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Chapter 1

1 This is the sacred book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of david, the Son of abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of isaac. Isaac was the father of jacob. Jacob was the father of judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of perez and zerah born of tamar. Perez was the father of hezron. Hezron was the father of ram. 4 Ram was the father of aminadab. Aminadab was the father nahshon. Nahson was the father of salmon. 5 Salmon was the father of boaz born of rahab. Boaz was the father of obed born of ruth. Obed was the father of jesse. 6 Jesse was the father of david, the king. David was the father of solomon born from the wife of uriah. 7 Solomon was the father of rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of abijah. Abijah was the father of asa. 8 Asa was the father of jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of jehoram. Jehoram was the father of uzziah. 9 Uzziah was the father of jotham. Jotham was the father of ahaz. Ahaz was the father of hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of manasseh. Manasseh was the father of amon. Amon was the father of josiah. 11 Josiah was the father of jeconiah and his brothers around the time they were carried away into Babylon. 12 After they were taken captive into babylon jeconiah fathered sheatiel. Sheatiel was the father of zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of abihud. Abihud was the father of eliakim. Eliakim was the father of azor. 14 Azor was the father of zadok. Zadok was the father of akim. Akim was the father of Elihud. 15 Elihud was the father of eleazar. Eleazar was the father of matthan. Matthan was the father of jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of joseph the husband of mary of whom was born Jesus who is called "The Christ" 17 So all of the generations from abraham to david are fourteen generations and from david until the carrying away into babylon are fourteen generations and from their captivity into babylon to the Christ are fourteen generations. 18 Now the life of Jesus Christ was thus. There was a betrothal of His mother mary to joseph but before the ceremony they discovered she was with Child, conceived by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph was a man of righteousness and did not desire to bring her public disgrace, so he planned to put her away privately. 20 But while he was thinking about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying, "joseph, you son of david, do not fear to take mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bring forth a Son and you shall name Him Jesus for, He will save the people from their sins. 22 This all took place in order to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophets when they said. 23 "Behold, a virgin will be with child and give birth to a Son and they will call Him by the name immanuel which is interpreted as "God with us"" 24 Joseph awakening now from the dream, did as he was commanded by the angel of the Lord and took the woman as his own. 25 But he was unwilling to know her until after she had given birth to the child, calling Him by the name of Jesus. 

Chapter 2

1 Now after Jesus was born in bethlehem of judea in the days of herod the king, behold! prophets from the east arrived in jerusalem 2 Asking "where is she who will bring forth the King of the jews for His star is rising and we bring offerings for Him" 3 Hearing of this, king herod was troubled and all jerusalem with him. 4 After assembling all the high priests and the scholars of the people, he inquired of them as to where the Christ would be born 5 So they said to him "in bethlehem of judea for it is written by the prophets 6 "And you bethlehem in judea are by no means the least among the princes of judah, out of you shall come a Leader who will shepherd My people, all of Israel" 7 Then herod privately called the prophets to inquire the exact time that they noticed the star. 8 Afterwards he sent them towards bethlehem saying "Go, search out His exact location and after you have found him present your offerings and bring word to me so that, I also may come and present Him with offerings" 9 After they had heard the king, they departed and behold the star of whom they had seen in the east led the way before them, until it came and stood above the Child. 10 Now upon seeing the stars adoration they rejoiced greatly, loudly and deeply 11 Then after they had come into the house and saw the Child there, together with His mother and they fell down in reverence before Him. Afterwards, opening what was stored they presented Him offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh 12 Then they were warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, so by a different road, the prophets departed into their own country 13 After they had withdrawn, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to joseph saying, "rise up, take the Child and His mother and flee into egypt and remain there until I tell you, for herod will seek the Child to destroy Him" 14 So he rose up, taking the Child and mother while it was still night and departed into egypt 15 And they stayed there until the conclusion of herods order, to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophets who said "from out of egypt I have called My Son" 16 At that time herod, perceiving that he had been disobeyed by the prophets was greatly enraged and he commanded the annihilation of all male children that were in bethlehem and in all of its boarders from two years old and younger according to the time which, he had learned from the prophets 17 At that time what had been spoken by jeremiah, the prophet, was fulfilled when he said 18 "An outcry was heard in rama, lamentations, the mourning of many. Rachel weeping for the children there and refusing to be comforted because they are no more" 19 Afterwards death surrounded herod and his followers. And behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in egypt 20 Saying "take the Child with His sacred mother and travel into the land of israel, for those who sought the Childs life are dead" 21 So he rose up, took the Child and His sacred mother and went into the land of Israel 22 But after hearing that archelaus reigned in judea in the stead of Herod, he was afraid to go there. But then, he received a revelation in a dream, so they withdrew into the region of galilee 23 And they came and settled in a city named nazareth, in order to fulfill what was spoken by the prophets who said, "He will be called a nazarene"

Chapter 3

1 Now in those days came john the baptist preaching in the wilderness of judea 2 Saying "repent, prepare the way for the kingdom of heaven" 3 For this is the prophecy spoken by isaiah the prophet when he said "A voice crying out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord by practicing His righteous ways" 4 As for him, Johns clothing were made of hairs from a camel with a girdle of animal skin around his waist and his food was locusts and wild animals 5 At that time, people came to see him from jerusalem and all of judea and from every region surrounding the jordan 6 To be baptized in the jordan river and confess their sins unto him 7 After seeing many of the pharisees and sadducees had come to a baptism he said "you brood of vipers who forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath on earth" 8 Because of this produce fruit consistent with repentance 9 And do not think to say among yourselves "Father we have those of abraham to speak for us" the fact is, God is capable of using these stones to raise the children of abraham unto life 10 Even now the axe is already at the root of the tree, appointed over all things Therefore, every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire 11 For truly i baptize you with water into repentance but after me comes One more powerful than i, of whose sandals i am unworthy to bear, He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and sacrificial fires 12 Whose winnowing fan is in His hand and He will fully cleanse His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the storehouses, but the chaff will be burned in everlasting fire 13 At that time Jesus came from the city of galilee to the jordan river to see john the baptist, to be baptized by him. 14 But he refused Him, saying, "i need to be baptized by You, yet, You have come to me?" 15 In response to this Jesus said to him "Do this at once, for this is the way proper for us, to fulfill every righteousness" so, he yielded to Him 16 After he baptized Him, right away, Jesus ascended from the water and Behold! the heavens were opened and they saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, surrounding Him in light 17 And suddenly, a Voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son in whom I Am well pleased" 

