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Philippians 4:8

8 Finally brothers, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are commendable, if anything is a virtue, and if

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 Become ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as also the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or greed, shall not even be named among you as befits the sanctified, 4 also indecency, and foolish talking or jesting, things not befitting, but thankfulness instead. 5 For ye are men who know this, that no fornicator, or unclean man, or covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6 Let no man deceive you by empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Do not become ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 proving what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And do not associate with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even rebuke them. 12 For it is disgusting even to speak of the things happening by them secretly. 13 But all things exposed are revealed by the light, for everything that is seen is light. 14 Therefore he says, Awake, thou who sleep. And arise from the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee. 15 Therefore watch carefully how ye walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Because of this do not become foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord. 18 And do not become intoxicated with wine, during which is debauchery, but be filled in Spirit, 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and striking strings in your heart to the Lord, 20 expressing thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father, 21 submitting yourselves to each other in the fear of Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord. 23 Because a husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church, and himself the savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to the Christ, so also the wives to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your own wives even as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it, 26 so that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the washing of water by the word, 27 so that he might present it to himself, the glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and unblemished. 28 So ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. 29 For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as also Christ the church, 30 because we are parts of his body, of his flesh and of his bones. 31 Separate from this a man will leave his father and mother behind, and will be bonded with his wife, and the two will be in one flesh. 32 This mystery is great, but I speak for Christ and for the church. 33 Nevertheless ye also, each one in particular, shall so love his own wife as himself, and the wife that she fear her husband.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not led astray. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate men, nor homosexuals, 10 nor greedy men, nor thieves, nor drunkards, nor the slanderous, nor the predatory will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And some of you were these things, but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.

Matthew 5:28-19:2

28 But I say to you, that every man who looks on a woman to crave her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye causes thee to stumble, remove it and cast it from thee, for it is advantageous for thee that one of thy body-parts should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand causes thee to stumble, cut it off and cast it from thee, for it is advantageous for thee that one of thy body-parts should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell. 31 And it was said, Whoever may divorce his wife, let him give her a divorce certificate. 32 But I say to you, that whoever may divorce his wife apart from a matter of fornication, disposes her to commit adultery, and whoever may marry her who has been divorced commits adultery. 33 Again, ye have heard that it was said to them in old times, Thou shall not swear falsely, but shall render to the Lord thine oaths. 34 But I say to you, not to swear at all, neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God, 35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet, nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shall thou swear by thy head, because thou cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your word be, Yes, yes, No, no. And anything beyond these is from evil. 38 Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say to you, not to resist what is troublesome, but whoever will strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And to the man who wants to sue thee, and take away thy coat, thou shall leave him thy cloak also. 41 And whoever will draft thee for one mile, go thou with him two. 42 Give to him who asks thee, and turn thou not away from him who wants to borrow from thee. 43 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shall love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, 45 so that ye may become sons of your Father in the heavens, because he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and makes rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the tax collectors the same? 47 And if ye only greet your friends, what do ye extra? Do not even the tax collectors this way? 48 Ye therefore shall be perfect, even as your Father in the heavens is perfect.

Matthew 6:1-19:2

1 Be careful not to do your charity before men in order to be seen by them, otherwise ye have no reward from your Father in the heavens. 2 When therefore thou do charity, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when thou do charity, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does, 4 so that thy charity may be in secret. And thy Father who sees in secret will himself reward thee in the open. 5 And when thou pray, thou shall not be as the hypocrites, because they love to pray having stood in the synagogues and in the corners of the thoroughfares, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou pray, enter into thy private room, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will reward thee in the open. 7 And while praying do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they will be heard by their much speaking. 8 Be not therefore like them, for your Father knows what things ye have need of before ye ask him. 9 Pray ye therefore this way: Our Father in the heavens, hallowed be thy name. 10 May thy kingdom come. May thy will happen on the earth as also in heaven. 11 Give us this day the bread sufficient for us. 12 And forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, because from thee is the kingdom and the power and the glory into the ages. Truly. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16 And when ye fast, become not like the gloomy looking hypocrites, for they make their faces unsightly, so that they may appear fasting to men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But when thou fast, anoint thy head, and wash thy face, 18 so that thou may not appear fasting to men, but to thy Father in secret. And thy Father, who sees in secret, will reward thee. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust deteriorates, and where thieves break through and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust deteriorates, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye is sound, thy whole body will be bright. 23 But if thine eye is bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will hold to one, and disparage the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Because of this I say to you, be not anxious about your life, what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, nor yet for your body, what ye may wear. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the clothing? 26 Look to the birds of the sky, because they sow not, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are ye not more valuable then they? 27 And which man of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? 28 And why are ye anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these. 30 And if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into an oven, will he not much more you, O ye of little faith? 31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we wear? 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that ye need all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow, for the morrow will be anxious about things of itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil of it.

