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Matthew

Matthew Chapter 1↑

1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers.

1:3 And Judah begat Pharez and Zerah out of Tamar. And Pharez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Aram;

1:4 and Aram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon;

1:5 and Salmon begat Boaz out of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed out of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

1:6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon out of the wife of Uriah;

1:7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asaph;

1:8 and Asaph begat Joshaphat; and Joshaphat begat Jehoram; and Jehoram begat Uzziah;

1:9 and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah;

1:10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amos; and Amos begat Josiah;

1:11 and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

1:12 And after the deportation to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel;

1:13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abihud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

1:14 and Azor begat Zadok; and Zadok begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

1:15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

1:16 and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, out of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

1:17 Therefore, all the generations from Abraham until David are fourteen generations, and from David until the deportation to Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: when his mother Mary had been espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found having in the womb by holy spirit.

1:19 Now Joseph, her husband, being righteous and not willing to disgrace her, intended to send her away secretly.

1:20 But reflecting on these things, behold, a messenger of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to accept Mary, your wife, for that which is begotten in her is out of holy spirit.

1:21 And she will bring forth a son, and you will call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

1:22 Now all of this occurred that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

1:23 "Behold, the virgin will have in the womb and will bring forth a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel," which is translated, "God with us."

1:24 But Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord commanded him, and he accepted his wife.

1:25 And he did not know her until she brought forth a son, and he called his name Jesus.

Matthew Chapter 2↑

2:1 Now, at Jesus being born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east came into Jerusalem,

2:2 saying, "Where is the one who is brought forth King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

2:3 But King Herod, hearing it, was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

2:4 And gathering all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ was to be born.

2:5 Now they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophets,

2:6 'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"

2:7 Then Herod, secretly calling the magi, inquired accurately from them the time of the star's appearing.

2:8 And sending them into Bethlehem, he said, "Going, inquire accurately concerning the little boy. Now when you should find him, report to me, so that I also, coming, may worship him."

2:9 Now hearing the king, they went out, and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them until, coming, it was standing over where the little boy was.

2:10 Now, seeing the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.

2:11 And coming into the house, they saw the little boy with his mother Mary, and falling down, they worshipped him, and opening their treasures, they presented him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

2:12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, through another way they went away to their land.

2:13 Now, when they went away, behold a messenger of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying, "Get up, and take the little boy and his mother and flee into Egypt, and be there until I should speak to you. For Herod is about to seek the little boy to destroy him."

2:14 Now, he got up and took the little boy and his mother by night and went away into Egypt.

2:15 And he was there until the decease of Herod, in order that that may be fulfilled which was said by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called my son."

2:16 Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked by the magi, was very angry, and dispatching, he did away with all the boys in Bethlehem and in all its surrounding areas from two years and under, according to the time that he inquired accurately from the magi.

2:17 Then it was fulfilled that which was said through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

2:18 "A sound in Ramah was heard, weeping and great lamenting, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, for they are not."

2:19 But at the decease of Herod, behold a messenger of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2:20 saying, "Get up, and take the little boy and his mother and go into the land of Israel, for the ones who seek the soul of the little boy are dead."

2:21 Now, getting up, he took the little boy and his mother and entered into the land of Israel.

2:22 But hearing that Archelaus reigns in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. But being warned in a dream, he went away into the parts of Galilee.

2:23 And coming, he dwelled in a city called Nazareth, so that that may be fulfilled which was said through the prophets that "He will be called a Nazarene."

Matthew Chapter 3↑

3:1 In those days, John the baptist arrived, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,

3:2 and saying, "Have a change-of-mind, for the kingdom of the heavens has come near!"

3:3 For this is the one of whom it was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.'"

3:4 Now John himself had his clothing of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, but his food was locusts and wild honey.

3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the country around the Jordan,

3:6 and they were baptized in the Jordan River by him, confessing their sins.

3:7 But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Offspring of vipers! Who made known to you to flee from the coming wrath?

3:8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of a change-of-mind.

3:9 And do not think to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham as father,' for I say to you that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

3:10 But already the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into fire.

3:11 I baptize you in water unto a change-of-mind, but he, who comes after me, is stronger than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in holy spirit and fire,

3:12 whose winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his grain into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with inextinguishable fire."

3:13 Then Jesus comes along from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.

3:14 But John was preventing him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"

3:15 But, answering, Jesus said to him, "Permit it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permits him.

3:16 But Jesus, being baptized, immediately went up from the water. And, behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the spirit of God descending as if a dove, and coming on him.

3:17 And, behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I have been well pleased."

Matthew Chapter 4↑

4:1 Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the spirit to be tried by the Slanderer.

4:2 And, fasting for forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered.

4:3 And, approaching, the one who tries said to him, "If you are the Son of God, say that these stones to become loaves of bread."

4:4 But he, answering, said, "It is written, 'Man will not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out through the mouth of God.'"

4:5 Then the Slanderer takes him to the holy city, and stands him on the pinnacle of the temple,

4:6 And he says to him, "If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it is written that 'He will command his messengers concerning you' and 'On their hands they will lift you up, lest you should strike your foot against a stone.'"

4:7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You will not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

4:8 Again the Slanderer takes him to a very high mountain, and he shows him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,

4:9 And he said to him, "All these I will give to you, if falling down, you should worship me."

4:10 Then Jesus says to him, "Go away, Satan, for it is written, 'You will worship the Lord your God, and to him only will you offer divine service.'"

4:11 Then the Slanderer leaves him, and behold, messengers approached and ministered to him.

4:12 But, hearing that John was delivered up, he went away into Galilee,

4:13 and, leaving Nazareth, coming, he dwelled in Capernaum, which was beside the sea in the surrounding areas of Zebulun and Naphtali,

4:14 that that may be fulfilled which was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

4:15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations --

4:16 The people who sit in darkness saw a great light, and to the ones who sit in the land and shadow of death, a light has arisen on them.

4:17 From then Jesus began to proclaim and to say, "Have a change-of-mind, for the kingdom of the heavens has come near."

4:18 But walking beside the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

4:19 And he says to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishermen of people."

4:20 Now immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.

4:21 And going on from there, he saw two other brothers, Jacob of Zebedee and John his brother in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. And he called them.

4:22 Now immediately leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

4:23 And Jesus went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every debility among the people.

4:24 And the report of him went out to all of Syria, and they brought to him all those having illness with various diseases, and those gripped by painful trials, demon-possessed and epileptics and paralytics, and he healed them.

4:25 And many crowds followed him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and the other side of the Jordan.

Matthew Chapter 5↑

5:1 But, seeing the crowds, he ascended into a mountain, and sitting down, his disciples approached him.

5:2 And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying,

5:3 "Happy are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

5:4 Happy are the ones who mourn, because they will be comforted.

5:5 Happy are the meek, because they will inherit the earth.

5:6 Happy are the ones who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be satisfied.

5:7 Happy are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy.

5:8 Happy are the clean in heart, because they will see God.

5:9 Happy are the peacemakers, because they will be called the sons of God.

5:10 Happy are the ones who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

5:11 Happy are you when they should revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil things against you, falsifying on account of me.

5:12 Rejoice and exult, for your wages are many in the heavens, for thus they persecuted the prophets before you.

5:13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should become tasteless, with what will it be salted? It is no longer competent for anything except to be cast outside, to be trampled by people.

5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a mountain cannot be hidden.

5:15 Neither do they light a lamp and place it under a dry measure, but on a lampstand, and it shines on all those in the house.

5:16 Thus let your light shine before people, so that they may see your good works and may glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

5:17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.

5:18 For, amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth should pass by, one iota or one serif may by no means pass by from the law until all should come to pass.

5:19 Therefore, if anyone should annul one of the least of these commandments, and should teach people thus, he will be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens. Yet whoever should do and teach them, this one will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

5:20 For I say to you that unless your righteousness should greatly surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall not murder.' Yet whoever should murder will be subject to judgment.

5:22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. But whoever should say to his brother, 'Raca!' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever should say, 'Fool!' will be subject to the Valley of Hinnom of fire.

5:23 Therefore if you should offer your gift on the altar, and there you should remember that your brother has something against you,

5:24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go away. First make peace with your brother, and then coming, offer your gift.

5:25 Come to agreement with your accuser quickly while you are with him on the way, lest your accuser deliver you up to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you should be cast into jail.

5:26 Amen, I say to you, you will by no means come out of there until you should pay the last quadrans.

5:27 You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'

5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a married woman to desire her has already adulterated her in his heart.

5:29 But if your right eye offends you, tear it out and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body be cast into the Valley of Hinnom.

5:30 And if your right hand offends you, cut if off and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body pass away into the Valley of Hinnom.

5:31 And it was said, 'Whoever should send away his wife, let him give her a written notice of divorce.'

5:32 But I say to you that everyone who sends away his wife, except for the case of prostitution, makes her commit adultery, and whoever should marry the one having been sent away commits adultery.

5:33 Again you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not swear falsely, but you shall pay to the Lord your oaths.'

5:34 But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God;

5:35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great king;

5:36 nor by your head should you swear, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

5:37 But let your word be 'Yes, yes,' 'No, no.' But that which exceeds these is out of the wicked one.

5:38 You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye,' and 'A tooth for a tooth.'

5:39 But I say to you, do not withstand the wicked one, but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

5:40 And to the one who wants to go to court with you and take your tunic, leave to him your garment also.

5:41 And anyone who presses you to go one mile, go with him two.

5:42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

5:43 You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor' and 'You shall hate your enemy.'

5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for the ones who persecute you,

5:45 so that you may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens, because he causes his sun to rise on the wicked and the good, and makes it rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

5:46 For if you should love those who love you, what wages do you have? Do not the tribute collectors also do the same?

5:47 And if you should greet your brothers only, what remarkable thing are you doing? Do not those of the nations also do the same?

5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Matthew Chapter 6↑

6:1 "But take heed not to do your righteousness before people to be seen by them, otherwise you have no wages with your Father who is in the heavens.

6:2 Therefore whenever you may do alms, do not trumpet in front of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they might be glorified by people. Amen, I say to you, they are receiving their wages.

6:3 But you, doing alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

6:4 so that your alms may be in hiding, and your Father, who sees in hiding, will pay you.

6:5 And whenever you may pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may appear to people. Amen, I say to you, they are receiving their wages.

6:6 But whenever you may pray, enter into your inner room, and shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in hiding, and your Father, who sees in hiding, will pay you.

6:7 But, praying, do not stammer repeatedly as those of the nations. For they suppose that in their multitude of words they will be heard.

6:8 Therefore, do not be like them, for your Father knows of what you have need before you ask him.

6:9 Therefore, you pray thus: 'Our Father who is in the heavens, let your name be hallowed.

6:10 Let your kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, also on earth.

6:11 Give us today our bread for the coming day.

6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

6:13 And may you not bring us into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one.'

6:14 For if you should forgive people their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

6:15 But if you should not forgive people, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.

6:16 But whenever you may fast, do not become sullen as the hypocrites, for they distort their faces so that they may appear to people to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they are receiving their wages.

6:17 But you, when fasting, anoint your head and wash your face,

6:18 so that you may not appear to people as fasting, but to your Father who is in hiding, and your Father, who sees in hiding, will pay you.

6:19 Do not treasure up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and corrosion destroy, and where thieves break through and steal,

6:20 But treasure up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor corrosion destroy, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, if your eye should be single, your whole body will be shining.

6:23 But if your eye should be wicked, your whole body will be dark. Therefore, if the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

6:24 No one is able to slave for two lords. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will uphold one and despise the other. You are not able to slave for God and mammon.

6:25 Because of this, I say to you, do not worry about your soul, what you may eat, or what you may drink, or what you may put on your body. Is not the soul more than food and the body more than clothing?

6:26 Look at the birds of heaven, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into storehouses, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they?

6:27 But who among you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life span?

6:28 And why do you worry concerning clothing? Study the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, nor spin.

6:29 But I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.

6:30 But if God thus dresses the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into an oven, not much more you, you of little faith?

6:31 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What may we eat?' or 'What may we drink?' or 'What may we wear?'

6:32 For all these things those of the nations seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all of these things.

6:33 But seek first the kingdom and its righteousness, and all of these things will be added to you.

6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own evil."

Matthew Chapter 7↑

7:1 "Do not judge, so that you will not be judged.

7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with what measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

7:3 But why do you see the speck in the eye of your brother, but do not consider the beam in your eye?

7:4 Or how will you say to your brother, 'Let me cast the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the beam in your eye?

7:5 Hypocrite, first cast the beam out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to cast the speck out of the eye of your brother.

7:6 Do not give what is holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls in front of pigs, lest they trample them with their feet and, turning, they should tear you.

7:7 Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened to you.

7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

7:9 Or what man is there among you, from whom his son will ask for bread -- he will not give him a stone, will he?

7:10 Or also he will ask for a fish -- he will not give him a snake, will he?

7:11 Therefore if you, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather will your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those who ask him?

7:12 Therefore all things whatever you should want that people should do to you, thus you, also, do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

7:13 Enter through the narrow gate, because wide is the gate and spacious is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,

7:14 because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

7:15 Take heed of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are rapacious wolves.

7:16 From their fruits you will know them. They do not gather grapes from thorns, nor figs from thistles, do they?

7:17 Thus every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces wicked fruit.

7:18 A good tree is not able to produce wicked fruit, neither is a rotten tree producing good fruit.

7:19 Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into fire.

7:20 Consequently, from their fruits you will know them.

7:21 Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.

7:22 Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, in your name did we not prophesy, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many powerful works?'

7:23 And then I will declare to them that 'I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness!'

7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be likened to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

7:25 And the rain descended and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

7:26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be likened to a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

7:27 And the rain descended and the rivers came and the winds blew and stuck that house, and it fell, and the fall of it was great.

7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these words, that the crowds were astonished at his teaching,

7:29 for he was teaching them as one having authority and not as their scribes.

Matthew Chapter 8↑

8:1 But at his descending from the mountain, many crowds followed him.

8:2 And behold, a leper, approaching, worshipped him, saying, "Lord, if you should be willing, you are able to cleanse me."

8:3 And, stretching out his hand, he touched him, saying, "I am willing! Be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

8:4 And Jesus says to him, "See that you should tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

8:5 But at his entering into Capernaum, a centurion approached him, entreating him

8:6 and saying, "Lord, my boy is cast down in the house, a paralytic, terribly tried, as by a touchstone."

8:7 And he says to him, "I, coming, will heal him."

8:8 And answering, the centurion said, "Lord, I am not competent that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my boy will be healed.

8:9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it."

8:10 But, hearing it, Jesus marveled and said to those who were following, "Amen, I say to you, I have found so much faith with no one in Israel.

8:11 But I say to you that many will come from the east and west and will recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens,

8:12 yet the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth."

8:13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go, as you have believed, let it come to be with you." And the boy was healed in that hour.

8:14 And Jesus, coming into Peter's house, saw his mother-in-law cast down and suffering with a fever.

8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up and served him.

8:16 But, evening coming on, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed, and he cast out the spirits with a word. And he healed all those who had an illness,

8:17 so that it might be fulfilled which was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "He himself received our sicknesses and bore our diseases."

8:18 But Jesus, seeing many crowds around him, gave an order to go away to the other side.

8:19 And, approaching, one scribe said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you may go."

8:20 And Jesus says to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of heaven nests, but the Son of Man has no where that he may recline his head."

8:21 But another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."

8:22 But Jesus says to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead ones to bury their own dead ones."

8:23 And as he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.

8:24 And behold, a great earthquake occurred in the sea, so that the boat was covered by the waves, but he was asleep.

8:25 And, approaching, they woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We perish!"

8:26 And he says to them, "Why are you cowardly, you of little faith?" Then, getting up, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and a great calm occurred.

8:27 But the men marveled, saying, "What manner of man is this, that the winds and the sea obey him?"

8:28 And at his coming to the other side, to the land of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed ones coming out of the tombs met him, very savage, so that no one was strong enough to pass through that way.

8:29 And behold, they cried out, saying, "What is it to us and you, Son of God! Did you come here to painfully try us, as with a touchstone, before the season?"

8:30 But there was, far from them, a herd of many pigs, feeding.

8:31 But the demons entreated him, saying, "If you cast us out, dispatch us into the herd of pigs."

8:32 And he said to them, "Go." But they, going out, went into the pigs. And behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep slope into the sea and died in the waters.

8:33 But the ones feeding them fled, and going away into the city, they reported everything, and that which concerned the demon-possessed ones.

8:34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus, and seeing him, they entreated that he might pass over from their boundaries.

Matthew Chapter 9↑

9:1 And, getting into a boat, he crossed over and came to his own city.

9:2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, cast down on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Have courage, child, your sins are forgiven."

9:3 And behold, some of the scribes said among themselves, "This one blasphemes."

9:4 And knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you think wickedness in your hearts?

9:5 For what is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?

9:6 But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," -- then he said to the paralytic, "Getting up, pick up your bed and go to your home."

9:7 And, getting up, he went away into his house.

9:8 But, seeing it, the crowds were afraid, and they glorified God who had given such authority to people.

9:9 And Jesus, passing by there, saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax-collection place, and he says to him, "Follow me." And, rising up, he followed him.

9:10 And it came to pass, at his reclining in the house, and behold, many tribute collectors and sinners, coming, reclined together with Jesus and his disciples.

9:11 And, seeing it, the Pharisees said to his disciples, "Because of what does your teacher eat with tribute collectors and sinners?"

9:12 But, hearing it, he said, "The strong have no need of a physician, but those having illness.

9:13 But go, learn what this is: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

9:14 Then the disciples of John approached, saying, "Because of what do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?"

9:15 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of the bridal chamber are not able to mourn, in as much as the bridegroom is with them. But the days are coming when bridegroom should be taken from them, and then they will fast.

9:16 But no one casts on a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment, for that which fills it up pulls away from the garment, and the tear becomes worse.

9:17 Nor do they cast new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wineskins burst and the wine is spilled and the wineskins perish. But they cast new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."

9:18 At his speaking these things to them, behold, one of the rulers, coming, worshipped him, saying that "My daughter just now deceased, but coming, place your hand on her, and she will live."

9:19 And, getting up, Jesus followed him, and his disciples.

9:20 And behold, a woman with a hemorrhage twelve years, approaching from behind, touched the edge of his garment,

9:21 for she said in herself, "If only I should touch his garment, I will be saved."

9:22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Have courage, daughter. Your faith has saved you." And the woman was saved from that hour.

9:23 And Jesus, coming into the house of the ruler, and seeing the flutists and the crowd thrown into disorder,

9:24 said, "Go away, for the maiden did not die, but is sleeping." And they ridiculed him.

9:25 But when the crowd was sent out, entering, he took her hand, and the maiden got up.

9:26 And this report came out into the whole of that land.

9:27 And as Jesus was passing by there, two blind people followed him crying out and saying, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

9:28 But at his coming into the house, the blind people approached him, and Jesus says to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They say to him, "Yes, Lord."

9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith, let it be with you."

9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly admonished them, saying, "See that no one knows it."

9:31 But they, coming out, spread abroad concerning him in the whole of that land.

9:32 But at their coming out, behold, they brought to him a mute demon-possessed man.

9:33 And the demon being cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, "Never did it appear thus in Israel!"

9:34 But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of demons he casts out demons."

9:35 And Jesus went around all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and every debility.

9:36 But, seeing the crowds, he had compassion concerning them, because they were troubled and thrown down as if sheep not having a shepherd.

9:37 Then he says to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few.

9:38 Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest, so that he should send out workers into his harvest."

Matthew Chapter 10↑

10:1 And, calling his twelve disciples, he gave to them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every debility.

10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, Jacob of Zebedee, and John his brother,

10:3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the tribute collector, Jacob of Alphaeus and Thaddeus,

10:4 Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.

10:5 These twelve Jesus dispatched, commanding them, saying, "Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans,

10:6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10:7 But going, proclaim, saying that 'Near is the kingdom of the heavens.'

10:8 Heal the sick ones, raise the dead ones, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

10:9 Do not procure gold, nor yet silver, nor yet copper for your belts,

10:10 nor take a leather bag for the road, nor yet two tunics, nor yet sandals, nor yet a staff, for the worker is worthy of his nourishment.

10:11 And into whatever city or village you may enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide until you should come out.

10:12 But, entering into the house, greet it,

10:13 and if the house should be worthy, let your peace come on it. But if it should not be worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:14 And whoever should not receive you, nor yet hear your words, coming outside of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

10:15 Amen, I say to you, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

10:16 Behold, I dispatch you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, become wise as serpents and pure as doves.

10:17 But take heed of men, for they will deliver you up to Sanhedrins, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.

10:18 And you will be brought before governors and kings on account of me for a testimony to them and to the nations.

10:19 But whenever they may deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak, for it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak.

10:20 For you are not the ones speaking, but the spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

10:21 But brother will deliver up brother to death, and father, child, and children will rise up against parents and will put them to death.

10:22 And you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the consummation, this one will be saved.

10:23 But whenever they may persecute you in this city, flee to another, for, amen, I say to you, you will never finish the cities of Israel until the Son of Man should come.

10:24 The disciple is not above the teacher, nor yet a slave above his lord.

10:25 It is sufficient for the disciple that he may become as his teacher, and the slave as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much rather those of his household?

10:26 Therefore do not be afraid of them. For nothing is covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

10:27 That which I say to you in the dark, say in the light. And that which you hear in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.

10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. But, rather, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in the Valley of Hinnom.

10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them will not fall to the earth without your Father.

10:30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

10:31 Therefore do not fear. You are of more consequence than many sparrows.

10:32 Therefore everyone who confesses me before people, I also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens.

10:33 But whoever denies me before people, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens.

10:34 Do not think that I came to cast peace on the earth. I did not come to cast peace, but a sword.

10:35 For I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

10:36 And the enemies of a man are those of his household.

10:37 The one who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me. And the one who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

10:38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.

10:39 The one who finds his soul will destroy it, and the one who destroys his soul on account of me will find it.

10:40 The one who receives you receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who dispatched me.

10:41 The one who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's wages. And the one who receives a righteous one in the name of a righteous one will receive a righteous one's wages.

10:42 And whoever should give one of these little ones only a cool cup to drink in the name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, by no means may he lose his wages."

Matthew Chapter 11↑

11:1 And it came to pass when Jesus finished commanding his twelve disciples, that he went on from there to teach and to proclaim in their cities.

11:2 But John, hearing in prison the works of Christ, sending through of his disciples,

11:3 said to him, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we await for a different one?"

11:4 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Go, report to John the things you hear and see:

11:5 The blind ones receive sight, and the lame ones walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf ones hear, and the dead ones are raised, and the poor ones have the good news proclaimed to them.

11:6 And happy is the one who should not be offended in me.

11:7 But at the going of these, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, "What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

11:8 But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft garments? Behold, the ones who wear soft garments are in the houses of kings.

11:9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

11:10 This is the one concerning whom it is written, 'Behold I dispatch my messenger before your face, who will make ready your way before you.'

11:11 Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen one greater than John the Baptist. But the one who is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

11:12 But from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is suffering violence, and the violent ones seize it.

11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

11:14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah, the one who is going to come.

11:15 The one who has ears, let him hear!

11:16 But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, who, calling out to the others,

11:17 are saying, 'We fluted to you and you did not dance. We lamented and you did not mourn.'

11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold a gluttonous man and a wine drinker, a friend of tribute collectors and sinners. And wisdom will be proven righteous from her works."

11:20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his powerful works occurred, because they did not have a change-of-mind.

11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the powerful works which occurred in you occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have had a change-of-mind long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22 Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

11:23 And you, Capernaum, not to heaven will you be exalted! You will be brought down to the realm of the grave. For if the powerful works which occurred in you occurred in Sodom, it would have abided until today.

11:24 Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you."

11:25 In that season, answering, Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, but revealed them to minors.

11:26 Yes, Father, because thus it became pleasing before you.

11:27 All things are delivered over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and whomever the Son should intend to reveal him.

11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

11:29 Take up my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

11:30 For my yoke is kind and my burden is light."

Matthew Chapter 12↑

12:1 At that season Jesus went through the grain fields on the sabbaths. But his disciples hungered, and they began to pluck off the ears and eat them.

12:2 But the Pharisees, seeing it, said to him, "Behold, your disciples do that which is not authorized to be done on a sabbath."

12:3 But he said to them, "Did you not read what David did when he hungered, and those with him:

12:4 how he entered into the house of God and they ate the bread of presentation, which was not authorized for him to eat, neither for those with him, except the priests only?

12:5 Or did you not read in the law that on the sabbaths the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are guiltless?

12:6 But I say to you that a greater than the temple is here.

12:7 But if you had known what it is, 'I want mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.

12:8 For the Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.

12:9 And going on from there, he came into their synagogue.

12:10 And behold, a man who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying, "Is it authorized on the sabbaths to heal?" that they might accuse him.

12:11 But he said to them, "What man will there be among you who will have one sheep, and if this one should fall into a pit on the sabbaths, will not take hold of it and raise it?

12:12 Therefore, of how much more consequence is a man than a sheep? So then, it is authorized on the sabbaths to do good."

12:13 Then he says to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out and it was restored, sound as the other.

12:14 But, going out, the Pharisees took counsel against him so that they might destroy him.

12:15 But Jesus, knowing it, went away from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all.

12:16 And he warned them that they should not make him manifest,

12:17 so that it might be fulfilled which was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

12:18 Behold, my boy whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my spirit on him, and he will proclaim judgment to the nations.

12:19 He will not quarrel, nor cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

12:20 A crushed reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not extinguish, until he should cast out judgment to victory.

12:21 And in his name the nations will place expectation.

12:22 Then a demon-possessed man, blind and mute, was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.

12:23 And all the crowds were amazed and said, "Is not this the Son of David?"

12:24 But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, "This one does not cast out demons except by Beelzebul the ruler of demons."

12:25 But, knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is being desolated, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

12:26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. Therefore, how will his kingdom stand?

12:27 And if I, by Beelzebul, cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Because of this, they will be your judges.

12:28 But if I, by the spirit of God, cast out demons, consequently the kingdom of God has come upon you.

12:29 Or how can anyone enter into the house of the strong one, and plunder his property, unless he should first bind the strong one? And then he will thoroughly plunder his house.

12:30 The one who is not with me is against me, and the one who does not gather with me scatters.

12:31 Because of this I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy of the spirit will not be forgiven.

12:32 And whoever should say a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but whoever should say something against the holy spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this eon nor in that which is coming.

12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for the tree is known out of its fruit.

12:34 Offspring of vipers! How are you able to speak good things, being wicked? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

12:35 The good man out of his good treasure casts out good things, and the wicked man out of his wicked treasure casts out wicked things.

12:36 But I say to you that every idle word which people will speak, they will give an account for it on the day of judgment.

12:37 For by your words you will be proven righteous, and by your words you will be condemned."

12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

12:39 But, answering, he said to them, "A wicked and adulterous generation seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.

12:40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, thus the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three night.

12:41 Men, Ninevites, will stand up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they had a change-of-mind at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

12:42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came out of the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

12:43 But when the unclean spirit may come out of the man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.

12:44 Then it says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.' And coming, it finds it unoccupied, swept and decorated.

12:45 Then it goes and takes with itself seven different spirits, more wicked than itself, and entering, it dwells there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus it will be for this wicked generation also."

12:46 But while he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and brothers stood outside seeking to speak to him.

12:47 But someone said to him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you."

12:48 But, answering, he said to the one saying it to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"

12:49 And stretching out his hand over his disciples, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers.

12:50 For whoever should do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother and sister and mother."

Matthew Chapter 13↑

13:1 In that day, coming out of the house, Jesus sat beside the sea.

13:2 And many crowds gathered to him, so that he got into a boat to sit, and the whole crowd stood on the beach.

13:3 And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow.

13:4 And, in his sowing, some fell beside the road, and the birds, coming, devoured it.

13:5 But others fell on the rocky places, where it did not have much earth, and immediately it sprang up because it did not have any depth of earth.

13:6 But at the rising of the sun it was scorched, and because it has no root, it withered.

13:7 But others fell on the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it.

13:8 But others fell on good earth and gave fruit, this one a hundred, yet this one sixty, yet this one thirtyfold.

13:9 The one who has ears, let him hear!"

13:10 And, approaching, the disciples said to him, "Because of what do you speak to them in parables?"

13:11 But, answering, he said to them, "Because to you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those it has not been given.

13:12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.

13:13 Because of this, I speak to them in parables, that seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

13:14 And in them is the prophecy of Isaiah fulfilled that says, 'By hearing, you will hear and by no means may be understanding, and seeing, you will see and by no means may be perceiving.

13:15 For the heart of this people is fattened, and with their ears heavily they hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should be perceiving with their eyes, and should be hearing with their ears, and should be understanding with their heart, and they should turn about, and I would heal them.'

13:16 But happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

13:17 For, amen, I say to you that many prophets and righteous people desired to perceive the things that you see and did not see, and to hear the things that you hear and did not hear.

13:18 You, therefore, hear the parable of the one who sows:

13:19 At everyone hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding, the wicked one comes and snatches that which was sown in his heart. This is the one who was sown beside the road.

13:20 Yet the one who was sown on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

13:21 But he does not have root in himself, but is for a season. But at the coming of affliction or persecution because of the word, immediately he is offended.

13:22 But the one who was sown into the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the concerns of this eon and the deception of riches choke the word and it becomes unfruitful.

13:23 But the one who is sown on the good earth, this is the one who hears the word and understands, who, indeed, bears fruit and produces, this one a hundred, yet this one sixty, yet this one thirtyfold."

13:24 Another parable he delivers over to them, saying, "The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

13:25 But while the people sleep, his enemy came and sowed darnel over the midst of the grain and went away.

13:26 But when the grass sprouted and produced fruit, then appeared also the darnel.

13:27 But, approaching, the slaves of the master of the house said to him, 'Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? Therefore, from where does it have darnel?'

13:28 But he said to them, 'An enemy, a man, did this.' But the slaves say to him, 'Therefore do you want us to go away and gather them?'

13:29 But he says, 'No, lest, gathering the darnel, you uproot the grain together with it.

13:30 Leave both to grow together until the harvest, and in the season of the harvest I will say to the reapers, 'Gather first the darnel and bind them into bundles to burn them, but gather the grain into my storehouse.'"

13:31 Another parable he delivered over to them, saying, "The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a kernel of mustard, which a man, taking, sowed in his field,

13:32 which is smaller than all the seeds, but whenever it may grow, it is greater than the vegetables, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and dwell in its branches."

13:33 Another parable he said to them, "The kingdom of the heavens is likened to leaven, which a woman, taking, hid in three seahs of meal until the whole was leavened."

13:34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the crowds, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them,

13:35 so that it might be fulfilled which was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables, and proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation."

13:36 Then, leaving the crowds, he went into the house, and his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field."

13:37 But, answering, he said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

13:38 But the field is the world, yet the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom. But the darnel are the sons of the wicked one.

13:39 But the enemy who sows them is the Slanderer, yet the harvest is the conclusion of the eon. Now the reapers are the messengers.

13:40 Therefore, just as the darnel are gather and burned with fire, thus will it be in the conclusion of the eon.

13:41 The Son of Man will dispatch his messengers, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the offenses and those who do lawlessness,

13:42 and they will cast them into a furnace of fire. There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.

13:43 Then the righteous ones will shine out as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears, let him hear!

13:44 The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a treasure hidden in a field, which a man, finding, hid, and in his joy, goes and sells all, whatever he has, and buys that field.

13:45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a merchant, seeking good pearls.

13:46 But finding one very valuable pearl, he, going away, sold everything, whatever he had, and bought it.

13:47 Again the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a dragnet cast into the sea, even gathering of every kind,

13:48 which when it was filled, they, pulling it to the beach and sitting, gathered the good into containers, but cast out the rotten.

13:49 Thus it will be at the conclusion of the eon. The messengers will come out and they will separate the wicked ones out of the midst of the righteous ones.

13:50 And they will cast them into a furnace of fire. There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth.

13:51 Do you understand all of these things?" They say to him, "Yes."

13:52 But he said to them, "Because of this every scribe who was made a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a master of the house, who casts out of his treasure new things and old things."

13:53 And it occurred, when Jesus finished these parables, that he went away from there.

13:54 And coming into his own fatherland, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they are astonished and say, "From where does this one have this wisdom and powerful works?

13:55 Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers Jacob and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Therefore, from where does this one have all of these things?"

13:57 And they were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own fatherland and in his own household."

13:58 And he did not do many powerful works there because of their unbelief.

Matthew Chapter 14↑

14:1 At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus,

14:2 and he said to his boys, "This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from dead ones, and because of this these powerful works are at work in him."

14:3 For Herod, seizing John, bound him and put him away in jail because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

14:4 For John said to him, "It is not authorized for you to have her."

14:5 And, wanting to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they had him as a prophet.

14:6 But at the coming of Herod's birthday celebration, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst and pleased Herod.

14:7 Therefore he confessed with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.

14:8 But she, being taught beforehand by her mother, says, "Give me here, on a platter, the head of John the Baptist."

14:9 And although the king was grieved, because of the oaths and those reclining with him, ordered it to be given.

14:10 And sending, he beheaded John in the jail.

14:11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the maiden, and she brought it to her mother.

14:12 And, approaching, his disciples took away the corpse and buried it, and going, they reported to Jesus.

14:13 But hearing it, Jesus went away from there in a boat to a wilderness place by himself. And, hearing of it, the crowds followed him on foot from the cities.

14:14 And, coming out, he saw many crowds, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick ones.

14:15 But, evening coming on, the disciples approached him, saying, "The place is a wilderness and the hour has already passed by. Send away the crowds so that they can go away into the villages and buy food for themselves."

14:16 But Jesus said to them, "They have no need to go away. You give them something to eat."

14:17 But they say to him, "We do not have anything here except for five loaves of bread and two fish."

14:18 He said, "Bring them here to me."

14:19 And, commanding the crowds to recline on the grass, taking the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looking up into the heaven, he blessed them, and breaking them, he gave the loaves of bread to the disciples, yet the disciples to the crowds.

14:20 And they all ate and were filled, and they picked up of the left over broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

14:21 But those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.

14:22 And immediately he compelled his disciples to get into a boat and go ahead of him to the other side, until he should send away the crowds.

14:23 And, sending away the crowds, he ascended into the mountain by himself to prayer. But, evening coming on, he was there alone.

14:24 But the boat was already many stadia of distance from the land, being painfully tried, as by a touchstone, by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

14:25 But in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.

14:26 But the disciples, seeing him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, that "It is a phantom!" And they cried out from fear.

14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Have courage! It is I. Do not fear."

14:28 But answering, Peter said to him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."

14:29 But he said, "Come!" And descending from the boat, Peter walked on the water and came to Jesus.

14:30 But, seeing the strong wind, he was afraid. And, beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me."

14:31 But immediately Jesus, stretching out his hand, took hold of him and says to him, "You of little faith! Why did you hesitate?"

14:32 And at their getting into the boat, the wind abated.

14:33 But those in the boat worshipped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

14:34 And crossing over, they came to land, to Gennesaret.

14:35 And, knowing him, the men of that place dispatched into that whole surrounding region, and they brought to him all those who had illness.

14:36 And they entreated him that they might only touch the edge of his garment. And whoever touched it was brought safely through.

Matthew Chapter 15↑

15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes approach Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,

15:2 "Because of what do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands whenever they may eat bread."

15:3 But, answering, he said to them, "Because of what do you transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

15:4 For God said, 'Honor father and mother,' and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death.'

15:5 But you say, 'Whoever may say to father or mother, "A gift is whatever you may be benefited by me,"

15:6 by no means will he honor his father.' And you make void the word of God through your tradition.

15:7 Hypocrites! Isaiah rightly prophesied concerning you, saying,

15:8 This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is a far distance from me.

15:9 But in vain they revere me, teaching for teachings the commandments of men.'"

15:10 And, calling the crowd, he said to them, "Hear and understand.

15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man, but that which goes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

15:12 Then, approaching, the disciples say to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were offended?"

15:13 But, answering, he said, "Every plant that is not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted.

15:14 Leave them. They are blind guides of the blind. But if the blind should guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

15:15 But, answering, Peter said to him, "Explain to us this parable."

15:16 But he said, "Are you also still without understanding?

15:17 Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth goes on to the stomach and is cast out into the latrine?

15:18 But the things going out of the mouth come out of the heart, and these things defile the person.

15:19 For out of the heart comes out wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, prostitutions, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

15:20 These things are the things that defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a person."

15:21 And coming out from there, Jesus went away to the parts of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22 And behold, a Canaanite woman, coming out from those boundaries, cried out, saying, "Be merciful to me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is evilly possessed by a demon!"

15:23 But he did not answer her a word. And, approaching, his disciples asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she cries out after us."

15:24 But, answering, he said, "I was not dispatched except for the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

15:25 But, coming, she worshipped him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

15:26 But, answering, he said, "It is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the puppies."

15:27 But she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the puppies eat from the crumbs of the things that fall from the tables of their lords."

15:28 Then, answering, Jesus said to her, "O woman, great is your faith. Let it come to be with you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour.

15:29 And, proceeding from there, Jesus came beside the sea of Galilee, and ascending into the mount, he sat there.

15:30 And many crowds approached him, having with them mute ones, blind ones, lame ones, crippled ones, and many others, and they put them down at his feet, and he healed them,

15:31 so that the crowd marveled, seeing the mute ones speaking, the crippled ones healthy, and the lame ones walking, and the blind ones seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.

15:32 But Jesus, calling his disciples, said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have abided with me three days already and do not have anything that they may eat, and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they should become weary on the road."

15:33 And the disciples say to him, "From where in a wilderness is so much bread so as to fill so much of a crowd?"

15:34 And Jesus says to them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" But they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

15:35 And, commanding the crowd to recline on the earth,

15:36 he took the seven loaves of bread and the fish, and giving thanks, broke them and gave them to the disciples, yet the disciples to the crowds.

15:37 And they all ate and were filled. And they picked up of the left over broken pieces seven large baskets full.

15:38 But those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and children.

15:39 And, dismissing the crowds, he got into the ship, and came into the boundaries of Magadan.

Matthew Chapter 16↑

16:1 And, approaching, the Pharisees and Sadducess, trying him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

16:2 But, answering, he said to them, "At the coming on of evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the heaven is red,'

16:3 And in the morning, 'Today will be a storm, for the heaven is red and darkening.' You know how to discern the face of the heaven, but the signs of the seasons you are not able.

16:4 A wicked and adulteress generation seeks for a sign, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah." And leaving them, he went away.

16:5 And the disciples coming to the other side, forgot to take bread.

16:6 But Jesus said to them, "See and take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"

16:7 But they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we did not take bread."

16:8 But knowing it, Jesus said, "Why are you reasoning among yourselves, you of little faith, because you did not take bread?

16:9 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of bread of the five thousand and how many baskets you got?

16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many large baskets you got?

16:11 How do you not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

16:12 Then they understood that he did not say to take heed of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:13 But Jesus, coming into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, asked his disciples, saying, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"

16:14 But they said, "These ones say John the Baptist, yet others Elijah, yet different ones Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

16:15 He says to them, "But you, who do you say that I am?"

16:16 But, answering, Simon Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

16:17 But, answering, Jesus said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but my Father who is in the heavens.

16:18 But I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my called-out community, and the gates of the realm of the grave will not prevail against it.

16:19 I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you should bind on the earth will be bound in the heavens, and whatever you should loose on the earth will be loosed in the heavens.

16:20 Then he commanded his disciples that they should tell no one that he is the Christ.

16:21 From then Jesus began to show his disciples that it is necessary for him to go away into Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and be raised on the third day.

16:22 And taking him, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, "Mercy be to you, Lord. By no means will this be to you."

16:23 But, being turned, he said to Peter, "Go away behind me, Satan. You are an offense to me, because you do not set your mind on the things of God, but the things of people."

16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself and pick up his cross and follow me.

16:25 For whoever may want to save his soul will destroy it, but whoever may destroy his soul on account of me will find it.

16:26 For what will a person be benefited if he should gain the whole world but forfeit his soul? Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul?

16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his messengers, and then he will pay to each according to his practice.

16:28 Amen, I say to you that there are some of those standing here who should by no means taste death until they should see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Matthew Chapter 17↑

17:1 And after six days Jesus takes along Peter and Jacob and John his brother, and brings them into a high mountain by themselves.

17:2 And he was transfigured in front of them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became bright as the light.

17:3 And behold, Moses and Elijah were seen by them, talking with him.

17:4 But, answering, Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you are willing, I will make here three tabernacles, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

17:5 While he is yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear him!"

17:6 And, hearing it, the disciples fell on their faces and were exceedingly afraid.

17:7 And Jesus approached, and touching them, said, "Get up and do not be afraid."

17:8 But lifting up their eyes they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

17:9 And, at their descending out of the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell no one the vision until the Son of Man should be raised from out of dead ones."

17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, "Why, therefore, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

17:11 But, answering, he said, "Elijah indeed is coming, and will restore all things."

17:12 But I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not know him, but did to him whatever they wanted. Thus, also, the Son of Man is going to suffer by them."

17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

17:14 And, at their coming to the crowd, a man approached him, falling on his knees before him,

17:15 and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he is having seizures and suffers evilly, for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.

17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him."

17:17 But, answering, Jesus said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation, until when will I be with you? Until when will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."

17:18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out from him, and the boy was healed from that hour.

17:19 Then the disciples, approaching Jesus by themselves, said, "Because of what were we not able to cast it out?"

17:20 But he says to them, "Because of your little faith. For, amen, I say to you, if you should have faith as a kernel of mustard, you will say to this mountain, 'Pass over from here to there,' and it will pass over, and nothing will be impossible for you."

17:21 ["But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."]

17:22 But at their gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered up into the hands of men,

17:23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised." And they were exceedingly grieved.

17:24 But at their coming into Capernaum, those who receive the double drachma approached Peter and said, "Does your teacher not settle the double drachma tribute?"

17:25 He says, "Yes." And coming into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive tribute or poll tax? From their sons or from strangers?"

17:26 But saying, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Consequently the sons are free.

17:27 But, lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast a fish hook and pick up the first fish coming up, and opening its mouth, you will find a stater. Taking that, give to them for me and you."

Matthew Chapter 18↑

18:1 In that hour the disciples approached Jesus, saying, "Who, consequently, is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?"

18:2 And, calling a child to himself, he stood him in the midst of them,

18:3 and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you should turn and should become as children, you may by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

18:4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this child, this is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.

18:5 And whoever should receive one such child in my name receives me.

18:6 But whoever should offend one of the least of these ones who believe in me, it is expedient for him that a millstone of a donkey may be hung on his neck and he should be drowned in the depths of the sea.

18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses. For it is a necessity for offenses to come. Nevertheless, woe to the man through whom the offense comes.

18:8 But if your hand or your foot offends you, cut it off and cast it from you. Is it better for you to enter into life crippled or lame, or, having two hands or two feet, to be cast into fire characterized by the eon?

18:9 And if your eye offends you, tear it out and cast it from you. Is it better for you to enter into life one-eyed, or, having two eyes, to be cast into the Valley of Hinnom of fire?

18:10 See that you should not be despising one of these little ones, for I say to you that their messengers in the heavens see, through all things, the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

18:11 [For the Son of Man came to save those who are destroyed.]

18:12 What do you think? If there should be to a certain man a hundred sheep, and one of them should be led astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and seek the one that is led astray?

18:13 And if he should come to find it, amen, I say to you that he rejoices over it, rather than over the ninety-nine that have not been led astray.

18:14 Thus it is not the will in front of your Father who is in the heavens that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15 But if your brother should sin against you, go and reprove him between you and him alone. If he should hear you, you gained your brother.

18:16 But if he should not hear, take with you yet one or two, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

18:17 But if he should disobey them, tell it to the called-out community. But if he should disobey the called-out community, let him be to you as one of the nations and a tribute collector.

18:18 Amen, I say to you, whatever you may bind on the earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you may loose on the earth will be loosed in heaven.

18:19 Again, amen, I say to you that if two of you should agree on the earth concerning any matter, whatever they may ask, it will come to them from my Father who is in the heavens.

18:20 For where two or three are, gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them."

18:21 Then, approaching, Peter said to him, "Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him? Until seven times?"

18:22 Jesus says to him, "I do not say to you until seven times, but until seventy times seven.

18:23 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a king, who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.

18:24 But, at his beginning to settle, one debtor was brought to him who owed tens of thousands of talents.

18:25 But, at his not having anything to pay, the lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all, whatever he had, and payment to be made.

18:26 Therefore, falling down, the slave worshipped him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you all!'

18:27 But, having compassion, the lord of that slave released him, and forgave him the loan.

18:28 But, coming out, that slave found one of his fellow slaves, who owed him a hundred denarii, and, seizing him, he choked him, saying, 'Pay if you owe anything!'

18:29 Therefore, falling down, his fellow slave entreated him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you!'

18:30 But he did not want to, but, coming away, cast him into jail until he may pay what is owed.

18:31 Therefore, his fellow slaves, seeing what occurred, were exceedingly grieved, and coming, they reported to their lord all that occurred.

18:32 Then his lord, calling him to him, says to him, 'Wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me.

18:33 Was it not needful that you also have mercy on your fellow slave, as I also was merciful to you?'

18:34 And, being angry, his lord delivered him up to those who examine in an agonizing manner, as if using a touchstone, until he may pay all that is owed.

18:35 Thus also my heavenly Father will do to you, if each of you should not forgive his brother from your hearts."

Matthew Chapter 19↑

19:1 And it occurred when Jesus finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and came into the boundaries of Judea on the other side of the Jordan.

19:2 And many crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

19:3 And the Pharisees came to him, trying him, and saying, "Is it authorized for a man to send away his wife for every cause?"

19:4 But, answering, he said, "Did you not read that the One creating from the beginning made them male and female,

19:5 and He said, 'On account of this, a man will leave father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will be one flesh'?

19:6 So that they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, that which God yoked together, let not man separate."

19:7 They say to him, "Therefore, why did Moses command to give a book of divorce and to send her away?"

19:8 He says to them that "Moses, with reference to your hardheartedness, permitted you to send away your wives, but from the beginning, it did not come to be thus.

19:9 But I say to you that whoever should send away his wife, except for prostitution, and should marry another commits adultery, and the one who marries her who has been sent away commits adultery."

19:10 The disciples say to him, "If the cause of a man with a woman be thus, it is not expedient to marry."

19:11 But he said to them, "Not all can receive this saying, but those to whom it has been given.

19:12 For there are eunuchs who were born thus out of the womb of their mother, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by people, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens. The one able to receive it, let him receive it."

19:13 Then children were brought to him so that he might place his hands on them and may pray. But the disciples rebuked them.

19:14 But Jesus said, "Permit the children and do not hinder them to come to me, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens."

19:15 And, placing his hands on them, he went from there.

19:16 And, behold, one coming to him said, "Teacher, what good things shall I do that I may have life characterized by the eon?"

19:17 But he said to him, "Why do you ask me concerning that which is good? There is one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

19:18 He says to him, "Which ones?" But Jesus said, "'You will not murder.' 'You will not commit adultery.' 'You will not steal.' 'You will not bear false testimony.'

19:19 'Honor father and mother,' and 'You will love your neighbor as yourself.'"

19:20 The young man says to him, "All these I have kept. What do I still lack?"

19:21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in the heavens. And come, follow me."

19:22 But hearing the word, the young man went away grieved, for he was one having many possessions.

19:23 But Jesus said to his disciples, "Amen, I say to you that with difficulty a rich person will enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

19:24 But again I say to you that it is easier for a camel to enter through a hole of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God."

19:25 But, hearing it, the disciples were exceedingly astonished, saying, "Consequently, who can be saved?"

19:26 But, looking at them, Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

19:27 Then, answering, Peter said to him, "Behold, we have left all things and followed you. Consequently, what will there be for us?"

19:28 But Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, whenever the Son of Man should sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

19:29 And everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, on account of my name, he will receive a hundred-fold and inherit life characterized by the eon.

19:30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first."

Matthew Chapter 20↑

20:1 "For the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a master of the house, who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

20:2 But, agreeing with the workers for a denarius a day, he dispatched them into his vineyard.

20:3 And, coming out around the third hour, he saw others standing in the market idle.

20:4 And to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever may be right.'

20:5 But those went. Again, going out around the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise.

20:6 But around the eleventh, coming out he found others standing, and he says to them, 'Why are you standing here the whole day idle?'

20:7 They say to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He says to them, 'You go also into the vineyard.'

20:8 But, evening coming on, the lord of the vineyard says to his manager, 'Call the workers and give to them the wages, beginning from the last up to the first.'

20:9 And, coming, those hired about the eleventh hour received a denarius apiece.

20:10 And, coming, the first ones thought that they would receive more. And they also received a denarius apiece.

20:11 But, receiving it, they murmured against the master of the house,

20:12 saying, 'These last ones did one hour, and you made them equal with us who bore the burden of the day and the burning heat.'

20:13 But, answering one of them, he said, 'Friend, I do you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?

20:14 Take what is yours and go. But I want to give to this last one as to you also.

20:15 Is it not authorized for me to do what I want with that which is mine? Or is your eye wicked because I am good?'

20:16 Thus will the last be first, and the first last."

20:17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took aside the twelve disciples by themselves and said to them on the way,

20:18 "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death.

20:19 And they will deliver him up to those of the nations to mock him and scourge him and crucify him, and on the third day he will be raised."

20:20 The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached him with her sons, worshipping and requesting something from him.

20:21 But he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Say that these, my two sons, may be seated one at your right and one at your left in your kingdom.

20:22 But, answering, Jesus said, "You do not know what you request. Are you able to drink the cup which I am going to drink?" They say to him, "We are able."

20:23 He says to them, "You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."

20:24 And, hearing it, the ten were indignant concerning the two brothers.

20:25 But Jesus, calling them to him, said, "You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and the great ones exercise authority over them.

20:26 It will not be thus among you. But whoever should want to become great among you, he will be your servant,

20:27 and whoever should want to be first among you, he will be your slave,

20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his soul a ransom for many."

20:29 And at their going out from Jericho a great crowd followed him.

20:30 And, behold, two blind people, sitting beside the road, hearing that Jesus passes by, cried out, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David."

20:31 But the crowd rebuked them so that they should be silent. But they cried out all the more, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David."

20:32 And, standing, Jesus called them and said, "What do you want that I should do for you?"

20:33 They say to him, "Lord, that our eyes should be opened."

20:34 But Jesus, having compassion, touched their eyes, and immediately they received sight and followed him.

Matthew Chapter 21↑

21:1 And when they came near to Jerusalem and came into Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus dispatched two disciples,

21:2 saying to them, "Go into the village facing you, and immediately you will find a donkey bound and a colt with her. Loosing them, bring them to me.

21:3 And if anyone should say anything to you, you will say, 'The Lord has need of them.' But immediately he will dispatch them."

21:4 But this occurred so that it might be fulfilled which was said through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

21:5 "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold your king comes to you, meek and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a yoke-beast.'"

21:6 But the disciples, going and doing just as Jesus ordered them,

21:7 led the donkey and the colt, and placed their garments on them, and he sat on them.

21:8 But a great crowd spread their own garments in the road, but others cut branches from the trees and spread them in the road.

21:9 But the crowds preceding him and those following cried out, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

21:10 And at his entering into Jerusalem, the entire city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"

21:11 But the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee."

21:12 And Jesus entered into the temple, and he cast out all those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves.

21:13 And he says, "It is written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a cave of robbers."

21:14 And the blind ones and the lame ones came to him in the temple, and he healed them.

21:15 But the chief priests and the scribes, seeing the marvelous things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant.

21:16 And they said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" But Jesus says to them, "Yes. Have you never read that 'Out of the mouth of minors and nursing babies you have arranged for praise'?"

21:17 And, leaving them, he came out of the city into Bethany, and spent the night there.

21:18 But in the morning, returning into the city, he hungered.

21:19 And, seeing one fig tree on the road, he came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only, and he says to it, "No longer may fruit come out of you for the eon." And the fig tree withered immediately.

21:20 And, seeing it, the disciples marveled, saying, "How immediately is the fig tree withered."

21:21 But, answering, Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you, if you should have faith and should not doubt, not only will you do to the fig tree, but if you should say to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and cast into the sea!' it will occur.

21:22 And all, whatever you may ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

21:23 And at his coming into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached while he was teaching, saying, "By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority?"

21:24 But, answering, Jesus said to them, "I also will ask you one word, which, if you should say to me, I also will say to you by what authority I do these things."

21:25 From where was the baptism of John? Out of heaven or out of men?" But they discussed among themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'Out of heaven,' he will say to us, 'Therefore, why did you not believe him?'

21:26 But if we should say, 'Out of men,' we fear the crowd, for all have John as a prophet."

21:27 And, answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." He also said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

21:28 But what do you think? A man had two sons. Coming to the first, he said, 'Child, go work in the vineyard today.'

21:29 But, answering, he said, 'I do not want to.' But afterward, regretting it, he went.

21:30 But, approaching the second, he said likewise, but answering, he said, 'I will, lord!' and he did not go.

21:31 Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The first." Jesus says to them, "Amen, I say to you that the tribute collectors and the prostitutes will proceed you into the kingdom of God."

21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him. But the tribute collectors and the prostitutes believed him. But you, seeing it, did not even regret afterward so as to believe him.

21:33 Hear another parable: There was a man, a master of a house, who planted a vineyard and placed a fence around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and leased it to farmers, and went on a journey.

21:34 But when the season of the fruits drew near, he dispatched his slaves to the farmers to receive his fruits.

21:35 And the farmers, taking his slaves, indeed, beat one, yet killed one, yet stoned one.

21:36 Again he dispatched other slaves, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.

21:37 But afterward, he dispatched to them his son, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

21:38 But the farmers, seeing the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come! We should kill him and have his inheritance.'

21:39 And taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

21:40 Therefore, whenever the lord of the vineyard may come, what will he do to those farmers?"

21:41 They say to him, "Evil ones! He will evilly destroy them, and give out the vineyard to other farmers who will give him the fruits in their seasons."

21:42 Jesus says to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone that the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner. This came to be from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

21:43 Because of this, I say to you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and will be given to a nation producing its fruits.

21:44 And the one who falls on this stone will be shattered, but on whomever it should fall, it will crush him."

21:45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees, hearing his parable, knew that he speaks concerning them.

21:46 And, seeking to seize him, they feared the crowds, because they had him for a prophet.

Matthew Chapter 22↑

22:1 And, answering, Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,

22:2 "The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a king, who made a wedding feast for his son.

22:3 And he dispatched his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they did not want to come.

22:4 Again he dispatched other slaves, saying, 'Say to those who have been called, "Behold, I have prepared my luncheon. My oxen and fattened animals have been slaughtered, and everything is prepared. Come to the wedding feast!"'

22:5 But they, not being concerned, went away, one to his own field, yet one to his business.

22:6 But the rest, seizing his slaves, mistreated them and killed them.

22:7 But the king was angered, and sending his troops, destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.

22:8 Then he says to his slaves, 'The wedding feast is prepared, but those who were called were not worthy.

22:9 Therefore, go into the exits of the roads, and as many as you may find, call to the wedding feast.'

22:10 And, going out into the roads, those slaves gathered everyone whom they found, both wicked and good, and the wedding feast was filled with those reclining at table.

22:11 But the king, entering to see those reclining at table, saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes.

22:12 And he says to him, 'Friend, how did you enter here having no wedding clothes?' But he was silent.

22:13 Then the king said to servants, 'Binding him feet and hands, cast him out into outer darkness.' There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth there.

22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen."

22:15 Then, going, the Pharisees took counsel so that they might trap him in a word.

22:16 And they dispatch to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God in truth, and you do not care concerning anyone, for you do not see the face of men.

22:17 Therefore, tell us what you think. Is it authorized to give poll tax to Caesar, or not?"

22:18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why do you try me, hypocrites?

22:19 Show me the coin for the poll tax." Now they brought to him a denarius.

22:20 And he says to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?"

22:21 They say to him, "Caesar's." Then he says to them, "Therefore pay to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of God."

22:22 And, hearing it, they marveled, and leaving him, they went away.

22:23 In that day Sadducees approached him, those who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him,

22:24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said if someone should die having no children, his brother who is next to kin will marry his wife and will raise up seed for his brother.

22:25 But there was with us seven brothers. And the first, marrying, died, and having no seed, he left his wife to his brother.

22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, until the seventh.

22:27 But, subsequently to all, the woman died.

22:28 Therefore, in the resurrection whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.

22:29 But, answering, Jesus said to them, "You are misled, not knowing the scriptures, nor yet the power of God.

22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven.

22:31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead ones, did you not read that which was said to you by God, saying,

22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of dead ones, but of living ones."

22:33 And, hearing it, the crowds were astonished at his teaching.

22:34 But the Pharisees, hearing that he silenced the Sadducees, were gathered together at the same place.

22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked, trying him,

22:36 "Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the law?"

22:37 He said to him, "'You will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'

22:38 This is the greatest and first commandment.

22:39 But the second is like it: 'You will love your neighbor as yourself.'

22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

22:41 But, the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them,

22:42 saying, "What do you think concerning the Christ? Whose son is he?" They say to him, "David's."

22:43 He says to them, "Therefore, how does David, in spirit, call him Lord, saying,

22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right, until I should place your enemies under your feet"'?

22:45 Therefore, if David calls him 'Lord,' how is he his son?"

22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, neither did anyone dare from that day to ask him any longer.

Matthew Chapter 23↑

23:1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and his disciples,

23:2 saying, "On Moses' seat the scribes and the Pharisees sit.

23:3 Therefore, all whatever they should say to you, do and keep it, but according to their works do not do, for they say and do not do.

23:4 But they bind heavy burdens and place them on the shoulders of men, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.

23:5 But all their works they do to be seen by people. For they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge the edges.

23:6 Now they love the first reclining places at the dinners, and the first seats in the synagogues,

23:7 and the greetings in the markets, and to be called by people 'Rabbi.'

23:8 But you may not be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, and you are all brothers.

23:9 And you may not call anyone your father on the earth, for one is your heavenly Father.

23:10 Nor yet be called teachers, because one is your teacher, the Christ.

23:11 But the greatest one among you will be your servant.

23:12 But whoever will exalt himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you shut the kingdom of the heavens in front of people. For you do not enter, neither do you permit those going in to enter.

23:14 [Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you devour the houses of widows and for a pretense make long prayers. Because of this, you will receive a greater judgment.]

23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you go about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever he may become one, you make him twice as much a son of the Valley of Hinnom as you are.

23:16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever should swear by the sanctuary, it is nothing, but whoever should swear by the gold of the sanctuary is obligated.'

23:17 Fools and blind ones! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctifies the gold?

23:18 And, 'Whoever should swear by the altar, it is nothing, but whoever should swear by the gift on it is obligated.'

23:19 Blind ones! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

23:20 Therefore the one who swears by the altar swears by it and by all that is on it.

23:21 And the one who swears by the sanctuary swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.

23:22 And the one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by the one who sits on it.

23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you pay a tenth of mint and dill and cumin, and leave the weightier things of the law -- judgment and mercy and faith. These it is was necessary to do, and not leave those.

23:24 Blind guides who strain out a gnat, but swallow a camel!

23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of plunder and lack of self control.

23:26 Blind Pharisees! First cleanse the inside of the cup and the dish, that the outside of it may become clean also.

23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you are like whitewashed graves, which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of dead ones and all uncleanness.

23:28 Thus you also, outside, appear to people to be righteous ones, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees -- hypocrites! -- because you build the graves of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous ones,

23:30 and you say, 'If we were in the days of our fathers, we would not have been participants with them in the blood of the prophets.'

23:31 So that you testify to yourselves that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets.

23:32 And you -- fill up the measure of your fathers!

23:33 Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of the Valley of Hinnom?

23:34 Because of this, behold, I dispatch to you prophets and wise men and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scorge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,

23:35 so that on you should come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel until the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

23:36 Amen, I say to you, All these things will come on this generation.

23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who have been dispatched to her! How many times I wanted to gather your children in the manner in which a hen gathers her young birds under her wings, and you were not willing!

23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.

23:39 For I say to you, you may by no means see me from now until you should say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Matthew Chapter 24↑

24:1 And coming out from the temple, Jesus was going, and his disciples approached him to show him the buildings of the temple.

24:2 But, answering, he said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Amen, I say to you, by no means may a stone here be left on a stone, which shall not be thrown down."

24:3 But at his sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples approached him by themselves, saying, "Tell us when these things will be, and what is the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the eon?"

24:4 And, answering, Jesus said to them, "See that no one should mislead you.

24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will mislead many.

24:6 But you are going to hear about wars and reports of wars. See that you are not troubled, for these things must occur, but the consummation is not yet.

24:7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in places.

24:8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.

24:9 Then they will deliver you up to affliction, and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name.

24:10 And then many will be offended, and they will deliver one another up and will hate one another.

24:11 And many false prophets will arise and mislead many.

24:12 And because lawlessness will be multiplied, the love of many will be made cold.

24:13 But the one who endures to the consummation, he will be saved.

24:14 And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the consummation will come.

24:15 Therefore, whenever you should see the abomination of desolation, which was said through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the one who reads understand),

24:16 then let those in Judea flee into the mountains.

24:17 Let the one who is on the housetop not descend to take things out of his house,

24:18 And let the one who is in the field not turn back behind to pick up his garment.

24:19 But woe to those who are having in the womb and those nursing their babies in those days!

24:20 But pray that your flight may not occur in winter, nor yet on a sabbath,

24:21 For then there will be great affliction, such as has not occurred from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will occur.

24:22 And except those days should be shortened, no flesh at all would be saved. But because of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.

24:23 Then if anyone should say to you, 'Behold, here is Christ!' Or, 'Here!' do not believe him.

24:24 For there will arise false christs and false prophets, and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones.

24:25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.

24:26 Therefore, if anyone should say to you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness!' do not go out. 'Behold, he is in the inner room!' do not believe it.

24:27 For just as the lightning comes out from the east and appears until the west, thus will be the presence of the Son of Man.

24:28 Wherever the corpse is, there the eagles will gather.

24:29 But immediately after the affliction of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

24:30 And then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory.

24:31 And he will dispatch his messengers with a great trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones out of the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.

24:32 But learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch may already become tender, and the leaves sprout out, you know that summer is near.

24:33 Thus you, also, whenever you may see all these things, know that he is near, at the doors.

24:34 Amen, I say to you that this generation may by no means pass by until all these things should occur.

24:35 Heaven and earth will pass by, but my words may by no means pass by.

24:36 But concerning that day and hour no one knows -- neither the messengers of the heavens, nor yet the Son -- except the Father only.

24:37 For just as the days of Noah, thus will be the presence of the Son of Man.

24:38 For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark,

24:39 and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away. Thus also will be the presence of the Son of Man.

24:40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one left.

24:41 Two grinding at the millstone; one will be taken and one left.

24:42 Therefore, watch, because you do not know what day your Lord will come.

24:43 But know that: that if the master of the house had known what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be dug through.

24:44 Because of this, you also become ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour that you do not think.

24:45 Consequently, who is the faithful and wise slave whom the lord has put over his house to give them food in season?

24:46 Happy is that slave whom his lord will find thus doing.

24:47 Amen, I say to you that he will put him over all his possessions.

24:48 But if that evil slave should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying,'

24:49 and should begin to beat his fellow slaves, yet should eat and drink with the drunken,

24:50 the lord of that slave will come on a day that he does not anticipate, and in an hour that he does not know,

24:51 and will cut him in two, and will appoint his part with the hypocrites. There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth there."

Matthew Chapter 25↑

25:1 "Then the kingdom of the heavens will be likened to ten virgins, who taking their lamps, went out to meet the bridegroom.

25:2 But five of them were foolish and five were wise.

25:3 For the foolish ones, taking their lamps, did not take olive oil with them.

25:4 But the wise ones took olive oil in flasks with their lamps.

25:5 But, at the delaying of the bridegroom, they all napped and slept.

25:6 But in the middle of the night there came to be a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'

25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and they adorned their lamps.

25:8 But the foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out.'

25:9 But the wise ones answered, saying, 'No, perhaps at any time there should not be sufficient for us and for you. Go rather to those who sell and buy for yourselves.'

25:10 But, at their going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were prepared entered with him into the wedding feast, and the door was shut.

25:11 But subsequently the rest of the virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us!'

25:12 But, answering, he said, 'Amen, I say to you, I do not know you!'

25:13 Therefore, watch, because you do not know the day nor the hour.

25:14 For it is like a man traveling. He called his own slaves and delivered over to them his possessions.

25:15 And to one he gave five talents, yet to another two, yet to another one, each according to his own ability. And he traveled immediately.

25:16 Going out, the one who received five talents traded with them and gained another five talents.

25:17 Likewise, the one with the two; he gained another two.

25:18 But the one who received one, going away, dug up the earth and hid his lord's silver.

25:19 But after much time, the lord of those slaves comes and settles accounts with them.

25:20 And, approaching, the one who received the five talents brought another five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered over to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents!'

25:21 His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will appoint you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord!'

25:22 But, approaching, the one with the two talents said, 'Lord, you delivered over to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents!'

25:23 His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will appoint you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord!'

25:24 But, approaching also, the one who had received the one talent said, 'Lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter.

25:25 And, being afraid, going away, I hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours!'

25:26 But, answering, his lord said to him, 'Wicked and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter.

25:27 Therefore, it was necessary for you to cast my silver to the money changers, and on coming, I might receive what is mine together with interest.

25:28 Therefore, take from him the talent and give it to the one who has ten talents.

25:29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even that which he has will be taken from him.

25:30 And cast that useless slave into outer darkness. There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth there.

25:31 But whenever the Son of Man should come in his glory, and all the messengers with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

25:32 And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

25:33 And he will set the sheep at his right, yet the goats at the left.

25:34 Then the King will say to those at his right, 'Come, blessed of my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

25:35 For I hungered and you gave me to eat; I thirsted and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in;

25:36 I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you looked after me; I was in jail and you came to me.'

25:37 Then the righteous ones will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and we gave you drink?

25:38 But when did we see you a stranger and took you in, or naked and we clothed you?

25:39 But when did we see you sick, or in jail, and we came to you?'

25:40 And, answering, the King will say to them, 'Amen, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of these, the least of my brothers, you did it for me.'

25:41 Then he will say to those at his left. 'Go from me, you accursed ones, into the fire characterized by the eon prepared for the Slanderer and his messengers.'

25:42 For I hungered and you did not give me to eat; I thirsted and you did not give me drink;

25:43 I was a stranger and you did not take me in; I was naked and you did not clothe me; I was sick and in jail and you did not look after me.'

25:44 Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and we did not serve you?'

25:45 Then he will answer them, saying, 'Amen, I say to you, in as much as you did not do it to one of these, the least ones, neither did you do it to me.'

25:46 And these will go away into pruning characterized by the eon, but the righteous ones into life characterized by the eon."

Matthew Chapter 26↑

26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these saying, he said to his disciples,

26:2 "You know that after two days the Passover occurs, and the Son of Man is being delivered up to be crucified."

26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered in the courtyard of the chief priest, who was called Caiaphas.

26:4 And they consulted that they should seize Jesus by deceit and should kill him.

26:5 But they said, "Not in the festival, so that an uproar does not occur among the people.

26:6 But at Jesus' coming to be in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

26:7 a woman approached him having an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, and she poured it on his head while he reclined.

26:8 But seeing it, the disciples were indignant, saying, "For what is this destruction?

26:9 For this could have been sold for much and given to the poor."

26:10 But, knowing it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you cause trouble for the woman? For she has worked a good work for me.

26:11 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.

26:12 For she, casting this perfume on my body, did it to prepare for my burial.

26:13 Amen, I say to you, wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, this also which she has done will be spoken of for a memorial of her."

26:14 Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, going to the chief priests,

26:15 said, "What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him over to you?" Now they set out for him thirty pieces of silver.

26:16 And from then he sought a good season that he might deliver him up.

26:17 But on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples approached Jesus, saying, "Where do you want that we should prepare for you to eat the passover?"

26:18 But he said, "Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, 'The teacher says, "My season is near. With you I keep the passover with my disciples."'"

26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus ordered them, and they prepared the passover.

26:20 But, evening coming on, he reclined with the twelve disciples.

26:21 And at their eating, he said, "Amen, I say to you that one of you will deliver me up."

26:22 And exceedingly grieving, each one began to say to him, "It is not I, Lord, is it?"

26:23 But answering, he said, "The who dips his hand with me in the bowl, this one will deliver me up.

26:24 The Son of Man goes just as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up. Good were it for him if that man were not born."

26:25 But answering, Judas, the one delivering him up, said, "It is not I, Rabbi, is it?" He says to him, "You said it."

26:26 But at their eating, Jesus, taking bread and blessing, broke it, and giving it to the disciples, said, "Take, eat, this is my body."

26:27 And taking the cup and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink out of it, all of you,

26:28 For this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

26:29 But I say to you that by no means may I drink from now on out of this, the product of the vine, until that day whenever I may drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father."

26:30 And, singing a hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives.

26:31 Then Jesus says to them, "All of you will be offended in me in this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

26:32 But after I am raised, I will go before you into Galilee."

26:33 But, answering, Peter said to him, "If all will be offended in you, I will never be offended!"

26:34 Jesus said to him, "Amen, I say to you that in this night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times."

26:35 Peter says to him, "Even if it should be necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you." Likewise said all the disciples also.

26:36 Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, "Sit here, until I go away there to pray."

26:37 And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be grieved and distressed.

26:38 Then he says to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to death. Abide here and stay awake with me."

26:39 And going forward a little, he fell on his face, praying and saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you."

26:40 And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and he says to Peter, "Thus, you are not strong enough to stay awake with me one hour?

26:41 Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into trial. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is infirm."

26:42 Again, going away a second time, he prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass by me unless I should drink it, let your will come to pass."

26:43 And, coming again, he found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

26:44 And, leaving them, again going away, he prayed a third time, saying the same word.

26:45 Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, "Sleep the remainder and rest! Behold, near is the hour, and the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.

26:46 Get up! Let us go! Behold, the one who is delivering me up is near!"

26:47 And at his still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him, a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.

26:48 But the one who is delivering him up gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I should kiss, he is the one. Seize him."

26:49 And immediately, approaching Jesus, he said, "Rejoice, Rabbi!" And he kissed him.

26:50 But Jesus said to him, "Friend, for what are you present?" Then, approaching, they laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

26:51 And, behold, one of those with Jesus, stretching out his hand, drew his sword, and striking the slave of the chief priest, took off his ear.

26:52 Then Jesus says to him, "Turn back your sword into its place, for all who take the sword will die by the sword.

26:53 Or do you think that I am not able to entreat my Father, and he will set beside me at once more than twelve legions of messengers?

26:54 How, therefore, may the scriptures be fulfilled that it is thus necessary to occur?"

26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "As for a robber, have you come out with swords and clubs to seize me? Every day in the temple I sat teaching and you did not seize me.

26:56 But all this has occurred that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled." Then all the disciples, leaving him, fled.

26:57 But those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered.

26:58 But Peter followed him from afar, until the courtyard of the chief priest, and entering inside, he sat with the officers to see the consummation.

26:59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.

26:60 And, at many false witnesses approaching, they did not find it. But subsequently, two, approaching,

26:61 said, "This one said, 'I am able to destroy the sanctuary of God, and during three days, to rebuild it.'"

26:62 And, rising, the chief priest said to him, "Do you answer nothing? What are these testifying against you?"

26:63 But Jesus was silent. And the chief priest said to him, "I put you under oath by the living God that you should tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."

26:64 Jesus says to him, "You said it. Nevertheless, I say to you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven."

26:65 Then the chief priest tore his garment, saying, "He blasphemed! What do we still have need of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy!

26:66 What do you think? Now, they, answering, said, "He is liable to death."

26:67 Then they spat into his face and buffeted him. Yet, they slapped him,

26:68 saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who hit you?"

26:69 But Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And one female slave approached him, saying, "You were also with Jesus the Galilean."

26:70 But he denied it in front of them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying!"

26:71 But, at his coming out to the gate, another one saw him, and she says to them them, "This one was also with Jesus the Nazarene."

26:72 And again he denied it with an oath that, "I do not know the man!"

26:73 But after a little, the ones standing, approaching, said to Peter, "Truly you are also one of them, for your speech also makes you evident."

26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear that "I do not know the man!" And immediately the cock crowed.

26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus that he had said, "Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times," and he, going outside, wept bitterly.

Matthew Chapter 27↑

27:1 Now, at it becoming morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so that they might put him to death.

27:2 And, binding him, they led him away and delivered him up to Pilate, the ruler.

27:3 Then Judas, the one who delivered him up, seeing that he was condemned, regretting it, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.

27:4 saying, "I sinned in delivering up innocent blood." Yet they said, "What is it to us? You will see to it."

27:5 And, throwing the silver into the sanctuary, he departed, and going out, he hanged himself.

27:6 But the chief priests, taking the silver, said, "It is not authorized to cast it into the treasury, because it is the price of blood."

27:7 But, taking counsel, they purchased with them the Field of the Potter, for a burial place for strangers.

27:8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood until today.

27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was said through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one whose price had been set, on whom a price had been set by the sons of Israel,

27:10 and they gave them for the Field of the Potter, according as the Lord ordered me."

27:11 But Jesus stood in front of the ruler. And the ruler asked him, saying, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Now Jesus said, "You say it."

27:12 And at his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

27:13 Then Pilate says to him, "Do you not hear how much they testify against you?"

27:14 And he did not answer him, not even with one word, so that the ruler marveled greatly.

27:15 But according to each festival, the ruler was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd, whomever they wanted.

27:16 But they had then a notorious prisoner called Jesus Barabbas.

27:17 Therefore, at their gathering, Pilate said to them, "Who do you want that I should release, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?"

27:18 For he knew that they had delivered him up because of envy.

27:19 But at his sitting on the judgment seat, his wife dispatched to him, saying, "Let there be nothing between you and that righteous one, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of him."

27:20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, yet should destroy Jesus.

27:21 But, answering, the ruler said to them, "Which of the two do you want that I should release to you?" But they said, "Barabbas!"

27:22 Pilate says to them, "Therefore, what should I do with Jesus, the one who is called Christ?" They all say, "Let him be crucified!"

27:23 But he said, "For what evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!"

27:24 But Pilate, seeing that he accomplished nothing, but rather an uproar was occurring, taking water, he washed off his hands in front of the crowd, saying "I am innocent from the blood of this one. You will see to it."

27:25 And, answering, all the people said, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

27:26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but, flogging Jesus, he delivered him up that he may be crucified.

27:27 Then the soldiers of the ruler, taking Jesus into the praetorium, gathered the whole cohort to him.

27:28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak around him.

27:29 And braiding a crown out of thorns, they put it on his head and a reed in his right hand, and falling on their knees in front of him, they mocked him, saying, "Rejoice, king of the Jews!"

27:30 And spitting on him, they took the reed and struck him on his head.

27:31 And, when they mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak and put his garments on him, and they led him away to crucify.

27:32 But coming out, they found a Cyrenian man named Simon. This one they pressed into service that he should pick up his cross.

27:33 And, coming to a place called Golgota, which is called Place of a Skull,

27:34 they gave him wine mixed with gall to drink. And, tasting it, he did not want to drink it.

27:35 But, crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting a lot.

27:36 And, sitting, they kept him there.

27:37 And they placed on his head his charge written: "This is Jesus, the king of the Jews."

27:38 Then two robbers are crucified with him, one at the right and one at the left.

27:39 But those going by blasphemed him, shaking their heads

27:40 and saying, "The one who destroys the sanctuary and builds it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, descend from the cross!"

