8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, or any praise, think of these things.
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1 Be you, therefore, imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, as the Christ also loved us, and gave him self for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet odor. 3 But lewdness, and all manner of uncleanness, or covetousness, let them not be named among you, as it becomes saints; 4 nor obscene language, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming; but rather the cheerful words of. a thankful heart. 5 For you know this, that no lewd nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with vain words: for on account of these things, the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore, be not partakers with them. 8 For you were formerly darkness; but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light; 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 learning what is acceptable to the Lord; 11 and do not participate in the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 12 for it is a shame even to speak of the things that are done by them in secret. 13 But all these works, when reproved, are made manifest by the light: for every thing that makes manifest is light. 14 Wherefore, the scripture says: Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light. 15 See, then, that you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise men, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore, be not ignorant, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks to our God and Father always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 being subject one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord: 23 for the husband is the head of the wife, as the Christ also is the head of the church; and he is the savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to the Christ, so, also, let the wives be subject to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as the Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it, 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the bath of water through the word, 27 in order that he might present it to himself a glorious church, having neither stain, nor wrinkle, nor any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Christ the church: 30 because we are members of his body, being of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. 32 Great is this mystery; but I speak of Christ and of the church. 33 But yet, let each one of you so love his wife as himself; and let the wife see that she reverence her husband.
9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither lewd persons, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor defrauders, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
28 But I say to you, Whoever looks upon a woman to cherish desire for her, has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If, then, your right eye ensnare you, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand ensnare you, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is profit able for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be thrown into hell. 31 It has been said: Whoever will put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. 32 But I say to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, unless on account of lewdness, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever marries her that is divorced, commits adultery. 33 Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients: You shall not swear falsely, but shall pay to the Lord your vows. 34 But I say to you, Swear not at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King: 36 neither shall you swear by your head, for you can not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no; for whatever is more than these is of the Evil One. 38 You have heard that it was said: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say to you, Resist not the injurious. But whoever will smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And to him that will go to law with you, and take away your coat, give your mantle also. 41 And whoever will compel you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him that asks of you; and from him that would borrow of you, turn not away. 43 You have heard that it was said: You shall love your neighbor, and hate your 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 insult you and persecute you: 45 that you may be the sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun to rise upon the evil and the good, and causes it to rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if you salute your brethren only, in what do you excel? Do not even the publicans so? 48 Be you therefore perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
1 Beware of doing your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 When, therefore, you do a charitable deed, do not cause a trumpet to be sounded before you, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be glorified by men. Verily, I say to you, They have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, let not your left hand know what your right hand does; 4 that your charitable deeds may be in secret; and. your Father, who sees in secret, himself will reward you openly. 5 And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily, I say to you, They have their reward. 6 But do you, when you pray, go into your closet, and when you have closed the door, pray to your Father who is in secret: and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Be not, there fore, like them; for your Father knows what things you need before you ask him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray you: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven. 11 Give us this day the bread for our support. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One. 14 For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you forgive not men their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses. 16 And when you fast, do not put on a sad countenance, as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to be fasting. Verily, I say to you, They have their reward. 17 But do you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face; 18 that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if, therefore, your eye be sound, your whole body will be light: 23 But if your eye be diseased, your whole body will be dark. If therefore, the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No one can serve two masters: for he will either hate the one and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and neglect the other. You can not serve God and riches. 25 For this reason I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat, and what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not your life a greater gift than food, and your body than clothing? 26 Observe the birds of the air, that they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather into granaries. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? 27 Which of you, by his anxiety, can add one span to his life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow: they toil not, nor do they spin. 29 But I say to you, That Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these. 30 If then, God so clothes the herb of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, you of little faith? 31 Therefore, be not anxious, saying: What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, with what shall we be clothed? 32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you in addition. 34 Therefore, be not anxious about the morrow, for the morrow will have anxieties of its own. Sufficient for the day is its own evil.
