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    The Gospel According To Matthew

    Chapter 1

    The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

    Mat. 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    Mat. 1:2 Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers;

    Mat. 1:3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begot Hezrom; and Hezrom begot Ram;

    Mat. 1:4 Ram begot Amminadab; and Amminadab begot Nahshon; and Nahshon begot Salmon;

    Mat. 1:5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab; and Boaz begot Obed by Ruth; and Obed begot Jesse;

    Mat. 1:6 Jesse begot David the king; and David the king begot Solomon by her that had been the wife of Uriah;

    Mat. 1:7 Solomon begot Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begot Abiijah; and Abiijah begot Asa;

    Mat. 1:8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begot Joram; and Joram begot Uzziah;

    Mat. 1:9 Uzziah begot Jotham; and Jotham begot Ahaz; and Ahaz begot Hezekiah;

    Mat. 1:10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh; and Manasseh begot Amon; and Amon begot Josiah;

    Mat. 1:11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time they were taken away to Babylon:

    Mat. 1:12 After they were taken to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zerubbabel;

    Mat. 1:13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliakim; and Eliakim begot Azor;

    Mat. 1:14 Azor begot Zadok; and Zadok begot Achim; and Achim begot Eliud;

    Mat. 1:15 Eliud begot Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Matthan; and Matthan begot Jacob;

    Mat. 1:16 Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of who was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

    Mat. 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the taking away to Babylon were fourteen generations; and from the taking away to Babylon to Christ were fourteen generations.

    Mat. 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way: When His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with Child of the Holy Spirit.

    Mat. 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, thought to put her away privately.

    Mat. 1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife: for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

    Mat. 1:21 For she will bring out a Son, and you will call His name JESUS: for He will save His people from their sins.

    Mat. 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

    Mat. 1:23 behold, a virgin will be with Child, and will bring out a Son, and they will call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    Mat. 1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had told him and took to him be his wife:

    Mat. 1:25 but did not know her until she had given birth to her firstborn Son: and he called His name JESUS.

    Chapter 2

    Mat. 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

    Mat. 2:2 saying, where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him.

    Mat. 2:3 When Herod the king heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

    Mat. 2:4 When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

    Mat. 2:5 So they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for so it is written by the prophet,

    Mat. 2:6 and you Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you will come a Ruler, that will shepherd My people Israel.

    Mat. 2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

    Mat. 2:8 So he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, go and search diligently for the young Child; and when you have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also.

    Mat. 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young Child was.

    Mat. 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

    Mat. 2:11 When they came into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented to Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

    Mat. 2:12 But being warned by God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

    Mat. 2:13 When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there until I bring you word: for Herod is about to seek the young Child to destroy Him.

    Mat. 2:14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt:

    Mat. 2:15 and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called My Son.

    Mat. 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was tricked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

    Mat. 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

    Mat. 2:18 in Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

    Mat. 2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

    Mat. 2:20 saying, arise, and take the young Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead who sought the young Child’s life.

    Mat. 2:21 So he arose, and took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.

    Mat. 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus reigned in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there: nonetheless, being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

    Mat. 2:23 then he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He will be called a Nazarene.

    Chapter 3

    Mat. 3:1 In those days came John the Immerser, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

    Mat. 3:2 and saying, repent: for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand!

    Mat. 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare you the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.

    Mat. 3:4 The same John had his clothing of camel’s hair, and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

    Mat. 3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan,

    Mat. 3:6 and were immersed by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

    Mat. 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees came to his immersion, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?

    Mat. 3:8 Therefore bring forth fruits fit for repentance:

    Mat. 3:9 think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham as our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

    Mat. 3:10 Now also the ax is laid at the root of the trees: therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

    Mat. 3:11 I indeed immerse you with water to repentance: but He that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to untie: He will immerse you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

    Mat. 3:12 whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

    Mat. 3:13 Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be immersed by him.

    Mat. 3:14 But John tried to hinder Him, saying, I have need to be immersed by You, and You come to me?

    Mat. 3:15 Jesus answered and said to him, permit it to be so now: for so it is proper for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted Him.

    Mat. 3:16 Then Jesus, when He was immersed, went up directly out of the water: and behold, the heavens opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and resting on Him:

    Mat. 3:17 and behold a voice from heaven, saying, this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    Chapter 4

    Mat. 4:1 Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

    Mat. 4:2 When He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward hungry.

    Mat. 4:3 When the tempter came to Him, he said, if you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

    Mat. 4:4 But He answered and said, it is written, man will not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

    Mat. 4:5 Then the Devil took Him up into the holy city, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple,

    Mat. 4:6 and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He will give his angels charge concerning You: and in their hands they will hold You up, unless at any time You dash Your foot against a stone.

    Mat. 4:7 Jesus said to him, it is written again, you will not tempt the Lord your God.

    Mat. 4:8 Again, the Devil took Him up to an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the Roman world, and the glory of them;

    Mat. 4:9 and said to Him, all these things will I give You, if You will fall down and worship me.

    Mat. 4:10 Then said Jesus to him, get you away, Satan: for it is written, you will worship the Lord your God, and Him only will you serve.

    Mat. 4:11 Then the Devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

    Mat. 4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee;

    Mat. 4:13 leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zebulon and Naphtali:

    Mat. 4:14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

    Mat. 4:15 the land of Zebulon, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations;

    Mat. 4:16 the people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death light is arising.

    Mat. 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, repent: for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand!

    Mat. 4:18 Then Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen.

    Mat. 4:19 He said to them, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

    Mat. 4:20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

    Mat. 4:21 Going on from there, He saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, fixing their nets; and He called them.

    Mat. 4:22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

    Mat. 4:23 Then Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

    Mat. 4:24 So His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to Him all sick people that were taken with different diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with demons, and those which were insane, and paralytics; and He healed them.

    Mat. 4:25 Then there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

    Chapter 5

    Mat. 5:1 Seeing the multitudes, He went up to a mountain: and when He was seated, His disciples came to Him:

    Mat. 5:2 then He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying,

    Mat. 5:3 blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they will be comforted.

    Mat. 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit that land.

    Mat. 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they will be filled.

    Mat. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they will obtain mercy.

    Mat. 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God.

    Mat. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called the children of God.

    Mat. 5:10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 5:11 Blessed are you, when men will revile you, and persecute you, and will say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.

    Mat. 5:12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Mat. 5:13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, with what will it be salted? Thereafter it is good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.

    Mat. 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

    Mat. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a basket, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house.

    Mat. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify Your Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 5:17 Think not that I have come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

    Mat. 5:18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass way, one jot or one small mark will in no way pass away from the Law, until all is fulfilled.

    Mat. 5:19 Therefore whoever will break one of the least commandments, and will teach men so, he will be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens: but whoever will do and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 5:20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness will exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will in no way enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 5:21 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You will not murder; and whoever will murder will be in danger of the judgment:

    Mat. 5:22 but I say to you, that whoever is angry with his brother without a reason will be in danger of the judgment: and whoever will say to his brother, Raca, will be in danger of the council: but whoever will say, You fool, will be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.

    Mat. 5:23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you;

    Mat. 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

    Mat. 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; unless at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.

    Mat. 5:26 Truly I say to you, you will by no means come out from there, until you have paid the last copper coin.

    Mat. 5:27 You have heard that it was said by the ancients, you will not commit adultery:

    Mat. 5:28 but I say to you, that all who regard of a wife to covet her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Mat. 5:29 And if your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body should be cast into Gehenna.

    Mat. 5:30 And if your right hand offends you, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into Gehenna.

    Mat. 5:31 It has been said, whoever will divorce his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce:

    Mat. 5:32 but I say to you, that whoever will divorce his wife, except for the reason of adultery, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever will marry her that is divorced commits adultery.

    Mat. 5:33 Again, you have heard that it has been said by the ancients, you will not swear falsely, but will perform to the Lord your oaths:

    Mat. 5:34 but I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

    Mat. 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

    Mat. 5:36 Neither will you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

    Mat. 5:37 But let your yes be yes; and let your no be no: for whatever is more than these comes of evil.

    Mat. 5:38 You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

    Mat. 5:39 but I say to you, that you resist not evil: but whoever will strike you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

    Mat. 5:40 And if any man will sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.

    Mat. 5:41 And whoever will compel you to go a mile, go with him two.

    Mat. 5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow from you do not turn away.

    Mat. 5:43 You have heard that it has been said, you will love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.