Matthew 7:1-19:2

1 Do not criticize, that ye may not be criticized. 2 For by what criticism ye criticize, ye will be criticized, and by what measure ye measure, it will be measured to you. 3 And why do thou see the speck in thy brother's eye, but do not notice the beam in thine own eye? 4 Or how will thou say to thy brother, Let me take out the speck from thine eye, and behold, the beam in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first take out the beam from thine own eye, and then thou will see clearly to take out the speck from thy brother's eye. 6 Do not give what is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them by their feet, and having turn back may lacerate you. 7 Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For every man who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son may ask for bread, will give him a stone, 10 and if he may ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If ye therefore, being evil, know to give good gifts to your children, how much more your Father in the heavens will give good things to those who ask him? 12 All things therefore, as many as ye may want that men should do to you, so also do ye to them, for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate, because wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter through it. 14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted the way, that leads to life, and few are those who find it. 15 But beware of FALSE prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are predatory wolves. 16 From their fruits ye will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree produces good fruits, but the corrupt tree produces bad fruits. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a corrupt tree produce good fruits. 19 Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. 20 So then from their fruits ye will know them. 21 Not every man who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of my Father in the heavens. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? 23 And then I will profess to them, I never acknowledged you. Depart from me, ye who work lawlessness. 24 Therefore every man, whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock. 25 And the rain descended, and the torrents came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it had been founded upon the rock. 26 And every man who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be compared to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. 27 And the rain descended, and the torrents came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell. And great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these sayings, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as their scholars.

Matthew 8:1-19:2

1 And upon his coming down from the mountain, many multitudes followed him. 2 And behold, a leper who came, worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou will, thou can cleanse me. 3 And having reached out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, I will, be thou cleansed. And straightaway his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him, See thou speak to no man, but go, show thyself to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them. 5 And upon his entering into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him, 6 and saying, Lord, my boy has been laid down in the house, paralyzed, extremely tormented. 7 And Jesus says to him, after coming I will heal him. 8 And having answered, the centurion said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof, but only speak the word, and my boy will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under myself. And I say to this man, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and he comes, and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it. 10 And when Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith. 11 And I say to you, that many will come from east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go thou. And as thou have believed, be it done to thee. And his boy was healed in that hour. 14 And when Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law, having been laid down, and feverish. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she was raised up, and served him. 16 And having become evening, they brought to him many being demon possessed. And he cast out the spirits by word, and healed all those faring badly, 17 so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, He himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases. 18 Now when Jesus saw many multitudes around him, he commanded to depart to the other side. 19 And a certain scholar having come, he said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou may go. 20 And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky, nests, but the Son of man has nowhere he may lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead. 23 And upon his entering into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, a great tempest developed in the sea, so as for the boat to be covered by the waves, but he was sleeping. 25 And the disciples having approached, they awoke him, saying, Save us, Lord, we are perishing. 26 And he says to them, Why are ye cowardly, O ye of little faith? Then after rising, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there became a great calm. 27 But the men marveled, saying, What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him? 28 And upon his coming to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two men being demon possessed met him, coming out of the sepulchers, exceedingly fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What is with us and thee, Jesus, Son of God? Did thou come here before the time to torment us? 30 Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31 And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, allow us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them, Go. And having come out, they went into the herd of swine. And behold, the whole herd of the swine stampeded down the slope into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And those who tended them fled, and having gone into the city, they told everything, also the things of the men being demon possessed. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to a meeting with Jesus. And having seen him, they besought him that he would depart from their regions.

