Matthew (Wycliffe – 1382)

The Gospel According to Matthew
Wycliffe: The Early Version (1382)
1:01 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1:02 Abraham begat Isaac. Isaac begat Jacob. Jacob begat Judas and his brethren.
1:03 Judas begat Phares and Zara, of Thamar. Phares begat Esrom. Esrom begat Aram.
1:04 Aram begat Aminadab. Aminadab begat Naasson. Naasson begat Salmon.
1:05 Salmon begat Booz, of Rachab. Booz begat Obed, of Ruth. Obed begat Jesse.
1:06 Jesse begat David the king. David the king begat Solomon, of her that was Urias’s wife.
1:07 Solomon begat Roboam. Roboam begat Abia. Abia begat Asa.
1:08 Asa begat Josaphat. Josaphat begat Joram. Joram begat Ozias.
1:09 Ozias begat Joatham. Joatham begat Achaz. Achaz begat Ezekias.
1:10 Ezekias begat Manasses. Manasses begat Amon. Amon begat Josias.
1:11 Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, into the transmigration of Babylon.
1:12 And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel. Salathiel begat Zorobabel.
1:13 Zorobabel begat Abiud. Abiud begat Eliakim. Eliakim begat Azor.
1:14 Azor begat Sadoc. Sadoc begat Achim. Achim begat Eliud.
1:15 Eliud begat Eleazar. Eleazar begat Matthan. Matthan begat Jacob.
1:16 Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, that is called Christ.
1:17 And so all the generations from Abraham to David be fourteen generations, and from David till the transmigration of Babylon be fourteen generations, and from the transmigration of Babylon unto Christ be fourteen generations.
1:18 Forsooth the generation of Christ was this. When Mary, his mother, was spoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found having in the womb of the Holy Ghost.
1:19 Joseph, forsooth, her husband, when he was a just man, and would not publish her, would privily forsake her.
1:20 But while he thought these things, lo! the angel of the Lord appeared in sleep, to him, saying, Joseph, the son of David, do not thou dread to take Mary, thy wife; for that thing that is born in her is of the Holy Ghost.
1:21 And she shall bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall make his people safe from their sins.
1:22 For all this thing was done, that it should be fulfilled, that was said of the Lord by a prophet, saying,
1:23 Lo! a virgin shall have in the womb, and she shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, that is interpreted, God with us.
1:24 Soothly Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife;
1:25 and he knew her not, till she had born her first begotten son, and he called his name Jesus.
2:01 Therefore when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, lo! kings came from the east to Jerusalem,
2:02 saying, Where is he, that is born the king of Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and we have come to worship him.
2:03 But king Herod heard, and was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:04 And he gathered together all the princes of priests, and scribes of the people, and inquired of them, where Christ should be born.
2:05 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Juda; for so it is written by a prophet,
2:06 And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda; for of thee a duke shall go out, that shall govern my people Israel.
2:07 Then Herod called privily the kings, and busily learned of them the time of the star that appeared to them.
2:08 And he sent them into Bethlehem, and said, Go ye, and ask ye busily of the child, and when ye have found, tell again to me, that I also come, and worship him.
2:09 And when they had heard the king, they went away. And lo! the star which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came, and stood above, where the child was.
2:10 And they saw the star, and joyed with a full great joy.
2:11 And they entered into the house, and found the child with Mary, his mother; and they felled down, and worshipped him. And when they had opened their treasures, they offered to him gifts, gold, incense, and myrrh.
2:12 And an answer taken in sleep, that they should not turn again to Herod, they be turned by another way into their own country.
2:13 And when they had gone away, lo! the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in sleep, saying, Rise up, and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there, till that I say to thee; for it is to come, that Herod seek the child, to lose him.
2:14 And Joseph rose up, and took the child and his mother by night, and went into Egypt,
2:15 and he was there till the death of Herod; that it should be fulfilled, that was said of the Lord by the prophet, saying, From Egypt I have called my son.
2:16 Then Herod seeing that he was scorned of the kings, was full wroth; and he sent, and slew all the children, that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years age and within, after the time that he had sought out of the kings.
2:17 Then it was fulfilled, that was said by Jeremy, the prophet, saying,
2:18 A voice was heard on high, weeping and much wailing, Rachel beweeping her sons, and she would not be comforted, for they be not.
2:19 Soothly Herod dead, lo! the angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 saying, Rise up, and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they that sought the life of the child be dead.
2:21 Joseph rose up, and took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22 And he heard that Archelaus reigned in Judaea for Herod, his father, and dreaded to go thither. And he was warned in sleep, and went into the parts of Galilee;
2:23 and he came, and dwelt in a city, that is called Nazareth, that it should be fulfilled, that was said by prophets, For he shall be called a Nazarene.
3:01 In those days came John Baptist, preaching in the desert of Judaea,
3:02 saying, Do ye penance, for the kingdom of heaven shall nigh.
3:03 Forsooth this is he, of whom it is said by Esaias, saying, A voice of a man crying in desert, Make ye ready the way of the Lord; make ye rightful the paths of him.
3:04 Forsooth that same John had clothing of camel’s hairs, and a girdle of skin about his loins; soothly his meat was locusts, and honey of the wood.
3:05 Then Jerusalem went out to him, and all Judaea, and all the country about Jordan;
3:06 and were christened of him in Jordan, acknowledging their sins.
3:07 Soothly he seeing many of Pharisees and of Sadducees coming to his baptism, said to them, Generations of adders, who shewed to you to flee from wrath to come?
3:08 Therefore do ye worthy fruits of penance,
3:09 and do not ye say within you, We have Abraham to our father; for I say to you, that God is mighty to raise up of these stones the sons of Abraham.
3:10 And now the ax is put to the root of the tree; therefore every tree that maketh not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
3:11 Soothly I christen you in water, into penance; but he that shall come after me is stronger than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and in fire.
3:12 Whose winnowing cloth is in his hand, and he shall fully cleanse his floor, and shall gather his wheat into his barn; but chaffs he shall burn with fire unquenchable.
3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee into Jordan to John, to be christened of him.
3:14 Soothly John forbade him, saying, I owe to be christened of thee, and comest thou to me?
3:15 Forsooth Jesus answering said to him, Suffer now, for so it becometh us to fulfill all rightwiseness. Then John suffered him.
3:16 Forsooth Jesus christened ascended up anon from the water; and lo! heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down as a dove, and coming upon him;
3:17 and lo! a voice from heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in which I have well pleased to me.
4:01 Then Jesus was led of a Spirit into desert, to be tempted of the devil.
4:02 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward he hungered.
4:03 And the tempter came nigh, and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, say that these stones be made loaves.
4:04 Which answering said to him, It is written, A man liveth not in bread alone, but in every word that cometh forth from the mouth of God.
4:05 Then the devil took him into the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
4:06 and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, send thee down; for it is written, That to his angels he commanded of thee, and they shall take thee in the hands, lest peradventure thou hurt thy foot at a stone.
4:07 Again Jesus said to him, It is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:08 Again the devil took him up into a full high hill, and shewed to him all the realms of the world, and the glory of them;
4:09 and said to him, All these I shall give to thee, if thou fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then Jesus said to him, Go, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and to him alone thou shalt serve.
4:11 Then the devil left him; and lo! angels came nigh, and served to him.
4:12 But when Jesus had heard that John was taken, he went into Galilee.
4:13 And the city of Nazareth left, he came, and dwelt in the city of Capernaum, beside the sea, in the ends of Zabulon and Nephthalim,
4:14 that it should be fulfilled, that was said by Esaias, the prophet, saying,
4:15 The land of Zabulon and the land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea over Jordan, of Galilee of heathen men,
4:16 the people that dwelt in darknesses saw great light, and while men sat in the country of the shadow of death, light is sprung to them.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Do ye penance, for the realm of heaven hath nighed.
4:18 Soothly Jesus, walking beside the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, that is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, sending a net into the sea; for they were fishers.
4:19 And he said to them, Come ye after me, and I shall make you to be made fishers of men.
4:20 And anon they left their nets, and followed him.
4:21 And he going forth from that place, saw two other brethren, James of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in a ship with Zebedee, their father, amending their nets, and he called them.
4:22 Soothly anon they left the nets and the father, and followed him.
4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in the synagogues of them, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all sorrow, and all sickness in the people.
4:24 And his fame went into all Syria; and they brought to him all men having evil, taken with diverse sores and torments, and them that had devils, and lunatic men, and men in the palsy, and he healed them.
4:25 And there followed him many companies of Galilee, and of Decapolis, and of Jerusalem, and of Judaea, and of beyond Jordan.
5:01 Jesus forsooth, seeing the companies, went up into an hill; and when he had sat, his disciples came nigh to him.
5:02 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:03 Blessed be the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
5:04 Blessed be they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5:05 Blessed mild, for they shall wield the earth.
5:06 Blessed be they that hunger and thirst rightwiseness, for they shall be filled.
5:07 Blessed the merciful, for they shall get mercy.
5:08 Blessed be they that be of clean heart, for they shall see God.
5:09 Blessed the peaceable, for they shall be called the sons of God.
5:10 Blessed be they that suffer persecution for rightwiseness, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
5:11 Blessed be ye, when men shall curse you, and pursue you, and shall say all evil against you lying, for me.
5:12 Joy ye, and be ye glad full out, for your meed is plenteous in heavens; for so they have pursued the prophets also that were before you.
5:13 Ye be salt of the earth; that if the salt shall vanish away, wherein shall it be salted? To nothing it is worth over, but that it be cast out, and be defouled of men.
5:14 Ye be the light of the world; a city set on an hill may not be hid;
5:15 neither men tend a lantern, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that it give light to all that be in the house.
5:16 So shine your light before men, that they see your good works, and glorify your Father that is in heavens.
5:17 Do not ye guess that I came to undo the law, or the prophets; I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.
5:18 Forsooth I say to you, till heaven and earth pass, one i, or one tittle shall not pass from the law, till all things be done.
5:19 Therefore he that breaketh one of these least commandments, and teacheth thus men, shall be called the least in the realm of heavens; but he that doeth, and teacheth, shall be called great in the kingdom of heavens.
5:20 Forsooth I say to you, that but your rightwiseness shall be more plenteous than of scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heavens.
5:21 Ye have heard that it was said to old men, Thou shalt not slay; and he that slayeth, shall be guilty of doom.
5:22 But I say to you, that ever-each that is wroth to his brother, shall be guilty of doom; forsooth he that shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be guilty of council; soothly he that shall say, Fool, shall be guilty of the fire of hell.
5:23 Therefore if thou offerest thy gift at the altar, and there bethinkest, that thy brother hath something against thee,
5:24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then thou shalt come, and shalt offer thy gift.
5:25 Be thou consenting to thine adversary soon, while thou art in the way with him, lest peradventure thine adversary take thee to the judge, and the judge take thee to the minister, and thou be sent into prison.
5:26 Truly I say to thee, Thou shalt not go thence, till thou yield the last farthing.
5:27 Ye have heard that it was said to old men, Thou shalt not do lechery.
5:28 But I say to you, that every man that seeth a woman for to covet her, now he hath done lechery with her in his heart.
5:29 That if thy right eye offend thee, pull it out, and cast from thee; for it speedeth to thee, that one of thy members perish, than that all thy body go into hell.
5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it away, and cast it from thee; for it speedeth to thee that one of thy members perish, than that all thy body go into hell.
5:31 Forsooth it is said, Whoever shall leave his wife, give he to her a libel.
5:32 But I say to you, that every man that shall leave his wife, except (for) the cause of fornication, maketh her to do lechery, and he that weddeth the forsaken wife, doeth adultery.
5:33 Again ye have heard, that it was said to old men, Thou shalt not forswear, but to the Lord thou shalt yield thine oaths.
5:34 Forsooth I say to you, to not swear on all manner; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
5:35 neither by the earth, for it is the stool of his feet; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king;
5:36 neither thou shalt swear by thine head, for thou mayest not make one hair white, or black;
5:37 but your word be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; and that that is more than these, is of evil.
5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.
5:39 But I say to you, to not against-stand evil; but if any shall smite thee on the right cheek, give to him also the tother;
5:40 and to him that will strive with thee in doom, and take away thy coat, leave thou to him and thine over-cloth;
5:41 and whoever constrain thee a thousand paces, go thou with him other two.
