1 On leaving that place, Jesus went into the district of Judea on the other side of the Jordan. Crowds gathered about him again; and again, as usual, he began teaching them. 2 Presently some Pharisees came up and, to test him, asked: "Has a husband the right to divorce his wife?" 3 "What direction did Moses give you?" replied Jesus. 4 "Moses," they said, "permitted a man to 'draw up in writing a notice of separation and divorce his wife.'" 5 "It was owing to the hardness of your hearts," said Jesus, "that Moses gave you this direction; 6 But, at the beginning of the Creation, God 'made them male and female.' 7 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, 8 And the man and his wife shall become one;' so that they are no longer two, but one. 9 What God himself, then, has yoked together man must not separate." 10 When they were indoors, the disciples asked him again about this, 11 And he said: "Any one who divorces his wife and marries another woman is guilty of adultery against his wife; 12 And, if the woman divorces her husband and marries another man, she is guilty of adultery." 13 Some of the people were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them; but the disciples found fault with those who had brought them. 14 When, however, Jesus saw this, he was indignant. "Let the little children come to me," he said, "do not hinder them; for it is to the childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs. 15 I tell you, unless a man receives the Kingdom of God like a child, he will not enter it at all." 16 Then he folded the children in his arms, and, placing his hands on them, gave them his blessing. 17 And, as Jesus was resuming his journey, a man came running up to him, and threw himself on his knees before him. "Good Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to gain Immortal Life?" 18 "Why do you call me good?" answered Jesus. "No one is good but God. 19 You know the commandments--'Do not kill. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not say what is false about others. Do not cheat. Honor thy father and thy mother.'" 20 "Teacher," he replied, "I have observed all these from my childhood." 21 Jesus looked at the man, and his heart went out to him, and he said: "There is still one thing wanting in you; go and sell all that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall heave wealth in Heaven; then come and follow me." 22 But the man's face clouded at these words, and he went away distressed, for he had great possessions. 23 Then Jesus looked round, and said to his disciples: "How hard it will be for men of wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!" 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again: "My children, how hard a thing it is to enter the Kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to get through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God." 26 "Then who can be saved?" they exclaimed in the greatest astonishment. 27 Jesus looked at them, and answered: "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for everything is possible with God." 28 "But we," began Peter, "we left everything and have followed you." 29 "I tell you," said Jesus, "there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, on my account and on account of the Good News, 30 Who will not receive a hundred times as much, even now in the present--houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land--though not without persecutions, and, in the age that is coming, Immortal Life. 31 But many who are first now will then be last, and the last will be first." 32 One day, when they were on their way, going up to Jerusalem, Jesus was walking in front of the Apostles, who were filled with misgivings; while those who were following behind were alarmed. Gathering the Twelve round him once more, Jesus began to tell them what was about to happen to him. 33 "Listen!" he said. "We are going up to Jerusalem; and there the Son of Man will be betrayed to the Chief Priests and the Teachers of the Law, and they will condemn him to death, and they will give him up to the Gentiles, 34 Who will mock him, spit upon him, and scourge him, and put him to death; and after three days he will rise again." 35 James and John, the two sons of Zebediah, went to Jesus, and said: "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask." 36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked. 37 "Grant us this," they answered, "to sit, one on your right, and the other on your left, when you come in glory." 38 "You do not know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup that I am to drink? or receive the baptism that I am to receive?" 39 "Yes," they answered, "we can." "You shall indeed drink the cup that I am to drink," Jesus said, "and receive the baptism that I am to receive, 40 But as to a seat at my right or at my left--that is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." 41 On hearing of this, the ten others were at first very indignant about James and John. 42 But Jesus called the ten to him, and said: "Those who are regarded as ruling among the Gentiles lord it over them, as you know, and their great men oppress them. 43 But among you it is not so. No, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 And whoever wants to take the first place among you must be the servant of all; 45 For even the Son of Man came, not be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 46 They came to Jericho. When Jesus was going out of the town with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road-side. 47 Hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to call out: "Jesus, Son of David, take pity on me." 48 Many of the people kept telling him to be quiet; but the man continued to call out all the louder: "Son of David, take pity on me." 49 Then Jesus stopped. "Call him," he said. So they called the blind man. "Courage!" they exclaimed. "Get up; he is calling you." 50 The man threw off his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 51 "What do you want me to do for you?" said Jesus, addressing him. "Rabboni," the blind man answered, "I want to recover my sight." 52 "You may go," Jesus said; "your faith has delivered you." Immediately he recovered his sight, and began to follow Jesus along the road.