Chapter 4 

1 Then Jesus was led powerfully by the holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil 2 And to fast forty days and forty nights. Afterwards He was starving. 3 And the tempter came saying "if you are the Son of God, command that these stones turn into bread" 4 But He answered and said "it is written not on bread alone shall one live but upon every word spoken through the testimony of God" 5 Then He was taken by the devil to the holy city and together there, they stood above the pinnacle of the temple 6 And he said to Him "if you are the Son of God cast yourself down, for it is written that He will command His angels concerning you and in their hands carry you up, never will your feet strike against the stones" 7 Jesus said to him, "again, it is written, do not test the Lord your God" 8 Once again, the devil took Him into the very high mountains and showed Him all the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them 9 and he said to Him "all these things I will give to you if, you fall and worship me" 10 Then Jesus said to him "begone satan! for it is written, worship the Lord your God and serve Him only" 11 Then the devil left him and behold! angels came and ministered to Him 12 Now hearing that john was in prison, He departed into galilee 13 And left behind nazareth coming into capernaum, beside the sea within the boundaries of zebulun and naphtali 14 In order to fulfill the words of Isaiah the prophet who said 15 "In the land of zebulun and the land of naphtali, the way through the sea, and the people rested along the coast, settling across the river jordan, galilee of the gentiles in the region of judea" 16 The people who walk in spiritual darkness will see a great light, those dwelling in the land of shadow and death, Light Himself, has dawned 17 From then on Jesus began to minister and said "repent, prepare the way for the kingdom of heaven" 18 Now walking beside the sea He saw two brothers of light, simon who is called peter and andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 So He said to them "come, follow Me and I will teach you to become fishers of man1
1. The Word The Christ uses here for Man is "λΝωΝ" the Sacred name for mankind I.E. that which is scared within Mankind, the immortal Soul. 
20 And immediately they forsook their nets and followed Him 21 Then going from there, He saw another two brothers of light, james the son of zebedee and his brother john in a boat with zebedee their father, tending to their nets and He called them. 22 So immediately the brothers left the boat and their father and followed Him. 23 Then Jesus led them throughout galilee preaching in the synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of infirmity among the people. 24 So word of Him spread throughout all of syria and they brought Him all the sick, who had all kinds of disease and those having various ailments and afflictions, the tormented and the demon possessed, the moon struck, the lame and He healed them. 25 Then great multitudes began following Him from galilee and decapolis and jerusalem and beyond the river jordan 

Chapter 5 

1 Looking upon the multitudes He went upon the mountain and settled himself, His disciples followed 2 And He opened His mouth and preached saying 3 Blessed are the lowly in spirit, for they belong in the kingdom of heaven 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted 5 Blessed are the humble1 for they shall inherit the land 

1. or "gentle" 

6 Blessed are those who drink and thirst for righteousness: for they will be satisfied 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall receive mercy 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called the sons of God 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven 11 Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you, saying all kinds of evil things against you, falsely, because of Me 12 Rejoice and rejoice greatly for our reward is far greater among those from heaven, for in this way they persecuted the prophets who came before us 13 You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its saltiness who can restore its saltness? unto the point that it is good for nothing except to be cast out and trampled under mankind 14 You will become the light of the world1 a city standing atop a mountain, cannot be hidden

1. The original Greek word is "Kosmos" can also be translated as Universe or Existence 

15 Neither do men light a lamp and put it under a bowl, instead they place it on a lampstand and it gives light to all of those in the house 16 In this way let your light shine in the presence of others so that upon learning of your good works, they in fact glorify our Father who is in heaven 17 Do not believe that I Am come to destroy the law or the prophets I have not come to destroy but to fulfill 18 Yes truly I tell you, until after the heavens and the earth have passed away, not the smallest letter nor even a brushstroke will pass away from the law until after everything has been accomplished 19 Therefore anyone who removes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches humanity accordingly will be called "little thing" by those in the kingdom of heaven 20 I say this to you because unless within you abounds righteousness greater then the scribes1 and the pharisees2 you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven 

1. Scribes defined as "religious students" 

2. Pharisees defined as "any corrupt religious teachers"

21 Because you have heard it was said to our ancestors "you shall not murder" and anyone who does "is to be put to death" and shall be subjected to divine judgement 22 But I say to you that anyone who is provoked to violence by their brother of light, shall be liable to the divine judgement and whoever says to his brother of light "you worthless rag1" shall be subject before the council and anyone who remains in sinfulness will be in danger of the fires of hell    

1. This is an ancient Greek saying involving hatred of another person I.E. the opposite of loving your brother.

23 Therefore if you are going to present an offering and there at the alter, remember that a brother of light has something against you 24 Leave your offering there in front of the alter and first go exchange enmity for friendship with your brother of light and then come and present your offering 25 Be agreeable with your adversaries, readily, up to the point of accompanying them within the way or else your adversary may hand you over to the judge and the judge to the officer and you are thrown into prison 26 Truly I tell you, that you will not leave that place until after paying the utmost cost 27 You have heard that it was said not to commit adultery 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks upon a woman intending lustful thoughts has already committed adultery within their own heart 29 And if something causes your right eye to sin pluck it out of you and cast it away, it is better for one your members be destroyed rather than having your whole body thrown into hell 30 And if something causes your right hand to sin cut it off of you and cast it away from you, it is better for one of your members be destroyed rather than having your whole body thrown into hell 31 It has been said that after sending away your wife you are to give her a certificate of divorce 32* But I say to you that anyone who divorces their spouse except on account of sexual immorality makes themself into an adulterer and whoever marries after dismissing commits adultery 33 Again, you have heard that it was said by those in times ancient "do not swear falsely" but render to the Lord all of your your vows 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither upon the heavens for that is the throne of God 35 Nor upon the earth for it is the resting place for His feet, nor upon Jerusalem for it is the city of the great king 36 Nor shall you swear upon your own head because you cannot cause a single hair to turn white or black 37 But, let our words be yes, yes, no, no, anything more then this is wickedness 38 You have heard that is was said "an eye for an eye and tooth for tooth, this is our way" 39* But I say to you do not match wits with evil, instead if someone slaps you on the right cheek turn to them also, the other 40 And to the one who wishes to sue you and take your shirt also leave them your cloak 41 And whoever charges you to walk a mile with them, instead walk two 42 He who asks you to give and he who wishes to borrow from you, do not turn away 43 You have heard that it was said "you shall love your neighbor" and hate your enemies 44 But I tell you love those who hate you and pray on behalf of those who persecute you 45 So that you might become the children of our Father in heaven for He causes the sun to rise upon the evil and the good and sends rain upon them both 46 For if you love those who love you what reward will you have? do not even commoners do the same? 47 And if we welcome only those of our brotherhood, what greater things have we done? nothing at all, for even the gentiles do this. 48 You are to be perfect as the Father of the heavens exists in perfection  

Chapter 6 

1 And we must be careful not to practice our righteousness towards mankind to get ourselves seen, truly anyone who does will have no reward from our Father who is in heaven 2 Because of this, when you give charity do not sound a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in their synagogues and in the streets in order to be honored by mankind, very truly I tell you, the reward itself will be cut off 3 But when you practice charity, do not let your left hand know of your works 4 So that those among us give charity, in the way of those who are hidden so that our Father who sees what is hidden afterwards may reward you 5 And when you pray for someone do not pray like the hypocrites for they are devoted to the people in their synagogues and the people in the corners of the streets praying to be seen by mankind, truly I tell you they have their reward 6 But when we pray go into your room and after shutting your door pray to our Father who is hidden and our Father who sees what is hidden afterwards may reward you 7 Knowing this pray, but do not ramble on like the foreigners do thinking that because of their many words they will be heard 8 Therefore be nothing like them for our Father knows what you have need of before you ask Him 9 Therefore in a manner similar to this you are to pray: our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name 10 Let your kingdom come, your will be done upon the earth as it is in heaven 11 Give us the bread necessary for this day 12 And forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our debtors 13 And do not let us fall into the fires of temptation but set us free from all evil 14 For if you are forgiving towards mankind and their trespasses against you, our heavenly Father will also be forgiving towards you 15 But if you are not forgiving towards mankind, neither will our Father be forgiving towards you 16 And also while fasting do not become like the hypocrites appearing downcast for they disfigure their appearance in order to appear to fast before men, truly I tell you, they have their reward 17 But when you fast anoint your head and wash your face 18 So that you do not appear to be fasting to man but, to your Father who is in the hidden and the Father who sees in the hidden afterwards may reward you 19 Do not store up for yourselves treasure upon the earth where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal 20 Instead store up treasure in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves cannot break in and steal 21 For where your treasure is there also is your heart 22 The lamp of the body is the eye, if your one eye is pure your whole body will be full of light 23 But if in your one eye is evil your whole body will be full of darkness if then the light in you is the darkness how vast that darkness is 24 No one can serve two masters for you will hate one and love the other, holding in devotion to one yet despising the other you cannot serve both God and mammon1