    Mat. 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    Mat. 5:45 that you may be the children of Your Father who is in the heavens: for He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Mat. 5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same?

    Mat. 5:47 If you embrace your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even those without God do the same?

    Mat. 5:48 Therefore be complete, just as Your Father who is in heaven is complete.

    Chapter 6

    Mat. 6:1 Watch yourself, that you do not display your righteousness before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you have no reward of Your Father in heaven.

    Mat. 6:2 Therefore, when you are doing your philanthropy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have recognition of men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.

    Mat. 6:3 But when you are philanthropic, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing:

    Mat. 6:4 that your philanthropy may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret Himself, will reward you openly!

    Mat. 6:5 When you pray, you will not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.

    Mat. 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly!

    Mat. 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.

    Mat. 6:8 Therefore be not like them: for Your Father knows what things you have need of before You ask Him.

    Mat. 6:9 Therefore in a figurative manner pray: Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name.

    Mat. 6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

    Mat. 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

    Mat. 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors.

    Mat. 6:13 And lead us not into testing but deliver us from the wicked one: for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

    Mat. 6:14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

    Mat. 6:15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    Mat. 6:16 Moreover, when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.

    Mat. 6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

    Mat. 6:18 that you appear to men not to fast, but to Your Father who is in secret: and Your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly!

    Mat. 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

    Mat. 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupts, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

    Mat. 6:21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    Mat. 6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye: therefore if your eye is single, your whole body will be full of light.

    Mat. 6:23 But if your eye is wicked, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore if the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

    Mat. 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

    Mat. 6:25 Therefore, I say to you, take no anxious thought for your soul, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what will you put on. Is not the soul more than nutrition, and the body than clothing?

    Mat. 6:26 Behold the birds of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet Your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?

    Mat. 6:27 Who of you by anxious thought can add one hour to his life?

    Mat. 6:28 Why worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they labor not, neither do they spin:

    Mat. 6:29 yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

    Mat. 6:30 Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

    Mat. 6:31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, what will we eat? Or, what will we drink? Or, how will we be clothed?

    Mat. 6:32 For the nations seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

    Mat. 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.

    Mat. 6:34 Therefore do not anxious for the next day: for the next day will care for the things of itself. Each day has its own trouble.

    Chapter 7

    Mat. 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.

    Mat. 7:2 Therefore in that judgment you are judging, you will be judged: and with what measure you measure out, it will be measured back to you again.

    Mat. 7:3 Why do you behold the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the plank that is in your own eye?

    Mat. 7:4 Or how will you say to your brother, let me cast out the speck out of your eye; and behold, a plank is in your own eye?

    Mat. 7:5 You hypocrite, first cast out the plank out of your own eye; and then will you see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother’s eye.

    Mat. 7:6 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before pigs, unless they trample them under their feet and return and attack you.

    Mat. 7:7 Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

    Mat. 7:8 For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it will be opened.

    Mat. 7:9 Or what man is there of you, who if his son asks bread, will he give him a stone?

    Mat. 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?

    Mat. 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?

    Mat. 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do even so to them: for this is the Law and the prophets!

    Mat. 7:13 Enter you in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and spacious is the path, that leads away into the destruction, and many go into it:

    Mat. 7:14 because narrow is the gate, and being constricted is the path, which leads away into the life, and few there are that acquire it.

    Mat. 7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Mat. 7:16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

    Mat. 7:17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

    Mat. 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    Mat. 7:19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

    Mat. 7:20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

    Mat. 7:21 Not everyone that says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens; but he that does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? And in Your name have cast out demons? And in Your name done many works of power?

    Mat. 7:23 And then will I declare to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that are working rebellion.

    Mat. 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:

    Mat. 7:25 the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it did not fall: for it was built on a rock.

    Mat. 7:26 And everyone that hears these sayings of Mine, and does them not, will be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand:

    Mat. 7:27 the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

    Mat. 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His teaching:

    Mat. 7:29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

    Chapter 8

    Mat. 8:1 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.

    Mat. 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You will, You can make me clean.

    Mat. 8:3 Then Jesus put out His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be clean. Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    Mat. 8:4 Then Jesus said to him, see you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

    Mat. 8:5 When Jesus had entered into Capernaum, there came to Him a centurion, pleading Him,

    Mat. 8:6 and saying, Lord, my young child lies at home paralyzed, grievously tormented.

    Mat. 8:7 Then Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.

    Mat. 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my young child will be healed.

    Mat. 8:9 For I am also a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, go, and he goes; and to another, come, and he comes; and to my slave, do this, and he does it.

    Mat. 8:10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to them that followed, truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, no, not even in Israel!

    Mat. 8:11 And I say to you, that many will come from the east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 8:12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Mat. 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, go your way; and as you have believed, so it is done to you. And his young child was healed in the very same hour.

    Mat. 8:14 When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever.

    Mat. 8:15 Then He touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she rose, and served them.

    Mat. 8:16 When the evening had come, they brought to Him many that were possessed with demons: and He cast out the spirits with a word and healed all that were sick:

    Mat. 8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.

    Mat. 8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandment to depart to the other side.

    Mat. 8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow You wherever You go.

    Mat. 8:20 Then Jesus said to him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no place to lay His head.

    Mat. 8:21 Another of His disciples said to Him, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.

    Mat. 8:22 But Jesus said to him, follow Me; and let the dead bury their dead.

    Mat. 8:23 When He had entered into a boat, His disciples followed Him.

    Mat. 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so much so that the boat was covered with the waves: but He was asleep.

    Mat. 8:25 His disciples came to Him, and woke Him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

    Mat. 8:26 But He said to them, why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

    Mat. 8:27 But the men marveled, saying, what manner of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!

    Mat. 8:28 When He had come to the other side into the country of the Gaderenes, there met Him two possessed with demons, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man was able to pass by that way.

    Mat. 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, what do we have to do with You, Jesus, O Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?

    Mat. 8:30 There was a good way off from them a herd of many pigs feeding.

    Mat. 8:31 So the demons begged Him, saying, if you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs.

    Mat. 8:32 Then He said to them, go. When they came out, they went into the herd of pigs: and behold, the whole herd of pigs ran violently down a steep slope into the sea and perished in the waters.

    Mat. 8:33 Then they that kept them fled, and went their way into the city, and told everything, and what had happened to those possessed by the demons.

    Mat. 8:34 Then behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart out of their borders.

    Chapter 9

    Mat. 9:1 And He entered into a boat, and sailed over, and came into His own city.

    Mat. 9:2 Then, behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to him who was a paralytic; child, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven.

    Mat. 9:3 Then, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes.

    Mat. 9:4 But Jesus knowing their thoughts said, why do you think evil in your hearts?

    Mat. 9:5 For which is easier to say, your sins are forgiven; or to say, arise, and walk?

    Mat. 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, (then He said to the paralytic) arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.

    Mat. 9:7 So he arose and departed to his house.

    Mat. 9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

    Mat. 9:9 As Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the tax collector’s booth: and He said to him, follow Me. So he arose, and followed Him.

    Mat. 9:10 It came to pass, as Jesus sat to eat in the house, behold, many tax- collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.

    Mat. 9:11 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, why does your Master eat with tax-collectors and sinners?

    Mat. 9:12 But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, they that are whole do not need a doctor, but they that are sick.

    Mat. 9:13 But you go and learn what that means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice: for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    Mat. 9:14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?

    Mat. 9:15 Then Jesus said to them, can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.

    Mat. 9:16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for when the patch pulls away from the old garment, and a worse tear is made.

    Mat. 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old skins: else the skins burst, and the wine spills, and the wineskins are lost: but they put new wine into new skins, and both are kept safe.

    Mat. 9:18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped Him, saying, my daughter is even now dead: but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.

    Mat. 9:19 Then Jesus rose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.

    Mat. 9:20 And, behold, a woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment:

    Mat. 9:21 for she said within herself, if I just touch His garment, I will become whole.

    Mat. 9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

    Mat. 9:23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the musicians and the people making noise,

    Mat. 9:24 He said to them, make room: for the girl is not dead, but sleeps. But they laughed Him to scorn.

    Mat. 9:25 But when the people were put out, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the girl rose.

    Mat. 9:26 And the fame of this went abroad into all that land.

    Mat. 9:27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.

    Mat. 9:28 When He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus said to them, “do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, yes, Lord.

