the region and shadow of death, light is arisen.
17 From that time began Jesus to proclaim and say: Repent; for the
kingdom of heaven hath approached.
18 And as he walked on the shore of the sea of Galilee, he saw
two brothers, Simon called Cephas, and Andrew his brother, who were casting
nets into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 And Jesus said to them: Follow me; and I will cause you to
become fishers of men.
20 And immediately, they left their nets, and went after him.
21 And as he passed on from there, he saw two other brothers, James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their
father, who were mending their nets. And Jesus called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and went
23 And Jesus traveled over all Galilee. and he taught in their
synagogues and proclaimed the tidings of the kingdom; and he cured every
disease and malady among the people.
24 And his fame spread through all Syria. And they brought to him
all them that were very sick with diverse diseases, and them that were
afflicted with pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics and paralytics; and he
25 And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee, and from
the Ten Cities, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond the
01 And when Jesus saw the multitudes, he ascended a hill; and when
he was seated, his disciples drew near him:
02 and he opened his mouth, and taught them, and said:
03 Blessed are the poor in spirit for the kingdom of heaven is
04 Blessed are the mourners: for they shall be comforted!
05 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth!
06 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness: for
they shall be satiated!
07 Blessed are the merciful: for on them shall be mercies!
08 Blessed are the clean in heart: for they shall behold God !
09 Blessed are the cultivators of peace: for they shall be called
sons of God !
10 Blessed are they that are persecuted on account of
righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs!
11 Blessed are ye, when they revile you and persecute you, and
speak every evil thing against you, falsely, on my account.
12 At that time, rejoice and be glad: for your reward in heaven is
great. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth! But if the salt become insipid,
with what shall it be seasoned ? It is fit for nothing; but to be thrown
out, and be trodden under foot by men.
14 Ye are the light of the world! A city built upon a hill, not be
15 And they do not light a lamp and place it under a bushel; but
upon a lightstand, and it giveth light to all that are in the house.
16 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good
works, and may glorify your Father who is in heaven.
17 Do not suppose that I have come to subvert the law or the
prophets: [I have come] not to subvert, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say to you, that until heaven and earth shall pass
away, one iota or one letter shall not pass from the law, until all shall be
19 Therefore whoever shall break one of these small commands and
shall so inculcate on the children of men, shall be called little in the
kingdom of heaven: but every one that shall do and teach [them], shall be
called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness shall abound
more than that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not
kill: and every one that killeth, is obnoxious to judgment.
22 But I say to you, That every one who is angry with his brother
rashly, is obnoxious to judgment: and every one that saith to his brother,
Raka! is obnoxious to the council : and every one that shall say, Fool is
obnoxious to hell-fire.
23 If therefore thou shalt bring thy oblation to the altar, and
shalt there remember that thy brother hath any offence against thee,
24 leave there thy oblation before the altar, and go first and be
reconciled with thy brother; and then come and present thy oblation.
25 Be at agreement with thy prosecutor, forthwith, and while on the
way with him; lest the prosecutor deliver thee up to the judge, and the
Judge deliver thee over to the sheriff, and thou fall into the house of
26 Verily I say to thee, Thou wilt not come out from there until
thou hast paid the last farthing.
27 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt not commit
28 But I say to you, That whoever gazeth on a woman with
concupiscence, at once committeth adultery with her in his heart.
29 If therefore thy right eye make thee offend, pluck it out, and
cast it from thee; because it is better for thee that thy one member perish,
than that thy whole body fall into hell.
30 And if thy right hand make thee offend, cut it off, and cast it
from thee; because it is better for thee that one of thy members perish,
than that thy whole body fall into hell.
31 It hath been said, That if a man will put away his wife, he must
give her a writing of divorcement.
32 But I say to you, That whoever putteth away his wife, except for
the offence of whoredom, causeth her to commit adultery: and he that taketh
the divorced woman, committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said to the ancients,
Thou shalt not be false in thy oaths; but thou shalt perform thine oaths to
34 But I say to you, Swear not at all: not by heaven, for it is the
throne of God:
35 and not by the earth, for it is the footstool under his feet:
and likewise not by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king.
36 Moreover, thou shalt not swear by thy head, for thou canst not
make one hair in it either black or white.
37 But let your language be, Yes, yes; or No, no; for whatever is
beyond these proceedeth from evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said: An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth.
39 But I say to you: Resist not evil; but if a person smite thee on
thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if one is disposed to sue thee and get away thy coat,
relinquish to him also thy cloak.
41 Whoever compelleth thee to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Whoever demandeth of thee, give to him: and whoever wisheth to
borrow of thee, deny him not.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said: Thou shalt love thy
neighbor, and hate thy enemy.
44 But I say to you: Love your enemies; and bless him that curseth
you; and do good to him that hateth you; and pray for them that lead you in
bonds, and that persecute you:
45 that ye may be the children of your Father that is in heaven,
who causeth his sun to rise upon the good and upon the bad, and sendeth his
rain upon the righteous and upon the unrighteous.
46 For, if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? Do not
even the publicans do this?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye that is not
common? Do not even publicans do this?
48 Be ye therefore perfect; even as your Father who is in heaven is
01 Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to perform it before men,
so that ye may be seen of them: otherwise, ye have no reward from your
Father who is in heaven.
02 Therefore, when thou doest alms thou shalt not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that
they may get praise from men. Verily I say to you, They have gotten their
03 But thou, when doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
04 that thy alms may be in secret. And thy Father, who seeth in
secret, will reward thee openly.
05 And when thou prayest. thou shalt not be like the hypocrites,
who are fond of standing up in the synagogues and at the corners of streets
to pray, so that they may be seen by people. Verily I say to you, they have
gotten their reward.
06 But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy closet and close the
door, and pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in
secret, will reward thee openly.
07 And when ye pray, be not garrulous like the heathen; for they
expect to be heard for their abundance of words.
08 Therefore, be not like them; for your Father knoweth what is
needful for you, before ye ask him.
09 In this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father who art in
heaven, hallowed be thy name:
10 Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done; as in heaven, so on earth:
11 Give us our needful bread, this day:
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors:
13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever:
14 For if ye forgive men their faults, your Father who is in heaven
will also forgive you.
15 But if ye shall not forgive men, your Father also forgiveth not
you your faults.
16 And when ye fast, be not sad like the hypocrites. For they
distort their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say to
you, they have gotten their reward.
17 But, when thou fastest, wash thou thy face, and anoint thy
18 that thou mayest not be seen by men as a faster, but by thy
Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will recompense
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and
rust spoil, and where thieves dig through and steal.
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where no moth and
no rust can spoil, and no thieves dig through nor steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be.
22 The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore thy eye shall be
sound, thy whole body will be luminous.
23 But if thy eye shall be diseased, thy whole body will be dark.
If then the light that is in thee be darkness, how great will be thy
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one
and love the other, or he will honor the one and neglect the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say to you: Be not anxious about your life, what ye
shall eat, and what ye shall drink; nor about your body, how ye shall clothe
yourselves. Is not the life more important than food, and the body than
26 Look at the birds of heaven; which sow not, and reap not, and
gather not into storehouses, but your Father who is in heaven feedeth them.
Are not ye more important than they ?
27 And who of you that shall be anxious, can add to his stature a
28 And about raiment, why are ye anxious? Consider the lilies of
the desert, in what manner they grow. They toil not; and they spin not.
29 Yet I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory, was
arrayed like one of them.
30 And if God so clothe the grass of the field, which exists
to-day, and tomorrow falls into the oven, will he not much more [clothe]
you, ye small in faith?
31 Therefore be not anxious; nor say, What shall we eat, or what
shall we drink; or wherewith be clothed?
32 For, all these things the people of the world seek after. And
your Father, who is in heaven, knoweth that all these things are needful to
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and
all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore be not anxious about the morrow: for the morrow hath
its own anxieties. Sufficient for the day, is its own evil.
01 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
02 For with the judgment that ye judge, ye shall be judged; and by
the measure that ye measure, shall it be measured to you.
03 And why observest thou the straw in thy brother's eye, and
regardest not the beam that is in thine own eye ?
04 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Allow me to pluck the
straw from thy eye; and lo! a beam is in thy own eye.
05 Thou hypocrite; pluck first the beam from thy own eye; and then
thou wilt see clearly, to pluck the straw out of thy brother's eye.
06 Give not a holy thing to dogs: and cast not your pearls before
swine; lest they tread them under their feet, and turn and lacerate you.
07 Ask, and it shall be given to you: seek, and ye shall find:
knock, and it shall be opened to you.
08 For, every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh,
findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
09 For what man is there among you, of whom if his son ask bread,
will he reach him a stone?
10 Or if he ask of him a fish, will he reach him a serpent?
11 If ye then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things
to them that ask him?
12 Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you; so also do ye to
them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in by the strait gate; for wide is the gate and broad
the way which leadeth to destruction; and many are they that walk in it.
14 How small the gate and straitened the way that leadeth to life,
and few they who find it!
15 Beware of false prophets; who come to you in the garb of sheep,
but internally they are rapacious wolves.
16 And from their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes
from thorn bushes; or figs from thistles?
17 So every good tree beareth good fruits; but a bad tree beareth
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruits; nor can a bad tree bear good
19 Every tree that beareth not good fruits, is cut down and
consigned to the fire.
20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not whoever may say to me, My Lord, my Lord, will enter into the
kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in
22 Many will say to me in that day, My Lord, my Lord, have-we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out demons ? and in thy name
wrought many works of power?
23 And then will I declare to them; I never knew you. Depart from
me, ye doers of evil.
24 Every one therefore that heareth these my discourses, and doeth
them, will be like to a wise man, one that built his house upon a rock.
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew;
and they rushed upon that house; and it fell not, for its foundations were
laid upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these my discourses, and doeth them
not, will be like a foolish man that built his house upon sand.
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew;
and they rushed upon that house, and it fell; and great was the ruin of it.
28 And so it was, that when Jesus had ended these discourses, the
multitudes were astonished at his teaching:
29 for he taught them as one having authority; and not as their
Scribes and Pharisees.
01 And as he descended from the mountain, great multitudes gathered
02 And behold, a leper came and worshipped him, and said: My Lord,
if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
03 And Jesus stretched forth his hand, touched him, and said: I
will: be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
04 And Jesus said to him, See, thou tell no man: but go, show
thyself to the priests, and present an oblation as Moses enjoined, for a
testimony to them.