27:41 Likewise the chief priests also, with the scribes and the elders, mocking him, said,

27:42 "He saved others! Himself he is not able to save! He is the king of Israel! Let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe in him!"

27:43 He trusted in God. Let him rescue him now if he wants him, for he said that 'I am the Son of God'!"

27:44 But in the same way, the robbers also, who were crucified with him, reproached him.

27:45 But from the sixth hour darkness came over the whole earth until the ninth hour.

27:46 But about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, "Eli! Eli! Lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?"

27:47 But some of those standing there, hearing it, said that "This one calls for Elijah."

27:48 And immediately one from among them, running and taking a sponge, filling it with sour wine and putting it on a reed, gave to him to drink.

27:49 But the rest said, "Let him be! Let us see if Elijah comes to save him."

27:50 But Jesus, again crying out with a great voice, lets go of the spirit.

27:51 And behold, the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from above to bottom, and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

27:52 And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,

27:53 and coming out of the tombs after his being raised, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

27:54 But the centurion and those with him who kept Jesus, seeing the earthquake and the things that took place, were exceedingly afraid, saying, "Truly this was God's Son!"

27:55 But there were many women there, watching from afar, who followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him,

27:56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

27:57 But at evening coming on, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself also was a disciple of Jesus.

27:58 This one, approaching Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to to be given.

27:59 And taking the body of Jesus, he wrapped it in linen,

27:60 and placed it in his new tomb which he had cut in the rock. And, rolling a great stone on the entrance of the tomb, he went away.

27:61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.

27:62 But on the next day, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered to Pilate,

27:63 saying, "Lord, we are reminded that that deceiver said while still living, 'After three days I will be raised.'

27:64 Therefore command that the grave be secured until the third day, lest his disciples, coming, should steal him and should say to the people, 'He is risen from dead ones,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."

27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it secure, as you know."

27:66 But they, going, secured the grave, sealing the stone, with the guard.

Matthew Chapter 28↑

28:1 But on the evening of the sabbaths, at the dawning into one of the sabbaths, Mary Magdalene came, and the other Mary, to see the grave.

28:2 And, behold, a great earthquake occurred, for a messenger of the Lord descending out of heaven and approaching, rolled away the stone and sat on it.

28:3 But his appearance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

28:4 But the keepers shook from the fear of him and became as dead ones.

28:5 But, answering, the messenger said to the women, "Do not fear, for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.

28:6 He is not here, for he was raised, just as he said. Come, see the place where he was lying.

28:7 And, swiftly going, say to his disciples that he was raised from the dead ones, and behold, he goes ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Behold, I told you."

28:8 And going away swiftly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to report to his disciples.

28:9 And, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" But they, approaching, took hold of his feet and worshipped him.

28:10 Then Jesus says to them, "Do not fear! Go, report to my brothers that they should go away into Galilee, and there they will see me."

28:11 But at their going, behold, some of the guard, coming into the city, reported to the chief priests all that occurred.

28:12 And gathering together with the elders, and taking counsel, they gave a considerable amount of silver to the soldiers,

28:13 saying, "Say that 'His disciples, coming at night, stole him while we were sleeping.'

28:14 And if this should be heard before the ruler, we will persuade him, and we will make you free from care."

28:15 But they receiving the silver, did as they were taught. And this word was spread abroad among the Jews until this very day.

28:16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into the mountain which Jesus appointed for them.

28:17 And, seeing him, they worshipped him, but they doubted.

28:18 And, approaching, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.

28:19 Therefore, going, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the holy spirit,

28:20 teaching them to keep all, whatever I commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the eon."

Mark

Mark Chapter 1↑

1:1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ,

1:2 just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I dispatch my messenger before your face, who will make ready your way,

1:3 a voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight!'"

1:4 John came to be the one baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of a change-of-mind for the forgiveness of sins.

1:5 And the entire land of Judea went out to him, and all the Jerusalemites, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

1:6 And John was clothed in camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist, and was eating locusts and wild honey.

1:7 And he proclaimed, saying, "One who is stronger than I is coming after me, of whom I am not competent to bend down and loose the strap of his sandals.

1:8 I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in holy spirit."

1:9 And it occurred in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.

1:10 And immediately, coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens being parted and the spirit, as a dove, descending on him.

1:11 And a voice came out of the heavens, "You are my Son, the beloved; in you I have been well pleased."

1:12 And immediately the spirit cast him into the wilderness.

1:13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tried by Satan, and he was with the wild beasts. And the messengers ministered to him.

1:14 And, after the delivering up of John, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,

1:15 and saying that "The season is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Have a change-of-mind and believe in the good news!"

1:16 And passing by, beside the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

1:17 And Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of people."

1:18 And immediately, leaving the nets, they followed him.

1:19 And going on a little, he saw Jacob of Zebedee, and John, his brother, and they were in the boat, mending the nets.

1:20 And immediately he called them, and they, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, went away after him.

1:21 And they entered into Capernaum. And immediately on the sabbaths he taught in the synagogue.

1:22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one having authority and not as the scribes.

1:23 And immediately there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

1:24 saying, "What is it to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarene! Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are -- the Holy One of God!"

1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"

1:26 And, convulsing him, the unclean spirit, crying out with a great voice, came out of him.

1:27 And all were astounded, so that they discussed with themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching in accordance with authority. He even commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him!"

1:28 And the report of him went out immediately everywhere into the whole surrounding region of Galilee.

1:29 And immediately, coming out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew with Jacob and John.

1:30 But Simon's mother-in-law laid down with a fever, and immediately they speak to him concerning her.

1:31 And, approaching, he raised her, taking her hand. And the fever left her, and she served them.

1:32 But evening coming on, when the sun had set, they brought to him all those who had an illness and those who were demon-possessed.

1:33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door.

1:34 And he healed many who had illness with various diseases, and he cast out many demons, and he did not let the demons to speak, because they knew him.

1:35 And getting up in the morning, while it was very dark, he went out and went away into a wilderness place, and there he prayed.

1:36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him.

1:37 And they found him, and say to him that "All are seeking you."

1:38 And he says to them, "Let us go elsewhere, into the neighboring village-towns, so that I may proclaim there, for I have come out for this."

1:39 And he came into their synagogues in the whole of Galilee, proclaiming and casting out demons.

1:40 And a leper came to him, entreating him and kneeling down, saying to him that "If you should be willing, you are able to cleanse me."

1:41 And being angered, stretching out his hand, he touched him, and says to him, "I am willing. Be cleansed."

1:42 And immediately the leprosy went away from him, and he was cleansed.

1:43 And sternly admonishing him, immediately he cast him out.

1:44 And he says to him, "See to it that you should say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and bring concerning your cleansing the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

1:45 But he, coming out, began to proclaim it much, and to spread abroad the word, so that he was no longer able to enter manifestly into a city, but was outside in wilderness places. And they came to him from everywhere.

Mark Chapter 2↑

2:1 And, entering again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he is in a house.

2:2 And many gathered, so that there was no longer any room, not even at the door. And he spoke to them the word.

2:3 And they come, bringing to him a paralytic, being carried by four.

2:4 And not being able to bring him to him because of the crowd, they unroof the roof where he was, and digging it out, they lower the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

2:5 And Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven."

2:6 But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

2:7 "Why does this one speak thus? He blasphemes! Who is able to forgive sins except one -- God?"

2:8 And immediately Jesus, knowing in his spirit that they are reasoning thus in themselves, says to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts?"

2:9 What is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven' or to say, 'Get up and pick up your pallet and walk'?

2:10 But, that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins," -- he says to the paralytic --

2:11 "I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go into your house."

2:12 And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in front of all, so that all were astonished and glorified God, saying that, "We have never seen it thus."

2:13 And he came again beside the sea. And all the crowd came to him, and he taught them.

2:14 And going along, he saw Levi of Alpheus, sitting at the tax-collection place, and he says to him, "Follow me." And rising up, he followed him.

2:15 And, at his coming to be reclining in his house, many tribute collectors also, and sinners, reclined with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many and they followed him.

2:16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, seeing that he eats with sinners and tribute collectors, said to his disciples, "Because of what does he eat with tribute collectors and sinners?"

2:17 And Jesus, hearing, says to them that "The strong ones do not have need of a physician, but those having illness. I did not come to call the righteous ones, but sinners."

2:18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting, and they come and say to him, "Because of what do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

2:19 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of the bridal chamber are not able to fast while the bridegroom is with them. Whatever time they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast.

2:20 But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom may be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

2:21 No one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, that which fills it up pulls away from it, the new of the old, and the tear becomes worse.

2:22 And no one casts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine is destroyed and the wineskins. But new wine is put into new wineskins.

2:23 And it occurred that he was going through the grain fields on the sabbaths, and his disciples began making a path, plucking off the ears.

2:24 And the Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do on the sabbaths that which is not authorized?"

2:25 And he says to them, "Have you never read what David did when he had need and hungered, he and those with him?

2:26 How he entered into the house of God under Abiathar the chief priest and ate the bread of presentation, which is not authorized to be eaten except by the priests, and he gave also to those who were with him?"

2:27 And he said to them, "The sabbath came to be because of man, and not man because of the sabbath,

2:28 so that the Son of Man is Lord, also, of the sabbath.

Mark Chapter 3↑

3:1 And he entered again into a synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.

3:2 And they watched him to see if he would heal on the sabbaths, in order that they might accuse him.

3:3 And he says to the man who had the withered hand, "Get up in the midst."

3:4 And he says to them, "Is is authorized on the sabbaths to do good or to do evil, to save a soul or to kill?" But they were silent.

3:5 And looking around at them with anger, grieved at the callousness of their hearts, he says to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

3:6 And, coming out, the Pharisees immediately gave consultation with Herodians against him, so that they might destroy him.

3:7 And Jesus, with his disciples, went away to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed. And from Judea,

3:8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea and the other side of the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing as much as he did, came to him.

3:9 And he said to his disciples that a boat should wait on him because of the crowd, so that they might not press upon him.

3:10 For he healed many, so that they were falling on him, as many as had afflictions, so that they might touch him.

3:11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him and cried out, saying that "You are the Son of God."

3:12 And he rebuked them much that they might not make him manifest.

3:13 And he ascended into the mountain and called whom he wanted, and they came to him.

3:14 And he made twelve, that they may be with him and that he may dispatch them to proclaim,

3:15 and to have authority to cast out demons.

3:16 And he made twelve, and on Simon he placed the name Peter,

3:17 and Jacob, who was of Zebedee, and John the brother of Jacob, on them he placed the name Boanerges, which is, "Sons of Thunder,"

3:18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and Jacob who was of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananean,

3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.

3:20 And he came into a house, and the crowd comes together again, so that they were not able to even eat bread.

3:21 And hearing it, those close to him came out to seize him, for they said that he was beside himself.

3:22 And the scribes who descended from Jerusalem said that "He has Beelzebul," and that "By the chief of the demons he casts out demons."

3:23 And calling them to himself, he said parables to them, "How is Satan able to cast out Satan?

3:24 And if a kingdom should be divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand.

3:25 And if a house should be divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.

3:26 And if Satan rises against himself and is divided, he is not able to stand, but has a consummation.

3:27 But no one is able to enter into the house of the strong one to plunder his property unless he should first bind the strong one, and then he will thoroughly plunder his house.

3:28 Amen I say to you that all the sins and blasphemies will be forgiven the sons of men, as much as they should blaspheme.

3:29 But whoever should blaspheme against the holy spirit does not have forgiveness for the eon, but is liable to the sin characterized by the eon,"

3:30 because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

3:31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, dispatched to him, calling him.

3:32 And a crowd sat around him, and they say to him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside seeking you."

3:33 And, answering, he says to them, "Who is my mother or my brothers?"

3:34 And looking around on those who were sitting around him, he says, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

3:35 For whoever should do the will of God, this one is my brother and sister and mother."

Mark Chapter 4↑

4:1 And again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered to him, so that he got into a boat to sit on the sea, and all the crowd was facing the sea on the land.

4:2 And he taught them in many parables and said to them in his teaching,

4:3 "Hear! Behold, the sower went out to sow.

4:4 And it occurred in the sowing, some fell beside the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

4:5 And other fell on the rocky place where there was not much earth, and immediately, it sprang up because it did not have any depth of earth.

4:6 And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and because it has not root, it withered.

4:7 And others fell into the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it did not give any fruit.

4:8 And others fell on good earth, and it gave fruit, coming up and growing, and brought forth, one thirty and one sixty and one a hundredfold."

4:9 And he said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear!"

4:10 And when he was alone, those around him together with the twelve asked him about the parables.

4:11 And he said to them, "To you the secret of the kingdom of God has been given, but to those outside, all things occur in parables,

4:12 that seeing, they may see and may not perceive, and hearing, they may hear and not understand, lest they should turn and it may be forgiven them."

4:13 And he says to them, "Do you not understand this parable? And how will you understand all the parables?

4:14 The sower sows the word.

4:15 But these are the ones beside the road where the word is sown. And whenever they should hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

4:16 And these, likewise, are the ones sown on the rocky places, who, whenever they should hear the word, immediately with joy receive it.

4:17 And they do not have root in themselves, but are for a season. Then at the occurring of affliction or persecution because of the word, immediately they are offended.

4:18 And others are the ones sown into the thorns. These are those who hear the word,

4:19 and the concerns of the eon and the deception of riches and the desires about the rest, coming in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

4:20 And those are the ones who are sown on the good earth, who hear the word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirty and one sixty and one a hundredfold."

4:21 And he said to them, "The lamp does not come in order that it may be placed under a dry measure or under a bed. Is it not that it may be placed on a lampstand?

4:22 For there is not anything hidden, except that it should be manifested, neither did anything become concealed, but that it may come into manifestation.

4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"

4:24 And he said to them, "See what you hear! With what measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and it will be added to you.

4:25 For whoever has, it will be given to him. And whoever does not have, even that which he has will be taken from him."

4:26 And he said, "Thus is the kingdom of God: As if a man should cast seed on the earth,

4:27 and he sleeps and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows -- how he does not know.

4:28 The earth bears fruit by itself, first the grass, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

4:29 But whenever the fruit may give way, immediately he dispatches a sickle, because the harvest has arrived."

4:30 And he said, "How should we liken the kingdom of God? Or by what parable may we set it forth?

4:31 As a kernel of mustard, which, whenever it may be sown on the earth, is smaller than all the seeds that are on the earth,

4:32 and whenever it may be sown, it comes up and becomes greater than all the vegetables and makes great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to dwell under its shade."

4:33 And in many such parables he spoke the word to them, just as they were able to hear.

4:34 But without a parable he did not speak to them, but privately he explained all things to his own disciples.

4:35 And he says to them on that day, as evening is coming on, "Let us go through to the other side."

4:36 And leaving the crowd, they receive him, as he was, in the boat. And other boats were with him.

4:37 And there occurs a great storm of wind, and the waves beat upon the boat, so that the boat was already being filled.

4:38 And he was in the stern, sleeping on a pillow. And they wake him up and say to him, "Teacher! Is it not a concern to you that we perish?"

4:39 And, waking up, he rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Be quiet! Be silent!" And the wind abated and there came to be a great calm.

4:40 And he said to the, "Why are you cowardly? How is it you have no faith?"

4:41 And they feared with great fear, and they said to one another, "Consequently, who is this that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Mark Chapter 5↑

5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea to the land of the Gerasenes.

5:2 And at his coming out of the boat, immediately there met him a man with an unclean spirit coming out of the tombs,

5:3 who had a dwelling among the tombs. And not even with chains was anyone able to bind him any longer,

5:4 because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the fetters had been crushed. And no one was strong enough to subdue him.

5:5 And throughout every night and day among the tombs and in the mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones.

5:6 And seeing Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him,

5:7 and crying out with a great voice, he says, "What is it to me and to you, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I adjure you by God: do not painfully examine me as with a touchstone!"

5:8 For he said to it, "Come out, unclean spirit, out of the man!"

5:9 And he asked it, "What is your name?" And it says to him, "Legion is my name, because we are many."

5:10 And it entreated him much that he should not dispatch it out of the country.

5:11 But there was there at the mountain a great herd of pigs feeding,

5:12 and they entreated him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them."

5:13 And he permitted them. And, coming out, the unclean spirits entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the ocean -- about two thousand -- and they drowned in the ocean.

5:14 And the ones feeding them fled, and they reported it in the city and in the fields. And they came to see what it is that had occurred.

5:15 And they come to Jesus and see the demon-possessed man sitting clothed and in his right mind -- the one who had had the legion -- and they were afraid.

5:16 And those who saw it described to them how it occurred to the demon-possessed man, and concerning the pigs.

5:17 And they began to entreat him to go away from their boundaries.

5:18 And at his getting into the boat, the demon-possessed man entreated him that he might be with him.

5:19 And he did not let him, but says to him, "Go to your home to those who are yours, and report to them as much as the Lord has done for you and that he has had mercy on you."

5:20 And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis as much as Jesus did for him, and they all marveled.

5:21 And at Jesus' crossing over again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered to him, and he was beside the sea.

5:22 And one of the chiefs of the synagogue comes, Jairus by name, and seeing him, falls at his feet.

5:23 And he entreats him much, saying that "My daughter is at her end! Coming, you may place your hands on her, so that she may be saved and may live!"

5:24 And he went away with him, and a great crowd followed him and pressed upon him.

5:25 And a woman having a flow of blood twelve years,

5:26 and suffering much under many physicians, and spending her all and not being benefited, but rather coming to be worse,

5:27 hearing about Jesus, coming in the crowd from behind, touched his garment.

5:28 For she said that "If I may touch even his garments, I will be saved."

5:29 And immediately her flow of blood dried up, and she knew in her body that she had been healed from the affliction.

5:30 And immediately Jesus, knowing in himself that power had come out of him, turning about in the crowd, said, "Who touched my garments?"

5:31 And the disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'"

5:32 And he looked around to see who had done this.

5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing that which occurred to her, came and fell down before him and told him all the truth.

5:34 But he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace, and be sound from your affliction."

5:35 While he was yet speaking, they come from the chief of the synagogue, saying that "Your daughter died. Why are you still troubling the Teacher?"

5:36 But Jesus, overhearing the word spoken, says to the chief of the synagogue, "Do not fear! Only believe!"

5:37 And he did not let anyone follow along with him except Peter and Jacob and John, the brother of Jacob.

5:38 And they come to the house of the chief of the synagogue, and he sees a tumult, and they are lamenting and wailing much.

5:39 And entering, he says to them, "Why are you making a tumult and lamenting? The child is not dead, but is sleeping."

5:40 And they ridiculed him. But he, casting them all out, took along the father of the child and the mother and those with him, and he enters where the child was.

5:41 And taking hold of the child's hand, he says to her, "Talitha koum!" (which is translated, "Maiden, I say to you, get up!").

5:42 And immediately the maiden got up and walked about, for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished immediately with great astonishment.

5:43 And he commanded them much that no one should know of this, and he said to give her something to eat.

Mark Chapter 6↑

6:1 And he came out from there, and he comes into his fatherland, and his disciples are following him.

6:2 And at the coming of the sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many, hearing, were astonished, saying, "From where has this one all these things? And what wisdom is given to this one! And powerful deeds such as these are occurring through his hands!

6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of Jacob and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they were offended in him.

6:4 And Jesus said to them that "A prophet is not without honor except in his fatherland and among his relatives, and in his home."

6:5 And he was not able to do any powerful deed there except, placing hands on a few sick, he healed them.

6:6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went around their villages, teaching.

6:7 And calling the twelve, he began to dispatch them two by two, and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

6:8 And he commanded that they take nothing for the road except a staff only -- no bread, no leather bag, no copper in the belt --

6:9 but to put on sandals, and not to wear two tunics.

6:10 And he said to them, "Wherever you may enter into a house, abide there until you should come out from there.

6:11 And whatever place should not receive you, nor yet should hear you, going out from there, shake off the dust that is underneath your feet for a testimony to them."

6:12 And, coming out, they proclaimed that they should have a change-of-mind.

6:13 And they cast out many demons, and they anointed many sick with olive oil, and healed them.

6:14 And Herod, the king, heard, for his name had become manifest. And he said that, "John the baptist has been raised out of dead ones, and because of this, powerful deeds are at work in him."

6:15 But others said that "He is Elijah," yet others said that "He is a prophet, as one of the prophets."

6:16 But, hearing it, Herod said, "John, whom I beheaded, this one was raised!"

6:17 For Herod himself, dispatching, seized John, and bound him in jail, because of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he married her.

6:18 For John said to Herod that "It is not authorized for you to have the wife of your brother."

6:19 But Herodias bore ill-will against him and wanted to kill him, and was not able.

6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he is a righteous and holy man, and he preserved him. And hearing him, he was much perplexed, and heard him gladly.

6:21 And, a good season coming when Herod on his birthday made a dinner for his great ones and for the chiliarchs and for the foremost ones of Galilee,

6:22 and at Herodias' daughter's entering and dancing and pleasing Herod and those reclining at the table, the king said to the maiden, "Ask me for whatever you may want, and I will give it to you."

6:23 And he swore to her that "Whatever you should ask me, I will give you up to half of my kingdom."

6:24 And, coming out, she said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" But she said, "The head of John the Baptist."

6:25 And entering immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, "I want that you should immediately give me on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

6:26 And the king, becoming deeply grieved, because of the oaths and those reclining at the table, did not want to refuse her.

6:27 And immediately the king, dispatching, commanded an executioner to bring his head. And, going away, he beheaded him in the jail.

6:28 And he brought his head on a platter and gave it to the maiden, and the maiden gave it to her mother.

6:29 And hearing of it, his disciples came and took away his corpse, and they placed it in a tomb.

6:30 And the apostles, gathering to Jesus, also reported to him all whatever they did and whatever they taught.

6:31 And he says to them, "Come, you yourselves privately to a wilderness place and rest a little while." For those coming and going were many, and they did not even have a good season to eat.

6:32 And they went away in the boat to a wilderness place by themselves.

6:33 And many saw them going and recognized him, and on foot from all the cities, they ran together there and came before them.

6:34 And, coming out, he saw the great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them much.

6:35 And many hours already passing, his disciples approaching him said that "This place is a wilderness, and many hours have already passed.

6:36 Send them away so that, going away into the surrounding fields and villages, they may purchase for themselves something to eat."

6:37 But, answering, he said to them, "You give them to eat." And they say to him, "Going away, should we purchase two hundred denarii of bread and give them to eat?"

6:38 But he says to them, "How many loaves of bread do you have? Go see." And, knowing, they say, "Five, and two fish."

6:39 And he commanded them all to recline, group by group, on the green grass.

6:40 And they reclined, company by company, by hundreds and by fifties.

6:41 And taking the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looking up into heaven, he blessed and broke the bread, and gave to his disciples, that they may place them before them. And he divided the two fish to all.

6:42 And they all ate and were filled.

6:43 And they picked up the broken pieces, twelve baskets full, and from the fish.

6:44 And those who ate the bread were five thousand men.

6:45 And immediately he compelled his disciples to get into the boat and go before him to the other side to Bethsaida, until he himself sends away the crowd.

6:46 And, bidding farewell to them, he went away to the mountain to pray.

6:47 And evening coming on, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and he was alone on the land.

6:48 And seeing them painfully tried, as by a touchstone, in their rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea. And he wanted to pass by them.

6:49 But those who saw him walking on the sea thought that he is a phantom, and they cried out,

6:50 for all saw him and were shaken. But immediately he spoke with them, and he says to them, "Have courage! It is I! Do not fear!"

6:51 And he went up to them in the boat, and the wind abated. And they were amazed with exceeding abundance within themselves.

6:52 For they did not understand concerning the bread, but their heart was calloused.

6:53 And crossing over to the land, they came to Gennesaret and anchored.

6:54 And, at their coming out of the boat, immediately recognizing him,

6:55 they ran about that whole country and began to bring those having illness on pallets to where they heard that he is.

6:56 And wherever he went into villages or into cities or into fields, in the markets they would place the sick, and they entreated him that they might touch even the edge of his garment. And as many as touched it were saved.

Mark Chapter 7↑

7:1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, gathered to him.

7:2 And seeing some of his disciples, that with defiled, that is, unwashed hands they eat bread

7:3 (for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders.

7:4 And from the market, unless they should baptize themselves, they do not eat, and there are many other things that they received to hold, the baptizing of cups and pitchers and copper vessels and beds),

7:5 the Pharisees also, and the scribes asked him, "Because of what do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled hands?"

7:6 But he said to them, "Isaiah prophesied well concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is a far distance from me.

7:7 But in vain they worship me, teaching for teachings the commandments of men.'

7:8 For, leaving the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men."

7:9 And he said to them, "You reject well the commandment of God, in order that you may keep your tradition.

7:10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death.

7:11 But you say, 'If a man should say to his father or mother, "Corban, that is a gift, is whatever you may be benefited by me,"'

7:12 no longer do you let him do anything for his father or mother,

7:13 making void the word of God by your tradition which you deliver over. And you do many such similiar things."

7:14 And calling the crowd again, he said to them, "Hear me, all, and understand.

7:15 There is nothing outside of a man, going into him, that can defile him. But the things that go out of the man are what defile the man."

7:16 ["If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."]

7:17 And when he entered into a house from the crowd, his disciples asked him about the parable.

7:18 And he says to them, "Thus are you also without understanding? Do you not know that everything from outside that goes into the man is not able to defile him,

7:19 because it does not go into his heart, but into the stomach, and goes out into the latrine -- cleansing all foods?"

7:20 Yet he said that "That which goes out of the man, that defiles him.

7:21 For from inside, out of the heart of men, evil reasonings go out, prostitutions, thefts, murders,

7:22 adulteries, greed, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

7:23 All these wicked things from inside go out and defile the man."

7:24 But, getting up, he went away from there into the boundaries of Tyre. And entering into a house, he wanted no one to know, and he was not able to escape notice.

7:25 But immediately, a woman, hearing about him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, coming, fell down at his feet.

7:26 But the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race, and she asked him that he might cast the demon out of her daughter.

7:27 And he said to her, "Let first the children be filled, for it is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the puppies."

7:28 But she answered and says to him, "Lord, even the puppies under the table eat the crumbs of the children."

7:29 And he said to her, "Because of this word, go. The demon has gone out of your daughter."

7:30 And going away to her house, she found the child cast on the bed and the demon gone out.

7:31 And again, coming out of the boundaries of Tyre, he came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, amidst the boundaries of the Decapolis.

7:32 And they bring to him a deaf and inarticulate one, and they entreat him that he might place his hand on him.

7:33 And, taking him away from the crowd by himself, he cast his fingers in his ears, and spitting, touched his tongue.

7:34 And, looking up to the heaven, he groaned, and he says to him, "Ephphatha," which is, "Be opened."

7:35 And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke correctly.

7:36 And he commanded them that they should say it to no one, but as much as he commanded them, the more rather they proclaimed it.

7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well! He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak!"

Mark Chapter 8↑

8:1 In those days, there being again a great crowd, and not having anything they may be eating, calling his disciples, he says to them,

8:2 "I have compassion on the crowd because they have already abided with me for three days and they do not have anything that they may be eating.

8:3 And if I should send them away fasting to their homes, they will become weary on the road, and some of them have come from afar."

8:4 And his disciples answered him that "Where can anyone fill these with bread here in a wilderness?"

8:5 And he asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" But they said, "Seven."

8:6 And he commands the crowd to recline on the earth. And taking the seven loaves of bread, giving thanks, he broke and gave them to his disciples, that they may place them beside them. And they placed them beside the crowd.

8:7 And they had a few small fish. And, blessing them, he said to place these also beside them.

8:8 And they ate and were filled, and they picked up of the broken pieces seven large baskets full.

8:9 Now there were about four thousand. And he sent them away.

8:10 And immediately, entering into the boat with his disciples, he came to the parts of Dalmanutha.

8:11 And the Pharisees came out, and they began discussing with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, trying him.

8:12 And groaning in his spirit he says, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, if there will be given to this generation a sign -- !"

8:13 And leaving them, again getting in, he went away to the other side.

8:14 And they forgot to take bread, and except for one loaf of bread, they did not have any with them in the boat.

8:15 And he commanded them, saying, "See! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod!"

8:16 And they reasoned with one another that they have no bread.

8:17 And knowing it, Jesus says to them, "Why are you reasoning that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, neither understand? Do you have a hardened heart?

8:18 Having eyes, do you not see, and having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?

8:19 When I broke the five loaves of bread for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" They say to him, "Twelve."

8:20 "And when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they say to him, "Seven."

8:21 And he said to them, "How do you not yet understand?"

8:22 And they come to Bethsaida, and they bring to him a blind man, and they entreat him that he might touch him.

8:23 And taking the hand of the blind man, he brought him out of the village, and spitting into his eyes, placing his hands on him, he asked him, "Do you see anything?"

8:24 And looking up, he said, "I see people, that as trees I see them walking."

8:25 Then again he placed hands on his eyes, and he looked intently and was restored, and saw all things clearly.

8:26 And he dispatched him into his home, saying, "Do not go even into the village."

8:27 And Jesus came out, and his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea of Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, "Who do people say that I am?"

8:28 But they said to him, saying that "John the Baptist, and others Elijah, yet others that you are one of the prophets."

8:29 And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Answering, Peter says to him, "You are the Christ."

8:30 And he rebuked them, that they may tell no one about him.

8:31 And he began to teach them that it is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many things, and to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be killed, and after three days to rise.

8:32 And he spoke the word boldly. And, taking him, Peter began to rebuke him.

8:33 But Jesus, turning around and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter and says, "Go away behind me, Satan, because you do not set your mind on the things of God, but the things of people."

8:34 And calling the crowd, together with his disciples, he said to them, "If any one wants to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

8:35 For whoever may want to save his soul will destroy it, but whoever will destroy his soul on account of me and of the good news will save it.

8:36 For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

8:37 For what may a person give in exchange for his soul?

8:38 For whoever may be ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him whenever he may come in the glory of his Father, with the holy messengers."

Mark Chapter 9↑

9:1 And he said to them, "Amen, I say to you that there are some of those standing here who will by no means taste death until they should see the kingdom of God coming in power."

9:2 And after six days, Jesus takes along Peter and Jacob and John, and brings them to a high mountain by themselves alone. And he was transfigured before them.

9:3 And his garments became radiant, exceedingly white, such as no cloth refiner on earth is able thus to whiten.

9:4 And Elijah appeared to them, together with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

9:5 And answering, Peter says to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here! And we may make three tabernacles: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

9:6 For he did not know what he may answer, for they became fearful.

9:7 And there became a cloud overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my Son, the Beloved. Hear him!"

9:8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone, but Jesus only, with themselves.

9:9 And at their descending out of the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one the things they saw, except whenever the Son of Man may rise out of dead ones.

9:10 And they took hold of the word, discussing with themselves what is the rising out of dead ones.

9:11 And they asked him, saying that "The scribes say that Elijah must come first."

9:12 But he said to them, "Elijah, indeed, coming first, restores all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer much and should be treated with contempt?

9:13 But I say to you that even Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it is written of him."

9:14 And coming to the disciples, he saw a great crowd around them and scribes discussing with them.

9:15 And immediately the entire crowd, seeing him, were amazed, and running toward him, they greeted him.

9:16 And he asked them, "What are you discussing with them?"

9:17 And one out of the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, having a mute spirit.

9:18 And wherever it may seize him, it tears him, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes stiff. And I said to your disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not strong enough."

9:19 But, answering, he says to them, "O unbelieving generation, until when will I be with you? Until when will I bear you? Bring him to me."

9:20 And they brought him to him. And seeing him, the spirit immediately convulsed him, and falling on the earth, he rolled around, foaming.

9:21 And he asked his father, "How much time has it been since this has occurred to him?" But he said, "From childhood.

9:22 And often it has cast him both into fire and into water, that it might destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us!"

9:23 But Jesus said to him, "If you are able! All things are possible for the one who believes."

9:24 Immediately, crying out, the father of the child said, "I believe! Help my unbelief!"

9:25 But Jesus, seeing that the crowd is running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and you may no longer enter into him."

9:26 And crying out and convulsing him much, it came out. And he became as dead, so that many said that he died.

9:27 But Jesus, taking hold of his hand, raised him, and he rose.

9:28 And at his entering into a house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why were we not able to cast it out?"

9:29 And he said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer."

9:30 And coming out from there, they went along through Galilee, and he did not want that anyone should know.

9:31 For he taught his disciples and said to them that the Son of Man is being given up to the hands of men, and they will kill him, and being killed, after three days he will rise."

9:32 But they were ignorant of the word, and they feared to ask him.

9:33 And they came into Capernaum, and at coming to be in the house, he asked them, "What were you reasoning about on the road?"

9:34 But they were silent, for they discussed with one another on the road about who is the greatest.

9:35 And, being seated, he called the twelve and says to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he will be last of all, and servant of all."

9:36 And, taking a child, he stood him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them,

9:37 "Whoever should receive one of such children in my name, receives me, and whoever may receive me, does not receive me, but the one who dispatched me."

9:38 John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we hindered him, because he does not follow us."

9:39 But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will do a powerful deed in my name, and will be able swiftly to speak evil of me.

9:40 For whoever is not against us is for us.

9:41 For whoever should give you a cup of water to drink in the name, because you are of Christ, amen I say to you that by no means should he lose his wages.

9:42 And whoever should offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it is better for him rather if a millstone of a donkey were placed around his neck and he were cast into the sea.

9:43 And if your hand should offend you, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than, having two hands, to go away into the Valley of Hinnom, into the inextinguishable fire

9:44 [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished].

9:45 And if your foot should offend you, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame than, having two feet, to be cast into the Valley of Hinnom, [into the inextinguishable fire

9:46 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished].

9:47 And if your eye should offend you, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than, having two eyes, to be cast into the Valley of Hinnom,

9:48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:49 For everyone will be salted with fire.

9:50 Salt is good, but if the salt should become unsalty, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Mark Chapter 10↑

10:1 And getting up from there, he went into the boundaries of Judea and the other side of the Jordan. And again the crowds are going together to him, and as he was accustomed, he taught them.

10:2 And they asked him if it was authorized for a man to send away his wife, trying him.

10:3 But, answering, he said to them, "What did Moses command you?"

10:4 But they said, "Moses permitted to write a book of divorce and to send her away."

10:5 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardheartedness he wrote this commandment for you.

10:6 But from the beginning of creation he made them male and female.

10:7 On account of this, a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife,

10:8 and the two will be one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.

10:9 Therefore, that which God yoked together, let not man separate."

10:10 And, in the house, his disciples again asked him concerning this.

10:11 And he says to them, "Whoever sends away his wife and should marry another commits adultery against her.

10:12 And if she herself, sending away her husband, should marry another, she commits adultery."

10:13 And they brought to him children, that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked them.

10:14 But seeing it, Jesus was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for of such is the kingdom of God.

10:15 Amen, I say to you, whoever should not receive the kingdom of God as a child, may by no means enter into it."

10:16 And taking them in his arms, he blessed them, placing his hands on them.

10:17 And at his going out into a road, one person running up and kneeling down before him, asked him, "Good Teacher, what should I do that I may inherit life characterized by the eon?"

10:18 But Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except One, God.

10:19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder.' 'Do not commit adultery.' 'Do not steal.' 'Do not bear false testimony.' 'Do not defraud.' 'Honor your father and mother.'"

10:20 But he said to him, "Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth."

10:21 But Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You lack one thing. Go. Whatever you have, sell, and give to the poor ones, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come! Follow me."

10:22 But he, becoming gloomy at the word, went away grieving, for he was one who had many possessions.

10:23 And looking around, Jesus says to his disciples, "How with difficulty will those who have wealth enter into the kingdom of God!"

10:24 But the disciples were astounded at his words. But Jesus, again answering, says to them, "Children, how difficult it is to enter into the kingdom of God!

10:25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God."

10:26 But they were abundantly astonished, saying to one another, "And who can be saved?"

10:27 Jesus, looking at them, says, "With people this is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God."

10:28 Peter began to say to him, "Behold, we have left all things and have followed you."

10:29 Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields on account of me and on account of the good news

10:30 who should not receive a hundredfold now in this season -- houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, with persecutions -- and in the coming eon, life characterized by the eon.

10:31 But many who are first will be last, the the last first."

10:32 Now they were on road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going on ahead of them. And they were astonished, but those following feared. And, taking aside the twelve again, he began to tell them the things that were going to come upon him

10:33 that "Behold, we are going up into Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him up to those of the nations,

10:34 and they will mock him and spit on him and scourge him and kill him, and after three days he will rise."

10:35 And Jacob and John, the sons of Zebedee, approach him, saying to him, "Teacher, we want that whatever we may ask of you, you may do for us."

10:36 And he said to them, "What do you want that I should do for you?"

10:37 But they said to him, "Give to us that we may be seated, one at your right and one at your left, in you glory."

10:38 But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"

10:39 Yet they said to him, "We are able." But Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup that I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized,

10:40 but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

10:41 And, hearing it, the twelve became indignant concerning Jacob and John.

10:42 And, calling them, Jesus says to them, "You know that those presuming to be chiefs of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

10:43 But it is not thus among you. But whoever may want to be great among you, will be your servant,

10:44 And whoever may want to be the first among you, he will be the slave of all.

10:45 For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his soul a ransom for many."

10:46 And they come to Jericho. And at his going out from Jericho, and his disciples and a considerable crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, sat beside the road.

10:47 And hearing that it is Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Son of David! Jesus! Have mercy on me!"

10:48 And many rebuked him, that he should be silent. But, much rather, he cried out, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

10:49 And standing, Jesus said, "Call him." And they call the blind man, saying to him, "Have courage! Get up! He calls you!"

10:50 But, casting off his garment, jumping up, he came to Jesus.

10:51 And answering him, Jesus said, "What do you want that I should do?" But the blind man said to him, "Rabbi, that I may receive sight!"

10:52 And Jesus said to him, "Go. Your faith has saved you." And immediately, he received sight, and follows him in the road.

Mark Chapter 11↑

11:1 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the Mount of Olives, he dispatches two of his disciples,

11:2 and he says to them, "Go into the village facing you, and immediately, going into it, you will find a colt bound, on which no man has ever sat. Loose it and bring it.

11:3 And if anyone should say to you, 'Why do you do this?' say that 'The Lord has need of it, and immediately, he dispatches it here again.'"

11:4 And they came away and found a colt bound to a door outside on the street, and they loose it.

11:5 And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, loosing the colt?"

11:6 Now they said to them just as Jesus said. And they let them.

11:7 And they bring the colt to Jesus, and they cast their garments on it, and he sat on it.

11:8 And many spread their garments on the road, but others, leaves, cutting them out the fields.

11:9 And those going ahead and those following cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one coming in the name of the Lord!

11:10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna among the highest!"

11:11 And he entered into Jerusalem into the temple. And looking around at all, it being already an evening hour, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

11:12 And on the next day, at their coming out from Bethany, he hungered.

11:13 And seeing a fig tree from afar having leaves, he came, if, consequently, he will find something on it. And coming, he did not find anything except leaves, for it was not the season of figs.

11:14 And answering, he said to it, "May no one eat fruit out of you any longer for the eon." And his disciples heard.

11:15 And they come to Jerusalem. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves.

11:16 And he did not permit anyone to carry any vessel through the temple.

11:17 And he taught them and said to them, "Is it not written that, 'My house will be called a house of pray for all the nations?' But you have made it a cave of robbers!"

11:18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard, and they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, for all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.

11:19 And when it came to be evening, they went out of the city.

11:20 And going by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered out of the roots.

11:21 And remembering, Peter says to him, "Rabbi! Behold, the fig tree that you cursed has withered!"

11:22 And answering, Jesus says to them, "Have faith of God.

11:23 Amen, I say to you that whoever should say to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and cast into the sea, and should not doubt in his heart, but should believe that what he says is occurring, it will be for him.

11:24 Because of this, I say to you, all, whatever you pray and ask, believe that you have received, and it will be for you.

11:25 And whenever you may stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, that your Father also, who is in the heavens, may forgive you your offenses.

11:26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your offenses.]

11:27 And they come again into Jerusalem. And at his walking around in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to him,

11:28 and said to him, "By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority that you may do these things?"

11:29 But Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one word, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

11:30 The baptism of John -- was it out of heaven or out of men? Answer me!"

11:31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, "What should we say? If we should say, 'Out of heaven,' he will say, 'Therefore, because of what did you not believe him?'

11:32 But should we say, 'Out of men'?" -- They feared the crowd, for all had John that he was truly a prophet.

11:33 And answering Jesus, they say, "We do not know." And Jesus says to them, "Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these things."

Mark Chapter 12↑

12:1 And he began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard, and placed a fence around it, and dug a trough, and built a tower, and leased it to farmers, and went on a journey.

12:2 And he dispatched to the farmers a slave at the season, that from the farmers he may receive from the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3 And taking him, they beat him and dispatched him empty.

12:4 And again he dispatched to them another slave, and that one they struck on the head and dishonored.

12:5 And he dispatched another, and that one they killed, and many others, beating some, yet killing some.

12:6 He still had one, a beloved son. He dispatched him last to them, saying that 'They will respect my son.'

12:7 But those farmers said to themselves that 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'

12:8 And taking him, they killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

12:9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the farmers and will give the vineyard to others.

12:10 Have you never read this scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner.

12:11 This came to be from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

12:12 And they sought to seize him, and they feared the crowd, for they knew that he spoke the parable to them. And leaving him, they went away.

12:13 And they dispatched to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him by a word.

12:14 And coming, they say to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and you do not care concerning anyone, for you do not see the face of men, but of a truth, you teach the way of God. Is is authorized to give poll tax to Caesar, or not? Should we give or should we not give?"

12:15 But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why do you try me? Bring to me a denarius that I may see it."

12:16 Now they brought it. And he says to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" And they said to him, "Caesar's."

12:17 But Jesus said to them, "Pay to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of God." And they greatly marveled at him.

12:18 And Sadducees come to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him, saying,

12:19 "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if someone's brother should die and should leave behind a wife and should leave no children, that his brother should take the wife and should raise up seed for his brother.

12:20 There were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed.

12:21 And the second took her, and he died, leaving no seed, and the third likewise.

12:22 And the seven did not leave seed. Last of all the woman also died.

12:23 In the resurrection, whenever they may rise, of which of them will she be the wife? For the seven had her as wife."

12:24 Jesus said to them, "Are you not misled because of this, not knowing the scriptures, nor yet the power of God?

12:25 For whenever they may rise out of dead ones, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the messengers in the heavens.

12:26 But concerning the dead ones, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, at the bush, how God said to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?

12:27 He is not the God of dead ones, but of living ones. You are greatly misled."

12:28 And approaching, one of the scribes, hearing them discussing, seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "What is the foremost commandment of all?"

12:29 Jesus answered that, "The foremost is, 'Hear, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

12:30 And you will love the Lord your God out of your whole heart, and out of your whole soul, and out of your whole mind, and out of your whole strength.'

12:31 The second is this: 'You will love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

12:32 And the scribe said to him, "Right, Teacher. You have said truly that he is one and there is no other except him.

12:33 And to love him out of your whole heart, and out of your whole understanding, and out of your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

12:34 And Jesus, seeing him, that he answered intelligently, said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no one dared to ask him anything else.

12:35 And answering, Jesus said, teaching in the temple, "How do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David?

12:36 David himself said in the holy spirit, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right until I should place your enemies under your feet."'

12:37 David himself calls him 'Lord,' and how is he his son?" And the great crowd heard him gladly.

12:38 And in his teaching, he said, "Beware of the scribes, who want to walk in robes, and want greetings in the markets,

12:39 and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first reclining places at the dinners,

12:40 who devour the houses of widows, and for a pretense make lengthy prayers. These will receive a greater judgment."

12:41 And being seated opposite the treasury, he saw how the crowd cast copper into the treasury. And many rich cast in much.

12:42 And one woman, a poor widow, coming, cast in two lepton, which is a quadrans.

12:43 And calling his disciples, he said to them, "Amen, I say to you that this poor widow cast in much more than all who cast into the treasury.

12:44 For all cast in out of their abundance, but she out of her want, cast in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

Mark Chapter 13↑

13:1 And at his going out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him, "Teacher, behold what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!"

13:2 And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? By no means may a stone be left here on a stone, which may not with certainty be thrown down.

13:3 And at his sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and Jacob and John and Andrew asked him privately,

13:4 "Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign whenever all these things may be about to conclude?"

13:5 But Jesus began to say to them, "Beware that no one should mislead you!"

13:6 Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and they will mislead many.

13:7 But whenever you should hear about wars and reports of wars, do not be troubled. It must occur, but the consummation is not yet.

13:8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in places. There will be famines. These things are the beginning of birth pains.

13:9 But you take heed to yourselves. They will deliver you up to sanhedrins, and they will beat you in synagogues, and you will stand before rulers and kings on my account, for a testimony to them.

13:10 And the good news must first be proclaimed to all the nations.

13:11 And whenever they bring you, delivering you up, do not worry beforehand what you should speak, but whatever may be given to you in that hour, this speak, for it is not you who are speaking, but the holy spirit.

13:12 And brother will deliver up brother to death, and father, child. And children will rise up against parents and will put them to death.

13:13 And you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the consummation, this one will be saved.

13:14 But whenever you may see the abomination of desolation, standing where it must not (let the one who reads understand), then let those in Judea flee into the mountains.

13:15 Let the one who is on the housetop not descend, neither let him enter, to take anything out of his house,

13:16 And let the one who is in the field not turn back behind to pick up his garment.

13:17 But woe to those who are having in the womb and those nursing their babies in those days!

13:18 But pray that that it may not occur in winter.

13:19 For in those days there will be affliction, such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, nor ever may occur.

13:20 And except the Lord should shorten the days, no flesh at all would be saved. But because of the chosen ones, whom he chose, he has shortened the days.

13:21 And then, if anyone should say to you, 'Behold, here is Christ!' 'Behold, there!' do not believe him.

13:22 For there will arise false christs and false prophets, and they will give signs and wonders to mislead, if possible, the chosen ones.

13:23 But you, beware! I have told you all things beforehand.

13:24 But in those days after that afflication, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

13:25 and the stars will be falling out of the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

13:26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with much power and glory.

13:27 And then he will dispatch the messengers and gather the chosen ones out of the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.

13:28 But learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch may already become tender, and the leaves sprout out, you know that summer is near.

13:29 Thus you, also, whenever you may see these things occurring, know that he is near, at the doors.

13:30 Amen, I say to you that this generation may by no means pass by until all these things should occur.

13:31 Heaven and earth will pass by, but my words may by no means pass by.

13:32 But concerning that day or the hour, no one knows -- neither the messengers in heaven, nor the Son -- except the Father.

13:33 Beware! Be alert, for you do not know when the season is.

13:34 It is as a man away on a journey, leaving his house and giving his slaves authority, to each his work, and to the doorkeeper he commands that he should be alert.

13:35 Therefore, watch, for you do not know when the lord of the house comes -- whether at evening, or midnight, or cockcrowing, or morning --

13:36 lest, coming suddenly, he may find you sleeping.

13:37 But that which I say to you, I say to all, 'Watch!'"

Mark Chapter 14↑

14:1 But it was the Passover and the unleavened bread after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how, seizing him by deceit, they should kill him.

14:2 For they said, "Not in the festival, lest there will be an uproar of the people."

14:3 And at his being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, at his reclining, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard, very valuable. And breaking the alabaster jar, she poured it on his head.

14:4 But some were being indignant toward themselves, "For what has this destruction of the ointment occurred?

14:5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." And they rebuked her.

14:6 But Jesus said, "Leave her alone! Why do you cause her trouble? She worked a good work in me.

14:7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you may want, you can do good to them, but you do not always have me.

14:8 That which she had she did. She got beforehand to anoint my body for burial.

14:9 But, amen, I say to you, wherever the good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, that which she has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her."

14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he may deliver him up to them.

14:11 But those who heard rejoiced and promised to give him silver. And he sought how he may deliver him up at an opportune season.

14:12 And on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, his disciples say to him, "Where do you want us to go away that we may prepare, that you may eat the passover?"

14:13 And he dispatches two of his disciples and says to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you, bearing a jar of water. Follow him.

14:14 And wherever he may enter, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is my lodging where I may eat the passover with my disciples?"'

14:15 And he will show you a large upstairs room, furnished and ready, and there prepare for us.

14:16 And his disciples came out and came into the city and found it just as he said to them, and they prepared the passover.

14:17 And, evening coming on, he comes with the twelve.

14:18 And at their reclining and eating, Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you that one of you who is eating with me will deliver me up."

14:19 And they began to be grieved and to say to him, one by one, "It is not I, is it?"

14:20 But he said to them, "It is one of the twelve -- the one who dips into the bowl with me."

14:21 For the Son of Man goes just as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up. Good were it for him if that man were not born."

14:22 And at their eating, he, taking bread, blessing, broke it and gave it to them and said, "Take it. This is my body.

14:23 And taking the cup, giving thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank out of it.

14:24 And he said, to them, "This is my blood of the covenant which is shed for many.

14:25 Amen, I say to you that no longer, by any means, may I drink out of the product of the vine until that day whenever I may drink it new in the kingdom of God."

14:26 And, singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

14:27 And Jesus says to them that "You will all be offended, because it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'

14:28 But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."

14:29 But Peter said to him, "Even if all will be offended, yet not I!"

14:30 And Jesus says to him, "Amen, I say to you that you, today, in this night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times."

14:31 But he emphatically said, "If it is necessary for me to die with you, yet I will never deny you!" Now they all also said likewise.

14:32 And they come to a place, the name of which is Gethsemane, and he says to his disciples, "Sit here until I should pray."

14:33 And he takes along Peter and Jacob and John with him, and he began to be amazed and distressed.

14:34 And he says to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Abide here and watch."

14:35 And going forward a little, he fell on the earth and prayed that, if possible, the hour might pass by from him.

14:36 And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take away this cup from me. But not what I will, but what you will!"

14:37 And he comes and finds them sleeping. And he says to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Are you not strong enough to watch one hour?

14:38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into trial. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is infirm."

14:39 And again, going away, he prayed, saying the same words.

14:40 And again, coming, he found them sleeping, for their eyes were weighed down, and they did not know what they should answer him.

14:41 And he comes the third time and says to them, "Sleep the remainder and rest! It is enough! The hour has come! Behold, the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.

14:42 Get up! Let us go! Behold, the one who is delivering me up is near!"

14:43 And immediately, at his still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrives, and with him, a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and and the scribes and the elders.

14:44 But the one who is delivering him up gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I should kiss, he is the one. Seize him and lead him away securely."

14:45 And coming, immediately approaching him, he says, "Rabbi," and he kissed him.

14:46 But they laid hands on him and seized him.

14:47 But a certain one of those standing by, drawing a sword, struck the slave of the chief priest and took off his ear.

14:48 And answering, Jesus said to them, "As for a robber, have you come out with swords and clubs to seize me?

14:49 Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me -- but that the scriptures may be fulfilled --"

14:50 And, leaving him, they all fled.

14:51 And a certain youth, was following with him, clothed in linen on his naked body, and they seized him.

14:52 But he, leaving the linen, fled naked.

14:53 And they led Jesus away to the chief priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes come together.

14:54 And Peter, from afar, followed him until inside the courtyard of the chief priest, and he was sitting together with the officers, and warming himself at the fire.

14:55 But the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin sought testimony against Jesus, to put him to death, and they did not find it.

14:56 For many gave false testimony against him, and the testimonies were not consistent.

14:57 And some, rising, gave false testimony against him, saying

14:58 that "We heard him saying that 'I will destroy this sanctuary made by hands, and during three days I will build another not made by hands.'"

14:59 And neither thus was their testimony consistent.

14:60 And the chief priest, rising in the midst, asked Jesus, saying, "Do you answer nothing? What are these testifying against you?"

14:61 But he was silent and did not answer anything. Again the chief priest asked him, and he says to him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"

14:62 But Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power and coming with the clouds of heaven."

14:63 But the chief priest, tearing his tunic, says, "What need do we still have of witnesses?

14:64 You have heard the blasphemy! What does it appear to you?" But they all condemned him to be subject to death.

14:65 And some began to spit on him and to put a cover around his face and to buffet him and to say to him, "Prophesy!" And the officers, with slaps, received him.

14:66 And at Peter's being below in the courtyard, one of the female slaves of the chief priest comes,

14:67 and seeing Peter warming himself, looking at him, she says, "You also were with Jesus the Nazarene!"

14:68 But he denied, saying, "Neither do I know, nor do I understand what you are saying." And he went outside into the forecourt. And the cock crowed.

14:69 And the female slave, seeing him, began again to say to those standing by that "This is one of them."

14:70 But again he denied. And after a little, those standing by said again to Peter, "Truly you are one of them, for you are also a Galilean, and your speech like one."

14:71 But he began to put himself under a curse and to swear that "I do not know this man of whom you are speaking!"

14:72 And immediately the cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered the word, as Jesus said to him that "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times." And casting himself, he wept.

Mark Chapter 15↑

15:1 And immediately, in the morning, the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Sanhedrin made a consultation. Binding Jesus, they brought him and delivered him up to Pilate.

15:2 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" But, answering him, he says, "You say it."

15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.

15:4 But Pilate again asked him, saying, "You do not answer anything? See how much they accuse you!"

15:5 But Jesus no longer answered anything, so that Pilate marveled.

15:6 But according to each festival, he released to them one prisoner, whomever they requested.

15:7 Now there was one called Barabbas, bound with the insurrectionists, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

15:8 And the crowd, going up, began to ask according as he had done for them.

15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want that I should release to you the king of the Jews?"

15:10 For he knew that because of envy the chief priests delivered him up.

15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

15:12 But Pilate, again answering, said to them, "Therefore, what do you want that I should do with the one whom you call the king of the Jews?"

15:13 But again they cried out, "Crucify him!"

15:14 But Pilate said to them, "For what evil has he done?" But they cried out all the more, "Crucify him!"

15:15 Now Pilate, intending to make the crowd satisfied, released to them Barabbas, and he delivered up Jesus, flogging him, that he may be crucified.

15:16 But the soldiers brought him into the courtyard, which is the praetorium, and they call together the whole cohort.

15:17 And they dress him in purple, and place on him a crown, braided with thorns.

15:18 And they began to greet him, "Rejoice, king of the Jews!"

15:19 And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spat on him, and kneeling, they worshipped him.

15:20 And when they mocked him, they stripped him of the purple and put on him his own garments, and they led him out so that they may crucify him.

15:21 And they press into service a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, passing by, coming from a field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, that he should pick up his cross.

15:22 And they bring him to the place Golgotha, which is translated "Place of a Skull").

15:23 And they gave him wine with myrrh, but he did not take it.

15:24 And they crucify him and divide his garments, casting lots for them to see who should take what.

15:25 But it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

15:26 And there was an inscription with his charge written, "The king of the Jews."

15:27 And with him they crucify two robbers, one at his right and one at his left.

15:28 [And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, "And he was reckoned with lawless ones."]

15:29 And those passing by blasphemed him, shaking their heads and saying "Aha! The one destroying the sanctuary and building it in three days,

15:30 save yourself by descending from the cross!"

15:31 Likewise, also, the chief priests, with the scribes, mocking with one another, said, "He saved others! Himself he is not able to save!"

15:32 Let the Christ, the king of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and may believe. And those crucified together with him reviled him.

15:33 And at the coming of the sixth hour, darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.

15:34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a great voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is, being translated, "My God, my God, for what have you forsaken me?"

15:35 And some of those standing by, hearing it, said, "Behold, he calls Elijah!"

15:36 But a certain one, running and filling a sponge with sour wine, putting it on a reed, gave him to drink, saying, "Let him be! Let us see if Elijah comes to take him down."

15:37 But Jesus, letting out a great voice, expired.

15:38 And the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from above to bottom.

15:39 But the centurion, who was standing opposite him, seeing that he expired thus, said, "Truly, this man was the Son of God!"

15:40 But there were also women watching from afar, among whom was Mary Magdalene also, and Mary, the mother of Jacob the Little and Joses, and Salome,

15:41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him and served him, and many others who came up with him to Jerusalem.

15:42 And, already coming to be evening, since it was the preparation, which is before the sabbath,

15:43 Joseph from Arimathea, an honorable councillor, who himself also awaited the kingdom of God, daring to come, entered in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

15:44 But Pilate marveled if he was dead already, and calling the centurion, he asked him if he died long ago.

15:45 And, knowing it from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph.

15:46 And, buying linen, taking him down, he wrapped him in the linen and placed him in a tomb which was cut out of a rock. And he rolled a stone over the entrance of the tomb.

15:47 Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was placed.

Mark Chapter 16↑

16:1 And at the passing of the sabbath, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that, coming, they might anoint him.

16:2 And very early in the morning on one of the sabbaths, they come to the tomb at the rising of the sun.

16:3 And they said to themselves, "Who will roll away the stone for us out of the entrance of the tomb?"

16:4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, for it was exceedingly great.

16:5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were amazed.

16:6 But he says to them, "Do not be amazed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Behold the place where they placed him.

16:7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he said to you."

16:8 And going out, they fled from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment took hold of them. And they did not say anything to anybody, for they feared.

16:9 Now, rising in the morning on the first sabbath, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he cast out seven demons.

16:10 That one, going, reported to those who were coming to be with him, who were mourning and weeping.

16:11 And those ones, hearing that he is living, and was seen by her, did not believe.

16:12 But after these things, he was manifested in a different form to two of them walking, going into a field.

16:13 And those ones, going away, reported to the rest. Neither did those believe.

16:14 But afterward, at their reclining at table, he was manifested to the eleven, and he reproached their unbelief and hardheartedness, because they did not believe those who saw him having been raised.

16:15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world. Proclaim the good news to the entire creation.

16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who does not believe will be condemned.

16:17 Now these signs will follow in those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

16:18 they will pick up serpents; and if they should drink anything deadly, it should by no means harm them; they will place hands on sick ones, and they will have it well with them."

16:19 Therefore, the Lord Jesus, after speaking to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

16:20 But these ones, going away, proclaimed everywhere, the Lord working together with them and confirming the word through the signs following them.

Luke

Luke Chapter 1↑

1:1 Since many have set their hand to compile a narrative concerning the matters that have been fulfilled among us,

1:2 just as those who, from the beginning, became eyewitnesses and officers of the word delivered over to us,

1:3 it seemed go to me also, having following all things accurately from the start, to write for you in consecutive order, most mighty Theophilus,

1:4 that you may know the certainty of the words concerning which you were taught.

1:5 It came to be in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, out of the division of Abijah, and his wife, out of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

1:6 Now they were both righteous in front of God, going in all the commandments and righteous ordinances of the Lord, blameless.

1:7 And there was not to them a child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.

1:8 But it occurred in his serving as priest in the order of his division in front of God,

1:9 according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to burn incense, entering into the sanctuary of the Lord.

1:10 And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.

1:11 But a messenger of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense.

1:12 And Zechariah was disturbed seeing it, and fear fell on him.

1:13 But the messenger said to him, "Fear not, Zechariah, because your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John.

1:14 And there will be joy for you, and exultation, and many will rejoice at his birth,

1:15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he may by no means drink wine and fermented liquor, and he will be filled with holy spirit while he is still of his mother's womb.

1:16 And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

1:17 And he will go before in his sight in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the stubborn in the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people made ready for the Lord."

1:18 And Zechariah said to the messenger, "According to what will I know this? For I am aged, and my wife is advanced in her days."

1:19 And answering, the messenger said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands before God, and I was dispatched to speak to you and to proclaim to you the good news of these things.

1:20 And behold, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day on which these things occur, in return for which you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their season."

1:21 And the people were awaiting Zechariah, and they marveled at his delay in the sanctuary.

1:22 But, at coming out, he was not able to speak to them, and they recognized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. And he gestured to them, and remained mute.

1:23 And it occurred, as the days of his ministry were fulfilled, that he went away to his own home.

1:24 But after these days, his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she hid herself for five months, saying

1:25 that "Thus the Lord has done to me in the days in which he took notice to take away my reproach among people."

1:26 Now in the sixth month, the messenger Gabriel was dispatched from God to the city of Galilee, which is named Nazareth,

1:27 to a virgin, espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin was Mary.

1:28 And, entering to her, he said, "Rejoice, favored one! The Lord is with you."

1:29 But she was perplexed at the word, and she reasoned what manner of greeting this might be.

1:30 And the messenger said to her, "Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God."

1:31 And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will bring forth a Son, and you will call his name Jesus.

1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David, his father,

1:33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for the eons, and of his kingdom there will be no consummation."

1:34 But Mary said to the messenger, "How will this be, since I do not know a man?"

1:35 And answering, the messenger said to her, "Holy spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, also, the one being begotten in you will be called holy, the Son of God.

1:36 And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren,

1:37 because every word will not be impossible with God."

1:38 Now Mary said, "Behold, the slave of the Lord! May it come to be with me according to your word." And the messenger went away from her.

1:39 But in these days, Mary, getting up, went with haste into the mountainous region, to a town of Judah.

1:40 And she entered into the house of Zechariah, and greeted Elizabeth.

1:41 And it occurred, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby in her womb leaped, and Elizabeth was filled with holy spirit,

1:42 and she cried out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

1:43 And from where is this to me, that the mother of my Lord may come to me?

1:44 For behold, as the sound of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb in exultation.

1:45 And happy is she who believed that there will be a fulfillment of those things spoken to her from the Lord!"

1:46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,

1:47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

1:48 because he has looked on the humiliation of his slave. For behold, from now on all generations will count me happy,

1:49 because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

1:50 And his mercy is for generations and generations to those who fear him.

1:51 He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

1:52 He has brought down powers from thrones, and has exalted the humble.

1:53 He has filled the hungering ones with good things, and he has sent away the rich ones empty.

1:54 He has helped Israel, his boy, to be in remembrance of mercy,

1:55 just as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for the eon."

1:56 Now Mary abode with her for about three months, and returned to her home.

1:57 But Elizabeth's time was fulfilled for her to bring forth, and she gave birth to a son.

1:58 And the neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord magnified his mercy with her, and they rejoiced together with her.

1:59 And it occurred on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the boy, and they called him by the name of his father Zechariah.

1:60 And answering, his mother said, "No, but he will be called John."

1:61 And they said to her that "There is no one out of your relatives who is called by this name."

1:62 Now they made signs to his father, what he should want him to be called.

1:63 And asking for a tablet, he wrote, saying, "John is his name." And they all marveled.

1:64 But his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he spoke, blessing God.

1:65 And fear came on all those who were their neighbors, and all these words were spoken about in the whole mountainous region of Judea.

1:66 And all those who heard kept these things in their heart, saying, "Consequently, what will this boy be?" For the hand also of the Lord was with him.

1:67 And Zechariah, his father, was filled with holy spirit and prophesied, saying,

1:68 "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and made a redemption for his people,

1:69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David, his boy,

1:70 just as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from the eon --

1:71 salvation from our enemies and out of the hand of all those who hate us,

1:72 to perform the mercy with our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant,

1:73 the oath that he swore to Abraham our father, to give to us,

1:74 being rescued out of the hand of enemies, to offer divine service to him without fear,

1:75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

1:76 But you, also, boy, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before in the sight of the Lord to prepare his ways,

1:77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,

1:78 because of the merciful compassions of our God, in which the dawn from on high will visit us,

1:79 to make its manifestation to those sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace."

1:80 Now the boy grew up and became strong in spirit, and was in the wilderness places until the day of his appearance to Israel.

Luke Chapter 2↑

2:1 Now it occurred in those days, that a decree came out from Caesar Augustus to register all the inhabited earth.

2:2 This first registration occurred when Qirinius was governing Syria.

2:3 And all went to be registered, each one to his own city.

2:4 Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, into the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was out of the house and ancestral family of David,

2:5 to be registered with Mary, who was espoused to him, who was pregnant.

2:6 But it occurred in their being there that the days were fulfilled for her to bring forth.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

2:8 And shepherds were in the same region, staying in the fields and keeping watches at night over their flock.

2:9 And a messenger of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were afraid with great fear.

2:10 And the messenger said to them, "Do not fear, for behold, I proclaim good news to you of great joy which is for all the people,

2:11 because today was brought forth for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.

2:12 And this is the sign to you: you will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

2:13 And suddenly there came to be with the messenger a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying,

2:14 "Glory to God among the highest, and on earth peace among people of good pleasure!"

2:15 And it occurred, as the messengers went away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us, indeed, pass through until Bethlehem, and let us see this word which has come to pass, which the Lord made known to us."

2:16 And they came hurrying, and they found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.

2:17 But, seeing it, they made known concerning the words which were spoken to them concerning this boy.

2:18 And all who heard marveled concerning that which was spoken to them by the shepherds.

2:19 But Mary preserved all these words, pondering them in her heart.

2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they heard and saw, just as it was spoken to them.

2:21 And when eight days were fulfilled to circumcise him, his name was called Jesus, which he was called by the messenger before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22 And when the days of their cleansing were fulfilled according to the law of Moses, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

2:23 (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, that every male opening the womb will be called holy to the Lord),

2:24 and to give a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young doves."

2:25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this one was righteous and pious, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and holy spirit was on him.

2:26 And it was made known to him by the holy spirit that he would not see death before he should see the Lord's Christ.

2:27 And he came in the spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the boy Jesus for them to do according to the custom of the law concering him,

2:28 he received him in his arms and blessed God, and said,

2:29 "Now send away your slave in peace, Master, according to your word.

2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

2:31 which you have prepared according to the face of all the peoples,

2:32 a light for revelation of the nations, and the glory of your people Israel."

2:33 And his father and mother were marveling at the things that were spoken concerning him.

2:34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this one has been placed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against,

2:35 and a sword will pass through your own soul also, so that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed."

2:36 And there was Anna, a prophetess, a daughter of Phanuel, out of the tribe of Asher (she was advanced in many days, living with a husband seven years from her virginity,

2:37 and she was a widow until eighty-four years) who did not depart from the temple, with fasts and petitions offering divine service night and day.

2:38 And in the same hour, approaching, she gave thanks to God and spoke concerning him to all who were waiting redemption in Jerusalem.

2:39 And, as they completed all according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, into their own city of Nazareth.

2:40 And the boy grew and became strong, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

2:41 And his parents went every year into Jerusalem, to the festival of the Passover.

2:42 And when he became twelve years old, at their going up according to the custom of the festival,

2:43 and completing the days, at their return the boy Jesus abode in Jerusalem, and his parents did not know it.

2:44 But thinking that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day's way, and they searched for him among their relatives and acquaintances.

2:45 And not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.

2:46 And it occurred, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, and listening to them, and asking them questions.

2:47 But all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

2:48 And seeing him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Child, why did you do thus to us? Behold, your father and I sought you with distress."

2:49 And he said to them, "Why did you seek me? Did you not know that I must be among the things of my Father?"

2:50 And they did not understand the word that he spoke to them.

2:51 And he descended with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.

2:52 And Jesus progressed in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and people.

Luke Chapter 3↑

3:1 But in the fifteenth year of reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate ruler of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galiee, yet Philip, his brother, being tetrarch of the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias being tetrarch of Abilene,

3:2 under the chief priests Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.

3:3 And he came into all the surrounding region of the Jordan, proclaiming the baptism of a change-of-mind for the forgiveness of sins.

3:4 As it is written in the book of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.

3:5 Every ravine will be filled and every mountain and hill will be made low, and the crooked will be straight, and the rough places will be smooth paths,

3:6 and all flesh will see the salvation of God.'"

3:7 Therefore he said to the crowds going out to be baptized by him, "Offspring of vipers! Who made known to you to flee from the coming wrath?

3:8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of a change-of-mind. And do not begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham as father,' for I say to you that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

3:9 But already the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and cast into fire.

3:10 And the crowds were asking him, saying, "Therefore, what should we do?"

3:11 But answering, he said to them, "The one having two tunics, let him share with the one not having one, and the one having food, let him do likewise."

3:12 But the tribute collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"

3:13 But he said to them, "Extract nothing more than what is commanded of you."

3:14 But the soldiers also asked him, saying, "What should we also do?" And he said to them, "Exhort from no one, neither blackmail, and be satisfied with your rations."

3:15 But at the people awaiting, and all reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he might be the Christ,

3:16 John answers, saying to all, "I baptize you with water, but one stronger than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you in holy spirit and fire,

3:17 whose winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather the grain into his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with inextinguishable fire."

3:18 Therefore, entreating about many different things also, he proclaimed good news to the people.

3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him concerning Herodias, the wife of his brother, and concerning all the wicked things that Herod had done,

3:20 added this also to them all: he also locked up John in jail.

3:21 Now it occurred, when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also was baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

3:22 and the holy spirit descended on him in bodily form as a dove, and a voice occurred out of heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; in you I have been well pleased."

3:23 And he, Jesus, beginning, was about thirty years old, being a son, according to custom, of Joseph, of Eli,

3:24 of Matthat, of Levi, of Melchi, of Jannai, of Joseph,

3:25 of Mattathias, of Amos, of Nahum, of Esli, of Naggai,

3:26 of Maath, of Mattathias, of Semein, of Josech, of Joda,

3:27 of Joanan, of Rhesa, of Zerubbabel, of Shealtiel, of Neri,

3:28 of Melchi, of Addi, of Cosam, of Elmadam, of Er,

3:29 of Jesus, of Eliezer, of Jorim, of Matthat, of Levi

3:30 of Simeon, of Judah, of Joseph, of Jonam, of Eliakim,

3:31 of Melea, of Menna, of Mattathah, of Nathan, of David,

3:32 of Jesse, of Obed, of Boaz, of Sala, of Nahshon,

3:33 of Amminadab, of Admin, of Arni, of Hezron, of Perez, of Judah,

3:34 of Jacob, of Isaac, of Abraham, of Terah, of Nahor,

3:35 of Serug, of Reu, of Peleg, of Eber, of Sala,

3:36 of Cainan, of Arphaxad, of Shem, of Noah, of Lamech,

3:37 of Methuselah, of Enoch, of Jared, of Mahalaleel, of Cainan,

3:38 of Enosh, of Seth, of Adam, of God.

Luke Chapter 4↑

4:1 Now Jesus, full of holy spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the spirit in the wilderness

4:2 forty days, being tried by the Slanderer. And he did not eat anything in those days, and at their being concluded, he hungered.

4:3 But the Slanderer said to him, "If you are the Son of God, say to this stone that it may become bread."

4:4 And Jesus answered him, "It is written that, 'Man will not live on bread alone.'"

4:5 And leading him up, he showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time.

4:6 And the Slanderer said to him, "I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been delivered over to me, and I give it to whomever I want.

4:7 Therefore, if you should worship before me, all will be yours."

4:8 And answering, Jesus said to him, "It is written, 'You will worship the Lord your God, and you will offer divine service to him only.'"

4:9 But he led him to Jerusalem and stood him on the pinnacle of the temple, and he said to him, "If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here,

4:10 for it is written that 'He will command his messengers concerning you, to protect you,'

4:11 and that 'On their hands they will lift you up, lest you should strike your foot against a stone.'"

4:12 And answering, Jesus said to him that "It is said, 'You will not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

4:13 And concluding every trial, the Slanderer departed from him until a season.

4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee. And the report concerning him went out down the whole of the surrounding region.

4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

4:16 And he came into Nazareth, where he was brought up, and he entered, according to his custom, in the day of the sabbaths into the synagogue, and he stood up to read.

4:17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was given to him, and unrolling the book, he found the place where it was written,

4:18 "The spirit of the Lord is on me, on account of which, he anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has dispatched me to proclaim forgiveness to the captives, and receiving of sight to the blind, and to dispatch the oppressed in forgiveness,

4:19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

4:20 And rolling up the book, giving it back to the officer, he sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were looking intently at him.

4:21 But he began to say to them that "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your ears."

4:22 And all testified well of him, and marveled at the gracious words that came out of his mouth. And they said, "Is this one not the son of Joseph?"

4:23 And he said to them, "Doubtless you will say to me this parable: 'Physician, heal yourself!' Whatever we heard occur in Capernaum, do here also in your fatherland."

4:24 But he said, "Amen, I say to you that no prophet is acceptable in his own fatherland.

4:25 But in truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when heaven was shut for three years and six months, as a great famine occurred over all the land,

4:26 and to none of them was Elijah sent, except into Zarephath of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

4:27 And many lepers were in Israel under Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian."

4:28 And all those in the synagogue were filled with anger, hearing these things.

4:29 And standing up, they cast him out of the city, and they brought him to the edge of the mountain on which their city was built, so as to throw him down the cliff.

4:30 But he, passing through their midst, went on.

4:31 And he came down into Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and he was teaching them on the sabbaths.

4:32 And they were astonished at his teaching, because his word was with authority.

4:33 And there was in the synagogue a man having a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a great voice,

4:34 "Ha! What is it to us and you, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are -- the Holy One of God!"

4:35 And Jesus rebuked it, saying, "Be silent, and come out from him! And, throwing him in the midst, the demon came out from him without harming him.

4:36 And awe came upon all, and they said to one another, saying, "What word is this? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!"

4:37 And the report concerning him went out into every place of the surround region.

4:38 But, getting up from the synagogue, he went into the house of Simon. But the mother-in-law of Simon was taken by a great fever, and they asked him concerning her.

4:39 And standing over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. Now immediately, she got up and served them.

4:40 But at the setting of the sun, all, whoever had sick ones with various diseases, brought them to him. Now he, placing hands on each one of them, healed them.

4:41 But the demons also came out from many, crying out and saying that, "You are the Son of God!" And rebuking them, he did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he is the Christ.

4:42 But at it coming to be day, coming out, he went to a wilderness place. And the crowds sought him, and they came to him and took hold of him, so that he would not go from them.

4:43 But he said to them that "It is necessary to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to other cities also, because I was dispatched for this."

4:44 And he was proclaiming in the synagogues of Judea.

Luke Chapter 5↑

5:1 Now it occurred, as the crowd is pressing upon him and hearing the word of God, he also was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,

5:2 and he saw two boats standing beside the lake, but the fishermen, getting out of them, were washing their nets.

5:3 Now, getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out from the land a little. Now, sitting, he taught the crowds out of the boat.

5:4 But as he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the depth, and let down your nets for a catch."

5:5 And answering, Simon said, "Commander, toiling throughout the whole night, we caught nothing. But at your word, I will let down the nets."

5:6 And doing this, they enclosed a great multitude of fish, but their nets tore.

5:7 And they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came, and they filled both boats so that they began to sink.

5:8 But seeing it, Simon Peter fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, because I am a sinner, Lord!"

5:9 For awe took hold of him and all those with him at the catch of fish which they caught.

5:10 Now likewise also were Jacob and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not fear! From now on people you will catch alive."

5:11 And bringing the boats to the land, leaving everything, they followed him.

5:12 And it occurred, at his being in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy. And, seeing Jesus, falling on his face, he besought him, saying, "Lord, if you should be willing, you are able to cleanse me."

5:13 And, stretching out his hand, he touched him, saying, "I am willing. Be cleansed." And immediately, the leprosy went away from him.

5:14 And he commanded him to speak to no one. "But, going away, show yourself to the priest, and bring concerning your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

5:15 But rather the word concerning him passed through, and many crowds came together to hear and to be healed from their sicknesses.

5:16 But he was going away into the wildernesses and praying.

5:17 And it occurred on one of the days as he was teaching, and the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were sitting, who were coming out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was there for him to heal.

5:18 And behold, men carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they sought to carry him in and to place him before him.

5:19 And not finding how they may carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, and they let him down through the tiles with the bed into the midst in front of Jesus.

5:20 And, seeing their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you."

5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins except God only?"

5:22 But Jesus, knowing their reasonings, answering, said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?

5:23 What is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up and walk?'

5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins," he said to the one who was paralyzed, "I say to you, get up, and picking up your bed, go to your home."

5:25 And immediately, getting up before them, picking up that on which he had been lying on, went away to his home, glorying God.