1. Defined as "the sons of the devil" or "a manifestation of the worship of money" 

25 Because of this I tell you do not worry about your life, what you will eat or even the body, what clothes you will wear, no indeed, in life consists greater things then food, the body and clothing 26 Look at the birds in the sky they neither sow nor reap or gather into storehouses yet, our Father in heaven provides for them, are you not much more valuable than they? 27 But among you who is there able, by worrying, to add a single hour to your life? 28 And why worry about what you will wear? observe the flowers of the field how they grow, they do not toil nor do they spin 29 But I tell you that even solomon in all his splendor was not dressed like one of these 30 Now if the crops of the fields, are here today and tomorrow cast into the oven our God shall not refuse to clothe you in far greater, o'you of little faith 31 Therefore do not worry saying, what will we eat or what will we drink or what will we wear? 32 For all these things the gentiles seek after but indeed our God, our Father, already knows all the things you need 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow rather let tomorrow worry about itself, for sufficient in a day are its own troubles 

Chapter 7 

1 Do not be judgmental, lest God judge you 2 For in the way that we judge others we will be judged and in the way you measure others, it will be measured unto you 3 But why are you looking for a speck in the eye of your brother of light while there is a plank in your own eye you will not take to mind 4 And why say to your brother of light, "Brother cast out the speck from your eye " while there is a plank in your own eye 5 You hypocrites first cast out the plank in your own eye and then you shall see clearly enough to cast the speck out of your brother of lights eye 6 Do not give something holy to the dogs nor give one of your pearls in the presence of the pigs lest they trample them under their feet, then convert tearing you to pieces 7 Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the world will open to you 8 For all who ask receive and those who seek find and to the one who knocks the world will open 9 Who is there among mankind, when asked by their son for bread will instead hand them a stone? 10 So than, when asked for a fish do not give a serpent 11 Therefore if you who were evil remember to give good gifts to His children how much greater will your father who is within those from heaven give good things to the one who asks 12 All the things, to the degree that should be done unto you by others in like manner, also do you, unto them for this sums up the law and the prophets 13 Enter in through the narrow gate for broad and wide is the road that leads away into the destruction and many people fall in1 on account of themselves 

1. or enter into understanding or arrive in that place  

14 For narrow is the gate and difficult1 is the way that leads into the life and few are those who find it 15 Stay away from lying prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing however, inwardly they are rapacious wolves 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Men cannot gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles 17 Thus good trees bring forth good fruit but evil trees bring forth evil fruit 18 No good tree brings forth evil fruit neither can a evil tree bring forth good fruit 19 Because of this every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire 20 Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them 21 Not everyone who prays to Me "Lord Lord" will enter into the kingdom of heaven, only those who do the will of My Father who is in heaven 22 Many will say to Me on that day "Lord Lord did we not prophesy in your name and in your name cast out many demons and in your name perform many miracles" 23 At that time I will say to the multitudes of the earth "I never knew you, depart from Me you who practice unrighteousness" 24  Therefore everyone who hears these teachings of Mine and then puts them into practice becomes like a wise man who built his house there upon the rock 25 Afterwards, the rain descended then came the floods and the storms of life, fell upon that house yet, it did not fall for its foundation was rooted within the rock 26 But everyone who hears these teachings of mine and then does not put them into practice becomes like a foolish man who built his house here upon the sand 27 Afterwards the rain descended and the floods came and struck against that house and it fell and its fall was grave 28 And it came to pass after Jesus had finished His teaching that the multitudes were astonished by His doctrine 29 Because he taught them as one having authority and not as one of their scribes 

Chapter 8 

1 After He had come down from the mountain a great multitude followed Him 2 Then suddenly! a leper came near and fell down in reverence before Him saying "Lord if you will it, you are able to cleanse me" 3 So He stretched out His hand and touched him saying "I Am willing, be clean" and he was cleansed of the leprosy 4 Then Jesus said to him "See that you tell no one, but go show yourself to a priest and present the sacrifices which Moses commanded as a testimony to them" 5 After entering into capernaum there a centurion approached Him, asking Him urgently 6 And saying: "o'Lord a child servant of mine is lying sick in my house in terrible pain from palsy" 7 So He replied "escort Me and I will heal Him" 8 But then in response to this the centurion said "Lord i am unworthy of having you step under my roof but speak the word and my servant will be healed" 9 For i also am a man of authority, appointed as one having my own soldiers under me and i say: go do this and they go and to another come and they come and to my servants: this is your task and they do it 10 Upon hearing this Jesus marveled and He said to His followers "truly I say to you, not in all of Israel is such great faith found 11 I tell you that afterwards, a great many from the east and west will enter in and sit down beside abraham and isaac and jacob in the kingdom of heaven 12 But those who are not the children of His kingdom will be cast outside into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion "go, as you believed it will be done for you and within the hour your servant will be healed" The centurion returned to his house and there in that same hour they found the Child healed 14 Afterwards Jesus went to peter's house and saw his mother in law lying there sick with a high fever 15 So He touched her hand and the fever left her. Afterwards she arose from her bed 16 Once evening had arrived they brought Him many who were demon possessed and He drove all of the spirits out by command and healed all those who were injured 17 In order to fulfill that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet when he said "One who will be sacrificed for us, to take away our conditions of suffering" 18 Now Jesus saw the great multitudes all around Him and gave orders to depart away across the lake 19 At that time a scribe came to Him and said "teacher, I will follow wherever your going to rest" 20 And Jesus said to him "foxes have dens and the birds of the sky dwell in nests but the Son of man has no place to lay His head" 21 Yet another of the disciples said to Him "Lord allow me to first go and bury my father" 22 But He said to him "follow Me and let those who are dead bury those who, themselves are dead" 23 Then He stepped into the boat and His disciples followed Him 24 And Behold! there arose a great tempest over the sea, to such an extent that the boat was being covered under the waves but He was sleeping 25 And so they came awakening Him and said "Lord save us from death!" 26 So He said to them "Why show so little faith?" then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves and there came an abundant peace 27 Afterwards, the men were astonished and said "Where has this man come from that the winds and the waves obey Him" 28 It came to pass after they had crossed into the country of gadarenes, that two demon possessed men came out of a sepulture, confronting them, both exceedingly fierce, to such an extent that no one could travel by that road because of them 29 Then suddenly, one of them screamed out "What is there between us and you Son of God have come here to destroy us before the set time?" 30 Jesus stepped forward (Now far from them was a herd of pigs with many herdsmen) 31 And the demons began to beg Him saying "if you're going to cast us out of our human hosts send us into the herd of pigs" 32 So He said to them "Go out of them!" and they went out into the pigs, then suddenly the whole herd rushed down a steep bank into the lake and they drowned in the waters 33 Then the herdsmen fled and went into the city reporting everything, even, what had happened to the demon possessed men 34 And behold! everyone in the city went out to meet Jesus. After they found Him they instructed that He depart from their borders      