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3 and they discourage marriage and enjoin abstinence from certain kinds of food; though God created these foods to be enjoyed thankfully by those who hold the Faith and have attained a full knowledge of the Truth.
14 When, however, Jesus saw this, he was indignant. "Let the little children come to me," he said, "do not hinder them; for it is to the childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs.
31 So Jesus went on to say to those Jews who had believed him: "If you remain constant to my Message, you are truly my disciples;
1 After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee--otherwise called the Lake of Tiberias. 2 A great crowd of people, however, followed him, because they saw the signs of his mission in his work among those who were afflicted. 3 Jesus went up the hill, and sat down there with his disciples. 4 It was near the time of the Jewish Festival of the Passover. 5 Looking up, and noticing that a great crowd was coming towards him, Jesus said to Philip: "Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?" 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he meant to do. 7 "Twenty pounds' worth of bread," answered Philip, "would not be enough for each of them to have a little." 8 "There is a boy here," said Andrew, another of his disciples, Simon Peter's brother, 9 "Who has five barley loaves and two fishes; but what is that for so many?" 10 "Make the people sit down," said Jesus. It was a grassy spot; so the men, who numbered about five thousand, sat down, 11 And then Jesus took the loaves, and, after saying the thanksgiving, distributed them to those who were sitting down; and the same with the fish, giving the people as much as they wanted. 12 When they were satisfied, Jesus said to his disciples: "Collect the broken pieces that are left, so that nothing may be wasted." 13 The disciples did so, and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves, which were left after all had eaten. 14 When the people saw the signs which Jesus gave, they said: "This is certainly 'the Prophet who was to come' into the world." 15 But Jesus, having discovered that they were intending to come and carry him off to make him King, retired again up the hill, quite alone. 16 When evening fell, his disciples went down to the Sea, 17 And, getting into a boat, began to cross to Capernaum. By this time darkness had set in, and Jesus had not yet come back to them; 18 The Sea, too, was getting rough, for a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed three or four miles, they caught sight of him walking on the water and approaching the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But Jesus said to them: "It is I; do not be afraid!" 21 And after this they were glad to take him into the boat; and the boat at once arrived off the shore, for which they had been making. 22 The people who remained on the further side of the Sea had seen that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not gone into it with his disciples, but that they had left without him. 23 Some boats, however, had come from Tiberias, from near the spot where they had eaten the bread after the Master had said the thanksgiving. 24 So, on the next day, when the people saw that Jesus was not there, or his disciples either, they themselves got into the boats, and went to Capernaum to look for him. 25 And, when they found him on the other side of the Sea, they said: "When did you get here, Rabbi?" 26 "In truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "it is not on account of the signs which you saw that you are looking for me, but because you had the bread to eat and were satisfied. 27 Work, not for the food that perishes, but for the food that lasts for Immortal Life, which the Son of Man will give you; for upon him the Father--God himself--has set the seal of his approval." 28 "How," they asked, "are we to do the work that God would have us do?" 29 "The work that God would have you do," answered Jesus, "is to believe in him whom God sent as his Messenger." 30 "What sign, then," they asked, "are you giving, which we may see, and so believe you? What is the work that you are doing? 31 Our ancestors had the manna to eat in the desert; as Scripture says--'He gave them bread from Heaven to eat.'" 32 "In truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "Moses did not give you the Bread from Heaven, but my Father does give you the true Bread from Heaven; 33 For the Bread that God gives is that which comes down from Heaven, and gives Life to the world." 34 "Master," they exclaimed, "give us that Bread always!" 35 "I am the Life-giving Bread," Jesus said to them; "he that comes to me shall never be hungry, and he that believes in me shall never thirst again. 36 But, as I have said already, you have seen me, and yet you do not believe in me. 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me; and no one who comes to me will I ever turn away. 38 For I have come down from Heaven, to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me; 39 And his will is this--that I should not lose one of all those whom he has given me, but should raise them up at the Last Day. 40 For it is the will of my Father that every one who sees the Son, and believes in him, should have Immortal Life; and I myself will raise him up at the Last Day." 41 Upon this the Jews began murmuring against Jesus for saying-- 'I am the Bread which came down from Heaven.' 