5:26 And astonishment took hold of all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying that "We have seen strange things today!"

5:27 And after there things, he came and saw a tribute collector named Levi, sitting at the tax-collection place, and he said to him, "Follow me."

5:28 And, leaving all, getting up, he follows him.

5:29 And Levi made him a great banquet in his house. And there were many crowds of tribute collectors and others who were reclining with them.

5:30 And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured to his disciples, saying, "Because of what do you eat and drink with tribute collectors and sinners?"

5:31 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Those who are sound do not have need of a physician, but those who have an illness.

5:32 I have not come to call righteous ones, but sinners to a change-of-mind."

5:33 But they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and make petitions -- likewise also those of the Pharisees -- but yours eat and drink."

5:34 But he said to them, "You cannot make the sons of the bride chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them.

5:35 But the days will come, and whenever the bridegroom is taken from them, then they will fast in those days."

5:36 But he also said a parable to them that "No one casts a patch from a new garment onto an old garment. Otherwise, both the new will tear and the patch from the new will not match the old.

5:37 And no one casts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be spilled and the the wineskins will perish.

5:38 But new wine is put into new wineskins.

5:39 And no one drinking old wants new, for he says, 'The old is fine.'"

Luke Chapter 6↑

6:1 Now it occurred on a sabbath that he is going through a grain field, and his disciples plucked and ate the ears, rubbing them in their hands.

6:2 But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do that which is not authorized on the sabbaths?"

6:3 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he hungered and those who were with him,

6:4 how he entered into the house of God, and taking the bread of the presentation, ate and gave to those with him, which is not authorized to eat except the priests only?"

6:5 And he said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath."

6:6 But it occurred on a different sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man there, and his right hand was withered.

6:7 But the scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see if he would heal on the sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.

6:8 But he knew their reasonings. Now he said to the man having the withered hand, "Get up and stand in the midst." And getting up, he stood.

6:9 Now Jesus said to them, "I will ask you if it is authorized on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a soul or to destroy?"

6:10 And looking around on all of them, he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." Now he did it, and his hand was restored.

6:11 But they were filled with folly, and they discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

6:12 But it occurred in those days that he came out into the mountain to pray, and he was in prayer of God throughout the night.

6:13 And when it became day, he called his disciples, and choosing from among them twelve, whom he also named apostles:

6:14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew, his brother, and Jacob and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,

6:15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James of Alpheus and Simon, who was called a Zealot,

6:16 and Judas of Jacob, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer.

6:17 And descending with them, he stood on a level place, and a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all of Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon,

6:18 who came to hear him and to be healed from their diseases. And those troubled from unclean spirits were cured.

6:19 And the whole crowd sought to touch him, because power came out from him, and he healed all.

6:20 And he, lifting up his eyes to his disciples, said, "Happy are the poor, because yours is the kingdom of God.

6:21 Happy are those hungering now, because you will be filled. Happy are those who weep now, because you will laugh.

6:22 Happy are you whenever men should hate you, and whenever they should separate you and revile you and cast out your name as wicked on account of the Son of Man.

6:23 You may rejoice in that day, and leap, for behold, your wages are great in heaven, for according to these things, their fathers did to the prophets.

6:24 Nevertheless, woe to you who are rich, because you have received your consolation.

6:25 Woe to you who are filled now, because you will hunger. Woe, you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep.

6:26 Woe whenever all people may speak well of you, for according to these things, their fathers did to the false prophets.

6:27 But to you who are hearing, I say: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

6:28 Bless those who curse you. Pray concerning those who revile you.

6:29 To the one who strikes you on the cheek, present the other also, and from the one who takes away your garment, do not withhold your tunic also.

6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one taking away the things that are yours, do not ask for them back.

6:31 And just as you want that people may do to you, you do likewise to them.

6:32 And if you love those who love you, what grace is it to you? For sinners also love those who love them.

6:33 And if you should do good to those who do good to you, what grace is it to you? For sinners also do the same.

6:34 And if you should be lending to those from whom you expect to receive back, what grace is it to you? Sinners also lend to sinners, that they may receive back the equal amount.

6:35 Nevertheless, love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting nothing back. And your wages will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

6:36 Become merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

6:37 And do not judge, and you will never be judged. And do not condemn, and you will never be condemned. Release, and you will be released.

6:38 Give, and it will be given to you, a good measure -- pressed down, shaken, pouring over -- they will give into your bosom. For with what measure you measure, it will be measured to you in return."

6:39 Now he said a parable to them also: "A blind person cannot guide a blind person. Will not both of them fall into a pit?

6:40 A disciple is not above his teacher, yet everyone who is adjusted will be as his teacher.

6:41 But why do you see the speck in the eye of your brother, but do not consider the beam in your eye?

6:42 How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me cast out the speck in of your eye,' seeing not, yourself, the beam in your eye? Hypocrite, first cast the beam out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the speck in the eye of your brother.

6:43 For there is no good tree that produces rotten fruit. Again, neither does a rotten tree produce good fruit.

6:44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs out of thorns, neither do they harvest grapes out of a bush.

6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and the wicked one out of that which is wicked brings forth that which is wicked. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

6:46 But why do you call me 'Lord, Lord' and do not do that which I say?

6:47 Everyone coming to me and hearing my words and doing them -- I will show you whom he is like.

6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep and placed the foundation on the rock. But, at the flood occurring, the river burst against that house, and it was not strong enough to shake it, because it had been built well.

6:49 But the one who hears, and does not, is like a man building a house on the earth without a foundation, to which the river burst against it, and immediately it collapsed, and the wreck of that house was great."

Luke Chapter 7↑

7:1 After he had completed all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

7:2 But a certain slave of a centurion, who was had in honor by him, having an illness, was about to decease.

7:3 But hearing concerning Jesus, he dispatched to him elders of the Jews, asking him so that, coming, he may bring his slave safely through.

7:4 Now, coming to Jesus, they entreated him diligently, saying that, "Worthy is he to whom you may grant this,

7:5 for he loves our nation, and he built us the synagogue."

7:6 But Jesus went with them. Now, at being already not a far distance from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, "Lord, do not bother, for I am not competent that you should enter in under my roof.

7:7 Therefore, neither did I consider myself worthy to come to you. But say a word, and my boy will be healed.

7:8 For I am a man placed under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it."

7:9 But, hearing these things, Jesus marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that was following him, said, "I say to you that not even in Israel have I found so much faith."

7:10 And returning to the house, those who were sent found the slave sound.

7:11 And it occurred on the next journey that he went into a city called Nain, and his disciples went with him, and a great crowd.

7:12 But as he approached the gate of the city, behold, there was being carried out, being dead, an only-begotten son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd of the city was with her.

7:13 And seeing her, the Lord had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."

7:14 And approaching, he touched the bier, and those bearing it stood. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise!"

7:15 And the dead one sat up and begain to speak, and he gave him to his mother.

7:16 But fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying that "A great prophet was raised among us," and that "God visited his people."

7:17 And this word concerning him went out in the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.

7:18 And his disciples reported to John concerning all these things. And calling a certain two of his disciples, John

7:19 sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we await for another one?"

7:20 But at the men coming to him, they said, "John the Baptist dispatched us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is coming, or should we await for another one?'"

7:21 In that hour he healed many from diseases and afflictions and wicked spirits, and to many blind ones he graciously granted to see.

7:22 And answering, he said to them, "Go and report to John the things you see and hear. The blind ones receive sight; the lame ones walk; the lepers are cleansed; the deaf ones hear; the dead ones are raised; the poor ones have the good news proclaimed to them.

7:23 And happy is the one who should not be offended in me."

7:24 But at the messengers of John going away, he began to say to the crowds concerning John, "What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

7:25 But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft garments? Behold, those in glorious garments and living in luxury are among the royal ones.

7:26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

7:27 This is the one concerning whom it is written, 'Behold I dispatch my messenger before your face, who will make ready your way before you.'

7:28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John. But the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

7:29 And all the people, hearing it, even the tribute collectors affirmed the righteousness of God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

7:30 Yet the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves, not being baptized by him.

7:31 "Therefore, to whom shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?

7:32 They are like children sitting in the market and calling out to one another, who say, 'We fluted to you and you did not dance. We lamented and you did not weep.'

7:33 For John the baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

7:34 The Son of Man came eating and drinkng, and you say, 'Behold a gluttonous man and a wine drinker, a friend of tribute collectors and sinners.

7:35 And wisdom will be proven righteous from all of her children."

7:36 Now a certain one of the Pharisees asked him, that he might eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee, he reclined.

7:37 And behold, a woman who was in the city was a sinner, and knowing that he reclined in the house of the Pharisee, getting an alabaster jar of perfume

7:38 and standing behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and she kissed his feet and anointed them with the perfume.

7:39 But, seeing it, the Pharisee who called him spoke within himself, saying, "This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is who touches him, because she is a sinner."

7:40 And answering, Jesus said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." Now he says, "Teacher, say it."

7:41 "There were two debtors owing a certain creditor. The one owed five hundred denarii, yet the other fifty.

7:42 At their having nothing to pay, he dealt graciously with both of them. Therefore, which of them will love him more?"

7:43 Answering, Simon said, "I take it that it is the one with whom he dealt more graciously." But he said to him, "You have judged correctly."

7:44 And turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house. You did not give me water for my feet, but she wet my feet with tears and wiped them with her hairs.

7:45 You did not give me a kiss, but she, from the time I entered, has not ceased kissing my feet.

7:46 You did not anoint my head with olive oil, but she anointed my feet with perfume,

7:47 on account of which, I say to you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven, because she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, this one loves little.

7:48 Now he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

7:49 And those who were reclining began to say within themselves, "Who is this who also forgives sins?"

7:50 But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

Luke Chapter 8↑

8:1 And it occurred subsequently, that he also passed through cities and villages one by one, proclaiming and heralding the good news of the kingdom of God, and the twelve were with him.

8:2 And some women who were cured from wicked spirits and sicknesses: Mary, who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

8:3 and Joanna, wife of Chuza, a manager of Herod, and Susanna and many others, who served them out of their possessions.

8:4 But a great crowd gathering, and city by city going on to him, he spoke through a parable:

8:5 "The sower went out to sow his seed, and, in his sowing, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled, and the birds of heaven devoured it.

8:6 And others fell on the rock, and coming up, it withered because it did not have moisture.

8:7 And others fell in the midst of the thorns, and coming up together, the thorns choked it.

8:8 And other fell on the good earth, and coming up, it produced fruit a hundredfold." Saying these things, he cried out, "The one who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

8:9 But his disciples asked him what may this parable be.

8:10 Now he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

8:11 But this is the parable: The seed is the word of God.

8:12 Now those beside the road are those who hear. Then the Slanderer comes and takes away the word from their hearts, lest, believing, they may be saved.

8:13 But those on the rock are those who, whenever they may hear, receive the word with joy. And these have no root, who believe for a season, and in a season of trial, depart.

8:14 But that which falls into the thorns, these are those who hear, and going on, they are choked by the concerns, riches, and pleasures of life, and they bring nothing to maturity.

8:15 But that which is in the good earth, these are those who in an honest and good heart, hearing the word, hold fast and bear fruit in endurance.

8:16 But no one lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel or places it under a bed, but places it on a lampstand, so that those entering in may see the light.

8:17 For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest, neither concealed which may not be known and come into manifestation.

8:18 Therefore take heed how you hear, for whoever may have, to him will be given, and whoever may not have, even that which he thinks to have will be taken away from him."

8:19 But his mother and brothers came to him, and they were not able to meet him because of the crowd.

8:20 But it was reported to him, "Your mother and your brothers stand outside wanting to see you."

8:21 But answering, he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."

8:22 But it occurred on one of the days both he and his disciples got into a boat, and he said to them, "Let us go through to the other side of the lake." And they set out.

8:23 But at their sailing, he fell asleep. And a storm of wind descended onto the lake, and they were filled and in danger.

8:24 But approaching, they woke him up, saying, "Commander, Commander, we perish!" But he, getting up, rebuked the wind and the wave of the water, and they ceased, and it became calm.

8:25 But he said to them, "Where is your faith?" But fearing, they marveled, saying to one another, "Consequently, who is this that commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"

8:26 And they sailed down to the region of the Gerasenes, which is on the opposite side of Galilee.

8:27 But at his coming out on the land, there met him a certain man out of the city, who had demons, and for a considerable time had not worn garments, and did not abide in a house, but among the tombs.

8:28 But seeing Jesus, crying out, he fell before him and said in a great voice, "What is it to me and to you, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech you, do not painfully examine me as with a touchstone!"

8:29 For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out from the man. For many times it seized him, and he was bound, being kept with chains and fetters, and breaking the bonds, he was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

8:30 But Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" But he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered into him.

8:31 And they entreated him that he should not command them to go away into the abyss.

8:32 But there was a considerable herd of pigs feeding on the mountain, and they entreated him that he should permit them to enter into those. And he permitted them.

8:33 Now the demons coming out from the man, entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the lake and were choked.

8:34 Now the ones feeding them, seeing that which occurred, fled and reported it in the city and the fields.

8:35 But they came out to see that which occurred, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons came out, clothed and in his right mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid.

8:36 But those who had seen it reported to them how the demon possessed one was saved.

8:37 And the entire multitude of the surrounding region of Gerasenes asked him to go away from them, because great fear had taken hold of them. But he, getting into a boat, returned.

8:38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out besought him to be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

8:39 "Return to your house, and describe as much as God has done for you." And he went away, down the whole city, proclaiming as much as Jesus had done for him.

8:40 Now as Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.

8:41 And behold, a man whose name was Jairus came, and this one was a chief of the synagogue, and falling at the feet of Jesus, he entreated him to enter into his house,

8:42 because he had an only-begotten daughter of about twelve years, and she died. But at his going, the crowd pressed upon him.

8:43 And a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who spent her whole livelihood on physicians, was not strong enough to be cured by any of them.

8:44 Approaching from behind, she touched the edge of his garment, and immediately, her flow of blood stood still.

8:45 And Jesus said, "Who touched me?" But at all denying, Peter said, "Commander, the crowds press upon you and crowd you."

8:46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I know power has come out from me."

8:47 But the woman, seeing that she did not escape notice, came trembling, and falling down before him, reported before all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

8:48 But he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

8:49 While he was yet speaking, someone from the chief of the synagogues's comes, saying that "Your daughter is dead. Do not bother the teacher any longer."

8:50 But Jesus, hearing it, answered him, "Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved."

8:51 But coming into the house, he did not let anyone to enter with him except Peter and John and Jacob and the father of the child and the mother.

8:52 But they all weeped, and lamented for her. But he said, "Do not weep, for she did not die, but is sleeping."

8:53 And they ridiculed him, knowing that she died.

8:54 But he, taking hold of her hand, called out, saying, "Child, get up."

8:55 And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately, and he commanded something to be given to her to eat.

8:56 And her parents were astonished, but he commanded them to tell no one that which occurred.

Luke Chapter 9↑

9:1 But calling together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all the demons and to cure diseases.

9:2 And he dispatched them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick ones.

9:3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for the road, neither staff, nor leather bag, nor bread, nor silver, nor have two tunics apiece.

9:4 And into whatever house you may enter, abide there and go out from there.

9:5 And whoever should not receive you, going out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."

9:6 But coming out, they passed through by villages, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.

9:7 But Herod the tetrarch heard all that occurred, and he was perplexed because of that which is being said by some that John was raised out of dead ones,

9:8 yet by some that Elijah has appeared, yet by others that a certain prophet of the ancients had risen.

9:9 But John said, "John I beheaded. But who is this concerning whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him.

9:10 And returning, the apostles described to him as much as they did. And taking them along, he went away privately into a city called Bethsaida.

9:11 But the crowds, knowing it, followed him. And welcoming them, he spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and he healed those who had need of healing.

9:12 But the day began to recline. But approaching, the twelve said to him, "Send away the crowd, that they, going into the villages and fields, may lodge and may find provisions, because we are in a wilderness place here."

9:13 But he said to them, "You give them to eat." But they said, "There is not to us more than five loaves of bread and two fish, unless going away, we should buy food for all this people."

9:14 For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, "Have them recline in groups of about fifty each."

9:15 And they did thus, and had them all recline.

9:16 But taking the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looking up to heaven, he blessed them and broke them and gave them to the disciples to place before the crowd.

9:17 And they ate, and all were filled. And they picked up of the left over broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

9:18 And it occurred while he was praying alone, that the disciples were with him, and he asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

9:19 But answering, they said, "John the Baptist, yet others, Elijah, yet others that some prophet of the ancients had risen."

9:20 Now he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" But Peter, answering, said, "The Christ of God."

9:21 But rebuking them, he commanded them to tell no one this,

9:22 saying that "It is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer much and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised on the third day."

9:23 But he said to all, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself and pick up his cross every day and follow me.

9:24 For whoever may want to save his soul will destroy it, but whoever may destroy his soul on account of me, this one will save it.

9:25 For what does a man benefit, gaining the whole world, but destroying or forfeiting himself?

9:26 For whoever may be ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of this one, whenever he may come in the glory of him and of the Father and of the holy messengers.

9:27 But I say to you truly, there are some of those standing here who will by no means taste death until they should see the kingdom of God.

9:28 But it occurred about eight days after these words, taking along Peter and John and Jacob also, he ascended into the mountain to pray.

9:29 And it occurred in his praying that the form of his face became different, and his garments became glittering white.

9:30 And behold, two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elijah,

9:31 who appearing in glory, spoke of his departure, which he was going to fulfill in Jerusalem.

9:32 But Peter and those with him were burdened with sleep. But, becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were standing with him.

9:33 And it occurred in their going away from him that Peter said to Jesus, "Commander, it is good for us to be here, and we will make three tabernacles, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah," not knowing what he says.

9:34 But at his saying these things, a cloud occurred and overshadowed them. Now they were afraid at their entering into the cloud.

9:35 And a voice occurred out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, the Chose One. Listen to him."

9:36 And at the occurring of the voice, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and reported to no one in those days of what they had seen.

9:37 But it occurred on the next day at their coming down from the mountain that a great crowd met him.

9:38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, saying, "Teacher, I beseech you, look upon my son, because he is my only begotten."

9:39 And behold, a spirit takes hold of him, and he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him with foam, and it departs from him with difficulty, battering him.

9:40 And I besought your disciples that they should cast it out, and they were not able."

9:41 But answering, Jesus said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation, until when will I be with you and bear you? Bring your son here."

9:42 But, while he was still approaching, the demon tore and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and he healed the child and gave him back to his father.

9:43 But all were astonished at the greatness of God. Now at all marveling at all which Jesus did, he said to his disciples.

9:44 "Put these words in your ears, for the Son of Man is going to be delivered up into the hands of men."

9:45 But they did not understand this word, and it was concealed from them in order that they may not understand it, and they feared to ask him concerning this word.

9:46 But a reasoning entered among them regarding which of them might be the greatest.

9:47 But Jesus, knowing the reasonings of their heart, taking hold of a child, set him beside himself

9:48 and said to them, "Whoever should receive this child in my name receives me, and whoever should receive me, receives the one who dispatched me. For the one who is of small significance among you all, this one is great.

9:49 But answering, John said, "Commander, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we hindered him because he does not follow in company with us."

9:50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder, for whoever is not against you is for you."

9:51 But it occurred in the fulfillment of the days of his taking up that he also set his face to go to Jerusalem.

9:52 And he dispatched messengers before his face. And going, they entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.

9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was going to Jerusalem.

9:54 But seeing it, the disciples, Jacob and John said, "Lord, do you want that we may tell fire to descend from heaven and consume them?"

9:55 But turning, he rebuked them.

9:56 And they went into a different village.

9:57 And at their going in the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you may go away!"

9:58 And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of heaven nests, but the Son of Man has no where to recline his head."

9:59 But he said to a different one, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go away to bury my father."

9:60 But he said to him, "Let the dead ones bury their own dead ones, but you, going away, proclaim the kingdom of God."

9:61 But a different one also said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first permit me to bid farwell to my house."

9:62 But Jesus said, "No one, putting his hand on the plow and looking behind, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Luke Chapter 10↑

10:1 Now after these things, the Lord appointed seventy-two others also, and he dispatched them two by two each before his face into every city and place where he was going to go.

10:2 But he said to them, "The harvest is indeed great, but the workers are few. Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest, so that he may cast out workers into his harvest.

10:3 Go! Behold, I dispatch you as lambs in the midst of wolves.

10:4 Do not carry a money bag, nor leather bag, nor sandals, and greet no one along the road.

10:5 But into whatever house you may enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house!'

10:6 And if the son of peace should be there, your peace will rest on it, but if not, it will return to you.

10:7 But in the same house abide, eating and drinking the things from them, for worthy is the worker of his wages. Do not move from house to house.

10:8 And into whatever city you may enter, and they may receive you, eat the things placed before you,

10:9 and heal the sick ones it it, and say to them, "The kingdom of God has come near to you.

10:10 But into whatever city you may enter, and they may not receive you, going out into its streets, say,

10:11 'Even the dust on our feet that clings to us out of your city, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless, know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'

10:12 I say to you that it will be more bearable for Sodom in that day than for that city.

10:13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the powerful deeds that occurred in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have had a change-of-mind long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

10:14 Nevertheless, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.

10:15 And you, Capernaum, not to heaven will you be exalted! You will be brought down to the realm of the grave!

10:16 The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you reject me. But the one who rejects me rejects the one who dispatched me."

10:17 But the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your hame!"

10:18 But he said to them, "I saw Satan, as lightning, fall out of heaven.

10:19 Behold, I have given you the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing, by any means, may harm you.

10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the demons are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in the heavens."

10:21 In this hour he exulted in the holy spirit and said, "I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have concealed these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to minors. Yes, Father, because thus it became pleasing before you.

10:22 All things have been delivered over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and whomever the Son should intend to reveal him."

10:23 And turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Happy are the eyes that see the things you see!"

10:24 For I say to you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things that you see and did not see them, and to hear the things that you hear and did not hear them."

10:25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, putting him to the test, saying, "Teacher, by doing what, may I inherit life characterized by the eon?"

10:26 But he said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

10:27 But, answering, he said, "You will love the Lord your God out of your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole strength, and with your whole mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

10:28 Now he said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live."

10:29 But wanting to prove himself righteous, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

10:30 But replying, Jesus said, "A certain man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho. And he fell among robbers, who both stripping him and laying blows on him, went away, leaving him half dead.

10:31 But by coincidence a certain priest descended on that road, and seeing him, passed by on the opposite side.

10:32 But likewise, a Levite also, coming to the place and seeing him, passed by on the opposite side.

10:33 But a certain Samaritan who was on a journey, came by him, and seeing him, had compassion.

10:34 And approaching, he bounded up his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. But mounting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn and cared for him.

10:35 And on the next day, casting out two denarii, he gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Care for him, and whatever you may spend in addition, at my coming back, I will repay you.'

10:36 Which of these three do you suppose became the neighbor of the one who fell among the robbers?"

10:37 But he said, "The one who did the merciful thing with him." But Jesus said to him, "Go, and you do likewise."

10:38 But in their going, he entered into a certain village. But a certain woman named Martha welcomed him.

10:39 And to her was a sister called Mary, who also sitting beside the feet of Jesus, heard his word.

10:40 But Marth was distracted concerning much serving. But, coming, she said, "Lord, is it not a concern to you that my sister has left me alone to serve? Therefore, tell her that she may help me."

10:41 But answering, the Lord said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled concerning many things.

10:42 But of few things is there need, or of one. For Mary chose the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Luke Chapter 11↑

11:1 Now it occurred in his being in a certain place praying, as he stopped, a certain of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples."

11:2 But he said to them, "Whenever you may pray, say, 'Father, let your name be hallowed. Let your kingdom come.

11:3 Give us our bread for the coming day each day.

11:4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not bring us into trial.

11:5 And he said to them, "Who of you will have a friend and will go to him at midnight and may say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

11:6 because a friend of mine has come out of the road to me, and I have nothing that I may place before him.'

11:7 And that one, from inside, answering, may say, 'Do not cause me trouble. The door is already shut, and my children are with me in bed. I am not able to get up to give to you.'

11:8 I say to you, even if he will not rise to give him because he is his friend, yet because of his shamelessness, getting up, he will give him whatever he needs.

11:9 And I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you.

11:10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

11:11 But what father is there among you, if his son will ask for a fish, instead of a fish will give him a serpent?

11:12 Or also, if he will ask for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

11:13 Therefore if you, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather the Father who is out of heaven will give holy spirit to those who ask him.

11:14 And he was casting out a mute demon. But it occurred, at the coming out of the demon, that the mute one spoke. And the crowds marveled.

11:15 But some of them said, "By Beelzebul, the chief of the demons, he casts out demons."

11:16 But others, trying him, sought a sign out of heaven from him.

11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is being desolated, and a house against a house falls.

11:18 But if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

11:19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Because of this, they themselves will be your judges.

11:20 But if I, by the finger of God, cast out demons, consequently the kingdom of God has come upon you.

11:21 Whenever the strong one, fully armed, may be keeping his own courtyard, his possessions are in peace.

11:22 But when one stronger than he, coming on, should conquer him, he takes away his panoply, in which he trusted, and distributes his spoils.

11:23 The one who is not with me is against me, and the one who does not gather with me scatters.

11:24 Whenever the unclean spirit may come out from the man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding it, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came out.'

11:25 And coming, it finds it swept and decorated.

11:26 Then it goes and takes with itself seven different spirits, more wicked than itself, and entering, it dwells there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first."

11:27 But it occurred in his speaking these things, a certain woman out of the crowd, raising her voice, said to him, "Happy is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!"

11:28 But he said, "On the contrary, happy are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"

11:29 But the crowds increasing, he began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation. It seeks a sign, and a sign will not be given to it execpt the sign of Jonah.

11:30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, thus also the Son of Man will be to this generation.

11:31 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and will condemn them, because she came out of the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

11:32 Men, Ninevites, will stand up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they had a change-of-mind at the proclamation of Jonah, and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

11:33 No one, lighting a lamp, places it in hiding, nor yet under a dry measure, but on a lampstand, so that those going in may see the light.

11:34 The lamp of the body is your eye. Whenever, your eye may be single, your whole body also is bright. But when it may be wicked, your body also is dark.

11:35 Therefore, take heed that the light that is in you is not darkness.

11:36 Therefore, if your whole body is bright, not having any part dark, the whole will be bright, as whenever a lamp in its flashing may give you light."

11:37 But in his speaking, a Pharisee asked him so that he might have lunch with him. Now entering, he reclined at the table.

11:38 But the Pharisee, seeing it, marveled that he was not first baptized before the lunch.

11:39 But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and platter, but your inside is full of plunder and wickedness.

11:40 Foolish ones! Did not the one who made the outside also make the inside?

11:41 Nevertheless, give as alms the things that are within, and behold, everything is clean to you.

11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees, because you pay a tenth of mint and rue and vegetable, and pass by the judgment and love of God. But these it was necessary to do, and not neglect those.

11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the first reclining places in the synagogues and the greetings in the markets.

11:44 Woe to you, because you are as indistinct tombs, and the people who walk over them do not know it."

11:45 But, answering, a certain one of the lawyers says to him, "Teacher, saying these things, you also insult us."

11:46 But he said, "Woe to you lawyers also, because you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

11:47 Woe to you, because you build the tombs of the prophets, but your fathers killed them.

11:48 Consequently, you are witnesses, and you consent to the works of your fathers, because they killed them, but you build their tombs.

11:49 Because of this also the wisdom of God said, 'I dispatch to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,'

11:50 that the blood of all the prophets that has been shed from the foundation of the world may be sought from this generation,

11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the house. Yes, I say to you, this will be sought from this generation.

11:52 Woe to you, lawyers, because you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves do not enter, and those who are entering you hinder."

11:53 And at his coming out from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be bitterly hostile and to question him sharply concerning many things,

11:54 lying in wait to catch something out of his mouth.

Luke Chapter 12↑

12:1 At the gathering together of the myriads of the crowd, so that they trampled on one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Take heed to yourselves of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

12:2 But nothing is covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

12:3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.

12:4 But I say to you, my friends, do not fear from those who kill the body, and after these things do not have anything more to do.

12:5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear the one who has authority, after killing, to cast into the Vally of Hinnom. Yes, I say to you, fear this one!

12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

12:7 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear. You are of more consequence than many sparrows.

12:8 But I say to you, everyone who confesses me before people, the Son of Man also will confess him before the messengers of God.

12:9 But the one who denies me before people will be denied before the messengers of God.

12:10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but the one who blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven.

12:11 But whenever they may bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you may defend yourself or what you may say,

12:12 for the holy spirit will teach you in the same hour the things that are necessary to say."

12:13 But someone out of the crowd said to him, "Teacher, say to my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

12:14 But he said to him, "Man, who appointed me a judge or arbitrator over you?"

12:15 But he said to them, "Watch and be on guard from all greediness, because not in someone's abundance is his life found in his possessions."

12:16 But he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man brought forth much.

12:17 And he reasoned in himself, saying, 'What should I do, because I do not have anywhere I can gather my fruits?'

12:18 And he said, 'I will do this: I will take down my storehouses and build greater ones, and I will gather there all my grain and my good things.

12:19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many good things stored up for many years. Rest, eat, drink, and be glad."'

12:20 But God said to him, 'Foolish one! In this night your soul is demanded from you. But the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'

12:21 Thus is the one who treasures up for himself and is not rich toward God."

12:22 But he said to his disciples, "Because of this, I say to you, do not be anxious about the soul, what you may eat, nor yet about the body, what you may put on,

12:23 for the soul is more than food, and the body than clothing.

12:24 Consider the ravens, that they do not sow, neither do they reap. To them there is no storeroom nor yet storehouse, and God feeds them. Of how much more consequence are you than the birds!

12:25 But who among you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life span?

12:26 Therefore, if you are not even able to do the least, why are you anxious concerning the rest?

12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They do not toil, nor spin. But I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.

12:28 But if God thus clothes the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into an oven, how much more you, you of little faith?

12:29 And do not seek what you may eat and what you may drink, and do not be anxious.

12:30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.

12:31 Nevertheless, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

12:32 Do not fear, little flock, because your Father has been well pleased to give you the kingdom.

12:33 Sell your possessions and give alms. Make for yourselves money bags that do not become old, a treasure that does not fail in the heavens, where a thief does not come near, neither does moth destroy.

12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35 Let your waist be girded about and the lamps burning,

12:36 and be like people who are waiting for their own lord, when he should be loosed from the wedding feast, that coming and knocking, immediately they may open to him.

12:37 Happy are those slaves, whom the Lord, coming, finds them watching. Amen, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them recline, and coming, he will serve them.

12:38 And if he should come in the second, and if in the third watch, and should find them thus, happy are those slaves.

12:39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief comes, he would not have left his house be dug through.

12:40 You also become ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour that you do not think.

12:41 But Peter said, "Lord, do you speak this parable to us or also to all?"

12:42 And the Lord said, "Consequently, who is the faithful steward, the wise one, whom the lord will appoint over his servants to given them the portion of grain in season?

12:43 Happy is that slave, whom his lord, coming, will find him doing thus.

12:44 Truly, I say to you that he will appoint him over all his possessions.

12:45 But if that slave should say in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and should begin to beat the boys and the female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

12:46 the lord of that slave will come in a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in two, and will appoint his part with the unbelievers.

12:47 But that slave who knows the will of his lord and does not prepare or do according to his will will be beaten much.

12:48 But the one who does not know, but does things worthy of blows, will beaten a few times. But to everyone to whom is given much, much will be sought from him, and to whom they entrust much, they will ask for more from him.

12:49 I have come to cast fire on the earth, and what do I will if it is already kindled?

12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how I am pressed until it should be accomplished!

12:51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on the earth? No, I say to you, but rather division.

12:52 For from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

12:53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."

12:54 But he also said to the crowds, "Whenever you may see a cloud rise in the west, immediately you say that 'A rainstorm is coming' and it occurs thus.

12:55 And whenever the south wind blows, you say, 'There will be burning heat,' and it occurs.

12:56 Hypocrites! You know how to examine the face of the earth and the heaven, but how do you not know how to examine this season?

12:57 But why, even from yourselves, do you not judge that which is right?

12:58 For as you go with your accuser to the ruler, give effort to be released from him on the way, lest he may drag you to the judge, and the judge will deliver you up to the officer, and the officer will cast you into jail.

12:59 I say to you, by no means may you come out until you pay back the last lepton."

Luke Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now at the same season there were some present who reported to him concerning the Galileans whose blood Pilate mixed with their sacrifices.

13:2 And answering, he said to them, "Do you think that those Galileans became sinners beyond all the Galileans, because they suffered these things?

13:3 No, I say to you, but unless you should have a change-of-mind, you all will likewise perish.

13:4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they became worse than all the people who dwelt in Jerusalem?

13:5 No, I say to you, but unless you should have a change-of-mind, you all will perish in like manner."

13:6 Now he told this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and did not find any.

13:7 But he said to the vine-dresser, 'Behold, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and have not found any. Cut it down. Why should it consume the the land also?'

13:8 But answering, he said to him, 'Lord, leave it this year also, until I may dig around it and cast manure on it.

13:9 And if indeed it should produce fruit in the coming year -- but if not, you will cut it down.'"

13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbaths.

13:11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of sickness eighteen years, and she was bent together and not able to straighten up at all.

13:12 But seeing her, Jesus called and said to her, "Woman, be released from your sickness!"

13:13 And he placed his hands on her, and immediately, she was straightened and glorified God.

13:14 But answering, the chief of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the crowd that "There are six days on which one must work. Therefore, coming, be healed on them, and not on the sabbath day."

13:15 But the Lord answered him and said, "Hyprocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the manger, and leading it away, give it to drink?

13:16 But this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound for eighteen years -- is it not necessary to loose her from this bond on the sabbath day?"

13:17 And at his saying these things, all those who opposed him were put to shame, and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the glorious things that came to be by him.

13:18 Therefore, he said, "What is the kingdom of God like, and to what will I liken it?

13:19 It is likened to a kernel of mustard, which a man, taking, cast in his garden. And it grew and became a tree, and the birds of heaven dwelled in its branches."

13:20 And again he said, "To what will I liken the kingdom of God?

13:21 It is likened to leaven, which a woman, taking, hid in three seahs of meal until the whole was leavened."

13:22 And he was going through by cities and villages, teaching and making his journey toward Jerusalem.

13:23 But someone said to thim, "Lord, are few being saved?" But he said to them,

13:24 "Fight to enter through the narrow gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be strong enough.

13:25 From which time the master of the house should get up and shut the door, and you should begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us!' And answering, he will say to you, 'I do not know from where you are!'

13:26 Then should you begin to say, 'We ate before you and drank, and in our streets you taught!'

13:27 And he will speak, saying to you, 'I do not know from where you are. Go away from me, all workers of unrighteousness!'

13:28 There will be lamentation and gnashing of teeth there, whenever you should see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, yet you cast outside.

13:29 And they will come from the east and west, and from north and south, and will recline in the kingdom of God.

13:30 And behold, the last will be first, and the first will be last."

13:31 In the same hour some Pharisees approached, saying to him, "Go out and go from here, because Herod wants to kill you."

13:32 And he said to them, "Go, say to this fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I am perfected.'

13:33 Nevertheless, it is necessary for me to go today and tomorrow and the next day, because it is not possible for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem.

13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who have been dispatched to her! How many times I wanted to gather your children in the manner in which a hen does her young birds under her wings, and you were not willing!

13:35 Behold, your house is left to you. But I say to you, you may by no means see me until it will come when you should say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'

Luke Chapter 14↑

14:1 And it occurred at his going into the house of a certain one of the chiefs of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread that they were watching him.

14:2 And behold, a certain man was in front of him, having dropsy.

14:3 And answering, Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it authorized to heal on the sabbath, or not?"

14:4 But they were silent. And taking hold of him, he healed him and sent him away.

14:5 And he said to them, "Who among you, having a son or ox that will fall into a pit will not immediately pull him out on the day of the sabbath?"

14:6 And they were not strong enough to answer these things.

14:7 Now he said a parable to those called, noticing how they chose the first reclining places, saying to them,

14:8 "Whenever you may be called by anyone to a wedding feast, do not recline in the first reclining places, lest someone more honored than you may be called by him.

14:9 And coming, the one who calls you and him will say to you, 'Give place to this one,' and then, with shame, you will begin to take the last place.

14:10 But whenever you may be called, going, recline in the last place, that whenever the one who called you may come, he will say to you, 'Friend, go up higher.' Then glory will be to you in front of all those reclining with you.

14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

14:12 But he also said to him who called him, "Whenever you may make a luncheon or a dinner, do not call your friends, nor yet your brothers, nor yet your relatives, nor yet rich neighbors, lest they also call you in return, and repayment may come to you.

14:13 But, whenever you should make a banquet, call the poor, crippled, lame, and blind ones,

14:14 and you will be happy, because they have nothing to repay you, for you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous ones."

14:15 But hearing these things, a certain one of those reclining with him said to him, "Happy is the one who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!"

14:16 But he said to him, "A certain man made a great dinner, and called many.

14:17 And he dispatched his slave at the hour of the dinner to say to those called, 'Come, because it is already prepared!'

14:18 And they all, each one of them, began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I bought a field, and I have necessity to go out to see it. I ask you, have me excused.'

14:19 And a different one said, 'I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you, have me excused.'

14:20 And a different one said, 'I have married a wife, and because of this, I am not able to come.'

14:21 And coming, the slave reported to his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to the slave, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame ones.'

14:22 And the slave said, 'Lord, that which you have commanded has been done, and there is still place.'

14:23 And the lord said to the slave, 'Go out into the roads and fenced places, and compel them to enter, so that my house may be filled!

14:24 For I say to you that none of those men who were called will taste of my dinner.'"

14:25 But many crowds were going together with him, and turning, he said to them.

14:26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and still, even his own soul, he is not able to be my disciple.

14:27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me is not able to be my disciple.

14:28 For which of you, wanting to build a tower, does not first, sitting down, calculate the cost, if he has enough to complete it?

14:29 Otherwise at his laying a foundation and not being strong enough to complete it, all those seeing it may begin to ridicule him,

14:30 saying that 'This man began to build and was not strong enough to complete it!'

14:31 Or what king, going to engage another king in battle, does not first, sitting down, deliberate if he is able with ten thousand to meet the one coming against him with twenty thousand.

14:32 But if not, at his being still far away, dispatching an ambassador, he asks for terms of peace.

14:33 Thus, therefore, everyone of you who does not part with all of his possessions is not able to be my disciple.

14:34 Therefore, salt is good, but if even salt should become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

14:35 Neither is it fit for the land nor for the manure. They cast it outside. The one who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

Luke Chapter 15↑

15:1 Now all the tribute collectors and sinners were coming near him to hear him.

15:2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying that "This one receives sinners and eats with them!"

15:3 But he spoke to them this parable, saying,

15:4 "What man of you, having one hundred sheep, and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he should find it?

15:5 And finding it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

15:6 And coming into the house, he calls his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!'

15:7 I say to you that thus there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who has a change-of-mind than over ninety-nine righteous ones who have no need of a change-of-mind.

15:8 Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she should lose one of them, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she should find it?

15:9 And finding it, she calls her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found the drachma that I had lost!'

15:10 Thus I say to you, there comes to be joy in the sight of the messengers of God over one sinner who has a change-of-mind."

15:11 Now he said, "A certain man had two sons.

15:12 And the younger of them said to the father, 'Father, give me the part of the property that falls to me.' Now he distributed to them the livelihood.

15:13 And after not many days, gathering all together, the younger son went on a journey to a far land, and there he squandered his property, living recklessly.

15:14 But at his spending all, a severe famine occurred throughout that land, and he began to lack.

15:15 And going, he was joined to one of the citizens of that land, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

15:16 And he desired to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave to him.

15:17 But coming to himself, he said, 'How many hired men of my father have an abundance of bread, but I perish here from famine!

15:18 Getting up, I will go to my father and say to him, "Father, I have sinneed against heaven and in your sight.

15:19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired men."'

15:20 And getting up, he came to his own father. But at his still being a far distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and running, he fell on his neck and kissed him.

15:21 But the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

15:22 But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the foremost robe and put it on him, and give a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

15:23 And bring the fattened calf, slaughter it, and eating, let us rejoice,

15:24 because this son of mine was dead and has revived! He was lost and is found!' And they began to be glad.

15:25 But his elder son was in the field, and coming, as he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26 And calling one of the boys, he asked what these things meant.

15:27 But he said to him that 'Your brother has come, and your father slaughtered the fattened calf, because he received him back sound.'

15:28 But he was angered and did not want to enter. But his father, coming out, entreated him.

15:29 But answering, he said to his father, 'Behold, so many years I am slaving for you, and not once have I neglected your command! And not once have you given me a goat that I may celebrate with my friends!

15:30 But when this son of yours came, who consumed your livelihood with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him!'

15:31 But he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and all my things are yours.

15:32 But it was necessary to be glad and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has revived, and was lost and is found!'"

Luke Chapter 16↑

16:1 Now he said to his disciples, "A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and this one was hostilely accused to him as squandering his possessions.

16:2 And calling him, he said to him, 'What is this that I hear concerning you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer steward.'

16:3 But the steward said in himself, 'What will I do, because my lord takes away the stewardship from me? I am not strong enough to dig. I am ashamed to beg.

16:4 I have known what I will do, so that when I am removed out of the stewardship, they will receive me into their own homes!'

16:5 And calling each one of the debtors of his own lord, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my lord?'

16:6 But he said, 'A hundred baths of olive oil.' Now he said, 'Receive your bill, and sitting down, immediately write fifty.'

16:7 Then he said to a different one, 'But you, how much do you owe?' But he said, 'A hundred cors of grain.' He says to him, 'Receive your bill and write eighty.'

16:8 And the lord praised the unrighteous steward, because he had done wisely. For the sons of this eon are wiser, above the sons of light in their own generation.

16:9 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves out of the mammon of unrighteousness, so that whenever it may run out they should receive you into tabernacles characterized by the eon.

16:10 The one who is faithful in the least is also faithful in much, and the one who is unrighteous in the least is also unrighteous in much.

16:11 Therefore, if you have not become faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you that which is true?

16:12 And if you have not become faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is yours?

16:13 No domestic slave is able to slave for two lords. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will uphold one and despise the other. You are not able to slave for God and mammon.

16:14 But the Pharisees, being lovers of silver, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

16:15 And he said to them, "You are the ones who assert yourselves to be righteous in the sight of people, but God knows your hearts, because what is exalted among people is an abomination in the sight of God.

16:16 The law and the prophets were until John. From then the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone is violently forcing into it.

16:17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass by than for one serif of the law to fall.

16:18 Everyone who sends away his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries the one sent away from a husband commits adultery.

16:19 Now a certain man was rich, and he dressed in purple and fine linen, rejoicing every day splendidly.

16:20 But there was a certain poor one named Lazarus, who had been cast at his gate, having sores,

16:21 and desiring to be filled with the things that fell from the table of the rich one. But the dogs also, coming, licked his sores.

16:22 But it came to pass that the poor one died, and he was carried away by the messenges into the bosom of Abraham. But the rich one also died and was buried.

16:23 And in the realm of the grave, lifting up his eyes, being painfully tried, he sees Abraham from afar, and Lazarus in his bosom.

16:24 And he, calling, said, 'Father Abraham, be merciful to me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am distressed in this flame.'

16:25 But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you received your good things in your life, and Lazarus likewise bad things. But now he is comforted here, but you are distressed.

16:26 And in all these things, there has been established a great chasm between us and you, so that those wanting to cross over from here to you are not able, nor yet they cross over from there to us.'

16:27 But he said, 'Therefore, I ask you, father, that you may send him to the house of my father,

16:28 for I have five brothers, so that he may solemnly testify to them, lest they also come into this place of painful trial!'

16:29 But Abraham says, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them!'

16:30 But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead ones should go to them, they will have a change-of-mind!'

16:31 But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises out of dead ones.'"

Luke Chapter 17↑

17:1 Now he said to his disciples, "It is impossible for offenses not to come. Nevertheless, woe to the one through whom they come!

17:2 It would be advantageous for him if a stone belonging to a mill is placed on his neck and he is thrown into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones.

17:3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother should sin, rebuke him, and if he should have a change-of-mind, forgive him.

17:4 And if he should sin against you seven times in a day, and seven times he should turn to you saying, 'I have had a change-of-mind,' you will forgive him."

17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Add to us faith."

17:6 But the Lord said, "If you have faith as a kernel of mustard, you would have said to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would have obeyed you.

17:7 But which of you, having a slave plowing or shepherding, who entering out of the field, will he say to him, 'Come immediately and recline'?

17:8 But will he not say to him, 'Make ready something that I may eat, and girding yourself, serve me until I should eat and drink, and after these things, you will eat and drink.'

17:9 He will not be grateful to that slave because he did that which was commanded, will he?

17:10 Thus you also, whenever you may have done all that was commanded to you, must say that 'We are obligated slaves. That which we ought to do, we have done.'"

17:11 And it occurred in his going into Jerusalem, he also passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 And, at his entering into a certain village, ten men, lepers, met him, who stood at a distance.

17:13 And they raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, Commander, have mercy on us!"

17:14 And seeing them, he said to them, "Going, show yourselves to the priest." And it occurred in their going that they were cleansed.

17:15 But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned, glorifying God with a great voice.

17:16 And he fell on his face at his feet, giving him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

17:17 But answering, Jesus said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine, where are they?

17:18 Were none found returning to give glory to God except this foreigner?"

17:19 And he said to him, "Getting up, go. Your faith has saved you."

17:20 But, being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God comes, he answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation,

17:21 nor will they say, 'Behold here!' or 'There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is inside of you."

17:22 But he said to the disciples, "Days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

17:23 And they will say to you, 'Behold, there!' 'Behold, here!' Do not go away, nor yet puruse them.

17:24 For just as lightning, flashing out from under heaven to under heaven, shines, thus the Son of Man will be in his day.

17:25 But first it is necessary for him to suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

17:26 And just as it occurred in the days of Noah, thus it will be in the days of the Son of Man also.

17:27 They ate, drank, married, were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

17:28 Likewise, just as it occurred in the days of Lot, they ate, drank, bought, sold, planted, built.

17:29 But on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed them all.

17:30 According to these things, it will be on the day on which the Son of Man is revealed.

17:31 In that day, the one who is on the housetop and his things in the house, let him not descend to take them away, and the one who is in the field, likewise let him not turn to behind.

17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

17:33 Whoever may seek to procure his soul will destroy it, but whoever may destroy it will make it to live.

17:34 I say to you, in this night there will be two on one bed; one will be taken along and the other will be left.

17:35 There will be two grinding in the same place; one will be taken along, but the other left.

17:36 Two will be in a field; one will be taken along and the other left."

17:37 And answering, they say to him, "Where, Lord?" But he said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles also will be gathered."

Luke Chapter 18↑

18:1 Now he said a parable to them to the end that they must always pray and not lose heart,

18:2 saying, "A certain judge was in a certain city, who did not fear God and did not respect people.

18:3 But a widow was in that city, and she came to him, saying, 'Avenge me from my accuser.'

18:4 And he did not want to for a time, but after these things, he said in himself, 'Even if I do not fear God, nor yet respect people,

18:5 yet because this widow causes me trouble, I will avenge her, lest coming, she may wear me down into a consummation.'"

18:6 But the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

18:7 Yet should not God do the avenging of his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? And he is patient with them.

18:8 I say to you that he will avenge them swiftly. Neverthess, will the Son of Man, consequently, coming, find faith on the earth?"

18:9 Now he also said this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised the rest:

18:10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tribute collector.

18:11 The Pharisee, standing, prayed these things to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not just like the rest of people, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tribute collector.

18:12 I fast twice a sabbath. I give a tenth of all things, whatever I procure.'

18:13 But the tribute collector, standing afar, did not want even to lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his chest, saying, 'God, make a shelter of mercy for me, the sinner!'

18:14 I say to you, this one descended to his home having been made righteous rather than that one! For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

18:15 Now they brought even babies to him so that he might touch them. But seeing it, the disciples rebuked them.

18:16 But Jesus called them, saying, "Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God is of such.

18:17 Amen, I say to you, whoever should not receive the kingdom of God as a child, may by no means enter into it."

18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, by doing what may I inherit life characterized by the eon?"

18:19 But Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except One, God.

18:20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery.' 'Do not murder.' 'Do not steal.' 'Do not bear false testimony.' 'Honor your father and mother.'"

18:21 But he said, "All these I have kept from my youth."

18:22 But hearing it, Jesus said to him, "Still you lack one thing. All things whatever you have, sell, and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in the heavens. And come! Follow me."

18:23 But hearing these things, he became deeply grieved, for he was exceedingly rich.

18:24 But beholding him, Jesus said, "How with difficulty will those who have wealth enter into the kingdom of God!

18:25 For it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God."

18:26 But hearing it, they said, "And who can be saved?"

18:27 But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

18:28 But Peter said, "Behold, leaving our own things, we have followed you."

18:29 But he said to them, "Amen, I say to you that there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children on account of the kingdom of God,

18:30 who may not by all means receive many times more in this season and in the coming eon, life characterized by the eon."

18:31 But taking aside the twelve, he said to them, "Behold, we ascend to Jerusalem, and all things that are written through the prophets regarding the Son of Man will be fulfilled.

18:32 For he will be delivered up to the nations and will be mocked and mistreated and spit on,

18:33 and scourging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise."

18:34 And they did not understand any of these things, and this word was hidden from them, and they did not know the things that were said.

18:35 Now it occurred at his nearing Jericho that a certain blind man sat beside the road begging.

18:36 But hearing the crowd going through, he asked what this may be.

18:37 But it was reported to him that Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.

18:38 And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

18:39 And those going ahead rebuked him, that he should be silent. But he, rather much more, cried out, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

18:40 But standing, Jesus commanded him to be brought to him. But coming near, he asked him,

18:41 "What do you want that I should do for you?" But he said, "Lord, that I may receive sight!"

18:42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive sight! Your faith has saved you."

18:43 And immediately, he received sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.

Luke Chapter 19↑

19:1 And entering, he passed through Jericho.

19:2 And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus, and he was the chief tribute collector, and he was rich.

19:3 He he sought to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able from the crowd because he was small in stature.

19:4 And running to the front, he ascended on a fig mulberry so that he might see him, because that one was going to pass through.

19:5 And as he came to the place, looking up, Jesus said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry! Descend, for today it is necessary for me to abide in your house."

19:6 And hurrying, he descended, and he received him, rejoicing.

19:7 And seeing it, all murmured, saying that he entered to lodge with a man who is a sinner.

19:8 But standing, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, "Behold, the half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I have blackmailed anyone of anything, I give back fourfold."

19:9 But Jesus said to him that "Today salvation has come to be on this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are destroyed."

19:11 But at their hearing these things, going on, he spoke a parable because of his being near to Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God is going to appear immediately.

19:12 Therefore, he said, "A certain man, a noble, went into a far land to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

19:13 Now, calling ten of his own slaves, he gave to them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business while I come.'

19:14 But his citizens hated him, and they dispatched an ambassador after him, saying, 'We do not want this one to reign over us!'

19:15 And it occurred in his coming back, having received the kingdom, that he said also to call to him these slaves to whom he had given the silver, that he may know what business they did.

19:16 And the first came, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten minas.'

19:17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave! Because you have become faithful in the least, be having authority over ten cities.'

19:18 And the second came, saying 'Your mina, lord, has made five minas.'

19:19 But he said to this one also, 'And you be over five cities.'

19:20 And a different one came saying, 'Lord, behold your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief.

19:21 For I feared you, because you are a strict man. You take up that which you did not lay down, and you reap that which you did not sow.'

19:22 He says to him, 'Out of your mouth I will judge you, wicked slave! You knew that I am a strict man, taking up that which I did not lay down and reaping that which I did not sow.

19:23 And because of what did you not give my silver to the bank, and I, coming, would have obtained it together with interest?

19:24 And to those standing by he said, 'Take away the mina from him and give it to the one having ten minas!'

19:25 And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas.'

19:26 'I say to you that to everyone who has, will be given, but from the one who does not have, even that which he has will be taken away.

19:27 Nevertheless, these enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them -- bring them here and slaughter them in front of me.'"

19:28 And saying these things, he went on ahead, ascending into Jerusalem.

19:29 And it occurred as he neared to Bethphage and Bethany to the mount called Olives, he dispatched two of the disciples,

19:30 saying, "Go into the village opposite you, in which, entering, you will find a colt bound, on which no man has ever sat, and loosing it, bring it.

19:31 And if anyone should ask you, 'Because of what do you loose it?' Thus you will say that 'The Lord has need of it.'"

19:32 But going away, those who were dispatched found it just as he said to them.

19:33 But at their loosing the colt, its lords said to them, "Why do you loose the colt?"

19:34 But they said that "The Lord has need of it."

19:35 And they led it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt, they mounted Jesus.

19:36 Now at his going, they spread their own garments on the road.

19:37 But at his already nearing to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began to praise God, rejoicing, in a great voice, concerning all the powerful deeds that they had seen,

19:38 saying, "Blessed is the king, the one coming in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

19:39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"

19:40 And answering, he said, "I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out!"

19:41 And as he came near, seeing the city, he wept over it,

19:42 saying that "If you knew in this day, even you, the things that make for peace --! But now it is hidden from your eyes,

19:43 for the days will come upon you, and your enemies will cast up a barricade against you, and they will surround you and press upon you from everywhere,

19:44 and they will raze you and your children in you to the ground, and they will not leave a stone on a stone in you, because you did not know the season of your visitation."

19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who were selling,

19:46 saying to them, "It is written, 'And my house will be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a cave of robbers!"

19:47 And he was teaching every day in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the foremost of the people sought to destroy him.

19:48 And they did not find anything that they may do, for all the people, hearing, hung on him.

Luke Chapter 20↑

20:1 And it occurred on one of the days, at his teaching in the sanctuary in the temple and proclaiming good news, the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, approached,

20:2 and said, speaking to him, "Tell us, by what authority you do these things, or who it is who gave you this authority?"

20:3 But answering, he said to them, "I also will ask you a word, and you tell me:

20:4 The baptism of John -- was it out of heaven or out of men?

20:5 But they reasoned among themselves, saying that "If we should say, 'Out of heaven,' he will say, 'Because of what did you not believe him?'

20:6 But if we should say, 'Out of men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John is a prophet."

20:7 And they answered not to know from where.

20:8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

20:9 Now he began to speak to the people this parable, "A man planted a vineyard and leased it to farmers, and went on a journey for a considerable time.

20:10 And at a season, he dispatched to the farmes a slave, that they might give him from the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers, beating him, sent him away empty.

20:11 And he proceeded to send another slave. But that one also, beating and dishonoring, they sent away empty.

20:12 And he proceeded to send a third. But wounding this one also, they cast him out.

20:13 But the lord of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I will send my son, the beloved. Perhaps they will respect this one.'

20:14 But seeing him, the farmers reasoned with one another, saying, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance may become ours.'

20:15 And casting him outside of the vineyard, they killed him. Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do to them?

20:16 He will come and destroy these farmers and will give the vineyard to others." But the ones hearing said, "May it not be!"

20:17 But looking at them, he said, "Therefore what is this that is written, 'The stone that the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner'?

20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be shattered, but on whomever it should fall, it will crush him."

20:19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in the same hour, and they feared the people, for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them.

20:20 And watching him, they dispatched spies, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might catch him in a word, so that they may deliver him up to the rule and authority of the ruler.

20:21 And they asked him, saying, "Teacher, we know that you say and teach correctly, and do not receive face, but teach the way of God in truth.

20:22 Is it authorized us to give tax to Caesar, or not?"

20:23 But noticing their craftiness, he said to them,

20:24 "Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription has it?" But answering, they said, "Caesar's."

20:25 But he said to them, "Now therefore, pay to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of God."

20:26 And they were not strong enough to catch a word in the sight of the people, and marveling at his answer, they became silent.

20:27 But approaching, some of the Sadducees, who deny, saying that there is no resurrection, asked him,

20:28 saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us, if someone's brother should die having a wife, and this one should be childless, that his brother should take his wife and raise up seed for his brother.

20:29 Therefore, there were seven brothers. And the first, taking a wife, died childless,

20:30 and the second,

20:31 and the third took her, yet likewise also the seven did not leave children and died.

20:32 And subsequently, the woman also died.

20:33 Therefore, the woman in the resurrection, of which of them does she become wife? For the seven had her as wife."

20:34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this eon marry and are given in marriage,

20:35 but those who are counted worthy to meet up with that eon and the resurrection out of dead ones neither marry nor are given in marriage,

20:36 for they are no longer able to die, for they are equal to messengers, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

20:37 But that the dead ones rise, even Moses reported at the bush, as he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

20:38 Now he is not God of dead ones, but of living ones, for all live to him."

20:39 But answering, some of the scribes said, "Teacher, you have spoken well."

20:40 For they no longer dared to ask him anything.

20:41 But he said to them, "How do they say that Christ is the son of David?

20:42 For David himself says in the book of Psalms, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right

20:43 until I should place your enemies a footstool for your feet."'

20:44 Therefore, David himself calls him 'Lord,' and how is he his son?"

20:45 But at the hearing of all the people, he said to the disciples,

20:46 "Take heed of the scribes, who want to walk in robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first reclining places at the dinners,

20:47 who devour the houses of widows, and for a pretense make lengthy prayers. These will receive a greater judgment."

Luke Chapter 21↑

21:1 Now, looking up, he saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury.

21:2 But he saw a certain poor widow cast there two lepton.

21:3 And he said, "Truly, I say to you that this poor widow cast in more than all.

21:4 For all these cast into the gifts out of their abundance, but she out of her want, cast in all the livelihood that she had."

21:5 And at some saying concerning the temple, that it is adorned with good stones and votive offerings, he said,

21:6 "These things that you see -- days will come in which not a stone will be left on a stone, which will not be thrown down."

21:7 But they asked him, saying, "Teacher, therefore, when will these things be, and what is the sign whenever these things are going to occur?"

21:8 But he said, "Take heed that you should not be misled. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and 'The season has neared.' Do not go after them.

21:9 But whenever you should hear of wars and disorders, do not be terrified. For it is necessary that these things occur first, but the consummation is not immediate.

21:10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. There will also be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

21:12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the syngogues and jails, bringing you before kings and rulers on account of my name.

21:13 It will lead to a testimony for you.

21:14 Therefore, place in your hearts not to practice beforehand a defense,

21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom that all those opposing you will not be able to withstand or contradict.

21:16 But you will delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.

21:17 And you will be hated by all because of my name.

21:18 And a hair out your head should by no means perish!

21:19 By your endurance you will procure your souls.

21:20 But whenever you should see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that her desolation is near.

21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of her come out, and let those who are in the country not enter into her,

21:22 because these are the days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written.

21:23 Woe to those who have in the womb and those who are nursing in those days, for there will be great necessity on the land and wrath on this people.

21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and will be led into captivity into all nations, and Jerusalem will be trodden by the nations until the seasons of the nations be fulfilled.

21:25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish, nations in perplexity at the sound of the sea and its surging,

21:26 people fainting from fear and expectation of the things coming on the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

21:27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and much glory.

21:28 But at the beginning of these things to occur, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is near.

21:29 And he said a parable to them: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.

21:30 Whenever they should already put forth, seeing from yourselves, you know that summer is already near.

21:31 Thus you also, whenever you may see these things occurring, know that the kingdom of God is near.

21:32 Amen, I say to you that this generation may by no means pass by until all things should occur.

21:33 Heaven and earth will pass by, but my words will never pass by.

21:34 Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts should be burdened with drinking bouts and drunkenness and the concerns of life, and that day should come upon you suddenly,

21:35 as a trap, for it will come upon all those sitting on the face of the whole earth.

21:36 But be alert at every season beseeching that you may prevail to escape all these things that are going to occur, and to stand before the Son of Man."

21:37 But he was in the temple teaching during the days, but going out, he spent the nights in the mount called Olives.

21:38 And all the people rose early to come to him in the temple to hear him.

Luke Chapter 22↑

22:1 Now the festival of the unleavened bread drew near, which was called Passover.

22:2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might do away with him, for they feared the people.

22:3 But Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, being out of the number of the twelve.

22:4 And going away, he discussed with the chief priests and captains how he might deliver him up to them.

22:5 And they rejoiced, and they agreed to give him silver.

22:6 And he consented, and he sought a good opportunity to deliver him up to them apart from the crowd.

22:7 But the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was necessary for the passover to be sacrificed.

22:8 And he dispatched Peter and John, saying, "Going, prepare the passover for us, that we may eat it."

22:9 But they said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare it?"

22:10 But he said to them, "Behold, at your entering into the city, a man will meet you bearing a jar of water. Follow him into the house which he enters.

22:11 And you will say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the lodging where I may eat the passover with my disciples?"'

22:12 And that one will show you a large furnished upstairs room. There prepare it."

22:13 Now going away, they found it just as he had said to them, and they prepared the passover.

22:14 And when the hour came, he reclined, and the apostles with him.

22:15 And he said to them, "With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before my suffering.

22:16 For I say to you that I may by no means eat it until it may be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."

22:17 And receiving the cup, giving thanks, he said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves.

22:18 For I say to you that I may by no means drink, from now on, of the product of the vine until the kingdom of God may come."

22:19 And taking bread, giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of me."

22:20 And the cup, likewise, after the dinner, saying, "This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.

22:21 Nevertheless, behold, the hand of the one delivering me up is with me on the table,

22:22 because the Son of Man goes according as it has been determined; nevertheless, woe to that man through whom he is delivered up."

22:23 And they began to discuss with one another which of them it may be who was going to do this thing.

22:24 But a rivalry occurred among them as to which of them is regarded to be the greatest.

22:25 But he said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors,

22:26 but you are not thus, but let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the one who rules as one who serves.

22:27 For who is greater, the one reclining or the one serving? Is it not the one who reclines? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.

22:28 But you are those who have remained with me in my trials,

22:29 and I covenant with you a kingdom, just as my Father covenanted with me,

22:30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and may sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

22:31 Simon, Simon, behold Satan has asked to sift you as grain.

22:32 But I have besought concerning you, that your faith may not fail, and once you turn back, establish your brothers."

22:33 But he said to him, "Lord, with you I am ready to go both to jail and to death!"

22:34 But he said, "I say to you, Peter, the cock will not crow today until you should deny to know me three times."

22:35 And he said to them, "When I dispatched you without a money bag and a leather bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?" But they said, "Nothing."

22:36 But he said to them, "But now, the one who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a leather bag. And the one who does not have a sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

22:37 For I say to you that this that is written must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was reckoned with the lawless. For that which concerns me also has a consummation.'"

22:38 Now they said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." But he said to them, "It is sufficient."

22:39 And coming out, he went, according to custom, into the Mount of Olives. The disciples also followed him.

22:40 But coming to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into trial."

22:41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and kneeling, he prayed,

22:42 saying, "Father, if it is your intention, carry away this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done."

22:43 But a messenger from heaven was seen by him, strengthening him.

22:44 And coming to be in agony, he earnestly prayed, and his sweat became as drops of blood falling down on the earth.

22:45 And rising from prayer, coming to the disciples, he found them sleeping from sorrow.

22:46 And he said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Getting up, pray, that you may not enter into trial."

22:47 At his still speaking, behold, a crowd, and the one who is called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and he drew near to Jesus to kiss him.

22:48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, with a kiss do you deliver up the Son of Man?"

22:49 But those around him, seeing that which will be, said, "Lord, shall we strike with a sword?"

22:50 And a certain one of them struck the slave of the chief priest and took off his right ear.

22:51 But answering, Jesus said to them, "Let it be until this." And touching the ear, he healed him.

22:52 But Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders who had come out against him, "As against a robber do you come out with swords and clubs?

22:53 At my being with you every day in the temple, you did not stretch out your hands against me, but this is your hour and the authority of darkness.

22:54 But seizing him, they led him and brought him into the house of the chief priest. But Peter followed afar off.

22:55 But at their kindling a fire in the midst of the courtyard and being seated together, Peter sat in the midst of them.

22:56 But a certain female slave, seeing him sitting in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This one was also with him!"

22:57 But he denied, saying, "I do not know him, woman!"

22:58 And after a short time, a different one, seeing him, said, "You are also of them!" But Peter said, "Man, I am not!"

22:59 And about one hour passing, a certain other asserted confidently, saying, "Of a truth, this one was also with him, for he is a Galilean also."

22:60 But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.

22:61 And turning, the Lord looked at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him that "Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times."

22:62 And going outside, he wept bitterly.

22:63 And the men who were keeping him mocked him, while beating him.

22:64 And putting a covering about him, they asked, saying, "Prophesy! Who is the one who strikes you?"

22:65 And many different things they said against him, blaspheming.

22:66 And as it became day, the council of the elders of the people gathered, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him into their Sanhedrin,

22:67 saying, "If you are the Christ, say to us." But he said to them, "If I should say to you, you will never believe,

22:68 but if I should ask you, you will never answer.

22:69 But from now on the Son of Man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God."

22:70 But they all said, "Therefore, are you the Son of God?" But he said to them, "You say that I am."

22:71 But they said, "Why do we yet have need of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from his mouth!"

Luke Chapter 23↑

23:1 And getting up, the entire multitude of them led him to Pilate.

23:2 But they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this one turning away our nation and hindering to give taxes to Caesar, and saying himself to be Christ, a king."

23:3 Now Pilate asked him, saying, "Are you the king of the Jews?" But answering, he said to him, "You say so!"

23:4 Now Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no cause of guilt in this man."

23:5 But they insisted, saying that "He stirs up the people, teaching down the whole of Judea, even beginning from Galilee until here."

23:6 But Pilate, hearing this, asked if the man is a Galilean.

23:7 And knowing that he is out of the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem in those days.

23:8 Now Herod, seeing Jesus, exceedingly rejoiced, for he was wanting to see him for a considerable time, because of hearing concerning him, and he desired to see some sign occur by him.

23:9 Now he asked him with a considerable amount of words, but he answered him nothing.

23:10 Now the chief priests and the scribes stood powerfully accusing him.

23:11 But, treating him also with contempt and mocking him, Herod, together with his soldiers, clothing him in bright clothes, sent him back to Pilate.

23:12 Now both Herod and Pilate became friends with one another on the same day, for before this, they were at enmity with one another.

23:13 But Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

23:14 said to them, "You brought this man to me as one turning away the people, and behold, examining him before you, I have found in the this man not one cause of which you are accusing him.

23:15 But neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. And behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him.

23:16 Therefore, disciplining him, I will release him."

23:17 Now he had necessity to release to them one according to the festival.

23:18 But they cried out all together, saying, "Take away this one, but release to us Barabbas!" --

23:19 who was cast into jail because of a certain insurrection occurring in the city, and for murder.

23:20 But again Pilate spoke to them, wanting to release Jesus.

23:21 But they shouted, saying, "Crucify, crucify him!"

23:22 But he said to them the third time, "For what evil has he done? I found not one cause of death in him. Therefore, disciplining him, I will release him."

23:23 But they laid upon him with great voices, requesting that he be crucified. And their voices prevailed.

23:24 And Pilate determined that their request should occur.

23:25 But he released the one whom they requested, who because of insurrection and murder was cast into jail, but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

23:26 And as they led him away, seizing a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, they placed on him the cross to bear behind Jesus.

23:27 Now a great multitude of the people followed him, and of women who were mourning and lamenting over him.

23:28 But turning toward them, Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me. Nevertheless, weep over yourselves and over your children,

23:29 because, behold, days are coming in which they will say, 'Happy are the barren, and the wombs that did not bear, and the breasts that did not nurse!'

23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'

23:31 For if they do these things in the moist wood, what may occur in the dry?"

23:32 Now two others also, evil-doers, were led away with him to be done away with.

23:33 And when they came to the place called "Skull," there they crucified him and the evil-doers, one on the right, yet one on the left.

23:34 But Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." But dividing his garments, they cast lots.

23:35 And the people stood, watching. Now even the rulers ridiculed him, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself, if this one is the Christ of God, the Chosen One!"

23:36 But the soldiers also mocked, approaching, bringing to him sour wine,

23:37 and saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!"

23:38 But there was also an inscription over him, "This is the king of the Jews."

23:39 But one of the hanging evil-doers blasphemed him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"

23:40 But answering, the other, rebuking him, said, "Do you not even fear God, because you are under the same judgment!"

23:41 And we indeed righteously, for we receive that which is worthy of what we have done. But this one has done nothing wrong."

23:42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me whenever you may come into your kingdom."

23:43 And he said to him, "Amen, I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise."

23:44 And it was already about the sixth hour, and darkness occurred over the whole earth until the ninth hour,

23:45 at the failing of the sun. Now the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in the middle.

23:46 And crying out with a great voice, Jesus said, "Father into your hands I commit my spirit." Now saying this, he expired.

23:47 But the centurion, seeing that which occurred, glorified God, saying, "Truly this man was righteous."

23:48 And all the crowds who came together to this spectacle, seeing the things that occurred, striking their chests, returned.

23:49 But all those who knew him stood afar off, and the women who followed him from Galilee, seeing these things.

23:50 And behold, a man named Joseph, being a councillor, a good man and righteous

23:51 (this one did not consent to their counsel and deed), from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who awaited the kingdom of God.

23:52 This one, approaching Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus.

23:53 And, taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and placed him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had been lain as yet.

23:54 And it was the day of preparation, and a sabbath dawned.

23:55 But following, the women who came together out of Galilee with him saw the tomb and how his body was placed.

23:56 But returning, they prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Luke Chapter 24↑

24:1 Now at the depth of the dawn of one of the sabbaths, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices that they prepared.

24:2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

24:3 But entering, they did not find the body.

24:4 And it occurred at their being perplexed concerning this, behold, two men also stood by them in flashing clothing.

24:5 But at their becoming afraid and bowing their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living one among the dead ones?

24:6 He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how he spoke to you, being still with you in Galilee,

24:7 saying that it was necessary for the Son of Man to be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and to be crucified, and to rise on the third day."

24:8 And they remembered his words.

24:9 And returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.

24:10 And there were Magdalene Mary and Joanna and Mary the mother of Jacob and the rest with them. They told these things to the apostles.

24:11 And these words appeared in their sight as nonsense, and they did not believe them.

24:12 But Peter, getting up, ran to the tomb. And stooping, he saw the cloths only. And he went away to his own place, marveling at that which occurred.

24:13 And behold, two of them in the same hour were going into a village named Emmaus, sixty stadia of distance from Jerusalem.

24:14 And they conversed with one another concerning all these things that had happened.

24:15 And it came to pass in their conversing and discussing that Jesus himself also, drawing near, went together with them.

24:16 But their eyes were seized so as not to know him.

24:17 But he said to them, "What words are these that you are discussing with one another while walking?" And they stood, looking sullen.

24:18 Now answering, one, named Cleopas, said to him, "Are you the only one dwelling in Jerusalem and not knowing the things that occurred in it in these days?"

24:19 And he said to them, "What things?" But they said to him, "The things concering Jesus the Nazarene, a man who became a prophet, powerful in work and word before God and all the people,

24:20 so that the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the judgment of death, and crucified him.

24:21 But we expected that he is the one who is going to redeem Israel. But also, in addition to all these things, it is bringing in the third day from when these things occurred.

24:22 But, also, some of the women out of us amazed us, coming to be at the tomb early,

24:23 and not finding his body, they came saying that they also saw a vision of messengers, who say that he is living.

24:24 And some of those with us also went out to the tomb, and they found it thus, just as the women also said, but him they did not see."

24:25 And he said to them, "O foolish and slow in heart to believe on all the things that the prophets have spoken!

24:26 Was it not necessary for Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?"

24:27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them, in all the scriptures, the things concerning himself.

24:28 And they drew near to the village where they went, and he pretended to go further.

24:29 And they constrained him, saying, "Abide with us, because it is toward evening and the day has already declined." And he entered to abide with them.

24:30 And it occurred at his reclining at the table with them, taking bread, he blessed it, and breaking it, he gave it to them.

24:31 Now their eyes were opened and they knew him, and he became invisible from them.

24:32 And they said to one another, "Was not our heart burning in us as he spoke to us on the road, as he opened to us the scriptures?"

24:33 And getting up in the same hour, they returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven assembled, and those with them,

24:34 saying that "The Lord has truly been raised, and was seen by Simon!"

24:35 And they described the things on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of bread.

24:36 But at their speaking these things, he stood in the midst of them.

24:37 But, being terrified and becoming affrighted, they thought they saw a spirit.

24:38 And he said to them, "Why are you stirred up, and because of what do reasonings arise in your heart?

24:39 See my hands and my feet because it is I myself! Handle me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you see me having.

24:40 And saying this, he showed them his hands and feet.

24:41 But, at their still not believing from joy and marveling, he said to them, "Do you have any food here?"

24:42 But they gave him part of a broiled fish,

24:43 and taking it, he ate before them.

24:44 Now he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you, being still with you, that it is necessary for all things to be fulfilled that are written in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms concerning me."

24:45 Then he opened their mind to understand the scriptures,

24:46 and said to them that "Thus it is written for the Christ to suffer and to rise out of dead ones on the third day,

24:47 and a change-of-mind and forgiveness of sins to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

24:48 You are witness of these things.

24:49 And behold, I send out the promise of my Father on you. But you be seated in the city until you may put on power from out of high.

24:50 Now he led them out until Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them.

24:51 and it occurred in his blessing them, he stood apart from them and was carried up into heaven.

24:52 And they, worshipping him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

24:53 And they were in the temple through everything, blessing God.

John

John Chapter 1↑

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was toward God, and a Divine One was the Word.

1:2 This was in the beginning toward God.

1:3 All came into being through it, and without it not even one thing came into being. That which came into being

1:4 in it was life, and the life was the light of people.

1:5 And the light appears in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

1:6縲€There came to be a man, dispatched by God, whose name was John.

1:7 This one came for a testimony, so that he could be testifying concerning the light, so that all would believe through him.

1:8 That one was not the light, but came so that he could testify concerning the light.

1:9 It was the true light, which enlightens every person who is coming into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world did not know him.

1:11縲€He came to his own, and his own縲€did not receive him.

1:12縲€But as many as received him, to them he gave authority to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,

1:13 who were born not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us, and we saw his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1:15 John testifies concerning him and has cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'The one who comes after me has become in front of me, because he was before me.'"

1:16 Because from his fullness we have all received, and grace in place of grace.

1:17 Because the law through Moses was given; grace and truth came into being through Jesus Christ.

1:18 No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten God, the one who is in the bosom of the Father, that one has expounded him.

1:19 And this is the testimony of John when the Jews out of Jerusalem dispatched priests and Levites that they should ask him, "Who are you?"

1:20 And he confessed and he did not deny, and confessed that "I am not the Christ."

1:21 And they asked him, "Therefore, who are you? Are you Elijah?" And he says, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

1:22 Therefore, they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say concerning yourself?"

1:23 He said, "I am 'the voice of one shouting in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord," just as Isaiah the prophet said."

1:24 And those who had been dispatched were out of the Pharisees.

1:25 And they asked him and said to him, "Why, therefore, are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

1:26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize in water. In your midst one stood whom you do not know,

1:27 the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the strap of his sandal."

1:28 These things occurred in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

1:29 On the following day he sees Jesus coming to him and says, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

1:30 This is the one concerning whom I said, 'After me a man is coming who has become in front of me, because he was before me.'

1:31 And I did not know him, but in order that he should be manifested to Israel, because of this, I came baptizing in water."

1:32 And John testified, saying that "I have seen the spirit descending as a dove out of heaven and it remained on him.

1:33 And I did not known him, but the one who sent me to baptize in water, that one said to me, 'On whomever you should see the spirit descending and remaining on him, this one is the one who baptizes in holy spirit.'