5:42 Forsooth give to him that asketh of thee, and turn thou not away from him that will borrow of thee.
5:43 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
5:44 But I say to you, love ye your enemies, do ye well to them that hate you, and pray ye for him pursuing, and falsely challenging you;
5:45 that ye be the sons of your Father that is in heavens, that maketh his sun to rise on good and on evil men, and raineth on just men and unjust.
5:46 For if ye love them that love you, what meed shall ye have? whether the publicans do not this thing?
5:47 And if ye greet your brethren only, what moreover shall ye do? whether and pagans do not this thing?
5:48 Therefore be ye perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
6:01 Take heed, that ye do not your rightwiseness before men, to be seen of them, else ye shall not have meed of your Father which is in heavens.
6:02 Therefore when thou doest alms, do not thou sing before thee with a trump, as hypocrites do in synagogues and streets, that they be made worshipful of men; soothly I say to you, they have received their meed.
6:03 But when thou doest alms, know not thy left hand what thy right hand doeth,
6:04 that thine alms be in huddles, and thy Father that seeth in huddles, shall yield to thee.
6:05 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as hypocrites, that love to pray standing in synagogues and in corners of streets, that they be seen of men; truly I say to you, they have received their meed.
6:06 But when thou shalt pray, enter into thy bedchamber, and when the door is shut, pray thy Father in huddles, and thy Father that seeth in huddles, shall yield to thee.
6:07 But in praying do not ye speak much, as heathen men do, for they guess that they be heard in their much speech.
6:08 Therefore do not ye be made like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful to you, before that ye ask him.
6:09 And thus ye shall pray, Our Father that art in heavens, hallowed be thy name;
6:10 thy will be done as in heaven and in earth;
6:11 give to us this day our each day’s bread;
6:12 and forgive to us our debts, as we forgive to our debtors;
6:13 and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
6:14 Forsooth if ye shall forgive to men their sins, and your heavenly Father shall forgive to you your sins.
6:15 Soothly if ye forgive not to men the sins of them, neither your Father shall forgive to you your sins.
6:16 But when ye fast, do not ye be made as hypocrites sorrowful, for they put their faces out of natural terms, that they seem fasting to men; truly I say to you, they have received their meed.
6:17 But when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face,
6:18 that thou be not seen fasting to men, but to thy Father that is in huddles, and thy Father that seeth in huddles, shall yield to thee.
6:19 Do not ye treasure to you treasures here in earth, where rust and moth destroyeth, and where thieves delve out and steal;
6:20 but treasure to you treasures in heaven, where neither rust nor moth destroyeth, and where thieves delve not out, nor steal.
6:21 For where thy treasure is, there also thine heart is.
6:22 The lantern of thy body is thine eye; if thine eye be simple, all thy body shall be light-full;
6:23 but if thine eye be wayward, all thy body shall be dark-full. Therefore if the light that is in thee be darkness, how great shall those darknesses be?
6:24 No man may serve two lords, for either he shall hate the one, and love the other; or he shall sustain the one, and despise the other. Ye be not able to serve God and riches.
6:25 Therefore I say to you, that ye be not busy to your life, what ye shall eat; or to your body, with what ye shall be clad. Whether the life is not more than meat, and the body more than cloth?
6:26 Behold ye the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither reap, nor gather into barns; and your Father of heaven feedeth them. Whether ye be not more worth than they?
6:27 Soothly who of you by thinking may add to his stature one cubit?
6:28 And of clothing what be ye busy? Behold the lilies of the field, how they wax. They travail not, neither they spin;
6:29 and I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not covered as one of these.
6:30 And if God clotheth thus the hay of the field, that today is, and tomorrow is sent into the furnace, how much more you of little faith?
6:31 Therefore do not ye be busy, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be covered?
6:32 For heathen men seek all these things; and your Father knoweth, that ye have need to all these things.
6:33 Therefore seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his rightwiseness, and all these things shall be cast to you.
6:34 Therefore do not ye be busy into the morrow, for the morrow shall be busy to itself; for it sufficeth to the day his own malice.
7:01 Do not ye deem, that ye be not deemed;
7:02 for in what doom ye deem, ye shall be deemed, and in what measure ye mete, it shall be meted again to you.
7:03 But what seest thou a little mote in the eye of thy brother, and seest not a beam in thine own eye?
7:04 Or how sayest thou to thy brother, Brother, suffer that I cast out a mote from thine eye, and lo! a beam is in thine own eye?
7:05 Hypocrite, cast out first the beam of thine eye, and then thou shalt see to cast out the fescue of the eye of thy brother.
7:06 Do not ye give holy things to hounds, neither cast ye your margarites before swine, lest peradventure they defoul them with their feet, and the hounds be turned, and tear you all to pieces.
7:07 Ask ye, and it shall be given to you; seek ye, and ye shall find; knock ye, and it shall be opened to you.
7:08 For each that asketh, taketh; and he that seeketh, findeth; and it shall be opened to him, that knocketh.
7:09 Or who of you is a man, whom if his son ask bread, whether he will take him a stone?
7:10 Or if he shall ask a fish, whether he shall give to him a serpent?
7:11 Therefore if ye, when ye be evil men, know how to give good gifts to your sons, how much more your Father that is in heavens shall give good things to men that ask him?
7:12 Therefore all things, whatever things ye will that men do to you, and do ye to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
7:13 Enter ye by the strait gate; for the gate is broad, and the way that leadeth to perdition, is large, and many be that enter by it.
7:14 How strait is the gate, and narrow the way, that leadeth to life, and few be that find it.
7:15 Perceive ye, and flee from false prophets, which come to you in clothing of sheep, but within they be snatching wolves;
7:16 of their fruits ye shall know them. Whether men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of briers?
7:17 So every good tree maketh good fruits; but an evil tree maketh evil fruits.
7:18 A good tree may not make evil fruits, neither an evil tree may make good fruits.
7:19 Every tree that maketh not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
7:20 Therefore of their fruits ye shall know them.
7:21 Not each that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heavens; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heavens, shall enter into the kingdom of heavens.
7:22 Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, whether we have not prophesied in thy name, and have cast out devils in thy name, and have done many virtues in thy name?
7:23 And then I shall acknowledge to them, That I knew you never; depart away from me, ye that work wickedness.
7:24 Therefore every man that heareth these my words, and doeth them, shall be made like to a wise man, that hath built his house upon a stone.
7:25 And rain came down, and floods came, and winds blew, and rushed into that house; and it fell not down, for it was founded on a stone.
7:26 And every man that heareth these my words, and doeth them not, is like to a man fool, that hath built his house upon gravel.
7:27 And rain came down, and floods came, and winds blew, and hurled against that house; and it fell down, and the falling down thereof was great.
7:28 And it was done, when Jesus had ended these words, the people wondered on his teaching;
7:29 for he taught them, as a man having power, and not as the scribes and the Pharisees.
8:01 But when Jesus was come down from the hill, many companies followed him.
8:02 And lo! a leprous man came, and worshipped him, and saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou mayest make me clean.
8:03 And Jesus held forth the hand, and touched him, and saying, I will, be thou made clean. And anon the leprosy of him was cleansed.
8:04 And Jesus saith to him, See, say thou to no man; but go, shew thee to the priests, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, in witnessing to them.
8:05 Soothly when he entered into Capernaum, (the) centurion nighed to him, praying him,
8:06 and saying, Lord, my child lieth in the house sick in palsy, and is evil tormented.
8:07 And Jesus saith to him, I shall come, and shall heal him.
8:08 And the centurion answered, and said to him, Lord, I am not worthy, that thou enter under my roof; but only say by word, and my child shall be healed.
8:09 For why I am a man ordained under power, having under me knights; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
8:10 And Jesus heard these things, and wondered, and said to men following him, Truly I say to you, I found not so great faith in Israel.
8:11 And I say to you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall rest with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heavens;
8:12 forsooth the sons of the realm shall be cast into uttermost darknesses; there shall be weeping, and beating together of teeth.
8:13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, be it done to thee. And the child was healed from that hour.
8:14 And when Jesus was come into the house of Simon Peter, he saw his wife’s mother lying, and shaking with the fevers.
8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she rose, and served to them.
8:16 Soothly when the evening was made, they brought to him many having devils, and he cast out spirits by word, and healed all having sickness;
8:17 that it should be fulfilled, that thing that was said by Esaias, the prophet, saying, He took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
8:18 Soothly Jesus seeing many companies about him, commanded his disciples to go over the water.
8:19 And a scribe nighing, and said to him, Master, I shall follow thee, whither ever thou shalt go.
8:20 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have burrows, and birds of the air have nests, but man’s Son hath not where he shall rest his head.
8:21 Soothly another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me to go first, and bury my father.
8:22 But Jesus said to him, Follow thou me, and let the dead men bury their dead men.
8:23 And when he was gone up into a little ship, his disciples followed him.
8:24 And lo! a great stirring was made in the sea, so that the ship was covered with waves; but he slept.
8:25 And his disciples came nigh to him, and raised him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
8:26 And Jesus saith to them, What be ye of little faith afeared? Then he rose up, and commanded to the winds and the sea, and a great peaceableness was made.
8:27 And men wondered, and saying, What manner man is this, for the winds and the sea obey to him?
8:28 And when he had come over the water into the country of men of Gergesenes, two men having devils ran to him, going out from burials, full fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
8:29 And lo! they cried, and saying, What to us and to thee, Jesus, the Son of God? art thou come hither before the time to torment us?
8:30 And not far from them was a flock of many swine pasturing.
8:31 And the devils prayed him, and saying, If thou castest out us from hence, send us into the drove of swine.
8:32 And he said to them, Go ye. And they went out, and went into the swine; and lo! in a great rush all the drove went headlong into the sea, and they were dead in the waters.
8:33 And the herders fled away, and came into the city, and told all these things, and of them that had the devils.
8:34 And lo! all the city went out to meet Jesus; and when they had seen him, they prayed him, that he would pass from their coasts.
9:01 And Jesus went up into a boat, and passed over the water, and came into his city.
9:02 And lo! they brought to him a man sick in palsy, lying in a bed. Forsooth Jesus, seeing the faith of them, said to the man sick in palsy, Son, have trust; thy sins be forgiven to thee.
9:03 And lo! some of the scribes said within themselves, This blasphemeth.
9:04 And when Jesus had seen their thoughts, he said, Whereto think ye evil things in your hearts?
9:05 What is lighter to say, Thy sins be forgiven to thee, either or to say, Rise thou, and walk?
9:06 But that ye know that man’s Son hath power to forgive sins in earth, then he said to the man sick in palsy, Rise up; take thy bed, and go into thine house.
9:07 And he rose, and went into his house.
9:08 Soothly the companies seeing dreaded, and glorified God, that gave such power to men.
9:09 And when Jesus passed from thence, he saw a man, Matthew by name, sitting in a tollbooth. And he said to him, Follow thou me. And he rose, and followed him.
9:10 And it was done, him sitting at the meat in the house, lo! many publicans and sinful men coming sat at the meat with Jesus and his disciples.
9:11 And the Pharisees saw, and said to his disciples, Why eateth your master with publicans and sinful men?
9:12 And Jesus hearing said, A leech is not needful to men that fare well, but to men having evil.
9:13 But go ye, and learn what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice; forsooth I came, not to call rightwise men, but sinful men to penance.
9:14 Then the disciples of John came nigh to him, saying, Why we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
9:15 And Jesus said to them, Whether the sons of the spouse may wail as long as the spouse is with them? But days shall come, when the spouse shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast.
9:16 And no man putteth a patch of rude cloth into an old cloth; soothly it taketh away the plenty of it from the cloth, and a worse breaking is made.
9:17 Neither men put new wine into old bottles, else the wine vessels be broken, and the wine is shed out, and the wine vessels perish. But men send new wine into new wine vessels, and both be kept.
9:18 Whiles that Jesus spake these things to them, lo! a prince came, and worshipped him, and saying, Lord, my daughter is now dead; but come thou, and put thine hand upon her, and she shall live.
9:19 And Jesus rising followed him, and his disciples.
9:20 And lo! a woman that suffered the flux of blood twelve years, nighed behind, and touched the hem of his cloth.