42 "Is not this Jesus, Joseph's son," they asked, "whose father and mother we know? How is it that he now says that he has come down from Heaven?" 43 "Do not murmur among yourselves," said Jesus in reply. 44 "No one can come to me, unless the Father who sent me draws him to me; and I will raise him up at the Last Day. 45 It is said in the Prophets--'And they shall all be taught by God.' Every one who is taught by the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 Not that any one has seen the Father, except him who is from God--he has seen the Father. 47 In truth I tell you, he who believes in me has Immortal Life. 48 I am the Life-giving Bread. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, and yet died. 50 The Bread that comes down from Heaven is such that whoever eats of it will never die. 51 I am the Living Bread that has come down from Heaven. If any one eats of this Bread, he will live for ever; and the Bread that I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the Life of the world." 52 Upon this the Jews began disputing with one another: "How is it possible for this man to give us his flesh to eat?" 53 "In truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you have not Life within you. 54 He who takes my flesh for his food, and drinks my blood, has Immortal Life; and I will raise him up at the Last Day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood true drink. 56 He who takes my flesh for his food, and drinks my blood, remains united to me, and I to him. 57 As the Living Father sent me as his Messenger, and as I live because the Father lives, so he who takes me for his food shall live because I live. 58 That is the Bread which has come down from Heaven--not such as your ancestors ate, and yet died; he who takes this Bread for his food shall live for ever." 59 All this Jesus said in a Synagogue, when he was teaching in Capernaum. 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said: "This is harsh doctrine! Who can bear to listen to it?" 61 But Jesus, aware that his disciples were murmuring about it, said to them: 62 "Is this a hindrance to you? What, then, if you should see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit that gives Life; mere flesh is of no avail. In the teaching that I have been giving you there is Spirit and there is Life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe in me." For Jesus knew from the first who they were that did not believe in him, and who it was that would betray him; 65 And he added: "This is why I told you that no one can come to me, unless enabled by the Father." 66 After this many of his disciples drew back, and did not go about with him any longer. 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve: "Do you also wish to leave me?" 68 But Simon Peter answered: "Master, to whom shall we go? Immortal Life is in your teaching; 69 And we have learned to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God." 70 "Did not I myself choose you to be the Twelve?" replied Jesus; "and yet, even of you, one is playing the 'Devil's' part." 71 He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who was about to betray him, though he was one of the Twelve.
35 If those to whom God's word were addressed were said to be 'gods'--and Scripture cannot be set aside--
9 There was staying in the city a man named Simon, who had been practicing magic there and mystifying the Samaritan people, giving himself out to be some great Being.
4 After seizing Peter, Herod put him in prison, and entrusted him to the keeping of four Guards of four soldiers each, intending, after the Passover, to bring him up before the people.
4 Unfaithful people! Do not you know that to be friends with the world means to be at enmity with God? Therefore whoever chooses to be friends with the world makes himself an enemy to God.
16 But, if he does not listen to you, take with you one or two others, so that 'on the evidence of two or three witnesses, every word may be put beyond dispute.'
15 For you did not receive the spirit of a slave, to fill you once more with fear, but the spirit of a son which leads us to cry 'Abba, Our Father.' 16 The Spirit himself unites with our spirits in bearing witness to our being God's children, 17 And if children, then heirs-heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, since we share Christ's sufferings in order that we may also share his Glory.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that every one who believes in him may not be lost, but have Immortal Life.
9 and, being made perfect, he became to all those who obey him the source of eternal Salvation,
4 A soldier on active service, to please his superior officer, always avoids entangling himself in the affairs of ordinary life.
11 Their victory was due to the Blood of the Lamb, and to the Message to which they bore their testimony. In their love of life they shrank not from death.
21 Not every one who says to me 'Master! Master!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven.
36 He who believes in the Son has Immortal Life, while he who rejects the Son will not even see that Life, but remains under 'God's displeasure.'