1:34 And I have seen and have testified that this is the Chosen One of God.

1:35 On the following day again John had stood, and two from out of his disciples.

1:36 And, looking at Jesus walking, he say, "Behold! The Lamb of God."

1:37 And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.

1:38 Now Jesus, turning and gazing at them following, says to them, "What are you seeking?" Yet they said to Him, "Rabbi" (which, being said, is translated "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"

1:39 He says to them, "Come and see." They came, therefore, and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

1:40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one out of the two who heard from John and followed him.

1:41 This one first finds his own brother, Simon, and says to him, "We have found the Messiah." (which is, being translated, "Christ").

1:42 He led him to Jesus. Jesus, looking at him, said, "You are Simon, the son of John. You shall be called Cephas" (which is interpreted "Peter").

1:43 On the following day he wanted to come away into Galilee, and he finds Philip. And Jesus says to him, "Follow me."

1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, out the city of Andrew and Peter.

1:45 Philip finds Nathanael and says to him, "We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets -- Jesus, a son of Joseph from Nazareth."

1:46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good be out of Nazareth?" Philip says to him, "Come and see."

1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and says concerning him, "Look. Truly an Israelite in whom is no guile."

1:48 Nathanael says to him, "From where do you know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you -- you being under the fig tree -- I saw you."

1:49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God. You are the King of Israel."

1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you underneath the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater than these."

1:51 And he says to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the messengers of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Mankind."

John Chapter 2↑

2:1 And on the third day a wedding occurred in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

2:2 Now Jesus also was called to the wedding, and his disciples.

2:3 And there being a lack of wine, the mother of Jesus says to him, "They have no wine."

2:4 And Jesus says to her, "What is it to Me and to you, woman? My hour is not yet come."

2:5 His mother says to the servants, "Whatever he should say to you, do."

2:6 Now there were six stone water jars lying there, in accordance with the cleansing of the Jews, each holding two or three measures.

2:7 Jesus says to them, "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.

2:8 And he says to them, "Now draw and bring to the head steward." And they brought it.

2:9 Now when the head steward tasted the water which had become wine and did not know where it was from -- but the servants who had drawn the water knew -- the head steward summons the bridegroom

2:10 and says to him, "Every man places the good wine first, and whenever they should be made drunk, the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now."

2:11 Jesus did this beginning of the signs in Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and brothers and his disciples, and there they stayed not many days.

2:13 And near was the Passover of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2:14 And He found in the temple those selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting.

2:15 And, making a whip out of ropes, he cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen, and he poured out the coins of the brokers and overturned the tables.

2:16 And to the ones selling doves he said, "Take these away from here. Do not make my Father's house a house of merchandise."

2:17 His disciples were reminded that it is written, "The zeal of your house will eat me up."

2:18 The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, "What sign do you show to us, because you are doing these things?"

2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up."

2:20 The Jews, therefore, said, "Forty and six years was this sanctuary built, and you will raise it up in three days?"

2:21 But that one was speaking concerning the sanctuary of his body.

2:22 When, therefore, he was raised from out of dead ones, his disciples were reminded that he said this, and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus said.

2:23 Now as he was in Jerusalem at the Passover in the festival, many believed in his name, seeing the signs which he did.

2:24縲€But Jesus himself did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all,

2:25 and because he did not have need that anyone should testify concerning man, for he himself knew what was in man.

John Chapter 3↑

3:1 Now there was a man out of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

3:2 This one came to him at night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs which you do, unless God should be with him."

3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless someone should be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

3:4 Nicodemus says to him, "How can a man, being elderly, be born? He cannot enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born, can he?"

3:5 Jesus answered, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless someone should be born out of water and spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:6 That which is born out of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born out of the spirit is spirit.

3:7 You should not be surprised that I said to you, 'It is necessary for you to be born from above.'

3:8 The wind blows wherever it wills, and the sound of it you hear, but you do not know from where it comes and where it goes. Thus is everyone who is born of the spirit."

3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, "How can these things be?"

3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, "You are the teacher of Israel, and these things you do not know?

3:11 Amen, amen, I say to you that we speak of that which we know, and we testify of that which we have seen, and you do not receive our testimony.

3:12 If I told you terrestrial things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I should tell you celestial things?

3:13 And no one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended out of heaven -- the Son of Mankind.

3:14 And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary that the Son of Mankind be lifted up,

3:15 so that everyone who believes in him should have life characterized by the eon."

3:16 For thus God loved the world, so that he gave the only-begotten Son, that everyone who believes in him should not perish, but should have life characterized by the eon.

3:17 For God did not dispatch the Son into the world that he should judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

3:18 The one who believes in him is not judged. But the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.

3:19 Now this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were wicked.

3:20 For everyone who practices bad things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

3:21 But the one who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested, that they have been done in God.

3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into Judean land, and there he spent time with them and baptized.

3:23 Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there, and they came along and were baptized.

3:24 For John had not yet been cast into jail.

3:25 There occurred, then, a questioning out of the disciples of John with a Jew concerning cleansing.

3:26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, to whom you have testified -- behold! this one is baptizing and all are coming to him."

3:27 John answered and said, "A man cannot receive one thing unless it should be given to him from out of heaven.

3:28 You yourselves testify to me that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but that 'I have been dispatched in front of that one.'

3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. But the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This joy of mine, therefore, has been fulfilled.

3:30 It is necessary for that one to increase, but for me to decrease.

3:31 The one who comes from above is over all. The one who is out of the earth is out of the earth and speaks out of the earth; the one who comes out of heaven is over all.

3:32 That which he has seen and heard, this he testifies, and no one receives his testimony.

3:33 The one who receives his testimony has set a seal that God is true.

3:34 For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the spirit out of measure.

3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given all into his hand.

3:36 The one who believes in the Son has life characterized by the eon, but the one who is stubborn as to the Son will not see life -- but the wrath of God abides on him.

John Chapter 4↑

4:1 When, therefore, Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

4:2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples),

4:3 he left Judea and came away again into Galilee.

4:4 But it was necessary for him to pass through Samaria.

4:5 He came, therefore, to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

4:6 Now Jacob's spring was there. Jesus, therefore, having become wearied from the journey, sat down thus at the spring. It was about the sixth hour.

4:7 A woman from out of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus says to her, "Give me to drink,"

4:8 for his disciples had gone away into the city in order that they might buy provisions.

4:9 The Samaritan woman, therefore, says to him, "How do you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?" (For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.)

4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me to drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."

4:11 The woman says to him, "Lord, you have no bucket and the well is deep. From where, therefore, do you have this living water?

4:12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are you, who gave us the well, and he himself drank out of it, and his sons and his livestock?"

4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks out of this water will thirst again.

4:14 But whoever drinks out of the water which I will give to him will never thirst for the eon, but the water which I will give to him will become in him a spring of water springing up to life characterized by the eon."

4:15 The woman says to him, "Lord, give me this water, that I may not thirst nor come here to draw."

4:16 He says to her, "Go, call your husband and come here."

4:17 The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus says to her, "You said rightly that 'I do not have a husband,'

4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you have now is not your husband. This you have said truthfully."

4:19 The woman says to him, "Lord, I see that you are a prophet.

4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship."

4:21 Jesus says to her, "Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

4:22 You worship that which you do not know. We worship that which we know, because salvation is out of the Jews.

4:23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also seeks such to worship him.

4:24 God is a spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

4:25 The woman says to him, "I know that Messiah is coming, who is called Christ. When that one should come, he will proclaim to us all things."

4:26 Jesus says to her, "I am he, who am speaking to you."

4:27 And, upon this, his disciples came, and they marveled that he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, "What do you seek?" or "Why are you speaking with her?"

4:28 The woman, therefore, left her water jar and went away into the city and says to the people,

4:29 "Come, see a man who told me all whatever I did. Is not this the Christ?"

4:30 They came out of the city and were coming to him.

4:31 In the meantime the disciples were asking him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."

4:32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."

4:33 The disciples, therefore, were saying to one another, "No one brought for him to eat, did they?"

4:34 Jesus says to them, "My food is that I should do the will of the one who sent me, and should complete his work.

4:35 Do you not say that, 'There is yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are white for harvest already.

4:36 The one who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit to life characterized by the eon, that the one who sows and the one who reaps may rejoice together.

4:37 For in this the saying is true, that 'It is one who sows and another who reaps.'

4:38 I dispatched you to reap that for which you have not worked. Others have worked, and you have entered into their work."

4:39 Now out of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, testifying that "He told me all whatever I did."

4:40 When, therefore, the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to abide with them. And he abode there two days.

4:41 And many more believed because of his word.

4:42 And they said to the woman that "No longer because of your speaking do we believe, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world."

4:43 Now after the two days he came out of there into Galilee,

4:44 for Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own fatherland.

4:45 When, therefore, he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all whatever he did in Jerusalem in the festival, for they themselves also came to the festival.

4:46 He came again, therefore, into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son was sick in Capernaum.

4:47 This one, hearing that Jesus is coming out of Judea into Galilee, went to him and asked him that he may descend and may heal his son, for he was about to die.

4:48 Jesus, therefore, said to him, "Unless you should be seeing signs and wonders, you will never believe."

4:49 The royal official says to him, "Lord, descend before my little boy dies!"

4:50 Jesus says to him, "Go, your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went.

4:51 Now when he was already descending, his slaves met him, saying that his boy is living.

4:52 He, therefore, inquired from them the hour in which he got better. They said, therefore, to him that "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."

4:53 Therefore the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son is living." And he himself believed, and his whole house.

4:54 Now this, again, is a second sign Jesus did, coming out of Judea into Galilee.

John Chapter 5↑

5:1 After these things there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem at the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew "Bethzatha," having five porticos.

5:3 In these were lying a multitude of the sick, blind, lame, withered.

5:4 [None]

5:5 Now a certain man was there having been in his sickness thirty-eight years.

5:6 Jesus, seeing this one lying down, and knowing that he has already spent much time, says to him, "Do you want to become well?"

5:7 The one who was sick answered him, "Lord, I have no man that, whenever the water is stirred up, should be casting me into the pool. But while I am coming, another descends before me."

5:8 Jesus says to him, "Rise! Pick up your pallet and walk!"

5:9 And immediately the man became well and picked up his pallet and walked. Now it was a sabbath on that day.

5:10 The Jews, therefore, said to the one who had been cured, "It is a sabbath, and it is not permitted you to pick up the pallet."

5:11 But he answered them, "The one who made me well, that one said to me, 'Pick up your pallet and walk.'"

5:12 They, therefore, asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up and walk'?"

5:13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus withdrew, a crowd being in the place.

5:14 After these things Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, "Behold, you have become well! Sin no longer, lest something worse may be happening to you."

5:15 The man went and reported to the Jews that Jesus is the one who made him well.

5:16 And because of this the Jews persecuted Jesus, for he did these things on a sabbath.

5:17 But he answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."

5:18 Because of this, therefore, the Jews sought the more to kill him, for he not only broke the sabbath, but was also calling God his own Father, making himself equal to God.

5:19 Jesus, therefore, answered and said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything from himself except what he should be seeing the Father doing. For whatever that one may be doing, these also the Son does likewise.

5:20 For the Father is fond of the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these he will show him, that you may be marveling.

5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and vivifies, thus also the Son vivifies whom he wills.

5:22 For neither does the Father judge anyone, but has given all judgment to the Son,

5:23 so that all should honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

5:24 Amen, amen I say to you that the one who hears my word and believes on the one who sent me has life characterized by the eon, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

5:25 Amen, amen I say to you, that an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead ones will hear the voice of the Son of God, and the ones who hear will live.

5:26 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus also he gave to the Son to have life in himself.

5:27 And he gave him authority to carry out judgment, because he is the Son of Man.

5:28 Do not marvel at this, because an hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice,

5:29 and they will come out -- those who have done good to a resurrection of life, but those who have practiced evil to a resurrection of judgment.

5:30 I cannot do anything from myself. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.

5:31 If I should testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.

5:32 There is another who testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is true.

5:33 You have dispatched to John, and he has testified to the truth.

5:34 Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.

5:35 That one was a lamp, burning and shining, yet you wanted to rejoice for an hour in his light.

5:36 But I have a testimony greater than John's, for the works which the Father has given to me, that I should complete them, the works themselves, which I am doing, testify concerning me that the Father has dispatched me.

5:37 And the Father who sent me, that one has testified concerning me. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his form.

5:38 And his word you do not have abiding in you because the one whom that one sent, this one you do not believe.

5:39 You search the scriptures because in them you think that you have life characterized by the eon. And those are they which testify concerning me.

5:40 And you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.

5:41 I do not receive glory from people,

5:42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.

5:43 I have come in the name of my Father and you do not receive me. If another should come in his own name, that one you will receive.

5:44 How can you believe, receiving glory from one another, and do not seek the glory which is from the only God?

5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have hoped.

5:46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, for that one wrote concerning me.

5:47 But if you do not believe that one's writings, how will you believe my words?"

John Chapter 6↑

6:1 After these things, Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee of Tiberias.

6:2 Now a large crowd was following him, for they were seeing the signs which he was doing on the those who were sick.

6:3 Now Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.

6:4 Now near was the Passover, the festival of the Jews.

6:5 Jesus, therefore, lifting up the eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to him, says to Philip, "From where should we buy bread so that these may be eating?"

6:6 Now this he was saying to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.

6:7 Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them that each take a little something."

6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, says to him,

6:9 "There is a child here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish. But what are these to so many?"

6:10 Jesus said, "Make the people recline." Now there was much grass in the place. So, the men reclined, about five thousand in number.

6:11 Jesus, therefore, took the bread, and giving thanks, he distributed it to those reclining. Likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted.

6:12 Now when they were filled, he says to his disciples, "Gather the remaining fragments, lest some should be lost."

6:13 They gathered them, therefore, and filled twelve baskets of fragments of the five loaves of barley bread which were left over by those who had eaten.

6:14 The people, therefore, seeing the sign that he did, said that "This is truly the prophet which is coming into the world."

6:15 Jesus, therefore, knowing that they were going to come and seize him in order that they should make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself alone.

6:16 Now when it became evening, his disciples descended to the sea.

6:17 And getting into the ship, they went to the other side of the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

6:18 And the sea was stirred up by the blowing of a great wind.

6:19 Having, therefore, rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they see Jesus walking on the sea and coming to be near the ship, and they were afraid.

6:20 But he says to them, "It is I. Do not fear!"

6:21 They wanted, therefore, to receive him into the ship, and immediately the ship came to be at the land to which they were going.

6:22 On the following day, the crowd, standing on the other side of the sea, saw that no other boat was there except one, and that Jesus did not enter the ship with his disciples, but his disciples went away alone.

6:23 But boats came out of Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord gave thanks.

6:24 When, therefore, the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus.

6:25 And, finding him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"

6:26 Jesus answered them and said," Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek me not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the bread and were filled.

6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that abides to life characterized by the eon, which the Son of Man will give you, for this one the Father, God, seals.

6:28 They said to him, "What should we do that we might work the works of God?"

6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in the one whom that one dispatched."

6:30 They said, therefore, to him, "What sign, therefore, do you do that we may see and may believe you? What do you work?

6:31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, 'Bread out of heaven he gave them to eat.'"

6:32 Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, not Moses has given you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven.

6:33 For the bread of God is the one who descends out of heaven and gives life to the world."

6:34 Therefore, they said to him, "Lord, always give us this bread!"

6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me should by no means be hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty at any time.

6:36 But I said to you that you have seen me and do not believe.

6:37 All that which the Father gives to me will come to me, and the one coming to me I will never cast out.

6:38 Because I have come down from heaven not that I should do my will, but the will of the one who sent me.

6:39 This is the will of the one who sent me, that all which he has given to me, of it I should lose nothing, but I will raise it in the last day.

6:40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have life characterized by the eon, and I will raise him in the last day."

6:41 The Jews, therefore, murmured concerning him because he said, "I am the bread that descended out of heaven."

6:42 And they said, "Is this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?" How does he now say that "I have descended out of heaven?"

6:43 Jesus answered and said to them, "Do not murmur with one another."

6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me should draw him, and I will raise him in the last day.

6:45 It is written in the prophets, 'And all will be taught of God.' Everyone who hears from the Father and learns comes to me.

6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God. This one has seen the Father.

6:47 Amen, amen, I say to you that the one who believes in me has life characterized by the eon.

6:48 I am the bread of life.

6:49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

6:50 This is the bread that descends out of heaven that someone may eat out of it and should not die.

6:51 I am the living bread that descended out of heaven. If someone should eat out of this bread, he will live for the eon, and the bread also that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.

6:52 The Jews, therefore, fought with one another saying, "How can this one give us his flesh to eat?"

6:53 Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you should eat the flesh of the Son of Man and should drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves."

6:54 The one eating my flesh and drinking my blood has life characterized by the eon, and I will raise him in the last day.

6:55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

6:56 The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

6:57 Just as the living Father dispatched me and I live because of the Father, so also the one who eats me, that one will live because of me.

6:58 This is the bread that descended out of heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. The one who eats this bread will live for the eon.

6:59 These things he said, teaching in a synagogue in Capernaum.

6:60 Many of his disciples, therefore, hearing it, said, "This saying is hard. Who can hear it?"

6:61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured concerning this, said to them, "Does this offend you?"

6:62 If, then, you should see the Son of Man ascending where he was before?"

6:63 The Spirit is what vivifies. The flesh benefits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

6:64 But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they are who do not believe, and who it is who would deliver him up.

6:65 And he said, "Because of this I said to you that no one can come to me unless it should be given to him out of the Father.

6:66 Because of this many of his disciples went away to the things behind and no longer were walking with him.

6:67 Jesus, therefore, said to the twelve, "You also do not want to go away, do you?

6:68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of life characterized by the eon.

6:69 And we have believed and have known that you are the Holy One of God."

6:70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a slanderer."

6:71 Now he spoke of Judas of Simon Iscariot, for this one was going to deliver him up, being one of the twelve.

John Chapter 7↑

7:1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he did not want to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking him to kill him.

7:2 Now the festival of the Jews, the Tabernacles, was near.

7:3 Therefore, his brothers said to him, "Pass over from here and go into Judea so that your disciples also will see your works that you do.

7:4 For no one does anything in secret and he himself seeks publicity. If you do these things, manifest yourself to the world.

7:5 For not even his brothers believed in him.

7:6 Jesus, therefore, says to them, "My season is not yet present, but your season is always ready.

7:7 The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, for I testify concerning it, that its works are wicked.

7:8 You go up to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, for my season has not yet been fulfilled."

7:9 Now, saying these things, he abode in Galilee.

7:10 But when his brothers went up to the festival, then he himself also went up, not publicly but as in secret.

7:11 The Jews, therefore, sought him in the festival and said, "Where is that one?"

7:12 And there was much murmuring concerning him among the crowds. These, indeed, said that "He is good," but others said, "No. But he misleads the crowd."

7:13 However, no one spoke openly concerning him because of fear of the Jews.

7:14 Now it being already in the middle of the festival, Jesus went up to the temple and taught.

7:15 The Jews, therefore, marveled, saying, "How does this one know letters, not having learned?"

7:16 Jesus, therefore, answered them and said, "My teaching is not mine, but is from the one who sent me.

7:17 If anyone should want to do his will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is out of God or I speak from myself.

7:18 The one speaking from himself seeks his own glory. But the one seeking the glory of the one who sent him, this one is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

7:19 Has not Moses given you the law? And none of you does the law. Why do you seek to kill me?

7:20 The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?"

7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work and you all marvel.

7:22 Because of this, Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is out of Moses, but out of the fathers), and on a sabbath you circumcise a man.

7:23縲€If a man receives circumcision on a sabbath in order that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a whole man well on a sabbath?"

7:24 Do not judge by appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

7:25 Some of the Jerusalemites, therefore, said, "Is this not the one whom they seek to kill?"

7:26 And behold, he speaks openly and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the rulers truly know that this is the Christ?"

7:27 But we know from where this one is. Yet the Christ, whenever he should come, no one knows from where he is."

7:28 Jesus, therefore, cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, "And me you know, and you know from where I am. And I have not come from myself, but the one who sent me is true, whom you do not know.

7:29 I know him, because I am from him and that one dispatched me."

7:30 They sought, therefore, to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

7:31 Many from out of the crowd believed in him and said, "The Christ, whenever he should come will not do more signs than this one has done, will he?"

7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees dispatched officers in order to seize him.

7:33 Jesus, therefore, said, "Yet a little time I am with you, and I go to the one who sent me.

7:34 You will seek me and will not find, and where I am, you cannot come.

7:35 The Jews, therefore, said to one another, "Where is this one going to go that we will not find him? He is not going to go to the dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he?"

7:36 What is this word that he said, 'You will seek me and will not find, and where I am, you cannot come'?"

7:37 Now on the last, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out saying, "If anyone should thirst, let him come to me and drink."

7:38 The one who believes in me, just as the scripture said, 'Rivers of living water will flow out of his belly'."

7:39 But this he spoke concerning the spirit that those believing in him were going to receive. For the spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

7:40 Some from out of the crowd, therefore, hearing these words said, "This is the truly the prophet!"

7:41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But they said, "No, for the Christ does not come out of Galilee."

7:42 Did not the scripture say that Christ comes out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

7:43 Therefore, there was a schism in the crowd because of him.

7:44 Now some from out of them wanted to seize him, but no one laid hands on him.

7:45 The officers, therefore, came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, "Because of what have you not brought him?"

7:46 The officers answered, "Never has a man spoken thus!"

7:47 The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, "Have you not also been deceived?"

7:48 Not any out of the rulers has believed in him, or out of the Pharisees, have they?

7:49 But this crowd who does not know the law is accursed."

7:50 Nicodemus says to them (who previously came to him, being one of them),

7:51 "Our law does not judge the man unless it first should hear from him and should know what he does."

7:52 They answered and said to him, "You are not also from Galilee, are you?" Search and see that out of Galilee a prophet does not arise.

7:53 [[[And each went to his own home.

John Chapter 8↑

8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

8:2 Now early in the morning he came again to the temple. And all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.

8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a women caught in adultery. And standing her in the midst,

8:4 they said to him, testing him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

8:5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such as these. Therefore, what do you say?"

8:6 But this they said tempting him in order that they might have something of which to accuse him. But Jesus, bending down, wrote on the ground with a finger, pretending not to notice.

8:7 But when they persisted in asking him, straightening up he said to them, "The one without sin among you, let him first cast the stone at her."

8:8 And again bending down, he wrote on the ground.

8:9 Now upon hearing it, and being convicted by their consciences, they went out, one by one, beginning with the elders. And Jesus was left alone, the woman also being in the midst.

8:10 But, straightening up and seeing no one except the woman, Jesus said to her, "Where are those your accusers? Does no one condemn you?"

8:11 But she said, "No one, Lord." Now Jesus said, "Neither do I judge you. Go, and sin no more."]]]

8:12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them saying, "I am the light of the world. The one following me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."

8:13 The Pharisees said to him, "You testify concerning yourself. Your testimony is not true."

8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, "And if I should be testifying concerning myself, true is my testimony, because I know from where I came and where I go. But you do not know from where I come or where I go."

8:15 You judge according to the flesh. I do not judge anyone.

8:16 And even if I should judge, my judgment is true because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me.

8:17 And even in your law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.

8:18 I am the one who testifies concerning myself, and the Father who sent me testifies concerning me.

8:19 Therefore, they said to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You have neither known me nor my Father. If you had known me, you would have also known my Father.

8:20 He spoke these words in the treasury while teaching in the temple. And no one seized him because his hour had not yet come.

8:21 Therefore, he said to them again, "I go away and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go you cannot come."

8:22 The Jews, therefore, said, "Will he not kill himself, because he says, 'Where I go you cannot come'?"

8:23 And he said to them, "You are from that which is below. I am from that which is above. You are from this world. I am not from this world.

8:24 Therefore, I said to you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am, you will die in your sins."

8:25 They said, therefore, to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "That which I have also been saying to you from the beginning."

8:26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but the one who sent me is true, and that which I heard from him, these things I speak to the world.

8:27 They did not know that he spoke to them of the Father.

8:28 Jesus, therefore, said, "When you should lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am, and from myself I do nothing, but just as the Father taught me, these things I speak.

8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.

8:30 While he spoke these things, many believed in him.

8:31 Jesus, therefore, said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

8:33 They answered him, "We are the seed of Abraham and have never at any time been enslaved to anyone. How do you say that 'You will become free'?"

8:34 Jesus answered them, "Amen, amen, I say to you that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.

8:35 Now the slave does not abide in the house for the eon. The son abides for the eon.

8:36 Therefore, if the son sets you free, you will be truly free.

8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed, but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

8:38 That which I have seen with the Father I speak, and you, therefore, do that which you heard from the Father.

8:39 They answered and said to him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus says to them, "If you are the children of Abraham, you would have done the works of Abraham.

8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who has spoken to you the truth which I heard from God. This Abraham did not do.

8:41 You are doing the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born out of prostitution. One father we have, God!"

8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would have loved me, for I came out of God and come. For neither came I from myself, but that one dispatched me.

8:43 Because of what do you not understand my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

8:44 You are out the Father, the Slanderer, and the desires of your father you want to do. That one was a murderer from the beginning, and did not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks the lie, he speaks out of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

8:45 But because I say the truth, you do not believe me.

8:46 Who among you convicts me concerning sin? If I am telling the truth, because of what do you not believe me?

8:47 The one who is out of God hears the words of God. Because of this you do not hear, because you are not out of God.

8:48 The Jews answered and said to him, "Do we not say correctly that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

8:49 Jesus answered, " I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

8:50 But I do not seek my glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

8:51 Amen, amen, I say to you, if anyone should keep my word, he should by no means see death for the eon.

8:52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets, and you say, 'If anyone should keep my word, he should by no means taste of death for the eon.'

8:53 You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? And the prophets died. Who are you making yourself to be?"

8:54 Jesus answered, "If I should glorify myself, my glory is nothing. My Father is the one who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God.

8:55 And you do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I know him and I keep his word.

8:56 Abraham your father rejoiced in order that he should see my day, and he saw and was glad.

8:57 Therefore, the Jews, said to him, "You have not yet fifty years, and have you seen Abraham?"

8:58 Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I am."

8:59 Therefore, they picked up stones in order that they should cast at him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple.

John Chapter 9↑

9:1 And passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.

9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?"

9:3 Jesus answered, "Neither this one sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.

9:4 It is necessary for us to work the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.

9:5 Whenever I may be in the world, I am the light of the world."

9:6 Saying these things, he spit on the ground and made clay out of the spittle, and spread the clay on his eyes.

9:7 And he said to him, "Go. Wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is interpreted "dispatched"). He went, therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

9:8 Therefore, the neighbors and those who saw him previously (for he was a beggar) said, "Is this not the one who sits and begs?"

9:9 Others said that "This is he." Others said, "No, but he is like him." That one said that "I am he."

9:10 Therefore, they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"

9:11 That one answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, "Go to Siloam and wash. Going, therefore, and washing, I received sight."

9:12 And they said to him, "Where is that one?" He says, "I do not know."

9:13 They bring him, who was once blind, to the Pharisees.

9:14 But the day on which Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes was a sabbath.

9:15 Again, then, the Pharisees also asked him how he received sight. Now he said to them, "He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."

9:16 Therefore, some from out of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath." Others said, "How can a man, a sinner, do such signs?" And there was a schism among them.

9:17 Therefore, they say to the blind man again, "What do you say concerning him who opened your eyes?" Now he said that "He is a prophet."

9:18 The Jews, therefore, did not believe concerning him, that he was blind and received sight, until they called the parents of him who received sight.

9:19 And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, of whom you say that he was born blind? How, then, does he now see?"

9:20 His parents, therefore, answered and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind.

9:21 But how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. Ask him. He has come of age. He himself will speak concerning himself.

9:22 These things his parents said because they feared the Jews. For the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess him Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

9:23 Because of this his parents said, "He has come of age. Ask him."

9:24 Therefore, they called for the second time the man who was blind and said to him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner."

9:25 That one, therefore, answered, "If he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I know, that, being blind, now I see.

9:26 Therefore, they said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"

9:27 He answered them, "I already told you and you did not hear. Why do you want to hear it again? You also do not want to become his disciples, do you?"

9:28 They reviled him and said, "You are a disciple of that one, but we are disciples of Moses.

9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but we do not know from where this one is."

9:30 The man answered and said to them, "For in this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know from where he is, and he opened my eyes.

9:31 We know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone should be a worshipper of God and should do his will, he hears this one.

9:32 From out the eon it has not been heard that anyone opened the eyes of one born blind.

9:33 Except this one were from God, he could not do anything."

9:34 They answered and said to him, "You were born wholly in sins, and you are teaching us? And they cast him out."

9:35 Jesus heard that they cast him out, and finding him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

9:36 That one answered and said, "And who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?"

9:37 Jesus said to him, "You have both seen him, and the one speaking with you is that one."

9:38 Now he said, "I believe, Lord." And he worshipped him.

9:39 And Jesus said, "For judgment came I into this world, in order that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind."

9:40 Those out of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, "We are not also blind, are we?"

9:41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now you say that 'We see.' Your sin remains."

John Chapter 10↑

10:1 "Amen, amen, I say to you, the one not entering through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up from another place, that one is a thief and a robber.

10:2 But the one entering through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

10:4 Whenever he should put out all of his own, he goes in front of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

10:5 But they will never follow a stranger, but they will flee from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.

10:6 Jesus spoke this parable to the them. But these ones did not what it was that he spoke to them.

10:7 Therefore, Jesus said to them again, "Amen, amen, I say to you that I am the door of the sheep.

10:8 All as many as came before me are thieves and robbers. But the sheep did not follow them.

10:9 I am the door. If anyone should enter through me, he will be saved, and will enter in and will go out and will find pasture.

10:10 The thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly.

10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his soul for the sheep.

10:12 Yet the hireling, not being the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees -- and the wolf seizes them and he scatters --

10:13 because he is a hireling and it is not a concern to him in regard to the sheep.

10:14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me,

10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my soul for the sheep.

10:16 And other sheep I have which are not out of this fold. And those also it is necessary for me to bring, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.

10:17 Because of this, the Father loves me, because I lay down my soul in order that I might receive it again.

10:18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down from myself. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to receive it again. This command I received from my Father."

10:19 A schism arose again among the Jews because of these words.

10:20 Now many of them said, "He has a demon, and is mad. Why do you hear him?"

10:21 Others said, "These are not the words of one who is demon possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can it?"

10:22 Now there came to be the Dedications in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in the portico of Solomon.

10:24 Therefore, the Jews surrounded him and said to him, "Until when will you take away our soul? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you and you do not believe. The works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me.

10:26 But you do not believe, because you are not out of my sheep.

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

10:28 And I give them life characterized by the eon, and they should by no means perish for the eon, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them out of the Father's hand.

10:30 I and the Father are one."

10:31 The Jews, therefore, picked up stones again that they should stone him.

10:32 Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from out of the Father. Because of which work of them do you stone me.

10:33 The Jews answered him, "Concerning a good work we do not stone you, but concerning blasphemy, and because you being a man make yourself to be a god."

10:34 Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your law that 'I said, "You are gods"'?

10:35 If he called those ones 'gods' to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),

10:36 of him whom the Father sanctified and dispatched into the world, do you say that 'You blasphemy,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

10:37 If I do not do the works of my Father, do not believe me.

10:38 But if I do, even if you do not believe me, believe the works so that you may know and may be knowing that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.

10:39 Therefore, they sought again to seize him. And he came out of their hands.

10:40 And he went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was formerly baptizing, and he abode there.

10:41 And many came to him and said that "John, indeed, did no sign, but all whatever John said concerning this one was true."

10:42 And many believed in him there.

John Chapter 11↑

11:1 But a certain one was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, out of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

11:2 But Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

11:3 Therefore, the sisters dispatched to him saying, "Lord, behold, the one of whom you are fond is sick."

11:4 But hearing it, Jesus said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

11:6 When, therefore, he heard that he was sick, then he abode in the place in which he was two days.

11:7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go into Judea again."

11:8 The disciples say to him, "Rabbi, the Jews just now sought to stone you, and are you going there again?"

11:9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone should walk in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

11:10 But if anyone should walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

11:11 He said these things, and after this, he says to them, "Our friend Lazarus is sleeping, but I go to awaken him out of sleep."

11:12 The disciples, therefore, said to him, "Lord, if he is sleeping, he will be saved."

11:13 But Jesus had spoken concerning his death. But those ones thought that he is speaking concerning the sleep of slumber.

11:14 So, Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus died.

11:15 and I am glad for your sake that I was not there, so that you should believe. But let us go to him.

11:16 Then Thomas, the one who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us go also, so that we may be dying with him.

11:17 Jesus, therefore, coming found him having been in the tomb four days already.

11:18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia off.

11:19 Now many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary in order to comfort them concerning the brother.

11:20 Martha, therefore, when she heard that Jesus is coming, met him. But Mary was sitting in the house.

11:21 Martha, therefore, said to Jesus, "Lord, if you were here, my brother would not have died.

11:22 And even now I know that whatever you should ask God, God will give to you."

11:23 Jesus says to her, "Your brother will rise."

11:24 Martha says to him, "I know that he will rise in the resurrection in the last day."

11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one believing in me, even if he should die, he will live.

11:26 And everyone who lives and believes in me should by no means die for the eon. Do you believe this?"

11:27 She says to him, "Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who comes into the world."

11:28 And saying this, she went and called Mary her sister secretly saying, "The Teacher is present and calls you."

11:29 Now that one, when she heard, rose up swiftly and went to him.

11:30 Now Jesus had not yet entered into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met him.

11:31 Therefore, the Jews who were with her in the house and were comforting her, seeing Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, thinking that she is going to the tomb in order that she should weep there.

11:32 Mary, therefore, when she came where Jesus was, seeing him, she falls at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you were here, my brother would not have died."

11:33 Jesus, then, when he saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping, groaned in spirit, and disturbed himself.

11:34 And he said, "Where have you placed him?" They say to him, "Lord, come and see."

11:35 Jesus wept.

11:36 The Jews, therefore, said, "Behold, how fond he was of him."

11:37 But some from among them said, "Could not this one who opened the eyes of the blind have made it so that this one should not have died?"

11:38 Jesus, therefore, again groaning in himself, comes to the tomb. But it was a cave, and a stone was laid on it.

11:39 Jesus says, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the one who had died, says to him, "Lord, he already smells. For it is the fourth day."

11:40 Jesus says to her, "Did I not say to you that if you should believe, you would see the glory of God?"

11:41 Therefore, they took away the stone. But Jesus lifted up his eyes above and said, "Father, I thank you that you heard me.

11:42 But I knew that you always here me. But because of the crowd standing around I said it, that they should believe that you dispatched me.

11:43 And, saying these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

11:44 The one who had died came out, bound feet and hands with binding material, and his face bound about with a handkerchief. Jesus says to them, "Loose him and let him go."

11:45 Therefore, many of the Jews, who came to Mary and saw that which he did, believed in him.

11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and said to them that which Jesus did.

11:47 The chief priests and the Pharisees, therefore, gathered the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs."

11:48 If we should leave him thus, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and will take away both our place and nation.

11:49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being the chief priest of that year, said to them, "You do not know anything,

11:50 neither do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people and the whole nation should not perish."

11:51 But this he did not speak from himself, but being chief priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,

11:52 and not for the nation only, but also that he should gather into one the scattered children of God.

11:53 Therefore, from that day, they consulted that they should kill him.

11:54 Therefore, Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went away from there to the region near to the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there he abode with the disciples.

11:55 But the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from out of the region before the Passover, in order to purify themselves.

11:56 They, therefore, sought Jesus and said with one another while standing in the temple, "What do you think? That he may by no means come to the festival?"

11:57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone should know where he is, he should report it, so that they might arrest him.

John Chapter 12↑

12:1 Jesus, then, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from out of the dead ones.

12:2 So they made him a dinner there, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of the ones reclining at the table with him.

12:3 Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very valuable, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. Now the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.

12:4 But Judas of Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to deliver him up) said,

12:5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"

12:6 But this he said not because he cared concerning the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, he bore what was put into it.

12:7 Jesus, therefore, said, "Let her be, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.

12:8 For the poor you have always with you, but me you do not have always.

12:9 Then, a large crowd of the Jews knew that he was there, and they came not only because of Jesus, but so that they might also see Lazarus, whom he raised from out of dead ones.

12:10 Yet the chief priests also consulted that they should kill Lazarus also,

12:11 for many of the Jews went because of him, and believed in Jesus.

12:12 On the next day, the great crowd, which had come to the festival, hearing that Jesus is coming to Jerusalem,

12:13 took branches of palm trees and went to meet him, and cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one coming in the name of the Lord, even the king of Israel!"

12:14 But Jesus, finding a little donkey, sat on it, just as it is written,

12:15 "Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion! Behold, your king comes sitting on a foal of a donkey.

12:16 These things his disciples did not know at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they were reminded that these things had been written about him and they did these things to him.

12:17 Therefore, the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him out of dead ones was testifying.

12:18 Because of this also the crowd met him, for they heard that he had done this sign.

12:19 Therefore, the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are benefiting nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him."

12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those going up in order that they might worship at the festival.

12:21 These, therefore, came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him saying, "Lord, we want to see Jesus."

12:22 Philip goes and tells Andrew. Andrew and Philip go and tell Jesus.

12:23 Jesus answers them saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

12:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a kernel of grain, falling into the ground, should die, it abides alone. But if it should die, it bears much fruit.

12:25 The one who is fond of his soul loses it, and the one who hates his soul in this world will keep it for life characterized by the eon.

12:26 If anyone should serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone should serve me, the Father will honor him.

12:27 Now is my soul disturbed, and what should I say, 'Father, save me out of this hour'? But on account of this I have come to this hour.

12:28 Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came out of heaven, "I have glorified it and will glorify it again."

12:29 Therefore, the crowd, which stood and heard it, said, "Thunder had come." Others said, "A messenger has spoken to him."

12:30 Jesus answered and said, "Not for my sake has this voice come, but for your sake.

12:31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

12:32 And I, if I should be lifted up out of the earth, I will draw all to myself."

12:33 But this he said, signifying by what death he was going to die.

12:34 The crowd, therefore, answered him, "We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides for the eon, and how are you saying that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?"

12:35 Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Yet a little time the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness should overtake you, and the one walking in the darkness does not know where he goes.

12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of the light. Jesus said these things, and going away, was hidden from them.

12:37 Yet, he having done so many signs before them, they did not believe in him,

12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, "Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"

12:39 Because of this, they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,

12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with the eyes and should understand with the heart and should turn, and I would heal them."

12:41 These things Isaiah said because he saw his glory, and spoke concerning him.

12:42 Notwithstanding, however, many of the rulers also believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should become put out of the synagogue.

12:43 For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

12:44 But Jesus cried out and said, "The one believing in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me,

12:45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me.

12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that everyone who believes in me should not abide in darkness.

12:47 And if anyone should hear my words and should not keep them, I will not judge him. For I did not come that I should judge the world, but that I should save the world.

12:48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has one that judges him. The word which I have spoken, that will judge him in the last day.

12:49 For I have not spoken out of myself, but the Father himself who sent me has given me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak.

12:50 And I know that his commandment is life characterized by the eon. Therefore, that which I speak, just as the Father has said to me, thus I speak.

John Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come that he should pass out of this world to the Father, loving his own in the world, he loved them to the consummation.

13:2 And dinner taking place, the Slanderer already having put it in the heart that Judas of Simon Iscariot should deliver him up,

13:3 he knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God and goes to God,

13:4 rises from the dinner and sets aside his garments, and taking a towel, he girded himself.

13:5 Then he puts water into a washbasin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.

13:6 He, then, comes to Simon Peter. He says to him, "Lord, are you washing my feet?"

13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "That which I do you do not understand now, but you will know after these things."

13:8 Peter says to him, "You should by no means be washing my feet for the eon!" Jesus answered him, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me."

13:9 Simon Peter says to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also the hands and head!"

13:10 Jesus says to him, "The one who is bathed does not have need except to wash the feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not all."

13:11 For he knew the one delivering him up. Because of this he said, "You are not all clean."

13:12 When, then, he washed their feet, and took his garments and reclined again, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

13:13 You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak well, for I am.

13:14 If, therefore, I, the Lord and Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash the feet of one another.

13:15 For I have given you an example, that just as I did to you, you also should be doing.

13:16 Amen, amen, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his lord, neither is an apostle greater than the one who sent him.

13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you should do them.

13:18 I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen. But in order that the scripture may be fulfilled, 'The one eating my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'

13:19 From now on I am telling you before it occurs, so that you might believe, whenever it may occur, that I am.

13:20 Amen, amen, I say to you, the one receiving anyone I should be sending receives me. Yet, the one receiving me receives the one who sent me."

13:21 Saying these things, Jesus was disturbed in spirit, and testified and said, "Amen, amen, I say to you that one of you will deliver me up."

13:22 The disciples looked at one another, being perplexed concerning whom he is speaking.

13:23 One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining in the bosom of Jesus.

13:24 Therefore, Simon Peter nods to this one to ask who it is concerning whom he speaks.

13:25 That one leaning back thus on the chest of Jesus says to him, "Lord, who is it?"

13:26 Jesus answers, "That one is the one to whom I will dip the morsel and give it to him. Therefore, dipping the morsel, he gives it to Judas of Simon Iscariot.

13:27 And after the morsel, then, Satan entered into that one. Jesus, therefore, says to him, "That which you do, do quickly."

13:28 But none of those reclining at the table knew for what reason he said this to him.

13:29 For some thought, since Judas had the money box, that Jesus says to him, "Buy that which we have need of for the festival," or that he should give something to the poor.

13:30 Receiving the morsel, therefore, that one went out immediately. Now it was night.

13:31 When, therefore, he went out, Jesus says, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him.

13:32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and will glorify him immediately.

13:33 Little children, yet a little time I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, 'Where I go you cannot come,' now I also say to you.

13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, that you also should love one another.

13:35 By this will all know that you are my disciples, if you should have love among one another."

13:36 Simon Peter says to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I go you cannot follow me now, but you will follow me afterward."

13:37 Peter says to him, "Lord, because of what can I not follow you now? I will lay down my soul for your sake."

13:38 Jesus answers, "Will you lay down your soul for my sake? Amen, amen, I say to you, that the cock should by no means be crowing until you will be denying me three times."

John Chapter 14↑

14:1 "Let not your heart be disturbed. Believe in God, and believe in me.

14:2 In my Father's house there are many abodes. Yet if not, I would have told you, because I go to prepare a place for you.

14:3 And if I should go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will receive you to myself, in order that where I am, you also should be.

14:4 And where I go you know the way."

14:5 Thomas says to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"

14:6 Jesus says to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

14:7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you know him and have seen him."

14:8 Philip says to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us.

14:9 Jesus says to him, "So much time I have been with you and you do not know me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, 'Show us the Father?'

14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak from myself, but the Father who abides in me does his works.

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me. Yet if not, believe because of the works themselves.

14:12 Amen, amen, I say to you, the one believing in me, the works that I do that one will also do, and he will do greater than these because I go to the Father.

14:13 And whatever you should ask in my name, this I will do, in order that the Father should be glorified in the Son.

14:14 If you should ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

14:15 If you should love me, you will keep my commandments.

14:16 And I will ask the Father and he will send you another advocate, that it may be with you for the eon --

14:17 the spirit of truth, which the world cannot receive, because it does not see it or know it. You know it, because it abides with you and will be in you.

14:18 I will not leave you as orphans. I am coming to you.

14:19 Yet a little while and the world no longer sees me, but you see me. Because I live, you will also live.

14:20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

14:21 The one having my commandments and keeping them, that one is the one who is loving me. Now the one loving me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."

14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) says to him, "Lord, what has occurred that you are going to manifest yourself to us and not to the world?"

14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone should love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and we will make an abode with him.

14:24 The one not loving me does not keep my words. And the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

14:25 I have said these things to you, while abiding with you.

14:26 But the advocate, the holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach you all things and will remind you of all that I have said to you.

14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, I give to you. Do not let your heart be disturbed, neither let it be timid.

14:28 You have heard that I said to you, 'I go and come to you. If you loved me, you would have rejoiced that I go to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

14:29 And now I have told you before it occurs, so that whenever it should occur, you may believe.

14:30 I will no longer speak with you much, for the ruler of the world comes, and he has nothing in me.

14:31 But in order that the world may know that I love the Father, and just as the Father has commanded me, thus I do. Rise up! Let us go from here!"

John Chapter 15↑

15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.

15:2 Every branch in me that does not bring forth fruit, he takes it away. And every one bringing forth fruit, he prunes it so that it should bring forth more fruit.

15:3 You are already clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bring forth fruit from itself unless it should abide in the branch, thus neither you, unless you should abide in me.

15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. The one abiding in me and I in him, this one brings forth much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

15:6 If anyone should not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and dries up. And they gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

15:7 If you abide in me and my words should abide in you, whatever you should want, ask, and it will occur to you.

15:8 In this is my Father glorified, that you should bring forth much fruit and should become my disciples.

15:9 Just as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.

15:10 If you should keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

15:11 I have spoken these things to you so that my joy should be in you, and your joy should be filled.

15:12 This is my commandment, that you should be loving one another just as I have loved you.

15:13 No one has greater love than this, that someone should be laying down his soul for his friends.

15:14 You are my friends if you should be doing whatever I command you.

15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his lord is doing. But I have called you friends, because all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and should bring forth fruit, and your fruit should abide, in order that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he should be giving it to you.

15:17 These things I command you that you may be loving one another.

15:18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me first before you.

15:19 If you were out of the world, the world would be fond of its own. But because you are not out of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

15:20 Remember the word which I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, the will also keep yours.

15:21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.

15:22 If I did not come and speak to them, they would not have sin. But now they have no excuse concerning their sin.

15:23 The one who hates me hates my Father also.

15:24 If I did not do the works among them which no other one did, they would not have sin. But now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.

15:25 But it is that the word which has been written in their law should be fulfilled, 'They hated me without a cause.'

15:26 Whenever the advocate should come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the spirit of truth which goes out of the Father, that one will testify concerning me.

15:27 But you are also testifying, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John Chapter 16↑

16:1 These things I have spoken to you that you should not be offended.

16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues, but the hour is coming that everyone who kills you may be thinking that he is offering divine service to God.

16:3 And these things they will do because they do not know the Father or me.

16:4 But these things I have spoken to you that whenever their hour should come, you should be remembering that I told you about them. But these things I did not say to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

16:5 But now I go to the one who sent me, and none of you is asking me, 'Where are you going?'

16:6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

16:7 But I tell you the truth. It is expedient for you that I should be going away. For if I should not be going away, the advocate should by no means be coming to you. But if I should be going, I will send it to you.

16:8 And coming, that one will convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment:

16:9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

16:10 yet concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see me;

16:11 yet concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

16:12 I still have much to say to you, but you are not able to bear it now.

16:13 But whenever that one should be coming -- the spirit of truth -- it will guide you into all truth, for it will not speak from itself, but whatever it hears it will speak, and it will proclaim to you that which is coming.

16:14 That one will glorify me, because it will receive of mine and will proclaim it to you.

16:15 All whatever the Father has is mine. Because of this I said that it receives of mine and will proclaim it to you.

16:16 A little while and you no longer see me, and again a little while and you will see me."

16:17 Therefore, some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'Because I go to the Father'?"

16:18 They said, therefore, "What is this that he is saying, 'A little while'? We do not know what he is saying."

16:19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Concerning this are you seeking with one another that which I said, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'?"

16:20 Amen, amen, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow will become joy.

16:21 A woman, whenever she may be bringing forth, has sorrow because her hour has come. But whenever she should be bearing a little child, she no longer remembers the affliction, because of the joy that a human being was born into the world.

16:22 You, therefore, also have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you.

16:23 And in that day you will not ask me anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you should ask the Father, he will give to you in my name.

16:24 Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

16:25 These things I have spoken to you in figurative sayings. An hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative sayings, but I will declare to you plainly concerning the Father.

16:26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father concerning you.

16:27 For the Father himself is fond of you, because you have been fond of me and have believed that I came out from God.

16:28 I came out of the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."

16:29 His disciples say to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and you are not telling any figurative saying.

16:30 Now we know that you know all things and do not have need that anyone should ask you. In this we believe that you came out from God."

16:31 Jesus answered them, "Now do you believe?

16:32 Behold, an hour is coming and has come, that you should be scattered, each to his own, and you should be leaving me alone. And I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

16:33 These things I have spoken in order that in me you should have peace. In the world you have affliction, but have courage. I have conquered the world."

John Chapter 17↑

17:1 Jesus said these things, and lifting his eyes to heaven, he said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that the Son should glorify you,

17:2 just as you have given to him authority over all flesh, in order that everything which you have given to him, he should be giving it to them, even life characterized by the eon.

17:3 Now life characterized by the eon is that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you have dispatched, Jesus Christ.

17:4 I have glorified you on the earth, finishing the work which you have given to me that I should be doing it.

17:5 And now, Father, you glorify me with yourself with the glory that I had with you before the world exists.

17:6 I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word.

17:7 They know now that all, whatever you have given to me, is from you.

17:8 Because the words that you have given to me, I have given to them, and they received them and know truly that I came from you, and they have believed that you dispatched me.

17:9縲€I ask concerning them. I do not ask concerning the world, but concerning those whom you have given to me, because they are yours.

17:10 And mine all are yours, and yours mine, and I have been glorified in them.

17:11 And I am no longer in the world, and they are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given to me, so that they may be one, just as we are.

17:12 When I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given to me, and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, except the son of destruction, that the scripture should be fulfilled.

17:13 But now I come to you, and I speak these things in the world that they might have my joy made full in themselves.

17:14 I have given to them your word, and the world has hated them, because they are not out of the world just as I am not out of the world.

17:15 I do not ask that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them out of the wicked one.

17:16 They are not out of the world just as I am not out of the world.

17:17 Sanctify them in the truth. Your word is truth.

17:18 Just as you dispatched me into the world, I also dispatched them into the world.

17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

17:20 Yet I do not ask concerning these only, but also concerning those who believe in me through their word,

17:21 that they all may be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that these also may be one in us, so that the world might believe that you dispatched me.

17:22 And I have given to them the glory that you gave to me, in order that they may be one just as we are one,

17:23 I in them, and you in me, in order that they may be perfected in one, so that the world might know that you dispatched me and have loved them just as you have loved me.

17:24 Father, that which you have given me, I want that those also should be with me where I am, in order that they may see my glory which you have given to me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

17:25 Righteous Father, the world also has not known you, but I have known you, and these have known that you dispatched me.

17:26 And I made known to them your name, and I will make it known, that the love with which you have loved me should be in them and I in them.

John Chapter 18↑

18:1 Saying these things, Jesus came out with his disciples to the other side of the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, into which he entered, he and his disciples.

18:2 Judas, the one who delivered him up, also knew the place, because Jesus often gathered there with his disciples.

18:3 Therefore, Judas, taking a cohort and officers from out the chief priests and from out Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

18:4 Jesus, therefore, knowing all that is coming on him, went out and says to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

18:5 They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." He says to them, "I am he." But Judas, the one delivering him up, stood with them.

18:6 So when he said to them, "I am he," they went to the back and fell on the ground.

18:7 Again, therefore, he asked them, "Whom are you seeking?" But they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

18:8 Jesus answered, "I said to you that I am he. If, therefore, you are seeking me, let these go,"

18:9 that the word that he said should be fulfilled, that "of those whom you have given to me, I have not lost any of them."

18:10 Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword, drew it and struck the slave of the chief priest and cut off his right ear. Now the name of the slave was Malchus.

18:11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Thrust the sword into the scabbard. The cup that the Father has given to me, may I by no means be drinking it?"

18:12 Therefore, the cohort and the chiliarch and the officers of the Jews seized Jesus and bound him,

18:13 and led him to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was chief priest of that year.

18:14 But Caiaphas was the one who advised the Jews that it is expedient for one man to die for the people.

18:15 Now Simon Peter, and another disciple, followed Jesus. Now that disciple was known to the chief priest and entered together with Jesus into courtyard of the chief priest.

18:16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Therefore, the other disciple, who was known to the chief priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and he led Peter in.

18:17 The female slave, who was the doorkeeper, therefore, says to Peter, "Are you not also of this man's disciples?" That one says, "I am not."

18:18 Now the slaves and the officers stood by, having made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they warmed themselves. But Peter was also standing with them and warming himself.

18:19 The chief priest, then, asked Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his teaching.

18:20 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in a synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and in secret I have said nothing.

18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask them who heard what I said to them. Behold, these know that which I said."

18:22 But when he said these things, one of the officers standing by gives Jesus a slap, saying, "Thus are you answering the chief priest?"

18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evilly, testify concerning the evil. But if rightly, why do you strike me?"

18:24 Then Annas dispatches him bound to Caiaphas, the chief priest.

18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They, therefore, said to him, "Are you not also of his disciples?" That one denied and said, "I am not."

18:26 One of the slaves of the chief priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, says, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?"

18:27 Again, then, Peter denied. And immediately a cock crowed.

18:28 They, then, lead Jesus from Caiaphas into the praetorium. But it was early, and they themselves did not enter into the praetorium, in order that they should not be defiled, but might be eating the passover.

18:29 Pilate, therefore, came outside to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"

18:30 They answered and said to him, "If this one were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him up to you."

18:31 Pilate, then, said to them, "You take him, and according to your law, judge him." The Jews said to him, "To us it is not permitted to kill anyone,"

18:32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled that he said signifying by what sort of death he was going to die.

18:33 Therefore, Pilate again entered into the praetorium and called Jesus and said to him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"

18:34 Jesus answered, "From yourself do you say this, or did others tell you concerning me?"

18:35 Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your nation and the chief priests delivered you up to me. What did you do?"

18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not out of this world. If my kingdom were out of this world, my officers would fight, so that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here.

18:37 Pilate, therefore, said to him, "Are you, therefore, not a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world in order that I should be testifying to the truth. Everyone who is out of the truth hears my voice."

18:38 Pilate says to him, "What is truth?" And saying this, he again went out to the Jews and says to them, "I find not one fault in him."

18:39 But it is your custom that I should be releasing one to you in the Passover. Therefore, do you want that I should be releasing to you the king of the Jews?"

18:40 Then they cried out again saying, "Not this one, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

John Chapter 19↑

19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus, therefore, and scourged him.

19:2 And the soldiers, braiding a crown out of thorns, placed it on his head, and they put on him a purple garment.

19:3 And they came to him and said, "Rejoice! King of the Jews!" and gave him slaps.

19:4 And Pilate again came outside and says to them, "Behold, I bring him outside to you, that you may know that I find not one fault in him."

19:5 Jesus, then, came outside, wearing the thorny crown and purple garment. And he says to them, "Behold, the man!"

19:6 So when the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out saying, "Crucify! Crucify!" Pilate says to them, "You take him and crucify him, for I find no fault in him."

19:7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself son of God."

19:8 So when Pilate heard this saying, he was even more afraid,

19:9 and he entered into the praetorium again, and says to Jesus, "From where are you?" But Jesus did not give him an answer.

19:10 Pilate, therefore, says to him, "You do not speak to me? Do you not know that I have the authority to release you, and I have the authority to crucify you?"

19:11 Jesus answered him, "You would not have any authority against me unless it were given to you from above. Because of this, the one delivering me up to you has greater sin."

19:12 At this, Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out saying, "If you should release this one, you are not a friend of Caesar! Everyone who makes himself king speaks against Caesar!"

19:13 Pilate, therefore, hearing these words, brought Jesus outside, and sat down on the judgment seat in a place called the Stone Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.

19:14 But it was the preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he says to the Jews, "Behold, your king!"

19:15 Therefore, those ones cried out, "Away! Away! Crucify him!" Pilate says to them, "Shall I crucify your king?" The chief priests answered, "We do not have a king except Caesar!"

19:16 So then he delivered him up to them in order that he should be crucified. They, therefore, took Jesus.

19:17 And bearing the cross for himself, he went out to that which is called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,

19:18 where they crucified him, and with him two others, from here and from here, but Jesus in the middle.

19:19 Now Pilate also wrote a title and placed it on the cross. But it was written, "Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews."

19:20 Many of the Jews, therefore, read this title, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

19:21 The chief priests of the Jews, therefore, said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but that 'That one said, I am King of the Jews.'"

19:22 Pilate answered, "That which I have written, I have written."

19:23 The soldiers, therefore, when they crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts -- to each soldier a part -- and the tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven from above throughout the whole.

19:24 Therefore, they said to each other, "We should not be tearing it, but we should cast lots concerning it, whose it will be," so that the scripture should be fulfilled that is saying, "They divided my garments among themselves, and for my clothing they cast a lot." The soldiers, therefore, did these things.

19:25 Now there stood beside the cross of Jesus his mother and the sister of his mother, Mary of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

19:26 Jesus, therefore, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, says to his mother, "Woman, behold your son!"

19:27 After that he says to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour the disciple received her into his own.

19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all had already been accomplished, in order that the scripture should be fulfilled, says, "I thirst."

19:29 A vessel lay there full of sour wine. Therefore, putting a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch, they brought it to his mouth.

19:30 When, then, Jesus received the sour wine, he said, "Is is accomplished," and reclining his head, he delivered up the spirit.

19:31 The Jews, therefore, since it was the preparation, in order that the bodies should not abide on the cross on the sabbath (for it was a great day, that sabbath), asked Pilate that they might break their legs, and they might be taken away.

19:32 The soldiers, therefore, came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with him.

19:33 But coming to Jesus, when they saw he was already dead, they did not break his legs.

19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance, and immediately came out blood and water.

19:35 And the one who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true, and that one knows that he speaks truth, in order that you also might believe.

19:36 For these things occurred that the scripture might be fulfilled, "A bone of his shall not be broken."

19:37 And again, another scripture says, "They will look on the one whom they have pierced."

19:38 But after these things, Joseph from Arimathea (being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because of fear of the Jews) asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. Therefore, he came and took away his body.

19:39 But Nicodemus also came, the one who came to him at night at first, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

19:40 They, therefore, took the body of Jesus, and they bound it in linen cloths with the spices, just as is the custom of the Jews to prepare for burial.

19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one was yet placed.

19:42 There, therefore, because of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was near, they placed Jesus.

John Chapter 20↑

20:1 Now, on one of the sabbaths, Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and sees the stone taken away from the tomb.

20:2 Therefore, she runs and comes to Simon Peter and to the other disciple of whom Jesus is fond, and says to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him!"

20:3 Peter, therefore, and the other disciple came out, and they went to the tomb.

20:4 Now the two ran together, and the other disciple ran ahead, more swiftly than Peter, and came first to the tomb.

20:5 And, stooping, he sees the linen cloths lying, but he did not enter.

20:6 Then Simon Peter also comes, following him, and he enters into the tomb and beholds the linen cloths lying,

20:7 and the handkerchief, which was on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up separately in one place.

20:8 So then the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, entered, and he saw and believed.

20:9 For they did not yet know the scripture that it was necessary for him to rise from out of dead ones.

20:10 Therefore, the disciples went away again to their own.

20:11 But Mary stood outside at the tomb, weeping. Therefore, as she wept, she stooped to look into the tomb.

20:12 And she beholds two messengers in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus was laid.

20:13 And those ones say to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She says to them that "They took away my Lord, and I do not know where they placed him."

20:14 Saying these things, she turned behind, and she sees Jesus standing, and did not know that it is Jesus.

20:15 Jesus says to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" That one supposing that he is the gardener, says to him,縲€"Lord, if you carried him away, tell me where you placed him, and I will take him away."

20:16 Jesus says to her, "Mary." That one being turned says to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni" (which is to say, "Teacher").

20:17 Jesus says to her, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.'"

20:18 Mary Magdalene comes, reporting to the disciples that "I have seen the Lord," and these things he said to her.

20:19 It being, therefore, the evening of that day, one of the sabbaths, and the doors having been shut where the disciples were because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and says to them, "Peace to you."

20:20 And saying this, he showed his hands and side to them. Therefore, the disciples rejoiced seeing the Lord.

20:21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you. As the Father has dispatched me, I also send you."

20:22 And saying this, he breathed on them and says to them, "Receive holy spirit."

20:23 If you should forgive anyone's sins, they have been forgiven them. If you should retain anyone's, they have been retained."

20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

20:25 Therefore, the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I should see in his hands the mark of the nails, and thrust my finger into the mark of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will never believe."

20:26 And after eight days, his disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the doors having been shut, and stood in the midst and said, "Peace to you."

20:27 After this he says to Thomas, "Bring your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and thrust into my side, and do not become unbelieving, but believing."

20:28 Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

20:29 Jesus says to him, "Because you have seen me, have you believed? Happy are those who are not seeing and believe."

20:30 Indeed, therefore, Jesus did many other signs also in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book.

20:31 But these have been written that you should be believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in his name.

John Chapter 21↑

21:1 After these things, Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. Now he manifested in this way.

21:2 Simon Peter and Thomas, who is called Didymus, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, and those of Zebedee, and two others from out of his disciples were together.

21:3 Simon Peter says to them, "I am going fishing." They say to him, "We also are coming with you." They went out and got into the ship, and in that night they caught nothing.

21:4 But when it is already becoming morning, Jesus stood on the beach. However, the disciples did not know that it is Jesus.

21:5 Jesus, therefore, says to them, "Little children, you do not have anything to eat, do you?" They answered him, "No."

21:6 But he said to them, "Cast the net to the right parts of the ship, and you will find." Therefore, they cast, and were no longer able to draw it from the multitude of fish.

21:7 Therefore, that disciple whom Jesus loved says to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Simon Peter, hearing that it is the Lord, girded around his outer garment (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea.

21:8 But the other disciples came in the boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net of fish.

21:9 When, therefore, they got out on the land, they see a charcoal fire lying, and fish lying on it, and bread.

21:10 Jesus says to them, "Bring from out of the fish which you have now caught."

21:11 Simon Peter, therefore, went up and drew the net to land, full of great fish, one hundred fifty three. And there being so many, the net did not tear.

21:12 Jesus says to them, "Come and have breakfast." But no one among the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?" knowing that it is the Lord.

21:13 Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them, and the fish likewise.

21:14 This is already the third time Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after being raised out of dead ones.

21:15 So when they ate breakfast, Jesus says to Simon Peter, "Simon of John, do you love me more than these?" He says to him, "Yes, Lord. You know that I am fond of you." He says to him, "Feed my lambs."

21:16 He says to him again a second time, "Simon of John, do you love me?" He says to him, "Yes, Lord. You know that I am fond of you." He says to him, "Shepard my sheep."

21:17 He says to him a third time, "Simon of John, are you fond of me?" Peter was distressed because he said to him a third time, "Are you fond of me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know all things. You know that I am fond of you." Jesus says to him, "Feed my sheep.

21:18 Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you wanted. But when you may grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and will carry you where you do not want.

21:19 But he said this signifying with what death he would glorify God. And saying this, he says to him, "Follow me."

21:20 Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned back on his chest at the dinner and said, "Lord, who is the one delivering you up?"

21:21 Therefore, seeing this one, Peter says to Jesus, "Lord, but what of this one?"

21:22 Jesus says to him, "If I should want him to abide until I come, what is it to you? You follow me."

21:23 Therefore, this word came out to the brothers that that disciple is not dying. But Jesus did not say to him that he is not dying, but, "If I should want him to abide until I come, what is it to you?"

21:24 This is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things, and who wrote these things. And we know that his testimony is true.

21:25 But there are also many other things that Jesus did, which, if they should be written, one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself would contain the books that would be written.

Acts

Acts Chapter 1↑

1:1 I made the first account, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began to do and to teach,

1:2 until the day he was taken up, commanding, through holy spirit, the apostles whom he chose,

1:3 to whom also he presented himself alive after his suffering, with many proofs, during forty days, appearing to them and speaking concerning the kingdom of God.

1:4 And, being gathered together, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.

1:5 For John, indeed, baptized with water, but you will be baptized in holy spirit after not many of these days.

1:6 When, therefore, they came together, they asked him saying, "Lord, is it in this time you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"

1:7 But he said to them, "It is not yours to know times or seasons which the Father has placed in his own authority.

1:8 But you will receive power, the holy spirit coming on you, and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest part of the earth."

1:9 And saying these things, while they are looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him from their eyes.

1:10 And as they were looking intently into the heaven, while he was going, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing,

1:11 who also said, "Men, Galileans! Why do you stand looking into the heaven? This Jesus who was taken up from you into the heaven will come thus, in the manner in which you saw him going into heaven."

1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, having a sabbath's journey.

1:13 And when they entered, they went up into the upper chamber where they were abiding -- both Peter and John and Jacob and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, Jacob of Alpheus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas of Jacob.

1:14 These were all devoted with one passion to prayer with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

1:15 And in these days Peter, standing in the midst of the brothers, said (and there was a multitude of persons in the same place, about a hundred and twenty),

1:16 "Men, brothers! It was necessary that the scripture be fulfilled, which the holy spirit said before through the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who became guide to those who seized Jesus.

1:17 For he was numbered among us, and it was his lot to receive the allotment of this ministry."

1:18 (This one, therefore, acquired land out of the wages of injustice, and becoming headlong, he burst open in the midst, and all his bowels poured out.

1:19 And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem, so that that land was called, in their own language, "Akeldama," that is, "Land of Blood.")

1:20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his homestead become desolate, and let the one dwelling in it be no one,' and 'Let another take his office."

1:21 It is necessary, therefore, that of the men who have come together with us in all the time in which the Lord Jesus came in and went out among us,

1:22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which he was taken up from us, one of these is to become a witness of his resurrection together with us."

1:23 and they stood forth two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was named Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 And praying, they said, "You, Lord, the knower of the hearts of all, indicate whom you have chosen, one out of these two,

1:25 to take the place of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas transgressed to go into his own place."

1:26 And they gave lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Acts Chapter 2↑

2:1 And in the fulfillment of the day of Pentecost, they were all together in the same place.

2:2 And suddenly there came out of the heaven a sound like violent carrying wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

2:3 And there appeared to them, dividing asunder, tongues like fire, and it sat on each one of them.

2:4 And they were all filled of holy spirit, and they began to speak in other tongues, just as the spirit gave them to speak out.

2:5 But there were dwelling in Jerusalem, Jews, pious men from every nation under the heaven.

2:6 Now when this sound occurred, the multitude came together and was confused, because they heard, each one in his own language, them speaking.

2:7 Now they were astonished and marveled, saying, "Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

2:8 And how do we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?

2:9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

2:10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and the sojourners from Rome,

2:11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs -- we hear them speaking in our languages the great things of God!"

2:12 Now all were astonished and perplexed, saying one to another, "What does this want to be?"

2:13 But others, mocking, said that "They are full of sweet wine!"

2:14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and spoke forth to them, "Men! Jews! and all who are dwelling in Jerusalem! Let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.

2:15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is the third hour of the day.

2:16 But this is that which has been spoken through the prophet Joel.

2:17 'And it will be in the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out from my spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young ones will see visions, and your old ones will dream dreams.

2:18 And even on my male slaves and on my female slaves in those days I will pour out from my spirit, and they will prophesy.

2:19 And I will give wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

2:20 The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and notable day of the Lord.

2:21 And it will be that everyone, whoever should be calling on the name of the Lord will be saved.

2:22 Men! Israelites! Hear these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man exhibited from God to you by powerful deeds and wonders and signs, which God did through him in the midst of you, just as you yourselves know --

2:23 this one, given up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you slew, crucifying by the hand of lawless ones.

2:24 This one God raised, loosing the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

2:25 For David says to him, 'I regarded the Lord before me through all things, for he is at my right hand, that I should not be shaken.

2:26 Because of this, my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced, but still my flesh also will dwell in expectation.

2:27 For you will not abandon my soul in the realm of the grave, nor will you give your Holy One to see decay.

2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life. You will fill me with gladness with your face.'

2:29 "Men! Brothers! I may say to you with boldness concerning the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us until this day.

2:30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God swore with an oath to him, out of the fruit of his loins to seat one on his throne,

2:31 forseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ that he was neither abandoned in the realm of the grave, nor did his flesh see decay.

2:32 This Jesus God raised up, of whom we are all witnesses.

2:33 Therefore, being exalted to the right hand of God, and receiving the promise of the holy spirit from the Father, he has poured out this, which you see and hear.

2:34 For David did not ascend in the heavens, but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand,

2:35 Until I should be placing your enemies as a footstool of your feet.

2:36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel known certainly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.

2:37 Now, hearing this, they were pricked to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, men, brothers?"

2:38 Now Peter said to them, "Have a change-of-mind and be baptized each of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the holy spirit.

2:39 For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God should be calling to himself.

2:40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and entreated them, saying, "Be saved from this crooked generation."

2:41 Therefore, those who received his word were baptized, and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.

2:42 Now they were persevering in the teaching of the apostles and in fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers.

2:43 Now fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs occurred through the apostles.

2:44 But all those who believed were in the same place and had all things common.

2:45 And they sold the possessions and properties, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.

2:46 And day by day persevering with one passion in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they partook in their food with joy and simplicity of heart,

2:47 praising God and having favor with all the people. Now the Lord added those being saved day by day in the same place.

Acts Chapter 3↑

3:1 Now Peter and John went up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

3:2 And a certain man, being lame from out of his mother's womb, was carried, whom they placed day by day at the gate of the temple called "Beautiful," to ask for alms from those entering into the temple.

3:3 He, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive alms.

3:4 Now Peter looking at him intently, together with John, said, "Look at us."

3:5 Now he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from them.

3:6 But Peter said, "Silver and gold have I none, but that which I have, this I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk!"

3:7 And seizing his right hand, he raised him up. Now immediately his insteps and ankles were strengthened.

3:8 And, leaping up, he stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.

3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God.

3:10 Now they recognized him, that this was the one who sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. And they were filled with surprise and astonishment at that which had happened to him.

3:11 And while he held Peter and John, all of the people ran together to them at the portico called Solomon's, utterly astounded.

3:12 Now, seeing it, Peter answered the people, "Men! Israelites! Why are you marveling at this? Or why do you gaze upon us, as though by our own power or devoutness we have made him to walk?

3:13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his boy Jesus, whom you, indeed, delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release that one.

3:14 But you denied the holy and righteous One, and asked that a man, a murderer, be granted to you.

3:15 But you killed the prince of life, whom God raised out of dead ones, of which we are witnesses.

3:16 And on the basis of the faith of his name, his name strengthened this one, whom you see and know, and the faith, which is through him, has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

3:17 And now, brothers, I know that according to ignorance you did it, just as your rulers also.

3:18 But that which God announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets -- the suffering of his Christ -- he has thus fulfilled.

3:19 Have a change-of-mind, therefore, and turn about for the wiping away of your sins,

3:20 so that seasons of refreshing should come from the face of the Lord, and he should dispatch the one appointed for you, Christ Jesus,

3:21 whom heaven must, indeed, receive until times of restoration of all which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from the eon.

3:22 Moses, indeed, said that 'A prophet will the Lord God raise up for you from out of your brothers, as me. Him you will hear, according to all whatever he should say to you.

3:23 But it will be that every soul who should not be hearing that prophet will be utterly destroyed out of the people.

3:24 But all the prophets also, from Samuel and all those who followed after, as many as have spoken, also announced these days.

3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God covenanted with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed, all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

3:26 To you first, God, raising up his boy, dispatched him to bless you in turning away each from your wickedness."

Acts Chapter 4↑

4:1 But while they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees stood by them,

4:2 being exasperated because of their teaching the people and announcing in Jesus the resurrection from out of dead ones.

4:3 And they laid hands on them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.

4:4 But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of men was about five thousand.

4:5 But it happened on the next day, that their rulers and the elders and the scribes gathered in Jerusalem,

4:6 and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and as many as were out of the chief priest's family.

4:7 And, standing them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or in what name did you do this?"

4:8 Then Peter, being filled of holy spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders!

4:9 If we today are being examined concerning a good deed done to a sick man, by what this one has been saved,

4:10 let it be known to all of you and all the people of Israel that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised out of dead ones, in this one, this one stands before you sound.

4:11 This is the stone that was set at naught by you builders, which has become the head of the corner.

4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven among people in which we must be saved.

4:13 But seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they are uneducated and plain men, they marveled. And they recognized them, that they were with Jesus.

4:14 And, seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in return.

4:15 But, ordering them to go outside the Sanhedrin, they conferred with one another,

4:16 saying, "What should we do to these men? For, indeed, that a known sign has occurred through them is manifest to all those who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

4:17 But in order that it may not be spreading more among the people, we should threaten them to speak no more in this name to any person.

4:18 And calling them, they commanded them not to proclaim at all, nor yet to be teaching in the name of Jesus.

4:19 But Peter and John, answering, said to them, "If it is right in the sight of God to hear you rather than God, you judge!

4:20 For we cannot refrain from speaking about that which we have seen and heard.

4:21 But, after further threatening, they released them, finding no way how they should be chastening them, because of the people, for all glorified God for that which had happened.

4:22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this sign of healing had occurred.

4:23 Now, being released, they went to their own and reported as much as the chief priests and the elders said to them.

4:24 But those hearing this lifted up a voice with one passion to God and said, "Master, you who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them,

4:25 who through holy spirit, by the mouth of our father, your boy David, said, 'Why did the nations rage, and the peoples devise vain things?

4:26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, and the rulers gathered in the same place, against the Lord and against his Christ.'

4:27 For in truth, in this city were gathered against your holy boy Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, together with the nations and the peoples of Israel,

4:28 to do whatever your hand and counsel pre-ordained to occur.

4:29 And now, Lord, see their threatenings and give to your slaves to speak your word with all boldness,

4:30 in stretching out your hand for healing and signs and wonders to occur through the name of your holy boy Jesus."

4:31 And at their beseeching, the place in which they were gathered was shaken, and they were all filled of the holy spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

4:32 But the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and not even one said that any of his possessions were his own, but all things were common to them.

4:33 And with great power the apostles gave testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on all of them.

4:34 For neither was there anyone among them needy, because as many as were possessors of lands or houses, selling them, brought the prices of those things which were disposed of,

4:35 and placed them at the feet of the apostles. Now distribution was made to each according as anyone had need.

4:36 But Joseph, who was called Barnabas by the apostles (which is, being translated, "son of encouragement"), a Levite, a Cyprian by race,

4:37 selling a field belonging to him, brought the money and placed it at the feet of the apostles.

Acts Chapter 5↑

5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, together with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession,

5:2 and he kept back from the price, the wife also being privy to it, and bringing a certain part, he placed it at the feet of the apostles.

5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, because of what has Satan filled your heart to lie to the holy spirit and to keep back from the price of the land?

5:4 While it remained, did it not remain to you? And, being disposed of, was it not in your authority? Why is it that you placed this matter in your heart? You have not lied to people, but to God."

5:5 But Ananias, hearing these words, falling down, gave up the soul. And great fear came on all who heard it.

5:6 But the young men, rising up, wrapped him, and carrying him out, they buried him.

5:7 Now it happened, after an interval of about three hours, that his wife, not knowing what had happened, entered.

5:8 But Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much."

5:9 But Peter said to her, "Why is it that you agreed together to try the spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out."

5:10 Now, immediately, she fell at his feet and gave up the soul. But the young men, entering, found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband.

5:11 And great fear came on the whole called-out community and on all who heard these things.

5:12 But through the hands of the apostles occurred many signs and wonders among the people. And they were all, with one passion, in the portico of Solomon.

5:13 But of the rest, no one dared to join them, but the people magnified them.

5:14 Now believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

5:15 so that they were carrying out the sick into the streets and put them on beds and pallets, so that at Peter's coming, if ever even his shadow might be overshadowing any of them.

5:16 But the multitude from the cities around Jerusalem also came together, carrying the sick and those vexed by unclean spirits, who were all healed.

