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It la the object of the following revised version of the 
Gospels, to give a faithful exuross-ion ofthe meaning of the 
Sacred Test; anil to do this, as far as is possible, in the 
words 1 of the common English version. 

The Committee of have kept in mind, that their 

^ork '- iUendeo 1':j:- (.:■,(.■ use of the i m on reader ; and that 

many of the nicer distinctions of idiom and phraseology, 
which are appropriate in a version for the learned, or for nse 
in the lecture-room, woidd be out of place here. 

In accordance with the object of the Society, for whose 
use this revision is prepared, to obtnin a true and faithful 
rendering of the inspired test, the words which express the 
initiatory rite of the Chrinian Church are rendered by their 
lik-nil equivalents, as was done by Luther and others, iu the 
versions i-iim Ihe Greek into the ven;aenl;:r 1 n ■ i ■ -.e^cs .if 
the continent of Europe. 

It is proper to say, that there is a difference of opinion 
among the members of the, in regard to the sub- 
stitution of ' the Immerser' for ' the Baptist. 1 In the view 
of apart of the Committee, if the verb which expresses the 
Christian rite is translated, the official title derived from it 
should be translated also. Others object to tins as an incon- 
sistency, iu a revision which Transfers other official titles (as 
1 the Christ, 1 instead of ' the Anointed'), and as leading to con.' 
fusion and inconvenience, by substituting new and unknown 
names of historical persojiaoes., for tiiose by which they are 
liiiiversuUy known in English usage. This word, !wu.:li 
employed in this edition; is subject to further consideration 
by the Committee. 

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IV to the Ui:ii'/;i:. 

The Committee have idined to t-\],i!>ii, iu their revision, the 
characteristic manner of finr-l; evj;L_'e!ist; following the true 
reading in each where the; have been assimilated to one 
another In the later manr.soripls, and giving the true rend 
ering where they have been i'upvopcrly assimilated, or- made 
ro -1 i llV-r . hi ili.j riniiiihiM versieD, The independent testimony 
of each inspired witness is thus presented to the reader 

Owing to the F-hoi wcss of the time allowed for preparing 

' ! i- rcvi-i i'ilie Gospel?, aivi i.;lo distance at vhidi the 

members of the CommiMce reside from each other, render- 
ing consultation difficult, they found it necessary to 
reserve their decision mi some (pc-tioiiH which arc still under 
consideration. 'Tlrnsn I "■ ■ P- 1 lie most part, relate to 
points of expression merely, mid not to the meaning of the 

An Appendix is added to some copies, for those who may 
desire it, showing the tux t from the oldest manuscripts, 
followed iu this revision. 

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M A. T T H E W- 

Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son 1 
of David, son of Abraham. Abraham bogat Isaac ; 2 
aud Isaac bogat Jitcob : ;md Jacob begatJudab and 
his brethren; and Jmlah bogat I-'harez and Zarah, 3 
of Tamar ; and FkiiTJi begat Hczron ; and Hczron 
begat Ram ; aud Rani begat- Asuiiiiukb ; and Amiu- 4 
adab begat Nahshon ; and Nahshon begat Salmon ; 
aud Salmon begat Boaz, of Rahab ; and Boaz be- S 
gat Obed, of Ruth ; and Obed begat Jesse ; and 
Jesse begat Barid the King ; and David the King 6 
begat Solomon, of the wife of Uriah ; and Solomon 7 
begat Relioboam ; and Rehoboam begat Abia ; and 
Abia begat Asa ; and Asa begat Jehoshaphat ; 8 
and Jekoshaphal bogat Jornm; and Joratn begat 
Uzziah ; and Uzziah begat Jotham ; and Jotham 9 
begatAhaa; andA.hw no;;at TToK'hiah ; andHeze- 10 
kiah begat Manas.wh ; a>ul Maiiasseh begat Amon ; 

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11 and Am on bepat Jo.Hiii'.i: sl:h! Josiah begat Jcco- 
niah and Ms brethren, at the time of the removal 

12 to Babylon. And after the removal to Babylon, 
Jeconiah begat S,',!at.hiel ; and Salathiel begat Ze- 

13 rnbbabel; and Zirubbabel begat Abiud ; and Abiud 
begat Eliakim ; and Eliakim begat Aaor ; and 

14 Aaor begat Zadoclt ; and Zadock begat Achira ; 

15 and Achim begat Mind ; and Eliud begat Eleazar ; 
and Eleaaar begat Matthan ; and Mattban begat 

16 Jacob ; and Jacob begat Joseph tho 'husband of 
Mary, of whom was born Jesn;, who is called Christ. 

17 So ah the generation; from Abraham unto David 
are fourteen generations ; and from David unto the 
removal to Babylon, fourteen general ions; and from 
the removal to Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen 

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was after this man- 
ner. His mother Mary being betrothed to Joseph, 
before they came together she was found with child 

19 of the Holy Spirit, Then Joseph her husband, be- 
ing just, and not willing to expose her openly, de- 

20 sired to put her away privately. ■ But while he 
thought on these things, behold an angel of tho 
Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying : Joseph, 
son of David, fear not totals to thee Mary thy wife ; 
for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy 

21 Spirit And she thrill bring forth a son, and thou 

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sbalt call his name Jesus ; for lie shall save his 

people from tlieir sins. 

JSfow all this was done, that it might be fulfilled 22 
which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, 
Baying : Behold the virgin shall be with child, and 23 
shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name 
Imnmmiel ; which is interpreted, God us. 

And Joseph, awskinir 1'roir. ;,li:i:;>. did as the angel 24 
of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his 
wife ; and he knew her not till she had brought 25 
forth a son ; and lie called his name Jesus. 

II. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of 1 
Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there 
came wise men from tin; east to Jerusalem, saying : 2 
Where is he thai is hmv. King of the Jews? For we 
saw bis star in tin: east, and have come to do him 
homage. When Herod the kiag beard it, he was 3 
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when 4 
he bud gathered ail the chief priests and scribes of 
the neoplc together, he inquired of them where the 
Christ should be born. And they said to him, In 5 
Bethlehem of Judea ; for thus it is written by the 
prophet : And thou Bethlehem, laud of Judah, art 6 
in no wise least amona; the princes of Judah ; for 
out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule 
my people Israel. Then Herod having secretly 1 

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called the wise men, inquired of them exactly the 

8 time when the star appeared. And he seat them to 
Bethlehem, and said : Go and inquire strictly con- 
cerning the child ; and when ye have found him, bring 
me word again, that I also may come and do him 

9 homage. When Lhv.y had heard the king, they de- 
parted; and lo, the star, which they saw in the 
east, went before them, till it came and stood over 

10 where the young child was. When they saw the 

11 star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And 
when they were come into the house, they saw the 
young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, 
and did homage to him ; and opening their treas- 
ures, they presented to him gifts, gold and frankin- 

12 cense and myrrh. And being warned of God in a 
dream, that they should not return to Herod, they 
departed into their own country by another way. 

13 And when they had departed, behold, an angel of 
the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying : 
Arise, and take the yoi:i;sr child nod his mother, and 
flee into Egypt, and be there nntil 1 bring thee 
word ; for Herod will seek the young child to dc- 

14 stray him. And he arose and took the young child 
and his mother by night and departed into Egypt, 

15 and was there until tlie death of Herod ; that it 
might bo fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord 
through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I 
called my son. 

16 Then Herod, when ho saw that he was mocked 

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by the wise men. was ex i.' ceding wroth ; and he sent 
forth, and slew all the mate children that were in 
Bethlehem, and iu till ils li orders, from two years 
old and under, according to the time which he had 
exactly learned from the wise men. Then was ful- 17 
filled that whieh was spoken through Jeremiah the 
prophet, saying : A voice was heard in Ramah, 18 
weepmg, aiiil great nirmrjiinif : Rachel weeping for 
her children, and would not be comforted, because 
they are not. 

But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of 19 
the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 
saying; Arise, and lake the young child and his 20 
mother, and go into the land of Israel ; for they are 
dead -who sought -the young child's life.. And he 21 
arose, and took the young child and his mother, 
and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard 22 
that Archekus reigned in.Judea iu the room of 
Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither ; and 
being wurned of God iu a dream, he turned aside 
into the parts of Galilee. And he came and dwelt 23 
in a city called Nazareth ; that it might be fulfilled 
whieh was spoke: i through the prophets, He shall 
be called a Nazarene. 

III. In those days came John the Immerser, 1 
preacii:iLg in Ike wilderness of Judea, and saying : 2 
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

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3 For this is he that was spoken of through the 

prophet Jsalah, saving : The voice of one crying 
in the wilderness, rrenure the way of the Lord, make 

4 straight his paths. And he, John, IiimI iiisraimcni of 
camel's hair, and a leal heni girdie about his loins ; 
and his food was locusts find wild honey. 

5 Then went out. I o him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and 

6 all the region about the .Ionian, and were immers- 

7 ed by him in the Jordan, con fessiug their sins. But 
1 when he saw many of {he Pharisees and Sadducees 

coming to his immersion, he said to them : Brood 
of vipers, who has warned you to dec from the com- 

8 ing wrath? Bring forth therefore fruit meet for 

9 repentance ; and think not to say within yourselves, 
"We have Abraham for our father ; for I say to you, 
that God is able of these stones to raise up children 

10 to Abraham. And now the axe is kid to the root 
of the trees ; therefore every tree that brings not 
forth good fruit is hewn down, and castinto the fire, 

11 I indeed immerse you in water unto repentance ; but 
he that comes after me is mightier than T, whose 
sandals I am not worthy to bear ; he will immerse 

12 you in the Holy Spirit and fire. Whose fan is in 
his hand, and ho will thoroughly e'eanse his thresh- 
ing-floor, and will gather his wheat into the garner; 
but the chaff he will burn up with fire unquenchable. 

13 Then Jesus comes from Galilee to the Jordan to 

14 John, to be immersed by him. But John sought to 
hinder him, saying : I have need to be immersed by 

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thee, anil dost thou come to me? And Jesus an- 15 
ewering said to him : Suffer it now ; for thus it 
becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suf- 
fered him. And Jesus, when he wae immersed, went 16 
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. And 17 
lo, a voico out of heaven, saying : This is my beloved 
Son, in whom I am well pleased. 

IV. Toes was Jesus led up by the Spirit into 1 
the wilderness; to be tempted by Ik Devil. And 2 
when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he 
afterwards hungered. ' And the tempter came, and 3 
said to Wm : If thou art the Son of God, command 
that ilniss; stones become broad. But he answered 4 
and said : It is written, Man shall not live by bread 
alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the 
mouth of God. 

Then the Devil takes him up into the holy city, 5 
and sets him on the pinnacle of the temple, and says 
to him : If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself 6 
down ; for It. is written, Ho shall give his angels 
command concerning thee ; and on their hands they 
shall bear thee up, lest haply thou dash thy foot 
against a stone. Jesus said to him : Again it 7 
is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 

Again the Devil takes him up into an exceeding 8 
high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of 

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9 the world, and the glory of them j and says to Mm : 
All those things will I give thee, if thon wilt fall 

10 down and worship me. Then Jesus says to him : 
Get ..thee hence, Satan; for it is written: Thon 
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only slmH 

11 thouaerve. Then the Devil leaves him; and behold, 
angels came and ministered to him. 

12 And hearing that John was delivered up, he re- 

13 tired into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, ho 
came and dwell, in Capernaum, which is by the sea, 

14 in the borders of Zebuhin and Naphtali. That it 
might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah 

15 the prophet, saying: The lain! of Zebulue, and the 
land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the 

18 Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people that sat 
in darkness saw great light ; and to them that sat in 
the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to 
say: Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

18 And walking by the sea of Galilee, ho saw two 
brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his 
brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were 

19 fishers. And he says to them : Come after me, and 

20 I will make you fishers of men. And they straight- 

21 way left their nets, and followed him. And going 
on from thence, he saw other two brothers, James 
the son of Zebedco, and John his brother, in the 
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and he called them. And they immediately left 22 

the slqi iirul their father, an-:! followed him. 

Avid Je3us went about all Galileo, teaching in 23 
their synagogues, and proachln!* the good news of 
the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every 
inSrmity among the people. j\ nd his fame went forth 24 
into all Syria ; and they Urouaht to him all that were 
sick, taken with divers diseases and torments, and 
possessed with devils, and lunatic, and palsied ; and 
he healed them. And groLit multitudes followed him 25 
from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and 
Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. 

Y. And sceingf.he multitudes-, tc went up into tho . 1 

mountain ; and uli;:i ho had sal. down, his disciples 

came to him. And ho opened his mouth, and taught 2 

them, saving : 

Happy the poor in spirit ; for theirs is the king- 3 

dom of heaven. 
Happy they that mourn ; for they shall be com- 4 


Happy the meek ; for thoy shall inherit the earth. 5 
Happy they that hunger and thirst after right- G 

eousness ; for they shall be filled. 

Happy tie merciful ; for they shall obtain mercy. 1 
Happy the pure in heart ; for thoy shall see God. 8 
Happy the peacemakers : for they shall be called 9 

sons of God. 

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10 Happy they that are persecuted for righteousness' 
sake ; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

11 Happy are ye, when they shall revile and perse- 
cute you, and shall say at LI evil against you falsely, for 

12 my sake. Bejoice, and be exceeding glad ; "because 
great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted 
they the prophets that were before yon. 

13 Ye are the salt of the earth ; but if the salt has 
lost its savor, where wiilt -hell ir be salted? It is 
thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, 
and to be trodden under foot of men. 

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set 

15 on a hill can not be hid. Nor do they light a lamp 
and put it under the bushel, but on the ligbtstand ; 

1G and it shines to all that are in the house. So let 
yoiif lijilit shine before :uen, that liny may see your 
good works, and jrluriiy yonr Rather who is in 

17 Think not that I have come to destroy the law, 
or the prophets ; I have not come to destroy, but 

18 to fulfill. For verily T ~ay to you, till heaven and 
earth pass, one job or one tittle shall not pass from 

19 the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore 
shall break one of these least commandments, and 
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the 
kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and 
teach them, the s:ime shall lie railed great in the 
kingdom of heaven. 

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For I say to you, that except your righteousness 20 
' shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye 
shall, not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

Ye have hoard that it was said to them of old 21 
time : Thou shalt not kill ; and whosoever shall kill 
shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say to 22 
you, that whosoever is ansrry vi-ii.Ii bis brother, with- 
out cause, shall be in danger of the judgment ; and 
whosoever shall say !o his brother. Baca, shall be in 
danger of the council j and whosoever shall say, 
Thou fool, shall be in danger of liell-fire. There- 23 
fore if thou bring Uiy gii'i, to lb.' altar, and there re- 
memberest that thy brother has aught against thee ; 
leave there thy gift before ilio altar, and go, first be 24 
reconciled to thvb;:; and then come and offer thy 

Agree with thine ndversary quickly, while thou 25 
art in the way with him; ;lest haply the ad- 
versary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge 
deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into 
prison. Verily I say to thee, thou shalt not come 26 
out thenoe, till thou hast paid the uttermost far- 

Ye have beard that it was said : Thou shalt not 27 
commit adultery. But I say to you, that whoever 28 

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loots on a woman i.o lust after bra', lias committed 

29 adultery with her already in Lis heart. And if thy 
right eye causes thee to oflfitid, pluck it out and cast 
it from thee ; for it is profitable for thee that one of 
thy members should perish, and not that thy whole 

30 body should be cast into hell. And if thy right 
hand causes thee to oflkid, cut it off ami oast it from 
thee ; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy 
members should perish, and not that thy whole body 
should be east into hell. 

31 And it was said : Whosoever shall put away his 
wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. 

32 But I say to you, i.h;;t y.hooC'Cvra' shall put away his 
wife, save for the cause of fornication, makes her 
commit adultery ; and whosoever shall marry her 
whtn put away, cammts adultery. 

33 Again ye have heard, that it was said to them of 
old time : Thou sbalt not swear falsely, but slialt 

34 perform to the Lord thine oaths. But I say to yon, 
swear not at all ; nd'.her by heaven, for it is God's 

35 throne ; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool ; nor 
by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 

3d Nor shaft thou swear by thy head ; because thou 

37 canst not make one hair white or black. But let 
your word be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay ; for whatsoever 
is more than these comes of evil. 

38 Te have heard that it was said : An eye for an 

39 eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, 

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that ye resist not evil ; but whosoever shall smite 
thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take thy 40 
coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever 41 
shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two. 
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that 42 
would borrow of thee turn not thon away. 

Ye have heard that it was said : Thonshalt love 43 
thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. Bnt I say 44 
to you, love your enemies, and pray for them that 
persecute you. That ye may be sons of your 45 
Father who is in heaven ; for he causes his sun to 
rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the 
just and the unjust. For if ye love them that love 46 
you, what reward have ye 1 Do not also the publi- 
cans the same? And if ye salute your brethren 47 
only, what do ye that excels ? Do not also the hea- 
then thus ? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your 48 
Father who is in heaven is perfect. 

VI. Take heed that ye do not yonr righteousness 1 
before men, to be seen by them ;' otherwise yo have 
no reward of your Father who is in heaven. There- 2 
fore when thou decai alms, do not sound a trumpet 
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues 
and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. 
Verily I say to you, they have in full their reward. 
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand 3 
know what tby right hand doeth. That thine alms 4 

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may be in secret ; and thy Father who seeth in se- 
c.n'X wiil himself reward thee. 

5 And when ye pray, ye skill nut "be as the hypo- 
crites ; for they love to pray standing in the syna- 
gogues and in the comers of the streets, that they 
may be seen by men. Verily I say to you, they 

6 have in fall their reward. But thou, when thou 
prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast 
shut tliy 'door, pray to thy Father who is in secret ; 
and thy Father who seeth in secret will reward thee, 

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as 
the heathen do ; for they think that they shall be 

8 heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore 
like to them ; for your Father knows what things 

9 ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this man- 
ner therefore pray yo ; 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy 

10 Thy kingdom come; thy will be done, as in 
heaven, so also on the earth. 

11 Give ns this day our daily bread. 

12 And forgive us ovir debts, as also we forgive our 
IB And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us 

from evil. 

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heav- 

15 enly Father will also forgive you; but if ye forgive 

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not men their tro?p;is?i:s, mther will your Father 
forgive your trespasses. 

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of 16 
a sad countenance ; for they disSgure their faces, 
that they may appear to men to fast. Verily I say 
to yon, they have in full their reward. But thou, 11 
when thou fastest-, anoint thy 1il;iii], and wash thy 
face ; that thou appear not to men to fast, but to 18 
thy Father who is in secret ; and thy Father who 
se-ith in secret, will reward thee. 

Lay not up for yoii:-s»lvfiT t insures on the earth, 19 
where moth and rust consume, and where thieves 
break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves 20 
treasures io heaven, where neither moth nor rust 
consumes, and where tie.eves do net break through 
nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will 21 
your heart be also. 

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore 22 
thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be light; 
but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be 23 
dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is dark- 
ness, how great the darkness 1 No man can serve 24 
two masters; for eii.hei- he will hate the one, and 
love the other, or he will hold to one and despise 
the other. Te can not serve Cod nod Mammon. 

For this cause I say to you, take not thought for 25 
your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; 
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life more than food, am] thn b oily than raiment? 

26 Behold the fowls of the air, that they sow not, nor 
reap, nor gather into hams ; and your heavenly Fa- 
ther feeds them. Are ye not much better than they ? 

27 Which of yon by taking thought can add one cubit 

28 to his stature? And why take ye thought for rai- 
ment t Consider the lilies of the field, how they 

29 grow. They toil not, nor spin ; and I say to you, 
that even Solomon in nil his glory was not arrayed 

30 like one of these. And if G'od so clothes the grass 
of the field, which- to-day is, and to-morrow is cast 
iuto the oven, will he not much more you, ye of 

31 little faith? Take not thought therefore, saying, 
What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, 

32 Wherewith shall we be clothed? (For after all 
these do the Gentiles seek.) For your heavenly 

33 Father knows that ye have need of all these. But seek 
first the kingdom of God, and'his righteousness; 

34 and all these shall be added to you. Take not 
thought, f hare-fore, for the morrow ; for the morrow 
will take thought for itself Sufficient for the day 
is the evil thereof. 

1 VII. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with 

2 what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and 
with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to 

3 you. And why b'eholdcst thou the mote that is in 

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thy brother's eye, but perceived not the beam that 
is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy 4 
brother : Let me cast out the mote from thine eye ; 
and, behold, the beam is in thine own eye ? Hypo- 5 
crite ! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye ; 
and then shalt thou see dearly to east out the mote 
out of thy brother's eye. 

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast 6 
your pearls before the swine ; lest they trample 
them with their fee!, and turn and read you. 

Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall 7 
find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For 8 
every one that asketh received ; and ho that seeketh 
findetli ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 
Or what man is there of you, of whom if his son ask 9 
bread, will he give him a atone? And if he ask a 10 
fish, will he give him.a serpent? If ye then, being 11 
evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, 
how much more shall your Father who is in heaven 
Jjive ;;",:>;i ihm^s :.o ll;en ihul ask him? Therefore 12 
all things whatsoever ye would that men should do 
to you, so also do ye to them ; for this is the law 
and the prophets. 

Enter in through the strait gate ; for wide is the 13 
gate, and broad the way, thai: leads to destruction, 
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is the gate, and narrow the way, that leads to life, 
and I'i-'.v an: V:.oy rkat find it. ■ 

15 ISeware of false prophets, who come to you in 
sheep's clothing; but inwardly art ravening wolves. 

16 Te shall know them from their fruits. Do men 

17 gather grapes of iWus, or figs uf thistles} So every 
good tree brings forth good fruit ; but the corrupt 

18 tree brings forth evil fruit. A good troe can not 
bring forth evil fruit, nor u corrupt tree bring forth 

19 good fruit. Evury irce Uiai brings not forth good 

20 fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. So then, 
from their fruits ye shall know them. 

21 Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall 
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth 

22 the will of my F::i. In?r who is in heaven. Many will 
say to me ill that day : Lord, Lord, have we not 
prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out 

23 d'-vih. ;ud in l.hy name done many miracles ? And 
then will 1 profess to them, I never knew you ; de- 
part from me, ye that work iniquity. 

24 Therefore every one that hears these sayings of 
mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise 

25 man, that built his house on the rock. And the 
rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds 
blew, and fell upon that house ; and it did not fall, 

26 for it had been founded on the rock. And every one 
that hears these sayings of mine, and doeth them 

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not, shall be likened to a foolish man, that built his 
house on the sand. And the : rain descended, and 27 
thestreams came, ar.d tlio '.vino's blew, and beat upon : 
that house, and it fell ; and great was the fall of it. 

Audit came to pass, wlic-n Jesus had ended these 28 
sayings, that the multitudes were astonished at his 
teaching. Pop he taught them as haying author!- 29 
ty, aud not as the scribes. 

TJII. When he had come down from the rnoun- 1 
tain, great multitudes followed him. And, heboid, 2 
there came a leper and bowed down to him, saying : 
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. And he 3 
put forth his hand, aud touched him, saying : I will ; 
be thou cleansed. And immediately his leprosy 
was cleansed. And Jesus pays to him: See thou i 
tell no man ; but go, show thyself to the priest, and 
offer the gift that Closes commanded, for a testi- 
mony to them. 

And when he had u-.tiiivd h:.o Capernaum, there 5 
came to him a centurion, beseeching him, and say- 
ing: Lord, mysuryant lies ;il humu palsied, grievous- 6 
ly tormented. And Jesus says to bim : I will come 7 
and heal him. The centurion Answered and said: 8 
Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come 
under my roof; but only savin a word, and my ser- 
vant will be healed. Fori am a man under au- 9 
thority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this 
one, Go, and he goeth ; and to another, Come, and 

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he Domoth ; and to my servant. Do this, and he 

10 doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and 
said to them that followed : Verily I say to you, I 

11 Save not found so great, i'uilh even in Israel. And 
I say to you, that many shall come from the east 
and west, and shall recline at table, with Abraham, 
and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 

12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out 
into the outer darkness ; there shall be weeping and 

13 gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centuri- 
on : Go thy way ; and as thou hast believed, be it 
done to thee. And his servant was healed in that 

14 And Jesus, liavier; eoir.e into the house of Peter, 
saw his mother-in-law lying, and sick of a fever. 

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her ; 

16 and she arose, and ministered to him. When even- 
ing was come, they brought to him many that were 
possessed wit'i devil;; and he east. out the spirits 

17 with a word, and healed all that were sick That 
it might be flilfllled which was spoken through 
Isaiah the prophet, saying : Himself took our in- 
Srmities, and bore our sicknesses. 

18 And Jesus, seeing great multitudes' about him, 

19 commanded to depart to the other side. And a 
certain scribe came, and said to him : Teacher, I 

20 will follow thee withersoever thou goest. And 
Jesus says to him : The loses have holes and the ' 

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birds of the air nests ; bat the Son of man has not 
where to % his head. Andanother of his disciples 21 
saii? to Lira : Lord, suffer me first to go and bury 
my fether. But Jeans said to him : Follow me ; 22 
and let the dead bury their own dead. 

And when ho had entered into the ship, his disci- 23 
pies followed him. And, behold, there arose a great 24 
tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by 
the waves ; but he was sleeping. And the disciples 25 
came and awoke him, saying : Lord, save us ; we 
perish. And he says to them : "Why are ye fear- 26 
fid, ye of little faith ? Then lie arose and rebuk- 
ed the winds and the sea ; and there was a great 
calm. And the men marvelled saying : Whatman- 27 
tier of man is this, that even the winds and the sea 
obey him I 

And when he had c.ovn-?. lo th» ot'ier side, into the 28 
country of the G adarenes, there met him two possess- 
ed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding 
fierce, so that no one was able to pass by that way. 
And, behold, they cried out, saying : What have we 29 
to do with thee, Son of God ? Art tbou come hither 
to torment us before the time? And there was 30 
afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 
And the devils besought him, saying : If thou cast 31 
us out, send us away into the herd of awine. And he 32 
eaid to them, Go. And coming out, they went away 

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into the swine ; and, behold, the whole herd rushed 
down tho steep mill {;:(::-.--n,:iiMj;u'i=hed in the waters. 

33 Aod the herdsmen fled, and went away into the city, 
and told oyer; ihinsr, and what had befallen the 

34 possessed with devils. And, behold, allthe city came 
out to meet Jesus ; and when they saw him, they 
besought that he would depart from their borders. 

1 IX. Add he entered into the ship, and passed over, 

2 and came to his own city. And, behold, they brought 
to him one that wis palsied, lying on a bed. And 
Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man : 

3 Child, be of good cheer ; thy sins are forgiven. And, 
behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 

4 This man blasphemes. And Jesus knowing their 
thoughts said : Wherefore think ye evil in your 

5 hearts ? For which is easier, to say : Thy sins are 

6 forgiven ; or to say ; Arise, and walk? But that 
ye may know that the Son of man has power on 
earth to forgive sins, (then says he to the palsied 
man) Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy 

1 house. And he arose, and departed to his house. 

8 And when the multitudes saw it, they feared, and 
glorified God, who had given snoli power to men. 

9 And as Jesus passed on from thenee, he saw a 
man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of cus- 
tom; and he says to him: Followme. Andhearose 

10 and followed him. And it came to pass, as he re- 
clined at table in the house, behold, many publicans 

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and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus 
and his disciples. A rid the Pharisees, seeing it, said 11 
to hisdiaciplcs : Why does your teacher cat with 
the publicans and the sinners ? And Jesns hearing 12 
it, said : They thai, an: whole need riot a physieian, 
but they that arc sick. But go, and learn what this 13 
means, I desire merey and not: sjicriGee ; for 1 came 
not to call righteous men, but sinners. 

Then came to him the disciples of John, saying : 14 
Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,' but thy 
disciples fast not ? And Jesus said to them: Can 15 
the sons of the Iji-idsoliaiuber moni'n, so long as the 
bridegroom is with them? But days will come 
when tho bridegroom will be taken from them, and 
then shall ihfj fast. And no one puis a piece of 16 
unrolled cloth on an old garment ; for that which 
fills it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent 
is made. Nor do they put new wine into old skins ; 17 
else the shins burst, and the wine runs out, and the 
skins are destroyed. But they put new wine into 
new skins, and both are preserved together. 

While he was speakh'.p' those thinus to them, be- 18 
hold, there came a ruler, and bowed down to him, 
saying : My daughter has just now died ; but come 
and lay thy hand upon her. a:nl slio will live. And 19 
Jesus arose and was fd'owinp him, ai.d his disciples. 
And behold, a woman, having a flow of blood twelve 20 
years, came behind, and touched the fringe of his 
garment. For she said within herself, If I may but 21 


22 touch his garment, I shall be made whole. And 
Jesus, turning and seeing her, said : Daughter, be 
of good cheer ; thy faith has made thee whole. And 

23 the woman was made whole from that hour. And 
when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and 
saw the minstrels and the crowd making a noise, he 

24 said : Give place ; for the maiden is not dead, but 

25 slecpeth. And they ^ragbed him to scorn. But 
when the crowd was put forth, he went in, and took 

26 hold of her hand, and the maiden arose. And this 
report went abroad into all that land. 

27 And as Jesus passed on from, thence, two blind 
men followed him, crykig, and saving : Have mercy 

28 on us, Son of David. And when he had come into 
the house, the Wis id mm ennui to him. And Jesus 
says to them: Believe ye that I am able to do this? 

29 They say to him: Tea, Lord. Then touched he 
their eyes, saying : According to your faith be it 

30 done to you. And their eyes wore opened. And 
Jesus sternly charged them, saying : Take heed, let 

31 bo one know it. But they, going out, spread 
abroad his fame in all that country. 

32 And as they were going out, behold, they brought 

33 to him a man dumb, possessed with a devil. And 
when the devil was casl on!:, t.k' dumb spake. And 
the multitudes marvelled, saying : It was never so 

34 seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said : He casts 
out the devils through the prince of the devils. 

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Cl'UFHiii X. 

And Jesus went about all tin; cities and villages, 35 
teaching In their synagogues, and preaching the 
good news of the kingdom, ;:t)d killing every sick- 
ness and every infirmity. And seeing the multi- 36 
tudes, lie was moved with compassion for them, be- 
cause they were karrassed, atnl scattered, as sheep 
having no shepherd. Then says he to his disciples : 37 
The harvest indeed i= groat, but !he laborers are few. 
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he 38 
will send forth laborers into his harvest, 

X. And calling to him his twelve disciples, he gave I 
them power over umdoim spiriis, so as to cast them 
out, and to heal every sickness and every infirmity. 

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these ; 2 
first Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his 
brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his ' 
brother ; Philip, and Bartholomew ; Thomas, and 3 
Matthe w the public; mi ; .Tames tin; son ofAlpheus, 
and Lebbeus surnamed Tiuiddo-.H ; Simon the Can- 4 
anite, and Judas Iseariot, who also betrayed him. 

These twelve Jean; sent forth, ami charged them, 5 
saying : Go not into the way to the Gentiles, and 
into a city of Samaritans enter not. But go 6 
rather to the lost sheep on.he house of Israel. And 7 
as ye go, preach, saving: The kingdom of heaven is 

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8 at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the 
lepers, cast out devils. Freely ye Lave received, 

9 freely give. Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass 

10 in your girdles ; nor bag for the journey, nor two 
coats, nor sandals, nor staff ; for the laborer is worthy 

11 of his living. And- into whatever city or village ye 
shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy ; and there 

12 abide till ye go thence. But when ye come into tie 

13 house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your 
peace come upon it ; but if it be not worthy, let 

14 your peace return to yon, And whoever shall not re- 
ceive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of 
that bouse or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 

15 Verily I say to you. It. shall be move tolerable for the 
land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, 
than for that city. 

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of 
wolves ; be therefore wise as serpents, and simple as 

II doves. But beware of men ; for they will deliver 
you up to councils, and will scourge you in their 

18 synagogues ; and also before governors and kings 
shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to 
them and to the Gentiles. 

19 But when they deliver you up, tabs not thought 
how or what ye shall speak ; for it shall be given 

20 you hi that hour what ye shall speak. For it is not 

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ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that 

speaks in you. 
And the brother will deliver up the brother to 21 

death, Mid the father the child ; and children will 

rise up against parents, ami cause thorn to be put to 
death. And ye will be hated by all, for my name's 22 

sake ; but he that has endured u> the end, the same 
shall be saved. 

But when they pors* cute you in this city, flee into 23 
the other ; for verily I say to you, Te shall not have 
gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man 

A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant 24 
above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that 23 
he be as his tocher, and the servant as his lord. 
If they have called the master of the house Beelee- 
bu), how much more them of his household. 

, Pear them not therefore ; for there is nothing 26 
covered that shall, not be -evoked, und hid that shall 
not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, 27 
that speak ye in the light ; and what ye hear in the 
car, that preach upon, the house-tops. And be not 26 
afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able 
to kill the soul • but rather fear him who is able to 
destroy both soul and body in hell. 

Are not two sparrows; s^okl fur a penny '! And one 29 
of them Shall not fall on the ground without your 
Father. But the very hairs of your head are all 30 

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31 numbered. Fear not therefore ; ye are of more value 
than many sparrows. 

32 Every one, therefore, who shall acknowledge me 
before men, him will I also acknowledge before 

33 my Father who ia in heaven. But whoever shall 
"deny me before men, him will I also deny before my 

Father who is ia heaven. 

34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth ; 

35 I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came 
to set a man at variance with his father, and a 
daughter with her motherland a bride with her 

33 mother-in-law j aty a man's foes will be they of his 

37 He that loves father or mother move than me 
is not worthy of me ; and he that loves son or 

38 daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And 
■ he that does not take his cross and follow after me, 

39 is not worthy of me. He that flnds his life shall 
lose it ; and he that loses ills life for my sake shall 
find it. 

40 He that receives you receives me ; and he that 

41 receives me receives him that sent me. 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 

42 receive a righteous man's reward. And whoever 
shall give to drink a cup of cold water only to one 
of these little ones, in the name of a disciple, yerily I 
say to you, he shall not lose his reward. 

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XI. And it came i o pans, when Jesus had mado 1 
an end of commanding hia twelve disciples, he de- 
parted thence to teach i'.nd to preach in theiL' cities. 

Now when John had heard in the prison the 2 
works of the Christ, he mat by bis db-iples. and said 
to him : Art thou he that coineth, or look we for 3 

And Jesus answering said to them : Go and re- 4 
port to John what ye hear and see. The Hind re- 5 
ceivc sight and the lumu wal!<, lepers are cleansed 
and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor 
Lave good tidings preached to them. And happy 6 
is he, whoever shall not be offended at me. 

And as these were departing. Jesus began to say 7 
to the multitudes concerning John : What went ye 
out into the wilderness to behold ? A reed shaken 
by the wind ? 

But what went ye out to see ? A man clothed 8 
in soft raiment ? Behold, they that wear soft cloth- 
ing are in kings' houses. 

But what went ye out to see ? A prophet ? Tea, 3 
I say to you, and move than a prophet. For this 10 
is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send forthmy- 
messenger before thy fi-iec, who shall prepare thy way 
before thee. Verily I say to yon, Among them that 11 
are born of women, there has not risen a greater 

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than John the Innm.T^er. I.iiu lis Unit is least in tho 
kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 

12 And from the days of John the Immerser until now, 
tho kingdom of he.-i.ypii suffers violence, and the vio- 

13 lent seize upon it. For all the prophets and the 

14 law prophesied until John. And if ye are willing to 

15 receive it, he is the Elijah that should come. He 
that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

16 But whereto sh«!l I liken this generation ? It is 
like to eh i! ilven sitting in the markets, who call 

17 to their fellows, and say : We piped to yon, and ye 
danced not ; we sane: the lament, anil ye beat not 

18 the breast. For John came neither eating nor drink* 

19 rag, and they say, He has a devil. The Son of man 
came eating and drills iiig, mid 1 hey say, Behold a 
glutton and a wine-drinker, a friend of publicans and 
sinners. But wisdom is jiuiiScd on the part of her 

20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein moat 
of his miracles were done, because they repented not. 

21 Woo to thee, Chorazinl woe to thee, Bcthsaidal 
For if the reiraeles that have been duns in yen had 
been done in Tyre and Hidon, they would have re- 

22 pented long ago in saekclolh and ashes. But I say 
to you, it shall bo more tolerable for Tyre and Si- 
don in the day of judgment, than for you. 

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And thou, Capernaum.that wast exalted toheaveo, 23 
shalt go down to the underworld. For if the mira- 
cles that have been done in thee had been done in 
Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But 24 
I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for 
the land of Sodom iu the day of judgment, than for 

At that time Jeans answered and said : I thank 25 
thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou 
hast hid these things from the wise and discerning, 
and hast revealed them to babes ; yoa, Father, 23 
that so it seemed good in thy sight I All tbiiure 21 
are delivered to me by my Father ; and no one 
knows the Son but the Father ; nor does any one 
know the Father butthe Son, and 'he to whom the 
Am is pleased to reveal him. 

Oomo unto me all ye that labor and are heavy 28 
laden, and I will give you rest. Tate my joke upon 29 
you, and learn from me ; for I am meek and lowly 
in heart; and ye shall find res!, for your souls. For 30 
my yoke is easy, and my Lairdeu light. 

XII. At that time Jesus went on the sabbath I 
through the grain fields ; and his disciples hungered, 
and began to pluck ears of grain, and to eat. And 2 
the Pharisees seeing it said to him : Behold, thy dis- 

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ciples are doing that which it is not lawful to do on 

3 the sabbath. And ho said to Uiem : Have ye not 
read what David did, when he hungered, himself and 

4 those with him ; how he entered into the house of 
God, and ate the show bread, which it was not law- 
ful for him to cat, nor for those with him, but for 

5 the priests alone ? Or have ye not read in the law, 
that on the sabbath ik: priests in the temple profane 

6 the sabbath, and are blameless 1 But I say to you, 

7 that a greater than the temple is here. But if ye 
had known wlia.! this menus, I desire mercy and not 
sacrifice, ye would i:oi. have eoi-.deinned the blameless. 

B For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath. 

9 And departing from thence, he went into th'eir 

10 synagogue. And hehold there was a man having 
his hand withered. And they asked him, saying" 
Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath ? that they might 

11 accuse him. And he said to tbem : What man 
shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and 
if tbia fell into a pit on the sabbath, will not Jay 

12 hold of it, and raise it up ? How much better then 
is a man than a sheep! So that it is lawful to do 

13 well on the sabbath. Then says he to the man : 
Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth ; 

■ and it was restored whole, as the other- 

14 Then the Pharisees went out, and took counsel 

15 against him, how they might destroy him. But 
Jesus knowing it, withdrew himself from thence ; 

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and great multitudes followed him, and be healed 
them all, and dura 1 ::':"! them '.hat '{hey should not 16 
make him known. That it might be fulfilled which 11 
was spoken through Tsaidi the i>v(iphct, saying : Be- 18 
hold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, 
iu whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my 
Spirit upon him, and he shall declare judgment to 
the Gentiles. He shiii.l not strive, nor cvy ; ncrshall 19 
any one hear his voice in the streets. A bruised 20 
reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall 
he not quench, till he svM fori h judgment unto vic- 
tory. And in his narrse siiall U^ulcs hope. 21 
Then was brought to him one possessed with a 22 
devil, blind, and dumb ; and lie healed him, so that 
the blind and dumb be-ib spake and saw. And 23 
all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is this 
the Son of David? But the Pharisees hearing it 24 
said : This man does not cast out devils, except 
through Beelaebul prince of the devils. And Jesus, 25 
knowing their thoughts, said to them : Every king- 
dom divided againsi. iLsi-'.l' is brought to desolation ; 
and any city or house divided against itself shall not 
stand. And if Satan east on! '6:tl:i\i, he is divided 26 
against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand J 
And if I through Eeelzebul cast out devils, through 27 
whom do your sons cast them out ? Therefore 
they shall be your judges. But it through the Spirit 28 

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of God I cast out devils, then, is the kingdom of 

29 God come near to you. Or how can any one enter 
into a strong mail's. IjuiTSf, anil se'ze upon his goods, 
except he first bind tin? ationg man? And then ho 
will plunder his house. 

30 Ho that is not, with mo is against me; and he 
that gathers not with me seattera abroad. 

31 Therefore I say to you, Every sin and blasphemy 
shall be forgiven men ; but the blasphemy against 

32 the Spirit shall not be forgiven men. And whoever 
speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be 
forgiven him ; but whoever speaks against the Holy 
Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this 
world, nor in that which is to come. 

33 Either make ihe tree good and its fruit good, or 
make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt ; for by 
the fruit the tree is known. 

34 Brood of vipers 1 How can ye, being evil, speak 
good things? For out of the abundance of the 

35 heart the mouth speaks, The good man out of the 
good treasure sends forth good things ; and the evil 
man out of the evil treasure sends forth evil things. 

36 But I say to you, that every idle word that men 
skill speak, they shall give account thereof in the 

37 day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be 
justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 

38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees 
answered him saying : Teacher, we desire to see a 

39 sign from thee. But he answered and said to them : 

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An evil and adulterous a-iii'.'-rntionstfclis after a sign ) 
and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jo- 
nah the prophet. For as Jonah was three daysarid 40 
three nights in the belly of the fish, so shall the Bon 
of man be three dap and three nights in the heart 
of the earth. Men of Nineveh shall rise in the judg- 41 
ment with this generation, and shall condemn it ; 
because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, 
and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. A queen 42 
of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this 
generation, and shall condemn it ; for she came from 
the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom 
of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is 

But when the unclean spirit, is vm out from the 43 
man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and 
finds it not. Then he says, I will return into my 44 
house from whence I came out ; and coming he finds 
it empty, swept, and set in order. Then goes he, 45 
and takes with him seven other'spirits more wicked 
than himself, and they enter inand dwell there i( and 
the last state of that man becomes worse than the 
first. So shall it be also with this wicked generation. 

While he yet talked to .the multitudes, behold, 46 
his mother and his brothers were standing without, 
seeking to speak to him. Then one said to him : 41 
Behold, thy mother and thy brothers stand without, 
eeeking to speak to thee. But lie answered and 48 
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4:9 ■ who are my bro tiers ? And lie stretched forth his 
hand towards his disciples, and said : Behold ray 

f>0 mother and my brothers ! For whosoever shall do 
the win of my Father who is in heaven, he is my 
brother, and sister, and mother. 

1 XIII. The same day went Jesus ont of the house, 

2 and sat by the sea-aide. And great multitudes were 
gathered together to him, so that he went into the 
ship and sat down ; and all the multitude stood ou 

3 the beach. And he spake many thing's to them in 
parables, saying : 

i Behold, the sower went forth to sow. And as he 
sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the fowls came 

5 anil devoured them. And others fell on the rocky 
places, where they had not much earth ; and forth- 
with they sprang up, because they had not depth of 

6 earth. And when fhesun waaup, they werescorch- 
ed ; and because they had not root, they withered 

7 away. And others fell upon the thorns ; and the 

8 thorns came up, and choked them. And others fell 
on the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hun- 

9 dredfold, some sixty, soma thirty. He that hath 
ears to hear, let him hear. 

10 And the disciples came and said to him : Why 

11 speakest thou to. them in parables f And he an- 

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swerlng said to them : To you it is given to know 
the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven ; bat to 
them it is not given. For whoever hath, to him shall 12 
be given, and he shall have abundance ; hut whoever 
bath not, even what he hath shall be taken from him. 
Therefore speak I to ikum in parables ; because see- 13 
ing they see not, mid hearing'- iky bear not, nor 
understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophesy 14 
of Isaiah, which says : With hearing ye shall 
hear, and shall not understand ; and seeing ye shall 
see, and shall not perceive. For the heart of 15 
this people is become gross, and their ears are dull 
of hearing, and their eyes they have closed ; lest 
haply they see iviii; tlieh eyes, and hear with their 
ears, and. understand with tk'ir heart, and turn and 
I shall heal them. 

But happy are your eyes, beeiinse they see ; and 16 
your cars, because they hear. For verily I say to IT 
yon, that many prophets and righteous men desired 
to see what ye are be/ioldln.L', mid saw not, and to 
hear what ye are hearing, and heard not. 

Hear therefore the parable of the sower. 18 
When any one hears the word of I he kingdom, and 19 
understands not, then comes the evil one and 
snatches away what was sown in bis heart. This 
is that which was sown by the way-side. 
^ And that sown on the rocky places, this is he that 20 

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hears the word, and immediately wil.Ii joy receives 

21 it ; and has not root in himself, but is only for a 
time; and when tribulation or persecution arises 
because of the word, immediately lis is otfendod , 

22 And that sown amon<< ilie thorns, this is he that 
hears the word; and the care of this world and the 
dcjeilfulner-s of riches dieke tin- word, and it becomes 

'23 ■i;r.f;-iiiiful. And that simTi on the good ground, this is 
he that hours the word and understand!: ; who hears 
fruit, and produce?, s:>me. a hundredfold, some sixty, 

24 Another parable put he forth to them, saying : 
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that 

25 sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, 
his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat, 

26 and went away. And when the blade sprang up 
And -produced fruit, then appeared the darnel also, 

27 So the servants of the house-holder came and said 
to him : Sir, didst thoji not sow good seed in thy 

28 field ? -From whence then has it darnel? He said 
to them : An enemy did this. The servants said to 
■him : -Wilt thou then that we go and gather them 

29 up? He said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the darnel, 

30 ye root u>> the wheat with them. Let srrow 
together until the harvest. And in time of har- 
vest I will say to the reapers : Gather up first the 
darnel, and bind them in bundles to burn them ; but 
.gather the wheat into my barn. 

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TIii? Idngdum o ('heaven is like ton grain of mustard, 
which a man took and sowed in his field. Which 32 
is least indeed of all seeds; hut when it is grown, it is 
greater than the herbs, atid becomes a tree, so that 
the birds of the air come uud lodge in its branches. 

Another parable spake, ho to them: The king- 33 
of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and 
hid in throe measures of meal, till the whole was 

All these things spake Jesus l.o 1he multitudes in 34 
parables ; and without a parable he spake nothing to 
them. That it imght l>e I'uliiilod n'hich was spoken 35 
through the prophet, saying : I will open my mouth 
in parables; I wit! utter things hidden from the 
foundation of the world. 

Then having sent away the multitudes, he went 36 
into the house. And his disciples came to him, say- 
ing: Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the 
field. And he iinswti'jiy ;-aid \o them : • 37 

Tie that, sows the yooJ seed is the Son of man. 
The field is the world. The good seed, these are the 38 
sons of the kingdom ; bulthe darnel are the sons of 
the evil one, and the eneuiy that sowed them is the 39 
Devil. The harvest is the end of the world ; and 
the reapers are angels. As therefore the darnel HI 
are gathered up and are burned with fire, so shall it 
be in the end of tho world. The Son of man will 41 

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send forth Lis angels, and they shall gather out of 
his kingdom ail ',hv. uuusra of offence, and them that 

£2 do iniquity,and shall east them into thefurnaco of Are ; 

£3 there shall bo wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then 
shall tie righteous shine forth as the sun in the 
kingdom of their father. He that hath ears to hear, 
let him hear. 

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a treas- 
ure hidden in the field, which a man found and con- 
cealed ; and for joy thereof he goes and sells all that 
he has, and buys that field. 

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a mer- 

46 chant seeking goodly pearls ; and having found one 
pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had 
and bought it, 

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, 
east into the sea, aiidgutJuirinjr together of every kind. 