24 Do not you know that on a race-course, though all run, yet only one wins the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
12 And Salvation is in him alone; for there is no other Name in the whole world, given to men, to which we must look for our Salvation."
14 For everything that has its true character made manifest is clear as light. And that is why it is said--'Sleeper, awake! Arise from the dead, and the Christ shall give thee light!'
12 God's Message is a living and active power, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing its way till it penetrates soul and spirit--not the joints only but the very marrow--and detecting the inmost thoughts and purposes of the mind.
18 Yes, and I say to you, Your name is 'Peter--a Rock, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the Powers of the Place of Death shall not prevail over it.
9 I know your persecution and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know, too, the slander that come from those who declare that they are Jews, though they are not, but are a Congregation of Satan.
1 Therefore imitate God, as his dear children, 2 And live a life of love, following the example of the Christ, who loved you and gave himself for you as 'an offering and a sacrifice to God, that should be fragrant and acceptable.' 3 As for unchastity and every kind of impurity, or greed, do not let them even be mentioned among you, as befits Christ's People, 4 Nor shameful conduct, nor foolish talk or jesting, for they are wholly out of place among you; but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you may be sure--that no one who is unchaste or impure or greedy of gain (for to be greedy of gain is idolatry) has any place awaiting him in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6 Do not let any one deceive you with specious arguments. Those are the sins that bring down the Wrath of God upon the disobedient. 7 Therefore have nothing to do with such people. 8 For, although you were once in Darkness, now, by your union with the Lord, you are in the Light. Live as 'Children of Light'- - 9 For the outcome of life in the Light may be seen in every form of goodness, righteousness, and sincerity-- 10 Always trying to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in deeds of Darkness, from which no good can come; on the contrary, expose them. 12 It is degrading even to speak of the things continually done by them in secret. 13 All such actions, when exposed, have their true character made manifest by the Light. 14 For everything that has its true character made manifest is clear as light. And that is why it is said--'Sleeper, awake! Arise from the dead, and the Christ shall give thee light!' 15 Take great care, then, how you live--not unwisely but wisely, 16 Making the most of every opportunity; for these are evil days. 17 Therefore do not grow thoughtless, but try to understand what the Lord's will is. 18 Do not drink wine to excess, for that leads to profligacy; but seek to be filled with the Spirit of God, and speak to one another in psalms and hymns and sacred songs. 19 Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord. 20 Always give thanks for everything to our God and Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 And submit to one another from reverence for him. 22 Wives should submit to their husbands as submitting to the Lord. 23 For a man is the Head of his wife, as the Christ is the Head of the Church--being indeed himself the Savior of his Body. 24 But as the Church submits to the Christ, so also should wives submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as the Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for her, 26 To make her holy, after purifying her by the Washing with the Water, according to his promise; 27 So that he might himself bring the Church, in all her beauty, into his own presence, with no spot or wrinkle or blemish of any kind, but that she might be holy and faultless. 28 That is how husbands ought to love their wives--as if they were their own bodies. A man who loves his wife is really loving himself; 29 For no one ever yet hated his own body. But every one feeds his body and cares for it, just as the Christ for the Church; 30 For we are members of his Body. 31 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and be united to his wife; and the man and his wife shall become one.' 32 In this there is a profound truth--I am speaking of Christ and his Church. 33 However, for you individually, let each love his wife as if she were himself; and the wife be careful to respect her husband.