Chapter 9 

1 Then He got onto a boat and crossed over and journeyed into His own city 2 And behold! others helped carry a bedridden paralytic to Him while lying on his bed. When Jesus saw his faith He said to the paralytic  "Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven" 3 But behold some of the scribes said among themselves "that is blaspheme" 4 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said "why reflect evil into your hearts? 5 For which is easier to say your sins are forgiven or to say get up and walk 6 But, so you know the Son of Man has the power on the earth to forgive sins" then He said to the paralytic "get up! take your mat and go to your house" 7 Then he got up and went to his house 8 Afterwards, seeing this the crowd marveled and praised God who gave such great power to mankind 9 And Jesus passing by saw a man sitting in a tax collectors booth, named Matthew and He said to him "follow Me" so he stood up and followed Him 10 And it came to pass they went to a place to eat, there, many farmers and sinners came and they ate together with Jesus and His disciples 11 After seeing this the Pharisees questioned one of His disciples "Why does your teacher eat among the farmers and sinners" 12 Upon hearing this He said "It is not the healthy who have need of the Healer but those who are sick 13 Now journey out to learn what this means "I desire mercy and not thysia1" for I did not come to call those who are righteous but to wash sinners"

1. Thysia - The act of inflicting suffering/pain on others/self in Gods or a false gods name


14 Then unto Him came the disciples of john who said "why are we and the pharisees fasting yet those who are your disciples do not fast?" 15 Then Jesus said to them "can the Sons of the Bridegroom lament while He is together with them? the day is coming when the Bridegroom will be turned over and then they will fast"16 But no one sews into old clothing a unprepared piece of wool for it will cause separation because when the garment is filled then the separation taking place will worsen 17 Nor does one put new wine into old wineskins for if you do, afterwards your wineskin will be torn apart and the wine will flow out and the wineskin will be destroyed, instead, put new wine into new wineskins and both will be preserved together 18 There as He was speaking these things, suddenly, a ruler came and bowed down in reverence before Him saying "my daughter is now dead, yet come and rest your hand upon her so that she may live on" 19 So Jesus rose up and followed him together with His disciples 20 Then suddenly, a woman with a bleeding issue for twelve years approached from behind and touched the hem of His robe 21 For she thought within herself "if I touch His robe then I will be healed" 22 So He turned and looked at her saying "take heart daughter your faith has healed you" and the woman was healed at that very moment 23 Afterwards Jesus entered into the dwelling of the ruler and saw the people of the palace and a crowd that was greatly troubled. 24 He said to them "leave nothing, for the little girl is not dead but is asleep" but they laughed at Him because visibly, she was dead 25 Soon after the crowd had been shown out He took her hand and the little girl, arose 26 Afterward, His fame spread all throughout the entire land 27 Now as Jesus was leaving the town two blind men followed them, shouting and yelling at Him "Son of david have mercy on us!" 28 But He went into the house and the two blind men came to Him and Jesus said to them "do you believe I Am able to do this for you?" and they said "yes Lord" 29 Then He lightly touched their eyes and said "in accordance with your faith it shall be done for you" 30 And their eyes were opened, then Jesus sincerely warned them, saying "see to it that nobody knows of this" 31 But they went out spreading news of Him throughout the all land 32 As they were leaving, suddenly they brought forward unto Him a mute man who was demonically possessed 33 After the demon had been cast out, astonishingly, the mute man spoke, the same as anyone. The crowd said "never has something like this happened in all of Israel" 34 But the Pharisees said regarding Him "those who command the demons are the leaders of the demons" 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and every village, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all kinds of disease and every sickness among the people who now fully followed Him 36 Afterwards He saw the multitude and felt compassion concerning them because they were troubled and dispirited like sheep without a shepard 37 Then He said to His disciples "All of My crops are great but the harvesters are few 38 Therefore pray that the Lord of the harvest leads the workers into His harvest       

Chapter 10

1 Afterwards, the spirit of God called the twelve disciples and gave them power over the unrighteous so that they could cast them out and to heal all kinds of disease and every infirmity 2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: first, simon who is called peter and andrew his brother of light then james the son of zebedee, also john his brother of light 3 philip and bartholomew, thomas and matthew, the tax collector, james the son of alphaeus and thaddaeus 4 Simon the zealot and judas iscariot (the one who betrayed Him) 5 These are the twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them carefully saying, Do not go after the ways of the gentiles nor towards the ways of the nation of samaria or you will not enter 6 And walk speaking especially to the sheep of the house of Israel 7 And as you preach, saying to them "prepare the way for the kingdom of heaven" 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons, freely you have received, freely give 9 Do not bring with you gold or silver, nor money in your sashes 10 No bag on the journey not even two pairs of shirts nor sandals nor even a staff for the worker is worth his meals 11 If the Spirit leads into a city or village, enter in, seeking in it a person who is worthy and abide there until you would depart 12 When you are entering a house greet them with a holy kiss saying "may His peace be in this house" 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace be upon it but if it is unworthy then let your peace, upon it return to you and do not turn back  14 and whoever does not welcome you or observe your teachings, go out of that community, then out of their house and shake off the dust off your feet 15 Truly I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of sodom and the land of gomorrah on the day of judgement then for many of them 16 Look, I Am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves, therefore become wise as serpents and as pure as the doves 17 But guard yourselves from mankind for they will deliver you over to the councils and in their synagogues they will scourge you 18 And you will be brought before rulers and even kings on account of Me as a testimony against them and the gentiles 19 But when they hand you over do not worry at all about what to say, for in that moment what to say will be given to you 20 Because what you speak will not be of you but, of the Spirit of our Father who is speaking through you 21 Yes, brother will betray brother and father their child and the children will rise up in rebellion against their parents putting them to death 22 And you shall know all kinds of hatred for the sake of My Name, but the one who perseveres unto the end, afterwards, shall be saved 23 But when they persecute you in one community shun them, going into another for truly I say, you will not finish going throughout the cities of Israel before the Son of Man shall come 24 None called disciples are above their teacher nor is a servant above their Lord 25 It is enough that a disciple becomes like his teacher and the servant like his Lord, but if the master of the house is called beelzebub how much worse are those of his household 26* However do not fear them, for there is no evil within He will not reveal, nothing hidden He will not make known 27 What He tells you in the dark discuss in the daylight and to those who will not listen, preach it on the rooftops 28 And do not be afraid of those who can destroy the body but do not possess the power to destroy the soul but rather fear He who has the power, to both, destroy body and soul afterwards, sending them to hell 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and yet not one of you falls upon the earth apart from your Father 30 But among us indeed, all the hairs of our heads are numbered by Him 31 Therefore, do not fear for you are much more valuable than many sparrows 32 And thus all, whoever covenants1 with Me, among mankind, I also will covenant1 with them in the presence of our Father who is in heaven 

1. in Greek word means "to exist in oneness of mind" 

33 But whoever refuses Me, among mankind, I also will refuse them in the presence of our Father who is in heaven 34 Do not think that I Am come to bring peace on the earth, I have not come to bring peace but a sword1 