5:17 Now, rising up, the chief priest and all those with him (being of the sect of the Sadducees) were filled with jealousy.

5:18 And they laid hands on the apostles and put them in public custody.

5:19 But a messenger of the Lord by night opened the doors of the jail, and bringing them out, said,

5:20 "Go, and standing in the temple, speak to the people all the words of this life."

5:21 Now, hearing this, they entered into the temple at daybreak and taught. But the chief priest, coming, and those with him called together the Sandhedrin and all the council of elders of the sons of Israel, and they dispatched to the prison to have them brought forth.

5:22 But the officers, coming, did not find them in the jail. Now turning back, they reported,

5:23 saying that "We found the prison locked with all security and the guards standing at the door. Yet, when opening them, we found no one inside."

5:24 Now as they heard these words, both the captain of the temple and the chief priests were perplexed concerning them, as to what this might become.

5:25 But someone, coming along, reported to them that "Behold! The men whom you placed in the jail are in the temple, standing and teaching the people."

5:26 Then the captain, together with the officers, going out, brought them, not with force, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

5:27 Now bringing them, they stood them in the Sanhedrin. And the chief priest asked them,

5:28 saying, "Did we not command you with a command not to teach in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you are intending to bring on us the blood of this man."

5:29 But answering, Peter and the apostles said, "It is necessary to obey God rather than men."

5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew, hanging him on a tree.

5:31縲€This one God exalted to his right hand as a Prince and a Savior to give a change-of-mind to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

5:32 And we are witnesses of these words, as well as the holy spirit which God has given to those who obey him.

5:33 But they, when they heard, were cut to the heart, and they intended to do away with them.

5:34 But, rising, a certain Pharisee in the Sanhedrin, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, commanded to put the men outside for a short time.

5:35 And he said to them, "Men! Israelites! Take heed to yourself, as to these men, what you are about to do."

5:36 For before these days rose Theudas, saying that he himself is somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves, who was slain, and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed and came to nothing.

5:37 After this, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the registration, and drew away people after him. That one also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered.

5:38 And now I say to you, withdraw from these men and let them be, for if this counsel or this work should be out of men, it will be overthrown.

5:39 But if it is out of God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you also should be found fighting against God. Now they were persuaded by him.

5:40 And calling the apostles, and beating them, they commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and they released them.

5:41 Therefore, they went from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored for the sake of the name.

5:42 And, every day, in the temple and home by home, they did not cease teaching and proclaiming the good news of Christ Jesus.

Acts Chapter 6↑

6:1 But in these days, the disciples multiplying, there arose a murmuring of the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were overlooked in the daily ministration.

6:2 Now the twelve, calling the multitude of disciples, said, "It is not pleasing for us, leaving the word of God, to serve tables.

6:3 But, brothers, select seven attested men from out of you, full of spirit and wisdom, who we will put appoint over this need.

6:4 But we will continue persevering in prayer and in the ministry of the word."

6:5 And the word was pleasing before the entire multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and holy spirit, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch,

6:6 whom they stood before the apostles, and praying, they placed hands on them.

6:7 And the word of God grew, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a great company of the priest obeyed the faith.

6:8 Now Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

6:9 But there arose certain of those from out of the synagogue called Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.

6:10 And they were not strong enough to withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.

6:11 Then they instigated men, saying that, "We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

6:12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and standing by, they seized him and brought him to the Sanhedrin.

6:13 And they set forward false witnesses, saying, "This person does not cease speaking words against the holy place and the law,

6:14 For we heard him saying that this Jesus the Nazarene will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses gave to us."

6:15 And looking intently at him, all those seated in the Sanhedrin saw his face as if it were the face of a messenger.

Acts Chapter 7↑

7:1 But the chief priest said, "Are these things so?"

7:2 Now he said, "Men, brothers, and fathers, listen! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, being in Mesopotamia, before he dwelled in Charan,

7:3 and said to him, 'Come out of your land and out from your relatives, and come into the land that I will show you.'

7:4 Then, coming out of the land of the Chaldeans, he dwelt in Charan. And from there, after his father died, he removed him into this land in which you are now dwelling.

7:5 And he did not give him an inheritance in it, not even a place for a foot. And he promised to give it to him for a possession and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

7:6 But God spoke thus, that his seed would be a foreigner in an foreign land, and they will enslave it and illtreat it four hundred years.

7:7 And the nation for whichsoever they should be slaving, I will judge, said God. And after these thing they will come out and offer divine service to me in this place.

7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And thus he begat Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac Jacob, and Jacob the twelve patriarchs.

7:9 And the patriarchs, being jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt. And God was with him,

7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him grace and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And he designated him to be governing over Egypt and over his whole house.

7:11 But a famine came over the whole of Egypt and Canaan and great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance.

7:12 But Jacob, hearing that there was grain in Egypt, sent forth our fathers first.

7:13 And in the second time Joseph was made known again to his brothers, and Joseph's race became manifest to Pharaoh.

7:14 Now Joseph, dispatching, called for Jacob, his father, and the entire kindred among seventy-five souls.

7:15 And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, he and our fathers.

7:16 And they were transferred to Shechem and placed in the tomb which Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.

7:17 But just as the time of the promise that God avowed to Abraham drew near, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt

7:18 until a different king rose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

7:19 This one, dealing craftily with our race, illtreated the fathers, making their babes to be abandoned that they should not live.

7:20 In which season Moses was born, (and was handsome to God), who was brought up three months in the house of his father.

7:21 But, at his being abandoned, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up and brought him up for a son to herself.

7:22 And Moses was trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, yet was powerful in his words and deeds.

7:23 But when a time of forty years was fulfilled for him, it arose in his heart to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel.

7:24 And seeing a certain one being unjustly harmed, he defended him and did the avenging of him who was oppressed, smiting the Egyptian.

7:25 But he thought the brothers understood that God through his hand was giving salvation to them, but they did not understand.

7:26 And on the following day, he appeared to them as they were fighting, and he interceded with them for peace, saying, 'Men! You are brothers! Why are you unjustly harming one another?'

7:27 But the one unjustly harming his neighbor pushed him away, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us?'

7:28 You do not want to do away with me in the manner in which you did away with the Egyptian yesterday, do you?

7:29 But Moses fled at this word, and became a foreigner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons.

7:30 And when forty years were fulfilled, a messenger appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai in the flame of a burning bush.

7:31 But Moses, seeing it, was astonished at the sight. Yet, at his approaching to consider it, the voice of the Lord came.

7:32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.' But Moses, beginning to tremble, did not dare to consider it.

7:33 But the Lord said to him, 'Loose the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy land.'

7:34 'Seeing I have seen the mistreatment of my people in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come that I should be dispatching you to Egypt.'

7:35 This Moses, whom they refused, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?' This one God dispatched to be a ruler and redeemer with the hand of the messenger who appeared to him in the bush.

7:36 This one led them out, doing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness forty years.

7:37 This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, 'God will raise up for you a prophet like me from out of your brothers.'

7:38 This is the one who came to be in the called-out community in the wilderness with the messenger who spoke to him in Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received the living oracles to give to us,

7:39 to whom our fathers were not willing to become obedient, but pushed him away and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,

7:40 saying to Aaron, 'Make us gods who will go before us. For this Moses, who led us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him.'

7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and they brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

7:42 But God turned away and delivered them up to be offering divine service to the host of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the prophets. 'You did not offer me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, did you, house of Israel?

7:43 And you took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan, the figures which you made to worship them. And I will remove you beyond Babylon.'

7:44 The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the wilderness, just as he commanded, who spoke to Moses, to make it according to the figure that he had seen,

7:45 which also our fathers, receiving it in turn, brought in with Joshua in the possession of the nations that God thrust out from the face of our fathers, until the days of David,

7:46 who found grace before God and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

7:47 But Solomon built him a house.

7:48 But the Most High does not dwell in that which is made by hands, just as the prophet says,

7:49 'Heaven is my throne, but the earth is a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?

7:50 Did not my hand make all these things?'

7:51 Stiff-necked and uncircumcised in hearts and ears, you do always resist the holy spirit! As your fathers, you also!

7:52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced before concerning the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become the betrayers and murderers,

7:53 who received the law for a decree of messengers, and have not observed it!"

7:54 But, hearing these things, they were cut in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him.

7:55 But he, being filled of holy spirit, looking intently into the heaven, saw God's glory, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,

7:56 and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."

7:57 But crying out with a loud voice, they stopped their ears and rushed on him with one passion.

7:58 And, casting him out, outside of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man called Saul.

7:59 And they stoned Stephen, while he was calling on and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"

7:60 But, kneeling, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not set against them this sin!" And saying this, he fell asleep.

Acts Chapter 8↑

8:1 But Saul was consenting to his murder. Now in that day there arose a great persecution against the called-out community in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8:2 But devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.

8:3 But Saul devastated the called-out community. Entering into every house, dragging out both men and women, he delivered them up to jail.

8:4 Therefore, those who were scattered, passed through, proclaiming the good news of the word.

8:5 But Philip, coming down into the city of Samaria, proclaimed the Christ to them.

8:6 But the crowds with one passion paid attention to that which was being said by Philip, when they heard and saw the signs that he did.

8:7 For many of those having unclean spirits, they came out, crying out with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

8:8 Now much joy came to be in that city.

8:9 But a certain man named Simon existed from beforehand in the city using magic and amazing the nation of Samaria, saying that he himself was someone great,

8:10 to whom they all paid attention from the small to the great, saying, "This is the power of God that is called Great."

8:11 But they paid attention to him because for a considerable time he had amazed them with the magic.

8:12 But when they believed Philip proclaiming the good news concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

8:13 Now Simon himself also believed, and being baptized, he continued with Philip. And seeing the signs and great powerful deeds occurring, he was amazed.

8:14 But the apostles in Jerusalem, hearing that Samaria had received the word of God, dispatched Peter and John to them,

8:15 who coming down, prayed concerning them, so that they might receive holy spirit,

8:16 for not as yet was it fallen on any of them, but only they had been baptized into the named of the Lord Jesus.

8:17 Then they placed their hands on them, and they received holy spirit.

8:18 But Simon, seeing that through the laying on of hands of the apostles the spirit was given, offered them money,

8:19 saying, "Give me also this authority, so that on whomever I place my hands, he should be receiving holy spirit."

8:20 But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought to acquire the gift of God by means of money."

8:21 For you there is neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not straight before God.

8:22 Therefore, have a change-of-mind from this your evil, and beseech the Lord, if consequently, the thought of your heart will be forgiven you.

8:23 For I see you are in the gall of bitterness and the bond of unrighteousness.

8:24 But answering, Simon said, "You beseech the Lord for my sake so that none of the things may be coming on me which you have spoken."

8:25 Therefore, those who were solemnly testifying and speaking the word of the Lord returned to Jerusalem, and proclaimed the good news in many villages of the Samaritans.

8:26 But a messenger of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Rise and go toward the south on the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a wilderness."

8:27 And rising, he went. And behold, a man, an Ethiopian eunuch, a potentate of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all of her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.

8:28 And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and reading aloud the prophet Isaiah.

8:29 But the spirit said to Philip, "Approach and be joined to that chariot."

8:30 Now Philip, running toward it, heard him reading aloud Isaiah the prophet and said, "Consequently, do you understand that which you are reading?"

8:31 But he said, "For how should I be able, unless someone will guide me?" And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

8:32 But the passage of the scripture that he was reading aloud was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, thus he does not open his mouth.

8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth."

8:34 But answering, the eunuch said to Philip, "I beseech you, concerning whom is the prophet saying this, concerning himself or concerning some other?"

8:35 But Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaims the good news to him concerning Jesus.

8:36 Now as they went along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch says, "Behold! Water! What hinders me from being baptized?"

8:37 (no verse 37)

8:38 And he ordered the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

8:39 But when they came up out of the water, the spirit of the Lord snatches away Philip, and the eunuch did not see him anymore, for he went his way rejoicing.

8:40 But Philip was found in Azotus, and, passing through, he proclaimed the good news to all of the cities until he came to Caesarea.

Acts Chapter 9↑

9:1 But Saul, still breathing out threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, approaching the chief priest,

9:2 asks from him letters for Damascus to the synagogues, so that, if he should be finding any who are of the way, both men and women, he might be bringing them bound to Jerusalem.

9:3 But in his going, he came to be approaching Damascus. Suddenly a light from out of heaven shone around him.

9:4 And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

9:5 But he said, "Who are you, Lord?" But he said, "I am Jesus whom you persecute.

9:6 But rise and enter into the city, and it will be spoken to you what you must do."

9:7 But the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one.

9:8 Now Saul was raised from the ground, but his eyes being opened, he saw nothing. But, leading him by the hand, they led him into Damascus.

9:9 And, not seeing for three days, he neither ate nor drank.

9:10 But there was a certain disciple in Damascus named Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias!" But he said, "Behold, it is I, Lord!"

9:11 Now the Lord said to him, "Rise! Go to the street called 'Straight,' and seek in the house of Judas for a Tarsean named Saul, for behold, he is praying.

9:12 And he saw in a vision a man named Ananias entering and laying hands on him so that he should regain his sight."

9:13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I heard from many concerning this man, how much evil he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem.

9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priest to bind all who call upon your name."

9:15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this one is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the nations and kings and the sons of Israel,

9:16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."

9:17 Now Ananias departed and entered into the house, and placing his hands on him, he said, "Saul! Brother! The Lord has dispatched me (Jesus, who was seen by you on the road by which you came), so that you should regain your sight and should be filled with holy spirit."

9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he regained sight and rose up and was baptized.

9:19 And taking food, he was strengthened, and came to be with the disciples in Damascus certain days.

9:20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, that this is the Son of God.

9:21 But amazed were all who were hearing, and they said, "Is this not the one who ravaged those who are calling on this name in Jerusalem? And for this he came here, that he might be bringing them bound to the chief priest."

9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength and confounded the Jews dwelling in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

9:23 But when a considerable number of days were fulfilled, the Jews consulted to do away with him.

9:24 But their plot became known to Saul. But they watched the gates also day and night so that they might do away with him.

9:25 But the disciples, taking him at night, let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.

9:26 Now, coming to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And all feared him, not believing that he is a disciple.

9:27 But Barnabas, taking hold of him, brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he saw the Lord on the road, and that he spoke to him, and how, in Damascus, he spoke boldly in the name of Jesus.

9:28 And he was with them, going in and going out, in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.

9:29 He spoke and debated with the Hellenists. But they attempted to do away with him.

9:30 But upon knowing this, the brothers brought him down into Caesarea, and they sent him away to Tarsus.

9:31 Therefore, the called-out community throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being built up, and walking in the fear of the Lord and the consolation of the holy spirit, was multiplied.

9:32 But it occurred that Peter, passing through all, came down also to the holy ones who were dwelling in Lydda.

9:33 Now he found there a certain person named Aeneas who was paralyzed, who had been lying down on a pallet for eight years.

9:34 And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Rise and spread your pallet by yourself!" And immediately he rose.

9:35 And all those dwelling in Lydda and Saron saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

9:36 Now in Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is to say, being translated, "Dorcas." She was full of good works and alms which she did.

9:37 Now it occurred in those days that, being sick, she died. But, washing her, they placed her in an upper chamber.

9:38 But, Lydda being near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter is in it, dispatched two men to him, entreating him, "You should not delay to come through to us."

9:39 Now Peter, rising, went together with them, whom, arriving, they brought into the upper chamber. And all the widows stood by him, weeping and showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.

9:40 But Peter, putting them all outside and kneeling, prayed. And turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, arise!" Now she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up.

9:41 But giving her a hand, he raised her. Now calling the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive.

9:42 But it became known throughout the whole of Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.

9:43 But it occurred that he abode a considerable number of days in Joppa with a certain Simon, a tanner.

Acts Chapter 10↑

10:1 But a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, a centurion out of a cohort called "Italian,"

10:2 devout and fearing God with his entire house, doing many alms to the people and praying to God through everything.

10:3 He saw in a vision manifestly about the ninth hour of the day a messenger of the God entering to him and saying to him, "Cornelius."

10:4 But he, looking intently at him, and becoming affrighted, said, "What is it, Lord?" But he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms ascended for a memorial before God.

10:5 And now send men to Joppa, and send for a certain Simon, who is called Peter.

10:6 This one is lodging with a certain Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.

10:7 But when the messenger who was speaking to him departed, he called two of the household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually,

10:8 and explaining everything to them, he dispatched them to Joppa.

10:9 But on the following day, as those ones were journeying and drawing near the city, Peter went up to the housetop to pray about the sixth hour.

10:10 But he became hungry and wanted to eat. Now, while they were making preparations, an ecstasy came on him.

10:11 And he sees the heaven open and a certain vessel descending, as a large linen sheet, with four edges, being let down to the earth,

10:12 in which were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth and birds of the heaven.

10:13 And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter! Slaughter and eat!"

10:14 But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!"

10:15 And a voice again came to him for the second time, "that which God cleansed, you must not make common."

10:16 But this occurred three times, and immediately the vessel was taken up into heaven.

10:17 But while Peter was much perplexed in himself as to what the vision which he saw should be, behold, the men who had been dispatched by Cornelius, asking their way through to the house, stood at the door.

10:18 And, calling, they inquired if Simon, who was called Peter, was lodging here.

10:19 But while Peter pondered concerning the vision, the spirit said to him, "Behold, men are seeking you.

10:20 But, rising, go down, and go with them, nothing doubting, for I have dispatched them."

10:21 Now Peter, going down to the men, said, "Behold, I am he whom you are seeking. What is the cause for which you are come?"

10:22 But they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man and God-fearing, being attested by the whole nation of the Jews, was directed by a holy messenger to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you."

10:23 Therefore, he called them in and lodged them. But on the following day, rising up, he went with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.

10:24 Now on the following day, he entered into Caesarea. But Cornelius, was waiting expectantly for them, calling together his relatives and close friends.

10:25 But as Peter came to enter, Cornelius, meeting him, falling at his feet, worshiped.

10:26 But Peter raised him, saying, "Rise! I myself am also a man."

10:27 And, conversing with him, he entered, and finds many come together.

10:28 And he said to them, "You know well that it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Jew to join or come unto a foreigner. And God showed me not to say that any man is common or unclean.

10:29 Therefore, without gainsaying, also, I came when I was sent for. I ask, therefore, on what account you sent for me."

10:30 And Cornelius said, "From the fourth day until this hour, the ninth, I was praying in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in shining clothing,

10:31 and says, "Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.

10:32 Send, therefore, to Joppa and call Simon who is called Peter. This one is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.

10:33 Immediately, therefore, I sent to you, and you did well coming. Now, therefore, we are all present before God to hear all that has been commanded to you by the Lord."

10:34縲€But Peter, opening his mouth, said, "Of a truth I perceive that God is not partial,

10:35 but in every nation the one who fears him and who works righteousness is acceptable to him.

10:36 The word that he dispatched to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (this one is Lord of all),

10:37 you know, the saying that came about throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed:

10:38 Jesus from Nazareth, how God anointed him with holy spirit and power, who went through doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Slanderer, because God was with him.

10:39 And we are witnesses of all that he did in both the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they did away with, hanging him on a tree.

10:40 This one God raised the third day, and gave him to become manifest,

10:41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen before of God, to us who ate and drank together with him after he rose from out of dead ones.

10:42 And he commanded us to proclaim to the people and to testify solemnly that this one is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living ones and the dead ones.

10:43 To this one all the prophets testify, that through his name everyone believing in him is to receive forgiveness of sins."

10:44 While Peter is still speaking these words, the holy spirit fell on all those hearing the word.

10:45 And those out of circumcision who believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the nations also the gift of the holy spirit was poured out.

10:46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter said,

10:47 "Can anyone forbid the water, so that these are not to be baptized, who received the holy spirit even as we?"

10:48 Now he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to abide some days.

Acts Chapter 11↑

11:1 But the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the nations also received the word of God.

11:2 But when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those from out of the circumcision doubted him,

11:3 saying that "You entered to men having uncircumcision and ate with them."

11:4 But Peter began, and expounded it to them in order, saying,

11:5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and I saw in an ecstasy, a vision, a certain vessel descending, as a large linen sheet with four edges, being let down from out heaven, and it came to me.

11:6 Into which, looking intently, I considered and saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the reptiles and the birds of heaven.

11:7 But I heard a voice also saying to me, 'Rise, Peter, slaughter and eat!'

11:8 But I said, 'Not so, Lord! For a common or unclean things has never entered into my mouth!'

11:9 But a voice answered a second time from out of heaven, 'That which God cleansed, you must not make common.'

11:10 But this occurred three times, and it was all pulled up again into the heaven.

11:11 And, behold, immediately three men were standing by at the house in which we were, having been dispatched from Caesarea to me.

11:12 But the spirit said to me to go together with them, nothing doubting. Now these six brothers also went with me, and we entered into the house of the man.

11:13 Now he reported to us how he saw the messenger standing in his house and saying, 'Dispatch to Joppa and send for Simon, who is called Peter,

11:14 who will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your house.'

11:15 But as I began to speak, the holy spirit fell on them, just as also on us in the beginning.

11:16 But I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John, indeed, baptized with water, but you will be baptized in holy spirit.'

11:17 Therefore, if God gave them the same gift as also to us, when believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could forbid God?"

11:18 But hearing these things, they were silent and glorified God, saying, "Consequently, God has given a change-of-mind unto life to the nations also."

11:19 Therefore, those who were scattered from the affliction that occurred over Stephen passed through as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews only.

11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the good news about Jesus Christ.

11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

11:22 But the word concerning them was heard in the ears of the called-out community that was in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas as far as Antioch,

11:23 who, arriving and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged all with purpose of heart to be abiding in the Lord,

11:24 for he was a good man and full of holy spirit and faith. And a great multitude was added to the Lord.

11:25 But he went forth to Tarsus to seek Saul.

11:26 And finding him, he brought him to Antioch. But it happened also that they were gathered a whole year in the called-out community, and taught a great multitude. And, in Antioch first, the disciples were called Christians.

11:27縲€Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

11:28 Now one of them, named Agabus, rising, signified through the spirit, a great famine which was about to be on the whole inhabited earth, which occurred in the time of Claudius.

11:29 But to the degree that any of the disciples had prospered, each one of them determined to send relief to the brothers dwelling in Judea,

11:30 which they did also, dispatching to the elders through the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts Chapter 12↑

12:1 But at that season, Herod the king put forth his hands to illtreat some from the called-out community.

12:2 Now he did away with James the brother of John with a sword.

12:3 But seeing that it is pleasing to the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. But those were the days of unleavened bread.

12:4 And, seizing him, he placed him in jail, delivering him up to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

12:5 Therefore, Peter was kept in the jail, but prayer was earnestly made by the called-out community to God concerning him.

12:6 But when Herod was about to bring him forth, in that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers bound with two chains, and guards before the door kept the jail.

12:7 And behold, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shined in the cell. But smiting Peter on the side, he awoke him, saying, "Rise quickly!" And his chains fell off from his hands.

12:8 But the messenger said to him, "Gird yourself and bind on your sandals." Now he did so. And he says to him, "Cast your garment about you, and follow me."

12:9 And, coming out, he followed. And he did not know that it was true which had come about through the messenger, but was thinking he was seeing a vision.

12:10 But passing through the first guard and second, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which of its own accord opened to them. And coming out, they passed on through one street, and immediately the messenger departed from him.

12:11 And Peter, coming to himself, said, "Now I know truly that the Lord sent forth his messenger and delivered me out of the hand of Herod and all the expectation of the people of the Jews."

12:12 And, considering, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was called Mark, where many were gathered together and praying.

12:13 But at his knocking at the door of the gate, a female slave, named Rhoda, approached to answer.

12:14 And recognizing the voice of Peter, for joy she did not open the gate, but running in, she reported that Peter stood before the gate.

12:15 But they said to her, "You are mad!" But she asserted confidently that it was even so. And they said, "It is his messenger."

12:16 But Peter continued knocking. But, opening, they saw him and were amazed.

12:17 But gesturing with his hand to them to be silent, he declared to them how the Lord brought him out of the jail. And he said, "Tell these things to Jacob and the brothers." And going out, he went to a different place.

12:18 Now, at the coming of day, there was no small stir among the soldiers as to what, consequently, became of Peter.

12:19 But Herod, seeking for him and not finding him, examining the guards, ordered them to be led away to death. And going down from Judea into Caesarea, he stayed there.

12:20 Now he was very angry with them of Tyre and Sidon. But with one passion, they came to him, and persuading Blastus, who was over the bedroom of the king, they asked for peace, because their country was nourished from the king's country.

12:21 Now on a set day, Herod, putting on the royal clothing and sitting down on the judgment seat, made an oration to them.

12:22 Now the populace shouted, saying, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"

12:23 But immediately the messenger of the Lord smote him, because he did not give glory to God, and becoming eaten by worms, he gave up the soul.

12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

12:25 Now Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, completing the service, taking along with them John, who was called Mark.

Acts Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now there were in Antioch, according to the called-out community that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrach, and Saul.

13:2 Now, as they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the holy spirit said, "Separate to me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

13:3 Then fasting and praying and placing their hands on them, they sent them away.

13:4 Therefore, they being sent forth by the holy spirit, came down into Seleucia, and from there they sailed away to Cyprus.

13:5 And, coming to be in Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. But they also had John as an assistant.

13:6 Now, passing through the whole island up to Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, a Jewish false prophet, whose name was Bar-Jesus,

13:7 who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, and intelligent man. This one, calling Barnabas and Saul, sought to hear the word of God.

13:8 But Elymas the magician (for thus is his name translated), withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

13:9 But Saul, who is also Paul, being filled with holy spirit, looking intently at him,

13:10 said, "O, full of all deceit and all villainy, son of a slanderer, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?

13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season." Now immediately there fell on him a mist and darkness, and going about, he sought some to lead him by the hand.

13:12 Then the proconsul, seeing what occurred, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

13:13 Now setting sail from Paphos, those about Paul came to Perga of Pamphylia. But John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.

13:14 Now they, passing through from Perga, came into Antioch of Pisidia, and entering into the synagogue on the day of the sabbaths, they sat down.

13:15 Now, after the reading of the law and the prophets, the chiefs of the synagogue dispatch to them, saying, "Men, brothers, if there is in you any word of exhortation for the people, say on."

13:16 Now Paul, rising and gesturing with his hand, said, "Men, Israelites, and those who fear God, hearken.

13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people in the sojourn in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm brought them forth out of it.

13:18 And for a time of about forty years bore them, as a nurse, in the wilderness.

13:19 And, destroying seven nations in the land of Canann, he gave them their land for an inheritance,

13:20 for about four hundred and fifty years. And after these things, he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.

13:21 And then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man out of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

13:22 And, removing him, he raised up David for their king, to whom he also said, testifying, 'I found David, of Jesse, a man according to my heart, who will do all my will.'

13:23 From the seed of this one, God, according to the promise, brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus.

13:24 Before his personal entrance, John proclaimed beforehand a baptism of a change-of-mind to the entire people of Israel.

13:25 But as John fulfilled his course, he said, 'What you are suspecting me to be, I am not. But behold, coming after me is one, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.'

13:26 Men, brothers, sons of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God! To us has the word of this salvation been dispatched.

13:27 For those dwelling in Jerusalem and their rulers, being ignorant of this one and of the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them in judging him.

13:28 And, finding not one cause of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

13:29 Now as they fulfilled all that was written concerning him, taking him down from the tree, they placed him in a tomb.

13:30 But God raised him from out of dead ones,

13:31 who was seen for many days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.

13:32 And we proclaim to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,

13:33 that God has fulfilled this to our children in raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second psalm also, 'You are my Son; this day I have begotten you.'

13:34 But that he raised him up from out of dead ones, no more to return to corruption, he has thus spoken that, 'I will give you the holy and faithful things of David.'

13:35 Because he also says in a different place, 'You will not give your Holy One to see corruption.'

13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers, and saw corruption.

13:37 But he whom God raised did not see corruption.

13:38 Therefore, let it be known to you, men, brothers that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and from all from which you could not be made righteous in the law of Moses,

13:39 in this one everyone who is believing is made righteous.

13:40 Beware, therefore, lest that may be coming on you which is spoken in the prophets:

13:41 Behold, you despisers, and be astonished, and disappear! For I work a work in your days, a work which you should by no means be believing if someone should declare it to you fully.

13:42 But, at their going out, they besought that these words be spoken to them on the next sabbath.

13:43 Now the synagogue having broken up, many of the Jews and the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to abide in the grace of God.

13:44 Now on the coming sabbath nearly the entire city came together to hear the word of the Lord.

13:45 But the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with jealousy, and they contradicted the things spoken by Paul, blaspheming.

13:46 And Paul and Barnabas, speaking out boldly, said, "To you first it was necessary that the word of God be spoken. Since you thrust it away, and judge yourselves unworthy of life characterized by the eon, behold, we turn to the nations.

13:47 For thus the Lord commanded us: 'I have appointed you for a light to the nations, that you should be for salvation to the uttermost part of the earth.'

13:48 But on hearing this, the people of the nations rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and they believed, as many as were ordained for life characterized by the eon.

13:49 Now the word of the Lord was carried through the whole region.

13:50 But the Jews incited the devout women of honorable estate and the foremost ones of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out from their boundaries.

13:51 But they, shaking the dust off their feet against them, went to Iconium.

13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and holy spirit.

Acts Chapter 14↑

14:1 Now in Iconium the same thing occurred at their entering into the synagogue of the Jews and speaking, so that a great multitude of both Jews and Greeks believed.

14:2 But the stubborn Jews stirred up and made evil the souls of those of the nations against the brothers.

14:3 Therefore, they tarried a considerable time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who testified to the word of his grace, giving signs and wonders to occur through their hands.

14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided, and part were with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

14:5 But when there occurred an onset of both those of the nations and the Jews, together with their rulers, to treat them shamefully and stone them,

14:6 becoming aware of it, they fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region.

14:7 And there they were proclaiming the good news.

14:8 And in Lystra, there sat a certain man, impotent in the feet, lame from his mother's womb, who had not once walked.

14:9 This one heard Paul speaking, who, looking intently at him, and seeing that he had faith to be saved,

14:10 said with a loud voice, "Rise upright on your feet!" And he leaped up and walked.

14:11 And the multitudes, seeing that which Paul did, lifted up their voice in the Lycaonian saying, "The gods, in the likeness of men, have come down to us."

14:12 And they called Barnabas Zeus, but Paul Hermes, since he was the leading speaker.

14:13 And the priest of the Zeus which was before the city, bringing bulls and garlands to the gates, wanted to sacrifice together with the multitudes.

14:14 But, on hearing this, the apostles Barnabas and Paul, tearing their garments, sprang forth into the multitude, crying out

14:15 and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, proclaiming the good news to you to turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them:

14:16 who in generations gone by left all the nations to go their own ways,

14:17 and yet, he did not leave himself without a testimony, doing good, giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness."

14:18 And, saying these things, they scarcely stopped the multitudes from doing sacrifice to them.

14:19 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and persuading the multitudes, and stoning Paul, they dragged him outside of the city, thinking he was dead.

14:20 But when the disciples surrounded him, rising, he entered into the city. And on the next day he came out with Barnabas to Derbe.

14:21 And proclaiming the good news to that city, and making a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,

14:22 further strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to abide in the faith and that through many afflictions it is necessary for us to enter into the kingdom of God.

14:23 Now, appointing elders for them according to the called-out community, praying with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

14:24 And passing through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

14:25 And, speaking the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

14:26 And from there they sailed away to Antioch, from where they had been given over to the grace of God for the work that they fulfilled.

14:27 Now when they came and gathered the called-out community, they reported as much as God did with them, and that he opened a door of faith to the nations.

14:28 Now they tarried no little time with the disciples.

Acts Chapter 15↑

15:1 And some, coming down from Judea, taught the brothers that, "Unless you should be circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

15:2 But when there came to be no little strife and debate by Paul and Barnabas against them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this matter.

15:3 Therefore, being brought forward by the called-out community, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring fully the conversion of the nations. And they caused great joy to all the brothers.

15:4 Now when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the called-out community and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.

15:5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying that "It is necessary to circumcise them and command them to keep the law of Moses."

15:6 And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see concerning this matter.

15:7 But, there coming to be much debating, rising, Peter said to them, "Men, brothers! You know well that from the days at the beginning God chose among you, that through my mouth the people of the nations should hear the word of the good news and believe.

15:8 And God, the knower of hearts, testified to them, giving the holy spirit just as also to us,

15:9 and he made no distinction at all between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

15:10 Why, therefore, are you now testing God, to place a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

15:11 But through the grace of the Lord Jesus we believe to be saved in like manner as those.

15:12 Now the entire multitude kept silence and they heard Barnabas and Paul describe all the signs and wonders God did among the nations through them.

15:13 But after they stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Men, brothers! Listen to me!"

15:14 Simeon described how God first visited to take out of the nations a people for his name.

15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets, just as it is written:

15:16 'After these things I will return and will build up again the tabernacle of David that has fallen, and the overturned parts of it I will build again and will set it up.

15:17 So that those left of mankind should be seeking after the Lord, and all those of the nations, on them over whom my name has been called, says the Lord who makes these things

15:18 known from the eon.

15:19 Therefore my judgment is not to be troubling those from the nations who are turning to God,

15:20 but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and prostitution, and that which is strangled, and blood.

15:21 For Moses, from ancient generations, in every city, has those who proclaim him, being read aloud every sabbath in the synagogues."

15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders with the whole called-out community, choosing men from among them, to send to Antioch, together with Paul and Barnabas, Judas who was called Barsabbas and Silas, leading men from among the brothers.

15:23 They wrote through their hand: "The apostles and elders, brothers, to the brothers at Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, out of the nations: Rejoice!

15:24 Since we heard that some coming out from us disturbed you with words, upsetting your souls, to whom we gave no commandment,

15:25 it seemed good to us, being of one passion, choosing out men, to send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26 men who have delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27 Therefore, we dispatched Judas and Silas, and they themselves will report the same by word.

15:28 For it seemed good to the holy spirit and to us to place on you no greater burden except these necessary things:

15:29 that you abstain from idol sacrifices, and blood, and that which is strangled, and prostitution; from which, continuously keeping yourselves, you will do well. Farewell."

15:30 Therefore, they, being dismissed, came down to Antioch, and gathering the multitude, delivered the epistle.

15:31 Now, reading it, they rejoiced at the consolation.

15:32 Both Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, with many words encouraged and strengthened the brothers.

15:33 But, spending some time, they were dismissed with peace from the brothers to those who dispatched them.

15:34 (no verse 34)

15:35 But Paul and Barnabas tarried in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the good news of the word of the Lord with many others also.

15:36 Now, after some days, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return then, that we may visit the brothers at every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how it is with them."

15:37 Now Barnabas intended to take along with them John also, who was called Mark.

15:38 But Paul deemed it not good to take this one along, who departed from them in Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work.

15:39 But a sharp contention occurred, so that they separated from one another. And Barnabas, taking Mark along, sailed away to Cyprus,

15:40 but Paul, choosing Silas, went forth, being delivered up to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.

15:41 Now he passed through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the called-out communities.

Acts Chapter 16↑

16:1 Now he came down also to Derbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there named Timothy, a son of a Jewish woman who believed, but of a Greek father,

16:2 who was attested by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium.

16:3 This one Paul wanted to go forth with him, and, taking him, circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

16:4 Now, as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which had been ordained by the apostles and elders that were in Jerusalem.

16:5 The called-out communities, therefore, were strengthened in the faith and were abounding in number day by day.

16:6 But they passed through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, being forbidden by the holy spirit to speak the word in Asia.

16:7 Yet, coming about Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, and the spirit of Jesus did not let them.

16:8 But passing through Mysia, they descended into Troas.

16:9 And during the night, a vision appeared to Paul. A certain man of Macedonia was standing and beseeching him, and saying, "Cross over into Macedonia. Help us!"

16:10 But as he saw the vision, immediately we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.

16:11 Therefore, setting sail from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, yet on the following day to Neapolis,

16:12 and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. Now we were in this city tarrying some days.

16:13 And on the day of the sabbaths, we went forth outside of the gate beside a river, where we thought there was prayer, and sitting we spoke to the women who were coming together.

16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, who revered God, heard, whose heart the Lord opened up to pay attention to that which is spoken by Paul.

16:15 But as she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, enter into my house and abide." And she constrained us.

16:16 But it came to pass, at our going to prayer, a certain female slave, having a python spirit, met us, who brought her lords much gain, soothsaying.

16:17 She, following after Paul and us, cried, saying, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation."

16:18 But this she did for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly wearied and turning around, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that same hour.

16:19 But her lords seeing that the expectation of their gain was come out, laying hold of Paul and Silas, drew them into the market to the rulers,

16:20 and, bringing them to the magistrates, said, "These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews,

16:21 and proclaim customs that are not allowed us to accept, or to do, being Romans."

16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates, tearing their garments, ordered them to be beat with rods.

16:23 And, placing on them many blows, they cast them into the jail, charging the jailer to keep them securely,

16:24 who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner jail, and secured their feet in the stocks.

16:25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. Now the prisoners listened to them.

16:26 But suddenly there occurred a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. Now immediately all the doors were opened, and the bonds of all were loosed.

16:27 But the jailer, becoming awaken out of sleep, and seeing the doors of the jail open, drawing his sword, was about to do away with himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped.

16:28 But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, "You should do nothing evil to yourself, for we are all here."

16:29 Now, asking for lights, he rushed in, and becoming in a state of trembling, fell down before Paul and Silas.

16:30 And bringing them outside, he said, "Lords, what is necessary for me to do that I may be saved."

16:31 Now they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."

16:32 And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, together with all those in his house.

16:33 And, taking them in that hour of the night, he washed their blows, and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.

16:34 And, bringing them up to the house, he set a table before them, and rejoiced with all his household, having believed in God.

16:35 But when it became day, the magistrates dispatched constables, saying, "Release those men."

16:36 Now the jailer reported these words to Paul, that "The magistrates have dispatched that you should be released. Now, therefore, coming out, go in peace."

16:37 But Paul said to them, "Beating us in public, uncondemned, men that are Romans, they cast us into jail, and now they cast us out privately? No way! But let them come themselves and bring us out!"

16:38 Now the constables reported these words to the magistrates. Now they feared hearing that they are Romans.

16:39 And, coming, they besought them, and bringing them out, they asked them to go away from the city.

16:40 Now, going out from the jail, they came in to Lydia, and seeing the brothers, they encouraged them and went away.

Acts Chapter 17↑

17:1 But, passing through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.

17:2 Now, according to Paul's custom, he entered to them, and on three sabbaths he discussed with them from the scriptures,

17:3 opening up and placing before them that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and rise out of dead ones, and that "This Jesus whom I proclaim to you is the Christ."

17:4 And some from out of them were persuaded, and consorted with Paul and Silas, and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the foremost women not a few.

17:5 But the Jews, being jealous and taking along some of the wicked men of the marketplace and making a crowd, made a tumult in the city, and coming upon the house of Jason, they sought to bring them forth to the people.

17:6 But, not finding them, they dragged Jason and some brothers before the city before the rulers of the city, shouting that "Those who have stirred up the inhabited earth, these have come here also,

17:7 whom Jason has received. And all these are acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is a different king, Jesus."

17:8 And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city on hearing these things.

17:9 And receiving sufficient assurance from Jason and the rest, they released them.

17:10 But the brothers immediately sent away Paul and Silas during the night into Berea, who when arriving, went into the synagogue of the Jews.

17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures day by day, whether these things have it thus.

17:12 Therefore, many of them believed, and of the Greek women of honorable estate and men not a few.

17:13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that in Berea also the word of God was proclaimed by Paul, they came there also, stirring up and troubling the crowds.

17:14 But immediately then the brothers sent forth Paul to go as far as the sea. And both Silas and Timothy abode there.

17:15 But those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and receiving a command to Silas and Timothy that they should come to him as quickly as possible, they went away.

17:16 But, while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him, seeing the city full of idols.

17:17 Therefore, he was discussing in the synagogue with the Jews and with the devout, and in the market every day with them that happened to meet with him.

17:18 And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with them, and some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" But others, "He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities," because he proclaimed the good news of Jesus and the resurrection.

17:19 And, taking hold of him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "Can we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by you?

17:20 For you are bringing certain strange things to our ears. Therefore, we are intent to know what these things want to be."

17:21 Now all Athenians and the foreigners staying there spent their time in nothing different, but either to tell something or to hear something new.

17:22 Now Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, "Men, Athenians! With respect to all things I see that you are very religious.

17:23 For, passing through and carefully observing your objects of worship, I found an altar also, on which was inscribed, 'To an unknown God.' Therefore, that which you worship in ignorance, this one I proclaim to you.

17:24 The God who made the world and all that is in it, this one, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by hands.

17:25 Neither is he attended by human hands, as if needing anything. He himself gives to all life and breath and all things.

17:26 And he made out of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, determining prescribed seasons and the determined boundaries of their dwelling,

17:27 to seek God, if perhaps, indeed, they might grope for him and might find him. And, indeed, he is not far from each one of us,

17:28 for in him we live and move and are, as even some of your poets have said, 'For we also are offspring of him.'

17:29 Therefore, being offspring of God, we ought not to think the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image of skill and human thought.

17:30 Therefore, God overlooking the times of the ignorance, now commands all people everywhere to have a change-of-mind,

17:31 because he has appointed a day in which he is going to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has ordained, having provided faith to all, raising him out of dead ones."

17:32 But hearing of the resurrection of dead ones, some mocked, yet some said, "We will hear you concerning this again also."

17:33 Thus Paul went out from the midst of them.

17:34 But some men, cleaving unto him, believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Acts Chapter 18↑

18:1 After these thing, departing from Athens, he came to Corinth.

18:2 And finding a certain Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy, and Priscilla, his wife, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome, he came to them,

18:3 and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

18:4 Now he argued in the synagogue on every sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.

18:5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained in the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

18:6 But at their opposing and blaspheming, shaking out his garments, he said to them, "Your blood be on your head! I am clean. From now on I will go to the people of the nations."

18:7 And departing from there, he entered into the house of a certain one named Titus Justus, one who revered God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

18:8 And Crispus, the chief of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with his whole household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.

18:9 But the Lord said to Paul in the night through a vision, "Do not fear, but speak and do not keep silent,

18:10 because I am with you and no one will set on you to illtreat you, because many people are mine in this city."

18:11 Now he was seated there for one year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

18:12 Now, Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one passion against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,

18:13 saying that, "This one persuades people to worship God contrary to the law."

18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If, indeed, it were some misdeed or wicked villainy, O Jews, according to reason I would bear with you.

18:15 But if it is questions concerning a word and names and a law of yours, you see to it yourselves! I do not intend to be a judge of these things.

18:16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

18:17 But they all, seizing Sosthenes, the chief of the synagogue, beat him in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.

18:18 Now Paul, yet abiding a considerable number of days with the brothers, taking leave, sailed off to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow.

18:19 Now they arrived in Ephesus, and he left them there. But he himself, entering into the synagogue, discussed with the Jews.

18:20 Now when they asked him to abide more time, he did not consent.

18:21 But, taking leave and saying, "I will come back again to you, God willing," he set sail from Ephesus.

18:22 And coming down into Caesarea, going up and greeting the called-out community, he went down into Antioch.

18:23 And having spent some time, he departed, passing through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, in order, strengthening all of the disciples.

18:24 But a certain Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man, arrived at Ephesus, being mighty in the scriptures.

18:25 This one was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John.

18:26 And this one began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Now, hearing him, Priscilla and Aquila took him unto them and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

18:27 But, at his intending to pass through into Achaia, the brothers, encouraging him, wrote to the disciples to receive him, who coming, helped them much who had believed through grace,

18:28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews publicly, showing through the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts Chapter 19↑

19:1 Now it came to pass while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, passing through the upper parts, came to Ephesus, and found some disciples,

19:2 and he said to them, "Did you receive holy spirit on believing?" But they said to him, "Nay, we did not so much as hear if there is holy spirit."

19:3 And he said, "Into what, therefore, were you baptized?" And they said, "Into the baptism of John."

19:4 But Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of a change-of-mind, saying to the people that they should believe on the one coming after him, this is, in Jesus."

19:5 Now, hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

19:6 And at the placing of Paul's hands on them, the holy spirit came on them. And they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

19:7 Now they were in all about twelve men.

19:8 But entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for three months, discussing and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

19:9 But when some were hardened and stubborn, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, having discussions day by day in the school of Tyrannus.

19:10 Now this occurred for two years, so that all those who dwelled in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

19:11 And God did powerful works, not the ordinary kind, through the hands of Paul,

19:12 so that handkerchiefs or aprons from his skin were also carried away to the sick, and the diseases left them, and the wicked spirits went out.

19:13 But some of the wandering Jewish exorcists also attempted to name the name of the Lord Jesus over those having wicked spirits, saying, "I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims!"

19:14 Now there were some seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.

19:15 But answering, the wicked spirit said to them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know of, but who are you?"

19:16 And leaping on them, the man in whom the wicked spirit was, mastering both of them, prevailed against them, so that, naked and wounded, they fled out of that house.

19:17 But this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who dwelled in Ephesus, and fear fell on all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19:18 And many of those who had believed came, confessing and declaring their practices.

19:19 Now a considerable number of those practicing magic, bringing together the books, burned them up in the sight of all. And they computed the value of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

19:20 Thus mightily the word of the Lord grew and prevailed.

19:21 But as these things were fulfilled, Paul resolved in the spirit, passing through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying that, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."

19:22 Now dispatching to Macedonia two of those serving him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for the time.

19:23 Now there occurred at that season no small stir concerning the way.

19:24 For someone named Demetrius, a silversmith, making silver sanctuaries of Artemis, was bringing no small business to the craftsmen.

19:25 These he gathered together, and the workers about such things, and said, "Men, you know that out of this business we have our prosperity.

19:26 And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but nearly all of Asia, this Paul by his persuading causes a considerable crowd to turn away, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands.

19:27 But not only is this endangering our portion, by it coming into disrepute, but also the temple of the great goddess Artemis is being regarded as nothing. And her magnificence is about to be pulled down also, whom all Asia and the inhabited earth worship.

19:28 Now, hearing this and becoming full of anger, they cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"

19:29 And the city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one passion into the theater, seizing Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were traveling companions of Paul.

19:30 But when Paul intended to enter in unto the people, the disciples did not let him.

19:31 Yet some also of the chiefs of Asia, being his friends, sending to him, besought him not to give himself into the theater.

19:32 Others, therefore, cried some other things, for the called-out community was in confusion, and the majority did not know on account of what they had come together.

19:33 But they united on Alexander from out of the crowd, the Jews putting him forward. But Alexander, gesturing with his hand, wanted to make a defense unto the people.

19:34 But, on knowing that he is a Jew, one voice came out of all for about two hours, crying out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"

19:35 Now, quieting the crowd, the scribe said, "Men, Ephesians! For who is there among men who does not know that the Ephesian city is the sanctuary keeper of the great Artemis and of that which fell from Zeus?

19:36 Therefore, these things not being gainsaid, it is necessary that you be quiet and do nothing rash.

19:37 For you brought forth these men, who are neither robbers of temples, nor blasphemers of our goddess.

19:38 If, therefore, Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a charge against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them accuse one another.

19:39 But if you seek anything further, it will be settled in a lawful assembly.

19:40 For we are also in danger of being accused concerning today's riot, there being not one cause concerning which we will be able to give an account concerning this riot." And saying these things, he dismissed the called-out community.

Acts Chapter 20↑

20:1 Now after the tumult ceased, Paul, sending for the disciples and encouraging them and taking leave of them, came away to go into Macedonia.

20:2 Now, passing through those parts and encouraging them with many a word, he came into Greece.

20:3 And staying three months, there coming to be a plot against him by the Jews, being about to set sail for Syria, he came to the decision to return through Macedonia.

20:4 Now Sopater of Pyrrhus, a Berean, yet of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius the Derbian, and Timothy, yet of the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus, were accompanying him.

20:5 But these, going before, abode for us in Troas.

20:6 Yet we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them in Troas within five days, where we tarried seven days.

20:7 But on one of the sabbaths, at our gathering to break bread, Paul discussed with them, being about to be off on the next day. And he prolonged the word until midnight.

20:8 But there were a considerable number of lamps in the upper chamber where we were gathered.

20:9 Now a certain young man named Eutychus, being seated on the window, sinking into a deep sleep while Paul discussed still more, being borne down from the sleep, fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

20:10 Now Paul, going down, fell on him, and embracing him, said, "Do not be disturbed, for his soul is in him."

20:11 Now, going up and breaking bread and eating, and conversing for a considerable time until daybreak, thus he departed.

20:12 Now they led the boy away alive, and were not measurably comforted.

20:13 But we going before to the ship set sail for Assos, there intending to take up Paul, for thus it had been arranged, he himself being about to go on foot.

20:14 Now when he joined us in Assos, taking him up, we came to Mitylene.

20:15 And sailing from there, the following day we arrived opposite Chios, but on the next day we arrived at Samos, but on the day after we came to Miletus,

20:16 for Paul had decided to sail by Ephesus, so that he may not be spending time in Asia, for he hurried, if it might be possible for him to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.

20:17 But from Miletus, sending to Ephesus, he called the elders of the called-out community.

20:18 Now when they came to him, he said to them, "You know from the first day on which I set foot in Asia, how I became with you all the time,

20:19 slaving for the Lord with all humility and tears, and with trials which befell me by the plots of the Jews--

20:20 how I did not keep back from proclaiming to you anything that was expedient, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,

20:21 solemnly testifying both to Jews and to Greeks a change-of-mind toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus.

20:22 And now, behold, I, bound in spirit, am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what I will meet with in it,

20:23 except that the holy spirit, city by city, solemnly testifies to me, saying that bonds and afflictions are abiding for me.

20:24 But on account of nothing do I make my soul valuable to myself, so that I may accomplish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly to the good news of the grace of God.

20:25 And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I passed through proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more.

20:26 Therefore, I testify to you in this day today that I am clean from the blood of all,

20:27 For I did not keep back from proclaiming to you the entire counsel of God.

20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the entire flock, among which the holy spirit set you as supervisors, to shepherd the called-out community of God, which he obtained through the blood of his own.

20:29 I know that, after my departure, burdensome wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

20:30 And out of you yourselves will arise men, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after themselves.

20:31 Therefore be watchful, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one with tears.

20:32 And now I commit you to God and the word of his grace, which is able to build up and give you the inheritance among all who have been sanctified.

20:33 I have coveted no one's silver or gold or clothing.

20:34 You yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and of those who were with me.

20:35 All I intimated to you, that, thus working hard it is necessary to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, 'More happy is it to give than to receive.'

20:36 And saying these things, at his kneeling together with them all, he prayed.

20:37 Now there came to be a considerable lamentation by all, and falling on Paul's neck, they kissed him,

20:38 especially distressed at the word which he had said, that no longer are they going to see his face. But they sent him forward into the ship.

Acts Chapter 21↑

21:1 Now it happened that pulling away from them, we set out, and running a straight course, we came to Cos, yet on the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.

21:2 And finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, stepping on board, we set out.

21:3 Now, Cyprus coming in sight, and leaving it on the left, we sailed to Syria, and came down to Tyre, for there the ship was unloading the cargo.

21:4 Now, finding the disciples, we abode in the same place for seven days, who said to Paul, through the spirit, not to be stepping foot in Jerusalem.

21:5 But, when it happened that we finished the days, coming out, we set out, all sending us forth, together with the wives and children until outside the city. And kneeling on the beach, praying,

21:6 we embraced one another, and stepped into the ship. But those ones returned to their own.

21:7 But we, fully accomplishing the voyage, from Tyre arrived at Ptolemais, and greeting the brothers, we abode one day with them.

21:8 Now, on the following day, coming out, we came to Caesarea, and entering into the house of Philip the proclaimer of good news, who was of the seven, we abode with him.

21:9 Now this one had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied.

21:10 Now, at our abiding for many more days, there came down from Judea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

21:11 And coming to us and picking up Paul's belt, binding his own feet and hands, said, "This is what the holy spirit says: 'The man whose belt this is, shall the Jews in Jerusalem be binding thus, and they shall deliver up into the hands of the people of the nations.'"

21:12 But as we heard these things, both we and those in the place besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

21:13 Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, lamenting and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bond, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

21:14 But he not being persuaded, we kept quiet, saying, "The will of the Lord be done."

21:15 But after these days, packing up our baggage, we went up into Jerusalem.

21:16 Now disciples from Caesarea also came together with us, bringing us to a certain Mnason of Cyprus, a disciple from the beginning, with whom we should lodge.

21:17 And at our coming into Jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly.

21:18 But on the next day, Paul had gone in with us to James, and all the elders were present.

21:19 And, greeting them, he described, one by one, each of the things that God did among the nations through his ministry.

21:20 Now hearing it, they glorified God. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many tens of thousands there are among the Jews who have believed, and all are zealous for the law.

21:21 But they have been instructed concerning you that you teach all the Jews among the nations apostasy from Moses, saying not to circumcise their children, nor yet to be walking according to the customs.

21:22 What is it, then? All will hear that you have come.

21:23 Therefore, do this, which we say to you. With us are four men having a vow on them.

21:24 Taking these along, be purified together with them, and pay their expenses so that they should be shaving their heads, and all will know that that which they have been instructed concerning you is nothing, but you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the law.

21:25 But concerning those of the nations who have believed, we wrote, giving judgment that they are to keep themselves from idol sacrifice and blood and that which is strangled and prostitution."

21:26 Then Paul, taking along the men on the next day, being purified with them, went into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of the purification, until the offering was offered for each one of them.

21:27 But as the seven days were about to be concluded, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, threw the entire multitude into confusion, and laid hands on him,

21:28 crying out, "Men, Israelites! Help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place. And furthermore, he brought Greeks also into the temple, and has defiled this holy place."

21:29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with them, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.

21:30 All the whole city was moved, and there came to be a running together of the people, and seizing Paul, they dragged him outside of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.

21:31 And seeking to kill him, a report came up to the chiliarch of the cohort that all Jerusalem is in confusion,

21:32 who immediately, taking along soldiers and centurions, ran down to them. But they, seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, stopped beating Paul.

21:33 Then the chiliarch, drawing near, seized him and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and he asked who he might be and what he had done.

21:34 But others were shouting some other things in the crowd. But, at his not being able to know for certain because of the tumult, he commanded him to be brought into the barracks.

21:35 But when he came to the stairs, it happened that he was borne by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd,

21:36 For the multitude of the people followed, crying out, "Away with him!"

21:37 And, being about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the chiliarch, "Is it permitted for me to say something to you?" But he said, "Do you know Greek?"

21:38 Consequently, you are not the Egyptian who, before these days, stirred up and led out to the wilderness the four thousand men of the Dagger Men?"

21:39 But Paul said, "I am a Jewish man, a Tarsian of Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. But I ask you, allow me to speak to the people."

21:40 But at his allowing it, Paul, standing on the stairs, gestured with his hand to the people. But, at there coming to be a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,

Acts Chapter 22↑

22:1 "Men, brothers, and fathers! Hear my defense to you now!"

22:2 Now hearing that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said,

22:3 "I am a Jewish man, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated according to the strictness of the law of the fathers, being zealous for God according as all of you are today.

22:4 I persecuted this way to death, binding and delivering up to jail both men and women,

22:5 as the chief priest also bears me witness, and the entire council of the elders, from whom, receiving letters also to the brothers, I went to Damascus, to be bringing also those being there, bound, to Jerusalem, so that they might be punished.

22:6 But it happened that at my going and drawing near to Damascus, about midday, suddenly a considerable light flashes around me,

22:7 and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'

22:8 But I answered, 'Who are you, Lord?' And he said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you persecute.'

22:9 But those who were with me saw, indeed, the light, but they did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.

22:10 Now I said, 'What might I be doing, Lord?' But the Lord said to me, 'Rise. Go into Damascus, and there it will be told to you concerning all that has been appointed for you to do.'

22:11 And as I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.

22:12 But a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, being attested by all the Jews who dwell there,

22:13 coming to me and standing by, said to me, "Saul, brother! Receive your sight!' And I, in the same hour, looked up on him.

22:14 Now he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you beforehand to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from out of his mouth,

22:15 because you will be his witness to all people of that which you have seen and heard.

22:16 And now, what are you about to do? Rise, baptize yourself, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

22:17 But it occurred, at my returning to Jerusalem and while I was praying in the temple, I came to be in an ecstasy,

22:18 and saw him saying to me, 'Hurry and come quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not receive your testimony concerning me.

22:19 And I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that I was jailing and beating those who believed on you.'

22:20 And when the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I myself also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of those who were doing away with him.

22:21 And he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you forth far away to the nations.'"

22:22 Now they heard him until this word, and they lifted their voice, saying, "Away from the earth with such a one, for it is not fitting for him to live!"

22:23 And, at their crying out, and throwing their garments, and casting dust into the air,

22:24 the chiliarch ordered him to be brought into the barracks, saying to investigate him by scourging, that he might know for what reason they shouted thus at him.

22:25 But, as they stretched him out for the straps, Paul said to the centurion standing by, "Is it permitted you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?"

22:26 But, hearing it, the centurion, coming to the chiliarch, reported, saying, "What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman."

22:27 But the chiliarch, coming by, said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" Now he said, "Yes."

22:28 But the chiliarch answered, "I with a great sum acquired this citizenship." But Paul said, "But I have been thus born also."

22:29 Therefore, immediately, those who were about to investigate him withdrew from him. And the chiliarch also feared, knowing that he is a Roman and that he had bound him.

22:30 But on the following day, resolved to know the certainty of that which he was accused by the Jews, he loosed him and ordered the chief priest and the entire Sanhedrin to come together. And bringing Paul down, he stood him before them.

Acts Chapter 23↑

23:1 Now looking intently at the Sanhedrin, Paul said, "Men, brothers! I, in all good conscience, have used my citizenship for God until this day."

23:2 But the chief priest Ananias ordered those standing beside him to smite his mouth.

23:3 Then Paul said to him, "God is going to smite you, you whited wall. And you sit to judge me according to the law, and contrary to the law you order me to be smitten?"

23:4 Now those standing by said, "Are you reviling the chief priest of God?"

23:5 And Paul said, "I did not know, brothers, that he is the chief priest. For it is written that, 'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.'"

23:6 But Paul, knowing that one part is Sadducees, but the other Pharisees, cried out in the Sanhedrin, "Men, brothers! I am a Pharisee, a son of a Pharisee! I am being judged concerning the the expectation and resurrection of dead ones!"

23:7 But saying this, there came to be a strife of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the multitude was divided.

23:8 For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, nor messenger, nor spirit, but the Pharisees confess both.

23:9 But a great outcry occurred, and rising, some of the scribes of the part of the Pharisees contended sharply, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit spoke to him, or a messenger--"

23:10 But there occurring much strife, the chiliarch, fearing lest Paul should be torn in pieces by them, ordered the band of soldiers to go down and snatch him out of their midst, and to bring him into the barracks.

23:11 But on the following night, standing by him, the Lord said, "Have courage! For as you have solemnly testified to that which concerns me in Jerusalem, thus you must also testify in Rome."

23:12 But on the coming day, making a coalition, the Jews bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

23:13 Now there were more than forty who had made this conspiracy,

23:14 who, coming to the chief priests and the elders, said, "With an irrevocable devotion we have bound ourselves under a curse to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

23:15 Now, therefore, you make clear to the chiliarch together with the Sanhedrin, so that he may be bringing him down to you, as going to determine more accurately that which concerns him. But we, before he comes near, are prepared to do away with him."

23:16 But the son of Paul's sister, hearing of the ambush, coming along and entering into the barracks, reported it to Paul.

23:17 Now Paul, calling one of the centurions, said, "Bring this young man to the chiliarch, for he has something to report to him."

23:18 Therefore, he took him and brought him to the chiliarch and says, "The prisoner Paul, calling me, asked to bring this young man to you, who has something to speak to you."

23:19 But the chiliarch, taking hold of his hand, and withdrawing privately, asked, "What is it that you have to report to me?"

23:20 Now he said that, "The Jews agreed to ask you, so that tomorrow you should be bringing Paul down to the Sanhedrin, as going to inquire something more accurately concerning him."

23:21 You, therefore, should not be persuaded by them, for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor drink until they have done away with him. And now they are ready, awaiting the promise from you.

23:22 Therefore, the chiliarch dismissed the young man, charging him, "Tell no one that you have manifested these things to me."

23:23 And, calling a certain two of the centurions, he said, "Make ready two hundred soldiers, so that they may go as far as Caesarea, and seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen, from the third hour of the night.

23:24 And provide beasts so that, mounting Paul, they should be bringing him safely to Felix the governor."

23:25 He wrote a letter having this form:

23:26 "Claudius Lysias, to the most mighty governor Felix. Rejoice!

23:27 This man, being seized by the Jews, and being about to be done away by them, coming with the band of soldiers, I rescued, learning that he is a Roman.

23:28 And, intending to know the charge because of which they accused him, I brought him down into their Sanhedrin.

23:29 Him I found being accused concerning questions of their law, but having no accusation worthy of death or bonds.

23:30 But at it being reported to me that there will be a plot against the man, immediately I sent him to you, ordering his accusers also to speak against him before you."

23:31 The soldiers, therefore, according to that which was ordered them, taking Paul, brought him through the night to Antipatris.

23:32 Now on the next day, letting the horsemen go away with him, they returned to the barracks,

23:33 who, entering into Caesarea and delivering the letter to the governor, also presented Paul to him.

23:34 But reading it, and asking out of what province he was from, and inquiring that he was from Cilicia,

23:35 he said, "I will hear you fully when your accusers also arrive," ordering him to be kept in the praetorium of Herod.

Acts Chapter 24↑

24:1 Now after five days the chief priest Ananias came down with some elders and an orator, a certain Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

24:2 Now at his being called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "Meeting up much peace through you, and reforms in this nation coming to be through your providence,

24:3 both in every way and everywhere, we accept it, most mighty Felix, with all thankfulness.

24:4 But, so that I might not be further tedious unto you, I entreat you to hear us briefly in your clemency.

24:5 For, finding this man a pestilence and a stirrer of strife among all the Jews who are on the inhabited earth, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,

24:6 who even attempted to desecrate the temple, whom we seized also,

24:7 (no verse 7)

24:8 from whom you yourself will, by examining him, be able to know concerning all of these things of which we are accusing him.

24:9 Now the Jews also joined in, asserting that these things were thus.

24:10 And, Paul answered, the governor nodding to him to speak, "Knowing that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I cheerfully give a defense concerning myself.

24:11 You are able to know that there have not been more than twelve days to me since I came up to worship in Jerusalem.

24:12 And neither in the temple did they find me discussing with anyone, or making a crowd develop, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city,

24:13 nor can they prove to you concerning that which they now accuse me.

24:14 But I confess this to you, that, according to the way, which they call a sect, thus I offer divine service to God, believing all things that are according to the law and that are written in the prophets,

24:15 having an expectation toward God, which these also themselves await, that there is going to be a resurrection of both righteous ones and unrighteous ones.

24:16 In this, I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offense toward God and people through everything.

24:17 Now after many years, I came doing alms for my nation, and offerings.

24:18 In which they found me purified in the temple, not with a crowd, nor with tumult.

24:19 But there were some Jews from Asia, who ought to be present before you and make accusation if they have anything against me,

24:20 or let these themselves say what wrong-doing they found when I stood before the Sanhedrin,

24:21 or concerning this one voice, which I cried out, standing among them, that 'Concerning the resurrection of dead ones I am being judged this day before you.'"

24:22 But Felix, deferred them, having known exactly that which concerns the way, saying "When Lysias the chiliarch should come down, I will investigate your matters."

24:23 He ordered the centurion for him to be kept and to have ease, and not to forbid any of his own from serving him.

24:24 But after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla, his own wife, being a Jewess, sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith toward Christ Jesus.

24:25 But as he is discussing concerning righteousness, and self-control, and the impending judgment, Felix, becoming afraid, answered, "For now go. But, having a season, I will call you."

24:26 At the same time expecting also that money would be given to him by Paul. Therefore, sending for him frequently also, he conversed with him.

24:27 But, two years being fulfilled, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus. And wanting to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

Acts Chapter 25↑

25:1 Festus, therefore, setting foot in the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

25:2 And the chief priests and the foremost of the Jews informed him against Paul, and they besought him,

25:3 requesting a favor against him, so that he should send him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to do away with him along the way.

25:4 Festus, therefore, answered that Paul is to be kept in Caesarea, but he himself was about to depart quickly.

25:5 Therefore, he said, "Let those that are powerful among you go down with me. If there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him.

25:6 But, tarrying among them not more than eight or ten days, going down to Caesarea, on the next day, being seated on the judgment seat, he ordered Paul to be brought forth.

25:7 Now at his coming, the Jews who came down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and heavy charges against him, which they were not able to demonstrate.

25:8 Paul said in his defense that "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I sinned in anything.

25:9 But Festus, wanting to gain favor with the Jews, answering to Paul, said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem to be judged before me there concerning these things?"

25:10 But Paul said, "I am standing before the judgment seat of Caesar, where it is necessary for me to be judged. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also know very well.

25:11 If, therefore, I do wrong and have done anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die. But if there is nothing in that which these accuse me, no one can freely give me to them. I appeal to Caesar."

25:12 Then Festus, discussing with the council, answered, "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go."

25:13 Now, some days passing, Agrippa, the king, and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, greeting Festus.

25:14 But as they tarried there many days, Festus laid out Paul's matters to the king, saying, "There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix,

25:15 concerning whom, when I came to Jerusalem, the chief priests and elders of the Jews informed me, asking for a sentence against him.

25:16 to whom I answered that it is not the custom for Romans to freely give up any man before the one who had been accused may have the accusers face to face, also receiving an opportunity to make a defense concerning the accusation.

25:17 Therefore, at their coming together here, making no postponement, on the next day, sitting down on the judgment seat, I ordered the man to be brought forth,

25:18 concerning whom the accusers, standing up, brought not one charge of the wicked things as I supposed,

25:19 but they had certain questions against him concerning their own religion, and concerning a certain Jesus, who has died, whom Paul claimed to be alive.

25:20 Now, being perplexed by the questions concerning these things, I asked if he was willing to go to Jerusalem and to be judged there concerning these things.

25:21 But when Paul appealed that he be kept for the investigation of the emperor, I ordered him to be kept until I should send him to Caesar."

25:22 Now Agrippa said to Festus, "I myself also intended to hear the man." "Tomorrow," he said, "you will hear him."

25:23 Therefore, on the next day, Agrippa and Bernice coming with much pomp and entering into the audience chamber, along with the chiliarchs and prominent men of the city, and Festus giving the order, Paul was brought in.

25:24 And Festus said, "King Agrippa and all men present with us, you see this one concerning whom the entire multitude of the Jews entreated me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he must not live any longer.

25:25 But I understood that he had done nothing worthy of death, but this one himself appealing to the emperor, I decided to send him.

25:26 Concerning whom, I do not have anything certain to write. Therefore, I brought him before you, and especially before you, king Agrippa, so that after having the examination, I might have something to write.

25:27 For it seems unreasonable to me, in sending a prisoner, not also to signify the charges against him.

Acts Chapter 26↑

26:1 Now Agrippa said to Paul, "It is permitted for you to speak for yourself." Then Paul, stretching out his hand, made his defense.

26:2 "Concerning all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, king Agrippa, I consider myself happy to be about to make my defense before you today,

26:3 especially as you are very knowledgeable in all, both the customs and questions that are among the Jews. Therefore, I beseech you to hear me patiently.

26:4 Indeed, therefore, all the Jews know my manner of life from my youth, that came to be from the beginning among my nation and in Jerusalem,

26:5 knowing me before, from the first, if they might be willing to testify, that, according to the strictest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.

26:6 And now, in expectation of the promise that came by God to our fathers, I stand being judged,

26:7 to which our twelve tribes, earnestly offering divine service night and day, expect to attain. Concerning which expectation, I am accused by the Jews, O king!"

26:8 Why is it judged unbelievable by you, if God raises dead ones?

26:9 Indeed, I, therefore, thought with myself that it was necessary to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus the Nazarene,

26:10 which I also did in Jerusalem, and besides, I shut up many of the holy ones in jails, receiving authority from the chief priests, and when they were being done away with, I cast my vote against them.

26:11 And throughout all the synagogues, often punishing them, I compelled them to blaspheme. And, being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them as far as to outside cities also.

26:12 Whereupon, going to Damascus with the authority and permission of the chief priests,

26:13 in the middle of the day, along the road, I saw, O king, a light from heaven, more than the brightness of the sun, shining around me and those who were going together with me.

26:14 And, at all of us falling down to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

26:15 But I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' But the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you persecute.

26:16 But rise and stand on your feet, for I was seen by you for this, to appoint you an officer and witness both of that which you have seen and that in which I will be seen by you,

26:17 rescuing you from the people and from the people of the nations, to whom I dispatching you,

26:18 to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, for them to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith that is in me.'

26:19 Therefore, king Agrippa, I did not become stubborn with regard to the heavenly vision,

26:20 but to those in Damascus first, and also in Jerusalem, and all the region of Judea, and to the people of the nations, I proclaimed that they should have a change-of-mind and turn to God, doing works worthy of a change-of-mind.

26:21 On account of these things, the Jews seized me in the temple and attempted to lay hands on me.

26:22 Therefore, obtaining help from God until this day, I stand testifying both to small and great, saying nothing except that which the prophets and Moses have said were going to happen,

26:23 if in regard to the suffering Christ, and if in regard to him being the first out of a resurrection of dead ones, that he is going to proclaim light both to the people and to the nations."

26:24 But, as he is making his defense, Festus says with a loud voice, "You are mad, Paul! Much scripture is turning you to madness!"

26:25 But Paul said, "I am not mad, most mighty Festus, but I speak forth words of truth and rationality.

26:26 For the king knows concerning these things, to whom I am speaking boldly also. For, that any of these things is escaping him, I am not persuaded, for this is not a thing that has been done in a corner.

26:27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.

26:28 But Agrippa said to Paul, "Within a little you are persuading me to be made a Christian."

26:29 But Paul said, "I pray to God, whether within a little or within much, not only you, but also all who are hearing me today, to become such as I am also, except for these bonds."

26:30 Both the king and the governor rose up, and Bernice and those sitting together with them.

26:31 And withdrawing, they spoke to one another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

26:32 Now Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."

Acts Chapter 27↑

27:1 But as it was determined that we are to sail to Italy, they delivered up Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius of the Emperor's Cohort.

27:2 But, stepping on board a ship of Adramyttium, about to be sailing to places along the coast of Asia, we set out, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

27:3 And on the next day, we touched at Sidon. And Julius, using Paul kindly, permitted him to go to friends to receive care.

27:4 And setting out from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27:5 And, sailing across the sea along Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came down to Myra of Lycia.

27:6 And there the centurion, finding an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, put us on board it.

27:7 Now for a considerable number of days, sailing slowly and with difficulty coming over against Cnidus, the wind not permitting us to go further, we sailed under the lee of Crete over against Salmone.

27:8 And with difficulty coasting along it, we came to a certain place called Good Harbors, near which was the city of Lasea.

27:9 But, spending a considerable amount of time, and the voyage already being dangerous, because the Fast also was already gone by, Paul admonished them,

27:10 saying to them, "Men, I see that the voyage is going to be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and of the ship, but of our souls also."

27:11 But the centurion was persuaded by the shipmaster and shipowner, rather than by that which was spoken by Paul.

27:12 Now, the harbor being unsuitable for spending the winter in, the majority set forth counsel to set out from there, if somehow they could arrive at Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, looking toward the southwest and toward the northwest.

27:13 Now, the south wind blowing gently, supposing to have obtained their purpose, weighing anchor, they sailed close along Crete.

27:14 But not much after, a wind like a hurricane, called Euraquilo, beat down from it.

27:15 Now the ship being seized by it, and not being able to head into the wind, giving way, we were carried along.

27:16 But, running under the lee of a certain small island called Cauda, we were able with difficulty to secure the skiff,

27:17 hoisting it up, they used helps, undergirding the ship. And, fearing lest they should be falling into the Syrtis, lowering the gear, thus they were carried along.

27:18 But at our being exceedingly tossed by the tempest, the next day, they jettisoned,

27:19 And on the third day with their own hands they threw overboard the gear of the ship.

27:20 But when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and with no little tempest lying on us, finally all expectation of our being saved was taken away.

27:21 And when they had been long without food, then Paul, standing in their midst, said, "It was necessary for you, O men, hearkening to me, not to have set out from Crete, to get this injury and loss.

27:22 And now I exhort you to be cheerful, for not one soul from among you will be cast away, but only of the ship.

27:23 For there stood beside me this night a messenger of God, whose I am, and to whom I am offering divine service,

27:24 saying, 'Do not fear, Paul. It is necessary for you to stand before Caesar, and behold, God has graciously granted you all those sailing with you.'

27:25 Therefore, be cheerful, men, for I believe God that thus it will be according to the manner which has been spoken to me.

27:26 But it is necessary that we be falling on a certain island."

27:27 But as the fourteenth night came, at our being driven in the Adria in the middle of the night, the sailors suspected some land was approaching them.

27:28 And sounding, they found twenty fathoms. But after a little interval, and sounding again, they found fifteen fathoms.

27:29 And, fearing lest somewhere we should be falling on rough places, throwing down four anchors out of the stern, they prayed for day to come.

27:30 But at the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and lowering the skiff into the sea under pretense of going to lay out anchors out of the bow,

27:31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Except these should abide in the ship, you cannot be saved."

27:32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the skiff, and they let it fall off.

27:33 But, until day was about to come, Paul besought all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day, waiting, you have continued without eating, taking nothing.

27:34 Therefore I beseech you to take some food, for this is for your salvation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.

27:35 Now saying these things and taking bread, he thanked God in front of all, and breaking it, began to eat.

27:36 Now, becoming cheerful, these also all took food.

27:37 Now we were in all two hundred seventy six souls in the ship.

27:38 Now, being filled of food, they lightened the ship, casting out the grain into the sea.

27:39 Now when day came, they did not recognize the land, but they perceived a certain bay having a beach into which they planned to drive the ship if they could.

27:40 And, taking the anchors from about it, they left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the bands of the rudders and hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made way for the beach.

27:41 But, falling upon a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground, and the bow remained sticking unshakable, but the stern was broken up by the violence.

27:42 Now the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest anyone, swimming out, should flee.

27:43 But the centurion, intending to bring Paul safely through, prevented them from their intention. And he ordered those who were able to swim, diving in, to get to the land first.

27:44 and the rest, some on planks, and some on things from the ship, and thus all came safely through to the land.

Acts Chapter 28↑

28:1 And, coming safely through, then we knew that the island was called Malta.

28:2 And the barbarians showed us not the ordinary philanthropy, for, kindling a fire, they took all of us in because of the present rain and because of the cold.

28:3 But, at Paul's gathering together a certain multitude of sticks and placing them on the fire, a viper, coming out of the heat, fastened on his hand.

28:4 But the barbarians, seeing the beast hanging from his hand, said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, coming safely through through out of the sea, the righteous judgment has not permitted to live."

28:5 He, therefore, shaking off the beast into the fire, suffered no evil.

28:6 But they awaited that he was going to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. Yet, after much waiting and seeing nothing unusual happening to him, they, changing their minds, said he is a god.

28:7 Now in the regions around that place there were fields belonging to the foremost one of the island, named Publius, who, receiving us, lodged us hospitably for three days.

28:8 But it occurred that the father of Publius was lying down, seized with fever and dysentery, unto whom Paul entering in and praying, placing his hands on him, healed him.

28:9 Now after this occurred, the rest also of those on the island who had sicknesses approached and were healed,

28:10 who also honored us with many honors, and, at our setting out, they placed on board that which was needed.

28:11 Now, after three months, we set out in an Alexandrian ship marked with the Dioscuri, which had spent the winter in the island.