9:21 For she said within herself, If I shall touch only the cloth of him, I shall be safe.
9:22 And Jesus turned, and saw her, and said, Daughter, have trust; thy faith hath made thee safe. And the woman was whole from that hour.
9:23 And when Jesus came into the house of the prince, and saw minstrels, and the people making noise,
9:24 he said, Go away, for the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they scorned him.
9:25 And when the folk was put out, he went in, and held her hand; and the damsel rose up.
9:26 And this fame went out into all that land.
9:27 And Jesus passing thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
9:28 Soothly when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus saith to them, What will ye, that I do to you? And they said, Lord, that our eyes be opened. And Jesus said, Believe ye, that I may do this thing? They said to him, Yea, Lord.
9:29 Then he touched their eyes, and saying, After your faith be it done to you.
9:30 And the eyes of them were opened. And Jesus threatened them, and saying, See ye, that no man know.
9:31 But they went out, and famed him through all that land.
9:32 And when they were gone out, lo! they brought to him a dumb man, having a devil.
9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spake. And the companies wondered, saying, It appeared never so in Israel.
9:34 But the Pharisees said, In the prince of devils he casteth out devils.
9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and castles, teaching in the synagogues of them, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all languishing and all sickness.
9:36 Forsooth Jesus, seeing companies, had ruth on them; for they were travailed, and lying as sheep not having a shepherd.
9:37 Then he said to his disciples, Soothly there is much ripe corn, but few workmen.
9:38 Therefore pray ye the Lord of the ripe corn, that he send workmen into his ripe corn.
10:01 And the twelve disciples called together, he gave to them power of unclean spirits, that they should cast them out, and that they should heal all ache, and all sickness.
10:02 And these be the names of the twelve apostles; the first, Simon, that is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother; James of Zebedee, and John, his brother;
10:03 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew, publican; and James of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
10:04 Simon Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, which betrayed him.
10:05 Jesus sent these twelve, commanding to them, and saying, Go ye not into the way of heathen men, and enter ye not into the cities of Samaritans;
10:06 but rather go ye to the sheep of the house of Israel, that perished.
10:07 Soothly ye going preach, saying, for the kingdom of heavens shall nigh;
10:08 heal ye sick men, raise ye dead men, cleanse ye leprous men, cast ye out devils; freely ye have taken, freely give ye.
10:09 Do not ye wield gold, nor silver, nor money in your girdles,
10:10 neither a scrip in the way, neither two coats, neither shoes, neither a rod; for a workman is worth his meat.
10:11 Into whatever city or castle ye shall enter, ask ye who therein is worthy, and there dwell ye, till ye go out.
10:12 Forsooth ye entering into an house, greet ye it, saying, Peace to this house.
10:13 And if that house be worthy, your peace shall come on it; but if that house be not worthy, your peace shall turn again to you.
10:14 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, ye going out from that house, or city, smite away the dust from your feet.
10:15 Truly I say to you, it shall be more sufferable to the land of men of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than to that city.
10:16 Lo! I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be ye prudent as serpents, and simple as doves.
10:17 But be ye ware of men, for they shall take you in councils, and they shall beat you in their synagogues;
10:18 and to mayors and to kings, ye shall be led for me, in witnessing to them, and to heathen men.
10:19 But when they shall take you, do not ye think, how or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given to you in that hour, what ye shall speak;
10:20 for it be not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father, that speaketh in you.
10:21 And the brother shall betake the brother into death, and the father the son, and the sons shall rise against their father and mother, and shall torment them to death.
10:22 And ye shall be in hatred to all men for my name; forsooth he that shall continue till into the end, shall be safe.
10:23 And when they pursue you in this city, flee ye into another. Truly I say to you, ye shall not end the cities of Israel, till that man’s Son come.
10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord;
10:25 it is enough to the disciple, that he be as his master, and to the servant as his lord. If they have called the husbandman Beelzebub, how much more his household members?
10:26 Therefore dread ye not them; for nothing is covered, that shall not be shewed; and nothing is privy, that shall not be known.
10:27 That thing that I say to you in darknesses, say ye in the light; and preach ye upon roofs, that thing that ye hear in the ear.
10:28 And do not ye dread them that slay the body; truly they be not able to slay the soul; but rather dread ye him, that be able to lose both soul and body into hell.
10:29 Whether two sparrows be not sold for an halfpenny? and one of them shall not fall on the earth without your Father.
10:30 And all the hairs of your head be numbered.
10:31 Therefore do not ye dread; ye be better than many sparrows.
10:32 Therefore every man that shall acknowledge me before men, and I shall acknowledge him before my Father that is in heavens.
10:33 But he that shall deny me before men, and I shall deny him before my Father which is in heavens.
10:34 Do not ye deem, that I came to send peace into the earth; I came not to send peace, but sword.
10:35 For I came to part a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the son’s wife against the husband’s mother;
10:36 and the enemies of a man be they, that be at home with him.
10:37 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.
10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.
10:39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for me, shall find it.
10:40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.
10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the meed of a prophet. And he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the meed of a just man.
10:42 And whoever giveth drink to one of these least a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his meed.
11:01 And it was done, when Jesus had ended, he, commanding to his twelve disciples, passed from thence to teach and preach in the cities of them.
11:02 But when John in bonds had heard the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:03 and said to him, Art thou he that shall come, or abide we another?
11:04 And Jesus answering, said to them, Ye going tell again to John those things which ye have heard and seen.
11:05 Blind men see, crooked men wander, mesels be made clean, deaf men hear, dead men rise again, poor men be preached the gospel.
11:06 And he is blessed, that shall not be offended in me.
11:07 And when they were gone away, Jesus began to say of John to the companies, What thing went ye out into desert to see? a reed waved with the wind?
11:08 But what thing went ye out to see? whether a man clothed with soft clothings? Lo! they that be clothed with soft clothes be in the houses of kings.
11:09 But what thing went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Lo! I send mine angel before thy face, which shall make ready thy way before thee.
11:11 Truly I say to you, none rose greater than John Baptist among the sons of women; forsooth he that is the least in the kingdom of heavens, is more than he.
11:12 And from the days of John Baptist till now the kingdom of heavens suffereth violence, and violent men snatch it.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law till John prophesied;
11:14 and if ye will receive, he is Elias that is to come.
11:15 He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.
11:16 But to whom shall I guess this generation like? It is like to children sitting in the market, which, crying to their peers,
11:17 say, We have sung to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo! a man a glutton, and a drinker of wine, and friend of publicans and sinful men. And wisdom is justified of her sons.
11:20 Then Jesus began to say reproof to cities, in which full many virtues of him were done, for they did not penance.
11:21 Woe to thee! Chorazin, woe to thee! Bethsaida; for if the virtues that be done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, sometime they had done penance in haircloth and ashes.
11:22 Nevertheless I say to you, it shall be less pain to Tyre and Sidon in the day of doom, than to you.
11:23 And thou, Capernaum, whether till into heaven thou shalt be reared up? Thou shalt go down till into hell. For if the virtues that be done in thee, had been done in Sodom, peradventure they should have dwelled till unto this day.
11:24 Nevertheless I say to you, that to the land of Sodom it shall be less pain in the day of doom, than to thee.
11:25 In that time, Jesus answering said, I acknowledge to thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hid these things from wise men and prudent, and hast shewed them to little children;
11:26 so, Father, for so it was pleasing before thee.
11:27 All things be taken to me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, no but the Father, neither any man knoweth the Father, no but the Son, and to whom the Son will show.
11:28 All ye that travail, and be charged, come to me, and I shall refresh you.
11:29 Take ye my yoke upon you, and learn ye of me, for I am mild and meek in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is soft, and my charge light.
12:01 In that time Jesus went by corns on the sabbath day; and his disciples hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
12:02 And the Pharisees, seeing, said to him, Lo! thy disciples do that thing that is not leaveful to them to do in the sabbaths.
12:03 And he said to them, Whether ye have not read, what David did, when he hungered, and they that were with him?
12:04 how he entered into the house of God, and ate loaves of proposition, which was not leaveful to him to eat, neither to them that were with him, no but to priests only?
12:05 Or whether ye have not read in the law, that in the sabbaths priests in the temple defoul the sabbaths, and they be without blame?
12:06 Soothly I say to you, for this is more than the temple.
12:07 And if ye knew, what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, ye should never have condemned innocents.
12:08 Truly man’s Son is Lord also of the sabbath.
12:09 And when he passed thence, he came into the synagogue of them.
12:10 And lo! a man that had a dry hand. And they asked him, saying, If it is leaveful to heal in the sabbath? that they should accuse him.
12:11 And he said to them, What man of you shall there be, that hath one sheep, and if it fall into a ditch in the sabbaths, whether he shall not (take) hold, and lift it up?
12:12 How much more is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it is leaveful to do good in the sabbath.
12:13 Then he said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched forth; and it was restored to health as the other.
12:14 And the Pharisees went out, and made a council against him, how they should lose him.
12:15 And Jesus knew it, and went away from thence; and many followed him, and he healed them all.
12:16 And he commanded to them, that they should not make him known;
12:17 that that thing should be fulfilled, that was said by Esaias, the prophet, saying,
12:18 Lo! my child, whom I have chosen, my darling, in whom it hath well pleased to my soul; I shall put my Spirit on him, and he shall tell doom to heathen men.
12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry, neither any man shall hear his voice in streets.
12:20 A bruised reed he shall not break, and he shall not quench smoking flax, till he cast out doom to victory;
12:21 and heathen men shall hope in his name.
12:22 Then a man blind and dumb, having a devil, was brought to him; and he healed him, so that he spake, and saw.
12:23 And all the people wondered, and said, Whether this be the son of David?
12:24 But the Pharisees heard, and said, This casteth not our fiends, no but in Beelzebub, prince of devils.
12:25 And Jesus, witting their thoughts, said to them, Each kingdom parted against itself, shall be desolate, and each city, or house, parted against itself, shall not stand.
12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is parted against himself; therefore how shall his kingdom stand?
12:27 And if I in Beelzebub cast out devils, in whom your sons cast out? Therefore they shall be your doomsmen.
12:28 But if I in the Spirit of God cast out fiends, then the kingdom of God is come into you.
12:29 Either how may any man enter into the house of a strong man, and take away his vessels, but he first bind the strong man, and then he shall spoil his house?
12:30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not together with me, scattereth abroad.
12:31 Therefore I say to you, all sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
12:32 And whoever saith a word against man’s Son, it shall be forgiven to him; but who that saith a word against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven to him, neither in this world, nor in the tother.
12:33 Either make ye the tree good, and his fruit good; or make ye the tree evil, and his fruit evil; for a tree is known of his fruit.
12:34 Ye generation of adders, how may ye speak good things, when ye be evil? Soothly the mouth speaketh of the great abundance of the heart.
12:35 A good man bringeth forth good things of good treasure, and an evil man bringeth forth evil things of evil treasure.
12:36 And I say to you, that of every idle word, that men speak, they shall yield reason thereof in the day of doom;
12:37 for of thy words thou shalt be justified, and of thy words thou shalt be condemned.
12:38 Then some of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered to him, saying, Master, we would see a token of thee.
12:39 Which answered, and said to them, An evil generation and adulterous seeketh a token, and a token shall not be given to it, but the token of Jonas, the prophet.
12:40 For as Jonas was in the womb of a whale three days and three nights, so man’s Son shall be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
12:41 Men of Nineveh shall rise in doom with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they did penance in the preaching of Jonas, and lo! here is a greater than Jonas.
12:42 The queen of the south shall rise in doom with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo! here is a greater than Solomon.
12:43 Forsooth when an unclean spirit is gone out from a man, he goeth by dry places, seeking rest, and he findeth none.
12:44 Then he saith, I shall turn again into my house, from whence I came out. And he cometh, and findeth it void, and cleansed with besoms, and made fair.
12:45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits worse than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there. And the last things of that man be made worse than the former. So it shall be and to this worst generation.
12:46 Yet while he spake to the people, lo! his mother and his brethren stood withoutforth, seeking to speak with him.
12:47 And a man said to him, Lo! thy mother and thy brethren stand withoutforth, seeking thee.
12:48 And he answered to the man, that spake to him, and said, Who is my mother? and who be my brethren?