48 Which, whea it wsLsiilicd.thoydro^up upon tlie beach, 
and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but 

49 cast the bad away. So shall it be in the cud of the 
world. The angels shall go forth, and shall separate 

BO the wicked from among the just, andsball east them 
into the furnace of Are ; there shall be wailing ami 
srii;i!-;i!sii>; of teeth. 

51 Have ye understood all these things ? They say 

V. 43. In some ancient copies.- He thatllaflt ears, let 
him hear. 

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to him, Tea, Lord. Then said he to them : There- 52 
fore every scribe, mslriscl^l in the kingdom of heav- 
en, is like to a householder, who brings forth out of 
his treasure new and o!d. 

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished 53 
these parables, that he der> l.hence. Andeoming 54 
into his own country, ho taught them in their syna- 
gogue; so that they were astonished, and said: 
Whence nas this man this wisdom, mid the miracles ? 
Is not this tho carpenter's son? Is not his mother 55 
called Mary, and his brothers, .Tn.mes, arid Joseph, 
and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they 56 
not ail with us ? Whence then has this man all these 
things? And they were oflended at- him. But Je- 51 
stis said to them : A prophet is not without honor, 
save in his own country, and in his own house. And 58 
he did not many miraiJes there, because of their 

XIV. At that time TTerod the telrarch heard the 1 
fame of Jesus. And he said l.o his servants : This is 2 
John the Immerser : he is risen from the dead, and 
therefore do these powers work In him. 

For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him 3 
and put him in prison, ('<■:■ the sake of IJ.erodi;:s his 
brother Philip's wife. For John said to him : It is 4 
not lawful for thee to have her. And he desired to 5 

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put him to death, but feared the multitude, because 

S they held him as a prophet. But when Herod's 

birth-day was kept, tin; daushtiir of TTcrodiiis danc- 

7 ed before them, mid plensed Herod. Whereupon he 
promised with an oath, to give her whatever she 

8 should ask. And she, being urged on by her mother, 
says : Give me here, 011 a platter, the head of John 

9 the Immeraer. And the king was sorry ; but for the 
sake of the oath, and of them that reelined at table 

10 with him, ho commanded it to be given. And he 

11 sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his 
head was brought on a platter, and was given to the 

12, .damsel, and she brought it to her mother. And his 
disciples came and Look up the body, and buried it ; 
and they went and reported it to .Testis. 

13 And when Jesus heap] it, ho withdrew from thence 
by ship into a desert place apart. And the multi- 
tudes hearing of it, followed him on foot from the 

14 cities. And going forth he saw a great multitude, 
and bad compassion ou them, and he healed their 

15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to 
him, saying : This is a desert, and the time is 
now passed ; dismiss the multitudes, that they may 
go away into the villages, aud buy themselves vict- 

16 uals. But Jesus said to them : They need not go 

17 away ; give ye them to eat. Aud they say to him : 

18 We have here but five loaves and two fishes. He said, 

19 Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the 


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multitudes to lie down on the grass, and took the 
five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to 
heaven he blessed, a:id briike, and gave the loaves 
to the disciples, awl the disciples l.o the multitudes. 
And they all ate, and were filled ; and they took up ^!0 
of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. , 
And they that ate were about Ave thousand men, 21 
besides women and children. 

And straightway he constrained his diseiples to 22 
enter into the ship, ar.d to go b..-i'o;o him to the oth- 
er side, while he dismissed "be multitudes. 

And when he had dismissed the multitudes, he 23 
went up into the mountain iipaH. liipray ; and when 
evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship 24 
was now in- the of the sea, vexed by the waves ; 
for the wind was contrary. And In the fourth watch 25 
of the night he went to them, walking on the sea. 
And when the diseiples saw him walking on the sea, 2G 
theywerc troubled, saying: It Is a spectre ; and they 
cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake to 27 
them, saying: Be of good cheer ; it is I, -be not afraid. - 
And Peter answered him and said : Lord, if it be 28 
thou, bid me come to thee on the water. And he 29 
said, Come. And coming down from the ship, Pe- 
ter walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But see- 30 
ing the wind boisterous, he lvas afraid ; and begin- 
ning to sir.k, ho cried out, Faying : Lord, save me. 
And immediately Jesus stretehed forth Ids hand and 31 

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took hold of him, and said to him : thou of little 
iiiitii, wherefore didst thou doubt? 

32 And when they had entered into the ship, the 

33 wind ceased. Then those in the ship came and wor- 
shipped him, saying : Of a truth, thou art the Son of 

34 And passing over, they came into the land of Gen- 

35 nesaret. And the men of that place, knowing hiro, 
sent out into all that country round, and brought to 

36 him all that were diseased ; and besought him that 
they might only touch the fringe of his garment ; and 
as many as touched were made whole. 

1 XV. Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees 

2 from Jerusalem, saying: 'Why do thy disciples trans- 
gress the tradition oi the elders 1 For they wash 

3 not their hands when they eat bread. And he an- 
swering said to" them : Why do ye also transgress 
the commandment of God, for, the sake of your tra- 

i dition 1 For God commanded, saying : Honor thy 
father and mother ; and he that curses father or 

5 mother, let him surely die. But ye say : Who- 
ever says to his father or his mother, It is a gift, 
whatsoever thou mightest be profited with from me, 

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have made tbe word of Uod of no effect, for the 
sake of your tradition. 

Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, 1 
saying : This people honors me with their lips, but 8 
their heart is far from roe. But iu vaiu they wor- 9 
ship mo, teaching as doctrines commandments of 

And he called the multitude, and said to them : 10 
Hear, and understand. Not that which goes into 11 
the mouth defiles the man ; but that which comes 
out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 

Then came his disciples, and said to him : Know- 12 
est thou that the Pharisees, when they heard the 
eaying, were ofiended 1 And lie answering said : 13 
Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not 
planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone ; they 14 
are blind leaders of the blind ; and if the blind lead 
the blind, both will fall into the ditch. 

And Peter answering said to him : Explain to us 15 
this parable. And he said : Are ye also even yet 1G 
without understanding ? Do ye not yet understand, 17 
that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the 
belly.andiscastoutintothedrain? Butthethings 18 
that proceed out of the mouth come forth from the 
heart; and they defile the man. For out of the 19 
heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, for- 
nications, thefts, false-witnessiugs, blasphemies. 

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20 These are the things that defile the man ; tat to eat 
with uuwashen hands defiles not the man. 

21 Then Jesus went forth from thence, and withdrew 

22 into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 'And behold, a 
woman of Canaan, coming out from those borders, 
cried to him, saying : Have mercy on me, Lord] 
Son of David ; my daughter ia grievously possessed 

23 with a devil. But ho answered her not a word. 
And his disciple came a:i<l brought him, saying : 

24 Dismiss her ; because she cries; after us. But he an- 
swered and said : I was not sent except to the lost 

25 sheep of the house of Israel. Then 1 came she and 

26 bowed down to him, saying : Lord, help me. But 
he answered and said : U is not good 1.0 lake Iha 

27 children's bread, and cast it to the dogs. And she 
said: Tea, Lord; for the dogs also eat ofthecrumbs 

28 that fall from their master's table. Then Jesus an- 
swered and said to her : woman, great is thy 
faith ; be it done to thee as thou wilt. And her 
daughter was healed from that hour. 

29 And Jesus departed from thence, and cume near 
to the sea of Galilee ; ur.dhe \;a:t up into themoun- 

30 tain and sat down there. And great multitudes 
came to him, having with them lame, blind, dumb, 
maimed, and raar.y others, aiiii laid them down at his 

31 foot, and he healed them. So that the multitudes 
wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the 
maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind see- 
ing ; and they glorified the God of Israel. 

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And Jesus having euik'd to him li!s disciples, said: 32 
I have compassion on the multitude, because they 
continue with me now three days, and have nothing 
to eat ; and I will not dismiss them lasting, lust they 
faint in the way. And his disciples say to him : 33 
Whence should we have so many loaves in the wil- 
derness, as to 511 so great a multitude 1 And Jesus 34 
says to them: How many loaves have, ye? And 
they said: Seven, and a few little lishes. And he 35 
commar.;Iijd thu multitudes to i:e down on t ho ground. 
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and 36 
gave thanks, and oruku, suid gave to his disciples, 
and thedisciples to the multitude. And they all ate, 37 
and were filled. And they too'; up of the fragments 
that remained seven baskets full. And they that 38 
ate were four thousand m.:n. besides women and chil- 
dren. And dismissing the multitudes, he entered 39 
into the ship, and came into the coasts of Alagdala. 

XVI. And the Fiiarisies and Badduceea came, 1 
and tempting desired him to show them a sign from 
heaven. He answered and said to them : When it 2 
is evening, ye say, Fair weather : for the sky is red. 
And in the morning, Foul weather to day 1 for the 3 
sky is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern 
the face of the sky, but can ye not the signs of 
the times? ' . 

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sign ; and 110 sign ~h;~il lju .u'ivcii to it, but the sign 

of Jonah. And be left them, and departed. 

5 And coming to the other side, his disciples forgot to 

G take bread. And Jesus said to them ; Take heed, 

and beware of tho luaven oi'i.he Pharisees and of the 

7 Saddueees. And I'uey n'.asonal among themselves, 

8 saying : Because we took no broad ! And Jesus 
knowing it said ; ye of little faith, why reason ye 

9 among yourselves, because ye took no bread? Do 
ye not yet understand, nav ranojnber the five loaves 
of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took 

10 up ? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and 

11 how many baskets ye took up ? How is it that ye 
do not^undersEand. that 1 spake not to you of bread? 
But, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of 

12 the Saddueees ! Then understood they, that he did 
not bid them bewa-s; of the haven of bread, but of 
the teaching of the PJia.riji-os hlks of the Sadducees. 

13 When Jesus came into the parts of Oesarea Phi- 
lippi, he asked his disciple, saying : Who do men 

14 say that the Son ofmanis? Andtheysaid: Some, 
John the Immerser ; and others, Klijah ; a-.d (/her.-, 

15 Jeremiah, or one of the prophets, lie says to them : 

16 But who do'yesay that I am ? And Simon Peter an- 
swered and said : Thou art the Christ, the Son of the 

17 living God. And Jesus answered and said to him : 

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Happy art thou, Simon Bar-jonas; for flesh and blood 
did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in 
heaven. And I also say to thee, that thou art Peter, 18 
and upon this rook I will build my church ; and 
the gates of the underworld shall not prevail 
against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the 19 
l:i;ig'..i:i:u ^'heaven ; ami whatsoever thou shalt bind 
on earth shall be bound in heaven ; and whatsoever 
thou shalt loose on earth shall bo loosed in heaven. 

Then charged he his disciples, that they should 20 
tell no one that ho is the Christ. 

From that time began Jesus to show to his disci- 21 
pies, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many 
things from the ciders and chief priests and scribes, 
and be put to death, and rise the third day. 

And Peter taking Jiim aside licg.'u! to rebuke him, 22 
saying : Be it far from thee, Lord ; this shall not 
be to thee. But lie tunicd and said to Peter : Get 23 
thee behind me, Satan ; thou art an offense to me ; 
for thou thinkesl r.ot the thin;;s of God but of men. 

Then Jesus said to his disciples : Tf any one will 24 
come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his 
cross, and follow me, 1'or whoever will save Lis 25 
life shall lose it ; and whoever may lose his life for 
my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, 20 

V. 17. Ear-Jonas: tlialU, Son of Jonas 
V. 18. Peter: (hatit, rock 
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if lie shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul ? 
Or what shall a man give as an exchange for his 

21 soul ? For the Son of man shall oome in the glory 
of his Father with his angels ; and then he will re- 
wiiril ouc!i oik; au cording to hid works.. 

28 Verily I say to you, there are some of those stand- 
ing here, who shall aot taste of death, till they see 
tho Son of man coming in his kingdom. 

1 XVII. And aftersix daysJesus takes withhim 
Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings 

2 them up into a high mountain apart. And he was 
transfigured before them; and his face shone as 
the sun, and his garments became- white as the 

3 light. And behold, thure apposed to them Moses 

4 and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter answer- 
ing said to Jesus : Lord, it is good for vis to be here. If 
thou wilt, let us make here three tents ; one for 

5 thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While 
he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud over- 

" shadowed them. Andbeholda voiceout ofthecloud, 
saying: This is my beloved Son, in whomlamwcll 

6 pleased ; hear ye him. And the disciples hearing it, 

7 fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus 
came and touched them, and said : Arise, and be not 

8 afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, 
save Jesus only. 

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Andas they came down out of the mountain, Jesus 9 
charged them, saying : Tel! no ona the vision, until 
tbc Son of man is risen from the dead. 

And his disciples asked him. =ai hig : Why then 10 
say the scribes that Elijah must first come?' And 11 
he answer! ng said : Elijah i 1 1 : 1 ■. ■ ; ■ c"L comes, and shall 
restore all things. But I say to you, that Elijah is 12 
already come, and they kijoiv him not, but have done 
with him whatever they would. So also is the Son 
of man about to suffer by them. 

Then the disciples mdewtood Unit he spake to 13 
them of John the Immcrser. 

And when they were come tcthe multitude, there 14 
came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and sav- 
ing : Lord, have mercy on my son ; for ho is lu- 15 
natic, and is sorely afflicted ; ot'ltimes he fails 
into the lire, and oft into the water. Andlbrought 16 
him to thy disciple;, ;u:d they could not cure him. 
And Jesus answering said : faithless and perverse 17 
generation, how long shall I be with you? How yea? Tiring him hither tome. 
And Jesus rebuked him ; and the devil went out 18 
from him, and the child was cured from that hour. 

Then came the disciple;, to Jr?u? apart, and said : 19 
Why could not we cast him out 1 And he said to 20 
thera : Bscause of your want of faith. For verily 
I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard, 
ye shall say to this mountain, remove hence to 
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21 bo impossible to yon. But this kind goes not forth, 
except by prayer and fasting. 

22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to 
them : The Son of man is about to be delivered into 

23 the bands of men ; and they will put him to death, 
and he will rise the third day. And they were ex- 
ceeding sorry. 

24 And when they had come to Oapcrnanm, they 
that received the half-shekel feune to Feter, and said : 

25 I)i!us not vonr l-CuclifT pay thu ;:aU'slii.:keI. .'ITo says, 

Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus 
anticipated him, saying: Whatthinkest thou, Simon? 
Of whom do tlift kings of the earth take customs, or 

26 tribute? Of their sous, or of strangers? He says 
to him : Of strangers. Jesus said to him : Then 

27 are the sons free. But that we may not otfend them, 
go to the sea and fas', a hook, and take the fish that 

first "comes up ; mill (■■< ioa ):.= rinuth thou wilt find 

a shekel j that take, and give to them for rae and 

1 XVIII. At that time came the disciples to Jesus, 
saying : "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of 
heaven t 

2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him 

3 in the midst of them, and said : Verily I say to you, 
if ye do not turn and become as the little children, 

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ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 
Whoever therefore shall hum'ole himself as this little 
child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of 
heaven. And whoso shah receive one such little 
child, in my name, receives me. But whoso shall 
cause one of these little ones that believe in mo 
to offend, it were better for him that an upper 
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were 
plunged in the depth of the sea. 

Woe to the world, for c 
must needs be that causes of ol 
to that man, through v 
eomes 1 But if thy hand or thy foot c: 
offend, cut it off) and cast it from thee, 
for thee to enter into life lame or maimed, than hav- 
'.V:p: two hands or two fcei to ho crt^t into tho everlast- 
ng fire. .And if thine eye cause thee io offend, pluck 9 
t out and cast it from thee. It is better for *thee 
to enter- into life with o:u> eye ; than having two eyes 
to he cast into hell-fire. 

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little 10 
ones ; for I say to you, that their angels in heaven 
do always behold the face of my Father who is in 
heaven. For the Son of man came to save that 11 
which was lost. 

What think ye? If a man has a hundred sheep, 12 
and one of them is gone astray, does he not leave 
the ninety and nine upon the mountains, and go and 
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he find it, verily I say to you, he rejoices over it 
more, than over the ninety itud nine that went not 

14 astray. Bo it is not the will of your Father who is 
in heaven, that one of thf.s::: lit.tlo on-js pi:;-i-J:. 

15 But, if thy bro'.hor shall sin against thee, go show 
him his fault between ihcoandhim alone. If he shall 

16 hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he 
hear not, take with thee one or two more, that in 
the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may 

17 be established. And if he shaltneglect to hearthem, 
tell it to the church ; end if ho. neglect to hear the 
church also, let him liolo thi.-c as a heathen and a pub- 

18 lican. Verily I say to you : "Whatsoeveryeshallbind 
on earth shall be bound ;i: iiuivcn ; void whatsoever 
ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 

19 Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree 
on earth, concerning any thing that they shall ask, it 
shall be done for them of my Father who is in 

20 heaven. For where two or three are gathered 
together in my name, there am I in the midst of 

21 Then came Peter to him, and said : Lord, how oft 
shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him ? 

22 Until seven times ? Jesus says to him : I say not 
to thee, until seven times, but until seventy times 

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a 
certain king, who desired to make a reckoning with 

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there was brought to him one, who owed ten thou- 
sand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his 25 
lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and 
children, and all that he had, and payment to be 
made. The servant, therefore; lulling prostrated 26 
himself before him, saying ; Have patience with me, 
and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that ser- 21 
v::.'h ; j;j ..'-",.-, [ v.-iU; t;i.iiL:pa~-i : .-..-M ; ivV-ascd him, and for- 
gave him the debt. But that servant went out, and 28 
found one of his fello-w-sen-avits, who owed him a 
hundred denaries ; and laying hold of him he took 
him by the throat, saying : Pay me that thou owest. 
Therefore his fellow-servant fell down and besought 29 
him, saying : Have- jml.ieixo wit.Ii me, and I will pay 
thee. And he would not ; but wimt and east hini"30 
into prison, till lie plioald pay th'.i debt. So when 31 
his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were 
very sorry, and cmie and told to their lord all that 
was done. Then havir.s' ended him, his lord says to 32 
him : Thou wicked servant ; I forgave thee all that 
debt, because thou besoughtest me. Shouldest not 33 
thou also have hiul j'ity el; thy I i.J low- servant, as I 
too had pity on thee ? And his lord was wroth, and 34 
delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay 
all that was due to him. So also wiil my heavenly 35 
Father do to you, if ye from your hearts forgive not 
every one his brother. 

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1 XIX. -A ND 'it CSUilf: to pdS.-, -i 

ed these sayings, \]v.\.\ In.' di. part til from Galilee, and 

2 came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan. 
And great multitudes followed him, and he healed 
11u::i:i ilici-e. 

3 And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him 
and saying : Is it lawful for a man to put away Ills 
wife for every cause ? 

4 And he answering said to them: Have ye not 
wad, that he who m«tb tkuri from the beginning 

5 made them male and female ; and said, For this cause 
shall a man leave father and mother, and shall clraivo 

6 to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. So that 
they arc no longer tv.-o. but one tiesh. What therefore 
God has joined together, let not man put asunder. 

7 They say to him : Why then did Moses com- 
mand to give a wiring of tiiviveancnS, and to put 

8 heraway? He says to them: Moses, for your hard- 
ness of heart, suffered you to pnt away your wives ; 

9 but from the beginning it was not so. And I say 
to yon, that whoever shall put away his wife, except 
for fornication, and shall marry another, commits 
adultery ; and whoever marries her when put away, 
commits adultery. 

10 His disciples say to him : If the case of the man 

11 with the woman is so, it is not good to marry. But 
he said to them : Not all can receive this saying, 

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but they to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs, 12 
who were so born from the mother's womb ; and 
there are eunuchs, who were inado eunuchs by men ; 
and there are eunuch*, who h;xv<:. made themselves 
eunuchs for the sake oil lie kingdom of heaven. He 
thiil is able la receive it, let him receive it. 

Theu were brought to him little children, that he 13 
might put his hands on them and pray ; and the dis- 
ciples rebuked them. But Jesus said r Suffer the 14 
little children, and lbclnil them not to come to me ; 
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. And 15 
lie laid his hands on them, and departed thence. 

And, behold, one came to him and said : Teacher, 16 
what good shall I do, that I may have eternal life ? 
And he said to him: Why dost thou ask me con- 17 
cerning good f One is the Good. But if thou de- 
airest to enter into life, keep the commandments. 
He says to him, Which? Jesus said : Thou shalt 18 
not kill ; Thou shalt not commit adultery ; Thou 
shalt not steal ; Thou shalt not bear false witness j 
Honor thy father and thy mother ; and, Thou shalt 19 
love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man says 20 
tohim; All these have I kept ; what do I yet lack? 
Jesus said to him : If thou desirest to be perfect, go 21 
sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and 
thou shalt have treasure h heaven ; and come, fol- 
low me. But when the young man heard that say- 22 
ing, he went away vC'.-rov.'m! ; for he had great 

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23 Then said Jesus to life disciples : Verily I say to 
you, that a rich ivian ;■:;:;:: hivaly enter into the king- 

24 Horn of Leaven. And again I Gay to you, It is 
easier- for a camel to go throiurh the eye of a needle, 
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of 

25 God. And the di^pYs. i-,c;:vxi; it. were exceedingly 
amazed, saying : Who then can be saved 1 But 

26 Jesus, looking on them, said to them : With men this 
is impossible ; but with God all things are possible. 

21 Then answered Peter and said to him : Behold, 
we have forsaken all, and Mowed thee j what then 

28 shall we have ? And Jesus eaid to them : Verily I 
say to you, that ye who have followed me, in the 
renovation when the Son of man shall sit on his 
throne of glory, ye also shall sit on twelve thrones, 

29 judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one 
that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or 
father, Or mother, or wife, or children, or lauds, for 
my name's sake, shall receive manifold more, and 

30 shall inherit everlasting life. But many first shall 
be last, and last first. 

1 XX. For the kingdom of heaven is like to a house- 
holder, who went out early in the morning to hire 

2 laborers into his vineyard. And having agreed with 
the laborers for a denary a day, he sent them into 
his vineyard. 

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And he went out about the third hour, and saw 3 
others standing idle in the mnrket, place. And to 4 
them he said : Go ye also into the vineyard, and 
whatever is right I will give you. And they went 
their way. 

Again he went out about the sixth and ninth 5 
hour, and did likewise. 

And about the eleventh he went out, and found G 
others standing, and says to them : Why stand ye 
here all the day idle? They say to him: Because 7 
no one has hired us. He says to them : Go ye also 
into the vineyard. 

So when evening was come, the lord of the vine- 8 
yard says to his steward : Cull the laborers, and 
pay them the hire, bttgiinmig (Vo:ji the last unto the 
first. And they of the eleventh hour came, and re- 9 
ceived every man a denary. But when the first 10 
came, they supposed thai: 1li:\y thuuld receive more; 
and they also received every man a denary. And 11 
when they bad received it, they murmured against 
the householder, saying : These last have wrought 12 
one.hour,and thou hast made them equal to us, who 
have borne the burden of llie day, and tie burning 

But he answered and said to one of them: Friend, 13 
I do thee no wrong. Didst thou not agree with me 
for a denary? Take what is thine, and go thy way. 14 
But I will give to this last, even as to thee. Is it 15 

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not lawful for me to do what I will with mine owe ? 

Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last ; for 

man}' are called, but few are chosen. 
11 And Jesus goin;i ujj 10 Jerusalem took the twelve 

18 disciples apart; and in (.lie way be said to them: Be- 
hold, we are groins' up to Jerusalem ; and the Son 
of man will be delivered to the chief priests and 

19 scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and 
will deliver him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge 
and crucify; and on the third day lie will rise again. 

20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebe- 
dee, with her sons, bowing down and ashing a cer- 

21 tain thing of him. And he said to her r What wilt 
thou? She says to him : Command that these my 
two sons shall sit, one on thy right hand, and one 

22 on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered 
and said: Te know not what ye ask. Are ye able 
to drink of the cup that I shall drink of? They 

23 say to him : We are able. And he saya to them ; 
Te shall drink indeed of my cup ; but to sit on my 
right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, 
but is for them for wiiom it has been prepared "by 

24 my Father. And the ten, hearing it, were much 

25 displeased with !hc two brothers. But Jesus called 
them to him, and said : Ye know that the rulers of 
the Gentiles extreme iortthip over them, and they 

26 that are great exercise authority over them. Not ko 
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great among you, let him be jour minister ; and 27 
whoever would be first among yon, let him be your 
servant. Even as the Son of man came not to be 28 
ministered to, but to minis tei\ and to give his life a 
ransom for many. 

And as they, were going forth IVoin Jericho, a 29 
great multitude followed him. And behold, two 30 
blind men sitting by the way-aide, when they heard 
that Jesus was pacing by, tried, saying-: Have 
mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David. And the mul- 31 
titude rebuked tbem, that they should bold their 
pence. But tkey cried the more, saying : Have 
mercy on us, Lord, Son of I>avid. And Jesus 32 
stood still, and called them, and said : What will ye 
that I shall do to you? They say to him : Lord, 33 
that our eyes may be opened. And Jeans, moved 34 
with compassion, louehed their eyes; and immedi- 
ately their eyes received eight ; and they followed ' 

XXI. And when they drew near to Jerusalem, 1 
and came to Bethphage, at the mount of the Olives, 
Jesus sent forth two dlnr.irfe. raying to them : Go 2 
into the village ovtr against yon, and straightway 
ye will find an ass tied, and a eclt with her ; loose 
and bring them to me. And if any one say aught 3 
to you, ye shall say : The Lord has need of them ; 
and straightway ho ■.■.i.l -end thorn. , 

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5 which was spoken tbrouyh ih<- prophet, Baying : Say 
to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King comes 
to thee, meek, and mo-intod upon an ass, and upon 

6 a colt the foal of u beast of burden. And the dis- 

7 ciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them ; and 
. brought the ass aud (.lie coit, and put on them their 

8 garments, and he sat thereon. And most of the 
multitude spread their own garments in the way j 
and others cut down branches from the trees, and 

9 strewed in the way. And the multitudes that went 
before, and that (olkm-inl, cried, saying : Hosanna 
to the Son of David ; Blessed is he that comes in 

10 the name of the Lord ; )..lw; in the highest. And 
When he had entered into Jerusalem, all the city 

11 was moved, saying : Who is this'? And the multi- 
tudes said : This is Jesus the prophet, from Naza- 
reth of Galilee. 

12 And Jesus" went into the temple of God, and cast 
out all that sold and bought in the temple, and over- 
turned the tables of the money-changers, aud the 

13 seats of them that sold doves. And he says to them ■ 
It is written, \fy house shall be culled a house of 
prayer; but ye have made it a den of robbers. 

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the 

15 temple, and he healed them. But when the chief 
priests and scribes saw the wonders that he did, and 
the children crying in the temple, and saying, Ho- 

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sauna to too Son of J.lavid.they won: sore displeased. 
And they said to him: Hearest thou what these 16 
say? And Jesus says to l.iieni, Yea ; have ye never 
read : Out of the month of babes and sucklings 
thou lias prepared praise? " 

And ho left them, and went forth out of the city 17 
into Bethany, and lodged there. 

Now in the morning, as he returned into the city, 18 
he hungered. And seeing a tig-tree by the way, he ■ IS 
came to it, and found nothing thereon but leaves 
only. And he say3 to it : Let no fruit grow on tlico 
henceforward, for over. And immediately the fig- 
tree withered away. And the disciples seeing it 20 
wondered, saying : Bow did 1 lie fig-tree immediately 
wither away? Anil Jesus answoiijig said to them : 21 
Verily I say to you, if ye have faith, and do not 
doubt, not only shall ye do wind U done to the fig- 
tree, but even if ye say to thi= mountain, Be thou 
taken"" up and cast into the sea, it shall be done. 
And all things whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believ- 22 
ing, ye shall receive. 

And when he had come itito the temple, the chief 23 
priests and the elders of the people came to him as 
lie was, and said : By what authority doest 
thou these things? And who gave thee this au- 
thority? And Jesus answered and said to them: I 24 
also will ask you one thins 1 , which if ye toil me, 1 
too will tell you by what authority 1 do these things. 

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25 John's immersion, whence was it? From heaven, 
or from men? And they reasoned among them- 
selves, saying ; If we say, From heaven, ho will say 

26 to ns : Why then did ye not believe him ? But if 
we say, From men, we fear the multitude ; for all 

27 hold John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus, 
and said : We do not know. And he said to them : 
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these 

28 But what think ye? A man had two sons; end 
he came to the first, and said : Son, go work to day 

29 in the vineyard. He answered and said, I will not ; 

30 but afterwards be repented, and went. And he 
came to the other, and mid likewise. And he an- 

31 swercd and said, I will, sir ; and went not. Which 
of the two did the father's will? They say to him, 
The first. Jesus fays l.o tliem : Verily I say to you, 
that the publicans and the harlots go into the king- 

32 dom of God before you. For John came to you in 
the way of righteous less, mid ye believed him not ; 
but the publicans and the harlots believed him ; and 
ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterwards, 
that ye might believe him. 

33 Hear another parable. There was a householder, 
who planted a vim/yard, and put a hedge around it, 
and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, 

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and let it out to husbandmen, anil went abroad. 
And when the season of fruits drew' near, lie 34 
sent bis servants to tbe husbandmen, to receive 
his fruits. And the husbandmen taking his ser- 35 
rants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned 
another. Again he sent other servants, more 3(i 
than the first; and they did to them likewise. 
And afterward he sent to them his son, saying: 37 
They will reverence my son. But when tbe bus- 38 
baudmen saw the son, ihey said anions themselves : 
This is tbe heir ; come, let u; kill him and have his 
inheritance. And they look, ami cast him out of 39 
the vineyard, and slew him. When therefore the 40 
lord of the vineyard comes, will lie do to those 
husbandmen ? They say to bim : He will miser- 41 
ably destroy those wicked men, and will let out the 
vineyard to other Imsk.ndinen, vviio will render to 
him tbe fruits in their seasons. Jesus says to them : 42 
Did ye never read in the Scriptures The stone which 
the builders disallowed, tlio fame is become the 
head- of the corner ; tiiis is from the Lord, and is 
wonderful in our eyes ! Therefore I say to you, 43 
that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, 
and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits 
thereof. And he that falls upon this stone will be 44 
broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will 
grind him to powder. 

And the chief priests and Pharisees, hearing his 45 
parables, knew that he spake of them. And they 45 

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sought to lay Lands oa him, but feared the multl 
lades, because they held liim us a prophet. ' - 

1 XXII. And Jesus answered and spake to them 
again in parables, saying : 

2 The kingdom of heaven is like, to a certain king, 

3 who made a marriage for his sou. And he sent 
forth his servants to call them that were bidden to 

i the wedding ; and they would not come. Again he 
sent forth other servants, saying: Tell them that 
are hidden, Behold. I have prepared my dinner; 
my oxen and my fallings are killed, and all things 

5 are ready; come to. the marriage. But they made 
light of it, and went away, oue to his farm, another 

6 to his merchandise. And the rest laid hold of his 

7 servants, and ili-treated and slow them. And the 
king hearing it was wrath, and sent forth his 
armies and destroyed Uiose murderers, and burned 

8 up their city. Then says he to his servants : The 
wedding is ready* but they that were bidden were 

9 not worthy. Go therefore into the thorough- 
fares, and as many as ye find, bid to the marriage. 

10 So those servants went out into the highways, and 
gathered together all as many as they found, both 
bad and good; and the wedding was furnished 
with guests. 

11 And the king, cominjj, In to view the guests, saw 
there a man who had not on a wedding garment ; 

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hither, not having a wedding garment? And he 
was speechless. Thai Hit: kir.g said io the attend- 13 
ants:' Bind him hand and foot, and cast him forth 
into tho outer darkness. Tke.'e shall be weeping 
and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but 14 
few are chosen. 

Then went the Pharisees, nnd took counsel how IS 
they might ensnare him with a word. And they 16 
send out to him f.icir d;seiplos with the Herodi- 
ans, saying : Teacher, wo know Unit thou art 'true, 
and teachcat the way of God in truth; neither 
car cat thou for any one, tor ihou regard est no; the 
person of men. Tell us therefore, what thinhest 17 
thoa? Is it lawful to a'ive. tribute to Ciesai', or not ? 
But Jesus, knowing i/idr wickedness, said: Why IS 
tempt ye me, hypocrites! Show me the tribute 19 
money. Awl they 'nought to hhu u denary. And 20 
he says to them : Whose is this imago, and the in- 
scription ? They say to him, Caesar's. Then saya 21 
be to them: Header therefore to Caesar the things 
that are Caesar's, a:,d i.o Cod ike things that are 
God'a. And hearing it ihey woudered, and left him 22 
and went away. 

On that day came to him Jiaddueees, who say that 23 
there is no resurrect ion, iind asked htm, saying: 
Teacher, Moses said. If any one die having no chil- 24 
dren, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up 
seed to his brother. Now there were with us seven 25 
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2(1 !io seed left his wife to Lis brother. Likewise the 

27 second also, and the third, unto Hie seventh. And 

28 last of all the woman died also. la the resurrec- 
tion therefore, of which of the seven shall she be 
wife? For they all had her. 

29 Jesus answered ami said to them: Ye err, not 
knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 

30 For in the resurrection ilicv neither marry, nor are 
given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in 

31 heaven. But concerning the resurrection of the 
dead, have ye not read that which was spoken to 

32 you by God, sayhig : lam Ihc God of Abraham, and 
the God of Isaac, ami the God of Jacob? God is 

33 not the God of the dead, but of the living. And 
when the multitude heard it, they were astonished 
at his teaching. 

34 Now the Pharisees, hairing that he had put the 

35 Sadducees to sileeee, collected together; and one 
of them, a lawyer, asked, tempi ing him and saying : 

36 Teacher, what coini.Tiudmcnt. is great in the law? 

37 Jesus said to him ; Thou shalt love the Lord thy 
God witli all thy heart, a:u! wlili all thy soul, and 

38 with all thy mind. This is the great and first com- 

39 mandmont. And the second is lite to it : Thou 

40 shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. On these two 
commandments hang all the law iu;d the prophets. 

41 While the Pharisees were collected together, 

42 Jesus asked them, saying : What think ye concern- 
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to him : Of David. lie says to them : How then 43 
does David, in th_e Spirit, call him Lord, saying : 
'The Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right 44 
hand, till I put thine enemies under thy feet ? If 45 
then David calls him Lord, how is he his son ? 
And no one was able to answer him a word j nor 46 
durst any one from that day question him any more. 

XXIII. Then spake Jesus to the multitudes, 1 
and to his disciples, saying : The scribes and the 2 
Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. All , therefore, wlmtso- 3 
ever they bid you, do and observe ; but do not accord- 
ing to their worts, for they say and do not. For they 4 
bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and 
lay them on men's shoulder, but will not move them 
with their finger. But all their works they do to 5 
be seen by men ; lliey make broad their phylacteries, 
and enlarge the fringe*; and love the first place at fi 
feasts, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the 7 
greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, 
Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi ; for 9 
one is your Teacher, and all ye are brethren. And 9 
call not any your father on the earth ; for one is 
your Father, he who is in heaven. Neither be called 10 
leaders; for one is your leader, the Christ. Bat the 11 
greatest of yon shall be your servant. And who- 12 

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ever shall exalt himself shall be humbled ; and he 
that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites 1 
because ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against 
men ; for ye go not in, nor suffer them that arc en- 
tering to go in. 

lo Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites 1 
because ye compass sea and land to make one pros- 
elyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold 
more a child of hell than yourselves. 

16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say: Whoever 
shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but who; 
ever shall swear by the <?<:'.d of the temple, he is a 

17 debtor. Pools aod blind ; for which is greater, the 

18 gold, or the temp!« that sanctifies the gold? And, 
Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing ; 
but whoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, 

19 he is a debtor. Pools and blind; for which is 
greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctities the 

20 He therefore that swears by the altar, swears by 

21 it, and by all things thereon. And he that swears 
by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells 

22 therein. And he lliul swears by heaven, swears by 
the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon. 

23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! 

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because ye pay titlm of Die mint and tlie dill and 
the cumin, and have omitted the weightier things 
of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith ; these 
ought ye to have done, and not to leave those un- 

Blind guides I that strain out the gnat, and swal- 24 
low the camel. 

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! 25 
because ye make clean the ontside of the cup and 
the platter, but within tliey are full of rapacity and 
excess. Blind Pharisee ! cleanse first the inside of 26 
the cup and the platter, that its outside also may 
become clean. 

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites I 27 
because ye are liko to whited sepulchres, which out- 
wardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full 
ofbones of the dead, and of all uneleanncss. So also 28 
ye outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but 
within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites 1 29 
because ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and 
adorn the tombs of the righteous, and say : If we 30 
had been in the days of our fathers, we would not 
have been partakers with them in the blood of the 
prophets. So that ye witness to yourselves, that yo 31 
are sons of them that killed the prophets; audflll 32 
ye up the" measure of your fathers ! 

Serpents! Brood of vipers! how can ye escape 33 
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34 Therefore, behold, .1 send forth to you prophets, 
and wise men, and pcriboti : iiud some of them ye 
will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will 
scourge in your sjiiagnjriios.jiiji.! persecute from city 

315 to city. That on you may come all the righteous 
Wood shed upon the earth, from the blood of right- 
eous Abel to the Mood of Zijolmriah, son of Bars- 
chiah, whom ye slew between the temple and the 

36 altar. Verily I say to you, all these things shall 
come upon this generation. 

37 Jerusalem ! Jerusalem! that hilleth the prophets, 
and stoneth those sent to her ; how often would I 
have gathered thy children together, as a hen gath- 
ers ln":i' chicken; ur.di v b.-r whigs, and ye would not ! 

i:!H )k''.i!ihi, your hou-e is left to von desolate. Fori 
39 say to you, ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye 

shall say : Blessed is he that comes in the name of 

the Lord. 

1 XXIV. And Jesus went out, and departed from 
the temple ; and his disciples came to him, to show 

2 him the buildings of the temple. Aud he answer- 
ing said to them: Bee ye not all these things? 
Verily I say to you, there shall not be left here one 
stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down, 

3 And as ho sat on the mount of the Olives, the 
disciples came to him privately, saying :• Tell us, 

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when will these thj;gs be. ae.;! ivhat is the sign of 
thy coming and of the cud of the world? And 4 
Jesus answered and said to them: Take hew], lest 
any one lead you astray. For many shall come in 5 
my name, saying, I am the Christ ; and shall lead 
astray many. And ye shall hear of wars, and to- 6 
mors of wars. Take heed, be not troubled ; for all 
fa nst com? to pass ; but not yet is the end 1 For 7 
nation shall rise a gain; I' ration, rvA kingdom against 
kingdom; and there shall be iiunincs. and pestilences, 
and earthquakes, in divers places. But all these are 8 
the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver 9 
you. up unto affliction, and shall hill yon; and ye 
shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 
And then ski] I m::ny be iiirl'riilud, and si mil deliver 10 
up one another, and shall hate one another. And 11 
many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many 
astray. And beams' ii:ii|U.y abounds, the love of 12 
themanysballbi'e.omecoid, lint he that has endured 13 
to the end, the same shall be saved. And this good 14 
news of the kingdom shall be preached in all the 
world, for a testimony to all nations ; and then shall 
come the end. 

When- therefore ye see. the abomination of desola- 15 
tion, spoken of through Daniel the prophet, stand- 
ing in the holy place (lei him l.hM. readeth mark!) 
then let those in Juden flee to the mountains; 16 

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17 ie that is upon the honae, let him not oome down to 

18 take the tilings out of his house ; and he that is in 
the field, let him not turn back to take his garments. 

19 But woe to them that are with child, and to them 

20 that give suck in those daysl And pray that 
:21 your flight be not in winter, nor on a sabbath. For 

then shali be great affliction, such as has not been 
from the beginning of until now, no nor 

Tl shall be. And unless thnse days were skirtened,no 
flesh would be saved ; but for the sake of the chosen, 

.23 those days shall be shortened. Then if any one say 
to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or here, believe it not. 

•}A Tor there slia'.I arise false Cluisls, uml false proph- 
ets, and shall show great signs and wonders ; so as, 

2o iif possible, to lead even the chosen astray. Behold, 

I l,;iv;s iuk; you bdorc. 

26 If therefore they say to you : Behold, he is in the 
1 desert, go not forth ; behold, he is in the secret 

27 chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning 
comes forth from the east, and shines even unto the 
west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man 

:28 For -wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be 

gathered together. 

:29 And immediately, after the affliction of those 

days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall 

not give her light, and the stars shall fall from 

heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

30 An3 then shall appear the sign of the Son of man 


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in heaven ; and then shall all the tribes of the earth 
mourn, and shall see the Son of man coming on the 
clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 

And he will send his angels with a great sound of 31 
a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen 
from the four winds, from oue end of heaven to the 

Now learn the parable from the fig tree : When its 32 
branch is already bee o ma lender, and puts forth leaves, 
ye know that summer is near. So also ye, when ye 33 
see all these things, know that it is near, at the door. 

Verily I say to you, this generation shall not, 34 
pass till all these things are done. Heaven and 3S 
earth shall pass away ; but my words shall not pass 

But of that day and hour no oue knows, not even 36 
the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as 37 
the days of Noah, so shall be also the coming of 
the Son of man. For as they were in the days be- 38 
fore the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and 
giving in marriage, until tho day that Noah entered 
into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and 39 
took all away j so shall be also the coming of the 
Son of man. Then shall there be two men in the 40 
Held, one is taken, and one is left ; two women 41 
grinding at the mill, one is taken, and one is left 

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42 Watch therefore; for ye know not in what day 

43 your Lord comes. But know this, that if the mas- 
ter of the house had known in what watch the thief 
would come, he. would have watched, and would not 
have suffered his house to be broken through, 

44 Therefore bo je also ready ; for in such an hour 
as je think not the Son of man comes. 

45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom 
his lord set over his household, to give tliem their 

46 food in due season ? Happy that servant, whom his 

47 lord when he comes shall lied so doing I Verily I 
say to you, that he will set him over all his goods. 

48 But if that evil servant shall say In his heart, 

49 My lord delays his coming ; and shall begin to beat 
■ his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the 

50 drunken ; the lord of that servant will come in a 
day when he looks not for it, and in an hour when 

51 he is not aware ; and will cut him 1 asunder, and ap- 
point, his portion witb the hypocrites. There shall 
bo '.'.eoj.iin.q; a;i.:! gnashing of teeth, 

1 XXV. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be 
likened to ten virgins, who. took their lamps, and 

2 wentout to meet the bridegroom. Andflve ofthera 

3 were wise, and five foolish. They that were foolish 

4 took their lamps, and took no oil with them; but 
the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered 

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and slept. And at midnight a cry was made : Be- 6 
bold, the bridegroom ! go out to meet him. Then 7 
all those -virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 
And the foolish said to the wise : Give us of your 8 
oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise an- 9 
swered, saying, Not so ; there will not he enough 
for us and yon. Go rather to them that sell, and 
bay for yourselves. And while they went to buy, 10 
the bridegroom came; and they that were ready 
went in with him to the marriage ; and the door 
was shut. Afterward came also the rest of the vir- 11 
gins, saying : Lord, Lord, open to us. Bnt he an- 12 
swered and said : Verily I say to you I know you 

Watch therefore; for ye know not the day, nor 13 
the hour ! 

For as a man goir.s 1 abroad culled his own ser- 14 
vants, and delivered i.o them his goods ; and to one 15 
gave five talents, to another two, and to another 
one, to each according to his own ability ; and 
straightway went abroad. Then he that received 16 
the five talents went and traded with them, and 
gained other five talents. Likewise also he that re- 11 
ceived the two gained other two. But he that re- 18 
ceived the one weni away mid digged in the earth, 
and hid his lord's money. After a long time the 19 
lord of those servants comes, and reckons with them. 
And he that received the five talents came and 20 
brought other live ialenH -spying: Lord, thou de- 

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livercdst to me five talents ; behold, I have gained 

21 other five talents beside them. His lord said to 
him: Well done, good and faithful servant; thou 
wast faithful over a little, I will set thee over much. 

22 Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And he also 
that received the two iulents ciuco and said : Lord, 
thou deliveredst to me two talents ; behold, I have 

23 gained other two talents beside them. His lord 
said to him : Well done, good and faithful servant ; 
thou wast faithful over a little, I will set thee over 

24 much. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And 
he also that received t.'ie onu talent came and' said : 
Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reap- 
ing where thou hast not sown, and gathering where 

25 thou hast not strewed. And fearing, I went and 
hid thy talent in the earth. Lo, thou hast thine 

26 own. And his b;\l KusiviTing said to him : Wicked 
and slothful servant! Thou knewest that I reap 
where I sowed not, and gather where I have not 

21 strewed? Thou oughtest therefore to have put my 
money to the exchangers; and when I came, I 

28 should have received mine own with interest. Take 
therefore the talent from him, and give to him that 

29 has the ten talents. For to every one that hath 
shall be given, and he shall have abundance ; but 
from him that hath not, even what he hath shall he 

30 taken away. And east forth the unprofitable serv- 
ant into the outer darkness. There shall be weep- 
ing and gnashing of teeth. 

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When the Son of man shall come in his glory, 31 

and all the angels with him, thou shall he sit on his 
throne of glory. And before him shall be gathered 32 
all tlii.' iiiLtions ; iii;tl he shall divide them one from 
another, as the shepherd divides the sheep from the 
goats. And he shajl set the sheep on his right 33 
hand, but the goats on the left. 

Then shall the King say to those on his right 34 
hand : Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of 
the world. For I was hungry, and ye gave me to 35 
eat ; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink ; I was a 
stranger and ye took me in, naked and ye clothed 36 
mo ; I was sick, and ye visited me ; I was in prison, 
and yo eame to me. 

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying : 37 
Lord, when saw we thee hungering and fed thee, or 
thirsting and gave thee drink ? And when saw we 38 
thee a stranger and took l.hee in, or naked and 
elothed thee? And when saw we thee sick, or in 39 
prison, and came to thee ? And the King shall an- 40 
swer and say to them : Verily I say to you, inas- 
much as ye did it to one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye did it to me. 

Then shall he say also to those on the left hand : 41 
Depart from me, accursed, into the everlasting lire, 
prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was 42 
hungry, and ye did not give me to eat ; I was 


43 thirsty, and ye did not give roe drink ; I was a 

stranger, ant] ye did not take me in ; naked, and ye 
did not clothe me ; sick, siud in prison, and ye did 
not visii :ne, 

44 Then shall they also answer, saying : Lord, when 
saw we thee hungering, or ihj^s'.ing, or a stranger, 
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister 

45 tx> thee J Then shall lie answer them, saying : Verily 
I say to you, inasmuch a* ye did if. not to one of the 
least of lliese, yi; did it not to me. 

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punish- 
ment, iml (he righteous into everlasting life. 

1 XXVI. And it. Ciime to pass, when Jesus had 
finished i-ill these sayings, he said to his disciples: 

2 Te know that after two days comes the passover, 
and the Son of man is delivered up to be ernciiied. 

3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the 
elders of the people, in the court of the high priest, 

4 who was called Ouiuphas, and consulted together 
that they might te.'.ee .J s: •■.!■? by craft, and put him to 

5 death. But they said : Not at the "feast, that there 
may not be a tumult among the people. 