1. Makhaira, a single edged short sword used to fight

35* For I have come to cleave apart a man against the fathers of himself, daughter against the mothers of herself and sister in laws against mother in laws 37 Those who love father or mother more than Me are unworthy of Me and anyone who loves son or daughter more than Me is unworthy of Me 38 And anyone who does not take up their crucifixion and follow after Me, is unworthy of Me 39 Anyone who finds their life will lose it but anyone who loses their life for My sake will find it 40 Those who welcome one of you, welcome Me and those who welcome Me welcome He who sent Me 41 Those who welcome a prophet in the name of one of the prophets receive a prophets reward and those who welcome even the righteous, in the name of the righteous harbor a righteous reward 42 And anyone who gives a little one a cup of cold water merely in the name of a disciple, truly I tell you they will not lose their reward

Chapter 11

1 And it came to pass after He had finished, Jesus arranged for His twelve disciples to depart from there to teach and preach together in other cities 2 Now john the baptist heard about what had happened while imprisoned, the works of the Christ, so he sent out his disciples 3 Who asked Him: are you the one who comes or do we look for another? 4 So Jesus answered them saying "go tell john what you see and hear" 5 The blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are declared clean and the deaf hear and the dead rise up! and the gospel is preached to the poor 6 And blessed are those who do not stumble on account of Me 7 Now as they were leaving Jesus began speaking to the multitudes concerning john "what was it you went into the wilderness to see? a reed swayed by the wind?" 8 What than? a man dressed in expensive clothes, those who wear these expensive things live in the palaces of kings, what are they? 9 Why is it than you went out? one of the prophets? yes, I tell you and far more than a prophet 10 Rather, he is one who it is written about "behold, I send My angels just out of your sight who prepare your way ahead of you" 11 Truly I tell you, none have risen among those born of women greater than john the baptist but, he who is the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he 12 But before the days of john the baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers the violent, then the violent themselves are torn away 13 For all the prophets and the law prior to john prophesied 14 And if willing to receive it he is, elijah, who is to come 15 Whoever has ears to hear let them hear 16 But to whom shall I compare this generation? for it is like little children sitting in the marketplace of the world calling out to those around them 17 Who said "we played the flute for you yet, you would not dance we sang a dirge yet, you did not mourn"18 For John was not consumed by drunkenness yet they say "He is possessed by a demon" 19 Consider, the Son of man came drinking even alcohol and they say "Behold a gluttonous man and a drunkard, beloved by farmers and sinners yet, wisdom is vindicated by Her own works" 20 Than He began to rebuke the cities in which the great miracles had happened because they did not repent 21 Woe to you chorazin woe to you bethsaida for instead, if the miracles had taken place in tyre and sidon long ago they would have put on a sackcloth and sat down in the ashes of repentance 22 But I tell you it will be more tolerable in tyre and sidon on the day of judgement than for you 23 And you capernaum will you be exalted into the heavens? no, you will be cast down into hades, for if within sodom these miracles had taken place which have been done in you it would have remained to this very day 24 Yet I tell you it will be more tolerable in the land of sodom on the day of your judgement 25 Surrounded by people, He moved a short distance from where He was speaking then Jesus said "I give to you all the praise Lord of the heavens and of the earth for you have hidden these things away from the wise and learned yet, revealed them to children" 26 Indeed, for this is how our father brought the good ways before you 27 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father yet no one comes to understand the Son if not by the Father nor does anyone understand the Father if not by the Son, only those chosen by the Son to be sealed away 28 Come towards Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest 29 Take My yoke within you and be taught that I Am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls 30 For My yoke is good and My burden is His light 

Chapter 12

1 After some time had passed Jesus went out on the sabbath day into the grainfields but some of His disciples grew hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat 2 When the Pharisees saw this they said among themselves "look His disciples are doing something that is not lawful to do on the sabbath" 3 So He said to them Have you not read what david and his companions did when pressed? 4 How they entered into the house of God and they ate the bread of the presence which was not lawful for him to eat nor for his companions but only for a priest 5 And have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests within the sanctuary profane the sabbath yet they are upright 6 But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here 7 But if you understood what this means "I desire mercy and not thysia" you would not stand against the law or the upright 

1. Thysia - The act of inflicting suffering/pain on others/self in Gods or a false gods name

8 Because the Son of man is the Lord of the sabbath 9 Afterwards He departed from there going into their synagogue 10 And there was a man with a withered hand, so they asked Him making an inquisition "is it lawful to heal on the sabbath" hoping that they might bring charges against Him 11 And so He said to them  "who is there among you men that when one of your flock, if they fall down on the sabbath going up the mountainside will not go embrace them, lifting them up" 12 So how much greater is a man than a sheep, therefore it is proper to produce good on the sabbath 13 Then He said to the man "stretch out your hand" so the man did and they gazed intently as his hand was fully healed 14 After the pharisees had left they held a counsel, plotting against Him as to how they would kill Him 15 But when Jesus realized, He left immediately and many followed Him and He healed them all 16 And He warned them not to make His works known 17 In order to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet who said 18 "Jacob My servant, the helper of Israel, My chosen one awaits within My spirit, I will place My spirit upon Him and He will proclaim divine judgement unto the nations 19 One whose voice will set captives free and He will not waver, the outsiders will not comprehend His voice 20 a bruised reed He will not crush and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out and others He will lead into the truth and His judgement will shine forth 21 And He will establish judgement upon the earth even after His crucifixion and in His name the nations will trust" 22 At that time they brought to Him a man who was possessed by a demonic spirit, blind and mute and He healed him to the point that the mute man spoke and regained his sight 23 And all of the multitudes were amazed and were talking about Him saying could this be the Son of david? 24 But when the pharisees heard of this they said "this man could not cast out the demons if He wasn't among those of beelzebub, the prince of demons" 25 But knowing their thoughts He said to them "every kingdom divided against itself, I make desolate and every city or house divided against itself cannot not stand 26 And if the devil casts out the devil he is divided against himself, how then will his kingdom endure? 27 If I, by beelzebub cast out the demons by who do your sons cast them out? because of this, they, will be your judges 28 But if by the Spirit of God I cast out the demons of the ages then He has come before you or rather, the sovereign power of God 29 Or else how could someone enter into the house of the mighty and pillage His vessels without first tying up the mighty one and then pillaging His house 30* Those who are not with Me are against Me and those who do not glean within Me, dissolve 31 Because of this, I tell you all forms of sin and blaspheme, leave them behind you along with the ways of mankind, however among us blaspheming the Spirit of God shall not be permitted   