12:49 And he held forth his hand into his disciples, and said, Lo! my mother and my brethren;
12:50 for whoever doeth the will of my Father that is in heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
13:01 In that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat beside the sea.
13:02 And many companies were gathered to him, so that he ascending into a boat sat; and all the company stood in the brink.
13:03 And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Lo! he that soweth, went out to sow his seed.
13:04 And while he soweth, some seeds fell beside the way, and birds of the air came, and ate them.
13:05 Soothly other felled into stony places, where they had not much earth; and anon they sprung up, for they had not deepness of earth.
13:06 But when the sun was risen, they sweltered, and for they had not root, they dried up.
13:07 Forsooth other felled among thorns; and the thorns waxed up, and strangled them.
13:08 But other felled into good land, and gave fruit; some an hundredfold, another sixtyfold, and another thirtyfold.
13:09 He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.
13:10 And the disciples came nigh, and said to him, Why speakest thou in parables to them?
13:11 Which answering said unto them, For to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heavens; but it is not given to them.
13:12 For it shall be given to him that hath, and he shall have plenty; truly who that hath not, also that thing that he hath shall be taken away from him.
13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, for they seeing see not, and they hearing hear not, neither understand;
13:14 that the prophecy of Easias be filled in them, that saith, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand; and ye seeing shall see, and ye shall not see;
13:15 for the heart of this people is enfatted, and they heard heavily with ears, and they have closed their eyes, lest sometime they see with eyes, and with ears hear, and understand in heart, and they be converted, and I heal them.
13:16 But your eyes that see be blessed, and your ears that hear.
13:17 Forsooth I say truly to you, that many prophets and just men coveted to see those things that ye see, and they saw not, and to hear those things that ye hear, and they heard not.
13:18 Therefore hear ye the parable of the sower.
13:19 Each that heareth the word of the realm, and understandeth not, the evil spirit cometh, and snatcheth (up) that that is sown in his heart; this is he, that is sown beside the way.
13:20 Forsooth he that is sown in stony land, is this, that heareth the word of God, and anon with joy taketh it.
13:21 And he hath not root in himself, but is temporal. For when tribulation and persecution is made for the word, anon he is offended.
13:22 But he that is sown in thorns, is this that heareth the word, and the busyness of this world, and the falseness of riches strangle the word, and it is made without fruit.
13:23 But he that is sown into good land, is this that heareth the word, and understandeth, and bringeth forth fruit. And some maketh an hundredfold, truly another sixtyfold and another thirtyfold.
13:24 Another parable Jesus put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heavens is made like to a man, that sowed good seed in his field.
13:25 But, when men slept, his enemy came, and sowed above tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away.
13:26 Soothly when the herb had grown, and made fruit, then the tares appeared.
13:27 And the servants of the husbandman came, and said to him, Lord, whether hast thou not sown good seed in thy field? whereof then hath it tares?
13:28 And he said to them, An enemy hath done this thing. And the servants said to him, Wilt thou that we go, and gather them?
13:29 And he said, Nay, lest peradventure ye gathering tares, draw up by the root with them also the wheat.
13:30 Suffer ye them both wax till to the ripe corn; and in the time of the ripe corn I shall say to the reapers, First gather ye together tares, and bind them together in knitches to be burnt, but gather ye the wheat into my barn.
13:31 Another parable Jesus put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heavens is like to a corn of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field.
13:32 Which truly is the least of all seeds, but when it hath waxen, it is the most of all worts, and is made a tree; so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the bows thereof.
13:33 He spake another parable to them, The kingdom of heavens is like to sourdough, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it were all soured.
13:34 Jesus spake all these things in parables to the companies, and he spake not to them without parables,
13:35 that it should be fulfilled, which is said by the prophet, saying, I shall open my mouth in parables; I shall tell out things hid from the making of the world.
13:36 Then the companies left, he came into an house; and his disciples came nigh to him, saying, Expound to us the parable of the tares of the field.
13:37 Which answered, and said, He that soweth good seed is man’s Son;
13:38 soothly the field is the world; but the good seed, these be the sons of the realm, tares, these be sons of the wicked;
13:39 but the enemy that soweth them is the devil; and the ripe corn is the ending of the world, forsooth the reapers be angels.
13:40 Therefore as tares be gathered together, and burnt in the fire, so it shall be in the ending of the world.
13:41 Man’s Son shall send his angels, and they shall gather of his realm all offences, and them that do wickedness;
13:42 and they shall send them into the chimney of fire; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth.
13:43 Then just men shall shine as the sun, in the realm of their Father. He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.
13:44 The kingdom of heavens is like to treasure hid in a field, which a man that findeth, hideth; and for joy thereof he goeth, and selleth all things that he hath, and buyeth that field.
13:45 Again the kingdom of heavens is like to a man merchant, seeking good pearls;
13:46 soothly one precious pearl found, he went, and sold all things that he had, and bought it.
13:47 Again the kingdom of heavens is like to a net cast into the sea, and that gathereth together of all kind of fishes;
13:48 which when it was full, they drew it up, and sat by the brink, and chose the good into their vessels, but they cast out the evil.
13:49 So it shall be in the ending of the world. Angels shall go out, and shall part evil men from the midst of just men.
13:50 And they shall send them into the chimney of fire; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth.
13:51 Have ye understood all these things? They say to him, Yea.
13:52 He saith to them, Therefore every writer taught in the kingdom of heavens, is like to an husbandman, that bringeth forth of his treasure new things and old.
13:53 And it was done, when Jesus had ended these parables, he passed from thence.
13:54 And he came into his country, and taught them in their synagogues, so that they wondered, and said, Whereof to him this wisdom and virtues?
13:55 Whether is not this the son of a carpenter? Whether his mother be not said Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?
13:56 and his sisters, whether they all be not among us? Therefore whereof to him all these things?
13:57 And so they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without worship, but in his own country, and in his own house.
13:58 And he did not there many virtues, for the unbelief of them.
14:01 In that time Herod tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus;
14:02 and said to his children, This is John Baptist, he hath risen from dead, and therefore virtues work in him.
14:03 For Herod had held John, and bound him, and put him into prison for Herodias, the wife of his brother.
14:04 For John said to him, It is not leaveful to thee to have her.
14:05 And he willing to slay him, dreaded the people; for they had him as a prophet.
14:06 But in the day of Herod’s birth, the daughter of Herodias danced in the middle, and pleased Herod.
14:07 Wherefore with an oath he promised to give to her, whatever thing she asked of him.
14:08 And she before-warned of her mother, said, Give thou to me here the head of John Baptist in a dish.
14:09 And the king was sorrowful, but for the oath, and for them that sat together at the meat, he commanded to be given.
14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:11 And his head was brought in a dish, and it was given to the damsel, and she bare it to her mother.
14:12 And his disciples came, and took his body, and buried it; and they came, and told to Jesus.
14:13 And when Jesus had heard this thing, he went from thence in a boat, into a desert place beside. And when the people had heard, they followed him on their feet from cities.
14:14 And Jesus, going out, saw a great multitude, and had ruth on them, and he healed the sick men of them.
14:15 Soothly the evening made, his disciples came nigh to him, saying, The place is desert, and the hour hath now passed; leave thou the companies, that they, going into castles, buy meats to them.
14:16 Forsooth Jesus said to them, They have no need to go; give ye to them to eat.
14:17 They answered, We have not here, but five loaves and two fishes.
14:18 And he said to them, Bring ye them hither to me.
14:19 And when he had commanded the company to sit to the meat on the hay, five loaves and two fishes taken, he beholding into heaven, blessed, and brake, and gave loaves to his disciples; soothly the disciples gave to the companies.
14:20 And all ate, and were filled. And they took the reliefs of broken gobbets, twelve coffins full.
14:21 And the number of men that ate was five thousand of men, without women and little children.
14:22 And anon Jesus compelled the disciples to go up into a boat, and to go before him over the sea, till that he left the companies.
14:23 And the companies left, he ascended up into an hill alone to pray. But when the evening was come, he was there alone.
14:24 Forsooth the boat in the midst of the sea was thrown with waves, for the wind was contrary.
14:25 But in the fourth waking of the night, he came to them walking on the sea.
14:26 And they, seeing him walking on the sea, were distroubled, saying, That it is a phantom; and for dread they cried.
14:27 And anon Jesus spake to them, saying, Have ye trust, I am; do not ye dread.
14:28 And Peter answered, and said, Lord, if thou art, command me to come to thee upon the waters.
14:29 And he said, Come thou. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus.
14:30 But he saw the wind strong, and was afeared; and when he began to drown, he cried, and saying, Lord, make me safe.
14:31 And anon Jesus, holding forth his hand, caught him, and said to him, Thou of little faith, why hast thou doubted?
14:32 And when he had ascended into the boat, the wind ceased.
14:33 And they, that were in the boat, came, and worshipped him, saying, Verily, thou art God’s Son.
14:34 And when they had passed over the sea, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
14:35 And when men of that place had known him, they sent into all that country; and they brought to him all having evil.
14:36 And they prayed him, that they should touch namely the hem of his cloth; and whoever touched were made safe.
15:01 Then scribes and Pharisees came nigh to him from Jerusalem, saying,
15:02 Why thy disciples break the traditions of elder men? for they wash not their hands, when they eat bread.
15:03 He answered, and said to them, Why also break ye the commandment of God for your tradition?
15:04 For God said, Honour thy father and mother, and he that curseth father or mother, die he by death.
15:05 But ye say, Whoever shall say to the father or mother, Whatever gift is of me, it shall profit to thee;
15:06 and he shall not honour his father either mother; and ye have made the commandment of God void for your tradition.
15:07 Hypocrites, Esaias, the prophet, prophesied well of you, saying,
15:08 This people honoureth me with lips, but their heart is far from me;
15:09 truly they worship me without cause, teaching the doctrines and the commandments of men.
15:10 And the companies called together to him, he said to them, Hear, and understand.
15:11 Not that thing that entereth into the mouth, defouleth a man; but that thing that cometh out of the mouth, defouleth a man.
15:12 Then his disciples coming nigh said to him, Knowest thou, that, this word heard, Pharisees be offended?
15:13 And he answered, and said, Every planting, which my Father of heaven hath not planted, shall be drawn up by the root.
15:14 Suffer ye them; they be blind, and leaders of blind men. And if a blind man lead a blind man, both fall down into the ditch.
15:15 Peter answered, and said to him, Expound to us this parable.
15:16 And he said, Yet also ye be without understanding?
15:17 Understand ye not, that all things that entereth into the mouth, goeth into the womb, and is sent out into the going away?
15:18 But those things that come forth from the mouth, go out of the heart, and those things defoul the man.
15:19 For out of the heart cometh evil thoughts, manslayings, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies.
15:20 These things it be that defoul a man; soothly for to eat with hands unwashen, defouleth not a man.
15:21 And Jesus went out from thence, and went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And lo! a woman of Canaan went out of those coasts, and cried, saying to him, Lord, the son of David, have mercy on me; my daughter is evil travailed of a devil.
15:23 And he answered not to her a word. And his disciples coming to, prayed him, saying, Leave thou her, for she crieth after us.
15:24 Forsooth he answering saith, I am not sent, no but to the sheep of the house of Israel that perished.
15:25 But she came, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
15:26 Which answered, and said, It is not good to take the bread of children, and cast it to hounds.
15:27 And she said, Yes, Lord; for the whelps eat of the crumbs, that fall down from the board of their lords’.
15:28 Then Jesus answered, and said to her, O! thou woman, thy faith is great; be it done to thee, as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
15:29 And when Jesus had passed from thence, he came beside the sea of Galilee. And he went up into an hill, and sat there.
15:30 And many companies came nigh to him, having with them dumb men and crooked men, feeble and blind, and many others; and they cast them down at his feet. And he healed them,
15:31 so that the companies wondered, seeing dumb men speaking, and crooked men going, blind men seeing; and they magnified God of Israel.
15:32 Forsooth Jesus said to his disciples called together, I have ruth of the company, for now three days they dwell still with me, and they have nothing that they shall eat; and I will not leave them fasting, lest they fail in the way.
15:33 And the disciples say to him, Whereof then so many loaves among us in desert, that we fill so great a company?
15:34 And Jesus saith to them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
15:35 And he commanded the company, that they should sit to the meat on the earth.