    Mat. 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, it will be done to you according to your faith.

    Mat. 9:30 Then their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly instructed them, saying, see let no one know it.

    Mat. 9:31 But they, when they had departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.

    Mat. 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a mute man possessed with a demon.

    Mat. 9:33 When the demon was cast out, the mute spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, it was never so seen in Israel.

    Mat. 9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out demons through the prince of the demons.

    Mat. 9:35 So Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

    Mat. 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were weary and scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    Mat. 9:37 Then said He to His disciples, the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

    Mat. 9:38 therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.

    Chapter 10

    Mat. 10:1 When He had called to Him His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

    Mat. 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

    Mat. 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax-collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

    Mat. 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Him.

    Mat. 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out, and commanded them, saying, do not go into the way of the nations, and into any city of the Samaritans do not enter:

    Mat. 10:6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Mat. 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, the kingdom of the heavens is at hand!

    Mat. 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons: freely you have received, freely give.

    Mat. 10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor copper in your money belts,

    Mat. 10:10 nor bag for your journey, neither two tunics, neither shoes, nor yet staffs: for the workman is worthy of his sustenance.

    Mat. 10:11 Into whatever city or town you will enter, inquire in it who is worthy; and there stay until you go from there.

    Mat. 10:12 And when you come into a house, greet it.

    Mat. 10:13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

    Mat. 10:14 Whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

    Mat. 10:15 Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment, than for that city.

    Mat. 10:16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore, be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

    Mat. 10:17 But beware of men: for they will take you to the Sanhedrin, and they will whip you in their synagogues;

    Mat. 10:18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the nations.

    Mat. 10:19 But when they hand you over, give no thought how or what you will speak: for it will be given to you in that same hour what you will speak.

    Mat. 10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of Your Father who speaks in you.

    Mat. 10:21 For a brother will hand over a brother to death, and the father the child: and the children will revolt against their parents and cause them to be put to death.

    Mat. 10:22 And you will be hated by all men for My name’s sake: but he that is enduring to the completion will be saved.

    Mat. 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of man comes.

    Mat. 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the slave above his lord.

    Mat. 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the slave as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call them of his household?

    Mat. 10:26 Therefore fear not them: for there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed; and hidden, that will not be known.

    Mat. 10:27 What I tell you in darkness you speak that in light: and what you hear in the ear; you declare that on the housetops.

    Mat. 10:28 Fear not those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

    Mat. 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And one of them will not fall on the ground without Your Father.

    Mat. 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

    Mat. 10:31 Therefore fear not, for you are of more value than many sparrows.

    Mat. 10:32 Therefore whoever will confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 10:33 But whoever will deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 10:34 Think not that I have come to bring peace on the land: I came not to bring peace, but a sword.

    Mat. 10:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

    Mat. 10:36 For a man’s enemies will be they of his own household.

    Mat. 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

    Mat. 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me.

    Mat. 10:39 He that finds his life will lose it: and he that loses his life for My sake will find it.

    Mat. 10:40 He that receives you receives Me, and he that receives Me receives Him that sent Me.

    Mat. 10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

    Mat. 10:42 Whoever will give a drink to one of these little ones, even a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will in no way lose his reward.

    Chapter 11

    Mat. 11:1 So it came to pass, when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.

    Mat. 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

    Mat. 11:3 and said to Him, are you He that should come, or do we look for another?

    Mat. 11:4 Jesus answered and said to them, go and show John again those things which you do hear and see:

    Mat. 11:5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

    Mat. 11:6 Blessed is he, whoever is not offended in Me.

    Mat. 11:7 As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, what did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

    Mat. 11:8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in fine clothing? Behold, they that wear fine clothing are in kings’ houses.

    Mat. 11:9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

    Mat. 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.

    Mat. 11:11 Truly I say to you, among them that are born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Immerser: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

    Mat. 11:12 From the days of John the Immerser until now, the kingdom of the heavens is inflicted with violent attacks, and the violators seize upon it with force.

    Mat. 11:13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

    Mat. 11:14 If you will receive it, this is Elijah, who was to come.

    Mat. 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

    Mat. 11:16 But what will I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their friends,

    Mat. 11:17 and saying, we have played the flute for you, and you have not danced; we have mourned for you, and you have not lamented.

    Mat. 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, He has a demon.

    Mat. 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they said, behold a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her children.

    Mat. 11:20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works were done, because they did not repent:

    Mat. 11:21 woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

    Mat. 11:22 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the Day of Judgment, than for you.

    Mat. 11:23 And you, Capernaum, which is exalted to heaven, will be tread down unto the unseen realm: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

    Mat. 11:24 But I say to you, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the Day of Judgment, than for you.

    Mat. 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.

    Mat. 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Your sight.

    Mat. 11:27 All things are delivered to Me by My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither does any man know the Father, but the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal Him.

    Mat. 11:28 Come to Me, all you that labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Mat. 11:29 Take My yoke on you and learn from Me; for I am meek and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls.

    Mat. 11:30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

    Chapter 12

    Mat. 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and His disciples were hungry and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

    Mat. 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, behold, Your disciples do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day.

    Mat. 12:3 But He said to them, have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;

    Mat. 12:4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

    Mat. 12:5 Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?

    Mat. 12:6 But I say to you that in this place there is one greater than the temple.

    Mat. 12:7 But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

    Mat. 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even on the Sabbath day.

    Mat. 12:9 When He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue:

    Mat. 12:10 and, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. So, they asked Him, saying, is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? That they might accuse Him.

    Mat. 12:11 He said to them, what man will there be among you, that will have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold of it, and lift it out?

    Mat. 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath days.

    Mat. 12:13 Then He said to the man, stretch out your hand. So, he stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just as the other.

    Mat. 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.

    Mat. 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from there: and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all;

    Mat. 12:16 and charged them that they should not make Him known:

    Mat. 12:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

    Mat. 12:18 behold My Child, whom I have chosen; My beloved, in whom My soul is well pleased: I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will declare judgment to the nations.

    Mat. 12:19 He will not strive, nor cry; neither will any man hear His voice in the streets.

    Mat. 12:20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, until He sends out judgment to victory.

    Mat. 12:21 For in His name the nations will hope.

    Mat. 12:22 Then was brought to Him one possessed with a demon, blind, and mute: and He healed him, so much so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.

    Mat. 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, is this not the son of David?

    Mat. 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, this fellow does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

    Mat. 12:25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself will not stand:

    Mat. 12:26 if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how will then his kingdom stand?

    Mat. 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons by who do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

    Mat. 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you!

    Mat. 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and seize his property, unless he first binds the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

    Mat. 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that does not scatter with Me scatters abroad.

    Mat. 12:31 Therefore I say to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven men.

    Mat. 12:32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this Old Covenant Age, or in the one about to come.

    Mat. 12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

    Mat. 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

    Mat. 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

    Mat. 12:36 But I say to you, that every idle word that men will speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment.

    Mat. 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

    Mat. 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from You.

    Mat. 12:39 But He answered and said to them, an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there will no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:

    Mat. 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the sea monster’s belly; so, will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    Mat. 12:41 The men of Nineveh will rise in judgment with this generation and will condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.

    Mat. 12:42 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the inhabited earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.

    Mat. 12:43 When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.

    Mat. 12:44 Then he says, I will return into my house from where I came out; and when he returns, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.

    Mat. 12:45 Then goes he and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this wicked generation.”

    Mat. 12:46 While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, wanting to speak with Him.

    Mat. 12:47 Then one said to Him, behold, Your mother and Your brothers stand outside, wanting to speak with You.

    Mat. 12:48 But He answered and said to him that told Him, who is My mother? And who are My brothers?

    Mat. 12:49 Then He stretched out His hand toward His disciples, and said, behold My mother and My brothers!

    Mat. 12:50 For whoever will do the will of My Father who is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.

    Chapter 13

    Mat. 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house and sat by the seaside.

    Mat. 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that he went into a boat, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

    Mat. 13:3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow;

    Mat. 13:4 when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them:

    Mat. 13:5 some fell on rocky places, where they had not much soil: and quickly they sprung up, because they had no deepness of soil:

    Mat. 13:6 but when the sun came up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

    Mat. 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them:

    Mat. 13:8 but others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

    Mat. 13:9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

    Mat. 13:10 Then the disciples came, and said to Him, why speak you to them in parables?

