The New Testament in the Order

It Was Written (J. N. Darby Version)

 

Contents:

 

Galatians (A. D. 49)

James (A. D. 50)

1 Thessalonians (A. D. 51)

2 Thessalonians (A. D. 52)

1 Corinthians (A. D. 55)

2 Corinthians (A. D. 57)

Romans (A. D. 57)

Mark (late 50s - early 60s)

Matthew (late 50s - early 60s)

Luke (A. D. 60-61)

Colossians (A. D. 61)

Philemon (A. D. 61)

Ephesians (A. D. 61)

Philippians (A. D. 62)

 

I Timothy (A. D. 63)

Acts (A. D. 63)

Hebrews (A. D. 64)

Titus (A. D. 65)

John (A. D. 65)

1 John (A. D. 65)

2 John (A. D. 65)

3 John (A. D. 65)

1 Peter (A. D. 65)

2 Timothy (A. D. 67)

2 Peter (A. D. 67)

Jude (A. D. 68)

Revelation (A.D. 70)

 

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Galatians (A. D. 49)

 

48N   1     1     Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through  Jesus Christ, and God [the] Father who raised him from among  [the] dead, 

48N   1     2     and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia.

48N   1     3     Grace to you, and peace, from God [the] Father, and our Lord  Jesus Christ, 

48N   1     4     who gave himself for our sins, so that he should deliver us  out of the present evil world, according to the will of our God  and Father;

48N   1     5     to whom [be] glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

48N   1     6     I wonder that ye thus quickly change, from him that called  you in Christ's grace, to a different gospel,

48N   1     7     which is not another [one]; but there are some that trouble  you, and desire to pervert the glad tidings of the Christ.

48N   1     8     But if even *we* or an angel out of heaven announce as glad  tidings to you [anything] besides what we have announced as  glad tidings to you, let him be accursed.

48N   1     9     As we have said before, now also again I say, If any one  announce to you as glad tidings [anything] besides what ye have  received, let him be accursed.

48N   1     10    For do I now seek to satisfy men or God? or do I seek to  please men? If I were yet pleasing men, I were not Christ's  bondman.

48N   1     11    But I let you know, brethren, [as to] the glad tidings  which were announced by me, that they are not according to man.

48N   1     12    For neither did I receive them from man, neither was I  taught [them], but by revelation of Jesus Christ.

48N   1     13    For ye have heard [what was] my conversation formerly in  Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and  ravaged it;

48N   1     14    and advanced in Judaism beyond many [my] contemporaries in  my nation, being exceedingly zealous of the doctrines of my  fathers.

48N   1     15    But when God, who set me apart [even] from my mother's  womb, and called [me] by his grace,

48N   1     16    was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce  him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not  counsel with flesh and blood,

48N   1     17    nor went I up to Jerusalem to those [who were] apostles  before me; but I went to Arabia, and again returned to  Damascus.

48N   1     18    Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to make  acquaintance with Peter, and I remained with him fifteen days;

48N   1     19    but I saw none other of the apostles, but James the brother  of the Lord.

48N   1     20    Now what I write to you, behold, before God, I do not lie.

48N   1     21    Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

48N   1     22    But I was unknown personally to the assemblies of Judaea  which [are] in Christ;

48N   1     23    only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly  now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he  ravaged:

48N   1     24    and they glorified God in me.

48N   2     1     Then after a lapse of fourteen years I went up again to  Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with [me];

48N   2     2     and I went up according to revelation, and I laid before  them the glad tidings which I preach among the nations, but  privately to those conspicuous [among them], lest in any way I  run or had run in vain;

48N   2     3     (but neither was Titus, who was with me, being a Greek,  compelled to be circumcised;)

48N   2     4     and [it was] on account of the false brethren brought in  surreptitiously, who came in surreptitiously to spy out our  liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us  into bondage;

48N   2     5     to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, that  the truth of the glad tidings might remain with you.

48N   2     6     But from those who were conspicuous as being somewhat --  whatsoever they were, it makes no difference to me: God does  not accept man's person; for to me those who were conspicuous  communicated nothing;

48N   2     7     but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the  uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of  the circumcision,

48N   2     8     (for he that wrought in Peter for [the] apostleship of the  circumcision wrought also in me towards the Gentiles,)

48N   2     9     and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and  John, who were conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and  Barnabas [the] right hands of fellowship, that *we* [should go]  to the nations, and *they* to the circumcision;

48N   2     10    only that we should remember the poor, which same thing  also I was diligent to do.

48N   2     11    But when Peter came to Antioch, I withstood him to [the]  face, because he was to be condemned:

48N   2     12    for before that certain came from James, he ate with [those  of] the nations; but when they came, he drew back and separated  himself, fearing those of [the] circumcision;

48N   2     13    and the rest of the Jews also played the same dissembling  part with him; so that even Barnabas was carried away too by  their dissimulation.

48N   2     14    But when I saw that they do not walk straightforwardly,  according to the truth of the glad tidings, I said to Peter  before all, If *thou*, being a Jew, livest as the nations and  not as the Jews, how dost thou compel the nations to Judaize?

48N   2     15    We, Jews by nature, and not sinners of [the] nations,

48N   2     16    but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of  works of law [nor] but by the faith of Jesus Christ, *we* also  have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified on  the principle of [the] faith of Christ; and not of works of  law; because on the principle of works of law no flesh shall be  justified.

48N   2     17    Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have  been found sinners, then [is] Christ minister of sin? Far be  the thought.

48N   2     18    For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again,  I constitute myself a transgressor.

48N   2     19    For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to  God.

48N   2     20    I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, *I*, but  Christ lives in me; but [in] that I now live in flesh, I live  by faith, the [faith] of the Son of God, who has loved me and  given himself for me.

48N   2     21    I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness  [is] by law, then Christ has died for nothing.

48N   3     1     O senseless Galatians, who has bewitched you; to whom, as  before your very eyes, Jesus Christ has been portrayed,  crucified [among you]?

48N   3     2     This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the  Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of [the] report of  faith?

48N   3     3     Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to  be made perfect in flesh?

48N   3     4     Have ye suffered so many things in vain, if indeed also in  vain?

48N   3     5     He therefore who ministers to you the Spirit, and works  miracles among you, [is it] on the principle of works of law,  or of [the] report of faith?

48N   3     6     Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as  righteousness.

48N   3     7     Know then that they that are on the principle of faith,  these are Abraham's sons;

48N   3     8     and the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the  nations on the principle of faith, announced beforehand the  glad tidings to Abraham: In thee all the nations shall be  blessed.

48N   3     9     So that they who are on the principle of faith are blessed  with believing Abraham.

48N   3     10    For as many as are on the principle of works of law are  under curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one who does  not continue in all things which [are] written in the book of  the law to do them;

48N   3     11    but that by law no one is justified with God [is] evident,  because The just shall live on the principle of faith;

48N   3     12    but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that  shall have done these things shall live by them.

48N   3     13    Christ has redeemed us out of the curse of the law, having  become a curse for us, (for it is written, Cursed [is] every  one hanged upon a tree,)

48N   3     14    that the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in  Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit  through faith.

48N   3     15    Brethren, (I speak according to man,) even man's confirmed  covenant no one sets aside, or adds other dispositions to.

48N   3     16    But to Abraham were the promises addressed, and to his  seed: he does not say, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one,  And to thy seed; which is Christ.

48N   3     17    Now I say this, A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the  law, which took place four hundred and thirty years after, does  not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect.

48N   3     18    For if the inheritance [be] on the principle of law, [it  is] no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in  grace to Abraham by promise.

48N   3     19    Why then the law? It was added for the sake of  transgressions, until the seed came to whom the promise was  made, ordained through angels in [the] hand of a mediator.

48N   3     20    But a mediator is not of one, but God is one.

48N   3     21    [Is] then the law against the promises of God? Far be the  thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then  indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;

48N   3     22    but the scripture has shut up all things under sin, that  the promise, on the principle of faith of Jesus Christ, should  be given to those that believe.

48N   3     23    But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up  to faith [which was] about to be revealed.

48N   3     24    So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we  might be justified on the principle of faith.

48N   3     25    But, faith having come, we are no longer under a tutor;

48N   3     26    for ye are all God's sons by faith in Christ Jesus.

48N   3     27    For ye, as many as have been baptised unto Christ, have put  on Christ.

48N   3     28    There is no Jew nor Greek; there is no bondman nor freeman;  there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ  Jesus:

48N   3     29    but if *ye* [are] of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed,  heirs according to promise.

48N   4     1     Now I say, As long as the heir is a child, he differs  nothing from a bondman, though he be lord of all;

48N   4     2     but he is under guardians and stewards until the period  fixed by the father.

48N   4     3     So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage  under the principles of the world;

48N   4     4     but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth  his Son, come of woman, come under law,

48N   4     5     that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive  sonship.

48N   4     6     But because ye are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his  Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

48N   4     7     So thou art no longer bondman, but son; but if son, heir  also through God.

48N   4     8     But then indeed, not knowing God, ye were in bondage to  those who by nature are not gods;

48N   4     9     but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do  ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye  desire to be again anew in bondage?

48N   4     10    Ye observe days and months and times and years.

48N   4     11    I am afraid of you, lest indeed I have laboured in vain as  to you.

48N   4     12    Be as *I* [am], for *I* also [am] as *ye*, brethren, I  beseech you: ye have not at all wronged me.

48N   4     13    But ye know that in weakness of the flesh I announced the  glad tidings to you at the first;

48N   4     14    and my temptation, which [was] in my flesh, ye did not  slight nor reject with contempt; but ye received me as an angel  of God, as Christ Jesus.

48N   4     15    What then [was] your blessedness? for I bear you witness  that, if possible, plucking out your own eyes ye would have  given [them] to me.

48N   4     16    So I have become your enemy in speaking the truth to you?

48N   4     17    They are not rightly zealous after you, but desire to shut  you out [from us], that ye may be zealous after them.

48N   4     18    But [it is] right to be zealous at all times in what is  right, and not only when I am present with you --

48N   4     19    my children, of whom I again travail in birth until Christ  shall have been formed in you:

48N   4     20    and I should wish to be present with you now, and change my  voice, for I am perplexed as to you.

48N   4     21    Tell me, ye who are desirous of being under law, do ye not  listen to the law?

48N   4     22    For it is written that Abraham had two sons; one of the  maid servant, and one of the free woman.

48N   4     23    But he [that was] of the maid servant was born according to  flesh, and he [that was] of the free woman through the promise.

48N   4     24    Which things have an allegorical sense; for these are two  covenants: one from mount Sinai, gendering to bondage, which is  Hagar.

48N   4     25    For Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to  Jerusalem which [is] now, for she is in bondage with her  children;

48N   4     26    but the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother.

48N   4     27    For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not;  break out and cry, thou that travailest not; because the  children of the desolate are more numerous than [those] of her  that has a husband.

48N   4     28    But *ye*, brethren, after the pattern of Isaac, are  children of promise.

48N   4     29    But as then he that was born according to flesh persecuted  him [that was born] according to Spirit, so also [it is] now.

48N   4     30    But what says the scripture? Cast out the maid servant and  her son; for the son of the maid servant shall not inherit with  the son of the free woman.

48N   4     31    So then, brethren, we are not maid servant's children, but  [children] of the free woman.

48N   5     1     Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and  be not held again in a yoke of bondage.

48N   5     2     Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised,  Christ shall profit you nothing.

48N   5     3     And I witness again to every man [who is] circumcised, that  he is debtor to do the whole law.

48N   5     4     Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated  [from him], as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen  from grace.

48N   5     5     For we, by [the] Spirit, on the principle of faith, await  the hope of righteousness.

48N   5     6     For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor  uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

48N   5     7     Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the  truth?

48N   5     8     The persuasibleness [is] not of him that calls you.

48N   5     9     A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

48N   5     10    *I* have confidence as to you in [the] Lord, that ye will  have no other mind; and he that is troubling you shall bear the  guilt [of it], whosoever he may be.

48N   5     11    But *I*, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I  yet persecuted? Then the scandal of the cross has been done  away.

48N   5     12    I would that they would even cut themselves off who throw  you into confusion.

48N   5     13    For *ye* have been called to liberty, brethren; only [do]  not [turn] liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by  love serve one another.

48N   5     14    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in Thou shalt  love thy neighbour as thyself;

48N   5     15    but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not  consumed one of another.

48N   5     16    But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil  flesh's lust.

48N   5     17    For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit  against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the  other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire;

48N   5     18    but if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under law.

48N   5     19    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are  fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

48N   5     20    idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers,  contentions, disputes, schools of opinion,

48N   5     21    envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like  these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have  said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit  God's kingdom.

48N   5     22    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,  long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,

48N   5     23    meekness, self-control: against such things there is no  law.

48N   5     24    But they that [are] of the Christ have crucified the flesh  with the passions and the lusts.

48N   5     25    If we live by the Spirit, let us walk also by the Spirit.

48N   5     26    Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another,  envying one another.

48N   6     1     Brethren, if even a man be taken in some fault, ye who are  spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness,  considering thyself lest *thou* also be tempted.

48N   6     2     Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfil the law of the  Christ.

48N   6     3     For if any man reputes himself to be something, being  nothing, he deceives himself;

48N   6     4     but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his  boast in what belongs to himself alone, and not in what belongs  to another.

48N   6     5     For each shall bear his own burden.

48N   6     6     Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that  teaches in all good things.

48N   6     7     Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man shall  sow, that also shall he reap.

48N   6     8     For he that sows to his own flesh, shall reap corruption  from the flesh; but he that sows to the Spirit, from the Spirit  shall reap eternal life:

48N   6     9     but let us not lose heart in doing good; for in due time, if  we do not faint, we shall reap.

48N   6     10    So then, as we have occasion, let us do good towards all,  and specially towards those of the household of faith.

48N   6     11    See how long a letter I have written to you with my own  hand.

48N   6     12    As many as desire to have a fair appearance in [the] flesh,  these compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be  persecuted because of the cross of Christ.

48N   6     13    For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep  the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may  boast in your flesh.

48N   6     14    But far be it from me to boast save in the cross of our  Lord Jesus Christ, through whom [the] world is crucified to me,  and I to the world.

48N   6     15    For [in Christ Jesus] neither is circumcision anything, nor  uncircumcision; but new creation.

48N   6     16    And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace upon them and  mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

48N   6     17    For the rest let no one trouble me, for *I* bear in my body  the brands of the Lord Jesus.

48N   6     18    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit,  brethren. Amen.

 

James (A. D. 50)

 

59N   1     1     James, bondman of God and of [the] Lord Jesus Christ, to the  twelve tribes which [are] in the dispersion, greeting.

59N   1     2     Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various  temptations,

59N   1     3     knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.

59N   1     4     But let endurance have [its] perfect work, that ye may be  perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

59N   1     5     But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who  gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given  to him:

59N   1     6     but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that  doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed  about;

59N   1     7     for let not that man think that he shall receive anything  from the Lord;

59N   1     8     [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

59N   1     9     But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,

59N   1     10    and the rich in his humiliation, because as [the] grass's  flower he will pass away.

59N   1     11    For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has  withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the  comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall  wither in his goings.

59N   1     12    Blessed [is the] man who endures temptation; for, having  been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has  promised to them that love him.

59N   1     13    Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For  God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no  one.

59N   1     14    But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his  own lust;

59N   1     15    then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin  fully completed brings forth death.

59N   1     16    Do not err, my beloved brethren.

59N   1     17    Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from  above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor  shadow of turning.

59N   1     18    According to his own will begat he us by the word of truth,  that we should be a certain first-fruits of *his* creatures.

59N   1     19    So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to  hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

 

59N   1     20    for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.

59N   1     21    Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of  wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is  able to save your souls.

59N   1     22    But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only,  beguiling yourselves.

59N   1     23    For if any man be a hearer of [the] word and not a doer,  *he* is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:

59N   1     24    for he has considered himself and is gone away, and  straightway he has forgotten what he was like.

59N   1     25    But *he* that fixes his view on [the] perfect law, that of  liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a  doer of [the] work, *he* shall be blessed in his doing.

59N   1     26    If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his  tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.

59N   1     27    Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is  this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep  oneself unspotted from the world.

59N   2     1     My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ,  [Lord] of glory, with respect of persons:

59N   2     2     for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring  in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile  apparel,

59N   2     3     and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and  say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand  there, or sit here under my footstool:

59N   2     4     have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become  judges having evil thoughts?

59N   2     5     Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to  the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he  has promised to them that love him?

59N   2     6     But *ye* have despised the poor [man]. Do not the rich  oppress you, and [do not] *they* drag you before [the]  tribunals?

59N   2     7     And [do not] *they* blaspheme the excellent name which has  been called upon you?

59N   2     8     If indeed ye keep [the] royal law according to the  scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do  well.

59N   2     9     But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being  convicted by the law as transgressors.

59N   2     10    For whoever shall keep the whole law and shall offend in  one [point], he has come under the guilt of [breaking] all.

59N   2     11    For he who said, Thou shalt not commit adultery, said also,  Thou shalt not kill. Now if thou dost not commit adultery, but  killest, thou art become transgressor of [the] law.

59N   2     12    So speak ye, and so act, as those that are to be judged by  [the] law of liberty;

59N   2     13    for judgment [will be] without mercy to him that has shewn  no mercy. Mercy glories over judgment.

59N   2     14    What [is] the profit, my brethren, if any one say he have  faith, but have not works? can faith save him?

59N   2     15    Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of  daily food,

59N   2     16    and one from amongst you say to them, Go in peace, be  warmed and filled; but give not to them the needful things for  the body, what [is] the profit?

59N   2     17    So also faith, if it have not works, is dead by itself.

59N   2     18    But some one will say, *Thou* hast faith and *I* have  works. Shew me thy faith without works, and *I* from my works  will shew thee my faith.

59N   2     19    *Thou* believest that God is one. Thou doest well. The  demons even believe, and tremble.

59N   2     20    But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is  dead?

59N   2     21    Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had  offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

59N   2     22    Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and that by  works faith was perfected.

59N   2     23    And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham  believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and  he was called Friend of God.

59N   2     24    Ye see that a man is justified on the principle of works,  and not on the principle of faith only.

59N   2     25    But was not in like manner also Rahab the harlot justified  on the principle of works, when she had received the messengers  and put [them] forth by another way?

59N   2     26    For as the body without a spirit is dead, so also faith  without works is dead.

59N   3     1     Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall  receive greater judgment.

59N   3     2     For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, *he*  [is] a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too.

59N   3     3     Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that  they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies.

59N   3     4     Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by  violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder,  wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will.

59N   3     5     Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great  things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!

59N   3     6     and the tongue [is] fire, the world of unrighteousness; the  tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body,  and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire  of hell.

59N   3     7     For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of  creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed  by the human species;

59N   3     8     but the tongue can no one among men tame; [it is] an  unsettled evil, full of death-bringing poison.

59N   3     9     Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse  we men made after [the] likeness of God.

59N   3     10    Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It  is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus.

59N   3     11    Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth  sweet and bitter?

59N   3     12    Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs?  Neither [can] salt [water] make sweet water.

59N   3     13    Who [is] wise and understanding among you; let him shew out  of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;

59N   3     14    but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts,  do not boast and lie against the truth.

59N   3     15    This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but  earthly, natural, devilish.

59N   3     16    For where emulation and strife [are], there [is] disorder  and every evil thing.

59N   3     17    But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful,  gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning,  unfeigned.

59N   3     18    But [the] fruit of righteousness in peace is sown for them  that make peace.

59N   4     1     Whence [come] wars and whence fightings among you? [Is it]  not thence, -- from your pleasures, which war in your members?

59N   4     2     Ye lust and have not: ye kill and are full of envy, and  cannot obtain; ye fight and war; ye have not because ye ask  not.

59N   4     3     Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may  consume [it] in your pleasures.

59N   4     4     Adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is  enmity with God? Whoever therefore is minded to be [the] friend  of the world is constituted enemy of God.

59N   4     5     Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit  which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

59N   4     6     But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself  against [the] proud, but gives grace to [the] lowly.

59N   4     7     Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and  he will flee from you.

59N   4     8     Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse  [your] hands, sinners, and purify [your] hearts, ye  double-minded.

59N   4     9     Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be  turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.

59N   4     10    Humble yourselves before [the] Lord, and he shall exalt  you.

59N   4     11    Speak not against one another, brethren. He that speaks  against [his] brother, or judges his brother, speaks against  [the] law and judges [the] law. But if thou judgest [the] law,  thou art not doer of [the] law, but judge.

59N   4     12    One is the lawgiver and judge, who is able to save and to  destroy: but who art *thou* who judgest thy neighbour?

59N   4     13    Go to now, ye who say, To-day or to-morrow will we go into  such a city and spend a year there, and traffic and make gain,

59N   4     14    ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, ([for] what  [is] your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little  while, and then disappearing,)

59N   4     15    instead of your saying, If the Lord should [so] will and we  should live, we will also do this or that.

59N   4     16    But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is  evil.

59N   4     17    To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not,  to him it is sin.

59N   5     1     Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that  [are] coming upon [you].

59N   5     2     Your wealth is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten.

59N   5     3     Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall  be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire.  Ye have heaped up treasure in [the] last days.

59N   5     4     Behold, the wages of your labourers, who have harvested your  fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of  those that have reaped are entered into the ears of [the] Lord  of sabaoth.

59N   5     5     Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged  yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts [as] in a day of  slaughter;

59N   5     6     ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not  resist you.

59N   5     7     Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the  Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the  earth, having patience for it until it receive [the] early and  [the] latter rain.

59N   5     8     *Ye* also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the  coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.

59N   5     9     Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye be not  judged. Behold, the judge stands before the door.

59N   5     10    Take [as] an example, brethren, of suffering and having  patience, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of [the]  Lord.

59N   5     11    Behold, we call them blessed who have endured. Ye have  heard of the endurance of Job, and seen the end of the Lord;  that the Lord is full of tender compassion and pitiful.

59N   5     12    But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by  heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your  yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do not fall under  judgment.

59N   5     13    Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any  happy? let him sing psalms.

59N   5     14    Is any sick among you? let him call to [him] the elders of  the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with  oil in the name of [the] Lord;

59N   5     15    and the prayer of faith shall heal the sick, and the Lord  shall raise him up; and if he be one who has committed sins, it  shall be forgiven him.

59N   5     16    Confess therefore your offences to one another, and pray  for one another, that ye may be healed. [The] fervent  supplication of the righteous [man] has much power.

59N   5     17    Elias was a man of like passions to us, and he prayed with  prayer that it should not rain; and it did not rain upon the  earth three years and six months;

59N   5     18    and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the  earth caused its fruit to spring forth.

59N   5     19    My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and  one bring him back,

59N   5     20    let him know that he that brings back a sinner from [the]  error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a  multitude of sins.

 

1 Thessalonians (A. D. 51)

 

52N   1     1     Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus to the assembly of  Thessalonians in God [the] Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.  Grace to you and peace.

52N   1     2     We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of  you at our prayers,

52N   1     3     remembering unceasingly your work of faith, and labour of  love, and enduring constancy of hope, of our Lord Jesus Christ,  before our God and Father;

52N   1     4     knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election.

52N   1     5     For our glad tidings were not with you in word only, but  also in power, and in [the] Holy Spirit, and in much assurance;  even as ye know what we were among you for your sakes:

52N   1     6     and *ye* became our imitators, and of the Lord, having  accepted the word in much tribulation with joy of [the] Holy  Spirit,

52N   1     7     so that ye became models to all that believe in Macedonia  and in Achaia:

52N   1     8     for the word of the Lord sounded out from you, not only in  Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith which [is]  towards God has gone abroad, so that we have no need to say  anything;

52N   1     9     for they themselves relate concerning us what entering in we  had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a  living and true God,

52N   1     10    and to await his Son from the heavens, whom he raised from  among the dead, Jesus, our deliverer from the coming wrath.

52N   2     1     For ye know yourselves, brethren, our entering in which [we  had] to you, that it has not been in vain;

52N   2     2     but, having suffered before and been insulted, even as ye  know, in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you  the glad tidings of God with much earnest striving.

52N   2     3     For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness,  nor in guile;

52N   2     4     but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad  tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but  God, who proves our hearts.

52N   2     5     For we have not at any time been [among you] with flattering  discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for  covetousness, God [is] witness;

52N   2     6     nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from  others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

52N   2     7     but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would  cherish her own children.

52N   2     8     Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having  imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own  lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.

52N   2     9     For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working  night and day, not to be chargeable to any one of you, we have  preached to you the glad tidings of God.

52N   2     10    *Ye* [are] witnesses, and God, how piously and righteously  and blamelessly we have conducted ourselves with you that  believe:

52N   2     11    as ye know how, as a father his own children, we used to  exhort each one of you, and comfort and testify,

52N   2     12    that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own  kingdom and glory.

52N   2     13    And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly  that, having received [the] word of [the] report of God by us,  ye accepted, not men's word, but, even as it is truly, God's  word, which also works in you who believe.

52N   2     14    For *ye*, brethren, have become imitators of the assemblies  of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; for *ye* also have  suffered the same things of your own countrymen as also *they*  of the Jews,

52N   2     15    who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and  have driven us out by persecution, and do not please God, and  [are] against all men,

52N   2     16    forbidding us to speak to the nations that they may be  saved, that they may fill up their sins always: but wrath has  come upon them to the uttermost.

52N   2     17    But we, brethren, having been bereaved of you and separated  for a little moment in person, not in heart, have used more  abundant diligence to see your face with much desire;

52N   2     18    wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both  once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.

52N   2     19    For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? [are]  not *ye* also before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

52N   2     20    for ye are our glory and joy.

52N   3     1     Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we  thought good to be left alone in Athens,

52N   3     2     and sent Timotheus, our brother and fellow-workman under God  in the glad tidings of Christ, to confirm you and encourage  [you] concerning your faith,

52N   3     3     that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For  yourselves know that we are set for this;

52N   3     4     for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we  are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass,  and ye know.)

52N   3     5     For this reason *I* also, no longer able to refrain myself,  sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted  you and our labour should be come to nothing.

52N   3     6     But Timotheus having just come to us from you, and brought  to us the glad tidings of your faith and love, and that ye have  always good remembrance of us, desiring much to see us, even as  we also you;

52N   3     7     for this reason we have been comforted in you, brethren, in  all our distress and tribulation, through your faith,

52N   3     8     because now we live if *ye* stand firm in [the] Lord.

52N   3     9     For what thanksgiving can we render to God for you, for all  the joy wherewith we rejoice on account of you before our God,

52N   3     10    night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may  see your face, and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

52N   3     11    But our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct  our way to you.

52N   3     12    But you, may the Lord make to exceed and abound in love  toward one another, and toward all, even as we also towards  you,

52N   3     13    in order to the confirming of your hearts unblamable in  holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord  Jesus with all his saints.

52N   4     1     For the rest, then, brethren, we beg you and exhort you in  [the] Lord Jesus, even as ye have received from us how ye ought  to walk and please God, even as ye also do walk, that ye would  abound still more.

52N   4     2     For ye know what charges we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

52N   4     3     For this is [the] will of God, [even] your sanctification,  that ye should abstain from fornication;

52N   4     4     that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in  sanctification and honour,

52N   4     5     (not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not  God,)

52N   4     6     not overstepping the rights of and wronging his brother in  the matter, because the Lord [is] the avenger of all these  things, even as we also told you before, and have fully  testified.

52N   4     7     For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in  sanctification.

52N   4     8     He therefore that [in this] disregards [his brother],  disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy  Spirit to you.

52N   4     9     Now concerning brotherly love ye have no need that we should  write to you, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one  another.

52N   4     10    For also ye do this towards all the brethren in the whole  of Macedonia; but we exhort you, brethren, to abound still  more,

52N   4     11    and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own  affairs, and work with your [own] hands, even as we charged  you,

52N   4     12    that ye may walk reputably towards those without, and may  have need of no one.

52N   4     13    But we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning  them that are fallen asleep, to the end that ye be not grieved  even as also the rest who have no hope.

52N   4     14    For if we believe that Jesus has died and has risen again,  so also God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep  through Jesus.

52N   4     15    (For this we say to you in [the] word of [the] Lord, that  *we*, the living, who remain to the coming of the Lord, are in  no way to anticipate those who have fallen asleep;

52N   4     16    for the Lord himself, with an assembling shout, with  archangel's voice and with trump of God, shall descend from  heaven; and the dead in Christ shall rise first;

52N   4     17    then *we*, the living who remain, shall be caught up  together with them in [the] clouds, to meet the Lord in [the]  air; and thus we shall be always with [the] Lord.

52N   4     18    So encourage one another with these words.)

52N   5     1     But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have  no need that ye should be written to,

52N   5     2     for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the]  Lord so comes as a thief by night.

52N   5     3     When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction  comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and  they shall in no wise escape.

52N   5     4     But *ye*, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should  overtake you as a thief:

52N   5     5     for all *ye* are sons of light and sons of day; we are not  of night nor of darkness.

52N   5     6     So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch  and be sober;

52N   5     7     for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink  drink by night;

52N   5     8     but *we* being of [the] day, let us be sober, putting on  [the] breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet [the] hope  of salvation;

52N   5     9     because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining  salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

52N   5     10    who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or  sleep, we may live together with him.

52N   5     11    Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the  other, even as also ye do.

52N   5     12    But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among  you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish  you,

52N   5     13    and to regard them exceedingly in love on account of their  work. Be in peace among yourselves.

52N   5     14    But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly,  comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards  all.

52N   5     15    See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue  always what is good towards one another and towards all;

52N   5     16    rejoice always;

52N   5     17    pray unceasingly;

52N   5     18    in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in  Christ Jesus towards you;

52N   5     19    quench not the Spirit;

52N   5     20    do not lightly esteem prophecies;

52N   5     21    but prove all things, hold fast the right;

52N   5     22    hold aloof from every form of wickedness.

52N   5     23    Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your  whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the  coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

52N   5     24    He [is] faithful who calls you, who will also perform [it].

52N   5     25    Brethren, pray for us.

52N   5     26    Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

52N   5     27    I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the  [holy] brethren.

52N   5     28    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

 

2 Thessalonians (A. D. 52)

 

53N   1     1     Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus to the assembly of  Thessalonians in God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.

53N   1     2     Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord  Jesus Christ.

53N   1     3     We ought to thank God always for you, brethren, even as it  is meet, because your faith increases exceedingly, and the love  of each one of you all towards one another abounds;

53N   1     4     so that we ourselves make our boast in you in the assemblies  of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions  and tribulations, which ye are sustaining;

53N   1     5     a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, to the  end that ye should be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for  the sake of which ye also suffer;

53N   1     6     if at least [it is a] righteous thing with God to render  tribulation to those that trouble you,

53N   1     7     and to you that are troubled repose with us, at the  revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven, with [the] angels of  his power,

53N   1     8     in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who know not God,  and those who do not obey the glad tidings of our Lord Jesus  Christ;

53N   1     9     who shall pay the penalty [of] everlasting destruction from  [the] presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his might,

53N   1     10    when he shall have come to be glorified in his saints, and  wondered at in all that have believed, (for our testimony to  you has been believed,) in that day.

53N   1     11    To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may  count you worthy of the calling, and fulfil all [the] good  pleasure of [his] goodness and [the] work of faith with power,

53N   1     12    so that the name of our Lord Jesus [Christ] may be  glorified in you and *ye* in him, according to the grace of our  God, and of [the] Lord Jesus Christ.

53N   2     1     Now we beg you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus  Christ and our gathering together to him,

53N   2     2     that ye be not soon shaken in mind, nor troubled, neither by  spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as [if it were] by us, as  that the day of the Lord is present.

53N   2     3     Let not any one deceive you in any manner, because [it will  not be] unless the apostasy have first come, and the man of sin  have been revealed, the son of perdition;

53N   2     4     who opposes and exalts himself on high against all called  God, or object of veneration; so that he himself sits down in  the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

53N   2     5     Do ye not remember that, being yet with you, I said these  things to you?

53N   2     6     And now ye know that which restrains, that he should be  revealed in his own time.

53N   2     7     For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there  is] he who restrains now until he be gone,

53N   2     8     and then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Lord  Jesus shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall  annul by the appearing of his coming;

53N   2     9     whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all  power and signs and wonders of falsehood,

53N   2     10    and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish,  because they have not received the love of the truth that they  might be saved.

53N   2     11    And for this reason God sends to them a working of error,  that they should believe what is false,

53N   2     12    that all might be judged who have not believed the truth,  but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.

53N   2     13    But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren  beloved of [the] Lord, that God has chosen you from [the]  beginning to salvation in sanctification of [the] Spirit and  belief of [the] truth:

53N   2     14    whereto he has called you by our glad tidings, to [the]  obtaining of [the] glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

53N   2     15    So then, brethren, stand firm, and hold fast the  instructions which ye have been taught, whether by word or by  our letter.

53N   2     16    But our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father,  who has loved us, and given [us] eternal consolation and good  hope by grace,

53N   2     17    encourage your hearts, and establish you in every good work  and word.

53N   3     1     For the rest, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the  Lord may run and be glorified, even as also with you;

53N   3     2     and that we may be delivered from bad and evil men, for  faith [is] not [the portion] of all.

53N   3     3     But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep  [you] from evil.

53N   3     4     But we trust in the Lord as to you, that the things which we  enjoin, ye both do and will do.

53N   3     5     But the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and  into the patience of the Christ.

53N   3     6     Now we enjoin you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus  Christ, that ye withdraw from every brother walking disorderly  and not according to the instruction which he received from us.

53N   3     7     For ye know yourselves how ye ought to imitate us, because  we have not walked disorderly among you;

53N   3     8     nor have we eaten bread from any one without cost; but in  toil and hardship working night and day not to be chargeable to  any one of you:

53N   3     9     not that we have not the right, but that we might give  ourselves as an example to you, in order to your imitating us.

53N   3     10    For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that  if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.

53N   3     11    For we hear that [there are] some walking among you  disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies.

53N   3     12    Now such we enjoin and exhort in [the] Lord Jesus Christ,  that working quietly they eat their own bread.

53N   3     13    But *ye*, brethren, do not faint in well-doing.