6 And Jesus being in Belbany, in the house of 
1 Simon the leper, there came to him a woman hav- 
ing an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and 

8 poured It on his head as lie reclined at table. And 
his disciples seeing it were displeased, saying: To 

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been sold for much, and given to the poor. And 10 
Jesus knowing it, said to them : Why trouble ye 
the wonian? For she has wrought a good work 
upon me. For the poor ye have always with you ; 11 
but me ye have not always. For she, in pouring 12 
this ointment on my body, did it to prepare me for 
burial. Verily I say to you, wheresoever this good 13 
news shall be preached in the whole world, this also 
that she has done shall be told, for a memorial of 

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, 14 
went to the chief priests, and said; What will ye 15 
give me, and I will deliver him to you ? And they 
weighed out to him thirty pieces of silver. And 16 
from that time he sought opportunity to deliver 
him up. 

Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened. 17 
bread the disciples caroc to Jesus,- saying to him: 
Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the 
passover? And he said : Go into the city to such 18 
a man, and say to him, The Teacher says, my time 
is at hand ; 1 will hoop passover at thy house 
with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus 19 
directed them, and made ready the passover. 

And when evening was come, he reclined at table 20 
with the twelve. And as they were eating, lie 21 
said : Terily I say to yon, that one of you will be- 
tray me. And they wore e.Ycmlina' sorrowful, and- 22 
began each one to say to him, Lord, is it I? And 23 

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he answered and said : Tie that dipped his hand 

24 with me ill the dish, the same will betray me. The 
Bon of man goes indeed, as it is written of Mm; hut 
woe to that man through whom the Son of man is 
betrayed ! It- were good for him, if that man had 
hot been born. 

25 And Judas, his betrayer, answered and said; 
Eabbi, is it I? He says to him : Thou hast said 

26 And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, 
and blessed, imd brake, and gave l.o the diseiples, 

27 and said: Take, cat; this is my body. And he 
took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, 

28 saying ; Drink all ye of it. For this is my blood 
uf ihe new covenant, v-hieh is -h::d for many, lor re- 

29 mission of sins. Aud I say to you, that I will not 
drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that 
day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom 
of my Father. 

30 And having s-.n-.y, they went out into the mount 
oT the Olives. 

31 Then says Jesus to them r All ye will lie nfleiid- 
ed because of me this night. For it is written : I 
will smite the Shepherd, ar.;! the sheep of the flock 

32 shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen, I 
will go before you into Galilee. 

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Peter answered anil said to him : Though all 33 
shall be offended because of thee, I will never be 
offended. Jesus said to him ; Verily I say to thee, 34 
that this night, befuvo the cock i'-roivs, thon wilt thrico 
deny me. Peter "says to him: Even though I 35 
should die with thee, I will not deny thee. Like- 
wise also said all the disciples. 

Then Jesus conies with them to a place called 36 
G-ethsemane, and says to the liisciples : Sit ye here, 
while I go yonder and pray. And taking with him 31 
Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be 
sorrowful, and to be troubled. Then says ho to 38 
to them : My soul is exceeding sorrowful, unto 
death. Tarry ye here, and watch with me. 

And going forward a little, he fell on his face 39 
praying, and sayii::( : ".My Father, if it is possible, 
let this cup pass away from me. But yet, not 
as I will, but as thou wilt. And lie comes to the 40 
disciples, and finds them sleeping ; and he says to 
Peter : Were ye ,>o unable to watch with me one 
hour? "Watch aud pray, that ye enter not into 41 
temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the 

Again, a second time, ho went away and prayed, 42 
saying : My Father, if this can not pass away from 
me, except I drink it. thy will be done. And com- 43 
ing he again found them sleeping ; for their eyes 

wi:l\' httV.'y. 

And leaving them, he vcr.t away again, and pray- 44 

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45 ed the third time, saying the same words. Then 
eoines he to his dis-eipks, and says to them : Sleep 
on now, and take your cotl ! Behold, the hour is at 
hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands 
of sinners. 

4S .Eise, let us be going. Behold, he is at haiid that 

47 betrays me. And while he was jet speaking, lo, 
Judas, one of the twelve, tame, and with him a 
great multitude with swords and staves, from the 

48 chief priests and eMers of the people. Now his be- 
trayer gave them a pigu, saying : Whom I shall 

49 kiss, that is he ; hold him fast. And forthwith he 
name to Jesus, and said. Hail, "Rabbi ; and kissed 

50 him. And Jesus said to him : Friend, wherefore 
art thou come ? Then came they, and laid hands 

51 on Jesus, and held him fast. And, behold, one of 
them that were with Jesus st ret died out his hand and 
drew his sword, and struck [he servant of the high 

52 priest, and took off his ear. Then said Jesus to him : 
Put back thy sword into its place ; for all they that 

i'jj ii.ku il:e sreovd ^i.C.l peiii-h wi'.h the sword. Think- 
est thou that I can not now pray to my Father, 
and he will send me more than twelve legions of 

54 angels? How then shail the Seriptures be fulfilled, 
that thus it must be ? 

V. 45. Qr, Sleep ye the remaining time, and tuke your 

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In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes : Are 55 
ye come out as against a robber with swords and 
staves, to take me? I sat daily with you teaching 
in the temple, and ye did not lay hold of me. But 56 
all this has been done, that the scriptures of the 
prophets might be fulfilled. Then thu disciples all 
forsook him, and fled. 

And they that had laid hold of Jesus led him 57 
away to Oaiaphas the high priest, where the scribes 
and the elders were assembled. And Peter follow- 58 
ed him afar off unto the court of the high priest; 
and he went in, ami sit with the servants, to see the 

Now the chief pries::-, a:iil tin; riders and all the 59 
council, sought false witness uguinst Jesus, that 
they might put him to death ; and found none, 60 
though many false witnesses came. But at last 
came two, and said : This man said, I am able to 61 
destroy the temple of God, and to huild it in three 
days. And the high priest arose, aud said to him : 62 
Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness 
against thee! But Jesus was silent. And the 63 
high priest answering said to him : I adjure thee by 
the Hying God, that thou tell us whether thou art 
the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him r 64 
Thouhastsaidit. But I say to you : Hereafter shall 
ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of 
power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then 65 
the high priest rent his clothes, saying : He Las 

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spoken blasphemy ; what i'i:ri.k-r ne od have we of wit- 
nesses? Behold, ve have now heard his blasphemy. 
6G "What think ye ? They answered and said : He is 

67 guilty of death. Then spit they in his face, and 
buffeted him ; and others smote him, saying : 

68 Prophesy to us, Christ, who is he that struck 

69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court, 
And a damsel came to him, paying : Thou also wast 

10 with Jesus the Galilean, But he denied before all, 

71 saying: I know not what thou sayest. And when 
he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw 
him, and said to them that were there : This mat] 

72 also was with Jesus the Nazarene. And again he 

73 denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And 
after a little while, they Lb at ;iood by came and said 
to Peter : Surely thou also art one of them ; for 

74 thy speech betrays thee. Then began he to invoke 
curses, and to swear, I know not the man. And 

75 immediately the cock crowed. And Peter remember- 
ed the word of Jesus when he said : Before the cock 
crows, thou wilt thrice deny me. And he went out, 
and wept bitterly, 

1 xxvii. And when morning was come, all the 
chief priests and the elders of the people took coun- 

2 ael against Jesus, so as to put him to death. And 
having bound him. ihc-y led him away, and deliver- 
ed him to Pontius Pilule the governor. 

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Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that 3 
he was condemned, repenting brought back the 
thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the 
elders, saying : I sinno;; in betraying innocent blood. 4 
And they said : What is it to us ? Look thou to it. 
And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, 5 
he departed ; and he went a tray unci hanged himself. 6 
And the chief prints tool; the silver pieces, and said : 
It is not lawful to i,ui. them into the; treasury, since it 
is the price of blood. And they toot counsel, and 7 
bought with them flic putters field, to bury strang- 
ers in. Wherefore that field was called the field of 8 
blood, unto this day. 

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through 9 
Jeremiah the prophet, saving : And they took the 
thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was 
priced, whom they of the children of Israel did 
price ; and gave them for the potter's field, as the 10 
Lord appointed to me. 

And Jesus stood before the governor. And the 11 
governor questioned him, saying : Art thou the king 
of the Jews? And Jesus said to him: Thou 
sayest it. And when he was accused by the chief 12 
priests and the elders, he made no answer. Then 13 
3aid Pilate to him : Hearest thou not what things 
they witness against thee? And he made him no 14 
answer, not even io one ivovd ; 3 o that the governor 
greatly wondered. 

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to the multitude one prisoner, whom they would. 

16 And they had then a noted prisoner, called Barab- 

17 bas. When therefore they were gathered together, 
Pilate said to them : Whom will ye that I release 
to you ? Barabbas. or Jesus who is called Christ, ? 

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him 

19 And as lie sat. on the judgment seat, his wife sent 
to him, saying : Have nothing to do with that 

, just man ; for .1 have .suffered much this day in a 
dream because of him. 

20 And the chief priests and the elders persuaded 
the multitudes, (bat l.key should ash tor Barabhas, 

21 and should destroy Jesus. And the governor an- 
swering said to them : Which of the two will ye 
that I release to you ? And they said, Barubbas. 

22 Pilate says to them : What then shall I do with 
Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say to him : 

23 Let him be crucified. And the governor said : 
What evil then has he done? But they cried the 
more, saying : Let him be crucified. 

24 And Pilate, seeing that it avails nothing, but 
rather that a tumuli is i.:ade : 'ook water and wash- 
ed his hands before the muli.iiude, saying : I am 
innocent of the blood of this jast man. Look ye to 

25 it. And all the people answering said : His blood 

26 be on us, and on our children. Then he released to 

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them Barabbas ; but Jesus hu scourged, and deliver- 
ed np to be crucified. 

Then the soldiers of 1,1 1 e governor took Jesus into 21 
the i'nictorium, iitd i-athered 10 him tlie whole 
band. And they stripped him, and put on him a 28 
scarlet robe. And kivin<; plaited ;i crown of thorns, 29 
they put it on his head, and a reed in his right 
hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and 
mocked him, suyba' : Hail, King of the Jews! 
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and 30 
smote him on the head. And when they had mock- 31 
cd him, they Louie oil' l.iie roiju from him, and put on 
Mm his own gai'inenl?, and led him away to crucify 
him. And as they came oul they found a man of 32 
Gyrene, Simon by name ; him they compelled to 
bear his cross. 

And when they were come to a place called Gol- 33 
gotha (which is called, Place of a skull], they gave 34 
him vinegar to drink mingled with gall ; and when- 
he had tasted, he would not drink. And having 35 
crucified him, i.hey divided his garments among 
them, casting lots. And sitting down, they watch- 36 
ed him there. And they set up over his head his 37 
accusation, written: THIS IS JESUS THE 

Then were two robbers crucified with him; one 38 
on the right hand, and one on the left. And they, 39 

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that passed by reviled him, waging their heads, and 

40 saying : Thou t'iat JoHtroyubi tl.o teniple,and build- 
est it in three days, save thyself. If thou art the 

41 Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise 
also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and 

42 elders, said : lie saved others, himself he can not 
save. If he is King of Israel, let him now come down 

43 from the cross, and we will believe on him. He 
trusts in God ; let him now deliver him, if he desires 

44 him ; for he said, I am the Sou of God. And also 
the robbers, who were crucified with him, reproached 
him with the same thing. 

45 And from the sixth hour, there \va- dar'.^Kss eve:' 

46 all the land, unto the ninth hour. And about the 
ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying i 
Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani r That is : My God, my 

47 God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them 
that stood there, hearing it, said : This man calls 

48 for Elijah. And straightway one of them ran, and 
took a sponge, and having filled it with vinegar and 

49 put it on a reed, gave him to drink. But the rest 
said : Let alone ; let us see whether Elijah comes 

50 And Jesus, again crying wills a loud voice, yield- 

51 ed up his spirit. And behold, the vail of the tem- 
ple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom ; 
and the earth quaked, and the rooks were rent. 

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And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the 52 
saints who slept arose ; and coming out of the 53 
graves, after his resurrection, they went into- the 
holy city, and appeared to many. 

And when the centurion, and they that with him 54 
were watching Jeaus, saw the earthquake, and the 
things that were done, they were exceedingly afraid, 
saying : Truly this was the Son of God. 

And many women were there beholding afar off, 55 
they who followed Jeaus from Galilee, ministering 
to him ; among whom was Mary the Magdalene, 56 
and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the 
mother of the sons of Zebedee. 

And evening having come, there mime a rich man 57 
from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself 
was a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate, 58 
and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate com- 
manded that the body should be given up. And 59 
taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in a clean linen 
cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he 60 
had hewn out in the rock. And he rolled a great 
stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. And 61 
Mary the Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, 
sitting over against the sepulchre. 

And on the morrow, which is after the prepara- 62 
tion, the chief priests and the Pharisees came to- 
gether to Pilate, saying : Sir, we remember that 63 
that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After 
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the sepulchre be made secure uuill the third day; 
lest his disciple? come hy nig lit and steal Mm away, 
and say to the people. He. is risen from the dead ; 

65 and the last error will be worse than the first. Pi- 
late said to them : Te have a watch ; go your way, 

66 make secure, as ye know how. So they went, and 
made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone, to- 
gether with the watch. 

1 XXYIII. And late in the sabbath, as it was 
dawning into the first day of the week, came Mary 
the Magdalene and the other Mary to view the 

2 sepulchre. And behold, t-ieru was a great earth- 
quake. For- an angel of the Lord descended from 
heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from 

3 the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was 

4 like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And 
for fear of him the keupers did f'i:d;o, and became as 

5 dead men. And the aiijrel imswured and said tclhe 
women : Fear not ye ; for I know that ye are seek- 

6 ing Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here ; for 
he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where 

1 the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disci- 
ples that he is risen from the dead. And behold, 
he goes before you into Galilee ; there shall ye see 
him. Behold, I have told you. 

8 And going out quickly from the sepulchre, with 
fear and great joy, they ran to bring his disciples 

9 word. And behold, Jesus met them, saying : All 

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bail ! And they came and lit VI bim by the feet, and 
worshiped bim. Then said Jesus to them : Be not 10 
afraid ; go tell my brethren that they go away into 
Galilee, and there shall they see me. 

And as they were going, behold, some of the 11 
watch came into (.tic city, and reported to the chief 
priests all the things that were done, And having 12 
assembled with 1:1 ie ciders, and taken counsel, they 
gave much money to the soldiers, saying : Say, 13 
that his disciples eaiue by nijrhf, and stole him away 
while we slept. And if this shall be heard before 14 
the governor, we will persuade him, and make you 
secure. So they took the money, and did as they 15 
were taught. And this sayiuy was reported abroad 
among the .Tews, until this day. 

, And the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, 16 
into the mountain where Jt-sus had appointed tliem. 
And when they saw him, they worshiped him ; but 17 
some doubted. 

And Jesus came and spake to them, saying : All 18 
power is given to me in heaven and on earth. Go 19 
therefore, and disciple all the nations, immersing 
them in the nam:; of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit, ; tcachisig them to observe 20 
all things whatsoever I have commanded yon. And 
behold, I am with you alway, unto the end of the 

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The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, 1 

Son of God As it is written in T~niah theprophet: 2 
Behold, I send forth my messenger before thy face, 
who shall prepare thy way. The voice of one cry- 3 
ing in ths wilderness : Prepare the way of the Lord, 
make straight his paths. John came immersing in 4 
the wilderness, and jirefteliitiir the immersion of re- 
pentance for the remission of sins. And there went 5 
out to him all the country of Judea, and all they of 
Jerusalem ; and were immersed by him in the river 
Jordan, confessing their sins. 

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and 6 
with a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat 
locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying : 7 
There comes after me he that is mightier than I, 
the latchet of whose reikis 1" am not worthy to 

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E stoop clown and unloose. I indeed immersed you 
in water ; but he will immerse you in the Holy 

9 And it tame to pass in those days, that Jesus 
came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed 

10 by John in the Jordan. And straightway coming 
up out of the water, he saw the'heavens parted, and 

11 the Spirit as a dove descending upon him. And 
there came a voice out of heaven : Thou art my be- 
loved son ; in thee I am well pleased. 

12 And immediately liso Spirit drives him forth into 

13 the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty 
days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild 
beasts ; and the angels ministered to him. 

14 Now after John was delivered up, Jeans came 

15 into Galilee, pmiehiug the good news of the king- 
dom of God, and saying : The time is fulfilled, and 
the liinsrdom of God is at hand : repent, and believe 
the good news. 

16 And walking by .the sea of Galilee, he saw Si- 
mon, and Andrew Simiiii's brother, casting a net in 

17 the sea ; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said 
to thera : Come after ;ne, and 1 will cause yon to 

18 become fishers of men. And straightway they for- 
sock I'ii.-ir ik:!-. aiiil :bili:iv.-i-d him. 

19 And when he had gone a little further, he saw 
James the son of /efi.'dse, unci John bis brother, 

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who also were in the ship, mending their Beta. And 20 
straightway he called them; and they left their 
father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, 
and went after him. 

And they eater into Capernaum ; and straight- 21 
way on the sabbath he went into the synagogue, 
and taught. And they were astonished at his 22 
teaching ; for he taught them as having authority, 
and not as the scribes. 

And there was in their svuusegiie a man with an 23 
unclean spirit. Anu he cried out, saying: What 24 
have we to do with thee, Jesus, Nazarene 1 Art 
thon come to destroy us ? I know thee who thou 
art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, 25 
saying: IT old thy peace, and come out of him. And 26 
the unclean spirit, tearing him, and crying with a 
loud voice, came out of him. And they were all 27 
amazed ; so that they questioned among themselves, 
Baying ; What is this ? A new teaching, with au- 
thority! And he commands the unclean spirits, 
and they obey him. And immediately his fame 28 
spread abroad into all the surrounding region of 
And immediately when they had come out of the 28 

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synagogue, they entered Into the house of Simon and 

30 'Andrew, with James and John. And the mother-in- 
law of Simon IaysicTtofa fever; and immediately 

31 they tell him concerning her. And he came and 
raised her up, taking hold of her hand ; and imme- 
diately the fever left her, and she ministered to them. 

32 And evening havm:; eome, when the sun was set, 
they brought to him all that were sick, and those 

33 possessed with devils. And all the city was gath- 

34 ered together at the door. And he healed many 
that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out 
many devils ; and suffered not the devils to speak, 
because they knew him. 

35 And rising very early, by night, he went out, and 
departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. 

36 And Simon and [boy Unit were with him followed 
3 1 ? after him. Ami having found him, they say to him,: 

38 All are seeking thee, .And lie snys to them : Lotus 
go elsewhere into the neighboring towns, thatlmay 
preach there also ; for the re lb re have I come forth. 

39 And he preached in their synagogues, throughout 
all Calilee, and east out devils. 

40 And there came a- leper (o him, besecchiug him, 
and kneeling down to him, and =aylng to him : If 

41 thou wilt, thou eannt elea:ir.o mo. And Jesus, moved 
with compassion, stretched forth hishand and touched 

42 him, and says to him : I will ; bo thou cleansed. And 
when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy de- 

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clrargiDg him, he fort -will) south™ away; and says 44 
to him : See thou say nmliiii!' !■'■ any one ; tat go, 
show thyself to t.hirh priest; and effi.T ibr thy cleansing 
what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 
Bat he went out, and bei_»ai; to pablish it much, and 45 
to spread abroad the import,: to that he could no 
longer opanly enter into a city, but was without in 
desert places. And they came to him from every 

II. And again he entered into Capernaum afic-r 1 
some days-; and it was hoard thut lie is in the house. 
And straightway many were gathered together, bo 2 
that there was no longer room, not even at the door ; 
and he spake the word to them. 

And they come to him, bringing one that was 3 
palsied, borne by four. A ml not being able to come 4 
near him, on accotml oft lit; endtl'ede, llioy uncovered 
the roof where he was ; and having broken it up, 
they let down the 1'i.d v.hrreen '.lit; palsied man lay. 
And Jesus seeing their faith, says to the palsied 5 
man : Child, thy sins arc forgiven. ]Jat there were 6 
some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in 
their hearts : "Why docs this man speak thus? He 1 
blasphemes. Who can forgive sins but one, God? a 
And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that 
they so reasoned within taimrselvesysaid' to them : 
Why reason ye these things in yonr hearts? Which 9 
is easier, tosay to the palsied man, Thy sins are for- 

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given ; or to say, Ar.-e : &...! take up thy bed, and' 

10 walk? But, ilia-, ye may know liia.t the Son of man 
has power on earth to forgke .^ms, (he says to the 

11 palsied man,) I say to thee, arise, take up thy bed, 

12 and go to thy house. And immediately he arose, 
took up the bed, and wont forth before all ; so that 
all were amazed, and glorified God, saying : "We 
never saw it thus. 

13 Audlie went forth again by the sea side ; and all 
the ..r.i.iuai. L'aiti'.: u> !ii:ii, hi 1 liuisht lla-ii.. 

14 And passing along, he saw Levi tlie son of Alphcus 
sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him 
Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 

15 And it came to pass, a; he reclined at table in his 
bouse, that mam p.n.i.;.aii- ii.i-i (<i..i.;.i , s were veclh.i.ig 
with Jesus and his ; for there were many, and 

IS they followed him. And when the scribes and the 
Pharisees saw hi... :.aiin._v wi.'i liie sinners and publi- 
cans, they said to his disciples : How is it that ho eats 

17 and drinks with the sinners and the publicans ? And 
. Josus hearing it, says to them : They that are whole 

need not a physician, but they thatare sick. I oame 
not to call righteous men, but sinners. 

18 And the disciples of John, and the Pharisees, 
used to fast; and they come and say to him : "Why 

. do the disciples of John and the Pharisees fast, but 

19 thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them : 

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i3 with them ? So long as Ihey have the 
q with them, they can not fast. But days 20 
i, when the bridegroom will be taken from 
them ; and then shall they fast in that day. No one 21 
sews a piece of a nil; lie;! cloth v,;;"n ;u\ aid annncnt : 
else the new filling up (;!' liu> olci lakes from it, and a 
worsu rent is made. And no one puis new win.j in- Tl 
to old skins ; else the wine bursts the skins, and the 
wine is ilosLt-oycJ, arid the skins. 

And it came to pa??, that, he went through the 23 
grain-fields on the sabbath ; and his disciples began 
togoforwai'd, pluckim;- tli-;: r::<:t o:'<rrain. And the 24 
Pharisees said to him : Behold, why do they ou 
the. sabbath that which is not lawful? And be 25 
said to them : Have ye never read what David did, 
when he had m:e:I r.rid kveifj^ved. himself and they 
that were with him ? How he went into the house of 26 
God in the days of Abiai.liar the high priest, and ate 
the show bread, which it is not lawful to eat but for 
the priests, and gave also to them that were wilh 
him ? And he said to them : The sabbath was 27 
made for man, and not man for the sabbath. So 28 
that the Son of man is Lord also of thu- sabbath. 

V. 22. Some ancient copies add : But new wine must be 
put into new skins. 

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1 III. And lie onk-rod again into the synagogue ; 
and there was a man there having his hand withered. 

2 And they watched him, v.-liolliet- lit: would heal him 

3 on the sabbath; that they might accuse him. And 
lie says to the mar: hiving ihc withered hand: Arise, 

4 and come into the midst. And he says to them : Is 
it lawful to do good on the sabbath, or to do evil ? 
to save life, or to kill ? But they held their peace, 

6 And looking round od them with anger, being 
grieved for their .hardness of heart, he says to 
the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretch- 
ed it forth ; and his hand was restored. 

G And the Pharisees wev.i out, and straightway took 
counsel with the Herodians ;ig:iinst him, how they 

7 might destroy him. And Jesus withdrew with his 
disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from 

8 Galilee followed ; and from Jiidea, and from Jeru- 
salem, and from I'lumea, and from beyond the Jordan, 
and they about Tyre and :i'.don, ;i great multitude, 
hearing what great things he did, came to him. 

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship 
should wait on him because of the multitude, that 

10 they might not throng him. For he healed many ; 
so that they pressed upon him to touch him, as 

11 many as had plagues. And the unclean spirits, 
when they saw him. Fell down before him, and cried, 

12 saying : Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly 
charged them thai they should nol make him known, 

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him whom he would ; and they went to him. And 14 
he appointed twelve, that they shou'd be with him, 
and that he might send them forth to preach, and 15 
to have power to lioa! sickness' 1 *, and to cast out 
devils. And Simon he surnamed Peter ; and James 16 
the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James ; 11 
and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, Sons of 
thunder j and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholo- 18 
mow, and Matthew, Thomas, and James the son 
of Alpheus, and Tkuhkua, and Simon the Canan- 
ite, and Judas Tscariot, who ;il?o betrayed him. 19 

And they comeinto the house. And the multitude 20 
comes together again, si> that i.liey could not-even 
eat bread. Andnearirg oJ" it, hi?, kinsmen went out to 21 
lay hold of him ; for they said, He is beside himself. 

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem 23 
said, He has Beelzebul, and through the prince of 
the devilshe casts out the devils. And he called them 23 
to him, and said to them in parables, How can Sa- 
tan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided 24 
against itself, that kingdom tan not stand. And if 25 
a house be divided against, iiscli, 1.1ml: house cannot 
itand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, 26 
and is divided, he can not stand, but has aa end. 
No one can enter into a strong man's house, and 21 
plunder his goods, except he Srst bind the strong 
man; and then he will pluudei 1 liis house. Verily Isay 28 

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to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, 
and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme. 

29 But he that eball blaspheme against the Holy Spirit 
has no forgiveness forever, but is guilty of eternal 

30 sin ; because they said, ]'T« has an unclean spirit. 

31 So his brothers and his mother came, and stand- 

32 ing without sent to him, (.'.ailing him. And a crowd 
was sitting about him ; and they say to him, Behold, 
thy mother and thy brothers without are seeking 

33 thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my 

34 mother, or my brothers ? And looking round on 
those who sat about him. he said. Behold my mother, 

35 and my brothers I For whosoever shall do the will 
of God, the same is my brother, and sister, and 

1 IV . And he began again to teach by the sea-side. 
And there was gathered tohim a very great', 
eo that he entered into a ship, and sat down in the 
sea; and all the multitude was by the sea on the land. 

2 And he taught them many things in parables, and 
said to them in his teaching : 

3 Hearken j behold, the sower went forth to sow. 

4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, one fell by the 

5 way side, and the fowls came and devoured it. And 
another fell on the rocky ground, where it had not 
much earth ; and immediately it sprang up, because 

6 it had not depth of earth. ■ But when the sun was 
np, it was scorched ; and because it bad not root, it 

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withered away. And another fell among the thorns ; 1 
and the thorns came up, and choked it, and it yield- fruit. And another fell into i.lic good ground, 8 
and yielded fruit that sprang up and increased ; and 
brought forth, thirty, and sixty, :md a hundredfold. 
And he said : He that hath ears to hear, let him 9 

And when ha was alone, they that were about 10 
him with the twelve risked him concerning the para- 
bles. And he said to them : To yen is jnven the 1.1 
mystery of the kintiiiom of G-od : but to them who 
are without, all things are done in parables ; 
that seeing they may see, and not perceive, aud 12 
hearing they may hear, and not understand ; lest 
haply they should turn, and be forgiven. And he 13 
says to them, Know ye not this parable? Andliow 
will ye know all the parables? 

The sower sows the word. And these are they 14 
by the wayside ; when; (.he word is sown, and when 15 
they hear, Satan comes immcdiri.l.ely and takes away 
the word that was sown in them. And these are 16 
they likewise that are sowtf" on the rocky places ; 
who, when they hear the word, immediately receive 
it with gladness ; and have no root in themselves, 17 
but are only for a time. Afterward, when tribula- 
tion or persecution a-rifes Vi:>c;ruse of the word, im- 
mediately they are offended. And others are they 18 
that are sown among the thorns. These are they 
that hear the word, and the cares of the world, 19 

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and the deceitfulness of riches, and the huts of other 
things, entering in choke tha word, and it becomes 

20 unfruitful. And these are they that are sown on 
the good ground ; such as hear the word, and receive 
it, and bring forth fruit, in thirty, and in sixty, and 
in a hundredfold. 

21 And he said to them : Is the lamp brought that it 
may be put under the bushel or under a bed r Is it 

22 not that it may be put on the lighlstand ? For noth- 
ing is hidden, but it shall be manifested ; nor was 

23 done in secret, but that it should come abroad. If 
any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

24 And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear. 
With what measure yc mete, it shall be measured 

25 to you, and there skill be added to you. For he that 
hath, to bim shall be given j and he that hath not, 
even what he hath shall be taken from him. 

26 And he said : So is the kingdom of God, as when 

27 a man has cast the seed into the earth, and 
sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts 

28 and grows up, he knows not how." For the earth 
brings forth fruit of herself ; first the blade, then the 

29 ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the 
fruit permits, immediately he puts forth the sickle, 
because the harvest is come. 

30 And he said ; How shall we liken tho kingdom 
of God, or in what comparison shall we set it forth 1 

31 As a grain of mustard; which, when it is sown 
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earth. And when it is sown, it grows up, and be- 32 
comes greater than all the herbs, and shoots out 
great branches ; so that the fowls of the air can 
lodge under its shadow. 

And with many such parables spake he the word 33 
to thera, as they were able to hear. But without 34 
a parable spake lie not to them ; and in private he 
explained all things to bis disciples. 

And on that day, when evening was come, be 35 
says to them, Let us pass over to the other side. 
And having sent away the mukiuidc, they take him 36 
as he was ia the ship. And there were also other 
ships with him. And there arose a great storm of 37 
wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the 
ship was already becoming filled. And be was in 38 
the stern on the cushion, sleeping. .And they awake 
him, and say to him : Teudier, carcst thou not that 
we perish t And awaking, he rebuked the wind, 39 
and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind 
ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said 40 
to them, why are yc so fearful ? How is it that ye have 
no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said 41 
one to another : Who then is this, that even the 
wind and the sea obey him? 

T. And they came to the other side of the sea, 1 
into the country- of the Gerasenes. And when he 1 
had come out of the ship, immediately there met 
him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 

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3 who had bis dwelling in '.ho, 1 oralis ; and no -one 
could any longer bind him, not even with chains. 

4 Because lie bad often been bound with fetters and 
chains; and the chains had been turn asunder by 
him, and the fellers broken in pieces, and no one 

5 could tame him. And always, night and day, he 
was in the tombs, and in the mountains, crying- out, 

6 and cutting himself with stones. But seeing Jesus 

7 afar off, he ran and bowed down to him, and cried 
with a loud voice, and said ; What have I to do 
with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God ? I 

8 adjure thee by God, do not torment me. For he 
.said. to him-: Conic i'orl'i. unclean spirit, out of the 

9 man. And he asked him, What is thy name? 
And he says to him : My name is Legion ; because 

10 we are. many. And he besought him much that he 
would not send them away out of the country. 

11 Now there was there, by the mountain, a great 

12 herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought 
him, saying : Send us into the swine, that we may 

13 enter into them. And immediately Jesus gave 
them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and 
entered into the swine. And the herd rushed down 
the steep into the s>:i. about imtj thousand, and were 

14 choked m the sea. And they that fed them fled, and 
reported it in the city and in the country. And 

IB they came to see what it was that was done. And 
they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed 
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him ,who had the legion,- and they wero afraid. 
And they that saw it related to them how it befell 16 

him that was pOHse;.:.ed with devils, and. concerning 
the swine. And they began to beseech him to de- 17 
pad. from their borders. 

And as be was entering into the ship, he that had 18 
been possessed with devils besought him that he 
might be with him. And he suffered him not ; but 19 
says to him : Go mil o thy house, to thy friends, and 
report to them how great things the Lord.has done 
for tbee, and had compassion oii thee. And be do- 20 
parted, and began to publish in the Deeapolis how 
great things Jesus had done for him ; and all mar- 

And when Jesus had passed over again in the 21 
ship to the other side, a sreat ;m;'t.'-udc was gathered 
unto him; and ho was by the sea. And therecomes 22 
one of the rulers of toe synagogue, Juirus by name. 
And seeing him, he (ell at his feet, and besought 23 
him much, saying, My little daughter lies at the 
point of death. 1 pray ihee come, aud lay thy bands 
on her, that she may be healed ar.d live. And he went 24 
with him; and a tn'ea*. u:u:!. : i.i;de followed him, and 
thronged him. 

And a certain woman, who had a flow of blood 25 
twelve years, and had sufficed much by many 26 
physicians, and spent all that she bad, and was 
not at all profited but rather grew worse, hearing 27 
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28 his garment. For she said, If I even touch his 

29 garments, I skill be made whole. And straight- 
way the fountain of her blood was dried up ; and 
she perceived in her body that she was hea'ed of 

30 that plague. And immediately Jesus, perceiving 
in himself that power had gone forth from him, 
tnmed about in the crowd, and said, Who touched 

31 my garments ? And his disciples said to him, Thou 
seest the multitude ihr:reigiei< thee, e.:id sayr-st thou, 

32 Who touched me? And he looked around to 

33 see her that had done this. But the woman, 
fearing and trembling, .knowing what was done to 
her, came and fell dov.",i lir-fe.hir.ii, and told him all 

34 the truth. And he said to her : Daughter, thy faith 
has made thee whole ; go in peace, and be healed 
of thy plague. 

35 "While he was yet speiddrg, they come from the 
ruler of the synagogue's house, saying : Thy daugh- 
ter is dead ; why troublest thou the Teacher any 

36' further? And .feus, overlie;! ring the word that was 
spoken, says to the ruler of the synagogue: Be not 

37 afraid ; only believe. And he suffered no one to 
follow with him, save Peter, and James, and John 

38 the brother of James. And they come to thehouse 
of the ruler of the synagogue : and he sees a tumult, 

39 and them that wept ajsd wailed greatly. And en- 
tering in, he says to them, 'Why do ye make a 
tumult, and weep ? The child is not dead, but 

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he, putting them all out, takes the father of the 
child, and the mother, and them that were with 
him, and enters in where the child was. And 41 
taking the hand of the child, he says to her : Ta- 
litha kumi ; which is interpreted, Damsel, I say 
to thee, arise. And struig';] ! .way the damsel arose, 42 
and walked ; for she wits of the age of twelve years. 
And they were astonished with a great astonish- 
ment. And he charged 1 -1 1 <-- n i strictly that no one 43 
should know this. And he commanded that some- 
thing should be given her to eat. 

VI.. And he went out from thence, and came 1 
into his own country; and his disciples fallow 
him. And when the sabbath was come, he began 2 
to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing 
were astonished, saying : From whence has this 
man these things? And what is the wisdom which 
is given him, and such miracles wrought by his 
hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of 3 
Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Ju- 
das, and Simon ? And are not his Bisters here with 
us? And they were offended at him. And Je- 4 
bus said to them : A prophet is not without hon- 
or, except in his own country, and among his own 
kindred, and in his own house. And he was 5 
not able to do any miracle there, save that he 
laid his hands on a few sick, and healed them. 6 
And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And 

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he went about the surrounding villages, teach- 
1 And he called to him the twelve, and began to 
send them forth by two and two; and gave them 

8 power over the unclean spirits ; and commanded 
them that they should take nothing for the way, 
save a staff only; no bread, no bag, no money in 

9 their purse ; but that they be shod with sandals ; 

10 and put not on two coats. And he said to them : 
Wherever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye 

11 depart from !£ence. . And whatever place shall not 
receive you, nor liear you, when ye depart thence, 
shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony 
to them. Verily I say to you, it shall be more tol- 
erable for Sodom and Gomorrah iu the day of judg- 

12 meat, than for that city. And they went out, and 

13 preached that men should repent. And they cast 
out many devils, ami anointed with oil many that 
Were sick, and healed them. 

14 And Herod the king heard of it, for his name was 
spread abroad; and he said, that John' the Im- 
raerser was risen from the dead, and therefore do 

15 these powers work in him. Others said, It is 
Elijah. And others said, It is a prophet, like any 

16 one of the prophets. But Herod hearing of it, said : 
John, whom I beheaded, has risen from the dead. 

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold of 
John, and bound, him in prison, for the sake of Hero- 
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her.. For John said to Herod, It is cot lawful for 18 
thee to have thy brother's wife. And Herodias 19 

was angry Willi him. and desired to put him to 
death ; and she could not, for Herod icared John, 20 
knowing that he was a just and holy man ; and he 
observed him, and hearing him did many things, and 
heard him gladly. 

And a convenient day living cerao, when Herod 21 
on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, and 
for the chief captains, ami the first men of Galilee ; 
and the daughter of llerodins having come in 22 
and danced, it pleased Herod and those reclining 
at table with him; and tic king said to the dam- 
sel, Ask of me whatever thou wilt, and I will give 
it thee. And he sware to her, Whatever thou 23 
shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of 
my kingdom. And she went out, and said to her 24 
mother, What shall I ask? And sue said, the head 
of John tho Immerser. And straightway she came 25 
ia with haste to the king, and n.;i."il, saying : I will 
that immediately thou give me, on a platter, the 
head of John the Immerser. And the king became 26 
very sorrowful ; bui for the s.'ike of his oath, and of 
those reclining with him, he would not reject her. 
And immediately the king sent one of the guard, and 21 
commanded to bring his head. And he went 
and behoaded him in the prison, and brought his 28 
head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel ; and 

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241 the damsel gavo it to her mother. And his dis- 
ciples hearing of it came and took up his corpse, 
and laid it in a tomb. 

30 And the apoj'ics ;;s:.k:r;:d ingether unto Jesus, 
and reported to him all things, both what they had 

31 done, and what they had taught. And he said to 
them : Come ye yoi.i'.^ye; ;ip;u-t. info a desert place, 
and rest awhile ; for there were many coming and 

32 going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And 
they departed into a il..;~>v< place by ship privately. 

33 And they saw them departing, and many knew them, 
and ran together there on foot from all the cities, 

34 and came before them. And going forth he saw a 
great multitude, and had companion on them, be- 
cause they were as shc;'p having no shepherd ; and 
hi: '.i-7_".;i i:j kadi thtm many things. 

35 And the day being now far spent, his dimples 
came to him, a ad said : This is a desert place, and the 

36 time is now far passed. Dismiss them, that they 
may go away into the surrounding fields and villages, 

37 and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing 
to eat. He answering said lo tiicm, Give ye them to 
eat. And they say to h'm : Shall we go and buy two 

38 hundred denaries worth of bread, arid give them to 
eat? He says to them, How many loaves have ye t 
Go and see. And when they knew, they say : Five, 

39 and two And he commanded them to make all 

40 liedownby companies o a the green grass.. And they 
lay down in ranks, by hundreds, and. by fifties. 

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And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, be 41 
looked up to heaven, and biased and brake the 
loaves, arid gave to the disciples to set before 
them; and the two fishes divided he among them 
all. And they all ate, and were filled. And they 42 
took up fragments filling twelve baskets, and part 43 
of Ihn fiifc. .AM they that ate of the loaves were 44 
five thousand men. And straightway he constrained 45 
Kis disciples to enter into the ship, and to go before 
to the other side to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the 
multitude. And having parted from them, he went 46 
away into the mountain to pray. 

And when evening was come, the ship was in the 47 
midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. , 
And he saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind 48 
was contrary to them. And about the fourth watch 
of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, 
and would have passed by them. And they seeing 49 
him walking on the sea, supposed it was a spectre, 
and cried out. For all saw him, and were troubled. 50 
And immediately he talked with them, and says to 
them : Be of good cheer ; it is I, be not afraid. 
And he went up to them into the ship ; and the 51 
wind ceased. And they were sore amazed in them- 
selves beyond measure, and wondered. For they 52 
considered not the loaves ; for their heart was hard- 

And passing over, they came to the land of 53 
Gonnesaret, and anchored there. And when they 54 

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had come out of the ship, immediately recognizing 

55 him, they ran through all that region, and began 
to carry about oa beds these that were sick, where 

56 they heard ho was. And wherever he entered, into 
Tillages, or cities, or fields, they laid the sick in 
the market-places, and besought bim that they might 
touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many 
a? touched iii:u wore made v.'hoh. 

1 VII. And there come together to him the 

Pharisees and certain of the scribes, ■ who came 

,2 from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his 

disciples eating bi'cad with deliled (that is, utiwashen) 

3 hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and 
all the Jews, cseejit ihey carefully wash their hands 

4 do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders. And 
coming from the market, except they immerse 
themselves they do not cat. And. there are many 
other things which they have received to hold, im- 
mersions of cups and pots, and brazen vessels, and 

5 couches. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him : 
"Why do not thy disciples walk according to the 
tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled 

G hands 7 And he said to them : Well did Isaiah 
prophesy concerning yen hypocrites ; as it is 
written, This people honor me with their lips, but 

1 their heart is far from me. But in vain they wor- 
ship me, teaching as doctrines commandments of 

8 men. For laying aside the commandment of God, 

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ye hold the tradition of men, immersions of pots 
and cups ; and many other such tilings ye do. And 9 
lie said to them : Well do ye reject the command me tit 
of God, that ye may keep your own tradition I For 10 
Hoses said : Honor thy father and thy mother ; 
and be that curses father or mother, let him surely 
die. But ye say : If a man say to his father or hia II 
mother, It is Oorban (that is, a gift) whatsoever 
thou mightest be profited with from me, [he shall be 
free.] And ye suffer him no more to do auglit for 12 
bis father or his mother, annulling the word of God 13 
by your tradition, which ye -have handed down. 
And many such tilings ye do. 

And again calling to him the multitude, he said 14 
to them : Hearken to me every one, and understand. 
There is nothing from without a man, that entering 15 
into him can defile him ; but the tilings that come 
out of him, these are they that defile the man. If 16 
any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

And when he had eiiloml inic iluj house from the 17 
multitude, his disciples asked him concerning the 
parable. And he says to them : Are ye so without 18 
understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that 
whatever from without enters into the man can not 
defile him ? Because it enters not into his heart, 19 
but into the beliy, and goes out into the drain, cleans- 
ing all food. And he said: That which comes 20 
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21 out of the man, that defiles the man. For from 
_ within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil 

22 thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, 
covetou&ness, wickedne.-j, deceit, wantonness, an evil 

23 eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil 
things coins forth from within, find defile the man. 

24 And he arose, mid departed thence into the bor- 
ders of Tyre and Sidon : and entering into a house, 
he would have no one know it. And he could not be 

25 hid. For a woman, whose little daughter had aa 
unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at 

26 his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syropheniciaa 
by nation ; and she besought him that he would cast 

27 out the devil from her daughter. And he said to 
her: Let the children first ho filled: for it is not good 
to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 

28 And she answered and said to him : Yea, Lord ; for 
the dogsnr)der Ik; tab]" eat of the children's crumbs. 

29 And he said to her : 'For this saying go thy way ; 

30 the devil has gone out of thy daughter. And de- 
parting to her house, she found the little child laid 
on the bed, and the devil gone out. 

31 And again going forth out of the borders of Tyre, 
he came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through 

32 the midst of the borders of Do capo lis. And they 
bring to him one that was deaf, and had an impedi- 
ment in his speech ; and Uiey beseech him to put 

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his .hand upon him. And he took him aside from 33 
the multitude, and put his jbgir; into his ears, and 
he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up 34 
te heaven, he sighed, and says to him, Ephphatha, 
that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears 35 
were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, 
and he spake plainly. And he charged them that 35 
they should tell no one. But the more he charged 
them, the more abundantly they published it ; and 37 
were beyond measure astonished, saying : He has 
done all things well : he makes both the deaf to hear, 
and the dumb to speak. 

VIII -In those days, '.here being a very great 1 
multitude, and they hivine- u'.nhiaa- to eat, he called 
to him his disciples, and says to them : I have compas- 2 
sion on the multitude, been use Ihey continue with 
me now three day?, i.i\d Ij.'.vo ;,o',hing to eat ; and 3 
if I dismiss them fasting to (heir own houses, 
they will faint by the way ; anil some of them have 
come from afar. And his disciples answered him : 4 
From whence will one be able to satisfy these men 
\vi!.Ii bread, hero in a wiideiT.ess? And he naked 
them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, 
Seven. And he commanded the multitude to lie 6 
down on the ground. And he took the seven 
loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his 
disciples to set before them ; and tbey set tliem be- 
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And having blessed them, he commanded to set these 

8 also before them. So they ate, and were filled ; and 
they took up of the fragments that were left .seven 

9 baskets. And they were about four thousand. 
And he dismissed them. 

10 And straightway lie entered into the ship with 
his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmamitha. 

11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to ques- 
tion with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, 

12 tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, 
and says : Why does this generation seek a sign ? 
Verily I say to you, there shall no sign be given to 

13 this generation. And leaving them, he entered 
again into the ship, and departed to the other side. 

14 And they forgot to take bread ; and they had 

15 none in the ship with them, except one loaf. And 
he charged them, saying : Take heed, beware of the 
leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. 

16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, it is 

17 because we have no bread. And Jesus knowing it, 
says to them : Why reason ye because ye have no 
bread! Do ye not yet perceive, nor -understand ? 

18 Have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, 
do ye not see 1 And having ears, do ye not hear ? 

19 And do ye not remember f When I brake the five 
loaves among the Ave thousand, how many baskets 
full of fragments did ye take up? They say to him, 

20 Twelve. And when the seven among the four thou- 
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talis up? And they said, Seven. And he aaidto 21 
liiOm, [Tir.v is it that ye do not understand? 

And they come to Bethsaida. And they bring '22 
to him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him. 
And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him 23 
forth out of the village ; and spitting in his eyes, 
and putting his lnmdi on him, 111 1 n;ked him if he be- 
held anything. And looking' up he said : I .behold 24 
men ; for I see them as trees walking. Then again 25 
he put hiB hands on his eyes, and he saw clearly ; and 
he was restored, aod saw all thhigs distinctly. And 26 
he scot him away to his house, saying : Go not even 
into the village, nor tell it to any in the village, 

Aud Jesus went or,:, and his disciples, into the 27 
Tillages of Cesarea Philippi. And in the way he 
asked his disciples, sajiisg to them : Who do men say 
that I am? And they answered him saying : John 28 
the Jinnict'ser ; and others, Klijah ; and others, one of 
the prophets. And he asked them, But who do ye 29 
say that I am? And Peter answering says to him, 
Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that 30 
they should tell no one concerning him. 

And he began to tench them, thai the Son of man 31 
must suffer many things, and be rejected -by the 
elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be 
killed, and. after three days rise again. And he 32 
spake that saying openly. And Peter, taking him 
aside, began to rebuke him. But he, turning about 33 
and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying : Get 
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thee behind me, Salau ; for i.lioa thinltest not the 
thiags oT God but, of men. 

34 And calling to him the multitude, with his disci- 
ples, he said to tliom : Whoever will follow after me, 
let him deny hhu-elf, and '.:C.iv, u|) his Cross, and fol- 

35 low me. For whoever will save his life shall lose 
it; but whoever shall hiss Ills life, for tie sake 

36 .of ino and of the glad tidings, shall save it. For 

what will it profit a man, toa'aia I he whole world, and 

37 forfeit his soul t Or what shall a man give as an es- 

38 (jliiiairu !;ir his ?oul :' Fur whoever shall he ashamed 
of me and of my word*, in this adulterous and sinful 
generation, of him shitil also ihe Son of man be 
ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father 
with the holy angels. 

1 IX. And he said to them : Verily I say to you, 
that there are some of those standing here, who 
shall not taste of ile^h, till ili'y have seen the king- 
dom of d'od come with power. 