Matthew 9:1-19:2

1 And after entering into the boat, he passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a paralyzed man who was placed on a bed. And having seen their faith Jesus said to the paralyzed man, Cheer up, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee. 3 And behold, some of the scholars said within themselves, This man blasphemes. 4 And having known their thoughts Jesus said, Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, Thy sins have been forgiven thee, or to say, Arise and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (then he says to the paralyzed man), After rising, take up thy bed, and go to thy house. 7 And after rising, he departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who gave such authority to men. 9 And passing forth from there, Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And he says to him, Follow me. And after rising, he followed him. 10 And it came to pass while he relaxed in the house, and behold, many tax collectors and sinners having come, they were sitting with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with the tax collectors and sinners? 12 But Jesus having heard it, he said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who fare badly. 13 But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance. 14 Then the disciples of John come to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said to them, The sons of the wedding hall cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16 And no man puts a patch of new cloth upon an old garment, for the patch of it pulls from the garment, and a tear becomes worse. 17 Neither do they put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins will perish. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. 18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, one ruler who came worshiped him, saying, My daughter has just now perished, but after coming, lay thy hand upon her, and she will live. 19 And having risen, Jesus followed him, also his disciples. 20 And behold, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, after coming from behind, touched the edge of his garment. 21 For she said within herself, If only I may touch his garment, I will be healed. 22 But having turned around and seen her, Jesus said, Cheer up, daughter, thy faith has healed thee. And the woman was healed from that hour. 23 And Jesus having come into the ruler's house, and having seen the minstrels, and the crowd making a commotion, 24 he says to them, Depart, for the little girl did not die, but sleeps. And they ridiculed him. 25 But when the crowd was put out, having entered in, he took her hand, and the little girl arose. 26 And this report went forth into all that land. 27 And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Be merciful to us, thou son of David. 28 And when he came into the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yes, Lord. 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith may it happen to you. 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly warned them, saying, See that no man knows it. 31 But having departed, they widely proclaimed him in all that land. 32 And after they departed, behold, they brought to him a mute man possessed with a demon. 33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of the demons he casts out demons. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good-news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he felt compassion for them, because they were troubled and dejected, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then he says to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the workmen are few. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth workmen into his harvest.

Matthew 10:1-19:2

1 And having called in his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, 3 Philip, and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector, James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus who was surnamed Thaddaeus, 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, having ordered them, saying, Go not into a way of the Gentiles, and enter not into a city of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And while going, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has come near. 8 Heal those who are feeble, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely ye received, freely give. 9 Acquire no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, 10 no bag for the road, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor staffs, for the workman is worthy of his provision. 11 And into whatever city or village ye may enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide until ye go forth. 12 And while entering into the house, salute it. 13 And if indeed the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, while departing that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 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. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues, 18 and ye will be brought to governors and even kings because of me, for a witness to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye should speak, for it will be given you in that hour what ye will speak. 20 For ye are not who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking in you. 21 And a brother will deliver up a brother to death, and a father a child. And children will rise up against parents, and condemn them to death. 22 And ye will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who endures to the end, this man will be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the other, for truly I say to you, ye will, no, not have completed the cities of Israel, until the Son of man comes. 24 A pupil is not above his teacher, nor a bondman above his lord. 25 It is enough for the pupil that he becomes like his teacher, and the bondman like his lord. If they have called the house-ruler Beelzebub, how much more those of his household. 26 Fear them not therefore, for there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed, and hid, that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light, and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 And be not afraid of 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 hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall on the ground independent of your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not therefore, ye are of worth more than many sparrows. 32 Therefore every man, whoever will profess in me before men, I also will profess in him before my Father in the heavens. 33 But whoever would deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father in the heavens. 34 Think not that I came to spread peace on the earth. I came not to spread peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a man's foes, are those of his own household. 37 He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me, and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow behind me, is not worthy of me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it. 40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whoever may give to drink one of these little ones merely a cold cup in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you he will, no, not lose his reward.