15:36 And he took the seven loaves and five fishes, and did thankings, and brake, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples gave to the people.
15:37 And all ate, and were filled, and they took that that was over of the reliefs, seven baskets full.
15:38 And they that ate were four thousand of men, without little children and women.
15:39 And, the company left, he went up into a boat, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
16:01 And Pharisees and Sadducees tempting him came nigh to him, and prayed him to shew them a token from heaven.
16:02 And he answering said to them, The evening made, ye say, It shall be clear, for the heaven is red;
16:03 and the morrow, Made today tempest, for heaven shineth heavily. Then ye know how to deem wisely the face of heaven, but ye be not able to know the signs of times.
16:04 An evil generation and adulterous seeketh a token; and a token shall not be given to it, but the token of Jonas, the prophet. And when he had left them, he went away.
16:05 And when his disciples came over the sea, they forgot to take loaves.
16:06 And he said to them, Behold ye, and beware of the sourdough of Pharisees and of Sadducees.
16:07 And they thought among themselves, and said saying, For we have not taken loaves.
16:08 But Jesus witting said to them, What think ye among you of little faith, for ye have not taken loaves?
16:09 Yet ye understand not, neither have mind of five loaves into five thousand of men, and how many coffins ye took?
16:10 neither of seven loaves into four thousand of men, and how many baskets ye took?
16:11 Why understand ye not, for I said not to you of bread, Be ye ware of the sourdough of Pharisees and of Sadducees?
16:12 Then they understood, that he said not to beware of the sourdough of loaves, but of the teaching of Pharisees and of Sadducees.
16:13 And Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea of Philippi, and asked his disciples, saying, Whom say men to be man’s Son?
16:14 And they said, Some John Baptist; others Elias; and others Jeremy, or one of the prophets.
16:15 Jesus saith to them, But whom say ye me to be?
16:16 Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art Christ, the Son of quick God.
16:17 Forsooth Jesus answered, and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood shewed not to thee, but my Father that is in heavens.
16:18 And I say to thee, for thou art Peter, and upon this stone I shall build my church, and the gates of hell shall not have might against it.
16:19 And to thee I shall give the keys of the kingdom of heavens; and whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound also in heavens; and whatever thou shalt unbind on earth, shall be unbound also in heavens.
16:20 Then he commanded to his disciples, that they should say to no man, that he was Jesus Christ.
16:21 From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that it behooved him to go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things, of the elders, and scribes, and princes of priests; and be slain, and the third day to rise again.
16:22 And Peter took him, and began to blame him, saying, Far be it from thee, Lord; this shall not be to thee.
16:23 The which, turned, said to Peter, Satan, go after me; thou art (an) offence to me; for thou savourest not those things that be of God, but those things that be of men.
16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man will come after me, deny he himself, and take his cross, and follow me;
16:25 for he that will make his life safe, shall lose it; and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it.
16:26 Soothly what profiteth to a man, if he win all the world, and suffer impairing of his soul? or what changing shall a man give for his soul?
16:27 For man’s Son shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels, and then he shall yield to every man after his works.
16:28 Truly I say to you, there be some of men standing here, which shall not taste death, till they see man’s Son coming in his kingdom.
17:01 And after six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John, his brother, and led them aside into an high hill,
17:02 and was transfigured before them. And his face shone as the sun; and his clothes were made white as snow.
17:03 And lo! Moses and Elias appeared to them, speaking with him.
17:04 And Peter answered, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good us to be here. If thou wilt, make we here three tabernacles; to thee one, to Moses one, and one to Elias.
17:05 Yet while he spake, lo! a bright cloud overshadowed them; and lo! a voice out of the cloud, that said, This is my dear-worthy Son, in whom I have well pleased to me; hear ye him.
17:06 And the disciples heard, and fell down on their faces, and dreaded greatly.
17:07 And Jesus came, and touched them, and said to them, Rise up, and do not ye dread.
17:08 And they lifted up their eyes, and saw no man, but Jesus alone.
17:09 And, they coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Say ye to no man the vision, till that man’s Son rise again from dead.
17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, What therefore say scribes, that it behooveth Elias first come?
17:11 And he answered, and said to them, Forsooth Elias shall come, and he shall restore all things.
17:12 And I say to you, that Elias is now come, and they knew him not, but they did in him whatever things they would; and so man’s Son shall suffer of them.
17:13 Then the disciples understood, that he said to them of John the Baptist.
17:14 And when he came to the company, a man came to him, and fell down on his knees before him, saying,
17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and suffereth evil, for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and ofttimes into the water.
17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they might not heal him.
17:17 Jesus answered, and said, A! thou generation unbelieveful, and wayward; how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Bring ye him hither to me.
17:18 And Jesus blamed him, and the devil went out from him; and the child was healed from that hour.
17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privily, and said to him, Why might not we cast him out?
17:20 Jesus said to them, For your unbelief. Truly I say to you, if ye have faith, as a corn of mustard seed, ye shall say to this hill, Pass thou from hence, and it shall pass; and nothing shall be impossible to you;
17:21 but this kind is not cast out, but by prayer and fasting.
17:22 And whiles they were abiding together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, Man’s Son shall be betrayed into the hands of men;
17:23 and they shall slay him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were full sorry.
17:24 And when they came to Capernaum, they that took tribute, came to Peter, and said to him, Your master payeth not tribute?
17:25 And he saith, Yea. And when he had entered into an house, Jesus came before him, saying, Simon, what seemeth to thee? Of which take the kings of earth tribute, or rent? of their own sons, or of aliens?
17:26 And he said, Of aliens. Jesus said to him, Then sons be free.
17:27 But that we offend them not, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take that fish that first cometh up; and, when his mouth is opened, thou shalt find a stater; thou taking it, give to them for me and for thee.
18:01 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who, guessest thou, is the greater in the kingdom of heavens?
18:02 And Jesus, calling a little child, set him in the midst of them;
18:03 and said, Truly I say to you, but ye be turned, and be made as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heavens.
18:04 Therefore whoever shall meek himself as this little child, he is the greater in the realm of heavens.
18:05 And he that receiveth one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
18:06 Forsooth who shall offend one of these little, that believe in me, it speedeth to him that a millstone of asses be hanged in his neck, and that he be drowned in the deepness of the sea.
18:07 Woe to the world, for offences; truly it is need, that offences come; nevertheless, woe to that man by whom an offence cometh.
18:08 Forsooth if thine hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off, and cast away from thee. It is good to thee to enter into life feeble, or crooked, than having two hands or two feet to be sent into everlasting fire.
18:09 And if thine eye offend thee, pull it out, and cast away from thee. It is better to thee with one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be sent into hell fire.
18:10 See ye, that ye despise not one of these little. Truly I say to you, for the angels of them in heavens see ever the face of my Father which is in heavens.
18:11 For man’s Son came to save that thing that perished.
18:12 What seemeth to you? If there were to a man an hundred sheep, and one of them hath erred, whether he shall not leave ninety and nine in the hills, and shall go to seek that that erred?
18:13 And if it befall that he find it, truly I say to you, for he shall joy thereon more than of ninety and nine that erred not.
18:14 So it is not the will of your Father which is in heavens, that one of these little perish.
18:15 Forsooth if thy brother shall sin against thee, go thou, and reprove him between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast won thy brother.
18:16 Truly if he shall not hear thee, take with thee one or two, that every word stand in the mouth of two or three witnesses.
18:17 That if he shall not hear them, say thou to the church. Forsooth if he shall not hear the church, be he to thee as an heathen man and a publican.
18:18 I say to you truly, whatever things ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatever things ye shall unbind on earth, shall be unbound also in heaven.
18:19 Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent on the earth, of each thing whatever they shall ask, it shall be done to them of my Father which is in heavens.
18:20 For where two or three be gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.
18:21 Then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I shall forgive him? Whether till seven times?
18:22 Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.
18:23 Therefore the kingdom of heavens is likened to a king, that would reckon with his servants.
18:24 one was brought to him, that owed to him ten thousand bezants.
18:25 And when he had not whereof to yield, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all things that he had, and to be paid.
18:26 But that servant felled down, and prayed him, saying, Have patience in me, and I shall yield to thee all things.
18:27 Forsooth the lord of that servant having mercy, let go him, delivered him, and forgave to him the debt.
18:28 But that servant went out, and found one of his even-servants, that owed him an hundred pence; and he held him, and strangled him, saying, Yield that that thou owest.
18:29 And his even-servant fell down, and prayed him, saying, Have patience in me, and I shall requite all things to thee.
18:30 But he would not; but went and sent him into prison, till he had paid all the debt.
18:31 And his even-servants, seeing the things that were done, were sorrowed greatly. And they came, and told to their lord all the things that were done.
18:32 Then his lord called him, and said to him, Wicked servant, I forgave to thee all the debt, for thou prayedst me.
18:33 Therefore whether it behooved not also thee to have mercy on thy even-servant, as also I had mercy on thee?
18:34 And his lord wroth, betook him to tormentors, till he had paid all the debt.
18:35 So and my Father of heaven shall do to you, if ye forgive not every man to his brother, of your hearts.
19:01 And it was done, when Jesus had ended these words, he passed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea over Jordan.
19:02 And many companies followed him, and he healed them there.
19:03 And Pharisees came nigh to him, tempting him, and saying, Whether it is leaveful for a man to leave his wife, for whatever cause?
19:04 Which answered, and said to them, Have ye not read, for he that made men at the beginning, made them male and female?
19:05 And he said, For this thing a man shall leave father and mother, and he shall cleave to his wife; and they shall be twain in one flesh.
19:06 Therefore they be not two, but one flesh. Therefore a man part not that thing that God enjoined.
19:07 They say to him, What then commanded Moses, to give a little book of forsaking, and to forsake.
19:08 And he saith to them, For Moses, at the hardness of your heart, suffered you to forsake your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
19:09 And I say to you, that whoever leaveth his wife, but for fornication, and weddeth another, doeth adultery; and he that weddeth the forsaken wife, doeth adultery.
19:10 His disciples say to him, If the cause of a man with his wife is so, it speedeth not to wed.
19:11 And he said to them, Not all men take this word; but to whom it is given.
19:12 For there be geldings, which be thus born of their mother’s womb; and there be geldings, that be made of men; and there be geldings, that have gelded themselves, for the kingdom of heavens. He that may take, take he.
19:13 Then little children were brought to him, that he should put his hands to them, and pray. And the disciples blamed them.
19:14 But Jesus said to them, Suffer the little children come to me, and do not ye forbid them to come to me; for of such is the kingdom of heavens.
19:15 And when he had put to them hands, he went thence.
19:16 And lo! one came, and said to him, Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I have everlasting life?
19:17 Which said to him, What askest thou me of good thing? One is good God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
19:18 He saith to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not do manslaying, thou shalt not do adultery, thou shalt not do theft, thou shalt not say false witnessing;
19:19 honour thou thy father and thy mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
19:20 The young man saith to him, I have kept all these things from my youth, what yet faileth to me?
19:21 Jesus saith to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, and sell all things that thou hast, and give to poor men, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, and follow me.
19:22 And when the young man had heard these words, he went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions.
19:23 Forsooth Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, for of hard a rich man shall enter into the realm of heavens.
19:24 And again I say to you, it is easier a camel for to pass through the hole of a needle, than a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heavens.
19:25 Truly these words heard, the disciples wondered greatly, saying, Who then may be safe?
19:26 Jesus beheld, and said to them, With men this thing is impossible; but with God all things be possible.
19:27 Then Peter answered, and said to him, Lo! we have forsaken all things, and we have followed thee; what therefore shall be to us?
19:28 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that ye that have forsaken all things, and have followed me, in the regeneration when man’s Son shall sit in the seat of his majesty, and ye shall sit on twelve seats, deeming the twelve kindreds of Israel.
19:29 And every man that forsaketh house, or brethren, or sistren, or father or mother, or wife or children, or fields, for my name, he shall take an hundredfold, and shall wield everlasting life.
19:30 But many shall be, the first the last, and the last the first.
20:01 The kingdom of heavens is like to an husbandman, that went out early to hire workmen into his vineyard.
20:02 And when the covenant was made with the workmen, of a penny for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:03 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market.