2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter. 

and Jatae.s, and Joh .ml hAugs ti.em up li:l<> a 

high mountain apart by themselves. And he was 

3 transfigured before them. Am] his garments became 
shining, exceeding white as snow, such as no fuller 

4 on earth can whiten. And there appeared. to them 
Elijah with Moses; and they were talking with 

5 Jesus. Andl'eti.'i.'^'is'.ver:!'.:;- said to Jesus : Master, 
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tents, one for thee, ar.d one for Moses, aud one for 
Elijah. For he knew not what to say ; for they 6 
were sore afraid. And there came a cloud over- 1 

shadowing; them ; and a voice came out of the cloud : 
This is niy beloved Son ; hear ye him. And sud- 8 

denly, booking nr;a;r.d. ihey :\'-'< longer saw any one, 
but Jesus only with themselves. 

And as they came down from the mountain, ho S 
charged them that they should relate what they had 
Been to no one, except when the Son of man shall 
have risen from the dead. Abd they kept that 10 
saying with themselves, qaeniomng together, what 
is the rising from the dead. 

A nil r.hey nsked him, saying : 'Why say the scribes ] I 
Ilk.! lilijah must first come? And he said to them ; VI 
Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. 
And how is it written of the Son of man f That he 
muali sutler many things, and be. set at nought. But 13 
I say toyou, that Eiijuh a'so has come, and they did 
to him whatever iliey would, as it is written of him. 

And coming to his disciples he saw a great mul- 14 
til.ude about them, ar.d scribes rjiusticming with them. 
And straightway all the mullil mie seeing him were 15 
greatly amnzed, end nusnhiit to him saluted him. 
And he asked them, What ques! iec ye with them? 16 
And one of the mu' tit mi e answered him : Tcacjier, I 17 
brought to thee my sen, having- a dumb spirit. And 18 
wherever it lays hold of him, it tears him, and he 
foams, and gnashes his teeth; and he pines away. 

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And I spake to thy uiiciples that they should cast 

19 it out; and they could not. He answering, says to 
them ; faithless generation, how long shall I be 
■with you? How long skill 1 boar with you? Bring 

20 him to me. And they brought him to him. And 
seeing him, straightway tlw spirit rout him ; and he 

21 fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he 
asked his father, How long -is it, since this came 

22 upofihim? And he said, From a child. And oft- 
times it has cast him inb the fire, and into the witter, 
to destroy him. Eilt jfi'Jiou art able to do anything, 

23 have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said to 
him: If thou art able 1 All things are possible to the 

24 believing. slra.iaht.v.ay the father of the child 
cried out, and said ; 1 believe: help thou mine unbelief. 

25 And Jesus, seeing t.ha.i. a multitude came running to- 
gether, rebuked the niieloar] spirit, saying to him : 
Dumb and deaf spirit. I charge thee, come out of 

26 him, and enter into him no more. And crying out, 
and rending him sorely, it came out of him. And he 
became as 'one dead : so that many said, he is dead. 

27 But Jesus took hold ofhis hand, and raised him, and 
he stood up. 

28. And when he had come into the house, his disci- 
ples asked him privately, Why could not we cast it 

29 out ? And ho said ; o thorn : This kind can go out 
by nothing, except by prayer and fasting, 

30 And they departed thence, and passed through 
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know it. For lie taught his disciples, and said to 31 
them : The Son of man is delivered into the hands 
of men, and they v.' ill kill him ; and after he is killed, 
he will rise again on the third day. But they under- 32 
stood not the sayir,;;, and afraid lo ask liiui. 

And they came to Capernaum. And having come 33 
into the house he asked them : Of what were ye rea- 
soning among yourselves by the way? But they 34 
were silent ; for by ilia "-ay they had disputed with one 
another, who was- greatest. And sitting down, he 35 
called the twelve, and says to them : If any one de- 
sires to be first, ho shall be last, of all, and servant 
of all. And taking a child, he set it in the midst of 36 
them ; and folding it in his anus, lie said to them : 
Whoever shall receive ore of such children in my 37 
name, receives me; and whoever shall receive me, 
receives not me, but him that sent me. 

And John answered him, saying ; Tcaelio/, we saw 38 
one casting out devils hi l.liy name, who follows not 
us; and we forbade liim, because he follows not us. 
But Jesus said : Forbid' him not ; for there is do one 33 
who .shall do a miracle ill my name, and can lightly 
speak evil of me. For he that is riot against us is 4,0 
for us. For whoever s!i;dl give you a cup of water 41 
to drink iu that name, that ye are Christ's, verily 1 
say to you, he shall not lose his reward. And who- 42 
ever shall cause one of these little ones that believe 
in me to offend, it is better for him that an upper 
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were 
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43 cast into the sea. And if thy hand cause thee to 
offend, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter into 

life maimed, than having the two hands to go into 

44 hell, into the fire that is unquenchable ; where their 

45 worm dies not, and the live is not quenched. And 
if thy foot cause thee to ofieiul, cut it off. It is bet- 
ter for thee to enter into life lame, than having the 
two feet to be ea^t kilo hell, into the Are that isuu- 

46 quenchable ; where their worm dies not, and the 

47 fire is not quenched. Ami il'iliioe eye cause thee to 
offend, pluck it out. It is better for thee to enter 
into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having 

48 two eyes to be cast into hell-fire ; where their worm 
48 dies not, and the fire is not quenched. For every 

one shall he salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall 

50 be salted with salt. Salt is good ; but if the salt 

lose its sal toss, wlici-owitb will ye sea-sou it? Have 

salt in jtfmrsclves, and ho a I pence with one another. 

1 X. And he rises and goes thence into the bord- 
ers of Judea, and the farther side of the Jordan. And 
again the multitudes come together to hiro ; and as 
he was wont, he again taught them. 

2 ' And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, 
if it is lawful for a man to put away a wife, tempt- 

3 inghim. And he answering said to them: What 

4 did Moses command you ? And they said, Moses 
permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put 

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your hardness of heart he wrote you this a 
But from the begin t: nig of i.'ie i'rauion, God made 6 
them male and female. For this cause shall a mau 7 
leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his 
wife ; and the two shall be one flesh, So that they 8 
are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore 9 
C1:k1 lifss joined together, let not. man put asunder. 

And in the house his disciples asked him again 10 
concerning this. And he says to them : Whoever 11 
shall put away his wife, nod jiifii-ry another, commits 
adultery against her. And if a woman shall put 12 
away her husband, and be married to another, she 
{■■■jir.imi s adultery. 

And they brought little children to him, tliat he 13 
might touch thorn ; and the disciples rebuked those 
that brought them. But Jesus seeing it, was much 14 
displeased, and said to them : Suffer the little child- 
ren to come to mo ; forbid them not, for to such be- 
longs the kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, 15 
whoever shall- not receive the kingdom of God as a 
little child, he shall not enter therein. Andhefolded 16 
them in his arms, put his kinds on them, and blessed 

And as he went forth into liic way, there came 17 
one running, and kneeling to him, and asked him : 
Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit 
eternal life. And Jesus said to him : Why callest 18 
thou me good 1 There is none good bat one, God. 
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adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not. bear false 
witness, Defend not, Honor thy father and mother. 

20 And he answering said to him : Teacher, all these 

21 have I kept from my youth. And Jesus beholding 
him loved him, am! said to him : One thing thou 
laekest ; go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the 
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven ; and 

22 come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he be- 
came sad at that saying, and went away sorrowful ; 
for he had great possessions. 

23 And looking around Jesus says to his disciples : 
How hardly shall they that have riches enter into 

24 the kingdom of Godl And the disciples were as- 
tonished at his words. But Jesus answering again 
says to them: Children, how hard is it for them 
that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of 

25 God! It is easier for a camel to go through the 
' eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the 

26 kingdom of God. And they were exceedingly 
amazed, saying among themselves, "Who then can 

27 be saved? And Jesus looking on themsays: With 
men it is impossible, but not with God j for with 
God all tilings are possible. 

28 Peter began to say to him : Lo, wo have left all, 

29 and followed thee. And Jesus answering said: 
Verily I say to you, there is no one that has left 
house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, 
or wife, or children, or lands, for the sake of me and 

30 of the glad tidings, but he shall receive a hundred- 

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fold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sis- 
ters, and mothers, and children, and lands,- with per- 
secutions, and in the world to come eternal life. 
But many first shall be last, and l'ie last first. 31 

And they were in the waygoing up to Jerusalem. 32 
And Jesus was going Wore tiiiiin ; and they were 
amazed, and as they followed they were afraid. 
And again he took with him the twelve, and began 
to say to them what i-liiisss should happen to him : 33 
Behold, we am going up to Jc-vnsa'em. ; and the Son 
of man shall be delivers! to the chief priests, and to 
the scribes ; and they will condemn him to death, 
and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will 34 
mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon bin), and 
will kill him; and on the third day he will rise 

And James ana John, the sons of Zebedee, come 35 
to him saying : Teacher, we desire 1 hat thou should- 
est do for us whatever we shall ask. And he said 36 
to them, What do ye desire that I should do for 
you ? They said to him, Grant to us that we may 37 
sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, 
in thy glory. Ami Jesus, said to them : Ye know 38 
not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup 
that I drink, or to endure the immersion which 
I endure ? And they said to him, We are able. 39 
And Jesus said to them : Ye shall indeed drink the 
cup that I drink, and endure the immersion which I 
endure. But to sitonmy right hand, or on theleft, 40 

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41 And the ten, hiding it, begun to be much dis- 

42 pleased with James and John. And Jesus, calling 
them to him, says to them i Ye know that they 
who arc accounted to rule over the Gentiles exer- 
cise lordship over them ; and their great ones exer- 

43 cise authority over them. But it ia not so among 
you. But whoever would become great among you, 

44 shall be your minister ; and whoever would become 

45 chiefest of yon, shall be servant of all. For even 
the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to 
minister, mi J Id <rive his life a ransom for many. 

46 And they come to Jericho. And as he was going 
forth from Jericho with his disciples and a great 
multitude, the son of Tiniasus, Bartim&us a blind 

41 beggar, was sitting by the wayside. And hearing 
that it is Jesus the Xazarenc, be began to cry out, 
and say : Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me. 

48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold bis 
peace. But lie cried nil i.l.c more : Son of David, 

.-!!) have mercy on me. And Jesns stood!, and said, 
Call him. And they call, ih e blind man, eaying to 

50 to him : Be of good cheer : vise, he calls thee; And 
he, casting away bis garment, le."j>ed up, and came 

51 to Jesus. And Jesus ar.sKerir.g said to him, What 
wilt thou that I should do to thee ? The blind man 

52 said to him, Lord, that I. l :"i ay receive sight. And 

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Jesus said to Mm : Go thy way ; thy faith has 
made thee whole. And immediately he received 
sight, and followed him in the may. 

XI. And when they come near to Jerusalem, to 1 
Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of the Olives, 
he sends forth twool' ki= discipks. and says to them : 2 
Go into the village over n-gaiust yon ; and immedi- 
ately, on entering into it, ye shall find a colt tied, 
whereon no man has sat; loose, and bring him. 
And if any one say to you, "Why do ye this! say, 3 
The Lord hath need of him ; and straightway lie 
will send hintliither. And they departed, and found i 
a colt tied by the door without, on the street ; and 
they loose him. And some of those standing there, 5 
said to them, What do ye, loosing the colt? And 6 
they said" to them as Jesus commanded ; and 
they let them go. And they bring the colt to 7 
Jesus, and cast their garments on him ; and he Silt 
upon him. And many spread their garments in the 8 
way, and others cut down branches off the trees, and 
strewed them in the way. And they that went 9 
before, and they that followed, cried: Hosanna! 
blessed is he that comes in the aame of the Lord { 
blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David ; 10 
Hosanna in the highest. I And he entered into Jem- 1L 
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around on all thiisgs, tlio evening being now come, 
Ik went out to Bethany with the twelve. 

12 And on the morrow, when they had come out from 

13 Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing a fig tree 
afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might 
Slid anything thereon. And when he came to it, he 
found nothing but leaves ; for it was not the season 

14 of figs. And he answered and said to it, Let no one 
eat fruit of thee, henceforth forever. And his dis- 
ciples heard it. 

15 And they come to Jerusalem. And entering 
into the temple, he began to cast out them that 
sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the 
tables of the money changers, and the seats of them 

16 that sold doves; and suffered not that any one 
L7 should carry a vessel through the temple. And he 

taught, saying to them : Is it not written, My house 
shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations I 

18 But ye have made it a den of robbers. Andthechief 
priests and the scribes heard it. And they sought 
how they might destroy him ; for they feared him, 
for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 

19 And when it became late, he went forth out of the 

20 And passing by in the morning,, they saw the fig 

21 tree dried up from the roots. And Feter calling to 
remembrance says to him : Master, behold, the fig 

22 tree which thou didst eurso is withered away. And 
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Verily I say to you, that whoever shall say to this 23 
mountain : Bo thou taken i.p anil cast into the sea ; 
and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe 
that what he Gays comes to pas3, he shall have 
it. Therefore I say to you : All things whatever ye 24 
ask, when ye pray, believe that ye received, and ye 
shall have them. 

And when ye sta:id pniyinsr, forgive, if ye have 25 
aught against any one ; that your Father also who 
is in heaven may forgive you yrnir trespasses. But 26 
if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is 
is in heaven forgive your trespasses. 

And they come a^;Jn into .Jerusalem. And as he 27 
was walking in the temple, there come tohim the chief 
priests, and the scribes, and the elders. Andtheysaid 28 
to liim : By what authority doest thou these things ?* 
And who gave thee this authority, to do these things ? 
And Jesus answering said to them : I also will ask 29 
yon one thing ; and answer me, and I will tell you 
by what authority I do these things. John's im- 30 
mersion, was it from heaven, or from men J Answer 
me. And they reasoned among themselves, saying : 31 
If we say, From heaven ; he will say, Why then did 
ye not believe him? But shall we say from men? 32 
They feared the people ; for all held that John was 
verily a prophet. And answering they say to 33 

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Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus says to tbem, 
Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these 

1 XII. And he began to speak to them in para- 
bles. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge 
about it, and dug a wiue vat, and built a tower, and 

2 let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. And 
at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, 
that he. might receive from the husbandmen of the 

3 fruits of the vineyard. And they took bleu, and 

4 beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he 
sent to them another servant ; and at him they cast 
stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him 

5 away shamefully treated. And he sent another ; 
and him they killed, and many others ; beating 

6 some, and killiogsome. Having yet thereforeone be- 
loved son, he sent him also to them last, saying; They 

1 will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said 
among themselves: This is the heir; come,- let us 

8 kill him, and the hiheritan;':: v.'ill be ours. And 
they took, and killed him, and cast him out of the 
■ 9 vineyard. What therefore will the lord of the 
vineyard do ? Ha will come and destroy the hus- 
bandmen, and will give the vineyard to others, 

10 And have ye not read this scripture : The stone 
whieh the builders disallowed, the same is become 

11 the head of the corner ; this is from the Lord, and 

12 is wonderful in our eyes ? And they sought to lay 


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hold of him, lint reared the people ; for they know 
that he spake the parable against them ; and they 
left him, and went away. 

And they send to him somo of the Pharisees and 13 
of the Hcrodians, to entrap him with a word. And 14 
they come and say to him : Teacher, we know that 
thou art true, and carest for no one ; for thou re- 
garded not the person of men, but teachest the way 
of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to 
Csesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not 15 
give? But he, knowing their hypoerisy, said to 
them : Why tempt ye me ? Bring me a denary, that 
I may see it. And they brought it. And he says 16 
to them, Whose is this image, and the inscription ? 
And they said to Mm, Cesar's. And Jesus answer- 17 
ing said to them : Render to Caisar the things that 
are Cjesar's, and to God the things that are God's. 
And they marvelled at him. 

And there come to him Sadducces, who say there 18 
is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying : 
Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if one's brother 19 
die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, 
that his brother should take the wife, and raise" up 
seed to his brother. There were seven brothers ; 20 
and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. 
And the second took Lor, and died, and he also left 21 
no seed; and the third likewise. And the seven 22 
took her, and left no seed. Last of all the woman 
died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they 23 

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shall rise again, of which of llim shall she be wife? 

24 For the seven had her for a wife. Jesus answering 
said to them : Do ye not therefore err, because ye 
know not the Scriptures, nor the power of God? 

25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither 
marry, nor are given in marriage ; but are as an- 

26 gels who are in heaven. And concerning the dead, 
that they rise, have ye not read in the book of 
Moses, at The Bush, how God spake to him, saying : 
I am the God of Abrnhiim. the God of Isaac, 

27 and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead, 
but of the living. Te greatly err. 

28 And one of the scribes came to him, and having 
heard them reusor.i-i;; toLrotliyr, s:id perceiving that 
he answered thum wuH, ti:M him : Which com- 

29 mandment is first of all ? And Jesus answered 
him, First is : Hear, Israel ; the Lord is our God, 

30 the Lord is one ; and thou shalt love the Lord thy 
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and 
with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This 

31 is the first commandment. Second is this: Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as I in-self. There is no 

32 other commandment greater than these, And the 
scribe said to him : Well, Teacher ; thou saidest 
truly that he is one, and there is no other beside 

33 him ; and to love him with all the heart, and with 
all the understanding, and with all the soul, and 
with all the strength; and to love his neighbor as 
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and sacrifices. Arid Jesus enmri<r tlmt he answered 34 
discreetly, said to him r Thou art not far from the 
kingdom of God.- And no one dared any longer to 
question him. 

And Jesus answerkin' suki, while Leaching in the 35 
temple : How say the scribes that the Christ is son 
of David? For David himself said in tie Holy 36 
Spirit; The Loan said to my Lord, Sit thoa on my 
right hand, till I put thine enemies under thy feet. 
David himself calls him Lord ; aud whence is he his 37 
son? And the great tinilikiide l.^iu'd him gladly. 

And he said to them in his teaching : Beware of 38 
the scribes, who love lo go about in long robes, and 
love greetings in the markefs, and the first seats in 39 
the synagogues, aw! the first places at the feasts ; 
who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make 40 
long prayers ; these =li;i!l receive: greater condemna- 

Aud sitting over a^ainff- Ike treasury, he beheld 41 
how the people cast money into tbe treasury ; and 
many that were rich cast in much. Aud one poor 42 
widow came, aud cast in two, which arc a 
farthing. And calling to him his disciples, he said 43 
to them : Verily I say to you, that this poor widow 
has cast in more than all who are casting into the 
treasury. For all have cast in out of their abund- 44 
ance ; but she, out of her want, has cast in all that 
she had, her whole living. 

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1 XIII. And as he went out of the temple, one of 
his disciples says to liim : TeiLelior, see what manner 

2 of stones, and what manner of buildings 1 And Je- 
sus said to him: Seest thou these great buildiugs? 
There shall not be loft one atone upon another, that 
shall not be thrown down. 

3 And as he was sitting on the mount of the Olives, 
oyer against the temple. "Purer ;md James and John 

4 and Andrew asked him privately : Tell us, when shall 
these things bo ? And what is the sign when all 
these things are about to be accomplished. 

5 And Jesus began to say to them : Take heed lest 

6 any one lead yon astray. For many shall come in 
my name, saying, I am he, and shall lead many astray. 

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, 
be not troubled, for it must come to pass ; but not 

8 yet is the end. For nation shall rise against nation, 
and kingdom against kingdom ; and there shall be 
carlhquiikcs in (.iivnr.H jiUlcls. anil there shall be fam- 
ines and commotions; these arc the beginning of 

9 But do ye take heed to yourselves ; for they shall 
deliver you up to councils, and in the ?yn;i;r<>gue8 
ye shall be beaten ; and ye shall be brought before 
governors and kin;rs for my sake, for a testimony to 

10 them. And the good, news must first be preached 
among all the nations. 

11 Bat when they lead you away to deliver you up, 
take not thought beforehand what ye shall speak, 

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nor premeditate ; but whatever shall be given you 
in that hour, that speak; for it is not ye that 
speak, but the Holy Spirit. And the brother shall 12 
deliver up the brother to death, and the father the 
child ; and children shall rise up against parents, 
and cause them to be put to death. Aad ye shall 13 
be hated by all for ray name's sake ; but he that has 
endured unto the end, the same shall be saved. 

But when ye see the abomination of desolation 14 
standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth 
mark 1) then let those in Judea flee to the mountains. 
And he that is upon the house, let him not go down 15 
into the house, nor enter in to take anything out of 
his house. And he that is in the field, let him not 16 
turn back to take his garment. 

But woe to them that are with child, and to them 17 
that give suck in those days I And pray that it be 18 
not in the winter. For in those days shall be affile- 19 
tion, such aa has not been from the beginning of the 
creation which God created until now, neither shall 
be. And if the Lord had noi, shortened those days, 20 
no flesh would have been saved ; but for the sake 
of the chosen, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 

And then if any one say to you, Lo, here is 21 
the Christ, or Lo, there, believe not For false 22 
Ohrists and false prophets shall arise, and shall shew 
signs and wonders, so as to lead, if possible, even 
the chosen astray. But do ye take heed ; I have 23 
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24 ■ But in those days, after that affliction, the sua 
shall be darkened, and the moan shall not give her 

25 light ; and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the 

26 powers that are hi bcavon shall be shaken. And then 
shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds, with 

27 great power and glory. And then shall ho send forth 
the angels, and gather together his chosen from the 
four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to 
the nUermost part of heaven. 

28 And learn the parable from the fig tree. When 

its branch is ali'eady became tender, and puts forth 

29 leaves, ye know thai summer is near. So also ye, 
when ye see those -hhigs come to pass, know that it 

30 is near, at the doors. Verily I say to you, that this 
generation shall not pa?», till all thoine tilings are 

31 done. Heaven and eavih shall pass away ; but my 
words shall not pass away. 

32 But of that day or hour no one knows, not even 
the angels in heaven, nor tlie- Son, but the Father, 

33 Take heed, watch ; for ye know not when the lime 

34 is. As a man who is abroad, having left his house, 
and given authori'y l.o his servants, to each one his 
work, also commanded the porter- that he should 

35 watch ; watch therefore, for ye know not when the 
master of the house comes, at evening, or at mid- 
night, or at the cockcrow hig, or in the morning; 

3G lest coming suddenly lie find you sleeping. And 
3*7 what I say to you I say to all, Watch. 

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XIV. After two days was the passover, and 1 
the feast of nnleayi'in'd b:'(-;:d : and the chief priests 
and the scribes sought how they might take him by 
craft, and put him to death. For they said: Not at 2 
the feast, lest there shall he a tumult of the people. 

And he being in Bethany, in the house of Simoa 3 
the leper, as lie w;is redid:!*;- a!, iuble, there came a 
woman having an alabaster bos of ointment of pure 
spikenard, very precious ; and she brake the bos, 
aud poured it on his head. And there were some 4 
that were displeased i-.iaoni; iiit-nsclves, and said, 
Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For 5 
this ointment could have been sold for more than 
three hundred deairiee, and given to the poor. And 
they murmured at her. And Jesus said : Let her 6 
alone ; why do ye trouble her 1 She has wrought a 
good work on me. For the poor ye have always 1 
with you, and when ye will ye can do good to them ; 
but me ye have not always. She has done what 8 
she could ; she has beforehand anointed my body 
for the preparation for burial. Verily I say to yon, 9 
wherever the good news 'shall be preached in the 
whole world, this also that she has done shall be 
told for a memorial of her. 

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to 10 
the chief priests, to deliver him up to them. And 11 
when they heard it they were glad, and promised to 
give him money. And he sought how he might 
conveniently deliver him up. 

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12 And on the first day of the feast of unleavened 
bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples 
say to him : Where wilt thou that "we go and pre- 

13 pare, that thou niayest eat the passover? And he 
sends forth two of his disciples, and says to them ; 
Go into the city, and there will meet you a man 

14 bearing a pitcher of wall: r ; follow him. And where 
he shall go in, say to the master of the house ; The 
■Teacher says, Where is the guestchamber, in which 

.15 I may eat the passover with my disciples f And he 
will shew you a large upper room furnished, ready ; 

16 there prepare for us. And his disciples went forth, 
and came into the city, and found as he said to them ; 
and they made ready the passover. 

17 ■ And at evening his comes with the twelve. And 

18 as they were reclining at table, and eating, Jesus 
said : Terily I say to you, that one of you 

19 will betray me, one that eateth with me I And 
they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him 
one by one, Is it I? And another said, Is it I? 

20 And he answered ai'.d said i.o i-Luin : It is one of the 

21 twelve, one that dips with me into the dish. The 
Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him ; but 
woe to that man through whom the Son of man is 
betrayed I It were good for him if that man had 
not been born. 

22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and 
blessed, and brake, and gave to them, and said : 

23 Take ye ; this is my body. And he took the cup, 

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and gave thanks, and gave it to them ; and they 
all drank of it. And he said to them : This is my 24 
blood of the covenant, which is shed for many. 25 
Terily I say to yon, I will drink do more of the 
fruit of the vino, until that iky when I drink it new 
in the kingdom of God. 

And havingsung, they went out into the mount of 26 
the Olives. And Jesus says to them : All ye will 27 
be offended ; because it is written, I will smite the 
shepherd, and the 'iieup shall he scattered. But 28 
after I am risen, I will go before yon into Galilee. 

And Peter said to him : Though all shall be 29 
offended, yet will not I. And Jesus says to him : 30 
Verilylsayto thee, thai iliou IL'sday, in this night, 
before the cock crow twice, wilt thrice deny me. 31 
But he said the more vehemently, If I should die 
with thee, I will not deny thee. Likewise also said 
they all. 

■And they come to a place which was named 32 
Gethsemane. - And he says to his disciples ; Sit ye 
here, while I shall pray. And he takes with him 33 
Peter and James and John, and began to be sore 
amazed, and to be troubled. And he says to them : 34 
My soul is. exceed >.:■;; y suri-owl'ul unto death ; tarry 
here, and watch. And going forward a little, he 35 
fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were pos- 
sible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, 3n 
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away thia cup from me ; but not what I will, but 
what thou wilt. 

37 And he comes, nud finds thorn sleeping. And he 
says to Peter : Simon, slecpest thou ? Couldest thon 

38 not watch one hour ? Watch and pray, that ye en- 
ter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is will- 
ing, but the flesh is weak. 

39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the 

40 same words. And returning, he found them again 
sleeping, for their eyes were heavy; and they knew 
not what to answer him. 

41 And he comes the third time, and says to them : 
31eep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. 
the hour is come ; behold, the Son of man is be- 

4-2 trayed into the hands of sinners. Else, let us go ; 

behold, he that betrays me is at hand. 
43 And immediately, while he was yet speaking, 
conies Judas one of the twelve, and with him a 
multitude with swords and staves, from the chief 
-44 priests and the scribes and the elders. Now his be- 
trayer had given them a signal, saying: ■ "Whomsoever 
I seal! kiss, that is lie ; lay hold of him, and lead him 

45 away securely. And coming, he goes straightway 
to him, and says: Master, Master; and kissed him. 

46 And they laid their hands on him, and held him 
41 fast. And one of those standing by drew his sword, 

and smote the servant of the high priest, and took 

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off liis ear. And Jesus answering said to them : 48 
Have ye come out, us against a robber, with sworda 
and staves to take me? I was daily with you in the 49 
temple teaching, and yc did not lay hold of me ; but 
that the Scriptures might be fulfilled ! And all for- 50; liim, and fled. 

And there followed him a certain young man, 51 
having a linen cloth raisl a'.ioui bis raked body ; and 
the young men lay hold of him. And leaving he- 52 
hind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked. 

And they led Jesus away to the high priest ; and 53 
with him assembled all the chief priests and the 
elders aud the scribes. And Peter followed him 54 
afar off, even into the court of the high prieat, and 
was sitting with the officers, and warming himself 
at the Sre. 

And the chief priests and all the council sought 55 
for testimony against Jesus, in order to put him to 
death ; and they found none. For many bare false 56 
witness against him ; but their testimonies agreed not 
together. And certain ones rose up, and bare false 57 
witness against him, saying : We heard him say, I 58 
will destroy this temple that is made with hands, 
and in three days I will build another made without 
hands. And not even so did their testimony agree. 59 

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and 60 
asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing? 
What do these witness againat thee? But he was 61 
silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest 
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Li=l«:d kin), am* said to Mm r Art thou tin. 1 - Christ, the 

62 Son of the Blessed V And Jesus said, I am ; and 

ye shall see the Son of nine -iltini; mi tilt' right hand 

of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven, 

G3 And the high priest, muling his clothes, says: "What 

64 further need have we of witnesses I Te heard the 
blasphemy. What think ye? And they all con- 
demned him to be guilty of death. 

65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his 
face and buffet him, and say to him, Prophesy. 
And Ike officers, with blows, look him charge. 

66 And as Peter wns below in the court, there comes 

67 one of the maid-servants of the high priest ; and 
seeing Peter wanning himself, she looked upon him, 
and said : Thou also wast, with Jesus the Nazarene, 

68 But he denied, saying : I know not, nor understand 
I at all, what thou s'ayest. And he went out into 
the fore-eon v t ; nod the cock crowed.. 

69 And the maid-servant, seeing him, began again to 

70 say to those standing by, This in one of them. And 
he denied it again. 

And a little af'cv. they that stood by said again 
to Peter: Surely fhou nrl one of them; for thou art 

71 a Galilean. But lie beg;m io invoke curses, and to 
swear, I know not this man of whom ye speak. 

72 And the cock crowed a second time. And Peter re- 
membered the word, how Jesus said to him : Before 
the coek crow twice, thou will, thrice deny me. And 
as he thought thereon, he wept. 

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ST. And straightway, in 1 :ifi morning, the chief 1 
priests with the ciders nml scribes and the whole 
council, having held a consultation, bound Jesus and 
carried him away, and delivered hici to Pilate. And 2 
Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews ? 
And he answering said to him, Thou sayestit. And 3 
the chief priests accused him of many tilings. 

And Pilate asked him again, saying : Answcrest 4 
thou nothing? Behold what things they testify 
against thee. But Jesus no longer made any answer ; 5 
so that Pilate marvelled. 

Now at the feast he released to them one prisoner, 6 
whomsoever they asked. A sul there was the one called. 1 
Barabbas, bound with his companions in sedition, 
who in the sedition had committed murder. And 8 
coming up, the multitude began to make request, 
according as he had always done for them. And 9 
Pilate answered then', saying : Will ye that I re- 
lease to you the King of the Jews. For he knew 10 
that through envy i\m chid' prius-.s lnul delivered him 
up. But the chief priests stin-ed up the multitude, 11 
that he should rather release to them liarabbas. And 12 
Pilate answering, said again 1 o them : What will ye 
then that I shall do to him whom ye call the King 
of the Jews ? And they cried again, Crucify him. 13 
And Pilate said to them, What evil then has he 14 
done? And they cried the more exceedingly, Cru- 
cify him. 

And Pilate, willing to satisfy the multitude, re- 15 

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leased to them "Bara'ulias ; and ho delivered up Jesus, 

16 after scourging him, to be crucifled. And the 
soldiers led him away into the court, which is Pre- 
toriam ; and they call together the whole band. 

17 And they clothe him with purple, and having plat- 

18 fed a crown of thorns, they put it on him. And 
they began to salute him : Hail, "King of the Jews! 

19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and 
spit upon him, and knee'.mjjdoA-i.did homage to him. 

20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the 
purple from him. ami put, on him his. own garments. 

21 And they lead hen out i.o crucify him. And they 
compel one Simon a Cyrcnian. who was passing by, 
coming from the i:,; , .uilry. \};c hither of Alexander 

22 and Rufus, to boar his cross. And they bring him 
to the place Golgotha, which is inter pitted, place 

23 of a skull. And they gavo him wine mingled with 

24 myrrh ; bat be took it not. And having crucified 
him, they divide ii's garments, easting lots upon 

25 them, what any one should take. And it was 

26 : the third hour ; and they erueitind linn. And the 
inscription of the ^cc.^iiiiei: si^inst him was writ- 
ten over: THE KINO OF THE JEWS. 

27 And with him they crucify two robbers ; one on 

28 his right hand, and ens on his left. And the scrip- 
ture was fulfilled, which says, And he was reckoned 

29 with transgressors. And they that passed by railed 
at him, wagging their heads, and saying : Aha, thou 
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nays ; sate thyself, and comedown from the cross. 30 
Likewise .also the chief priests, mocking one with 31 
another, together with the scribes, said : He saved 
others, himself he can not save. Let the Christ, the 32 
King of Israel, conic down hot from the cross, that 
we may see and believe. And tboy that were cru- 
cified with him reproached him. * 

And when the sixth hour was come, there was 33 
darkness over the whole land until the ninth hoar. 
And at the ninth hour Jesus cri'id with a loud voice, 34 
saying: Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani ? Which is 
interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou for- 
saken .me? And some of them that stood by, hear- 35 
tag it, said ; Behold, he calls Elijah. And one ran 36 
and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on a 
reed, and gave him to drink, saying : Let alone ; let 
us see whether Elijah will come to take him down. 

And Jesus, uttering a louii cry, expired. And the 31 
vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top 38 
to the bottom. And the centurion who was stand- 39 
ing near, over against; him, seoing that he so cried 
out and expired, said : Truly this man was the Son 
Of God. 

And there were also women looking on afar off; 40 
among whom was also Mary the Magdalene, and 
Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, 
and Salome; who also, when be was in Galilee, fol- 41 
lowed him, and ministered to him ; and many other 
women who came up with him to Jciwukm. 
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42 . And evening having now come, since it was the 
preparation (which U the day before the.eabbath), 

43 Joseph from A.rimathea, an honorable counselor, 
who also was himself waiting for the kingdom of 
God, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked 

44 for the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled, if he 
were already dead* and calling to him the centurion, 

45 he asked him if he had been long dead. And hav- 
ing learned it from the centurion, he gave the dead 

48 body to Joseph. And Iiaving bought fine linen, he 
took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and 
laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a 
rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre. 

47 And Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of 
Joses beheld where he was laid. 

1 XVI. And the sabbath being past, Mary the 
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and 
Salome, bought spices, that they might come and 

2 anoint him. And very early, on the first day of the 
week, they come to the sepulchre at the rising of 

3 the sun. And they said to one another, Who will 
roll away the stone for us from the door of the 

4 sepulchre ? And looking up, they see that the 
Stone has been rolled away. For it was very great. 

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young 
man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white 

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robe ; and they were affrighted. And he says to G 
them, Be not affrighted Te are seeking Jesu's 
the Nazarene, who was crucified. He is risen ; he 
is not here. Behold the -place where they laid him. 
But go, say to his disciples, and to Peter, that he 7 
goes before' you into Galilee. There shall ye see 
him, as he said to you. And they went out, and 3 
fled from. the sepulchre ; for trembling and astonish- 
ment seized them. And they said nothing to any 
one ; for they were afraid. 

And having risen early, on the first day of the 9 
week, he appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, 
from whom he had cast out seven devils. She went 10 
and reported it to them that had been with him, as 
they mourned and wept. And they, hearing that 11 
he was alive, and had been seen by her, believed not. 

After that he appeared in another form to two of 12 
them, as they walked, going into the country. They 13 
also went and reported it to the rest ; nor did they 
believe them. 

Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves 14 
as they reclined at table, and upbraided their un- 
belief and hardness of heart, because they believed 
not them that had seen him after he was risen. 
And he said to them : Go into all the world, and 15 
preach the good news to every creature, lie that 1 
believes and is immersed shall be saved ; but he that 
believes not shall be condemned. And thesesigns shall 17 

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accompany them that believe j in my name shall 
they cast out devils ; they shall speak with new 

18 tongues ; they shall take up serpents ; and if they 
drink any deadly-thing, it shall not hurt them ; thay 
shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 

19 The Lord therefore, after he had spoken to them, 
was taken up into heaven ; and he sat down on the 

20 right hand of God. And they went forth, and 
preached every where, the Lord working with them, 
and confirming lie word by the signs that followed. 

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Forasmuch as many have taken in Land to set 1 
forth in order a narration concerning the things 
fully believed among us, as t.hey delivered them to 2 
us, who from tlie bee-inning were eyewitnesses and 
ministers of the word ; it seemed good to me also, 3 
having accurately traced all from the very first, 
to write to thee In order, mo-t.cxceUeut Theophilus : 
that thou mightest know the certainty concerning 4 
those things wherein thou hast been instructed. 

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Ju- 5 
dea, a certain priwt i:«;jift:l Z;',ck;iviith, of the course 
of Abijau ; and his wife was of the daughters of 
Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they 6 
were both righteous before God, walking in all the 
commandments and ordinances of tie Lord blame- 
less. And they had no child, because Elisabeth was 7 

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barren ; and they both were now fur advanced id 

8 And it came to pass that while he executed the 

9 priest's office before God, in the order of his ooorae, it 
fell to his lot, aRCimlmg to the custom of the priest's 
office, to burn income, going into the temple of the 

■10 Lord. And tho whole; multitude of the people were 

11 praying without at the hourofinoeim Andthereap- 
peared to him an angel ofthe Lord, standing on the 

12 right side of the altar of incense. And Zachariah 
seeing him was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 

13 But the angel said to him : Fear not, Zachariah ; 
for thy prayer was heprd, and thy wife Elisabeth 
shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name 

14 John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness ; and 

15 many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be 
great before the Lord ; and he shall not drink wine 
nor strong drink ; and he shall be filled with tho 

16 Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. And 
many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord 

17 their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit 
and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts ofthe fathers 
to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom 
of the just ; to make ready a prepared people for 
the Lord. 

18 And Zachariah said to the angel : Whereby shall 
I know this ? For I am an old man, and my wife is 

19 far advanced in years. And the angel answering said 
to him : I am Gabriel, that stands in the presence 

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of God ; and I mas seat to speak to thee, and to 
bring tbeo these glad tidings. And, behold, thou 20 
shalt be dumb, ar.d not able- to speak, until the day 
that those things shall be performed, because thou 
didst not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled 
in their season. 

And the people were waiting for Zncliariah, 21 
and wondered at his long tarrying in the temple. 
And when he came out he could not speak to them ; 22 
and they perceived Unit ho- hud seen a vision in the 
temple ; and he beckoned to them, and remained 

And It came to pass, when* the days of his minis- 23 
tration were competed, that lie departed to his own 

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceiv- 24 
ed; and she hid herself five months, saying: thus' 25 
hath the Lord dealt with me, iu the days wherein 
he looked on me to take away my reproach among 

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was 26 
sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was 27 
Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's 
name was Mary. And the angel having come to 28 
her, said : Hall, highly favored ! The Lord is with 
thee. Blessed art thou among women. And she 29 
was troubled at the saying; and was considering 
what manner of salutation this might be. And 30 

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the angel said to her : Pear not, Mary ; for thou 

31 hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou 
shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, 

32 and shalt call his name -Jesus. He shall be great, 
and shall be called Son of the Highest; and the 
Lord God will give to him tin: throne of David his 

33 father ; and ho shall reign over the house of Jacob 
forever ; and of his lihgden t litre shall be no end. 

34 Then said Mary to the angel : How shall this ho, 

35 seeingthatlknownotaman? Andthe angel answer- 
ing said to her : The Holy Spirit shall come upon 
thee, and the power of the Highest shall over- 
shadow thee ; therefore also the Holy Ono that is 

3G born shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, 
Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a 
son iti her old age ; and this is the sixth month with 

31 her who is called barren. For with God nothing 
shall be impossible. 

38 And Mary said : Behold the handmaid of the 
Lord ; let it be to me according to thy word. 
And the migcl departed from her. 

39 And Mary arose in (hose days, and went into the 

40 hill-country with haste, into a city of Judah ; and 
entered into the house of Zachariah, and saluted 

41 Elisabeth. And it came to pass, as Elisabeth 
heard the salutation of Mary, that the babs leaped 
in her womb ; and Elisubtlh was filled with the 

42 Holy Spirit. And she spake out with a loud voice, 

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and said : Blessed art thon among women, and 
blessed 113 the fruit or thy womb. And whence is 43 
this to me, that the mother of my Lnrd should come 
to me? For, behold, as the voice of % salutation 44 
came into my ears, the babe leaped in my worab 
for joy. And happy is she, who believed that there 45 
shall be a fulfillment of the things told her from the 

And Mary said : My soul magnifies the Lord ; 46 
and my spirit rejoiced in God my Savior. Be- 41 
cause he looked upon the low estate of his hand- 48 
maid ; for, behold, henceforth all generations will 
call me happy. Because the Mighty One has done 49 
great things for me ; and holy is his name. And 50 
his mercy is from generation to generation, to them 
that fear him. He wrought might with his arm ; 51 
he scattered the proud in the imagination of their 
hearts. He cast down princes from thrones, and 52 
exalted them of low degree. The hungry he tilled 53 
with good, and the rich he sent empty away. He 54 
helped Israel, his servant ; to remember mercy (as 55 
he spake unto our fathers) for Abraham and for hi3 
seed forever 

And Mary abode with her about three months, 56 
and returned [0 her own house. 

Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be 57 
delivered ; and she brought forfh a son. And her 58 

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neighbors and her kindred heard that the Lord had 
showed great mercy toward her ; and they rejoiced 
with her. 

59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they 
came to circumcise the child ; and they called him 

60 Zachariah, after the name of his father. And his 
mother answered and said, Nay ; but lie shall he 

51 called John. And they said to her, There is none 

62 of thy kindred that is called by this name. And 
they made signs to Ills father, how lie would have 

63 him called. And he asked for a writing tablet, and 
wrote, saying : His name is John. And they all 

64 wondered. And his month was opened immedi- 
ately, and his tongue loosed ; and he spake, blessing 

65 God. And fear came on all that dwelt around 
them. And all these things were told abroad in 

66 all the hill-country of Judea. And all who heard 
laid them up in their hearts, saying : What then 

will this child be! 

And the hand of the Lord was 

with him. 

67 And Zaehariah " 

n!s father 

was filled with the 

68 Holy Spirit, and i 

■:■;;:) Ius:ed, 

saying : Blessed be 

the Lord, the God 

of Israel, 

that he -visited and 

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people; and raised 

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mies, and from the hand of all that hate us ; to 72 
show mercy to onr fathers, and to remember his 
holy covenant ; the oath which he aware to Abra- 13 
bam our father, to grant to as, that without fear, 74 
being rescued from the hand of our enemies, we 
should servo him, in holiness and righteousness before 75 
him all our days. 

And also tlion, child, sluh. hu called Prophet of 7G 
the Highest ; for thou shalt go before the face of 
the Lord, to prepare his ways, in order to give 77 
kiioiviedse of suWaiiou to his people in remission of 
their sins ; through ibe tender mercies of 'our God, 78 
whereby the dajspriog from on high visited us, 
to give light to those sitting in darkness and the 79 
shadow of death, in order to guide our feet into the 
way of peace. 

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, 80 
and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation 
to Israel. 

II. And it came to pass in those days, that 1 
there went out a decree from Cassar Augustus, that 
all the world should be registered. This register- 2 
ing was tho first nude when Cy renins was governor 
of Syria. And all went to fee registered, each 3 
one to his own city. And Joseph also went up 4 
from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into 
Judea, to tbe city of David which is called Beth- 
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6 David,) to be resist'. 1 red with Mary liis betrothed 
C wife, who was with child. And so it was, that, 

while they were there, ihe days were completed 

7 that she should bring forth; And she brought 
forth her first-boni son, and wrapped him in swath- 
ing bands, and laid him hi a manger ; because there 
was no room for them in the inn. 

8 And there were In the same country shepherds 
abidingin the field, and keeping watch over their flock 

9 by night. And, behold, si.ii angel of the Lord came 
upon them, and the glory of the Lord elioue around 

10 them ; and they were sore afraid. And the angel 
said to them; Fear not; for, behold, I bring yon 
good tidings of grunt jny, which shall be to all the 

11 people. For to yon is born this day in the city of 

12 David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this 
shall be to you the sign : Ye shall find a babe wrap- 

13 ped in swathing bands, lying in a manger. And 
■ suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of 

14 the heavenly host, praising Cod and saying: Glory 
to God in the highest, snid on earth peace, good will 

15 And it came to pass, when the angels were gone 
away from them into heaven, that the shepherds 
said one to another : Let us go now unto Bethle- 
hem, and see this tiling Unit is come to pass, which 

1G the Lord has made known to us. And they came 

with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and 

11 the babe lying in the manger. And having seen it, 

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they made Itnown abroad tiie faying which was told 
them concerning thia child. And all that heard 18 
wondered at the things which wero fold them by the. 
shepherds. And Mary kept all ih;^ things, ponder- 19 
ing them in ber heart. And the shepherds returned, 20 
glorifying and praising God for all that they had 
heard and seen, as it was told to them, 

And when eight days were compieted for circum- 21 
cisitig him, his name was called Jesus ; the name 
given by the an^cl boi'uvu he wns conceived in the 

And when the days of their p;i:iliea(ion accord- 22 
ing to the law of-.Vl nscs ivcro completed, they brought 
him up to Jerusalem, to present liim to the Lord ; 
(as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male 23 
that opens the womb shall bo called holy to the 
Lord); and to offer a sacrifice according to what is 24 
said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, 
or two young pigeons. 

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose 25 
name was Simeon ; and this man was just and de- 
vout, waiting for the consokuon of Israel ; and the 
Holy Spirit was upon him. And it was revealed 26 
to him'by the Holy Spirit, that he should not, see 
death, before he bad seen the Christ of the Lord, 
And he eamo by the Spirit into the temple ; and 27 
when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do 

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28 for him after the custom of the law, then he took 

29 him into his arms, and blessed God, and said : Now, 
Lord, thou lei-tost thy servant depart in peace, accord- 

30 -ingtothy word; because mine eyes have seen thysal- 

31 ration, which thou hast prepared before the face of 

32 all the peoples ; a light for a revelation to the Gen- 
tiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 

33 And his father a:id mot.hor marvelled at the things 

34 flat were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, 
* and said to Mary his mother : Behold, this child h 

set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and 

35 for a sign which shall be spoken against ; (and a 
sword shall pierce through thine own soul also) ; 
that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed. 

36 And there was Anna a prophetess, daughter 
of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of 
great age, and had lived with a husband seven years 

37 from her virginity ; and she was a widow of about 
fourscore and four years, who departed not from the 
temple, serving day and night with fastings- and 

38 prayers. And she, coming up at that very time.-like- 
wise gave thanks to the Lord, and spake of him to 
all that wero looking for the redemption of Jerusa- 

39 And when they had performed all things accord- 
ing to the law of the Lord, they returned into Gali- 

40 lee, to their own city Nazareth. And the child 
grew, and became strong, being filled with wisdom ; 
and the favor of God was upon him. 

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Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at 41 

the [bust of the passnver. And when ho was twelve 42 
years old, tliey wen; up accei-dins to the custom of 
the feast. And when th;;y inui completed the days, 43 
as they returned, Jesus the child tarried behind in Je- 
raaalemjandliiaparentsknewitnot. But supposing 44 
that be was in the company, they went a day's jour- 
ney ; and they sough! him anv.icg their kindred and 
acquaintance. And not finding faint, they returned to 45 
Jerusalem, seeking him. 