    Mat. 13:11 He answered and said to them, because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

    Mat. 13:12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have more abundance: but whoever has not, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

    Mat. 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

    Mat. 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, by hearing you will hear, and will not understand; and seeing you will see, and will not perceive:

    Mat. 13:15 for this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; unless at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should turn, and I should heal them.

    Mat. 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

    Mat. 13:17 For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear and have not heard them.

    Mat. 13:18 Therefore hear you the parable of the sower.

    Mat. 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and seizes that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

    Mat. 13:20 But he that received the seed into rocky places, the same is he that hears the word, and quickly with joy receives it;

    Mat. 13:21 yet has he not root in himself but lasts for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, he stumbles.

    Mat. 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

    Mat. 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; who also bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.

    Mat. 13:24 Another parable He put out to them, saying, the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    Mat. 13:25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    Mat. 13:26 But when the grain had sprouted, and produced a crop, then appeared the tares also.

    Mat. 13:27 So the slaves of the householder came and said to him, sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Why then does it have tares?

    Mat. 13:28 He said to them, an enemy has done this. The slaves said to him, do you want us then to go and gather them up?

    Mat. 13:29 But he said, no; unless while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.

    Mat. 13:30 Let them both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

    Mat. 13:31 Another parable He put out to them, saying, the kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

    Mat. 13:32 which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches of it.

    Mat. 13:33 Another parable spoke He to them; the kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.

    Mat. 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke He not to them:

    Mat. 13:35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret before the downfall of the world.

    Mat. 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house: and His disciples came to Him, saying, explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.

    Mat. 13:37 He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

    Mat. 13:38 the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

    Mat. 13:39 the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the consummation of the Old Covenant Age; and the reapers are the messengers.

    Mat. 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so, it will be in the completion of this Old Covenant Age.

    Mat. 13:41 The Son of man will send out his messengers, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity;

    Mat. 13:42 and will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Mat. 13:43 Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.

    Mat. 13:44 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hidden in a field, which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy of it goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

    Mat. 13:45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant man, seeking good pearls:

    Mat. 13:46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price went, and sold all that he had, and bought it.

    Mat. 13:47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

    Mat. 13:48 which, when it was full, they dragged it to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad out.

    Mat. 13:49 So will it be at the completion of the Old Covenant Age: the messengers will come out, and sever the wicked from among the just,

    Mat. 13:50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Mat. 13:51 Jesus said to them, have you understood all these things? They said to Him, yes, Lord.

    Mat. 13:52 Then He said to them, therefore every scribe who is discipled into the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is master of the house, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

    Mat. 13:53 So it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.

    Mat. 13:54 When He had come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so much so that they were astonished, and said, from where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works?

    Mat. 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s Son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

    Mat. 13:56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then has this man all these things?

    Mat. 13:57 For they were offended by Him. But Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.

    Mat. 13:58 So He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    Chapter 14

    Mat. 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

    Mat. 14:2 and said to his servants, this is John the Immerser; he is risen from the dead; and therefore, mighty works do manifest themselves in him.

    Mat. 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.

    Mat. 14:4 For John said to him, it is not lawful for you to have her.

    Mat. 14:5 When he would have taken him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    Mat. 14:6 But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

    Mat. 14:7 Where he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.

    Mat. 14:8 So she, being previously instructed by her mother, said, give me John the Immerser’s head on a platter.

    Mat. 14:9 Then the king was sorry: nevertheless, for the oath’s sake, and those who sat with him to eat, he commanded it to be given to her.

    Mat. 14:10 Then he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

    Mat. 14:11 His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl: and she brought it to her mother.

    Mat. 14:12 Then his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

    Mat. 14:13 When Jesus heard of it, He departed from there by boat into a deserted place apart: and when the people had heard of it, they followed Him on foot out of the cities.

    Mat. 14:14 Then Jesus went out, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick.

    Mat. 14:15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him and said, this is a deserted place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

    Mat. 14:16 But Jesus said to them, they need not depart; you give them something to eat.

    Mat. 14:17 But they said to Him, we have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    Mat. 14:18 He said, bring them here to Me.

    Mat. 14:19 Then He commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

    Mat. 14:20 So they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets full.

    Mat. 14:21 For they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

    Mat. 14:22 Immediately Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a boat, and to go before him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.

    Mat. 14:23 When He had sent the multitudes away, He went up to a mountain alone to pray: and when the evening had come, He was there alone.

    Mat. 14:24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was strongly against them.

    Mat. 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

    Mat. 14:26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

    Mat. 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid!

    Mat. 14:28 Then Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it is You ask me to come to You on the water.

    Mat. 14:29 Then He said, come. When Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

    Mat. 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me!

    Mat. 14:31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

    Mat. 14:32 And when they had come into the boat, the wind stopped.

    Mat. 14:33 Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, truly You are the Son of God!

    Mat. 14:34 When they had crossed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

    Mat. 14:35 When the men of that place had knowledge of Him, they sent out into all that surrounding country, and brought to Him all that were diseased;

    Mat. 14:36 and asked Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched it were made completely whole.

    Chapter 15

    Mat. 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, and said,

    Mat. 15:2 why do Your disciples violate the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

    Mat. 15:3 But He answered and said to them, why do you also violate the commandment of God by your tradition?

    Mat. 15:4 For God commanded, saying, honor your father and mother: and, he that curses father or mother, let him be taken to death.

    Mat. 15:5 But you say, whoever will say to his father or his mother, it is a gift to God, whatever you might have gained from me;

    Mat. 15:6 and honor not his father or his mother, he will be free. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your traditions.

    Mat. 15:7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

    Mat. 15:8 This people draws close to Me with their mouth, and honors Me with their lips; but their hearts are far from Me.

    Mat. 15:9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Mat. 15:10 Then He called the multitude, and said to them, hear, and understand:

    Mat. 15:11 not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

    Mat. 15:12 Then came His disciples, and said to Him, do you know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

    Mat. 15:13 But He answered and said, every plant, which My heavenly Father has not planted, will be uprooted.

    Mat. 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

    Mat. 15:15 Then answered Peter and said to Him, explain to us this parable.

    Mat. 15:16 So Jesus said, are you also yet without understanding?

    Mat. 15:17 Do not you yet understand that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the stomach, and then out of the body?

    Mat. 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come out from the heart; and they defile the man.

    Mat. 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies:

    Mat. 15:20 these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.

    Mat. 15:21 Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the borders of Tyre and Sidon.

    Mat. 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same borders, and cried to Him, saying, have mercy on me, O Lord, you son of David; my daughter is severely demon-possessed.

    Mat. 15:23 But He answered her not a word. So His disciples came and asked Him, saying, send her away; for she cries after us.

    Mat. 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Mat. 15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me.

    Mat. 15:26 But He answered and said, it is not right to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

    Mat. 15:27 And she said, yes, Lord: yet the little dog eats of the crumbs which fall from his own masters’ table.

    Mat. 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her,” O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed that hour.

    Mat. 15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came close to the Sea of Galilee; and went up to a mountain, and sat down there.

    Mat. 15:30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and He healed them:

    Mat. 15:31 So much so that the multitude wondered, when they saw the mute to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

    Mat. 15:32 Then Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, unless they collapse on the way.

    Mat. 15:33 But His disciples said to Him, from where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

    Mat. 15:34 And Jesus said to them, how many loaves have you? And they said, seven, and a few little fishes.

    Mat. 15:35 Then He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

    Mat. 15:36 So He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

    Mat. 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken food that was left seven baskets full.

    Mat. 15:38 For they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

    Mat. 15:39 And He sent away the multitude, and got into a ship, and came into the borders of Magadan.

    Chapter 16

    Mat. 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting Him desired that He would show them a sign from heaven.

    Mat. 16:2 He answered and said to them, when it is evening, you say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    Mat. 16:3 And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and threatening. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but you can’t discern the signs of the times?

    Mat. 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there will be no sign given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. So He left them, and departed.

    Mat. 16:5 When His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

    Mat. 16:6 Then Jesus said to them, take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    Mat. 16:7 Then they reasoned among themselves, saying, it is because we have taken no bread.

    Mat. 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, He said to them, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have brought no bread?

    Mat. 16:9 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets were left?

    Mat. 16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets were left?

    Mat. 16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke to you not concerning bread, but that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

    Mat. 16:12 Then they understood how He told them not to beware of the leaven of bread, but the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

    Mat. 16:13 When Jesus came into the borders of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, and said, who do men say that I, the Son of man, am?