20:04 And he said to them, Go ye also into my vinery, and that that shall be rightful, I shall give to you. And they went forth.
20:05 Again he went out about the sixth hour, and the ninth, and did in like manner.
20:06 But about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and said to them, What stand ye here idle all day?
20:07 They say to him, For no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into my vineyard.
20:08 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his procuratour, Call the workmen, and yield to them their hire, beginning at the last till to the first.
20:09 Therefore when they came, that had come about the eleventh hour, also they took even-pence.
20:10 Truly and the first coming deemed, that they were worthy to take more, truly and they took each one by himself a penny.
20:11 And they taking grutched against the husbandman,
20:12 saying, These last wrought one hour, and thou hast made them even to us, that have borne the charge of the day, and the heat?
20:13 And he answered to one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong; whether thou hast not accorded with me for a penny?
20:14 Take that that is thine, and go; forsooth I will give also to this the last, as and to thee.
20:15 Whether it is not leaveful to me to do that that I will? Whether thine eye is wicked, for I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be the first, and the first the last; for many be called, but few chosen.
20:17 And Jesus, ascending up to Jerusalem, took his twelve disciples in private, and said to them,
20:18 Lo! we go up to Jerusalem, and man’s Son shall be betaken to princes of priests, and to scribes; and they shall condemn him to death.
20:19 And they shall betake him to heathen men, to be scorned, and scourged, and crucified; and the third day he shall rise again.
20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came nigh to him with her sons, worshipping, and asking something of him.
20:21 And he said to her, What wilt thou? She saith to him, Say that these my two sons sit, one at thy right half, and one at thy left half, in thy kingdom.
20:22 Forsooth Jesus answered, and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Be ye able to drink the cup that I am to drink? They say to him, We be able.
20:23 He saith to them, Ye shall drink my cup; but to sit at my right half or at my left half, is not mine to give to you; but to whom it is made ready of my Father.
20:24 And the ten hearing, had indignation of the two brethren.
20:25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know, that the princes of heathen men be lords of them, and they that be more, haunt power on them.
20:26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever will be made more among you, be he your minister;
20:27 and whoever among you will be first, he shall be your servant.
20:28 As man’s Son came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life redemption for many.
20:29 And they going out of Jericho, many companies followed him.
20:30 And lo! two blind men sitting beside the way, heard that Jesus passed; and they cried, saying, Lord, the son of David, have mercy on us.
20:31 Forsooth the company blamed them, that they should be still; and they cried more, saying, Lord, the son of David, have mercy on us.
20:32 And Jesus stood, and called them, and said, What will ye, that I do to you?
20:33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes be opened.
20:34 And Jesus had mercy on them, and touched their eyes; and anon they saw, and followed him.
21:01 And when Jesus came nigh to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent his two disciples,
21:02 saying to them, Go ye into the castle that is against you, and anon ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie ye, and bring to me.
21:03 And if any man say to you any thing, say ye, that the Lord hath need to them; and anon he shall leave them.
21:04 All this was done, that that thing should be fulfilled, that was said by the prophet, saying,
21:05 Say ye to the daughter of Sion, Lo! thy king cometh to thee, meek, sitting on an ass, and a colt of a beast under yoke.
21:06 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them.
21:07 And they brought a she ass, and the colt, and put their clothes on them, and made him sit above.
21:08 Forsooth full much company spreaded their clothes in the way; soothly others cut branches of trees, and strowed in the way.
21:09 Forsooth the companies that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest things.
21:10 And when he had entered into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
21:11 Forsooth the people said, This is Jesus, the prophet, of Nazareth of Galilee.
21:12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out of the temple all men selling and buying; and he turned upside-down the boards of changers, and the chairs of men that sold culvers.
21:13 And he said to them, It is written, My house shall be called an house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
21:14 And blind and crooked came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
21:15 Forsooth the princes of priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that he did, and children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David, they had disdain,
21:16 and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? Soothly Jesus saith to them, Yea; whether ye have never read, That of the mouth of young children, and of suckling children, thou hast made perfect praising?
21:17 And when he had left them, he went forth out of the city, into Bethany; and there he dwelt, and taught them of the kingdom of God.
21:18 But on the morrow, he, turning again into the city, hungered.
21:19 And he saw a fig tree beside the way, and came to it, and found nothing thereon but leaves only. And he said to it, Never be fruit born of thee, into without end. And anon the fig tree was dried up.
21:20 And the disciples seeing, wondered, saying, How anon it dried.
21:21 And Jesus answered, and said to them, Truly I say to you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, not only ye shall do of the fig tree, but also if ye say to this hill, Take away thee, and cast thee into the sea, it shall be done.
21:22 And all things whatever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall take.
21:23 And when he came into the temple, the princes of priests and the elder men of the people came nigh to him teaching, and said, In what power doest thou these things? and who gave thee this power?
21:24 Jesus answered, and said to them, And I shall ask you one word, which if ye shall say to me, I shall say to you, in what power I do these things.
21:25 Of whence was the baptism of John; of heaven, or of men? And they thought within themselves, saying, If we shall say of heaven, he shall say to us, Why then believe ye not to him?
21:26 Soothly if we shall say of men, we dread the people, for all had John as a prophet.
21:27 And they answered to Jesus, and said, We know not. And he said to them, Neither I say to you, in what power I do these things.
21:28 But what seemeth to you? Some man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
21:29 And he answered, and said, I will not; but afterward he stirred by penance, went.
21:30 But he came to the other, and said in like manner. And he answered, and said, Lord, I go; and he went not.
21:31 Who of the twain did the father’s will? They say to him, The first. Jesus saith to them, Truly I say to you, for publicans and whores shall go before you into the kingdom of God.
21:32 For John came to you in the way of rightwiseness, and ye believed not to him; but publicans and whores believed to him. But ye seeing, had not penance afterward, that ye should believe to him.
21:33 Hear ye another parable. There was an husbandman, that planted a vineyard, and hedged it about, and delved a presser therein, and built a tower, and hired it to earth-tillers, and went far in pilgrimage.
21:34 Forsooth when the time of fruits nighed, he sent his servants to the earth-tillers, that they should take the fruits of it.
21:35 And, his servants taken, the earth-tillers beat one, they killed another, forsooth they stoned another.
21:36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did to them in like manner.
21:37 And at the last he sent his son to them, saying, They shall dread my son.
21:38 But the earth-tillers, seeing the son, said within themselves, This is the heir; come ye, slay we him, and we shall have his heritage.
21:39 And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
21:40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard shall come, what shall he do to those earth-tillers?
21:41 They said to him, He shall lose evil the evil men, and set to hire his vineyard to other earth-tillers, the which shall yield to him fruits in their times.
21:42 Jesus saith to them, Read ye never in scriptures, The stone which the builders reproved, this is made into the head of the corner? Of the Lord this thing is done, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
21:43 Therefore I say to you, for the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and it shall be given to a folk doing the fruits thereof.
21:44 And he that shall fall on this stone, shall be broken; but on whom it shall fall, it shall pound him all to pieces.
21:45 And when the princes of priests and the Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he had said of them.
21:46 And they, seeking to hold him, dreaded the companies, for they had him as a prophet.
22:01 And Jesus answered, and spake again in parables to them, and said,
22:02 The kingdom of heavens is like to a man king that made weddings to his son.
22:03 And he sent his servants to call men that were bidden to the weddings, and they would not come.
22:04 Again he sent other servants, saying, Say to the men that be bidden to the feast, Lo! I have made ready my meat, my bulls and my volatiles be slain, and all things be ready; come ye to the weddings.
22:05 Soothly they despised, and they went away, one into his vineyard, forsooth another to his merchandise.
22:06 But the others held his servants, and tormented them, and slew them.
22:07 But the king, when he had heard, was wroth; and he sent his hosts, and destroyed those man-quellers, and burnt their city.
22:08 Then he saith to his servants, The weddings be ready, but they that were called to the feast, were not worthy.
22:09 Therefore go ye to the outgoings of ways, and whomever ye shall find, call to the weddings.
22:10 And his servants went out into the ways, and gathered together all that they found, good and evil; and the weddings was full-filled with men sitting at the meat.
22:11 And the king entered, to see men sitting at the meat; and he saw there a man not clothed with bridal clothes.
22:12 And he saith to him, Friend, how enteredst thou hither, not having bride clothes? And he was dumb.
22:13 Then the king said to the ministers, His hands and feet bound, send ye him into utter-more darknesses; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth.
22:14 For many be called, but few be chosen.
22:15 Then Pharisees, going away, took a counsel, that they should take him in word.
22:16 And they send to him their disciples, with Herodians, saying, Master, we know, that thou art soothfast, and thou teachest in truth the way of God, and there is no care to thee of any man, for thou beholdest not the person of men.
22:17 Therefore say to us, what seemeth to thee. Is it leaveful that tribute be given to Caesar, rent, or nay?
22:18 And when Jesus had known the wickedness of them, he said, Hypocrites, what tempt ye me?
22:19 Shew ye to me the print of the money. And they brought to him a penny.
22:20 And Jesus saith to them, Whose is this image, and the writing above?
22:21 They say to him, Of Caesar. Then he saith to them, Therefore yield ye to Caesar those things that be Caesar’s, and to God those things that be of God.
22:22 And they hearing wondered; and, him left, they went away.
22:23 In that day Sadducees, that say there is no rising again, came to him, and asked him,
22:24 saying, Master, Moses said, if any man be dead, not having a son, that his brother wed his wife, and raise seed to his brother.
22:25 Forsooth seven brethren were with us; and the first, a wife wedded, is dead. And he not having seed, left his wife to his brother;
22:26 also the second, and the third, till to the seventh.
22:27 But the last of all, also the woman is dead.
22:28 Therefore in the rising again, whose wife of the seven shall she be? for all had her.
22:29 Jesus answered, and said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the virtue of God.
22:30 For in the rising again, neither they wed, neither be wedded; but they be as the angels of God in heaven.
22:31 And of the rising again of dead men, have ye not read, that it is said of the Lord, saying to you,
22:32 I am God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob? he is not God of dead men, but of living men.
22:33 And the companies hearing, wondered on his teaching.
22:34 And the Pharisees heard that he had put silence to Sadducees, and came together.
22:35 And one of them, a teacher of the law, asked Jesus, tempting him,
22:36 Master, which is a great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, of all thine heart, and of all thy soul, and in all thy mind.
22:38 This is the first and the most commandment.
22:39 And the second is like to this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
22:40 In these two commandments hangeth all the law and the prophets.
22:41 And when the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
22:42 saying, What seemeth to you of Christ, whose son is he? They say to him, Of David.
22:43 He saith to them, How then David in spirit calleth him Lord, saying,
22:44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right half, till I put thine enemies a stool of thy feet?
22:45 Then if David calleth him Lord, how is he his son?
22:46 And no man might answer a word to him, neither any man was hardy from that day, to ask him more.
23:01 Then Jesus spake to the companies, and to his disciples,
23:02 saying, Scribes and Pharisees sat on the chair of Moses.
23:03 Therefore keep ye, and do ye all things, whatever they shall say to you. But do not ye do after their works; for they say, and do not.
23:04 Soothly they bind grievous charges, and unportable, and put on the shoulders of men; but with their finger they will not move them.
23:05 Forsooth they do all their works to be seen of men; for they draw abroad their phylacteries, and magnify their hems.
23:06 Soothly they love the first sitting places at suppers, and the first chairs in synagogues;
23:07 and salutations in the market, and to be called of men, masters.
23:08 But do not ye be called master; for one is your master, and all ye be brethren.
23:09 And do not ye call to you a father upon earth, for one is your Father, that is in heavens.
23:10 Neither be ye called masters, for one is your master, Christ.
23:11 He that is greatest among you, shall be your minister.
23:12 Forsooth he that shall high himself, shall be meeked; and he that shall meek himself, shall be enhanced.
23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye close the realm of heaven before men; for ye enter not, neither ye suffer men entering to enter.
23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that eat the houses of widows, and pray by long prayer; for this thing ye shall take the more doom.
23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that compass the sea and the land, to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him a son of hell, double more than you.
23:16 Woe to you, blind leaders, that say, Whoever shall swear by the temple of God, it is nought; soothly he that shall swear in the gold of the temple, oweth.