And it came to puss, that after three days tbey 4G 
found him in the temple, silting- in the midst of the 
teachers, both beunn^ theni, and ashing them ques- 
tions. And nil that heard him were astonished at 47 
his understanding and answers. And seeing him 48 
they were amazed. And his mother said to him : 
Child, why bast thou thus dealt with us ? Behold, 
thy father and I have sough:, tlioe sorrowing. And 49 
he said to them : How is it that ye sought me? Did 
ye not knew, that I must be- in my Fulhcr's house ? 
And they understood not the saving which be spake SO 
to them. 

And he went down with them, and came to Naza- 51 
rath, and was subject to them. And his mother 
kept all these sayings in her heart. 

And Jesus increased hi wisdom and stature, and 53 
in favor wit!) God and men. 

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1 III. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of 
Tiberius Ciesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor 
of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and his 
brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and of the re- 
gion of Trachomas, and Lysanios tetrarch of Abi ; 

2 lene, when Anna? was high priest, and Caiaphas, the 
' word of God came to John the son of Zachariah in 

3 the wilderness. And he came into ail the country 
about the Jordan, preachiDg the immersion of re- 

4 pcntance for remission of sins. As it is written 
in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet : 
The voice of one crying iu the wilderness, Prepare 
the way of tho Lord, make straight his paths. 

5 Every valley shall bo Riled, and every mountain and 
hill shall be brought low ; and the crooked shall be 

G straight, and the rough way* smooth; and all flesh 
shall see the salvation of God. 

7 He said therefore to tho multitudes that came 
out to be immersed by him: Brood of vipers, 
who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath ? 

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance ; 
and begin not to say within yourselves, "We have 
Abraham for our father ; for I say to you, that God 
is able of these stones to raise up children to Abra- 

9 ham. And now also the axe is laid to the root of 
the trees. Every tree therefore, that brings not forth 
good fruit, is hewn down a:nl east into the lire. 

10 And the multitudes asked him, saying: What then 

11 shall we do? He answering says to them : He that 

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has two coats, let him impart to him that has none : 
and he that has food, let him do likewise. 
■ And there came also publicans to be immersed ; 12 
and they said to him, Teacher, what shall we do I 
And he said to them, K:,mcI. i.e- more than that which 13 
i6 appointed you. And soldiers also asked him, say- 14 
ing : What shall we also do ? And he said to them : 
Do violence lo no one, nei'ber accuse any falsely : 
and he content with your wa^res. 

And as the people were in expectation, and all 15 
were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, 
whether he himself were net the Christ, John an- 1G 
swered them all, saying : f indeed immerse you in 
water ; but there comes lie that is mightier iban I, 
the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to un- 
loose; he will immerse, you in the Holy Spirit and 
Ere. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly 17 
cleanse his threshing- tie or, and will gather the wheat 
into his garner ; but the chaff be will burn up with 
Si'ts n i',i [cench able. 

And with many othe- exhortations lie published 19 
the good tidings to the people. 

But Herod the. tclrarch, iieing reproved by him 19 
for Herodias his brother's wile, and for all the evils 
which Herod did, added to ail this also, that he shut 20 
up John in prison. 

Now it came to p-Lss v.'e.ei] all tin.' people had been 21 

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immersed, that as .Trans having also boon immersed 

22 was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy 
Spirit dcscmdud in a bodily shape as a dove upon 
him ; and there came a voice out of heaven : Thou 
art my beloved Bon ; in thee I am well pleased. 

23 And Jesus himself was, when he began, about 
thirty jews of age ; being the son (as was supposed) 

24 of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son 
of Levi, the sou of Melchi, the sou of Janna, the son 

25 of Joseph, the son of Matthias, the son of Amos, the 
son of Solium, the son of Esli, the sou of Naggaf, 

26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of 
Shimei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah, the son 

27 of Joanna, the son of Reza, the son of Zerubbabel, 
26 the son of Salatbiel, the son of Neri, the son of Mel- 
chi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of 

29 Elmo-dam, the son of Er, the eon of Joses, the son 
of Bliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the 

SO son of Levi, the son of Simeon, the son or Judah, 
the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the sou of Elia- 

31 Mm, the son of Meleah, the son of Hainan, the son 
of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the sou of David, 

32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, 

33 the son of Salmon, the son of Nahon, the son of 
Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron. 

34 the son of Pharez, the son of Judah, the son of Ja- 
cob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son 

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of Terah, the son of Nahor, the boo of Scrag, the 35 
son of Reu, the son of Feleg, the son of Eber, the 
son of Salah, the son of Cainan, tliL'-sonofArphaxad, 36 
the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son Of Lam- 
ech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the 37 
son of Jared, the son of Mehalaliel, the son of Cai- 
nan, the son of Bnos, the eon of Seth, the son of 38 
Adam, the son of God. 

IV. Aho Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, re- 1 
turned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 
into the wilderness, boing tompiod forty days by the 2 
Devil. And lie ate uotliog in those days ; and when 
they wen; ended, lie hungered. 

And the Devil said to him : If thou art the Son of 3 
God, command this stone that it become bread. 
And Jesus answered him, saying : It is written, Man 4 
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of 

And the Devil, taking him up into a high moun- 6 
tain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the world 
in a moment of time, And the Devil said to him : 6 
All this power will I give thee, and the glory of 
them ; because it lias been delivered to me, and I 
give it to whomsoever I will. If thou therefore wilt 7 
worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answer- 8 
ing said to him : It is written, Thou shalt worship 
the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 

And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him 3 

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on the pinnacle of tin 1 temple, unci paid to Wm : If 
thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from 

10 hence. For it is written : He ahull give his angela 

11 commaiid concerning l.bec, to keep thee; .and on 
their hands they i-hill bear thee up, lest haply thou 

12 dash' thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answer- 
ing said to him : It is said. Thou slialt not tempt 
the Lord thy God. 

13 And having litiisher.] every temptation, the Devil 
departed from him foe a season. 

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit 
into Galilee ; and there went out a report concern- 

15 ing him through ail tin; Nurriiuiiding country. And 
he taught in their ?ynago;Tn-es, being honored by all. 

16 And lie came to Nazareth, where be had been 
brought up. And, as his custom was, ho went into 
the synagogue on the sabbath day ; and he stood up 

17 to read. And there was delivered to him the boolt 
of the prophet Isaiah. And unrolling the book, he 

18 found the place where it was written : The Spirit 
of the Lord is upon me ; because he anointed me to 
publish good tidings lu the poor,- lie has sent me to 
to proclaim deliverance to the cap lives, and recover- 

19 ing of sight to the blind, to send the oppressed away 
free, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. 

20 And rolling up the book he gave it again to the 
servant, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the 

21 synagogue were fastened on him. And lie began to 
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your ears. And all bare witness to him, and won- 22 
dered at the words of yr.-ce which proceeded out of 
his mouth. And Ihuy said, Is not I his Joseph's s,on ? 
And he said to them : Ye will surely say to me this 23 
proverb, Physician, heal thyself. Whatever wo have 
beard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy coun- 
try. And ho said : Verily I say to you, No prophet 2d 
is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a 25 
truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days 
Of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years 
and sis months, when there was a great famine 
throughout all the land ; and to none of them was 26 
Elijah sent, but unto Zarepbath of Sidonia, to a wo- 
man that was a widow. And there were many lepers 27 
in Israel, in the time of Elisha the prophet; and 
none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the 
Syrian. And all in the synagogue, when they heard 28 
these things, were filled with wrath. And they rose 29 
up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him to 
the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, to 
cast him down headlong'. But hu, passing through 30 
the midst of them, went away. 

And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Gali- 31 
lee. And he was teaehm:; '..hem on the sabbath ; aud 32 
they were astonished at his teaching, because his 
word was with power. 

And in the synagogue there was a man having a 33 
spirit of an unclean devil ; and he cried out with a 
loud voice, saying : Ah 1 what have we to do with 34 

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thee, Jesua of Nazareth ? Art thou come to destroy 
ns? I know thee who thou Bit, the Holy One of 

35 God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying : Hold thy 
peace, and come ont from him. And the devil 
throwing him in the midst came out from him, do- 

3f> ing him no harm. And amazement came on all ; 
and they spake with one another, saying : What is 
this word, that with authority and power he com- 

37 mauds the unclean rmii'j'.ir, ar.d iliey come out ? And 
there went out a rumor concerning him into every 
p!a~e of the country around. 

38 And he rose up and went from tiie synagogue, 
and entered into the house of Simon. And the 
mother-in-law of Simon "-as scisatl with a violent 

39 fever ; and they besought him for her. And stand- 
ing over her ho rebuked the I'tvcr, and it left her ; 
and immediately slur sirose mid ministered to them. 

40 Now when the sun was setting, ail that had any 
sick Tvitb divers diseases brought, them -to him; and 
he laid his hands on eacii one of them, and healed 

41 them. And devils also came out from many, 
crying out, and paying : Tiion art the Son of God. 
And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak, 
because they knew that he was the Christ, 

42 And when it was day he went out, and went into 
a desert place. And the multitudes sought him, and 
came to him, and sl.nyo.rt him, that, he should not de- 

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part from them. And be said to them, I must pub- 43 
lish the good news of the kingdom of God to other 
cities also ; because I'm" this T was sent forth. And 44 
lie preached In the synagogues of Galilee. 45 

V. And it tame to y; a= the yimllilude pressed 1 
Tiponhim. to hear the word ol'Ged, ^likI he was stand- 
ing by the lake of Gcunc.jaret, that he saw two 2 
ships standing by the lake ; but the fishermen had 
gone out of thcin, and were washing the nets. And 3 
entering into one of the ships, which was Simon's, 
he asked him to put out a little from the land. And 
sitting down, he taught the multitudes out of the 

And when he had ceaseJ ,?pcaka:g, he said to Si- 4 
mon : Put out into the deep ; and do ye let down 
yonr nets for a draught. And Simon answering 5 
said to him : Master, we have toiled all night 
and taken nothing ; but &t thy word I will let down 
the net. And when they had done this, they in- 6 
closed a great multitude of fishes ; and their net be- 
gan to break. And they beckoned to their partners 7 
iu the other ship, I o eome a:vi he! '.i ihem. And they 
came, and filled both the ships, so that they began 
to sink. And Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at 8 
tha knees of Jesus, savne; : .Depart from me ; for I 
am a sinful man, Lord. For astonish men f had 9 
seized him, and all that were with him, at the 
draught of the fishes which they had taken ; and like- 10 

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wise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who 
were partners with Simon. 

Aod Jesus suit) to Simon : Pear not; fromhenee- 

11 forth thou shaft catch men. A[id having brought 
their ships to land, thoy forsook all, and followed him. 

12 And it cams to puss, when he was in one of the' 
cities, that there wiis a man full of leprosy. And see- 
ing Jesus he fell on iiis [;u;e, and besought him, say- 

13 ing : Lord, if thou wilt, l.hoa csiissc cleanse me. And 
stretching forth his lin.nd he touched him, savin-: : 1 
will; be thou cleansed. At:d immediately the iep- 

14 rosy departed from him. And he charged him to 
tell no one ; but go, and show i.iiysoli' to the priest, 
and oiler for thy cli-msmi:; a; .Moses eommanded, for 
a teslLinony to them. 

15 Biit ali the more worn, abroad the report concern- 
ing him; and great nm It! links eamo together to 

16 hear, and to be healed of their infirmities. And he 
was wont to retire hi to the solitary places, and pray. 

17 And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was 
teaching ; and there were Pharisees and teacher of 
the law sitting by, who had conic out of every vil- 
lage of Galilee, a.ud J odea, and Jerusalem ; and there 

18 was power of the Lord for healing them. And, be- 
hold, men brought on a bed a man who was palsied ; 
and they sought lo bring him in, and to lay him be,- 

19 fore him. And not fnnlilg by what way they might 
bring him in, because of the m altitude, they went 
upon the housetop, and let him down through the 


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tiling with the couch into the midst before Jesus. 
And seeing their faith he said: Man, thy sins are 20 
forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees 21 
began to reason, saying : Who is lois Ihat spsaks 
blasphemies ? Who can forgive sins, but God atone ? 
But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered and 22 
said to them: What reason ye in your hearts: 
Which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee ; 23 
or to say, Arise and walk J But that ye may know 24 
that the Son of nun Las power o;i the earth to for- 
give sins, (he said lo Ik: pi,!s T .ed nun,] 1 say to thee, 
Arise, and . taking up thy couch go to thy house. 
And immediately standing up before them, he took 25 
up that whereon he lay, and departed to his house, 
glorifying God, And they were all amazed j and 26 
they glorified God, and wore tilled with fear, saying : 
We have seen strange things to-day. 

And after these tilings k; went forth, and saw a 27 
pubhean, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of cus- 
tom ; and he said to him, Follow me. And leav- 28 
iog all, iio ai'Ose and followed him. 

And Levi made him a great feast in his own 2B 
house ; and there was a sieat company Of publicans 
and of others that vo-cliauJ at '.able with them. And 30 
the Pharisees, ami their scribes, murmured against 
his disciples, saying: Why do ye eat and drink 
with the publicans and sinners! And Jesus answer- 31 

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ing said to thorn : They that are well need not a 

32 physician, but they that are sick. I have not come 
to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. 

33 And they said to him : Why do the disciples of 
John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise 
those of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink? 

34 And he said to them : Can ye make the sons of the 
bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with 

35 them? But days will come, when the bridegroom 
shall be taken away from them ; then shall they 

36 fast in those days. And he spake also a parable to 
them : No one rends a piece from a new garment, 
and pats it on an old garment ; else both the new 
will make a rent, and the piece from the new agrees 

31 not with the old. And no one puts Dew wine into 
old skins; else the new wine will burst the. skins, 
and will itself be poured out, and the skins will 

38 perish. But new wine must be put into new skins, 

39 and both are preserved together. And uo one hav- 
ing drunk old wine straightway desires new ; for he 
says, The old is better. 

1 YI. Ahd it came to pass on the second sabbath 
after the first, that he wag going through grain- 

V. 3i. or, the briflemen 

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V. I. o>-, on the neoona-fh-Bt sabbatu (omitted in some 
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fields ; and liis disciples plucked and ate the ears of 
grain, rubbing them with their hands. And some 2 
of the Pharisees said : Why do ye that which it is 
not lawful to do on the sabbath ? And Jesus uu- 3 
sweringthem said: And have yc not read this, 
what David did when he hungered, himself and they 
that were with him ; how he went into the house of 4 
God, and took and ale- the aheivbread, and gave to 
them that were with hi:n, which it is not lawful to 
eat except for the priests alone? And he said to 5 
them : The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. 

And it came to pass also on anbther sabbath, 6 
that he entered into the synagogue and taught, 
And there was a man whose right hand was wither- 
ed. And the scribe and Pharisees were watching, 7 
whether he would heal on the sabbath ; that they 
might find an accusation against him. Bnt he 8 
knew their thought.:?, and said to the man having 
the withered hand: A visa, ami stand forth in the 
midst. And he rose up, and stood. Then said 9 
Jesus to them : I will ask yon what is lawful on 
the sabbath, to do good, or to do evil ; to save life, 
or to destroy it? And looking round on them all, 10 
he said to him, Stretch forili thy hand. And he 
did so, and his hand was restored. And they were 11 
filled with madness, ami conferred one with another, 
as tu what (hey should do to Jesus. 

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12 And it came to pass in those days, that lie went 
out into the mountain to pray, mid continued all 

13 night in prayer to God. And when it was day. he 
called to him his disciples. And having chosen from 

14 them twelve (whom he named also apostles) ; Simon, 
whom he also named Feter, and Andrew his brother, 
and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 

16 and Ufattbew and Thomas, James the son of AJph- 

16 eus, and Simon called Zelotes, and Juda3 brother of 
James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer; 

17 and having come down with them, he stood on a 
plain, and a company of his disciples, and a great 
multitude oi' people from all Judea and Jerusalem 
and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to 

18 hear him, and to be healed of their diseases ; and 

19 those vexed by unclean spirits were healed ; and all 
the multitude sought to touch him, because power 
went out from him and healed them all. 

20 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said : 
Happy are ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of 

21 God. Happy are ye that hunger now ; for ye shall 
be filled. Happy are ye that weep now ; for ye 
si mil In-]?;'), 

22 Happy are yc, when men shall hate you, and when 
they shall separate you from them, and shall re- 
proach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the 

23 Bake of the Son of man. Rejoice in that day, and leap 
for joy ; for, behold, your reward is great in heaven ; 

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for in tho same manner did their fathers to the 

i to you that are rich ; for ye have re- 24 
eeived your consolation. Woe to you that are full ; 25 
for ye shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now ; 
for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe 1 when all men 26 
shall speak well of you ; for in the same manner did 
their fathers to the false prophets. 

But I say to you who hear : Love your enemies, 27 
do good to ihem that hate yon, bless them that 28 
curse you, pray for them that abuse you. To him 29 
that smites thee on the cheek offer also the other ; 
and him that l.iili?.- away thy cloak forbid not to 
take tliy coat also. 

Give to every one that asks of thee ; and of him 30 
that takes away lliy g-mida domund ihem not again. 
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye 31 
also in like manner to them. 

For if ye love them that love you, what thanks 32 
have ye ? For even the sinners love those that lovo 
them. And if ye do good to them that do good to 33 
you, what thanks have ye? For even the sinners 
do the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye 34 
hope to receive, what thanks have ye ? And sin- 
ners lend to sinners, that they may receive as much 

But love your enemies, and do srood, and lend, 35 

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hoping for nothing in return ; and your reward 
shall be great, and ye shall bo sons of the Highest ; 

36 for he is kind to the unthankful and evil. Be ye 
therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful, 

37 And judge not, and ye shall not be judged ; con- 
demn not, and ye shall not be condemned j acquit 
and ye shall be acquitted. 

38 Give, and it shall be given to you ; good meas- 
ure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, 
shall they give into your bosom. Far with the 
same measure with which ye mete it shall be meas- 
ured to you again. 

39 And he spake also a parable to them ; Can the 
blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into 

40 the ditch? A disciple is not above the teacher ; 
but evei'y one siiii.ll lie perfected us his toachev. 

41 And why beholdust thou the mote that is in thy 
brother's eye. but pereeivraL not, the beam that is in 

42 thine own eye? How canst thou say to thy brother : 
Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine 
eye, when thou thyself behoidest not the beam lhat 
is In thine own eye? Hypocrite! cast out first the 
beam out of thine eye, and then shalt thou see 
clearly to cast out the mote tiiat is in thy brother's 

43 For there is' no good tree that bears corrupt 

44 fruit, nor corrupt tree that bears good fruit. For 
every tree is known by its own fruit. For from 
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bush do they harvest grapes. The good man nut 45 
of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that 
which is good ; and the evil, out of the evil, brings 
forth that which is evil ; for out of the abundance 
of the heart his mouth speaks. 

And why call ye me, Lord, lord, and do not the 46 
things which I say? Whosoever comes to me, and 41 
hears my sayings, and doetb them, I will show you 
to whom he is like. He is like a man building a 48 
bouse, who digged deep, and laid a foundation on the 
rock. And when a flood arose, the stream burst 
upon that house, ami could not. shake it ; because it 
was well builded. But he that hears, and docth 49 
not, Is like a man that built a house upon the earth 
without a foundation ; on which the stream burst, 
and immediately it fell ; and the ruin of that house 

VII. When he had ended all his sayings in the 1 
hearing of the pcop'e, he erji.ercd into Capernaum. 
And a certain centunon's ssrvact, who was dear to 2 
him, was aick and about to die. And having heard 3 
concerning Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, 
asking him that he w.ould come and heal bis ser- 
vant. And they, coming to Jesus, besought him 4 
earnestly, saying : He is worthy that thou shouldst 
do this for him ; for he loves our nation, and him- 5 

self built our syn agogue. _____ 

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6 And Jesus went with tliem. And when lie was 
now not far from the house, the centurion sent 
friends to him, Baying to him :. Lord, trouble not 
thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst en- 

1 ter under my roof. Wherefore neither thought I 
myself worthy to come to Ike ; but say with a word, 

8 and my servant will be healed. For I am a man 
placed under authority, having soldiers under me, 
and I say to this one, Go, and lie goeth, and to an- 
other, Come, and he cometh ; and to my servant, 

9 Do this, and he doeth it. And Jesus hearing these 
things, marvelled at, him ; and turning said to the 
multitudo that followed him, I say to you, I have 
not found so great faith, even in Israel. 

10 And they that were sunt, returning to the house, 
found the servant whole that hod been sick. 

11 And it came i.o pass the day after, that he went 
into a city called Nam ; and many of his disciples 

12 went with him. and a grrai multitude. And when 
he came near to the ^ate of the city, behold, a dead 
man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and 
she was a widow ; anil a jvreat multitude of the city 

13 was with her. And seeing her, the Lord had com- 

14 passion on her, ;uk1 said to her, Weep not. And he 
came and touched the bier ; and they that bare it 
stood still. And he said : Young man, I say to 

15 thee, arise. And the dead sat up, and began to 

16 speak. And he gave him to his mother. And fuar 
seized on all ; and they glorified God, saying : A 


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great prophet lias arisen among us; and, God lias 
visited his people. And tills report went forth in 17 
all Judea concerning him, and in all tire country 

And the disciples of John reported to him con- 18 
coining all these things. And John calling to- 19 
him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, 
saying : Art thou lie that eoraeth, or look wo for 
another? And coming to him, the men said : John 20 
the Itomerser has scut us to thee, saving, Art thou 
he that Cometh, or look we for another? And in 21 
that very hour he cured many, of diseases and 
plagnes, and evil spirits ; and on many blind he be- 
stowed sight. And iinswcntisr he said to them : Go, 22 
and report to John what ye have seen and heard ! 
that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the 
lepers are cleansed, the d":;if hear, the dead are 
raised, the poor have good tidings preached to them. 
And happy is he, whoever shall not be offended at 23 

And when the me=strin;i.'rs of John had departed, 24 
he began to say to the multitudes concerning John : 
What went- ye out into the wilderness to behold ? 
A reed ainiVc;i by the wind? 

But what went ye out to sec ? A man clothed 25 
in soft raiment ? Behold, they who are gorgeously 
appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' palaces. 

But what went ye out to see ? A prophet ? Tea, 26 
I say to you, and much more than a prophet. This 27 


is be, of whom it is written, Behold, I send fovtln my 
messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy 

28 way before thee. For I say to you, among those 
bora of women, no one is a greater prophet than 
John ; but he that is least in the kingdom of God 
is gTUiiU-r than he. 

29 And all the peop'e, hearing it, and the publicans, 
justified God, having been immersed with John's 

30 iuinii-.-iion. Bui flu- Pharlsws and the lawyers re- 
jected the counsel of God towards themselves, not 
having been immersed by him. 

■31 To what then shall I liken the men of this gen- 

32 eration? And to what are they like J They are 
like to children sitting in the market, and calling 
to one another, saying : We piped to you, and ye 
danced not ; we sang the lament to you, and ye wept 

33 not. For John the Immeraer has come, neither eat- 
ing bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He has a 

M devil. The Son of man has come eating and drinking; 
and ye say, Behold a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a 

35 ti'iend of publicans and sinner's. But wisdom is jus- 
tified on the part of all her children. 

3G And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with 
him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee, 

37 he reclined at table. And, behold, a woman who 
was a sinner in the city, learning that he is reclin- 
ing at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought 

38 an alabaster box of ointment ; and standing be- 

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hind at his feet weeping, began to wet" his feet 
with tears, and wipe them with tiie hairs of her 
head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with 
the ointment. 

And seeing it, the Pharisee who had bidden him 39 
spake within himself, tayii^' : This man, if he were 
a prophet, would know who and what sort of wo- 
man this is that touches him ; for she is a sinner. 
And Jesus answering said to him : Simon, I have 40 
somewhat to say to thee. And he says : Teacher, 
say on. A certain money-lender had two debtors. 41 
The one owed five hundred den&rics, and the other 
fifty. And they having nothing to pay, he forgave 42 
them both. Which of them therefore, tell me, will 
love him most? Siinoii answered and said, I sup- 43 
pose he to whom he forgave most. And he said to 
him, Thou hast rightly judged. And turning to the 44 
woman, he said to Simon : Seest thon this woman! 
I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water 
for my feet ; but she has wet my feet with 
tears, and wiped them with her hair. Thou 45 
gavest me no kiss; but she, from the time I 
came. in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. My head 4G 
with oil thou didst not anoint ; but she has anointed 
my feet with ointment. "Wherefore I say to thee : 47 

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48 And he said l.o her, Tliy sins are, forgiven. And 

49 they that reclined vriih h;m began to say within 
themselves, Who is this that also forgives sins? 

60 And he said .to the woman: Thy faith has saved thee; 
go in peace, 

1 VIII. An.d it came to pass afterward, that he 
journeyed through every eiiy and village, preaching, 
and publishing the good nev.'s of the kingdom of 

2 God; and the twelve wii.ii him, and certain women, 
who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, 
Mary called the Magdalene, from whom had gone 

3 out seven devils, and Joanna wiia of Chuza Her- 
od's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who 
in'uihU-ivd t.o thorn of (heir substance 

4 And a great multitude coming together, of those 
also who came to him out of every city, he spake by 

5 a parable : The so-ve,' went forth to sow his seed. 
And as he sowed, one fell by the way side ; and it 
was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured 

6 it. And another fell upon the rock ; and when it 
had sprung up, it w:i,b.Tij;l away, because it had no 

7 moisture. And another fell anions tne thorns ; and 

8 the thorns sprang np with if, and ohoked it. And 
another fell into the good ground, and sprang up, 
and bare fruit a hundredfold. 

And when lie had said these things, he cried : He 
that, hall) ear; to hear, !ef him hear. 

9 And his disciples asked him, what this para- 

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tile was? And he said: To you it is given to 10 
know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but 
to the vest in parables, that seeing they may not see, 
and hearing they may not understand. 

Now the parable is this : The seed is the word of 11 
God. Those by the way side are they that hear ; 12 
after that comes the Devi!, and takes away the word 
from their heart, that they may not believe and bo 
saved. Those on the rock are they who, when they 13 
hoar, with joy receive the word ; and these have no 
root, who for a while believe, and in time of tempta- 
tion fall away, And that which fell among the thorns, 14 
these are tbey who have heard, and going forth are 
choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of 
life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that in 15 
the good ground, these are they who, in an honest 
and good heart, having heard hold fast the word, 
and bring forth fruit with patience. 

No one, when he has lighted a lamp, covers it 16 
with a vessel, or puts it under a bed ; but puts it on 
a lightstand, that thoy who enter in may behold the 
light. For nothing is secret, : -ml skill not be made 17 
manifest, nor hidden, that, shall not be known and 
come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear. 18 
For whosoever hath, to him shall ba given ; and 
whosoever hath not, even what he seems to have 
shall be taken from him. 

And his mother and his brothers came to him; 19 
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20 multitude. And it was told him, saying : Thy 
mother and thy brothers stand without, desiring to 

21 Bee thee. And he answered and said to them ; My 
mother and' my brothers are these, who hear and do 
the word of God. 

22 And it came to pass on a certain day, that he 
went into a ship with his disciples. And he said to 
them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. 

23 And they launched forth. And as they sailed, ho 
fell asleep. And there eninc down a storm of wind 
on the lake ; and they began to be filled, and were 

24 in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke 
him, saying : Master, Master, we perish. And he, 
rising, rebuked the wind and the raging of the wa- 

25 tor; and they ceased, and there was a calm. And 
he said to them, Where is your faith ? And they,i 
fearing, wondered; saying one to another: Who 
then is this, that be commands even the winds and 
the water, and they obey him ! 

26 And they sailed to the country of the Geraseues, 

27 which is over against Galilee. And when he went 
forth upon the land, there met him a certain man 
out of the city, who had devils a long; time, and wore 
no clothing, and abode not in a house, but iu the 

28 tombs. And seeing Jesus, ha' cried cut, and fell 
down before him, and with a loud voice said : What 
have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high 

29 God? I beseech thee, do not: torment me. For he 
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man. For of a Ioni iims it lisil seized him, and be 
was boned, being secured with chains and fetters ; 
and bursting the bands, be wi.i driven by the devil 
into the deserts. 

And Jesii3 asked him, saying, What is thy name 1 30 
And he said, Legion; because many devils had en- 
tered into him. And be besought him that he 31 
would not command them to go away into the deep. 
And there was there a herd of many swine feeding 32 
in the mountain ; and they besought him that ha 
would permit them to enter into them. And he' 
permitted them. And going out of the man, the 33 
devils entered into the swine ; and the herd rushed 
down the steep into the lake, and were choked. 
And seeing what win ibr.e l.lie herdsmen Bed, and 3d 
reported it in the city and in the country. Aiid 35 
they went out to see what was done ; and they came 
to Jesus, and found the man sitting, from whom the 
devils had gone out, elcjUswl ani in his right mind, 
at the feet of Jesus ; and they were afraid. They 36 
also who saw it reported to them how he that was 
possessed by devils was healed. And the whole mul- 37 
titude of the surrounding country of tbe.Gerasenes 
besought him to depart from them ; for they wera. 
seized with great fear. 

And he, entering into the ship, returned. And 38 
the man, out of whom the devils had gone, besought 
him that be might be with him. But he sent him 
away, saying : Return to thy bouse, and relate how 39 

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great things (vod has done for 11 ice. And be de- 
parted, and published through the whole city how 
great things Jos;is had done for him. 

40 And it came to pass, when Jesus returned, that 
the .multitude received him; for they were all 

41 waiting for him. And, behold, there came a man 
whose name was Jah'us, and lie w:^ a ruler of the 
synagogue ; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he be- 

42 sought him that he would come into his house ; for 
tye had an only (Ui.iii', about twelve years of age, 
and she was dying. And as he went the multitude 
thronged him. 

43 And a woman naving a flow of blood twelve 
years, who had spcn"i all her livbig on physicians, 

44 and could not be healed by any one, came up be- 
hind, and touched the fringe of his garment; and 

<1.5 Immediately her flow ■;:!' blood ceased. And Jesus 
said, Who Is it that touched mo? And when all 
denied it, Feter and those with him said: Master, 
the multitudes throng thee and press thee, and sayest 

46 thou, Who is it that touched me ? And Jesus said, 
Some one touched me ; for I perceived that power 
has gone out from me. 

47» And the woman, seeing that she was not conceal- 
ed, came trembling, mid fulling down before him, 
declared before all the people for what cause she 
touched him, and how she wa= honied immediately, 

48 And he said to her : Daughter, thy faith has made 
thee whole; go in peace. 

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While bo was yet speaking there comes one from 49 
Use ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him : 
Thy daughter is dead ; trouble not the Teacher. 
But Jesus hearing it, answered him : Fear not; 50 
only believe, and she shall be restored. 

And entering into the house, lie suffered nc*one 51 
to go in with him, s;tve Peter and J nines and John, 
and the father of the maiden, and ilie mother. And 52 
all were weeping and bewailing her. And he said, 
Weep not ; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they 53 
laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 
And he, tailing hold of her by the hand, called, say- 54 
ing : Maiden, arise, And her spirit returned, and 55 
she immediately arose ; and ho commanded that food 
should be given her. And her parents were aston- 56 
ished. But he charged them to tell no one what 
was done. 

IX. And having called the twelve together, ho 1 
gave them power and miilioviiy over all devils, and 
to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the 2 
kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he 3 
said to them : Take uotliimr for tins journey, neither 
staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money, nor have two 
coats apiece. And into whatever house ye enter, 4 
there abide, and thence depart. And whoever will 5 
not receive you, when ye go out from that city, 
shake off even the dust from your feet for a testi- 
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$ And going, fuey went through the tillages, 
publishing tin: a'i'O'.l tn:-ivs. ami h::alii'.g every where. 

7 And Herod (.he Uitraroh heard of all the things 
that were dona. And he was perplexed, becimse it 
was said by some, that John had risen- from the 

8 dOQiJ; and by some, that Elijii.ii had appeared; and 
by others, that one of the old prophets hud risen 

9 again. And Herod said: John have I beheaded; 
but who is this, of whom I hear such things ? And 
lie desired to see him. 

10 And the apostles, returning, related to him all 
that they had done. And taking them with him, 

11 he retired privatcily to a city called Bethsaida. And 
the multitudes, when ibey knew it, followed him. 
And ho received them, ami spake to them concern- 
ing tin: kingdom -■:■: Clod, and healed them that had 
need of healing. 

12 And the day began to decline. And the twelve 
came, and said to him : Dismiss the multitude, that 
they may go into tlie villages around, .and the fields, 
and lodge, arid find food ; for here we are in a desert 

13 place. And he said to them, Do ye give them lo 
eat." And they said : We have not more than five 
loaves and two iisiies : we should go and buy 

14 food for all this people. For they were about five 
thousand men. And he suid to liis disciples, Make 

1b them lio down in companies of fifty. And they did 

16 so, and made them all lie down. And taking the five 

loaves and the two fishes, lm looked up to heaven 

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and blessed them, wH brake, and gate tp tie dis- 
ciples to set before the multitude. And they ate, 17 
and were all Slled. And there were taken up of 
fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. 

And it came to pass, as he alone- praying, that 13 
his disciples were with him ; and he asked them, 
saying : Who do the multitude say that I am? 
They answering said: John th£ Immerser; and 19 
others, Elijah ; and others, that, one of the old pro- 
phets has risen again. And he said to them : But 20 
who do ye say that I am ? Peter answering said : 
The Christ of God. And strictly charging them, 21 
ho commanded them to say this to no one.; saying: 22 
The Son of man must suffer many things, and be 
rejected on the part of Uiu elders and chief priests 
arid serines, and be shin, nod risf; on the third. day, 

And he said to all : If any one will come after 23 
me, let him deny himself, and Lake up his cross dal- 
ly, and follow me. For whoever will save his life 24 
shall lose it; and whoever may lost; his life for my 
sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man 25 
profiled, when he lias gained the whole world, and 
lost or forfeited himself? For whoever is ashamed 26 
of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man 
be ashamed, when he shall eoine in his glory, and in 
that of the Father and of the holy angels. And I 21 
tell you of a truth, there are some of thosi; standing 
here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the 
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28 And it came to pass about eight days after these 
sayings, that bo look with I.iijn Peter and John and 
James, and went up into the mountain to pray, 

29 And as he prayei.!, the app;;ar;ir:ce of his counte- 
nance became changed, and his raiment white and 

30. glistening. And, behold, two men were .talking 

31 with him, who were Moses and Elijah ; who ap- 
peared in glory, and spake of his departure which 
he should I'uinii iu Jerusalem. 

32 But Peter and they that were with him were 
heavy with sleep ; and awaking, they saw Lis glory, 

33 and the two imn that ntood with him. And it came 
to pass, that as th'jy were departing from him, Peter 
said to Jesus : Master, it is good for us to be here ; 
and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one 
for Moses, and one for Elijah ; not knowing what he 

34 said. While he said this, there came a cloud, and 
overshadowed i-hoin ; iiad tb.:y feared as they enter- 

35 ed into the cloud.. And there came a voice out of 
the cloud, saying : This is my chosen Son ; hear ye 

36 And when the voice had come, Jesus was found 

alone. And they kept s!ler,t, and told no one in 
those days any of the things which they had see*. 

37 And it came to pass, thai on the nest day, when 
they had come down from the mountain, a great 

38 multitude met him. And, behold, a man from the 
multitude cried, saying; Tcuclie:-. 1 beseech thee, 

39 look upon my son ; for he is my only child. And : 

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bclio'd. a spirit iakts iiit:i. ::\A iju jr.iJdi.'Jily cries t>i;t. * 
and it tears him witli framing-, anil hardly departs 
from him, braising him. And I entreated, thy dis- 40 
cipies in rjiisl liini out; and they could not. 

And Jesus answering said; faithless and per- 41 
vers; genera I iou, how loug shall I be with you, and 
bear with you ? IJrin^ hither tliy sou. And while 42 
he was yet coming, the- devil threw him down, and 
tare him. And Jmus relinked the unclean spirit, 
and healed the child, and gave him back to his 
father. And all were amazed at the mighty power 43 
of God. 

But while all were ivondcrii;g at all f.hi:i»s which 
Jesus did, he said to his disciples : Do ye let these 44 
words sink into your ears; for the Son of man shall 
be delivered into tho hands of men. But they un- 45 
derstood not this saying, and it was hidden from 
them, that they perceived it not ; and they feared 
to ask hh:i C'.mccrmiig that saying. 

And there arose in them the thought, which of 46 
them was greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the 47 
thought nf their heart, took a child and set him by 
him, and said to them : Whoever shall receive this 48 
child in my name receives me : and whoever shall 
receive me, receives him that sent me ; for he that 
is least among you all, the same is great. 

And John answering said : Master, we saw one 49 

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casting out devils in thy nam;; ; and we forbade him, 

50 because he follows not with us. And Jesus said to 
him : Forbid him not ; for lie that is not against ua 

51 And it came to pass, when the days were being 
completed that he should be received up, he stead- 

52 fastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent 
messengers before ilis face i and they went and en- 
tered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready 

53 for him. And they did not receive him, because his 

54 face was directed toward Jerusalem. And his dis- 
ciples, James and John, seeing it said : Lord, wilt 
thou that we command' Are to come down from 

55 heaven, and consume them, as also Elijah aid 1 And 
he turned, and rebuked them, and said : Ye know 

56 not of what spirit ye are. And they went to an- 
other village. 

57 And as they were going in the way, a certain one 
said to him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou 

58 goest. And Jesus said to him ; The foxes have 
holes, and the birds of the air have nests ; but the 
Son of man lias not where he may-lay his head. 

59 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said : 
Lord, permit mo first to go and bnry my father. 

60 And he said to him : Let the dead bury their own 
dead ; but do thou go and announce the kingdom 
of God. 

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And another also said : I will follow thee, Lord ; 61 
bat first permit me to bid farewell to those in my 
bouse. And Jesus said to him : No one, having 62 
put liia hand to the plougii, ;\ml looking back, is fit 
for the kingdom of God. 

Z. Aoter these things the fjord appointed also 1 
seventy others, and sent them two and two before 
his face, into every city and place, whither he him- 
self was about to come. And he said to tliem : The 2 
harvest- indeed is great, but the laborers are few. 
Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will 
send forth laborers into his harvest. (So your ways; 3 
behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 
Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals ; and sa- 4 
lute no one by the way. And into whatever house 5 
ye enter, first say : Peace be to tins house. And if 6 
a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon 
it; and if not, it shall return to yon. And in that 7 
house remain, eating and drinking such things as 
they give ; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go 
not from house to house. And whatever city ye enter 8 
and they receive you, eat what is .set. before you ; and 9 
heal the sick that are therein, and say to them : The 
kingdom of God has come nigh unto yon. But 10 
whatever city ye enter and t.hey receive you not, go 
out into the strccls of i.lie snnie, and say : Even the 11 

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dust of yonr city that cleaves to onr feet, we wipe 

off to you ; yet know Ibis, that the kingdom of 

12 God lias come nigh. I say to you, that it shall be 

move tolerable in thai day for Sodom, than for that 

13' Woe to thee, Chorazin ! Woe to thee, Bethsaida 1 
For if the miracles had been dene in Tyre and Si- 
don, which have been done in you, they would long 
ago have repented, sitting- in sackcloth and ashes. 
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidoo 
Iff in the judgment, than for you. And thou, Caper- 
naum, that art exalted to heaven, be brought 
down to the underworld. 

16 He that hears yon, hears me ; and he that rejects 
you, rejects me ; ami he that rejects me, rejects him 
that sent me. 

17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying : Lord, 

18 even the devils are subject to us in thy name. And 
be said to them : I beheld Satan fall as lightning 

19 from heaven. Behold, I have given you power to 
tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the 
power of the enemy ; and nothing shall burt you. 

20 But yet, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are sub- 
ject to you ; but rejoice, that your names are written 
in heaven. 

21 Jn that hour he rejoiced in spirit, and said : I 
thank thee, Father, Lord of Iteaven and earth, 
that thou hast hid these things from the wise and 
prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; yea, 0, 

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Father, that so it seemed good hi thy sight. All 22 
things are delivered to me by my Father; and no 
one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who 
the. Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Sou 
is pieased to reveal h'mi. 

And turning to the disciples, lie said privately : 23 
Happy are the eyes 1.1. at behold what ye are be- 
holding. For I say to you, that many prophets 24 
and kings desired to see what ye are beholding;, and 
saw not, and lo bear whai ye are hearing, and heard 

And, behold, a certain lawyer .stood up, tempting 25 
him, saying ; Teaeh'jr, what shall I do to inherit 
eternal life? He said to him, What is written in 2G 
the law J How readest thou ? And he answering 27 
said: Then shall love (he Lord thy God with all 
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 
strength, and with all thy mind ; and thy neighbor 
as thyself. And he said to liim : Thou hast answer- 28 
ed right- This do. and thou ahalfc live. But lie, 29 
desiring to justify himsel;', said to Jesus: Who then 
is my neighbor ? 

And Jesus answering said ; A certain man was 30 
going down from Jerusalem lo Jericho, and fell 
among robbers, who stripped liim of his raiment, and 
wounded liim, ami departed, luaving him half dead. 
And by chance a certain priest was going down 31 
that way ; and seeing him, he passed by on the other 

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32 side. And in like manner also a Levite, arriving 
at the .place, came and siuv, and passed by on the 
oLhoi- side. 

33 And a certain Samaritan, as he was journey- 
ing, came where lie wni and seeing Iiim had com- 

34 passion ; and went to him, and bound up his 
wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him 
on his own beast, lie broaghi: him to an inn, and 

35 took care of him. And on the morrow when ha 
departed, he took out two denaries and gave to the 
host, and said : Take care of him ; and whatever 
thou spendest more, when I come again, I will re- 
pay thee. 

36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was 
31 neighbor to him that fell among the robbers 1 And 

he said, He that had mercy on him. And Jesus 
said to him :' Go, and do thou likewise. 

38 Now it came to pass, as they were going, that ho 
entered into a certain vil !;■;:(; ; and a certain woman 

39 named Martha received him into her house. And 
she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the 

40 feet of Jesus, and heard his word. But Martha was 
encumbered with much serving ; and she came to 
him, and said : Lord, dost thou not care that my 
sister has left me to serve alone ? Bid her therefore 

41 that she help me. And Jesus answering said to her ; 

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Martha, Martini, thou art anxious and troubled 
about many tilings. But one thing is needful ;■ and 42 
Mary has ebosen the good part, which shall not be 

taken si iv ay from her. 

XL And it came to p:>ss, thsit as he was pray- 1 
ing in a certain plate, when ho teased, one of his 
disciples said to him : Lord, teach us fo pray, sis 
also John taught his disciples. And he said to 2 
them, "When ye pray, say : Father, hallowed bo thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Give us day by day 3 
our daily bread. And forgive us our sins ; for we 4 
ourselves forgive every one indebted to us. And 
lead us not into temptation. 

And he said to them : "Who of you shall have a 5 
friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to 
him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of 6 
mine is come to me from a journey, and I have 
nothing to set before him ; and he from within shall 1 
answer and say, Trouble me not j the door is now 
shut, aud my children mo lire in bed ; I can 
not rise and give thee? I say to you, though he 8 
will not rise and pjivs him because lie is his friend, 
yet because of Ins importunity lie will rise and give 
him as many as lie needs. I also say to you ; Ask, 9 
and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find ; 
knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every 10 

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one that asketk receiveth ; and he that seaketh find- 
eth ; and to him that knocketb it shall be opened. 

11 And what father Is there among you, of whom 
if his son ask bread, he will give him stone ; or a 

12 fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent ? Oi' 
if he shall ask an ogs, will he give him a scorpion? 

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts 
to your children ; how much more shall your heavenly 
Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 

14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. 
And it came to puss, whoa i.Uo devil was gone out, 
the dumb man spake : and the multitudes wondered. 

15 But seme of them said : He casts out the devils 

16 through Beelzebul the chief of the devils. And 
others, tempting, sought of him a sigu from heaven. 

VI But be, knowing their tho-.igbts, said to them: 
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to 
desolation, and a bov^e divided against a house lolls. 

18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, 
how shall bis kingdom stand? because ye say 
that I cast ont the devils through Beelzebol. 

19 And if I through Beelsiebul cast out devils, through 
whom do your sons cast them out ? Therefore they 

20 shall be your judges ? But if I with the finger of 
God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God 
come r.ear to you. 

21 When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his 

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goods are in peace. But when a stronger than lie 22 
shall come upon him and overcome him, he takes 
away his whole armor, wherein he trusted, and 
divides his spoils. 

He that is not with ine is (igainstme; and he that 23 
gathers not with me scatters abroad. 

When the unclean spirit is gone out from the 24 
man, he goes through dry plans, seeking rest ; and 
not finding it, lie says, I will return into ray house 
whence I came- out. And coming, he finds it swept 25 
and set in order. Then goes he, and takes with him 26 
seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and 
they enter in and dwell there ; and the last state of 
that man becomes worse than the first. 

And it came to pass, as he was saying these 27 
things, that a certain woman lifting up her voice 
from the multitude, said to him : Happy the 
womb that bare thee, and breasts which thou hast 
sucked ! And he said : Tea, rather, Happy they 28 
thus, heii!- the word of God. and keep it ! 

And the multitudes jjatk-ring more and more, 29 
he began to say : This generation is an evil genera- 
tion. It seeks a sign ; and no sign shall be given 
it, but the sign of Jonah. Por as Jonah became a 30 
sign to the NineviWi, so sJiall al=o the Son of man 
be to lb is generation. 

A queen of the south shall rise np in the judg- 31 
ment with the me.) of Ill's generation, and shall con- 
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of tlie earth to bear the wisdom of Solomon ; and, 

32 behold, a greater (.bn.11 Solomon is bcre. Men of 
Nineveh shall rise in i.lie judgment with this gener- 
ation, and shall condemn it ; because they repented 
at the preaching of Jonah ; iuki behold, a greater 
lliim Jonah is here. 

33 No one, when ho has lighted a lamp, puts it in a 
secret place, or under the bushel, but on the light- 
stand, that they who come in may see the light. 

34 The lamp of the body is thine eye. When thine 
eye is single, thy whole body also is light ; but when 

35 it is evil, thy body also is dark. Take heed there- 
3G fore, lest the light that is in thee is darkness. If 

therefore thy whole b:>:!y is light, having no part 

dark, it shall be all light as when the lamp, with its 

bright shining, gives thee light. 
31 And as he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him 

to dine with him ; and be went in, and reclined at 
38 table. And seeing it the Pharisee marvelled that 

be had not first imni'jrsrt] himself before dinner. 
33 And the Lord said to him: Now yc Pharisees 

cleanse the outside of liie cup n.m.1 the platter ; but 

your inward part is full of rapacity and wickedness. 
40 Fools! did not be, who made the outside, make the 
4L inside also? But give that which yc have in alms; 

aim, behold, all things are clean to yon. 
42 But woe to you, Pharisees! because ye pay tithe 

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of mint and rue ami every herb, and pass by judg- 
ment and the love of God, These ought ye to have 
done, and not to leave those undone. 

Woe to you, Pli arises ! because ye lovo the first 43 
Beat iii the synagogues, and the greetings in the 

Woe to you! because ye are a; tombs that ap- 44 
pear not, and men walking over Lhera know it not. 

And a certain one of the lawyers answering says 45 
to him : Teacher, in saying these things thou re- 
proaeheat us also. And he raid: Woe to you 46 
lawyers also ! because ye lade men with burdens 
grievous to be home, and ye yourselves touch not 
the burdens with one of your fingers. 