53N   3     14    But if any one obey not our word by the letter, mark that  man, and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed  of himself;

53N   3     15    and do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a  brother.

53N   3     16    But the Lord of peace himself give you peace continually in  every way. The Lord [be] with you all.

53N   3     17    The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is [the] mark  in every letter; so I write.

53N   3     18    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all.

 

1 Corinthians (A. D. 55)

 

46N   1     1     Paul, [a] called apostle of Jesus Christ, by God's will, and  Sosthenes the brother,

46N   1     2     to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to [those]  sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that in  every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both  theirs and ours:

46N   1     3     Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord  Jesus Christ.

46N   1     4     I thank my God always about you, in respect of the grace of  God given to you in Christ Jesus;

46N   1     5     that in everything ye have been enriched in him, in all word  [of doctrine], and all knowledge,

46N   1     6     (according as the testimony of the Christ has been confirmed  in you,)

46N   1     7     so that ye come short in no gift, awaiting the revelation of  our Lord Jesus Christ;

46N   1     8     who shall also confirm you to [the] end, unimpeachable in  the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

46N   1     9     God [is] faithful, by whom ye have been called into [the]  fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

46N   1     10    Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus  Christ, that ye all say the same thing, and that there be not  among you divisions; but that ye be perfectly united in the  same mind and in the same opinion.

46N   1     11    For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by  those of [the house of] Chloe, that there are strifes among  you.

46N   1     12    But I speak of this, that each of you says, *I* am of Paul,  and *I* of Apollos, and *I* of Cephas, and *I* of Christ.

46N   1     13    Is the Christ divided? has Paul been crucified for you? or  have ye been baptised unto the name of Paul?

46N   1     14    I thank God that I have baptised none of you, unless  Crispus and Gaius,

46N   1     15    that no one may say that I have baptised unto my own name.

46N   1     16    Yes, I baptised also the house of Stephanas; for the rest I  know not if I have baptised any other.

46N   1     17    For Christ has not sent me to baptise, but to preach glad  tidings; not in wisdom of word, that the cross of the Christ  may not be made vain.

46N   1     18    For the word of the cross is to them that perish  foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power.

46N   1     19    For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,  and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.

46N   1     20    Where [is the] wise? where scribe? where disputer of this  world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

46N   1     21    For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has  not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the  preaching to save those that believe.

46N   1     22    Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;

46N   1     23    but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and  to nations foolishness;

46N   1     24    but to those that [are] called, both Jews and Greeks,  Christ God's power and God's wisdom.

46N   1     25    Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the  weakness of God is stronger than men.

46N   1     26    For consider your calling, brethren, that [there are] not  many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many  high-born.

46N   1     27    But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he  may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things  of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;

46N   1     28    and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has  God chosen, [and] things that are not, that he may annul the  things that are;

46N   1     29    so that no flesh should boast before God.

46N   1     30    But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to  us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and  redemption;

46N   1     31    that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him  boast in [the] Lord.

46N   2     1     And *I*, when I came to you, brethren, came not in  excellency of word, or wisdom, announcing to you the testimony  of God.

46N   2     2     For I did not judge [it well] to know anything among you  save Jesus Christ, and *him* crucified.

46N   2     3     And *I* was with you in weakness and in fear and in much  trembling;

46N   2     4     and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of  wisdom, but in demonstration of [the] Spirit and of power;

46N   2     5     that your faith might not stand in men's wisdom, but in  God's power.

46N   2     6     But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of  this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to  nought.

46N   2     7     But we speak God's wisdom in [a] mystery, that hidden  [wisdom] which God had predetermined before the ages for our  glory:

46N   2     8     which none of the princes of this age knew, (for had they  known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;)

46N   2     9     but according as it is written, Things which eye has not  seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's  heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,

46N   2     10    but God has revealed to us by [his] Spirit; for the Spirit  searches all things, even the depths of God.

46N   2     11    For who of men hath known the things of a man except the  spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God  knows no one except the Spirit of God.

46N   2     12    But *we* have received, not the spirit of the world, but  the Spirit which [is] of God, that we may know the things which  have been freely given to us of God:

46N   2     13    which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom,  but in those taught by the Spirit, communicating spiritual  [things] by spiritual [means].

46N   2     14    But [the] natural man does not receive the things of the  Spirit of God, for they are folly to him; and he cannot know  [them] because they are spiritually discerned;

46N   2     15    but the spiritual discerns all things, and *he* is  discerned of no one.

46N   2     16    For who has known the mind of [the] Lord, who shall  instruct him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.

46N   3     1     And *I*, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to  spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

46N   3     2     I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not  yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able;

46N   3     3     for ye are yet carnal. For whereas [there are] among you  emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to  man?

46N   3     4     For when one says, *I* am of Paul, and another, *I* of  Apollos, are ye not men?

46N   3     5     Who then is Apollos, and who Paul? Ministering servants,  through whom ye have believed, and as the Lord has given to  each.

46N   3     6     *I* have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the  increase.

46N   3     7     So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer;  but God the giver of the increase.

46N   3     8     But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall  receive his own reward according to his own labour.

46N   3     9     For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are God's husbandry,  God's building.

46N   3     10    According to the grace of God which has been given to me,  as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another  builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.

46N   3     11    For other foundation can no man lay besides that which [is]  laid, which is Jesus Christ.

46N   3     12    Now if any one build upon [this] foundation, gold, silver,  precious stones, wood, grass, straw,

46N   3     13    the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall  declare [it], because it is revealed in fire; and the fire  shall try the work of each what it is.

46N   3     14    If the work of any one which he has built upon [the  foundation] shall abide, he shall receive a reward.

46N   3     15    If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer  loss, but *he* shall be saved, but so as through [the] fire.

46N   3     16    Do ye not know that ye are [the] temple of God, and [that]  the Spirit of God dwells in you?

46N   3     17    If any one corrupt the temple of God, *him* shall God  destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are *ye*.

46N   3     18    Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be  wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he  may be wise.

46N   3     19    For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for  it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness.

46N   3     20    And again, [The] Lord knows the reasonings of the wise that  they are vain.

46N   3     21    So that let no one boast in men; for all things are yours.

46N   3     22    Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or [the] world, or  life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are  yours;

46N   3     23    and *ye* [are] Christ's, and Christ [is] God's.

46N   4     1     Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and  stewards of [the] mysteries of God.

46N   4     2     Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found  faithful.

46N   4     3     But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined  of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.

46N   4     4     For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not  justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord.

46N   4     5     So that do not judge anything before [the] time, until the  Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden  things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of  hearts; and then shall each have [his] praise from God.

46N   4     6     Now these things, brethren, I have transferred, in their  application, to myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that ye may  learn in us the [lesson of] not [letting your thoughts go]  above what is written, that ye may not be puffed up one for  [such a] one against another.

46N   4     7     For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou  hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest  thou as not receiving?

46N   4     8     Already ye are filled; already ye have been enriched; ye  have reigned without us; and I would that ye reigned, that *we*  also might reign with you.

46N   4     9     For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last,  as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the  world, both to angels and men.

46N   4     10    *We* [are] fools for Christ's sake, but *ye* prudent in  Christ: *we* weak, but *ye* strong: *ye* glorious, but *we* in  dishonour.

46N   4     11    To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are in  nakedness, and buffeted, and wander without a home,

46N   4     12    and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we  bless; persecuted, we suffer [it];

46N   4     13    insulted, we entreat: we are become as [the] offscouring of  the world, [the] refuse of all, until now.

46N   4     14    Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my  beloved children I admonish [you].

46N   4     15    For if ye should have ten thousand instructors in Christ,  yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus *I* have begotten you  through the glad tidings.

46N   4     16    I entreat you therefore, be my imitators.

46N   4     17    For this reason I have sent to you Timotheus, who is my  beloved and faithful child in [the] Lord, who shall put you in  mind of my ways [as] they [are] in Christ, according as I teach  everywhere in every assembly.

46N   4     18    But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to  you;

46N   4     19    but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I  will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the  power.

46N   4     20    For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power.

46N   4     21    What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love,  and [in] a spirit of meekness?

46N   5     1     It is universally reported [that there is] fornication among  you, and such fornication as [is] not even among the nations,  so that one should have his father's wife.

46N   5     2     And *ye* are puffed up, and ye have not rather mourned, in  order that he that has done this deed might be taken away out  of the midst of you.

46N   5     3     For *I*, [as] absent in body but present in spirit, have  already judged as present,

46N   5     4     [to deliver,] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and  my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord  Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this:

46N   5     5     to deliver him, [I say,] [being] such, to Satan for  destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the  day of the Lord Jesus.

46N   5     6     Your boasting [is] not good. Do ye not know that a little  leaven leavens the whole lump?

46N   5     7     Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,  according as ye are unleavened. For also our passover, Christ,  has been sacrificed;

46N   5     8     so that let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor  with leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened  [bread] of sincerity and truth.

46N   5     9     I have written to you in the epistle not to mix with  fornicators;

46N   5     10    not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with  the avaricious and rapacious, or idolaters, since [then] ye  should go out of the world.

46N   5     11    But now I have written to you, if any one called brother be  fornicator, or avaricious, or idolater, or abusive, or a  drunkard, or rapacious, not to mix with [him]; with such a one  not even to eat.

46N   5     12    For what have *I* [to do] with judging those outside also?  *ye*, do not ye judge them that are within?

46N   5     13    But those without God judges. Remove the wicked person from  amongst yourselves.

46N   6     1     Dare any one of you, having a matter against another,  prosecute his suit before the unjust, and not before the  saints?

46N   6     2     Do ye not then know that the saints shall judge the world?  and if the world is judged by you, are ye unworthy of [the]  smallest judgments?

46N   6     3     Do ye not know that we shall judge angels? and not then  matters of this life?

46N   6     4     If then ye have judgments as to things of this life, set  those [to judge] who are little esteemed in the assembly.

46N   6     5     I speak to you [to put you] to shame. Thus there is not a  wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to  decide between his brethren!

46N   6     6     But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that  before unbelievers.

46N   6     7     Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye  have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer  wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded?

46N   6     8     But *ye* do wrong, and defraud, and this [your] brethren.

46N   6     9     Do ye not know that unrighteous [persons] shall not inherit  [the] kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor  idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of  themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,

46N   6     10    nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive  persons, nor [the] rapacious, shall inherit [the] kingdom of  God.

46N   6     11    And these things were some of you; but ye have been washed,  but ye have been sanctified, but ye have been justified in the  name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

46N   6     12    All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit;  all things are lawful to me, but *I* will not be brought under  the power of any.

46N   6     13    Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will  bring to nothing both it and them: but the body [is] not for  fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

46N   6     14    And God has both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up  from among [the dead] by his power.

46N   6     15    Do ye not know that your bodies are members of Christ?  Shall I then, taking the members of the Christ, make [them]  members of a harlot? Far be the thought.

46N   6     16    Do ye not know that he [that is] joined to the harlot is  one body? for the two, he says, shall be one flesh.

46N   6     17    But he that [is] joined to the Lord is one Spirit.

46N   6     18    Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may practise is  without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against  his own body.

46N   6     19    Do ye not know that your body is [the] temple of the Holy  Spirit which [is] in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not  your own?

46N   6     20    for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God  in your body.

46N   7     1     But concerning the things of which ye have written [to me]:  [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman;

46N   7     2     but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife,  and each [woman] have her own husband.

46N   7     3     Let the husband render her due to the wife, and in like  manner the wife to the husband.

46N   7     4     The wife has not authority over her own body, but the  husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over  his own body, but the wife.

46N   7     5     Defraud not one another, unless, it may be, by consent for a  time, that ye may devote yourselves to prayer, and again be  together, that Satan tempt you not because of your  incontinency.

46N   7     6     But this I say, as consenting [to], not as commanding [it].

46N   7     7     Now I wish all men to be even as myself: but every one has  his own gift of God: one man thus, and another thus.

46N   7     8     But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for  them that they remain even as I.

46N   7     9     But if they have not control over themselves, let them  marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.

46N   7     10    But to the married I enjoin, not *I*, but the Lord, Let not  wife be separated from husband;

46N   7     11    (but if also she shall have been separated, let her remain  unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband;) and let not  husband leave wife.

46N   7     12    But as to the rest, *I* say, not the Lord, If any brother  have an unbelieving wife, and *she* consent to dwell with him,  let him not leave her.

46N   7     13    And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents  to dwell with her, let her not leave [her] husband.

46N   7     14    For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and  the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother; since  [otherwise] indeed your children are unclean, but now they are  holy.

46N   7     15    But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother  or a sister is not bound in such [cases], but God has called us  in peace.

46N   7     16    For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save thy  husband? or what knowest thou, O husband, if thou shalt save  thy wife?

46N   7     17    However, as the Lord has divided to each, as God has called  each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies.

46N   7     18    Has any one been called circumcised? let him not become  uncircumcised: has any one been called in uncircumcision? let  him not be circumcised.

46N   7     19    Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but  keeping God's commandments.

46N   7     20    Let each abide in that calling in which he has been called.

46N   7     21    Hast thou been called [being] a bondman, let it not concern  thee; but and if thou canst become free, use [it] rather.

46N   7     22    For the bondman that is called in [the] Lord is the Lord's  freedman; in like manner [also] the freeman being called is  Christ's bondman.

46N   7     23    Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of  men.

46N   7     24    Let each, wherein he is called, brethren, therein abide  with God.

46N   7     25    But concerning virgins, I have no commandment of [the]  Lord; but I give my opinion, as having received mercy of [the]  Lord to be faithful.

46N   7     26    I think then that this is good, on account of the present  necessity, that [it is] good for a man to remain so as he is.

46N   7     27    Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou  free from a wife? do not seek a wife.

46N   7     28    But if thou shouldest also marry, thou hast not sinned; and  if the virgin marry, they have not sinned: but such shall have  tribulation in the flesh; but I spare you.

46N   7     29    But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the  rest, that they who have wives, be as not having [any]:

46N   7     30    and they that weep, as not weeping; and they that rejoice,  as not rejoicing; and they that buy, as not possessing;

46N   7     31    and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as  their own; for the fashion of this world passes.

46N   7     32    But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for  the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;

46N   7     33    but he that has married cares for the things of the world,  how he shall please his wife.

46N   7     34    There is a difference between the wife and the virgin. The  unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be  holy both in body and spirit; but she that has married cares  for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband.

46N   7     35    But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a  snare before you, but for what [is] seemly, and waiting on the  Lord without distraction.

46N   7     36    But if any one think that he behaves unseemly to his  virginity, if he be beyond the flower of his age, and so it  must be, let him do what he will, he does not sin: let them  marry.

46N   7     37    But he who stands firm in his heart, having no need, but  has authority over his own will, and has judged this in his  heart to keep his own virginity, he does well.

46N   7     38    So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does  not marry does better.

46N   7     39    A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if  the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom  she will, only in [the] Lord.

46N   7     40    But she is happier if she so remain, according to my  judgment; but I think that *I* also have God's Spirit.

46N   8     1     But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we  all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

46N   8     2     If any one think he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as  he ought to know [it].

46N   8     3     But if any one love God, *he* is known of him):

46N   8     4     -- concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols,  we know that an idol [is] nothing in [the] world, and that  there [is] no other God save one.

46N   8     5     For and if indeed there are [those] called gods, whether in  heaven or on earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many,)

46N   8     6     yet to us [there is] one God, the Father, of whom all  things, and *we* for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom  [are] all things, and *we* by him.

46N   8     7     But knowledge [is] not in all: but some, with conscience of  the idol, until now eat as of a thing sacrificed to idols; and  their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

46N   8     8     But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should  not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an  advantage.

46N   8     9     But see lest anywise this your right [to eat] itself be a  stumbling-block to the weak.

46N   8     10    For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at  table in an idol-house, shall not his conscience, he being  weak, be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to the idol?

46N   8     11    and the weak [one], the brother for whose sake Christ died,  will perish through thy knowledge.

46N   8     12    Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding their  weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

46N   8     13    Wherefore if meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat  no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to my brother.

46N   9     1     Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus  our Lord? are not *ye* my work in [the] Lord?

46N   9     2     If I am not an apostle to others, yet at any rate I am to  you: for the seal of mine apostleship are *ye* in [the] Lord.

46N   9     3     My defence to those who examine me is this:

46N   9     4     Have we not a right to eat and to drink?

46N   9     5     have we not a right to take round a sister [as] wife, as  also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and  Cephas?

46N   9     6     Or *I* alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?

46N   9     7     Who ever carries on war at his own charges? who plants a  vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? or who herds a flock  and does not eat of the milk of the flock?

46N   9     8     Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also  say these things?

46N   9     9     For in the law of Moses it is written, Thou shalt not muzzle  the ox that is treading out corn. Is God occupied about the  oxen,

46N   9     10    or does he say [it] altogether for our sakes? For for our  sakes it has been written, that the plougher should plough in  hope, and he that treads out corn, in hope of partaking of  [it].

46N   9     11    If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it a] great  [thing] if *we* shall reap your carnal things?

46N   9     12    If others partake of this right over you, should not rather  *we*? But we have not used this right, but we bear all things,  that we may put no hindrance in the way of the glad tidings of  the Christ.

46N   9     13    Do ye not know that they who labour [at] sacred things eat  of the [offerings offered in the] temple; they that attend at  the altar partake with the altar?

46N   9     14    So also the Lord has ordained to those that announce the  glad tidings to live of the glad tidings.

46N   9     15    But *I* have used none of these things. Now I have not  written these things that it should be thus in my case; for [it  were] good for me rather to die than that any one should make  vain my boast.

46N   9     16    For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast  of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I  should not announce the glad tidings.

46N   9     17    For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not  of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration.

46N   9     18    What is the reward then that I have? That in announcing the  glad tidings I make the glad tidings costless [to others], so  as not to have made use, as belonging to me, of my right in  [announcing] the glad tidings.

46N   9     19    For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all,  that I might gain the most [possible].

46N   9     20    And I became to the Jews as a Jew, in order that I might  gain the Jews: to those under law, as under law, not being  myself under law, in order that I might gain those under law:

46N   9     21    to those without law, as without law, (not as without law  to God, but as legitimately subject to Christ,) in order that I  might gain [those] without law.

46N   9     22    I became to the weak, [as] weak, in order that I might gain  the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all  events I might save some.

46N   9     23    And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that  I may be fellow-partaker with them.

46N   9     24    Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all,  but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may  obtain.

46N   9     25    But every one that contends [for a prize] is temperate in  all things: *they* then indeed that they may receive a  corruptible crown, but *we* an incorruptible.

46N   9     26    *I* therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as  not beating the air.

46N   9     27    But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after]  having preached to others I should be myself rejected.

46N   10    1     For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that all our  fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

46N   10    2     and all were baptised unto Moses in the cloud and in the  sea;

46N   10    3     and all ate the same spiritual food,

46N   10    4     and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of a  spiritual rock which followed [them]: (now the rock was the  Christ;)

46N   10    5     yet God was not pleased with the most of them, for they  were strewed in the desert.

46N   10    6     But these things happened [as] types of us, that we should  not be lusters after evil things, as they also lusted.

46N   10    7     Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written,  The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

46N   10    8     Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them  committed fornication, and fell in one day three and twenty  thousand.

46N   10    9     Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted,  and perished by serpents.

46N   10    10    Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished  by the destroyer.

46N   10    11    Now all these things happened to them [as] types, and have  been written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages  are come.

46N   10    12    So that let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest  he fall.

46N   10    13    No temptation has taken you but such as is according to  man's nature; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to  be tempted above what ye are able [to bear], but will with the  temptation make the issue also, so that [ye] should be able to  bear [it].

46N   10    14    Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

46N   10    15    I speak as to intelligent [persons]: do *ye* judge what I  say.

46N   10    16    The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not [the]  communion of the blood of the Christ? The bread which we break,  is it not [the] communion of the body of the Christ?

46N   10    17    Because we, [being] many, are one loaf, one body; for we  all partake of that one loaf.

46N   10    18    See Israel according to flesh: are not they who eat the  sacrifices in communion with the altar?

46N   10    19    What then do I say? that what is sacrificed to an idol is  anything, or that an idol is anything?

46N   10    20    But that what [the nations] sacrifice they sacrifice to  demons, and not to God. Now I do not wish you to be in  communion with demons.

46N   10    21    Ye cannot drink [the] Lord's cup, and [the] cup of demons:  ye cannot partake of [the] Lord's table, and of [the] table of  demons.

46N   10    22    Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than  he?

46N   10    23    All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all  things are lawful, but all do not edify.

46N   10    24    Let no one seek his own [advantage], but that of the  other.

46N   10    25    Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for  conscience sake.

46N   10    26    For the earth [is] the Lord's and its fulness.

46N   10    27    But if any one of the unbelievers invite you, and ye are  minded to go, all that is set before you eat, making no inquiry  for conscience sake.

46N   10    28    But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy  purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and  conscience sake;

46N   10    29    but conscience, I mean, not thine own, but that of the  other: for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

46N   10    30    If *I* partake with thanksgiving, why am I spoken evil of  for what *I* give thanks for?

46N   10    31    Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do  all things to God's glory.

46N   10    32    Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks,  or the assembly of God.

46N   10    33    Even as *I* also please all in all things; not seeking my  own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.

46N   11    1     Be my imitators, even as *I* also [am] of Christ.

46N   11    2     Now I praise you, that in all things ye are mindful of me;  and that as I have directed you, ye keep the directions.

46N   11    3     But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every  man, but woman's head [is] the man, and the Christ's head God.

46N   11    4     Every man praying or prophesying, having [anything] on his  head, puts his head to shame.

46N   11    5     But every woman praying or prophesying with her head  uncovered puts her own head to shame; for it is one and the  same as a shaved [woman].

46N   11    6     For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut  off. But if [it be] shameful to a woman to have her hair cut  off or to be shaved, let her be covered.

46N   11    7     For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being  God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory.

46N   11    8     For man is not of woman, but woman of man.

46N   11    9     For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but  woman for the sake of the man.

46N   11    10    Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head,  on account of the angels.

46N   11    11    However, neither [is] woman without man, nor man without  woman, in [the] Lord.

46N   11    12    For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by  the woman, but all things of God.

46N   11    13    Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray  to God uncovered?

46N   11    14    Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he  have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?

46N   11    15    But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her;  for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.

46N   11    16    But if any one think to be contentious, *we* have no such  custom, nor the assemblies of God.

46N   11    17    But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter  on], I do not praise, [namely,] that ye come together, not for  the better, but for the worse.

46N   11    18    For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there  exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit [to it].

46N   11    19    For there must also be sects among you, that the approved  may become manifest among you.

46N   11    20    When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not  to eat [the] Lord's supper.

46N   11    21    For each one in eating takes his *own* supper before  [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.

46N   11    22    Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye  despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have  not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this  [point] I do not praise.

46N   11    23    For *I* received from the Lord, that which I also  delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he  was delivered up, took bread,

46N   11    24    and having given thanks broke [it], and said, This is my  body, which [is] for you: this do in remembrance of me.

46N   11    25    In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying,  This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as  ye shall drink [it], in remembrance of me.

46N   11    26    For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink the  cup, ye announce the death of the Lord, until he come.

46N   11    27    So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of  the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty in respect of the body  and of the blood of the Lord.

46N   11    28    But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread,  and drink of the cup.

46N   11    29    For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to  himself, not distinguishing the body.

46N   11    30    On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and  a good many are fallen asleep.

46N   11    31    But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.

46N   11    32    But being judged, we are disciplined of [the] Lord, that  we may not be condemned with the world.

46N   11    33    So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait  for one another.

46N   11    34    If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not  come together for judgment. But the other things, whenever I  come, I will set in order.

46N   12    1     But concerning spiritual [manifestations], brethren, I do  not wish you to be ignorant.

46N   12    2     Ye know that when ye were [of the] nations [ye were] led  away to dumb idols, in whatever way ye might be led.

46N   12    3     I give you therefore to know, that no one, speaking in [the  power of the] Spirit of God, says, Curse [on] Jesus; and no one  can say, Lord Jesus, unless in [the power of the] Holy Spirit.

46N   12    4     But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;

46N   12    5     and there are distinctions of services, and the same Lord;

46N   12    6     and there are distinctions of operations, but the same God  who operates all things in all.

46N   12    7     But to each the manifestation of the Spirit is given for  profit.

46N   12    8     For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom;  and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same  Spirit;

46N   12    9     and to a different one faith, in [the power of] the same  Spirit; and to another gifts of healing in [the power of] the  same Spirit;

46N   12    10    and to another operations of miracles; and to another  prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to a  different one kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation  of tongues.

46N   12    11    But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit,  dividing to each in particular according as he pleases.

46N   12    12    For even as the body is one and has many members, but all  the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also [is]  the Christ.

46N   12    13    For also in [the power of] one Spirit *we* have all been  baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen  or free, and have all been given to drink of one Spirit.

46N   12    14    For also the body is not one member but many.

46N   12    15    If the foot say, Because I am not a hand I am not of the  body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?

46N   12    16    And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye I am not of  the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?

46N   12    17    If the whole body [were] an eye, where the hearing? if all  hearing, where the smelling?

46N   12    18    But now God has set the members, each one of them in the  body, according as it has pleased [him].

46N   12    19    But if all were one member, where the body?

46N   12    20    But now the members [are] many, and the body one.

46N   12    21    The eye cannot say to the hand, I have not need of thee;  or again, the head to the feet, I have not need of you.

46N   12    22    But much rather, the members of the body which seem to be  weaker are necessary;

46N   12    23    and those [parts] of the body which we esteem to be the  more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour;  and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;

46N   12    24    but our comely [parts] have not need. But God has tempered  the body together, having given more abundant honour to [the  part] that lacked;

46N   12    25    that there might be no division in the body, but that the  members might have the same concern one for another.

46N   12    26    And if one member suffer, all the members suffer with  [it]; and if one member be glorified, all the members rejoice  with [it].

46N   12    27    Now *ye* are Christ's body, and members in particular.

46N   12    28    And God has set certain in the assembly: first, apostles;  secondly, prophets; thirdly, teachers; then miraculous powers;  then gifts of healings; helps; governments; kinds of tongues.

46N   12    29    [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all  teachers? [are] all [in possession of] miraculous powers?

46N   12    30    have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do  all interpret?

46N   12    31    But desire earnestly the greater gifts, and yet shew I  unto you a way of more surpassing excellence.

46N   13    1     If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have  not love, I am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

46N   13    2     And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all  knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains,  but have not love, I am nothing.

46N   13    3     And if I shall dole out all my goods in food, and if I  deliver up my body that I may be burned, but have not love, I  profit nothing.

46N   13    4     Love has long patience, is kind; love is not emulous [of  others]; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,

46N   13    5     does not behave in an unseemly manner, does not seek what  is its own, is not quickly provoked, does not impute evil,

46N   13    6     does not rejoice at iniquity but rejoices with the truth,

46N   13    7     bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,  endures all things.

46N   13    8     Love never fails; but whether prophecies, they shall be  done away; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall  be done away.

46N   13    9     For we know in part, and we prophesy in part:

46N   13    10    but when that which is perfect has come, that which is in  part shall be done away.

46N   13    11    When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child,  I reasoned as a child; when I became a man, I had done with  what belonged to the child.

46N   13    12    For we see now through a dim window obscurely, but then  face to face; now I know partially, but then I shall know  according as I also have been known.

46N   13    13    And now abide faith, hope, love; these three things; and  the greater of these [is] love.

46N   14    1     Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual  [manifestations], but rather that ye may prophesy.

46N   14    2     For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but  to God: for no one hears; but in spirit he speaks mysteries.

46N   14    3     But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and  encouragement, and consolation.

46N   14    4     He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that  prophesies edifies [the] assembly.

46N   14    5     Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but  rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that  prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he  interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.

46N   14    6     And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues,  what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in  revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

46N   14    7     Even lifeless things giving a sound, whether pipe or harp,  if they give not distinction to the sounds, how shall it be  known what is piped or harped?

46N   14    8     For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall  prepare himself for war?

46N   14    9     Thus also *ye* with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct  speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be  speaking to the air.

46N   14    10    There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the  world, and none of undistinguishable sound.

46N   14    11    If therefore I do not know the power of the sound, I shall  be to him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks a  barbarian for me.

46N   14    12    Thus *ye* also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek  that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.

46N   14    13    Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he  may interpret.

46N   14    14    For if I pray with a tongue, my spirit prays, but my  understanding is unfruitful.

46N   14    15    What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, but I will  pray also with the understanding; I will sing with the spirit,  but I will sing also with the understanding.

46N   14    16    Since otherwise, if thou blessest with [the] spirit, how  shall he who fills the place of the simple [Christian] say  Amen, at thy giving of thanks, since he does not know what thou  sayest?

46N   14    17    For *thou* indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not  edified.

46N   14    18    I thank God I speak in a tongue more than all of you:

46N   14    19    but in [the] assembly I desire to speak five words with my  understanding, that I may instruct others also, [rather] than  ten thousand words in a tongue.

46N   14    20    Brethren, be not children in [your] minds, but in malice  be babes; but in [your] minds be grown [men].

46N   14    21    It is written in the law, By people of other tongues, and  by strange lips, will I speak to this people; and neither thus  will they hear me, saith the Lord.

46N   14    22    So that tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe,  but to unbelievers; but prophecy, not to unbelievers, but to  those who believe.

46N   14    23    If therefore the whole assembly come together in one  place, and all speak with tongues, and simple [persons] enter  in, or unbelievers, will not they say ye are mad?

46N   14    24    But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or simple  [person] come in, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all;

46N   14    25    the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling  upon [his] face, he will do homage to God, reporting that God  is indeed amongst you.

46N   14    26    What is it then, brethren? whenever ye come together, each  [of you] has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a  revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to  edification.

46N   14    27    If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the  most three, and separately, and let one interpret;

46N   14    28    but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in [the]  assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God.

46N   14    29    And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others  judge.

46N   14    30    But if there be a revelation to another sitting [there],  let the first be silent.

46N   14    31    For ye can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and  all be encouraged.

 

46N   14    32    And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

46N   14    33    For God is not [a God] of disorder but of peace, as in all  the assemblies of the saints.

46N   14    34    Let [your] women be silent in the assemblies, for it is  not permitted to them to speak; but to be in subjection, as the  law also says.

46N   14    35    But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own  husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in  assembly.

46N   14    36    Did the word of God go out from you, or did it come to you  only?

46N   14    37    If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual,  let him recognise the things that I write to you, that it is  [the] Lord's commandment.

46N   14    38    But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

46N   14    39    So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid  the speaking with tongues.

46N   14    40    But let all things be done comelily and with order.

46N   15    1     But I make known to you, brethren, the glad tidings which I  announced to you, which also ye received, in which also ye  stand,

46N   15    2     by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which  I announced to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have  believed in vain.

46N   15    3     For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had  received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the  scriptures;

46N   15    4     and that he was buried; and that he was raised the third  day, according to the scriptures;

46N   15    5     and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

46N   15    6     Then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of  whom the most remain until now, but some also have fallen  asleep.

46N   15    7     Then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

46N   15    8     and last of all, as to an abortion, he appeared to *me*  also.

46N   15    9     For *I* am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be  called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.

46N   15    10    But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which  [was] towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more  abundantly than they all, but not *I*, but the grace of God  which [was] with me.

46N   15    11    Whether, therefore, I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye  have believed.

46N   15    12    Now if Christ is preached that he is raised from among  [the] dead, how say some among you that there is not a  resurrection of [those that are] dead?

46N   15    13    But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are]  dead, neither is Christ raised:

46N   15    14    but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also [is]  our preaching, and vain also your faith.

46N   15    15    And we are found also false witnesses of God; for we have  witnessed concerning God that he raised the Christ, whom he has  not raised if indeed [those that are] dead are not raised.

46N   15    16    For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is  Christ raised;

46N   15    17    but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are  yet in your sins.

46N   15    18    Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ  have perished.

46N   15    19    If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the]  most miserable of all men.

46N   15    20    (But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead,  first-fruits of those fallen asleep.

46N   15    21    For since by man [came] death, by man also resurrection of  [those that are] dead.

46N   15    22    For as in the Adam all die, thus also in the Christ all  shall be made alive.

46N   15    23    But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then  those that are the Christ's at his coming.

46N   15    24    Then the end, when he gives up the kingdom to him [who is]  God and Father; when he shall have annulled all rule and all  authority and power.

46N   15    25    For he must reign until he put all enemies under his feet.

46N   15    26    [The] last enemy [that] is annulled [is] death.

46N   15    27    For he has put all things in subjection under his feet.  But when he says that all things are put in subjection, [it is]  evident that [it is] except him who put all things in  subjection to him.

46N   15    28    But when all things shall have been brought into  subjection to him, then the Son also himself shall be placed in  subjection to him who put all things in subjection to him, that  God may be all in all.)

46N   15    29    Since what shall the baptised for the dead do if [those  that are] dead rise not at all? why also are they baptised for  them?

46N   15    30    Why do *we* also endanger ourselves every hour?

46N   15    31    Daily I die, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus  our Lord.

46N   15    32    If, [to speak] after the manner of man, I have fought with  beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if [those that are]  dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

46N   15    33    Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

46N   15    34    Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant  of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.

46N   15    35    But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with  what body do they come?

46N   15    36    Fool; what *thou* sowest is not quickened unless it die.

46N   15    37    And what thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall  be, but a bare grain: it may be of wheat, or some one of the  rest:

46N   15    38    and God gives to it a body as he has pleased, and to each  of the seeds its own body.

46N   15    39    Every flesh [is] not the same flesh, but one [is] of men,  and another flesh of beasts, and another [flesh] of birds, and  another of fishes.

46N   15    40    And [there are] heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but  different is the glory of the heavenly, different that of the  earthly:

46N   15    41    one [the] sun's glory, and another [the] moon's glory, and  another [the] stars' glory; for star differs from star in  glory.

46N   15    42    Thus also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in  corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility.

46N   15    43    It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown  in weakness, it is raised in power.

46N   15    44    It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body:  if there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual [one].