23:17 Ye fools and blind, for what is greater, the gold, or the temple that halloweth the gold?
23:18 And whoever shall swear in the altar, it is nothing; but he that sweareth in the gift that is on the altar, is debtor.
23:19 Blind men, for what is more, the gift, or the altar that halloweth the gift?
23:20 Therefore he that sweareth in the altar, sweareth in it, and in all things that be thereon.
23:21 And he that sweareth in the temple, sweareth in it, and in him that dwelleth in the temple.
23:22 And he that sweareth in heaven, sweareth in the throne of God, and in him that sitteth thereon.
23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that tithe mint, anise, and cummin, and have left those things that be of more charge of the law, doom, and mercy, and faith. And these things it behooved to do, and not to leave those.
23:24 Blind leaders, cleansing a gnat, but swallowing a camel.
23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that make clean that thing of the cup and of the platter, that is withoutforth; but within ye be full of raven and uncleanness.
23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that thing of the cup and platter which is within, that also that thing that is withoutforth be made clean.
23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that be like to sepulchres made white, which withoutforth seem fair to men; but within they be full of bones of dead men, and of all filth.
23:28 So and ye forsooth withoutforth appear rightful to men; but within ye be full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that build the sepulchres of prophets, and make fair the burials of just men,
23:30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been their fellows in the blood of prophets.
23:31 And so ye be into witnessing to yourselves, that ye be the sons of them that slew the prophets.
23:32 And fill ye the measure of your fathers.
23:33 Ye serpents, fruits of adders, how shall ye flee from the doom of hell?
23:34 Therefore lo! I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes, and of them ye shall slay and crucify, and of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and shall pursue from city into city;
23:35 that all the just blood come upon you, that was shed on the earth, from the blood of just Abel till to the blood of Zacharias, the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
23:36 Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.
23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that slayest prophets, and stonest them that be sent to thee, how oft would I gather together thy children, as an hen gathereth together her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not.
23:38 Lo! your house shall be left to you desert.
23:39 And I say to you, ye shall not see me from henceforth, till ye say, Blessed is he, that cometh in the name of the Lord.
24:01 And Jesus gone out of the temple, went; and his disciples came to him, to shew him the buildings of the temple.
24:02 But he answered, and said to them, See ye all these things? Truly I say to you, a stone shall not be left here on a stone, which shall not destroyed.
24:03 And when he sat on the mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privily, saying, Say to us, when these things shall be, and what token of thy coming, and of the ending of the world.
24:04 And Jesus answered, and said to them, See ye, that no man deceive you.
24:05 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and they shall deceive many.
24:06 For ye shall hear battles, and opinions of battles; see ye, that ye be not distroubled; for it behooveth these things to be done, but not yet is the end.
24:07 For folk shall rise together against folk, and realm against realm, and pestilences, and hungers, and earth-movings shall be by places;
24:08 and all these be beginnings of sorrows.
24:09 Then they shall betake you into tribulation, and they shall slay you, and ye shall be in hatred to all folks for my name.
24:10 And then many shall be offended, and they shall betray each other, and they shall hate each other.
24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and they shall deceive many.
24:12 And for wickedness shall be plenteous, the charity of many shall wax cold;
24:13 forsooth he that shall dwell stable unto the end, this shall be safe.
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, into witnessing to all folks; and then the end shall come.
24:15 Therefore when ye shall see the abomination of discording, that is said of Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place; he that readeth, understand;
24:16 then they that be in Judaea, flee to the mountains;
24:17 and he that is in the house roof, come not down to take any thing of his house;
24:18 and he that is in the field, turn not again to take his coat.
24:19 But woe to them that be with child, and nursing in those days.
24:20 Soothly pray ye, that your flying be not made in winter, or in the sabbath.
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, what manner was not from the beginning of the world till now, neither shall be made.
24:22 And but those days had been abridged, all flesh should not be made safe; but those days shall be made short, for the chosen men.
24:23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo! here is Christ, or there, do not ye believe.
24:24 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and they shall give great signs and wonders; so that also the chosen be led into error, if it may be done.
24:25 Lo! I have before-said to you.
24:26 Therefore if they shall say to you, Lo! he is in desert, do not ye go out; lo! lo! in privy chambers, do not ye believe.
24:27 For as lightning goeth out from the east, and appeareth till into the west, so shall be also the coming of man’s Son.
24:28 Where ever the body shall be, also the eagles shall be gathered thither.
24:29 Forsooth anon after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be made dark, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the virtues of heavens shall be stirred.
24:30 And then the token of man’s Son shall appear in heaven, and then all the kindreds of the earth shall wail; and they shall see man’s Son coming in the clouds of heaven, with much virtue and majesty.
24:31 And he shall send his angels with a trump, and great voice; and they shall gather his chosen from four winds, from the highest things of heavens till to the terms of them.
24:32 And learn ye the parable of the fig tree. When his branch is now tender, and the leaves be sprung, ye know that summer is nigh;
24:33 so also when ye shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, in the gates.
24:34 Truly I say to you, for this generation shall not pass, till all things be done;
24:35 heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.
24:36 But of that day and hour no man knoweth, neither the angels of heavens, but the Father alone.
24:37 But as it was in the days of Noe, so shall be also the coming of man’s Son.
24:38 For as in the days before the great flood, they were eating and drinking, wedding and taking to wedding, till into the day, that Noe entered into the ship;
24:39 and they knew not, till the great flood came, and took all men, so shall be the coming of man’s Son.
24:40 Then two shall be in a field, one shall be taken, and the other left;
24:41 two women shall be grinding in one mill, one shall be taken, and the other left; two in a bed, the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:42 Therefore wake ye, for ye know not in what hour your Lord is to come.
24:43 But know ye this, for if the husbandman knew in what hour the thief should come, certainly he would wake, and suffer not his house to be undermined.
24:44 Therefore and ye be ready, for in what hour ye guess not, man’s Son shall come.
24:45 Who guessest thou is a faithful servant and prudent, whom his lord ordained on his household, to give them meat in time?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he come, shall find so doing.
24:47 Truly I say to you, for upon all his goods he shall ordain him.
24:48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth to come,
24:49 and shall begin to smite his even-servants, and to eat, and drink with drunken men;
24:50 the lord of that servant shall come in the day in which he hopeth not, and in the hour that he knoweth not,
24:51 and shall part him (in pieces), and put his part with hypocrites; there shall be weeping, and beating together of teeth.
25:01 Then the kingdom of heavens shall be like to ten virgins, which taking their lamps, went out meeting the spouse, and the spousess;
25:02 and five of them were fools, and five prudent.
25:03 But the five fools took their lamps, and took not oil with them;
25:04 but the prudent took oil in their vessels with the lamps.
25:05 And whiles the spouse tarried, all they napped and slept.
25:06 But at midnight a cry was made, Lo! the spouse cometh, go ye out to meet him.
25:07 Then all those virgins rose up, and adorned their lamps.
25:08 And the fools said to the wise, Give ye to us of your oil, for our lamps be quenched.
25:09 The prudent answered, saying, Lest peradventure it suffice not to us and to you, go ye rather to men that sell, and buy to you.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the spouse came; and those that were ready, entered in with him to the weddings; and the gate was shut.
25:11 Soothly at the last also the other virgins came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12 And he answered, and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.
25:13 Therefore wake ye, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
25:14 Soothly as a man going far in pilgrimage, called his servants, and betook to them his goods;
25:15 and to one he gave five talents, forsooth to another two, and to another one, to each after his own virtue; and he went forth anon.
25:16 Forsooth and he that had taken five talents, went forth, and wrought in them, and won other five.
25:17 Also and he that had taken two, won other two.
25:18 But he that had taken one, went forth, and delved in the earth, and hid the money of his lord.
25:19 But after long time, the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them.
25:20 And he that had taken five talents, coming to, offered other five, saying, Lord, thou betookest to me five talents, lo! I have gotten over other five.
25:21 His lord said to him, Well be thou, good servant and faithful; for upon few things thou hast been faithful, I shall ordain thee on many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:22 Forsooth and he that had taken two talents, came to, and said, Lord, thou betookest to me two talents; lo! I have gotten over other two.
25:23 His lord said to him, Well be thou, good servant and faithful; for upon few things thou hast been faithful, I shall ordain thee on many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:24 Forsooth and he that had taken one talent, came, and said, Lord, I know that thou art an hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown, and thou gatherest together where thou hast not spreaded abroad;
25:25 and I dreading went, and hid thy talent in the earth; lo! thou hast that that is thine.
25:26 His lord answered, and said to him, Evil servant and slow, knewest thou that I reap where I sowed not, and gather together where I spreaded not abroad?
25:27 Therefore it behooved thee to have sent my money to changers, that when I came, I should have received that that is mine with usuries.
25:28 And so take ye away from him the talent, and give ye it to him that hath ten talents.
25:29 For to every man having it shall be given, and he shall have plenty; but from him that hath not, also that that he seemeth to have, shall be taken away from him.
25:30 And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into utter-more darknesses; there shall be weeping, and beating together of teeth.
25:31 When man’s Son shall come in his majesty, and all his angels with him, then he shall sit on the siege of his majesty;
25:32 and all folks shall be gathered before him, and he shall part them atwain, as a shepherd parteth sheep from kids;
25:33 and he shall set the sheep on his right half, and the kids forsooth on his left half.
25:34 Then the king shall say to them, that shall be on his right half, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, wield ye the kingdom made ready to you from the beginning of the world.
25:35 Forsooth I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was harbourless, and ye gathered me;
25:36 naked, and ye covered me; sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me.
25:37 Then just men shall answer to him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and we fed thee; thirsty, and we gave thee drink?
25:38 when forsooth saw we thee harbourless, and we gathered thee to harbour; or naked, and we covered thee?
25:39 or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and we came to thee?
25:40 And the king answering shall say to them, Truly I say to you, as long as ye did to one of these my least brethren, ye did to me.
25:41 Then the king shall say also to them, that shall be on his left half, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is made ready to the devil and his angels.
25:42 For I hungered, and ye gave not to me for to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave not to me for to drink;
25:43 I was harbourless, and ye gathered not me to harbour; naked, and ye covered not me; sick, and in prison, and ye visited not me.
25:44 Then also they shall answer to him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or harbourless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and we served not to thee?
25:45 Then he shall answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, as long as ye did not to one of these least, ye did not to me.
25:46 And these shall go into everlasting torment; but the just men shall go into everlasting life.
26:01 And it was done, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples,
26:02 Ye know, that after two days pask shall be made, and man’s Son shall be betaken to be crucified.
26:03 Then the princes of priests and the elder men of the people were gathered into the hall of the prince of priests, that was said Caiaphas,
26:04 and made a counsel, that they should hold Jesus with guile, and slay him;
26:05 soothly they said, Not in the feast day, lest peradventure noise were made in the people.
26:06 And when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leprous,
26:07 a woman having a box of alabaster of precious ointment, came nigh to him, and shedded out on the head of him resting.
26:08 And the disciples seeing had disdain, saying, Whereto this loss?
26:09 for this might have been sold for much, and be given to poor men.
26:10 But Jesus knew, and said to them, What be ye heavy to this woman? she hath wrought a good work in me.
26:11 For why ye shall evermore have poor men with you, but ye shall not all-gates have me.
26:12 For this woman sending this ointment into my body, did for to bury me.
26:13 Truly I say to you, where ever this gospel shall be preached in all the world, it shall be said and that this woman did, into mind of him.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, that was called Judas Iscariot, went to the princes of priests,
26:15 and said to them, What will ye give to me, and I shall betake him to you? And they ordained to him thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time he sought covenability, to betray him.
26:17 Forsooth in the first day of therf loaves, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready to thee, for to eat pask?
26:18 And Jesus said, Go ye into the city to a man, and say to him, The master saith, My time is nigh; at thee I make pask with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did, as Jesus commanded to them; and they made ready pask.
26:20 Forsooth evening made, he sat at the meat with his twelve disciples.
26:21 And he said to them, as they ate, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.
26:22 And they made sorrowful greatly, began each to say, Lord, whether I it am?
26:23 And he answered, and said, He that putteth with me his hand in the platter, this shall betray me.