Woe to you 1 because ye build the sepulchres of 47 
the prophets, and your fathers killed them. So 48 
then ye bear witness to and approve the deeds of 
your fathers ; because they indeed killed them, and 
ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the 4B 
wisdom of God ; I will send them prophets and 
apostles, and some of them they will slay and perse- 
cute ; that the blood of all the prophets, which was 50 
shed from the foundation of the world, may be re- 
quired of this generation, from the blood of Abel 51 
unto the blood oi' Zij/ii-'ri:;!:. -.vho perished between 
the altar and the temple. Verily I say to you, it 
shall be required of this generation. 

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62 "Woe to you lawyers : because ye have taken away 
the key of knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, 
and them that were entering in ye hindered. 

53 And as he said IImsc tlijniis to (hem, the scribes 
and the Pharisees began to' urge him vehemently, 

54 and to provoke him to speak of many things; lying 
in wait for him, seeking to catch something out of 
.his mo'iUi, that ibey might accuse him. 

1 XII. In the mean time, the multitude having 
gathered together hi tons of thousands, so that they 
trode one upon another, lie began first to say to his 
disciples : Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, 

2 which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, 
that shall not be rcvujjed. i:or hidden, that shall not 

3 be known. Wherefore, whatever ye have said in 
the darkness shall be heard in the light ; and what 
ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be pro- 
claimed on the housetops. 

4 And I say to you, my friends, be not afraid of 
them that kill the body, and after that have no 

5 more that they can do, But I will warn you whom 
ye shah fear ; fear him, who after he has killed has 
power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, fear 

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pence ? And 

7 not one of them is forgotten before God. But even 

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the hairs of your hem] Fire all numbered. Fear not; 
ye are of mere value thay sparrows. 

And I say. to you: Whosoever shall confess me 8 
before men, him shall the Son of man also confess 
before the angels of God ; but he that denied me S 
before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 
And whoever shall speak a word against the Son ID 
of man, it shall be forgiven him ; but to him that 
blasphemes against the Holy Spirit,. it shall not be 

And when they bring you to the synagogues, and 11 
magistrates, and authorities, take not thought how 
or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say. For 12 
the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour 
what ye ought to say, 

And a certain one of the multitude said to him : 13 
Teacher, speak to ray brother, that lie divide the 
inheritance with me. And he said to him : Man, 14 
who made me a judge or a divider over you? And 15 
he said to them: Take iieed, and beware of all 
covetousness ; bceauss a mini's iil'e consists not in 
the abundance of his possessions. 

And he spake a parable to them, saying : The 16 
ground of a certain rich in-in brought forth plenti- 
fully. And he thought within himself, saying: 17 
What shall 1 do, because I have not whore to 
store my fruits? And he said : Tills will I do ; I 18 
will pull down my barns, and will build greater; 
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19 And I will say to my soul : Sotil, thou hast many 
goods laid up for niiiny yt-ars ; take thine ease, eat, 

20 drink, be merry. Bat God said to him, Fool I this 
'"' night thy soul shall be required of thee ; and whose 

shall 'those things be, which thou bast provided? 

21 So ia be that lays up treasure for himself, and is 
not rich toward God. 

22 And be said Lo his disci pks : Therefore I say to you, 
take not thought for tho life; what ye shall eat, nor 

23 for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more 

24 than food, and the body than raiment. Consider 
the ravens, that they sow not nor reap ; which have 
neither storehouse nor barn ; and God feeds them. 

25 How mueh better are ye than the fowls? And 
which of you by taking thought can add a cubit to 

26 bis stature? If therefore ye can not do even that 
which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 

27 Consider the life, how they grow ; they toil not, 
nor spin ; and I say to you, that even Solomon, in 
all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. 

28 And if God so clotbos the grass, which to-day is in 
the field, and to-morrow is rant into the oven, bow 

29 much more you, ye of little faith ? And ye, seek 
not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, and be 

30 not of a doubtful mind. For all these things do the 
nations of the world seek after ; and your Father 

31 knows that ye have need of these. But seek his 
kingdom, and these things shall be added to you. 

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Pear not, little flock; Tor it is your Father's good 32 
pleasure to give you tbokkisilom. Sell that ye have, 33 
and give alms ; provide yourselves purses that was 
not old, a treasure mitUiliiw in the heavens, where 
a thief approaches not, nor moth corrupts. For 34 
where your treasure is, there wiil .your heart be also. 

Let your loins be girded ii.boui, and your lamps 3o 
burning ; and ye like men waiting for their lord, 36 
when he shall return from the wedding ; that, when 
he comes and knocks, ■.!'.. :y ma\ open to liim imme- 
diately. Happy those servants, whom their lord 37 
when he comes skill find watching ! Verily I say 
to you, that he will gin] himself, and make 11 icm re- 
cline at table, avid will i.\ime forth and serve them. 
And if he shall come in the second watch, or in the 38 
third watch, and find it so, happy are those sun-ants. 
And this know, that if the master of the house had 39 
known at what hour the thief is coming, he would 
have watched, and not. lime sn'ticd his house to be 
broken through. Be ye also ready ; for at an hour 40 
when ye think not the Son of man comes. 

And Peter said to him : Lord, spoakest thou this 41 
parable to us, or also to all ? And the Lord said : 42 
Who then is the faithful, the wisu stu ward, whom 
his lord will set over his household, to give the por- 
tion of food in due season ? Happy that servant, 43 
whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing I 
Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler 44 
over all his goods. 

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45 But if that servant say in Ins heart, My lord de- 
lays his coming ; and shall begin I o boat the men- 
servants and maid-servants, and to eat and drink, 

45 and to be drunken ; the lord of that servant will 
come in a day when he looks not for it, and in an 
hour when lie isr.olawiire,ttiHl will cut him asunder, 
mid appoint, his potion with the faithless. 

47 And that serviihl, who km; v.- his lord's will, and 
prepared not, nor did new riling to his will, shall be 

48 beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, 
and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten 
with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, 
of him much will be required ; and to whom they 
have' committed much, of him they will require the 

49 I came to send lire upon the earth ; and what will 

50 I, if it is already kindled ? But I have an immer- 
sion to undergo ; and how am I straitened till it be- 

51 accomplished ! Suppose ye that I came to give 
peace in the earth? I toll you, nay; but only di- 

52 vision. For from this time forth, live in one house 
shall ho divided, ihreo against two. and two ngiihist 

53 three. They shall he: divided, father against son, and 
son against father : met !nr ag;i:u-a ib_: daughter, and 
daughter iigahi-: ths mother ; muthoi'-ii'.-law ag^tiast 
her daughter- in-law, and da.ugbter-in-iaw against the 

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Andhesaid also to the imiHit.uks ; When ye.see 54 
the cloud rising from the west, straightway ye say, 
A shower is coming ; and so it comes to pass. And 55 
when ye see a south whal lib.; wing, ye say, There 
will be heat ; and it comes to pass. Hypocrites 1 56 
Te know how to judge of the fact of the earth and 
the sky ; but how is it that ye know not how to 
judge of this time? And why even of yourselves do 57 
yo not judge what is right? For when thon art 58 
going with thine adversary to the magistrate, on the '■ 
way give diUgasico that thou mayest be delivered 
from him ; lest ho drag thee to the judge, and Ilia 
judge deliver thee to the cxiidor, and the exactor 
cast thee into prison. 1 say lo flee, thou not 59 
depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. 

XIII. Tukre were present at that season some 1 
that brought him word concerning the Galileans, 
whose blood Pilate ha;i inir.gluJ with their sacrifices. 
And answering he said lo them ; Suppose ye that 2 
these Galileans were shiners above a',1 the Galileans, 
because t.hey have suffjivd such tilings T I tell you, 3 
nay ; but, except yo repent yo shall all in like man- 
ner perish. Or those ob.hlee!]. on whom the tower 4 
in Siloam fell, and slew them, suppose ye that they 
were sinners above ail tho men that dwell in Jeru- 
salem? I tell you, uiiy ; but, except ye repent, ye 5 
shall all in like manner perish. 

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a fig tree planted in his vinrivsrJ ; and he came seck- 

7 iiig fruit thereon, and found none. And he said to 
the vice-dresser : Behold, three years I come- seeking 
fruit on this fig tree, and find none. Out it down ; 

8 why does it also encumber the ground? And he 
answering says to him : Lord, let it alone tbis year 
also, till I shall dig about it, and east iu manure. 

9 And if it bear fruit, [well] ; and if not, hereafter 
Uiou sha't cut it down. 

10 And he was teaching in 

11 the sabbath. And, belioL 
had a spirit of infirmity oi;rhteeen years, and was 
bowed together, and wholly unable to raise herself 

12 up. And Jesus seeing her, called her to him, and 
said to her : Womrm, 1.1 sun art loosed from thine in- 

lil firmity. And lie Ian his bauds on her ; and imme- 
diately she was made straight, and glorified Ood. 

14 And the ruler of the synagogue answering (being 
indignant because J c- us bealed on the sabbath,) said 
to the multitude : 'there are sis days in which it is 

proper to work ; in 

them therefore tome and be 

15 healed, and not on the sabbath. And the Lord an- 
swered him, and said : ITyi.ioe rites ! does not each 
of you on the sabbath loose, his ox or ass from the 

16 manger, and lead him away to water him ? And 
ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abra- 
ham, whom Satan has hound, lo, eighteen years, to 

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be loosed from this ber.d onahe sabbath? And as 11 
hesaid these tii'i:^. ail his adversaries wore ashamed ; 
and all the multitude, rejoiced for all the glorious 
things that, were dune by him. 

He said therefore : To what is the kingdom of 13 
Godlike! And to what shall I liken It? It is 13 
like a grain of rd, which a man took, and cast hia garden ; and it grew, and became a great 
tree, and the fowls of the air lodged iii its branches. 

And again he said : To what Shall I liken 20 
the kingdom of God ? It is like leaven, which a 21 
woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till 
the whole was laivmnxi. 

And he went throi.ish cilk's and villages, teach- 22 
ing, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 

And a certain one said to him : Lord, are there 23 
few that are saved 1 And he said to them : Strive 24 
to eater in tbrougii the strait gate ; for many, I say 
to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 
When once the master of the house has risen and 25 
shut the door, and ye bwrin to stand without, and 
to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us, and he 
answering shall say to you, I know you not whence 
ye are; then shall yc b;:gin to say, We have eaten 26 
and drunk, in thy presence, and thou hast taught In 
our streets. And he shall say, I tell you, I know 27 
not whence ye are ; depart from me. all workers of 
unrighteousness. There shit!] be weeping and gnash- 28 
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and Jacob, and all the [iropkcls. i:i the kingdom of 

29 God, and yourselves thrust out. And they shall 
come from east am; wesi, and i';\;m north atal south, 
and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God. 

30 And, behold, there are last who shall be first, and 
there are first who shall be last. 

31 On that day there name certain Pharisees, saying 
to him : Depart, am] go hence ; for Herod intends to 

32 kill thee. And he said to them : Go, tell that fox, 
Behold, I cast out devils awl perform cures to-day 
and to-morrow, and the third day I am perfected. 

33 But. yet, I must go to-day, and to-morrow, and 
the day following ; because it may not be that a 
prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 

3i Jerusalem ! Jer'.sAk'in '. t.lia: killeth the prophets, 
and stoneth those sent to her; how often would I 
have gathered thy children together, as a hen her 

35 brood under her wings, and ve would not ! Behold, 
■your house is left to you decide. And I say to 
you : Ye shall not stx rue, the time come when 
ye shall say, Blessed is he that conies in the name 
of the Lord. 

1 XIV. And it came to pass, as he went into the 
house of one of the chief of the Pharisees to eat 

2 bread on the sabbath, that limy watched him. And, 
behold, there was a certain man before him who had 

3 the dropsy. Arid Jesus answering spake to the law- 
yers and Pharisees, saying ; Is it lawful 10 heal on 


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the sabbath, or not? And they were silent. And 4 
taking hold of him, lie healed him, and let him go. 
And to them he said : "Who is there of you, whose 5 
ok or ass shall fail into a pit, and lie will not straight- 
way draw him up on the sabbath day? And they 6 
could not answer him again to these things. 

And he spake a parable to those woo were bidden, 7 
when he marked how they chose out the first places ; 
saying to them : When thou ssvi. bidden by any one 8 
to a wedding, recline not in the first place at table, 
lest one more hoiiuraUi; than thou may have been 
bidden by htm ; and lis that bade ihec and him shall 3 
come and say to thce : Give pkee to this man ; and 
then thou glial t begin with .sham:; to take the lowest 
place. But when thou art bidden, go and recline in 10 
the lowest plus: ; that when he that bade thee comes, 
he may say to thee, Friend, yo up higher. Then 
shalt thou have honor in the presence of them that 
recline at table with thee. For every one that ex- 11 
alts himself shall be humbled ; and he that humbles 
himself shall be exalted. 

And he said also to him that bade him : When 12 
thou makes t a dinner or » supper, call not thy friends, 
nor thy brothers, nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neigh- 
bors; lest tltey also bid thee again, and a recom- 
pense be made thee. But when thou malsest a feast, 13 
call the poor, the maimed, liie lavnc, the blind. And 14 

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happyshaltthoube..bp.(\iti>e. they can not recompense 
thee ; for thou ahalt be recompensed at the resur- 
rection of the righteous. 
16 And a certain one of them that reclined at table 
with him, hearing; these '.'uiiigs. said to him : Happy 
is he, who shall cat brend in the kingdom of God I 

16 And lie said to him : A certain man made a great 

17 supper, and bade many. Ami lie sent his servant, at 
the hour of the supper, to say to them that were 

18 bidden : Come, for all tilings are now ready. And 
they all, with one mind, Ikl'sui to l-scjihu th tint selves. 
The first said to him : I have bought a piece of 
ground, and I must needs go out and see it ; I pray 

19 thee let me be excused. And another said : I have 
bought five yol;c of oxen, and 1 am going to prove 

20 them ; I pray thee let me be excused. And another 
said : I have married a wife: ; and therefore I can not 

21 And the servant came, and reported these things 
to his lord. Then the master of the house, being 
angry, said to his servant ; Go out quickly into the 
streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the 

'i'l pour, and maimed, and lame, uuJ blind. And the 
servant said; Lord, it is done as thou hast com- 

23 manded, and yet there is room. And the Lord said 
to the servant: Go out into the highways and 

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hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house 
may be filled. For I say to you, that none of those 24 
men who were bidden, shall taste of my supper. 

And there went great multitudes with him. And 25 
he turned and said to them : If any one cornea to 26 
me, and hates not his father, and mother, and wife, 
and children, and brothers, and sisters, and even his 
own life besides, he can not be my disciple. And 27 
whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, 
can not be my disciple. For who of you, intending 28 
to build a tower, does not first sit down, and count 
the cost, whetherhe has suffioientto finish it? Lest 29 
haply, when he has laid a foundation, and 

able to finish, all that behol 
, saying : This 

■Id begin to mock 
to build, and was 3 

not able to finish. Or what king, going to 
war against another king, does not first sit down 
and consult, whether he is able with ten thousand 
to meet him that comes against him with twenty 
thousand? Else, while he is yet a great way off, 32 
he sends an embassy, v.nd desires conditions of peace. 

So then, whoever of you forsakes not all that he 33 
hath can not be my disciple. Salt therefore is 34 
good ■ but if even the salt has lost its savor, where- 
with shall it be seasoned ? It is fit neither for the 35 
land, nor for the dunghill ; they cast it out. He 
that lr.ith tars io hear, let bim hear. 

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1 XV. And there were drawing near to him nil 

2 the publicans and the sinners to hear him. And 
the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying : 
This man receive.:- . -i ^ : i-L ~. ami cuts with llictii. 

3 : And ho spake this; parnb'.e to them, saying: What 

4 man of you, having u bur.dral sheep, if he lose one 
of thpm, does not le^ve the ninety and nine in the 
wilderness, and ati ;i:ler thit which is lost, until be 

5 finds it? And when be has found it, be lays it on 

6 bis shoulders, rejoicing. And coming home, be 
calls together bis friei;r]s av.d neighbours, saying to 
tbem : Eej'oice with me ; for I have found my sheep 

7 winch was lost. I say to yon: So shall there bo joy 
in heaveu over one sinnd- i.har. repents, more than 

.over ninety and nine just perseus who have no need 

of repentance. 
8 Or what wo»n\\ having ten pieces of silver, if she 

lose one piece, dues not light a lump, and sweep the 
!) house, and seek carefully till she finds it ? And 

when she has found it, she calls her friends and 

neighbors together, saying : Rejoice with me; for 

10 I have found the pk:ee which .1 bad lost. So, I say 
to you, (here is joy in the prose- ir:u of the angels of 
God over one sinner that repents. 

11 And he said: A certain man had two sons. 

12 And the younger of tbem said to h's father: 
Father, give me the portion of the property that 
falls to me. And he divided to them his living. 

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all together, and went abroad into a far country, 
and there wasted his substance in riotous living. ■ 
And when he bad spent all, there arose a grievous 14 
famine" in that country ; and he began to bo in want. 
And he went and joined himself to one of the citi- 15 
zens of that country ; and he sent him into his fields 
to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his lti 
belly with the husks which the swine ate; and no 
one gave to him. And coming to himself, he said : 11 
How many hired servants of my father have bread 
enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger 1 
1 will arise and go to my father, and will say to 18 
him : Father, I havo sinned animal: heaven, and be- 
fore thee. I am no longer worthy to be called thy 19 
60U ; make me as one of thy hired servants. 

And he arose, and came to his father. But when 20 
he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and 
had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and 
Iriesed him. And the son said to him : Father, I 21 
have sinned agab?t hijiin'i), iuiJ before thee; lam 
no longer worthy to be called thy son. But the 22 
father said to his servants : Bring' forth a robe, the 
best, and put it on him ; and put a ring on his hand, 
and sandals on his feet; and bring the fatted calf, 23 
and kill it; and let us eat and be merry. Because 24 
this my son was dead and is alive again, was lost 
and is found. And they began to be merry. 

Now his elder son was in the field. And as he 25 
came, and drew nigh to the house, he heard music 

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26 and dancing. And calling to him one of the 
servants, he inquired what these tilings meant. 

27 And he said to him : Thy brother is come; and thy 
father has killed Shu fatted rail', because he has re- 

28 Ceived him safe and sound. And he was angry, and 
would not go in ; and liia father came out, and en- 

29 treated him. And he answering said to his father : 
Lo, so many years do I. servo thee, and never trans- 
gressed thy command ; and to me thou never guvest 
a kid, that I miirlit make merry with my friends, 

30 But when this thy sou came, who devoured thy 
living iviih harlot, ihou didst, kill for him the fatted 

31 calf. Ami he said to him : Child, thou art ever 

32 with me, and all that I have is thine. It waa meet 
that we should make merry, and be glad ; because 
this thy brother was dead and is alive again ; and 
was lost, a?id Is found. . 

1 XVL And he said also to the disciples : There 
was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and 
the same was accused to him as wasting Ilia goods. 

2 And having called him, he said to him : What is tins 
that I hear of thee? Give account of thy steward- 

3 ship; for thou canst be no longer steward. Then 
the steward said within himself : What shall I do I 
for my master takes away from me the stewardship. 

A I am not able to dig ; to beg I am ashamed. I am 
resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the 
stewardship, they may receive mo into their houses, 

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And bavins called to him each one of his master's 5 
debtors, lie said to the first, How much owest thou 
to my master? And he said, A hundred measures 6 
of oil. And he said tollim: Take % bill, and sit 
down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to 1 
another, And how much owest thou? And he 
said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said 
to him : Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And 8 
the master commended the unjust steward, because 
he had done wisely ; because the sons of this world 
are in their generation wiser than the sons of light. 
And I say to you : Make to yourselves friends of the 9 
mammon of nnrigbi^iu^iws ; thai, when It fails, they 
may receive yon into the everlasting habitations. 
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful 10 
also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is 
unjust also in much. If therefore ye were not faith- 11 
ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to 
you the true riches ? And if ye were not faithful 12 
in that which is another's, who will give to you 
your own? No servant can serve two masters ; for 13 
either he will hate the one, and love the other, or 
he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye can 
not ssurve God and Mammon. 

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard 14 
all these things; and they derided t him. And he 15 
said to, them : Te are they who justify themselves 
before men ; but God knows your hearts ; for that 

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which is highly t'iloumed miioiif; men is abomina- 
tion before God. 

16 The law and the prophets were until John ; from 
that time the good news of the kingdom of God is 

17 published, and every man ureases into it. And it 
is easier that heavui ami should pass away, 
than iliiit 0110 tittle of the lav,- should fail. 

18 Every one who puts away his wifo, and mamee 
another, commits adultery ; and lie who marries her 
when put away from a husband commits adultery. 

19 There was a certain rich yuan, who waii (.'lot hud 
ill purple and Sue linen, and fared sumptuously every 

20 day. And there was a certaiiufceggar named Laaa- 

21 rus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, and de- 
siring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the 
rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and 

22 licked bis sores. And it came to pass, that the beg- 
gar died ; and he was borne away by the angels into 
Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and 

23 was buried ; and in the underworld, lifting up his 
eyes, being in torment;.', he sew Abraham afar off, and 

24 Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said : Fa- 
ther Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Laza- 
rus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, 
and cool my tongue ; for I am tormented in this 

25 flame. But Aliraliam siiid : Child, remember that 
in thy lifetime thou receivedst thy good things; 
and Lazarus in like* manner his evil things ; but 
now here, he is comforted and thou art tormented. 

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And besides all this, between us anil you a great 26 
gulf is fixed ; that they who would pass from hence 
to you may not be able, nor those from thence pass 
over to us. Then he said ; I pray thee therefore, 27 
father, tbat thou wouldst send him to my father's 
house. For I have five brothers ; tbat be may tes- 28 
tify to them, that they may not also come into this 
place of torment. Abraham says to him: They 29 
have Moses anil the prophets ; let them hear them. 
And he said : Nay, father Abraham ; but if, one 30 
should go to them from the dead, they will repent. 
And be said to him : If they hear not Moses and the 31 
prophets, neither will limy lie persuaded, though one 
should rise from the dead. 

XVII. And he said to his disciples : It is im- 1 

possible that causes of orfruse ?lionk! not come ; bat 
woe to him through whom they come I It were 2 
better for him that a millstone were placed about 
his neck, and bo were into the sea, than that 
he should cause one of these little ones to offend. 

Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin, re- 3 
bnke him ; and if he repent, forgive him. And if 4 
he sin against thee times in the day, and seven 
times turn to thee saying, I repent, tbou shalt for- 
give him. 

And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our 5 
faith. And the Lord said : If ye had faith as a 6 
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tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and planted 
in the sea ; and it would have obeyed you. 

7 And who of van, having a servant ploughing or 
feeding cattle, will say to him immediately, when 
he has come in from the field, Come and recline at 

8 table ; and will not rather say to him, Make ready 
wherewitli I may sup, smd gird liiysc-lf and serve me, 
till I have eaten and dronhen, and afterward thou 

9 shalt eat and drink? Docs he thank that servant, 
because he did the things that were commanded ? 

10 I think not. Ho also ye, when yc shall have done 
all the things that were commanded you, say, We 
are unprofitable sownnls ; we have done that which 
was our duty to do. 

11 And it came to pass, ae he was going to Jerusa- 
lem, that he went through the midst of Samaria and 

12 Galilee. And as lie was eni.erUig into a certain vil- 
lage, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar 

13 off. And they lifted up their voice, saying : Jesus, 

14 Master, have mercy ou us. And seeing, he said to 
them : Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it 
came to pass that, an they went, ihey wore elea.nsed. 

15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, turned 

16 back, with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell 
down on his face ;tt his feet, giving thanks to liim ; 

17 and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering 
said : Were not (he ten cleansed 1 And where are 

18 the nine? "Were none fou-id returtiingto give glory 

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to God, except this stranger? And he said to Iiim : 19 
Arisi;, mid go; lliy faith liaa made lin.o whole. 

And being asked by the Pharisees, when the king- 20 
doni of God should come, lie answered them and 
said : The kingdom of God comes not with obser- 
vation ; nor shall they say, Lo here ! or, Lo there ! 21 
for, behold, (he 'kingdom of God is within you. 

And he said to the disciples, Buys will come, when 22 
ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of 
man, and ye shall not see it. And they will say to 23 
you, See here ; or, Sue there ; go not away, and fol- 
low not.. For as the lightning, thai, lightens out of 24 
the one part under heaven, shines unto the other 
part under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in 
his day. But first lie niu.-l. siiflVr many things, and 25 
be rejected on the pi.rt of this generation. 

And as it was in the days of .Noah, so shall it be 26 
also in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they 27 
drank, they married, they were given in marriage, 
until the day that ,S oah entered into the ark, and 
the flood came and destroyed all. In like manner 28 
also aa it was in the days of Lot ; they ate, they 
drank, they bought, they m\<\, i.iiey planted, they 
builded ; hut the same day that Lot went out from 29 
Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, 
and destroyed all. After the same manner shall it 30 
be in the day when the Son of man is reveaied. 

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31 In thaj day, be n-lfo shall be on the housetop, and 
his goods in the bouse, let bins not come down to 
take them away ; and lit: that is in f!io field, let him 

32 likewise not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. 

33 "Whoever shall seels to save his lift shall lose it ; arid 
whoever may lose his life, shall preserve- it. 

34 I say to you, in that night there shall be two men 
in one bed ; one slmil be taken, and the other shall 

35 be left. Two women shall be grinding together; 
37 one shall be taken, and the other left. And they 

answering say to him, Where, Lord? And ho 
said to them, W here the body is. tbere also will the 
cables be ;;;i.thereJ together. 

1 XVIII. Am> hi' spake ;-.;so a parable to them, to 
the end that they ought ahvnys to pray, and not to 

2 faint j saying : There was in a certain city a cer- 
tain judge, who feared not (, nor regarded man, 

3 And there was a. widow h; that city ; and she came 
i to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And 

he would not. for a ivliilu ; but afterward he said 
within himself : Thoiigh I four not Rod, nor regard 

5 man, yet because this widow troubles me, I will 
avenge her, lest eonliimaily coming she weary me. 

6 And the Lord said, Hear what, the unjust judge 

7 says. And shall not God avenge his chosen, who 
cry to him day and niinit, though he is long suffer- 

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ing in respect to them ? I Bay to you, that he will 8 

avenge them speedily. Bui vol., when the Son of 
man comes, will he find faith on the earth ? 

And he spake this parable to some who trusted 9 
in themselves thai limy wore righteous, and despised 
others. Two men went up into flic temple to pray ; 10 
one a Pharisee, "and the other a publican. The 11 
Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, 
I thank thee, that I am not as other men, extortion- 
ers, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I 12 
fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I 
possess. And the publk'im. staudmg afar off, would 13 
not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon 
his breast, saying : God be merciful to me, the sin- 
ner. I say to you, this man we:it down to his house 14 
justified rather than the other. For every one that 
exalts himself shall be humbled ; and he that hum- 
bles L'msf'il'fil mJi be exalted. 

And they brought l.o him also infants, that he might IS 
touch them ; and tl!edi<;e!p'iescr::'i:;; it rebuked them. 
But Jesus calling them to him, said: Suffer the l.C 
little children to come to me, and forbid thein not ; 
for to such belong* the. kingdom of Cod. Verily I 17 
say to you, whoever shall nol receive the kingdom 
of God as a little child shidl not enter therein. 

And a certain ruler as!;e:l him. saying : Good 18 
Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 

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19 And Jesus said to him : Why dost thou call m'e 

20 good? None is good save one, God. Thou lino west 
the commandments : Do not commit adultery, Do 
not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, 

21 Honor thy father and thy mother. And he said, 

22 All these have I kept from my youth. And Jesus 
hearing it said to him : Yet lackest thou one thing ; 
sell all that thou hast, and .distribute to the poor, 
and thou hare Incisure in heaven ; and come, 

23 follow me. And when he heard . this, he became 

24 very sorrowful ; for he was exceedingly rich. And 
Jesus seeing him become very sorrowful, said : How 
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the 

25 kingdom of God ! For it is easier for a camel to 
go through a needle's- eye, than for a rich man to 

26 enter into, the kingdom of God. And they that 
21 heard it said : And wlio can be saved ? And he 

said : The tilings that are impossible with men are 

possible with God.. 
23 And Peter said : Lo, we have left all, and follow- 
2H ed thee. And he said to them : Verily I say to 

you, there is no one that has left house, or parents, 

or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the 

30 kingdom of God, who shall not receive manifold 
more in this present time, and in the world to come 
life everlasting. 

31 And taking with him the twelve, he said to them : 
Behold, we arc going up to Jerusalem, and all the 
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shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered 32 
to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and insulted, 
and spit upon j and they shall scoacgB him, and pnt 33 
him to death ; and on the third day he shall rise 
again. And they understood none of these things ; 34 
and this saying was hidden from them, and they 
knew not tlie things that were said. 

And itVame - to pass, that as he 'came near to 35 
Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the 
way side begging. And hearing a multitude pass- 3G 
ing by, he asked what this was. And they told 37 
him, that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. And 38 
he called aloud, saying : Jesus, Son of David, have 
mercy on me. And they who went before rebuked 39 
hirn e that he should hold his peace. But he cried 
much the more, Son of David, have mercy on mo. 
And Jesus stood still, and commanded Lira to be 40 
brought to him. And when he was come near, he 
asked him, saying : What wilt thou that I shall do 41 
to thee? And he said : Lord, that I may receive 
eight. And Jesus said to him : Eeceive sight ; thy 42 
faith has made thee whole. And immediately he 43 
received sight, and followed him, glorifying God. 
And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God. 

XIX. Amd having entered in, he was passing 1 

through Jericho. And behold, there was aman named 2 
Zaccheus, and ho was a. chief publican ; and this man 

was rich. And be sought to \,-v. Jesus, who he was ; 3 

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and lie could not on account of tlie multitude, ba- 

4 cause he was small iu stature. And running be- 
fore, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him ; 

5 because by that way he was to pass through. And 
Jesus, when be came to the place, looked up and saw 
him, aud said to him : Zaccheus, make haste and 
come down ; for to-day 1 must abide at thy house. 

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received 

7 him joyfully. And seeing it, they all murmured, 
saying that he had gone in to be a guest with a 

8 And Zaccheus stood up, and said to the Lord : 
Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the 
poor ; and whatever J' have taken from any one by 

9 false accusation, T restore l'ou~fold. AndJesusfaid 
to him : This day is salvation come to this house, 

1.0 inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For 
the Son of man came io seek nod to save that which 

11' And as they hoard these thiogs, he added and 
spake a parable, because he was nish to Jerusalem, 
and because they thought that (he kiagdom of God 

12 would immediately appear. Ho said therefore : A 
certain nobleman went into a far country to receive 

13 for himself a kingdom, and to return. And having 
called his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds. 
and said to them, Traffic till I come. 

14 But his citizens lnit;:d him, and sent an embassy 

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after him, saying, We will not have this man to 

And it came to pass, when lie had returned, hav- 15 
ing received the kingdom, that he commanded these 
servants to be called to him, to whom he had given 
the money, that ho inidit knoiv what each had gain- 
ed by trading. Then came the first, saying : Lord, 16 
thy pound has gained ten pounds. And he said to 17 
him : Well done,, liood servant ; because thou wast 
faithful in a very little, have thou authority over 
ten caw?. 

And the second came, sayir.g : Lord, thy pound IS 
has made five pounds. And he said also to this 19 
man : And be thou over five cities. And another 20 
came, saying: Lord, behold thy pound, which I 
have kept laid up in a napkin. For I feared thee, 21 
because thou art an austere man ; tbou takest up 
what thou iayedst not down, and reapest what thou 
didst not sow. And ho says to him : Out of tby 22 
mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou 
knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what 
I laid not down, reaping what I did not sow? 
Why then didst tbou not put my money into tlic 23 
hank? and I, at my coming, should have required it 
with interest. And he said to those standing by : 24 
Take from him the pound, and give it to him that 
lias ten pounds. A nd they said to him : Lord, he has 2a 
ten pounds. For I say to you, that to every one 26 

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(hat hath shall be given ; and from him that bath 
not, even what he hath shall be taken away. 

27 Bat those my enemies, who would not that I 
should reign over Lilian, bring hither, and slay them 
before me. 

28 And when he had spoken these things, he went 

29 before, going up to Jerusalem. And it came to 
pass, aa he drew near to Beth phage and Bethany, at 
the mount called Olivet, that he sent two of his dis- 

30 ciples, saying : Go into the opposite village, in which 
as ye are entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon 

31 no man ever sat. ; loose and bring him. And if any 
one ask you, why do ye loose him ? thus shall ye say 

32 to him, Because the Lord has need of him. And 
they that were sent forth departed, and found even 

33 as he had said to them. And as they were loosing 
the colt, its owners said to them, Why loose ye the 

34 colt? And they said, The Lord has need of him. 

35 And they brought him to' Jesus ; and having cast 
their garments upon the colt, they set Jesus thereon, 

36 And as he went, thuj spread their garments in the 

37 way. And a? he was drawing near, just at the de- 
scent of the mount of the Olives, the whole multitude 
of the disciples began to rejoice, and praise God with 
a loud voice for all the miracles which they had 

38 seen ; saying : Blessed be the King that comes in 
the name of the Lord ! Peace in heaven, and glory 
in the highest I 

39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude 

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said to him ; Teacher, rebuke tliy disciples. And 40 
he answered and said to them : 1 tell you that if these 
shali hold their peace, the stones will cry nut. 

And when he was t:.o:m mar, as he saw the city, 41 
he wept over it, saying : If even thou hadst known, 42 
at least in this thy day, tlie tilings that belong to 
thy peace 1 But now they are hidden from thine 
eyes. For days siia.Il come upon thee, that thine 43 
enemies will cast up a mound about, thee, and com- 
pass thee round, and shut thee in tin every side, and 44 
will level thee with the ground, and thy children 
within t'lioe, and wU nyl ieave in thee one stone up- 
on another; because thou knewest not the time of 
thy visitation. 

And entering into the temple, he "began to cast 45 
Out those that sold ; saying to (hem : It is written, 46 
And iny house shall be u house of prayer ; but ye 
have liiado '.'. a dei: of robbers. 

And he was teaching daily in (.lie temple ; and the 47 
chid' priests and the tribes and the chief of the 
people were seeking to destroy him, and couid not 48 
find what they might do ; for ail the people were 
very attentive to hear him. 

XX. And it came to pass, that on one of the 1 

days, as he tauglit the people in the temple, and 
published the gootl news, the chief priests and the 
scribes came to him wil.ii the elders, and spake to 2 
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him, saying : 'L'ell 11?, by what authority doest thou 
these things ? Or who is he that gave thee this au- 

3 tkority ? And he answering said to them : I also 

4 will ask you one ih'.ng ; and tell il me. John's im- 

5 niersion, was it from heaven, or from men ? And 
they reasoned with themselves, saying : If we say, 
From heaven, he will say. Why then did ye not be- 

6 lieve him? But if we say, From men, all the peo- 
ple will stone us ; lor they are persuaded that John 

7 was a prophet. And they answered, that they knew 

8 not whence it was. And Jesus said to them : Nei- 
ther do I tell you by what authority I do these 

9 And he began to sptuk to the people this para- 
ble : A man planled a vineyard, and let it out to 

10 husbandmen, and went abroad for along time. And 
at the season he- sent a servant to the husbandmen, 
that they should give him of the fruit of the vine- 
yard ; but the husbandmen bsal him, and sent him 

11 away empty. And again he sent another servant ; 
and him also, having beaten and firmed him sliiijue- 

L2 fully, they sent away empty. And again he sent 
n third ; and they wounded him also, and cast 
him out, 

13 And the lord of the vineyard said : What shall I 
do? I will send my beloved son ; perhaps, seeing 

14 him, they will reverence him. But when the hus- 
bandmen saw him, tk'y reasoned among ihemseivci, 
saying : This is the heir ; come, let us kill him, that 

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the inheritance may become ours. So they cast him IB 
out of the vineyard, and killed him. What there- 
fore will the lord of the vineyard do to them? He 16 
will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will 
give the vineyard to others. And when they heard 
it, they said, God forbid ! And he, looking on them, 17 
said : What then is this that is written, The stone 
which the builders disallowed, the same is become 
the head of the corner ? Every one that falls upon 18 
that stone shall bo broken ; but on whomsoever it 
shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 

And the scribes and the chief priests sought to 19 
lay lauds on him in that hour; and they feared the 
people ; for they knew that he spake this parable 
against V.l.eiii. 

And watching him, they sent forth spies, feigning 20 
themselves to be just men, that they might take hold 
of his words, in order to deliver him up to the power, 
and to the authority of the governor. And they 21 
asked him, saying : Teacher, we know that thou 
sayest and teachest rightly, and rogavdest not the 
person of any, tat teachest the way of God truly. 
Is it lawful that wc should give tribute to Caesar, 22 
or not ? And perceiving their craftiness, he said to 23 
them, Shew me a denary. Whose image and in- 24 
scription has it? They answered and said, Cajsar's. 

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25 And lie said to them : Bender therefore to Caesar 

the tilings that arc (Cesar's, and to God tlie tilings 

26 that are God's. And they could not take hold of 
his words before the people ; unci they marvelled at 
his answer, and held their peace. 

27 Then came to him some of the Sadducees, who 
deny that there in a resurrection; and they asked 

28 him, saying ; Teuclicr, >lose.s wrote to us, li' a man's 
brother die, having a wife, ami lie die without child- 
ren, that his brother should take his wife, and raise 
up seed to his brother. 

29 There were therefore seven brothers ; and the first 

30 took a wife, and died without children ; and the 

31 second and the third took her ; and in like manner 

32 also the seven left no children, and died. At last 

33 the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, 
of which of them is she wife ? For the seven had 
her for a wife. 

34 And Jesus ajisiv^riug said to ibem : The eons of 

35 this wond marry, and are given in marriage. 1 Jut 
they who a: e accounted worthy to obtain Ihafwoiv.l, 
and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, 

3G nor are given in marriage ; for neither can they die 
any more ; for they are equal to the angels, and are 
sons of God, being aous of the resurrection. 

31 Now that the de;;d are raised, even Moses shewed, 
at The Bush, when be culls the Lord the God of 
Abraham, suid the God of Isaae, and the God of Ja- 

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Mb. For be is not a God of the dead, but of the 33 
living j for all live to him. 

And some of (lie scribes ;s:iswenug said : Teacher, 39 
thou saidst well ; for they no longer dared to ask 40 
him any question. 

And he said to them : How say they that the 41 
Christ is son of David ? And David himself says 42 
in the book of Psalms : The Lord said to my Lord, 
sit thou on my right hand, till I. make i.hinc enemies 43 
thy footstool. David t'.icretbrc ealis him Lord, and 44 
how is he his son ? 

And ia the hearing of nil (he iiiiilli(ude,.he said 45 
to his disciples : Beware of the scribes, who desire 46 
to go about in !oug robes, »:vi love greetings in the 
markets, and the uY=c scats in the synagogues, u:kI 
the tirsi places at feasts; who devour widows' houses, 47 
and for a pretence make long prayers. These shall 
receive greater i 

XXI. Akd looking :;•>, he saw I hi: rich men cast- 1 
ing their gifts into the treasury. And ho saw also 2 
a cr'ah: poor widow casting 1 in thiilier two mites. 
And he said : Of a truth T say to von, that this poor 3 
widow east in more than all. For all these, out of 4 
their abundance, east into the offerings ; but she, 
out of her want, cast in all the living that she had. 

And as some were saying of the temple, that it 5 
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6 he said : As for these things which ye behold, days 
will come in which there shall not be left one atono 

7 npon another, that shall not be thrown down. And 
they ailed bin,, saying : Teacher, when therefore 
will these things he, and what will be the »gn when 
these things arc abont to come to pass ? 

8 And he said : Take heed that ye be not led astray. 
For many shall comein my name, saying : I am he, 

8 and the time is at hand. Go not after them. And 
when ye shall hear of war. and commotions, be not 
terrified ; for those things must first come to pass ; 
but the end ia not immediately. 
Then said he to them : Nation shall rise against 
11 nation, and kingdom against kingdom ; and .there 
■ball bo great earthquake., nod in divers places fam- 
ines and pestilences ; nnd there ih.Il be great per- 
il tent, and sign, from heaven. And before all these, 
thee shall lay their hands on you, and persecute yon, 
delivering you np into synagogues and prisons, be- 
ing brnught before kings and rulers for my name's 
13 sane And it shall turn ont to you for a testimony. 
U Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate 

15 before what ,e .ball an.wer. For I will give you a 
month and wisdom, which ail yonr adversaries shall 

16 nnt bo able to gainsay or withet.nd. And ,e shall 
be delivered up both by parents, and brothers, and 
kindred, and friends ; and some of you shall Ibey 

11 cause to be put to death. And ye shall bo hated by 
18 all for my name', sake. And there shah not a hair 

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of jour head perish. In your patience possess your 19 

And when ye shall see Jerusalem encompassed 20 
by armies, then know that its (isolation is at hand. 
Then let those in Judea due into tin; momilaks ; ar.d 21 
let those in the midst, of it depart out ; and let those 
in the fields not enter into it. Because these are 22 
the days of vengeance, that all the things which are 
written may be fulfilled. 

Woe to them that are with child, and to them 23 
that give suck, in those days! For there shall be 
great distress upon the land, and wrath to this 
people. And Ihey shall £dl by the edge of the 24 
sword, and shall be led away c.iptive into all the na- 
tions; and Jerusalem uau.lL in; trodden down by the 
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles shall be 

And there shall bo signs in the snn, and moon, and 25 
stars; and on the earth distress of milieus, in perplexi- 
ty for the roaring of the sea and waves ; men's hearts 2£ 
failing them for fear, and for looking for those things 
that are coming on the world ; for the powers of 
heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see 27 
the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and 
great glory. And when these things begin to come 28 
to ■ pass, then look up, and lift up your heads ; for 
your redemption is drawing nigh. 

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29 And lie spake to them a parable : Behold the fig 

30 tree, and all the trees. When they already shoot 
forth, seeing it ye know of yourselves that the sum- 

31 mer is already near. So also ye, when ye see these 
things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of 

32 God is near. Verily I say to yon. this generation 
shall not pass away, till ail shall have come to pass. 

33 Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my words 
shall not, pass away. 

34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any. time your 
hearts be ovei'diarii-ed with s;i;i"ei;.ing, and drunken- 
ness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon 

35 you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all 

36 that dwell on the face of the whole earth. And 
watch, in every l i ■ lio nrayiiy that ye may be ac- 
counted worthy to fc-OiLpo all ib:-s:: things that shall 
come to pass, and to stand before She Son of man. 

37 And in the daytime Iki was killing in the temple; 
and at night lie wont out, and abode in the mount 

38 that is called Olivet. And all the people came 
early in the morning to him in the temple, to bear 

1 XXII. Now the feast of unleavened bread was 

2 drawing near, which is (jailed the Passover; and 
the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how 
they in'irht kid him ; for they feared the people, 

3 And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, 

4 being of the number of the twelve. And he went 

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away, and consulted with the chief priests and cap. 
tains, how he might deliver him up to them. And 5 
they were glad, mid covenanted 1.0 irivo him money. 
And lie promised, and scmsrlit opportunity to deliver 6 
him np to them in ths absence of the multitude. 

And the day of unleavened bread tame, when 7 
the passover mnat be lulled. And he sent away 8 
Peter and John, savior : Go, aial prepare us the 

lat we may eat it. And they said to 9 
e wilt thou that we prepare? And he 10 
3aid to them : Heboid, when ye have entered into 
the city, there shall meet you a man bearing a 
pitcher of water; follow him into the house where 
he enters in. And ye shall say to the master of 11 
the house ; The Teacher says to thee, Where is the 
gucstchamber, where I may eat the passover with 
my disciples ? And he will shew you a large up- 12 
per room furnished ; (here make ready. And they 13 
went away, and ib.iud as he had said to them. And 
they made ready the passover. 

And when the hour came, he reclined at table, 14 
and the apostles with him. And he said to them : 15 
I have earnestly desired to cat this passover with 
you before I suffer. Tor 1 say to you, I shall eat In no more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of 
God. And having received a cup, he gave thanks 17 
and said : Take this, mid divide it. amot::r yourselves. 
For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of 18 

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19 And having talton bread, h:; gave thanks, and 
brake it, and gave to them, saving: This is my 
body which is given for you ; this do in remem 

20 branceofme. And the cup in like manner aftci 
supper, saying : This cup is L-lic new covenant in my 
blood, which is shed for you. 

21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrays ma is 

22 with me on the table. For the son of man. indeed 
goes, as it was determined ; but woe to that man 

23 by whom he is betrayed ! And they began to in- 
quire among themsdvcs, who then it might be that 
should da this thing? 

24 And there arose also a contention amoDg them, 
which of them should be accounted the greatest. 

25 And he said to them : The kings of the Gentiles 
exercise lordship over thum ; ami fhey that exercise 

26 authority over them are called benefactors. But ye 
are not so ; but k:l. the greatest amonp: yoii become 
as the younger, and he that is chief as he that 

2'T serves. For which is greater, he that reclines at 
labia, or he that serves ? Is not lie that reclines at 
table ? But I am in the midst of you as he that 

28 serves. Te are they who have continued with me 

29 in my temptations ; si:jd 1 appoint to you a king- 

30 dom, as my Father appointed to me, that ye may 
oat and. drink at my table in my kingdom ; and ye 
shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of 

31 And the Lord said : Simon, Simon, behold, Satan 


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has desired you, to sift you as the wheat. But I 32 

have prayed ibr liicc, !,liy fakh fail not; and thou, 
when thou hast turned, strengthen thy brethren. 

And he said to him : T.ord, I am ready to go with 33 
thee, botli to prison and to death. And be said : 34 
I say to thee, .Peter, the eoek fjlin.U not crow this 
day, till thou shall; ihvise ilr-ny t:iat, thou too west me. 

Aud be said to them : When I sent you without 35 
purse, and bag, mid i-amials, lacked ye anything? 
And they said, Noiliing. Th^.vfore said he to 36 
them: but now, he that lias a purse let him take it. 
and likewise a bagi and he. thai, lias none, let him 
sell his gai.ini'iit and b'.iy v swoid. Fi'i'l ssiy to you, 37 
that yet this which is ivri:tet] mus-l be accomplished 
in me, And he was reckoned among transgressors ; 
Ibr l.lie tilings concerning 1 uio have an end. 

And they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. 38 
And he said to them, It is enough ! 

And going .out, he went as he was wont to the 39 
mount of the Olives ; ar.d his disciples also followed 
him. And when he was at the place, he said to 4(1 
them: Pray that ye enter r.ot into temptation. And 41 
be withdrew from i.heiu about a riione's throw ; and 
kneeling down, lie. prayed, saying : Father, if thou 42 
art willing to remove ILirf enp [rem me ! Yet, not 
my will but thine be done. 

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, 43 

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44 strengthening him. And being in an agony he 
prayed more earnestly ; iux.1 his sweat became as it 
were great drops of blood tailing down to the 

45 ground. And rising up from prayer, and coming 
to the disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. 