    Mat. 16:14 Then they said, some say that You are John the Immerser: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

    Mat. 16:15 He said to them, but who say you that I am?

    Mat. 16:16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!

    Mat. 16:17 Jesus answered and said to him, blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 16:18 And I say also to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My assembly; and the gates of unseen realm will not prevail against it.

    Mat. 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens: and whatever you will bind on earth will be bound in heaven: and whatever you will loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

    Mat. 16:20 Then He charged His disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ.

    Mat. 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples, how He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

    Mat. 16:22 Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, be it far from you, Lord: this will not happen to You.

    Mat. 16:23 But He turned, and said to Peter, get you behind Me, Satan: you are an offense to Me: for you cherish not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

    Mat. 16:24 Then said Jesus to His disciples, if any man will come after Me, let him deny Himself, and take up His cross, and follow Me.

    Mat. 16:25 For whoever will save his life will lose it: and whoever will lose his life for My sake will find it.

    Mat. 16:26 For what does a man profit, if he will gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

    Mat. 16:27 For the Son of man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He will recompense every man according to his works.

    Mat. 16:28 Truly I say to you, there are some standing here, who will not taste of death, until they are perceiving the Son of man coming in His kingdom.

    Chapter 17

    Mat. 17:1 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain alone,

    Mat. 17:2 and was transfigured before them: and His face shone as the sun, and His clothing was white as the light.

    Mat. 17:3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.

    Mat. 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

    Mat. 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear Him.

    Mat. 17:6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.

    Mat. 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, and said, arise, and be not afraid.

    Mat. 17:8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only.

    Mat. 17:9 As they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, and said, tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

    Mat. 17:10 So His disciples asked Him, and said, why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

    Mat. 17:11 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly will first come, and restore all things.

    Mat. 17:12 But I say to you, that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they desired. Likewise also the Son of man is about to suffer by them.

    Mat. 17:13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Immerser.

    Mat. 17:14 When they had come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying,

    Mat. 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is an epileptic, and suffers intensely: for frequently he falls into the fire, and often into the water.

    Mat. 17:16 So I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.

    Mat. 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to Me.

    Mat. 17:18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

    Mat. 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus alone, and said, why could we not cast him out?

    Mat. 17:20 So Jesus said to them, because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there; and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

    Mat. 17:21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

    Mat. 17:22 While they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men:

    Mat. 17:23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will rise again. So they were exceedingly sorrowful.

    Mat. 17:24 When they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, does not your Master pay tribute?

    Mat. 17:25 He said, yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, what think you, Simon? Of who do the kings of the earth take taxes or tribute? From their own children, or from strangers?

    Mat. 17:26 Peter said to Him, from strangers. Jesus said to him, then are the children free.

    Mat. 17:27 Notwithstanding, unless we should offend them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you will find a piece of money: take it and give it to them for you and Me.

    Chapter 18

    Mat. 18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, and said who is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

    Mat. 18:2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, and set him in the midst of them,

    Mat. 18:3 and said, truly I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you will not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 18:4 Therefore whoever will humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 18:5 And whoever will receive one such little child in My name receives Me.

    Mat. 18:6 But whoever will stumble one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he was drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Mat. 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For it must be that offenses come; but woe to that man by who the offense comes!

    Mat. 18:8 Therefore if your hand or your foot stumble you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

    Mat. 18:9 And if your eye stumble you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the fire of Gehenna.

    Mat. 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 18:11 For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.

    Mat. 18:12 What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine, and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray?

    Mat. 18:13 And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more of that sheep, than of the ninety-nine which went not astray.

    Mat. 18:14 Even so it is not the will of Your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

    Mat. 18:15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he will hear you, you have gained your brother.

    Mat. 18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

    Mat. 18:17 And if he will neglect to hear them, tell it to the assembly: but if he fails to hear the assembly, let him be to you as the heathen and the tax- collector.

    Mat. 18:18 Truly, I am saying to you, Whatever you bind on earth, will have already been bound in heaven. And whatever you loose on earth, will have already been loosed in heaven.

    Mat. 18:19 Again I say to you, that if two of you will agree on earth as concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

    Mat. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them.

    Mat. 18:21 Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?

    Mat. 18:22 Jesus said to him, I say not to you, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven.

    Mat. 18:23 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a certain king, who wanted to resolve accounts with his slaves.

    Mat. 18:24 When he had begun to resolve accounts, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents.

    Mat. 18:25 But as he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

    Mat. 18:26 Therefore the slave fell down, and begged him, saying, lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.

    Mat. 18:27 Then the lord of that slave was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt.

    Mat. 18:28 But the same slave went out, and found one of his fellow slaves, which owed him a hundred denarii: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, pay me what you owe.

    Mat. 18:29 And his fellow slave fell down at his feet, and asked him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.

    Mat. 18:30 And he was unwilling: but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay the debt.

    Mat. 18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were greatly saddened, and came and told it to their lord all that was done.

    Mat. 18:32 Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, O you wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me to:

    Mat. 18:33 should not you also have had compassion on your fellow slave, just as I had mercy on you?

    Mat. 18:34 And his lord was very angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.

    Mat. 18:35 So likewise will my heavenly Father do also to you, if you do not forgive from your hearts, everyone, his brother their trespasses.

    Chapter 19

    Mat. 19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan;

    Mat. 19:2 so great multitudes followed Him; and He healed them there.

    Mat. 19:3 The Pharisees also came to Him, tempting Him, and said to Him, Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?

    Mat. 19:4 Then He answered and said to them, have you not read, that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female,

    Mat. 19:5 And said, for this reason will a man leave father and mother, and will cleave to his wife: and they two will become one flesh?

    Mat. 19:6 Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.

    Mat. 19:7 They said to Him, why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce, and to put her away?

    Mat. 19:8 He said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

    Mat. 19:9 For I say to you, whoever will divorce his wife, unless it is for fornication, and will marry another, commits adultery: and whoever marries her who is divorced does commit adultery.

    Mat. 19:10 His disciples said to Him, if this is the case between a man and his wife, it is not good to marry.

    Mat. 19:11 But He said to them, all men cannot receive this saying, except they to whom it is given.

    Mat. 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some which were made eunuchs by men: and there be some which have renounced marriage for the kingdom of the heavens’ sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

    Mat. 19:13 Then little children there were brought to Him, that He should put His hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

    Mat. 19:14 But Jesus said, permit little children, and do not forbid them to come to Me: for of such is the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 19:15 And He laid His hands on them, and departed from there.

    Mat. 19:16 Then, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing will I do, that I may have eternal life?

    Mat. 19:17 And He said to him, why do you call Me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.

    Mat. 19:18 He said to Him, Which? Jesus said, you will not murder, You will not commit adultery, You will not steal, You will not bear false witness,

    Mat. 19:19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You will love your neighbor as yourself.

    Mat. 19:20 The young man said to Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what do I still lack?

    Mat. 19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be mature, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.

    Mat. 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

    Mat. 19:23 Then said Jesus to His disciples, truly I say to you, that a rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

    Mat. 19:24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    Mat. 19:25 When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, who then can be saved?

    Mat. 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

    Mat. 19:27 Then answered Peter and said to Him, behold, we have forsaken all, and followed You; what therefore will we have?

    Mat. 19:28 And Jesus said to them, truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man will sit in the throne of His glory, you also will sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    Mat. 19:29 And everyone that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and will inherit infinite life.

    Mat. 19:30 But many that are first will be last; and the last will be first.

    Chapter 20

    Mat. 20:1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man that is a land owner, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

    Mat. 20:2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

    Mat. 20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

    Mat. 20:4 and said to them; go you also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

    Mat. 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

    Mat. 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, why stand you here all the day idle?

    Mat. 20:7 They say to him, because no man has hired us. He said to them, go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.

    Mat. 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, call the laborers, and give them their pay, beginning from the last to the first.

    Mat. 20:9 When they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius.

    Mat. 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a denarius.

    Mat. 20:11 So when they had received it, they murmured against the land owner,

    Mat. 20:12 saying, these last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

    Mat. 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a denarius?

    Mat. 20:14 Take that which is yours, and go your way: I will give this to the last, just as to you.

    Mat. 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

    Mat. 20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

    Mat. 20:17 Now Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples aside on the way, and said to them,

    Mat. 20:18 behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man is about to be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,

    Mat. 20:19 And will deliver him to the nations to mock, and to whip, and to crucify Him: and the third day He will rise again.