05 And when Jesus had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to
him, and besought him,
06 and said: My Lord, my child lieth at home an is paralytic, and
07 Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.
08 The centurion replied, and said: My Lord, I am not worthy that
thou shouldst come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my child will
09 For I also am a man under authority, and there are soldiers
under my hands, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another,
Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this thing, and he doeth [it].
10 And when Jesus heard [this], he admired [it]; and he said to
those walking with him, Verily I say to you, I have not found faith like
this even in Israel.
11 And I say to you, that many shall come from the east, and from
the west, and shall recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom
12 but the children of the kingdom shall go forth into the outer
darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said to the centurion. Go; be it to thee as thou hast
believed. And his child was cured in that same hour.
14 And Jesus came to the house of Simon and saw his wife's mother
prostrate, confined by a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose
and ministered to them.
16 And when it was evening, they brought many demoniacs before him;
and he expelled their demons by a word, and healed all them that were
17 that so might be fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah the
prophet, who said: He will bear our sorrows, and our infirmities he will
take upon him.
18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes, around him, he ordered that
they should go to the site shore.
19 And a Scribe came and said to him: Rabbi, I will follow thee to
the place whither thou goest.
20 Jesus said to him, For foxes there are holes, and for the birds
of heaven there are nests; but for the Son of man, there is not where he may
recline his head.
21 And another of his disciples said to him: My Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said to him: Follow thou me, and leave the dead to
bury their dead.
23 And when Jesus entered the ship, his disciples embarked with
24 And lo, a great commotion arose in the sea, so that the vessel
was covered by the waves. But Jesus was asleep:
25 and his disciples came to awake him, and said to him: Our Lord,
deliver us; we are perishing!
26 Jesus said to them, Why are ye afraid, ye small in faith! Then
he arose, and rebuked the wind and the sea; and there was great
27 And the men were amazed; and they said, What a man is this, to
whom the winds and the sea are obedient !
28 And when Jesus arrived at the farther shore, in the country of
the Gadarenes, there met him two demoniacs, who came out from the
sepulchres, very furious, so that no one could pass that way.
29 And they cried out, and said: What have we to do with thee ?
Jesus, thou Son of God. Hast thou come hither before the time to torment
30 And at a distance from them there was a herd of many swine
31 And the demons entreated of him, and said: If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go into the herd of swine.
32 And Jesus said to them, Go ye. And immediately they came out,
and entered into the swine; and that whole herd ran straight to a precipice
and plunged into the sea, and perished in the waters.
33 And the herdsmen fled, and entered the city, and related all
that had occurred, and concerning the demoniacs.
34 And all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him,
they besought him to retire from their coasts.
01 And he entered the ship, and passed over and came to his own
02 And they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus
saw their faith, and said to the paralytic: Take courage, my son; thy sins
are forgiven thee.
03 And some of the Scribes said in their minds, This man
04 But Jesus knew their thoughts: and he said to them, Why do ye
think evil [things] in your heart?
05 For, which is the easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise and walk?
06 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth
to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic: Arise, take up thy bed, and go to
07 And he arose and went to his home.
08 And when the multitudes saw [it], they were struck with awe; and
they praised God, who had given authority like this to men.
09 And as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man sitting at the
custom-house, whose name was Matthew. And he said to him, Follow me: and he
arose and followed him.
10 And as they were reclining in a house, many publicans an sinners
came and reclined with Jesus and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw [it] they said to his disciples, Why
doth your Rabbi eat with publicans and sinners?
12 And as Jesus heard [it], he said to them: They who are in health
have no need of a physician, but they that are very sick.
13 Go and learn what that is: I require compassion, and not a
sacrifice! For I did not come to call the righteous, but the sinful.
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, and said: Why do we and
the Pharisees fast much and thy disciples fast not?
15 Jesus said to them: Can the children of the nuptial chamber
fast, so long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when
the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.
16 No one inserteth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; lest
that which filleth up, tear from that garment, and the rent become greater.
17 And they do not put new wine into old sacks; lest the sacks
burst, and the wine run out, and the sacks perish. But they put new wine
into new sacks and they are both preserved.
18 And while he was thus discoursing with them a certain ruler
came, drew near, worshipped him and said: My daughter is already dead, but
come lay thy hand upon her, and she will live.
19 And Jesus rose up, and his disciples; and they followed him.
20 And behold, a woman whose blood had flowed fourteen years, came
up behind him, and touched the extremity of his robe:
21 for she had said in her mind, If I but touch his garment I shall
22 And Jesus turned himself, looked at her, and said to her: Take
courage, my daughter; thy faith hath given thee life. And the woman was
cured from that very hour.
23 And Jesus came to the house of the ruler: and he saw there
pipers, and multitudes making outcry.
24 And he said to them: Retire; for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they scoffed at him.
25 And when he had ejected the throngs, he entered in, and took her
by the hand, and the maid rose up.
26 And the fame of this [thing] spread in all that land.
27 And when Jesus had passed from there, two blind men followed
after him, and said: Have mercy on us, Thou Son of David!
28 And when he had entered a house, those blind men approached him,
and Jesus said to them: Believe ye that I am able to do this ? They said to
him, Yes, our Lord.
29 Then he touched their eyes, and said: As ye have believed, so
shall it be to you.
30 And forthwith their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them and
said: See, that no man know [of it].
31 But they went out and spread the fame of it in all that land.
32 And as Jesus went out, they brought to him a dumb man in whom
was a demon.
33 And when the demon had gone out, the dumb man conversed. And the
multitudes admired, and said: Never was it so seen in Israel!
34 But the Pharisees said: It is by the Prince of demons, he
casteth out demons.
35 And Jesus traveled over all the cities and the villages: and he
taught in their synagogues, and proclaimed the tidings of the kingdom, and
healed all diseases and all pains.
36 And when Jesus looked on the multitudes, he pitied them; because
they were wearied and dispersed, like sheep that have no shepherd.
37 And he said to his disciples, The harvest is great, and the
38 Entreat, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest, that he would
send laborers into his harvest.
01 And he called his twelve disciples [to him], and gave them
authority over unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal every pain and
02 And the names of those twelve Legates are these: The first of
them, Simon who is called Cephas, and Andrew his brother; and James the son
of Zebedee, and John his brother;
03 and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Thomas, and Matthew the
publican; and James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus who was called
04 and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, he who betrayed
05 These twelve Jesus sent forth: and he commanded them and said:
Go not in the way of the Gentiles: and enter not the cities of the
06 But, go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
07 And as ye go, proclaim and say: The kingdom of heaven hath
08 Heal ye the sick; cleanse the leprous; [raise the dead;] and
cast out demons. Freely ye have received; freely give.
09 Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;
10 nor a wallet for the journey: neither two coats, nor shoes, nor
a staff. For the laborer is worthy of his food.
11 And into whatever city or town ye enter, inquire, who in it is
worthy; and there stay until ye depart.
12 And when ye enter a house, salute the household.
13 And if the house be worthy, your peace will come upon it; but if
it be not worthy, your peace will return upon yourselves.
14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your discourses, when
ye depart from that house or that town, shake off the dust from your feet.
15 Verily I say to you, that it will be comfortable for the land of
Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, rather than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep among wolves. Therefore be ye
sagacious as serpents, and guileless as doves.
17 And beware of men; for they will deliver you over to the
tribunals, and will scourge you in their synagogues.
18 And they will bring you before governors and kings, on my
account, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
19 And when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye
shall speak; for it shall be given you in that hour what to say.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father
speaking in you.
21 And brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and a father
his son; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to die.
22 And ye shall be hated by every one, on account of my name. But
he that shall endure to the end, shall have life.
23 And when they persecute you in one city, flee to another: for
verily I say to you, Ye shall not have completed all the cities of the house
of Israel, till the Son of man shall come.
24 No disciple is better than his rabbi; nor a servant, than his
25 It is sufficient for the disciple, that he be as his rabbi; and
the servant, as his lord. If they call the lord of the house Beelzebub, how
much more the children of his family?
26 Therefore be not afraid of them; for there is nothing covered
up, that shall not be exposed; nor concealed, that shall not become known.
27 Whatever I say to you in the dark, that speak ye in the light;
and what ye have heard in your ears, proclaim ye on the housetops.
28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but cannot kill
the soul; but be afraid rather of Him who can destroy both soul and body in
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? Yet one of them doth
not fall to the ground without your Father.
30 As for you, even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Therefore be not afraid: ye are more important than many
32 Wherefore, whoever shall confess me before men, him will I also
confess before my Father who is in heaven.
33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father who is in heaven.
34 Think not that I have come to sow quietness on the earth: I have
not come to sow quietness, but conflict.
35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter
against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 And a man's foes will be the members of his household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of
me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me:
38 and he that doth not bear his cross and follow after me, is not
worthy of me.
39 He that preserveth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth
his life for my sake, shall preserve it.
40 He that entertaineth you, entertaineth me: and he that
entertaineth me, entertaineth him that sent me.
41 He that entertaineth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall
receive a prophet's reward: and he that entertaineth a righteous man in the
name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.
42 And whoever shall give one of these little ones to drink a cup
of cold [water] only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he
shall not lose his reward.
01 And when Jesus had ended the instructions to his twelve
disciples, he went from there, to teach and to proclaim in their cities.
02 Now when John, in the house of prisoners, heard of the works of
Messiah, he sent by the hand of his disciples,
03 and said to him: Art thou he that cometh, or are we to expect
04 Jesus answered, and said to them: Go, tell John the things that
ye hear and see:
05 the blind see, and the lame walk, and the leprous are cleansed,
and the deaf hear, and the dead rise up, and the needy hear good tidings:
06 and happy is he, who shall not be stumbled at me.
07 And when they were gone, Jesus began to say to the multitudes,
concerning John: What went ye into the wilderness to see ? A reed that waved
in the wind?
08 And if not; what went ye out to see? A man clothed in delicate
robes ? Lo, they that are clothed in delicate [robes], are in the dwelling
09 And if not; what went ye out to see ? A prophet ? Yes, say I to
you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, that he may prepare the way before thee.
11 Verily I say to you, Among those born of women, there hath not
arisen a greater than John the Baptizer: yet the small one in the kingdom of
heaven, is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptizer, until now, the kingdom
of heaven is assailed by force, and the violent seize it.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied, until the time of
14 And, if ye are willing, receive ye, that this is he who was to
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear !
16 But to what shall I compare this generation ? It is like to
children, that sit in the marketplace and call to their associates,
17 and say: We have sung to you, and ye did not dance: we have
wailed to you, and ye did not lament.
