Bible verses about "womanizer" | Wesley

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things:

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as beloved children: And walk in love, 2 as Christ also hath loved us, and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God of a sweet-smelling savour. 3 But let not fornication, or any uncleanness, or covetousness be even named among you, as becometh saints: 4 Neither obscenity, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, or unclean person, or covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with vain words; for because of these things the wrath of God cometh upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Be ye not therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: 9 walk as children of light; (The fruit of the light is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth:) 10 Searching what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things which are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, 16 not as fools, but as wise men, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what is the will of the Lord. 18 And be not drunken with wine, 19 wherein is excess; but be ye filled with the Spirit, Speaking to each other in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your hearts unto the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things to God even the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ also is head of the church: 24 (and he is the Saviour of the body) Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify it (having cleansed it by the washing of water) through the word: 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, that it may be holy and unblamable. 28 Men ought so to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29 Now no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also the Lord the church. 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery; I mean, concerning Christ and the church. 33 But let every one of you in particular so love his wife as himself: and let the wife reverence her husband.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Know ye not, that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, 10 nor sodomites, Nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor revilers, nor the rapacious shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Matthew 5:28-19:2

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 But if thy right eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right-hand cause thee to offend, cut it off and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of Divorce. 32 But I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, save for the cause of whoredom, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away, committeth adultery. 33 Again, ye have heard, that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oaths unto the Lord. 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all, neither by heaven, for it is God's throne. 35 Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head; for thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your conversation be yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these, cometh of the evil one. 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say unto you, that ye resist not the evil man: but whosoever shall smite thee on the right-cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 And if a man will sue thee and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go with him one mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43 Ye have heard, that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you: 45 That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? 47 Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the heathens so? 48 Therefore ye shall be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 6:1-19:2

1 Take heed that ye practise not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou dost alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 3 But when thou dost alms, let not thy left-hand know what thy right-hand doth: 4 That thy alms may be in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may appear to men: verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathens; for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not therefore like them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 Thus therefore pray ye, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 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 Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast: verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 17 But thou when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face. 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break thro' and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break thro' nor steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The eye is the light of the body: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness: if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness? 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will cleave to the one and neglect the other. 25 Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take not thought for your life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the birds of the air: they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. 27 Are ye not much better than they? And which of you by taking thought can add to his age the smallest measure? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now: if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the still, will he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take not thought, saying, What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear? 32 (For after all these things do the heathens seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye need all these things, 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Take not therefore thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for itself: sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 7:1-19:2

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, 2 ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother's eye, but observest not the beam in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote from thine eye, and behold a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turning, rend you. 7 Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. 9 What man is there of you, who if his son ask bread, will give him a stone? 10 And if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in thro' the straight gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are that go in thro' it: 14 Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that find it. 15 But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doth 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 have cast out devils, and in thy name have done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I declare to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these my sayings, and doth them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock: And the rain descended, 25 and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell not; for it was founded on a rock. 26 But every one that heareth these my sayings, and doth them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it. 28 And when Jesus had ended these sayings, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching, For he taught them as one having authority, 29 and not as the scribes.

Matthew 8:1-19:2

1 And when he was come down from the Mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And behold a leper came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying, I will; Be thou clean. 4 And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, 6 beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house, ill of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith to him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy, that thou shouldst come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, be it to thee. And his servant was healed in that hour. 14 And Jesus coming into Peter's house, saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and waited upon them. 16 When it was evening, they brought to him many demoniacs; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were ill: 17 Whereby was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases. 18 And Jesus seeing great multitudes about him, commanded to go to the other side. 19 And a certain scribe came and said to him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20 And Jesus saith to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the deadto bury their dead. 23 And when he was come into the vessel, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the vessel was covered with the waves. 25 But he was asleep. And his disciples coming to him awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish. 26 And he saith to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then arising, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and seas obey him? 28 And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29 And behold they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? 30 Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was afar off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them, Go. And coming out, they went into the herd of swine, and behold the whole herd rushed down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 But they that kept them fled, and going into the city, told every thing, and what had befallen the demoniacs. 34 And behold the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and seeing him, they besought him, to depart out of their coasts.