1. Can also be translated as "Sin and blaspheme, should be forgiven mankind" 

2. Cannot accurately be translated as "will be forgiven"

32 And whoever speaks against the Son of Man it may be forgiven them but whoever speaks against the Holy Sprit it will absolutely not be tolerated among us not in this age nor in the ages to come 33 Or else what makes a tree good? And the fruit of them good? what makes a tree rot? and the fruit from them rotten? because by the fruit of a tree you come to know both 34 You brood of vipers how will you enter good by speaking evil? For from out of that which fills the heart the mouth speaks 35 The good man from his good treasures produces good things and the evil man from his evil treasures produces evil 36 But I say to you all, that every careless word which was spoken by mankind shall be returned with respect to their accounts on the day of judgement 37 For by words you will be brought into lawfulness and by words you will be brought into judgement 38 In response to this some of scribes and pharisees said to Him "teacher we want to see a sign from you" 39 But He answered and said to them a wicked and adulterous family seeks a sign yet, no sign will be given to you except the sign of the prophet jonah 40 For just as jonah was in the belly the whale three days and three nights in this same way will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights 41 The men of ninevah will rise against your families at the judgement concerning some of this generation and condemn them downward, because they repented at the preaching of jonah yet, behold! something greater than jonah has come 42 The queen of the south will take her seat at the judgement with some of this generation, afterwards condemning them downward because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of solomon, yet behold! something greater than solomon has come 43 Now when an impure spirit departs from a person it travels to a place without water seeking to be refreshed yet finds nothing 44 At that time saying "I will return into my house from which I departed" fervently desiring it and finding it unoccupied, swept and set in order 45 Afterwards seeking and bringing along with itself seven other spirits who are more evil than it and they enter in and dwell there and what becomes is the latter state of the person is worse than the former, those leading men in this way develop in their families the ways of the evil one 46 While he still speaking to the multitudes behold! His other mother and His brother of light from His religious order were outside 47 So a disciple of His said to Him "Your mother and brothers of light are outside wishing to speak to you" 48 To explain this He said "those who practice My teachings, they live as My mothers and some of you are My brothers of light" 49 Then He stretched out His hands there over His many disciples saying "look! here are My mothers and My brothers of light 50 For anyone who produces the will of My Father who is in heaven, they are My brothers of light and sisters and mothers"  

Chapter 13

1 Later that same day Jesus departed from the house and sat down beside the seashore 2 And a great multitude gathered to them, to such an extent that He stepped into a boat and stood upon it while all of the multitudes were on the seashore amazed 3 And He spoke to them many things in parables saying "Behold the sower came forth to sow the seed 4 And from His handbasket He spread seeds until some fell beside the pathway and things came and devoured them 5 But on the other hand some fell upon a rock bed which had no deep soil and directly afterwards, perished outside because not one had deep soil 6 Then the sun arose, burning them up and because they had no root they wasted away 7 And others fell among the thornbushes and the thorns grew suffocating them 8 But on the other hand some fell in upon his good soil and yielded a harvest some thirty, sixty and a hundredfold 9 Those who have ears let them hear and listen 10 Afterwards His disciples came to Him and asked "why do you speak to them in parables?" 11 So answering He said "Because you have been given the secret knowledge of the kingdom of heaven which others have not been given" 12 For whoever holds to their covenant well, indeed will overflow in abundance But whoever does not hold to, even what they hold will be taken away from them 13 Because of this I speak in parables to those of the earth so that, though seeing they do not perceive and though hearing they do not understand or gain insight 14 And to fulfill the things prophesied by Isaiah who said "Go and tell the people there: "you will hear and not understand nor gain insight also, you will see yet, not perceive 15 For the hearts of those people have become calloused and they have become hard of hearing and their eyes have been blinded or else they could see with their eyes and hear with their hearts and be converted and I would heal them" 16 But among us blessed, are those whose eyes can see and those whose ears can hear 17 Truly I tell you that many of the prophets and the righteous desired to see what you see yet, did not see and hear what you hear and yet, did not hear 18 Now all of you listen to the meaning of parable 19 Those who hear the Sons words about the kingdom and do not understand, in comes the evil one and steals what was sown within our hearts these are the ones beside the pathway out of handbasket 20 Now those sown upon the rock bed are those who hear the word and immediately with joy receive it 21 But having no root within, indeed they benefit for a time but then comes tribulation or persecution on account of the word, then they choose sin 22 But those sown among the thorns are those who cannot hear the word, instead continuing in the pursuits of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word and it becomes unfruitful 23 But the ones sown upon the good soil, they are the ones who hear the word and synthesize with it, truthfully will produce crops now yielding one hundred, another one sixty, others thirty 24 He entrusted them with another parable saying "the kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds within his fields 25 But afterwards as he slept the footmen of his enemy came and sowed tares within the midst of the wheat and passed on 26 But after they had flowered and produced grain then the tares also became evident 27 When his servants discovered this they rushed to his house and said to him "lord not all of the seed around and about your fields is good, so where have the tares from?" 28 So He replied " The men of my enemy have done this" so his servants asked him "would you like us to go and pull them out" 29 Then He said "No, do not pull out the tares because you could also, together, uproot my wheat" 30 Let them grow together for sometime until the harvest then at the time of the harvest i will ask the harvesters to gather the tares and bind them into bales next throwing them into the furnace but join the wheat together into my sheaves 31 He gave them another parable saying "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man sowed within his field 32 Which is truly the smallest of all the seeds but after the ears have grown it is the greatest of the garden herbs and it becomes a tree so that any of the heavenly things can come down and live under its branches 33 He spoke another parable to them saying "the kingdom of heaven is like a leavener1 that a woman picked up and mixed within three cups of wheat meal until it was fully leavened 

1. A leavening agent is a substance for example salt, used to make not all but a few baking recipes rise, expand and strengthen

34 All of these things Jesus spoke in parables unto the multitudes and without a parable He would not speak to them at all 35 In order to fulfill what was spoken by the psalmist who said "I will open My mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world" 36 Then they dismissed all of the multitudes, then Jesus entered into the house and His disciples came before Him, asking Him  "can you explain the parable of the tares of the fields to us"  37 So in response He said "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of man 38 Now the fields, they are the world and the good seeds, these are the children of the kingdom but the tares are the sons of the evil one 39 But the enemies who sowed them are of the devil, now the harvest is the completion of a set time and the harvesters are the angels 40 Now just like the tares are gathered up and burnt in the fire, this is the way it will be at the end of the set time, the purification 41 The Son of man will send out His angels and gather to His side from out of His kingdom each great thing that causes offense and those who practice lawlessness 42 Then they will be cast into the flames of the furnace, in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 43 At that time the righteous, will withdraw together, their spirits shining forth like the sun into the kingdom of the Father Himself, whoever has ears let them hear and listen 44 The kingdom of heaven is likened to precious stones or rather, treasures hidden in the midst of a field which a man found and kept secret to his delight, then he went on his way and sold all of the things he had and purchased that same field 45 Again the kingdom of heaven is likened rather to a merchant who went out to seek beautiful pearls 46 And upon finding one of his treasured pearls, he went and sold all of his possessions and purchased it 47 Once more the kingdom of heaven is likened rather to a fishing net, let down into the sea and from out of the whole, gathered all kinds together 48 After it was full, they brought it up onto the seashore and they sat down and lifted up the good, placing them in order but the bad they cast out 49 This is the way it will be at the completion of the set times the angels will rescue those chosen by the Son and separate those whose fruit is wicked from out of the midst of the righteous 50 And will cast them into the furnace of flames, in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 51 "Have you understood all of these thing?" They replied, yes 52 Afterwards He said to them "because of this, every child of the law, who follows also in the knowledge of the kingdom of heaven becomes like a man, who is the head of a house who brings forth from His treasuries things both ancient and new" 53 And it came to pass after Jesus had finished these teachings, they left that place 54 Afterwards journeying into the city of antipatris1 He began to teach those within their synagogues to the point that a great number of them said "Where is the source of your wisdom and all this! authority? 