Matthew 11:1-19:2

1 And it came to pass when Jesus finished directing his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. 2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples, 3 he said to him, Are thou he who comes, or do we look for another? 4 And having answered, Jesus said to them, After going, report to John the things that ye hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor are proclaimed good-news. 6 And blessed is he, whoever will not be caused to stumble by me. 7 And while those men departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes about John, What did ye go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what did ye go out to see? A man clothed in delicate clothes? Behold, those wearing delicate things are in king's houses. 9 But what did ye go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he about whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face who will prepare thy way before thee. 11 Truly I say to you, among men born of women there has not been raised a greater than John the immerser. Yet the smaller in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the immerser until now the kingdom of the heavens is treated aggressively, and aggressors seize it. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is going to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, calling to their companions, 17 and saying, We piped to you, and ye did not dance, we mourned to you, and ye did not beat the breast. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold the man, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom is justified from her children. 20 Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works occurred, because they did not repent. 21 Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! Because if the mighty works that occurred in you occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, which was exalted as far as the sky. Thou will be brought down as far as Hades, because if the mighty works had occurred in Sodom that occurred in thee, it would have remained until this day. 24 Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. 25 Jesus having responded at that time, said, I extol thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because thou hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to the childlike. 26 Yea, Father, because this way it was done pleasing in thy sight. 27 All things were delivered to me by my Father. And no man knows the Son, except the Father, nor does any man know the Father, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son wants to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all ye who labor and have been burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is befitting, and my burden is light.

Matthew 12:1-19:2

1 At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath, and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears, and to eat. 2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, Behold, thy disciples do what is not permitted to do upon the Sabbath. 3 But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those with him, 4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the loaves of the presentation, which was not permitted for him to eat, nor for those with him, except only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 But I say to you, that a greater than the temple is here. 7 But if ye had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocent. 8 For the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath. 9 And having departed from there, he went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man having a withered hand. And they interrogated him, asking if it permitted to heal on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 11 And he said to them, What man of you will there be, who will have one sheep, and if this falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not grasp it, and lift it out? 12 How much therefore a man is superior to a sheep. So then it is permitted to do good on the Sabbath. 13 Then he says to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, as the other. 14 But when they went out, the Pharisees held a consultation against him, how they might destroy him. 15 And having known it Jesus withdrew from there, and many multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. 16 And he chided them so that they would not make him known, 17 so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, 18 Behold, my Boy whom I chose, my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will declare justice to the Gentiles. 19 He will not quarrel, nor will he shout, nor will any man hear his voice in the thoroughfares. 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and smoldering flax he will not quench, until he sends forth justice for victory. 21 And in his name Gentiles will hope. 22 Then a blind and mute man being demon possessed, was brought to him. And he healed him, so as for the blind and mute man both to speak and to see. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Is this not the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebub the ruler of the demons. 25 And having known their thoughts Jesus said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to ruin, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Because of this they will be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come near you. 29 Or how can any man enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. 31 Because of this I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy of the spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 And 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 the present age, nor in the one that is coming. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you, that every idle word, whatever men may speak, they will render account about it in the day of judgment. 37 For from thy words thou will be justified, and from thy words thou will be condemned. 38 Then some of the scholars and Pharisees answered, saying, Teacher, we want to see a sign from thee. 39 But having answered, he said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 40 For as Jonah was in the belly of the sea-creature three days and three nights, so the Son of man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 But when the unclean spirit goes forth out of the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finds it not. 44 Then it says, I will return into my house from where I came out. And when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then it goes, and takes with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having enter in, they dwell there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So it will also be to this evil generation. 46 While he was still speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers had stood outside, seeking to speak to him. 47 And some man said to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to thee. 48 But having answered, he said to the man who told him, Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? 49 And having stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, he said, Behold, my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 13:1-19:2