Matthew 9:1-19:2

1 And going into the vessel, he passed over, and came to his own city. 2 And behold they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a couch; and Jesus seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Son, Take courage: thy sins are forgiven thee. 3 And behold certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus seeing their thoughts said, Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier? 6 To say, Thy sins are forgiven thee? Or to say, Arise and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the paralytic) Arise, take up thy couch, and go to thy house. 7 And he arose and went to his own house. And the multitude seeing it, 8 marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such power to men. 9 And as Jesus passed along from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receit of custom, and saith to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus sat at table in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with him and his disciples. 11 And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples, Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners? 12 But Jesus hearing it, said to them, They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 14 Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bride-groom is with them? But the days will come, when the bride-groom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: for that which is put in to fill it; taketh from the garment and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old leather bottles, else the bottles burst, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles are destroyed, but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 While he spake these things to them, behold a certain ruler coming worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dying: but come and lay thine hand on her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 (And behold a woman who had had a flux of blood, twelve years, coming behind him, touched the hem of his garment. 21 For she said within herself, if I but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 And Jesus turning and seeing her, said, Daughter, take courage; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) 23 And Jesus coming into the ruler's house, and seeing the minstrels and the croud who cried out aloud, 24 Saith to them, Withdraw; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth: and they derided him. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in and took her by the hand; and the maid arose. 26 And the fame of it went abroad into all that country. 27 And when Jesus passed thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, Be it unto you, according to your faith. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31 But when they were gone out, they spread his fame in all that country. 32 As they were going out, behold men brought a dumb demoniac to him. 33 And when the devil were cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never seen thus, even in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every malady among the people. 36 But seeing the multitudes he was moved with tender compassion for them, because they were faint and scattered, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 10:1-19:2

1 And having called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal every disease and every malady. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, having commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into a city of the Samaritans enter not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses: Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor yet a staff: 10 for the workman is worthy of his maintenance. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; 13 but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words; when ye go out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Verily I say unto 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 ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men; for they will deliver you to the councils, and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the heathens. 19 But when they deliver you, take no thought, how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that very hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of the Father who speaketh in you. 21 But the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and children shall rise up against their parents, and kill them. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another; for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. 26 If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his houshold? Therefore fear them not; for there is nothing covered, that shall not be discovered; nor hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim on the house-tops. 28 And be not afraid of them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father. 30 Yea, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 31 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, 32 him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I am not come to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am 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 the foes of a man shall be they of his own houshold. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me, and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me; 38 And he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it. He that entertaineth you, entertaineth me; 40 and he that entertaineth me, entertaineth him that sent me. 41 He that entertaineth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that entertaineth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Matthew 11:1-19:2

1 And 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 the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said to him, Art thou he that should come, or look we for another? 4 And Jesus answering said to them, Go and tell John the things which ye 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: And happy is he, whosoever shall not be offended at me. 6 And as they departed, 7 Jesus said to the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that wear soft clothing, are in king's houses. 9 But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, 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 unto you, among them that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is entered by force, and they which strive with all their might take it by violence. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye are willing to receive him, this is Elijah, who was to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But whereto shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, 17 and calling to their fellows, And saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to tou, and ye have not lamented. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say, He hath a devil. 19 The Son of man is come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners; but wisdom is justified by her children. 20 Then began he to upbraid the cities, wherein most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not. 21 Wo to thee, Chorazin, wo to thee, Bethsaida: for if the mighty works which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 Moreover I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, who hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: 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 you. 25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and 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 are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any one the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son is pleased to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 12:1-19:2

1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath thro' the corn, and his disciples were hungry, and plucked the ears of corn and ate. 2 But the Pharisees seeing it said to him, Behold thy disciples do what it is not lawful to do on the sabbath. 3 But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him? 4 How he entered into the house of God, and ate the shew-bread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye 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 one greater than the temple is here. And if ye had known what that meaneth, 7 I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath. 9 And departing thence, he went into their synagogue. And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. 10 And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said to them, What man is there among you, that shall have one sheep, who if it fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold on it and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath-day. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might kill him. 15 And Jesus knowing it withdrew from thence; and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. 16 And charged them, not to make him known: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying, 17 Behold my servant, 18 whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul delighteth: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the heathens. 19 He shall not strive nor clamour, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 He shall not break a bruised reed, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the heathens trust. 22 Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb; and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And the multitude were amazed and said, Is not this the Son of David? 24 But the Pharisees hearing it said, This fellow casteth not out devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not be established. 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if it be by the Spirit of God that I cast out devils, then the kingdom of God is come upon you. 29 How can one enter into the strong one's house, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong one? 30 And then he will plunder his house. He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. 31 Wherefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven to men. 32 And whosoever speaketh against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that to come. 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 brood of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say to you, That every idle word which men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, or by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 And he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign, and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. 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 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold a greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh thro' dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return to my house whence I came out, and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept and garnished. 45 Then goeth he and taketh with him 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 also to this wicked generation. 46 While he yet talked to the multitude, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. 47 And one said to him, Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee. 48 And he answering said to him that told him, Who is my mother, and who are my brethren? 49 And stretching forth his hand toward his disciples he said, Behold my mother and my brethren. 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother and sister and mother.