    Mat. 20:20 Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping Him, and desiring a certain thing of Him.

    Mat. 20:21 He said to her, what will you? She said to Him, grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on Your right hand, and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.

    Mat. 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, you know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink of, and to be immersed with the immersion that I am about to be immersed with? They say to Him, we are able.

    Mat. 20:23 He said to them, you will drink indeed of My cup, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with: but to sit on My right hand, and on My left, is not Mine to give, but it will be given to them for whom it is prepared by My Father.

    Mat. 20:24 When the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers.

    Mat. 20:25 But Jesus called them to Him, and said, you know that the rulers of the nations exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

    Mat. 20:26 But it will not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your servant;

    Mat. 20:27 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave:

    Mat. 20:28 just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.

    Mat. 20:29 As they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.

    Mat. 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, have mercy on us, O Lord, You son of David.

    Mat. 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more saying have mercy on us, O Lord, You son of David!

    Mat. 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, what are you wanting Me to do to you?

    Mat. 20:33 They say to Him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

    Mat. 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

    Chapter 21

    Mat. 21:1 When they drew close to Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

    Mat. 21:2 saying to them, go into the village next to you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to Me.

    Mat. 21:3 And if any man say anything to you, you will say, the Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them.

    Mat. 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

    Mat. 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, and a colt the foal of a donkey.

    Mat. 21:6 So the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

    Mat. 21:7 and brought the donkey, and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and they set Him on it.

    Mat. 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments on the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and scattered them on the way.

    Mat. 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!

    Mat. 21:10 And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who is this?

    Mat. 21:11 And the multitude said, this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

    Mat. 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

    Mat. 21:13 And said to them, it is written, My house will be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

    Mat. 21:14 So the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple; and He healed them.

    Mat. 21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were intensely displeased,

    Mat. 21:16 And said to Him, do you hear what these say? And Jesus said to them, yes; have you not read, out of the mouth of babes and infants You have perfected praise?

    Mat. 21:17 And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He stayed there.

    Mat. 21:18 Now in the morning as He returned into the city, He hungered.

    Mat. 21:19 And when He saw a fig tree on the way, He came to it, and found nothing on it, but leaves only, and said to it, let no fruit grow on you from now on and going into the New Covenant Age. Immediately the fig tree withered away.

    Mat. 21:20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, how quickly the fig tree withered away!

    Mat. 21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, truly I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you will not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you will say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; it will be done.

    Mat. 21:22 For all things, whatsoever you will ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

    Mat. 21:23 When He had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said, by what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?

    Mat. 21:24 Then Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

    Mat. 21:25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven, or of men? Then they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we will say, from heaven; He will say to us, why did you not then believe him?

    Mat. 21:26 But if we will say, of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

    Mat. 21:27 Then they answered Jesus, and said, we cannot tell. So He said to them, neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

    Mat. 21:28 Now what do you think? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, son, go work today in my vineyard.

    Mat. 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

    Mat. 21:30 Then he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I am going, sir: and did not go.

    Mat. 21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, the first. Jesus said to them, truly I say to you, that the tax-collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

    Mat. 21:32 For John came to you on the way of righteousness, and you did not believed him: but the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, afterward did not repent, that you might believe him.

    Mat. 21:33 Hear another parable: there was a certain land owner, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a wine-press in it, and built a watchtower, and leased it to some vine-dressers, and went into a far country:

    Mat. 21:34 when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his slaves to the vine-dressers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

    Mat. 21:35 But the vine-dressers took his slaves, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

    Mat. 21:36 Again, he sent other slaves more than the first: and they did to them likewise.

    Mat. 21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, they will respect my son.

    Mat. 21:38 But when the vine-dressers saw the son, they said among themselves, this is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

    Mat. 21:39 So they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

    Mat. 21:40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-dressers?

    Mat. 21:41 They said to Him, he will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will lease his vineyard to other vine-dressers, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

    Mat. 21:42 Jesus said to them, did you not read in the Scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the chief cornerstone: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

    Mat. 21:43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.

    Mat. 21:44 Whoever will fall on this stone will be broken: and on whomever it will fall, it will grind him to powder.

    Mat. 21:45 When the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke about them.

    Mat. 21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitude, because they believed He was a prophet.

    Chapter 22

    Mat. 22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,

    Mat. 22:2 the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,

    Mat. 22:3 and sent out his slaves to call them that were invited to the wedding: and they would not come.

    Mat. 22:4 Again, he sent out other slaves, saying, tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fattened cattle are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.

    Mat. 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their way, one to his farm, another to his business:

    Mat. 22:6 and the remnant took his slaves, and treated them spitefully, and slew them.

    Mat. 22:7 But when the king heard of it, he was very angry: and he sent out his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

    Mat. 22:8 Then he said to his slaves, the wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy.

    Mat. 22:9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you will find, invite to the marriage.

    Mat. 22:10 So those slaves went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

    Mat. 22:11 When the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

    Mat. 22:12 so he said to him, friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding garment? But he was speechless.

    Mat. 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, bind him hand and foot, and take him away and cast him into outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Mat. 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Mat. 22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle Him in His talk.

    Mat. 22:16 So they sent out to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in reality, neither do You have regard for anyone: for You see into the face of man.

    Mat. 22:17 Therefore tell us, what do You think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

    Mat. 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt Me, you hypocrites?

    Mat. 22:19 Show Me the tribute money. So they brought to Him a denarius.

    Mat. 22:20 He said to them, whose image is this and inscription?

    Mat. 22:21 They said to Him, Caesar’s. Then He said to them, therefore render to Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.

    Mat. 22:22 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him, and went their way.

    Mat. 22:23 The same day the Sadducees came to Him, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked Him,

    Mat. 22:24 saying, Master, Moses said, if a man die, having no children, his brother will marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.

    Mat. 22:25 Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no offspring, left his wife to his brother:

    Mat. 22:26 likewise the second also, and the third, to the seventh.

    Mat. 22:27 And last of all the woman died also.

    Mat. 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.

    Mat. 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, you do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

    Mat. 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

    Mat. 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

    Mat. 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

    Mat. 22:33 When the multitude heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

    Mat. 22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

    Mat. 22:35 Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and said,

    Mat. 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?

    Mat. 22:37 Jesus said to him, you will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your entire mind.

    Mat. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

    Mat. 22:39 And the second is like it, you will love your neighbor as yourself.

    Mat. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the prophets.

    Mat. 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

    Mat. 22:42 saying, what do you think of Christ? Whose son is he? They said to Him, the son of David.

    Mat. 22:43 He said to them, how then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord, saying,

    Mat. 22:44 the Lord said to my Lord, sit on My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool?

    Mat. 22:45 If David then calls Him Lord, how is He His Son?

    Mat. 22:46 And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither dared anyone from that day forth ask Him any more questions.

    Chapter 23

    Mat. 23:1 Then spoke Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples,

    Mat. 23:2 saying the scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

    Mat. 23:3 therefore all whatsoever they tell you observe, that observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they do not practice what they preach.

    Mat. 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

    Mat. 23:5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

    Mat. 23:6 and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

    Mat. 23:7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

    Mat. 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all of you are brothers.

    Mat. 23:9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven.

    Mat. 23:10 Neither you be called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

    Mat. 23:11 But he that is greatest among you will be your servant.

    Mat. 23:12 For whoever will exalt himself will be humbled; and he that will humble himself will be exalted.

    Mat. 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of the heavens against men: for you neither go in yourselves, nor permit them who are entering to go in.

    Mat. 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: therefore you will receive the more extreme judgment.

    Mat. 23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cover sea and land to make one convert, and when he is made, you make him twice the son of Gehenna than yourselves.

    Mat. 23:16 Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, whoever will swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever will swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

    Mat. 23:17 You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

    Mat. 23:18 And, whoever will swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is guilty.

    Mat. 23:19 You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

    Mat. 23:20 Therefore whoever will swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things on it.

    Mat. 23:21 And whoever will swear by the temple, swears by it, and by Him that dwells in it.

    Mat. 23:22 And he that will swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by Him that sits on it.

    Mat. 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin but have left out the weightier matters of the Law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these you should have done, and not leave the other undone.

    Mat. 23:24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.

    Mat. 23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

    Mat. 23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.