46 And he said to them : Why sleep ye I Arise and 
pruv, that ye enter not into temptation. 

47 While he was yet speaking, behold a multitnde, 
and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, 
went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss 

48 him. But Jesus said to him: Judas, betrayest thou 
43 the Son of man with a kiss? And they who were 

about him, seeing what, ivoukl follow, said to him : 
BO Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And a cer- 
tain one of them smote the servant of the high 

51 priest, and took off his right ear. And Jesus an- 
swered and said, Suffer thus far. And he touched 
his ear, and healed him. 

52 And Jesus said to the chief priests and cap- 
tains of the temple and elders, who were come to 
him : Have ye come out as against a robber, with 

53 swords and staves? When I was daily with you 
in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands 
against me. But this is your hour and the power 
of darkuess. 

54 And they took him, and led him away, aud 
brought him into the house of the high priest. And 
Peter followod afar off. 

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the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat 
down among them. And a certain maid seeing 56 
him as he sat by tlic fii'o, and looking intently upon 
him, said : This man also was with him. And he 51 
dt r.'i':!, .:-:i v: i:^ : Woman. I know hit:] not. 

And after a little while tm-:':l.lii'i- seeing him said : 58 
Thou also art of 'them. ACd Peter said : Man, I 
am not. 

And about the space of one hour after, another 59 
■confidently affirmed, saying : Of a truth this one 
also was with him ; for he is a Galilean. And 60 
Peter said : Man, I know not what thou sayest. 
And immediately, while he was yet speaking, the 
cock crowed. 

And the Lord turning looked upon Peter. And 61 
Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how lie 
said to him : Before the cock crow this day, thou 
shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and 62 
wept bitterly. 

And the men that held Jesun mocked him, beat- 63 
inghim ; and having ulii'.diUdijdhkii they asked him, 64 
saying: Prophesy, who is it that HMotethee? And 65 
many other tilings said they, reviling him. 

And when it was day, the elders of the people, 66 
and the chief priests and scribes, came together ; and 
they brought him op into their council, saying : If 61 
thou art the Christ, tell us. And he said to them : 

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68 If I tell you, ye will not believe. And if I ask, ye 

69 will not answer. But henceforth shall the Son of 
man ait on the right hand of the power of God. 

70 And they all said : Art thou then the Sou of God ? 

71 And he said to them, To say it ; for I am. And 
they said, Why need we any farther witness. For 
we ourselves, have braird it from his own month. 

1 XXIII. And the whole multitude of them arose, 

2 and led him unto Pilate. And they began to ac- 
cuse him, saying : We found this man perverting 
our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Ctesar, 

3 saying that he himself is Christ, a king. And 
Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the 
Jews? And ho answering said to him, Thou say- 

4 est it. And Pilate said to ;.hu chief, priests and the 

5 multitudes, I find no fault in this man. And they 
were the more violent, saying : He stirs up the 
people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning 
from Gall !'.":(■, unto this place. 

6 When Pilate heard of (JuIlitb. be asked if the man 

7 is a Galilean. And learning that he belonged to 
■ Herod's jurisdiction, he scut him up to Herod, who 

also was himself in Jerusalem at that time, 
B And Herod, when be saw Jesus, rejoiced greatly ; 
for he had desired for a long time to see him, be- 
cause he had heard concern ins him ; and he hoped 
9 to see some sign v.n'oni.dit by b:.m. And he ques- 
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nothing. And the chief priests* u:id scribes stood, 10 
vehemently accusing him. And Herod with his 11 

men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and 
arraying him in :\ gorgeous robe sent him back to 
Pilate. And Pilate and Herod on that day became 12 
friends with each other; fur before they mere at 
enmity between themselves. 

And Pilate, having called together the chief 13 
priests and the rulers and the people, said to them :■ 14 
Ye brought to me this man, as one perverting 
the people; and, behold, 1, having examined him 
before you, found no fault in thi3 man, touching 
those things whereof yo accuse him. No, nor yet 15 
Herod; for 1 sent you up to him; and behold, 
nothing worthy of death Inr- been done by him. I 16 
will therefore chastise, and release him. And they 18 
cried out all at once, saying : A. way with this man, 
and release to us Barabbae I (Who for a, certain se- 19 
dition made in the ch.y, and for murder, was cast into 

Again, therefore, Piiate spake !.o them, desiring 20 
to release Jesus. But they cried, saying : Crucify, 21 
crucify him. And a third lime lie said to them, 22 
What evil then has this man dene? I have found 
no cause of death in him. I will therefore chastise, 
and release him. And they were urgent with loud 23 
voices, requiring that lie should be crucified. And 

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their voices and of ili:s chief priests prevailed. 

24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be done as 
.25 they required. And he released him that for sedi- 
tion and murder was east into prison, whom they 
required-; and Jesus hi: delivered up to their will. 

25 And as they led him away, they laid hold of one 
Simon a Cyrenian, coming from the country, and 
on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it 

27 after Jesus. And there followed hira a great com- 
pany of the people, and of women who also bewailed 

28 and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said : 
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep 

29 for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, 
daysare coming in which theyshull say: Happy the 
barren, and wombs that never bare, and breasts that 

30 never gave sucfc Then shall they begin to say to 
the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover 

31 us. For if they do these things in the green tree, 
what shall be done in the dry 1 

32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led 

33 with him to be put to death. And when they had 
gone away to the placo which is called Calvary, 
there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on 

34 the right band, nnd the other on the left. And 
Jesus said : Father, forgive them ; for they know 
not what they do. And they divided his garments, 
casting lots. 

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And the people stood beholding. And the rulers 35 
also scoffed, saying : He saved others ; let him save 
himself, if he is the (Jhnst. the chosen of God. And 36 
the soldiers also coming lo him mocked him, offering 
him vinegar ; and saying, If thou art the King of 31 
the Jews, save thyself. 

And there was an inscription written. over him ; 38 

And one of the malefactors who were hanged 39 
railed at him, saying : If thou art the Christ, save 
thyself and us. "But the other answering rebuked 40 
him, saying: Dosttliou not even fen v God, seeing thou 
art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed 41 
justly ; for we are receiving the due reward of our 
deeds ; but tins mn.u lms doiio nol Ijing amiss. And 42 
he said to Jesus : ltmember me, when thou comest 
in thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him : Verily 43 
I say to thee, to-day shalt thou be with me in 

And it was about the sixth hour ; and darkness 44 
came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And 
the sun was darkened ; and the vail of the temple 45 
was rent in the midst. And Jesus, crying with a 46 
loud voice, said : Father^ into thy hands I commit 
my spirit. And living said this, he expired. 

And the ccntm'ion, si/uns; what was done, glori- 47 
Bed God, saying : Verily, this man was righteous! 
And all the multitudes who had come together to 48 
that sight, having beheld the things that were 

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4!) done. ■■ , ..c' blasts and returned. And all his 
acquaintance were 3ts.i:nliusf afar off, and women who 
had followed him from Galilee, beholding these 

50 And, behold, a marl named Joseph, a counselor, 

51 a good and just man, (he had cot consented to 
their counsel and deed;, from Arimathea a city of 
the Jews, who was;;- for the kingdom of (iod ; 

52 this man went lo ['date, and allied for the body of 

53 Jesus. And lie took it down, and wrapped it in 
linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in 

54 the rock, where no one was yet laid. And. it was 
the day of preparation, a:id the sabbath drew on, 

55 And the women also, who had come with him out 
of Galilee, foiloived after, and viewed the sepulchre. 

56 and how his body was laid. And returning, they 
propped spices and (.iijif.iiser.ts ; and on the sabbath 
they rested according to the commandment. 

1 XXIV. Now on the first day of the week, very 
early in the moniit:g, they came to the sepulchre, 

2 bringing the spices which they had prepared. And 
they found the stone rolled nway from the sepulchre. 

3 And entering in, they found not the body of the 

4 Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, that as they 
were much perplexed concerning' this, behold, two 

5 men stood by theni in sliming garments. And they 
being afraid and bowing their faces to the earth, 
they said to them : Why seek ye the living among 

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how he spake to you when he was yet in Galilee, 
saying : The Son of mini imis!: bs delivered into the 7 
hands of uinfnl men, and be crucified, and on the 
third day rise again. And they remembered his 8 

And returning from the sepulchre, they reported 9 
all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 
And it was Mary the Magdalene, and Joanna, and 10 
Mary the mother of James, and the other women 
with them, who said these things to the apostles. 
And their words seemed to them as idle talk, and 11 
they believed them not. 

But Peter rose np, and ran to the sepulchre ; and 12 
stooping down, he beholds the liuen cloths lying by 
themselves ; and lm departed to his home, wondering 
at that which was come to pass. 

And, behold, two of them were going on that 13 
same day to a villngo culled lCmmaus. distant sixty 
furlongs from Jerusalem. And they were convers- 14 
ing together concerning all these things that had 
taken place. And it came to pass, that while they 15 
were conversing and reasoning, Jesus himself drew 
near, and went with them. But their eyes were 16 
h'.ild;-i s.'u'.t ih'.y should not know him. 

And he said to them : What communications are 17 
these, that ye have one with another, as ye walk, 
and are sad? And one, whose name was Oleopas, 18 
answering said to him : Dost thou alone sojourn in 


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Jerusalem and not knotv the thing's that have come 

19 to pass there in these days? And he said to them, 
What things? And they said to him : The things 
concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet 
mighty in deed and word before God and all the 

20 people ; and how the chief priests and our rulers 
delivered him up to be condemned to death, and 

31 crucified him. But we were hoping that it was he 
who was to redeem Israel. But indeed, beside all 
this, to day is the third day since these thlpgs were 

22 done. Tea, and certain women also of our company 
made as astonished, who wo.k early at the sepulchre ; 

23 and not finding his body, came saying, that they 
had also, seen a vision of augcis, who say that he is 

24 alive. And some of those who were with us went 
away to the sepulchre, a>id funnd it even so as the 
women had said ; but him they saw not. 

25 Then he said to them : foolish, and slow of 
heart to believe ell that the prophets have spohen 1 

2S Was it not necessary, thai the Christ should suffer 

27 these things, and enter into his glory? And begin- 
ning from Moses, and si;[ the prophets, he explained 
to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning 

28 And they drew near to the village, whither they 
were going ; and he made as though he would go 

29 further. Bat ihcy con- trained him, saying : Abide 
with us ; for it is toward evening, and the day is 
far spent. And he went in to abide with them. 

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And it came to pass, that as be wag redwing at 30 
table with them, he took bread, and Messed it, and 
breaking, gave to them. And their eyes were 31 
opened, and they knew him ; and he vanished out of 
their sight. And they said one to another : Did not 32 
our heart burn -within us, while he talked to ua in 
the way, and while he opened to an the Scriptures? 

And rising up' in the same limn-, they returned to 33 
Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were 
with them gathered together ; saying : The Lord 34 
is risen indeed, and h;;s appeared to Simon. And 35 
they related what things were done in the way, and 
how he was known hy them in the breaking of 

And while they were speaking (hose things, he 36 
himself stood in the midst of them, and says to 
them : Peace be to you. But they were terrified 37 
and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a 
spirit. And he said to them : Why are ye troubled t 38 
And wherefore do thoughts arise in your hearts? 
See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. 33 
Handle me, and see ; for a spirit has not flesh and 
bones, as ye see me have. And having said this, 40 
he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while 41 
they yet believed not for joy. and wondered, he said 
to them, Have ye here anything to eat? And 42 
they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a 
honeycomb. And he tool;, and a!.e it before them. 43 

And he said to them : These are my words which 44 

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I spake to you, while I was yet with you, that 

all things must be fidii'k'd, which are written in 
the law of Moses, and the prophets, and psalms, 

45 concerning me. Then opened ho their understand- 
ing, that they might understand the Scriptures. 

4G And he said to them : Thus it is written, that the 
Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead 

47 on the third day ; and thai, repentance and remis- 
sion of sins should be preached in his name among 

48 all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Te are 
witnesses of these things. 

49 And, behold, I send forth the promise of my 
Father upon you. But do ye tarry in the city, un- 
til ye are endued with power from on high. 

50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany; and 

51 lifting up his hands, lie bksscd them. And it came 
to pass, while he blessed them, that he parted from 

52 them, and was home up into heaven. And they, 
having worshiped him, relisrned to Jerusalem with 

53 great joy ; and were continually in the temple, 
'' praising; and blessing God. 

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word 1 
was with God, and the Word was God. The same 2 
was in the beginning with God. Ail things were 3 
made by him ; awl without him was nothing made 
that has been made. In him was life ; and the life 4 
was the light of men. And the light shines in the 5 
darkness ; and the diirkr.CHrf comprehended it not. 

There was a man sent from God, whose name 6 
waa John. The same came for a witness, to bear 7 
witness of the light, ihut. t.krouah him all might be- 
lieve. He was not, the light ; but ' came] to bearwit- 8 
ness of the light. There was the true light, which 9 
lights every man that comes into the world. He was 10 
in the world, and the world waa made by him, and the 
world knew him not. He came to his own, and his 11 
own received him not. But as many as received 12 
him, to them (rave he p:>'.vi:r io become children of 

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13 God, to them that believe on his name ; who were 
born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flush, nor 
of the will of man, but of God. 

14 And the Word became flysh, mid dwelt among na ; 
and we beheld his glory, a glory as of the only be- 
gotten from the Father, fall of grace and truth. 

15 John bare witness of him ; and cried, saying- : This 
was lie of whom I said, He that comes after me is 

16 preferred before me, because he was before me. Be- 
cause out of ills fullness we all received, and grace 

11 for grace. For the law was given through Moses j 

18 grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No 
one has seen God at any time ; the only begotten 
Bon, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared 

19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews 
sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ash him, 

20 Who art thou 1 And he confessed, and denied not ; 

21 and he confessed, I am not the Christ. And they 
aslsed him, What then ? Art thou Elijah ? And 
he says, I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And 

22 he answered, No. They said therefore to him : Who 
art thou 1 that we may give an answer to them that 

23 sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? ITe said : 
I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 

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V. 15. beco;nii before me; because he was prior 

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Malic straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah 
the prophet. 

And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. 24 
And they asked bira, and said to him : Why then 25 
dost thou immerse, if thou art not tho Christ, nor 
Elijah, nor the Prophet? John answered them, 26 
saying : I immerse in water. There stands one 
in the midst of you, whom ye know not ; he that 21 
comes after me, tin: lufcbet of v.-hose sandal I am 
not worthy to unloose. 

These things tool; place in Bethany beyond the 28 
Jordan, where John was immersing. 

On the morrow, lie sets .1 osus eoining to him, and 29 
says: Behold the Lamb of II oJ, thai, takes away the 
sin of the world ! This is he of whom I said : After 30 
me comes a man who is preferred, before me; be- 
cause lie was before me. And I knew him not ; but 31 
that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this I 
came immersing in water. 

And John bare witness, saying : I have seen the 32 
Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it 
abode upon him. And I knew him not j but he that 33 
sent me to immerse in water, the same said to me : 
Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, 
and abiding on him, the same is he that immerses in 
the Holy Spirit. And I have seen, and have borne 34 
witiie=s. (hut this is the Son of God. 

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35 Again, on the morrow, John was standing and 

36 two of his dbciples ; and looking upon Jesus as he 

37 walked, lie says : Behold the Lamb of God I And 
the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed 

38 Jesus. And Jesus turning, and beholding them fol- 
lowing, says to them : What seek ye ? They said 
to him : Rabbi, (which interpreted means, Teacher} 

39 where dost thou abide? He says to them : Come, 
and ye shall see. They came and saw where he 
abode ; and they abode with him that day. It was 
about the tenth honr. 

40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of 
the two who heard it from John, and followed him. 

41 He first finds his brother Simon, and says to him : 
We have found the Messiah, which is interpreted, 

42 Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus, be- 
holding Mm, said : Thou art Simon the son of Jo- 
nah; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is inter- 
preted, Peter [Rock]. 

43 On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee. 
And he finds Philip ; and Jesus says to him : Fol- 

44 low me. Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the 

45 city of Andrew and Peter. Philip finds Nathanael, 
and says to him ; We have found him of whom 
Moses, in the law, and the prophets wrote, Jesus the 

46 son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. And Na- 
thanael said to him, Can any good thing como out 
of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come aud see. 

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of 

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him : Behold ao Israelite indeed, in whom is no 
guile ! Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest 48 
thou me? Jesus answered ami said to him : Before 
Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig 

tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered : Rabbi, t.liou 4!) 
art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel, 
Jesus aziswered and said to him : Because I said to 50 
thee, I saw thee under the h> tree, believest thou 1 
Thou shall see greater things than these. And he 51 
says to him : Verily, verily, I sny lo you, henceforth 
ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God 
nseeailing and i:ev.;ei'.d:ug upon tlie Son of man. 

II. And on the third day there was a marriage 1 
in Gana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was 
there. And Jesus also was bidden, and his disci- 2 
p'r-s, to the marriage. And wine having failed, the 3 
mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine. 
Jesus says to her : Woman, what have I to do with i 
thee ? My hour is not yet come. His mother says 5 
to the servants: Whatever lie says to you, do it. 
Now there were sst there six water pots of stone, G 
after the Jewish custom of purifying, containing 
two or three firkins apiece. Jesus says to them : 7 
Pill the walcrpots with water. And they filled 
tlieni up to the brim. And lie says to them : Draw 8 

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out now, and bear to the ruler of the feast. And 
9 they hare it. When the ruler of the feast tasted 
the water that was made wine (and he knew not 
whence it was, but the servants who had drawn the 
water knew,) the ruler of the feast called the bride- 

10 groom, and says to him : Every man sets forth the 
good wine first ; and when they have drunk freely, 
then that which is worse. Thou hast kept the good 

11 wine until now. This beginning of the signs Jesus 
wrought in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his 
glory; and his rtisdples believed on him. 

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and 
his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples ; and 
they abode there not many days. 

13 And the passover of the Jews was at hand ; and 

14 Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the 
temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, 

15 and the money-changers sitting. And baying mado 
a scourge of small cords, he drove all out of the 
temple, both the sheep aud the oxen ; and poured 
out the changers' money, nod overthrew the tables; 

16 and to them" that sold doves ho said : Take these 
things hence; make not my Father's house a house 

17 of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that 
it is written : Zeal for thy house consumes me. ^ 

18 The Jews therefore answered and said to him : 
"What sign dost thou show to us, seeing thai thou 

19 doest these tilings? Jesus answered and said to 
them : Destroy this temple, and in three days I will 

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raise it up. Therefore said the Jews : Forty and 20 
six years wag this temple in building, and wilt thou 
raise it up in three days? But he spake of the 21 
temple oF his body. When therefore he was risen 22 
from the dead, his oibciptea remembered that be said 
this ; and they believed the Scripture, and the word 
which Jesus spake. 

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, 23 
on the feast-day, many believed on his name, behold- 
ing his signs which he wrought. But Jesus did not 24 
trust himself to them, because he knew all men, 
and had no need that any one should testify of 25 
man ; for he himself knew what was in man. 

III. Thekb was a man of the Pharisees, named 1 
Nicodemna, a ruler <Jr the Jews. The same came 2 
to him by night, and said to him : Kabbi, we know 
that thou hast come a teacher from God ; for no 
one can do these signs that thou docst, except God 
be with him. 

Jesus answered and said to him : Verily, verily, 3 
I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can 
not see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus says to 4 
him : How can a man be bom when he is old! 
Can he enter the second time into his mother's 
womb, and be born J 

Jesus. answered : Verily, verily, I say to t hee, except 5 

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a man bo born of water and the Spirit, he can not 

6 enter into the kingdom of God. That which is 
born of the flesh is flesh ; and that which is born of 

7 the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said to thee, 
Ye must be born again. 

8 The wind blows where it will, and thou hearcst 
the sound thereof, bat knowest not whence it comes, 
and whither it goes. . So ia every one that is bora 
of the Spirit. 

9 Nicodemus answered and said to him : IIow can 

10 these things be ? Jesiis answered and said to him : 
Art thou the teacher of Israel, and knowest not 

11 these things ? Verily, verily, I say to thee, we 
speak tbat which we know, and testify that which 
we have seen ; and ye receive not our testimony. 

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye beliove 
not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you heavenly 

13 things? And no one has ascended.up into heaven, 
but he that came down out of heaven, the Son af 

14 man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the 
serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man 

15 be lifted up ; tinit whosor-ver believes on him may 
1G have eternal life. For Godso loved theworld, thathe 

gave his only- beg (.'iter, Son, that whosoever believes 
on him should not perish, but may have everlasting 

17 life. For Cod sent not his Son into the world to 
judge the world ; but that the world through him 

18 might be saved. He that believes on him is not 
judged' ; but he that believes not has already been 

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judged, because he has not believed on the name of 
the only-begottea Son of God. And this is the 19 
judgment, that light has come into the world, and 
men loved the darkness rather than the light ; for 
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil 20 
hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his 
deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth the 21 
truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made 
manifi.'il . that they a;c wrought in God. 

After these things came Jesns and his disciples 22 
into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with 
them, and immersed. And John also was im- 23 
mersing in Maon near to Salim, because there was 
much water there ; and they came, and were im- 
mersed. For John was not yet cast into prison. 24 

There arose therefore a question, on the part of 25 
John's disciples with a Jew, about purifying. And 26 
they came to John and said to him : Kabbi, he that 
was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou 
hast borne witness, behold, the same immerses, and 
all come to him. 

John answered and said : A man can receive noth- 27 
ing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye your- 28 
selves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the 
Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that 20 
has the bride is the bridegroom. Hut the friend of 
the" bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices 
greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. " This my 
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31 I must decrease. He that cornea from above is 
above all ; he that is from the earth is of the earth, 
and speaks of the earlh ; he Uiat comes from heaven 

32 is above ali. And what he has seen and heard, that 

33 he testifies ; and his teixjiur.y no one receives. He 
that lias received his testiruonj' hug set his seal that 

34 God is true. For he whom God sent speaks the 
words of God ; for he gives not the Spirit by meas- 

35 ure. The Father loves the Son, and has given all 

36 things into his hand. He that believes on the Son 
lias everlasting life ; and ho that believes not the 
Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides 

1 IV. When therefore the Lord knew that the 
Pharisees, had heard, that Joins made and immersed 

2 more disciples than John (though Jesua himself im- 

3 merseel not, but his disciples ;) he left Judea, and 

4 departed again into Galilee. And he roust go 

5 through Samaria. He comos therefore to a city of 
Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground 

6 that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's 
well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with 
the journey, sat down thus on the well. It was 
about the sixth hour. 

1 There conies a woman of Samaria to draw water. 
S Jesus saya to her, Give mc to drink. For his dis- 

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ciples had gone uway into the city to buy food, 
Thfi Samaritan woman therefore says to bim : How 9 
is it that thou, being 1 a Jew, afkest drink of me, be- 
ing a Samaritan woman ? For the Jews have no 
dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and 10 
said to her : If tbou knewest the gift of God, and 
who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou 
wouldest have asked of him, and he would have 
given thee living water. s The woman says to him : 11 
Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well 
is deep. From whence then hast thou the living 
water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, 12 
who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, 
and his children, and bis cattle 1 Jesus answered 13 
and said to her : Every on? that drinks of this wa- 
ter shall thirst again. Hut whoever drinks of the 14 
water that I shall give him shall never thirst ; but 
the water that I shall give him shall become in him 
a well of water, springing up into everlasting life. 
The woman says to him : Sir, give me this water, 15 
that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. 

Jesus says to her : Go, call thy husband, and 1G 
come hither. The woman answered and said : I 17 
have no husband. Jesus says to her ; Thou saidest 
well, I have no husbund. For thou bast had five 18 
husbands ; and he whom then now bast is not thy 
husband. That thou hast spoken truly. 

The woman says to him : Sir, I perceive that than 19 

art a prophet. Our fat hers wor.-iii'pcd in this moun- 20 


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tain ; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place 

21 where men ought to worship. Jesus says to her : 
"Woman, believe me, an hour is coming, when ye 
shall neither in this mountain Dor in Jerusalem wor- 

22 ship the Father. Ye worship that which ye know 
not; we worship that which we know; because salva- 

23 tion is of the Jews. But an hour is coming, and 
now is, when the true worshipers shall wois'iip the 
Father in spirit and in truth; for such the Father 

24 seeks to worship him. God is spirit ; and they that 
worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. 

25 The woman says to him : I know that Messiah 
comes (who is called Christ) ; when he is come, he 

26 will tell us all things. Jesus says to her : I that 
speak tu thee am he, 

27 And upon this came his disciples ; and they mar- 
velled that he talked with the woman. Tet no one 
said, What seekest thou I or, "Why talkest thou with 

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went away 

29 into the city, and says to the men : Come, see amau 
who told me all tilings that ever I did. Is this the 

30 Christ ? Then they went out of the city, and came 
to Mm. 

31 In the meanwhile tki disunite prayed him, say- 

32 ing : Master, eat. But he said to them, I have food 

33 to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disci- 

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pies one to another, lias any one brought him aught 
to eat? Jesus says to them : My food is to do the 34 
will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 
Do ye not say, there ave yet four months, and then 35 
cornea the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up 
your eyes and look on the fields, that they are already 
white for harvest. And he that reaps receives wa- 30 
ges, and gathers fruit unto life eternal ; that both he 
that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. 
And herein is the true saying, One sows and an- 37 
other reaps. I sent you to reap that whereon ye 38 
have not labored. Other men have labored, aud ye 
have entered into their labor. 

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed 39 
on him for the saying of the woman, who testified, 
He told me all that ever I did. "When therefore the 40 
Samaritans came to him, they besought him to tarry 
with them. Aud he tarried there two days. Aud 41 
far more believed because of his word. And they 42 
said to the woman : We uo longer believe because of 
thy saying ; for we ourselves have heard, and know 
that this is in truth the Savior of the world, 

And after the two days he departed thence, and 43 
went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that 44 
a prophet has no honor in his own country. 

When therefore he came into Galilee, the Gali- 45 
leans received him, having seen all that he did in 
Jerusalem at the feist ; for tey also went to the feast. 

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46 So lie came again into Caua of Galilee, where lie 
made the water wine. 

And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was 

47 sick, in Capernaum. He, having heard that Jesus 
was come out of Judcn into Galilee, went to him. 

t him that he would come down and 
,n ; fov he was at the point of death. 

48 Then said Jesus to him : Except ye see signs and 

49 wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman says to 

50 him ; Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus says 
to him : Go thy way ; thy son lives. And the man 
believed the word that Jesus spake to him, and he 

51 went his way. And as he was now going down, 
his servants met him, and brought word saying, Thy 

52 child lives. Then inquired he of them the hour when 
he began to amend. And they said to him, Yester- 

53 day at the seventh hour the lever left him. So the 
father knew that it was in the same hour, in which 
Jesus said to him, Thy son lives. And lie himself 

54 believed, and his. whole house. This second sign 
Jesus wrought, when lie had come out of Judea into 

1 V. After these things there was a feast of the 

2 Jews ; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there 
is in Jerusalem by the sheep-gate a pool, which is 
called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having Ave 

3 porches. In these lay a multitude of the infirm, of 
blind, lame, withered, [waiting for the moving of the 

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water. For an angel went down at a certain sea- 4 
son Into the pool, and troubled the water. He there- 
fore, who first went in after the troubling of the wa- 
ter, was made whole of whatever disease he had.] 
And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity 5 
thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lying, 6 
and knew that he had been now a long time thus, 
he says to him, Wilt thou be made whole? The 7 
infirm man answered him : Sir, I have no man, when 
the water is troubled, to put me into the pool ; but 
while I am coming, another goes down before me. 
Jeans says to him : Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 8 
And immediately the man was made whole, and took 9 
up liis bed iinrt wulitml. 

And on that day was the sabbath. The Jews 10 
therefore said to him that was eured : It is the sab- 
bath i it is not lawful for thee to carry the bed. He 11 
answered them : He that made me whole, the same 
said to me, Take up thy bed and walk. They 12 
asked him therefore, Who is the man that said to 
thee, Take up thy bed and walk? And he that 13 
was healed knew not who it was ; for Jesus had 
conveyed himself away, there being a multitude in 
the place. 

Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple. And he 14 
said to him : Behold, thou art made whole ; sin no 

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15 more, lest soniotlihig worse beiU.ll thee.' The man 
departed, and toid the Jews thai, it was Jesus who 

16 had made him whole. And for this the Jews per- 
secuted Jesus, because lie did these things on the 

17 sabbath. But Jesus answered them: My Father 

18 works hitherto, and I work. For this therefore the 
Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not 
only broke the sabbath, but also called God hia 
.Father, nmkina' himself eipal with God. 

19 Then answered Jesus and said to them : Verily, 
verily, I say to yon, the Son can do nothing of 
himself, but what he sues the Father do ; for what 
things soever he doctli, these also doeth the Son in 

20 like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and 
shews him all things thai be himself doeth ; and 
greater works than these will he show him, that ye 

21 may marvel. For as the Father raises up the 
dead, and quickens them ; so also the Son quickens 

22 whom he will. For neither does the Father judge 
any one ; but all judgmein he hits committed to the 

23 Son; that all may honor the Son, as they honor 
the Father. He that honors not the Son honors 
not the Father who sent him. 

24 Verily, verily, I say to you : He that hears my 
word, and believes him tiiuL sent mo, has everlasting 
lift, and comes not into judgment, but has passed 

25 out of death into life. Verily, verily, I say to you : 
An hour is coming, and now is, when the dead 
shall hear the voice of the Son of God ; and they 

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that bear shall live. For as the Father has life in 26 
himself, so gave he also to the Son to have life in 
himself. And he gave him authority to execute 27 
judn-mful ulao, because lie is the Sod nf man. Mar- 28 
vel not at this ; for an hour is coming, in which all 
that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and 29 
shall come forth ; they that have done good to the 
resurrection of life, and they that have done evil to 
the resurrection of judgment. 

I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge ; 30 
and my judgment is just ; because I seek not my 
own will, but the will of him that sent me. 

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not 31 
true. There is another that brcirs witness of me ; 32 
and I know that the witness which he witnesses of 
me is true. Ye have sent to John, and he has 33 
borne witness to the truth. But I receive the wit- 34 
ness not from man ; hut these things I say, that ye 
might be saved. He was a burning and shining 35 
light ; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in 
his light. But I have greater witness than that of 36 
John ; for the works which the Father gave me to 
finish, the works themselves that I do bear witness 
of me, that the Father has sent me. And the 37 
Father himself, who sent me, has borne witness of 
me. Te have neither heard his voice at any time, 
nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word 38 

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abiding in you ; fur lvhom he seat, him ye believe 

39 Search the Scriptures ; because in them ye think 
ye have eternal life, ami these are they that testify 

40 of me; anil ye will not come to me, that ye may 

41 have life. I receive not honor from men. But I 

42 know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 

43 I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive 
me not ; if another shall come in his own name, him 

44 ye will receive. How can yo believe, receiving 
honor one of another, and the honor that is from 

45 God atone ye seek not? Do not think that I will 
accuse you to the I'allier ; there is one that accuses 

46 you, Moses in whom ye trust. For if ye believed 
Moses, ye would believe me ; i'or he wrote of mc. 

41 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall yc be- 
lieve my words ? 

1. VI. Afteu these things Jesus went over the 

2 sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And 
a great multitude followed him, because they saw 

3 the signs which lie wrought on the sick. And 
Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat 

4 with his disciples. And the passover, the feast of 

5 the Jews, was near. Jesus therefore lifting up his 
eyes, and seeing that a great multitude is coming 
to him, says to Philip : Whence shall we buy bread, 

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Ihiit these, may eat ? And tills lie said to prove 6 

him ; for he himself It new what he wis about to do. 
Philip answered him : Two hundred denaries worth 1 
of bread is not sufficient for them; that each one 
may take a little. Ono of his disciples, Andrew, S 
the brother of Simon Peter, says to him: There is 9 
lad here, who has live bas-Icy loaves and two small 
fishes ; but what are they among so many? Jesus 10 
said, Make the men lie down. Now there was much 
grass in the place. So the men lay down, in number 
about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves ; 11 
and having given thanks, he distributed to them 
that wore lying down ; mni likewise of the fishes as 
much as they desired. When they were filled, he 12 
said to his disciples : Gather up the fragments that 
remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gath- 13 
ered them together, and filled twelve baskets with 
fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained 
over and above to them that hud eaten. The men 14 
therefore, seeing the sign that Jesus wrought, said : 
This is of a truth the Prophet that comes into the 

Jesus therefore, knowing that ihey were about to 15 
come and take him by force, to make him a king, 
withdrew again into the mountain, himself alone. 
And when evening was come, his disciples went 16 
down to the sea, and entering into the ship, were 17 
going over the sea to Capernaum. And it was now 
dark, and Jesus had not come to them. And the IS 

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sea arose by reason of a groat. wind that blew. 

19 When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five 
or thirty furlongs, ihey see J l : si;s walking on the sea, 
and drawing nigh to ilic ship ; :irid Ihey were afraid. 

20 But lie says to them : It is I, be not afraid. Then 

21 they willingly received him into the ship ; and im- 
mediately Hie ship was at the land whither they 
■were going. 

22 On the morrow, the multitude that stood on the 
other side of the sea, seeing that there was no other 
boat there but one, and that Jesus went not with 
his disomies into the ship, l.mi his- disciples went 

23 away alone ; (but there came other boats from Ti- 
berias near to the place "her:: tiny- as.e bread, when 

24 the Lord had given thanks) ; when therefore the 
multitude saw that Jesus was cot there, nor his dis- 
ciples, they themselves entered into the boats, and 

25 came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And hav- 
ing found him on the other side of the sea, they said 

26 to him : Eabbi, when earnest thou hither? Jesus 
answered them and said : Verily, verily, I say to 
you, ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but be- 

27 cause ye ate of the loaves and were filled. Work 
not for the food that perishes, but for the food that 
endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man 
will give to you ; for him the Father, God, has 

28 sealed. Therefore said they to him : What shall we 

29 do, that we may work the works of God 1 .1 Bsns 
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God, that ye believe on him whom -he has sent. 
They therefore said to him : What sign doest thou 30 
then, that we may see, and believe thee ? What 
dost thou work ? Our fathers ate the manna in the 31 
wilderness ; as it is written, He gave them bread 
from heaven to eat, Jesus therefore said to them : 32 
Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses has not given 
you the bread from heaven ; but my Father gives 
you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of 33 
God is that which comes down out of heaven, and 
gives life to the world. 

Therefore said they to him : Lord, evermore give U 
us this bread. Jesus said to them, I am the bread 35 
of life. He that comes to me shall never hunger, 
and he that believes on me shall never thirst. But 36 
I said to you, that ye have also seen me, and do 
not believe. -All that the Father gives me shall 37 
come to me ; and him that comes to me I will not 
cast ont. Because I have come down from heaven, 3S 
not to do my own will, but the will of him that 
sent mc. And this is the will of him that sent me, 39 
that of all which he has given me I should lose 
nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. For 40 
this is the will of my Father, that every one that 
sees the Son, and believes on him, may have ever- 
lasting life ; and 1 will raise him up at the last day. 
The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he 41 

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said, I am the bread that came down out of heaven. 

42 And they said : Ts not Ibis Jesus, the son of Joseph, 
whose father and mother we know ? How then 
does this man say, T have comedown out of heaven? 

43 Jesus answered a-id said lo them: Murmur not 

44 among yourselves. No one can come to me, except 
the Father who sent me draw him ; and I will 

45 raise him up at the last day. It is written in the 
prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. 
Every one that has heard from the Father, and has 

46 learned, comes to me. Not that any one has seen 
the Father, save he who is from' God ; he has seen 
the Father. 

47 Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes on 

48 me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. 

49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and 
oil are- dead. This is the bread tiial eomes down out 

of heaven, that, one may eat thereof, and not die. 

51 I am the living bread that came down out of 
heaven. If any one cut of this bread, he shall live 
forever ; yea, and the bread that I will give is my 
flush, which I will give for l.lie life of the world. 

52 The Jews therefore contended with one another, 
6aying : How can this man give us his flesh to eat ! 

53 Jesus therefore said to them : Verily, verily, I say 
to you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, 

54 and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. He 
that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal 

55 life ; and I will raise him up at the last day. For 

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my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink 
indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my 56 
blood, abides in me, and I in him. As the living 57 
Father sent me, and I live because of the Father ; 
so he that cateth me, he also shall live because of 
me. This is the bread that came down out of 58 
heaven. Not as your fathers ate the manna, and are 
dead ; he that eats of this broad shall live forever. 

These things said he in the synagogue, as he 59 
taught in Capernaum 

Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard 60 
it, said : This .is a hard saying ; who can hear it? 
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples 61 
murmured at this, said to them : Does this offbnd 
you? What then if ye behold the Son <■( man C'i 
ascending up where he was before 1 It is the spirit 63 
that quickens, the flesh profits nothing ; the worda 
which I have spoken to you are spirit, and arc life. 
But there are some of you that believe not. For 64 
Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that 
believed not, and who it was that should betray 
him. And he said : For this cause I have said to 65 
you, thatno one can come to me, except it be given 
him of the Father. 

From this time many of his disciples went back, 66 
and walked no more with him. 

Jesus said therefore to the twelve, Will ye also 67 

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69 go away J Simon Peter answered him ; Lord, to 
whom shall wo go? Thou bast words of eternal 

69 life. And we believe and know, that thou art the 

70 Holy one of God. J uaus answered them : Did I not 

71 ckooseyou, the twelve, aiid one of you is a devil? He 
spake of Judiislscariol, son of Simon ; for he it waa 
that would belr.'iy him, being one of the twelve. 

1 VII. And after i.lisse ■thing's Jesus walked in 
Galilee ; for lie would not walk in Judea, because 
the Jew? wore stoking l.o kill him. 

2 Now the feast ofl.lie Jo'.vs, fiie feast of tabernacles, 

3 was at hand. His brothers therefore said to him ; 
Depart hence, and go into Judfei, that thy disciples 

6 also may behold thy works that thou doeat. For 
do one doeth anything in secret, and he himself 
seeks to be known openly. If thou doest these 

5 things, manifest thy soil' to the world. For neither did 

S his brothers believe on him. J csus therefore says to 

them : My time is not yet come ; bat your time is 

7 always ready. The world can not hate you ; but 
mo it hates, because I testify of it, that its works 

8 are eviL Go ya up to the feast. I go not up to 
this feast ; became my time is not yet fully come, 

9 Having said these things to them, he remained 

10 in Galilee. But when his brothers had gone up to 
the feast, then he also went up. not openly, but as it 

11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and 

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said, Where is lie? . And there was much mnrmor- 12 
ing. among the cuijesjLiiiiig hiin. Some 
said, He is a good inais; oilier said, IN~ay, but he 
misleads the multitude. No one, however, spake 13 
openly of him for fear of the Jews. 

But when it was now the midst of the limit, 14 
Jesus went up into (he temple and taught. And 15 
the Jews marvelled, saying: How knows this man 
letters, having never learned? Jesus therefore 1G 
answered them, and said : My teaching is not mine, 
but his that seut me. If any one desires to do his 17 
will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of 
God, or whether I speak from myself. He that 18 
speaks from himself seeks his own glory.; but. he 
that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same 
is true, and there is :io unrighteousness in him. 

Has not Moses given you the law, and none of 19 
you keeps the law ? Why do ye seek to kill me ? 
The multitude answered and said, Thou hast a devil; 20 
who seeks to kill thee? Jesus answered and said 21 
to them, I did one work, and ye all marvel. Moses 22 
has for this cause given you circumcision, not that 
it is of Moses, but of the fathers ; and on the sab- 
bath ye circumcise a man. If a man receives cir- 23 
cumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses 
may not be broken; are ye angry at me, .because 1 
made a man altogether whole on the sabbath ? Judge 2-1 
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25 Then said some of those of Jerusalem :Is not this 

26 lie whom they seek to kill? But, lo, he speaks 
boldly, and they any nothing to him. Did the 

27 rulers know in truth that this is the Christ? But 
. we know this man, whence ho is ; bat when the 

Christ comes, no one knows whence he is, 

28 Therefore cried Je^u;, feu'liing in the temple 
and saying : Ye both know me, and ye know whence 
lam; and I have not come of myself, hut lie that sent 

29 me is true, whom ye know not. I kuow hhn ; be- 

30 cause. I am from him, and he sent me. Therefore 
sought they to seize him ; and no one laid hinds on 
him. because i,is lav.!: 1 hid net yet come, 

31 But of the mu'liuide nmiiv believed on him, and 
said: When the Christ comes, will he work more 

32 signs than these which this man wrought? The 
Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these 
things concerning him j and the chief priests and 

33 the Pharisees sent officers to seize him. Then said- 
Jesus : Tet a little while am T with you, and I go 

34 to him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall 
not find me ; and where I am, ye can not come. 

35 The Jews said therefore among themselves : Whither 
will this man go, that we shall not find him ? Will 
he go to those dispersed sun-rMisj- the Greeks, and 

36 teach the Greeks? What is tin's saying that he. 
said, Ye shall seek me, and siiall not find me ; and 
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In the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus 37 
stood and cried, saying : If any one thirst, let him 
come to me and drink. He that believes on me, as 38 
said the Scripture, out of his belly shall now rivers 
of living water. And this spake he concerning the 39 
Spirit, whieh they that believe on him should re- 
ceive ; for the Holy Spirit was not yet [given], be- 
cause Jesus was not yet glorified. 

Some of the multitude therefore, hearing the 40 
words, said : Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others 41 
said, This is the Christ. But some said, Does the 
Christ then come out of Galilee? Did not the 42 
Scripture say, that the Christ comes of the seed of 
David, and from the^ town of Bethlehem, where 
David was? A division therefore arose among the 43 
multitude because of him. And some of them 44 
desired to seize him ; but no one laid hands on him. 

The officers therefore came to the chief priests 45 
and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why did ye 
not bring him? The officers answered, Never man 4G 
spake like this man. The Pharisees answered them : 47 
Are ye also led astray? Have any of the rulers 48 
believed on him, or of the Pharisees? But this 49 
people, that knows not the law, are accursed. Ni- 50 
s to them, (he that came to him by 
being one of them,) Does our law judge a 51 
icept it first hear from him, and know what 

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52 hedoeth? They answered and said to him: Art 
thou also of Galilee ? Search, and. .see, that out of 

53 Galilee arises no prophet. [Aud every man went to 

1 his own house. Jesus went to the mount of the 

2 And early in tha morning he came again into the 
temple, and all the people came to him : and lie sat 

3 down, and taught them. And the scribes and the 
Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery ; 

4 and setting her in the midst, they say to him : 
Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the 

5 very act. Now in the law Moses commanded W, 
that such should be stoned ; what then sayest thou! 

6 This they said, templing him. that they might have 
whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, 

7 and with his finger wrote on the ground. And 
when they continued asking him, he raised himself 
up, and said to them : He that is without sin among 

8 you, let him first: east the s'jweather. And again he 

9 stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they 
hearing it, and being convicted by their conscience, 
went out one by one, bediming- id the eldest, unto 
the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman 

10 standing in the midst. And Jesus raising himself 

up, and seeing none hut the woman, said to her: 

Woman, where arts they, lli'ne asensers? Did no 

V. 52. or, has arisen no propket. 

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one condemn thee? She said, No one, Lord. And 11 
Jesus said to her : Neither do I condemn thee ; go, 
and siii no niore.] p 

Again therefore .Jesus siisic to 'hem, saying : 1 \i 
am the light of the world ; he that follows me shall 
not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of 
life. The Pharisees therefore said to him : Thou 13 
bearest witness of thyself : thy witness is not true. 
Jesus answered and said to them : Though I hear 14 
witness of myself, my witness is true ; because I 
know whence I came, and whither I go ; but ye 
know not whence I come, or whither I go. Ye 15 
judge according to the flesh ; 1 judge no one. And 1G 
eyen if I judge, my judgment is true ; because I am 
not alone, but 1 and the Father that sent me. Jt 17 
is written' also in your law, that the witness of two 
men is true. I am one that bear witness of mjseir, 18 
and the Father that sent me bears witness of me. 
They said therefore to him : Where is thy Father? 19 
Jesus answered; Ye know neither me, nor my 
Father. If ye knew me, ye would know my Father 

These words spake he in the treasury, while teach- 20 
ing in the temple ; and no one laid hands on him, 
because his hour had not yet come. 

Therefore said he again to them : I go away, and 21 
ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin. Whither 
I go, ye can npt come. The Jews therefore said : 22 
Will he kill himself! because he says, Whither I 

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23 go, ye can tint come. And he said to them ; Te are 
from beneath; lam from above. Ye"are of thia 

24 world ; I am not of this world. I said therefore to 
you, that ye shall die in your sins ; for if ye believe 

25 not that I am he, ye shall die in your ains. There- 
fore said they to him : Who art thou? And Jesus 
said to them : Thai, which T also say to you from 

26 the beginning. I have many things to say and to 
judge eoncenriiisr you. Bui. lie that sent me is true ; 
and the things which I beard from him, these I 

27 speak to the world. They understood not that he 
spake to them of the Father. 

28 Therefore Jesus said to them : When ye have 
lifted up the Son of man, then slull ye know that I 
am he ; and I do smihing oi' liiysclf. lint as the Father 

29 taught'me, I speak these things. And he that sent 
me Is with me. He has not left me alone ; "because 

30 I do always the things that please him. As he 
spake these words, many believed on him. 

31 Jesus therefore smd to those Jews who believ- 
ed on him : If}'<> continue in my word, ye are truly 

32 my disciples ; and ye shall know the truth, and 

33 the truth shall make you free. ■ They answered 
bim : We are Abraham'* .seed, and have never been 
in bondage to any one. How sayest thou, Te shall 

34 be made free. Jesus answered them : Verily, verily, 
I say to you, every one "'110 commits sin is a ser- 

35 rant of gin. And i he servant abides not in the house 

36 forever. The Son abides forever ; if therefore the 

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Son stall make you free, ye shall be fees indeed. I 37 
know that ye are Abraham's seed ; but ye seek to 
kill me, "because my word bas no place in you. I 38 
speak what I have seen with my Father ; and ye 
therefore do what ye bave beard from your father. 

They answered and said to hiin, Our father is 39 
Abraham. Jesus says to them : If ye were Abra- 
ham's children, ye would do tho works of Abraham. 
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that has spoken 40 
to you the truth, which I beard from God: This 
did not Abraham. Te do the works of your father. 41 
They said to him : We are not bom of fornication ; 
we have one father, God. Jesus said to them, If 42 
God were your father, ye would love me : for from 
God 1 came forth, and am come; neither bave 1 
come of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not 43 
understand my speech 1 Because ye can not hear 
my word. Te are of your father the Devil, and the 44 
lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer 
from the beginning:, and abides net. in the truth, be- 
: cause truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, 

bo speaks of his own ; because he is a liar, and the . ■ 
"father of it. And because I speak the truth, ye 45 

believe me not. 

Which of you canvicts me of sin ? If I speak 4fi 

truth, why do ye not believo me ? He that is of 47 

God hears God's words ; ye therefore hear not, 

because ye are not of God. 

The Jews answered and said to bim : Say we not 48 

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well that iliou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? 