1. Antipatris a city near Bethelehem, where Jesus grew up.

55 Isn't this the carpenters Son and isn't His mothers name mary and among this brotherhood, james and joseph also simon and judah 56 And His brethren are they not all from around us? so then where were all of these miracles?" 57 And they were offended by Him, so He said to them "a prophet is not without honor except in His own land and within His own house" 58 And He did not work great miracles there on account of their lack of belief   

Chapter 14

1 During that time herod the tetrarch, heard about Jesus 2 And he said to his servants "This is john the baptist risen from the dead and this is why these powers are working through Him" 3 For those under herod had bound and arrested john and put him in prison because herod had stolen the wife of philip, a member of his religious group 4 Because john had said to him "it is not lawful for you to be involved with her" 5 And would have had him executed but he feared the people because he was like a prophet to them 6 But when herods birthday was held, there, his step daughter by herodias, danced before herod and she pleased him 7 So, by oath he professed to give her whatever she asked 8 But after being commanded by her mother she said "bring here to me the head of john the baptist on a platter" 9 Although it distressed the king on account of the others and the oath he gave command to have it brought to them 10 So he sent to have john beheaded in prison 11 And they brought his head there upon a platter and gave it to the damsel and she brought it to her mother 12 Afterwards His disciples came and took his body and buried him nearby then they went and reported this to Jesus 13 When he heard this Jesus raised up his hands in praise, going from there He entered a boat towards a solitary place by Himself. After they had heard the multitudes followed Him, walking away from their cities 14 Once He had gone ashore He saw the great multitudes and felt compassion for them and healed those who were sick 15 After evening had come His disciples approached Him and said "This place is desolate and the day has already passed, therefore, send away the multitudes so that they can go into marketplaces of the region and buy food 16 But Jesus said to them "they have no need to leave, give them something to eat" 17 So they said to Him "we have nothing here except five loaves of bread and two fish 18 So He said "bring them to Me as they are" 19 Then He instructed the multitudes to sit down upon the field and receive the bread and the fish!, then He looked up into the heavens and gave a blessing, then He broke the bread and gave the bread to His disciples and the disciples gave it to the multitudes 20 And all of them ate indeed to the full, afterwards they raised up above and beyond from the broken pieces twelve full baskets 21 Afterwards, the number of those who ate was five thousand men, not including women and children 22 And He greatly urged those of His disciples to get into the boat and go before Him towards the other side until He dismissed the multitudes 23 And He went up into the mountains by Himself to contend with God, when evening had come, there, He was alone 24 Afterwards as soon as the boat was in the middle of the sea, it was tested by the waves and indeed the hostile winds 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus came towards them walking upon the waters of the sea 26 When He came into sight and they recognized Him, walking upon the waters, then they were aghast saying "Is it Him or a Ghost?" and some cried out in fear of it 27 But surprisingly at once he spoke to them and said "take courage, I Am, do not be afraid" 28 Then peter answered Him saying "If it is you Lord instruct me to come to you upon the waters" 29 So He said "come" so peter stepped out away from the boat, walking with Him upon the waters and came closer to Jesus 30 But when he took heed of the wind he was afraid and began to sink, a little, into the sea and looked for Jesus crying out saying "Lord save me" 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand, pulling him up and said "you of little faith, why did you doubt?" 32 After they had risen into the boat the winds died down 33 Then those in boat bowed before Him and they said "truly you are the Son of God" 34 Afterwards they crossed over and went forward into the land of Gennesaret 35 And after recognizing Him the people of the region reported the events to all the other neighboring regions and brought to Him all those who were sick 36 And invited a number of them to His side so that they could simply touch the hem of His garment and as many as touched were saved   

Chapter 15


1 At that time Jesus was approached by the scribes and the pharisees from Jerusalem, who asked 2 Why do your disciples tread upon the traditions of our elders by not washing their hands before they eat a meal 3 So He answered them saying "through these actions you step outside the law of Gods commandments, because our laws 4 For God commanded the people, saying "honor your father and your mother and those who speak evil against their father or mother are to be put to death" 5 Yet all of you say whoever does not say to their father or mother "these things are for my offerings, so I cannot help you, not before i honor My Father"  6 So, you trade the law of God, through this, betraying your own traditions 7 Hypocrites! isaiah did well to prophesy about you when he said 8 "to the people who approach Me who their lips honor Me, but, in their hearts they are far from Me 9 and so they worship Me in vain they teach the commandments and train mankind" 10 Then He called the attention of the multitudes and said to them "Listen and also understand" 11 It is not what enters the mouth that makes a man common 12 Rather what is carried out of the mouth, these things make a man common 12 At that time His disciples approached saying "do you know that the pharisees heard your teachings and they were offended 13 So He replied saying "Every plant which was not planted by My Father in heaven is pulled out by its roots 14 Stay away from them! they are the blind leaders of the darkness and when blind men lead, both will fall into the pit 15 But to this peter said "explain this parable to us" 16 So He said "are you still so unsure?" 17 Have you not understood that everything that goes into the mouth travels down into the innermost being then is separated into the void and cast out 18 it is rather, what flows continually out of the mouth, proceeding from the heart, that, is what makes others common 19 For among men out of their hearts comes evil motives, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony and blasphemy 20 These are what defile a man but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a man 21 Afterwards Jesus left, withdrawing from there into the regions of tyre and sidon 22 And behold! a woman from one of the regions of canaan came loudly screaming at them "give us your mercy Lord, Son of david, it is my daughter, she is possessed by an evil spirit" 23 But He did not answer her, even a word then His disciples came to Him, urging Him saying "send her away for screaming at us" 24 But He replied and said "do not send them away without pointing the sheep to the redemption of the house of Israel" 25 But then she came, bowing down before Him saying "Lord help me" 26 Then considering this He said "it is not good plunder the bread of the children and give it to an offensive person" 27 But she said "yes Lord, yet, even the offensive eat off of the crumbs that fall from the table of the Lord" 28 Then considering this Jesus said to her "Woman by your great faith it is done for you just as you wished" and her daughter, who was far off, was healed at that very same moment 29 Afterwards Jesus departed from there going along the sea of galilee and went up into the mountains, where they stayed 30 And a great multitude of people came to them, among them were the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and one after the other these things were placed under Him, indeed He healed them 31 To such and extent that the multitudes marveled as they kept seeing the mute, now speak and the maimed, made whole and the blind, could now see and they praised the God of israel 32 But Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them "I have compassion upon the people because they have already been here with Me three days and have not eaten and I do not wish to send them away hungry, lest they faint along the way" 33 Then His disciples said to Him "Where, in this desert place are we supposed to get enough bread to feed such a great number? 34 So Jesus said to them "How much bread do you have among you" and they said "Seven loaves and a few small fish" 35 After instructing the multitudes to rest upon the ground 36 receiving the seven loaves and the two fish, after giving thanks, He broke and gave unto His disciples then the disciples unto the multitudes 37 Afterwards all of them ate to the full, then together from what was leftover, above and beyond from the broken pieces they joined them into seven full baskets 38 And among those who ate were about four thousand men not including the women and children 39 Then He dismissed the multitudes and stepping into a boat came into the region of magadan 