    Mat. 23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed sepulchers which indeed appear beautiful outwardly but are inside full of dead men’s bones and of all uncleanness.

    Mat. 23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    Mat. 23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,

    Mat. 23:30 and say, if we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    Mat. 23:31 Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets.

    Mat. 23:32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.

    Mat. 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you avoid the Judgment of Gehenna?

    Mat. 23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them will you whip in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

    Mat. 23:35 that upon you should be coming all the righteous blood shed on the land, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

    Mat. 23:36 Truly I say to you, all these things will be coming upon this generation!

    Mat. 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone those who are sent to you, how often I would have gathered your children together figuratively as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!

    Mat. 23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.

    Mat. 23:39 For I say to you, you will not see Me afterwards, until you will say, blessed is He that is coming in the name of the Lord!

    Chapter 24

    Mat. 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him to show Him the buildings of the temple.

    Mat. 24:2 And Jesus said to them, do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

    Mat. 24:3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your Presence, and of the completion of the Old Covenant Age?

    Mat. 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them, take heed that no man deceives you.

    Mat. 24:5 For many will come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many.

    Mat. 24:6 And you are about to hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the completion is not yet.

    Mat. 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in different places.

    Mat. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    Mat. 24:9 Then will they deliver you up to be persecuted and will kill you: and you will be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.

    Mat. 24:10 And then will many be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another.

    Mat. 24:11 And many false prophets will rise and will deceive many.

    Mat. 24:12 And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

    Mat. 24:13 But he that is enduring into the completion, the same will be saved.

    Mat. 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the entire Roman world for a witness to all nations; and then the completion will come.

    Mat. 24:15 Therefore when you will see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand),

    Mat. 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee into the mountains:

    Mat. 24:17 let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

    Mat. 24:18 neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes.

    Mat. 24:19 And woe to them that are pregnant, and to them that nurse in those days!

    Mat. 24:20 But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:

    Mat. 24:21 for then there will be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever will be.

    Mat. 24:22 And unless those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

    Mat. 24:23 Then if any man will say to you, look, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

    Mat. 24:24 For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they will deceive the very elect.

    Mat. 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

    Mat. 24:26 Therefore if they will say to you, behold, he is in the desert; do not go out: behold, he is in the secret chambers; do not believe it.

    Mat. 24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so also will the Presence of the Son of man be.

    Mat. 24:28 For wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

    Mat. 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days will the sun be darkened, and the moon will not reflect her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken:

    Mat. 24:30 and then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then will all the tribes of the land mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the cloud of heaven with power and great glory.

    Mat. 24:31 And He will send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one extreme of heaven to the other extremity.

    Mat. 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is close:

    Mat. 24:33 so likewise you, when you will see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

    Mat. 24:34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things happen!

    Mat. 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

    Mat. 24:36 But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

    Mat. 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will be the Presence of the Son of man.

    Mat. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

    Mat. 24:39 and did not know until the flood came, and took them all away; likewise, will be the Presence of the Son of man.

    Mat. 24:40 Then two will be in the field; the one will be taken, and the other let go.

    Mat. 24:41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, and the other let go.

    Mat. 24:42 Therefore watch: for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

    Mat. 24:43 But know this that if the master of the house had known in what watch shift the thief is coming, he would watch, and would not permit his house to be dug through.

    Mat. 24:44 Therefore you be ready also: for in such an hour as you do not think, the Son of man comes.

    Mat. 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise slave, whom his lord has constituted over his household, to give them food in due season?

    Mat. 24:46 Blessed is that slave, whom his lord finds doing when he comes.

    Mat. 24:47 Truly I say to you, that he will constitute him over all his possessions.

    Mat. 24:48 But if that evil slave will say in his heart, my lord delays his coming;

    Mat. 24:49 and will begin to strike his fellow slaves, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

    Mat. 24:50 the lord of that slave will come in a day when he does not look for him, and in an hour that he is not expecting,

    Mat. 24:51 and will cut him in pieces, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Chapter 25

    Mat. 25:1 Then will the kingdom of the heavens be likened unto ten virgins, who held their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

    Mat. 25:2 Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

    Mat. 25:3 They that were foolish held their lamps yet had no oil with them:

    Mat. 25:4 but the wise had oil in their vessels with their lamps.

    Mat. 25:5 While the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

    Mat. 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him.

    Mat. 25:7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

    Mat. 25:8 The foolish said to the wise, give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.

    Mat. 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, no; there is not enough for us and you: but you go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

    Mat. 25:10 So while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

    Mat. 25:11 Afterward also came the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

    Mat. 25:12 But he answered and said, truly, I say to you, I do not know you.

    Mat. 25:13 Therefore watch, for you know neither the day nor the season in which the Son of man comes.

    Mat. 25:14 For the kingdom of the heavens is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own slaves, and delivered to them his possessions.

    Mat. 25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his own ability; and immediately took his journey.

    Mat. 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same and made them another five talents.

    Mat. 25:17 Likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

    Mat. 25:18 But he that had received one went and dug in the earth and hid his lord’s money.

    Mat. 25:19 After a long time the lord of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.

    Mat. 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought more talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

    Mat. 25:21 His lord said to him, well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

    Mat. 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

    Mat. 25:23 His lord said to him, well done, good and faithful slave; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

    Mat. 25:24 Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered:

    Mat. 25:25 so I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground: look, there you have that which is yours.

    Mat. 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, you wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not scattered:

    Mat. 25:27 therefore you ought to have put my money with the bankers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with interest.

    Mat. 25:28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to him who has ten talents.

    Mat. 25:29 For to everyone that has will be given and he will have abundance: but from him that has not, even what he has will be taken away.

    Mat. 25:30 Now cast that unprofitable slave into outer darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Mat. 25:31 When the Son of man will come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit upon the throne of His glory:

    Mat. 25:32 and before Him will be gathered all this people: and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:

    Mat. 25:33 and He will place the sheep by His right, but the goats on the left.

    Mat. 25:34 Then the King will say to them on his right, come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you before the downfall of the world:

    Mat. 25:35 for I was hungry, and you gave Me food: I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and you welcomed Me in:

    Mat. 25:36 Naked, and you clothed Me: I was sick, and you visited Me: I was in prison, and you came to Me.

    Mat. 25:37 Then will the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You a drink?

    Mat. 25:38 When did we see You a stranger, and welcomed You in? Or naked, and clothed You?

    Mat. 25:39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and visited You?

    Mat. 25:40 Then the King will answer and say to them, truly I say to you, in as much as you have done it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done it to Me.

    Mat. 25:41 Then He will say also to them on the left, depart from Me, you cursed, into the fire perpetually, prepared for the Devil and his messengers:

    Mat. 25:42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me no food: I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink:

    Mat. 25:43 I was a stranger, and you welcomed Me not in: naked, and you clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited Me not.

    Mat. 25:44 They then will also answer Him, saying, Lord, when were You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and we did not help You?

    Mat. 25:45 Then He will answer them, saying, truly I say to you, in as much as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.

    Mat. 25:46 And these will go away into perpetual punishment: but the righteous into infinite life.

    Chapter 26

    Mat. 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples,

    Mat. 26:2 you know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

    Mat. 26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

    Mat. 26:4 and consulted that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill Him.

    Mat. 26:5 But they said, not on the feast day, unless there be a disturbance among the people.

    Mat. 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

    Mat. 26:7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as He sat to eat.

    Mat. 26:8 But when His disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, to what purpose is this waste?

    Mat. 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much and given to the poor.

    Mat. 26:10 When Jesus understood it, He said to them, why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work upon Me.

    Mat. 26:11 For you always have the poor with you; but Me you do not have always.

    Mat. 26:12 For in that she has poured this ointment on My body, she did it for My burial.

    Mat. 26:13 Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel will be preached in the entire world, that also which this woman has done will be told for a memorial of her.

    Mat. 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,

    Mat. 26:15 and said to them, what will you give me, and I will deliver Him to you? And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver for him.

    Mat. 26:16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

    Mat. 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, where do You want us to prepare the Passover for You to eat?

    Mat. 26:18 He said, go into the city to such a man, and say to him, the Master says, My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.

    Mat. 26:19 Then the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover.

    Mat. 26:20 Now when the evening had come, He sat down with the twelve.

    Mat. 26:21 As they did eat, He said, truly I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.

    Mat. 26:22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each one of them began to say to Him, Lord, is it I?