49 Jesus answered, I Lave not a devil ; but I lienor my 

50 Father, and ye dishonor me. And I seek not my 
own glory ; there is one that seeks, and judges. 

51 Verily, verily, I say to yon, if any one keep my say- 

52 ing, lie shall never see death. The Jews said to Mm, 
Now we know that, thou hast a devil. Abraham is 
dead, and theprophets; and thousayest,Ifamankeep 

53 my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou 
greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? 
And the prophet; are dead. Whom makest thoa 

54 thyself? Jesus answered : If I honor myself, my 
honor is nothing. It is my Father that honors me, 

55 of whom ye say, that he is your CJod. And yo 
know him not ; but I know him. And if I say, I 
know him not, I shall be a liar like to you. Bat I 

56 know him, and I keep his word. Abraham, your 
father, rejoiced to see my day ; and he saw it, and 

57 was glad. The Jews therefore said to him : Thou 
art not yet fifty your* o"A and hast thou seen Abra- 

58 ham? Jesus said to them : Verily, verily, I say to 

59 you, before Abraham was, I am. They took up 
stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid 
hiniH'.'ir, and went oat of the temple. 

1 IX. And passing along, hosawaman Mind from 

3 his birth. And bis disciples risked him, saying: 

Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that 

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this man sinned, mi- h's piivents ; but that the works 
of God should 1ir made manifest in him. I must 4 
work the works of him that sent me, while it is day. 
Night is coming, when none can work. As long 6 
as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 

When he had thus spoken, he spit on the ground, 6 
and made clay of the spittle., and anointed the eyes 
of the blind man with the clay, and said to him i 1 
Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is inter- 
preted, Sent.) Ha wOEiUiwny therefore, and washed, 
and came seeing. 

The neighbors ther'/lore, siru'l tiir-y who before had 8 
seen him that he w:is a kwar, sa'd : Is not this he 
that ails and begs? Horiio, This is he; and 9 
others, He is like him ; iie said, I am he. There- 10 
fore said they to him. How were- thine eyea opened ? 
He answered.: A man en 'led Jesus made clay, and 11 
anointed mine eyes, and siiid t.o me, Go to the pool 
of Siloam, and wash. And I went away and 
washed, and received sight. They said to him, 12 
Where is he ? He said, I know not. 

They bring to the Pharisees him that before was 13 
■blind. And it was the sabbath when Jesus made 14 
the clay, and opened his eyes. Again therefore the 15 
Pharisees also asked him how he received sight. He 
said to them : He put clay upon mine eyes, and I 
washed, and do see. Therefore said some of the 16 
Pharisees : This man is not from God, because he 
keeps not the sabbath. Others said, How can a 

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man that is a sinner do such signs ? And there was 

17 a division among them. Theysay to the blind awn 
again : What sayost thou, of him, seeing that he 

opened thine eyes ? He fail], lie is a prophet. 

18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning 
him, that he was blind and received sight, until they 

19 called the parents of him that, received sight. And 
they asked them, saying : Is this your son, who ye 
say was born blind ? How then does he now see ? 

20 His parents answered them and said : Wc know 
that this is our son, and that he was born blind. 

21 But by what means lie now sees, wo know not ; or 
who opened his eyes, we know not. He is of age; 

22 asl: him. He shall speak for himself. These words 
spake his parents, because t-iey feared the Jews; for 
the Jews had agreed already, that if any one con- 
fessed him as Chris;, he should be put out of the 

23 synagogue. Therefore his parents said i He is of 
age ; ask him. 

24 They therefore called a second time the man that 
was blind, and said to him: Give glory to God ; we 

25 know that this man is a sinner. He answered there- 
fore : Whether lie is a sinner, I know not ; one 
thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 

26 Then said they to him again : What did he to thee I 

27 How opened he thine eyes ? He answered them : 
I have told you already, and ye did not hear. 
Wherefore would ye hear again ? Will ye also be- 

28 come his disciples ? They reviled him, and said : 



Thou art his disciple j but we are Moses' disciples. 
"We know that God lias spoken to Moses j but as 29 
for this man, we know not whence lie is. The man 30 
answered and said to them : Why herein is a mar- 
velous thing, that ye know not whence he is, and 
he has opened mine eyes. Now we know that God 31 
hears not sinners. But if any one is a worshiper of 
God, and death his will, him he hears. Since the 32 
world began, it was not heard that any one opened 
the eyes of one bora blind. If this man were not 33 
from God, he could do nothing. They answered 34 
and said to him: Thou wast altogether born 
in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast 
him out. 

Jesus heard that they had cast him out ; and find- 35 
ing him, he said to him : Dost thou believe on the 
Son of God I He answered and said : Who then is 36 
he, Lord, that I may believe on him 7 And Jesus 37 
said to him : Thou hast both seen him, and he it is 
that talks with tliee. And he said, Lord, I believe. 3B 
And he worshiped him. 

And Jesus said : For judgment came I into this 39 
world ; that they who see not may see, and that 
they who see may become blind. And they of the 40 ' 
Pharisees who were with him heard these words, 
and said to him, Are we also blind ? Jesus said to 41 
them : If ye were blind, ye would not have sin. 
But now ye say, We see. Tour sin remains ! 

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1 X Ysarnv, verily, I say to yon: He that enters 
not throo-h the door into «* shicplbH, 1>""' ehmbs 
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2 tor BathethaleDler.iollroughtliedoorlsthe 

3 shepherd of tt» Btaep. To «" °» J"" 81 °f '"' 
aoo the sheep tar hi. voice | and he «lk his .heep 

4 h Y name, «* «> tl '«° 0nt ' ^ * , 
pot forth all U> own, ho goes before them ; and the 

5 sheep follow him, for the, know hi And . 
Btrmm they will not follow, hot will Hoe from h,m ; 
because they taow not the voice of .trangers. 

6 Thi. parable >!»*« J '«" l » i "™ ; tal *"* ™" 
derstood not wtat thing, th.j were whieh he spake 
to them. ,, 

7 Therefore said Jet., to than again ° ^ erdy, verily, 

8 I », to jon, I am the door of the sheep. All who 
came before m. ore thieve, and robber. ] but the 

S.h=ep did not hear them. I am the door. If any 
one enter in through me, he shall be saved, and shall 

10 go in and oat and find putme. The thief eome. 
not bat to .tea!, and lo kill, and to de.lroy. I came 
that the, may have life, and that the, may have it 

11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd 

12 lay, down his life for the .beep. But he that is a 
hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the .beep 
are not, see. the wolf coming, and leave, the sheep, 
and flees; and the wolf catches them, and scatter. 

13 the sheep. The hireling flees, because he is a hire- 


ling, and are. not for the steep. I am toe good H 
shepherd ; and I know mine, aad am known by mine, 
„ the Patter loom »•, "»« 1 ta ™ lte M " ' " 
and I lay down in, We to, the .beep. And otber 16 
■been I Lave, whieh are nol of tliis Ml. Tbem also I 
must bring, and tbev ■halltear my voir* ; and tbere For this lb. Putter 17 
toe. me, because 1 lav down mv life Hat I ma, take 
it again. No one take, it from me, tat I la, it down 18 
of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have 
power to take it again. This commandment I re- 
ceived from m. Patter. 

Again there arose a division nmong the Jews 19 
because of the* words. And man, of them said i 20 
He ha. a devil, and is mad ; why do yo hear him 1 
Otters said i These are not lie words of one that 21 
has a devil Can a devil open the eye. of the 
blind? . . T ,,„ 

And it was the feasi. of ibe dedication, in Jerusa- 22 
lemi and it WU winter. And Jesns was walking 23 
intlietempl.,intheporebofSolomon. The Jews 24 
therefore came aronnd him, and said to him i How 
long dont thou hold u. in doubt r If thou art the 
Christ, tell u. plainly. 

Jesus answered them 1 1 told you, and ye believe 25 
not The works that I do in m, Patter's name, 

ir witness of me. But ye believe not ; for 26 



27 ye arc not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep 
tear my voice, and I know them, and they follow 

28 me ; and I give 1.0 them tier life ; arid they shall 
never perish, nor shall any one pluck them out 

29 of my hand. My Father, who has given them to 
me, is greater than nil ; and no one is able to pluck 

30 them oat of-my Father's hand. I and the Father 

31 The Jews therefore took up stones again to stone 

32 him. Jesus answered them : Many goo;! works 
have I shewed you from my Father ;, for which of 

33 those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered 
him : For a good work we stone thee not, but 
lor blasphemy, ami because' iJiou, being man, makest 

34 thyself God. Jesus answered them : Is it not 

35 written in your law, I said, Te are gods? If he 
called them gods, to whom the word of God came, 

36 and the Scripture can not be broken ; say yo 
of him, whom the Father sanetified, and sent into 
the world, Thou blasphem;::*!'.. ansa I said, I am 

37 the Son of God? If I do,not the works of my 

38 Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye 
believe not me, believe the works ; that ye may 
learn and know, that the Father is in me, and 1 in 

39 the Father. Therefore they sought again to seize 
him ; and he went forth, out of their hand. 

40 And he went away agabi beyond the Jordan, to 
the place where John was at first immersing ; and 

41 there he abode. And many came to him, and said : 

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John indeed wrought no sign ; but all things that 
John spake of this man were true. And many be- 42 
lieved on him there, 

XI Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus of 1 
Bethany, from the village of Mary and Martha her 
sister. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with 2 
ointment, and wiped bis fcert with bra ban-, whose 
brother Lazarus was Afc. The sisters therefore 3 
sent to him, saying : Lord, behold, he whom thou 
lovest is sick. And Jesus hearing it, said ; This i 
sickness is not for death, but for the sake of the 
glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorined 

Now Jesus loved Martha, aud her sister, and 5 
Lazarus. When therefore he heard that he was 6 
siok, he then abode two days in the place where he 
was. Then after this he says to the disciples, Let 7 
us go into Judea again. The disciples say to him : 8 
Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee ; and 
goest thou thither again '! Jesus answered : Arc 9 
there not twelve hours in the day ? If any one walk 
in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the 
light of this world. But if any one walk in the 10 
night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 

These things said he ; and after this he says to 11 
them : Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep ; but I 
go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Therefore 12 
said his disciples : Lord if he sleep, he will do well. 

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13 But Jesus had spoken of his death; but they thought 

14 that he said it of taking rest in sleep. Then there- 
fore Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 

15 And I am glad lor your sakos Unit I was not there, 

16 that ye may believe. But let us go to him. There- 
fore said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his 
fellow disciples : Let us also go, that no may die 
with him. 

17 Having come tii'.veibro, J obits found that he had 
already been (bur days in l.he tomb. 

18' Now Bethany was mgh 'to -Jerusalem, about fit- 

19 teen furlongs off. And many of the Jews had come 
to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning 
their brolher. 

20 Therefore Martha, ivlitu she heard that Jesus is 
coming, went and mot him ; but Mary sat in the 

21 house. Then said Martha to Jesus : Lord, if thou 

22 badst been here, my brother had not died. But 
even now I know that whatever thou shalt ask of 

23 God, God will give it thee. Jesus says to her : Thy 

24 brother shall rise again. Martha says to him : I 
know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at 

25 the last day. Jesus said to her : I am the resurrec- 
tion, and the life; ho thai, believes on me, though 

26 he be dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives 
run] believes on mo. shall never dio. Believosl thou 

27 this? She says to him : Yea, Lord ; 1 believe. that 
thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who comes 

28 into the world. And having said this, she went 

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away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying : 
The Teacher is come, and calls for thee. And she, 29 
when she heard it, arose quickly and came to him. 

Now Jesus had not yet come into tlie village, but 30 
was in the place where Martha met him. The 31 
Jews therefore who were with her in the house and 
comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose np 
hastily and went out, followed her, saying : Bhe goes 
to the tomb to weep there. 

Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, 32 
seeing him, fell down at his feet, saying to him : 
Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not 

Jesus therefore, when he saw her weeping, and 33 
the Jews weeping who came witli her, groaned in 
spirit, and was troubled. And he said, Where have 34 
ye laid him? They say to him, Lord, come and 
see. Jesus wept. *»5 

The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved 36 
him! And some of them said : Could not this man, 37 
who opened the eyes of the b!!it:l. hu-ve caused even 
that this man should not have died? Jesus there- 38 

i again groaning 

l himself comes to the tomb. 

is a cave, and a stone lay npon it. 
Jesus says : Take away the stone. The sister of 39 
him that was dead, Martha, says to him : Lord, by 
this time he stlnketh ; for he has been dead four 
days. Jesus says to her : Said I not to thee, that, 40 
if thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God ? 

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41 So they took away tbe stone. And Jeans raised 
his eyes upward, and said : Father, I thank ihee 

42 that thou didst hear me. And I knew that thou 
always nearest mo : but Cor the sake of the multitude 
Standing around I said it, that they might believe 

43 that thou hast sent me. And when he had thus 
spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come 

44 forth. And he that was dead camo forth, bound 
hand and foot with grave clothes ; and his face was 
hound about with a napkin. Jesus says to them : 
Loose him, and let him go. 

45 Many therefore of the Jews who came to Mary, 

46 and saw what he did, believed on him. But some 
of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them 
what Jesus had done. 

47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gath- 
ered a council, and said : What do we, seeing that 

43 this man works many signs! If we let him thus alone, 
all will believe on him ; and the Bomans will come 

49 and take away both our place and nation. And a 
certain one of them, Oaiaphas, being high priest 

50 that year, said to them : Ye know nothing ; nor do 
ye consider that it is expedient for us, that one man 
die for the people, and that the whole nation perish 

51 not. And this he spake not of himself ; but being 
high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus 

52 should die for the nation ; and not for the nation 
only, but that also he should gather together into 
one the children of God that were scattered abroad. 

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Therefore from tliat day forth they took counsel 53 
together to put him to death, Jesus therefore no 54 
longer walked openly anions the -tews ; but departed 
thence to the country near to the wilderness, to a 
city called Ephraim, and there continued with his 

And the passover of the Jews was at hand ; and 56 
many went up to Jerusalem out of the country, be- 
fore the passover, that they might purify themselves. 
They sought therefore lor Jesus, and said among 5G 
themselves, as they stood in the temple : "What 
think ye, that he will not come to the feast? Now 61 
tho chief priests and the Pharisees had given a com- 
mandment, that, if any one knew where he was, he 
Should make it known, that they might seize him. 

Xir. Then Jesus six days before the passover 1 
came to Belhany, where Lazarus was who had been 
dead, whom Jesus raised from the dead. They 2 
therefore made him a supper there, and Martha 
served ; and Lazarus was one of them that reclined 
at table with him. 

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure 3 
spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of 
Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the 
house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 
Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Si- 4 
mon's son, who was about to betray him ■: Whywas 5 

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hot this ointment soM for throe hundred denaries, 

6 and given to the poor ? This lie said, not because 

he eared for the poor; but beeause he was a thief, 

and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 

1 Then said Jesus: Let her alone ; shehaskeptittothe 

8 day of my preparation for burial. For the poor ye 
hare always you ; but me ye have not always. 

9 A great multitude of ibo Jews therefore knew 
that he was there. And they came not because of 
Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus also, 
whom he had raised from the dead. 

10 But the chief prints consulted that they might 

11 put Lazarus also to death ; beeause by reason of him 
many of the Jews went aw;\v, r.nd boneved on Jeans, 

12 On the morrow ;: great nnillitude that had come 
to the feast, hearing that Jesus is coming to Jera- 

13 salcm, took branches of tlio palm trees and went 
forth to meet him, in id ciiid, .1 le:-ar.:ia : Blessed is 
he that comes in the name of the Lord, the King 

14 of Israel. And Jesus, having found a young ass. 
Lo sat thereon ; as it is written : Fear not, daughter of 

Zion ; behold, thy King comotb, sitting on an ass's 
16 colt. These things his diseiples understood not at 
the first. But when Jesus was glorified, then re- 
membered they that these things were written of 
him, and that they had done these things to him. 

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The multitude therefore that was with him when 17 
ho called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him 
from the dead, "bare witness. For this the multitude 18 
also met him, because they heard that he had wrought 
this sign. The Pluirisws therefore paid among them- 19 
selves : Perceive ye that ye avail nothing ? Behold, 
the world is gosiu away after liim. 

And there were certain Greeks, of those who 20 
came up to worship at the feast. These came there- 2 1 
fore to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, 
and desired him, saying : Sir, we would see Jesus. 
Philip comes and tells Andrew ; Andrew and Philip 22 
come and tell Jeans. 

And Jesus answered them, saying : The hour is 23 
come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 
Verily, verily, I say to you, except the grain of 24 
wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone ; 
but if it die, it brings forth . much fruit. Ho that 25 
loves his life shall lose it ; and he that hates his life 
in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any 26 
one serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, 
there shall also my servant be. If any one serve 
me, him will the Father honor. 

Now is my sou! troubled; and what shall I say? 27 
Father, save me from this hour I But for this cause 
came I unto this hour: Father, glorify thy name. 28 

V. 27. or, savo me from this hour 1 

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Then came there a voice out of heaven : I both have 

pdorified it, asicl will glorify it ugniu, 

29 The multitude tJiti-tforts that stood by and heard, 
said that it thundered : oilier said, An angel has 

30 spoken to him. Jesus answered and said : This voice 

31 came not for my sake, bnt for your sakes. Now is 
the judgment of this world ; now shall the prince of 

32 this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted np 

33 from the earth, will draw all men to me. This he 
said, signify! ii;;' by what ;<:r of death he should 

34 The multitude ans-weral him : We have heard out 
of the law that tin; Chris; abides forever; and how 
sayest thou, The Ron of man must be lifted up? 

3G Who is this Son of man ? Jesus therefore said to 
them : Yet a little while is the light among you. 
Walk while ye havo the light, thai, darkness may 
not overtake you ; ar,d he thai- walks in the darkness 

36 knows not whither he goes. While ye havo the 
light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons 
of light. 

These: things, spi^ke .Tes;.-s, and departed, and hid 
himself from them. 

37 But though he had wrought so many signs before 

38 them, they believed not on him. That the saying 
of Isaiah the prophet might be Mulled, which he 
spake: Lord, who has believed our report, and to 
whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 

39 Therefore they could not be'.ievc, because Isaiah 

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said again : He has Winded their eyes, and harden- 40 
ed their heart ; that they should not see with their 
eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and 
I should heal them. These things said Isaiah, be- 41 
cause lie saw his glory, and spake of him. Yet, 42 
even of the ruler* many believed on him; but be- 
cause of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest 
they should be put out of the synagogue ; for they 43 
loved the glory of men more than the glory of God. 

And Jesus cried and said : He that believes on 44 
me, believes not on me hut on him that seat me. 
And he that beholds me beholds him that sent mc. 45 
I have come a lipiii. into the world, that whoever 46 
believes on me may no: abide in the darkness. And 47 
if any one hear my words, and keep them not, I do 
not judge him ; for I came not to judge the world, 
but to save the world. He that rejects me, and 48 
receives not my wards, hiis one that judges him. 
The word that I spake, that shall judge him in the 
last day. Because I spake not from myself ; but the 49 
Father who sent me, he has given me a command- 
ment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 
And I know that his commandment, is everlasting 50 
life. What things T speak therefore, as the Father 
has said to me, so 'I speak. 

3ETII. Now before the feast of the passover, 1 

Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he 
should depart out of this world to the Father, hav- 

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iag loved his own who were in the world, he loved 

2 them to the end. And supper being served, the 
devil having already put into the heart of Judas 

3 Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him ; knowing 
that the Father had given all things into his hands, 
and Hat he came out from God, and is going to 

4 God, he rises from the supper, and lays aside his 
6 garments, and taking a towel girded himself. After 

that he pours water into the basin, and began to 
wash the feet of Jiiii disoiplos. arid to wipe them 
with the towel with which he was girded. 

6 He comes therefore to Himon Peter; and Peter 

7 says to him : Lord, dost thou wash iny feet? Jesus 
answered and said U> ;r'n : What I do thou knowest 

E not now ; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter 
says to him : Never shalt thou wash my feet. Jesus 
answered him : If I wash thee not, thou hast no 

9 part with me. Simon Peter, says to him : Lord, 
not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 

10 Jesus says to him : He that has bathed has no need 
save to wash the feet, but is wholly clean. And ye 

11 are clean, but not all. For he knew his betrayer ; 
tla-refore said ]::■'. V"e arij not all clean. 

12 So after he had wash-rid their feet, and had taken 
his garments, and reclined again at table, he said 

13 to them : Know ye what I have done to you ? Ye 
call me the Teacher, and the .Master; and ye say 

L4 well, for so I am. If I then, the Master and the 
Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to 

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wash one Mother's feet. For I have given you an 15 
example, that as I have done to you, ye also should 
do. Verily, verily, I say to you; A servant is not 16 
greater than his lord, nor one that is sent greater 
than ho that sent him. If ye know these things, 17 
happy ;i.:-t! ye. if ye do them. 

I speak not of you all ; I know whom I chose ; 18 
but that the scripture might be fulfilled; He that 
cats bread with me lifted up his heel against me. 
Eveo now I tell you.'before it comes to pass, that 19 
when it comes to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 
Yerily, verily, I say to you, he that receives whom- 20 
Soever I send receives me ; and ho that receives me 
receives him that sent me. 

When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in 21 
spirit, and testified and said - "Verily, verily I say 
to you, that one of yon will betray me. The dis- 22 
ciples therefore looked one on another, doubting of 
whom he spake. Now there was reclining in Jesus' 23 
bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. To 24 
him therefore Simon Peter beckons and says to 
him : Say who it is of whom he speaks. He then, 25 
leaning back on Jesus' breast, says to him : Lord, 
who is it? Jesus answers : He it is, to whom I 26 
shall give the morsel, when I have dipped it. And 
having dipped the morsel, he gives it to Judas 
Iscariot, son of Simon. And after the morsel, 27 

V. IB. or, cor an apostle (i- e- onelhat is sent;. 

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then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore says 
to him : What thou doest, do quickly. 

28 Now 110 ooe at the table knew fop what intent 

29 he spake this to bin. For some thought, because 
Judas had the bag, that Jesus said to him : Buy 
what wa need for the feast ; or, that ho should give 
something to the poor. 

30 He then, having received the morsel, went im- 
mediately out ; and it was night. 

31 When therefore he was gone out, Jesus says : 
Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glori- 

32 Bed in him. If God is glorified in him, God will 
also glorify him in himself, and will straightway 

33 glorify him. .Children, yet a little while I am with 
you. Ye shall seek me ; and as I said to the Jews, 
whither I go ye can not come, so now I say to you. 

34 A new commandment I give to >ou, that ye love 
one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love 

35 one another. By this shall all know that ye are 
tu v disciples, if yc have love one toward iuiot.lier. 

36 Simon Peter says to him : Lord, whither goest 
thou? Jesus answered him : Whither I go, thou 
canst not follow me now ; but thou shalt follow me 

37 afterwards. Peter says to him : Lord, why can not 
I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for 

38 thee. Jesus answers : Wilt thou lay down thy 
life for mo? Verily, verily, I say to thee, the cock 
shall not crow, till thou hast <lei;iei] me thrice. 

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XIV. Lst nut yanr heart be troubled. Believe 1 
in God, and believe in inc. In my Father's house 2 
are many mansions ; if it were not so, I would have 
told you ; because I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will 3 
come again, and will receive you to myself; that 
where I am, ye may be also. And ye know the 4 
way whither I go. 

Thomas Bays to him : Lord, we know not whither 5 
thou goest ; and how do we know the way ? Jesus 6 
says to him : I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father, but by me. If ye 7 
knew me, ye would know my Father also; and 
from henceforth ye know liim, and have seen him. 

Philip says to him : Lord, shew us the Father, 8 
and it suffices us. Jesus says to him, Am I so long 9 
time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip ? 
He that has seen me has seen the Father ; and how 
sayest thou, Shew us the Father ? Believed) thou 10 
not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? 
The words that I speak to you I speak not of my- 
self ; but the Father that dwells in me, lie doeth the 
works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the 11 
Father in me ; or else believe lor the very works' sake. 

Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes on 12 
me, the works that 1 do shall he do also ; and greater 
than these shall he do, because I go to the Father. 

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13 And whatsoever yu -hu'' a-k ir. my name, that will 
I do, that the Falher may be glorified in the Sod. 

14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it, 

15 If ye love me, keen my commandments. And 1 

16 will ask of the F«ilif:r, and he will give you another 

17 Comforter, that he may be with yon forever ; the 
Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, be- 
cause it sees Win not,, neither knows him ; but ye 
know him, because he abides with yon, and shall be 

18 in you. I will not. leave you bereaved ; 1 will come 
to you. 

19 Yet a little while . and the world sees me no more; 

20 but ye see me ; because 1 live, ye shall live also. In 
that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and 

21 ye in me, and I in you. He that has my com- 
mandments, and keeps them, be it is that loves me; 
and he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, 
and I will love htm, mid will manifest myself to him, 

22 Judas says to him (not Iseariot) r Lord, how is it 
that thou wilt manifei thyself to us, and not to the 

23 world F Jesus answered and said to him : If any 
one loves me, he will keep my word; and my 
Father will love him, and we will come to him, and 

24 make our abode with him. He that loves me not 
keeps not my words ; and the word which ye hear 
is not mine, but the Father's who sent me. 

25 These things have 1 spoken to you, while abiding 

26 with you. But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, 

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whom the Father will send in my name, he shall 
teach you all things. nod bring to your remembrance 
aK things which I said to you. 

Peace I leave with yon, my peace I give to you ; 27 
not as the world jnvis, give I to you. Let not your 
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye 28 
heard how I said to yon, I go away, and I come to 
you. If ye loved me. ye would have rejoiced that 
I go to the Father ; because the Father is greater 
than I. And now I have told yea before it comes to 23 
pass, that, when :'. is come to pass, ye may believe. 

I will no longer talk much with you ; for the 30 
prince of the world comes, and in me he lias noth- 
ing. But that the world may know that I love the 31 
Father, aval as ihc Father gave me commandment, 
so I do. Arise, let us go hence. 

XT- I am the true vine, and my Father is the 1 
husbandman. Every branch in me that hears not 2 
fruit, betakes it away; and every one that bears 
fruit, he cleanses it, that it may bear more fruit. Ye 3 
are already clear;, through the word which I have 
spoken to you. 

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can 4 
not bear fruit of itself, if it abide not in the vine, so 
neither can ye, if ye abide not in me. I am the 5 
vine, ye are the branches. . He that abides in mo 
and I in him, the same hears much fruit; because 
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not in me, he is cast forth as tlic branch, and is 
withered ; and they gather them, and cast them into 

7 the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, 
and my words abide in you, ask whatever ye will, 
and it shall be done to you. 

8 Herein is my Father ajorHied, that ye bear much 

9 fruit; and ye shall become my disciples. As the 
Father loved me, I also loved you ; abide in my love, 

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my 
love ; as I have kept my Father's commandments, 
and abide in his love. 

11 These tilings have I spoken to you, that my joy 

12 may be in you, mid your joy bj made full. This is 
my command men I., that yc low 1 one another, as I 

13 loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that 

14 one lay down his life for his friends. Yo are my 
friends, if ye do what soever I command you. 

15 No longer do I call you servants ; because the 
sen-ant knows not what hi:; lord doeth. But I have 
called yon Mends ; because '..':[ i.hings that I have 
heard from my Father I have made known to you. 

16 Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appoint- 
ed you that ye may ao and hear fruit, and that your 
fruit may remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of 
the Father in my name, he may give it you, 

17 These things I command you, that ye love one an- 

18 other. If the world hates you, ye know that it has 

19 hated me before it hated you. If ye wero of the 
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ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the 
world, for this the world hates you. Remember the 20 
word thut I said to you, A servant is not greater 
than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also 
persecute you ; if they kept my saying, they will 
keep yours also. But all 'these things will they do 21 
to you for my mime's suke, because they know not 
him iiikit sent me. 

Ifl had not come and spoken to them, they would 22 
not have sin ; but now they have no cloak for their 
sin. He that me my Father also. If I 23 
hod not done among them the works which no other 24 
one has done, they would not have sin ; but now 
they have both seen and hated both mo and my 
Father. But this comes to pass, that tha word 25 
might be fulfilled that is written in their law. They 
hated me without a cause. 

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will 26 
send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, 
which proceeds from the Father, he shall bear wit- 
ness of me. And ye also shall bear witness, because 27 
ye are with me from the beginning. 

XVI. These things have I spoken to you, that 1 

ye should not be offended. They will put you out 2 
of the synagogues ; yea, a time is coming, that every 
one who kills you will think be makes an offering to 

God. And these things will they do to you, be- 3 

cause they have not known the Father, nor me. But 4 

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these tilings I have spoken to you, that when the time 
shall come, ye may remember that I told you of 
them. And these things I told you not from the 
beginning, because I was with you. 

5 And now I go to him that sent me; and- none of 

6 you asks me, Whither goesi, thou ? But because I 
have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled 

7 your heart. But I tell you the truth, it is expedi- 
ent for you that I depart ; for if I depart not, the 
Comforter will not come to you ; but if I go, I will 

8 send him to you. And, when he is come he will 
convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteons- 

9 ness, and of judgment ; of sm, in that they believe 

10 not on me; of righteousness, in that I go to my 

11 Father, and ye behold me no more ; of judgment, 
in that the prince o r this woiiil has ijcin judged. 

12 I have yet msiny tilings to say to you, but ye can 

13 not bear them now. But when he, the Spirit of 
truth, is come, he will guide you into all the truth ; 
for he shall not speak from himself, but whatever he 
hears that shall ho speak, and he shall shew you the 

14 thingstocome. ITe shall glorify me ; because he shall 

15 receive of mine, and shall shew it to you. All things 
that the Father has are mine. Therefore I said, 
that he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it to 

16 you. A little while, and ye behold me not ; and 
a'liiin a liiile w1ii!R..and to shall see me. 

17 Therefore said *wm o; h's disciples to oneanother ; 
What is this that he says to us, A little while, and 

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ye behold me not ; and again a little while, and ye 
shall see me ; and, I go to the Father? They said 18 
therefore : What is this that he says, A little while ? 
We kmv.v not what lie says. 

Jesus knew that they wire desirous to ask him, 19 
arid said to them : Do ye inquire of this with one 
another, that 1 said, A little while, and ye behold 
me not ; and again a lii.llo while, and ye shall see 
me? Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall 20 
weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice ; and 
ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be 
turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail 21 
has sorrow, because her hour is eome ; but when she 
has borno the child, she rtLne-.nbers no more the an- 
guish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 
And so ye now have sorrow; but I will see you 22 
again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no 
one takes from yon. 

And in that day ye shall ask nothing of me. 23 
Verily, verily, I say to you : Whatever ye shall ask 
of the Father, lie will give it you in my name. Hith- 24 
erto have ye ashed nothing in my name, Ask, and 
ye shall receive, thai your joy may be made- fall. 

These things have I spoken to you in parables. 25 
A time is coming, when I shall no more speak to 
you in parables, but 1 shall shew you plainly of the 
Father. In that day ye shall ask in my name. 26 
And I say not to you, that I will pray the Father 
for you ; for the Father himself loves you, because 27 


ye have loved me, a:ul kivo believed that I came 

28 forth from God. I came forth from the Father, and 
have coma into the world ; again, I leave the world, 
and go to the Father. 

29 His disciples say to him : Lo, now thou speakest 

30 plainly, and speakest no parable. Now we know 
that thou knowest all things, and needest not that 
any one should ask thee. By this we believe that 
thou earnest forth from God. 

31 Jesus answered them : Do ye now believe? Be- 

32 hold, an hour is coming, aud has come, that ye shall 
be scattered, each one to his own, and shall leave me 
alone ; and I am not alone, because the Father is 

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye 
may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation ; 

but be of good c;i'.;!;i', 1 have overcome the world. 

1 XVII. TnssE words spake Jesus, and lifted up 
his eyes to heaven, and said : Father, the hour has 
come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify 

2 thee ; as thou gavest him power over all flesh, that 
as many as thou hast given to him, to them he 

3 should give eternal life. And tin's is the eternal life, 
that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus 

4 Christ, whom thou didst send. I glorified thee on 
the earth ; I finished the work which thou hast given 

5 me to do. And now, Father, glorify thou me 
with thine own self, with the glory which I had with 


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thee before the world was. I manifested thy name 6 
to the men whom thou hast given me out of the 
world. Thine they were, and thou hast given them 
to me ; and they have kept thy word. Now they 7 
know that all things whatsoever thou hast given me 
are from thee ; because ihi: word-, which thou gavest 8 
me I have given to them, and they received them, 
and knew in truth that I came forth from thee, and 
believed that thon didst send me. I pray for them ; 9 
I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou 
hast givec me ; for they are thine. And all things 10 
that are mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I 
am glorified in them. 

And I am no longer in the world ; an<il these are 11 
in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Falher, 
keep them in thy name which thou hast given me, 
that they may be one, as we are. While I was with 12 
them, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou 
hast given me I watched over, and none of them 
perished, except the son of perdition, that the scrip- 
ture might be fulfilled. And now I come to thee ; 13 
and these things 1 speak in the world, that they may 
have my joy made fall in them. I have given them 14 
thy word ; and the world hated them, because they 
are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I 15 
pray not that thou shonldest take them out of the 
world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the 
evil. They are not of the world, as I am not of the 16 
world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is 17 

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18 truth. As tLou cY.M- said me into the world, I also 

13 sent them into the world. And for their sake? I 

sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in 

20 the truth. And 1 pray not for these only, bat also 
for them who believe on me through their word ; 

21 that all may be one ; as thou, Father, in me and I 
in thee, that they also may be in us ; that the world 

22 may believe that thou didst send me. And the glory 
which thou hast given to me I have given to them, 

23 that they may be one, as we are one; I in them, 
and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one ; 
that the world may know that thou didst send me, 
and lovedst them aa thou lovedst me. 

24 Father, those whom thou hast given me, I will 
that where I am tbey also be with me ; that they 
may behold my glory, which thou hast given me ; 
because thou lovedst me before the foundation of the 

25- world. Bigliteoua Father 1 And the world knew 
thee not ! But I knew thee, and these knew that thon 

26 didstsendme; and! made known totliem thyname, 
and will make it known; that the love wherewith, 
thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them. 

1 XVIII. WiriM Jesus had spoken these words, 
he went out with his disciples beyond the brook 
Kedron, where was a garden, into which he entered 

2 and his disciples. And Judas also, his betrayer, 
knew the place ; because Jesus ofttimes resorted 
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Judas therefore, 'having received the band and 3 
officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, comes 
thither with torche3 and lamps and weapons. 
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were 4 
coming upon him, went i'ortli and said to them, 
Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus the 5 
Nazarene. Jesus says to them, I am he. And ■ 
Judas also, his betrayer, was standing with them. 

When therefore he had said to them, I am he, 6 
they went backward, and fell to the ground. 

Again therefore he asked them, Whom seek ye? 1 
And they said, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus answer- 8 
ed, I told you that I am he ; if therefore ye seek 
me, let these go their way. That the saying might 9 
be fulfilled, which he spake :■ Of them whom thon 
hast given me I lost none. 

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and 10 
smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his 
rightear. The servant's name wasMalchus. Jesus 11 
therefore said to Peter ; Put up thy sword into the 
sheath. The cup which my Father has given me, 
shall I not drink it? 

So the band and the captain and the officers of IS 
the Jews took Jesus, and bound him. And they led 13 
him away to Annus first ; lor he was father-in-law 
of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. And 14 
Caiaphas was he who counseled the Jews, that it 
was expedient that one man should die for the people. 
And Simon Peter and tiiu other disciple followed 15 

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Jesus. That <]i?.(-ifi]e was known to the high 
priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of 

16 the high priest. But Peter was standing- at the 
door without. Therefore the other disciple, who 
was known to the high prk'?t, wont out and spake 
to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. 

17' Then the damsel ihul kept I he door says to Peter: 
Art not thou also oik: of this man's disciples? He 
says, I am not. 

18 And the servants and the officers were standing 
there, having made a fire of coals, because it was 
cold, and were warmkig themselves ; and Peter was 
standing with them, and warming himself. 

19 The high pries! therefore asked Jesus of his dis- 

20 ciples, and of his teaching. Jesus answered him ; 
I have spoken openly to the world ; I ever taught 
in the synagogue, und in the temple, where all the 
Jews assemble ; and in secret spake I nothing. 

21 Why ashes t thou me f Ask them that have heard 
me, what I spake to them. Behold, these know 
v.l.a! things I said. 

22 And when he had said this, one of the officers 
who was standing by guvij Jesus a blow on the 
face, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so? 

23 Jesus answered him : If I have spoken evil, bear 
witness of the evil ; hut if well, why smites!, thou ran ? 

24 Annas sent him bound to Oaiaphas the high 

25 priest. And Simon Peter was standing and warm- 
ing himself. They said therefore to him : Art thou 

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also one of his disciples ? He denied, and said, I 
am not. One of the servants of the high priest, 2i 
being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, 
says : Did not I see thee in tlie garden with him ? 
Again therefore Peter denied; and immediately the 2? 
cock crowed. 

Then they lead Jesu3 from O.iaphas into the 2S 
Governor's palace; and it was early; and they 
themselves went not into the palace, that they might 
not be defiled, but might cut the passover. Pilate 29 
therefore went out to them, and said : What ac- 
cusation briug ye against this man? They an- 38 
swered and said to. him : If he were not a malefac- 
tor, we would not have delivered him up to thee. 
Pilate therefore said to them : Do ye take him, and 31 
judge him according lo your law. The Jews there- 
fore said to him : It is not lawful for us to put 
any one to death. That the saying of Jesus might 32 
be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what 
manner of death he should die. 

Pilate therefore entered into the palace again, 33 
and called Jesus, and said to him ; Art thou the 
King of the Jews ? Jesus answered ■: Dost thou 34 
say this of thyself, or did others tell thee concerning 
me ? Pilate answered : Am I a Jew ? Thine own 35 
nation and the chief priests delivered thee to me. 
What hast thou done '! Jesus answered : My king- 36 
dom is not of this world. IF my kingdom were of 
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not tie delivered to (lie Jews ; bat now is my lung- 

37 dom not from hence. Pilate therefore said to bira : 
Art thou a king tliesi ? Jesus answered: Thou 
sayest it ; for I am a king. To this end have I 
been bora, and to this end have I come into the 
world, that T may Ix'ur witness to the truth. Every 
one that is of the truth hears my voice. 

38 Pilate says to him, Wli;i.t. is truth ? And having 
said this, he went out again to the Jews, and says 

39 to them, I Bnd no fault in him. But ye have a cus- 
tom, that I should release to you one at the pass- 
over.' Do ye desire therefore that I release to you 

40 the King of the Jews 1 They all therefore cried 
out again, saying : Not this one, but Barabbas, 
Now Barabbas was a robber, 

1 SIX Then therefore Pilate took Jesus, and 

2 scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown 
of thorns, and put it on his head, and put on him a 

3 purple robe ; and they came to him, and said : 
Hail, King of the Jews ! And they gave him 
blows ou the face. 

4 Pilate went forth again, ami says to them : Be- 
hold, I bring hiin forth to you, that ye may know 

5 that I find no fault in him. Jesus therefore came 
forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple 
robe. And he ssiys to l.hein, Behold the man ! 

6 When therefore the chief priests and the officers 
saw him, they cried nut. saying : Crucify him, crucify 

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him. Pilate says to them : Do ye take him, and 
crucify him ; for I find no fault in him. The Jews 1 
answered him ; We have a law, and by our law he 
ought to die, because he made Imas^lf the Son of God. 

When therefore Pilate heard this saying, he was 8 
the more afraid. And he went again into the palace, 9 
and says to Jesus, Whence art thou ? But Jesus 
gave him -no answer. Then says Pilate to him : 10 
Dost thou not speak to me? Knowest thou not 
that I have power to release thee, and have power 
to crucify thee 1 Jesus answered : Thou wouldst 11 
have no power against me, except it were given thee 
from above. Therefore he iliat delivers me to thee 
has the greater sin. Thenceforth Pilate sought to 12 
release him. But the Jews cried out, saying : If 
thou let this man go, thou art not a friend of Cassar. 
Whosoever makes himself a king speaks against 

When therefore Pilate heard these words, he Vi 
brought Jesus forth, and sat down on the judgment 
seat in a place called the Pavement, and in Hebrew, 
Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the pass- 14 
over, and about the sixth hour. And he says to the 
Jews, Behold your king I But they cried out, Away 15 
with him, away with bim, crucify him. Pilate says 
to them, Shall I crucify your king ? The chief 
priests answered, We have no king bur. Ciesar. Then 18 
therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. 
And they took Jesus, and led him away. 

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17 And bearing his itos.j he went forth into the place 
called l.he phi <:<: of a skul! , which in Hebrew is called 

18 Golgotha; where they cruclM him, and two others 
with him, on eil-lie" side one, ai'.d Jesus in the midst. 

19 And Pilate also wi-ol.r- :i i.iile, ssnd put it on the cross. 
And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH 

20 This title therefore many of the Jews read ; for 
the place where Jesus was cnioifed was niiih to the 
city, and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and 

21 Latin. Thtrclbre ,-aid iho chief priests of the Jews 
to Pilate : Write not, The -King of the Jews ; but 

22 that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate an- 
swered : What I have written T have written, 

23 Then the soldier.-, when they had crucified Jesus, 
took his garments, and made four parts, to every 
soldier a part, and alto his coat. Now the coat 
was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 

24 They said therefore to one another : Let us not rend 
it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the 
scripture mig'hl be ;"i;!N:ial v.'hkh -ays : They parted 
my garments among them, and for my vesture they 
cast lots. 

25 These things the soldiers did. And there were 
standing by the cross of Jesus his' mother, and his 
niother'ii sisier, Mary the wife of ( -lopas, and Mary 

26 the Magdalene. Jesus therefore seeing his mother, 
and the disciple whom he loved standing by, says 

27 to his mother ; Woman, behold thy son I Then he 

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says to the disciple : Behold thy mother ! And 
from that hour the disciple took lice to his own home. 

After this, Jeans knowing that all things were 28 
now finished, that the scripture might be accom- 
plished, says, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel 29 
full of vinegar ; and they filled a sponge with vine- 
gar, and put it upon hyssop, and presented it to his 
mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the 30 
vinegar, he said : It is finished ; and he bowed his 
h^ in I, ;;nd yfi-ve up bis spirit. , 

The Jews therefore, since it was the preparation, 31 
that the bodies might net remain upon the cross on 
file sabbath, (for that sabbath day was a great day,) 
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and 
that they might be taken away. So the soldiers 32 
came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the 
other who was crucified with him. But when they 33 
came to Jesus, and saw that he was already dead, 
they brake not his legs. But one of the soldiers 34 
with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith there 
came out blood and water. 

And he that has seen has borne witness, and his 35 
witness is true and he knows that he says what is 
true, that ye also might believe. For these things ?,(, 
came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A 
boneofhimshaUnotbe broken. And again another 37 
scripture says, They shall look on him whom they 
And after this, Joseph from Arimathea, being a 38 

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disciple of Jesus but secretly for four of the Jews, 
.besought Pilate that he might take away the body 
of Jesus ; and Pilate gave him leave. He came 

39 therefore, and took away the body of Jesus. And 
there came also Kicodemus, who at the first catne 
to Jeans by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and 

40 aloes, about a hundred pound? weight. Then took 
they the body of Jesus, ;^id wound it in linen cloths 
with the apices, as is the custom of the Jews to 
prepare for burial. 

41 Now in the place where he was crucified there 
was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, 

42 whereiq no one was yet laid. There they laid Jesus 
(.'nf-i'i'Iorc, on account of the preparation of the Jews, 
because the sepulchre was nigh at hand. 

1 XX. Now on the first day of the week comes 

Mary the Magdalene early, wl if n it was yet dark, 
to the sepulchre, ami sees the taken away from 

2 the sepulchre. She runs therefore and comes to 
Simon Peter, and lo the oilier disciple, whom Jesus 
loved, anil say-- to them : 'f'hoy have taken away the 
Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where 
they have laid him, 

3 Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, 

4 and they went to the sepulchre. And the two ran 
together ; and the other disciple outran Peter, and 

5 came first to the seiiulchre. A.uU stooping duv.-n he 
sees the linen cloths lyinir; yet went he not in. 

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Then comes Simon Peter following him; and he G 
went into the sepulchre, and sees the linen cloths 
lying, and the napkin that was about his head not 1 
lying with the linen Mollis, but wrapped together 
in a place by itself. Then therefore the other dis- 8 
ciple went in also, who came first to the sepulchre, 
and he saw, and believed. For not even yet did 9 
they know the scripture, that he must rise from the 

The disciples thtuvlbre went away again to their 10 
own home. And Mary was sUndieg by the sepal- 11 
chre without, weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped 
down into the sepulchre, and beholds two angels in 12 
white, sitting the one at the head and the other at 
the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Aai 13 
they say to her ; Woman, why weepest thou? She 
says to them, Because they have taken away my 
Lord; and I know not where they have laid hiin. 

Having said this, she turned buck and beholds 14 
Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 
Jesus says to her: Woman, why weepest thou? 15 
Whom dost thou seek ? She, supposing that it was 
the gardener, says to him : Sir, if thou hast borne 
him hence, teil me where thou hast laid him, and 1 
will take him away. Jesus says to her : Mary ! She 16 
turning says to him in Hebrew : Kabboni ! (which is 
to say, Teacher !) Jesus says to her : Touch me not ; 17 
for I have not yet ascended to my Father ; but go 
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Father and jour l\i±i r. am' inv f j oil and your God. 

18 Mary the Ma^ldiiao ciiuw bnuging word to the 
disciples, that she has seen the Lord, and that he 
spake these things to her. 

19 When therefore i: wv.s evem'tig on that day, the 
first day of the week, and the doors were shut where 
the disciples wore assembled for fear of the Jews, 
Jesus came and stood i:i the midst ; and he says to 

20 them : Peace be to you. And having said this, he 
shewed them his lunula sun! his side. The disciples 
therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 

21 Jesus therefore said to them again : Peace be 
to you. As the Father lias sent, me, so send I you, 

22 And having said (his, he breathed on them, and 

23 says to thecu : Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose- 
soever sins ye remit, they are ran it. ted to them ; and 
whosesoever ye retain, they are retained. 

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, 

25 was not with them when Jesus came. The other 
disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the 
Lord. But he said to them : Except I see in his 
hands the print of the nails, and thrust my linger 
into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into 
his side, I will not believe, 

26 And after tight thy*, ugain his disciples were 
within, and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the 
doors being shut, and stood hi the midst, and 

27 said: Peace be to you. After that, he says to 
Thomas : Reach hither thy iiugor, and see my hands; 

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and reach tliy hand, and throst it into my side ; 
and be not faithless, but believing, Thomas an- 28 
3wered and said to him : My Lord and my God. 
Jesus says k> bim : Because thou hast seen me, thou 29 
hast believed. Happy they that have not seen and 
have believed ! 

Many other signs also did Jesus in the presence 30 
of bis disciples, which are not written in this book. 
But these are written, that ye might believe that 31 
Jesus is the Christ, the Sou of God, and that believ- 
hn; \e might have life in his I'.ume. 

XXI. After these things Jesus manifested him- 1 
self again to the discjples at the sea of Tiberias ; 
and he manifested himself in this manner. 

There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas 2 
called Didymus, and Xathanunl from Cana of Gal- 
ilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his 
disciples, Simon Peter says to them, I go a fish- 3 
ing. They say to him, We also go with thee. They 
went forth, and entered into the ship ; and in that 
night they caught nothing. 

But when morning was now come, Jesus stood on 4 
the beach ; yet the disciples knew not that it was 
Jesus. Jesus therefore says to them: Children, have o 
ye anything to eat ? They answered him, No. And 6 
he said to them : Cast the net on the right side of 
the ship, and ye shall find. They cast it therefore ; 

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