Matthew 13:1-19:2

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the seaside. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together, to him, so that he went into the vessel and sat, and all the multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things to them in parables, saying, Behold a sower went forth to sow. 4 And while he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Others fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and they sprung up immediately, because they had not depth of earth. 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them. 8 And others fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He that hath ears to hear let him hear. 10 And the disciples came and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? 11 He answered and said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even what he hath. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah who saith, Hearing ye will hear, but in no wise understand, and seeing ye will see, but in no wise perceive. 15 For the heart of this people is waxed fat, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed: lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and should be converted and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, 19 and considereth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way-side. 20 But he who received the seed in stony places, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy. 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, and so endureth but for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straight-way he is offended. 22 He that received the seed among the thorns, is he that heareth the word: and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed on the good ground, is he that heareth the word and considereth it: who also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth some an hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. 24 He proposed to them another parable, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man sowing good seed in his field. 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel amidst the wheat, and went away. 26 And when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the darnel also. 27 So the servants of the housholder came to him and said, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it darnel? 28 He said to them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said to him, Wilt thou then, that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, No: lest gathering up the darnel, ye root up the wheat with them. 30 Suffer both to grow together till the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the darnel, and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 He proposed to them another parable, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest of herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches of it. 33 He spake another parable to them: the kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman taking, covered up in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus to the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 Whereby was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hid from the foundation of the world. 36 Then Jesus having sent the multitude away, went into the house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the darnel of the field. 37 He answering said to them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the darnel are the children of the wicked one. 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the darnel are gathered and burnt with fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity. 42 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field, which a man having found hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who having found one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net cast into the sea, and gathering of every kind. 48 Which when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sitting down, gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just. 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus saith to them, Have ye understood all these things? They say to him, Yea, Lord. 52 Then saith he to them, Therefore every scribe instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like an housholder, who bringeth out of his treasure things new and old. 53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence: And coming into his own country, 54 he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, Whence hath HE this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath HE all these things? 57 And they were offended at him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he wrought not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

Matthew 14:1-19:2

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus, And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist: 2 he is risen from the dead, and therefore these mighty powers exert themselves in him. 3 For Herod had apprehended John, and bound him and put him in prison, for Herodias sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they accounted him a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatever she should ask. And being before instructed by her mother, 8 she said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a charger. 9 And the king was sorry; yet for the oath's sake, and them who sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given her. 10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a charger, 11 and given to the damsel, and she carried it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. 13 And Jesus hearing it, withdrew thence by ship into a desert place apart: but when the people heard thereof, they followed him by land out of the cities. 14 And going forth he saw a great multitude, and was moved with tender compassion for them, and healed their sick. 15 And in the evening his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past: send the multitude away, that going into the villages, they may buy themselves victuals. 16 But Jesus said to them, They need not go: give ye them to eat. 17 They say to him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes. 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass; 19 and taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand, beside women and children. 22 And he constrained his disciples, to go straightway into the vessel, and go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitude away. 23 And having sent the multitude away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray. 24 And in the evening, he was there alone: but the vessel was now in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25 In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And the disciples seeing him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, It is an apparition: and they cried out for fear. 27 But Jesus immediately spake to them, saying, Take courage: it is I: be not afraid. 28 And Peter answering him said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter coming down from the vessel, walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus reaching forth his hand, caught him, and saith to him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the vessel, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the vessel, came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 34 And having crossed 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 that country round about, and brought to him all that were diseased; And besought him, 36 that they might touch but the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Matthew 15:1-19:2