1 And on that day, having departed from the house, Jesus was sitting beside the sea. 2 And many multitudes were gathered to him, so as for him (having entered in) to sit in the boat, and all the multitude had stood on the shore. 3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, the man who sows went forth to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 But others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much soil, and straightaway they sprang up because they had no depth of soil. 6 But when the sun was risen, they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered. 7 And others fell in the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 But others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears, let him hear. 10 And the disciples having come, they said to him, Why do thou speak to them in parables? 11 And having answered, he said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those men it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever has not, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, nor do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing ye will hear, and will, no, not understand, and seeing ye will see, and will, no, not perceive. 15 For this people's heart became fat, and their ears hear heavily, and their eyes are shut, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn, and I will heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. 17 For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men longed to see the things that ye see, and did not see them, and to hear the things that ye hear, and did not hear them. 18 Hear ye then the parable of the man who sows. 19 Of every man who hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understands it, evil comes, and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is that which was sown by the wayside. 20 And that which was sown upon the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightaway receiving it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, instead it is temporary. And when tribulation or persecution develops because of the word, straightaway he is caused to stumble. 22 And that which was sown in the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of wealth, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But that which was sown upon the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who indeed bears fruit, and is productive, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 24 He set forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man sowing good seed in his field. 25 But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst the wheat, and went away. 26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares also appeared. 27 But the bondmen of the house-ruler having come, they said to him, Sir, did thou not sow good seed in thy field? From where then does it have tares? 28 And he said to them, A hostile man did this. And the bondmen said to him, Do thou desire therefore, after going, we would gather them up? 29 But he said, No, lest while gathering up the tares, ye uproot the wheat together with them. 30 Allow both to grow together until the harvest. And at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles in order to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 He set forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard plant, which having taken, a man sowed in his field. 32 Which indeed is smaller than all seeds, but when it is grown, it is greater than the plants, and becomes a tree, so as for the birds of the sky to come and lodge in the branches of it. 33 He spoke another parable to them. The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which having taken, a woman hid in three measures of meal until it was all leavened. 34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes, and he did not speak to them independent of a parable, 35 so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world. 36 Then having sent the multitudes away, Jesus came into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 And having answered, he said to them, He who sows the good seed is the Son of man, 38 and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of evil. 39 And the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are heavenly agents. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned in fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of man will send forth his agents, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again the kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man having found, he hid. And from the joy of it, he goes and sells all, as many things as he has, and buys that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a merchant, seeking fine pearls. 46 Who, having found one very valuable pearl, after departing, sold all, as many things as he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered from every kind, 48 which, when it was full, after dragging to the shore, having sat down, they gathered the good into vessels, but they cast out the useless. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The heavenly agents will come forth, and separate the bad from among the righteous, 50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus says to them, Have ye understood all these things? They say to him, Yes, Lord. 52 And he said to them, Because of this every scholar who has been instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a house-ruler, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old. 53 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these parables, he departed from there. 54 And having come into his fatherland he taught them in their synagogue, so as for them to be astonished, and say, From where is this wisdom and powers in this man? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all near us? From where then are all these things in this man? 57 And they were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his fatherland, and in his house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Matthew 14:1-19:2

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, 2 and he said to his boys, This is John the immerser. He has risen from the dead, and because of this the powers work in him. 3 For Herod having arrested John, bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John said to him, It is not permitted for thee to have her. 5 And though he wanted to kill him, he feared the multitude because they held him as a prophet. 6 But Herod's birthday being brought, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask. 8 And she, having been put forward by her mother, says, Give me here on a platter the head of John the immerser. 9 And he became sad, but because of the oaths, and of those dining together, the king commanded it to be given. 10 And having sent, he beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the maiden, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And after coming, his disciples took up the body and buried it, and having gone, they informed Jesus. 13 Now when Jesus heard it, he departed from there in a boat into a desolate place in private. And when the multitudes heard of it, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And having come forth, Jesus saw a great multitude, and he felt compassion toward them, and healed the feeble of them. 15 And having become evening, his disciples came to him, saying, The place is desolate, and the hour is now past. Send the multitudes away, so that having gone into the villages, they may buy food for themselves. 16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to depart. Give ye them to eat. 17 And they say to him, We have not here, except five loaves and two fishes. 18 But he said, Bring them here to me. 19 And after commanding the multitudes to sit down on the grass, having taken the five loaves, and the two fishes, having looking up to heaven, he blessed. And having broken them in pieces, he gave the loaves to the disciples, and the 20 And they all ate, and were filled. And they took up that which remained of the fragments, twelve baskets full. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. 22 And straightaway Jesus compelled the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, until he would dismiss the multitudes. 23 And having dismissed the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain in private to pray. And having become evening, he was there alone. 24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, being buffeted by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking upon the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost, and they cried out from fear. 27 But straightaway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Cheer up. It is I, fear not. 28 And having answered him, Peter said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And having come down from the boat, Peter walked upon the water to go to Jesus. 30 But seeing the boisterous wind, he was afraid, and having begun to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And straightaway having stretched forth his hand, Jesus took hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why did thou doubt? 32 And when they entered into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those who came in the boat worshiped him, saying, Thou really are the Son of God. 34 And when they crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when they recognized him, the men of that place sent into that whole region round about, and brought to him all those faring badly. 36 And they besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment. And as many as touched were healed.