46N   15    45    Thus also it is written, The first man Adam became a  living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.

46N   15    46    But that which is spiritual [was] not first, but that  which is natural, then that which is spiritual:

46N   15    47    the first man out of [the] earth, made of dust; the second  man, out of heaven.

46N   15    48    Such as he made of dust, such also those made of dust; and  such as the heavenly [one], such also the heavenly [ones].

46N   15    49    And as we have borne the image of the [one] made of dust,  we shall bear also the image of the heavenly [one].

46N   15    50    But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot  inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit  incorruptibility.

46N   15    51    Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall  asleep, but we shall all be changed,

46N   15    52    in an instant, in [the] twinkling of an eye, at the last  trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be  raised incorruptible, and *we* shall be changed.

46N   15    53    For this corruptible must needs put on incorruptibility,  and this mortal put on immortality.

46N   15    54    But when this corruptible shall have put on  incorruptibility, and this mortal shall have put on  immortality, then shall come to pass the word written: Death  has been swallowed up in victory.

46N   15    55    Where, O death, [is] thy sting? where, O death, thy  victory?

46N   15    56    Now the sting of death [is] sin, and the power of sin the  law;

46N   15    57    but thanks to God, who gives us the victory by our Lord  Jesus Christ.

46N   15    58    So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable,  abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your  toil is not in vain in [the] Lord.

46N   16    1     Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed  the assemblies of Galatia, so do *ye* do also.

46N   16    2     On [the] first of [the] week let each of you put by at  home, laying up [in] whatever [degree] he may have prospered,  that there may be no collections when I come.

46N   16    3     And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I  will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:

46N   16    4     and if it be suitable that *I* also should go, they shall  go with me.

46N   16    5     But I will come to you when I shall have gone through  Macedonia; for I do go through Macedonia.

46N   16    6     But perhaps I will stay with you, or even winter with you,  that *ye* may set me forward wheresoever I may go.

46N   16    7     For I will not see you now in passing, for I hope to remain  a certain time with you, if the Lord permit.

46N   16    8     But I remain in Ephesus until Pentecost.

46N   16    9     For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one],  and [the] adversaries many.

46N   16    10    Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without  fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.

46N   16    11    Let not therefore any one despise him; but set him forward  in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the  brethren.

46N   16    12    Now concerning the brother Apollos, I begged him much that  he would go to you with the brethren; but it was not at all  [his] will to go now; but he will come when he shall have good  opportunity.

46N   16    13    Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like  men; be strong.

46N   16    14    Let all things ye do be done in love.

46N   16    15    But I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of  Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and they have  devoted themselves to the saints for service,)

46N   16    16    that *ye* should also be subject to such, and to every one  joined in the work and labouring.

46N   16    17    But I rejoice in the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus  and Achaicus; because *they* have supplied what was lacking on  your part.

46N   16    18    For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: own therefore  such.

46N   16    19    The assemblies of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla,  with the assembly in their house, salute you much in [the]  Lord.

 

46N   16    20    All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a  holy kiss.

46N   16    21    The salutation of [me] Paul with my own hand.

46N   16    22    If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be  Anathema Maranatha.

46N   16    23    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

46N   16    24    My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

 

48N   1     1     Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through  Jesus Christ, and God [the] Father who raised him from among  [the] dead,

 

2 Corinthians (A. D. 57)

 

47N   1     1     Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God's will, and the brother  Timotheus, to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, with all  the saints who are in the whole of Achaia.

47N   1     2     Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord  Jesus Christ.

47N   1     3     Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  the Father of compassions, and God of all encouragement;

47N   1     4     who encourages us in all our tribulation, that we may be  able to encourage those who are in any tribulation whatever,  through the encouragement with which we ourselves are  encouraged of God.

47N   1     5     Because, even as the sufferings of the Christ abound towards  us, so through the Christ does our encouragement also abound.

47N   1     6     But whether we are in tribulation, [it is] for your  encouragement and salvation, wrought in the endurance of the  same sufferings which *we* also suffer,

47N   1     7     (and our hope for you [is] sure;) or whether we are  encouraged, [it is] for your encouragement and salvation:  knowing that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so also of  the encouragement.

47N   1     8     For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our  tribulation which happened [to us] in Asia, that we were  excessively pressed beyond [our] power, so as to despair even  of living.

47N   1     9     But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves,  that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who  raises the dead;

47N   1     10    who has delivered us from so great a death, and does  deliver; in whom we confide that he will also yet deliver;

47N   1     11    ye also labouring together by supplication for us that the  gift towards us, through means of many persons, may be the  subject of the thanksgiving of many for us.

47N   1     12    For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience,  that in simplicity and sincerity before God, (not in fleshly  wisdom but in God's grace,) we have had our conversation in the  world, and more abundantly towards you.

47N   1     13    For we do not write other things to you but what ye well  know and recognise; and I hope that ye will recognise to the  end,

47N   1     14    even as also ye have recognised us in part, that we are  your boast, even as *ye* [are] ours in the day of the Lord  Jesus.

47N   1     15    And with this confidence I purposed to come to you  previously, that ye might have a second favour;

47N   1     16    and to pass through to Macedonia by you, and again from  Macedonia to come to you, and to be set forward by you to  Judaea.

47N   1     17    Having therefore this purpose, did I then use lightness? Or  what I purpose, do I purpose according to flesh, that there  should be with me yea yea, and nay nay?

47N   1     18    Now God [is] faithful, that our word to you is not yea and  nay.

47N   1     19    For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, he who has been preached  by us among you (by me and Silvanus and Timotheus), did not  become yea and nay, but yea *is* in him.

47N   1     20    For whatever promises of God [there are], in him is the  yea, and in him the amen, for glory to God by us.

47N   1     21    Now he that establishes us with you in Christ, and has  anointed us, [is] God,

47N   1     22    who also has sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit  in our hearts.

47N   1     23    But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you I  have not yet come to Corinth.

47N   1     24    Not that we rule over your faith, but are fellow-workmen of  your joy: for by faith ye stand.

47N   2     1     But I have judged this with myself, not to come back to you  in grief.

47N   2     2     For if *I* grieve you, who also [is] it that gladdens me, if  not he that is grieved through me?

47N   2     3     And I have written this very [letter] [to you], that coming  I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy;  trusting in you all that my joy is [that] of you all.

47N   2     4     For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to  you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye  may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.

47N   2     5     But if any one has grieved, he has grieved, not me, but in  part (that I may not overcharge [you]) all of you.

47N   2     6     Sufficient to such a one [is] this rebuke which [has been  inflicted] by the many;

47N   2     7     so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and  encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with  excessive grief.

47N   2     8     Wherefore I exhort you to assure him of [your] love.

47N   2     9     For to this end also I have written, that I might know, by  putting you to the test, if as to everything ye are obedient.

47N   2     10    But to whom ye forgive anything, *I* also; for I also, what  I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, [it is] for your  sakes in [the] person of Christ;

47N   2     11    that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us,  for we are not ignorant of *his* thoughts.

47N   2     12    Now when I came to Troas for the [publication of the] glad  tidings of the Christ, a door also being opened to me in [the]  Lord,

47N   2     13    I had no rest in my spirit at not finding Titus my brother;  but bidding them adieu, I came away to Macedonia.

47N   2     14    But thanks [be] to God, who always leads us in triumph in  the Christ, and makes manifest the odour of his knowledge  through us in every place.

47N   2     15    For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and  in those that perish:

47N   2     16    to the one an odour from death unto death, but to the  others an odour from life unto life; and who [is] sufficient  for these things?

47N   2     17    For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of  God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak  in Christ.

47N   3     1     Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as  some, commendatory letters to you, or [commendatory] from you?

47N   3     2     *Ye* are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read  of all men,

47N   3     3     being manifested to be Christ's epistle ministered by us,  written, not with ink, but [the] Spirit of [the] living God;  not on stone tables, but on fleshy tables of [the] heart.

47N   3     4     And such confidence have we through the Christ towards God:

47N   3     5     not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as  of ourselves, but our competency [is] of God;

47N   3     6     who has also made us competent, [as] ministers of [the] new  covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills,  but the Spirit quickens.

47N   3     7     (But if the ministry of death, in letters, graven in stones,  began with glory, so that the children of Israel could not fix  their eyes on the face of Moses, on account of the glory of his  face, [a glory] which is annulled;

47N   3     8     how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in  glory?

47N   3     9     For if the ministry of condemnation [be] glory, much rather  the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory.

47N   3     10    For also that [which was] glorified is not glorified in  this respect, on account of the surpassing glory.

47N   3     11    For if that annulled [was introduced] with glory, much  rather that which abides [subsists] in glory.

47N   3     12    Having therefore such hope, we use much boldness:

47N   3     13    and not according as Moses put a veil on his own face, so  that the children of Israel should not fix their eyes on the  end of that annulled.

47N   3     14    But their thoughts have been darkened, for unto this day  the same veil remains in reading the old covenant, unremoved,  which in Christ is annulled.

47N   3     15    But unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil lies upon  their heart.

47N   3     16    But when it shall turn to [the] Lord, the veil is taken  away.)

47N   3     17    Now the Lord is the Spirit, but where the Spirit of [the]  Lord [is, there is] liberty.

47N   3     18    But *we* all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with  unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from  glory to glory, even as by [the] Lord [the] Spirit.

47N   4     1     Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn  us, we faint not.

47N   4     2     But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking  in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation  of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men  before God.

 

47N   4     3     But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that  are lost;

47N   4     4     in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of  the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of  the glory of the Christ, who is [the] image of God, should not  shine forth [for them].

47N   4     5     For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and  ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.

47N   4     6     Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light  should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth  of the knowledge of the glory of God in [the] face of [Jesus]  Christ.

47N   4     7     But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the  surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us:

47N   4     8     every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent  issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

47N   4     9     persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;

47N   4     10    always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that  the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body;

47N   4     11    for we who live are always delivered unto death on account  of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our  mortal flesh;

47N   4     12    so that death works in us, but life in you.

47N   4     13    And having the same spirit of faith, according to what is  written, I have believed, therefore have I spoken; *we* also  believe, therefore also we speak;

47N   4     14    knowing that he who has raised the Lord Jesus shall raise  us also with Jesus, and shall present [us] with you.

47N   4     15    For all things [are] for your sakes, that the grace  abounding through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to  the glory of God.

47N   4     16    Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is  consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day.

47N   4     17    For our momentary [and] light affliction works for us in  surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;

47N   4     18    while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the  things that are not seen; for the things that are seen [are]  for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.

47N   5     1     For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be  destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with  hands, eternal in the heavens.

47N   5     2     For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put  on our house which [is] from heaven;

47N   5     3     if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked.

47N   5     4     For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being  burdened; while yet we do not wish to be unclothed, but  clothed, that [what is] mortal may be swallowed up by life.

47N   5     5     Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who  also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

47N   5     6     Therefore [we are] always confident, and know that while  present in the body we are absent from the Lord,

47N   5     7     (for we walk by faith, not by sight;)

47N   5     8     we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent  from the body and present with the Lord.

47N   5     9     Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to  be agreeable to him.

47N   5     10    For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of  the Christ, that each may receive the things [done] in the  body, according to those he has done, whether [it be] good or  evil.

47N   5     11    Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men,  but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have  been manifested in your consciences.

47N   5     12    [For] we do not again commend ourselves to you, but [we  are] giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may  have [such] with those boasting in countenance, and not in  heart.

47N   5     13    For whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God; or are  sober, [it is] for you.

47N   5     14    For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged  this: that one died for all, then all have died;

47N   5     15    and he died for all, that they who live should no longer  live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been  raised.

47N   5     16    So that *we* henceforth know no one according to flesh; but  if even we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we  know [him thus] no longer.

47N   5     17    So if any one [be] in Christ, [there is] a new creation;  the old things have passed away; behold all things have become  new:

47N   5     18    and all things [are] of the God who has reconciled us to  himself by [Jesus] Christ, and given to us the ministry of that  reconciliation:

47N   5     19    how that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to  himself, not reckoning to them their offences; and putting in  us the word of that reconciliation.

47N   5     20    We are ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as [it were]  beseeching by us, we entreat for Christ, Be reconciled to God.

47N   5     21    Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that *we*  might become God's righteousness in him.

47N   6     1     But [as] fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not  the grace of God in vain:

47N   6     2     (for he says, I have listened to thee in an accepted time,  and I have helped thee in a day of salvation: behold, now [is  the] well-accepted time; behold, now [the] day of salvation:)

47N   6     3     giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry  be not blamed;

47N   6     4     but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers,  in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

47N   6     5     in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings,  in fastings,

47N   6     6     in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in  [the] Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,

47N   6     7     in [the] word of truth, in [the] power of God; through the  arms of righteousness on the right hand and left,

47N   6     8     through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good  report: as deceivers, and true;

47N   6     9     as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live;  as disciplined, and not put to death;

47N   6     10    as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching  many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.

47N   6     11    Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, our heart is  expanded.

47N   6     12    Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your  affections;

 

47N   6     13    but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,)  let *your* heart also expand itself.

47N   6     14    Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what  participation [is there] between righteousness and lawlessness?  or what fellowship of light with darkness?

47N   6     15    and what consent of Christ with Beliar, or what part for a  believer along with an unbeliever?

47N   6     16    and what agreement of God's temple with idols? for *ye* are  [the] living God's temple; according as God has said, I will  dwell among them, and walk among [them]; and I will be their  God, and they shall be to me a people.

47N   6     17    Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be  separated, saith [the] Lord, and touch not [what is] unclean,  and *I* will receive you;

47N   6     18    and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me  for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.

47N   7     1     Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us purify  ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting  holiness in God's fear.

47N   7     2     Receive us: we have injured no one, we have ruined no one,  we have made gain of no one.

47N   7     3     I do not speak for condemnation, for I have already said  that ye are in our hearts, to die together, and live together.

47N   7     4     Great [is] my boldness towards you, great my exulting in  respect of you; I am filled with encouragement; I overabound in  joy under all our affliction.

47N   7     5     For indeed, when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no  rest, but [we were] afflicted in every way; without combats,  within fears.

47N   7     6     But he who encourages those that are [brought] low, [even]  God, encouraged us by the coming of Titus;

47N   7     7     and not by his coming only, but also through the  encouragement with which he was encouraged as to you; relating  to us your ardent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so  that I the more rejoiced.

47N   7     8     For if also I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret  [it], if even I have regretted it; for I see that that letter,  if even [it were] only for a time, grieved you.

47N   7     9     Now I rejoice, not that ye have been grieved, but that ye  have been grieved to repentance; for ye have been grieved  according to God, that in nothing ye might be injured by us.

47N   7     10    For grief according to God works repentance to salvation,  never to be regretted; but the grief of the world works death.

47N   7     11    For, behold, this same thing, your being grieved according  to God, how much diligence it wrought in *you*, but [what]  excusing [of yourselves], but [what] indignation, but [what]  fear, but [what] ardent desire, but [what] zeal, but [what]  vengeance: in every way ye have proved yourselves to be pure in  the matter.

47N   7     12    So then, if also I wrote to you, [it was] not for the sake  of him that injured, nor for the sake of him that was injured,  but for the sake of our diligent zeal for you being manifested  to you before God.

47N   7     13    For this reason we have been encouraged. And we the rather  rejoiced in our encouragement more abundantly by reason of the  joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

47N   7     14    Because if I boasted to him anything about you, I have not  been put to shame; but as we have spoken to you all things in  truth, so also our boasting to Titus has been [the] truth;

47N   7     15    and his affections are more abundantly towards you, calling  to mind the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling  ye received him.

47N   7     16    I rejoice that in everything I am confident as to you.

47N   8     1     But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God  bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia;

47N   8     2     that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their  joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their  [free-hearted] liberality.

47N   8     3     For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond  [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,

47N   8     4     begging of us with much entreaty [to give effect to] the  grace and fellowship of the service which [was to be rendered]  to the saints.

47N   8     5     And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves  first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.

47N   8     6     So that we begged Titus that, according as he had before  begun, so he would also complete as to you this grace also;

47N   8     7     but even as ye abound in every way, in faith, and word, and  knowledge, and all diligence, and in love from you to us, that  ye may abound in this grace also.

47N   8     8     I do not speak as commanding [it], but through the zeal of  others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

47N   8     9     For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for  your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that *ye* by  *his* poverty might be enriched.

47N   8     10    And I give [my] opinion in this, for this is profitable for  you who began before, not only to do, but also to be willing, a  year ago.

47N   8     11    But now also complete the doing of it; so that as [there  was] the readiness to be willing, so also to complete out of  what ye have.

47N   8     12    For if the readiness be there, [a man is] accepted  according to what he may have, not according to what he has  not.

47N   8     13    For [it is] not in order that there may be ease for others,  and for you distress,

47N   8     14    but [on the principle] of equality; in the present time  your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for  your lack, so that there should be equality.

47N   8     15    According as it is written, He who [gathered] much had no  excess, and he who [gathered] little was nothing short.

47N   8     16    But thanks [be] to God, who gives the same diligent zeal  for you in the heart of Titus.

47N   8     17    For he received indeed the entreaty, but, being full of  zeal, he went of his own accord to you;

47N   8     18    but we have sent with him the brother whose praise [is] in  the glad tidings through all the assemblies;

47N   8     19    and not only [so], but [is] also chosen by the assemblies  as our fellow-traveller with this grace, ministered by us to  the glory of the Lord himself, and [a witness of] our  readiness;

47N   8     20    avoiding this, that any one should blame us in this  abundance [which is] administered by us;

47N   8     21    for we provide for things honest, not only before [the]  Lord, but also before men.

47N   8     22    And we have sent with them our brother whom we have often  proved to be of diligent zeal in many things, and now more  diligently zealous through the great confidence [he has] as to  you.

47N   8     23    Whether as regards Titus, [he is] my companion and  fellow-labourer in your behalf; or our brethren, [they are]  deputed messengers of assemblies, Christ's glory.

47N   8     24    Shew therefore to them, before the assemblies, the proof of  your love, and of our boasting about you.

47N   9     1     For concerning the ministration which [is] for the saints,  it is superfluous my writing to you.

47N   9     2     For I know your readiness, which I boast of as respects you  to Macedonians, that Achaia is prepared since a year ago, and  the zeal [reported] of you has stimulated the mass [of the  brethren].

47N   9     3     But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting  about you may not be made void in this respect, in order that,  as I have said, ye may be prepared;

47N   9     4     lest haply, if Macedonians come with me and find you  unprepared, *we*, that we say not *ye*, may be put to shame in  this confidence.

47N   9     5     I thought it necessary therefore to beg the brethren that  they would come to you, and complete beforehand your  fore-announced blessing, that this may be ready thus as  blessing, and not as got out of you.

47N   9     6     But this [is true], he that sows sparingly shall reap also  sparingly; and he that sows in [the spirit of] blessing shall  reap also in blessing:

47N   9     7     each according as he is purposed in his heart; not  grievingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

47N   9     8     But God is able to make every gracious gift abound towards  you, that, having in every way always all-sufficiency, ye may  abound to every good work:

47N   9     9     according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has  given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.

47N   9     10    Now he that supplies seed to the sower and bread for eating  shall supply and make abundant your sowing, and increase the  fruits of your righteousness:

47N   9     11    enriched in every way unto all free-hearted liberality,  which works through us thanksgiving to God.

47N   9     12    Because the ministration of this service is not only  filling up the measure of what is lacking to the saints, but  also abounding by many thanksgivings to God;

47N   9     13    they glorifying God through the proof of this ministration,  by reason of your subjection, by profession, to the glad  tidings of the Christ, and your free-hearted liberality in  communicating towards them and towards all;

47N   9     14    and in their supplication for you, full of ardent desire  for you, on account of the exceeding grace of God [which is]  upon you.

47N   9     15    Thanks [be] to God for his unspeakable free gift.

47N   10    1     But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and  gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, [when present]  [am] mean among you, but absent am bold towards you;

47N   10    2     but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the  confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who  think of us as walking according to flesh.

47N   10    3     For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.

47N   10    4     For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful  according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds;

47N   10    5     overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts  itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive  every thought into the obedience of the Christ;

47N   10    6     and having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when  your obedience shall have been fulfilled.

47N   10    7     Do ye look at what concerns appearance? If any one has  confidence in himself that he is of Christ, let him think this  again in himself, that even as he [is] of Christ, so also [are]  we.

47N   10    8     For and if I should boast even somewhat more abundantly of  our authority, which the Lord has given [to us] for building up  and not for your overthrowing, I shall not be put to shame;

47N   10    9     that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters:

47N   10    10    because his letters, he says, [are] weighty and strong,  but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.

47N   10    11    Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by  letters [when] absent, such also present in deed.

47N   10    12    For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with  some who commend themselves; but these, measuring themselves by  themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not  intelligent.

47N   10    13    Now *we* will not boast out of measure, but according to  the measure of the rule which the God of measure has  apportioned to us, to reach to you also.

47N   10    14    For we do not, as not reaching to you, overstretch  ourselves, (for we have come to you also in the glad tidings of  the Christ;)

47N   10    15    not boasting out of measure in other people's labours, but  having hope, your faith increasing, to be enlarged amongst you,  according to our rule, yet more abundantly

47N   10    16    to announce the glad tidings to that [which is] beyond  you, not to be boasting in another's rule of things made ready  to hand.

47N   10    17    But he that boasts, let him boast in the Lord.

47N   10    18    For not *he* that commends himself is approved, but whom  the Lord commends.

47N   11    1     Would that ye would bear with me [in] a little folly; but  indeed bear with me.

47N   11    2     For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy [which is] of  God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present [you] a  chaste virgin to Christ.

47N   11    3     But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve  by his craft, [so] your thoughts should be corrupted from  simplicity as to the Christ.

47N   11    4     For if indeed he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we  have not preached, or ye get a different Spirit, which ye have  not got, or a different glad tidings, which ye have not  received, ye might well bear with [it].

47N   11    5     For I reckon that in nothing I am behind those who are in  surpassing degree apostles.

47N   11    6     But if [I am] a simple person in speech, yet not in  knowledge, but in everything making [the truth] manifest in all  things to you.

47N   11    7     Have I committed sin, abasing myself in order that *ye*  might be exalted, because I gratuitously announced to you the  glad tidings of God?

47N   11    8     I spoiled other assemblies, receiving hire for ministry  towards you.

47N   11    9     And being present with you and lacking, I did not lazily  burden any one, (for the brethren who came from Macedonia  supplied what I lacked,) and in everything I kept myself from  being a burden to you, and will keep myself.

47N   11    10    [The] truth of Christ is in me that this boasting shall  not be stopped as to me in the regions of Achaia.

47N   11    11    Why? because I do not love you? God knows.

47N   11    12    But what I do, I will also do, that I may cut off the  opportunity of those wishing [for] an opportunity, that wherein  they boast they may be found even as we.

47N   11    13    For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers,  transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

47N   11    14    And [it is] not wonderful, for Satan himself transforms  himself into an angel of light.

47N   11    15    It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also  transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end  shall be according to their works.

47N   11    16    Again I say, Let not any one think me to be a fool; but if  otherwise, receive me then even as a fool, that *I* also may  boast myself some little.

47N   11    17    What I speak I do not speak according to [the] Lord, but  as in folly, in this confidence of boasting.

47N   11    18    Since many boast according to flesh, *I* also will boast.

47N   11    19    For ye bear fools readily, being wise.

47N   11    20    For ye bear if any one bring you into bondage, if any one  devour [you], if any one get [your money], if any one exalt  himself, if any one beat you on the face.

47N   11    21    I speak as to dishonour, as though *we* had been weak; but  wherein any one is daring, (I speak in folly,) *I* also am  daring.

 

47N   11    22    Are they Hebrews? *I* also. Are they Israelites? *I* also.  Are they seed of Abraham? *I* also.

47N   11    23    Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside  myself) *I* above measure [so]; in labours exceedingly  abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly  abundant, in deaths oft.

47N   11    24    From the Jews five times have I received forty [stripes],  save one.

47N   11    25    Thrice have I been scourged, once I have been stoned,  three times I have suffered shipwreck, a night and day I passed  in the deep:

47N   11    26    in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of  robbers, in perils from [my own] race, in perils from [the]  nations, in perils in [the] city, in perils in [the] desert, in  perils on [the] sea, in perils among false brethren;

47N   11    27    in labour and toil, in watchings often, in hunger and  thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

47N   11    28    Besides those things that are without, the crowd [of  cares] pressing on me daily, the burden of all the assemblies.

47N   11    29    Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is stumbled, and I  burn not?

47N   11    30    If it is needful to boast, I will boast in the things  which concern my infirmity.

47N   11    31    The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows -- he who is  blessed for ever -- that I do not lie.

47N   11    32    In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king kept the city  of the Damascenes shut up, wishing to take me;

47N   11    33    and through a window in a basket I was let down by the  wall, and escaped his hands.

47N   12    1     Well, it is not of profit to me to boast, for I will come  to visions and revelations of [the] Lord.

47N   12    2     I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago, (whether in  [the] body I know not, or out of the body I know not, God  knows;) such [a one] caught up to [the] third heaven.

47N   12    3     And I know such a man, (whether in [the] body or out of the  body I know not, God knows;)

47N   12    4     that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable  things said which it is not allowed to man to utter.

47N   12    5     Of such [a one] I will boast, but of myself I will not  boast, unless in my weaknesses.

47N   12    6     For if I shall desire to boast, I shall not be a fool; for  I will say [the] truth; but I forbear, lest any one should  think as to me above what he sees me [to be], or whatever he  may hear of me.

47N   12    7     And that I might not be exalted by the exceeding greatness  of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn for the  flesh, a messenger of Satan that he might buffet me, that I  might not be exalted.

47N   12    8     For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart  from me.

47N   12    9     And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for [my] power  is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather  boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell  upon me.

47N   12    10    Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in  necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when  I am weak, then I am powerful.

47N   12    11    I have become a fool; *ye* have compelled me; for *I*  ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing  behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I  am nothing.

47N   12    12    The signs indeed of the apostle were wrought among you in  all endurance, signs, and wonders, and works of power.

47N   12    13    For in what is it that ye have been inferior to the other  assemblies, unless that I myself have not been in laziness a  charge upon you? Forgive me this injury.

47N   12    14    Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I  will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but  you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but  the parents for the children.

47N   12    15    Now *I* shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for  your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less  loved.

47N   12    16    But be it so. *I* did not burden you, but being crafty I  took you by guile.

47N   12    17    Did I make gain of you by any of those whom I have sent to  you?

47N   12    18    I begged Titus, and sent the brother with [him]: did Titus  at all make gain of you? have we not walked in the same spirit?  [have we] not in the same steps?

47N   12    19    Ye have long been supposing that we excuse ourselves to  you: we speak before God in Christ; and all things, beloved,  for your building up.

47N   12    20    For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I  wish, and that *I* be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest  [there might be] strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil  speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

47N   12    21    lest my God should humble me as to you when I come again,  and that I shall grieve over many of those who have sinned  before, and have not repented as to the uncleanness and  fornication and licentiousness which they have practised.

47N   13    1     This third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or  three witnesses shall every matter be established.

47N   13    2     I have declared beforehand, and I say beforehand as present  the second time, and now absent, to those that have sinned  before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not  spare.

47N   13    3     Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not  weak towards you, but is powerful among you,

47N   13    4     for if indeed he has been crucified in weakness, yet he  lives by God's power; for indeed *we* are weak in him, but we  shall live with him by God's power towards you,)

47N   13    5     examine your own selves if ye be in the faith; prove your  own selves: do ye not recognise yourselves, that Jesus Christ  is in you, unless indeed ye be reprobates?

 

47N   13    6     Now I hope that ye will know that *we* are not reprobates.

47N   13    7     But we pray to God that ye may do nothing evil; not that  *we* may appear approved, but that *ye* may do what is right,  and *we* be as reprobates.

47N   13    8     For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

47N   13    9     For we rejoice when *we* may be weak and *ye* may be  powerful. But this also we pray for, your perfecting.

47N   13    10    On this account I write these things being absent, that  being present I may not use severity according to the authority  which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for  overthrowing.

47N   13    11    For the rest, brethren, rejoice; be perfected; be  encouraged; be of one mind; be at peace; and the God of love  and peace shall be with you.

47N   13    12    Salute one another with a holy kiss.

47N   13    13    All the saints salute you.

47N   13    14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,  and the communion of the Holy Spirit, [be] with you all.

 

Romans (A. D. 57)

 

45N   1     1     Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, [a] called apostle, separated  to God's glad tidings,

45N   1     2     (which he had before promised by his prophets in holy  writings,)

45N   1     3     concerning his Son (come of David's seed according to flesh,

45N   1     4     marked out Son of God in power, according to [the] Spirit of  holiness, by resurrection of [the] dead) Jesus Christ our Lord;

45N   1     5     by whom we have received grace and apostleship in behalf of  his name, for obedience of faith among all the nations,

45N   1     6     among whom are *ye* also [the] called of Jesus Christ:

45N   1     7     to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and [our] Lord Jesus  Christ.

45N   1     8     First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that  your faith is proclaimed in the whole world.

45N   1     9     For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the glad  tidings of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,

45N   1     10    always beseeching at my prayers, if any way now at least I  may be prospered by the will of God to come to you.

45N   1     11    For I greatly desire to see you, that I may impart to you  some spiritual gift to establish you;

45N   1     12    that is, to have mutual comfort among you, each by the  faith [which is] in the other, both yours and mine.

45N   1     13    But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that I  often proposed to come to you, (and have been hindered until  the present time,) that I might have some fruit among you too,  even as among the other nations also.

45N   1     14    I am a debtor both to Greeks and barbarians, both to wise  and unintelligent:

45N   1     15    so, as far as depends on me, am I ready to announce the  glad tidings to you also who [are] in Rome.

45N   1     16    For I am not ashamed of the glad tidings; for it is God's  power to salvation, to every one that believes, both to Jew  first and to Greek:

45N   1     17    for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the  principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But  the just shall live by faith.

45N   1     18    For there is revealed wrath of God from heaven upon all  impiety, and unrighteousness of men holding the truth in  unrighteousness.

45N   1     19    Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for  God has manifested [it] to them,

45N   1     20    -- for from [the] world's creation the invisible things of  him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the  things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity, --  so as to render them inexcusable.

45N   1     21    Because, knowing God, they glorified [him] not as God,  neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts,  and their heart without understanding was darkened:

45N   1     22    professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

45N   1     23    and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into [the]  likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and  quadrupeds and reptiles.

45N   1     24    Wherefore God gave them up [also] in the lusts of their  hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between  themselves:

45N   1     25    who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and honoured  and served the creature more than him who had created [it], who  is blessed for ever. Amen.

45N   1     26    For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both  their females changed the natural use into that contrary to  nature;

45N   1     27    and in like manner the males also, leaving the natural use  of the female, were inflamed in their lust towards one another;  males with males working shame, and receiving in themselves the  recompense of their error which was fit.

45N   1     28    And according as they did not think good to have God in  [their] knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to  practise unseemly things;

45N   1     29    being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness,  covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit,  evil dispositions; whisperers,

45N   1     30    back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters,  inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

45N   1     31    void of understanding, faithless, without natural  affection, unmerciful;

45N   1     32    who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that they who do  such things are worthy of death, not only practise them, but  have fellow delight in those who do [them].

45N   2     1     Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one who  judgest, for in that in which thou judgest another, thou  condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same  things.

45N   2     2     But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth  upon those who do such things.

45N   2     3     And thinkest thou this, O man, who judgest those that do  such things, and practisest them [thyself], that *thou* shalt  escape the judgment of God?

45N   2     4     or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and  forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness  of God leads thee to repentance?

45N   2     5     but, according to thy hardness and impenitent heart,  treasurest up to thyself wrath, in [the] day of wrath and  revelation of [the] righteous judgment of God,

45N   2     6     who shall render to each according to his works:

45N   2     7     to them who, in patient continuance of good works, seek for  glory and honour and incorruptibility, life eternal.

45N   2     8     But to those that are contentious, and are disobedient to  the truth, but obey unrighteousness, [there shall be] wrath and  indignation,

45N   2     9     tribulation and distress, on every soul of man that works  evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek;

45N   2     10    but glory and honour and peace to every one that works  good, both to Jew first and to Greek:

45N   2     11    for there is no acceptance of persons with God.

45N   2     12    For as many as have sinned without law shall perish also  without law; and as many as have sinned under law shall be  judged by law,

45N   2     13    (for not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but  the doers of the law shall be justified.

45N   2     14    For when [those of the] nations, which have no law,  practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law,  are a law to themselves;

45N   2     15    who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their  conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or  else excusing themselves between themselves;)

45N   2     16    in [the] day when God shall judge the secrets of men,  according to my glad tidings, by Jesus Christ.

45N   2     17    But if *thou* art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and  makest thy boast in God,

45N   2     18    and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things  that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

45N   2     19    and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of the  blind, a light of those who [are] in darkness,

45N   2     20    an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having  the form of knowledge and of truth in the law:

45N   2     21    thou then that teachest another, dost thou not teach  thyself? thou that preachest not to steal, dost thou steal?

45N   2     22    thou that sayest [man should] not commit adultery, dost  thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou  commit sacrilege?

45N   2     23    thou who boastest in law, dost thou by transgression of the  law dishonour God?

45N   2     24    For the name of God is blasphemed on your account among the  nations, according as it is written.

45N   2     25    For circumcision indeed profits if thou keep [the] law; but  if thou be a law-transgressor, thy circumcision is become  uncircumcision.

45N   2     26    If therefore the uncircumcision keep the requirements of  the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for  circumcision,

45N   2     27    and uncircumcision by nature, fulfilling the law, judge  thee, who, with letter and circumcision, [art] a  law-transgressor?

45N   2     28    For he is not a Jew who [is] one outwardly, neither that  circumcision which is outward in flesh;

45N   2     29    but he [is] a Jew [who is so] inwardly; and circumcision,  of the heart, in spirit, not in letter; whose praise [is] not  of men, but of God.

45N   3     1     What then [is] the superiority of the Jew? or what the  profit of circumcision?