28:12 And, touching at Syracuse, we abode three days,

28:13 from there, making a circuit, we arrived at Rhegium, and a south wind coming up after one day, we came the second day to Puteoli,

28:14 where, finding brothers, we were entreated to abide with them seven days. And thus we came to Rome.

28:15 And from there the brothers, hearing concerning us, came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Tres Tabernae, whom Paul seeing, thanking God, took courage.

28:16 Now when we entered Rome, it was permitted to Paul to abide by himself with the soldier who was guarding him.

28:17 Now it happened that after three days, he called together those who were foremost of the Jews. Now, at their coming, he said to them, "Men, brothers, I, doing nothing against the people or the customs of the fathers, was delivered up as a prisoner out of Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans,

28:18 who, examining me, intended to release me because there was no cause of death in me.

28:19 But at the contradicting of the Jews, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar -- not as if I had anything of which to accuse my nation.

28:20 For this cause, therefore, I entreated you to see and speak to you. For on account of the expectation of Israel, this chain is bound about me."

28:21 Now they said to him, "Neither did we receive letters concerning you from Judea, nor did any of the brothers coming here report or speak anything wicked concerning you.

28:22 But we deem it worthwhile to hear from you that which you think, for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."

28:23 Now setting a day for him, a great number came to him in the lodging, to whom he expounded, solemnly testifying of the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus from the law of Moses and the prophets, from morning until evening.

28:24 And some where persuaded by that which he said, but some disbelieved.

28:25 But there being disagreements one with another, they dissolved, Paul making one statement, that, "Well spoke the holy spirit through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,

28:26 saying, 'Go to this people and say, "By hearing, you will hear, and by no means may be understanding, and seeing, you will see, and by no means may be perceiving,

28:27 for the heart of this people is fattened, and with their ears heavily they hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should be perceiving with their eyes, and should be hearing with their ears, and should be understanding with their heart, and they should turn about, and I would heal them."'

28:28 Therefore, be it known to you that this salvation of God is dispatched to the nations, and they will hear it for themselves."

28:29 (no verse 29)

28:30 But he abode two whole years in his own rented house, and he welcomed all those going in to him,

28:31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, unhindered.

Romans

Romans Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, a called apostle, separated unto the good news of God,

1:2 which he promised before through his prophets in the holy scriptures,

1:3 concerning his Son (who was born out of the seed of David according to the flesh,

1:4 who was appointed Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness by a resurrection out of dead ones) Jesus Christ, our Lord,

1:5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake,

1:6 among whom you are also the called of Jesus Christ.

1:7 To all who are in Rome, who are loved by God, called holy ones. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:8 First, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ concerning all of you, that your faith is being proclaimed in the whole world.

1:9 For God is my witness, to whom I am offering divine service in my spirit in the good news of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,

1:10 always in my prayers, asking if somehow, sometime, at last I shall be prospered in the will of God to come to you.

1:11 For I long to see you, that I might be imparting some spiritual gift to you for you to be established.

1:12 But this is to be encouraged together among you through the faith of one another, both yours and mine.

1:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that often I purposed to come to you, and was prevented until now, in order that I might have some fruit among you also, even as also among the rest of the nations.

1:14 I am a debtor to both Greeks and barbarians, to both wise and foolish.

1:15 Thus this eagerness of mine to proclaim the good news to you also who are in Rome.

1:16 For I am not ashamed of the good news, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

1:17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in it out of faith into faith, just as it is written, "But the righteous one will live out of faith."

1:18 For God's wrath is revealed from heaven on all the irreverence and unrighteousness of people, who are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness,

1:19 because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God manifested it to them.

1:20 For his invisible attributes, from the creation of the world, through that which is made, are clearly understood, even his imperceptible power and divinity, so that they are without defense.

1:21 For, knowing God, they did not glorify him as God or give thanks, but became vain in their reasonings, and their unintelligent heart was darkened.

1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became foolish,

1:23 and they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of a corruptible human being and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.

1:24 Therefore God delivered them up in the desires of their hearts to uncleanness to be dishonoring their bodies among themselves,

1:25 those who exchanged the truth of God into the lie, and venerated and offered divine service to the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for the eons. Amen.

1:26 Because of this, God delivered them up to dishonorable passions. For their females exchanged the natural use into that which is against nature.

1:27 And likewise also the males, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their craving toward one another, males in males working the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the recompense that was necessary for their deception.

1:28 And just as they did not approve to have God in recognition, God delivered them up to a disqualified mind, to do the things that are not proper,

1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

1:30 backbiters, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, stubborn to parents,

1:31 without understanding, untrustworthy, without natural affection, unmerciful:

1:32 those who, recognizing the righteous ordinance of God, that those doing such things are worthy of death, not only do the same things, but also endorse those who do them.

Romans Chapter 2↑

2:1 Therefore, you are defenseless, O man! everyone who judges. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself, for you who judge do the same things.

2:2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who do such things.

2:3 But do you think this, O man, who judges those who do such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?

2:4 Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, being ignorant that the kindness of God brings you to a change-of-mind?

2:5 But according to your hardness and unchanged mind of heart, you treasure up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and unveiling of the righteous judgment of God,

2:6 who will pay to each one according to his works:

2:7 to those, indeed, who by patience in good work, seek glory and honor and incorruption, eon-characterized life,

2:8 but to those of faction and who are stubborn to the truth, yet persuaded to unrighteousness, wrath and anger,

2:9 affliction and distress, on every soul of man who works evil, of the Jew first and of the Greek,

2:10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who works good, to the Jew first and to the Greek.

2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

2:12 For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in law will be judged through law.

2:13 For not the hearers of law are righteous with God, but the doers of law will be declared righteous.

2:14 For whenever those of the nations, those not having law, should do by nature the things of the law, these, not having law, are a law to themselves,

2:15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying together and their thoughts between one another accusing or even defending them,

2:16 in the day when God will judge the hidden things of people according to my good news through Christ Jesus.

2:17 But if you are denominated a Jew, and rest on law, and boast in God,

2:18 and know the will, and approve the things that are superior, being instructed out of the law,

2:19 and being confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness,

2:20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of minors, having the form of knowledge and truth in the law --

2:21 Therefore, the one teaching another, do you not teach yourself? The one proclaiming not to steal, do you steal?

2:22 The one saying not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? The one abhorring idols, do you rob temples?

2:23 You who boast in law, through the transgression of the law, you dishonor God.

2:24 For because of you the name of God is blasphemed among the nations, just as it is written.

2:25 For circumcision benefits if you put law into practice, but if you should be a transgressor of law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

2:26 If, therefore, the uncircumcision should be keeping the righteous ordinances of the law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

2:27 And the uncircumcision, by nature, who fulfills the law will judge you who through letter and circumcision are a transgressor of law.

2:28 For not that which is outward is a Jew, nor that which is outward in flesh is circumcision.

2:29 But that which is hidden is a Jew, and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit, not in letter, whose praise is not from people, but from God.

Romans Chapter 3↑

3:1 Therefore, what is the advantage of the Jew, or what is the benefit of circumcision?

3:2 Much according to every way. For first, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

3:3 What then? If some disbelieved, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

3:4 May it not be! But let God be true, yet every man a liar, just as it is written, "That you may be made righteous in your sayings and should overcome when you are judged."

3:5 But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who brings on wrath? (I am speaking after the manner of men.)

3:6 May it not be! Else how will God judge the world?

3:7 But if the truth of God abounded in my lie to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

3:8 And why not (as we are blasphemed and as some declare that we say) that "We should do evil that good may come"? The judgment of whom is right.

3:9 What then? Are we privileged? Not at all. For we previously charged both Jews and Greeks to be all under sin,

3:10 just as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one.

3:11 There is none who understands. There is none who seeks God.

3:12 All have turned aside. At the same time, they have become worthless. There is none who does kindness. There is not even one.

3:13 Their throat is an open grave. With their tongues they deceive. The poison of asps is under their lips,

3:14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.

3:15 Swift are their feet to shed blood.

3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways,

3:17 and the way of peace they have not known.

3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it is speaking to those under the law, in order that every mouth should be shut, and the entire world should be becoming sub-standard as to God,

3:20 because out of works of law will no flesh at all be made righteous in his sight, for through law is the knowledge of sin.

3:21 But now, apart from law, a righteousness of God has been manifested, being testified to by the law and the prophets,

3:22 yet a righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ to all who believe, for there is no distinction,

3:23 for all sinned and are lacking the glory of God.

3:24 Being made righteous freely by his grace through the deliverance that is in Christ Jesus,

3:25 whom God set forth for a mercy seat through faith in his blood to the displaying of his righteousness because of the passing over of previously occurring sins,

3:26 in the forebearance of God, for the displaying of his righteousness in the current season, for him to be righteous and the one who declares righteous the one who is out of the faith of Jesus.

3:27 Therefore, where is boasting? It has been excluded. Through what law? Of works? No, but through a law of faith.

3:28 For we reckon a person to be made righteous by faith apart from works of law.

3:29 Or is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not of the people of the nations also? Yes, of the people of the nations also,

3:30 if so be that God is one, who will declare righteous the circumcision out of faith and the uncircumcision through faith.

3:31 Therefore, do we nullify law through faith? May it not be! But we establish law.

Romans Chapter 4↑

4:1 What, therefore, shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to flesh?

4:2 For if Abraham was made righteous out of works, he has boasting, but not before God.

4:3 For what does the scripture say? "But Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness."

4:4 But to the one working, the wage is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt.

4:5 But to the one not working, but believing on the one who declares righteous the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

4:6 Just as David also speaks of the happiness of the person to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

4:7 "Happy are they whose lawless deeds were forgiven, and whose sins were covered over.

4:8 Happy is the man to whom the Lord should by no means be reckoning sin."

4:9 This happiness, therefore, is it for the circumcision, or also for the uncircumcision? For we say, "Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness."

4:10 Therefore, how was it reckoned? Being in circumcision or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which was in uncircumcision, for him to become the father of all those believing through uncircumcision, for righteousness to be reckoned to them,

4:12 and the father of circumcision, not to those out of circumcision only, but also to those who follow the tracks of the faith of our father Abraham in uncircumcision.

4:13 For the promise to Abraham or to his seed, for him to become heir of the world, was not through law, but through righteousness of faith.

4:14 For if those out of law are heirs, the faith has been made void and the promise has been nullified,

4:15 For the law works wrath, but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

4:16 Because of this, it is out of faith, so that it might be according to grace, for the promise to be sure to all the seed, not to those out of the law only, but also to those out of the faith of Abraham, who is father of us all,

4:17 (just as it is written that, "I have appointed you a father of many nations"), before him whom he believed, even God who is vivifying the dead ones and calling the things that are not as if they were,

4:18 who, against expectation, believed in expectation, for him to become a father of many nations according to what was said, "Thus will your seed be."

4:19 And, not being weak in faith, he considered his own body as dead, (being about a hundred years), and the deadness of Sarah's womb,

4:20 but toward the promise of God, he did not doubt in unbelief, but he was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

4:21 being fully assured also that what he had promised, he was also able to do.

4:22 Therefore, it was reckoned to him for righteousness.

4:23 But it was not written because of him only, that it was reckoned to him,

4:24 but because of us also, to whom it is going to be reckoned, to those who believe on the one who raised Jesus our Lord out of dead ones,

4:25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because our righteousness.

Romans Chapter 5↑

5:1 Therefore, being made righteous by faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:2 through whom also we have the access, by faith, into this grace in which we stand, and we boast in expectation of the glory of God.

5:3 But not only this, but we also boast in afflictions, knowing that affliction works patient endurance,

5:4 but patient endurance, testedness, and testedness, expectation,

5:5 but expectation does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the holy spirit which was given to us.

5:6 For Christ, while we were yet infirm, yet in due season, died for the ungodly.

5:7 For scarcely for a righteous person will someone die: for, for a good person, perhaps someone might even dare to die,

5:8 but God commends his own love to us, in that, while still being sinners, Christ died for us.

5:9 Much rather, therefore, being made righteous in his blood, we will be saved through him from the wrath.

5:10 For if, being enemies, we were conciliated to God through the death of his son, much rather, being conciliated, we will be saved in his life.

5:11 Yet not only so, but we also boast in God through the our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we now received the conciliation.

5:12 Because of this, just as through one man sin entered the world and through the sin death, and thus death came through to all people, on the basis of which all sinned.

5:13 For until law sin was in the world, but sin is not taken into account when there is no law.

5:14 But death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who is going to come.

5:15 But not as the offense, thus also the gracious gift. For if, by the offense of the one, the many died, much rather the grace of God and gift in grace, which is of one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded to the many.

5:16 And not as through one act of sinning is the gift. For, indeed, the judgment is out of one to condemnation, but the gracious gift is out of many offenses unto righteousness.

5:17 For if, by the offense of one, death reigned through the one, much rather, those receiving the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.

5:18 Consequently, therefore, as it was through one offense to condemnation to all people, thus also it is through one righteous deed to righteousness of life to all people.

5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were rendered sinners, thus also through the obedience of the one, the many will be rendered righteous.

5:20 But law came in by the way so that the offense should increase. But where sin increased, grace superexceeded,

5:21 so that just as sin reigned in death, thus also grace should reign through righteousness to eon-characterized life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans Chapter 6↑

6:1 What therefore shall we say? That we should abide in sin that grace should increase?

6:2 May it not be! We, who died to sin, how shall we still live in it?

6:3 Or are you ignorant that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

6:4 Therefore, we were buried together with him through the baptism into the death, in order that just as Christ was raised out of dead ones through the glory of the Father, thus we also should walk in newness of life.

6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of his death, nevertheless we will be of the resurrection also,

6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified together with him, in order that the body of sin should be abolished, for us to be no longer enslaved to sin.

6:7 For the one who dies has been made righteous from sin.

6:8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him,

6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised out of dead ones, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over him.

6:10 For in that he died, he died to sin once and no more, but in that he lives, he lives to God.

6:11 Thus you also reckon yourselves to be dead, indeed, to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

6:12 Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body to obey its desires.

6:13 Nor present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as alive from out of dead ones, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.

6:14 For sin will not have dominion over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.

6:15 What, therefore? Should we sin because we are not under law, but under grace? May it not be!

6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves as slaves for obedience, you are slaves to whom you obey, whether of sin unto death, or obedience unto righteousness.

6:17 But thanks be to God that you were slaves of sin, but you obeyed from out of the heart the type of teaching to which you were delivered up.

6:18 But, being set free from sin, you are enslaved to righteousness.

6:19 I speak in a human manner because of the infirmity of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to uncleanness and to lawlessness for lawlessness, thus now present your members as slaves to righteousness for holiness.

6:20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free as to righteousness.

6:21 Therefore, what fruit did you have then, concerning which things you are now ashamed? For the consummation of those things is death.

6:22 But now, being set free from sin, yet enslaved to God, you have your fruit for holiness. Now the consummation is life characterized by the eon.

6:23 For the ration of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is eon-characterized life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans Chapter 7↑

7:1 Or are you ignorant, brothers (for I am speaking to those who know law), that the law has dominion over a person for as much time as he is living?

7:2 For a woman that has a husband is bound by law to the living husband. But if the husband should die, she is released from the law of the husband.

7:3 Consequently, therefore, if she should become another man's while the husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if the husband should die, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress on becoming another man's.

7:4 So then, my brothers, you were also made dead to the law through the body of the Christ, for you to become another's, to the one raised out of dead ones, in order that we should bear fruit to God.

7:5 For, when we were in the flesh, the desires of sins, which were through the law, worked in our members to bear fruit to death.

7:6 But now we have been released from the law, dying in that which we were bound, so that it is for us to be slaving in newness of spirit and not in oldness of letter.

7:7 What therefore shall we say? Is the law sin? May it not be! But I did not know sin except through law, for I did not know covetousness except the law said, "Do not covet."

7:8 But sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness. For apart from law, sin is dead.

7:9 Now I lived, apart from law, once, but at the coming of the commandment, sin revived,

7:10 yet I died, and the commandment which was for life, this was found to me to be for death.

7:11 For sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it, killed me.

7:12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

7:13 Therefore, did that which is good become death to me? May it not be! But sin, that it might be manifest as sin, worked death in me through that which is good, in order that sin might become exceedingly sinful through the commandment.

7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, having been sold under sin.

7:15 For what I am doing I do not know, for not what I will, this I put into practice, but what I hate, this I do.

7:16 But if what I do not will, this I do, I consent to the law that it is good.

7:17 But now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

7:18 For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh. For to will is present beside me, but to do the good is not.

7:19 For it is not the good that I will that I do, but the evil that I do not will, this I put into practice.

7:20 But if what I do not will, this I do, it is no longer I who do it, but the sin dwelling in me.

7:21 Consequently, I find the law that, at my willing to do the good, the evil is present beside me.

7:22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man,

7:23 but I see different law in my members warring with the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity in the law of sin that is in my members.

7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me out of the body of this death?

7:25 Thanks to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! Consequently, therefore, I myself, with the mind, slave for God's law, but with the flesh, for sin's law.

Romans Chapter 8↑

8:1 Consequently, there is now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus.

8:2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.

8:3 For what was impossible for the law, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh,

8:4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to flesh, but according to spirit.

8:5 For those who are according to flesh mind the things of the flesh, but those who are according to spirit the things of the spirit.

8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the spirit is life and peace,

8:7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity toward God, for it is not subject to the law of God, for neither is it able.

8:8 Now those who are in flesh are not able to please God.

8:9 But you are not in flesh but in spirit, if indeed God's spirit dwells in you. But if anyone does not have Christ's spirit, this one is not of him.

8:10 But if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

8:11 Now if the spirit of the one who raised Jesus out of dead ones dwells in you, the one who raised Christ Jesus out of dead ones will also vivify your mortal bodies because of his spirit dwelling in you.

8:12 Consequently, therefore, brothers, we are debtors not to the flesh to live according to the flesh.

8:13 For if you live according to flesh, you are going to die, but if by the spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.

8:14 For as many as are led by God's spirit, these are the sons of God.

8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery again to fear, but you received a spirit of sonship, in which we cry out, "Abba, Father!"

8:16 The spirit itself testifies together with our spirit that we are the children of God.

8:17 But if children, also heirs -- heirs of God, yet joint heirs of Christ, if indeed we suffer together so that we may also be glorified together.

8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present season are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.

8:19 For the anxious longing of the creation is awaiting the unveiling of the sons of God.

8:20 For to vanity was the creation subjected, not willingly, but because of the one who subjects the same in expectation

8:21 that the creation itself also will be set free from the slavery of corruption into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

8:22 For we know that the entire creation groans together and travails together until now.

8:23 But not only this, but those themselves having the firstfruit of the spirit, even we ourselves groan in ourselves, awaiting the adoption as sons, the deliverance of our body.

8:24 For in expectation were we saved. But expectation that is seen in not expectation, for who has expectation for that which he sees.

8:25 But if we have expectation for that which we do not see, we await it with patient endurance.

8:26 Now, likewise, the spirit also helps our infirmity, for we do not know how to pray as one ought, but the spirit itself intercedes with groanings that cannot be uttered.

8:27 But the one who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the spirit, because in accord with God, it pleads for the holy ones.

8:28 Now we know that all things work together to good for those who love God, for those who are called according to purpose,

8:29 because those whom he foreknew, he also pre-ordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, for him to firstborn among many brothers.

8:30 Now whom he pre-ordained, these he also called, and whom he called, these he also made righteous, yet whom he made righteous, these he also glorified.

8:31 What therefore shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

8:32 Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also, together with him, graciously grant to us all things.

8:33 Who will bring charges against God's chosen ones? God, the one who declares righteous?

8:34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ, the one dying, yet rather being raised, who is also at the right hand of God, who also pleads for us?

8:35 What will separate us from the love of Christ? Affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

8:36 Just as it is written that "On account of you we are being put to death the whole day; we are reckoned as sheep for slaughter."

8:37 But in all these things we are more than conquering through the one who loved us.

8:38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor messengers, nor rulers, nor things present, not things to come, nor powers,

8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans Chapter 9↑

9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience testifying together with me in holy spirit.

9:2 That my sorrow is great, and unceasing pain is in my heart.

9:3 For I myself wished to be accursed from Christ for my brothers, my relatives according to flesh,

9:4 who are Israelites, whose is the sonship and the glory and the covenants and the lawgiving and the divine service and the promises,

9:5 whose are the fathers, and out of whom is the Christ according to the flesh, the one who is over all things, God be blessed for the eons. Amen.

9:6 But it is not such as that the word of God has come to naught. For not all those out of Israel, these are Israel,

9:7 neither because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children, but "In Isaac will your seed be called."

9:8 That is, the children of the flesh, not these are the children of God, but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.

9:9 For the word of promise is this: "At this season I will come and there will be to Sarah a son."

9:10 But, not only this, but Rebecca also conceived out of one, Isaac our father.

9:11 For not yet being born, nor putting into practice anything good or bad, that the purpose of God should be abiding according to choice,

9:12 not out of works, but out of the one who is calling, it was said to her that "The greater will slave for the inferior,"

9:13 just as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

9:14 What therefore shall we say? There is no unrighteousness with God, is there? May it not be!

9:15 For to Moses he says, "I will have mercy on whomever I may have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I may have compassion."

9:16 Consequently, therefore, it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of God who has mercy.

9:17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh that "For this selfsame thing I raised you up, so that I might display my power in you, and so that my name might be proclaimed in the entire earth."

9:18 Consequently, therefore, he has mercy on whomever he wills, yet he hardens whomever he wills.

9:19 Therefore, you will say to me, "Why, therefore, does he still blame? For who has withstood his intention?"

9:20 On the contrary, O man, who are you who answers back to God? Will that which is molded say to the one molding, "Why did you make me thus?"

9:21 Or does not the potter have authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make one vessel for honor, yet one for dishonor?

9:22 Now what if God, wanting to display wrath and to make known his power, bore with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction,

9:23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory,

9:24 us whom he also called, not only out of the Jews, but also out of the nations?

9:25 As he also says in Hosea, "I will call those who are not my people, 'My people,' and her who was not loved, 'Loved.'

9:26 And it will be in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,'" there "they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

9:27 Now Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, "If the number of the sons of Israel should be as the sand of the sea, the remnant will be saved,

9:28 for "the Lord will do conclusive and concise accounting on the earth."

9:29 And just as Isaiah said beforehand, "Except the Lord of hosts left us a seed, we would have become as Sodom and would have resembled Gomorrah."

9:30 What therefore shall we say? That the people of the nations who did not pursue righteousness attained righteousness, yet a righteousness that is out of faith.

9:31 But Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not attain to a law.

9:32 On account of what? Because it was not out of faith, but as out of works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling.

9:33 Just as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, and the one believing on it will not be put to shame."

Romans Chapter 10↑

10:1 Brothers, the delight of my heart and petition to God for them is for salvation.

10:2 For I testify to them that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

10:3 For being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they were not subjected to the righteousness of God.

10:4 For Christ is the consummation of law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

10:5 For Moses writes of the righteousness that is out of the law, that the person doing will live in it.

10:6 But the righteousness out of faith says thus: "You may not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into the heaven?'" -- that is to bring Christ down,

10:7 or "Who will descend into the abyss?" -- that is to bring Christ up from out of dead ones.

10:8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" -- that is the word of faith which we proclaim,

10:9 that, if you should confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and should believe in your heart that God raised him out of dead ones, you will be saved.

10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, yet with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

10:11 For the scripture says, "Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame."

10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same One is Lord of all, being rich to all who call on him.

10:13 For everyone who should call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

10:14 How, therefore, should they call on him in whom they have not believed? Yet how should they believe one of whom they have not heard? And how should they hear without one proclaiming?

10:15 Yet how should they proclaim except they should be dispatched? Just as it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news of good things."

10:16 But not all obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, "Lord, who believed our report?"

10:17 Consequently, faith is out of hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

10:18 But I say, they did not hear, did they? On the contrary, "Their voice came out into the entire earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited earth."

10:19 But I say, Israel did not know, did they? First, Moses says, "I will provoke you to jealousy over those who are not a nation, and I will provoke you to anger over those who are an unintelligent nation.

10:20 But Isaiah is bold and says, "I was found among those who did not seek me. I became manifest to those who did not ask for me."

10:21 But to Israel he says, "The whole day I spread out my hands to a stubborn and contradicting people."

Romans Chapter 11↑

11:1 Therefore, I say, God did not thrust away his people, did he? May it not be! For I am also an Israelite, out of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

11:2 God did not thrust away his people whom he foreknew. Or do you not know in Elijah that which the scripture says -- how he pleads to God against Israel?

11:3 "Lord, they killed your prophets, razed your altars, and I was left alone, and they seek my soul."

11:4 But what does the divine response say to him, "I left for myself seven thousand men who did not bend the knee to Baal."

11:5 Thus, therefore, in the present season also, there has come to be a remnant according to the choice of grace.

11:6 But if by grace, it is no longer by works, else the grace would come to be no longer grace.

11:7 What therefore? That which Israel is seeking for, this it did not obtain, yet the chosen obtained it. But the rest were calloused,

11:8 just as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes not to be seeing, and ears not to be hearing, until this very day."

11:9 And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, and an offense and a recompense to them.

11:10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and cause their backs to bend through everything.

11:11 I say, therefore, did they stumble that they should fall? May it not be! But by their offense is salvation to the nations, to provoke them to jealousy.

11:12 But if their offense is the world's riches and their decrease the nation's riches, how much more their fullness.

11:13 But I speak to you of the nations. Therefore, inasmuch as I am an apostle of the nations, I glorify my ministry,

11:14 if somehow I might provoke to jealousy my flesh and save some of them.

11:15 For if their casting away is the conciliation of the world, what will the receiving of them be if not life out of dead ones?

11:16 But if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also. And if the root is holy, the branches are also.

11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, but you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became a joint partaker of the root of the fatness of the olive,

11:18 do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against them, you do not bear the root, but the root you.

11:19 Therefore, you will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."

11:20 That's right. By unbelief they were broken off, but you stand by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.

11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

11:22 Behold, therefore, the kindness and severity of God. On those who have fallen, severity, but on you, the kindness of God, if you should continue in the kindness, else you will also be cut off.

11:23 Now those also, if they should not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

11:24 For if you were cut out of what is by nature a wild olive, and contrary to nature were grafted into the cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are by nature be grafted into their own olive tree.

11:25 For I do not want you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, in order that you should not be wise in yourselves, that callousness, in part, has occurred to Israel, until the full number of the people of the nations should enter in.

11:26 And thus all Israel will be saved, just as it is written, "The deliverer will come out of Zion. He will turn away irreverence from Jacob.

11:27 And this is the covenant from me with them when I should take away their sins."

11:28 As to the good news, they are enemies because of you, but as to choice, they are beloved because of the fathers.

11:29 For the gracious gifts and the calling of God are unregretted.

11:30 For just as you once were stubborn toward God, but now have obtained mercy by their stubbornness,

11:31 thus these also are now stubborn to this mercy of yours, in order that they also may now obtain mercy.

11:32 For God shuts up all together unto stubbornness, that he might have mercy on all.

11:33 O, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how untraceable his ways!

11:34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has become his counselor?

11:35 Or who has first given to him, and it will be repaid to him?"

11:36 For out of him and through him and unto him are all things. To him be the glory for the eons! Amen.

Romans Chapter 12↑

12:1 Therefore, I beseech you, brothers, through the pities of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice, living, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable divine service.

12:2 And do not be configured to this eon, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you to prove what is the will of God, the good and well pleasing and perfect.

12:3 For I say, through the grace which is given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has apportioned to each one a measure of faith.

12:4 For just as, in one body, we have many members, but all the members do not have the same function,

12:5 thus we, who are many, are one body in Christ, but individually members of one another.

12:6 Now, having different gracious gifts according the grace given to us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of the faith;

12:7 or ministry, in the ministry; or the one who teaches, in the teaching;

12:8 or the one who exhorts, in the exhortation; the one who shares, in sincerity; the one who leads, in diligence; the one who shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is wicked; cling to the good,

12:10 being devoted to one another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another,

12:11 in diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, slaving for the Lord,

12:12 rejoicing in expectation, enduring affliction, being devoted to prayer,

12:13 contributing to the needs of the holy ones, pursuing hospitality.

12:14 Bless those who persecute, bless and do not curse,

12:15 so as to rejoice with those who rejoice, and to weep with those who weep.

12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another, not thinking on that which is high, but associating with the humble. Do not become wise with yourselves.

12:17 Pay back evil for evil to no one, taking thought for that which is good in the sight of all people,

12:18 if possible that which comes out of yourselves. Being at peace with all people,

12:19 you are not taking revenge yourselves, beloved ones, but giving place to wrath, for it is written, "Mine is vengeance, I will repay," says the Lord.

12:20 But "If your enemy should be hungry, feed him. If he should be thirsty, give him to drink. For in doing this, you will heap coals of fire on his head."

12:21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Romans Chapter 13↑

13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except under God, but those which are, have been set under God.

13:2 So then, the one who resists the authority resists the ordinance which is of God. Now those who resist will receive judgment on themselves.

13:3 For rulers are not a fear to good works, but to evil. But do you want not to be afraid of the authority? Do good, and you will have praise from it.

13:4 For it is a servant of God to you for good. But if you should do evil, fear, for it does not bear the sword in vain. For it is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath on those who do evil.

13:5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also because of conscience.

13:6 For because of this, settle taxes also, for they are ministers of God devoted to this very thing.

13:7 Render to all that which is owed: tax to whom tax, tribute to whom tribute, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

13:8 Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another, for the one loving another has fulfilled law.

13:9 For this: "You shall not commit adultery," "you shall not murder," "you shall not steal," "you shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, namely: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

13:10 Love does not work evil to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of law.

13:11 And do this, knowing the season, that it is already the hour for us to be raised out of sleep, for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

13:12 The night has progressed, yet the day has drawn near. Therefore, we should put off the works of darkness, but should put on the weapons of light.

13:13 We should walk respectably as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in lasciviousness and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy,

13:14 but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not make provision for the desires of the flesh.

Romans Chapter 14↑

14:1 Now receive the one who is weak in faith, but not for judgment of reasonings.

14:2 One has faith to eat all things, but the one who is weak eats vegetables.

14:3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who does not eat. Yet let not the one who does not eat judge the one who eats, for God has received him.

14:4 Who are you who judge another's domestic slave? To his own lord he stands or falls. But he will be made to stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

14:5 One person esteems one day over another day, yet one person esteems every day. Let each one be fully assured in his own mind.

14:6 The one who regards the day regards it to the Lord; and the one who eats eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God. And the one who does not eat does not eat to the Lord, and he gives thanks to God.

14:7 For none of us lives for himself, and none dies for himself.

14:8 For if we should live, we live for the Lord, and if we should die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we should live or whether we should die, we are the Lord's.

14:9 For to this end Christ died and came alive in order that he should be Lord of dead ones and living ones.

14:10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you also despise your brother? For all of us will be presented at the judgment seat of God.

14:11 For it is written, "I live, says the Lord, because to me will bow every knee, and every tongue will praise God."

14:12 Consequently, each of us will give an account concerning himself.

14:13 Therefore, let us no longer judge one another, but rather decide this: not to place a stumbling block before his brother, or a cause of offense.

14:14 For I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean of itself, except to the one who reckons anything to be unclean; to that one it is unclean.

14:15 For if because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not, by your food, destroy that one for whom Christ died.

14:16 Therefore, do not let your good be slandered.

14:17 For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in holy spirit.

14:18 For the one who in this slaves for Christ is well pleasing to God and approved by people.

14:19 Consequently, therefore, let us pursue that which makes for peace and that which is for the edification of one another.

14:20 Do not, on account of food, destroy the work of God. All things are clean, but it is evil for the person who eats with stumbling.

14:21 It is good not to eat meat, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is weakened.

14:22 The faith that you have, have to yourself before God. Happy is the one who does not judge himself in that which he approves.

14:23 But the one who doubts, if he should eat, is condemned, because it is not out of faith. Now everything that is not out of faith is sin.

Romans Chapter 15↑

15:1 But we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, unto edification.

15:3 For Christ also did not please himself. Rather, just as it is written, "The reproaches of those reproaching you have fallen on me."

15:4 For whatever was written beforehand, was written for our instruction, in order that through patience and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have expectation.

15:5 Now the God of patience and encouragement grant you to think the same with one another, according to Christ Jesus,

15:6 that, with one passion, with one mouth, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:7 Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received you to the glory of God.

15:8 For I say that Christ has become a minister of circumcision on behalf of the truth of God, to confirm the promises of the fathers.

15:9 Yet the nations are to glorify God on account of mercy, just as it is written, "Because of this, I will praise you among the nations, and I will sing to your name."

15:10 And again he says, "Rejoice, you nations, with his people."

15:11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all the nations, and let all the peoples praise him."

15:12 And again Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, even the one rising to rule the nations: on him nations will place their expectation."

15:13 Now may the God of expectation fill you with all joy and peace in believing, for you to abound in expectation in the power of holy spirit.

15:14 Now I myself also am persuaded concerning you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

15:15 But I have written more boldly to you in some measure, as putting you in remembrance, because of the grace that has been given to me by God,

15:16 for me to be a minister of Christ Jesus for the nations, acting as a priest of the good news of God, in order that the offering of the nations might become acceptable, being sanctified in holy spirit.

15:17 Therefore, I have a boast in Christ Jesus, in that which is toward God.

15:18 For I will not dare to speak anything of what Christ does not work through me for the obedience of nations, in word and deed,

15:19 in power of signs and wonders, in power of spirit, so that, from Jerusalem and round about until Illyricum, I have completed the good news of Christ.

15:20 Yet thus I am ambitious to proclaim the good news where Christ is not named, in order that I should not build on another's foundation,

15:21 but just as it is written, "Those to whom it was not reported concerning him will see, and those who have not heard will understand."

15:22 On account of which I was also hindered many times from coming to you.

15:23 But now, having no more place in these regions, yet having a longing for many years to come to you,

15:24 whenever I may go to Spain (for I am expecting to see you while passing through, and to be sent there by you, if first I might be satisfied, in part, with your company).

15:25 But now I go to Jerusalem, serving the holy ones.

15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia delighted to make some contribution to the poor among the holy ones who are in Jerusalem.

15:27 For they delighted and are obligated to them. For if the nations have partaken in their spiritual things, they are obligated to minister to them in fleshly things also.

15:28 Therefore, after accomplishing this, and sealing to them this fruit, I will depart through you into Spain.

15:29 But I know that, in coming to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

15:30 Now I beseech you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the spirit, to contend together with me in prayers to God for me,

15:31 that I may be rescued from the stubborn in Judea, and my ministry for Jerusalem might be acceptable to the holy ones,

15:32 so that, coming to you with joy through the will of God, I may rest together with you.

15:33 Now the God of peace be with all of you. Amen.

Romans Chapter 16↑

16:1 Now I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is also a servant of the called-out community in Cenchrea,

16:2 in order that you may receive her in the Lord worthily, and stand by her in whatever matter she might have need of you, for she herself has been a helper of many, and of mine own self.

16:3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

16:4 (who for my soul laid down their own necks, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the called-out communities of the nations)

16:5 and the called-out community in their house. Greet Epenetus, my beloved, who is the firstfruit of Asia for Christ.

16:6 Greet Mary, who labored much for you.

16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives and fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also came to be in Christ before me.

16:8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.

16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

16:10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who are of Aristobulus.

16:11 Greet Herodion, my relative. Greet those of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who are laboring in the Lord. Greet Persis, the beloved, who labored much in the Lord.

16:13 Greet Rufus, the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

16:14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers with them.

16:15 Greet Philologos and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the holy ones with them.

16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the called-out communities of Christ greet you.

16:17 But I beseech you, brothers, to look out for those who make dissensions and offenses contrary to the teaching which you learned, and avoid them.

16:18 For such people do not slave for our Lord Christ, but for their own stomach, and through smooth speech and fine language they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

16:19 For your obedience has reached all. Therefore, I rejoice over you. Now I want you to be wise toward that which is good, but innocent toward that which is evil.

16:20 Now the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet with speed. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

16:21 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my relatives.

16:22 I, Tertius, the one who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.

16:23 Gaius, my host and of the whole called-out community, greets you. Erastus, the steward of the city, greets you, and Quartus, the brother.

16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.

16:25 Now to the one who is able to establish you according to my good news, and the proclaiming of Jesus Christ according to the unveiling of a secret kept silent in eon-characterized times,

16:26 (but now being manifested and through the prophetic scriptures, according to the command of the eon-characterized God, being made known to all nations for obedience of faith)

16:27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for the eons. Amen.

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, a called apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, and Sosthenes, the brother,

1:2 to the called-out community of God, sanctified in Christ Jesus, which is in Corinth, called holy ones, together with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, theirs and ours.

1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4 I give thanks to my God always concerning you, on account of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,

1:5 because in everything you were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge.

1:6 just as the testimony of Christ was confirmed among you,

1:7 so that you are not lacking in any gracious gift, awaiting the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1:8 who will also confirm you until the consummation, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called to the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all might say the same thing, and there may be no divisions among you, but you may be made complete in the same mind and in the same opinion.

1:11 For it was signified to me concerning you, my brothers, by those of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1:12 But I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," yet "I of Apollos," yet "I of Cephas," yet "I of Christ."

1:13 Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?

1:14 I give thanks that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

1:15 lest anyone should say that you were baptized in my name.

1:16 But I baptized the household of Stephanas also. As for the rest, I do not know if I baptized any other.

1:17 For Christ did not dispatch me to baptize, but to proclaim good news, not in wisdom of word, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.

1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who perish, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.

1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and reject the understanding of the intelligent."

1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this eon? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1:21 Seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, God delighted through the foolishness of proclaiming to save those who believe.

1:22 Seeing that Jews ask for signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

1:23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, to the Jews a snare, but to the nations foolishness,

1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men.

1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many noble,

1:27 but the foolish things of the world God chose, that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world God chose, that he might put to shame the strong,

1:28 and the ignoble of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, that he might bring to naught the things that are,

1:29 so that all flesh may not boast before God.

1:30 But out of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and deliverance,

1:31 so that, just as it is written, "The one who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

1 Corinthians Chapter 2↑

2:1 And I, coming to you, brothers, did not come with superiority of word or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

2:2 For I decided not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and this one crucified.

2:3 And I came to be with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling,

2:4 and my word and my proclaiming were not in persuasiveness of wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power,

2:5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2:6 But we speak wisdom among the mature, yet wisdom not of this eon, neither of the rulers of this eon, who are coming to naught,

2:7 but we speak God's wisdom in a secret, that which has been concealed, which God pre-ordained before the eons for our glory,

2:8 which none of the rulers of this eon knew, for if they knew, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

2:9 But just as it is written, "Things which the eye did not see, and the ear did not hear, and which did not ascend in the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him."

2:10 For God revealed them to us through the spirit, for the spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

2:11 For who among men knows that which is of man except the spirit of man that is in him? Thus also, that which is of God no one knows except the spirit of God.

2:12 But we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is out of God, that we might know that which is graciously given to us by God,

2:13 which we are also speaking, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by spirit, matching spiritual things with spiritual things.

2:14 But the soulish man does not receive the things which are of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know them, because they are spiritually judged.

2:15 But the spiritual person judges all things, but he himself is judged by no one.

2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians Chapter 3↑

3:1 And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to minors in Christ.

3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not food, for you were not yet able. But now you are still not able.

3:3 For you are still fleshly. For where there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and walk according to man?

3:4 For whenever anyone may say, "I am of Paul," but another, "I, of Apollos," are you not men?

3:5 Therefore, what is Apollos? But what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each as the Lord gave.

3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow up.

3:7 So then, neither the one who plants is anything, nor the one who waters, but God who makes it grow up.

3:8 Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one, but each will receive his own wages according to his own labor.

3:9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.

3:10 According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, but another builds on it. But let each one pay attention to how he builds on it.

3:11 For other foundation can no one lay beside that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

3:12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw,

3:13 the work of each will become manifest, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire itself will test the work of each, of what sort it is.

3:14 If anyone's work will abide, which he built on it, he will receive wages.

3:15 If anyone's work will be burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

3:16 Do you not know that you are a sanctuary of God and the spirit of God dwells in you?

3:17 If anyone destroys the sanctuary of God, God will destroy this one. For the sanctuary of God is holy, which you are.

3:18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone presumes to be wise among you in this eon, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness,"

3:20 and again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain."

3:21 So then, let no one boast in people. For all things are your,

3:22 whether Paul, whether Apollos, whether Cephas, whether the world, whether life, whether death, whether things present, whether things to come, all things are yours,

3:23 but you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

1 Corinthians Chapter 4↑

4:1 Therefore, let a person reckon us as servants of Christ and stewards of the secrets of God.

4:2 Here, as to the rest, it is sought in stewards that any such should be found faithful.

4:3 But to me it is of least importance that I might be judged by you or by man's day. But neither do I judge myself.

4:4 For I am conscious of nothing as to myself, but not in this have I been made righteous. But the one who judges me is the Lord.

4:5 So then, do not judge anything before the season, until the Lord should come, who will also enlighten the hidden things of the darkness and make manifest the counsels of the heart. And then praise will come to each one from God.

4:6 But these things, brothers, I have transferred to myself and Apollos because of you, that in us you might learn not to go beyond that which is written, lest one should be puffed up for the one against the other.

4:7 For who makes you to differ? But what do you have that you did not receive? But if you also received it, why do you boast as though not receiving it?

4:8 Already you are filled, already you are rich, apart from us you have reigned. And would that indeed you reigned, that we also might reign with you.

4:9 For I suppose that God has exhibited us last apostles as unto death, because we have become a spectacle to the world and to messengers and to people.

4:10 We are fools because of Christ, but you are prudent in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are glorious, but we are dishonored.

4:11 Until the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked and are buffeted and unsettled,

4:12 and we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

4:13 being calumniated, we entreat. We have become as the offscouring of the world, the scum of all things, until now.

4:14 I write these things not to shame you, but as my beloved children I admonish you.

4:15 For if you should have tens of thousands of tutors in Christ, yet not many fathers, for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I begat you.

4:16 Therefore, I beseech you, become imitators of me.

4:17 Because of this, I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, just as I am teaching everywhere in every called-out community.

4:18 But some were puffed up as though I were not coming to you.

4:19 But I will come to you with speed, if the Lord should will, and I will know not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.

4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

4:21 What do you want? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians Chapter 5↑

5:1 It is heard everywhere that there is prostitution among you, and such prostitution that does not even exist among the nations, so that someone has his father's wife.

5:2 And you are puffed up, and did not rather mourn, so that the one who did this deed might be removed from your midst.

5:3 For I, indeed, being absent in body, but present in spirit, have already thus judged, as if present, the one who has done this,

5:4 in the name of our Lord Jesus, you being gathered and my spirit, together with the power of our Lord Jesus,

5:5 to deliver up such a one to Satan for the extermination of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

5:6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

5:7 Clean out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, just as you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover was sacrificed.

5:8 So then, let us keep the festival, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of evil and wickedness, but with unleavened sincerity and truth.

5:9 I wrote to you in the epistle not to associate with paramours.

5:10 Not at all meaning the paramours of this world, or the greedy and extortionate, or idolaters, since, consequently, you would have to come out of the world.

5:11 But now I have written to you not to associate with anyone named a brother, if he should be a paramour, or greedy, or an idolator, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. With such a one you are not even to eat.

5:12 For what is it to me to judge those outside? Should you not judge those inside?

5:13 But those outside God will judge. Remove from you yourselves the wicked one.

1 Corinthians Chapter 6↑

6:1 Dare anyone among you, having a matter against another, be judged before the unrighteous, and not before the holy ones?

6:2 Or do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not worthy to judge the smallest matters?

6:3 Do you not know that we will judge messengers, not to mention life's matters?

6:4 Therefore, if you should have courts for life's matters, do you seat the despised ones in the called-out community?

6:5 I speak to your shame. So is there not one wise one among you who will be able to judge between his brothers?

6:6 But brother with brother are judged, and this before unbelievers!

6:7 Therefore it is already a complete loss to you that you have lawsuits with yourselves. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

6:8 But you wrong and defraud, and this to brothers!

6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. Neither paramours, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

6:10 nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, not revilers, not extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

6:11 And some of you were these, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus and in the spirit of our God.

6:12 All is allowed me, but not all is expedient. All is allowed me, but I will not be brought under authority by anything.

6:13 Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, but God will abolish both this and these. But the body is not for prostitution, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

6:14 But God raised up the Lord and will raise us up through his power.

6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Therefore, should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it not be!

6:16 Or do you not know that the one who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For he says, "The two will become one flesh."

6:17 But the one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

6:18 Flee from prostitution. Every sin that a person does is outside of the body, but the one involved in prostitution sins against his own body.

6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the holy spirit in you, which you have from God, and you are not your own?

6:20 For you were bought with a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians Chapter 7↑

7:1 But concerning that which you wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

7:2 But because of prostitution, let each man have his own wife, and each woman have her own husband.

7:3 Let the husband render his obligation to the wife, yet likewise the wife also to the husband.

7:4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband, yet likewise the husband also does not have authority over his own body, but the wife.

7:5 Do not defraud one another, except if it be by agreement for a season in order that you might devote yourselves to prayer, and you should be the same again, lest Satan may try you because of your lack of self control.

7:6 But this I say as a concession, not as a command.

7:7 But I want all people to be as I myself also, but each has his own gracious gift from God, one indeed, thus, yet one thus.

7:8 Now I say to the unmarried and the widows, that it is good for them if they remain as I.

7:9 But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.

7:10 But to the married I command, not I, but the Lord: A wife is not to be separated from her husband.

7:11 Yet if she should be separated also, let her remain unmarried or be conciliated to her husband. And a husband is not to leave his wife.

7:12 Now to the rest I say, not the Lord. If any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she is pleased to dwell with him, let him not leave her.

7:13 And a wife, if any have an unbelieving husband, and this one is pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.

7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother, else, consequently, your children are unclean, but now they are holy.

7:15 But if the unbeliever separates, let him separate. The brother or the sister is not bound in such cases. But God has called us in peace.

7:16 For what do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or what do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

7:17 Only to each as the Lord has apportioned. Each as God has called him, thus let him walk. And thus I command in all the called-out communities.

7:18 Was any called having been circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? Let him not become circumcised.

7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

7:20 Each one in the calling in which he was called, in this let him remain.

7:21 Were you called being a slave? Let it not concern you. But if you are able to become free also, rather make use of it.

7:22 For the one who is called in the Lord being a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise the one who is called being free is a slave of Christ.

7:23 You were bought with a price. Do not become slaves of men.

7:24 Each one, in that which he was called, brothers, in this let him remain with God.

7:25 But concerning virgins I do not have a command of the Lord. Yet I give an opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be faithful.

7:26 Therefore, I consider this to be good because of the present necessity, that it is good for a man to be thus.

7:27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

7:28 But if you should get married, also, you have not sinned. And if the virgin should marry, she has not sinned. But such as these will have affliction in the flesh, yet I am sparing you.

7:29 But I say this, brothers: the season is shortened. As for the rest, those also having wives should be as not having them,

7:30 and those who weep as not weeping, and those rejoicing as not rejoicing, and those buying as not possessing,

7:31 and those using the world as not making full use. For the fashion of this world is passing by.

7:32 But I want you to be without worry. The unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he might please the Lord.

7:33 But the man who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he might please his wife,

7:34 and he is divided. The unmarried woman and the virgin each is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she might be holy both in body and in spirit. But the woman who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she might please her husband.

7:35 But this I say for your own benefit, not that I should cast a noose over you, but for that which is proper and constant, namely, to be without distraction for the Lord.

7:36 But if anyone thinks he is being indecent concerning his virgin, if he is full of passion, and thus it ought to be, let him do that which he will. He does not sin. Let them marry.

7:37 But he who stands steadfast in his heart, not having necessity, but has authority concerning his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin, he will do well.

7:38 So that he also who marries his own virgin does well, and the one who does not marry her will do better.

7:39 A wife is bound for as much time as her husband is living. Yet if her husband should fall asleep, she is free to marry whom she will, only in the Lord.

7:40 But she is happier if she remains thus, according to my opinion. Now I think that I also have God's spirit.

1 Corinthians Chapter 8↑

8:1 But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

8:2 If anyone thinks to know anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know.

8:3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him.

8:4 Therefore, concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no God except one.

8:5 For even if there be indeed those being termed gods, whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many gods and many lords,

8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, out of whom all things are, and we for him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are, and we through him.

8:7 But this knowledge is not in all. But some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat as a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

8:8 But food does not bring us close to God. For neither if we should eat do we abound, nor if we should not eat do we lack.

8:9 But beware lest somehow this authority of yours should become a stumbling block to the weak.

8:10 For if anyone should see you, who has knowledge, reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?

8:11 For the weak one is destroyed by your knowledge, the brother for whom Christ died.

8:12 But in thus sinning against the brothers and wounding their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

8:13 Therefore, if food snares my brother, I will never eat meat for the eon, lest I should snare my brother.

1 Corinthians Chapter 9↑

9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

9:2 If to others I am not an apostle, yet indeed I am to you, for the seal of my apostleship is you in the Lord.

9:3 My defense to those who judge me is this:

9:4 Do we not have the authority to eat and drink?

9:5 Do we not have authority to lead about a sister as a wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?

9:6 Or do only I and Barnabas not have authority not to work?

9:7 Who ever serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat out of the fruit of it? Who shepherds a flock and does not eat out of the milk of the flock?

9:8 Not according to man do I say these things. Or does the law not also say these things?

9:9 For in the law of Moses it is written: "Do not muzzle a threshing ox." It is not for the oxen that God cares, is it?

9:10 Or does he say it altogether because of us? For it is written because of us, that the one who plows ought to plow in expectation, and the one who threshes in expectation of partaking.

9:11 If we sowed spiritual things to you, is it a great thing if we will reap your fleshly things?

9:12 If others partake of this authority over you, do not we yet more? But we have not made use of this authority, but we endure all things, lest we should give any hindrance to the good news of Christ.

9:13 Do you not know that the workers of holy things eat of the things out of the temple? Those attending to the altar have their portion with the altar.

9:14 Thus the Lord also ordained that those who proclaim the good news are to live out of the good news.

9:15 But I have not made use of any of these things. But I have not written that it should become thus with me, for it is good for me rather to die, than for anyone to make my boasting void.

9:16 For if I should proclaim the good news, there is no boasting for me, for necessity is placed upon me. For woe is me if I should not proclaim the good news.

9:17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have wages. But if involuntarily, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

9:18 What, therefore, is my wage? That, in proclaiming the good news, I should offer the good news without expense, so as not to make full use of my authority in the good news.

9:19 For, being free from all, I have enslaved myself to all, that I might gain the more.

9:20 And I became to the Jews as a Jew, that I might gain Jews. To those under law as under law (not being myself under law), that I might gain those under law.

9:21 To those without law as without law (not being without God's law, but under Christ's law), that I might gain those without law.

9:22 I became weak to the weak, that I might gain the weak. To all have I become all, that I might by all means save some.

9:23 But all I do because of the good news, that I might become a joint partaker of it.

9:24 Do you not know that those running in a stadium all run, but one receives the prize? Thus run that you may take hold of it.

9:25 But everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. Those, therefore, do so that they might receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

9:26 Thus I run in this way, not as uncertainly. Thus I box, not as beating the air.

9:27 But I buffet my body and bring it into slavery, lest somehow, proclaiming to others, I myself might become disqualified.

1 Corinthians Chapter 10↑

10:1 For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,

10:2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food,

10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank out of the spiritual rock that followed. But the rock was Christ.

10:5 But with the majority of them God was not pleased, for they were strewn along in the wilderness.

10:6 But these things became types of us, for us not to be lusters of evil things, just as those also lusted.

10:7 Nor yet become idolaters, just as some of them. Just as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."

10:8 Nor yet should we be involved in prostitution, as some of them were involved in prostitution, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand.

10:9 Nor yet should we put Christ to the test, as some them did, and were destroyed by snakes.

10:10 Nor yet murmur, just as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

10:11 Now these things befell them typically, but are written for our admonition, to whom the consummations of the eons have come.

10:12 Therefore, let him who thinks that he stands beware that he should not fall.

10:13 Trial has not come upon you except that which is common to man. But God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tried above what you are able, but will, together with the trial, make the way of escape also, to enable you to endure it.

10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

10:15 I speak as to wise people. You judge what I say.

10:16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake from the one bread.

10:18 Observe Israel according to the flesh. Are not the ones who are eating the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

10:19 Therefore, what am I saying? That the thing sacrificed to idols is anything? Or that an idol is anything?

10:20 Rather, that the things that they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. But I do not want you to become partakers of demons.

10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than he is, are we?

10:23 All is allowed me, but not all is expedient. All is allowed me, but not all builds up.

10:24 Let no one seek his own, but that of another.

10:25 Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, judging nothing because of conscience.

10:26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and fullness of it."

10:27 If any of the unbelievers invites you, and you want to go, eat everything that is placed before you, judging nothing because of conscience.

10:28 But if anyone should say to you, "This is a holy sacrifice," do not eat, because of that one who informed you and conscience.

10:29 Now conscience, I say, not that of yourself, but that of the other. For why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?

10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered for that which I give thanks?

10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or you drink or anything you do, do all things for the glory of God.

10:32 And become not a stumbling block to the Jews and to the Greeks and to the called-out community of God,

10:33 just as I also please all people in all things, not seeking my own benefit, but that of the many, that they might be saved.

1 Corinthians Chapter 11↑

11:1 Become imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

11:2 Now I praise you that you remember all of mine, and just as I delivered over to you the traditions, you keep them.

11:3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, yet the head of the woman is the man, yet the head of Christ is God.

11:4 Every man praying or prophesying having something on his head disgraces his head.

11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with uncovered head disgraces her head, for it is one and the same with the one who is shaved.

11:6 For if a woman is not covered, let her be shorn also. But if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.

11:7 For a man ought not to cover his head, being the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of man.

11:8 For man is not out of woman, but woman out of man.

11:9 For, also, man was not created because of the woman, but woman because of the man.

11:10 Because of this, the woman ought to have authority on her head because of the messengers.

11:11 Nevertheless, neither is woman apart from man, nor man apart from woman, in the Lord.

11:12 For just as the woman is out of the man, thus also the man is through the woman. But all is out of God.

11:13 Judge among you yourselves. Is it fitting for a woman to pray to God uncovered?

11:14 But does not nature itself teach you that if a man should wear long hair, it is a dishonor to him,

11:15 but if a woman should wear long hair, it is a glory to her, because the long hair is given instead of a covering?

11:16 But if anyone is disposed to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the called-out communities of God.

11:17 But in giving this command I do not praise you, because you come together, not for the better, but for the worse.

11:18 For first, at your coming together in the called-out community, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.

11:19 For it is necessary that there be sects also among you, that those who are approved might become manifest among you.

11:20 Therefore, at your coming together in the same place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper.

11:21 For each one is taking his own supper in the eating, and one is hungry, yet one is drunk.

11:22 For do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the called-out community of God, and put to shame those who do not have anything? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? In this I am not giving praise.

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

11:24 and giving thanks, broke it and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

11:25 Likewise also the cup, after dining, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he should come.

11:27 So then, whoever should eat the bread or should drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be liable for the body and the blood of the Lord.

11:28 But let a person test himself, and thus let him eat from the bread and let him drink out of the cup.

11:29 For the one eating and drinking, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not judging rightly the body.

11:30 Because of this, many among you are weak and sick, and quite a few have fallen asleep.

11:31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not have been judged.

11:32 But, being judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

11:33 So then, my brothers, when coming together to eat, wait for one another.

11:34 If anyone may be hungry, let him eat at home, lest you should come together for judgment. But the rest I will command when I should be coming.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12↑

12:1 Now concerning the spiritual things, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

12:2 You know that when you were of the nations, you were lead away to the speechless idols, as ever you were led.

12:3 Therefore, I make known to you that no one speaking in the spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed," and no one is able to say "Jesus is Lord" except in the holy spirit.

12:4 But there are apportionments of gracious gifts, but the same spirit,

12:5 and there are apportionments of ministries, and the same Lord,

12:6 and there are apportionments of workings, but the same God, who works all in all.

12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the spirit, with a view to expedience.

12:8 For to one is given a word of wisdom through the spirit, yet to another a word of knowledge according to the same spirit,

12:9 yet to another faith in the same spirit, to another gracious gifts in the one spirit,

12:10 to another workings of powers, to another prophecy, to another judging of spirits, to another kinds of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues.

12:11 But all these things one and the same spirit works, distributing to each individually just as it intends.

12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the body, being many, are one body, thus also is Christ.

12:13 For by one spirit also we all were baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and all were made to drink one spirit.

12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

12:15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," not for this is it not of the body.

12:16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," not for this is it not of the body.

12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?

12:18 But now God placed the members, each one of them, in the body just as he willed.

12:19 But if it were all one member, where would the body be?

12:20 But now there are many members, but one body.

12:21 But the eye is not able to say to the hand, "I do not have need of you," or again, the head to the feet, "I do not have need of you."

12:22 But, much rather, the members of the body which are thought to be weaker are necessary,

12:23 and those of the body which we think to be more dishonorable, these we clothe with more abundant honor, and our unpresentable members have more abundant presentability,

12:24 but our presentable members have no need. But God composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that which lacks it,

12:25 that there should be no division in the body, but the members should have the same care for one another.

12:26 And whether one member is suffering, all the members suffer together. Whether a member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it.

12:27 But you are a body of Christ, and members out of part,

12:28 whom also God placed in the called-out community, first, apostles, second, prophets, third, teachers, then powers, then gracious gifts of healing, helps, administrations, kinds of tongues.

12:29 Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all are powers, are they?

12:30 Not all have the gracious gifts of healing, do they? Not all are speaking with tongues, are they? Not all are interpreting, are they?

12:31 But be zealous for the greater gracious gifts. And still I show you a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians Chapter 13↑

13:1 If I should speak with the tongues of men and of messengers, but do not have love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

13:2 And if I should have prophecy and should know all secrets and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

13:3 And if I should parcel out all my possessions, and if I should deliver up my body, that I will be burned, but do not have love, I am benefited in no way.

13:4 Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag. It is not puffed up.

13:5 It is not indecent. It does not seek its own. It is not incensed. It does not keep account of evil.

13:6 It does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices together with the truth.

13:7 It bears all. It believes all. It expects all. It endures all.

13:8 Love never fails. But whether prophecies, they will be discarded. Whether tongues, they will cease. Whether knowledge, it will be discarded.

13:9 For we know out of part, and we prophesy out of part,

13:10 but whenever maturity may come, that which is out of part will be discarded.

13:11 When I was a minor, I spoke as a minor, I thought as a minor, I reasoned as a minor. When I became a man, I discarded the things of a minor.

13:12 For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face. Now I know out of part, but then I will know just as I am also known.

13:13 But now abide faith, expectation, love -- these three. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians Chapter 14↑

14:1 Pursue love, but be zealous for spiritual things, yet rather that you may prophesy.

14:2 For the one speaking in a tongue does not speak to people, but to God, for no one is hearing, but in spirit he speaks secrets.

14:3 But the one prophesying speaks to people edification and encouragement and consolation.

14:4 The one speaking in a tongue edifies himself, but the one prophesying edifies the called-out community.

14:5 But I want you all to speak in tongues, but rather, that you might prophesy. But greater is the one prophesying than the one speaking in tongues, outside and except he should interpret, that the called-out community may receive edification.

14:6 But now, brothers, if I should come to you speaking with tongues, what will I benefit you, unless I should speak to you in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

14:7 Likewise, soulless things, giving a sound, whether flute or lyre, if they should not give a distinction in sounds, how will the fluting or the lyre playing be known?

14:8 For if a trumpet, also, should give an indistinct sound, who will prepare for battle?

14:9 Thus, you also, if you should not give an intelligible word through the tongue, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

14:10 There are perhaps so many kinds of sounds in the world, and nothing is soundless.

14:11 Therefore, if I should not know the meaning of the sound, I will be a barbarian to the one speaking, and the one speaking a barbarian in my view.

14:12 Thus you also, since you are zealous of spiritual things, seek for the edification of the called-out community, in order that you may abound.

14:13 Therefore, let the one speaking in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

14:15 What, therefore, is it? I will pray in the spirit, but will also pray with the mind. I will play music in the spirit, but will also play music with the mind.

14:16 Otherwise, if I should bless in the spirit, how will the one who fills the place of the outsider say "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?

14:17 For indeed you give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

14:18 I thank God that I speak in more tongues than all of you.

14:19 But in a called-out community, I want to speak five words with my mind, in order that I might instruct others, than tens of thousands of words in a tongue.

14:20 Brothers, do not become children in understanding, but in evil be minors, yet in understanding become mature.

14:21 In the law it is written that In different tongues and in lips of others I will speak to this people, and neither thus will they hearken me, says the Lord.

14:22 So then, tongues are for a sign, not to believers, but to unbelievers. Yet prophecy is not for unbelievers, but for believers.

14:23 Therefore, if the whole called-out community should come together in the same place, and all should speak in tongues, yet outsiders or unbelievers should enter, will they not say that you are mad?

14:24 But if all should prophesy, and some unbeliever or outsider should enter, he is exposed by all. He is judged by all.

14:25 The hidden things of his heart become manifest, and thus, falling on his face, he will worship God, proclaiming that God is really among you.

14:26 What, therefore, is it, brothers? Whenever you should come together, each has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all occur for edification.

14:27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, by two, or at most three, and in turn, and let one also interpret.

14:28 But if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in the called-out community, yet let him speak to himself and to God.

14:29 But let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

14:30 But if it should be revealed to another who is sitting, let the first be silent.

14:31 For you are all able to prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

14:32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

14:33 For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace, as in all the called-out communities of the holy ones.

14:34 Let women be silent in the called-out communities, for it is not permitted to them to speak, but let them be in subjection, just as the law also says.

14:35 But if they want to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is a shame for a woman to speak in a called-out community.

14:36 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or did it come to you only?

14:37 If anyone thinks to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things that I am writing to you are of the Lord.

14:38 But if anyone ignores this, he is ignored.

14:39 So then, my brothers, be zealous to prophesy, and do not prevent speaking in tongues.

14:40 But let all things occur decently and according to order.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15↑

15:1 Now I make known to you, brothers, the good news which I proclaimed to you, which you also received, and in which you also stand,

15:2 through which you are also saved, by the word of good news that I proclaimed to you, if you make it your possession, outside and except you believed in vain.

15:3 For I delivered to you among the first things that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,

15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised up the third day according to the scriptures,

15:5 and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve,

15:6 then he was seen by over five hundred brothers at once, of whom the majority remain until now, but some have fallen asleep.

15:7 Then he was seen by James, then by all the apostles,

15:8 Yet, last of all, as if it were an untimely birth, he was seen by me also.

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, whom am not competent to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the called-out community of God.

15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me did not come to be in vain, but I labored more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me.

15:11 Therefore, whether I or those, thus we proclaim, and thus you believed.

15:12 But if Christ is proclaimed that he has been raised out of dead ones, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of dead ones?

15:13 But if there is no resurrection of dead ones, neither has Christ been raised.

15:14 But if Christ has not been raised, then our proclaiming is in vain, and your faith is in vain.

15:15 But we are also found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise, if so be that dead ones are not raised.

15:16 For if dead ones are not raised, neither has Christ been raised.

15:17 But if Christ has not been raised, your faith is empty -- you are still in your sins.

15:18 Consequently, those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

15:19 If we have an expectation in Christ in this life only, we are the most pitiable of all men.

15:20 But now Christ has risen out of dead ones, the firstfruit of those who have fallen asleep.

15:21 For since through a man came death, also through a man came the resurrection of dead ones.

15:22 For just as in Adam all die, thus also in Christ all will be vivified.

15:23 But each in his own class: the firstfruit Christ, then those who are Christ's at his presence,

15:24 then the consummation, whenever he delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, whenever he should abolish all rule and all authority and power.

15:25 For it is necessary for him to reign until he has put all enemies under his feet.

15:26 The last enemy is being abolished: death.

15:27 For he subjected all things under his feet. But when it says that all things are subjected, it is evident that it excludes the one who subjects all things to him.

15:28 But whenever all should be subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject to the one subjecting all to him, that God may be all in all.

15:29 Else, what are they doing who are being baptized? It is for the dead ones if the dead ones are not raised at all. Why are they being baptizing also for them?

15:30 And why are we in danger every hour?

15:31 I die daily. By this boast of yours, which I have in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

15:32 If according to the way of a man I fought wild beasts in Ephesus, what is the benefit to me? If dead ones are not raised, we may eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

15:33 Do not be deceived. Evil company corrupts kind manners.

15:34 Sober up righteously and do not sin, for some have an ignorance of God. To shame you, I say it.

15:35 But someone will say, "How are the dead ones raised? But with what kind of body do they come?"

15:36 Foolish one! What you sow is not vivified unless it should die.

15:37 And that which you sow is not the body that it will become, but you sow a bare seed, if, perhaps, of wheat or some of the rest.

15:38 But God gives to it a body just as he wills, and to each of the seeds its own body.

15:39 Not all flesh is the same flesh, but there is one of men, yet another flesh of beasts, yet another flesh of birds, yet another of fish.

15:40 There are celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies. But the glory of the celestial is of one kind, yet another of the terrestrial,

15:41 another glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of stars, for star differs from star in glory.

15:42 Thus also is the resurrection of the dead ones. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.

15:43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.

15:44 It is sown a soulish body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a soulish body, there is a spiritual also.

15:45 Thus also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul"; the last Adam a vivifying spirit.

15:46 But not first the spiritual, but the soulish; then the spiritual.

15:47 The first man was out of the earth, earthy; the second man is out of heaven.

15:48 Such as the earthy is, such as those also who are earthy, and such as the celestial, such are those also who are celestial.

15:49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the celestial.

15:50 But I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood is not able to inherit the kingdom of God, neither is corruption inheriting incorruption.

15:51 Behold, I tell you a secret. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,

15:52 in an instant, in the twinkle of an eye, at the last trump. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead ones will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

15:53 For it is necessary for this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality.

15:54 But whenever this corruptible should put on incorruption and this mortal should put on immortality, then the word that is written will come to pass: "Death is swallowed up in victory.

15:55 Where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting?

15:56 But the sting of Death is sin, yet the power of sin is the law.

15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:58 So then, my beloved brothers, become steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians Chapter 16↑

16:1 But concerning the collection for the holy ones, just as I instructed the called-out communities of Galatia, thus you do also.

16:2 According to a sabbath, let each of you lay aside by himself in store that in which he should be prospered, that whenever I should come, at that time no collections may take place.

16:3 But whenever I should arrive, whomever you should approve through letters, these I will send to bring your grace to Jerusalem.

16:4 But if it should be worthwhile for me also to go, they will go together with me.

16:5 But I will come to you whenever I should pass through Macedonia, for I am passing through Macedonia.

16:6 Now perhaps I will abide with you, or even spend the winter, that you might send me forward wherever I may go.

16:7 For I do not want to see you now in passing, for I expect to abide with you some time, if the Lord should permit it.

16:8 But I will abide in Ephesus until Pentecost,

16:9 for a great and operative door has opened for me, and there are many opponents.

16:10 But if Timothy should come, see that he should be with you without fear, for he works the work of the Lord, as I also.

16:11 Therefore, no one should disdain him, but send him forward in peace, that he may come to me, for I am awaiting him with the brothers.

16:12 But concerning the brother Apollos, I besought him many times that he should come to you with the brothers, and he was not at all willing that he should come now, but he will come whenever it is opportune.

16:13 Be watchful. Stand firm in the faith. Be manly. Be strong.

16:14 Let all your actions occur in love.

16:15 But I beseech you, brothers. You know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruit of Achaia, and they set themselves to the ministry for the holy ones,

16:16 that you also might be subject to such, and to all those who work together and labor.

16:17 But I rejoice at the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because these made up for your lack,

16:18 for they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore, recognize such.

16:19 Greeting you are the called-out communities of Asia. Greeting you much in the Lord are Aquila and Prisca, together with the called-out community of their house.

16:20 Greeting you are all the brothers. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

16:21 The greeting is by my hand -- Paul's.

16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him held up for consecration. O Lord, come.

16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

16:24 My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, and brother Timothy, to the called-out community of God that is in Corinth, together with all the holy ones who are in all Achaia.

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

1:4 who comforts us in all our affliction to enable us to comfort those who are in all affliction through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

1:5 For just as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, thus through Christ our comfort also abounds.

1:6 But whether we are afflicted for your comfort and salvation, or whether we are comforted for your comfort, which works in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also suffer,

1:7 our expectation also for you is firm, knowing that as you are sharers of the sufferings, thus also of the comfort.

1:8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that occurred in Asia, that we were excessively burdened, beyond our power, so that we despaired of life also.

1:9 But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we might have no confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead ones,

1:10 who rescued us from so great a death, and will rescue, on whom we put our expectation that he will still rescue.

1:11 You also helping together by petitions for us, that from many people thanks may be given for us for the gracious gift given to us through many.

1:12 For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we behaved in the world, yet especially more toward you.

1:13 For we are not writing any other thing to you except that which you are reading and recognizing also. But I expect that you will recognize to the consummation.

1:14 Just as you also recognized us in part, that we are your boast just as you are also ours in the day of our Lord Jesus.

1:15 And with this confidence I intended previously to come to you, that you should have a second grace,

1:16 and through you to pass through into Macedonia, and to come again from Macedonia to you, and by you to be sent forward into Judea.

1:17 Therefore, deciding this, consequently I did not use lightness, did I? Or that which I am deciding, am I deciding according to the flesh, that it should be with me "Yes, yes," and "No, no"?

1:18 But God is faithful, because our word toward you is not "Yes" and "No."

1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed among you through us -- through me and Silvanus and Timothy -- became not "Yes" and "No," but in Him has become "Yes."

1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in him they are "Yes." Therefore through him also is the "Amen" to God, for glory, through us.

1:21 But the one who is confirming us together with you in Christ, and anointing us, is God,

1:22 who also sealed us and gave the earnest of the spirit in our hearts.

1:23 But I call upon God as a witness on my soul, that to spare you, I no longer came to Corinth.

1:24 Not that we are lording it over your faith, but we are fellow workers of your joy, for you stand by faith.

2 Corinthians Chapter 2↑

2:1 For I decided this with myself, not to come to you again in sorrow.

2:2 For if I made you sorrowful, who also makes me glad except the one who is made sorrowful by me?

2:3 And I wrote this same thing, lest, coming, I may have sorrow from those who ought to have made me glad, having confidence in all of you, that my joy is that of all of you.

2:4 For out of great affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not that you should be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love that I have especially for you.

2:5 But if anyone has caused sorrow, he has not made me sorrowful, but out of part, lest I may be burdening, you all.

2:6 Sufficient to such is this rebuke, which is by the majority.

2:7 So then, you should rather be gracious and comfort this one, lest somehow, this one should be swallowed up by excessive sorrow.

2:8 Therefore I beseech you to validate your love to him.

2:9 For this purpose I also wrote, in order that I might know your testedness, if you are obedient in all things.

2:10 But to whom you are being gracious in anything, I, also. For in that which I also have been gracious, if I have been gracious in anything, it is because of you in the face of Christ,

2:11 lest we may be overreached by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his designs.

2:12 But, coming to Troas for the good news of Christ, and a door being opened for me in the Lord,

2:13 I had no rest in my spirit at my not finding Titus, my brother, but bidding farewell to them, I departed to Macedonia.

2:14 But thanks be to God, who always makes us triumph in Christ and is manifesting the odor of his knowledge through us in every place.

2:15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God, in those who are being saved and in those who are perishing,

2:16 to those on the one hand an odor from death to death, yet to those on the other hand an odor from life to life. And who is competent for these things?

2:17 For we are not as the many who peddle the word of God, but as out of sincerity, but as out of God, we speak before God in Christ.

2 Corinthians Chapter 3↑

3:1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or we do not need, as some, letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we?

3:2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all people,

3:3 manifesting that you are a letter of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the spirit of the living God, not in stone tablets, but in tablets of fleshly hearts.

3:4 Now we have such confidence through Christ toward God.

3:5 Not that we are competent from ourselves to reckon anything as out of ourselves, but our competency is out of God,

3:6 who also makes us competent ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the spirit, for the letter kills, but the spirit vivifies.

3:7 But if the ministry of death in letters engraved in stones came in glory, so that the sons of Israel were not able to look intently into the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, which was being abolished,

3:8 how will not rather the ministry of the spirit be in glory?

3:9 For if the ministry of condemnation is glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness exceeds in glory.

3:10 For that also which has been glorified has not been glorified in this respect, on account of the glory that surpasses it.

3:11 For if that which is being abolished came with glory, much rather that which remains is in glory.

3:12 Therefore, having such expectation, we use much boldness,

3:13 and not as Moses, who placed a covering on his face, so that the sons of Israel would not look intently to the consummation of that which is being abolished.

3:14 But their minds were calloused, for until this very day the same covering abides on reading of the old covenant, not being uncovered, because it is abolished in Christ.

3:15 But until today, whenever Moses is read aloud, a covering lies on their heart,

3:16 but whenever one turns to the Lord, the covering is taken away.

3:17 But the Lord is the spirit, yet where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

3:18 But we all with uncovered face, reflecting the glory of the Lord are being changed into the same image, from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the spirit.

2 Corinthians Chapter 4↑

4:1 Because of this, having this ministry, just as we have been shown mercy, we do not lose heart,

4:2 but we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor yet adulterating the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every person's conscience in the sight of God.

4:3 But if indeed our good news is covered, it is covered among those who are perishing,

4:4 among whom the god of this eon has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that they would not see the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

4:5 For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, yet ourselves your slaves because of Jesus.

4:6 For God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," is he who shined in our hearts for the enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding power may be of God and not out of us.

4:8 In everything being afflicted, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

4:9 persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

4:10 always carrying about the death of Jesus in the body, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.

4:11 For we who are living are continually being delivered up to death because of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

4:12 So then, death works in us, but life in you.

4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed; therefore, I spoke." We also believe; therefore, we also speak.

4:14 knowing that the one who raised Jesus will also raise us together with Jesus and present us together with you.

4:15 For all things are because of you, that the grace, increasing through the many, should cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

4:16 Therefore, we do not lose heart, but even if our outer person is being destroyed, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day.

4:17 For the immediate lightness of our affliction is working for us an eon-characterized weight of glory according to an exceeding degree to an exceeding degree,

4:18 at our not looking at what is seen, but what is not seen. For what is seen is for a season, but what is not seen is eon-characterized.

2 Corinthians Chapter 5↑

5:1 For we know that if our terrestrial house, the tent, is destroyed, we have a building out of God, a house not made by hands, eon-characterized, in the heavens.

5:2 For in this we groan, longing to put on our dwelling which is out of heaven,

5:3 if so be that, putting on, we will not be found naked.

5:4 For we also, who are in the tent, groan, being burdened, on which we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that the mortal may be swallowed up by life.

5:5 But the one who works for us this same thing is God, who has given us the earnest of the spirit.

5:6 Therefore, being always confident and knowing that, being at home in the body, we are away from the Lord

5:7 (for we walk through faith, not through sight),

5:8 yet we are confident and prefer rather to be away from home out of the body and to be at home with the Lord.

5:9 Therefore we are ambitions also, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him.

5:10 For it is necessary for all of us to be manifest in front of the judgment seat of Christ, that each should be requited for that which he practiced through the body, whether good or bad.

5:11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are manifest to God. But I expect to be manifest to your consciences also.

5:12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to boast over us, that you may have it for those who are boasting in appearance and not in heart.

5:13 For whether we are beside ourselves, it is to God; whether we are sound minded, it is to you.