Matthew 15:1-19:2

1 Then scholars and Pharisees from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. 3 And having answered, he said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God, because of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and thy mother, and, He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him perish in death. 5 But ye say, Whoever may say to the father or the mother, Whatever thou might have benefited from me is an offering. 6 And he will, no, not honor his father or mother. And ye have annulled the command of God because of your tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying, 8 This people comes near me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me. 9 And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And having called in the multitude, he said to them, Hear and understand. 11 Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 12 Then having come near, his disciples said to him, Know thou that the Pharisees were offended when they heard the saying? 13 But having answered, he said, Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant, will be uprooted. 14 Leave them. They are blind leaders of blind men, and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch. 15 And having answered, Peter said to him, Explain this parable to us. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also still without understanding? 17 Do ye not yet understand, that everything entering into the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into a toilet? 18 But the things coming out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and those things defile the man. 19 For from the heart comes forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, FALSE witnessings, revilings. 20 These are things defiling the man. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man. 21 And having gone out from there, Jesus departed into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman having come out from those regions, cried out to him, saying, Be merciful to me, O Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is grievously demon-possessed. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples having approached, they besought him, saying, Send her away, because she cries out behind us. 24 But having answered, he said, I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 But having come, she worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 And having answered, he said, It is not right to take the children's bread and cast it to the house dogs. 27 But she said, Yes, Lord, for even the house dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters. 28 Then Jesus having answered, said to her, O woman, great is thy faith. Be it done for thee as thou desire. And her daughter was healed from that hour. 29 And having departed from there, Jesus came near the sea of Galilee. And having gone up onto the mountain, he sat there. 30 And many multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, crippled, and many others. And they placed them beside Jesus' feet, and he healed them, 31 so as for the multitudes to marvel seeing the mute speaking, the maimed healthy, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And Jesus having summoned his disciples, he said, I feel compassion toward the multitude because they continue with me now three days and do not have what they might eat. And I do not want to dismiss them without food, lest they mi 33 And his disciples say to him, From where are so many loaves for us in a wilderness so as to feed so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus says to them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the ground. 36 And after taking the seven loaves and the fishes, having expressed thanks, he broke in pieces, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 37 And they all ate and were filled. And they took up seven hampers full of the fragments that remained. 38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And having dismissed the multitudes, he entered into the boat, and came into the regions of Magdala.

Matthew 16:1-19:2

1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees who came, testing, demanded him to exhibit to them a sign from the sky. 2 But having answered, he said to them, When it becomes evening, ye say, Fair weather, for the sky is red. 3 And at morning, Bad weather today, for the sky is red, being gloomy. Hypocrites! Ye indeed know how to discern the face of the sky, but the signs of the times ye are not able. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet. And having left them behind, he departed. 5 And his disciples having come to the other side, they forgot to take loaves. 6 And Jesus said to them, Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 And they deliberated among themselves, saying, We took no loaves. 8 And having known it, Jesus said to them, O ye of little faith, why do ye deliberate among yourselves because ye brought no loaves? 9 Do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up, 10 nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many hampers ye took up? 11 How do ye not understand that I spoke to you not about bread, to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? 12 Then they understood that he said not to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 13 Now when Jesus came into the regions of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say I, the Son of man, am? 14 And they said, Some, John the immerser, others, Elijah, but others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He says to them, But who say ye, I am? 16 And Simon Peter having answered, said, Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And having answered, Jesus said to him, Blessed are thou, Simon Bar-jonah, because flesh and blood has not revealed it to thee, but my Father in the heavens. 18 And I also say to thee, that thou are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou may bind on earth will be what is bound in the heavens, and whatever thou may loose on the earth will be what is loosed in the heavens. 20 Then he commanded his disciples that they should tell no man that he is Jesus, the Christ. 21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scholars, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 22 And having taken him aside, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, Be merciful to thee, Lord. This will, no, not be to thee. 23 But having turned around, he said to Peter, Go thee behind me, Satan. Thou are my stumbling-block, because thou regard not the things of God, but the things of men. 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man wants to come behind me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever wants save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what does it profit a men, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his heavenly agents, and then he will reward each man according to his actions. 28 Truly I say to you, there are some of those who stand here, who will, no, not taste of death, until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew 17:1-19:2