1 Judge not, that you may not be judged: 2 for with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye? 4 Or, how will you say to your brother, Let me pull out the splinter from your eye: and lo; a beam is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! first pull the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to pull the splinter out of your brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, nor throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 8 For every one that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. 9 What man is there of you, of whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 And if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If then you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him? 12 All things, therefore, whatever you would that men should do to you, even so do you to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter in through the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction; and many there are that go in through it. 14 How strait is the gate, and how narrow the way, that leads to life! and few there are that find it. 15 But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you will know them. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree produces goodly fruit: but an unsound tree produces diseased fruit. 18 A good tree can not produce diseased fruit; nor can an unsound tree produce goodly fruit. 19 Every tree that does not produce goodly fruit, is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them. 21 Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out demons, and in thy name done many mighty works? 23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity. 24 Therefore, whoever hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, and the torrents came, and the winds blew, and they beat against that house, and it fell not: for it was founded on the rock. 26 And every one that hears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened 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 its fall. 28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these words, that the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: 29 for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
1 And when he had come down from the mountain, many multitudes followed him. 2 And behold, a leper came and did him homage, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying: I will; be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him: See that you tell no one. But go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 5 And when he entered Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 and saying: Lord, my servant lies in my house, palsied, fearfully afflicted. 7 And Jesus said to him: I will go and cure him. 8 And the centurion answering, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof; but say in a word only, and my servant shall be restored to health. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to an other, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 10 And when Jesus heard it, he was filled with admiration, and said to those who followed him: Verily I say to you, not even in Israel have I found so great faith. 11 I also say to you, That many shall come from the east and the west, and shall recline with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast into the darkness that is without. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as you have believed, so be it to you. And his servant was restored to health in that hour. 14 And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying, and ill of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and ministered to him. 16 When the evening had come, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and cured all that were sick; 17 that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases. 18 But when Jesus saw many multitudes about him, he gave orders to depart to the other side. 19 And a certain scribe came and said to him.: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest. 20 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead. 23 And when he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. 26 And he said to them: Why are you fearful, you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a great calm. 27 But the men were astonished, and said: What man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! 28 And when he had come to the opposite side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two men, coming out of the tombs, possessed with demons, very fierce, so that no one could pass that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God? Hast thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30 Now there was, at a distance from them, a herd of many swine, feeding. 31 And the demons besought him, saying: If thou cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them: Go. And when they had come out, they went away into the herd of swine. And behold, the whole herd of swine rushed down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And those who fed them fled, and went into the city, and told every thing, and what had happened to those who had been possessed with the demons. 34 And, behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they besought him to depart out of their borders.
1 And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. 3 And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. 4 And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? 5 For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men. 9 And as Jesus passed by from that place, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 10 And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? 12 When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast. 16 No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17 Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him. 20 And behold, a woman that had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the fringe of his mantle. 21 For she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved. 22 But Jesus turned, and saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved from that hour. 23 And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, 24 he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. 25 But when the multitude had been sent out, he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. 26 And the fame of this went abroad in all that land. 27 And as Jesus was departing thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying: Son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he had entered the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus said to them: Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord. 29 Then he touched their eyes, and said: According to your faith, be it to you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying: See that no one know it, 31 But they went out and spread his fame abroad in all that land. 32 And as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. 33 And after the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, and said: Never was it seen thus in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said: He casts out the demons by the prince of the demons. 35 And Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity. 36 And when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and scattered as sheep that had no shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples: The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
1 And he called to him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they might cast them out, and care every disease and every infirmity. 2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: the 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 publican; James the son of Alphseus, and Lebbceus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth after he had charged them, saying: Go not into the road that leads to the Gentiles, and enter not a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Cure the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 9 Provide for yourselves neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, to put into your purses, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staffs: for the laborer is worthy of his support. 11 Whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there make your home till you go away. 12 When you go into a house, salute it: 13 and if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Verily I say to you, It shall 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: be, therefore, wise as serpents, and guileless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you to the councils, and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak; for that which you shall speak shall be given you in that hour: 20 for it is not you that speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you. 21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father the child; and children will rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all men on my account: but he that endures to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for verily I say to you, You will not have made the circuit of the cities of Israel before the Son of man shall come. 24 The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple, that he be as his teacher; and for the servant, that he be as his master. If they call the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household? 26 Fear them not, therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hidden that shall not be made known. 27 "What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light: and what you hear in the ear, preach on the house-tops. 28 And fear not them that 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 far thing? and yet not one of them shall fall upon the ground with out your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 "Whoever, therefore, will confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 34 Think not that I have come to send peace on the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law: 36 and a man's enemies shall be those of his own household. 37 He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: 38 and whoever does not take his cross and fol low after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it. 40 He that receives you, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. 41 He that receives a prophet be cause he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whoever will give one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink, because he is a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2 Now when John had heard in the prison of the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 and said to him: Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you hear and see. 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them; 6 and blessed is he that shall find in me no cause of offense. 7 As these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings houses. 9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily, I say to you, Among those born of women, there has not risen a greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Immerser till now, the kingdom of heaven is taken by violence, and men of violence seize upon it eagerly. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John; 14 and if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah that was to come. 15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their companions, 17 and saying: "We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have wailed for you, and you have not lamented. 18 For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon. 19 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a glutton, and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet wisdom is vindicated by her children. 20 Then he began to reprove the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 Alas for thee, Chorazin! alas for thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which have been clone in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sack cloth and ashes. 22 But 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, that hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hades. For if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained till this day. 24 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee. 25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son, but the Father; nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 28 Come to me, all you that are weary, and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my bur den is light.