5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us, judging this, that one died for all. Consequently, all died.

5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.

5:16 So then, from now on, we know no one according to flesh. Even if we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know him no longer.

5:17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, new things have come.

5:18 But all is out of God, who conciliates us to himself through Christ, and who has given to us the ministry of conciliation,

5:19 how that God was in Christ, conciliating the world to himself, not reckoning their offenses to them, and placing in us the word of the conciliation.

5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as of God entreating through us. We are pleading for Christ, be conciliated to God.

5:21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians Chapter 6↑

6:1 But working together, we also entreat you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

6:2 For he says, "At an acceptable season I heard you, and in a day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is an acceptable season; behold, now is a day of salvation."

6:3 We are giving no one a cause of offense in anything, lest the ministry should be blamed,

6:4 but in everything we are commending ourselves as ministers of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

6:5 in blows, in jails, in disturbances, in toils, in sleepless nights, in fasts,

6:6 in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in holy spirit, in love unfeigned,

6:7 in the word of truth, in the power of God, through the weapons of righteousness of the right hand and of the left hand,

6:8 through glory and dishonor, through evil report and good report, as deceivers and true,

6:9 as unknown and well known, as dying, and behold, we live, as disciplined and not put to death,

6:10 as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing, as poor, yet making many rich, as having nothing, and possessing all things.

6:11 Our mouth is open toward you, Corinthians. Our heart is broadened.

6:12 You are not restrained in us, but you are restrained in your own affections.

6:13 But, as a like exchange (I speak as to children), you also be broadened.

6:14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

6:15 But what agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what share a believer with an unbeliever?

6:16 But what agreement has a sanctuary of God with idols? For you are a sanctuary of the living God, just as God said, "I will dwell in them and will walk in them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."

6:17 Therefore, "come out from their midst and be separated," says the Lord, "and do not touch the unclean, and I will welcome you,"

6:18 and I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians Chapter 7↑

7:1 Therefore having these promises, beloved ones, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, completing holiness in the fear of God.

7:2 Make room for us. We wronged no one; we corrupted no one; we exploited no one.

7:3 I do not say this to condemn you, for I have said before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.

7:4 Much is my boldness toward you; much is my boasting over you; I am filled with encouragement. I am abounding with joy in all our affliction.

7:5 For even at our coming to Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted in all things: fightings outside, fears inside.

7:6 But God who comforts the lowly, comforted us by the presence of Titus,

7:7 yet not only by his presence, but also in the comfort with which he was comforted over you, proclaiming to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced the more.

7:8 For even if I grieved you by a letter, I do not regret it. Even if I did regret it (I see that that letter grieved you, even if it was for an hour),

7:9 now I rejoice, not that you were grieved, but that you grieved to a change-of-mind. For you grieved according to God, so that in nothing you suffered loss by us.

7:10 For grief according to God works a change-of-mind to unregretted salvation, but the grief of the world brings about death.

7:11 For, behold, this same thing -- for you to be grieved according to God -- how much it works in you of diligence, rather, defense, rather, indignation, rather, fear, rather, longing, rather, zeal, rather, vengeance! In everything you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.

7:12 Consequently, even if I wrote to you, it was not because of the one who did wrong, but neither because of the one who was wronged, but because of manifesting to you your diligence for us in the sight of God.

7:13 Therefore, we are comforted, but in our comfort we rather rejoiced abundantly more in the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

7:14 For if I have boasted anything to him about you, I have not been put to shame, but as we speak all things in truth to you, thus also our boasting to Titus came to be true.

7:15 And his affection for you abounds more, remembering the obedience of you all, as, with fear and trembling you welcomed him.

7:16 I rejoice because in everything I am confident in you.

2 Corinthians Chapter 8↑

8:1 But we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God which has been given among the called-out communities of Macedonia,

8:2 that in a great test of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the corresponding depth of their poverty have abounded to the wealth of their generosity,

8:3 because I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, of their own accord,

8:4 with much entreaty beseeching of us the grace and the fellowship of the ministry for the holy ones,

8:5 and not just as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us through the will of God.

8:6 So we entreated Titus that, just as he previously began, thus he would also complete for you this grace also.

8:7 But just as you abound in everything -- in faith and in word and in knowledge and in all diligence and in love that comes out of us into you -- that you may also abound in this grace.

8:8 I do not say this according to a command, but through the diligence of others, testing also the genuineness of your love.

8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of you, being rich, he become poor, that you, by his poverty, should become rich.

8:10 And in this I give an opinion, for this is expedient for you, who not only began previously, from a year ago, to do, but also to will.

8:11 But now complete the doing also, so that just as there is an eagerness to will, thus also to complete it out of what you have.

8:12 For if eagerness is present beforehand, it is acceptable according to what one may have, not according to what one does not have.

8:13 For it is not that other may have ease, and you have affliction, but by an equality,

8:14 in the present season, your abundance is for their need, that their abundance may also come to be for your need, so that there may come to be an equality.

8:15 Just as it is written, "The one with much did not have too much, and the one with little did not have too little."

8:16 But thanks be to God who put the same diligence for you in the heart of Titus,

8:17 because he received the entreaty, but being very diligent, of his own accord he went out to you.

8:18 But we sent together with him the brother whose praise in the good news is through all of the called-out communities,

8:19 yet not only so, but who was also selected by the called-out community to be our traveling companion with this grace which is being ministered by us for the glory of the Lord himself and for showing our eagerness,

8:20 while avoiding this, lest anyone should find fault in us in this abundance which is being ministered by us.

8:21 For we are taking thought beforehand for that which is good not only before the Lord, but also before people.

8:22 But we send together with them our brother, whom we have tested many times in many things, being diligent, but now much more diligent having much confidence toward you.

8:23 As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker for you. As for the brothers, they are apostles of the called-out communities, the glory of Christ.

8:24 Therefore show to them the display of your love and our boasting about you to the face of the called-out communities.

2 Corinthians Chapter 9↑

9:1 For, concerning the ministry for the holy ones, it is superfluous for me to write to you.

9:2 For I know your eagerness, concerning which I boast to the Macedonians about you, that Achaia has been prepared from last year, and your zeal has stirred up the majority.

9:3 But I sent the brothers, lest our boasting over you should be in vain in this matter, that you may be prepared just as I said,

9:4 lest somehow, if the Macedonians should come together with me and should find you unprepared, we may be put to shame (so that we might not speak of you) in this confidence.

9:5 Therefore, I deem it necessary to entreat the brothers that they may come beforehand to you and should arrange beforehand your blessing as promised beforehand. This to be prepared thus, as a blessing and not as greed.

9:6 But this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows blessedly will also reap blessedly.

9:7 Each one just as he purposes in heart, not out of sorrow or from necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

9:8 But God is able to make all grace abound to you, in order that in everything at all time, having all sufficiency, you may abound to every good work.

9:9 Just as it is written, "He scattered; he gave to the poor; his righteousness abides for the eon."

9:10 But the one supplying seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and make the product of your righteousness grow,

9:11 being enriched in everything for all the generosity, which is working through us thanksgiving to God,

9:12 because the ministry of this service is not only replenishing the needs of the holy ones, but also abounds through much thanksgiving to God,

9:13 through the testedness of this ministry, glorifying God at the subjection of your confession to the good news of Christ and the generosity of the fellowship toward them and toward all,

9:14 and in their petition for you, longing for you because of the surpassing grace of God on you.

9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

2 Corinthians Chapter 10↑

10:1 But I, Paul, myself am entreating you, through the gentleness and clemency of Christ, who, according to face am humble among you, but being absent, am bold toward you.

10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not, being present, have to have boldness with the confidence with which I am reckoning to dare any who reckon us as walking according to the flesh,

10:3 For, walking in flesh, we are not warring according to flesh.

10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful to God for the pulling down of bulwarks; pulling down reckonings

10:5 and every height that is raised against the knowledge of God, and taking captive every thought to the obedience of Christ,

10:6 and having preparedness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may be fulfilled.

10:7 You look at the appearance of things. If anyone is persuaded in himself to be Christ's, let him reckon this again with himself, that, just as he is Christ's, thus also are we.

10:8 For if I should boast somewhat excessively concerning our authority, which the Lord gave us for the building up and not for the pulling down of you, I shall not be put to shame,

10:9 so that I should not seem as ever terrifying you through letters,

10:10 because one says, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak and his word is disdained."

10:11 Let such a one reckon this, that such as we are in word through letters, being absent, such also we will be in deed, being present.

10:12 For we do not dare to judge or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, do not understand.

10:13 But we will not boast immeasurably, but according to the measure of the range that the God of measuring assigns to us, to reach on even as far as you.

10:14 For it is not as though, not reaching on to you, we are overstretching ourselves, for we arrived first even as far as you in the good news of Christ,

10:15 not boasting immeasurably in others' labor, but having an expectation, your faith growing, to be magnified abundantly among you according to our range,

10:16 so as to proclaim the good news beyond you, not to boast in another's range over that which is prepared.

10:17 But the one boasting, in the Lord let him boast.

10:18 For not the one commending himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians Chapter 11↑

11:1 Would that you had borne with something a little foolish of me. But, indeed, you are bearing with me.

11:2 For I am jealous over you with a jealousy of God. For I betrothed you to one man, to present a pure virgin to Christ.

11:3 But I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by its craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the singleness and pureness which is in Christ.

11:4 For if the one who comes proclaims another Jesus whom we did not proclaim, or you receive a different spirit which you did not receive, or a different good news which you did not accept, you bear with that one well.

11:5 For I reckon to be deficient in nothing pertaining to the preeminent apostles.

11:6 But even if I am unskilled in word, yet not in knowledge, but in everything being made manifest in all things to you.

11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I proclaimed the good news of God to you gratuitously?

11:8 I despoiled other called-out communities, receiving rations for the ministering of you.

11:9 And being present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers coming from Macedonia supplied my need, and in everything I kept and will keep myself from being a burden to you.

11:10 The truth of Christ is in me, for this boasting will not be barred from me in the regions of Achaia.

11:11 Because of what? Because I do not love you? God knows.

11:12 But what I do, I will also do, in order that I may cut off opportunity from those wanting opportunity, that in that which they boast, they may be found just as we also.

11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transfiguring into apostles of Christ.

11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself is transfigured into a messenger of light.

11:15 Therefore it is not a great thing if his servants are transfigured as ministers of righteousness, whose consummation will be according to their works.

11:16 Again I say, no one should think me to be foolish. But if otherwise, accept me even as foolish, that I may also boast a little something.

11:17 That which I say, I do not say according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

11:18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I will also boast.

11:19 For you, being wise, gladly bear with the foolish.

11:20 For you bear with it if anyone enslaves you, if anyone devours, if anyone is obtaining, if anyone is exalting himself, if anyone strikes you in the face.

11:21 I say this with dishonor, as that we have been weak. In whatever anyone is daring to do -- I say it in foolishness -- I also dare to do.

11:22 Are they Hebrews? I also! Are they Israelites? I also! Are they the seed of Abraham? I also!

11:23 Are they servants of Christ? -- I say it as if I were beside myself -- I am more so. In labors more abundantly, in jails more abundantly, in beatings more exceedingly, in deaths often.

11:24 I received forty minus one from the Jews five times.

11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. A night and a day I have spent in the deep,

11:26 in journeys often, in dangers of rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my race, in dangers from the nations, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers in the sea, in dangers among false brothers,

11:27 in toil and hardship, in sleepless nights often, in hunger and thirst, in going hungry often, in cold and nakedness.

11:28 Apart from what is outside, that which comes upon me daily, the concern for all of the called-out communities.

11:29 Who is weak and I am not weak? Who is snared and I am not on fire?

11:30 If it is necessary to boast, I will boast of my weakness.

11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed for the eons, knows that I am not lying.

11:32 In Damascus, the ethnarch of King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,

11:33 and I was lowered through a window in a rope-basket through the wall, and escaped his hands.

2 Corinthians Chapter 12↑

12:1 It is necessary to boast. It is not expedient, but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

12:2 I know a person in Christ fourteen years ago (whether in the body I do not know, or outside the body I do not know, God knows) such a one was snatched away to the third heaven.

12:3 And I know such a person (whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows)

12:4 that he was snatched away into paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not allowed for a person to speak.

12:5 Over such a one I will boast, but over myself I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.

12:6 For if I should want to boast, I will not be foolish, for I will say the truth. Yet I refrain, lest anyone should reckon me to be above what he sees of me or anything he hears of me,

12:7 even because of the exceeding degree of revelations. Therefore, lest I should be lifted up, a thorn in the flesh was given me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it should buffet me, lest I should be lifted up.

12:8 For this I entreated the Lord three times, that it should depart from me.

12:9 And he said to me, "Sufficient for you is my grace, for the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, with gladness I will rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ might reside on me.

12:10 Therefore I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions and distresses for Christ's sake, for whenever I am weak, then I am powerful.

12:11 I have become foolish. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for I am deficient in nothing pertaining to the preeminent apostles, even if I am nothing.

12:12 Indeed, the signs of an apostle have been worked among you in all endurance, besides in signs and wonders and powerful works.

12:13 For what is it in which you were made inferior above the rest of the called-out communities, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Be gracious toward me for this unrighteousness!

12:14 Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden, for I do not seek yours but you. For the children ought not to store up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

12:15 But I will gladly spend and be spent for your souls, even if loving you more diminishes my being loved.

12:16 But let it be. I have not been a burden to you. But being crafty, I took you by guile.

12:17 Not anyone of those whom I dispatched to you -- through him did I exploit you?

12:18 I entreated Titus and dispatched together with him the brother. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not walk in the same spirit? Not in the same footsteps?

12:19 For a long time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. In the sight of God, in Christ, we speak. But all things, beloved ones, are for your edification.

12:20 For I fear, lest somehow, on coming, I may not find you such as I want, and I may be found of you such as you do not want -- lest somehow there be strife, jealousy, indignation, factiousness, slander, whisperings, arrogance, disturbances.

12:21 Lest again at my coming should my God be humbling me toward you, and I will mourn for many who have sinned previously and have not had a change-of-mind for the uncleanness and prostitution and licentiousness that they have practiced.

2 Corinthians Chapter 13↑

13:1 This is the third time I come to you. At the mouth of two witnesses, and three, will every word be established.

13:2 I have said before, and say as being present the second time, and now, being absent, to those who sinned previously and to all the rest, that if I should come again, I will not spare,

13:3 since you are seeking a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but powerful among you.

13:4 For indeed, he was crucified in weakness, but he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live together with him by the power of God toward you.

13:5 Test yourselves if you are in the faith. Prove yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be disqualified?

13:6 But I expect that you will know that we are not disqualified.

13:7 But we pray to God that you do not do anything evil, not that we may appear qualified, but that you might do that which is good, yet we may be as disqualified.

13:8 For we are not able to do anything against the truth, but rather for the truth.

13:9 For we rejoice whenever we may be weak, but you may be powerful. And we pray for this: your maturity.

13:10 Because of this, I write these things, being absent, in order that, being present, I may not use severity according to the authority which the Lord has given me for building up and not for pulling down.

13:11 For the rest, brothers, rejoice, be restored, be encouraged, think the same thing, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the holy ones greet you.

13:13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the holy spirit be with all of you.

Galatians

Galatians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle not from men nor through a man but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from out of dead ones,

1:2 and all the brothers with me, to the called-out communities of Galatia.

1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,

1:4 who gave himself for our sins, so that he might deliver us out of the present wicked eon, according to the will of our God and Father,

1:5 to whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.

1:6 I am astonished that thus, swiftly, you are transferred from the one who called you in the grace of Christ to a different good news,

1:7 which is not another, except it be that there are some who are shaking you and wanting to alter the good news of Christ.

1:8 But even if we or a messenger out of heaven should proclaim a good news to you contrary to that which we proclaimed to you, let him be accursed.

1:9 As we said before, and now I say again, if anyone is proclaiming a good news to you contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.

1:10 For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I still pleased men, I would not be a slave of Christ.

1:11 For I make known to you, brothers, the good news that was proclaimed by me, that it is not according to man.

1:12 For neither did I receive it from a man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

1:13 For you have heard of my conduct once in Judaism, that to an exceeding degree I persecuted the called-out community of God and destroyed it.

1:14 And I progressed in Judaism above many contemporaries in my race, being more zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

1:15 But when it pleased the one who separated me out of my mother's womb and called me through his grace

1:16 to reveal his Son in me that I may proclaim him among the nations, immediately I did not submit it to flesh and blood,

1:17 neither did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away to Arabia, and I returned again to Damascus.

1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to relate it to Cephas, and I abode with him fifteen days.

1:19 But I did not see any other of the apostles, except James, the brother of the Lord.

1:20 But that which I write to you, behold, in the sight of God, I say that I am not lying.

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

1:22 But I was unknown by face to the called-out communities of Judea that are in Christ.

1:23 But they were only hearing that "The one who once persecuted us, is now proclaiming the faith that he once destroyed."

1:24 And they glorified God in me.

Galatians Chapter 2↑

2:1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking along Titus also.

2:2 But I went up according to revelation, and submitted to them the good news that I proclaim among the nations, yet privately to those of repute, lest somehow I should run or had run in vain.

2:3 But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

2:4 But it was because of the false brothers who were smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order that they might enslave us,

2:5 to whom, not even for an hour, did we yield in subjection, that the truth of the good news might continue to abide with you.

2:6 Now from those reputed to be something -- what sort they once were is of no difference to me (God does not receive the face of man) -- for to me those of repute submitted nothing.

2:7 But these, seeing that I was entrusted with the good news of the uncircumcision, just as Peter of the circumcision

2:8 (for the one working in Peter for the apostleship of the circumcision worked in me also for the nations),

2:9 and, knowing the grace given to me, Jacob and Cephas and John, who were considered to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should be for the nations, but they for the circumcision,

2:10 only that we might remember the things of the poor, the very thing I was also eager to do.

2:11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was condemned.

2:12 For before the coming of some from Jacob, he ate together with those of the nations. But when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those out of the circumcision.

2:13 And the rest of the Jews also joined in the hypocrisy with him, so that Barnabas also was led away with their hypocrisy.

2:14 But when I saw that they did not walk uprightly toward the truth of the good news, I said to Cephas in front of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like one of those of the nations and not like a Jew, how do you compel those of the nations to judaize?"

2:15 We are Jews by nature and not sinners out of the nations,

2:16 but knowing that a person is not made righteous out of the works of law, save through the faith of Jesus Christ, and we have believed in Christ Jesus that we may be made righteous out of the faith of Christ and not out of the works of law, because out of the works of law will no flesh at all be made righteous.

2:17 But if while seeking to be made righteous in Christ, we ourselves also have been found to be sinners, is Christ, consequently, a minister of sin? May it not be!

2:18 For if I build again these things which I destroyed, I commend myself as a transgressor.

2:19 For I, through law, died to law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ,

2:20 yet I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. But that which I now live in the flesh, I live in the faith that is of the Son of God, who loved me and delivered himself up for me.

2:21 I do not repudiate the grace of God, for if righteousness is through law, consequently Christ died for nothing.

Galatians Chapter 3↑

3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, to whom according to your eyes Jesus Christ was portrayed as crucified?

3:2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the spirit out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?

3:3 Are you thus foolish? Having begun in spirit, are you now made complete in flesh?

3:4 Did you suffer so many things in vain? If indeed also it was in vain.

3:5 The one who supplies you the spirit and works powerful deeds among you -- does he do it out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?

3:6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.

3:7 Know, consequently, that those out of faith, these are the sons of Abraham.

3:8 But the scripture, foreseeing that God declares righteous those of the nations out of faith, proclaimed beforehand good news to Abraham, that "In you will all the nations be blessed."

3:9 So that those out of faith are blessed together with believing Abraham.

3:10 For as many as are out of law are under a curse, for it is written that "Cursed is everyone who does not abide in all things written in the book of the law to do them."

3:11 But it is evident that no one is made righteous before God in law, for "the one who is righteous will live out of faith."

3:12 But the law is not out of faith, but "the one who does these things will live in them."

3:13 Christ reclaims us from out of the curse of the law, becoming a curse for us, because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,"

3:14 in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.

3:15 Brothers, I am speaking after the manner of men. Nevertheless, a covenant of man having been ratified, no one repudiates or adds to it.

3:16 But the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. It does not say, "and to seeds" as of many, but as of one, "and to your seed," which is Christ.

3:17 But I say this: a covenant, having been ratified beforehand by God, the law, coming to be after four hundred and thirty years, does not invalidate, in order to nullify the promise.

3:18 For if the inheritance is out of law, it is no longer out of promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham through a promise.

3:19 What, therefore, is the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom it had been promised, being prescribed through messengers in the hand of a mediator.

3:20 But the mediator is not of one, but God is one.

3:21 Therefore, is the law against the promises of God. May it not be! For if a law had been given that was able to vivify, certainly righteousness would have been out of law.

3:22 But the scripture locks up all together under sin, that the promise out of faith of Jesus Christ may be given to those who believe.

3:23 But before faith came, we were guarded under law, being locked up for the coming faith to be revealed.

3:24 So that the law has become our tutor to Christ, in order that we might be made righteous out of faith.

3:25 But at the coming of faith, we are no longer under a tutor,

3:26 for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

3:27 for as many of you as were baptized into Christ, put on Christ,

3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; there is no male and female, for you all are one in Christ Jesus.

3:29 But if you are Christ's, consequently you are of Abraham's seed, heirs according to the promise.

Galatians Chapter 4↑

4:1 But I say, for as much time as the heir is a minor, he is no different than a slave, being lord of all,

4:2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.

4:3 Thus we also, when we were minors, we were enslaved under the elements of the world.

4:4 But when the fullness of time came, God dispatched his Son, coming to be out of a woman, coming to be under law,

4:5 that he should reclaim those under law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

4:6 But because you are sons, God dispatched the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba! Father!"

4:7 So that you are no longer a slave, but a son. But if a son, also an heir through God.

4:8 But then, not knowing God, you were enslaved to those which by nature are not gods.

4:9 But now, knowing God, yet rather being known by God, how are you turning back again to the infirm and poor elements, to which you want to be enslaved again anew?

4:10 You carefully observe days and months and seasons and years.

4:11 I fear for you, lest somehow I have labored in vain for you.

4:12 Become as I am, because I am as you, brothers, I entreat you. You did not wrong me in anything.

4:13 But you know that through infirmity of the flesh I proclaimed the good news to you formerly.

4:14 And your trial in my flesh you did not despise or disdain, but you received me as a messenger of God, as Christ Jesus.

4:15 Where, therefore, is your happiness? For I testify to you that if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

4:16 So that I have become your enemy by being truthful to you!

4:17 They zealously seek you, but not in a good way, but they want to exclude you, that you may zealously seek them.

4:18 But it is good to be sought zealously in good always, and not only in my presence with you.

4:19 My children, concerning whom I have birth pains again until Christ may be formed in you.

4:20 But I want to be present with you now, and to change my voice, for I am perplexed about you.

4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not hear the law?

4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one out of the female slave and one out of the free woman.

4:23 But the one out of the female slave was born according to flesh, but the one out of the free woman through promise,

4:24 which things are spoken allegorically, for these women are two covenants, one from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery, which is Hagar.

4:25 But Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.

4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother.

4:27 For it is written, "Rejoice, barren one who does not give birth. Burst out and shout, you who do not have birth pains. For many are the children of the desolate, rather than of the one having a husband.

4:28 But you, brothers, in accordance with Isaac, are children of promise.

4:29 But just as then the one who was born according to flesh persecuted the one according to spirit, thus also now.

4:30 But what does the scripture say? Cast out the female slave and her son, for the son of the female slave will by no means inherit with the son of the free woman.

4:31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the female slave, but of the free woman.

Galatians Chapter 5↑

5:1 For freedom Christ has freed us. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of slavery.

5:2 Behold, I, Paul, say to you that if you should be circumcised, Christ will benefit you nothing.

5:3 But I testify again to every man being circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

5:4 You are abolished from Christ, you who are made righteous in law. You have fallen out of grace.

5:5 For we, in spirit, await the expectation of righteousness out of faith.

5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.

5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you not to be persuaded by the truth?

5:8 This persuasion is not out of him who calls you.

5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

5:10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will think nothing different, but the one who is stirring you up will bear his judgment, whoever he may be.

5:11 But I, brothers, if I am still proclaiming circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? Consequently the snare of the cross has been abolished.

5:12 Would that those who are disturbing you would cut themselves off!

5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use the freedom for an opportunity to the flesh, but through love slave for one another.

5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware that you may not be consumed by one another.

5:16 But I say, walk in spirit, and you should by no means fulfill the desire of the flesh.

5:17 For the flesh desires against the spirit, but the spirit against the flesh, for these are contrary to each other, so that whatever you may want, you should not do these things.

5:18 But if you are led by spirit, you are not under law.

5:19 But the works of the flesh are evident, which are prostitution, uncleanness, licentiousness,

5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, factions, dissensions, sects,

5:21 envies, drunkennesses, carousings, and the like of these, which, I tell you beforehand, just as I told you before that the ones who practice these things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

5:22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,

5:23 meekness, self control. Against such things there is no law.

5:24 But those of Christ have crucified the flesh together with its passions and desires.

5:25 If we should be living in spirit, in spirit we should also be walking.

5:26 We should not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians Chapter 6↑

6:1 Brothers, if any person should be overtaken in some offense, you, who are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, looking out for yourself, lest you also should be tried.

6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.

6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

6:4 But let each one test his own work, and then he will have boasting toward himself alone, and not toward another.

6:5 For each one will bear his own load.

6:6 But let the who is instructed in the word share with the one who is instructing, in all good things.

6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not to be mocked, for whatever a person might sow, this he will also reap,

6:8 because the one who sows to his own flesh, out of the flesh will reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit, out of the spirit will reap life characterized by the eon.

6:9 But we should not become discouraged in doing good, for in its proper season we will reap, not becoming weary.

6:10 Consequently, therefore, as we have a season of opportunity, we should work good to all, but especially to those of the household of faith.

6:11 Behold with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand.

6:12 As many as want to put on a fair face in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only so that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

6:13 For not even those who are circumcised keep law, but they want you to be circumcised that they might boast in your flesh.

6:14 But may it not be mine to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

6:15 For neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

6:16 And as many as will walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, even on the Israel of God.

6:17 For the rest, let no one cause toil for me, for I bear in my body the brand marks of Jesus.

6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Ephesians

Ephesians 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to all the holy ones in Ephesus and faithful ones in Christ Jesus:

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in celestial places in Christ,

1:4 just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and flawless before him in love,

1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the delight of his will,

1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he graciously bestowed on us in the beloved,

1:7 in whom we have deliverance through his blood, the forgiveness of offenses, according to the riches of his grace,

1:8 which he made to abound to us in all wisdom and understanding,

1:9 making known to us the secret of his will, according to his delight, which he purposed in him,

1:10 for the administration of the fullness of seasons, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in him

1:11 in whom our lot was cast also, being predestined according to the purpose of the one who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

1:12 that we should be for the praise of his glory, who have had an expectation beforehand in Christ,

1:13 in whom you also, on hearing the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, in whom also believing, you were sealed with the holy spirit of promise,

1:14 which is the earnest of our inheritance, to the deliverance of the acquired possession, to the praise of his glory.

1:15 Because of this, I also, on hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and love for all the holy ones,

1:16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention in my prayers

1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,

1:18 the eyes of your heart having been enlightened, for you to know what is the expectation of his calling, what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance among the holy ones,

1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of the might of his strength,

1:20 which he has worked in Christ, raising him from out of dead ones, and seating him at his right hand in the celestial places,

1:21 above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named, not only in this eon but also in that which is coming,

1:22 and he subjected all things under his feet, and gave him as head over all things to the called-out community,

1:23 which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all in all.

Ephesians 2↑

2:1 And you, being dead ones in your offenses and sins,

2:2 in which you once walked according to the eon of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of stubbornness,

2:3 among whom also we all behaved once in the desires of our flesh, doing the will of the flesh and the mind, and we were children of wrath by nature even as the rest.

2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,

2:5 and we being dead ones in offenses, vivified us together with Christ (by grace you are saved),

2:6 and raised us together and seated us together in the celestial places in Christ Jesus,

2:7 that, in the coming eons, he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.

2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not out of you. It is the gift of God.

2:9 It is not out of works, lest anyone should boast.

2:10 For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

2:11 Therefore, remember that once you, those of the nations in flesh, who are called uncircumcision by those called circumcision in flesh, made by hands,

2:12 that you were in that season apart from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no expectation, and without God in the world.

2:13 But now in Christ Jesus, you, who once were far off, have become near in the blood of Christ.

2:14 For he himself is our peace, who made both one and destroyed the dividing wall of the partition, the enmity, in his flesh,

2:15 nullifying the law of commandments in decrees, that he should create the two in himself into one new man, making peace,

2:16 and should reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, killing the enmity in himself.

2:17 And, coming, he proclaimed the good news of peace to you, those far off, and peace to those near,

2:18 because through him we both have access in one spirit to the Father.

2:19 Consequently, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but are fellow-citizens of the holy ones and members of the household of God,

2:20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the capstone of the corner being Christ Jesus himself,

2:21 in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord,

2:22 in whom you also are built together for a dwelling place of God, in spirit.

Ephesians 3↑

3:1 On account of this, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you of the nations --

3:2 if indeed you have heard about the stewardship of the grace of God given to me for you,

3:3 according to revelation the secret was made known to me (just as I wrote beforehand in brief,

3:4 so that you who are reading are able to understand my insight in the secret of Christ,

3:5 which, in other generations, was not made known to the sons of men as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in spirit):

3:6 those of the nations are to be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the good news

3:7 of which I became a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which was given to me, according to the working of his power.

3:8 To me, the least of all the holy ones, was given this grace: to proclaim the good news of the unsearchable riches of Christ to the nations,

3:9 and to enlighten all as to what is the administration of the secret, which has been concealed from the eons in God, who created all things,

3:10 that now the many-sided wisdom of God might be made known to the rulers and the authorities in the celestial places through the called-out community,

3:11 according to the purpose of the eons, which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord,

3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through his faith.

3:13 Therefore, I request you not to be discouraged at my afflictions for your sake, which are your glory.

3:14 On account of this, I bow my knees to the Father,

3:15 out of whom every ancestral family in the heavens and on earth is named,

3:16 that he may give you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his spirit in the inner man,

3:17 for Christ to dwell in your hearts through faith, having been rooted and established in love,

3:18 in order that you may be strong to grasp, together with all the holy ones, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth,

3:19 and to know the love of Christ that exceeds knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

3:20 Now to the one who is able to do superabundantly above all we request or think, according to the power that works in us,

3:21 to him be the glory in the called-out community and in Christ Jesus to all the generations of the eon of the eons. Amen.

Ephesians 4↑

4:1 Therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, entreat you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,

4:2 with all humility and meekness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

4:3 being eager to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace:

4:4 one body and one spirit, just as also you were called in one expectation of your calling;

4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

4:7 But to each one of us was given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

4:8 Therefore, it says, "Ascending on high, he captured captivity; he gave gifts to men."

4:9 But the "he ascended," what is it except that he also descended to the lower parts of the earth?

4:10 He himself who descended is also the one who ascended above all of the heavens, in order that he might fill all things.

4:11 And he himself gave some as apostles, yet some as prophets, yet some as evangelists, yet some as pastors and teachers

4:12 for the equipping of the holy ones, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ,

4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son the God, to a mature man, to a measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

4:14 that we may no longer be minors, thrown to and fro by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, by craftiness with a view to the systematizing of the deception.

4:15 But speaking truth in love, we should grow into him with respect to all things, who is the head, Christ,

4:16 out of whom the entire body, joined together and united through every joint of support according to the working in measure of each single part, is making for the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

4:17 This, therefore, I say and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as those of the nations walk, in the futility of their mind,

4:18 being darkened in understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the callousness of their heart,

4:19 who, being past feeling, delivered themselves up to licentiousness to work all uncleanness in greed.

4:20 But you did not thus learn Christ,

4:21 if, indeed, you heard him and were taught in him (just as the truth is in Jesus),

4:22 to put off from you, according to your former behavior, the old man, which is corrupted according to the desires of deceit,

4:23 yet to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

4:24 and to put on the new man, which, according to God, is created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

4:25 Therefore, putting off the lie, speak truth each one with his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

4:26 Be angry and do not sin. Do not let the sun set upon your anger,

4:27 nor yet give place to the Slanderer.

4:28 Let the one who steals steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his own hands that which is good, that he may have to share with the one who has need.

4:29 Let not any rotten word proceed out of your mouth, but only something good for edification of the need, in order that it might give grace to those who hear.

4:30 And do not grieve the holy spirit of God, in which you have been sealed for the day of deliverance.

4:31 Let all bitterness, and anger, and wrath, and clamor, and blasphemy be taken away from you with all evil.

4:32 Become kind toward one another, compassionate, being gracious among yourselves, just as God also, in Christ, has been gracious toward you.

Ephesians 5↑

5:1 Become, therefore, imitators of God, as beloved children,

5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved us, and delivered up himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.

5:3 But prostitution, and all uncleanness, or greed -- let it not even be named among you, just as is fitting for holy ones --

5:4 and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting, which are not proper, but rather thanksgiving.

5:5 For this you know, knowing that no paramour at all, or unclean, or greedy person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of stubbornness.

5:7 Therefore, do not become joint partakers with them,

5:8 for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

5:9 for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,

5:10 testing what is well pleasing to the Lord.

5:11 And do not be joint participants in the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them also.

5:12 For it is shameful even to speak of the hidden things being done by them.

5:13 But all that which is exposed by the light is made manifest,

5:14 for everything made manifest is light. Therefore, it says, "Rise, sleeping one, and rise from out of the dead ones, and Christ will shine on you."

5:15 Therefore, accurately observe how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

5:16 reclaiming the season because the days are wicked.

5:17 Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is profligacy, but be filled with spirit,

5:19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making praise in your heart to the Lord,

5:20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father,

5:21 being subject to one another in fear of Christ

5:22 -- wives to their own husbands as to the Lord,

5:23 because the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the called-out community (he himself being the Savior of the body).

5:24 But as the called-out community is subject to Christ, thus also the wives to the husbands in everything.

5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the called-out community and delivered himself up for it,

5:26 that he might sanctify it, cleansing it with the washing of water in the word,

5:27 that he might present to himself a glorious called-out community, not having spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that it may be holy and flawless.

5:28 Thus, the husbands also ought to love their owns wives as their own bodies. The one who loves his wife loves himself.

5:29 For no one at any time hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also the called-out community,

5:30 because we are members of his body.

5:31 For this "a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will be one flesh."

5:32 This secret is great, but I speak with reference to Christ and the called-out community.

5:33 Nevertheless, you also, each one of you, love his own wife as himself, yet the wife that she fear the husband.

Ephesians 6↑

6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

6:2 "Honor your father and mother" (which is the first commandment with a promise),

6:3 "that it may become well with you, and you will live a long time on the earth."

6:4 And fathers, do not make your children angry, but nurture them in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

6:5 Slaves, obey your lords according to the flesh with fear and trembling in sincerity of your heart, as to Christ,

6:6 not according to eye service, as people pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from out of the soul,

6:7 with goodwill slaving as to the Lord and not to men,

6:8 knowing that each of you, whatever good he should do, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

6:9 And lords, do the same to them, forebearing threatening, knowing that the Lord of them and you is in the heavens, and there is no respect of persons with him.

6:10 For the rest, be strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength.

6:11 Put on the panoply of God, to enable you to stand up to the stratagems of the Slanderer,

6:12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-mights of this darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the celestial places.

6:13 Because of this, take up the panoply of God that you may be able to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand.

6:14 Stand, therefore, girding your waist with truth, and putting on the breastplate of righteousness,

6:15 binding under your feet with the preparation of the good news of peace

6:16 in everything taking up the shield of faith, by which you will be able to extinguish all the burning arrows of the wicked one.

6:17 And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.

6:18 Through every prayer and petition, praying in every season in spirit, and being alert to this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the holy ones,

6:19 and for me, that a word may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the good news,

6:20 for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I should speak boldly, as it is necessary for me to speak.

6:21 But in order that you may know my situation, what I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will make known to you all things,

6:22 whom I sent to you for this same thing, that you may know the things concerning us, and he may encourage your hearts.

6:23 Peace to the brothers and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

6:24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.

Philippians

Philippians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the supervisors and servants:

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 I give thanks to my God on every remembrance of you,

1:4 always, in every petition of mine for all of you, making the petition with joy,

1:5 because of your contribution to the good news from the first day until now,

1:6 being persuaded of this same thing, that the one who began a good work in you will thoroughly perform it until the day of Christ Jesus,

1:7 just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the good news, you are all my joint participants in grace,

1:8 for God is my witness, how I long for all of you in the affections of Christ Jesus.

1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

1:10 for you to test the things that carry through, that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

1:11 being filled with the fruit of righteousness that is through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

1:12 But I want you to know, brothers, that the things concerning me have rather come to be for the progress of the good news,

1:13 so that my bonds in Christ have become manifest in the whole praetorium and to all the rest,

1:14 and the majority of the brothers, having confidence in the Lord because of my bonds, are more exceedingly daring to speak the word without fear.

1:15 Some, indeed, even because of envy and strife proclaim Christ, but some also because of good will.

1:16 These, indeed, out of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the good news,

1:17 but those, out of faction, proclaim Christ, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction in my bonds.

1:18 What then? Nevertheless, because by every method, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. But also I will rejoice.

1:19 For I know that this will result in salvation for me through your petition and the supply of the spirit of Jesus Christ,

1:20 according to my persistent waiting and expectation, that in nothing I will be put to shame, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.

1:21 For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

1:22 But if it is to live in flesh, this to me is work's fruit, and what I will prefer I do not know.

1:23 But I am pressed out of the two, having a desire to depart and to be together with Christ, for it, rather, is much better.

1:24 But to abide in the flesh is more necessary because of you.

1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I will abide, and will abide with you all for your progress and joy of faith,

1:26 so that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through me presence again with you.

1:27 Only walk as citizens worthy of the good news of Christ, so that whether coming and seeing you, or being absent, I should hear of the things concerning you, that you stand in one spirit, one soul, contending together for the faith of the gospel,

1:28 and not being frightened by those who oppose, which is to them a sign of destruction, but of your salvation, and this from God,

1:29 because it has been graciously granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but to suffer on behalf of him,

1:30 having the same struggle such as you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Philippians Chapter 2↑

2:1 Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any affections and compassions,

2:2 fill up my joy, that you may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing.

2:3 Let nothing be according to faction, nor yet according to vainglory, but with humility, deem one another better than yourselves,

2:4 each not looking out for that which is his own, but each that of others also.

2:5 Think this in yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus,

2:6 who, existing in the form of God, did not deem it something to be grasped to be equal with God,

2:7 but emptied himself, taking on the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of people, and being found in fashion as a man,

2:8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, that is, death of a cross.

2:9 Therefore, also, God highly exalted him, and graciously gave him the name above every name,

2:10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, celestial and terrestrial and subterranean,

2:11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

2:12 So that, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, no as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling, be working out your own salvation.

2:13 For God is the one who is working in you to will and to work for his good pleasure.

2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings,

2:15 that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

2:16 holding fast the word of life, for my boasting in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, nor labor in vain.

2:17 But even if I am offered as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and rejoice together with all of you.

2:18 But, in the same way also, you rejoice and rejoice with me.

2:19 But I expect, in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy to you quickly, that I also may have good cheer in my soul, knowing the things concerning you.

2:20 For I have no one like-souled, who will sincerely be concerned about the things concerning you.

2:21 For all seek that which is their own, not that which is of Jesus Christ.

2:22 But you know his testedness, that, as a child with a father, he slaved with me for the good news.

2:23 Therefore, indeed, I expect to send this one at once, as ever I may see the things concerning me.

2:24 But I have confidence in the Lord that I myself will also come quickly.

2:25 But I deemed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, but your apostle and servant of my need,

2:26 because he was longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick.

2:27 For he was sick, also, coming near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but also on me, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

2:28 Therefore, I sent him with diligence, so that seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I may be free of sorrow.

2:29 Therefore, receive him in the Lord with all joy, and have such in honor,

2:30 because on account of the work of Christ he came near unto death, risking his soul that he might fill up your lack of service to me.

Philippians Chapter 3↑

3:1 For the rest, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not troublesome to me, but it is safe for you.

3:2 Beware of the dogs. Beware of the evil workers. Beware of the mutilation.

3:3 For we are the circumcision, the ones offering divine service by the spirit of God, and glorying in Christ Jesus, and having no confidence in flesh,

3:4 although I am having confidence also in flesh. If anyone else thinks to have confidence in flesh, I more:

3:5 in circumcision the eighth day, out of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews, according to law, a Pharisee,

3:6 according to zeal, persecuting the called-out community, according to righteousness which is in law, becoming blameless.

3:7 But whatever things were gain to me, these things I have deemed loss because of Christ.

3:8 But, on the contrary, I also deem all things to be loss because of the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and I deem them to be refuse, that I may gain Christ,

3:9 and may be found in him, not having my righteousness which is out of law, but which is through faith of Christ, the righteousness out of God on the basis of faith:

3:10 to know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,

3:11 if somehow I may attain to the out-resurrection from out of dead ones.

3:12 Not that I already received, or have already been made perfect, but I pursue, if I may grasp also that for which I was grasped also by Christ.

3:13 Brothers, I do not reckon myself to have grasped, but one thing, forgetting those things which are behind, yet stretching out to the things ahead,

3:14 According to the goal I pursue the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

3:15 Therefore as many as are perfect, let us think this, and if you think anything differently, God will reveal this also to you.

3:16 Nevertheless, to what we have attained, to the same follow in line.

3:17 Become imitators together of me, brothers, and pay attention to those who walk thus, just as you have us for an example,

3:18 for many walk (of whom I spoke to you many times, but now speak even weeping) as enemies of the cross of Christ,

3:19 whose consummation is destruction, whose god is their stomach, and whose glory is in their shame, the ones who think on terrestrial things.

3:20 For our citizenship exists in the heavens, out of which we await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

3:21 who will transform the body of our humiliation to be conformed to his glorious body according to the working that enables him to subject all things to himself.

Philippians Chapter 4↑

4:1 So then, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand in the Lord, beloved ones.

4:2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to think the same thing in the Lord.

4:3 Yes, I ask you also, true yokefellow, help them, these women who struggled together with me in the good news, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers whose names are in the book of life.

4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice.

4:5 Let your reasonableness be known to all people. The Lord is near.

4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

4:8 For the rest, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are praiseworthy, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, take these things into account.

4:9 And the things you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these put into practice, and the God of peace will be with you.

4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived to think on behalf of me, for whom also you were thinking, but you lacked opportunity.

4:11 Not that I speak according to a need, for I have learned to be self-sufficient in what circumstances I am.

4:12 I know what it is to be humbled and I know what it is to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to hunger, both to abound and to be in want.

4:13 I am capable of all things in the one who strengthens me.

4:14 Nevertheless you did well in your joint participation in my affliction.

4:15 But you also know, Philippians, that in the beginning of the good news, when I came out from Macedonia, not one called-out community participated with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you only,

4:16 because in Thessalonica also, you sent both once and twice for my need.

4:17 Not that I seek a gift, but I seek fruit that increases to your account.

4:18 But I am receiving all and abound. I have been made full, receiving from Epaphroditus the things from you, an odor of fragrance, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

4:19 But my God will fill up your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

4:20 Now to our God and Father be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.

4:21 Greet every holy one in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you.

4:22 All the holy ones greet you, but especially those out of Caesar's household.

4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Colossians

Colossians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy the brother,

1:2 to the holy ones and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae. Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

1:3 We thank God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ always, praying concerning you,

1:4 on hearing of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the holy ones,

1:5 because of the expectation reserved for you in the heavens, which you heard beforehand in the word of the truth of the good news,

1:6 which, coming to you, just as also in all the world it is bearing fruit and growing, just as also among you also, from the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth,

1:7 just as you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow slave, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,

1:8 who also made evident to us your love in spirit.

1:9 Because of this we also, from the day on which we heard, have not ceased to pray for you and request that you may be filled up with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual insight,

1:10 for you to walk worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit, and growing in the knowledge of God,

1:11 being enabled with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and patience with joy,

1:12 giving thanks to the Father who has made you competent for a share of the inheritance of the holy ones in light,

1:13 who rescued us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

1:14 in whom we have the deliverance, the forgiveness of sins,

1:15 who is the image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation,

1:16 because in him were all things created, those in the heavens and those on the earth, the visible things and the invisible things, whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things were created through him and for him,

1:17 and he himself is before all things, and in him all things are held together,

1:18 and he himself is the head of the body, the called-out community, who is the beginning, firstborn out of the dead ones, that in all things he himself may become first,

1:19 because he was pleased for all the fullness to dwell in him,

1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to him, making peace through the blood of his cross, through him, whether the things on earth or the things in the heavens.

1:21 And you, being once alienated and enemies in the mind by wicked deeds,

1:22 but now you have been reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

1:23 if indeed you abide in the faith, established and steadfast and not moved away from the expectation of the good news which you heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh that which is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for his body, which is the called-out community,

1:25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship of God which was given to me for you, to fill up the word of God,

1:26 the secret which has been concealed from the eons and from the generations, but now has been made manifest to his holy ones,

1:27 to whom God wanted to make known what is the wealth of the glory of this secret among the nations, which is Christ among you, the hope of glory,

1:28 whom we proclaim, admonishing every person and teaching every person in all wisdom, that we may present every person mature in Christ,

1:29 for which I labor also, struggling according to his working which works in me with power.

Colossians Chapter 2↑

2:1 For I want you to know what great struggle I have for your sakes and for those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh,

2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being united in love, and to all the riches of the full assurance of insight, unto the knowledge of the secret of God, Christ,

2:3 in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are concealed.

2:4 I say this in order that no one may be deceiving you with persuasive words.

2:5 For even if I am absent in flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

2:6 As, therefore, you received Christ Jesus, the Lord, walk in him,

2:7 having been rooted and being built up in him, and being confirmed in the faith just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

2:8 Beware that there will be no one despoiling you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ,

2:9 because in him dwells bodily all the fullness of the deity.

2:10 And you have been filled up in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority,

2:11 in whom also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made by hands, in the stripping off of the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

2:12 being buried together with him by the baptism, in whom also you were risen together through the faith of the working of God who raised him out of dead ones.

2:13 And you being dead ones in offenses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he vivified you together jointly with him, being gracious to us with respect to all our offenses,

2:14 wiping away the handwriting of the decrees against us, which was hostile to us, and has taken it away out of the midst, nailing it to the cross.

2:15 Stripping off the rulers and the authorities, he made a show of them boldly, triumphing over them in it.

2:16 Therefore, do not let anyone judge you in food or in drink or in matter of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths,

2:17 which are a shadow of the things to come, but the body is of Christ.

2:18 Let no one judge against you, willing in humility and the religion of messengers, parading into what he has seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

2:19 and not holding the head, out of whom the entire body, being supplied and united through ligaments and bonds, is growing with the growth of God.

2:20 If, therefore, you died together with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as living in the world, are you subject to them?

2:21 "You should not touch, nor taste, nor handle,"

2:22 which things are all for corruption by use, in accord with the the commandments and teachings of men,

2:23 which are, having, indeed, an expression of wisdom in willful religion and humility and unsparing treatment of the body, not with any value toward the surfeiting of the flesh.

Colossians Chapter 3↑

3:1 If, therefore, you were raised together with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, sitting on the right hand of God.

3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things on the earth.

3:3 For you died, and your life has been hidden with Christ in God.

3:4 When Christ, who is your life, should be manifested, then you also will be manifested together with him him glory.

3:5 Therefore, deaden the members on the earth: prostitution, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry,

3:6 because of which the wrath of God comes on the sons of stubbornness.

3:7 among whom you also once walked, when you lived in these things.

3:8 But now you also put off all things: wrath, anger, evil, blasphemy, shameful language out of your mouth.

3:9 Do not lie to one another, stripping off the old man with his practices,

3:10 and putting on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it,

3:11 where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free, but Christ is all and in all.

3:12 Therefore, put on as chosen ones of God, holy and beloved, affections of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience,

3:13 bearing with one another and being gracious to one another if anyone should have a complaint against anyone. Just as the Lord also was gracious to you, thus also you.

3:14 But to all these things add love, which is the bond of perfection.

3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body, and become thankful.

3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing yourselves, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

3:17 And everything, whatever you may do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3:18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is pleasing in the Lord.

3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so that they may not be discouraged.

3:22 Slaves, obey in all things your lords according to flesh, not with eye-service, as people pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

3:23 Whatever you may be doing, work from out of the soul, as to the Lord and not to people,

3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Slave for the Lord.

3:25 For the one doing wrong will receive back for that which he did wrong, and there is no partiality.

Colossians Chapter 4↑

4:1 Lords, grant that which is righteous and equitable to your slaves, knowing that you also have a Lord in heaven.

4:2 Be devoted to prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving,

4:3 praying at the same time concerning us, that God may open for us a door of the word, to speak the secret of Christ, because of which I have been bound,

4:4 that I may make it manifest as it is necessary for me to speak.

4:5縲€In wisdom walk toward those outside, reclaiming the season.

4:6 Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so that you know how you ought to answer each one.

4:7 Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all things concerning me,

4:8 whom I have sent to you for this same thing, that you may know the things concerning us and he might encourage your hearts,

4:9 together with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is from out of you. They will make known to you all things here.

4:10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received commandment: if he should come to you, receive him),

4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are out of the circumcision; these only are my fellow workers to the kingdom of God, who became a comfort to me.

4:12 Epaphras, who is from out of you, greets you, a slave of Christ, always struggling for you in prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

4:13 For I testify to him that he has much toil over you and those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis.

4:14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

4:15 Greet the brothers in Laodicea, and Nympha and the called-out community in her house.

4:16 And whenever this letter should be read to you, cause that it should be read also in the Laodicean called-out community, and that you also may read that which is out of Laodicea.

4:17 And say to Archippus, "Look to the ministry that you received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."

4:18 The greeting is by my hand, Paul's. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the called-out community of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace.

1:2 We thank God always concerning all of you, making mention in our prayers, constantly

1:3 remembering your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of expectation of our Lord Jesus Christ, in front of our God and Father,

1:4 knowing, brothers beloved by God, the choice of you,

1:5 because our good news did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in holy spirit and much assurance, just as you know of what sort we became among you for your sake.

1:6 And you became imitators of us and the Lord, receiving the word in much affliction with joy of holy spirit,

1:7 so that you became an example to all those who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia,

1:8 for from you sounded forth the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith toward God has come out, so that we have no need to say anything.

1:9 For they themselves report concerning us, what sort of an entrance we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols, to slave for the living and true God,

1:10 and to await his Son out of the heavens, whom he raised from out of dead ones, Jesus, the one rescuing us out of the coming wrath.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2↑

2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, our entrance to you, that it has not come to be in vain,

2:2 but, suffering before and being mistreated in Philippi, just as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good news of God with much struggle.

2:3 For our entreaty was not out of deception, nor yet out of uncleanness, nor yet with guile,

2:4 but just as we have been tested by God to be entrusted with the good news, thus we speak, not pleasing people, but God, who tests our hearts.

2:5 For neither did we at any time become flattering in word, just as you know, nor with pretext of greediness (God is witness),

2:6 nor seeking glory from people, neither from you, nor from others,

2:7 being able to be a burden as apostles of Christ. But we became minors in your midst, as a nursing mother should be cherishing her own children.

2:8 Thus longing for you, we delighted to share with you not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because you became beloved to us.

2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the good news of God.

2:10 You are witnesses, and God, how devoutly and righteously and blamelessly we became to you who believe,

2:11 just as you know how we were to each one of you, as a father to his own children,

2:12 exhorting and consoling you and testifying that you walk worthily of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory.

2:13 And because of this we also thank God without ceasing, because receiving the word of God heard from us, you received not the word of people, but just as it truly is, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.

2:14 For you became imitators, brothers of the called-out communities of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus, because you also suffered the same things by your own people, just as they also by the Jews,

2:15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecute us, and are not pleasing to God, and are opposed to all people,

2:16 hindering us from speaking to the people of the nations that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always. But the wrath has overtaken them to a consummation.

2:17 But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a season of an hour, in face, not in heart, were more eager to see your face with great desire,

2:18 because we wanted to come to you, indeed, I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan hindered us.

2:19 For who is our expectation or joy or crown of boasting? Is it not even you, in front of our Lord Jesus in his presence?

2:20 For you are our glory and joy.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3↑

3:1 Therefore, no longer being able to bear, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone,

3:2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker of God in the good news of Christ, to establish you and encourage you for the sake of your faith.

3:3 No one is to be swayed in these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this,

3:4 For even when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we were going to be afflicted, just as it came to be also, and you know.

3:5 Because of this, I also, not being able to bear, sent to know your faith, lest somehow the tempter tempted you and our labor should be in vain.

3:6 But now, Timothy coming to us from you and bringing good news to us of your faith and love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, longing to see us just as we also you,

3:7 because of this, brothers, we were consoled because of you in all our necessity and affliction through your faith,

3:8 because now we live if you stand in the Lord.

3:9 For what thanks are we able to repay to God concerning you for all the joy with which we rejoice because of you in front of our God,

3:10 night and day superabundantly beseeching to see your face and to complete that which is lacking in your faith?

3:11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you,

3:12 But may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we also for you,

3:13 to establish your hearts blameless in holiness in front of our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4↑

4:1 For the rest, therefore, brothers, we ask you and entreat in the Lord Jesus, that, just as you received from us how it is necessary for you to walk and please God (just as you are walking also), that you may abound more,

4:2 for you know what commands we gave to you through the Lord Jesus.

4:3 For this is the will of God, your holiness: that you abstain from prostitution;

4:4 that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in holiness and honor,

4:5 not in passion of desire, just like those of the nations who do not know God;

4:6 that no one goes beyond and exploits his brother in the matter, because the Lord is the avenger concerning all of these things, just as also we told you before and solemnly testified.

4:7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

4:8 Therefore the one who rejects is not rejecting man, but God, who also gives his holy spirit to you.

4:9 But concerning brotherly love, you do not need that I write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

4:10 for you are doing it also to all the brothers in all of Macedonia, but we beseech you, brothers, to abound even more,

4:11 and to be ambitious to be quiet, and to be engaged in your own affairs, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

4:12 that you may walk respectably toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

4:13 But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you may sorrow just as also the rest, who have no expectation.

4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, thus also God will bring forth, through Jesus, those who have fallen asleep together with him.

4:15 For this we say to you in the word of the Lord, that we, who are alive and who remain to the presence of the Lord, should by no means precede those who have fallen asleep.

4:16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with command, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead ones in Christ will rise first.

4:17 Then we, who are alive and remain, will be snatched away at the same time together with them in clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we will always be together with the Lord.

4:18 Therefore console one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 5↑

5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you do not need that I write to you,

5:2 for you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord, as a thief in the night, thus comes.

5:3 Whenever they may be saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come upon them as the birth pains of the pregnant, and they may by no means escape.

5:4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day, as a thief, should overtake you,

5:5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness.

5:6 Consequently, therefore, we may not slumber as the rest, but we may be watchful and be sober.

5:7 For those who slumber, slumber at night, and those who are drunk, are drunk at night.

5:8 But we, being of day, may be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the expectation of salvation,

5:9 for God did not appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10 who died for us, in order that whether we may be watchful or slumber, we should live at the same time with him.

5:11 Therefore, encourage one another and edify one the other, just as you are also doing.

5:12 But we ask you, brothers, to know those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,

5:13 and to deem them superabundantly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

5:14 But we beseech you, brothers: admonish the disorderly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the sick, be patient toward all.

5:15 See that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue good toward one another and to all.

5:16 Rejoice always.

5:17 Pray without ceasing.

5:18 In everything give thanks. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

5:19 Do not quench the spirit.

5:20 Do not despise prophecies.

5:21 But test all things, holding on to that which is good.

5:22 Abstain from every form of wickedness.

5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.

5:25 Brothers, pray concerning us.

5:26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

5:27 I adjure you by the Lord: have this letter read to all the brothers.

5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the called-out community of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 We ought to give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers, just as is proper, because your faith is flourishing and the love of each one of you all for one another is increasing,

1:4 so that we ourselves boast in you in the called-out communities of God, for your endurance and faith in all of your persecutions and afflictions that you are enduring,

1:5 a proof of the righteous judgment of God, to deem you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering,

1:6 since it is righteous for God to repay affliction to those afflicting you,

1:7 and to you who are being afflicted, ease with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his mighty messengers,

1:8 in flaming fire, giving out vengeance to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the good news of our Lord Jesus,

1:9 who will pay the righteous judgment of destruction characterized by the eon from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

1:10 whenever he may come to be glorified in his holy ones and to be marveled at in all who believe (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day.

1:11 For which we also pray always concerning you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill every delight of goodness and work of faith in power,

1:12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2↑

2:1 But we ask you, brothers, for the sake of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to him,

2:2 that you be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, neither through spirit, or through word, or through a letter as through us, as that the day of the Lord has arrived.

2:3 Do not let anyone deceive you according to any means, for should not the apostasy come first and the man of lawlessness be revealed, the son of destruction,

2:4 who opposes and exalts himself over everything called a god or an object of worship, so that he sits in the sanctuary of God, demonstrating that he himself is a god?

2:5 Do you not remember that, being still with you, I told you these things?

2:6 And now you know that which restrains, for him to be revealed in his own season.

2:7 For the secret of lawlessness is already at work. Only the one who now restrains will do so until he should come to be out of the midst,

2:8 and then the lawless one will be revealed (whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the spirit of his mouth, and bring to naught by the appearance of his presence),

2:9 whose presence is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and false wonders,

2:10 and in all deception of unrighteousness against those who are perishing, in return for which they did not receive the love of the truth for their salvation.

2:11 And because of this, God sends them a working of deception, for them to believe the lie,

2:12 in order that all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but delighted in unrighteousness.

2:13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you, brothers, beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you as first fruit for salvation in holiness of spirit and faith of truth,

2:14 for which he called you through our good news, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15 Consequently, therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, whether through word or through our letter.

2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us encouragement characterized by the eon and good expectation in grace,

2:17 encourage your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3↑

3:1 For the rest, brothers, pray concerning us, that the word of the Lord may progress and be glorified, just as it is with you also,

3:2 and that we may be rescued from abnormal and wicked men, for not of all is the faith.

3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the wicked one.

3:4 But we have confidence in the Lord regarding you, that you are both doing and will do that which we command.

3:5 Now the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the endurance of Christ.

3:6 But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

3:7 For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, that we were not disorderly among you,

3:8 neither did we eat bread from anyone for free, but with labor and toil, we are working night and day, so as not to be burdensome to any of you.

3:9 Not that we do not have the right, but that we may give ourselves as an example for you to be imitating us.

3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: that if anyone does not want to work, neither should he eat.

3:11 For we hear that some among you are walking disorderly, working at nothing, but being busybodies.

3:12 But to such ones we command and entreat in the Lord Jesus Christ that, working with quietness, they may eat their own bread.

3:13 But you, brothers, should not lose heart in doing that which is good.

3:14 But if anyone does not obey our word through this letter, note that one and do not associate with him, that he may be ashamed.

3:15 And do not consider him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace through everything by every means. The Lord be with all of you.

3:17 The greeting is by my hand, Paul's, which is a sign in every letter: in this way I write.

3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.

1 Timothy

1 Timothy Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, according to the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our expectation,

1:2 to Timothy, a genuine child in faith: grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3 Just as I entreated you, when going into Macedonia, to remain in Ephesus, so that you may charge certain ones not to teach differently,

1:4 nor yet to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause investigations rather than God's arrangement, which is in faith.

1:5 But the consummation of the charge is love out of a clean heart and a good conscience and faith without hypocrisy,

1:6 from which some, deviating, have turned away to vain talk,

1:7 wanting to be teachers of law, not understanding either what they are saying, or that concerning which they are insisting.

1:8 But we know that the law is good, if anyone should make use of it lawfully,

1:9 knowing this, that the law is not appointed for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, the irreverent and sinners, the unholy and profane, smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers, murderers,

1:10 paramours, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and if any other thing is opposing sound teaching,

1:11 according to the good news of the glory of the happy God, with which I was entrusted.

1:12 I have thankfulness to the one who strengthens me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he deemed me faithful, placing me in the ministry,

1:13 who formerly was a blasphemer and persecutor and a violent person, but I was shown mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief,

1:14 yet the grace of our Lord abounded with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

1:15 The word is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first.

1:16 But because of this I was shown mercy, so that in me first, Christ Jesus might display all patience for a pattern of those who are going to believe on him for life characterized by the eon.

1:17 Now to the King of the eons, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.

1:18 I set this charge beside you, child Timothy, according to the prophecies that went before concerning you, in order that in them you may fight the good fight,

1:19 having faith and a good conscience, which some, rejecting, have suffered shipwreck concerning the faith,

1:20 of whom are Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I delivered up to Satan, that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy Chapter 2↑

2:1 Therefore, I entreat first of all that petitions, prayers, pleadings, thanksgiving be made for all people,

2:2 for kings and all those who are in a superior position, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all devoutness and dignity.

2:3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God,

2:4 who wills all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator of God and mankind, a man, Christ Jesus,

2:6 who gave himself a correspondent ransom for all, the testimony in its own seasons),

2:7 for which, I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.

2:8 Therefore, I want the men to pray in every place, lifting up devout hands without anger and dispute.

2:9 Similarly also the women should adorn themselves in respectable attire, with modesty and self-control, not with braids and gold, or pearls or expensive clothing,

2:10 but through good works, which are fitting for women who profess a reverence for God.

2:11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

2:12 But I do not permit a woman to teach, nor yet to exercise authority over a man, but to remain in quietness.

2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve,

2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, being completely deceived, came to be in transgression.

2:15 But she will be saved through the bearing of children, if she abides in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

1 Timothy Chapter 3↑

3:1 The word is faithful: if anyone aspires to supervision, he desires a good work.

3:2 Therefore, the supervisor must be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, apt to teach,

3:3 not addicted to wine, not bullisome, but reasonable, peaceable, not loving money,

3:4 leading his own house well, having children in subjection with all dignity

3:5 (but if anyone does not know to lead his own house, how will he care for the called-out community of God?),

3:6 not a novice, lest, being conceited, he should fall into the judgment of the Slanderer.

3:7 But he must also have a good testimony from those outside, that he should not fall into reproach and the trap of the Slanderer.

3:8 Servants, similarly, are to be dignified, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not avaricious,

3:9 having the secret of the faith in a clean conscience.

3:10 And let these also first be tested, then let them serve, being above reproach.

3:11 The wives, similarly, are to be dignified, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

3:12 Let servants be the husbands of one wife, leading children and their own households well.

3:13 For those who serve well acquire a good rank for themselves and much boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

3:14 I write these things, expecting to come to you with speed,

3:15 but if I should be delayed, in order that you may know how it is necessary for you to behave in the house of God, which is the called-out community of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

3:16 And admittedly great is the secret of devoutness: who was manifest in flesh, proven righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, proclaimed among nations, believed in the world, taken up in glory.

1 Timothy Chapter 4↑

4:1 Now the spirit explicitly says that in subsequent seasons some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons,

4:2 in the hypocrisy of lies, their own conscience being seared,

4:3 who forbid to marry and command to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thankfulness by those who believe and know the truth,

4:4 because every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be thrown away, being received with thankfulness,

4:5 for it is made holy by the word of God and pleading.

4:6 By instructing these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished with the words of faith and the good teaching that you have followed alongside closely.

4:7 But refuse profane and old-womanish myths, yet exercise yourself to devoutness,

4:8 for bodily exercise is profitable for a few things, but devoutness is profitable for all, having promise for the life which now is, and that which is coming.

4:9 The word is faithful and worthy of all acceptance.

4:10 For to this end, we labor and suffer reproach, because we have placed our expectation on the living God, who is the Savior of all human beings, especially of believers.

4:11 Command and teach these things.

4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example for the believers in word, in behavior, in love, in faith, in purity.

4:13 Until I come, give heed to reading, to entreaty, to teaching.

4:14 Do not neglect the gracious gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the council of elders.

4:15 Attend to these things, and be in them, in order that your progress may be manifest to all.

4:16 Take heed to yourself and to the teaching. Abide in them, for in doing this, you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

1 Timothy Chapter 5↑

5:1 Do not upbraid an older man, but entreat him as a father, younger men as brothers,

5:2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

5:3 Honor widows who are really widows.

5:4 But if any widow has children or descendants, let them first learn to be devoted to their own household and pay back recompense to their progenitors, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

5:5 But the one really a widow, and left alone, has put her expectation on God and continues to abide in petitions and prayers night and day.

5:6 But the one living indulgently, though living, is dead.

5:7 Command these things also, that they may be irreproachable.

5:8 But if someone does not take care for his own, and especially his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

5:9 Let a widow be put on the list, being not less than sixty years old, the wife of one man,

5:10 being well testified of good works: if she has nourished children, if she has washed the feet of the holy ones, if she has helped the afflicted, if she has followed up with every good work.

5:11 But refuse younger widows, for whenever sensuality should turn them against Christ, they want to marry,

5:12 having judgment because they rejected their first faith.

5:13 But, at the same time, they also learn to be idle, going round about the homes, yet not only idle, but also gossipy and busybodies, speaking the things that are not necessary.

5:14 Therefore, I want younger widows to marry, to bear children, to oversee a household, to give an opposer no opportunity for reproach.

5:15 For already some have turned away after Satan.

5:16 If any believing woman has widows, let her help them, and let not the called-out community be burdened, that it may help those who are really widows.

5:17 Let the elders who lead well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in word and teaching.

5:18 For the scripture says, "Do not muzzle a threshing ox," and "Worthy is the worker of his wages."

5:19 Do not accept an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

5:20 Reprove those who sin in the sight of all, that the rest also may have fear.

5:21 I testify solemnly in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the chosen messengers that you keep these things without prejudice, doing nothing according to partiality.

5:22 Lay hands on no one too quickly, nor yet participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

5:23 No longer drink water, but use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent sicknesses.

5:24 The sins of some people are evident, preceding them to judgment, but for some also they follow.

5:25 Similarly also the good works are evident, and those having it otherwise are not able to be hidden.

1 Timothy Chapter 6↑

6:1 Let as many slaves as are under a yoke consider their own masters worthy of all honor, lest the name of God and the teaching may be blasphemed.

6:2 But let those having believing masters not despise them, because they are brothers. But rather let them slave for them, because they are believing and beloved, those benefiting of the good work. Teach and encourage these things.

6:3 If anyone teaches differently and does not devote himself to sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the teaching that is according to devoutness,

6:4 he is conceited, understanding nothing, but morbid about controversies and disputes, out of which comes envy, strife, blasphemy, wicked suspicions,

6:5 altercations of people of a depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who consider a means of gain to be devoutness.

6:6 But a great means of gain is devoutness with contentment.

6:7 For we brought nothing into the world, so that neither can we bring anything out.

6:8 But having food and covering, with these things we will be content.

6:9 But those wanting to be rich fall into a trial and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evils, which some, craving, have been led astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.

6:11 But you, O man of God, flee from these things, yet pursue righteousness, devoutness, faith, love, endurance, meekness.

6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of life characterized by the eon, to which you were called, and confessed a good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

6:13 I command you in the sight of God, who is vivifying all, and Christ Jesus, who testified a good confession before Pontius Pilate,

6:14 that you keep this command spotless and irreproachable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

6:15 which, in its own seasons, will make known: the happy and only Power, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

6:16 who only has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no one among human beings has seen nor is able to see, to whom be eon-characterized honor and might. Amen.

6:17 Command those who are rich in the present eon not to be highminded, nor yet to put their expectation on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who provides us all things richly for enjoyment,

6:18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share,

6:19 treasuring up for themselves a good foundation for that which is coming, in order that they may take hold of life really.

6:20 O Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from profane empty talk and oppositions of falsely named knowledge,

6:21 which some professing, have deviated concerning the faith. Grace be with you.

2 Timothy

2 Timothy Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

1:2 to Timothy, a beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3 I have thankfulness to God, whom I have offered divine service from my ancestors with a clean conscience, as I have unceasing remembrance concerning you in my petitions, night and day,

1:4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

1:5 receiving a remembrance of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice, yet I am persuaded that it is in you also.

1:6 For which reason I remind you to rekindle the gracious gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and of love and of self-discipline.

1:8 Therefore, you should not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor yet me his prisoner, but suffer evil with the good news according to the power of God,

1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times characterized by the eon,

1:10 but now has been manifested through the appearance of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought to light life and incorruption through the good news,

1:11 for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher,

1:12 for which reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard my deposit for that day.

1:13 Have a pattern of sound words, which you heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

1:14 Guard the good deposit through the holy spirit which dwells in us.

1:15 You know this, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

1:16 May the Lord give mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he refreshed me many times and was not ashamed of my chain,

1:17 but, coming to be in Rome, he sought me diligently and found me.

1:18 The Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day. And how much he served in Ephesus you know better than anyone else.

2 Timothy Chapter 2↑

2:1 You, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus,

2:2 And that which you heard from me through many witnesses, these things commit to faithful people who will be competent to teach others also.

2:3 Suffer evil together with me as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

2:4 No one who is serving as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of everyday life, that he may please the one who enlisted him.

2:5 Now if anyone should be competing, he is not crowned unless he should compete lawfully.

2:6 The working farmer must be the first to partake of the fruits.

2:7 Consider what I am saying, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.

2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised out of dead ones, out of the seed of David, according to my good news,

2:9 in which I suffer evil unto bonds as an evil-doer. But the word of God is not bound.

2:10 Because of this, I endure all things because of the chosen ones, that they also may attain salvation which is in Christ Jesus with glory characterized by the eon.

2:11 Faithful is the word: "For if we died together, we will also live together;

2:12 if we endure, we will also reign together; if we deny, he also will deny us;

2:13 if we do not believe, he remains faithful -- he cannot deny himself."

2:14 Remind them these things, testifying solemnly in the sight of the Lord, not to dispute about words for nothing useful, to the ruin of those hearing.

2:15 Be zealous to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed worker, cutting straight the word of truth.

2:16 But avoid profane empty talk, for it will progress to greater irreverence,

2:17 and their word will spread as gangrene, of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus,

2:18 who concerning the truth have deviated, saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and are upsetting the faith of some.

2:19 However, the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and "Let everyone who names the name of the Lord withdraw from unrighteousness."

2:20 But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but wooden and earthenware also, and some for honor, yet some for dishonor.

2:21 Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

2:22 But flee from youthful desires, yet pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call upon the Lord out of a clean heart.

2:23 But refuse foolish and uneducated controversies, knowing that they produce quarrels.

2:24 But the slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, apt to teach, enduring evil,

2:25 with meekness instructing those who oppose, in case God may give them a change-of-mind to a knowledge of truth,

2:26 and they will come to their senses out of the trap of the Slanderer, having been caught alive by him, to do that one's will.

2 Timothy Chapter 3↑

3:1 But know this, that in the last days difficult seasons will be present,

3:2 for people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, haughty, blasphemers, stubborn to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3:3 hardhearted, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, not lovers of good,

3:4 traitors, rash, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God,

3:5 having a form of devoutness, but denying its power. Avoid these also.

3:6 For of these are those who slip into houses and take captive little women loaded with sins, being led by various desires,

3:7 always learning and yet not able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

3:8 Now, in the manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth, men ruined in mind, disqualified concerning the faith.

3:9 But they will not progress to the greater, for their folly will be evident to all, as that of those also became.

3:10 But you have followed closely my teaching, way of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,

3:11 persecutions, sufferings, which came upon me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra: what sort of persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me.

3:12 But all those also who want to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

3:13 But wicked men and swindlers will progress to the worse, deceiving and being deceived.

3:14 But you abide in that which you learned and are persuaded of, knowing from whom you learned it,

3:15 and that from childhood you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

3:16 All scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,

3:17 that the man of God may be qualified, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy Chapter 4↑

4:1 I solemnly testify in the sight of God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living ones and dead ones, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

4:2 Proclaim the word. Be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, entreat, with all patience and teaching.

4:3 For a season will be when they will not endure sound teaching, but according to their own desires, they will heap up teachers for themselves, having their ears tickled,

4:4 and they will turn their hearing away from the truth, yet will be turned aside to myths.

4:5 But you, be sober in all things, suffer evil, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

4:6 For I am already being offered as a libation, and the season of my dissolution is at hand.

4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have completed the course. I have kept the faith.

4:8 For the rest, there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will pay to me in that day, yet not to me only, but to all who have loved his appearing.

4:9 Be diligent to come to me quickly.

4:10 For Demas forsook me, having loved the current eon, and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take along Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.

4:12 But Tychicus I dispatched to Ephesus.

4:13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left in Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.

4:14 Alexander the coppersmith showed me much evil: the Lord will pay back to him according to his works,

4:15 whom you also guard against, for he greatly withstood our words.

4:16 At my first defense, no one came by my side, but all forsook me. May it not be reckoned against them.

4:17 But the Lord stood beside me and strengthened me, that through me the proclamation might be fulfilled and all the nations might hear, and I was rescued out of the mouth of the lion.

4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every wicked work and will save me for his celestial kingdom, to whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.

4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.

4:20 Erastus remained in Corinth, but Trophimus I left behind in Miletus, being sick.

4:21 Endeavor to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.

4:22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

Titus

Titus Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, a slave of God, yet an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the faith of God's chosen and the knowledge of the truth, which is according to devoutness,

1:2 in expectation of life characterized by the eon, which God, who does not lie, promised before times characterized by the eon,

1:3 but manifested his word in its own seasons by proclamation, with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,

1:4 to Titus, a genuine child according to the common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

1:5 On account of this, I left you in Crete, that you should set in order that which is lacking and that you should appoint elders in every city, as I ordered you.

1:6 If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not under accusation of profligacy or insubordinate.

1:7 For it is necessary for the supervisor to be above reproach as the steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not bullisome, not avaricious,

1:8 but hospitable, loving what is good, temperate, righteous, devout, self-controlled,

1:9 upholding the faithful word according the teaching, that he may be able both to entreat with sound teaching and to reprove those who contradict.

1:10 For there are many also who are insubordinate, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those out of the circumcision,

1:11 whom must be silenced, who are ruining whole households, teaching what they must not for the sake of shameful gain.

1:12 A certain one of them, their own prophet, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies."

1:13 This testimony is true. For which reason reprove them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,

1:14 not giving heed to Jewish myths and commandments of people who are turning away from the truth.

1:15 All is clean to the clean, yet to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is clean, but both their mind and conscience is defiled.

1:16 They profess to know God, but by works they deny, being abominable and stubborn, and disqualified for every good work.

Titus Chapter 2↑

2:1 But you, speak that which is fitting for sound teaching.

2:2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, in endurance.

2:3 Older women, likewise, are to behave in a demeanor fitting for the sacred, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,

2:4 that they may guide the young women into an understanding to love their husbands, to love their children,

2:5 to be self-controlled, pure, busy at home, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

2:6 The younger men, likewise, entreat to be self-controlled,

2:7 concerning all things, presenting yourself an example of good works, in teaching with uncorruptness, dignity,

2:8 with a sound message beyond reproach, that one from the opposed may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say concerning us.

2:9 Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not talking back,

2:10 not embezzling, but displaying all good faith, that they may adorn the teaching that is of God our Savior in all things.

2:11 For the grace of God bringing salvation to all people has appeared,

2:12 training us that, denying irreverence and worldly desires, we should live self-controlled and righteously and devoutly in the present eon,

2:13 anticipating the happy expectation and the appearing of the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,

2:14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness and might cleanse for himself a special people, zealous of good works.