1 Children, obey your parents, as children of the Lord; for that is but right. 2 'Honor thy father and mother'--this is the first Commandment with a promise--' 3 So that thou mayest prosper and have a long life on earth.' 4 And fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up with Christian discipline and instruction. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters, with anxious care, giving them ungrudging service, as if obeying the Christ; 6 Not only when their eyes are on you, as if you had merely to please men, but as slaves of Christ, who are trying to carry out the will of God. 7 Give your service heartily and cheerfully, as working for the Master and not for men; 8 For you know that every one will be rewarded by the Master for any honest work that he has done, whether he is a slave or a freeman. 9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same spirit. Give up threatening them; for you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in Heaven, and that before him there is no distinction of rank. 10 For the future, find strength in your union with the Lord, and in the power which comes from his might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand your ground against the stratagems of the Devil. 12 For ours is no struggle against enemies of flesh and blood, but against all the various Powers of Evil that hold sway in the Darkness around us, against the Spirits of Wickedness on high. 13 Therefore take up the full armor of God, that, when the evil day comes, you may be able to withstand the attack, and, having fought to the end, still to stand your ground. 14 Stand your ground, then, 'with truth for your belt,' and 'with righteousness for your breast-plate,' 15 And with the readiness to serve the Good News of Peace as shoes for your feet. 16 At every onslaught take up faith for your shield; for with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming darts of the Evil One. 17 And receive 'the helmet of Salvation,' and 'the sword of the Spirit'--which is the Message of God--always with prayer and supplication. 18 Pray in spirit at all times. Be intent upon this, with unwearying perseverance and supplication for all Christ's People- - 19 And on my behalf also, that, when I begin to speak, words may be given me, so that I may fearlessly make known the inmost truth of the Good News, 20 On behalf of which I am an Ambassador--in chains! Pray that, in telling it, I may speak fearlessly as I ought. 21 To enable you, as well as others, to know all that concerns me and what I am doing, Tychicus, our dear Brother and faithful helper in the Master's Cause, will tell you everything. 22 I am sending him to you on purpose that you may learn all about us, and that he may cheer your hearts. 23 May God, the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ give our Brothers peace, and love linked with faith. 24 May God's blessing be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
17 So, too, every sound tree bears good fruit, while a worthless tree bears bad fruit. 18 A sound tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a worthless tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that fails to bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Hence it is by the fruit of their lives that you will know such men. 21 Not every one who says to me 'Master! Master!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven. 22 On 'That Day' many will say to me 'Master, Master, was not it in your name that we taught, and in your name that we drove out demons, and in your name that we did many miracles?' 23 And then I shall say to them plainly 'I never knew you. Go from my presence, you who live in sin.' 24 Everyone, therefore, that listens to this teaching of mine and acts upon it may be compared to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 The rain poured down, the rivers rose, the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, for its foundations were upon the rock. 26 And every one that listens to this teaching of mine and does not act upon it may be compared to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain poured down, the rivers rose, the winds blew and struck against that house, and it fell; and great was its downfall."
46 Why do you call me 'Master! Master!' and yet fail to do what I tell you?
48 He who rejects me, and disregards my teaching, has a judge already--the very Message which I have delivered will itself be his judge at the Last Day.
6 These men have the power to close the heavens, that 'no rain may fall' during the time that they are teaching; and they have power 'to turn the streams into blood, and to smite the land with any Curse,' whenever they will. 7 As soon as they have completed their testimony, 'the wild Beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer' and kill them.
4 The man who says 'I know Jesus,' but does not lay his commands to heart, is a liar, and the Truth has no place in him;
7 But vainly do they worship me, For they teach but the precepts of men.'
11 Take no part in deeds of Darkness, from which no good can come; on the contrary, expose them.
9 Listen, I give some of the Congregation of Satan, the men who declare that they are Jews, though they are not, but are lying----I will make them 'come and bow down at your feet,' and they shall learn that I loved you.
19 We realize that we come from God, while all the world is under the influence of the Evil One.
6 Jesus answered: "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one ever comes to the Father except through me.
3 For, though we live an earthly life, we do not wage an earthly war. 4 The weapons for our warfare are not earthly, but, under God, are powerful enough to pull down strongholds. 5 We are engaged in confuting arguments and pulling down every barrier raised against the knowledge of God. We are taking captive every hostile thought, to bring it into submission to the Christ,
12 For ours is no struggle against enemies of flesh and blood, but against all the various Powers of Evil that hold sway in the Darkness around us, against the Spirits of Wickedness on high.
4 For there have crept in among you certain godless people, whose sentence has long since been pronounced, and who make the mercy of God an excuse for profligacy, and disown our only lord and master, Jesus Christ.
14 They are the spirits of demons, and perform marvels; they go to kings all over the world, to collect them for the battle on the Great Day of Almighty God.
22 For false Christs and false Prophets will arise, and display signs and marvels, to lead astray, were it possible, even God's People.