18 For John came, not eating and not drinking; and they said, He
hath a demon.
19 The Son of man came, eating and drinking; and they say: Behold,
a gluttonous man, and a wine drinker, and a friend of publicans and sinners.
But wisdom is justified by her works.
20 Then began Jesus to reproach the cities, in which his many deeds
of power were wrought, yet they repented not.
21 And he said: Woe to thee, Chorazin ! Woe to thee, Bethsaida !
For if the deeds of power done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
doubtless, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say to you, It will be comfortable for Tyre and Sidon, in
the day of judgment, rather than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which hast been lifted up to heaven, shalt
be brought down to the grave. For if those deeds of power which were done
in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have stood to this day.
24 But I say to thee, It will be comfortable for the land of Sodom,
in the day of judgment, rather than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I praise thee, O my
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the
wise and knowing, and hast revealed them to little children.
26 Yes, my Father; for so it seemed good before thee.
27 Every thing is given up by my Father to me. And no one knoweth
the Son, except the Father. Also, no one knoweth the Father, except the Son,
and he to whom the Son is pleased to reveal [him].
28 Come unto me, all ye wearied and heavily burdened, and I will
29 Take my yoke upon you; and learn from me, that I am gentle and
subdued in my heart: and ye will find rest for your souls:
30 for my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.
01 At that time Jesus, on the sabbath, walked in the tillage
grounds: and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears and to
02 And when the Pharisees saw them, they said to him: See; thy
disciples are doing that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath.
03 But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was
hungry, and they that were with him?
04 How he went to the house of God, and ate the bread of the Lord's
table; which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for them that were with
him, but solely for the priests ?
05 Or have ye not read in the law, how that in the temple the
priests profane the sabbath, and are without fault ?
06 But I say to you, that a greater than the temple is here.
07 And if ye had known what that is, I desire mercy, and not
sacrifice; ye would not have criminated them who are without fault.
08 For the Son of man, is lord of the sabbath.
09 And Jesus went from there, and came to their synagogue.
10 And a man was there, whose hand was withered. And they
questioned him and said, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath ? that they
might defame him.
11 And he said to them, What man among you is there, who, if he
have a sheep, and it fall into a pit on the day of the sabbath, doth not lay
hold of it and lift it out ?
12 Now, how much better is a human being than a sheep ! Wherefore
it is lawful to do what is good, on the sabbath.
13 Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he
stretched out his hand; and it was restored, and like the other.
14 And the Pharisees went out and held a consultation against him,
that they might destroy him.
15 But Jesus knew [it]; and he retired from there. And great
multitudes followed him: and he cured them all.
16 And he charged them not to make him known:
17 that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled,
18 Behold my servant, in whom I have complacency; my beloved, in
whom my soul delighteth. I will put my spirit upon him; and he shall
proclaim judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not contend, nor be clamorous, nor shall any one hear
his voice in the market-place.
20 The crushed reed he will not break; and the flickering lamp he
will not extinguish; until he bring judgment to be victorious.
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 Then they brought to him a demoniac that was dumb and blind; and
he healed him, so that the dumb and blind man both talked and saw.
23 And all the multitude were amazed, and said: Is not this the son
of David ?
24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said: This man doth not
cast out demons, except by Beelzebub the prince of demons.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: Every kingdom
that is divided against itself, will become desolate; and every house or
city which is divided against itself, will not stand.
26 Now if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how
then doth his kingdom stand ?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your children
cast them out ? Wherefore they will be your judges.
28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, the kingdom of
God hath come near to you.
29 Or how can one enter the house of a strong man, and plunder his
goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he may plunder his
30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth
not with me actually scattereth.
31 Therefore I say to you, that all sins and contumelies shall be
forgiven to men; but the contumely which is against the Spirit, shall not be
forgiven to men.
32 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it will
be forgiven him: but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it will
not be forgiven him;not in this world, and not in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and its fruits good; or make the tree
bad, and its fruits bad: for a tree is known by its fruits.
34 Offspring of vipers, how can ye who are evil, speak good things
? For out of the fullnesses of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of good treasures bringeth forth good things, and
a bad man out of bad treasures bringeth forth bad things.
36 For I say to you, That for every idle word that men shall
speak, they shall give 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 some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees, and said
to him: Teacher, we wish to see from thee a sign.
39 But he replied and said to them: A wicked and adulterous
generation demandeth a sign: but a sign will not be given to it, unless it
be the sign of Jonah the prophet.
40 For as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three
nights; so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and
41 The people of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment against this
generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of
Jonah; and lo, a greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the south will stand up in the judgment against
this generation, and will condemn it: for she came from the extremities of
the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo, a superior to Solomon is
43 And when an unclean spirit goeth out of a man, it wandereth in
places where is no water, and seeketh comfort and findeth [it] not.
44 Then it saith: I will return to my house, from which I came out.
And it cometh, and findeth it vacated, and swept clean, and set in order.
45 So it goeth and taketh with it seven other spirits, worse than
itself, and they enter and dwell in it; and the end of that man is worse
than his beginning. So will it be to this evil generation.
46 And while he was discoursing to the multitudes, his mother and
his brothers came and stood with out, and sought to speak with him.
47 And a person said to him: Lo, thy mother and thy brothers stand
without, and seek to speak with thee.
48 But he replied, and said to him that informed him: Who is my
mother ? and who are my brothers ?
49 And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said:
Behold my mother, and behold my brothers!
50 For every one that doeth the good pleasure of my Father who is
in heaven, that person is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.
01 And on that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the side
of the sea.
02 And great multitudes assembled around him; so that he embarked
and seated himself in a ship, and all the multitude stood on the shore of
03 An he discoursed with them much, by similitudes. And he said,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow.
04 And as he sowed, some [seed] fell upon the side of a path: and a
bird came and devoured it.
05 And other [seed] fell upon a rock, so that it had not much soil:
and it sprung up forthwith, because there was no depth of earth.
06 But when the sun was up it wilted. And, because it lacked root,
it dried up.
07 And other [seed] fell among thorns: and the thorns shot up, and
08 And other [seed] fell on good ground; and bore fruits, some a
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.
09 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And his disciples came and said to him, Why discoursest thou to
them in similitudes ?
11 And he answered, and said to them: Because, to you it is given
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not
12 For to him that hath, shall be given; and he shall abound: but
from him that hath not, even what he hath shall be taken from him.
13 For this cause I discourse to them in similitudes, because they
see and do not see, and they hear and do not hear, nor understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, who said: By
hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and by seeing ye see, and
shall not know:
15 For the heart of this people hath grown fat, and with their ears
they have heard heavily, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should
see with their eyes, and should hear with their ears, and should understand
with their heart, and should turn; and I should heal them.
16 But happy are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they
17 For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous [men]
longed to see what ye see, and did not see [it]; and to hear what ye hear,
and did not hear [it].
18 But hear ye the similitude of the seed.
19 Every one that heareth the word of the kingdom, and
understandeth it not, the evil one cometh and snatcheth away the seed sowed
in his heart: this is what was sowed by the side of the path.
20 And that which was sowed on the rock, is he that heareth the
word, and at once receiveth it with joy.
21 Yet hath he no root in him, but is of short duration, and when
there is trouble or persecution on account of the word, he soon stumbleth.
22 And that which was sowed among thorns, is he that heareth the
word; and care for this world and the deceptiveness of riches, choke the
word; and he is without fruits.
23 But that which was sowed on good ground, is he that heareth my
word, and understandeth. and beareth fruits, and yieldeth, some a
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.
24 Another similitude he proposed to them, and said: The kingdom of
heaven is like to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 And while people were asleep, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat, and went away.
26 And when the plant shot up and bore fruits, then appeared also
27 And the servants of the householder came, and said to him, Our
lord, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From whence are the tares
28 And he said to them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said
to him, Is it thy pleasure that we go and gather them out ?
29 And he said to them, [No,] lest, while ye gather out the tares,
ye also eradicate the wheat with them.
30 Let them both grow together until the harvest; and at the time
of harvest, I will say to the reapers, Gather out first the tares, and bind
them in bundles to be burned; but the wheat gather ye into my granary.
31 Another similitude proposed he to them, and said: The kingdom of
heaven is like to a kernel of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in
32 And this is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is
greater than all the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that a bird of heaven
may come and nestle in its branches.
33 Another similitude spake he to them, The kingdom of heaven is
like the leaven, which a woman took and buried in three measures of meal,
until the whole fermented.
34 All these things Jesus discoursed to the multitude in
similitudes; and without similitudes he did not discourse with them.
35 That so might be fulfilled that which was spoken by the
prophet, who said: I will open my mouth in similitudes; I will utter things
concealed from before the foundation of the world.
36 Then Jesus sent away the multitudes, and went into the house.
And his disciples came to him, and said: Explain to us the similitude of the
tares and the field.
37 And he answered, and said to them: He that soweth the good seed,
is the Son of God.
38 And the field is the world. And the good seed are the children
of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked One.
39 The enemy that sowed them, is Satan. The harvest is the end of
the world : and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so
will it be in the end of the world.
41 The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather
out of his kingdom all the stumbling blocks, and all the doers of evil;
42 and will cast them into a furnace of fire. There will be wailing
and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then will the righteous shine as the sun, in the kingdom of
their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that is hid in a
field; which when a man findeth, he concealeth it, and, from his joy, he
goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchantman, who sought
after rich pearls:
46 and when he found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all
that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a sweep net, which was cast
into the sea, and collected [fishes] of every kind.
48 And when it was full, they drew it to the shores of the sea; and
they sat down and culled over: and the good they put into vessels, and the
bad they cast away.
49 So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will go forth,
and will sever the wicked from among the just;
50 and will cast them into a furnace of fire. There will be wailing
and gnashing of teeth.
51 Jesus said to them: Have ye understood all these things? They
say to him: Yes, our Lord.
52 He said to them: Therefore every Scribe who is instructed for
the kingdom of heaven, is like a man who is master of a house, who bringeth
forth from his treasures things new and old.
53 And it was so, that when Jesus had ended these similitudes, he
54 And he entered into his own city. And he taught them in their
synagogues, in such manner that they wondered, and said: Whence hath he this
wisdom and [these] works of power ?
55 Is not this man the carpenter's son ? Is not his mother called
Mary, and his brothers James and Joses and Simon and Judas?
56 And all his sisters, are they not with us ? Whence then hath
this man all these things?