45N   3     2     Much every way: and first, indeed, that to them were  entrusted the oracles of God.

45N   3     3     For what? if some have not believed, shall their unbelief  make the faith of God of none effect?

45N   3     4     Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man  false; according as it is written, So that thou shouldest be  justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in  judgment.

45N   3     5     But if our unrighteousness commend God's righteousness, what  shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak  according to man.

45N   3     6     Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world?

45N   3     7     For if the truth of God, in my lie, has more abounded to his  glory, why yet am *I* also judged as a sinner?

45N   3     8     and not, according as we are injuriously charged, and  according as some affirm that we say, Let us practise evil  things, that good ones may come? whose judgment is just.

45N   3     9     What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before  charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin:

45N   3     10    according as it is written, There is not a righteous [man],  not even one;

45N   3     11    there is not the [man] that understands, there is not one  that seeks after God.

45N   3     12    All have gone out of the way, they have together become  unprofitable; there is not one that practises goodness, there  is not so much as one:

45N   3     13    their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they  have used deceit; asps' poison [is] under their lips:

45N   3     14    whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;

45N   3     15    swift their feet to shed blood;

45N   3     16    ruin and misery [are] in their ways,

45N   3     17    and way of peace they have not known:

45N   3     18    there is no fear of God before their eyes.

45N   3     19    Now we know that whatever the things the law says, it  speaks to those under the law, that every mouth may be stopped,  and all the world be under judgment to God.

45N   3     20    Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified  before him; for by law [is] knowledge of sin.

45N   3     21    But now without law righteousness of God is manifested,  borne witness to by the law and the prophets;

45N   3     22    righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all,  and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference;

45N   3     23    for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

45N   3     24    being justified freely by his grace through the redemption  which [is] in Christ Jesus;

45N   3     25    whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in his  blood, for [the] shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect  of the passing by the sins that had taken place before, through  the forbearance of God;

45N   3     26    for [the] shewing forth of his righteousness in the present  time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of  [the] faith of Jesus.

45N   3     27    Where then [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what  law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;

45N   3     28    for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without  works of law.

45N   3     29    Is [God] the God of Jews only? is he not of [the] nations  also? Yea, of nations also:

45N   3     30    since indeed [it is] one God who shall justify [the]  circumcision on the principle of faith, and uncircumcision by  faith.

45N   3     31    Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought:  [no,] but we establish law.

45N   4     1     What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to  flesh has found?

45N   4     2     For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works,  he has whereof to boast: but not before God;

45N   4     3     for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God,  and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

45N   4     4     Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of  grace, but of debt:

45N   4     5     but to him who does not work, but believes on him who  justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness.

45N   4     6     Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to  whom God reckons righteousness without works:

45N   4     7     Blessed [they] whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and  whose sins have been covered:

45N   4     8     blessed [the] man to whom [the] Lord shall not at all reckon  sin.

45N   4     9     [Does] this blessedness then [rest] on the circumcision, or  also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been  reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.

45N   4     10    How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision,  or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in  uncircumcision.

45N   4     11    And he received [the] sign of circumcision [as] seal of the  righteousness of faith which [he had] being in uncircumcision,  that he might be [the] father of all them that believe being in  uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them  also;

45N   4     12    and father of circumcision, not only to those who are of  [the] circumcision, but to those also who walk in the steps of  the faith, during uncircumcision, of our father Abraham.

45N   4     13    For [it was] not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or  to his seed, that he should be heir of [the] world, but by  righteousness of faith.

45N   4     14    For if they which [are] of law be heirs, faith is made  vain, and the promise made of no effect.

45N   4     15    For law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there]  transgression.

45N   4     16    Therefore [it is] on the principle of faith, that [it might  be] according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to  all the seed, not to that only which [is] of the law, but to  that also which [is] of Abraham's faith, who is father of us  all,

45N   4     17    (according as it is written, I have made thee father of  many nations,) before the God whom he believed, who quickens  the dead, and calls the things which be not as being;

45N   4     18    who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of  many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy  seed be:

45N   4     19    and not being weak in faith, he considered not his own body  already become dead, being about a hundred years old, and the  deadening of Sarah's womb,

45N   4     20    and hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief;  but found strength in faith, giving glory to God;

45N   4     21    and being fully persuaded that what he has promised he is  able also to do;

45N   4     22    wherefore also it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

45N   4     23    Now it was not written on his account alone that it was  reckoned to him,

45N   4     24    but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised  from among [the] dead Jesus our Lord,

45N   4     25    who has been delivered for our offences and has been raised  for our justification, it will be reckoned.

45N   5     1     Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith,  we have peace towards God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

45N   5     2     by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in  which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

45N   5     3     And not only [that], but we also boast in tribulations,  knowing that tribulation works endurance;

45N   5     4     and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;

45N   5     5     and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is  shed abroad in our hearts by [the] Holy Spirit which has been  given to us:

45N   5     6     for we being still without strength, in [the] due time  Christ has died for [the] ungodly.

45N   5     7     For scarcely for [the] just [man] will one die, for perhaps  for [the] good [man] some one might also dare to die;

45N   5     8     but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still  sinners, Christ has died for us.

45N   5     9     Much rather therefore, having been now justified in [the  power of] his blood, we shall be saved by him from wrath.

45N   5     10    For if, being enemies, we have been reconciled to God  through the death of his Son, much rather, having been  reconciled, we shall be saved in [the power of] his life.

45N   5     11    And not only [that], but [we are] making our boast in God,  through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we have  received the reconciliation.

45N   5     12    For this [cause], even as by one man sin entered into the  world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men,  for that all have sinned:

45N   5     13    (for until law sin was in [the] world; but sin is not put  to account when there is no law;

45N   5     14    but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even upon those  who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who  is [the] figure of him to come.

45N   5     15    But [shall] not the act of favour [be] as the offence? For  if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has  the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which [is] by the  one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.

45N   5     16    And [shall] not as by one that has sinned [be] the gift?  For the judgment [was] of one to condemnation, but the act of  favour, of many offences unto justification.

45N   5     17    For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one,  much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and  of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one  Jesus Christ:)

45N   5     18    so then as [it was] by one offence towards all men to  condemnation, so by one righteousness towards all men for  justification of life.

45N   5     19    For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many  have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the  one the many will be constituted righteous.

45N   5     20    But law came in, in order that the offence might abound;  but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,

45N   5     21    in order that, even as sin has reigned in [the power of]  death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to  eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

45N   6     1     What then shall we say? Should we continue in sin that grace  may abound?

45N   6     2     Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we  still live in it?

45N   6     3     Are you ignorant that we, as many as have been baptised unto  Christ Jesus, have been baptised unto his death?

45N   6     4     We have been buried therefore with him by baptism unto  death, in order that, even as Christ has been raised up from  among [the] dead by the glory of the Father, so *we* also  should walk in newness of life.

45N   6     5     For if we are become identified with [him] in the likeness  of his death, so also we shall be of [his] resurrection;

45N   6     6     knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with  [him], that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should  no longer serve sin.

45N   6     7     For he that has died is justified from sin.

45N   6     8     Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall  also live with him,

45N   6     9     knowing that Christ having been raised up from among [the]  dead dies no more: death has dominion over him no more.

45N   6     10    For in that he has died, he has died to sin once for all;  but in that he lives, he lives to God.

45N   6     11    So also *ye*, reckon yourselves dead to sin and alive to  God in Christ Jesus.

45N   6     12    Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body to obey its  lusts.

45N   6     13    Neither yield your members instruments of unrighteousness  to sin, but yield yourselves to God as alive from among [the]  dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to God.

45N   6     14    For sin shall not have dominion over *you*, for ye are not  under law but under grace.

45N   6     15    What then? should we sin because we are not under law but  under grace? Far be the thought.

45N   6     16    Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves bondmen for  obedience, ye are bondmen to him whom ye obey, whether of sin  unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

45N   6     17    But thanks [be] to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but  have obeyed from the heart the form of teaching into which ye  were instructed.

45N   6     18    Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become  bondmen to righteousness.

45N   6     19    I speak humanly on account of the weakness of your flesh.  For even as ye have yielded your members in bondage to  uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now yield  your members in bondage to righteousness unto holiness.

45N   6     20    For when ye were bondmen of sin ye were free from  righteousness.

45N   6     21    What fruit therefore had ye *then* in the things of which  ye are *now* ashamed? for the end of *them* [is] death.

45N   6     22    But *now*, having got your freedom from sin, and having  become bondmen to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and  the end eternal life.

45N   6     23    For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of  God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

45N   7     1     Are ye ignorant, brethren, (for I speak to those knowing  law,) that law rules over a man as long as he lives?

45N   7     2     For the married woman is bound by law to her husband so long  as he is alive; but if the husband should die, she is clear  from the law of the husband:

45N   7     3     so then, the husband being alive, she shall be called an  adulteress if she be to another man; but if the husband should  die, she is free from the law, so as not to be an adulteress,  though she be to another man.

45N   7     4     So that, my brethren, *ye* also have been made dead to the  law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been  raised up from among [the] dead, in order that we might bear  fruit to God.

45N   7     5     For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which  [were] by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit  to death;

45N   7     6     but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in  which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of  spirit, and not in oldness of letter.

45N   7     7     What shall we say then? [is] the law sin? Far be the  thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not  had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt  not lust;

45N   7     8     but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment,  wrought in me every lust; for without law sin [was] dead.

45N   7     9     But *I* was alive without law once; but the commandment  having come, sin revived, but *I* died.

45N   7     10    And the commandment, which [was] for life, was found, [as]  to me, itself [to be] unto death:

45N   7     11    for sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment,  deceived me, and by it slew [me].

45N   7     12    So that the law indeed [is] holy, and the commandment holy,  and just, and good.

45N   7     13    Did then that which is good become death to me? Far be the  thought. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death to me  by that which is good; in order that sin by the commandment  might become exceeding sinful.

45N   7     14    For we know that the law is spiritual: but *I* am fleshly,  sold under sin.

45N   7     15    For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will,  this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.

45N   7     16    But if what I do not will, this I practise, I consent to  the law that [it is] right.

45N   7     17    Now then [it is] no longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin  that dwells in me.

45N   7     18    For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not  dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right [I find]  not.

45N   7     19    For I do not practise the good that I will; but the evil I  do not will, that I do.

45N   7     20    But if what *I* do not will, this I practise, [it is] no  longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin that dwells in me.

45N   7     21    I find then the law upon *me* who will to practise what is  right, that with *me* evil is there.

45N   7     22    For I delight in the law of God according to the inward  man:

45N   7     23    but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition  to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the  law of sin which exists in my members.

45N   7     24    O wretched man that I [am]! who shall deliver me out of  this body of death?

45N   7     25    I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then *I*  *myself* with the mind serve God's law; but with the flesh  sin's law.

45N   8     1     [There is] then now no condemnation to those in Christ  Jesus.

45N   8     2     For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me  free from the law of sin and of death.

 

45N   8     3     For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through  the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh  of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh,

45N   8     4     in order that the righteous requirement of the law should be  fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to flesh but  according to Spirit.

45N   8     5     For they that are according to flesh mind the things of the  flesh; and they that are according to Spirit, the things of the  Spirit.

45N   8     6     For the mind of the flesh [is] death; but the mind of the  Spirit life and peace.

45N   8     7     Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God: for it  is not subject to the law of God; for neither indeed can it be:

45N   8     8     and they that are in flesh cannot please God.

45N   8     9     But *ye* are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God's  Spirit dwell in you; but if any one has not [the] Spirit of  Christ *he* is not of him:

45N   8     10    but if Christ be in you, the body is dead on account of  sin, but the Spirit life on account of righteousness.

45N   8     11    But if the Spirit of him that has raised up Jesus from  among [the] dead dwell in you, he that has raised up Christ  from among [the] dead shall quicken your mortal bodies also on  account of his Spirit which dwells in you.

45N   8     12    So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to  live according to flesh;

45N   8     13    for if ye live according to flesh, ye are about to die; but  if, by the Spirit, ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye  shall live:

45N   8     14    for as many as are led by [the] Spirit of God, *these* are  sons of God.

45N   8     15    For ye have not received a spirit of bondage again for  fear, but ye have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we  cry, Abba, Father.

45N   8     16    The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we  are children of God.

45N   8     17    And if children, heirs also: heirs of God, and Christ's  joint heirs; if indeed we suffer with [him], that we may also  be glorified with [him].

45N   8     18    For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are  not worthy [to be compared] with the coming glory to be  revealed to us.

45N   8     19    For the anxious looking out of the creature expects the  revelation of the sons of God:

45N   8     20    for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of  its will, but by reason of him who has subjected [the same], in  hope

45N   8     21    that the creature itself also shall be set free from the  bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the  children of God.

45N   8     22    For we know that the whole creation groans together and  travails in pain together until now.

45N   8     23    And not only [that], but even *we* ourselves, who have the  first-fruits of the Spirit, we also ourselves groan in  ourselves, awaiting adoption, [that is] the redemption of our  body.

45N   8     24    For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope;  for what any one sees, why does he also hope?

45N   8     25    But if what we see not we hope, we expect in patience.

45N   8     26    And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our  weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is  fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with  groanings which cannot be uttered.

45N   8     27    But he who searches the hearts knows what [is] the mind of  the Spirit, because he intercedes for saints according to God.

45N   8     28    But we *do* know that all things work together for good to  those who love God, to those who are called according to  purpose.

45N   8     29    Because whom he has foreknown, he has also predestinated  [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be  [the] firstborn among many brethren.

45N   8     30    But whom he has predestinated, these also he has called;  and whom he has called, these also he has justified; but whom  he has justified, these also he has glorified.

45N   8     31    What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us,  who against us?

45N   8     32    He who, yea, has not spared his own Son, but delivered him  up for us all, how shall he not also with him grant us all  things?

45N   8     33    Who shall bring an accusation against God's elect? [It is]  God who justifies:

45N   8     34    who is he that condemns? [It is] Christ who has died, but  rather has been [also] raised up; who is also at the right hand  of God; who also intercedes for us.

45N   8     35    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? tribulation  or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or  danger, or sword?

45N   8     36    According as it is written, For thy sake we are put to  death all the day long; we have been reckoned as sheep for  slaughter.

45N   8     37    But in all these things we more than conquer through him  that has loved us.

45N   8     38    For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor  angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to  come, nor powers,

45N   8     39    nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be  able to separate us from the love of God, which [is] in Christ  Jesus our Lord.

45N   9     1     I say [the] truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience  bearing witness with me in [the] Holy Spirit,

45N   9     2     that I have great grief and uninterrupted pain in my heart,

45N   9     3     for I have wished, I myself, to be a curse from the Christ  for my brethren, my kinsmen, according to flesh;

45N   9     4     who are Israelites; whose [is] the adoption, and the glory,  and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the service, and the  promises;

45N   9     5     whose [are] the fathers; and of whom, as according to flesh,  [is] the Christ, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

45N   9     6     Not however as though the word of God had failed; for not  all [are] Israel which [are] of Israel;

45N   9     7     nor because they are seed of Abraham [are] all children:  but, In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

45N   9     8     That is, [they that are] the children of the flesh, these  [are] not the children of God; but the children of the promise  are reckoned as seed.

45N   9     9     For this word [is] of promise, According to this time I will  come, and there shall be a son to Sarah.

45N   9     10    And not only [that], but Rebecca having conceived by one,  Isaac our father,

45N   9     11    [the children] indeed being not yet born, or having done  anything good or worthless (that the purpose of God according  to election might abide, not of works, but of him that calls),

45N   9     12    it was said to her, The greater shall serve the less:

45N   9     13    according as it is written, I have loved Jacob, and I have  hated Esau.

45N   9     14    What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with  God? Far be the thought.

45N   9     15    For he says to Moses, I will shew mercy to whom I will shew  mercy, and I will feel compassion for whom I will feel  compassion.

45N   9     16    So then [it is] not of him that wills, nor of him that  runs, but of God that shews mercy.

45N   9     17    For the scripture says to Pharaoh, For this very thing I  have raised thee up from amongst [men], that I might thus shew  in thee my power, and so that my name should be declared in all  the earth.

45N   9     18    So then, to whom he will he shews mercy, and whom he will  he hardens.

45N   9     19    Thou wilt say to me then, Why does he yet find fault? for  who resists his purpose?

45N   9     20    Aye, but thou, O man, who art *thou* that answerest again  to God? Shall the thing formed say to him that has formed it,  Why hast thou made me thus?

45N   9     21    Or has not the potter authority over the clay, out of the  same lump to make one vessel to honour, and another to  dishonour?

45N   9     22    And if God, minded to shew his wrath and to make his power  known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fitted  for destruction;

45N   9     23    and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon  vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,

45N   9     24    us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst [the]  Jews, but also from amongst [the] nations?

45N   9     25    As he says also in Hosea, I will call not-my-people My  people; and the-not-beloved Beloved.

45N   9     26    And it shall be, in the place where it was said to them,  *Ye* [are] not my people, there shall they be called Sons of  [the] living God.

45N   9     27    But Esaias cries concerning Israel, Should the number of  the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant  shall be saved:

45N   9     28    for [he] is bringing the matter to an end, and [cutting  [it] short in righteousness; because] a cutting short of the  matter will [the] Lord accomplish upon the earth.

45N   9     29    And according as Esaias said before, Unless [the] Lord of  hosts had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and made like  even as Gomorrha.

45N   9     30    What then shall we say? That [they of the] nations, who did  not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness,  but [the] righteousness that is on the principle of faith.

45N   9     31    But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not  attained to [that] law.

45N   9     32    Wherefore? Because [it was] not on the principle of faith,  but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,

45N   9     33    according as it is written, Behold, I place in Zion a stone  of stumbling and rock of offence: and he that believes on him  shall not be ashamed.

45N   10    1     Brethren, the delight of my own heart and my supplication  which [I address] to God for them is for salvation.

45N   10    2     For I bear them witness that they have zeal for God, but  not according to knowledge.

45N   10    3     For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and  seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not  submitted to the righteousness of God.

45N   10    4     For Christ is [the] end of law for righteousness to every  one that believes.

45N   10    5     For Moses lays down in writing the righteousness which is  of the law, The man who has practised those things shall live  by them.

45N   10    6     But the righteousness of faith speaks thus: Do not say in  thine heart, Who shall ascend to the heavens? that is, to bring  Christ down;

45N   10    7     or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up  Christ from among [the] dead.

45N   10    8     But what says it? The word is near thee, in thy mouth and  in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:

45N   10    9     that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord,  and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from  among [the] dead, thou shalt be saved.

45N   10    10    For with [the] heart is believed to righteousness; and  with [the] mouth confession made to salvation.

45N   10    11    For the scripture says, No one believing on him shall be  ashamed.

45N   10    12    For there is no difference of Jew and Greek; for the same  Lord of all [is] rich towards all that call upon him.

45N   10    13    For every one whosoever, who shall call on the name of the  Lord, shall be saved.

45N   10    14    How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not  believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have  not heard? and how shall they hear without one who preaches?

45N   10    15    and how shall they preach unless they have been sent?  according as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that  announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad  tidings of good things!

45N   10    16    But they have not all obeyed the glad tidings. For Esaias  says, Lord, who has believed our report?

45N   10    17    So faith then [is] by a report, but the report by God's  word.

45N   10    18    But I say, Have they not heard? Yea, surely, Their voice  has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the  extremities of the habitable world.

45N   10    19    But I say, Has not Israel known? First, Moses says, *I*  will provoke you to jealousy through [them that are] not a  nation: through a nation without understanding I will anger  you.

45N   10    20    But Esaias is very bold, and says, I have been found by  those not seeking me; I have become manifest to those not  inquiring after me.

45N   10    21    But unto Israel he says, All the day long I have stretched  out my hands unto a people disobeying and opposing.

45N   11    1     I say then, Has God cast away his people? Far be the  thought. For *I* also am an Israelite, of [the] seed of  Abraham, of [the] tribe of Benjamin.

45N   11    2     God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew. Know ye  not what the scripture says in [the history of] Elias, how he  pleads with God against Israel?

45N   11    3     Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have dug down  thine altars; and *I* have been left alone, and they seek my  life.

45N   11    4     But what says the divine answer to him? I have left to  myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed knee to Baal.

45N   11    5     Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a  remnant according to election of grace.

45N   11    6     But if by grace, no longer of works: since [otherwise]  grace is no more grace.

45N   11    7     What [is it] then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not  obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been  blinded,

45N   11    8     according as it is written, God has given to them a spirit  of slumber, eyes not to see, and ears not to hear, unto this  day.

45N   11    9     And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for a  gin, and for a fall-trap, and for a recompense to them:

45N   11    10    let their eyes be darkened not to see, and bow down their  back alway.

45N   11    11    I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might  fall? Far be the thought: but by their fall [there is]  salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy.

45N   11    12    But if their fall [be the] world's wealth, and their loss  [the] wealth of [the] nations, how much rather their fulness?

45N   11    13    For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as *I* am  apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry;

45N   11    14    if by any means I shall provoke to jealousy [them which  are] my flesh, and shall save some from among them.

45N   11    15    For if their casting away [be the] world's reconciliation,  what [their] reception but life from among [the] dead?

45N   11    16    Now if the first-fruit [be] holy, the lump also; and if  the root [be] holy, the branches also.

45N   11    17    Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and  *thou*, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst  them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the  fatness of the olive tree,

45N   11    18    boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, [it is]  not *thou* bearest the root, but the root thee.

45N   11    19    Thou wilt say then, The branches have been broken out in  order that *I* might be grafted in.

45N   11    20    Right: they have been broken out through unbelief, and  *thou* standest through faith. Be not high-minded, but fear:

45N   11    21    if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it  might be he spare not thee either.

45N   11    22    Behold then [the] goodness and severity of God: upon them  who have fallen, severity; upon thee goodness of God, if thou  shalt abide in goodness, since [otherwise] *thou* also wilt be  cut away.

45N   11    23    And *they* too, if they abide not in unbelief, shall be  grafted in; for God is able again to graft them in.

45N   11    24    For if *thou* hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by  nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the  good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according  to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?

45N   11    25    For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this  mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that  blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of  the nations be come in;

45N   11    26    and so all Israel shall be saved. According as it is  written, The deliverer shall come out of Zion; he shall turn  away ungodliness from Jacob.

45N   11    27    And this is the covenant from me to them, when I shall  have taken away their sins.

45N   11    28    As regards the glad tidings, [they are] enemies on your  account; but as regards election, beloved on account of the  fathers.

45N   11    29    For the gifts and the calling of God [are] not subject to  repentance.

45N   11    30    For as indeed *ye* [also] once have not believed in God,  but now have been objects of mercy through the unbelief of  *these*;

45N   11    31    so these also have now not believed in your mercy, in  order that *they* also may be objects of mercy.

45N   11    32    For God hath shut up together all in unbelief, in order  that he might shew mercy to all.

45N   11    33    O depth of riches both of [the] wisdom and knowledge of  God! how unsearchable his judgments, and untraceable his ways!

45N   11    34    For who has known [the] mind of [the] Lord, or who has  been his counsellor?

45N   11    35    or who has first given to him, and it shall be rendered to  him?

45N   11    36    For of him, and through him, and for him [are] all things:  to him be glory for ever. Amen.

45N   12    1     I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of  God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,  acceptable to God, [which is] your intelligent service.

45N   12    2     And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by  the renewing of [your] mind, that ye may prove what [is] the  good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

45N   12    3     For I say, through the grace which has been given to me, to  every one that is among you, not to have high thoughts above  what he should think; but to think so as to be wise, as God has  dealt to each a measure of faith.

45N   12    4     For, as in one body we have many members, but all the  members have not the same office;

45N   12    5     thus we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and each one  members one of the other.

45N   12    6     But having different gifts, according to the grace which  has been given to us, whether [it be] prophecy, [let us  prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;

45N   12    7     or service, [let us occupy ourselves] in service; or he  that teaches, in teaching;

45N   12    8     or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in  simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy,  with cheerfulness.

45N   12    9     Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:

45N   12    10    as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one  another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the  other:

45N   12    11    as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit  fervent; serving the Lord.

45N   12    12    As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation,  enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:

45N   12    13    distributing to the necessities of the saints; given to  hospitality.

45N   12    14    Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.

45N   12    15    Rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that  weep.

45N   12    16    Have the same respect one for another, not minding high  things, but going along with the lowly: be not wise in your own  eyes:

45N   12    17    recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things  honest before all men:

45N   12    18    if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace  with all men;

45N   12    19    not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath;  for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, *I* will  recompense, saith the Lord.

45N   12    20    If therefore thine enemy should hunger, feed him; if he  should thirst, give him drink; for, so doing, thou shalt heap  coals of fire upon his head.

45N   12    21    Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

45N   13    1     Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above  [him]. For there is no authority except from God; and those  that exist are set up by God.

45N   13    2     So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority  resists the ordinance of God; and they who [thus] resist shall  bring sentence of guilt on themselves.

45N   13    3     For rulers are not a terror to a good work, but to an evil  [one]. Dost thou desire then not to be afraid of the authority?  practise [what is] good, and thou shalt have praise from it;

45N   13    4     for it is God's minister to thee for good. But if thou  practisest evil, fear; for it bears not the sword in vain; for  it is God's minister, an avenger for wrath to him that does  evil.

45N   13    5     Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on  account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.

45N   13    6     For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's  officers, attending continually on this very thing.

45N   13    7     Render to all their dues: to whom tribute [is due],  tribute; to whom custom, custom; to whom fear, fear; to whom  honour, honour.

45N   13    8     Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he  that loves another has fulfilled the law.

45N   13    9     For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,  Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any  other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou  shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

45N   13    10    Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore [is  the] whole law.

45N   13    11    This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that  *we* should be aroused out of sleep; for now [is] our salvation  nearer than when we believed.

45N   13    12    The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast  away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the  armour of light.

45N   13    13    As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in rioting and  drunkenness, not in chambering and lasciviousness, not in  strife and emulation.

45N   13    14    But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take  forethought for the flesh to [fulfil its] lusts.

45N   14    1     Now him that is weak in the faith receive, not to [the]  determining of questions of reasoning.

45N   14    2     One man is assured that he may eat all things; but the weak  eats herbs.

45N   14    3     Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and  let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has  received him.

45N   14    4     Who art *thou* that judgest the servant of another? to his  own master he stands or falls. And he shall be made to stand;  for the Lord is able to make him stand.

45N   14    5     One man esteems day more than day; another esteems every  day [alike]. Let each be fully persuaded in his own mind.

45N   14    6     He that regards the day, regards it to [the] Lord. And he  that eats, eats to [the] Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he  that does not eat, [it is] to [the] Lord he does not eat, and  gives God thanks.

45N   14    7     For none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself.

45N   14    8     For both if we should live, [it is] to the Lord we live;  and if we should die, [it is] to the Lord we die: both if we  should live then, and if we should die, we are the Lord's.

45N   14    9     For to this [end] Christ has died and lived [again], that  he might rule over both dead and living.

45N   14    10    But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or again, thou,  why dost thou make little of thy brother? for we shall all be  placed before the judgment-seat of God.

45N   14    11    For it is written, *I* live, saith [the] Lord, that to me  shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God.

45N   14    12    So then each of us shall give an account concerning  himself to God.

45N   14    13    Let us no longer therefore judge one another; but judge ye  this rather, not to put a stumbling-block or a fall-trap before  his brother.

45N   14    14    I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing  is unclean of itself; except to him who reckons anything to be  unclean, to that man [it is] unclean.

45N   14    15    For if on account of meat thy brother is grieved, thou  walkest no longer according to love. Destroy not him with thy  meat for whom Christ has died.

45N   14    16    Let not then your good be evil spoken of;

45N   14    17    for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but  righteousness, and peace, and joy in [the] Holy Spirit.

45N   14    18    For he that in this serves the Christ [is] acceptable to  God and approved of men.

45N   14    19    So then let us pursue the things which tend to peace, and  things whereby one shall build up another.

45N   14    20    For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All  things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil to that man who eats  while stumbling [in doing so].

45N   14    21    [It is] right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor [do  anything] in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is  weak.

45N   14    22    Hast *thou* faith? have [it] to thyself before God.  Blessed [is] he who does not judge himself in what he allows.

45N   14    23    But he that doubts, if he eat, is condemned; because [it  is] not of faith; but whatever [is] not of faith is sin.

45N   15    1     But *we* ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities  of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

45N   15    2     Let each one of us please his neighbour with a view to what  is good, to edification.

45N   15    3     For the Christ also did not please himself; but according  as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproach thee  have fallen upon me.

45N   15    4     For as many things as have been written before have been  written for our instruction, that through endurance and through  encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

45N   15    5     Now the God of endurance and of encouragement give to you  to be like-minded one toward another, according to Christ  Jesus;

45N   15    6     that ye may with one accord, with one mouth, glorify the  God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

45N   15    7     Wherefore receive ye one another, according as the Christ  also has received you to [the] glory of God.

45N   15    8     For I say that Jesus Christ became a minister of [the]  circumcision for [the] truth of God, to confirm the promises of  the fathers;

45N   15    9     and that the nations should glorify God for mercy;  according as it is written, For this cause I will confess to  thee among [the] nations, and will sing to thy name.

45N   15    10    And again he says, Rejoice, nations, with his people.

45N   15    11    And again, Praise the Lord, all [ye] nations, and let all  the peoples laud him.

45N   15    12    And again, Esaias says, There shall be the root of Jesse,  and one that arises, to rule over [the] nations: in him shall  [the] nations hope.

45N   15    13    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in  believing, so that ye should abound in hope by [the] power of  [the] Holy Spirit.

45N   15    14    But I am persuaded, my brethren, I myself also, concerning  you, that yourselves also are full of goodness, filled with all  knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

45N   15    15    But I have written to you the more boldly, [brethren,] in  part, as putting you in mind, because of the grace given to me  by God,

45N   15    16    for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations,  carrying on as a sacrificial service the [message of] glad  tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations  might be acceptable, sanctified by [the] Holy Spirit.

45N   15    17    I have therefore [whereof to] boast in Christ Jesus in the  things which pertain to God.

45N   15    18    For I will not dare to speak anything of the things which  Christ has not wrought by me, for [the] obedience of [the]  nations, by word and deed,

45N   15    19    in [the] power of signs and wonders, in [the] power of  [the] Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a  circuit round to Illyricum, have fully preached the glad  tidings of the Christ;

45N   15    20    and so aiming to announce the glad tidings, not where  Christ has been named, that I might not build upon another's  foundation;

45N   15    21    but according as it is written, To whom there was nothing  told concerning him, they shall see; and they that have not  heard shall understand.

45N   15    22    Wherefore also I have been often hindered from coming to  you.

45N   15    23    But now, having no longer place in these regions, and  having great desire to come to you these many years,

45N   15    24    whenever I should go to Spain; (for I hope to see you as I  go through, and by you to be set forward thither, if first I  shall have been in part filled with your company;)

45N   15    25    but now I go to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;

45N   15    26    for Macedonia and Achaia have been well pleased to make a  certain contribution for the poor of the saints who [are] in  Jerusalem.

45N   15    27    They have been well pleased indeed, and they are their  debtors; for if the nations have participated in their  spiritual things, they ought also in fleshly to minister to  them.

45N   15    28    Having finished this therefore, and having sealed to them  this fruit, I will set off by you into Spain.

45N   15    29    But I know that, coming to you, I shall come in [the]  fulness of [the] blessing of Christ.

45N   15    30    But I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and  by the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in  prayers for me to God;

45N   15    31    that I may be saved from those that do not believe in  Judaea; and that my ministry which [I have] for Jerusalem may  be acceptable to the saints;

45N   15    32    in order that I may come to you in joy by God's will, and  that I may be refreshed with you.

45N   15    33    And the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

45N   16    1     But I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is minister of  the assembly which is in Cenchrea;

45N   16    2     that ye may receive her in [the] Lord worthily of saints,  and that ye may assist her in whatever matter she has need of  you; for *she* also has been a helper of many, and of myself.

45N   16    3     Salute Prisca and Aquila, my fellow-workmen in Christ  Jesus,

45N   16    4     (who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not *I*  only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

45N   16    5     and the assembly at their house. Salute Epaenetus, my  beloved, who is [the] first-fruits of Asia for Christ.

45N   16    6     Salute Maria, who laboured much for you.

45N   16    7     Salute Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and  fellow-captives, who are of note among the apostles; who were  also in Christ before me.

45N   16    8     Salute Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.

45N   16    9     Salute Urbanus, our fellow-workman in Christ, and Stachys,  my beloved.

45N   16    10    Salute Apelles, approved in Christ. Salute those who  belong to Aristobulus.

45N   16    11    Salute Herodion, my kinsman. Salute those who belong to  Narcissus, who are in [the] Lord.

45N   16    12    Salute Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labour in [the] Lord.  Salute Persis, the beloved, who has laboured much in [the]  Lord.

45N   16    13    Salute Rufus, chosen in [the] Lord; and his mother and  mine.

45N   16    14    Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and  the brethren with them.

45N   16    15    Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and  Olympas, and all the saints with them.

45N   16    16    Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the assemblies of  Christ salute you.

45N   16    17    But I beseech you, brethren, to consider those who create  divisions and occasions of falling, contrary to the doctrine  which *ye* have learnt, and turn away from them.

45N   16    18    For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly,  and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the  unsuspecting.

45N   16    19    For your obedience has reached to all. I rejoice therefore  as it regards you; but I wish you to be wise [as] to that which  is good, and simple [as] to evil.

45N   16    20    But the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet  shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

45N   16    21    Timotheus, my fellow-workman, and Lucius, and Jason, and  Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

45N   16    22    I Tertius, who have written this epistle, salute you in  [the] Lord.

45N   16    23    Gaius, my host and of the whole assembly, salutes you.  Erastus, the steward of the city, salutes you, and the brother  Quartus.

45N   16    24    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all.  Amen.

45N   16    25    Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my  glad tidings and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to  [the] revelation of [the] mystery, as to which silence has been  kept in [the] times of the ages,

45N   16    26    but [which] has now been made manifest, and by prophetic  scriptures, according to commandment of the eternal God, made  known for obedience of faith to all the nations --

45N   16    27    [the] only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be  glory for ever. Amen.