1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees who were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? 3 For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answering said, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God thro' your tradition? 4 For God commanded, Honour thy father and mother: and He that revileth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest have been profited by me: 6 Let him not honour his father or his mother. Thus have ye made void the command of God thro' your tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophecy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh to me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And calling the multitudes he said to them, Hear and understand. 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man, but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man. 12 Then came his disciples and said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, hearing this saying, were offended? 13 He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind: but if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch. 15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the vault? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings. 20 These are the things which defile a man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. 21 And Jesus going thence, retired to the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold a woman of Canaan, of those coasts, came and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David: my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us. 24 But he answering said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answering said, It is not right, to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 27 And she said, True, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. 28 And Jesus answering said to her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour. 29 And Jesus passing thence, came nigh the sea of Galilee; and going up into a mountain, he sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, disabled, and many others; and cast them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them: 31 So that the multitudes wondered, seeing the dumb to speak, the disabled whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus calling his disciples to him said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so much bread in a wilderness, as to satisfy so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith to them, How many loaves have you? 35 They said, Seven, and a few small fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass. 36 And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, he gave thanks and brake them and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they took up of the fragments that remained seven baskets full. 38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And having sent away the multitude, he took ship again, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

Matthew 16:1-19:2

1 Then the Parisees and Saducees came and tempting, desired him to shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answering said to them, In the evening ye say, It will be fair weather; for the sky is red: 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day; for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye know to discern the face of the sky: can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh a sign; but there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them and departed. 5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 And Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We have taken no bread. 8 Jesus knowing it said to them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have taken no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How do ye not understand, that I spake not to you concerning bread, to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees? 12 Then they understood, that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Saducees. 13 And Jesus coming into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, asked his disciples saying, Whom do men say that I am? 14 The Son of man? And they said, Some say, John the Baptist, others Elijah; others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith to them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answering said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answering said to him, Happy art thou, Simon Barjonah; for flesh and blood have not revealed this to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say also to thee, Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples, to tell no one, that he was the Christ. 21 From that time Jesus began to shew his disciples, That he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter taking hold of him, rebuked him, saying, Favour thyself, Lord: this shall in no wise be unto thee. 23 But he turning said to Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence to me: for thou savourest not the things of God, but the things of men. 24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man be willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give, in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then shall he render to every man according to his work. 28 Verily I say to you, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew 17:1-19:2

1 And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter and James and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter 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 yet spake, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold a voice out of the cloud which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I delight: hear ye him. 6 And the disciples hearing it, fell on their face and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise and be not afraid. 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no man, but Jesus only. And as they came down from the mountain, 9 Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes, That Elijah must come first? 11 And Jesus answering said to them, Elijah truly doth come first, and regulate all things. 12 But I say to you, That Elijah is come already, and they acknowledged him not, but have done to him whatever they listed. 13 So shall also the Son of man suffer from them. Then the disciples understood, that he spoke to them of John the Baptist. 14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, 15 kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and suffereth grievously; for often he falleth into the fire and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, but they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? 18 Bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. 19 Then the disciples coming to Jesus apart said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief. For verily I say to you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustardseed, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting. 22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men; 23 And they will kill him, and the third day he shall rise again: and they were exceeding sorry. 24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the tribute-mony came to Peter and said, Doth not your master pay the tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? 26 Of their own sons, or of strangers? Peter saith to him, Of strangers. Jesus saith to him, Then are the sons free. 27 Yet that we may not offend them, go to the sea, and cast an hook, and take the fish that first cometh up. And when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money. That take and give them for me and thee.

Matthew 18:1-19:2

1 At that time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus calling to him a little child, set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say to you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Wo to the world because of offences: for it must needs be that offences come; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh. 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off and cast them from thee; it is good for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell-fire. 10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in heaven their angels continually behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 What think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them go astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine and go into the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray? 13 And if he find it, verily I say to you, he rejoiceth more over that sheep, than over the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. 15 But if thy brother shall sin against thee, go and tell him his fault, between thee and him alone: if he will hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with thee one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he will not hear them, tell it to the church; but if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as an heathen and a publican. 18 Verily I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth, touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then came Peter to him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? 22 Till seven times? Jesus saith to him, I say not unto thee, till seven times, but till seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a king, who was minded to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 Then the servant falling prostrate at his feet, said, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 And the lord of that servant, moved with tender compassion, loosed him and forgave him the debt. 28 But that servant going out, found one of his fellow-servants who owed him an hundred pence, and seized him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant falling at his feet, besought him saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not, but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 But his fellow-servants, seeing what was done, were very sorry, and came and gave their lord an exact account of the whole matter. 32 Then his lord calling him, said to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou intreatedst me. 33 Should'st not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord being wroth, delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. 35 So likewise will my heavenly Father do to you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Matthew 19:1-2

1 And Jesus, when he had finished these sayings, departed from Gacilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan. 2 And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.

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