57 And they were stumbled at him. But Jesus said to them: There is
no prophet who is little, except in his own city and in his own house.
58 And he did not perform there many works of power, because of
01 And at that time Herod the Tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus:
02 and he said to his servants: This is John the Baptizer: he is
risen from the grave: therefore works of power are wrought by him.
03 Now this Herod had seized John, and bound him and cast him into
prison; on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
04 For John had said to him: It is no lawful for her to be thy
05 And he had wished to kill him; but he was afraid of the people,
seeing that they regarded him as a prophet.
06 But when Herod's birthday festival occurred, the daughter of
Herodias danced before the guests; and she pleased Herod.
07 Therefore he swore to her by an oath, that he would give her
whatsoever she might ask.
08 And she, as she had been instructed by her mother, said: Give me
here in a dish the head of John the Baptizer.
09 And it troubled the king: nevertheless, on account of the oath,
and the guests, he commanded that it should be given her.
10 And he sent and cut off the head of John in the prison.
11 And the head was brought in a dish and given to the girl; and
she brought it to her mother.
12 And his disciples came and bore away the corpse, and buried
[it]; and they went and informed Jesus.
13 And Jesus, when he had heard [it], retired alone, in a ship, to
a desert place. And when the multitudes heard [of it], they followed him by
dry land from the cities.
14 And when Jesus disembarked, he saw great multitudes; and he had
compassion on them, and healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, and said to
him: This is a desert place, and the time is gone; send away the throngs of
people, that they may go to the villages, and buy themselves food.
16 But he said to them: It is not necessary for them to go; give ye
them to eat.
17 And they said to him: We have nothing here but five cakes and
18 Jesus said to them: Bring them here to me.
19 And he commanded the multitudes to recline on the ground: and he
took the five cakes and two fishes, and he looked towards heaven, and
blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples placed
before the multitudes.
20 And they all ate, and were satisfied : and they took up the
broken remains, twelve full baskets.
21 And the men who had eaten were five thousand, besides the women
22 And immediately he constrained his disciples to embark in a
ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent away the
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain
alone to pray. And when it was dark, he was there alone.
24 And the ship was distant from land many furlongs: meanwhile it
was much tossed by the waves; for the wind was adverse to it.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came up to them,
walking upon the waters.
26 And his disciples saw him as he walked upon the waters, and they
were perturbated: and they said, What we see is a spectre: and they cried
out through fear.
27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, and said: Have courage: it
is I; be not afraid.
28 Cephas replied, and said to him: My Lord, if it be thou, bid me
come to thee on the waters.
29 And Jesus said to him, Come. And Cephas descended from the ship,
and walked upon the waters to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind to be violent, he was afraid, and began
to sink. And he raised his voice, and said : My Lord, rescue me.
31 And immediately our Lord reached forth his hand, and caught him,
and said to him: O small in faith, why didst thou distrust!
32 And as they entered the ship, the wind subsided.
33 And they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, and
said: Truly thou art the Son of God !
34 And they rowed on, and came to the land of Gennesaret.
35 And the men of that place knew him: and they sent to all the
villages around them; and they brought to him all that were very sick;
36 and they entreated of him, that they might touch at least the
extremity of his garment. And they who touched, were healed.
01 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and Scribes that were from
Jerusalem, and said:
02 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders, and
wash not their hands when they eat bread ?
03 Jesus replied and said to them: Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God, on account of your tradition ?
04 For God hath said: Honor thy father, and thy mother; and he
that revileth his father or his mother, shall be put to death.
05 But ye say : Whosoever shall say to a father or to a mother, Be
that my offering, by which ye get profit from me: then he must not honor his
father or his mother.
06 And [thus] ye make void the word of God, for the sake of your
07 Ye hypocrites, well did the prophet Isaiah prophesy of you, and
08 This people honoreth me with the lips, but their heart is far
09 And in vain they pay me homage, while they teach doctrines that
are the precepts of men.
10 And he called the multitudes, and said to them, Hear and
11 Not that which entereth the mouth, defileth a man; but that
which proceedeth from the mouth, that defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said to him: Knowest thou, that the
Pharisees were offended when they heard that speech ?
13 And he replied, and said to them: Every plant, which my Father
who is in heaven hath not planted, shall be eradicated.
14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if a
blind man leadeth one blind, they will both fall into the ditch.
15 And Simon Cephas answered and said to him: My Lord, explain to
us this similitude.
16 And he said to them: Are ye also, up to this time, without
17 Know ye not, that whatever entereth the mouth, passeth into the
belly, and from there is ejected by purgation ?
18 But that which proceedeth from the mouth, cometh from the heart:
and that is what defileth a man.
19 For, from the heart proceed evil thoughts, adultery, murder,
whoredom, theft, false testimony, reviling.
20 These are the things that defile a man. But if a man eat while
his hands are unwashed, he is not defiled.
21 And Jesus departed from there, and went to the confines of Tyre
22 And lo, a woman, a Canaanitess from those confines, came forth,
calling out and saying: Compassionate me, my Lord, thou son of David: my
daughter is grievously distressed by a demon.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
requested of him, and said: Send her away, for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said to them: I am not sent, except to the
sheep that have strayed from the house of Israel.
25 And she came, and worshipped him, and said: Help me, my Lord.
26 Jesus said to her: It is not proper, to take the bread of the
children and throw it to the dogs.
27 And she said: Even so, my Lord; yet the dogs eat of the
fragments that fall from the tables of their masters, and live.
28 Then Jesus said to her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it to
thee, as thou desirest. And her daughter was cured from that hour.
29 And Jesus departed from there, and came to the side of the sea
of Galilee: and he ascended a mountain, and sat there.
30 And great multitudes came to him; and with them were the lame,
and the blind, and the dumb, and the maimed, and many others: and they laid
them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them.
31 So that the multitudes were amazed, when they saw the dumb
speaking, and the maimed made whole, and the lame walking, and the blind
seeing: and they praised the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples, and said to them: I pity this
multitude; for lo, these three days they have continued with me, and they
have nothing to eat: and I am unwilling to send them away fasting, lest they
faint by the way.
33 His disciples say to him: Whence can we get bread in the
wilderness, to satisfy all this multitude ?
34 Jesus said to them, How many loaves have ye ? They said to him,
Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitudes to recline on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks,
and brake, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples gave to the
37 And they all ate, and were satisfied. And they took up the
remains of fragments, seven full baskets.
38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women
39 And when he had sent away the multitudes, he took ship, and came
to the coasts of Magdala.
01 And Pharisees and Sadducees came near, tempting him, and asking
him to show them a sign from heaven.
02 But he answered, and said to them: When it is evening ye say, It
will be fair weather; for the heavens are red.
03 And in the morning ye say, There will be a storm to-day; for the
heavens are sadly red. Ye hypocrites, ye are intelligent to discover the
aspect of the heavens, but the signs of this time ye have no skill to
04 A wicked and adulterous generation asketh for a sign; but no
sign shall be given it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them,
05 And when his disciples had come to the farther shore, they had
forgotten to take bread with them.
06 And he said to them: Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and the Sadducees.
07 And they reasoned among themselves, and said, [it was] because
they had taken no bread.
08 But Jesus knew [it] and said to them : O ye small in faith! why
reason ye among yourselves because ye have taken no bread?
09 Have ye not yet understood ? Do ye not remember the five loaves
and the five thousand, and the many baskets ye took up?
10 Nor the seven loaves and the four thousand, and the many baskets
ye took up?
11 How is it that ye do not understand that it was not concerning
bread that I spoke to you; but that ye should beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
12 Then understood they, that he did not bid them beware of the
leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 And when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he
questioned his disciples, and said: What do men say concerning me, that I
the Son of man, am?
14 And they said: Some say that [thou art] John the Baptizer; but
others, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15 He said to them: But, who do ye yourselves say that I am ?
16 Simon Cephas answered and said: Thou art the Messiah, the Son of
the living God.
17 Jesus answered, and said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon son of
Jonas; for flesh and blood have not revealed [it] to thee, but my Father who
is in heaven.
18 Also I say to thee, that thou art Cephas: and upon this rock, I
will build my church: and the gates of death shall not triumph over it.
19 To thee will I give the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and
whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatever
thou shalt unbind on earth, shall be unbound in heaven.
20 Then he enjoined on his disciples, that they should tell no man
that he was the Messiah.
21 And from that time Jesus began to show to his disciples, that he
was to go up to Jerusalem, and to suffer much from the Elders, and from the
chief priests and Scribes, and be killed, and on the third day arise.
22 And Cephas took him, and began to rebuke him; and he said: Far
be it from thee, my Lord, that this should be to thee.
23 But he turned, and said to Cephas: Get thee behind me, Satan :
Thou art a stumbling block to me; for thou thinkest not the things of God,
but the things of men.
24 Then said Jesus to his disciples: If any one desireth to come
after me, let him deny himself; and let him bear his cross, and come after
25 For, whoever chooseth to preserve his life, shall lose it; and
whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.
26 For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world,
and shall lose his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul ?
27 For the Son of man is to come in the glory of his Father, with
all his holy angels; and then will he recompense to every man as his deeds
28 Verily I say to you: There are some persons standing here, who
shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
01 And after six days Jesus took Cephas, and James, and John his
brother, and conducted them alone to a high mountain.
02 And Jesus was changed before them: and his face shone like the
sun; and his vestments became white like the light.
03 And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, in conversation
04 Then Cephas answered and said to Jesus: My Lord, it is good for
us to be here: and, if it please thee, we will make here three booths; one
for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
05 And while he was yet speaking, lo, a bright cloud overshadowed
them: and there was a voice from the cloud which said: This is my beloved
Son, in whom I have pleasure; hear ye him.
06 And when the disciples heard [it], they fell on their faces, and
were much afraid.
07 And Jesus came to them and touched them, and said: Arise, and be
08 And they raised their eyes, and they saw no person, except Jesus
09 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, and
said to them: Speak of this vision before no person, until the Son of man
shall have arisen from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, and said to him: Why then do the
Scribes say, that Elijah must first come?
11 Jesus answered, and said to them: Elijah doth first come, to
fulfill every thing.
12 And I say to you. That, behold, Elijah hath come, and they did
not know him; and they have done to him whatever they pleased: and, in like
manner, also the Son of man is to suffer from them.
13 Then the disciples understood, that he spake to them of John the
14 And when they came to the multitude, a man approached him, and
bowed himself on his knees,
15 and said to him: My Lord, compassionate me. I have a son who is
a lunatic, and grievously afflicted; for often he falleth into the fire, and
often into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not heal
17 Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and perverse generation !