 

Mark (late 50s - early 60s)

 

41N   1     1     Beginning of the glad tidings of Jesus Christ, Son of God;

41N   1     2     as it is written in [Isaiah] the prophet, Behold, *I* send  my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way.

41N   1     3     Voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of  [the] Lord, make his paths straight.

41N   1     4     There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching  [the] baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

41N   1     5     And there went out to him all the district of Judaea, and  all they of Jerusalem, and were baptised by him in the river  Jordan, confessing their sins.

41N   1     6     And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle  about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

41N   1     7     And he preached, saying, There comes he that is mightier  than I after me, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to  stoop down and unloose.

41N   1     8     *I* indeed have baptised you with water, but *he* shall  baptise you with [the] Holy Spirit.

41N   1     9     And it came to pass in those days [that] Jesus came from  Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptised by John at the Jordan.

41N   1     10    And straightway going up from the water, he saw the heavens  parting asunder, and the Spirit, as a dove, descending upon  him.

41N   1     11    And there came a voice out of the heavens: *Thou* art my  beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.

41N   1     12    And immediately the Spirit drives him out into the  wilderness.

41N   1     13    And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan,  and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

41N   1     14    But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee  preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom of God,

41N   1     15    and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God  has drawn nigh; repent and believe in the glad tidings.

41N   1     16    And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and  Andrew, [Simon's] brother, casting out a net in the sea, for  they were fishers.

41N   1     17    And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you  become fishers of men;

41N   1     18    and straightway leaving their trawl-nets they followed him.

41N   1     19    And going on thence a little, he saw James the [son] of  Zebedee, and John his brother, and these [were] in the ship  repairing the trawl-nets;

41N   1     20    and straightway he called them; and leaving their father  Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, they went away  after him.

41N   1     21    And they go into Capernaum. And straightway on the sabbath  he entered into the synagogue and taught.

41N   1     22    And they were astonished at his doctrine, for he taught  them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

41N   1     23    And there was in their synagogue a man [possessed] by an  unclean spirit, and he cried out

 

41N   1     24    saying, Eh! what have we to do with thee, Jesus, Nazarene?  Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy  one of God.

41N   1     25    And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace and come out  of him.

41N   1     26    And the unclean spirit, having torn him, and uttered a cry  with a loud voice, came out of him.

41N   1     27    And all were amazed, so that they questioned together among  themselves, saying, What is this? what new doctrine is this?  for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and  they obey him.

41N   1     28    And his fame went out straightway into the whole region of  Galilee around.

41N   1     29    And straightway going out of the synagogue, they came with  James and John into the house of Simon and Andrew.

41N   1     30    And the mother-in-law of Simon lay in a fever. And  straightway they speak to him about her.

41N   1     31    And he went up to [her] and raised her up, having taken her  by the hand, and straightway the fever left her, and she served  them.

41N   1     32    But evening being come, when the sun had gone down, they  brought to him all that were suffering, and those possessed by  demons;

41N   1     33    and the whole city was gathered together at the door.

41N   1     34    And he healed many suffering from various diseases; and he  cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak  because they knew him.

41N   1     35    And rising in the morning long before day, he went out and  went away into a desert place, and there prayed.

41N   1     36    And Simon and those with him went after him:

41N   1     37    and having found him, they say to him, All seek thee.

41N   1     38    And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the  neighbouring country towns, that I may preach there also, for  for this purpose am I come forth.

41N   1     39    And he was preaching in their synagogues in the whole of  Galilee, and casting out demons.

41N   1     40    And there comes to him a leper, beseeching him, and falling  on his knees to him, and saying to him, If thou wilt thou canst  cleanse me.

41N   1     41    But Jesus, moved with compassion, having stretched out his  hand, touched him, and says to him, I will, be thou cleansed.

41N   1     42    And as he spoke straightway the leprosy left him, and he  was cleansed.

41N   1     43    And having sharply charged him, he straightway sent him  away,

41N   1     44    and says to him, See thou say nothing to any one, but go,  shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing what  Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

41N   1     45    But he, having gone forth, began to proclaim [it] much, and  to spread the matter abroad, so that he could no longer enter  openly into the city, but was without in desert places, and  they came to him from every side.

41N   2     1     And he entered again into Capernaum after [several] days,  and it was reported that he was at [the] house;

41N   2     2     and straightway many were gathered together, so that there  was no longer any room, not even at the door; and he spoke the  word to them.

41N   2     3     And there come to him [men] bringing a paralytic, borne by  four;

41N   2     4     and, not being able to get near to him on account of the  crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was, and having dug  [it] up they let down the couch on which the paralytic lay.

41N   2     5     But Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, Child,  thy sins are forgiven [thee].

41N   2     6     But certain of the scribes were there sitting, and reasoning  in their hearts,

41N   2     7     Why does this [man] thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able  to forgive sins except God alone?

41N   2     8     And straightway Jesus, knowing in his spirit that they are  reasoning thus within themselves, said to them, Why reason ye  these things in your hearts?

41N   2     9     Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, [Thy] sins are  forgiven [thee]; or to say, Arise, and take up thy couch and  walk?

41N   2     10    But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth  to forgive sins, he says to the paralytic,

41N   2     11    To thee I say, Arise, take up thy couch and go to thine  house.

41N   2     12    And he rose up straightway, and, having taken up his couch,  went out before [them] all, so that all were amazed, and  glorified God, saying, We never saw it thus.

41N   2     13    And he went out again by the sea, and all the crowd came to  him, and he taught them.

41N   2     14    And passing by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting  at the tax-office, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up  and followed him.

41N   2     15    And it came to pass as he lay at table in his house, that  many tax-gatherers and sinners lay at table with Jesus and his  disciples; for they were many, and they followed him.

41N   2     16    And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing him eating with  sinners and tax-gatherers, said to his disciples, Why [is it]  that he eats and drinks with tax-gatherers and sinners?

41N   2     17    And Jesus having heard [it] says to them, They that are  strong have not need of a physician, but those who are ill. I  have not come to call righteous [men], but sinners.

41N   2     18    And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting;  and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and  [the disciples] of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast  not?

41N   2     19    And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bride-chamber  fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have  the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.

41N   2     20    But days will come when the bridegroom shall have been  taken away from them, and then shall they fast in that day.

41N   2     21    No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment:  otherwise its new filling-up takes from the old [stuff], and  there is a worse rent.

41N   2     22    And no one puts new wine into old skins; otherwise the wine  bursts the skins, and the wine is poured out, and the skins  will be destroyed; but new wine is to be put into new skins.

41N   2     23    And it came to pass that he went on the sabbath through the  cornfields; and his disciples began to walk on, plucking the  ears.

41N   2     24    And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the  sabbath what is not lawful?

41N   2     25    And *he* said to them, Have ye never read what David did  when he had need and hungered, *he* and those with him,

41N   2     26    how he entered into the house of God, in [the section of]  Abiathar [the] high priest, and ate the shew-bread, which it is  not lawful unless for the priests to eat, and gave even to  those that were with him?

41N   2     27    And he said to them, The sabbath was made on account of  man, not man on account of the sabbath;

41N   2     28    so that the Son of man is lord of the sabbath also.

41N   3     1     And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was there  a man having his hand dried up.

41N   3     2     And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath,  that they might accuse him.

41N   3     3     And he says to the man who had his hand dried up, Rise up  [and come] into the midst.

41N   3     4     And he says to them, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good  or to do evil, to save life or to kill? But they were silent.

41N   3     5     And looking round upon them with anger, distressed at the  hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch out thy  hand. And he stretched [it] out, and his hand was restored.

41N   3     6     And the Pharisees going out straightway with the Herodians  took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

41N   3     7     And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea; and a  great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

41N   3     8     and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea and beyond the Jordan;  and they of around Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, having  heard what things he did, came to him.

41N   3     9     And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship  should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might  not press upon him.

41N   3     10    For he healed many, so that they beset him that they might  touch him, as many as had plagues.

41N   3     11    And the unclean spirits, when they beheld him, fell down  before him, and cried saying, *Thou* art the Son of God.

41N   3     12    And he rebuked them much, that they might not make him  manifest.

41N   3     13    And he goes up into the mountain, and calls whom he himself  would, and they went to him.

41N   3     14    And he appointed twelve that they might be with him, and  that he might send them to preach,

41N   3     15    and to have power [to heal diseases, and] to cast out  demons.

41N   3     16    And he gave to Simon the surname of Peter;

41N   3     17    and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of  James, and he gave them the surname of Boanerges, that is, Sons  of thunder;

41N   3     18    and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and  Thomas, and James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and  Simon the Cananaean,

41N   3     19    and Judas Iscariote, who also delivered him up. And they  come to [the] house.

41N   3     20    And again a crowd comes together, so that they cannot even  eat bread.

41N   3     21    And his relatives having heard [of it] went out to lay hold  on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.

41N   3     22    And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, He  has Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons he casts out  demons.

41N   3     23    And having called them to [him], he said to them in  parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

41N   3     24    And if a kingdom has become divided against itself, that  kingdom cannot subsist.

41N   3     25    And if a house has become divided against itself, that  house cannot subsist.

41N   3     26    And if Satan rise up against himself, and is divided, he  cannot subsist, but has an end.

41N   3     27    But no one can, having entered into his house, plunder the  goods of the strong [man] unless he first bind the strong  [man], and then he will plunder his house.

41N   3     28    Verily I say unto you, that all sins shall be forgiven to  the sons of men, and all the injurious speeches [with] which  they may speak injuriously;

41N   3     29    but whosoever shall speak injuriously against the Holy  Spirit, to eternity has no forgiveness; but lies under the  guilt of an everlasting sin;

41N   3     30    -- because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

41N   3     31    And his brethren and his mother come, and standing without  sent to him calling him.

41N   3     32    And a crowd sat around him. And they said to him, Behold,  thy mother and thy brethren seek thee without.

41N   3     33    And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my  brethren?

41N   3     34    And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting  around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren:

41N   3     35    for whosoever shall do the will of God, *he* is my brother,  and sister, and mother.

41N   4     1     And again he began to teach by the sea. And a great crowd  was gathered together to him, so that going on board ship he  sat in the sea, and all the crowd were close to the sea on the  land.

41N   4     2     And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to  them in his doctrine,

41N   4     3     Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

41N   4     4     And it came to pass as he sowed, one fell by the wayside,  and the birds came and devoured it.

41N   4     5     And another fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much  earth, and immediately it sprung up out [of the ground] because  it had no depth of earth;

41N   4     6     and when the sun arose it was burnt up, and because of its  not having any root, it withered.

41N   4     7     And another fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up  and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

41N   4     8     And another fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit,  growing up and increasing; and bore, one thirty, and one sixty,  and one a hundred.

41N   4     9     And he said, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

41N   4     10    And when he was alone, those about him with the twelve  asked him [as to] the parables.

41N   4     11    And he said to them, To you is given [to know] the mystery  of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things  are done in parables,

41N   4     12    that beholding they may behold and not see, and hearing  they may hear and not understand, lest it may be, they should  be converted and they should be forgiven.

41N   4     13    And he says to them, Do ye not know this parable? and how  will ye be acquainted with all the parables?

41N   4     14    The sower sows the word:

41N   4     15    and these are they by the wayside where the word is sown,  and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the  word that was sown in them.

41N   4     16    And these are they in like manner who are sown upon the  rocky places, who when they hear the word, immediately receive  it with joy,

41N   4     17    and they have no root in themselves, but are for a time:  then, tribulation arising, or persecution on account of the  word, immediately they are offended.

41N   4     18    And others are they who are sown among the thorns: these  are they who have heard the word,

41N   4     19    and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and  the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it  becomes unfruitful.

41N   4     20    And these are they who have been sown on the good ground,  such as hear the word and receive it, and bear fruit; one  thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred [fold].

41N   4     21    And he said to them, Does the lamp come that it should be  put under the bushel or under the couch? [Is it] not that it  should be set upon the lamp-stand?

41N   4     22    For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made  manifest; nor does any secret thing take place, but that it  should come to light.

41N   4     23    If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.

41N   4     24    And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear; with what  measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you; and there shall be  [more] added to you.

41N   4     25    For whosoever has, to him shall be given; and he who has  not, even what he has shall be taken from him.

41N   4     26    And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as if a man should  cast the seed upon the earth,

41N   4     27    and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed  should sprout and grow, he does not know how.

41N   4     28    The earth bears fruit of itself, first [the] blade, then an  ear, then full corn in the ear.

41N   4     29    But when the fruit is produced, immediately he sends the  sickle, for the harvest is come.

41N   4     30    And he said, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or  with what comparison should we compare it?

41N   4     31    As to a grain of mustard [seed], which, when it is sown  upon the earth, is less than all seeds which are upon the  earth,

41N   4     32    and when it has been sown, mounts up and becomes greater  than all herbs, and produces great branches, so that the birds  of heaven can roost under its shadow.

41N   4     33    And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as  they were able to hear,

41N   4     34    but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private  he explained all things to his disciples.

41N   4     35    And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them,  Let us go over to the other side:

41N   4     36    and having sent away the crowd, they take him with [them],  as he was, in the ship. But other ships also were with him.

41N   4     37    And there comes a violent gust of wind, and the waves beat  into the ship, so that it already filled.

41N   4     38    And *he* was in the stern sleeping on the cushion. And they  awake him up and say to him, Teacher, dost thou not care that  we are perishing?

41N   4     39    And awaking up he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,  Silence; be mute. And the wind fell, and there was a great  calm.

41N   4     40    And he said to them, Why are ye [thus] fearful? how [is it]  ye have not faith?

41N   4     41    And they feared [with] great fear, and said one to another,  Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

41N   5     1     And they came to the other side of the sea, to the country  of the Gadarenes.

41N   5     2     And immediately on his going out of the ship there met him  out of the tombs a man possessed by an unclean spirit,

41N   5     3     who had his dwelling in the tombs; and no one was able to  bind him, not even with chains;

41N   5     4     because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and  the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters were  shattered; and no one was able to subdue him.

41N   5     5     And continually night and day, in the tombs and in the  mountains, he was crying and cutting himself with stones.

41N   5     6     But seeing Jesus from afar off, he ran and did him homage,

41N   5     7     and crying with a loud voice he says, What have I to do with  thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God,  torment me not.

41N   5     8     For he said to him, Come forth, unclean spirit, out of the  man.

41N   5     9     And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says to him,  Legion is my name, because we are many.

41N   5     10    And he besought him much that he would not send them away  out of the country.

41N   5     11    Now there was there just at the mountain a great herd of  swine feeding;

41N   5     12    and they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine that  we may enter into them.

41N   5     13    And Jesus [immediately] allowed them. And the unclean  spirits going out entered into the swine, and the herd rushed  down the steep slope, into the sea (about two thousand), and  were choked in the sea.

41N   5     14    And those that were feeding them fled and reported it in  the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it  was that had taken place.

41N   5     15    And they come to Jesus, and they see the possessed of  demons sitting [and] clothed and sensible, [him] that had had  the legion: and they were afraid.

41N   5     16    And they that had seen [it] related to them how it had  happened to the [man] possessed by demons, and concerning the  swine.

41N   5     17    And they began to beg him to depart from their coasts.

41N   5     18    And as he went on board ship, the man that had been  possessed by demons besought him that he might be with him.

41N   5     19    And he suffered him not, but says to him, Go to thine home  to thine own people, and tell them how great things the Lord  has done for thee, and has had mercy on thee.

41N   5     20    And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how  great things Jesus had done for him; and all wondered.

41N   5     21    And Jesus having passed over in the ship again to the other  side, a great crowd gathered to him; and he was by the sea.

41N   5     22    And [behold] there comes one of the rulers of the  synagogue, by name Jairus, and seeing him, falls down at his  feet;

41N   5     23    and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at  extremity; [I pray] that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands  upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

41N   5     24    And he went with him, and a large crowd followed him and  pressed on him.

41N   5     25    And a certain woman who had had a flux of blood twelve  years,

41N   5     26    and had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent  everything she had and had found no advantage from it, but had  rather got worse,

41N   5     27    having heard concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind and  touched his clothes;

41N   5     28    for she said, If I shall touch but his clothes I shall be  healed.

41N   5     29    And immediately her fountain of blood was dried up, and she  knew in her body that she was cured from the scourge.

41N   5     30    And immediately Jesus, knowing in himself the power that  had gone out of him, turning round in the crowd said, Who has  touched my clothes?

41N   5     31    And his disciples said to him, Thou seest the crowd  pressing on thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

41N   5     32    And he looked round about to see her who had done this.

41N   5     33    But the woman, frightened and trembling, knowing what had  taken place in her, came and fell down before him, and told him  all the truth.

41N   5     34    And he said to her, Daughter, thy faith has healed thee; go  in peace, and be well of thy scourge.

41N   5     35    While he was yet speaking, they come from the ruler of the  synagogue's [house], saying, Thy daughter has died, why  troublest thou the teacher any further?

41N   5     36    But Jesus [immediately], having heard the word spoken, says  to the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not; only believe.

41N   5     37    And he suffered no one to accompany him save Peter and  James, and John the brother of James.

41N   5     38    And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,  and sees the tumult, and people weeping and wailing greatly.

41N   5     39    And entering in he says to them, Why do ye make a tumult  and weep? the child has not died, but sleeps.

41N   5     40    And they derided him. But he, having put [them] all out,  takes with [him] the father of the child, and the mother, and  those that were with him, and enters in where the child was  lying.

41N   5     41    And having laid hold of the hand of the child, he says to  her, Talitha koumi, which is, interpreted, Damsel, I say to  thee, Arise.

41N   5     42    And immediately the damsel arose and walked, for she was  twelve years old. And they were astonished with great  astonishment.

41N   5     43    And he charged them much that no one should know this; and  he desired that [something] should be given her to eat.

41N   6     1     And he went out thence and came to his own country, and his  disciples follow him.

41N   6     2     And when sabbath was come he began to teach in the  synagogue, and many hearing were amazed, saying, Whence [has]  this [man] these things? and what [is] the wisdom that is given  to him, and such works of power are done by his hands?

41N   6     3     Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of  James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters  here with us? And they were offended in him.

41N   6     4     But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not despised save in  his own country, and among [his] kinsmen, and in his own house.

41N   6     5     And he could not do any work of power there, save that  laying his hands on a few infirm persons he healed [them].

41N   6     6     And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went round  the villages in a circuit, teaching.

41N   6     7     And he calls the twelve to [him]; and he began to send them  out two [and] two, and gave to them power over the unclean  spirits;

41N   6     8     and he commanded them that they should take nothing for the  way, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their  belt;

41N   6     9     but be shod with sandals, and put not on two body-coats.

41N   6     10    And he said to them, Wheresoever ye shall enter into a  house, there remain till ye shall go thence.

41N   6     11    And whatsoever place shall not receive you nor hear you,  departing thence, shake off the dust which is under your feet  for a testimony to them.

41N   6     12    And they went forth and preached that they should repent;

41N   6     13    and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many  infirm, and healed them.

41N   6     14    And Herod the king heard [of him] (for his name had become  public), and said, John the baptist is risen from among [the]  dead, and on this account works of power are wrought by him.

41N   6     15    And others said, It is Elias; and others said, It is a  prophet, as one of the prophets.

41N   6     16    But Herod when he heard [it] said, John whom *I* beheaded,  he it is; *he* is risen [from among the dead].

41N   6     17    For the same Herod had sent and seized John, and had bound  him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of Philip his  brother, because he had married her.

41N   6     18    For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have  the wife of thy brother.

41N   6     19    But Herodias kept it [in her mind] against him, and wished  to kill him, and could not:

41N   6     20    for Herod feared John knowing that he was a just and holy  man, and kept him safe; and having heard him, did many things,  and heard him gladly.

41N   6     21    And a holiday being come, when Herod, on his birthday, made  a supper to his grandees, and to the chiliarchs, and the chief  [men] of Galilee;

41N   6     22    and the daughter of the same Herodias having come in, and  danced, pleased Herod and those that were with [him] at table;  and the king said to the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt  and I will give it thee.

41N   6     23    And he swore to her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask me I will  give thee, to half of my kingdom.

41N   6     24    And she went out, and said to her mother, What should I  ask? And she said, The head of John the baptist.

41N   6     25    And immediately going in with haste to the king, she asked  saying, I desire that thou give me directly upon a dish the  head of John the baptist.

41N   6     26    And the king, [while] made very sorry, on account of the  oaths and those lying at table with [him] would not break his  word with her.

41N   6     27    And immediately the king, having sent one of the guard,  ordered his head to be brought. And he went out and beheaded  him in the prison,

41N   6     28    and brought his head upon a dish, and gave it to the  damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.

41N   6     29    And his disciples having heard [it], came and took up his  body, and laid it in a tomb.

41N   6     30    And the apostles are gathered together to Jesus. And they  related to him all things, [both] what they had done and what  they had taught.

41N   6     31    And he said to them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert  place and rest a little. For those coming and those going were  many, and they had not leisure even to eat.

41N   6     32    And they went away apart into a desert place by ship.

41N   6     33    And many saw them going, and recognised them, and ran  together there on foot, out of all the cities, and got [there]  before them.

41N   6     34    And on leaving [the ship] [Jesus] saw a great crowd, and he  was moved with compassion for them, because they were as sheep  not having a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.

41N   6     35    And when it was already late in the day, his disciples  coming to him say, The place is desert, and it is already late  in the day;

41N   6     36    send them away that they may go into the country and  villages around, and buy themselves bread, for they have not  anything they can eat.

41N   6     37    And he answering said to them, Give *ye* them to eat. And  they say to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth  of bread and give them to eat?

41N   6     38    And he says to them, How many loaves have ye? Go [and] see.  And when they knew they say, Five, and two fishes.

41N   6     39    And he ordered them to make them all sit down by companies  on the green grass.

41N   6     40    And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties.

41N   6     41    And having taken the five loaves and the two fishes,  looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and  gave [them] to his disciples that they might set [them] before  them. And the two fishes he divided among all.

41N   6     42    And they all ate and were satisfied.

41N   6     43    And they took up of fragments the fillings of twelve  hand-baskets, and of the fishes.

41N   6     44    And those that ate of the loaves were five thousand men.

41N   6     45    And immediately he compelled his disciples to go on board  ship, and to go on before to the other side to Bethsaida, while  *he* sends the crowd away.

41N   6     46    And, having dismissed them, he departed into the mountain  to pray.

41N   6     47    And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the  sea, and *he* alone upon the land.

41N   6     48    And seeing them labouring in rowing, for the wind was  contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes  to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.

41N   6     49    But they, seeing him walking on the sea, thought that it  was an apparition, and cried out.

41N   6     50    For all saw him and were troubled. And immediately he spoke  with them, and says to them, Be of good courage: it is *I*; be  not afraid.

41N   6     51    And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind fell.  And they were exceedingly beyond measure astonished in  themselves and wondered;

41N   6     52    for they understood not through the loaves: for their heart  was hardened.

41N   6     53    And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret  and made the shore.

41N   6     54    And on their coming out of the ship, immediately  recognising him,

41N   6     55    they ran through that whole country around, and began to  carry about those that were ill on couches, where they heard  that he was.

41N   6     56    And wherever he entered into villages, or cities, or the  country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and besought  him that they might touch if it were only the hem of his  garment; and as many as touched him were healed.

41N   7     1     And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from  Jerusalem, are gathered together to him,

41N   7     2     and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled,  that is, unwashed, hands,

41N   7     3     (for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their  hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered  by the ancients;

41N   7     4     and [on coming] from the market-place, unless they are  washed, they do not eat; and there are many other things which  they have received to hold, the washing of cups and vessels,  and brazen utensils, and couches),

41N   7     5     then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy  disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the  ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?

41N   7     6     But he answering said to them, Well did Esaias prophesy  concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honour  me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me.

41N   7     7     But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their]  teachings commandments of men.

41N   7     8     [For], leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is  delivered by men [to keep] -- washings of vessels and cups, and  many other such like things ye do.

41N   7     9     And he said to them, Well do ye set aside the commandment of  God, that ye may observe what is delivered by yourselves [to  keep].

41N   7     10    For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, he  who speaks ill of father or mother, let him surely die.

41N   7     11    But *ye* say, If a man say to his father or his mother, [It  is] corban (that is, gift), whatsoever thou mightest have  profit from me by ...

41N   7     12    And ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father  or his mother;

41N   7     13    making void the word of God by your traditional teaching  which ye have delivered; and many such like things ye do.

41N   7     14    And having called again the crowd, he said to them, Hear  me, all [of you], and understand:

41N   7     15    There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which  can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it  is which defile the man.

41N   7     16    If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.

41N   7     17    And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples  asked him concerning the parable.

41N   7     18    And he says to them, Are *ye* also thus unintelligent? Do  ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man  cannot defile him,

41N   7     19    because it does not enter into his heart but into his  belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats?

41N   7     20    And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that  defiles the man.

41N   7     21    For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil  thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

41N   7     22    thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness,  a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

41N   7     23    all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the  man.

41N   7     24    And he rose up and went away thence into the borders of  Tyre and Sidon; and having entered into a house he would not  have any one know [it], and he could not be hid.

41N   7     25    But immediately a woman, whose little daughter had an  unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell at his feet

41N   7     26    (and the woman was a Greek, Syrophenician by race), and  asked him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.

41N   7     27    But [Jesus] said to her, Suffer the children to be first  filled; for it is not right to take the children's bread and  cast it to the dogs.

41N   7     28    But she answered and says to him, Yea, Lord; for even the  dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

41N   7     29    And he said to her, Because of this word, go thy way, the  demon is gone out of thy daughter.

41N   7     30    And having gone away to her house she found the demon gone  out, and her daughter lying on the bed.

41N   7     31    And again having left the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he  came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of  Decapolis.

41N   7     32    And they bring to him a deaf [man] who could not speak  right, and they beseech him that he might lay his hand on him.

41N   7     33    And having taken him away from the crowd apart, he put his  fingers to his ears; and having spit, he touched his tongue;

41N   7     34    and looking up to heaven he groaned, and says to him,  Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

41N   7     35    And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his  tongue was loosed and he spoke right.

41N   7     36    And he charged them that they should speak to no one [of  it]. But so much the more *he* charged them, so much the more  abundantly *they* proclaimed it;

41N   7     37    and they were astonished above measure, saying, He does all  things well; he makes both the deaf to hear, and the speechless  to speak.

41N   8     1     In those days, there being again a great crowd, and they  having nothing that they could eat, having called his disciples  to [him], he says to them,

41N   8     2     I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed  with me already three days and they have not anything they can  eat,

41N   8     3     and if I should dismiss them to their home fasting, they  will faint on the way; for some of them are come from far.

41N   8     4     And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to  satisfy these with bread here in a desert place?

41N   8     5     And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said,  Seven.

41N   8     6     And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And  having taken the seven loaves, he gave thanks, and broke [them]  and gave [them] to his disciples, that they might set [them]  before [them]; and they set [them] before the crowd.

41N   8     7     And they had a few small fishes, and having blessed them, he  desired these also to be set before [them].

41N   8     8     And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up of  fragments that remained seven baskets.

41N   8     9     And they [that had eaten] were about four thousand; and he  sent them away.

41N   8     10    And immediately going on board ship with his disciples, he  came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

41N   8     11    And the Pharisees went out and began to dispute against  him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

41N   8     12    And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this  generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in  no wise be given to this generation.

41N   8     13    And he left them, and going again on board ship, went away  to the other side.

41N   8     14    And they forgot to take bread, and save one loaf, they had  not [any] with them in the ship.

41N   8     15    And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the  leaven of the Pharisees and [of] the leaven of Herod.

41N   8     16    And they reasoned with one another, [saying], It is because  we have no bread.

41N   8     17    And Jesus knowing [it], says to them, Why reason ye because  ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive nor understand? Have  ye your heart [yet] hardened?

41N   8     18    Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and  do ye not remember?

41N   8     19    When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how  many hand-baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say to  him, Twelve.

41N   8     20    And when the seven for the four thousand, the filling of  how many baskets of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

41N   8     21    And he said to them, How do ye not yet understand?

41N   8     22    And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man,  and beseech him that he might touch him.

41N   8     23    And taking hold of the hand of the blind man he led him  forth out of the village, and having spit upon his eyes, he  laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he beheld anything.

41N   8     24    And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see  [them], as trees, walking.

41N   8     25    Then he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he saw  distinctly, and was restored and saw all things clearly.

41N   8     26    And he sent him to his house, saying, Neither enter into  the village, nor tell [it] to any one in the village.

41N   8     27    And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages  of Caesarea-Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples,  saying unto them, Who do men say that I am?

41N   8     28    And they answered him, saying, John the baptist; and  others, Elias; but others, One of the prophets.

41N   8     29    And he asked them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And  Peter answering says to him, *Thou* art the Christ.

41N   8     30    And he charged them straitly, in order that they should  tell no man about him.

41N   8     31    And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer  many things, and be rejected of the elders and of the chief  priests and of the scribes, and be killed, and after three days  rise [again].

41N   8     32    And he spoke the thing openly. And Peter, taking him to  [him], began to rebuke him.

41N   8     33    But he, turning round and seeing his disciples, rebuked  Peter, saying, Get away behind me, Satan, for thy mind is not  on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of  men.

41N   8     34    And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to  them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself,  and take up his cross and follow me.

41N   8     35    For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it,  but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's  shall save it.

41N   8     36    For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world  and suffer the loss of his soul?

41N   8     37    for what should a man give in exchange for his soul?

41N   8     38    For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in  this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of  man also be ashamed when he shall come in the glory of his  Father with the holy angels.

41N   9     1     And he said to them, Verily I say unto you, There are some  of those standing here that shall not taste death until they  shall have seen the kingdom of God come in power.

41N   9     2     And after six days Jesus takes with [him] Peter and James  and John, and takes them up on a high mountain by themselves  apart. And he was transfigured before them:

41N   9     3     and his garments became shining, exceeding white [as snow],  such as fuller on earth could not whiten [them].

41N   9     4     And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, and they were  talking with Jesus.

41N   9     5     And Peter answering says to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good that we  should be here; and let us make three tabernacles, for thee  one, and for Moses one, and for Elias one.

41N   9     6     For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled  with fear.

41N   9     7     And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a  voice out of the cloud, *This* is my beloved Son: hear him.

41N   9     8     And suddenly having looked around, they no longer saw any  one, but Jesus alone with themselves.

41N   9     9     And as they descended from the mountain, he charged them  that they should relate to no one what they had seen, unless  when the Son of man should be risen from among [the] dead.

41N   9     10    And they kept that saying, questioning among themselves,  what rising from among [the] dead was.

41N   9     11    And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that  Elias must first have come?

41N   9     12    And he answering said to them, Elias indeed, having first  come, restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of  man that he must suffer much, and be set at nought:

41N   9     13    but I say unto you that Elias also is come, and they have  done to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.

41N   9     14    And when he came to the disciples he saw a great crowd  around them, and scribes disputing against them.

41N   9     15    And immediately all the crowd seeing him were amazed, and  running to [him], saluted him.

41N   9     16    And he asked them, What do ye question with them about?

41N   9     17    And one out of the crowd answered him, Teacher, I brought  to thee my son, who has a dumb spirit;

41N   9     18    and wheresoever it seizes him it tears him, and he foams  and gnashes his teeth, and he is withering away. And I spoke to  thy disciples, that they might cast him out, and they could  not.

41N   9     19    But he answering them says, O unbelieving generation! how  long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring  him to me.

41N   9     20    And they brought him to him. And seeing him the spirit  immediately tore him; and falling upon the earth he rolled  foaming.

41N   9     21    And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has  been like this with him? And he said, From childhood;

41N   9     22    and often it has cast him both into fire and into waters  that it might destroy him: but if thou couldst [do] anything,  be moved with pity on us, and help us.

41N   9     23    And Jesus said to him, The 'if thou couldst' is [if thou  couldst] believe: all things are possible to him that believes.

41N   9     24    And immediately the father of the young child crying out  said [with tears], I believe, help mine unbelief.

41N   9     25    But Jesus, seeing that [the] crowd was running up together,  rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou dumb and deaf  spirit, *I* command thee, come out of him, and enter no more  into him.

41N   9     26    And having cried out and torn [him] much, he came out; and  he became as if dead, so that the most said, He is dead.

41N   9     27    But Jesus, having taken hold of him by the hand, lifted him  up, and he arose.

41N   9     28    And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked  him privately, Wherefore could not *we* cast him out?

41N   9     29    And he said to them, This kind can go out by nothing but by  prayer and fasting.

41N   9     30    And going forth from thence they went through Galilee; and  he would not that any one knew it;

41N   9     31    for he taught his disciples and said to them, The Son of  man is delivered into men's hands, and they shall kill him; and  having been killed, after three days he shall rise again.

41N   9     32    But they understood not the saying, and feared to ask him.

41N   9     33    And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he asked  them, Of what were ye reasoning by the way?

41N   9     34    And they remained silent, for by the way they had been  reasoning with one another who [was] greatest.

41N   9     35    And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them,  If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and  minister of all.

41N   9     36    And taking a little child he set it in their midst, and  having taken it in his arms he said to them,

41N   9     37    Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my  name, receives me; and whosoever shall receive me, does not  receive me, but him who sent me.

41N   9     38    And John answered him saying, Teacher, we saw some one  casting out demons in thy name, who does not follow us, and we  forbad him, because he does not follow us.

41N   9     39    But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who  shall do a miracle in my name, and be able soon [after] to  speak ill of me;

41N   9     40    for he who is not against us is for us.

 

41N   9     41    For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in  [my] name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he  shall in no wise lose his reward.

41N   9     42    And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones  who believe [in me], it were better for him if a millstone were  hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea.

41N   9     43    And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is  better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two  hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable;

41N   9     44    [where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched].

41N   9     45    And if thy foot serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is  better for thee to enter into life lame, than having thy two  feet to be cast into hell, into the fire unquenchable;

41N   9     46    [where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched].