26:24 Forsooth man’s Son goeth, as it is written of him; but woe to that man, by whom man’s Son shall be betrayed; it were good to him, if that man had not been born.
26:25 Forsooth Judas that betrayed him, answered, saying, Master, whether it am I? He said to him, Thou hast said.
26:26 Forsooth them supping, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to his disciples, and said, Take ye, and eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and did thankings, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all thereof;
26:28 this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many, into remission of sins.
26:29 And I say to you, I shall not drink from this time, of this fruit of the vine, till into that day when I shall drink it new with you, in the kingdom of my Father.
26:30 And when the hymn was said, they went out into the mount of Olives.
26:31 Then Jesus saith to them, All ye shall suffer offence in me, this night; for it is written, I shall smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
26:32 But after that I shall rise again, I shall go before you into Galilee.
26:33 Soothly Peter answering, said to him, Though all men shall be offended in thee, I shall never be offended.
26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to thee, for in this night before the cock crow, thrice thou shalt deny me.
26:35 Peter said to him, Yea, though it shall behoove that I die with thee, I shall not deny thee. Also and all the disciples said.
26:36 Then Jesus came with them into a town, that is said Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go thither, and pray.
26:37 And when he had taken Peter, and two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and heavy in heart.
26:38 Then he saith to them, My soul is sorrowful till to the death; sustain ye here, and wake ye with me.
26:39 And he went forth a little, and fell down on his face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
26:40 And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping. And he saith to Peter, So, might ye not one hour wake with me?
26:41 Wake ye, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; forsooth the spirit is ready, but the flesh is sick.
26:42 Again the second time he went, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass, but I drink it, thy will be done.
26:43 And again he came, and found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavied.
26:44 And them left, he went again, and prayed the third time, the same word saying.
26:45 Then he came to his disciples, and saith to them, Sleep ye now, and rest ye; lo! the hour hath nighed, and man’s Son shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners;
26:46 rise ye, go we; lo! he that shall betray me, hath nighed.
26:47 And yet while he spake, lo! Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great company, with swords and staves, sent from the princes of priests, and from the elder men of the people.
26:48 And he that betrayed him, gave to them a token, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, he it is; hold ye him.
26:49 And anon he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and he kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came nigh, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.
26:51 And lo! one of them that were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew out his sword; and he, smiting a servant of the prince of priests, cut off his ear.
26:52 Then Jesus said to him, Turn thy sword into his place; for all that take sword, shall perish by sword.
26:53 Whether guessest thou, that I may not pray my Father, and he shall give to me now more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled? for so it behooveth to be done.
26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the companies, As to a thief ye have gone out, with swords and staves, for to take me; each day I sat at you, teaching in the temple, and ye held not me.
26:56 But all this thing was done, that the scriptures of prophets should be fulfilled. Then all the disciples fled, him forsaken.
26:57 And they holding Jesus, led him to Caiaphas, prince of priests, where the scribes and the elder men of the people had come together.
26:58 But Peter followed him afar, till into the hall of the prince of priests; and he went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
26:59 Forsooth the princes of priests, and all the council sought false witnessing against Jesus, that they should betake him to death;
26:60 and they found not, when many false witnesses were come. But at the last, two false witnesses came,
26:61 and said, This said, I may destroy the temple of God, and after three days built it again.
26:62 And the prince of priests rose, and said to him, Answerest thou nothing to those things, which these witness against thee?
26:63 But Jesus was still. And the prince of priests said to him, I conjure thee by the living God, that thou say to us, if thou be Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus said to him, Thou hast said; nevertheless, I say to you, from henceforth, ye shall see man’s Son sitting at the right half of God’s virtue, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65 Then the prince of priests rent his clothes, saying, He hath blasphemed; what yet need have we to witnesses? lo! now ye have heard blasphemy;
26:66 what seemeth to you? And they answered, and said, He is guilty of death.
26:67 Then they spat in his face, and smote him with buffets; and others gave strokes with the palm of their hands into his face,
26:68 saying, Thou Christ, prophesy to us, who is he that smote thee?
26:69 And Peter sat without in the hall; and an handmaiden came nigh to him saying, And thou were with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 And he denied before all men, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
26:71 And when he went out at the gate, another handmaiden saw him, and said to them that were there, And this was with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, For I knew not the man.
26:73 And after a little, they that stood came, and said to Peter, Truly and thou art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.
26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, that he knew not the man. And anon the cock crew.
26:75 And Peter bethought on the word of Jesus, that he had said, Before the cock crow, thrice thou shalt deny me. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
27:01 But when the morrowtide was come, all the princes of priests, and the elder men of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they should betake him to death.
27:02 And they led him bound, and betook him to Pilate of Pontii, the president.
27:03 Then Judas that betrayed him, saw that he was condemned, he repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of priests, and to the elder men of the people,
27:04 saying, I have sinned, betraying just blood. And they said, What to us? see thou.
27:05 And when he had cast forth the pieces of silver in the temple, he passed forth, and went, and hanged himself with a snare.
27:06 And the princes of priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not leaveful to send them into the treasury, for it is the price of blood.
27:07 And when they had taken counsel, they bought with them the field of a potter, into the burying of pilgrims.
27:08 Therefore that field is called Aceldama, that is, a field of blood, into this day.
27:09 Then that was fulfilled, that thing that was said by the prophet Jeremy, saying, And they have taken thirty pieces of silver, the price of a man praised, whom they praised of the children of Israel;
27:10 and they gave them into a field of a potter, as the Lord ordained to me.
27:11 And Jesus stood before the doomsman; and the president asked him, saying, Art thou king of Jews? Jesus saith to him, Thou sayest.
27:12 And when he was accused of the princes of priests, and elder men of the people, he answered nothing.
27:13 Then Pilate saith to him, Hearest thou not, how many witnessings they say against thee?
27:14 And he answered not to him any word, so that the president wondered greatly.
27:15 Forsooth by a solemn day the president was wont to deliver to the people one bound, whom they would.
27:16 Soothly they had then one famous man bound, that was said Barabbas.
27:17 Therefore Pilate said to them, when they were gathered together, Whom will ye, I let go to you? whether Barabbas, or Jesus, that is said Christ?
27:18 Soothly he knew, that by envy they betook him.
27:19 Forsooth him sitting for judge, his wife sent to him, saying, Nothing to thee and to that just man; for I have suffered this day many things for him, by a vision.
27:20 Forsooth the princes of priests and elder men counseled the peoples, that they should ask Barabbas, but Jesus they should lose.
27:21 Forsooth the president answering saith to them, Whom of the two will ye to be let go to you? And they said, Barabbas.
27:22 Pilate saith to them, What then shall I do of Jesus, which is said Christ? All they say, Be he crucified.
27:23 The president said to them, Soothly what of evil hath he done? And they cried more, saying, Be he crucified.
27:24 And Pilate seeing that he profited nothing, but that more a noise was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the people, and said, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just man; see ye.
27:25 And all the people answered, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
27:26 Then he let go to them Barabbas, but he betook to them Jesus scourged, to be crucified.
27:27 Then knights of the president took Jesus in the moot hall, and gathered to him all the company of knights.
27:28 And they unclothed him, and did about him a red mantle;
27:29 and they folded a crown of thorns, and put on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and the knee bowed before him, they scorned him, saying, Hail, king of Jews.
27:30 And they spat on him, and took a reed, and smote his head.
27:31 And after that they had scorned him, they unclothed him of the mantle, and they clothed him with his clothes, and led him for to be crucified.
27:32 And as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene coming from the town, Simon by name; they constrained him to take his cross.
27:33 And they came to a place that is called Golgotha, that is, the place of Calvary.
27:34 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with gall; and when he had tasted, he would not drink.
27:35 Soothly after that they had crucified him, they parted his clothes, sending lot, that it should be fulfilled, that is said by the prophet, saying, They parted to them my clothes, and upon my cloth they sent lot.
27:36 And they sitting kept him;
27:37 and set above his head his cause written, This is Jesus, the king of Jews.
27:38 Then two thieves were crucified with him, one on the right half, and another on the left half.
27:39 And men that passed forth blasphemed him, moving their heads,
27:40 and saying, Fie to thee, that destroyest the temple of God, and in the third day again buildest it; save thou thyself; if thou art the Son of God, come down of the cross.
27:41 Also and the princes of priests scorning, with scribes and elder men, said,
27:42 He made other men safe, he may not make himself safe; if he is the king of Israel, come he now down from the cross, and we believe to him;
27:43 he trusted in God; deliver he him now, if he will; for he said, I am the Son of God.
27:44 Forsooth also the thieves, that were crucified with him, put to him with reproof the same thing.
27:45 Soothly from the sixth hour darknesses were made on all the land, unto the ninth hour.
27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a great voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani, that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
27:47 Soothly some standing there, and hearing, said, This calleth Elias.
27:48 And anon one of them running, took and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave to him to drink.
27:49 But others said, Suffer thou; see we whether Elias come to deliver him.
27:50 Forsooth Jesus again crying with a great voice, sent out the spirit.
27:51 And lo! the veil of the temple was rent in two parts, from the highest to the lowest. And the earth was moved, and stones were cleft;
27:52 and burials were opened, and many bodies of saints that had slept, rose up.
27:53 And they going out of the burials, after his resurrection came into the holy city, and appeared to many.
27:54 And the centurion and they that were with him keeping Jesus, when they saw the earth-shaking, and those things that were done, they dreaded greatly, saying, Verily this was God’s Son.
27:55 Forsooth many women were there afar, that followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him.
27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James, and of Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
27:57 But when the evening was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, Joseph by name, the which and he was disciple of Jesus.
27:58 He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be yielded.
27:59 And the body taken, Joseph wrapped it in a clean sendal,
27:60 and laid it in his new burial, that he had hewn in a stone; and he wallowed a great stone to the door of the burial, and went away.
27:61 Forsooth Mary Magdalene and another Mary were there, sitting against the sepulchre.
27:62 And on the tother day, that is after pask evening, the princes of priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
27:63 saying, Sire, we have mind, for that deceiver said yet living, After three days I shall rise again.
27:64 Therefore command thou the sepulchre to be kept till unto the third day; lest peradventure his disciples come, and steal him, and say to the people, He is risen from dead; and the last error shall be worse than the former.
27:65 Pilate said to them, Ye have the keeping; go ye, keep ye as ye can.
27:66 Forsooth they going forth, kept the sepulchre, marking the stone, with the keepers.
28:01 Forsooth in the evening of the sabbath, that beginneth to shine in the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came, and another Mary, to see the sepulchre.
28:02 And lo! there was made a great earth-shaking; forsooth the angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and he nighing turned away the stone, and sat thereon.
28:03 Soothly his looking was as lightning, and his clothes white as snow;
28:04 and for dread of him the keepers were afeared, and they were made as dead men.
28:05 But the angel answered, and said to the women, Do not ye dread, for I know that ye seek Jesus, that was crucified;
28:06 he is not here, for he is risen, as he said; come ye, and see the place, where the Lord was laid.
28:07 And ye going soon, say to his disciples, that he is risen. And lo! he shall go before you into Galilee; there ye shall see him. Lo! I have before-said to you.
28:08 And they went out soon from the sepulchre, with dread and great joy, running to tell to his disciples.
28:09 And lo! Jesus met them, saying, Hail ye. Forsooth they nighed, and held his feet, and worshipped him.
28:10 Then Jesus said to them, Do not ye dread; go ye, tell ye to my brethren, that they go into Galilee; there they shall see me.
28:11 And when they had gone, lo! some of the keepers came into the city, and told to the princes of priests all things that were done.
28:12 And when they were gathered together with the elder men, and had taken their counsel, they gave to the knights much money,
28:13 saying, Say ye, for his disciples came by night, and have stolen him, us sleeping.
28:14 And if this be heard of the president, we shall counsel him, and make you secure.
28:15 And when the money was taken, they did, as they were taught. And this word is published among the Jews, till into this day.
28:16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into an hill, where Jesus had ordained them.
28:17 And they saw him, and worshipped; but some of them doubted.
28:18 And Jesus coming to, spake to them, saying, All power is given to me, in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Therefore go ye, and teach all folks, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
28:20 teaching them to keep all things, whatever things I have commanded you; and lo! I am with you all days, till to the ending of the world.
1. Terence P. Noble