How long shall I be with you ? and how long bear with you ? Bring him here
18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it departed from him: and from
that hour the child was healed.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus, apart, and said to him: Why
could not we heal him?
20 Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For verily I say
to you, That if there be in you faith like a grain of mustard seed, ye may
say to this mountain, Remove hence, and it will remove: and nothing will be
too hard for you.
21 But this kind goeth not out, except by fasting and prayer.
22 And while they were resident in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The
Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of men;
23 and they will kill him; and the third day he will arise. And it
saddened them much.
24 And when they came to Capernaum, those who receive the two
drachmas of capitation money came to Cephas, and said to him: Doth not your
rabbi pay his two drachmas ?
25 He said to them, Yes. And when Cephas had entered the house,
Jesus anticipated him and said to him: How doth it appear to thee, Simon?
The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute and capitation money
? of their children, or of aliens ?
26 Simon said to him: Of aliens. Jesus said to him: Then the
children are free.
27 But still, lest they be stumbled with us, go thou to the sea and
cast in a fish-hook, and the fish that shall first come up, open its mouth,
and thou wilt find a stater : that take, and give for me and for thyself.
01 In that hour the disciples approached Jesus, and said: Who is
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
02 And Jesus called a child, and placed him in the midst of them,
03 and said: Verily I say to you, that unless ye be converted, and
become like children, ye will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
04 He therefore that shall humble himself like this child, he will
be great in the kingdom of heaven.
05 And he that shall receive in my name [one who is] like to this
child, he receiveth me.
06 And whosoever shall stumble one of these little ones that
believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were suspended to his
neck, and that he were sunk in the depths of the sea.
07 Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks ! For it must be,
that stumbling blocks come. But, woe to the person by whose means the
stumbling blocks come.
08 If then thy hand or thy foot make thee stumble, cut it off and
cast it from thee: for it is good for thee to enter into life lame or
mutilated, and not that, with two hands or two feet, thou fall into eternal
09 And if thine eye make thee stumble, pluck it out and cast it
from thee: for it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, and not
that, with two eyes, thou fall into the hell of fire.
10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to
you, That their angels in heaven, at all times, are beholding the face of my
Father who is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man, hath come to give life to that which was
12 How doth it appear to you ? If a man should have a hundred
sheep, and one of them should go astray, will he not leave the ninety and
nine in the mountains, and go and seek the one that strayed ?
13 And if he find it, verily I say to you, that he rejoiceth in it,
more than in the ninety and nine that did not stray.
14 Just so, it is not the pleasure of your Father who is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover, if thy brother commit an offence against thee, go and
admonish him between thee and him only. If he hear thee, thou hast gained
16 But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two, that at the
mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he will also not hear them, tell [it] to the church. And
if he will also not hear the church, let him be to thee as a publican and a
18 Verily I say to you, That whatever ye shall bind on earth, shall
be bound in heaven: and whatever ye shall unbind on earth, shall be unbound
19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
concerning any thing that they shall ask, it shall be to them from my Father
who is in heaven.
20 For where two or three [are] assembled in my name, there [am] I
in the midst of them.
21 Then Cephas approached him, and said to him: My Lord, how many
times, if my brother commit offence against me, shall I forgive him ? up to
seven times ?
22 Jesus said to him: I do not say to thee, up to seven times, but
up to seventy times seven.
23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like to some king, who wished
to have a reckoning with his servants.
24 And when he began to reckon, they brought to him one debtor of
ten thousand talents.
25 And as he had not wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be
sold, him and his wife and his children, and all that he possessed, and
payment to be made.
26 And that servant fell down and worshipped him, and said: My
lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee the whole.
27 And his lord had compassion on that servant, and set him free,
and forgave him his debt.
28 Then that servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants
who owed him a hundred denarii. And he laid hold of him and choked him, and
said to him: Pay me what thou owest me.
29 And that fellow-servant fell at his feet and entreated him, and
said: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee the whole.
30 But he would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he
should pay him what he owed him.
31 And when their fellow-servants saw what was done, it grieved
them much; and they came and made known to their lord all that had
32 Then his lord called him, and said to him: Thou vile servant !
Lo, I forgave thee that whole debt, because thou entreatedst of me:
33 oughtest not thou also to have compassion on thy fellow-servant,
as I had compassion on thee?
34 And his lord was angry, and delivered him over to the torturers,
until he should pay all he owed him.
35 So will my Father who is in heaven do to you, unless ye from
your heart forgive each his brother his offence.
01 And when Jesus had ended these discourses, he removed from
Galilee, and came to the confines of Judaea on the other side of Jordan.
02 And great multitudes followed after him, and he healed them
03 And Pharisees came to him, and tempted him and said: Is it
lawful for a man to divorce his wife for every cause ?
04 And he answered and said to them: Have ye not read, that he who
made [them] at the beginning, made them a male and a female?
05 And he said: For this reason, a man shall leave his father and
his mother, and adhere to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh.
06 Wherefore they were not two, but one flesh. What therefore God
hath united, let not man sunder.
07 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of
divorce, and to put her away ?
08 He said to them: Moses, on account of the hardness of your
heart, permitted you to divorce your wives: but from the beginning it was
09 And I say to you, That whoever leaveth his wife not being an
adulteress, and taketh another, committeth adultery. And whoever taketh her
that is divorced, committeth adultery.
10 His disciples say to him: If such is the case between man and
wife, it is not expedient to take a wife.
11 But he said to them: Not every one is capable of that thing, but
he only to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, born so from their mother's womb;
and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and there are some
eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of
heaven. He that can be contented let him be contented.
13 Then they brought children to him, that he might lay his hand
upon them and pray. And his disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said to them: Allow children to come to me, and forbid
them not; for of those that are like them is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hand upon them, and departed from there.
16 And one came, drew near, and said to him: Good Teacher, what
good thing must I do, that eternal life may be mine ?
17 And he said to him: Why callest thou me good ? There is none
good, except one, [namely,] God. But if thou wouldst enter into life, keep
18 He said to him, Which ? And Jesus said to him: Thou shalt not
kill; and thou shalt not commit adultery; and thou shalt not steal; and thou
shalt not bear false testimony;
19 and honor thy father and thy mother; and thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself.
20 The young man saith to him: All these have I kept from my
childhood. What do I lack?
21 Jesus saith to him: If thou desirest to be perfect, go, sell thy
property, and give to the poor; and there shall be for thee a treasure in
heaven; and come thou after me.
22 And the young man heard that speech, and he went away in
sadness; for he had much property.
23 And Jesus said to his disciples: Verily I say to you, it is
difficult for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again, I say to you: It is easier for a camel to enter the
aperture of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God
25 And when the disciples heard [it], they wondered greatly, and
said: Who then can attain to life!
26 Jesus looked on them, and said to them: With men this is not
practicable, but with God every thing is practicable.
27 Then answered Cephas, and said to him: Lo, we have forsaken
every thing, and come after thee: What therefore shall we receive ?
28 Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, that, as for you who
have followed me, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory
in the new world, ye also shall sit on twelve seats, and shall judge the
twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every man that relinquisheth houses, or brothers or
sisters, or father or mother, or wife or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
30 But there are many first who shall be last, and last [who
shall be] first.
01 For the kingdom of heaven is like a man, the lord of a house,
who went out, at dawn of day, to hire laborers for his vineyard.
02 And he contracted with the labors for a denarius a day: and
sent them into his vineyard.
03 And he went out at the third hour, and saw others standing idle
in the market-place:
04 and he said to them, Go ye also into my vineyard, and what is
right I will give you;
05 and they went. And again he went out at the sixth and ninth
hours, and did the same.
06 And about the eleventh hour, he went out and found others who
were standing and idle; and he said to them: Why stand ye all the day, and
are idle ?
07 They say to him, Because no one hath hired us. He saith to
them: Go ye also into the vineyard; and what is right ye shall receive.
08 And when it was evening, the lord of the vineyard said to his
steward: Call the laborers, and give them their wages; and commence with the
last, and proceed to the first.
09 And those of the eleventh hour came, and received each a
10 And when the first came, they supposed they should receive more;
but they also received each a denarius.
11 And when they received [it], they murmured against the lord of
12 and said: These last have labored but one hour, and thou hast
made them equal with us who have borne the burden of the day and the heat of
13 But he answered, and said to one of them: My friend, I do thee
no injustice: was it not for a denarius that thou didst contract with me?
14 Take what belongeth to thee, and go: for I am disposed to give
to this last, as to thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me, to do what I please with what belongeth
to me; or is thy eye evil, because I am good ?
16 Thus the last shall be first, and the first last: for the called
are many, but the chosen are few.
17 And Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem: and he took his
twelve disciples aside, on the way, and said to them:
18 Behold we are going to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be
delivered up to the chief priests and to the Scribes, and they will condemn
him to death.
19 And they will deliver him over to the Gentiles: and they will
mock him, and will scourge him, and will crucify him; and the third day, he
20 Then came, to him the mother of Zebedee's children, she and her
sons; and she worshipped him, and asked something from him.
21 And he said to her, What desirest thou? She said to him: Say,
that these my two sons shall sit, the one on thy right hand and the other on
thy left, in thy kingdom.
22 Jesus answered and said: Ye know not what ye ask for. Can ye
drink of the cup, of which I am to drink ? or be baptized with the baptism,
that I am baptized with ? They say to him: We can.
23 He saith to them: Ye will [indeed] drink of my cup, and will be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but that ye should sit on
my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give, except to those for whom
it is prepared by my Father.
24 And when the ten heard [it], they were angry against the two
25 And Jesus called them, and said to them: Ye know that the
princes of the nations are their lords, and their great men exercise
authority over them.
26 Not so shall it be among you. But whoever among you desireth to
be great, let him be to you, a ministerer:
27 and whoever among you desireth to be first, let him be your
28 even as the Son of man came, not to be served, but to serve; and
to give his life a ransom for many.
29 And as Jesus passed out of Jericho, a great multitude followed
30 And lo, two blind men were sitting by the way side. And when
they heard that Jesus was passing, they called out, and said: Have
compassion on us, my Lord, thou son of David !
31 And the multitudes rebuked them, that they might be silent. But
they raised their voice the more, and said: Our Lord, have compassion on us,
thou son of David.
32 And Jesus stopped, and called them, and said: What wish ye, that
I should do for you?
33 They said to him: Our Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 And he had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and
immediately their eyes were opened, and they followed him.