41N   9     47    And if thine eye serve as a snare to thee, cast it out: it  is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one  eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of  fire,

41N   9     48    where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

41N   9     49    For every one shall be salted with fire, and every  sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

41N   9     50    Salt [is] good, but if the salt is become saltless,  wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at  peace with one another.

41N   10    1     And rising up thence he comes into the coasts of Judaea,  and the other side of the Jordan. And again crowds come  together to him, and, as he was accustomed, again he taught  them.

41N   10    2     And Pharisees coming to [him] asked him, Is it lawful for a  man to put away [his] wife? (tempting him).

41N   10    3     But he answering said to them, What did Moses command you?

41N   10    4     And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorce,  and to put away.

41N   10    5     And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your  hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment for you;

41N   10    6     but from [the] beginning of [the] creation God made them  male and female.

41N   10    7     For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and  shall be united to his wife,

41N   10    8     and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer  two but one flesh.

41N   10    9     What therefore God has joined together, let not man  separate.

41N   10    10    And again in the house the disciples asked him concerning  this.

41N   10    11    And he says to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and  shall marry another, commits adultery against her.

41N   10    12    And if a woman put away her husband and shall marry  another, she commits adultery.

41N   10    13    And they brought little children to him that he might  touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought  [them].

41N   10    14    But Jesus seeing [it], was indignant, and said to them,  Suffer the little children to come to me; forbid them not; for  of such is the kingdom of God.

41N   10    15    Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the  kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into  it.

41N   10    16    And having taken them in his arms, having laid his hands  on them, he blessed them.

41N   10    17    And as he went forth into the way, a person ran up to  [him], and kneeling to him asked him, Good Teacher, what shall  I do that I may inherit eternal life?

41N   10    18    But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is  good but one, [that is] God.

41N   10    19    Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do  not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not  defraud, Honour thy father and mother.

41N   10    20    And he answering said to him, Teacher, all these things  have I kept from my youth.

41N   10    21    And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One  thing lackest thou: go, sell whatever thou hast and give to the  poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow  me, [taking up the cross].

41N   10    22    But he, sad at the word, went away grieved, for he had  large possessions.

41N   10    23    And Jesus looking around says to his disciples, How  difficultly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom  of God!

41N   10    24    And the disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus  again answering says to them, Children, how difficult it is  that those who trust in riches should enter into the kingdom of  God!

41N   10    25    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle  than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

41N   10    26    And they were exceedingly astonished, saying to one  another, And who can be saved?

41N   10    27    But Jesus looking on them says, With men it is impossible,  but not with God; for all things are possible with God.

41N   10    28    Peter began to say to him, Behold, *we* have left all  things and have followed thee.

41N   10    29    Jesus answering said, Verily I say to you, There is no one  who has left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or  mother, [or wife], or children, or lands, for my sake and for  the sake of the gospel,

41N   10    30    that shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time:  houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children,  and lands, with persecutions, and in the coming age life  eternal.

41N   10    31    But many first shall be last, and the last first.

41N   10    32    And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus  was going on before them; and they were amazed, and were afraid  as they followed. And taking the twelve again to [him], he  began to tell them what was going to happen to him:

41N   10    33    Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be  delivered up to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they  shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him up to the  nations:

41N   10    34    and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall  spit upon him, and shall kill him; and after three days he  shall rise again.

41N   10    35    And there come to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee,  saying [to him], Teacher, we would that whatsoever we may ask  thee, thou wouldst do it for us.

41N   10    36    And he said to them, What would ye that I should do for  you?

41N   10    37    And they said to him, Give to us that we may sit, one on  thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy glory.

41N   10    38    And Jesus said to them, Ye do not know what ye ask. Are ye  able to drink the cup which *I* drink, or be baptised with the  baptism that *I* am baptised with?

41N   10    39    And they said to him, We are able. And Jesus said to them,  The cup that *I* drink ye will drink and with the baptism that  *I* am baptised with ye will be baptised,

41N   10    40    but to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to  give, but for those for whom it is prepared.

41N   10    41    And the ten having heard [of it], began to be indignant  about James and John.

41N   10    42    But Jesus having called them to [him], says to them, Ye  know that those who are esteemed to rule over the nations  exercise lordship over them; and their great men exercise  authority over them;

41N   10    43    but it is not thus among you; but whosoever would be great  among you, shall be your minister;

41N   10    44    and whosoever would be first of you shall be bondman of  all.

41N   10    45    For also the Son of man did not come to be ministered to,  but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many.

41N   10    46    And they come to Jericho, and as he was going out from  Jericho, and his disciples and a large crowd, the son of  Timaeus, Bartimaeus, the blind [man], sat by the wayside  begging.

41N   10    47    And having heard that it was Jesus the Nazaraean, he began  to cry out and to say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.

41N   10    48    And many rebuked him, that he might be silent; but he  cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

41N   10    49    And Jesus, standing still, desired him to be called. And  they call the blind [man], saying to him, Be of good courage,  rise up, he calls thee.

41N   10    50    And, throwing away his garment, he started up and came to  Jesus.

41N   10    51    And Jesus answering says to him, What wilt thou that I  shall do to thee? And the blind [man] said to him, Rabboni,  that I may see.

41N   10    52    And Jesus said to him, Go, thy faith has healed thee. And  he saw immediately, and followed him in the way.

41N   11    1     And when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and  Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sends two of his disciples,

41N   11    2     and says to them, Go into the village which is over against  you, and immediately on entering into it ye will find a colt  tied, upon which no [child] of man has ever sat: loose it and  lead it [here].

41N   11    3     And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? say, The Lord  has need of it; and straightway he sends it hither.

41N   11    4     And they departed, and found a colt bound to the door  without at the crossway, and they loose him.

41N   11    5     And some of those who stood there said to them, What are ye  doing, loosing the colt?

41N   11    6     And they said to them as Jesus had commanded. And they let  them [do it].

41N   11    7     And they led the colt to Jesus, and cast their clothes upon  it, and he sat on it;

41N   11    8     and many strewed their clothes on the way, and others cut  down branches from the trees [and went on strewing them on the  way].

41N   11    9     And those going on before and those following cried out,  Hosanna! blessed [be] he that comes in [the] Lord's name.

41N   11    10    Blessed [be] the coming kingdom of our father David.  Hosanna in the highest!

41N   11    11    And he entered into Jerusalem and into the temple; and  having looked round on all things, the hour being already late,  he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

41N   11    12    And on the morrow, when they were gone out of Bethany, he  hungered.

41N   11    13    And seeing from afar off a fig-tree which had leaves, he  came, if perhaps he might find something on it. And having come  up to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the time  of figs.

41N   11    14    And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee  any more for ever. And his disciples heard [it].

41N   11    15    And they come to Jerusalem, and entering into the temple,  he began to cast out those who sold and who bought in the  temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and  the seats of the dove-sellers,

41N   11    16    and suffered not that any one should carry any package  through the temple.

41N   11    17    And he taught saying to them, Is it not written, My house  shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but *ye*  have made it a den of robbers.

41N   11    18    And the chief priests and the scribes heard [it], and they  sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because  all the crowd were astonished at his doctrine.

41N   11    19    And when it was evening he went forth without the city.

41N   11    20    And passing by early in the morning they saw the fig-tree  dried up from the roots.

41N   11    21    And Peter, remembering [what Jesus had said], says to him,  Rabbi, see, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is dried up.

41N   11    22    And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God.

41N   11    23    Verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this  mountain, Be thou taken away and cast into the sea, and shall  not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says takes  place, whatever he shall say shall come to pass for him.

41N   11    24    For this reason I say to you, All things whatsoever ye  pray for and ask, believe that ye receive it, and it shall come  to pass for you.

41N   11    25    And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have anything  against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens  may forgive you your offences.

41N   11    26    But if *ye* do not forgive, neither will your Father who  is in the heavens forgive your offences.

41N   11    27    And they come again to Jerusalem. And as he walked about  in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders  come to him,

41N   11    28    and they say to him, By what authority doest thou these  things? and who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldest  do these things?

41N   11    29    And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you  one thing, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority  I do these things:

41N   11    30    The baptism of John, was it of heaven, or of men? answer  me.

41N   11    31    And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should  say, Of heaven, he will say, Why [then] have ye not believed  him?

41N   11    32    but should we say, Of men -- they feared the people; for  all held of John that he was truly a prophet.

41N   11    33    And they answering say to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus  [answering] says to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what  authority I do these things.

41N   12    1     And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a  vineyard, and made a fence round [it] and dug a wine-vat, and  built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the  country.

41N   12    2     And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that  he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the  vineyard.

41N   12    3     But they took him, and beat [him], and sent [him] away  empty.

41N   12    4     And again he sent to them another bondman; and [at] him  they [threw stones, and] struck [him] on the head, and sent  [him] away with insult.

41N   12    5     And [again] he sent another, and him they killed; and many  others, beating some and killing some.

41N   12    6     Having yet therefore one beloved son, he sent also him to  them the last, saying, They will have respect for my son.

41N   12    7     But those husbandmen said to one another, This is the heir:  come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours.

41N   12    8     And they took him and killed him, and cast him forth out of  the vineyard.

41N   12    9     What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? He will  come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to  others.

41N   12    10    Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they  that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone:

41N   12    11    this is of [the] Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?

41N   12    12    And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the  crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them.  And they left him and went away.

41N   12    13    And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the  Herodians, that they might catch him in speaking.

41N   12    14    And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou  art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not  men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it  lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

41N   12    15    Should we give, or should we not give? But he knowing  their hypocrisy said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a  denarius that I may see [it].

41N   12    16    And they brought [it]. And he says to them, Whose [is]  this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

41N   12    17    And Jesus answering said to them, Pay what is Caesar's to  Caesar, and what is God's to God. And they wondered at him.

41N   12    18    And Sadducees come to him, that say there is no  resurrection; and they demanded of him saying,

41N   12    19    Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if any one's brother die,  and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, that his  brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

41N   12    20    There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and  dying did not leave seed;

41N   12    21    and the second took her and died, and neither did he leave  seed; and the third likewise.

41N   12    22    And the seven [took her and] did not leave seed. Last of  all the woman also died.

41N   12    23    In the resurrection, when they shall rise again, of which  of them shall she be wife, for the seven had her as wife?

41N   12    24    And Jesus answering said to them, Do not ye therefore err,  not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?

41N   12    25    For when they rise from among [the] dead they neither  marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels [who are]  in the heavens.

41N   12    26    But concerning the dead that they rise, have ye not read  in the book of Moses, in [the section of] the bush, how God  spoke to him, saying, *I* [am] the God of Abraham, and the God  of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

41N   12    27    He is not the God of [the] dead, but of [the] living. *Ye*  therefore greatly err.

41N   12    28    And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them  reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well,  demanded of him, Which is [the] first commandment of all?

41N   12    29    And Jesus answered him, [The] first commandment of all  [is], Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord;

41N   12    30    and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,  and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding, and  with all thy strength. This is [the] first commandment.

41N   12    31    And a second like it [is] this: Thou shalt love thy  neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater  than these.

41N   12    32    And the scribe said to him, Right, teacher; thou hast  spoken according to [the] truth. For he is one, and there is  none other besides him;

41N   12    33    and to love him with all the heart, and with all the  intelligence, and with all the soul, and with all the strength,  and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all the  burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

41N   12    34    And Jesus, seeing that he had answered intelligently, said  to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one  dared question him any more.

41N   12    35    And Jesus answering said [as he was] teaching in the  temple, How do the scribes say that the Christ is son of David?

41N   12    36    [for] David himself said [speaking] in the Holy Spirit,  The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put  thine enemies [as] footstool of thy feet.

41N   12    37    David himself [therefore] calls him Lord, and whence is he  his son? And the mass of the people heard him gladly.

41N   12    38    And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the  scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and salutations  in the marketplaces,

41N   12    39    and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at  suppers;

41N   12    40    who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make  long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.

41N   12    41    And Jesus, having sat down opposite the treasury, saw how  the crowd was casting money into the treasury; and many rich  cast in much.

41N   12    42    And a poor widow came and cast in two mites, which is a  farthing.

41N   12    43    And having called his disciples to [him] he said to them,  Verily I say unto you, This poor widow has cast in more than  all who have cast into the treasury:

41N   12    44    for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance,  but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the  whole of her living.

41N   13    1     And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples  says to him, Teacher, see what stones and what buildings!

41N   13    2     And Jesus answering said to him, Seest thou these great  buildings? not a stone shall be left upon a stone, which shall  not be thrown down.

41N   13    3     And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple,  Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

41N   13    4     Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign  when all these things are going to be fulfilled?

41N   13    5     And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any  one mislead you.

41N   13    6     For many shall come in my name, saying, It is *I*, and  shall mislead many.

41N   13    7     But when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not  disturbed, for [this] must happen, but the end is not yet.

41N   13    8     For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom  against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in [different]  places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things  [are the] beginnings of throes.

41N   13    9     But *ye*, take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver  you up to sanhedrims and to synagogues: ye shall be beaten and  brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to  them;

41N   13    10    and the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

41N   13    11    But when they shall lead you away to deliver you up, be  not careful beforehand as to what ye shall say, [nor prepare  your discourse]: but whatsoever shall be given you in that  hour, that speak; for *ye* are not the speakers, but the Holy  Spirit.

41N   13    12    But brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father  child; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause  them to be put to death.

41N   13    13    And ye will be hated of all on account of my name; but he  that has endured to the end, *he* shall be saved.

41N   13    14    But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation  standing where it should not, (he that reads let him consider  [it],) then let those in Judaea flee to the mountains;

41N   13    15    and him that is upon the housetop not come down into the  house, nor enter [into it] to take away anything out of his  house;

41N   13    16    and him that is in the field not return back to take his  garment.

41N   13    17    But woe to those that are with child and to those that  give suck in those days!

41N   13    18    And pray that it may not be in winter time;

41N   13    19    for those days shall be distress such as there has not  been the like since [the] beginning of creation which God  created, until now, and never shall be;

41N   13    20    and if [the] Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh  should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has  chosen, he has cut short those days.

41N   13    21    And then if any one say to you, Lo, here [is] the Christ,  or Lo, there, believe [it] not.

41N   13    22    For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and give  signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

41N   13    23    But do *ye* take heed: behold, I have told you all things  beforehand.

41N   13    24    But in those days, after that distress, the sun shall be  darkened and the moon shall not give its light;

41N   13    25    and the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the  powers which are in the heavens shall be shaken;

41N   13    26    and then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds  with great power and glory;

41N   13    27    and then shall he send his angels and shall gather  together his elect from the four winds, from end of earth to  end of heaven.

41N   13    28    But learn the parable from the fig-tree: when its branch  already becomes tender and puts forth the leaves, ye know that  the summer is near.

41N   13    29    Thus also *ye*, when ye see these things happening, know  that it is near, at the doors.

41N   13    30    Verily I say unto you, This generation shall in no wise  pass away, till all these things take place.

41N   13    31    The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words  shall in no wise pass away.

41N   13    32    But of that day or of that hour no one knows, neither the  angels who are in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

41N   13    33    Take heed, watch and pray, for ye do not know when the  time is:

41N   13    34    [it is] as a man gone out of the country, having left his  house and given to his bondmen the authority, and to each one  his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.

41N   13    35    Watch therefore, for ye do not know when the master of the  house comes: evening, or midnight, or cock-crow, or morning;

41N   13    36    lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

41N   13    37    But what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.

41N   14    1     Now the passover and the [feast of] unleavened bread was  after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were  seeking how they might seize him by subtlety and kill him.

41N   14    2     For they said, Not in the feast, lest perhaps there be a  tumult of the people.

41N   14    3     And when he was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the  leper, as he lay at table, there came a woman having an  alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly; and  having broken the alabaster flask, she poured it out upon his  head.

41N   14    4     And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying,  Why has this waste been made of the ointment?

41N   14    5     for this ointment could have been sold for more than three  hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they spoke very  angrily at her.

41N   14    6     But Jesus said, Let her alone; why do ye trouble her? she  has wrought a good work as to me;

41N   14    7     for ye have the poor always with you, and whenever ye would  ye can do them good; but me ye have not always.

41N   14    8     What *she* could she has done. She has beforehand anointed  my body for the burial.

41N   14    9     And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever these glad tidings  may be preached in the whole world, what this [woman] has done  shall be also spoken of for a memorial of her.

41N   14    10    And Judas Iscariote, one of the twelve, went away to the  chief priests that he might deliver him up to them;

41N   14    11    and they, when they heard it, rejoiced, and promised him  to give money. And he sought how he could opportunely deliver  him up.

41N   14    12    And the first day of unleavened bread, when they slew the  passover, his disciples say to him, Where wilt thou that we go  and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover?

41N   14    13    And he sends two of his disciples, and says to them, Go  into the city, and a man shall meet you carrying a pitcher of  water; follow him.

41N   14    14    And wheresoever he enters, say to the master of the house,  The Teacher says, Where is my guest-chamber where I may eat the  passover with my disciples?

41N   14    15    and *he* will shew you a large upper room furnished ready.  There make ready for us.

41N   14    16    And his disciples went away and came into the city, and  found as he had said to them; and they made ready the passover.

41N   14    17    And when evening was come, he comes with the twelve.

41N   14    18    And as they lay at table and were eating, Jesus said,  Verily I say to you, One of you shall deliver me up; he who is  eating with me.

41N   14    19    And they began to be grieved, and to say to him, one by  one, Is it *I*? [and another, Is it *I*?]

41N   14    20    But he answered and said to them, One of the twelve, he  who dips with me in the dish.

41N   14    21    The Son of man goes indeed as it is written concerning  him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered  up; [it were] good for that man if he had not been born.

41N   14    22    And as they were eating, Jesus, having taken bread, when  he had blessed, broke [it], and gave [it] to them, and said,  Take [this]: this is my body.

41N   14    23    And having taken [the] cup, when he had given thanks, he  gave [it] to them, and they all drank out of it.

41N   14    24    And he said to them, This is my blood, that of the [new]  covenant, that shed for many.

41N   14    25    Verily I say to you, I will no more drink at all of the  fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the  kingdom of God.

41N   14    26    And having sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of  Olives.

41N   14    27    And Jesus says to them, All ye shall be offended, for it  is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be  scattered abroad.

41N   14    28    But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

41N   14    29    But Peter said to him, Even if all should be offended, yet  not *I*.

41N   14    30    And Jesus says to him, Verily I say to thee, that thou  to-day, in this night, before [the] cock shall crow twice, thou  shalt thrice deny me.

41N   14    31    But he said [so much] exceedingly the more, If I should  have to die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. And  likewise said they all too.

41N   14    32    And they come to a place of which the name [is]  Gethsemane, and he says to his disciples, Sit here while I  shall pray.

41N   14    33    And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and he  began to be amazed and oppressed in spirit.

41N   14    34    And he says to them, My soul is full of grief even unto  death; abide here and watch.

41N   14    35    And, going forward a little, he fell upon the earth; and  he prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away  from him.

41N   14    36    And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to  thee: take away this cup from me; but not what *I* will, but  what *thou* [wilt].

41N   14    37    And he comes and finds them sleeping. And he says to  Peter, Simon, dost thou sleep? Hast thou not been able to watch  one hour?

41N   14    38    Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The  spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh weak.

41N   14    39    And going away, he prayed again, saying the same thing.

41N   14    40    And returning, he found them again sleeping, for their  eyes were heavy; and they knew not what they should answer him.

41N   14    41    And he comes the third time and says to them, Sleep on  now, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour is come;  behold, the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of  sinners.

41N   14    42    Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up has drawn  nigh.

41N   14    43    And immediately, while he was yet speaking, Judas comes  up, [being] one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd, with  swords and sticks, from the chief priests and the scribes and  the elders.

41N   14    44    Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign between  them, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; seize him,  and lead [him] away safely.

41N   14    45    And being come, straightway coming up to him, he says,  Rabbi, Rabbi; and he covered him with kisses.

41N   14    46    And they laid their hands upon him and seized him.

41N   14    47    But a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his  sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and took off his  ear.

41N   14    48    And Jesus answering said to them, Are ye come out as  against a robber, with swords and sticks to take me?

41N   14    49    I was daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did  not seize me; but [it is] that the scriptures may be fulfilled.

41N   14    50    And all left him and fled.

41N   14    51    And a certain young man followed him with a linen cloth  cast about his naked [body]; and [the young men] seize him;

41N   14    52    but he, leaving the linen cloth behind [him], fled from  them naked.

41N   14    53    And they led away Jesus to the high priest. And there come  together to him all the chief priests and the elders and the  scribes.

41N   14    54    And Peter followed him at a distance, till [he was] within  the court of the high priest's palace; and he was sitting with  the officers and warming himself in the light [of the fire].

41N   14    55    And the chief priests and the whole sanhedrim sought  testimony against Jesus to cause him to be put to death, and  did not find [any].

41N   14    56    For many bore false witness against him, and their  testimony did not agree.

41N   14    57    And certain persons rose up and bore false witness against  him, saying,

41N   14    58    *We* heard him saying, *I* will destroy this temple which  is made with hands, and in the course of three days I will  build another not made with hands.

41N   14    59    And neither thus did their testimony agree.

41N   14    60    And the high priest, rising up before them all, asked  Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? What do these testify  against thee?

41N   14    61    But he was silent, and answered nothing. Again the high  priest asked him, and says to him, *Thou* art the Christ, the  Son of the Blessed?

41N   14    62    And Jesus said, *I* am, and ye shall see the Son of man  sitting at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds  of heaven.

41N   14    63    And the high priest, having rent his clothes, says, What  need have we any more of witnesses?

41N   14    64    Ye have heard the blasphemy; what think ye? And they all  condemned him to be guilty of death.

41N   14    65    And some began to spit upon him, and cover up his face,  and buffet him, and say to him, Prophesy; and the officers  struck him with the palms of their hands.

41N   14    66    And Peter being below in the palace-court, there comes one  of the maids of the high priest,

41N   14    67    and seeing Peter warming himself, having looked at him,  says, And *thou* wast with the Nazarene, Jesus.

41N   14    68    But he denied, saying, I know not nor understand what thou  sayest. And he went out into the vestibule; and a cock crew.

41N   14    69    And the maid, seeing him, again began to say to those that  stood by, This is [one] of them.

41N   14    70    And he again denied. And again, after a little, those that  stood by said to Peter, Truly thou art [one] of them, for also  thou art a Galilean.

41N   14    71    But he began to curse and to swear, I know not this man of  whom ye speak.

41N   14    72    And the second time a cock crew. And Peter remembered the  word that Jesus said to him, Before [the] cock crow twice, thou  shalt deny me thrice; and when he thought thereon he wept.

41N   15    1     And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having  taken counsel with the elders and scribes and the whole  sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried [him] away, and delivered  [him] up to Pilate.

41N   15    2     And Pilate asked him, Art *thou* the King of the Jews? And  he answered and said to him, *Thou* sayest.

41N   15    3     And the chief priests accused him urgently.

41N   15    4     And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?  See of how many things they bear witness against thee.

41N   15    5     But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.

41N   15    6     But at [the] feast he released to them one prisoner,  whomsoever they begged [of him].

41N   15    7     Now there was the [person] named Barabbas bound with those  who had made insurrection with [him], [and] that had committed  murder in the insurrection.

41N   15    8     And the crowd crying out began to beg [that he would do] to  them as he had always done.

41N   15    9     But Pilate answered them saying, Will ye that I release to  you the King of the Jews?

41N   15    10    for he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up  through envy.

41N   15    11    But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that he might  rather release Barabbas to them.

41N   15    12    And Pilate answering said to them again, What will ye then  that I do [to him] whom ye call King of the Jews?

41N   15    13    And they cried out again, Crucify him.

41N   15    14    And Pilate said to them, What evil then has he done? But  they cried out the more urgently, Crucify him.

41N   15    15    And Pilate, desirous of contenting the crowd, released to  them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged  him, that he might be crucified.

41N   15    16    And the soldiers led him away into the court which is  [called the] praetorium, and they call together the whole band.

41N   15    17    And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a  crown of thorns which they had plaited.

41N   15    18    And they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

41N   15    19    And they struck his head with a reed, and spat on him,  and, bending the knee, did him homage.

41N   15    20    And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off  him, and put his own clothes on him; and they lead him out that  they may crucify him.

41N   15    21    And they compel to go [with them] a certain passer-by,  Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, the father of  Alexander and Rufus, that he might carry his cross.

41N   15    22    And they bring him to the place [called] Golgotha, which,  being interpreted, is Place of a skull.

41N   15    23    And they offered him wine [to drink] medicated with myrrh;  but he did not take [it].

41N   15    24    And having crucified him, they part his clothes amongst  [themselves], casting lots on them, what each one should take.

41N   15    25    And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

41N   15    26    And the superscription of what he was accused of was  written up: The King of the Jews.

41N   15    27    And with him they crucify two robbers, one on his right  hand, and one on his left.

41N   15    28    [And the scripture was fulfilled which says, And he was  reckoned with the lawless.]

41N   15    29    And they that passed by reviled him, shaking their heads,  and saying, Aha, thou that destroyest the temple and buildest  it in three days,

41N   15    30    save thyself, and descend from the cross.

41N   15    31    In like manner the chief priests also, with the scribes,  mocking with one another, said, He saved others; himself he  cannot save.

41N   15    32    Let the Christ the King of Israel descend now from the  cross, that we may see and may believe. And they that were  crucified with him reproached him.

41N   15    33    And when [the] sixth hour was come, there came darkness  over the whole land until [the] ninth hour;

41N   15    34    and at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice,  [saying], Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being  interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

41N   15    35    And some of those who stood by, when they heard [it],  said, Behold, he calls for Elias.

41N   15    36    And one, running and filling a sponge with vinegar, fixed  it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone, let us  see if Elias comes to take him down.

41N   15    37    And Jesus, having uttered a loud cry, expired.

41N   15    38    And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to  the bottom.

41N   15    39    And the centurion who stood by over against him, when he  saw that he had expired having thus cried out, said, Truly this  man was Son of God.

41N   15    40    And there were women also looking on from afar off, among  whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James  the less and of Joses, and Salome;

41N   15    41    who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him and  ministered to him; and many others who came up with him to  Jerusalem.

41N   15    42    And when it was already evening, since it was [the]  preparation, that is, [the day] before a sabbath,

41N   15    43    Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councillor, who also  himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, coming, emboldened  himself and went in to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

41N   15    44    And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and having  called to [him] the centurion, he inquired of him if he had  long died.

41N   15    45    And when he knew from the centurion, he granted the body  to Joseph.

41N   15    46    And having bought fine linen, [and] having taken him down,  he swathed him in the fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre  which was cut out of rock, and rolled a stone to the door of  the sepulchre.

41N   15    47    And Mary of Magdala and Mary the [mother] of Joses saw  where he was put.

41N   16    1     And the sabbath being [now] past, Mary of Magdala, and Mary  the [mother] of James, and Salome, bought aromatic spices that  they might come and embalm him.

41N   16    2     And very early on the first [day] of the week they come to  the sepulchre, the sun having risen.

41N   16    3     And they said to one another, Who shall roll us away the  stone out of the door of the sepulchre?

41N   16    4     And when they looked, they see that the stone has been  rolled [away], for it was very great.

41N   16    5     And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man  sitting on the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were  amazed and alarmed;

41N   16    6     but he says to them, Be not alarmed. Ye seek Jesus, the  Nazarene, the crucified one. He is risen, he is not here;  behold the place where they had put him.

41N   16    7     But go, tell his disciples and Peter, he goes before you  into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he said to you.

41N   16    8     And they went out, and fled from the sepulchre. And  trembling and excessive amazement possessed them, and they said  nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

41N   16    9     Now when he had risen very early, the first [day] of the  week, he appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom he had  cast seven demons.

41N   16    10    *She* went and brought word to those that had been with  him, [who were] grieving and weeping.

41N   16    11    And when these heard that he was alive and had been seen  of her, they disbelieved [it].

41N   16    12    And after these things he was manifested in another form  to two of them as they walked, going into the country;

41N   16    13    and *they* went and brought word to the rest; neither did  they believe them.

41N   16    14    Afterwards as they lay at table he was manifested to the  eleven, and reproached [them with] their unbelief and hardness  of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen him  risen.

41N   16    15    And he said to them, Go into all the world, and preach the  glad tidings to all the creation.

41N   16    16    He that believes and is baptised shall be saved, and he  that disbelieves shall be condemned.

41N   16    17    And these signs shall follow those that have believed: in  my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new  tongues;

41N   16    18    they shall take up serpents; and if they should drink any  deadly thing it shall not injure them; they shall lay hands  upon the infirm, and they shall be well.

41N   16    19    The Lord therefore, after he had spoken to them, was taken  up into heaven, and sat at the right hand of God.

41N   16    20    And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord  working with [them], and confirming the word by the signs  following upon [it].

 

Matthew (late 50s - early 60s)

 

 

 

40N   1     1     Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of  Abraham.

40N   1     2     Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat  Juda and his brethren;

40N   1     3     and Juda begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat  Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram,

40N   1     4     and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson, and  Naasson begat Salmon,

40N   1     5     and Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of  Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse,

40N   1     6     and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon, of  her [that had been the wife] of Urias;

40N   1     7     and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia  begat Asa,

40N   1     8     and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram  begat Ozias,

40N   1     9     and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz  begat Ezekias,

40N   1     10    and Ezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amon, and  Amon begat Josias,

40N   1     11    and Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, at the time of  the carrying away of Babylon.

40N   1     12    And after the carrying away of Babylon, Jechonias begat  Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel,

40N   1     13    and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and  Eliakim begat Azor,

40N   1     14    and Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim  begat Eliud,

40N   1     15    and Eliud begat Eliazar, and Eliazar begat Matthan, and  Matthan begat Jacob,

40N   1     16    and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was  born Jesus, who is called Christ.

40N   1     17    All the generations, therefore, from Abraham to David  [were] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying  away of Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the carrying  away of Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations.

40N   1     18    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary,  that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came  together, she was found to be with child of [the] Holy Spirit.

40N   1     19    But Joseph, her husband, being [a] righteous [man], and  unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away  secretly;

40N   1     20    but while he pondered on these things, behold, an angel of  [the] Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of  David, fear not to take to [thee] Mary, thy wife, for that  which is begotten in her is of [the] Holy Spirit.

40N   1     21    And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his  name Jesus, for *he* shall save his people from their sins.

40N   1     22    Now all this came to pass that that might be fulfilled  which was spoken by [the] Lord, through the prophet, saying,

40N   1     23    Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring  forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is,  being interpreted, 'God with us.'

40N   1     24    But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the  angel of [the] Lord had enjoined him, and took to [him] his  wife,

40N   1     25    and knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn  son: and he called his name Jesus.

40N   2     1     Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the  days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived at  Jerusalem, saying,

40N   2     2     Where is the king of the Jews that has been born? for we  have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.

40N   2     3     But Herod the king having heard [of it], was troubled, and  all Jerusalem with him;

40N   2     4     and, assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the  people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

40N   2     5     And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is  written through the prophet:

40N   2     6     And *thou* Bethlehem, land of Juda, art in no wise the least  among the governors of Juda; for out of thee shall go forth a  leader who shall shepherd my people Israel.

40N   2     7     Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of  them accurately the time of the star that was appearing;

40N   2     8     and having sent them to Bethlehem, said, Go, search out  accurately concerning the child, and when ye shall have found  [him] bring me back word, so that *I* also may come and do him  homage.

40N   2     9     And they having heard the king went their way; and lo, the  star, which they had seen in the east, went before them until  it came and stood over the place where the little child was.

40N   2     10    And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding  great joy.

40N   2     11    And having come into the house they saw the little child  with Mary his mother, and falling down did him homage. And  having opened their treasures, they offered to him gifts, gold,  and frankincense, and myrrh.

 

40N   2     12    And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to  Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

40N   2     13    Now, they having departed, behold, an angel of [the] Lord  appears in a dream to Joseph, saying, Arise, take to [thee] the  little child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there  until I shall tell thee; for Herod will seek the little child  to destroy it.

40N   2     14    And, having arisen, he took to [him] the little child and  his mother by night, and departed into Egypt.

40N   2     15    And he was there until the death of Herod, that that might  be fulfilled which was spoken by [the] Lord through the  prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

40N   2     16    Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the magi, was  greatly enraged; and sent and slew all the boys which [were] in  Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years and under,  according to the time which he had accurately inquired from the  magi.

40N   2     17    Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias  the prophet, saying,

40N   2     18    A voice has been heard in Rama, weeping, and great  lamentation: Rachel weeping [for] her children, and would not  be comforted, because they are not.

40N   2     19    But Herod having died, behold, an angel of [the] Lord  appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,

40N   2     20    Arise, take to [thee] the little child and its mother, and  go into the land of Israel: for they who sought the life of the  little child are dead.

40N   2     21    And he arose and took to [him] the little child and its  mother, and came into the land of Israel;

40N   2     22    but having heard that 'Archelaus reigns over Judaea,  instead of Herod his father,' he was afraid to go there; and  having been divinely instructed in a dream, he went away into  the parts of Galilee,

40N   2     23    and came and dwelt in a town called Nazareth; so that that  should be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, He  shall be called a Nazaraean.

40N   3     1     Now in those days comes John the baptist, preaching in the  wilderness of Judaea,

40N   3     2     and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn  nigh.

40N   3     3     For this is he who has been spoken of through Esaias the  prophet, saying, Voice of him that crieth in the wilderness:  prepare ye the way of [the] Lord, make straight his paths.

40N   3     4     And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a  leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was  locusts and wild honey.

40N   3     5     Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the  country round the Jordan,

40N   3     6     and were baptised by him in the Jordan, confessing their  sins.

40N   3     7     But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his  baptism, he said to them, Offspring of vipers, who has  forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?

40N   3     8     Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.

40N   3     9     And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham  for [our] father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these  stones to raise up children to Abraham.

40N   3     10    And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees;  every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and  cast into the fire.

40N   3     11    *I* indeed baptise you with water to repentance, but he  that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not  fit to bear; *he* shall baptise you with [the] Holy Spirit and  fire;

40N   3     12    whose winnowing fan [is] in his hand, and he shall  thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and shall gather his  wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire  unquenchable.