1 At that time Jesus was going, on the Sabbath, through the fields of grain; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pull the ears of grain, and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him: Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not lawful to do on the Sabbath. 3 But he said to them: Have you not read what David did, when he and those who were with him were hungry? 4 how he entered the house of God, and ate the loaves of the presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but for the priests only? 5 Or, have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what this means I desire mercy, and not sacrifice you would not have condemned the blameless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath. 9 And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, a man was there that had a withered hand. And they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath-days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said to them: What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the Sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it and lift it out? 12 How much better, then, is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath-days. 13 Then he said to the man: Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored to soundness, like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, that they might destroy him. 15 But Jesus perceived it, and withdrew from that place. And many multitudes followed him, and he cured them all. 16 And he charged them not to make him known; 17 that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 18 Be hold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul delights. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall declare law to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not contend, nor cry out; nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking wick he shall not extinguish, till he shall send forth his law for conquest. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. 22 Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb: and he cured him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David? 24 But the Pharisees, when they heard it, said: This man does not cast out the demons, unless by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons. 25 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. And no city or house divided against itself shall stand. 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason, they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already come upon you. 29 Or, how can any one enter the house of the strong man and spoil his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house. 30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters. 31 Therefore I say to you, That every sin and impious speech shad be forgiven men: but the impious speech against the Spirit shall not be forgiven men. 32 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be for given him, either in the present age, or in that which is to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree unsound, and its fruit unsound. For by the fruit the tree is known. 34 Generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. 35 The good man, out of his good treasury, brings forth good things; and the evil man, out of his evil treasury, brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you, That for every idle word which men speak, they shall give account in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned. 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered and said: Teacher,- we wish to see a sign from you. 39 But he answered and said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 Tho men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and condemn it; for they repented in accordance with the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the most distant parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says: I will return to my house, out of which I came. And he comes and finds it empty, swept, and. set in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it be with this wicked generation. 46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak to him. 47 And some one said to him: Behold, your mother and your brothers stand without, desiring to speak to you. 48 But he answered and said to him that told him: Who is my mother? and who are my brothers? 49 And he stretched out his hand toward his disciples, and said: Behold my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever will do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
1 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea. 2 And many multitudes came together to him, so that he went into a ship and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way: and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on stony places, where they had not much earth; and they immediately sprung up, because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 Others fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them. 8 Others fell upon good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred, some fifty. some thirty. 9 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came and said to him: "Why dost thou speak to them in parables? 11 He answered, and said to them: Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given. 12 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but whoever has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him. 13 For this reason I speak to them in parables; because when they see, they see not; and when they hear, they hear not, nor do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophesy of Isaiah, which says: You shall surely hear, and you will not understand; and you shall surely see, and you will not perceive. 15 For the heart of this people has become fat; and with their ears they hear heavily; and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn to me, and I should give them health. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say to you, Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear. 18 Hear you, therefore, the parable of the sower. 19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way side. 20 He that received seed on the stony places is he that hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy. 21 Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately takes offense. 22 He that received seed among the thorns, is he that hears the word; and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed on the good ground, is he that hears the word and understands it; who also produces fruit, and yields, one a hundred; another, sixty; another, thirty. 24 Another parable he laid before them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the blade sprung up, and produced fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came, and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence, then, has it tares? 28 He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Is it your will, then, that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, No; lest while you are gathering the tares, you root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together till the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Collect first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my granary. 31 Another parable he laid before them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like- a grain of mustard, that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is, indeed, the least of all seeds; but when it is grown it is the largest of garden-plants, and be comes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and roost in its branches. 33 He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of. heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them; 35 that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things that have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 36 Then Jesus left the multitudes, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him and said: Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said to them: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom; the tares are the sons of the Wicked One; 39 the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 As, therefore, the tares are collected and burned in fire, so shall it be in the end of this age. 41 The Son of man will send forth his angels, and collect out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who work iniquity, 42 and cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears to hear,- let him hear. 44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which, when a man finds it, he hides; and for the joy it gives, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. 46 When he finds one pearl of great value, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys it. 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that is cast into the sea, and that gathers of every kind: 48 when it is full, they draw it to the shore; and sitting down, they collect the good into vessels, but throw the bad away. 49 So shall it be in the end of the age: the angels shall come forth and separate the wicked from among the just, 50 and cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus said to them: Have you understood all these things? They said to him: Yes, Lord. 52 He said to them: Therefore, every scribe that is trained for the kingdom of heaven, is like the master of a house, who brings out of his treasury things new and old. 53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from that place. 54 And he came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said: Whence has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence, then, has this man all these things? 57 And they found in him occasion for offense. But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, unless it be in his own country and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there, on account of their unbelief.