01 And as he approached Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, by the
side of the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples;
02 and said to them: Go into this village which is over against
you, and directly ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with her. Untie and
bring [them] to me.
03 And if any man say ought to you, tell him, That they are needed
by our Lord: and at once he will send them hither.
04 Now this whole occurrence was, that so might be fulfilled that
which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
05 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometh to thee,
meek, and riding on an ass, and on a colt the foal of an ass.
06 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them.
07 And they brought the ass and the colt. And they placed their
garments on the colt, and set Jesus upon it.
08 And a very great throng strewed their clothes in the path; and
others cut branches from the trees, and cast them in the path.
09 And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed after
him, shouted and said: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
10 And as he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in commotion;
and they said, Who is this?
11 And the multitudes said, This is Jesus the prophet, who is from
Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and expelled all them
that bought and sold in the temple, and overset the counters of the
money-brokers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
13 And he said to them: It is written, my house shall be called the
house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of robbers.
14 And there came to him in the temple the blind and the lame; and
he healed them.
15 And when the chief priests and Pharisees saw the wonderful
things which he performed, and the children shouting in the temple and
saying, Hosanna to the son of David, their indignation was excited.
16 And they said to him: Hearest thou what these are saying ?
Jesus said to them: Yes. Have ye never read, Out of the mouth of children
and infants thou hast acquired praise ? 17 And he left them, and
retired out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
18 And in the morning, when he returned to the city, he was
19 And he saw a fig-tree by the way, and came to it and found
nothing on it, except leaves only. And he said to it: There shall no more be
fruit on thee for ever. And immediately the fig-tree withered.
20 And the disciples saw [it], and admired, and said: How suddenly
hath the fig-tree withered!
21 Jesus replied and said to them: Verily I say to you, That if
there be faith in you, and ye shall not doubt, ye may not only do this thing
of the fig-tree, but also if ye shall say to this mountain, be thou lifted
up, and fall into the sea, it will be so.
22 And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, and shall believe, ye
23 And when Jesus came to the temple, the chief priests and the
Elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said to him: By
what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority ?
24 Jesus replied and said to them: I also will ask you one
question, and if ye will tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I
do these things.
25 The baptism of John, from whence was it ? From heaven, or from
men ? And they reasoned among themselves, and said: If we should say, From
heaven; he will say to us, Why did ye not believe in him ?
26 And if we should say, From men; we are afraid of the multitude,
for they all hold John as a prophet.
27 And they answered, and said to him: We do not know. Jesus said
to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28 But how appeareth it to you ? A certain man had two sons; and he
came to the first and said to him, My son, go, labor to-day in the
29 And he answered and said, I am not willing. But afterwards he
repented and went.
30 And he came to the other, and said the same to him. And he
answered and said: I [go], my lord, but did not go.
31 Which of these two performed the pleasure of his father ? They
say to him, The first. Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you That
publicans and harlots go before you into the kingdom of God.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye
believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him: and ye, after
ye had seen [it], did not even then repent and believe in him.
33 Hear ye another similitude. A certain man, the lord of a house,
planted a vineyard, and inclosed it with a hedge, and digged in it a
wine-press, and built a tower in it, and leased it to cultivators, and
removed to a distance.
34 And when the time for the fruits arrived, he sent his servants
to the cultivators that they might remit to him of the fruits of the
35 And the cultivators laid hold of his servants, and beat one, and
stoned another and one they slew.
36 And again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first;
and they did the like to them.
37 And at last he sent to them his son: for he said, Perhaps they
will respect my son.
38 But the cultivators, when they saw the son, said among
themselves: This is the heir: Come; let us kill him, and retain his
39 And they laid hold of him, thrust him out of the vineyard, and
40 When the lord of the vineyard, therefore, shall come; what will
he do to those cultivators ?
41 They say to him: He will utterly destroy them; and will lease
the vineyard to other cultivators, who will render him the fruits in their
42 Jesus said to them: Have ye never read in the scripture, The
stone which the builders rejected, hath become the head of the corner: this
is from the Lord; and it is marvellous in our eyes ?
43 Therefore I say to you, That the kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and shall be given to a people that will yield fruits.
44 And whoever shall fall upon this stone, will be fractured; but
on whomsoever it shall fall, it will crush him to atoms ?
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
similitudes, they understood that he spoke in reference to them.
46 And they sought to apprehend him, but were afraid of the
multitude, because they accounted him as a prophet.
01 And Jesus answered again by similitudes, and said:
02 The kingdom of heaven is like to a royal person, who made a
feast for his son.
03 And he sent his servants to call those that had been invited,
to the feast: and they would not come.
04 And again he sent other servants, and said: Tell those invited,
Behold, my entertainment is prepared, my oxen and my fatlings are slain, and
every thing is prepared; come ye to the feast.
05 But they showed contempt, and went away, one to his farm, and
another to his merchandise;
06 and the rest seized his servants, and abused them, and slew
07 And when the king heard [of it], he was angry; and he sent
his military forces, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
08 Then said he to his servants, The feast is prepared, but they
who were invited were unworthy.
09 Go ye therefore to the terminations of the streets; and as many
as ye find, bid to the feast.
10 And those servants went out into the streets, and collected all
they found, both bad and good; and the place of feasting was filled with
11 And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man
who was not clad in the festal garments.
12 And he said to him: My friend, how camest thou here without
the festal robes ? But he was silent.
13 Then said the king to the servitors: Bind his hands and his
feet, and cast him into the outer darkness: there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.
14 For the called are many, and the chosen are few.
15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel, how they might ensnare
him in discourse.
16 And they sent to him their disciples, with domestics of Herod,
and said to him: Teacher, we know that thou art veracious, and teachest the
way of God with truth, regardless of man, for thou hast no respect of
17 Tell us, therefore, how doth it appear to thee: is it lawful to
pay capitation money to Caesar, or not ?
18 But Jesus knew their wickedness, and said: Why tempt ye me, ye
19 Show me a denarius of the capitation money. And they brought to
him a denarius.
20 And Jesus said to them: Whose is this image and inscription?
21 They say, Caesar's. He saith to them: Give then Caesar's things
to Caesar, and God's things to God.
22 And when they heard [it] they were surprised: and they left
him, and went away.
23 The same day came Sadducees, and said to him: There is no life
of the dead. And they questioned him,
24 and said to him: Teacher ; Moses commanded us, that if a man
should die childless, his brother must take his wife and raise up seed to
25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first took a wife,
and deceased; and, as he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.
26 In like manner also the second, and the third, and up to the
27 And after them all, the woman also herself died.
28 In the resurrection, therefore, to which of those seven will she
be the wife ? For they all had taken her ?
29 Jesus answered, and said to them: Ye do err, from not knowing
the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection of the dead, they do not take wives, nor
are wives given to husbands; but they are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 But as to the resurrection of the dead,: have ye not read what
was spoken to you by God, who said:
32 I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob ?
Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard [it] they were astonished at his
34 And when the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to
silence, they assembled together;
35 and one of them, who was expert in the law, to tempt him,
36 Teacher, which is the great command in the law ?
37 Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might, and with all thy
38 This is the great and first command.
39 And the second, which is like it, is, Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commands hang the law and the prophets.
41 And while the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus questioned them,
42 and said: What say ye respecting, the Messiah? Whose son is he ?
They say to him; The son of David.
43 He saith to them: How then doth David, by the Spirit, call him
Lord? for he said:
44 The Lord said to my Lord, Seat thyself at my right hand, until I
place thy enemies under thy feet.
45 If David then call] him Lord, how is he his son ?
46 And no one was able to give him an answer ? And from that day,
no one dared to question him.
01 Then Jesus conversed with the multitude and with his disciples,
02 and said to them: The Scribes and Pharisees sit in the seat of
03 Whatever therefore they tell you to observe, that observe and
do. But according to their deeds, practise ye not: for they say, and do
04 They tie up heavy burdens, and lay [them] on men's shoulders;
but will not themselves touch them with their finger.
05 And all their works they do, to be seen of men: for they make
their phylacteries broad, and extend the fringes of their garments.
06 And they love the highest couches at suppers and the highest
seats in the synagogues,
07 and the greeting in the market places, and to be addressed by
men with Rabbi.
08 But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your Rabbi, and ye are
09 And ye shall not call yourselves Father on earth; for one is
your Father, who is in heaven.
10 And be ye not called guides; for one is your Guide, the
11 And the great one among you will be your servitor.
12 For whoever shall] exalt himself, will be abased: and whoever
shall abase himself, will be exalted.
13 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye devour the
houses of widows, under the disguise of protracting your prayers. Therefore
ye shall receive greater condemnation.
14 Woe to you. Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye hold the
kingdom of heaven closed before men; for ye enter not yourselves, and those
that would enter ye suffer not to enter.
15 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye traverse
sea and land to make one proselyte ; and when he is gained, ye make him a
child of hell twofold more than yourselves.
16 Woe to you, ye blind guides: for ye say, Whoever shall swear by
the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold that is in
the temple, he is holden.
17 Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the
temple that sanctifieth the gold ?
18 And, whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing: but
whoever shall swear by the oblation upon it, he is holden.
19 Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the oblation, or the
altar that sanctifieth the oblation ?
20 He therefore who sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by
all that is upon it.
21 And he who sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him
that dwelleth in it.
22 And he who sweareth by heaven, sweareth by throne of God, and by
him that sitteth on it.
23 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye tithe
mint, and anise, and cummin, and omit the graver [matters] of the law,
judgment, and mercy, and fidelity: these ought ye to do, and those not to
24 Ye blind guides, who strain out gnats, and swallow down camels.
25 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye cleanse
the outside of the cup and the dish, while within they are full of rapine
26 Ye blind Pharisees, cleanse first the inside of the cup and
dish, that their outside may be clean also.
27 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye are like
whited sepulchres, which appear comely without, but are within full of bones
of the dead and all impurity.
28 So ye also, outwardly, appear to men as righteous; but within,
ye are full of iniquity and hypocrisy.
29 Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye build the
tombs of the prophets and ye adorn the sepulchres of the righteous;
30 and ye say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been participators with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye are witnesses, against yourselves, that ye are the
children of them that killed the prophets.
32 And as for you, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye race of vipers: how can ye escape the
condemnation of hell ?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes; some of whom ye will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will
scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute them from city to city:
35 so that on you may come all the blood of the righteous, which
hath been shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood
of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple and the
36 Verily I say to you, that all these things will come upon this
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who killest the prophets, and stonest
them that are sent to thee: how often would I have gathered thy children, as
a hen gathereth her young under her wings, and ye would not.