40N   3     13    Then comes Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be  baptised of him;

40N   3     14    but John urgently forbad him, saying, *I* have need to be  baptised of thee; and comest *thou* to me?

40N   3     15    But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer [it] now; for thus  it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers  him.

40N   3     16    And Jesus, having been baptised, went up straightway from  the water, and lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw  the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him:

40N   3     17    and behold, a voice out of the heavens saying, This is my  beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight.

40N   4     1     Then Jesus was carried up into the wilderness by the Spirit  to be tempted of the devil:

40N   4     2     and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he  hungered.

40N   4     3     And the tempter coming up to him said, If thou be Son of  God, speak, that these stones may become loaves of bread.

40N   4     4     But he answering said, It is written, Man shall not live by  bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God's  mouth.

40N   4     5     Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and sets him upon  the edge of the temple,

40N   4     6     and says to him, If thou be Son of God cast thyself down;  for it is written, He shall give charge to his angels  concerning thee, and on [their] hands shall they bear thee,  lest in anywise thou strike thy foot against a stone.

40N   4     7     Jesus said to him, It is again written, Thou shalt not tempt  [the] Lord thy God.

40N   4     8     Again the devil takes him to a very high mountain, and shews  him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory,

40N   4     9     and says to him, All these things will I give thee if,  falling down, thou wilt do me homage.

40N   4     10    Then says Jesus to him, Get thee away, Satan, for it is  written, Thou shalt do homage to [the] Lord thy God, and him  alone shalt thou serve.

40N   4     11    Then the devil leaves him, and behold, angels came and  ministered to him.

40N   4     12    But having heard that John was delivered up, he departed  into Galilee:

40N   4     13    and having left Nazareth, he went and dwelt at Capernaum,  which is on the sea-side in the borders of Zabulon and  Nepthalim,

40N   4     14    that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through  Esaias the prophet, saying,

40N   4     15    Land of Zabulon and land of Nepthalim, way of [the] sea  beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:

40N   4     16    -- the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light,  and to those sitting in [the] country and shadow of death, to  them has light sprung up.

 

40N   4     17    From that time began Jesus to preach and to say, Repent,  for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

40N   4     18    And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,  Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into  the sea, for they were fishers;

40N   4     19    and he says to them, Come after me, and I will make you  fishers of men.

40N   4     20    And they, having left their trawl-nets, immediately  followed him.

40N   4     21    And going on thence he saw other two brothers, James the  [son] of Zebedee and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee  their father, mending their trawl-nets, and he called them;

40N   4     22    and they, having left the ship and their father,  immediately followed him.

40N   4     23    And [Jesus] went round the whole [of] Galilee, teaching in  their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the  kingdom, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness  among the people.

40N   4     24    And his fame went out into the whole [of] Syria, and they  brought to him all that were ill, suffering under various  diseases and pains, and those possessed by demons, and  lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them.

40N   4     25    And great crowds followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis,  and Jerusalem, and Judaea, and beyond the Jordan.

40N   5     1     But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and  having sat down, his disciples came to him;

40N   5     2     and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,

40N   5     3     Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, for *theirs* is the  kingdom of the heavens.

 

40N   5     4     Blessed they that mourn, for *they* shall be comforted.

40N   5     5     Blessed the meek, for *they* shall inherit the earth.

40N   5     6     Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for  *they* shall be filled.

40N   5     7     Blessed the merciful, for *they* shall find mercy.

40N   5     8     Blessed the pure in heart, for *they* shall see God.

40N   5     9     Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of  God.

40N   5     10    Blessed they who are persecuted on account of  righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.

40N   5     11    Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you,  and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.

40N   5     12    Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens;  for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

40N   5     13    *Ye* are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become  insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for  anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by  men.

40N   5     14    *Ye* are the light of the world: a city situated on the top  of a mountain cannot be hid.

40N   5     15    Nor do [men] light a lamp and put it under the bushel, but  upon the lamp-stand, and it shines for all who are in the  house.

40N   5     16    Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see  your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the  heavens.

40N   5     17    Think not that I am come to make void the law or the  prophets; I am not come to make void, but to fulfil.

40N   5     18    For verily I say unto you, Until the heaven and the earth  pass away, one iota or one tittle shall in no wise pass from  the law till all come to pass.

40N   5     19    Whosoever then shall do away with one of these least  commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in  the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall practise and  teach [them], *he* shall be called great in the kingdom of the  heavens.

40N   5     20    For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness surpass  [that] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter  into the kingdom of the heavens.

40N   5     21    Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt  not kill; but whosoever shall kill shall be subject to the  judgment.

40N   5     22    But *I* say unto you, that every one that is lightly angry  with his brother shall be subject to the judgment; but  whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be subject to  [be called before] the sanhedrim; but whosoever shall say,  Fool, shall be subject to the penalty of the hell of fire.

40N   5     23    If therefore thou shouldest offer thy gift at the altar,  and there shouldest remember that thy brother has something  against thee,

40N   5     24    leave there thy gift before the altar, and first go, be  reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

40N   5     25    Make friends with thine adverse party quickly, whilst thou  art in the way with him; lest some time the adverse party  deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the  officer, and thou be cast into prison.

40N   5     26    Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence  till thou hast paid the last farthing.

40N   5     27    Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt not commit  adultery.

40N   5     28    But *I* say unto you, that every one who looks upon a woman  to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in  his heart.

40N   5     29    But if thy right eye be a snare to thee, pluck it out and  cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of  thy members perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.

40N   5     30    And if thy right hand be a snare to thee, cut it off and  cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of  thy members perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.

40N   5     31    It has been said too, Whosoever shall put away his wife,  let him give her a letter of divorce.

40N   5     32    But *I* say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his  wife, except for cause of fornication, makes her commit  adultery, and whosoever marries one that is put away commits  adultery.

40N   5     33    Again, ye have heard that it has been said to the ancients,  Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt render to the Lord  what thou hast sworn.

40N   5     34    But *I* say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the  heaven, because it is [the] throne of God;

40N   5     35    nor by the earth, because it is [the] footstool of his  feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is [the] city of the great  King.

40N   5     36    Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst  not make one hair white or black.

40N   5     37    But let your word be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but what is more  than these is from evil.

40N   5     38    Ye have heard that it has been said, Eye for eye and tooth  for tooth.

40N   5     39    But *I* say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall  strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

 

40N   5     40    and to him that would go to law with thee and take thy body  coat, leave him thy cloak also.

40N   5     41    And whoever will compel thee to go one mile, go with him  two.

40N   5     42    To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to  borrow of thee turn not away.

40N   5     43    Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy  neighbour and hate thine enemy.

40N   5     44    But *I* say unto 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,

40N   5     45    that ye may be [the] sons of your Father who is in [the]  heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends  rain on just and unjust.

40N   5     46    For if ye should love those who love you, what reward have  ye? Do not also the tax-gatherers the same?

40N   5     47    And if ye should salute your brethren only, what do ye  extraordinary? Do not also the Gentiles the same?

40N   5     48    Be *ye* therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is  perfect.

40N   6     1     Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them,  otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the  heavens.

40N   6     2     When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before  thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the  streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say  unto you, They have their reward.

40N   6     3     But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know  what thy right hand does;

40N   6     4     so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees  in secret will render [it] to thee.

40N   6     5     And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites;  for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the  corners of the streets so that they should appear to men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

40N   6     6     But *thou*, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and  having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and  thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.

40N   6     7     But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are  of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through  their much speaking.

40N   6     8     Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what  things ye have need before ye beg [anything] of him.

40N   6     9     Thus therefore pray *ye*: Our Father who art in the heavens,  let thy name be sanctified,

40N   6     10    let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so  upon the earth;

40N   6     11    give us to-day our needed bread,

40N   6     12    and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors,

40N   6     13    and lead us not into temptation, but save us from evil.

40N   6     14    For if ye forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father  also will forgive you [yours],

40N   6     15    but if ye do not forgive men their offences, neither will  your Father forgive your offences.

40N   6     16    And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in  countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may  appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their  reward.

40N   6     17    But *thou*, [when] fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy  face,

40N   6     18    so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy  Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret  shall render [it] to thee.

40N   6     19    Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where  moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;

40N   6     20    but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where  neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig  through nor steal;

40N   6     21    for where thy treasure is, there will be also thy heart.

40N   6     22    The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be  single, thy whole body will be light:

40N   6     23    but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If  therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the  darkness!

40N   6     24    No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the  one and will love the other, or he will hold to the one and  despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

40N   6     25    For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your  life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your  body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and  the body than raiment?

40N   6     26    Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor  reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father  nourishes them. Are *ye* not much more excellent than they?

40N   6     27    But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one  cubit?

40N   6     28    And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with  attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil  not, neither do they spin;

40N   6     29    but I say unto you, that not even Solomon in all his glory  was clothed as one of these.

40N   6     30    But if God so clothe the herbage of the field, which is  to-day, and to-morrow is cast into [the] oven, will he not much  rather you, O [ye] of little faith?

40N   6     31    Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or  What shall we drink? or What shall we put on?

40N   6     32    for all these things the nations seek after; for your  heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

40N   6     33    But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,  and all these things shall be added unto you.

40N   6     34    Be not careful therefore for the morrow, for the morrow  shall be careful about itself. Sufficient to the day [is] its  own evil.

40N   7     1     Judge not, that ye may not be judged;

40N   7     2     for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and  with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.

40N   7     3     But why lookest thou on the mote that is in the eye of thy  brother, but observest not the beam that is in thine eye?

40N   7     4     Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Allow [me], I will cast  out the mote from thine eye; and behold, the beam is in thine  eye?

40N   7     5     Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and  then thou wilt see clearly to cast out the mote out of the eye  of thy brother.

40N   7     6     Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your  pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their  feet, and turning round rend you.

40N   7     7     Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find.  Knock, and it shall be opened to you.

40N   7     8     For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds;  and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

40N   7     9     Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him  a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;

40N   7     10    and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent?

40N   7     11    If therefore *ye*, being wicked, know [how] to give good  gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who  is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?

40N   7     12    Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do  to you, thus do *ye* also do to them; for this is the law and  the prophets.

40N   7     13    Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and  broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who  enter in through it.

40N   7     14    For narrow the gate and straitened the way that leads to  life, and they are few who find it.

40N   7     15    But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's  clothing, but within are ravening wolves.

40N   7     16    By their fruits ye shall know them. Do [men] gather a bunch  of grapes from thorns, or from thistles figs?

40N   7     17    So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless  tree produces bad fruits.

40N   7     18    A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree  produce good fruits.

40N   7     19    Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and cast  into the fire.

40N   7     20    By their fruits then surely ye shall know them.

40N   7     21    Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into  the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my  Father who is in the heavens.

40N   7     22    Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not  prophesied through *thy* name, and through *thy* name cast out  demons, and through *thy* name done many works of power?

40N   7     23    and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart  from me, workers of lawlessness.

40N   7     24    Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I  will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the  rock;

40N   7     25    and the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds  blew and fell upon that house, and it did not fall, for it had  been founded upon the rock.

40N   7     26    And every one who hears these my words and does not do  them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house  upon the sand;

40N   7     27    and the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds  blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and its fall was  great.

40N   7     28    And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words,  the crowds were astonished at his doctrine,

40N   7     29    for he taught them as having authority, and not as their  scribes.

40N   8     1     And when he had come down from the mountain, great crowds  followed him.

40N   8     2     And behold, a leper came up to [him] and did him homage,  saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.

40N   8     3     And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I  will; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

40N   8     4     And Jesus says to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew  thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses ordained,  for a testimony to them.

40N   8     5     And when he had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to  him, beseeching him,

40N   8     6     and saying, Lord, my servant lies paralytic in the house,  suffering grievously.

40N   8     7     And Jesus says to him, *I* will come and heal him.

40N   8     8     And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit that  thou shouldest enter under my roof; but only speak a word, and  my servant shall be healed.

40N   8     9     For *I* also am a man under authority, having under me  soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goes; and to  another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he  does it.

40N   8     10    And when Jesus heard it, he wondered, and said to those who  followed, Verily I say unto you, Not even in Israel have I  found so great faith.

40N   8     11    But I say unto you, that many shall come from [the] rising  and setting [sun], and shall lie down at table with Abraham,  and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;

40N   8     12    but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the  outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of  teeth.

40N   8     13    And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as thou hast  believed, be it to thee. And his servant was healed in that  hour.

40N   8     14    And when Jesus had come to Peter's house, he saw his  mother-in-law laid down and in a fever;

40N   8     15    and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she  arose and served him.

40N   8     16    And when the evening was come, they brought to him many  possessed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word,  and healed all that were ill;

40N   8     17    so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through  Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and  bore our diseases.

40N   8     18    And Jesus, seeing great crowds around him, commanded to  depart to the other side.

40N   8     19    And a scribe came up and said to him, Teacher, I will  follow thee whithersoever thou mayest go.

40N   8     20    And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds  of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where  he may lay his head.

40N   8     21    But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me  first to go away and bury my father.

40N   8     22    But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to  bury their own dead.

40N   8     23    And he went on board ship and his disciples followed him;

40N   8     24    and behold, [the water] became very agitated on the sea, so  that the ship was covered by the waves; but *he* slept.

40N   8     25    And the disciples came and awoke him, saying, Lord save: we  perish.

40N   8     26    And he says to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little  faith? Then, having arisen, he rebuked the winds and the sea,  and there was a great calm.

40N   8     27    But the men were astonished, saying, What sort [of man] is  this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

40N   8     28    And there met him, when he came to the other side, to the  country of the Gergesenes, two possessed by demons, coming out  of the tombs, exceeding dangerous, so that no one was able to  pass by that way.

40N   8     29    And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with  thee, Son of God? hast thou come here before the time to  torment us?

40N   8     30    Now there was, a great way off from them, a herd of many  swine feeding;

40N   8     31    and the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,  send us away into the herd of swine.

40N   8     32    And he said to them, Go. And they, going out, departed into  the herd of swine; and lo, the whole herd [of swine] rushed  down the steep slope into the sea, and died in the waters.

40N   8     33    But they that fed them fled, and went away into the city  and related everything, and what had happened as to those  possessed by demons.

40N   8     34    And behold, the whole city went out to meet Jesus; and when  they saw him, they begged [him] to go away out of their coasts.

40N   9     1     And going on board the ship, he passed over and came to his  own city.

40N   9     2     And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, laid upon a  bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Be  of good courage, child; thy sins are forgiven.

40N   9     3     And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This  [man] blasphemes.

40N   9     4     And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do *ye* think  evil things in your hearts?

40N   9     5     For which is easier: to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to  say, Rise up and walk?

40N   9     6     But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth  to forgive sins, (then he says to the paralytic,) Rise up, take  up thy bed and go to thy house.

40N   9     7     And he rose up and went to his house.

40N   9     8     But the crowds seeing [it], were in fear, and glorified God  who gave such power to men.

40N   9     9     And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the  tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he  rose up and followed him.

40N   9     10    And it came to pass, as he lay at table in the house, that  behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and lay at table  with Jesus and his disciples.

40N   9     11    And the Pharisees seeing [it], said to his disciples, Why  does your teacher eat with tax-gatherers and sinners?

40N   9     12    But [Jesus] hearing it, said, They that are strong have not  need of a physician, but those that are ill.

40N   9     13    But go and learn what [that] is -- I will have mercy and  not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous [men] but  sinners.

40N   9     14    Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we  and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not?

40N   9     15    And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber  mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will  come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them,  and then they will fast.

40N   9     16    But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, for  its filling up takes from the garment and a worse rent takes  place.

40N   9     17    Nor do men put new wine into old skins, otherwise the skins  burst and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be  destroyed; but they put new wine into new skins, and both are  preserved together.

40N   9     18    As he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler coming in  did homage to him, saying, My daughter has by this died; but  come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live.

40N   9     19    And Jesus rose up and followed him, and [so did] his  disciples.

40N   9     20    And behold, a woman, who had had a bloody flux [for] twelve  years, came behind and touched the hem of his garment;

40N   9     21    for she said within herself, If I should only touch his  garment I shall be healed.

40N   9     22    But Jesus turning and seeing her, said, Be of good courage,  daughter; thy faith has healed thee. And the woman was healed  from that hour.

40N   9     23    And when Jesus was come to the house of the ruler, and saw  the flute-players and the crowd making a tumult,

40N   9     24    he said, Withdraw, for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps.  And they derided him.

40N   9     25    But when the crowd had been put out, he went in and took  her hand; and the damsel rose up.

40N   9     26    And the fame of it went out into all that land.

40N   9     27    And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind [men] followed  him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

40N   9     28    And when he was come to the house, the blind [men] came to  him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do  this? They say to him, Yea, Lord.

40N   9     29    Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your  faith, be it unto you.

40N   9     30    And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them sharply,  saying, See, let no man know it.

40N   9     31    But they, when they were gone out, spread his name abroad  in all that land.

40N   9     32    But as these were going out, behold, they brought to him a  dumb man possessed by a demon.

40N   9     33    And the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake. And the  crowds were astonished, saying, It has never been seen thus in  Israel.

40N   9     34    But the Pharisees said, He casts out the demons through the  prince of the demons.

40N   9     35    And Jesus went round all the cities and the villages,  teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of  the kingdom, and healing every disease and every bodily  weakness.

40N   9     36    But when he saw the crowds he was moved with compassion for  them, because they were harassed, and cast away as sheep not  having a shepherd.

40N   9     37    Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest [is] great and  the workmen [are] few;

40N   9     38    supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send  forth workmen unto his harvest.

40N   10    1     And having called to [him] his twelve disciples, he gave  them power over unclean spirits, so that they should cast them  out, and heal every disease and every bodily weakness.

40N   10    2     Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first,  Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the  [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;

40N   10    3     Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the  tax-gatherer; James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, who  was surnamed Thaddaeus;

40N   10    4     Simon the Cananaean, and Judas the Iscariote, who also  delivered him up.

40N   10    5     These twelve Jesus sent out when he had charged them,  saying, Go not off into [the] way of [the] nations, and into a  city of Samaritans enter ye not;

40N   10    6     but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

40N   10    7     And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens  has drawn nigh.

40N   10    8     Heal [the] infirm, [raise the dead], cleanse lepers, cast  out demons: ye have received gratuitously, give gratuitously.

40N   10    9     Do not provide yourselves with gold, or silver, or brass,  for your belts,

40N   10    10    nor scrip for the way, nor two body coats, nor sandals,  nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.

40N   10    11    But into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who  in it is worthy, and there remain till ye go forth.

40N   10    12    And as ye enter into a house salute it.

40N   10    13    And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come  upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

40N   10    14    And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words,  as ye go forth out of that house or city, shake off the dust of  your feet.

40N   10    15    Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the  land of Sodom and Gomorrha in judgment-day than for that city.

40N   10    16    Behold, *I* send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be  therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.

40N   10    17    But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to  sanhedrims, and scourge you in their synagogues;

40N   10    18    and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my  sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

40N   10    19    But when they deliver you up, be not careful how or what  ye shall speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what  ye shall speak.

40N   10    20    For *ye* are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your  Father which speaks in you.

40N   10    21    But brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father  child; and children shall rise up against parents and shall put  them to death;

40N   10    22    and ye shall be hated of all on account of my name. But he  that has endured to [the] end, *he* shall be saved.

40N   10    23    But when they persecute you in this city, flee to the  other; for verily I say to you, Ye shall not have completed the  cities of Israel until the Son of man be come.

40N   10    24    The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the bondman  above his lord.

40N   10    25    [It is] sufficient for the disciple that he should become  as his teacher, and the bondman as his lord. If they have  called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those  of his household?

40N   10    26    Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered  which shall not be revealed, and secret which shall not be  known.

40N   10    27    What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what  ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.

40N   10    28    And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot  kill the soul; but fear rather him who is able to destroy both  soul and body in hell.

40N   10    29    Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them  shall not fall to the ground without your Father;

40N   10    30    but of you even the hairs of the head are all numbered.

40N   10    31    Fear not therefore; *ye* are better than many sparrows.

40N   10    32    Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, *I*  also will confess him before my Father who is in [the] heavens.

40N   10    33    But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will *I* also  deny before my Father who is in [the] heavens.

40N   10    34    Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the  earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.

40N   10    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;

40N   10    36    and they of his household [shall be] a man's enemies.

40N   10    37    He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of  me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of  me.

40N   10    38    And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me  is not worthy of me.

40N   10    39    He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost  his life for my sake shall find it.

40N   10    40    He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me  receives him that sent me.

40N   10    41    He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall  receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous  man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous  man's reward.

40N   10    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.

40N   11    1     And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his  twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in  their cities.

40N   11    2     But John, having heard in the prison the works of the  Christ, sent by his disciples,

40N   11    3     and said to him, Art *thou* the coming [one]? or are we to  wait for another?

40N   11    4     And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what  ye hear and see.

40N   11    5     Blind [men] see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and  deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings  preached to them:

40N   11    6     and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.

40N   11    7     But as they went [away], Jesus began to say to the crowds  concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a  reed moved about by the wind?

40N   11    8     But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate  raiment? behold, those who wear delicate things are in the  houses of kings.

40N   11    9     But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you,  and more than a prophet:

40N   11    10    this is he of whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my  messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before  thee.

40N   11    11    Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among [the]  born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a  little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

40N   11    12    But from the days of John the baptist until now, the  kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and [the] violent  seize on it.

40N   11    13    For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto  John.

40N   11    14    And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come.

40N   11    15    He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

40N   11    16    But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like  children sitting in the markets, which, calling to their  companions,

40N   11    17    say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have  mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.

40N   11    18    For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they  say, He has a demon.

40N   11    19    The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say,  Behold, a man [that is] eating and wine-drinking, a friend of  tax-gatherers, and of sinners: -- and wisdom has been justified  by her children.

40N   11    20    Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his  works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.

40N   11    21    Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if the  works of power which have taken place in you, had taken place  in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented in sackcloth and  ashes.

40N   11    22    But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for Tyre  and Sidon in judgment-day than for you.

40N   11    23    And *thou*, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven,  shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power  which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it  had remained until this day.

40N   11    24    But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for  [the] land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.

40N   11    25    At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father,  Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these  things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to  babes.

40N   11    26    Yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy  sight.

40N   11    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 may be pleased to  reveal [him].

40N   11    28    Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I*  will give you rest.

40N   11    29    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek  and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;

40N   11    30    for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

40N   12    1     At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the  cornfields; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck  the ears and to eat.

40N   12    2     But the Pharisees, seeing [it], said to him, Behold, thy  disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on sabbath.

40N   12    3     But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when  he was hungry, and they that were with him?

40N   12    4     How he entered into the house of God, and ate the  shewbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for  those with him, but for the priests only?

40N   12    5     Or have ye not read in the law that on the sabbaths the  priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

40N   12    6     But I say unto you, that there is here what is greater than  the temple.

40N   12    7     But if ye had known what is: I will have mercy and not  sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

40N   12    8     For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath.

40N   12    9     And, going away from thence, he came into their synagogue.

40N   12    10    And behold, there was a man having his hand withered. And  they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?  that they might accuse him.

40N   12    11    But he said to them, What man shall there be of you who  has one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath, will  not lay hold of it and raise [it] up?

40N   12    12    How much better then is a man than a sheep! So that it is  lawful to do well on the sabbath.

40N   12    13    Then he says to the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he  stretched [it] out, and it was restored sound as the other.

40N   12    14    But the Pharisees, having gone out, took counsel against  him, how they might destroy him.

40N   12    15    But Jesus knowing [it], withdrew thence, and great crowds  followed him; and he healed them all:

40N   12    16    and charged them strictly that they should not make him  publicly known:

40N   12    17    that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through  Esaias the prophet, saying,

40N   12    18    Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom  my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him,  and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations.

40N   12    19    He shall not strive or cry out, nor shall any one hear his  voice in the streets;

40N   12    20    a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall  he not quench, until he bring forth judgment unto victory;

40N   12    21    and on his name shall [the] nations hope.

40N   12    22    Then was brought to him one possessed by a demon, blind  and dumb, and he healed him, so that the dumb [man] spake and  saw.

40N   12    23    And all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this [man] the  Son of David?

40N   12    24    But the Pharisees, having heard [it], said, This [man]  does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, prince of demons.

40N   12    25    But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every  kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and  every city or house divided against itself will not subsist.

40N   12    26    And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against  himself; how then shall his kingdom subsist?

40N   12    27    And if *I* cast out demons by Beelzebub, your sons, by  whom do they cast [them] out? For this reason *they* shall be  your judges.

40N   12    28    But if *I* by [the] Spirit of God cast out demons, then  indeed the kingdom of God is come upon you.

40N   12    29    Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong  [man] and plunder his goods, unless first he bind the strong  [man]? and then he will plunder his house.

40N   12    30    He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers  not with me scatters.

40N   12    31    For this reason I say unto you, Every sin and injurious  speaking shall be forgiven to men, but speaking injuriously of  the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.

40N   12    32    And whosoever shall have spoken a word against the Son of  man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak  against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither  in this age nor in the coming [one].

40N   12    33    Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the  tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt. For from the fruit the  tree is known.

40N   12    34    Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being  wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

40N   12    35    The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good  things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings  forth wicked things.

40N   12    36    But I say unto you, that every idle word which men shall  say, they shall render an account of it in judgment-day:

40N   12    37    for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words  thou shalt be condemned.

40N   12    38    Then answered him some of the scribes and Pharisees,  saying, Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee.

40N   12    39    But he, answering, said to them, A wicked and adulterous  generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to  it save the sign of Jonas the prophet.

40N   12    40    For even as Jonas was in the belly of the great fish three  days and three nights, thus shall the Son of man be in the  heart of the earth three days and three nights.

40N   12    41    Ninevites shall stand up in the judgment with this  generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the  preaching of Jonas; and behold, more than Jonas [is] here.

40N   12    42    A queen of [the] south shall rise up in the judgment with  this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the  ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold,  more than Solomon [is] here.

40N   12    43    But when the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he  goes through dry places, seeking rest, and does not find [it].

40N   12    44    Then he says, I will return to my house whence I came out;  and having come, he finds [it] unoccupied, swept, and adorned.

40N   12    45    Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits  worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the  last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus  shall it be to this wicked generation also.

40N   12    46    But while he was yet speaking to the crowds, behold, his  mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

40N   12    47    Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy  brethren are standing without, seeking to speak to thee.

40N   12    48    But he answering said to him that spoke to him, Who is my  mother, and who are my brethren?

40N   12    49    And, stretching out his hand to his disciples, he said,  Behold my mother and my brethren;

40N   12    50    for whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in  [the] heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

40N   13    1     And that [same] day Jesus went out from the house and sat  down by the sea.

40N   13    2     And great crowds were gathered together to him, so that  going on board ship himself he sat down, and the whole crowd  stood on the shore.

40N   13    3     And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying,  Behold, the sower went out to sow:

40N   13    4     and as he sowed, some [grains] fell along the way, and the  birds came and devoured them;

40N   13    5     and others fell upon the rocky places where they had not  much earth, and immediately they sprang up out of [the ground]  because of not having [any] depth of earth,

40N   13    6     but when the sun rose they were burned up, and because of  not having [any] root were dried up;

40N   13    7     and others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns grew up and  choked them;

40N   13    8     and others fell upon the good ground, and produced fruit,  one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty.

40N   13    9     He that has ears, let him hear.

40N   13    10    And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest  thou to them in parables?

40N   13    11    And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given  to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to  them it is not given;

40N   13    12    for whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall be  caused to be in abundance; but he who has not, even what he has  shall be taken away from him.

40N   13    13    For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing  they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;

 

40N   13    14    and in them is filled up the prophecy of Esaias, which  says, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and  beholding ye shall behold and not see;

40N   13    15    for the heart of this people has grown fat, and they have  heard heavily with their ears, and they have closed their eyes  as asleep, lest they should see with the eyes, and hear with  the ears, and understand with the heart, and should be  converted, and I should heal them.

40N   13    16    But blessed are *your* eyes because they see, and your  ears because they hear;

40N   13    17    for verily I say unto you, that many prophets and  righteous [men] have desired to see the things which ye behold  and did not see [them], and to hear the things which ye hear  and did not hear [them].

40N   13    18    *Ye*, therefore, hear the parable of the sower.

40N   13    19    From every one who hears the word of the kingdom and does  not understand [it], the wicked one comes and catches away what  was sown in his heart: this is he that is sown by the wayside.

40N   13    20    But he that is sown on the rocky places -- this is he who  hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,

40N   13    21    but has no root in himself, but is for a time only; and  when tribulation or persecution happens on account of the word,  he is immediately offended.

40N   13    22    And he that is sown among the thorns -- this is he who  hears the word, and the anxious care of this life, and the  deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

40N   13    23    But he that is sown upon the good ground -- this is he who  hears and understands the word, who bears fruit also, and  produces, one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty.

40N   13    24    Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of  the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his  field;

40N   13    25    but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel  amongst the wheat, and went away.

40N   13    26    But when the blade shot up and produced fruit, then  appeared the darnel also.

40N   13    27    And the bondmen of the householder came up and said to  him, Sir, hast thou not sown good seed in thy field? whence  then has it darnel?

40N   13    28    And he said to them, A man [that is] an enemy has done  this. And the bondmen said to him, Wilt thou then that we  should go and gather it [up]?

40N   13    29    But he said, No; lest [in] gathering the darnel ye should  root up the wheat with it.

40N   13    30    Suffer both to grow together unto the harvest, and in time  of the harvest I will say to the harvestmen, Gather first the  darnel, and bind it into bundles to burn it; but the wheat  bring together into my granary.

40N   13    31    Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of  the heavens is like a grain of mustard [seed] which a man took  and sowed in his field;

40N   13    32    which is less indeed than all seeds, but when it is grown  is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of  heaven come and roost in its branches.

40N   13    33    He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the  heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three  measures of meal until it had been all leavened.

40N   13    34    All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables,  and without a parable he did not speak to them,

40N   13    35    so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through  the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will  utter things hidden from [the] world's foundation.

40N   13    36    Then, having dismissed the crowds, he went into the house;  and his disciples came to him, saying, Expound to us the  parable of the darnel of the field.

40N   13    37    But he answering said, He that sows the good seed is the  Son of man,

40N   13    38    and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are  the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the  evil [one];

40N   13    39    and the enemy who has sowed it is the devil; and the  harvest is [the] completion of [the] age, and the harvestmen  are angels.

40N   13    40    As then the darnel is gathered and is burned in the fire,  thus it shall be in the completion of the age.

40N   13    41    The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall  gather out of his kingdom all offences, and those that practise  lawlessness;

40N   13    42    and they shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there  shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

40N   13    43    Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the  kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.

40N   13    44    The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the  field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it  goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.

40N   13    45    Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant  seeking beautiful pearls;

40N   13    46    and having found one pearl of great value, he went and  sold all whatever he had and bought it.

40N   13    47    Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a seine which  has been cast into the sea, and which has gathered together of  every kind,

40N   13    48    which, when it has been filled, having drawn up on the  shore and sat down, they gathered the good into vessels and  cast the worthless out.

40N   13    49    Thus shall it be in the completion of the age: the angels  shall go forth and sever the wicked from the midst of the just,

40N   13    50    and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall  be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

40N   13    51    Jesus says to them, Have ye understood all these things?  They say to him, Yea, [Lord].

40N   13    52    And he said to them, For this reason every scribe  discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a man [that is]  a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and  old.

40N   13    53    And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these parables  he withdrew thence.

40N   13    54    And having come into his own country, he taught them in  their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, Whence  has this [man] this wisdom and these works of power?

40N   13    55    Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother  called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and  Judas?

40N   13    56    And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has  this [man] all these things?

40N   13    57    And they were offended in him. And Jesus said to them, A  prophet is not without honour, unless in his country and in his  house.

40N   13    58    And he did not there many works of power, because of their  unbelief.

40N   14    1     At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

40N   14    2     and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: *he* is  risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power  display their force in him.

40N   14    3     For Herod had seized John, and had bound him and put him in  prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother.

40N   14    4     For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have  her.

40N   14    5     And [while] desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd,  because they held him for a prophet.

40N   14    6     But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of  Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;

40N   14    7     whereupon he promised with oath to give her whatsoever she  should ask.

40N   14    8     But she, being set on by her mother, says, Give me here  upon a dish the head of John the baptist.

40N   14    9     And the king was grieved; but on account of the oaths, and  those lying at table with [him], he commanded [it] to be given.

40N   14    10    And he sent and beheaded John in the prison;

40N   14    11    and his head was brought upon a dish, and was given to the  damsel, and she carried [it] to her mother.

40N   14    12    And his disciples came and took the body and buried it,  and came and brought word to Jesus.

40N   14    13    And Jesus, having heard it, went away thence by ship to a  desert place apart. And the crowds having heard [of it]  followed him on foot from the cities.

40N   14    14    And going out he saw a great crowd, and was moved with  compassion about them, and healed their infirm.

40N   14    15    But when even was come, his disciples came to him saying,  The place is desert, and [much of] the [day] time already gone  by; dismiss the crowds, that they may go into the villages and  buy food for themselves.

40N   14    16    But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go: give *ye*  them to eat.

40N   14    17    But they say to him, We have not here save five loaves and  two fishes.

40N   14    18    And he said, Bring them here to me.

40N   14    19    And having commanded the crowds to recline upon the grass,  having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up  to heaven, and blessed: and having broken the loaves, he gave  [them] to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the  crowds.

40N   14    20    And all ate and were filled, and they took up what was  over and above of fragments twelve hand-baskets full.

40N   14    21    But those that had eaten were about five thousand men,  besides women and children.

40N   14    22    And immediately he compelled the disciples to go on board  ship, and to go on before him to the other side, until he  should have dismissed the crowds.

40N   14    23    And having dismissed the crowds, he went up into the  mountain apart to pray. And when even was come, he was alone  there,

40N   14    24    but the ship was already in the middle of the sea tossed  by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

40N   14    25    But in the fourth watch of the night he went off to them,  walking on the sea.