1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus; 2 and he said to his servants: This is John The Immerser; he has risen from the dead; and for this reason the powers of the spiritual world are active within him. 3 For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. 4 For John said to him: It is not lawful for you to have her. 5 And he intended to put him to death, but feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. 7 Wherefore he promised, with an oath, to give her whatever she would ask. 8 And being previously instigated by her mother, she said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Immerser? 9 And the king was grieved: but on account of his oath, and those who reclined at table with him, he commanded it to be given. 10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the maiden: and she carried it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and took away the body, and buried it; and went and told Jesus. 13 And when Jesus heard of it, he withdrew from that place, by ship, into a desert place apart: and the multitudes, when they heard of his departure, followed him, on foot, from the cities. 14 And when Jesus came out, he saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion for them, and cured their sick. 15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, and said: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food. 16 But Jesus said to them: They need not go away; do you give them food. 17 They said to him: We have here but five loaves and two fishes. 18 He said: Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitudes to recline upon the grass: and he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke, and gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the multitudes. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what remained of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. 22 And he immediately constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and go before him to the opposite side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when evening came, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were alarmed, and said: It is a specter! and they cried out for fear. 27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, and said: Take courage; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him, and said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water. 29 And he said: Come. And Peter went down from the ship, and walked upon the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind strong, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me. 31 And Jesus immediately stretched out his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him: you of little faith, why did you doubt? 32 And when they had entered the ship, the wind ceased. 33 And they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying: Truly, thou art the Son of God. 34 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all the neighboring country, and brought to him all that were sick; 36 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his mantle; and as many as touched were perfectly saved.
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees that were of Jerusalem, saying: 2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said to them: And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and your mother; and, He that curses father or mother shall surely be put to death. 5 But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, Whatever of mine might profit you, is a gift, he must in no way honor his father or his mother; 6 and you make the commandment of God of no effect for the sake of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain, do they worship me, teaching precepts, the commandments of men. 10 And he called the multitude to him, and said to them: Hear and understand; 11 That which enters the mouth does not defile the man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 12 Then came his disciples and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard that saying, were offended? 13 But he answered and said: Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit. 15 But Peter answered and said to him: Explain to us this dark saying. 16 Jesus replied: Are you also yet without understanding? 17 Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast out into the sink? 18 But those things which go out from the mouth, come from the heart; and these defile the man. 19 For from the heart come evil reasonings, murders, adulteries, lewd actions, thefts, false testimonies, impious words. 20 These are the things that defile the man. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man. 21 And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Chanaan came out from those borders, and cried to him, saying: Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she cries after us. 24 But he answered and said: I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 But she came and did him homage, saying: Lord, help me. 26 He answered and said: It is not good to take the children's bread, and throw it to the little dogs. 27 She replied: Yes, Lord; and yet thou canst help me; for the little dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters. 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her: woman, great is your faith; be it to you as you desire. And her daughter was restored to health from that hour. 29 And Jesus departed thence, and came near the sea of Galilee, and went up into the mountain, and sat there. 30 And many multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deaf, the maimed, and many others; and laid them at the feet of Jesus, and he cured them; 31 so that the multitudes were astonished, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said: I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. And I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they faint on the road. 33 And his disciples said to him: Whence should we have in the desert as many loaves as would satisfy so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to recline on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke, and gave thorn to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the multitude. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And he sent the multitudes away, and entered the ship, and went into the borders of Magdala.