    Mat. 26:23 He answered and said, He that dips his hand with Me in the dish, the same will betray Me.

    Mat. 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of Him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.

    Mat. 26:25 Then Judas, who betrayed Him, answered, and said, Master, is it I? He said to him, you have said it.

    Mat. 26:26 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, take, eat; this is My body.

    Mat. 26:27 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, drink you all of it;

    Mat. 26:28 for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

    Mat. 26:29 But I say to you, from now on I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.

    Mat. 26:30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

    Mat. 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, all you will be offended because of Me this night: for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad.

    Mat. 26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

    Mat. 26:33 Peter answered and said to Him, though all men will be offended because of You, yet I will never be offended.

    Mat. 26:34 Jesus said to him, truly, I say to you, that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.

    Mat. 26:35 Peter said to Him, though I should die with You, yet I will not deny You. All the disciples said likewise.

    Mat. 26:36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, sit here, while I go and pray over there.

    Mat. 26:37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be sorrowful and in distress.

    Mat. 26:38 Then said He to them, My soul is severely grieved, even to death: stay here, and watch with Me.

    Mat. 26:39 He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as You will.

    Mat. 26:40 And He came to the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter, so, you were not able to stay awake with Me for one hour?

    Mat. 26:41 Stay awake and pray, that you will not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is powerless.

    Mat. 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, unless I drink it, Your will be done.

    Mat. 26:43 Then He came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

    Mat. 26:44 And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

    Mat. 26:45 Then came He to His disciples, and said to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

    Mat. 26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, the one betraying Me is at hand.

    Mat. 26:47 While He yet spoke, look, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

    Mat. 26:48 Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, whomever I will kiss, it is He: seize Him.

    Mat. 26:49 Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, rejoice, master; and kissed Him.

    Mat. 26:50 Jesus said to him, comrade, why are you here? Then they came and laid hands-on Jesus and seized him.

    Mat. 26:51 And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

    Mat. 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword will perish by the sword.

    Mat. 26:53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will demonstrate at My side more than twelve legions of angels?

    Mat. 26:54 But how then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?

    Mat. 26:55 Jesus said in that same hour to the multitudes, have you come out as against a thief with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you laid no hand on Me.

    Mat. 26:56 But all this must happen, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled.

    Mat. 26:57 And they that had seized Jesus took Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

    Mat. 26:58 But Peter followed him far off to the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the attendants, to see the end.

    Mat. 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false testimony against Jesus, to put him to death;

    Mat. 26:60 but found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. At last there came two false witnesses,

    Mat. 26:61 and said, this fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

    Mat. 26:62 And the high priest arose, and said to Him, You have nothing to say? What is it which these witness against You?

    Mat. 26:63 But Jesus held His peace, and the high priest answered and said to Him, I charge You by the living God, tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.

    Mat. 26:64 Jesus said to him, you have said it: nevertheless I say to you, everyone here will see the Son of man sitting at the right of power, and coming in the cloud of heaven.

    Mat. 26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further do we need of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard His blasphemy.

    Mat. 26:66 What do you think? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

    Mat. 26:67 Then they did spit in His face, and hit Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,

    Mat. 26:68 saying, prophesy to us, You Christ, who is he that hit You?

    Mat. 26:69 Now Peter sat outside in the palace: and a maid came to him, saying, you also were with Jesus of Galilee.

    Mat. 26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I do not know what you are saying.

    Mat. 26:71 And when he had gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to them that were there, this fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

    Mat. 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the Man.

    Mat. 26:73 Now after a while they came to him that stood by, and said to Peter, surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you.

    Mat. 26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I do not know the Man. And immediately the rooster crowed.

    Mat. 26:75 Then Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.

    Chapter 27

    Mat. 27:1 When the morning had come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

    Mat. 27:2 and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

    Mat. 27:3 Then Judas, who had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

    Mat. 27:4 saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. But they said, what — against us? Look at yourself!

    Mat. 27:5 So he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hung himself.

    Mat. 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, it is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

    Mat. 27:7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

    Mat. 27:8 Therefore that field was called, the Field of Blood, to this day.

    Mat. 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, and they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

    Mat. 27:10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.

    Mat. 27:11 So Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, you said it.

    Mat. 27:12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.

    Mat. 27:13 Then Pilate said to Him, do You not hear how many things they witness against You?

    Mat. 27:14 But He answered him not one word; so much so that the governor marveled greatly.

    Mat. 27:15 Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to release to the people a prisoner, whosoever they desired.

    Mat. 27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

    Mat. 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, whom do you want that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

    Mat. 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him.

    Mat. 27:19 When he sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “do nothing to that righteous Man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.

    Mat. 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

    Mat. 27:21 The governor answered and said to them, which of the two do you want that I release to you? They said, Barabbas.

    Mat. 27:22 Pilate said to them, what will I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said to him, let Him be crucified.

    Mat. 27:23 Now the governor said, why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, let Him be crucified.

    Mat. 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this, the righteous: look at yourselves.

    Mat. 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

    Mat. 27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them: and after Jesus was whipped, he delivered Him to be crucified.

    Mat. 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered to Him the whole squad of soldiers.

    Mat. 27:28 And they stripped Him and put on Him a purple robe.

    Mat. 27:29 And when they had made a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

    Mat. 27:30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and hit Him on the head.

    Mat. 27:31 After they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own clothing on Him, and took Him away to crucify Him.

    Mat. 27:32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear His cross.

    Mat. 27:33 When they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a Place of a Skull,

    Mat. 27:34 they gave Him sour wine to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted of it, He would not drink.

    Mat. 27:35 And they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, they divided My garments among them, and on My clothing did they cast lots.

    Mat. 27:36 And sitting down they watched Him there;

    Mat. 27:37 And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS

    Mat. 27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

    Mat. 27:39 And they that passed by reviled him, shook their heads,

    Mat. 27:40 and said, You that destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save Yourself. If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.

    Mat. 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocked Him, with the scribes and elders, said,

    Mat. 27:42 He saved others; He cannot save Himself. If He is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.

    Mat. 27:43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him: for He said, I am the Son of God.

    Mat. 27:44 The thieves also, who were crucified with Him, reproached Him the same way.

    Mat. 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.

    Mat. 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

    Mat. 27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, this man calls for Elijah.

    Mat. 27:48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink.

    Mat. 27:49 The rest said, let it be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.

    Mat. 27:50 Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.

    Mat. 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks tore;

    Mat. 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

    Mat. 27:53 And came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many!

    Mat. 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, truly this was the Son of God!

    Mat. 27:55 And many women were there beholding far off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him:

    Mat. 27:56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.

    Mat. 27:57 When the evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:

    Mat. 27:58 He went to Pilate, and requested the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

    Mat. 27:59 When Joseph had received the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

    Mat. 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had chiseled out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb and departed.

    Mat. 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulcher.

    Mat. 27:62 Now the next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,

    Mat. 27:63 saying, sir, we remember that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, after three days I will rise again.

    Mat. 27:64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, unless His disciples come by night, and steal Him away, and said to the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error will be worse than the first.

    Mat. 27:65 Pilate said to them, you have a guard: go your way, make it as secure as you can.

    Mat. 27:66 So they went, and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone, and setting a guard.

    Chapter 28

    Mat. 28:1 In the close of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the tomb.

    Mat. 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

    Mat. 28:3 His countenance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow:

    Mat. 28:4 for fear of him the guards did shake and became as dead men.

    Mat. 28:5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not: for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.

    Mat. 28:6 He is not here: for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

    Mat. 28:7 Now go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and behold, He goes before you into Galilee; there will you see Him: look, I have told you.

    Mat. 28:8 Then they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy; and ran to bring His disciple’s word.

    Mat. 28:9 As they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, and said, rejoice! And they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

    Mat. 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, be not afraid: go tell My brothers that they go into Galilee, and there will they see Me.

    Mat. 28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done.

    Mat. 28:12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money to the soldiers,

    Mat. 28:13 and said, say you, His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept.

    Mat. 28:14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and keep you safe.

    Mat. 28:15 So they received the money and did as they were instructed: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

    Mat. 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

    Mat. 28:17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him: but some doubted.

    Mat. 28:18 So Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, all authority is given to Me in heaven and in earth.

    Mat. 28:19 Therefore go, and disciple all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

    Mat. 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you: and look, I am with you all the time, even until the completion of this Old Covenant Age.