40N   14    26    And the disciples, seeing him walking on the sea, were  troubled, saying, It is an apparition. And they cried out  through fear.

40N   14    27    But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage;  it is *I*: be not afraid.

40N   14    28    And Peter answering him said, Lord, if it be *thou*,  command me to come to thee upon the waters.

40N   14    29    And he said, Come. And Peter, having descended from the  ship, walked upon the waters to go to Jesus.

40N   14    30    But seeing the wind strong he was afraid; and beginning to  sink he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.

40N   14    31    And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught  hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why didst  thou doubt?

40N   14    32    And when they had gone up into the ship, the wind fell.

40N   14    33    But those in the ship came and did homage to him, saying,  Truly thou art God's Son.

40N   14    34    And having crossed over they came to the land of  Gennesaret.

40N   14    35    And when the men of that place recognised him, they sent  to that whole country around, and they brought to him all that  were ill,

40N   14    36    and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his  garment; and as many as touched were made thoroughly well.

40N   15    1     Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come up to  Jesus, saying,

40N   15    2     Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by  the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat  bread.

40N   15    3     But he answering said to them, Why do *ye* also transgress  the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching?

40N   15    4     For God commanded saying, Honour father and mother; and, He  that speaks ill of father or mother, let him die the death.

40N   15    5     But *ye* say, Whosoever shall say to his father or mother,  It is a gift, whatsoever [it be] by which [received] from me  thou wouldest be profited:

40N   15    6     and he shall in no wise honour his father or his mother;  and ye have made void the commandment of God on account of your  traditional teaching.

40N   15    7     Hypocrites! well has Esaias prophesied about you, saying,

40N   15    8     This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far  away from me;

40N   15    9     but in vain do they worship me, teaching [as] teachings  commandments of men.

40N   15    10    And having called to [him] the crowd, he said to them,  Hear and understand:

40N   15    11    Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what  goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

40N   15    12    Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know  that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended?

40N   15    13    But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly  Father has not planted shall be rooted up.

40N   15    14    Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if  blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

40N   15    15    And Peter answering said to him, Expound to us this  parable.

40N   15    16    But he said, Are *ye* also still without intelligence?

40N   15    17    Do ye not yet apprehend, that everything that enters into  the mouth finds its way into the belly, and is cast forth into  the draught?

40N   15    18    but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of  the heart, and those defile man.

40N   15    19    For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders,  adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings,  blasphemies;

40N   15    20    these are the things which defile man; but the eating with  unwashen hands does not defile man.

40N   15    21    And Jesus, going forth from thence, went away into the  parts of Tyre and Sidon;

40N   15    22    and lo, a Canaanitish woman, coming out from those  borders, cried [to him] saying, Have pity on me, Lord, Son of  David; my daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.

40N   15    23    But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came  to [him] and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries  after us.

40N   15    24    But he answering said, I have not been sent save to the  lost sheep of Israel's house.

40N   15    25    But she came and did him homage, saying, Lord, help me.

40N   15    26    But he answering said, It is not well to take the bread of  the children and cast it to the dogs.

40N   15    27    But she said, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs eat of the  crumbs which fall from the table of their masters.

40N   15    28    Then Jesus answering said to her, O woman, thy faith [is]  great. Be it to thee as thou desirest. And her daughter was  healed from *that* hour.

40N   15    29    And Jesus, going away from thence, came towards the sea of  Galilee, and he went up into the mountain and sat down there;

40N   15    30    and great crowds came to him, having with them lame,  blind, dumb, crippled, and many others, and they cast them at  his feet, and he healed them:

40N   15    31    so that the crowds wondered, seeing dumb speaking,  crippled sound, lame walking, and blind seeing; and they  glorified the God of Israel.

40N   15    32    But Jesus, having called his disciples to [him], said, I  have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me  already three days and they have not anything they can eat, and  I would not send them away fasting lest they should faint on  the way.

40N   15    33    And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so  many loaves in [the] wilderness as to satisfy so great a crowd?

40N   15    34    And Jesus says to them, How many loaves have ye? But they  said, Seven, and a few small fishes.

40N   15    35    And he commanded the crowds to lie down on the ground;

40N   15    36    and having taken the seven loaves and the fishes, having  given thanks, he broke [them] and gave [them] to his disciples,  and the disciples to the crowd.

40N   15    37    And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was  over and above of the fragments seven baskets full;

40N   15    38    but they that ate were four thousand men, besides women  and children.

40N   15    39    And, having dismissed the crowds, he went on board ship  and came to the borders of Magadan.

40N   16    1     And the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming to [him], asked  him, tempting [him], to shew them a sign out of heaven.

40N   16    2     But he answering said to them, When evening is come, ye  say, Fine weather, for the sky is red;

40N   16    3     and in the morning, A storm to-day, for the sky is red  [and] lowering; ye know [how] to discern the face of the sky,  but ye cannot the signs of the times.

40N   16    4     A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and  a sign shall not be given to it save the sign of Jonas. And he  left them and went away.

40N   16    5     And when his disciples were come to the other side, they  had forgotten to take bread.

40N   16    6     And Jesus said to them, See and beware of the leaven of the  Pharisees and Sadducees.

40N   16    7     And they reasoned among themselves, saying, Because we have  taken no bread.

40N   16    8     And Jesus knowing [it], said, Why reason ye among  yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have taken no  bread?

40N   16    9     Do ye not yet understand nor remember the five loaves of  the five thousand, and how many hand-baskets ye took [up]?

40N   16    10    nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many  baskets ye took [up]?

40N   16    11    How do ye not understand that [it was] not concerning  bread I said to you, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and  Sadducees?

40N   16    12    Then they comprehended that he did not speak of being  beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the  Pharisees and Sadducees.

40N   16    13    But when Jesus was come into the parts of  Caesarea-Philippi, he demanded of his disciples, saying, Who do  men say that I the Son of man am?

40N   16    14    And they said, Some, John the baptist; and others, Elias;  and others again, Jeremias or one of the prophets.

40N   16    15    He says to them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am?

40N   16    16    And Simon Peter answering said, *Thou* art the Christ, the  Son of the living God.

40N   16    17    And Jesus answering said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon  Bar-jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed [it] to thee,  but my Father who is in the heavens.

40N   16    18    And *I* also, I say unto thee that *thou* art Peter, and  on this rock I will build my assembly, and hades' gates shall  not prevail against it.

40N   16    19    And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the  heavens; and whatsoever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall  be bound in the heavens; and whatsoever thou mayest loose on  the earth shall be loosed in the heavens.

40N   16    20    Then he enjoined on his disciples that they should say to  no man that he was the Christ.

40N   16    21    From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples that  he must go away to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the  elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the  third day be raised.

40N   16    22    And Peter taking him to [him] began to rebuke him, saying,  [God] be favourable to thee, Lord; this shall in no wise be  unto thee.

40N   16    23    But turning round, he said to Peter, Get away behind me,  Satan; thou art an offence to me, for thy mind is not on the  things that are of God, but on the things that are of men.

40N   16    24    Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any one desires to  come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and  follow me.

40N   16    25    For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it;  but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

40N   16    26    For what does a man profit, if he should gain the whole  world and suffer the loss of his soul? or what shall a man give  in exchange for his soul?

40N   16    27    For the Son of man is about to come in the glory of his  Father with his angels, and then he will render to each  according to his doings.

40N   16    28    Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing  here that shall not taste of death at all until they shall have  seen the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

40N   17    1     And after six days Jesus takes with [him] Peter, and James,  and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain  apart.

40N   17    2     And he was transfigured before them. And his face shone as  the sun, and his garments became white as the light;

40N   17    3     and lo, Moses and Elias appeared to them talking with him.

40N   17    4     And Peter answering said to Jesus, Lord, it is good we  should be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three  tabernacles: for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for  Elias.

40N   17    5     While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud  overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying,  *This* is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight: hear  him.

40N   17    6     And the disciples hearing [it] fell upon their faces, and  were greatly terrified.

40N   17    7     And Jesus coming to [them] touched them, and said, Rise up,  and be not terrified.

40N   17    8     And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus alone.

40N   17    9     And as they descended from the mountain, Jesus charged  them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of man  be risen up from among [the] dead.

40N   17    10    And [his] disciples demanded of him saying, Why then say  the scribes that Elias must first have come?

40N   17    11    And he answering said to them, Elias indeed comes first  and will restore all things.

40N   17    12    But I say unto you that Elias has already come, and they  have not known him, but have done unto him whatever they would.  Thus also the Son of man is about to suffer from them.

40N   17    13    Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of  John the baptist.

40N   17    14    And when they came to the crowd, a man came to him,  falling on his knees before him, and saying,

40N   17    15    Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and suffers  sorely; for often he falls into the fire and often into the  water.

40N   17    16    And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able  to heal him.

40N   17    17    And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted  generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear  with you? Bring him here to me.

40N   17    18    And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out from him,  and the boy was healed from that hour.

40N   17    19    Then the disciples, coming to Jesus apart, said [to him],  Why were not *we* able to cast him out?

40N   17    20    And he says to them, Because of your unbelief; for verily  I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard [seed],  ye shall say to this mountain, Be transported hence there, and  it shall transport itself; and nothing shall be impossible to  you.

40N   17    21    But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.

40N   17    22    And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The  Son of man is about to be delivered up into [the] hands of men,

40N   17    23    and they shall kill him; and the third day he shall be  raised up. And they were greatly grieved.

40N   17    24    And when they came to Capernaum, those who received the  didrachmas came to Peter and said, Does your teacher not pay  the didrachmas?

40N   17    25    He says, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus  anticipated him, saying, What dost thou think, Simon? the kings  of the earth, from whom do they receive custom or tribute? from  their own sons or from strangers?

40N   17    26    Peter says to him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Then  are the sons free.

40N   17    27    But that we may not be an offence to them, go to the sea  and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and  when thou hast opened its mouth thou wilt find a stater; take  that and give it to them for me and thee.

40N   18    1     In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, Who then  is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

40N   18    2     And Jesus having called a little child to [him], set it in  their midst,

40N   18    3     and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and  become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the  kingdom of the heavens.

40N   18    4     Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little  child, *he* is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;

40N   18    5     and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my  name, receives me.

40N   18    6     But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who  believe in me, it were profitable for him that a great  millstone had been hanged upon his neck and he be sunk in the  depths of the sea.

40N   18    7     Woe to the world because of offences! For it must needs be  that offences come; yet woe to that man by whom the offence  comes!

40N   18    8     And if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off and  cast [it] from thee; it is good for thee to enter into life  lame or maimed, [rather] than having two hands or two feet to  be cast into eternal fire.

40N   18    9     And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast [it]  from thee; it is good for thee to enter into life one-eyed,  [rather] than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire.

40N   18    10    See that ye do not despise one of these little ones; for I  say unto you that their angels in [the] heavens continually  behold the face of my Father who is in [the] heavens.

40N   18    11    For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.

40N   18    12    What think ye? If a certain man should have a hundred  sheep, and one of them be gone astray, does he not, leaving the  ninety and nine on the mountains, go and seek the one that has  gone astray?

40N   18    13    And if it should come to pass that he find it, verily I  say unto you, he rejoices more because of it than because of  the ninety and nine not gone astray.

40N   18    14    So it is not the will of your Father who is in [the]  heavens that one of these little ones should perish.

40N   18    15    But if thy brother sin against thee, go, reprove him  between thee and him alone. If he hear thee, thou hast gained  thy brother.

40N   18    16    But if he do not hear [thee], take with thee one or two  besides, that every matter may stand upon the word of two  witnesses or of three.

40N   18    17    But if he will not listen to them, tell it to the  assembly; and if also he will not listen to the assembly, let  him be to thee as one of the nations and a tax-gatherer.

40N   18    18    Verily I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on the earth  shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever ye shall loose on the  earth shall be loosed in heaven.

40N   18    19    Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on the  earth concerning any matter, whatsoever it may be that they  shall ask, it shall come to them from my Father who is in [the]  heavens.

40N   18    20    For where two or three are gathered together unto my name,  there am I in the midst of them.

40N   18    21    Then Peter came to him and said, Lord, how often shall my  brother sin against me and I forgive him? until seven times?

40N   18    22    Jesus says to him, I say not to thee until seven times,  but until seventy times seven.

40N   18    23    For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like  a king who would reckon with his bondmen.

40N   18    24    And having begun to reckon, one debtor of ten thousand  talents was brought to him.

40N   18    25    But he not having anything to pay, [his] lord commanded  him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and everything  that he had, and that payment should be made.

40N   18    26    The bondman therefore falling down did him homage, saying,  Lord, have patience with me and I will pay thee all.

40N   18    27    And the lord of that bondman, being moved with compassion,  loosed him and forgave him the loan.

40N   18    28    But that bondman having gone out, found one of his  fellow-bondmen who owed him a hundred denarii. And having  seized him, he throttled him, saying, Pay [me] if thou owest  anything.

40N   18    29    His fellow-bondman therefore, having fallen down [at his  feet], besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will  pay thee.

40N   18    30    But he would not, but went away and cast him into prison,  until he should pay what was owing.

40N   18    31    But his fellow-bondmen, having seen what had taken place,  were greatly grieved, and went and recounted to their lord all  that had taken place.

40N   18    32    Then his lord, having called him to [him], says to him,  Wicked bondman! I forgave thee all that debt because thou  besoughtest me;

40N   18    33    shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy  fellow-bondman, as *I* also had compassion on thee?

40N   18    34    And his lord being angry delivered him to the tormentors  till he paid all that was owing to him.

40N   18    35    Thus also my heavenly Father shall do to you if ye forgive  not from your hearts every one his brother.

40N   19    1     And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words,  he withdrew from Galilee, and came to the coasts of Judaea  beyond the Jordan;

40N   19    2     and great crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

40N   19    3     And the Pharisees came to him tempting him, and saying, Is  it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

40N   19    4     But he answering said [to them], Have ye not read that he  who made [them], from the beginning made them male and female,

40N   19    5     and said, On account of this a man shall leave father and  mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be  one flesh?

40N   19    6     so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What  therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

40N   19    7     They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a  letter of divorce and to send [her] away?

40N   19    8     He says to them, Moses, in view of your hardheartedness,  allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it  was not thus.

40N   19    9     But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife,  not for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery;  and he who marries one put away commits adultery.

40N   19    10    His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so  with his wife, it is not good to marry.

40N   19    11    And he said to them, All cannot receive this word, but  those to whom it has been given;

40N   19    12    for there are eunuchs which have been born thus from  [their] mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who have been made  eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made eunuchs of  themselves for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that  is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

40N   19    13    Then there were brought to him little children that he  might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked  them.

40N   19    14    But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and do not hinder  them from coming to me; for the kingdom of the heavens is of  such:

40N   19    15    and having laid his hands upon them, he departed thence.

40N   19    16    And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good  thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?

40N   19    17    And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning  goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life,  keep the commandments.

40N   19    18    He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not  kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal,  Thou shalt not bear false witness,

40N   19    19    Honour thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy  neighbour as thyself.

40N   19    20    The young man says to him, All these have I kept; what  lack I yet?

40N   19    21    Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell  what thou hast and give to [the] poor, and thou shalt have  treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

40N   19    22    But the young man, having heard the word, went away  grieved, for he had large possessions.

40N   19    23    And Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, A  rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the  heavens;

40N   19    24    and again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to  enter a needle's eye than a rich man into the kingdom of God.

40N   19    25    And when the disciples heard [it] they were exceedingly  astonished, saying, Who then can be saved?

 

40N   19    26    But Jesus, looking on [them], said to them, With men this  is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

40N   19    27    Then Peter answering said to him, Behold, *we* have left  all things and have followed thee; what then shall happen to  us?

40N   19    28    And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That *ye*  who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man  shall sit down upon his throne of glory, *ye* also shall sit on  twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

40N   19    29    And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or  sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands,  for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall  inherit life eternal.

40N   19    30    But many first shall be last, and last first.

40N   20    1     For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who  went out with the early morn to hire workmen for his vineyard.

40N   20    2     And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day,  he sent them into his vineyard.

40N   20    3     And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others  standing in the market-place idle;

40N   20    4     and to them he said, Go also ye into the vineyard, and  whatsoever may be just I will give you. And they went their  way.

40N   20    5     Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he  did likewise.

40N   20    6     But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found  others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the  day idle?

40N   20    7     They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to  them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just  ye shall receive].

40N   20    8     But when the evening was come, the lord of the vineyard  says to his steward, Call the workmen and pay [them] their  wages, beginning from the last even to the first.

40N   20    9     And when they [who came to work] about the eleventh hour  came, they received each a denarius.

40N   20    10    And when the first came, they supposed that they would  receive more, and they received also themselves each a  denarius.

40N   20    11    And on receiving it they murmured against the master of  the house,

40N   20    12    saying, These last have worked one hour, and thou hast  made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and  the heat.

40N   20    13    But he answering said to one of them, [My] friend, I do  not wrong thee. Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius?

40N   20    14    Take what is thine and go. But it is my will to give to  this last even as to thee:

40N   20    15    is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own  affairs? Is thine eye evil because *I* am good?

40N   20    16    Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many  are called ones, but few chosen ones.

40N   20    17    And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve  disciples with [him] apart in the way, and said to them,

40N   20    18    Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be  delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will  condemn him to death;

40N   20    19    and they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to  scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again.

40N   20    20    Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with  her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him.

40N   20    21    And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak  [the word] that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right  hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom.

40N   20    22    And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye  drink the cup which *I* am about to drink? They say to him, We  are able.

40N   20    23    [And] he says to them, Ye shall drink indeed my cup, but  to sit on my right hand and on [my] left, is not mine to give,  but to those for whom it is prepared of my Father.

40N   20    24    And the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about  the two brothers.

40N   20    25    But Jesus having called them to [him], said, Ye know that  the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the  great exercise authority over them.

40N   20    26    It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be  great among you, shall be your servant;

40N   20    27    and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your  bondman;

40N   20    28    as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to  serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

40N   20    29    And as they went out from Jericho a great crowd followed  him.

40N   20    30    And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having  heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy  on us, Lord, Son of David.

40N   20    31    But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But  they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of  David.

40N   20    32    And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will  ye that I shall do to you?

40N   20    33    They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

40N   20    34    And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and  immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they  followed him.

40N   21    1     And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage,  at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

40N   21    2     saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and  immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with it; loose  [them] and lead [them] to me.

40N   21    3     And if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, The Lord  has need of them, and straightway he will send them.

40N   21    4     But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled  which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

40N   21    5     Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to  thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal  of an ass.

40N   21    6     But the disciples, having gone and done as Jesus had  ordered them,

40N   21    7     brought the ass and the colt and put their garments upon  them, and he sat on them.

40N   21    8     But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the  way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and  strewing them on the way.

40N   21    9     And the crowds who went before him and who followed cried,  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed [be] he who comes  in the name of [the] Lord; hosanna in the highest.

 

40N   21    10    And as he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was  moved, saying, Who is this?

40N   21    11    And the crowds said, This is Jesus the prophet who is from  Nazareth of Galilee.

40N   21    12    And Jesus entered into the temple [of God], and cast out  all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the  tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold  the doves.

40N   21    13    And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be  called a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of  robbers.

40N   21    14    And blind and lame came to him in the temple, and he  healed them.

40N   21    15    And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders  which he wrought, and the children crying in the temple and  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were indignant,

40N   21    16    and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus  says to them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of  babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

40N   21    17    And leaving them he went forth out of the city to Bethany,  and there he passed the night.

40N   21    18    But early in the morning, as he came back into the city,  he hungered.

40N   21    19    And seeing one fig-tree in the way, he came to it and  found on it nothing but leaves only. And he says to it, Let  there be never more fruit of thee for ever. And the fig-tree  was immediately dried up.

40N   21    20    And when the disciples saw [it], they wondered, saying,  How immediately is the fig-tree dried up!

40N   21    21    And Jesus answering said to them, Verily I say unto you,  If ye have faith, and do not doubt, not only shall ye do what  [is done] to the fig-tree, but even if ye should say to this  mountain, Be thou taken away and be thou cast into the sea, it  shall come to pass.

40N   21    22    And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,  believing, ye shall receive.

40N   21    23    And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and  the elders of the people came to him [as he was] teaching,  saying, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave  thee this authority?

40N   21    24    And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you  one thing, which if ye tell me, *I* also will tell you by what  authority I do these things:

40N   21    25    The baptism of John, whence was it? of heaven or of men?  And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say,  Of heaven, he will say to us, Why then have ye not believed  him?

40N   21    26    but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all  hold John for a prophet.

40N   21    27    And answering Jesus they said, We do not know. *He* also  said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do  these things.

40N   21    28    But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to  the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in [my] vineyard.

40N   21    29    And he answering said, I will not; but afterwards  repenting himself he went.

40N   21    30    And coming to the second he said likewise; and he  answering said, *I* [go], sir, and went not.

40N   21    31    Which of the two did the will of the father? They say [to  him], The first. Jesus says to them, Verily I say unto you that  the tax-gatherers and the harlots go into the kingdom of God  before you.

40N   21    32    For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye  believed him not; but the tax-gatherers and the harlots  believed him; but *ye* when ye saw [it] repented not yourselves  afterwards to believe him.

40N   21    33    Hear another parable: There was a householder who planted  a vineyard, and made a fence round it, and dug a winepress in  it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left  the country.

40N   21    34    But when the time of fruit drew near, he sent his bondmen  to the husbandmen to receive his fruits.

40N   21    35    And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed  another, and stoned another.

40N   21    36    Again he sent other bondmen more than the first, and they  did to them in like manner.

40N   21    37    And at last he sent to them his son, saying, They will  have respect for my son.

40N   21    38    But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves,  This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his  inheritance.

40N   21    39    And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard,  and killed him.

40N   21    40    When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what shall  he do to those husbandmen?

40N   21    41    They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil  [men], and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall  render him the fruits in their seasons.

40N   21    42    Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures,  The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the  corner-stone: this is of [the] Lord, and it is wonderful in our  eyes?

40N   21    43    Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be  taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the  fruits of it.

40N   21    44    And he that falls on this stone shall be broken, but on  whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

40N   21    45    And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his  parables, knew that he spoke about them.

40N   21    46    And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the  crowds, because they held him for a prophet.

40N   22    1     And Jesus answering spoke to them again in parables,  saying,

40N   22    2     The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made  a wedding feast for his son,

40N   22    3     and sent his bondmen to call the persons invited to the  wedding feast, and they would not come.

40N   22    4     Again he sent other bondmen, saying, Say to the persons  invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my  fatted beasts are killed, and all things ready; come to the  wedding feast.

40N   22    5     But they made light of it, and went, one to his own land,  and another to his commerce.

40N   22    6     And the rest, laying hold of his bondmen, ill-treated and  slew [them].

40N   22    7     And [when] the king [heard of it he] was wroth, and having  sent his forces, destroyed those murderers and burned their  city.

40N   22    8     Then he says to his bondmen, The wedding feast is ready,  but those invited were not worthy;

40N   22    9     go therefore into the thoroughfares of the highways, and as  many as ye shall find invite to the wedding feast.

40N   22    10    And those bondmen went out into the highways, and brought  together all as many as they found, both evil and good; and the  wedding feast was furnished with guests.

40N   22    11    And the king, having gone in to see the guests, beheld  there a man not clothed with a wedding garment.

40N   22    12    And he says to him, [My] friend, how camest thou in here  not having on a wedding garment? But he was speechless.

40N   22    13    Then said the king to the servants, Bind him feet and  hands, and take him away, and cast him out into the outer  darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

40N   22    14    For many are called ones, but few chosen ones.

40N   22    15    Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might  ensnare him in speaking.

40N   22    16    And they send out to him their disciples with the  Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true and  teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one,  for thou regardest not men's person;

40N   22    17    tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give  tribute to Caesar, or not?

40N   22    18    But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, Why tempt ye  me, hypocrites?

40N   22    19    Shew me the money of the tribute. And they presented to  him a denarius.

40N   22    20    And he says to them, Whose [is] this image and  superscription?

40N   22    21    They say to him, Caesar's. Then he says to them, Pay then  what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God.

40N   22    22    And when they heard [him], they wondered, and left him,  and went away.

40N   22    23    On that day came to him Sadducees, who say there is no  resurrection; and they demanded of him,

40N   22    24    saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any one die, not having  children, his brother shall marry his wife and shall raise up  seed to his brother.

40N   22    25    Now there were with us seven brethren; and the first  having married died, and not having seed, left his wife to his  brother.

40N   22    26    In like manner also the second and the third, unto the  seven.

40N   22    27    And last of all the woman also died.

40N   22    28    In the resurrection therefore of which of the seven shall  she be wife, for all had her?

40N   22    29    And Jesus answering said to them, Ye err, not knowing the  scriptures nor the power of God.

40N   22    30    For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given  in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.

40N   22    31    But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not  read what was spoken to you by God, saying,

40N   22    32    *I* am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the  God of Jacob? God is not God of [the] dead, but of [the]  living.

40N   22    33    And when the crowds heard [it] they were astonished at his  doctrine.

40N   22    34    But the Pharisees, having heard that he had put the  Sadducees to silence, were gathered together.

40N   22    35    And one of them, a lawyer, demanded, tempting him, and  saying,

40N   22    36    Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

40N   22    37    And he said to him, Thou shalt love [the] Lord thy God  with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy  understanding.

40N   22    38    This is [the] great and first commandment.

40N   22    39    And [the] second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour  as thyself.

40N   22    40    On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets  hang.

40N   22    41    And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus demanded  of them,

40N   22    42    saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is  he? They say to him, David's.

40N   22    43    He says to them, How then does David in Spirit call him  Lord, saying,

40N   22    44    The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put  thine enemies under thy feet?

40N   22    45    If therefore David call him Lord, how is he his son?

40N   22    46    And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did any one  dare from that day to question him any more.

40N   23    1     Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,

40N   23    2     saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have set themselves  down in Moses' seat:

40N   23    3     all things therefore, whatever they may tell you, do and  keep. But do not after their works, for they say and do not,

40N   23    4     but bind burdens heavy and hard to bear, and lay them on  the shoulders of men, but will not move them with their finger.

40N   23    5     And all their works they do to be seen of men: for they  make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders [of their  garments],

40N   23    6     and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in  the synagogues,

40N   23    7     and salutations in the market-places, and to be called of  men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

40N   23    8     But *ye*, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your  instructor, and all *ye* are brethren.

40N   23    9     And call not [any one] your father upon the earth; for one  is your Father, he who is in the heavens.

40N   23    10    Neither be called instructors, for one is your instructor,  the Christ.

40N   23    11    But the greatest of you shall be your servant.

40N   23    12    And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and  whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

40N   23    13    But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for  ye shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for *ye* do  not enter, nor do ye suffer those that are entering to go in.

40N   23    14   

40N   23    15    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye  compass the sea and the dry [land] to make one proselyte, and  when he is become [such], ye make him twofold more [the] son of  hell than yourselves.

40N   23    16    Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear  by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the  gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

40N   23    17    Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the  temple which sanctifies the gold?

40N   23    18    And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing;  but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a  debtor.

40N   23    19    [Fools and] blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or  the altar which sanctifies the gift?

40N   23    20    He therefore that swears by the altar swears by it and by  all things that are upon it.

40N   23    21    And he that swears by the temple swears by it and by him  that dwells in it.

40N   23    22    And he that swears by heaven swears by the throne of God  and by him that sits upon it.

40N   23    23    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay  tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the  weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith:  these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside.

40N   23    24    Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the  camel.

40N   23    25    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye make  clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within they  are full of rapine and intemperance.

40N   23    26    Blind Pharisee, make clean first the inside of the cup and  of the dish, that their outside also may become clean.

40N   23    27    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye are  like whited sepulchres, which appear beautiful outwardly, but  within are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.

40N   23    28    Thus also *ye*, outwardly ye appear righteous to men, but  within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

40N   23    29    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye  build the sepulchres of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the  just,

40N   23    30    and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers we  would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the  prophets.

40N   23    31    So that ye bear witness of yourselves that ye are sons of  those who slew the prophets:

40N   23    32    and *ye*, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.

40N   23    33    Serpents, offspring of vipers, how should ye escape the  judgment of hell?

40N   23    34    Therefore, behold, *I* send unto you prophets, and wise  men, and scribes; and [some] of them ye will kill and crucify,  and [some] of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will  persecute from city to city;

40N   23    35    so that all righteous blood shed upon the earth should  come upon *you*, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood  of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple  and the altar.

40N   23    36    Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon  this generation.

40N   23    37    Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [the city] that kills the prophets  and stones those that are sent unto her, how often would I have  gathered thy children as a hen gathers her chickens under her  wings, and ye would not!

40N   23    38    Behold, your house is left unto you desolate;

40N   23    39    for I say unto you, Ye shall in no wise see me henceforth  until ye say, Blessed [be] he that comes in the name of [the]  Lord.

40N   24    1     And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his  disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of  the temple.

40N   24    2     And he answering said to them, Do ye not see all these  things? Verily I say to you, Not a stone shall be left here  upon a stone which shall not be thrown down.

40N   24    3     And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the  disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall  these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and [the]  completion of the age?

40N   24    4     And Jesus answering said to them, See that no one mislead  you.

40N   24    5     For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ,  and they shall mislead many.

40N   24    6     But ye will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye  be not disturbed; for all [these things] must take place, but  it is not yet the end.

40N   24    7     For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom  against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences,  and earthquakes in divers places.

40N   24    8     But all these [are the] beginning of throes.

40N   24    9     Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall  kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's  sake.

40N   24    10    And then will many be offended, and will deliver one  another up, and hate one another;

40N   24    11    and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead  many;

40N   24    12    and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the  most shall grow cold;

40N   24    13    but he that has endured to the end, *he* shall be saved.

40N   24    14    And these glad tidings of the kingdom shall be preached in  the whole habitable earth, for a witness to all the nations,  and then shall come the end.

40N   24    15    When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation,  which is spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in  [what is a] holy place, (he that reads let him understand,)

40N   24    16    then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains;

40N   24    17    let not him that is on the house come down to take the  things out of his house;

40N   24    18    and let not him that is in the field turn back to take his  garment.

40N   24    19    But woe to those that are with child, and those that give  suck in those days.

40N   24    20    But pray that your flight may not be in winter time nor on  sabbath:

40N   24    21    for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not  been from [the] beginning of [the] world until now, nor ever  shall be;

40N   24    22    and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had  been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut  short.

40N   24    23    Then if any one say to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or  here, believe [it] not.

40N   24    24    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,  and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if  possible, even the elect.

40N   24    25    Behold, I have told you beforehand.

40N   24    26    If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert,  go not forth; behold, [he is] in the inner chambers, do not  believe [it].

40N   24    27    For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines  to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

40N   24    28    [For] wherever the carcase is, there will be gathered the  eagles.

40N   24    29    But immediately after the tribulation of those days the  sun shall be darkened, and the moon not give her light, and the  stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens  shall be shaken.

40N   24    30    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in  heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the land lament, and  they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven  with power and great glory.

40N   24    31    And he shall send his angels with a great sound of  trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four  winds, from [the one] extremity of [the] heavens to [the other]  extremity of them.

40N   24    32    But learn the parable from the fig-tree: When already its  branch becomes tender and produces leaves, ye know that the  summer is near.

40N   24    33    Thus also *ye*, when ye see all these things, know that it  is near, at the doors.

40N   24    34    Verily I say to you, This generation will not have passed  away until all these things shall have taken place.

40N   24    35    The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words  shall in no wise pass away.

40N   24    36    But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels  of the heavens, but [my] Father alone.

40N   24    37    But as the days of Noe, so also shall be the coming of the  Son of man.

40N   24    38    For as they were in the days which were before the flood,  eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the  day on which Noe entered into the ark,

40N   24    39    and they knew not till the flood came and took all away;  thus also shall be the coming of the Son of man.

40N   24    40    Then two shall be in the field, one is taken and one is  left;

40N   24    41    two [women] grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is  left.

40N   24    42    Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord  comes.

40N   24    43    But know this, that if the master of the house had known  in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and  not have suffered his house to be dug through [into].

40N   24    44    Wherefore *ye* also, be ye ready, for in that hour that ye  think not the Son of man comes.

40N   24    45    Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord  has set over his household, to give them food in season?

40N   24    46    Blessed is that bondman whom his lord on coming shall find  doing thus.

40N   24    47    Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all his  substance.

40N   24    48    But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord  delays to come,

40N   24    49    and begin to beat his fellow-bondmen, and eat and drink  with the drunken;

40N   24    50    the lord of that bondman shall come in a day when he does  not expect it, and in an hour he knows not of,

40N   24    51    and shall cut him in two and appoint his portion with the  hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of  teeth.

40N   25    1     Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten  virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the  bridegroom.

40N   25    2     And five of them were prudent and five foolish.

40N   25    3     They that were foolish took their torches and did not take  oil with them;

40N   25    4     but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their  torches.

40N   25    5     Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept.

40N   25    6     But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold,  the bridegroom; go forth to meet him.

40N   25    7     Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches.

40N   25    8     And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil,  for our torches are going out.

40N   25    9     But the prudent answered saying, [We cannot,] lest it might  not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell,  and buy for yourselves.

40N   25    10    But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the  [ones that were] ready went in with him to the wedding feast,  and the door was shut.

40N   25    11    Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins, saying,  Lord, Lord, open to us;

40N   25    12    but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not  know you.

40N   25    13    Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

40N   25    14    For [it is] as [if] a man going away out of a country  called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.

40N   25    15    And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to  another one; to each according to his particular ability, and  immediately went away out of the country.

40N   25    16    And he that had received the five talents went and  trafficked with them, and made five other talents.

40N   25    17    In like manner also he that [had received] the two, [he  also] gained two others.

40N   25    18    But he that had received the one went and dug in the  earth, and hid the money of his lord.

40N   25    19    And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and  reckons with them.

40N   25    20    And he that had received the five talents came to [him]  and brought five other talents, saying, [My] lord, thou  deliveredst me five talents; behold, I have gained five other