38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate !
39 For I say to you, That ye shall not see me henceforth, until ye
shall say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
01 And Jesus passed out of the temple to go away: and his disciples
came to him, showing him the structure of the temple.
02 And he said to them: See ye not all these? Verily I say to you,
There will not be left here a stone upon a stone, that is not demolished.
03 And as Jesus sat on the mount of Olives, his disciples came,
and said between themselves and him: Tell us when these things are to be;
and what will be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the
04 Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed, that no one deceive
05 For many will come in my name, and will say, I am the Messiah:
and they will deceive many.
06 And ye are to hear of conflicts, and the rumor of battles. See
that ye be not disquieted: for all these things must come; but the
consummation is not yet.
07 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom; and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in
08 But all these are only the commencement of sorrows.
09 And they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you:
and ye will be hated by all nations, on account of my name.
10 Then many will be stumbled: and they will hate one another, and
will betray one another.
11 And many false prophets will rise up; and they will deceive
12 And on account of the abounding of iniquity, the love of many
13 But he that shall persevere to the end, will have life.
14 And this announcement of the kingdom shall be published in all
the world, for a testimony to all nations: and then will come the
15 And when ye see the abominable sign of desolation, which was
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place; then let the
16 and then let them who are in Judaea, flee to the mountain:
17 and let him who is on the roof, not come down to take what is in
18 and let him who is in the field, not return back to take his
19 But woe to those with child, and to them that are nursing, in
20 And pray ye, that your flight be not in winter, or on the
21 For there will then be great distress, such as hath not been
from the commencement of the world, until now, and will not be.
22 And unless those days should be cut short, no flesh would remain
alive. But, for the elect's sake, those days will be cut short.
23 Then, if any one shall say to you, Lo, the Messiah is here, or
is there; give no credence.
24 For there will arise false Messiahs, and mendacious prophets;
who will exhibit great signs, so as to deceive, if possible, even the
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go
not out: or, Behold, he is in a secret chamber; give no credence.
27 As the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth unto the
west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
28 And wherever the carcass may be, there will the eagles be
29 And immediately after the distress of those days, the sun will
be darkened, and the moon will not show her light, and the stars will fall
from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be agitated.
30 And then will be seen the signal of the Son of man in heaven:
and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, when they see the Son of
man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
31 And he will send his angels with a great trumpet and they will
collect together his elect from the four winds, from one extremity of heaven
to the other.
32 And learn ye an illustration from the fig-tree. As soon as its
branches become tender and its leaves shoot forth, ye know that summer is
33 So also ye, when ye perceive all these things, know ye, that he
is nigh, [even] at the door.
34 Verily I say to you, That this generation shall not pass away,
till all these things shall be.
35 Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words shall not pass
36 But of that day and of that hour, knoweth no man, nor even the
angels of heaven, but the Father only.
37 And as the days of Noah, so will the coming of the Son of man
38 For as, before the flood, they were eating and drinking,
taking wives and giving to husbands, up to the day that Noah entered the
39 and knew not, until the flood came and took them all away; so
will the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then will two [men] be in the field; the one will be taken, and
the other left.
41 Two [women] will be grinding at the mill; the one taken, and the
42 Watch, therefore, since ye know not at what hour your Lord
43 But know this, that if the lord of the house had known in what
watch the thief would come, he would have been awake, and would not have
suffered his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore, be ye also ready; for at an hour ye do not expect,
the Son of man will come.
45 Who then, is that faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
placed over his domestics, to give them their food in its time?
46 Happy is that servant, whom, when his lord shall come, he will
find so doing.
47 Verily I say to you, He will place him over all that he hath.
48 But if that servant, being wicked, shall say in his heart, My
lord delayeth his coming;
49 and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall be
eating and drinking with drunkards;
50 the lord of that servant will come in a day he will not expect,
and in an hour he knoweth not,
51 and will cut him asunder, and will assign him his portion with
the hypocrites; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
01 Then may the kingdom of heaven be shadowed forth by ten virgins,
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and bride.
02 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
03 And the foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them.
04 But the wise took oil in vessels, with their lamps.
05 And while the bridegroom delayed, they all became sleepy and
06 And at midnight there was an outcry: Behold, the bridegroom
cometh; go ye out to meet him.
07 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
08 And the foolish said to the wise; Give us of your oil; for,
behold, our lamps have gone out.
09 The wise answered and said: [We must refuse,] lest there
should not be enough for us and for you: but go ye to them that sell, and
buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that
were ready, went with him into the house of the nuptials, and the door was
11 And at length came also the other virgins, and said: Our lord,
our lord, open to us.
12 But he answered, and said to them: Verily I say to you, I know
13 Watch, therefore, seeing ye know not the day nor the hour.
14 For, as a man that took a journey, called his servants and
delivered to them his property;
15 to one he gave five talents; to another, two; and to another,
one: to each, according to his ability: and he immediately departed.
16 Then he that received five talents, went and traded with them,
and gained five more.
17 And likewise: the one of two [talents], by trading gained two
18 But he that received one, went and digged in the earth, and hid
his lord's money.
19 And after a long time, the lord of those servants came, and
received account from them.
20 And he who had received the five talents, came and brought five
others; and said, My lord, thou gavest me five talents; behold, I have
gained by trading five more to them.
21 His lord said to him: Well done! good and faithful servant: thou
hast been faithful with a little; I will set thee over much: enter thou into
the joy of thy lord.
22 And he of the two talents came, and said: My lord, thou gavest
me two talents; behold, I have by trading gained two more to them.
23 His lord said to him: Well done! good and faithful servant: thou
hast been faithful with a little; I will set thee over much: enter thou into
the Joy of thy lord.
24 And he also that received the one talent, came and said: My
lord, I knew thee, that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not
sowed, and gathering where thou hast not scattered;
25 and I was afraid, and I went and hid thy talent in the earth.
Behold, thou hast what is thine.
26 His lord answered, and said to him: Wicked and slothful servant
! Thou knewest me, that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I
have not scattered!
27 Thou oughtest to have cast my money into the exchange; and I
might have come and demanded my property with its interest.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that hath
29 For, to him that hath, shall be given, and he shall have more;
but from him that hath not, even what he hath shall be taken away.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness:
there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 And when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all his
holy angels with him, then will he sit upon the throne of his glory.
32 And before him will be gathered all nations; and he will
separate them one from another, as a shepherd severeth the sheep from the
33 And he will place the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on
34 Then will the king say to those on his right hand: Come, ye
blessed of my Father; inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you from the
foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me home;
36 I was naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I
was in prison, and ye came to me.
37 Then will the righteous say to him: Our 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 home? or
naked, and clothed thee?
39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee
40 And the king will answer, and say to them: Verily I Say to
you, That inasmuch as ye did so to one of these my little brothers, ye did
so to me.
41 Then will he say also to them on his left hand: Go from me, ye
accursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the Calumniator
and his angels,
42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food; and I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink;
43 and I was a stranger, and ye took me not home; and I was naked,
and ye clothed me not; and I was sick and in prison, and ye did not visit
44 Then will they also answer and say: Our Lord, when saw we thee
hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did
not minister to thee ?
45 Then will he answer, and say to them: Verily I say to you, That
in as much as ye did not so to one of these little ones, ye did not so to
46 And these will go into everlasting torment, and the righteous
into everlasting life.
01 And it came to pass, when Jesus had concluded all these
discourses, that he said to his disciples:
02 Ye know that after two days is the Passover; and the Son of man
is betrayed to be crucified.
03 Then assembled the chief priests and the Scribes and the
Elders of the people, at the hall of the high priest, who was called
04 And they held a counsel against Jesus, that they might take
him by guile, and kill him.
05 But they said: Not on the festival, lest there be a commotion
among the people.
06 And when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the
07 there came to him a woman having a vase of aromatic ointment
very precious, and she poured it on the head of Jesus as he was reclining.
08 And when his disciples saw [it] they were displeased, and said:
Why is this waste ?
09 For this [ointment] might have been sold for much, and have been
given to the poor.
10 But Jesus knew [their dissatisfaction], and said to them: Why
trouble ye the woman ? She hath performed a good deed towards me.
11 For the poor ye have at all times with you; but I am not with
12 And this her act, pouring the ointment on my body, she hath done
as it were for my burial.
13 Verily I say to you, That wherever this my gospel shall be
proclaimed, in all the world, this thing that she hath done shall be told
for a memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief
15 and said to them: What will ye give me, if I will deliver him to
you ? And they promised him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 And on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to
Jesus, and said to him: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the
18 And he said to them: Go ye into the city, to such a man, and say
to him: Our Rabbi saith, My time approaches: with thee will I keep the
Passover with my disciples
19 And his disciples did as Jesus directed them, and made ready the
20 And when it was evening, he reclined with his twelve
21 And as they were eating, he said: Verily I say to you, That one
of you will betray me.
22 And it troubled them much. And they began each one of them to
say to him; My Lord is it I ?
23 And he answered and said: One that dippeth his hand with me in
the dish, he will betray me.
24 And the Son of man goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to
that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed. It would have been better for
that man, if he had not been born.
25 Judas the betrayer answered and said: Rabbi, is it I ? Jesus
said to him: Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and
brake; and gave to his disciples, and said: Take, eat; this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and offered thanks and gave [it] to them,
saying: Take, drink of this all of you.
28 This is my blood of the new testament, which, in behalf of many,
is shed for the remission of sins.
29 But I say to you, that I will henceforth not drink of this
product of the vine, until the day in which I shall drink it with you new in
the kingdom of God. And they sang praises, and went forth to the mount of
31 Then said Jesus to them: Ye will all be offended in me this
night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of his
flock will be dispersed.
32 But after I am arisen, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Cephas replied, and said to him: Though all men should be
offended in thee, I will never be offended in thee.
34 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, That this night, before
the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me.
35 Cephas said to him: If I were to die with thee, I would not deny
thee: and so also said all the disciples.
36 Then came Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane: and he
said to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray.
37 And he took Cephas and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be
dejected and sorrowful.
38 And he said to them: There is anguish in my soul, even unto
death. Wait for me here; and watch with me.
39 And retiring a little, he fell on his face, and prayed, and
said: My Father, if it can be so, let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I
choose, but as thou.
40 And he came to his disciples, and found them asleep: and he said
to Cephas: So! could ye not watch with me one hour ?