1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came to tempt him, and asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, Fair weather; for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, A storm to-day; for the sky is red and lowering. Hypocrites! you know how to judge of the face of the sky; but you can not judge of the signs of the times. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign: and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. And he left them and departed. 5 And his disciples came to the other side, and had forgotten to take bread. 6 And Jesus said to them: Take heed and be ware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: It is because we took no bread. 8 And Jesus perceiving it, said to them: you of little faith! why are you reasoning among yourselves because you took no bread? 9 Do you not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11 How is it that you do not understand, that I did not speak of bread when I commanded you to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 13 When Jesus came into the regions of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Who do men say that I, the Son of man, am? 14 They replied: Some say that thou art John the Immerser; others, Elijah; others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He said to them: But who say you that I am? 16 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said to him: Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah; for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then he charged his disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. 21 From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and be raised again the third day. 22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying: Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee. 23 But he turned and said to Peter: Get behind me, adversary; you are a snare to me: for you are not thinking of the things of God; but of the things of men. 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one determines to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, but lose his own life? Or, what will a man give as the ransom of his life? 27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he will reward every one according to his deeds. 28 Verily I say to you, There are some standing here that shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
1 And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up into a high mountain apart: 2 and he was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and lo, a voice from the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I delight; hear him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were greatly afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said: Arise and be not afraid. 8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no one, till the Son of man has risen from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11 Jesus answered and said to them: Elijah, indeed, comes first, and he will restore all things. 12 But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him what they wished; so also shall the Son of man suffer at their hands. 13 Then, the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Immerser. 14 And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a man who knelt to him, 15 and said: Lord, have mercy on my son; for ho is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to cure him. 17 Jesus answered and said: faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out of him: and the child was cured from that hour. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said: Why were we not able to cast him out? 20 And Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For verily I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, Be removed from this place to that, and it shall be removed: and nothing shall be impossible for you. 21 But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting. 22 And as they were making their journey in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised again. And they were very sad. 24 And when they had come into Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the didrachma? 25 He said: Yes. And when he had come into the house, before he had spoken, Jesus said to him: What think you, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect tax or tribute? From their own sons, or from the sons of others? 26 Peter said to him: From the sons of others. Jesus said to him: Then are their own sons free. 27 But that we may give them no offense, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first; and when you have opened his mouth, you will find a stater; take that, and give to them for me and you.
1 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and placed him in the midst of them, 3 and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives one such little child on my account, receives me; 6 but whoever ensnares one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Alas for the world because of snares! for it is necessary that snares come: but alas for that man by whom the snare comes! 8 If, then, your hand or your foot ensnares you, cut it off, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, than, having two hands or two feet, to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if your eye ensnares you, pull it out, and throw it from you. It is better to enter into life with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be thrown into hell-fire. 10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, That their angels in heaven do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man has come to save that which is lost. 12 What think you? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them go astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine, and go into the mountains, and seek for that which has gone astray? 13 And if it so be that he find it, verily I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so, it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should be lost. 15 And if your brother sin against you, go and tell him of his fault between you and him alone; if he hear you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear you, take with you one or two more, that, by the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established. 17 But if he refuse to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he also refuse to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily, I say to you, my disciples, Whatever you bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about any thing for which they will ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. 20 For where there are two or three that have come together for my sake, there I am in the midst of them. 21 Then Peter came to him, and said: Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? 22 Jesus said to him: I say to you, Not till seven times, but till seventy times seven. 23 For this reason, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a king that wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he began to make a settlement, there was brought to him one that owed him ten thou sand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, to be sold, and payment to be made. 26 Therefore, the servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, Lord, and I will pay you all. 27 And the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and let him go, and for gave him the debt. 28 But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hold of him, and took him by the throat, saying: Pay me what you owe. 29 Then his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and be sought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. 30 And he would not; but went and threw him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sad, and went and made known to their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord called him and said to him: Wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you besought me. 33 Ought you not to have had mercy on your fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on you? 34 And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all that was due him. 35 So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if, from your hearts, you forgive not every one his brother's offenses.