1 And after six days Jesus takes Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings them up onto a high mountain in private. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with him. 4 And having responded, Peter said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here. If thou desire, we could make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were exceedingly afraid. 7 And having come, Jesus touched them and said, Arise, and fear not. 8 And having lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only. 9 And while they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man will rise from the dead. 10 And his disciples questioned him, saying, Why then do the scholars say that Elijah must first come? 11 And having answered, Jesus said to them, Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all. 12 But I say to you, that Elijah already came, and they knew him not, but did to him how many things they wanted. Likewise also the Son of man is going to suffer by them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them about John the immerser. 14 And when they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling to him, and saying, 15 Lord, be merciful to my son, because he is lunatic, and suffers badly. For he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not heal him. 17 And having answered, Jesus said, O faithless and perverted generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon departed from him. And the boy was cured from that hour. 19 Then the disciples having come to Jesus in private, said, Why could we not cast it out? 20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief. For truly I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of a mustard plant, ye will say to this mountain, Remove from here to there, and it will depart, and nothing will be impossible t 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. 22 And while they turned back in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up. And they were exceedingly sorry. 24 And when they came to Capernaum, those who receive the double-drachma came to Peter, and said, Does not your teacher pay the double-drachma? 25 He says, Yes. And when he entered into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What think thou, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they take taxes or tribute, from their sons or from strangers? 26 And Peter says to him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Therefore the sons are free. 27 But, so that we might not offend them, after going to the sea, cast a hook. And take up the first fish coming up, and having opened its mouth, thou will find a four-drachma coin. After taking that, give thou to them for me and thee

Matthew 18:1-19:2

1 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens? 2 And having called in a child, Jesus set it in the midst of them. 3 And he said, Truly I say to you, if ye are not turned, and become as children, ye will, no, not enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 4 He therefore who will make himself lowly as this child, this man is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens. 5 And whoever will receive one such child in my name receives me. 6 But whoever may cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it is advantageous for him that a donkey-powered millstone were hanged on his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks. For it is necessary that the stumbling-blocks come, yet woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block comes. 8 And if thy hand or thy foot causes thee to stumble, cut them off and cast from thee. It is good for thee to enter into life crippled or maimed, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. 9 And if thine eye causes thee to stumble, remove it and cast it from thee. It is good for thee to enter into life one-eyed, than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire. 10 See that ye not disparage one of these little ones, for I say to you, that in the heavens their agents do always behold the face of my Father in the heavens. 11 For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. 12 What does it seem to you? If it happens a hundred sheep are with some man, and one of them went astray, after going (having left the ninety-nine on the mountains), does he not seek the one going astray? 13 And if he happens to find it, truly I say to you, that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray. 14 So, it is not a purpose before your Father in the heavens, that one of these little ones should perish. 15 But if thy brother should sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone. If he should hear thee, thou have gained thy brother. 16 But if he should not hear, take with thee one or two besides, so that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector. 18 Truly I say to you, however many things ye may bind on the earth will be things that are bound in heaven, and however many things ye may loose on the earth will be things that that are loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you truly, that if two of you should agree on the earth concerning every matter, whatever they might ask, it will happen for them from my Father in the heavens. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then Peter having come to him, he said, Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times? 22 Jesus says to him, I say to thee, not until seven times, but until seventy times seven. 23 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man, a king, who wanted to settle account with his bondmen. 24 And when he began to settle, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 But of him not having to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all things, as many as he had, and payment to be made. 26 The bondman therefore having fallen down, worshiped him, saying, Lord, be patient toward me and I will pay thee all. 27 And having felt compassion, the lord of that bondman released him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But after going out, that bondman found one of his fellow bondmen who owed him a hundred denarii. And having grabbed him, he choked him, saying, Pay me if thou owe anything. 29 So his fellow bondman having fallen down at his feet, besought him, saying, Be patience toward me, and I will pay thee. 30 But he would not, instead, having left him, he cast him into prison until he would pay that which was owed. 31 And when his fellow bondmen saw the things that happened, they were extremely sorry. And after coming, they reported to their lord all the things that happened. 32 Then his lord having summoned him, he says to him, Thou evil bondman, I forgave thee all that debt because thou besought me. 33 Was it not necessary for thee also to be merciful to thy fellow bondman, as I also was merciful to thee? 34 And having become angry, his lord delivered him to the tormentors until he would pay all that was due to him. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to you, if ye do not forgive each man his brother, from your hearts, their trespasses.

Matthew 19:1-2

1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee and came into the regions of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 And many multitudes followed him and he healed them there.

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