41 Wake ye, and pray, lest ye fall into temptation. The mind is
prepared, but the body is infirm.
42 Again he went away the second time, and prayed, and said: My
Father, if it cannot be that this cup pass, except I drink it, thy will be
43 And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were
44 And he left them, and went again and prayed the third time, and
used the same language.
46 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them: Sleep on now,
and take rest. Behold, the hour is come: and the Son of man is betrayed into
the hands of sinners.
46 Arise, let us go. Behold, he that betrayeth me hath come.
47 And while he was yet speaking, lo, Judas the betrayer, one of
the twelve, arrived; and a great multitude with him, with swords and clubs,
from the presence of the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 And Judas the betrayer had given them a sign, saying: He it is,
whom I shall kiss: him seize ye.
49 And forthwith he approached Jesus, and said: Hail, Rabbi; and
50 And Jesus said to him: My friend, is it for this thou hast
come? Then they came up, and laid their hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 And lo, one of them with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew
a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him: Return the sword to its place; for all
they that take swords, shall die by swords.
53 Supposest thou that I cannot ask of my Father, and he now
assign me more than twelve legions of angels ?
54 But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it
must be ?
55 At that time Jesus said to the multitude: Have ye come out, as
against a cut-throat, with swords and clubs, to take me ? I daily sat with
you, and taught in the temple, and ye did not apprehend me.
56 And this occurred, that the writings of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then the disciples all forsook him and fled.
57 And they who apprehended Jesus carried him to Caiaphas the high
priest, where the Scribes and Elders were assembled.
58 And Simon Cephas followed after him at a distance, unto the high
priest's hall, and entered, and sat with the servants within, that he might
see the issue.
59 And the chief priests and the Elders and the whole assembly
sought for witnesses against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
60 and found them not. And many false witnesses came; and at last,
two came forward,
61 and said: This man said, I can destroy the temple of God, and in
three days rebuild it.
62 And the high priest rose up and said to him: Respondest thou
nothing ? What do these testify against thee ?
63 And Jesus was silent. And the high priest answered, and said to
him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the
Messiah, the Son of God.
64 Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said. And I say to you, That
hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and
coming on the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and said: Behold, he hath
blasphemed! Why therefore should we seek for witnesses ? Behold, ye have now
heard his blasphemy.
66 What is your pleasure ? They answered and said: He is liable to
67 Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and others smote
68 and said to him: Prophesy to us, thou Messiah, who is it smote
69 And Cephas was sitting without in the hall, and a certain maid
approached him, and said to him: Thou also wast with Jesus the Nazarean.
70 But he denied [it] before them all, and said: I know not what
71 And as he went out into the porch, another maid saw him, and
said to them: This man was also there with Jesus the Nazarean.
72 And again he denied, with oaths: I know not that man.
73 And a little after, those standing [there] came up and said to
Cephas: Certainly, thou too art one of them; and thy speech maketh thee
74 Then he began to imprecate and to swear, I know not that man.
And in that hour the cock crew.
75 And Cephas remembered the declaration of Jesus, who said to him:
Before the cock croweth, thou wilt three times deny me. And he went out,
and wept bitterly.
01 And when it was morning, the chief priests and the elders of the
people held a council against Jesus, how they might put him to death.
02 And they bound him, and carried him and delivered him up to
Pilate, the president.
03 Then Judas the betrayer, when he saw that Jesus was condemned,
repented. And he went and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief
priests and elders;
04 and said: I have sinned, by betraying innocent blood. And they
said: What is that to us? See to it thyself.
05 And he cast down the silver in the temple, and retiring, went
and strangled himself
06 And the chief priests took up the silver, and said: It is not
lawful to put it into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
07 And they took counsel, and bought with it the potter's field,
for a place to bury strangers.
08 Wherefore that field is called the field of blood, unto this
09 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
I took the thirty [shekels] of silver, the price of the precious one, which
they of the children of Israel had stipulated;
10 and I gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed
11 And Jesus stood before the president. And the resident asked
him, and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said to
him: Thou hast said.
12 And when the chief priests and elders accused him, he made no
13 Then Pilate said to him: Hearest thou not how much they testify
against thee ?
14 But he gave him no answer, not even one word: and therefore
Pilate wondered greatly.
15 And at each festival, the president was accustomed to release to
the people one prisoner, such as they preferred.
16 And they had then in bonds a noted prisoner, called Bar Abas.
17 And when they were assembled, Pilate said to them: Whom will ye,
that I release to you, Bar Abas, or Jesus who is called Messiah ?
18 For Pilate knew that it was from enmity they had delivered him
19 And as the president was sitting on his tribunal, his wife sent
to him, and said: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have
suffered much this I day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitude
that they should demand Bar Abas, and destroy Jesus.
21 And the president answered, and said to them: Which of the
two, will ye, that I release to you ? And they said: Bar Abas.
22 Pilate said to them: And what shall I do to Jesus who is called
Messiah ? They all replied: Let him be crucified.
23 The president said to them: But what hath he done, that is evil
? And they cried out the more, and said: Let him be crucified.
24 And Pilate, when he saw that it availed nothing, but rather
that tumult was produced, took water, and washed his hands before the eyes
of the multitude, and said: I am pure from the blood of this just man: see
ye to it.
25 And all the people answered, and said His blood be on us, and
on our children!
26 Then released he to them Bar Abas; and scourged Jesus with
whips and delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the president took Jesus into the
Praetorium, and assembled the whole regiment against him.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet military cloak.
29 And they wove a crown of thorns, and set it on his head, and
[put] a reed in his hand, and they bowed their knees before him, and mocked
him, and said: Hail, thou king of the Jews.
30 And they spit in his face, and took the reed, and smote him on
31 And when they had mocked him, they divested him of the cloak,
and clothed him in his own garments, and led him out to be crucified.
32 And as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene whose name was
Simon; him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And they came to a place which is called Golgotha, which is
interpreted a skull.
34 And they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall. And he
tasted [it], and would not drink.
35 And when they had crucified him, they distributed his garments
by lot. *
36 And they sat down, and watched him there
37 And they placed over his head the cause of his death, in the
writing: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 And there were crucified with him two robbers, the one on his
right hand, and the other on his left.
39 And they that passed by reviled him, and shook their heads
40 and said: Destroyer of the temple, and builder of it in three
days, deliver thyself; if thou art the Son of God, and come down from the
41 So also the chief priests mocked, with the Scribes and Elders
42 and said: He gave life to others, his own life he cannot
preserve. If he is the king of Israel, let him now descend from the cross,
and we will believe in him. †
43 He trusted in God; let him rescue him now, if he hath pleasure
in him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 In like manner the marauders also, that were crucified with him,
45 And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land,
until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice and
said: O God, O God; why hast thou forsaken me ? *
47 And some of them that stood there, when they heard [it], said:
He calleth for Elijah.
48 And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled
it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 But the rest said: Desist; we will see if Elijah will come to
50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his
51 And instantly, the curtain of the door of the temple was torn
asunder, from the top to the bottom; and the earth shook; and the rocks
52 and graves were opened; and many bodies of saints who slept,
53 and came forth; and, after his resurrection, entered into the
holy city, and appeared to many.
54 And the centurion, and they that were with him guarding Jesus,
when they saw the earthquake and the things that occurred, feared greatly,
and said: Verily, this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there, looking on from a distance; the same
who had followed Jesus from Galilee, and had ministered to him.
56 One of them was Mary of Magdala, also Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
57 And when it was evening, there came a rich man of Ramath, whose
name was a Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.
58 This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And
Pilate directed the body to be given him.
59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a winding-sheet of
60 and laid it in his new sepulchre, that was excavated in a rock.
And he rolled a great stone against the door of the sepulchre, and departed:
6l And there were present Mary of Magdala, and the other Mary, who
sat over against the grave.
62 And on the day that was next after the preparation, the chief
priests and Pharisees assembled before Pilate,
63 and said to him: Our Lord, we remember that this deceiver said,
while he was alive, After three days, I shall arise.
64 Command, therefore to guard the sepulchre; until the third day;
lest his disciples come and steal him away by night, and say to the people
that he hath risen from the dead; and the last delusion be worse than the
65 Pilate said to them: Ye have soldiers: go and guard it, as ye
66 And they went and set a guard to the sepulchre, and sealed the
* In the editions of 1815 and 1826 is the
" According to some of the Greek copies, there is added, thus: that so might
be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet David: They distributed my
garments among them, and upon my vesture they cast the lot."
This addition is not found in four of the most ancient editions of the
Syriac New Testament, and it is put in the margin of the more modern
editions. It was doubtless a modern addition to the Syriac New Testament,
borrowed from the Greek._ Translator.
† In some editions: that we may see, and believe in him.
* Il, Il, lemňno shebákthone ?
01 And in the close [evening] of the sabbath, as the first [day] of
the week began to dawn, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary, to view the
02 And lo, there was a great earthquake: for an angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.
03 And his aspect was like the lightning; and his raiment white
04 and from fear of him the keepers were astounded, and became as
05 And the angel answered, and said to the women: Be not ye
afraid, for I know that ye seek Jesus who was crucified.
06 He is not here; for he is risen, as he predicted. Come ye, see
the place where our Lord was laid.
07 And [then] go quickly, tell his disciples, that he is risen
from the dead; and lo, he precedeth you to Galilee; there will ye see him.
Behold, I have told you.
08 And they went quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great
joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
09 And lo, Jesus met them, and said to them: Hail, ye. And they
came and clasped his feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Be not afraid; but go, tell my
brethren, that they go into Galilee, and there they will see me.
11 And while they were going, some of the guards came into the
city, and told the chief priests all that had occurred.
12 And they assembled with the Elders, and held a council; and
they gave no little money to the guards,
13 and said to them: Say ye, that his disciples came and stole him
away by night, while we were asleep.
14 And if this should be reported before the President, we will
pacify him, and cause you not to be troubled.
15 And they, having received the money, did as they were
instructed. And this story is current among the Jews to this day.
16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain
which Jesus had appointed for them.
17 And when they beheld him, they worshipped him: but some
18 And Jesus came near, and discoursed with them, and said to them:
All authority is given to me, in heaven and on earth. And as my Father sent
me, so also I send you.
19 Go ye, therefore, and instruct all nations; and baptize them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
20 And teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And,
behold, I am with you always, unto the consummation of the worlds Amen.
Completion of the Holy Gospel as published by Matthew; and which he
published in Hebrew, in the land of the Palestineans.