2:15 Speak these things and entreat and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Titus Chapter 3↑

3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities; to be obedient, and to be ready for every good work,

3:2 to blasphemy no one, to be peaceable, reasonable, showing all meekness to all people.

3:3 For we were also once foolish, stubborn, deceived, slaves of various desires and pleasures, leading a life in evil and envy, detestable, hating one another.

3:4 But when the kindness and love for humanity of God our Savior appeared,

3:5 he saved us, not out of works which were in righteousness which we did, but according to his mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of holy spirit,

3:6 which he pours out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

3:7 that being made righteous by that one's grace, we may become heirs according to expectation of life characterized by the eon.

3:8 Faithful is the word, and concerning these things I want you to insist, in order that those who have believed in God may give attention to be devoted to good works. These things are good and beneficial for people.

3:9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strifes and legal battles, for these are useless and vain.

3:10 Refuse a factious person after one and a second admonition,

3:11 knowing that such a person is turned out of the way and is sinning, being self-condemned.

3:12 Whenever I might send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me in Nicopolis, for there I have decided to spend the winter.

3:13 Diligently send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos, that nothing may be lacking to them.

3:14 But let ours also learn to be devoted to good works for necessary needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

3:15 All those with me greet you. Greet those who love us in faith. Grace be with all of you.

Philemon

Philemon Chapter 1↑

1:1縲€Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and brother Timothy, to Philemon, the beloved and our fellow worker,

1:2 and to sister Apphia, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the called-out community in your house.

1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4 I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,

1:5 hearing of your love and the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the holy ones,

1:6 so that the fellowship of your faith may become operative in the knowledge of every good thing that is in us for Christ.

1:7 I have had much joy and encouragement on the basis of your love, because the compassions of the holy ones have been refreshed through you, brother.

1:8 Therefore, having much boldness in Christ to order you to do what is proper,

1:9 because of love I am rather entreating, being such a one as Paul, an old man, but now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus.

1:10 I am entreating you concerning my child, whom I begot in my bonds, Onesimus,

1:11 who was once useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me,

1:12 whom I have sent back to you himself. This one who is my very compassions,

1:13 whom I wanted to retain for myself, that, on your behalf, he might serve me in the bonds of the good news.

1:14 But apart from your purpose, I wanted to do nothing, in order that your good may not be as of necessity, but voluntary.

1:15 For perhaps because of this, he was separated for an hour, that you might receive him as an eon-characterized repayment,

1:16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, yet how much rather to you, in the flesh and in the Lord.

1:17 If, therefore, you have me for a companion, receive him as me.

1:18 But if in anything he wronged you or owes you anything, this charge to my account.

1:19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will pay it back. (Not that I should say to you that you owe me even yourself.)

1:20 Yes, brother, let me have the pleasure from you in the Lord. Refresh my compassions in Christ.

1:21 Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even above what I say.

1:22 But, at the same time, prepare also a lodging for me, for I expect that through your prayers, I will be graciously granted to you.

1:23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

1:24 and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.

1:25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Hebrews

Hebrews Chapter 1↑

1:1 God speaking long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets,

1:2 in the last of these days spoke to us in a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also made the eons,

1:3 who, being the effulgence of his glory and the emblem of his substance, upholding all things by the word of power, making a purification of sins through him, he sat down at the right hand of the majesty in the heights;

1:4 becoming so much better than the messengers as he has inherited a more excellent name than they.

1:5 For to which of the messengers did he ever say, "You are my son. Today I have begotten you," and again, "I will be to him for a father, and he will be to me for a son"?

1:6 Now, whenever he may again bring the firstborn into the inhabited earth, he says, "And let all the messengers of God worship him."

1:7 On the one hand, he says with reference to the messengers, "The one making his messengers spirits, and his servants a flame of fire,"

1:8 but with reference to the Son, "Your throne is God for the eon of the eon, and the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. On account of this God, your God, has anointed you with the olive oil of joy beyond your partners."

1:10 And, you, in the beginning, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands.

1:11 They will perish, but you continue. And all, as a garment, will become old,

1:12 and, as a covering, you will roll them up. As a garment also they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will not fail.

1:13 But to which of the messengers has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, until I should place your enemies a footstool for your feet"?

1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits dispatched to service because of those who are going to inherit salvation?

Hebrews Chapter 2↑

2:1 Because of this, it is necessary for us to give even more attention to the things we have heard, lest we should drift away.

2:2 For if the word spoken through messengers became steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a right recompense,

2:3 how will we escape, neglecting so great a salvation, which having its beginning being spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard,

2:4 God testifying together both by signs and wonders and by various powerful works and distributions of holy spirit according to his will?

2:5 For not to messengers did he subject the coming inhabited earth, concerning which we speak.

2:6 But somewhere someone solemnly testified, saying, "What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you visit him?

2:7 You made him somewhat less than the messengers; you crowned him with glory and honor;

2:8 you subjected all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things, he left nothing not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subject to him.

2:9 Yet we see Jesus, who was made somewhat less than the messengers, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God, he might taste death on behalf of everyone.

2:10 For it was fitting for him, because of whom all is, and through whom all is, in leading many sons to glory, to perfect the originator of their salvation through sufferings.

2:11 For both the one who sanctifies and the ones who are sanctified are all out of one, for which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

2:12 saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the called-out community I will sing hymns to you."

2:13 And again, "I will have confidence in him." And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given to me."

2:14 Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also was very near by partaking of the same things, in order that through death he might discard the one who has the power of death, that is, the Slanderer,

2:15 and should set free those whoever, in fear of death, were through their entire life subject to slavery.

2:16 For surely it is not taking hold of messengers, but it is taking hold of the seed of Abraham.

2:17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful chief priest to God, to make a shelter of mercy for the sins of the people.

2:18 For in that he has suffered, being tried, he is able to help those who are being tried.

Hebrews Chapter 3↑

3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, sharers of a celestial calling, consider the apostle and chief priest of our confession, Jesus,

3:2 who is faithful to the one who made him, as Moses also was in his house.

3:3 For this one is counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as the one who builds it has more honor than the house.

3:4 For every house is built by someone, but the one who builds all things is God.

3:5 And Moses, indeed, was faithful in his whole house as an attendant, for a testimony of that which will be spoken.

3:6 But Christ, as a son over his house, whose house we are, if we should hold fast to the boldness and boasting of the expectation.

3:7 Therefore, just as the holy spirit says, "Today, if you should hear his voice,

3:8 do not harden your hearts as in the provocation, in the day of trial in the wilderness,

3:9 where your fathers tried me in the testing and saw my works

3:10 for forty years. Therefore I was angry with this generation and I said, 'They always go astray in heart, and they have not known my ways.'

3:11 As I swore in my wrath, 'If they will enter into my rest-!'

3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you a wicked heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.

3:13 But encourage one another each day, so long as it is called "today," lest anyone of you may be hardened by the deception of sin.

3:14 For we have become partners of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast until the consummation,

3:15 while it is said, "Today, if you should hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the provocation."

3:16 For who, hearing, provoked? Rather, was it not all those who came out of Egypt through Moses?

3:17 But with whom was he angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness?

3:18 But to whom did he swear, not to be entering into his rest, expect to those who were stubborn?

3:19 And we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.

Hebrews Chapter 4↑

4:1 Therefore let us fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to fall short of it.

4:2 For we have also had the good news proclaimed just as those also. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.

4:3 For we who believe enter into rest, just as he has said, "As I swore in my anger, 'If they will enter into my rest-!'" And yet the works occurred from from the foundation of the world.

4:4 For he has said somewhere concerning the seventh thus: "And God rested from all his works on the seventh day."

4:5 And in this again, "If they will enter into my rest-!"

4:6 Since therefore it is left for some to enter into it, and the ones to whom the good news was proclaimed previously did not because of stubbornness,

4:7 He again appoints a certain day, today, saying in David after so much time, just as had been said before, Today, if you should hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."

4:8 For if Joshua caused them to rest, he would not have spoken concerning another day after these things.

4:9 Consequently a sabbath rest is left for the people of God.

4:10 For the one entering into his rest, he also has rested from his works, just as God did from his own.

4:11 Therefore, let us be diligent to enter into the rest, lest anyone should fall into the same example of stubborness.

4:12 For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than every two-edged sword, and piercing up to the division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and is a judge of the sentiments and thoughts of the heart.

4:13 And there is no creature which is not manifest in its sight. Now all things are naked and bare to the eyes of him to whom we are accountable.

4:14 Therefore, having a great chief priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold onto the confession.

4:15 For we do not have a chief priest who is not able to sympathize with our infirmities, but who has been tried in all things in the same manner, apart from sin.

4:16 Therefore, let us approach with boldness to the throne of grace, in order that we may receive mercy and find grace for well-seasoned help.

Hebrews Chapter 5↑

5:1 For every chief priest taken from among men is appointed for people in the things relating to God, that he may offer gifts and sacrifices for sins,

5:2 being able to be reasonable with the ignorant and led astray, since he also is encompassed with infirmity,

5:3 and because of it, he is obligated, just as for the people, thus for himself also, to make offering for sin.

5:4 And not for himself is anyone taking the honor, but is called by God, just as Aaron, also.

5:5 Thus Christ also did not glorify himself to become a chief priest, but the one who said to him, "You are my Son. I, today, have begotten you,"

5:6 just as he says in another place, "You are a priest for the eon according to the order of Melchizedek,"

5:7 who in the days of his flesh, offering both petitions and supplications, with strong crying and tears, to the one able to save him out of death, being heard also because of his piety,

5:8 even though being a son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered,

5:9 and being perfected, he became the cause of eon-characterized salvation to all who obey him,

5:10 being called by God a chief priest according to the order of Melchizedek,

5:11 concerning which we have many words to say, and difficult to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

5:12 For when also, because of the time, you ought to be teachers, you have need again that someone teach you the elements of the beginning of the sayings of God, and you have become to have need of milk, not solid food.

5:13 For everyone partaking in milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is a minor.

5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of habit, have senses exercised for discerning between both good and evil.

Hebrews Chapter 6↑

6:1 Therefore, leaving the beginnings of the word of Christ, let us be brought to maturity, not laying again a foundation of a change-of-mind from dead works and faith on God,

6:2 of teaching of baptisms and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead ones and of eon-characterized judgment.

6:3 And this we will do, if God should permit.

6:4 For it is impossible for those once enlightened, and tasting of the celestial gift, and becoming partakers of holy spirit,

6:5 and tasting of the good word of God, and the powers of the coming eon,

6:6 and falling away, to renew them again to a change-of-mind while crucifying again for themselves the Son of God and holding him up to shame.

6:7 For land, which is drinking the rain often coming on it, and bringing forth vegetation fit for those because of whom it is being cultivated, partakes of blessing from God.

6:8 But, bringing forth thorns and thistles, it is disqualified and near to a curse, the consummation of which is for burning.

6:9 But we are persuaded of better things concerning you, beloved, and things belonging to salvation, even if we thus speak.

6:10 For God is not unrighteous, to be forgetting your work and the love which you have shown for his name, having served the holy ones and continue to serve them.

6:11 Now we desire each one of you to show the same diligence toward the full assurance of the expectation until the consummation,

6:12 in order that you may not become dull, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

6:13 For God, promising Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, swore by himself,

6:14 saying, "Surely, blessing, I will bless you, and multiplying, I will multiply you."

6:15 And thus, being patient, he obtained the promise.

6:16 For men swear by the greater, and the oath for confirmation is the end of all dispute for them,

6:17 in which God, wanting to show even more to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, interposed with an oath,

6:18 in order that through two unchangeable matters, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a powerful encouragement, who are fleeing for refuge, to hold onto the expectation set before us,

6:19 which we have as an anchor of the soul, both secure and steadfast and entering into the inside of the curtain,

6:20 where the forerunner, Jesus, entered for our sakes, becoming a chief priest for the eon according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews Chapter 7↑

7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

7:2 to whom also Abraham distributed a tenth from all -- being, on the one hand, first interpreted king of righteousness, yet also king of Salem, which is king of peace;

7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor consummation of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest continuously from beginning to end.

7:4 Now, see how great this one is to whom the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the best of the spoils.

7:5 And indeed those of the sons of Levi, receiving a priesthood, have a commandment to take a tenth from the people according to the law, that is, from their brothers, even those having come out of the loins of Abraham.

7:6 But the one who is not of their genealogy has took a tenth from Abraham, and has blessed the one having the promises.

7:7 Now, apart from any dispute, the inferior is blessed by the better.

7:8 And here dying men receive a tenth, but there, it is being testified that he lives.

7:9 And, so to speak, through Abraham, Levi also, the one receiving the tenth, has given a tenth,

7:10 for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

7:11 Therefore if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people were given a law), why is there yet a need for a different priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not said to be according to the order of Aaron?

7:12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also coming to be a change in law also.

7:13 For the one of whom these things are said partakes of a different tribe, from which no one has given attendance to the altar.

7:14 For it is evident that our Lord has risen out of Judah, to which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.

7:15 And it is yet even more evident, if a different priest is arising according to the likeness of Melchizedek,

7:16 who has come to be not according to a law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble life.

7:17 For it is testified that "You are a priest for the eon according to the order of Melchizedek,"

7:18 For indeed, there is coming to be a setting aside of the preceding commandment because of the weakness and uselessness of it

7:19 (for the law perfected nothing), but the bringing in of a better expectation, through which we draw near to God.

7:20 And, in as much as it was not without an oath (for these, indeed, are becoming priests without an oath,

7:21 but he with an oath through the one saying to him, "The Lord has sworn, and it will not be regretted, 'You are a priest for the eon.'")

7:22 by so much more Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

7:23 And these indeed are many, having become priests, because they were prevented by death from abiding,

7:24 but he, because he abides for the eon, has an unchangeable priesthood.

7:25 Therefore, also, he is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through him, always being alive to intercede for their sake.

7:26 For it was fitting for us, indeed, to have such a high priest as this one, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and having become higher than the heavens,

7:27 who has not necessity every day, just as the chief priests, to offer up sacrifices first for their own sins, then for those of the people, for this he did once for all time when he offered up himself.

7:28 For the law appoints men chief priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which is after the law, a son, who has been perfected for the eon.

Hebrews Chapter 8↑

8:1 Now this is the main point of what is being said: we have such a chief priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,

8:2 a minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord set up, not man.

8:3 For every chief priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices. Therefore, it was necessary for this one also to have something which he may offer.

8:4 Therefore, if he were indeed on the earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer gifts according to the law,

8:5 who, by example and shadow offer divine service of the celestials, according as Moses has been warned when going to complete the tabernacle. "For see," he says, "that you make all things according to the model shown to you on the mountain."

8:6 But now he has attained a more excellent ministry, in as much as he is also mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

8:7 For if that first one were blameless, no place would have been sought for a second.

8:8 For, blaming them, he says, "Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, and I will conclude a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,

8:9 not according the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day of my taking hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because these did not abide in my covenant, and I neglected them, says the Lord.

8:10 For this is the covenant that I will decree with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: Putting my laws in their mind, and on their hearts, I will write them, and I will be to them for a God, and they will be to me for a people.

8:11 And by no means should each teach his fellow citizen, and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the small to the great of them.

8:12 For I will be merciful toward their unrighteousnesses, and I will by no means remember their sins any longer."

8:13 In saying "new," he has made the first old. Now that which is growing old and aging is near to disappearing.

Hebrews Chapter 9↑

9:1 Therefore, indeed, the first had statutes of divine service and a worldly holy place.

9:2 For the tabernacle was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the presentation of bread, which is called the holy place.

9:3 But after the second curtain was a tabernacle called the holy of holies,

9:4 having the golden incense altar and the ark of the covenant, covered everywhere with gold, in which were the golden jar having the manna and the rod of Aaron that budded and the tablets of the covenant.

9:5 But above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, concerning which there is nothing in particular to say now.

9:6 But these things having been constructed thus, the priests enter into the first tabernacle continually, fulfilling their divine service,

9:7 but into the second, the chief priest only, once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

9:8 The holy spirit making this clear that the way of the holy places was not yet manifest while the first tabernacle was standing,

9:9 which is a parable for the present season, according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which is not able to perfect the ones doing divine service according to conscience,

9:10 only in foods and drinks and different baptisms, statutes for the flesh imposed until the season of reformation.

9:11 But Christ, arriving as a chief priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not of this creation,

9:12 yet not through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, he entered once for all time into the holy places, finding redemption characterized by the eon.

9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the defiled sanctify to the purifying of the flesh,

9:14 how much more rather the blood of Christ, who through the eon-characterized spirit offered himself flawless to God, purify our conscience from dead works to offer divine service to the living God?

9:15 And because of this, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that at an occurrence of death for the deliverance of the transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called may receive the promise of inheritance characterized by the eon.

9:16 For where there is a covenant, it is necessary to bring in the death of the one who made the covenant.

9:17 For a covenant is confirmed over the dead, since it is not in force at any time when the one who made the covenant is living.

9:18 Therefore, neither the first has been ratified without blood.

9:19 For every commandment according to the law being spoken by Moses to all the people, taking the blood of the calves with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he sprinkled the book itself and all the people,

9:20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you."

9:21 Now the tabernacle also, and all the vessels of the ministry he likewise sprinkled with the blood.

9:22 And nearly all things are purified in blood according to the law, and without the shedding of blood, there comes to be no forgiveness.

9:23 Therefore, it was necessary for the examples of the heavens to be purified with these things, but the celestial things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

9:24 For Christ did not enter into holy places made by hands, representations of the true ones, but into heaven itself, now to be manifest to the face of God for our sakes.

9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself many times, as the chief priest enters into the holy places year by year with the blood of another,

9:26 since it would have been necessary for him to suffer many times from the foundation of the world, but now he has been made manifest once for all time on the basis of a conclusion of the eons for the removal of sin through his sacrifice.

9:27 And in as much as it is appointed to the men to die once, yet after this a judging,

9:28 thus also Christ, being offered once for all time to bear the sins of many, will be seen a second time without reference to sin by those awaiting him for salvation.

Hebrews Chapter 10↑

10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things about to come, not the image of the matters itself, is not able at any time, year by year with the same sacrifices which they offer continuously, to perfect those who approach.

10:2 Since would they not have ceased to be offered, because those offering divine service, having been purified once for all time, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

10:3 But in them there is a remembrance of sins year by year.

10:4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

10:5 Therefore, entering into the world, he says, "Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but a body you prepared for me.

10:6 In whole burnt offerings and those concerning sin you did not delight.

10:7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come -- in the head of the book it is written concerning me -- to do your will, O God.'"

10:8 When saying above that "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and those concerning sin you did not want, nor did you delight in," which are offered according to law,

10:9 then he has said, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first that he may establish the second.

10:10 By which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.

10:11 And every priest has stood every day ministering and offering the same sacrifices many times, which are never able to take away sins.

10:12 But this one, offering one sacrifice for sins, sat down to a finality at the right hand of God,

10:13 henceforth waiting until his enemies may be placed as a footstool for his feet.

10:14 For by one offering he has perfected to a finality those who are sanctified.

10:15 Now the holy spirit also testifies to us, for after having said,

10:16 "'This is the covenant that I will decree with them after those days,' says the Lord: 'Putting my laws on their hearts, and on their mind, I will write them,

10:17 and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will by no means remember any longer.'"

10:18 Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer an offering concerning sin.

10:19 Having, therefore, brothers, boldness for the entrance of the holy places by the blood of Jesus,

10:20 by a new and living way which he established for us through the curtain, that is, his flesh,

10:21 and a great priest over the house of God,

10:22 we may approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

10:23 Let us hold onto the confession of the expectation without wavering, for the one who promised is faithful.

10:24 And let us consider one another to incite to love and good works,

10:25 not abandoning the assembling of ourselves, just as is the custom of some, but encouraging, and so much rather as you see the day drawing near.

10:26 For our sinning willfully after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice concerning sins,

10:27 but a certain fearful waiting of judgment and fiery jealousy, about to consume the adversaries.

10:28 Anyone who rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three.

10:29 How much worse punishment do you think the one will be counted worthy who has trampled on the Son of God and has considered the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, a common thing, and has insulted the spirit of grace?

10:30 For we know the who said, "Mine is vengeance, I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."

10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

10:32 But remember the former days in which, after receiving light, you endured a great struggle of sufferings,

10:33 sometimes being made a spectacle of reproaches and afflictions, and sometimes becoming sharers with those who are thus treated.

10:34 For you sympathized with the prisoners, and anticipated the plunder of your possessions with joy, knowing you yourselves have a better and abiding possession.

10:35 Therefore, do not cast away your boldness, which has a great reward.

10:36 For you have need of endurance so that, doing the will of God, you may acquire the promise.

10:37 For yet "a very, very little, and the one who is coming will come and will not delay.

10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he should shrink back, my soul does not delight in him."

10:39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preservation of the soul.

Hebrews Chapter 11↑

11:1 Now faith is the substance of that which is expected, a conviction of matters not being seen.

11:2 For in this the elders were favorably attested.

11:3 By faith we understand that the eons have been adjusted according to the word of God, so that that which is seen has not come out of that which appears.

11:4 By faith Abel offered to God more of a sacrifice than Cain, through which he was favorably attested to be righteous, God testifying to his gifts, and through it, dying, he still speaks.

11:5 By faith Enoch was translated, so as not to see death, and was not found because God translated him. For before the translation, he was testified of having pleased God.

11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please, for the one approaching God must believe that he is and is a rewarder of those who seek him.

11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of things not yet seen, being pious, prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, through which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness that accords with faith.

11:8 By faith, Abraham, being called, obeyed, going out to the place which he was going to receive for an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise as a stranger, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the fellow heirs of the same promise.

11:10 For he waited for a city having foundations, whose artificer and builder is God.

11:11 By faith Sarah herself also received power for laying down seed, even beyond the proper season of life, since she regarded the one who promised to be faithful.

11:12 Therefore, also, they were begotten from one, and these of one who was as good as dead, just as the stars of the heaven in multitude, and as the innumerable sand beside the shore of the sea.

11:13 According to faith all these died, not receiving the promises, but seeing them from afar and welcoming them, and confessing that they are strangers and sojourners on the earth.

11:14 For the ones saying such things make manifest that they are seeking a fatherland.

11:15 And if they remembered that from which they came out, they might have had a season to go back.

11:16 But now they crave for a better, that is, a celestial; therefore, God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

11:17 By faith Abraham, being tested, offered Isaac, and the one receiving the promises offered the only-begotten,

11:18 concerning whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed will be called,"

11:19 reckoning that God was able to raise him out of dead ones; therefore, he also received him back in a parable.

11:20 By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things that were going to happen.

11:21 By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped leaning on the top of his staff.

11:22 By faith Joseph, at his decease, mentioned concerning the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave command concerning his bones.

11:23 By faith Moses, being born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child was handsome, and they did not fear the edict of the king.

11:24 By faith Moses, becoming great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

11:25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to have an enjoyment of sin for a season,

11:26 deeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked to the reward.

11:27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fury of the king, for he persevered as seeing the invisible one.

11:28 By faith he had the passover performed and the pouring of blood, lest the one who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

11:29 By faith they crossed the Red Sea as through dry land, of which making an attempt, the Egyptians were swallowed up.

11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, being surrounded for seven days.

11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with the stubborn, receiving the spies with peace.

11:32 And what still may I say? For the time would be lacking me to describe concerning Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, and Samuel also, and the prophets,

11:33 who through faith, conquered kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouth of lions,

11:34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong from weakness, became mighty in battle, pressed upon the camps of aliens.

11:35 Women received their dead ones out of a resurrection. But others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, in order that they may attain a better resurrection.

11:36 Yet others got a trial of mockings and floggings, yet still bonds and jails.

11:37 They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by murder with a sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goat skins, being needy, afflicted, mistreated,

11:38 of whom the world was not worthy, straying in wildernesses and mountains and caves and holes of the earth.

11:39 All of these, being testified to through faith, did not receive that which was promised,

11:40 God forseeing something better concerning us, in order that apart from us, they should not be perfected.

Hebrews Chapter 12↑

12:1 Therefore, we also, having such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting off every weight and the easily entangling sin, let us race with endurance the competition set before us,

12:2 looking off to the originator and perfecter of faith, Jesus, who instead of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

12:3 For take into account the one who endured such contradiction by sinners against themselves, lest you should be weary, becoming faint in your souls.

12:4 You have not yet resisted until blood, contending against sin.

12:5 And you have completely forgotten the entreaty which addresses you as sons, "My son, do not make light of the discipline of the Lord, nor yet become weary when you are reproved by him.

12:6 For whom the Lord loves he disciplines, but he scourges every son whom he accepts.

12:7 For discipline you endure it. As to sons does God bring it to you. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline?

12:8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, consequently you are illegitimate and not sons.

12:9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh as discipliners, and we respected them. Yet will we not much rather be subjected to the Father of spirits and live?

12:10 For these disciplined for a few days according as it seemed proper to them, but that one for our expedience, for us to partake of his holiness.

12:11 But all discipline for the present does not seem to be joyful, but of sorrow, but subsequently it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised through it.

12:12 Therefore straighten up the weak hands and the paralyzed knees,

12:13 and make straight tracks for your feet, so that the lame may not turn aside, but rather may be healed.

12:14 Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord,

12:15 taking heed that no one falls short of the grace of God, nor any root of bitterness, growing up, cause trouble, and through this many may be defiled,

12:16縲€nor any paramour, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal gave up his birthright.

12:17 For you know that afterwards also, wanting to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change-of-mind, although he sought it with tears.

12:18 For you are not come to that which may be handled and burned with fire, and to gloom, and to darkness, and to a whirlwind,

12:19 and the sound of a trumpet and to the voice of words, which those hearing refused, that no word be added to them.

12:20 For they were not enduring that which was commanded: "And if a beast should touch the mountain, it will be stoned."

12:21 And so fearful was the manifestation, Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."

12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, celestial Jerusalem, and to myriads of messengers, to the general gathering,

12:23 and the the called-out community of the firstborn ones, registered in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous ones perfected,

12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than Abel.

12:25 See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking. For if those did not escape, refusing the one warning on earth, much more we, who are turning from the one from the heavens,

12:26 whose voice then shook the earth, but now he has promised, saying, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also heaven."

12:27 But the "Yet once more," makes clear the change of the things that are shaken, as of the things having been made, in order that the things that are not shaken may remain.

12:28 Therefore, receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be thankful, through which we may offer divine service in a manner well pleasing to God with piety and fear.

12:29 For our God is also a consuming fire.

Hebrews Chapter 13↑

13:1 Let brotherly love remain.

13:2 Do not forget hospitality, for through this some did not know they were lodging messengers.

13:3 Remember those bound, as bound together with them; remember those mistreated as you yourselves also being in the body.

13:4 Let marriage be honorable in all things, and the bed undefiled, for God will judge paramours and adulterers.

13:5 Let not the love of money characterize your lifestyle, being content with what is present, for he himself has said, "I will never let you go, and I will never abandon you."

13:6 So that we say confidently, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?"

13:7 Remember the ones leading you, who spoke to you the word of God, of whom contemplating the outcome of their behavior, imitate their faith.

13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for the eons.

13:9 Do not be carried away by various and strange teachings. For it is good to confirm the heart by grace, not foods, by which those who walk did not benefit.

13:10 We have an altar from which those who offer divine service in the tabernacle do not have the right to eat.

13:11 For the bodies of those animals, the blood of which is brought into the holy places through the chief priest concerning sin, are burned outside the camp.

13:12 Therefore Jesus, in order that he may sanctify the people through his blood, suffered outside the gate.

13:13 Now then, let us also go out to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.

13:14 For here we do not have an abiding city, but we seek for the one that is coming.

13:15 Through him, therefore, let us offer up the sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.

13:16 But do not forget doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

13:17 Be persuaded by your leaders and be subject, for they keep alert for the sake of your souls, as having to give an account, in order that they may do this with joy and not groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.

13:18 Pray concerning us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, in all things wanting to behave well.

13:19 But I especially entreat you to do this, that I may be restored to you more quickly.

13:20 But the God of peace, who brought up our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, out of dead ones by the blood of the eon-characterized covenant,

13:21 furnish you in every good thing to do his will, doing in us that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.

13:22 But I entreat you, brothers, bear the word of entreaty, for I have written to you through few words.

13:23 Know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he should come quickly, I will see you.

13:24 Greet all your leaders and all the holy ones. Those from Italy greet you.

13:25 Grace be with all of you.

James (Jacob)

James (Jacob) Chapter 1↑

1:1 Jacob, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes, those in the dispersion. Rejoice.

1:2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, whenever you should fall into various trials,

1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith works endurance.

1:4 But let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

1:5 But if anyone of you lacks wisdom, let him ask for it from God, who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

1:6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.

1:7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.

1:8 He is a double-souled man, unstable in all his ways.

1:9 Now let the lowly brother boast in his height,

1:10 but the rich in his low estate, because he will pass away as the flower of grass.

1:11 For the sun rises with burning heat and dries up the grass, and the flower of it falls off, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. Thus the rich also in his goings will fade away.

1:12 Happy is the man who endures trials, because being tested, he will receive the crown of life, which he promised to those who love him.

1:13 Let no one, being tried, say that "From God I am being tried. For God is without trial of evils, yet he tries no one."

1:14 But each one is tried when he is drawn away and enticed by his own desire.

1:15 Then desire, taking hold, brings forth sin, but sin, fully consummated, brings forth death.

1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, descending from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or shadow of turning.

1:18 By intention, he brought us forth by the word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of his creatures.

1:19 Understand this, my beloved brothers. Yet let every man be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger,

1:20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.

1:21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and abundance of evil, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1:22 But become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,

1:23 because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man considering the face of his existence in a mirror,

1:24 for he considers himself and goes away, and immediately forgets what sort he was.

1:25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, that of liberty, and abides, not becoming a forgetful hearer, but a doer of work, this one will be happy in his doing.

1:26 If anyone thinks to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, the religion of this one is vain.

1:27 Religion clean and undefiled with the God and Father is this: to visit the orphaned and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

James (Jacob) Chapter 2↑

2:1 My brothers, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partialities.

2:2 For if there should enter into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in splendid clothing, yet there should enter a poor man in filthy clothing,

2:3 but you should look on the one wearing the splendid clothing and say, "You sit here in a fine manner," and to the poor one say, "You stand, or sit there under my footstool,"

2:4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges of wicked thoughts?

2:5 Hear, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

2:6 But you have dishonored the poor one. Are not the rich oppressing you and they themselves drag you into courts?

2:7 Do they themselves not blaspheme the good name that was called over you?

2:8 If, however, you carry out the royal law according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.

2:9 But if you show partiality, you work sin, being exposed by the law as transgressors.

2:10 For whoever should keep the whole law, yet should stumble in one thing, has become liable for all things.

2:11 For the one who says, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." But if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of law.

2:12 Thus speak and thus do as those who are going to be judged through the law of liberty.

2:13 For judgment is merciless to the one not practicing mercy. Mercy boasts against judgment.

2:14 What is the benefit, my brothers, if someone should say to have faith but should not have works? Faith is not able to save him.

2:15 If a brother or sister should be among the naked and lacking food for the day,

2:16 but someone from among you should say to them, "Go in peace, be warm and be full," but should not give to them that which is useful for the body, what is the benefit?

2:17 Thus also faith, if it should not have works, is dead by itself.

2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith by my works."

2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

2:20 But do you want to know, O empty man, that faith with works is useless?

2:21 Was not Abraham our father made righteous by works, when offering up his son Isaac on the altar?

2:22 You see that faith worked together with his works, and by works faith was perfected.

2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.

2:24 You see that a man is made righteous by works and not by faith only.

2:25 But likewise, was not Rahab the prostitute made righteous by works, when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by a different way?

2:26 For just as the body without spirit is dead, thus also faith without works is dead.

James (Jacob) Chapter 3↑

3:1 Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a greater judgment.

3:2 For we all stumble much. If anyone does not stumble in word, this one is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

3:3 But if we put the bits of horses into their mouths, so that they yield to us, we also guide their whole body.

3:4 Behold the ships also, being so large and driven by strong winds, they are guided by the least rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wants.

3:5 Thus also the tongue is a small member and boasts great things. Behold what-sized fire kindles what-sized forest!

3:6 And the tongue is a fire. The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, that which defiles the whole body and sets the course of origin on fire, being set on fire by the Valley of Hinnom.

3:7 For every nature both of beasts and birds, both of reptiles and those of the sea is tamed and has been tamed by human nature.

3:8 Yet the tongue no one among men is able to tame. It is a restless evil, full of death-carrying poison.

3:9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have come to be in accord with the likeness of God.

3:10 Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be thus.

3:11 A spring does not send forth from the same hole that which is sweet and bitter, does it?

3:12 A fig tree is not able, my brothers, to produce olives, or a grapevine figs, is it? Neither does that which is salty produce sweet water.

3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show out of good behavior his works in meekness of wisdom.

3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and faction in your heart, do not boast and lie against the truth.

3:15 This wisdom does not come down from above, but is terrestrial, soulish, demonic.

3:16 For wherever jealousy and faction are, there is disorder and every bad practice.

3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, reasonable, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, nonjudgmental, without hypocrisy,

3:18 But the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James (Jacob) Chapter 4↑

4:1 From where are battles and from where fightings among you? Are they not from here, from your pleasures that wage war in your members?

4:2 You desire, and you do not have. You murder and are jealous, and you are not able to obtain. You fight and battle. You do not have because you do not ask.

4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order that you might spend it on your pleasures.

4:4 Adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is constituted an enemy of God.

4:5 Do you think the scriptures says for nothing, "The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires envy"?

4:6 But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God stands against the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

4:7 Therefore, be subject to God. But stand against the Slanderer, and he will flee from you.

4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners! And purify your hearts, double-souled!

4:9 Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and joy into dejection.

4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.

4:11 Do not speak against one another, brothers. The one speaking against a brother or judging his brother speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge law, you are not a doer of law, but a judge.

4:12 There is one lawgiver and judge, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you who are judging your neighbor?

4:13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into this city and will spend a year there, and we will do business and will make a profit,"

4:14 who do not know that which is of tomorrow. Of what sort is your life? For you are a vapor that appears for a short while, and then disappears.

4:15 Instead you should say, "If the Lord should will, we will live and we will do this or that."

4:16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is wicked.

4:17 Therefore, to the one knowing to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

James (Jacob) Chapter 5↑

5:1 Come now, you rich, weep with loud crying for your miseries that are coming upon you!

5:2 Your riches have rotted, and your garments have become moth-eaten.

5:3 Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be for a witness against you, and it will eat your flesh as fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days.

5:4 Behold, the wage of the workers who mow your fields, which has been defrauded them by you, cries out, and the shouts of the reapers has entered into the ears of the Lord of hosts.

5:5 You have lived in luxury on the earth, and have lived indulgently. You have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.

5:6 You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous; He does not stand against you.

5:7 Therefore, be patient, brothers, until the presence of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient concerning it, until it should receive the early and late rains.

5:8 You also be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the presence of the Lord has drawn near.

5:9 Brothers, do not groan against one another, in order that you should not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors.

5:10 Brothers, take the example of suffering evil and patience of the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

5:11 Behold we consider happy those who endure. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you saw the consummation of the Lord, that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

5:12 Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, neither by heaven, nor by earth, nor by any other oath, but let your "yes" be "yes" and "no" be "no," in order that you should not fall under judgment.

5:13 Is anyone suffering evil among you? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

5:14 Is anyone sick among you? Let him call the elders of the called-out community, and let them pray over him, anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.

5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is ill, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he should have committed sins, it will be forgiven him.

5:16 Therefore confess sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective petition of a righteous person avails much.

5:17 Elijah was a man with the same kind of desires as us, and he prayed in prayer for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.

5:19 My brothers, if anyone among you should be led astray from the truth and someone should turn him back,

5:20 let him know that the one who turns back a sinner out of the deception of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter

1 Peter Chapter 1↑

1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen sojourners of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in holiness of spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to the riches of his mercy regenerates us into a living expectation through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from out of dead ones,

1:4 into an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, kept in the heavens for you,

1:5 who are being guarded by the power of God, through faith, for salvation ready to be revealed in the last season,

1:6 in which you rejoice greatly, for a short while now, if it is necessary, being sorrowed by various trials,

1:7 that the testing of your faith, more precious than gold which perishes, yet being tested by fire, may be found for praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

1:8 whom having not seen, you love; in whom, not seeing now, yet believing, rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and glorious,

1:9 obtaining the consummation of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1:10 Concerning which salvation, the prophets sought and searched out carefully, who prophesied concerning the grace which is for you,

1:11 searching for whom or what manner of season the spirit of Christ in them was indicating, testifying beforehand to the sufferings of Christ and the glories after these things.

1:12 To whom it was revealed that not to themselves, but to you they were ministering these same things, which now have been announced to you through those proclaiming the good news to you by holy spirit dispatched from heaven, into which messengers desire to look.

1:13 Therefore, girding up the loins of your mind, being self-controlled, expect perfectly the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1:14 As obedient children, not conforming to the former desires in your ignorance,

1:15 but, according as he who calls you is holy, you also become holy in all behavior,

1:16 because it is written that, "You will be holy, because I am holy."

1:17 And if you call upon the Father who judges impartially according to the work of each one, conduct yourselves with fear for the time of your sojourn,

1:18 knowing that not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, were you redeemed out of the vain behavior inherited from the fathers,

1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a flawless and spotless lamb,

1:20 foreknown from before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last of the times because of you,

1:21 who through him believe in God who raised him from out of dead ones and gave him glory, so that your faith and expectation is to be in God.

1:22 Having purified your souls by the obedience of the truth, for love to the brothers without hypocrisy, love one another fervently out of the heart.

1:23 having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and enduring word of God.

1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of it as the flower of grass. The grass dries up and the flower falls off,

1:25 but the word of the Lord abides for the eon. But this is the word that has been proclaimed to you.

1 Peter Chapter 2↑

2:1 Therefore, putting away all evil and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all evil-speaking,

2:2 as newborn babes, long for the unadulterated reasonable milk, so that by it you may grow up into salvation.

2:3 if you have tasted that the Lord is kind,

2:4 whom approaching, a living stone, having been rejected by men but chosen and precious to God.

2:5 And you yourselves, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

2:6 Because of this, it is contained in the scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and precious capstone, and the one believing on it may by no means be put to shame.

2:7 Therefore, the honor is to you who believe, but to the unbelieving, "The stone which the builders rejected, this has come to be for the head of the corner,"

2:8 and "a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense," who stumble at the word, being stubborn, to which they were appointed also.

2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, so that you might praise the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

2:10 who were once not a people, but are now a people of God, who were not shown mercy, but are now shown mercy.

2:11 Beloved, I entreat you as foreigners and sojourners to abstain from fleshly desires, which wage war against the soul,

2:12 having your behavior good among the nations, so that in that which they speak against you as evildoers, by seeing your good works they might glorify God in the day of visitation.

2:13 You should subject yourselves to every human creation because of the Lord, whether to the king, as a superior,

2:14 or to governors, as being sent by him for vengeance on evildoers, but for praise of those who do good.

2:15 For thus is the will of God, by doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

2:16 as free, and not having freedom as a covering of evil, but as slaves of God.

2:17 Honor all; love the brotherhood; fear God; honor the king.

2:18 Domestic slaves, be subject to your masters with fear in all things, not only to the good and reasonable, but also to the crooked.

2:19 For this is grace if because of conscience of God, someone endures sorrows of suffering unrighteousness.

2:20 For what fame is it if, sinning and being beaten, you endure? But if doing good and suffering, you endure, this is grace with God.

2:21 For for this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, in order that you might follow in his tracks,

2:22 who did not commit sin, neither was guile found in his mouth,

2:23 who being reviled, did not revile in return; suffering, he did not threaten, but was delivering himself up to the one who judges righteously,

2:24 who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that dying to sins we might live for righteousness, by whose wound you were healed.

2:25 For you were as straying sheep, but now you have turned back to the shepherd and supervisor of your souls.

1 Peter Chapter 3↑

3:1 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some are stubborn to the word, they will be gained without a word through the behavior of their wives,

3:2 seeing your pure behavior in fear.

3:3 whose adornment, let it not be external, braiding hair and putting on gold, or putting on garments,

3:4 but the hidden person of the heart in the incorruptibility of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is valuable.

3:5 For thus once the holy women also, whose expectation was in God, adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands,

3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you have become, doing good and not fearing with any vehement emotion.

3:7 Husbands, likewise, dwell together with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the feminine as to the weaker vessel, as to those who are joint heirs also of the grace of life, so that your prayers be not hindered.

3:8 But finally, be all like minded, sympathetic, loving the brothers, compassionate, humble,

3:9 not repaying evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but, on the contrary, blessing, because for this you were called in order that you may inherit a blessing.

3:10 For the one wanting to love life and see good days, let his tongue cease from evil and his lips speak no guile.

3:11 But let him avoid evil and do good. Let him seek peace and let him pursue it.

3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are toward their petition, but the face of the Lord is on those doing evil.

3:13 And who will illtreat you, if you should be zealous of good?

3:14 But if you may also suffer because of righteousness, happy are you. But be not afraid with their fear, nor yet be disturbed,

3:15 but sanctify the Lord as Christ in your hearts, always being ready to give a defense to everyone asking you for an account concerning the expectation in you.

3:16 But do so with meekness and fear, having a good conscience, so that in that which you are spoken evil of, the ones who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if the will of God may be willing, than for doing evil,

3:18 because Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order that he might bring you to God, being put to death in the flesh, but vivified in spirit,

3:19 in which, he also went and proclaimed to the spirits in jail,

3:20 who were once stubborn when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being constructed, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were brought safely through water,

3:21 the representation of which, baptism, now saves you also, not the putting off of the dirt of the flesh, but the inquiry of a good conscience to God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

3:22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, messengers and authorities and powers being subjected to him.

1 Peter Chapter 4↑

4:1 Therefore, Christ having suffered in flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same mind, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

4:2 in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for the desires of men, but for the will of God.

4:3 For sufficient is the time that has passed to work the intention of the nations, having walked in licentiousness, desires, drunkenness, carousings, drinking bouts, and disgusting idolatries,

4:4 with respect to which they think it strange of you not to run together into the same flood of dissipation, reviling you;

4:5 who will given an account to him who is ready to judge the living ones and the dead ones.

4:6 For for this also good news was proclaimed to the dead ones, so that they may be judged according to men in flesh, yet according to God in spirit.

4:7 But the consummation of all has drawn near. Therefore, be of a sound mind and be self-controlled for prayers.

4:8 Above all, having fervent love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

4:9 Be hospitable to one another without murmuring.

4:10 Each one just as he received a gracious gift, be ministering it to one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.

4:11 If anyone speaks, let it be as the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, let it be as by the strength which God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power for the eons of the eons. Amen.

4:12 Beloved, do not think strange the conflagration among you, which is a trial to you, as if something strange were happening to you,

4:13 but to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that you may be rejoicing with exultation in the revelation of his glory also.

4:14 If you are reviled in the name of Christ, happy are you, because the spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

4:15 For let not any of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a busybody.

4:16 But if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name,

4:17 because it is the season for the judgment to begin from the house of God. But if first from us, what is the consummation of those who are stubborn to the good news of God?

4:18 And if the righteous one is saved with difficulty, where will the ungodly and sinner appear?

4:19 So then, let those suffering according to the will of God commit their souls to a faithful Creator in doing good.

1 Peter Chapter 5↑

5:1 Therefore, the elders among you I entreat (who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a sharer of the glory that is going to be revealed),

5:2 Shepherd the flock of God among you, supervising, not of compulsion, but voluntarily, according to God, nor yet avariciously, but eagerly,

5:3 nor yet as lording it over your allotment, but becoming examples for the flock.

5:4 And, when the chief Shepherd is manifested, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

5:5 Likewise, younger men, be subject to elders, and all of you put on humility toward one another, because God stands against the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

5:6 Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in season,

5:7 casting all of your cares on him, because he cares concerning you.

5:8 Be self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the Slanderer as a roaring lion walks around seeking someone to swallow up,

5:9 whom stand against steadfast in the faith, knowing the same kinds of sufferings are being accomplished in your brotherhood in the world.

5:10 But the God of all grace, who called you into his eon-characterized glory in Christ, after suffering a little, will himself restore, ground, strengthen, establish you.

5:11 To him be the power for the eons of the eons. Amen.

5:12 Through Silvanus, a faithful brother, as I reckon him, I wrote a little, encouraging you and attesting that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

5:13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you, and so does my son Mark.

5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

2 Peter

2 Peter Chapter 1↑

1:1 Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those whose lot has obtained an equally precious faith with us, in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1:2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,

1:3 because all of his divine power, that tends to life and devoutness, has been given to us through the knowledge of the one who called us to his own glory and virtue,

1:4 through which things have been given to us the precious and greatest promises, that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of desire.

1:5 But for this same thing also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply virtue, yet in virtue, knowledge,

1:6 yet in knowledge, self-control, yet in self-control, endurance, yet in endurance, devoutness,

1:7 yet in devoutness, brotherly love, yet in brotherly love, love.

1:8 For these things belonging to you and increasing, they will not cause you to be idle and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9 For the one for whom these things are not present is blind, being nearsighted, receiving forgetfulness of the cleansing of his sins of old.

1:10 Therefore, rather, brothers, be zealous to make your calling and election certain, because the one doing these things will by no means be stumbling at any time.

1:11 For thus the entrance into the eon-characterized kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

1:12 Therefore, I intend to remind you continually concerning these things, although you know them and are established in the truth that is present.

1:13 But I consider it righteous, for as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by a reminder,

1:14 knowing that my tabernacle is to be put off quickly, just as our Lord Jesus Christ also made evident to me.

1:15 But I will be zealous to have you, after my departure, to make mention of these things at any time.

1:16 For not by following wisely made myths did we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but by becoming eyewitnesses of that one's magnificence.

1:17 For he received honor and glory of a voice from God the Father, being brought to him in such a way by the Magnificent Glory, "This is my Son, my Beloved, in whom I am pleased."

1:18 And this voice we heard being brought out of heaven, being together with him in the holy mountain.

1:19 and we have the prophetic word more certain, which you do well heeding as to a lamp appearing in a dark place, until the day should dawn and the morning star should rise in your hearts,

1:20 knowing this first, that every prophecy of scripture does not come about from its own interpretation.

1:21 For not by the will of man was prophecy brought along at any time, but being brought along by holy spirit, men spoke from God.

2 Peter Chapter 2↑

2:1 But there came to be false prophets also among the people, as among you also there will be false teachers who will bring in heresies of destruction, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.

2:2 And many will follow their licentiousness, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

2:3 And in greed, with fabricated words, they will make merchandise of you, whose judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction is not dozing.

2:4 For if God did not spare sinning messengers, but casting them to chains of darkness in the deep abyss of confinement, delivered them up to be kept for judgment,

2:5 and spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah, an eighth, a proclaimer of righteousness, bringing a flood on the world of the ungodly,

2:6 and condemns the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes by destruction, having set them as an example for those who are going to be irreverent,

2:7 and rescued righteous Lot, subdued by the behavior of dissolute persons in licentiousness

2:8 (for the righteous one dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing from day to day, painfully tried, as by a touchstone, his righteous soul by their lawless works),

2:9 the Lord knows how to rescue the devout out of trial, yet to keep the unrighteous for chastening in the day of judgment,

2:10 but especially those going after flesh in defiling desires and despising lordship. Audacious, self-willed, they do not tremble when blaspheming glories,

2:11 where messengers, who are greater in strength and power, do not bring a blaspheming judgment against them.

2:12 But these, as irrational animals, born naturally for capture and corruption, blaspheming that in which they are ignorant, in their corruption, they will also be corrupted,

2:13 suffering wrong as the wages of unrighteousness. Deeming luxuriating in the day a pleasure, they are spots and blemishes, luxuriating in their deceit, feasting together with you,

2:14 having eyes full of an adulteress and unceasing from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart exercised by greed, children of a curse.

2:15 Leaving a straight path, they have been led astray, following the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

2:16 but received a rebuke for his own lawlessness. A voiceless yoke-beast, speaking with a human voice, forbid the madness of the prophet.

2:17 These are waterless springs, and mists driven by a storm, for whom the darkness of darkness has been kept.

2:18 For speaking pompous words of vanity, they are enticing by the desire of the flesh, in licentiousness, those who are scarcely escaping from those who behave in deception,

2:19 promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves of corruption. For by whom anyone is defeated, to this one he has been enslaved also.

2:20 For if, while escaping the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, yet again being entangled in these, they are defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first.

2:21 For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

2:22 That which is in the true proverb has befallen them, "A dog turning to its own vomit," and "A sow, being bathed, to wallowing in the mud."

2 Peter Chapter 3↑

3:1 This is already, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you, in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by a reminder,

3:2 to remember the words proclaimed beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of your apostles of the Lord and Savior,

3:3 knowing this first, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, going according to their own desires,

3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his presence? For since the fathers fell asleep, all continues thus from the beginning of creation."

3:5 For they are wanting to forget this, that the heavens were of old, and the earth held together out of water and through water by the word of God,

3:6 through which things, the world then, being inundated with water, perished.

3:7 But the heavens now, and the earth, by the same word, are treasured up for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly people.

3:8 But, beloved ones, do not be forgetful of this one thing, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

3:9 The Lord is not delaying the promise, as some deem slowness, but is patient toward you, not intending for any to perish, but all to come to a change-of-mind.

3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a rushing noise, yet the elements shall perish by burning heat, and the earth and the works in it will be found.

3:11 These all, thus, perishing, what sort of people must you be in holy behavior and devoutness,

3:12 hoping for and hastening the presence of the day of God, because of which the heavens, being on fire, will perish, and the elements melt, being burned up.

3:13 But we, according to his promise, await for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

3:14 Therefore, beloved ones, awaiting these things, be zealous to be found by him in peace, spotless and unblemished.

3:15 And deem the patience of our Lord salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given him,

3:16 as also in all the letters, speaking in them concerning these things, in which there are some things hard to understand, which the unlearned and unstable twist, as the rest of the scriptures also, to their own destruction.

3:17 You, therefore, beloved ones, knowing this beforehand, be on guard lest, being led away with the deception of the dissolute, you should fall from your own steadfastness.

3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for the day of the eon. Amen.

1 John

1 John Chapter 1↑

1:1 That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, concerning the word of life.

1:2縲€And the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eon-characterized life that was toward the Father and manifested to us.

1:3 That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, in order that you also may have fellowship with us. And yet our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1:4 And these things we write in order that our joy may be full.

1:5 And this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and there is no darkness is him at all.

1:6 If we should say that we have fellowship with him and should walk in darkness, we lie and do not do the truth.

1:7 But if we should walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1:8 If we should say that we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1:9 If we should confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous that he may forgive us our sins and should cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1:10 If we should say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John Chapter 2↑

2:1 My little children, I write these things to you in order that you may not sin. And if anyone should sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.

2:2 And he is the sheltering cover concerning our sins, yet not concerning ours only, but also concerning the whole world's.

2:3 And in this we know that we have known him, if we should keep his commandments.

2:4 The one who is saying that "I know him," and is not keeping his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in this one.

2:5 But whoever should keep his word, truly in this one is the love of God perfected. In this we know that we are in him.

2:6 The one who is saying that he abides in him ought also himself to walk just as he walked.

2:7 Beloved, I do not write to you a new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

2:8 Again a new commandment I write to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing by, and the true light already is appearing.

2:9 The one who is saying that he is in the light and is hating his brother is in the darkness until now.

2:10 The one who is loving his brother abides in the light, and there is no stumbling in him.

2:11 The one who is hating his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven because of his name.

2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known the one from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have conquered the wicked one.

2:14 I have written to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known the one from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have conquered the wicked one.

2:15 Do not love the world, neither that which is in the world. If anyone should love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

2:16 because everything that is in the world, the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eyes, and the arrogance of living, is not out of the Father, but is out of the world.

2:17 And the world passes by, and its desire, but the one doing the will of God abides for the eon.

2:18 Little children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now there have come to be many antichrists, by which we know that it is the last hour.

2:19 They came out of us, but they were not out of us, for if they were out of us, they would have abided with us. But it was in order that they might be manifested that they are not all out of us.

2:20 And you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

2:21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because every lie is not out of the truth.

2:22 Who is the liar, if not the one denying, saying that "Jesus is not the Christ"? This one is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

2:23 Everyone who denies the Son, neither has the Father. The one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

2:24 As for you, that which you have heard from the beginning, let it abide in you. If that which you have heard from the beginning should abide in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

2:25 And this is the promise which he promised us: the life characterized by the eon.

2:26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are deceiving you.

2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you do not have need that anyone should teach you, but as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true and is no lie, and just as it has taught you, abide in him.

2:28 And now, little children, remain in him, so that if he should be manifested, we may have boldness and not be put to shame by him in his presence.

2:29 If you should know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does righteousness has been begotten out of him.

1 John Chapter 3↑

3:1 See what manner of love the Father has given us that we should be called the children of God, and we are! Because of this the world does not know us because it did not know him.

3:2 Beloved, we are now the children of God, and it has not yet been manifested what we will be. We know that if he should be manifested, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

3:3 And everyone who has this expectation in him purifies himself, just as that one is pure.

3:4 Everyone who does sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

3:5 And you know that that one was manifested in order that he might take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

3:6 Everyone who abides in him does not sin. Everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him.

3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. The one who does righteousness is righteous, just as that one is righteous.

3:8 The one who does sin is out of the Slanderer, because the Slanderer sins from the beginning. For this was the Son of God manifested in order that he might destroy the works of the Slanderer.

3:9 Everyone who has been begotten out of God does not sin, because his seed abides in him, and he is not able to sin, because he has been begotten out of God.

3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the Slanderer are evident. Everyone who does not do righteousness is not out of God, and the one who does not love his brother.

3:11 For this is the message which you heard from the beginning: that we should love one another,

3:12 not just as Cain, who was out of the wicked one and slew his brother. And on account of what did he slay him? Because his works were wicked, yet those of his brother were righteous.

3:13 Do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you.

3:14 We know that we have passed over from out of death into life because we love the brothers. The one who does not love abides in death.

3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that every murderer does not have life characterized by the eon abiding in him.

3:16 By this we know love: that that one laid down his soul for our sakes. We also ought to lay down our souls for the sake of the brothers.

3:17 But whoever should have a livelihood in this world, and should see his brother have need and should close his compassions from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

3:18 Little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and truth.

3:19 In this we know that we are out of the truth, and we will persuade our hearts before him,

3:20 because if our heart should convict us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows all things.

3:21 Beloved, if our heart should not convict us, we have boldness toward God,

3:22 and whatever we may ask we receive, because we keep his commandments and we do that which is pleasing in his sight.

3:23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and should love one another, just as he gave us commandment.

3:24 And the one keeping his commandment abides in him and he in him. And in this we know that he abides in us, by the spirit which he gave us.

1 John Chapter 4↑

4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are out of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

4:2 In this you know the spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ, having come in flesh, is out of God.

4:3 And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not out of God. And this is that of the antichrist, which you heard that it is coming, and is now already in the world.

4:4 You are out of God, little children, and you have conquered them, for greater is the one that is in you than the one that is in the world.

4:5 They are out of the world; because of this, they speak out of the world and the world hears them.

4:6 We are out of God. The one who knows God hears us. The one who is not out of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.

4:7 Beloved, we should love one another, because love is out of God, and everyone who loves has been begotten out of God and knows God.

4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

4:9 In this was manifested the love of God among us, because he dispatched his only-begotten Son into the world in order that we might live through him.

4:10 In this is the love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and dispatched his Son, a sheltering cover concerning our sins.

4:11 Beloved, if thus God loved us, we also ought to love one another.

4:12 No one has ever looked upon God. If we should love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

4:13 In this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us out of his spirit.

4:14 And we have looked upon and testify that the Father has dispatched the Son, the Savior of the world.

4:15 Whoever should confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God.

4:16 And we have known and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and the one abiding in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

4:17 In this love is perfected with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because just as that one is, so also are we in this world.

4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has chastening. But the one fearing has not been perfected in love.

4:19 We love because he first loved us.

4:20 If anyone should say, "I love God," and should hate his brother, he is a liar. For the one not loving his brother whom he has seen is not able to love God whom he has not seen.

4:21 And this commandment we have from him, that the one loving God should also love his brother.

1 John Chapter 5↑

5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten out of God. And everyone loving the one who begets also loves the one begotten out of him.

5:2 In this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we may love God and may keep his commandments.

5:3 For this is the love of God, that we may keep his commandments, and his commandments are not heavy,

5:4 because everyone who has been begotten out of God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that conquers the world: our faith.

5:5 But who is the one who conquers the world if not the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

5:6 This is the one who came through water and blood -- Jesus Christ -- not in the water only, but in the water and in the blood. And the spirit is that which testifies, because the spirit is the truth.

5:7 For there are three that testify,

5:8 the spirit, and the water, and the blood, and the three are for the one.

5:9 If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. The one who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony which God has testified concerning his Son.

5:11 And this is the testimony, that God has given us life characterized by the eon, and this life is in his Son.

5:12 The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have life characterized by the eon.

5:14 And this is the boldness that we have toward him, that if we should request anything according to his will, he hears us.

5:15 And if we know that he hears us, whatever we may request, we know that we have the requests that we have requested from him.

5:16 If anyone should see his brother sin a sin not to death, he shall request, and he will give him life for those sinning not to death. There is a sin to death. I do not say that he should ask concerning that.

5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not to death.

5:18 We know that everyone who has been begotten out of God does not sin, but the one begotten out of God, he keeps him, and the wicked one does not touch him.

5:19 We know that we are out of God, and the whole world lies in the wicked one.

5:20 Yet we know that the Son of God has come and has given to us an understanding, that we may know the True One, and we are in the True One, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the True God and life characterized by the eon.

5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

2 John

2 John Chapter 1↑

1:1 The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all those who know the truth,

1:2 because of the truth which abides in us, and will be with us for the eon.

1:3 Grace, mercy, peace will be with us from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ the Son of the Father in truth and love.

1:4 I rejoiced greatly because I found some of your children walking in truth, just as we received a commandment from the Father.

1:5 And now I ask you, lady, not as writing to you a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1:6 And this is love, that we may walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, just as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

1:7 For many deceivers have come out into the world, those who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

1:8 Look to yourselves, in order that you should not lose that for which we have worked, but you may receive a full wage.

1:9 Everyone who takes the lead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ does not have God. The one who abides in the teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son.

1:10 If anyone should come to you and not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home, and do not say to him to rejoice.

1:11 For the one who says to him to rejoice partakes in his wicked works.

1:12 Having much to write to you, I determined not to do it with paper and ink, but I expect to be with you and to speak mouth to mouth, so that your joy may be full.

1:13縲€The children of your chosen sister greet you.

3 John

3 John Chapter 1↑

1:1 The elder, to Gaius, the beloved, whom I love in the truth.

1:2 Beloved, concerning all things I pray that you prosper and be healthy, just as your soul prospers.

1:3 For I rejoiced very much at the brothers' coming and testifying to your truth, just as you walk in truth.

1:4 I have no greater joy than these things, that I may hear my children walk in truth.

1:5 Beloved, you do a faithful thing whatever you should do for the brothers, and this for strangers.

1:6 These testified to your love in the sight of the called-out community, to whom you will do well to send them in a manner worthy of God.

1:7 For they have come out for the sake of the Name, receiving nothing from those of the nations.

1:8 Therefore, we ought to bear up such as these, in order that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

1:9 I wrote something to the called-out community, but Diotrephes, who loves to be foremost among them, does not receive us.

1:10 Because of this, if I should come, I will call to remembrance his works which he does, talking nonsense about us with wicked words, and not being content with these things, neither does he receive the brothers, and those who intend to he hinders and casts out of the called-out community.

1:11 Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. The one who does good is out of God. The one who does evil has not seen God.

1:12 Demetrius has been testified to by all, and by the truth itself. Yet, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

1:13 I had much to write to you, but I do not want to write to you through ink and pen.

1:14 But I expect to see you immediately, and we will speak mouth to mouth.

1:15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

Jude (Judas)

Jude (Judas) Chapter 1↑

1:1 Judas, a slave of Jesus Christ, yet a brother of James, to those who are called, beloved in God the Father, and kept by Jesus Christ.

1:2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

1:3 Beloved ones, giving all diligence to write to you concerning our common salvation, I had a necessity to write to you, entreating you to contend for the faith once delivered up to the holy ones.

1:4 For certain men have slipped in who long ago have been written beforehand for this judgment, ungodly ones, who change the grace of our God into licentiousness, and who deny our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.

1:5 But I intend to remind you, you who know everything once and for all, that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who did not believe.

1:6 And the messengers who did not keep their own sovereign position, but left their own habitation, he has kept in imperceptible bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

1:7 As Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in the same manner as these indulged in prostitution and went after other flesh, are set before us as an example, experiencing the righteous judgment of fire characterized by the eon.

1:8 Likewise, however, these dreamers also defile the flesh, yet despise lordship and blaspheme glories.

1:9 But when Michael the chief messenger, doubting the Slanderer, disputed concerning the body of Moses, he did not dare to bring a judgment of blasphemy, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you."

1:10 But these blaspheme whatever they do not know, yet whatever they understand naturally, as irrational animals, in these things they are corrupted.

1:11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and they were poured out in the deception of Balaam's wages, and they perished in the contradiction of Korah.

1:12 These are reefs in your love feasts, feasting together without fear, shepherding themselves, waterless clouds carried away by winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted,

1:13 wild waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame, wandering stars, for whom the darkness of darkness has been kept for an eon.

1:14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied against these saying, "Behold, the Lord came with myriads of his holy ones,

1:15 to perform judgment against all, and to expose all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly works which they committed in an ungodly manner, and concerning all the hard things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, going according to their desires, and their mouth speaks pompous things, marveling at the face of people for the sake of benefit.

1:17 But you, beloved ones, remember the words said beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1:18 that they said to you, "In the last time there will be scoffers, going according to their own ungodly desires."

1:19 These are the ones who separate themselves, soulish, not having the spirit.

1:20 But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in holy spirit,

1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God, anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for life characterized by the eon.

1:22 And have mercy on those who doubt,

1:23 yet save others, snatching them out of fire, yet have mercy on others with fear, hating even the tunic stained by the flesh.

1:24 Now to the one who is able to guard you from stumbling, and to stand you before his glory flawless in exultation,

1:25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might, and authority before the entire eon, and now, and for all the eons. Amen.

Revelation

Revelation Chapter 1↑

1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his slaves that which must occur swiftly, and he signified it, dispatching through his messenger to his slave John,

1:2 who testified to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever he saw.

1:3 Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of the prophecy and keep that which is written in it, for the season is near.

1:4 John, to the seven called-out communities which are in Asia: grace to you and peace from the one who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven spirits which are before his throne,

1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead ones and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood

1:6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and might for the eons of the eons. Amen.

1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Yes, amen.

1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, the one who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.

1:9 I, John, your brother and joint participant in the affliction and kingdom and endurance in Jesus, came to be in the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and because of the testimony of Jesus.

1:10 I came to be in spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice as a trumpet,

1:11 saying, "That which you see, write in a book and send it to the seven called-out communities: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."

1:12 And I turned to see the voice which was speaking with me. And, turning, I saw seven golden lampstands,

1:13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, dressed downed to the feet, and girded around his breasts with a golden belt.

1:14 Now his head and hair were white as white wool, as snow, and his eyes as a flame of fire,

1:15 and his feet like fine bronze, as having been fired in a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many waters.

1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth a sharp two-edged sword protruding, and his face was as the sun appearing in its power.

1:17 And when I saw him, I fell to his feet as a dead one. And he placed his right hand on me, saying, "Do not fear! I am the first and the last,

1:18 and the one who lives, and I was dead, and behold, I am living for the eons of the eons. And I have the keys of death and of the realm of the grave.

1:19 Therefore, write the things which you saw, and the things which are, and the things which are going to occur after these things:

1:20 the secret of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven gold lampstands. The seven stars are the messengers of the seven called-out communities, and the seven lampstands are the seven called-out communities.

Revelation Chapter 2↑

2:1 To the messenger of the called-out community in Ephesus write: 'But this is what the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand says, the one who walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands:

2:2 I know your works, and your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot bear evil ones, and you tried those who say that they themselves are apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false.

2:3 And you have endurance, and you have borne because of my name, and have not become weary.

2:4 But I have against you that you have left your first love.

2:5 Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and have a change-of-mind and do the first works. Yet if not, I will come to you, and I will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you should have a change-of-mind.

2:6 But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

2:7 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities. To the one who conquers, I will give to him to eat out of the tree of life, which is in the the paradise of God.'

2:8 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Smyrna write: 'But this is what the first and the last says, who became dead, and lives.

2:9 I know your affliction and poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those saying that they themselves are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

2:10 Do not fear the things you are going to suffer. Behold, the Slanderer is going to cast some of you into jail that you may be tried, and you will have affliction ten days. Become faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

2:11 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities. The one who conquers may by no means be injured by the second death.'

2:12 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Pergamum write: 'This what the one who has the sharp double-edged sword says:

2:13 I know where you dwell -- where the throne of Satan is -- and you hold to my name, and did not deny my faith in the days of Antipas, my witness, my faith one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

2:14 But I have a few things against you because you have there those who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling stone before the sons of Israel, to eat idol sacrifices and to commit prostitution.

2:15 Thus, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans, likewise.

2:16 Therefore, have a change-of-mind! But if not, I will come to you swiftly, and will make war with them with the sword of my mouth.

2:17 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities. To the one who conquers, I will give to him of the hidden manna, and I will give to him a white pebble, and on the pebble a new name written, which no one knows except the one who receives it.'

2:18 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Thyatira write: 'This is what the Son of God says, the one who has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet like fine bronze:

2:19 I know your works, and your love and faith and service and endurance, and your last works are greater than the first.

2:20 But I have against you that you pardon the woman Jezebel, the one who says that she herself is a prophetess, and teaches and deceives my slaves to commit prostitution and to eat idol sacrifices.

2:21 And I gave her time that she should have a change-of-mind, and she is not willing to have a change-of-mind regarding her prostitution.

2:22 Behold, I cast her into a bed, and those who have committed adultery with her into great affliction, if they should not have a change-of-mind regarding her works.

2:23 And her children I will kill with death, and all the called-out communities will know that I am the one who searches kidneys and hearts. And I will give to each of you according to your works.

2:24 But to you I say, to the rest in Thyatira, whoever have not this teaching, who do not know the deep things of Satan, as they say, that I do not cast on you any other burden.

2:25 Nevertheless, that which you have, hold until whenever I should come.

2:26 And the one who conquers and who keeps my works until the consummation, I will give to him authority over the nations,

2:27 and he will shepherd them with an iron rod, as vessels of pottery are crushed,

2:28 as I also have received from My Father. And I will give him the morning star.

2:29 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities.'

Revelation Chapter 3↑

3:1 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Sardis write: 'This is what the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says: I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and you are dead.

3:2 Be watchful and establish the remaining things that are about to die, for I have not found your works completed in the sight of my God.

3:3 Therefore, remember how you have received and heard, and keep it and have a change-of-mind. If, therefore, you should not be watchful, I will come as a thief, and you may by no means know the manner of hour I will come upon you.

3:4 But you have a few names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, because they are worthy.

3:5 The one who thus conquers will be clothed in white garments, and I will by no means erase his name from out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and his messengers.

3:6 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities.'

3:7 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Philadelphia write: 'This is what the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says:

3:8 I know your works. Behold, I have given an open door before you, which no one can shut, for you have a little power, and you have kept my word, and did not deny my name.

3:9 Behold, I give to the those out of the synagogue of Satan, the ones who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but are lying. Behold, I will make them so that they will come and will worship before your feet, and they may know that I love you.

3:10 Because you have kept the word of my endurance, I will also keep you out of the hour of trial which is about to come on the whole inhabited earth to try those dwelling on the earth.

3:11 I am coming swiftly! Hold that which you have, so that no one may take your crown.

3:12 The one who conquers, I will make a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go outside again, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from my God, and my new name.

3:13 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities.'

3:14 And to the messenger of the called-out community in Laodicea write: 'This what the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God, says:

3:15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!

3:16 Thus, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

3:17 Because you say that, "I am rich and have become rich, and I have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are miserable and pitiable and poor and blind and naked,

3:18 I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments, that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not be manifested, and eye-salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

3:19 Whoever I may love, I reprove and discipline. Therefore, be zealous and have a change-of-mind.

3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone should hear my voice and should open the door, I will also enter in to him and dine with him, and he with me.

3:21 The one who conquers, I will grant to him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and have sat with my Father on his throne.

3:22 The one who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called-out communities.'"

Revelation Chapter 4↑

4:1 After these things I saw, and behold, a door was opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard was as a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here and I will show to you that which must occur after these things."

4:2 Immediately I came to be in spirit, and behold a throne was set in heaven, and one was sitting on the throne.

4:3 And the one sitting was, to my vision, like a jasper stone and a carnelian. And a rainbow around the throne was, to my vision, like an emerald.

4:4 And around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the the twenty-four thrones there were elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and on their heads were golden crowns.

4:5 And out of the throne came out lightnings and voices and thunders. And seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.

4:6 And before the throne it was as a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne and around the throne were four animals full of eyes in front and behind.

4:7 And the first animal was like a lion, and the second animal was like a calf, and the third animal had a face like as a man, and the fourth animal was like a flying eagle.

4:8 And the four animals, each one of them had six wings apiece, full of eyes around and inside. And they had no rest day and night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, the one who was and who is and who is coming!"

4:9 And whenever the animals should give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives for the eons of the eons,

4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who is sitting on the throne, and they worship the one who lives for the eons of the eons, and they cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

4:11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, because you created all things, and because of your will they were and were created."

Revelation Chapter 5↑

5:1 And I saw in the right hand of the one who is sitting on the throne a book, written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals.

5:2 And I saw a strong messenger proclaiming in a great voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to loose the seals of it?"

5:3 And no one in heaven, nor yet on earth, nor yet under the earth was able to open the book, neither to look at it.

5:4 And I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the book, neither to look at it.

5:5 And one of the elders says to me, "Do not weep! Behold, the lion out of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered so as to open the book and the seven seals of it."

5:6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four animals, and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as though slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, dispatched into the entire earth.

5:7 And he came and took it out of the right hand of the one who is sitting on the throne.

5:8 And when he took the book, the four animals and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.

5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to receive the book and to open the seals of it, because you were slaughtered and made purchase for God with your blood out of every tribe and language and people and nation.

5:10 And you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth."

5:11 And I saw, and I heard the voice of many messengers around the throne and of the animals and of the elders, and the number of them was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

5:12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!"

5:13 And every creature that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all in them, I heard saying, "To the who is sitting on the throne and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might for the eons of the eons!"

5:14 And the four animals were saying, "Amen!" And the elders fell down and worshipped.

Revelation Chapter 6↑

6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four animals saying, as a voice of thunder, "Come!"

6:2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and the one who is sitting on it had a bow, and to him was given a crown, and he went forth conquering and that he should conquer.

6:3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second animal saying, "Come!"

6:4 And another horse went forth, fiery-red, and to him who is sitting on it was given to take peace out of the earth, and that they should slaughter one another, and a great sword was given to him.

6:5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third animal saying, "Come!" And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and the one who is sitting on it had a balance scale in his hand.

6:6 And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four animals, saying, "A quart of wheat a denarius, and three quarts of barley a denarius, and let not the olive oil and wine be damaged!"

6:7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard a voice of the fourth animal saying, "Come!"

6:8 And I saw, and behold, a pale green horse, and the one who is sitting on it, to him was the name Death, and the Realm of the Grave followed after him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and with famine and with death and by the beasts of the earth.

6:9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the testimony which they had,

6:10 And they cried out with a great voice, saying, "Until when, O Master, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood out of those who dwell on the earth?"

6:11 And to each of them was given a white robe, and it was said to them that they should rest yet a little time, until the number of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed even as they were should be completed.

6:12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred, and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood,

6:13 And the stars of heaven fell on the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs, being shaken by a great wind.

6:14 And heaven split apart as a book rolling up, and every mountain and island were moved out their places.

6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great ones, and the chiliarchs, and the rich ones, and the strong ones, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.

6:16 And they are saying to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the one who is sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

6:17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

Revelation Chapter 7↑

7:1 After this I saw four messengers standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind may not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

7:2 And I saw another messenger ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God. And he cried out with a great voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to them to damage the earth and the sea,

7:3 saying, "Do not damage the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we should seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads."

7:4 And I heard the number of the ones who were sealed, a hundred forty-four thousand sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:

7:5 out of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand sealed; out of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand;

7:6 out of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand;

7:7 out of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand;

7:8 out of the tribe of Zebulon twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand are sealed.

7:9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, out of every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and with palm branches in their hands.

7:10 And they are crying out with a great voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who is sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

7:11 And all the messengers stood around the throne and the elders and the four animals. And they fell before the throne on their faces and worshipped God,

7:12 saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength be to our God for the eons of the eons. Amen!"

7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in white robes, who are they, and from where have they come?"

7:14 And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great affliction, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

7:15 Because of this, they are before the throne of God, and they offer divine service to him day and night in his sanctuary. And the one who is sitting on the throne will tabernacle over them.

7:16 They will not be hungry any longer, nor will they thirst any longer, nor will the sun ever fall on them, nor any heat,

7:17 because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and will lead them to living springs of water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

Revelation Chapter 8↑

8:1 And when he opened the seventh seal, silence occurred in heaven for about half an hour.

8:2 And I saw the seven messengers who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

8:3 And another messenger came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and much incense was given him in order that he should offer it with the prayers of all the holy ones on the golden altar before the throne.

8:4 And the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the holy ones ascended out of the messenger's hand before God.

8:5 And the messenger took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar and cast it to the earth. And there came to be thunders and voices and lightnings and an earthquake.

8:6 And the seven messengers who have the seven trumpets prepared themselves that they should trumpet.

8:7 And the first one trumpeted. And there came to be hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was cast to the earth, and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

8:8 And the second messenger trumpeted. And as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood,

8:9 and a third of the creatures in the sea, the ones which had a soul, died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

8:10 And the third messenger trumpeted. And a great star burning as a lamp fell out of heaven, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.

8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood, and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the waters because they were made bitter.

8:12 And the fourth messenger trumpeted, and a third of the sun was struck and a third of the moon and a third of the stars, so that a third of them should be darkened, and the day should not appear for a third of it, and the night likewise.

8:13 And I saw, and I heard one flying eagle in mid-heaven, saying with a great voice, "Woe, woe, woe to those dwelling on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three messengers who are about to trumpet!"

Revelation Chapter 9↑

9:1 And the fifth messenger trumpeted. And I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven to the earth, and the key of the pit of the abyss was given to him.

9:2 And he opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke ascended out of the pit as smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.

9:3 And out of the smoke came out locusts to the earth, and authority was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have authority.

9:4 And it was said to them that they should not damage the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, except those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

9:5 And it was given to them, that they should not kill them, but that they should be painfully tried as by a touchstone five months; and their trial is as the trial of a scorpion whenever it should sting a person.

9:6 And in those days people will seek death and they will by no means find it. And they will long to die, and death will flee from them.

9:7 And the likenesses of the locusts were like horses prepared for battle, and on their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as the faces of men,

9:8 and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as lions'.

9:9 And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of many chariot horses running into battle.

9:10 And they have tails like scorpions, and stings, and in their tails is their authority to injure people for five months.

9:11 They have a king over them -- the messenger of the abyss, the name to whom in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

9:12 One woe has passed away. Behold, two woes are still coming after these things.

9:13 And the sixth messenger trumpeted. And I heard one voice out of the horns of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14 saying to the sixth messenger, the one who had the trumpet, "Loose the four messengers who are bound at the great river Euphrates."</