Chapter 16

1 Then they were approached by the pharisees and sadducees and they rebuked Him maliciously saying "show us the signs from heaven, make us some food!" 2 And considering this He said to them "a envious and adulterous family looks for a sign yet no sign will be given to them except the sign of jonah" and He departed from there and went on His way 3 And once the disciples had come to another region they realized they had forgotten to bring the bread with them 4 Then Jesus perceiving this said "Beware and keep away from the leaven of the pharisees and the sadducees" 5 Afterwards they discussed this among themselves and said "This is because we did not bring the bread" 6 Then Jesus perceiving this said "Within them is hardly any faith since they refuse to receive the bread 7 do you still not understand? remember the five loaves which fed five thousand and the many baskets" 8 Or the the seven loaves for four thousand and how many baskets remained 9 How do you not understand that I spoke to you not concerning bread but to beware of the ways, the leaven, prepared by the pharisees and the sadducees 10 Then they understood what the Christ said did not mean to "keep away from the leaven prepared by the pharisess and the sadducees" rather the teachings of the pharisees and the sadducees 11 Now having come into the district of caesarea philippi He asked His disciples saying "who do the children of men say the Son of man is?" 12 So they said "some say john the baptist and others elijah or jeremiah or else one of the prophets" 13 He said to them "but who do you say I Am?" 14 Now in response to this simon, named peter said "you are the Christ, the son of the living God 15 So to this Jesus said "blessed are you simon son of jonah for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, rather My father who is within those from heaven" 16 And I say to you since you are now peter, by the power of this rock, My stonecutters will source the church and the gates of hades will not overcome it 17 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on the earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose upon the earth will be loosened from heaven 18 Then He instructed His disciples to tell no one that He is Jesus, the Christ 19 After that time, Jesus the anointed Messiah began to teach His disciples that He must go into jerusalem and suffer greatly by the elders and high priests and scribes, after, to be killed and rise on the third day 20 Then peter took Him aside and there began to rebuke Him saying "are you certain Lord? certainly this will not happen" 21 And so He turned His back on peter and said "Get behind Me satan, you are a stumbling block to Me since within your mind are not the ways of God but the ways of mankind" 22 So then Jesus said to His disciples "If anyone wants to enter in after Me they must deny themself, take up their cross and follow Me 23 For whoever, if they desire to save their life will lose it yet, whoever loses their life for My sake will find it 24 For what actual good will it be to a man who gains the whole world but forfeits his soul or what is valuable enough for a man to exchange his soul? 25 For the Son of man must come in the glory of His father accompanied by His angels and at that time, pouring out upon each man according to their deeds, amen. 26 I tell you because I Exist, some of those standing here will not taste the first death until they have seen the Son of man coming in the glory of the kingdom of the Father Himself. 

Chapter 17

1 Now after that day, out of them Jesus took peter and james and john His brothers of light and led them into the heights of a mountain, by a pathway of His own 2 Afterwards, He was transformed and His face began to shine like the sun and His clothes became as white as the daylight 3 Then suddenly, moses and elijah appeared and spoke with one another 4 And so, in response to this peter said to Jesus "Lord it is incredible we are here, i will build three tabernacles here, one for You, one for moses and one for elijah 5 While He was speaking with them, Behold! a cloud of peace and light came close to them and suddenly, from out of the cloud came a voice saying "this is My beloved Son in who I Am well pleased, listen to Him" 6 And hearing this the disciples fell down upon their faces and in profound fear and reverence 7 Then Jesus came and touched one of them and said "Arise and do not fear" 8 But upon raising their eyes they perceived nothing else, except only Jesus Himself 9 Afterwards, as they were coming down from the mountain Jesus told them "say nothing about what you have seen, not until, the Son of man has risen from the dead" 10 Then because of this His disciples asked "why then do the scribes say that it is necessary for elijah to first come" 11 So in response He said to them  "for in a way elijah comes to protect and restore many to life" 12 But I say to you that elijah already has come yet, they did not recognize him instead they did everything they listed, also in this same way the Son of man is to suffer by them 13 At that time the disciples understood that He was speaking about john the baptist 14 Afterwards the multitudes drew near and a man approached falling upon his knees 15 And saying have mercy on me, for my son is moon struck and possessed for again and again he throws himself into a fire or often into water 16 And i brought him to your disciples yet they could not restore him to normal 17 Then, in consideration of this He said  "O! My unbelieving companions indeed continuing in distractions, until what point shall I be among you, until what point shall I be patient with all of you, bring Him to Me here" 18 Then Jesus rebuked it and the demon departed from within him and he was restored to normal at that very moment 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus asking in private "Why were we not able to cast it out?" 20 So he said to them "because you have a little doubt in your faith, for I tell you if you show faith like a mustard seed you can tell the mountain to move from here to there and nothing will be impossible to you 21 When they were within galilee Jesus said to them "the Son of Man must be handed over to reflect the agency of men 22 afterwards to die with them, then upon the third sunrise to rise" and His disciples were greatly grieved 23 After they had come into capernaum those who collected a two drachma tax came to peter and said will your teacher pay the two drachma tax? and he said "yes" 24 After entering into the dwelling Jesus in anticipation of this said "what do you think simon, from whom do the kings of the earth take their traditions and tolls from their own children or from those belonging to foreigners?" 25 So he replied "from those belonging to foreigners" so Jesus said "but those fallen to this power are indeed separated away, those belonging to foreigners, thus the children are indeed exempt" 26 But so that we do not cause them to stumble go over to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish which rises up and open the mouth, there you will find the drachma, take them and give them as mine and yours  

Chapter 18

1 As the hour drew near Jesus came to the disciples and said "so then who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" 2 Then He called to them, a child, setting him in the center of them 3 And He said "truly I tell you, unless you turn and become like the children you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" 4 So then whoever humbles themselves like this child, these are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven 5 And so whoever welcomes children such as these in My name, welcomes Me 6 But whoever if they cause one of these little ones to sin who put their faith in Me, it would be more advantageous in their case to hang a donkeys millstone around their neck and drown themselves in its trough or the depths of the sea 7 Calamity follows the ways of the world, from the offenses, for undoubtably the offenses are coming but calamity follows the person through whom the offenses come 8 But instead if your hand or your foot causes you to sin cut it off and cast it away from you, it is better for you to enter into the life crippled or maimed than have two hands and two feet rather then being cast into the fires of eternity 9 And if one of your eyes causes you to sin pluck it out and cast it away from you, it is better for you to have one eye and be among the living, entering in, rather than having two eyes and being throw into the fires of hell 10 Beware not to turn your face against wisdom or one of these little ones, for I tell you that among the angels themselves in heaven, for a time watch over them constantly, those in the presence of My Father who is within heaven 11 What do you think? when a family of people have a hundred sheep if even one of them goes astray, will they not send out the ninety nine into the countryside to seek after the one who has gone astray? 12 And when they come to find it, truly I tell you that, they rejoice over it more than over the ninety nine which did not go astray 13 in this same way it is not the will of our Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones pass away 14 But if your brother of light commits a sin go reprove them, between you and them privately, alas if he listens, you among all people have won your brother of light 15 But whoever will not listen or in a reoccurring case, take with yourself, another so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established 16 And if they refuse to listen, then report it to the church and then if they still refuse to listen to the church let them be like the outsiders and the heathens 17 Truly I tell you, whoever is tied to the earth will be tied to the air and whoever is untied from the earth will be free in heaven 18 On the other hand, I say to you that if two greatly harmonize together upon the earth about anything, alas requested by them, it will come before My father who is in heaven 19 For where there are two of mine sowing the wonders in My name, I Am there in their midst 20 Then peter came to Him and said "Lord how many times, if my brother of light remains sinning against me, before i should send him away up to seven times? 21 Jesus said to him "I say not up to seven times rather up to seventy seven times 22 Within the midst of this is likened rather to the sovereignty of heaven, a man?, a king who desired to settle accounts with his servants 23 After beginning he waited for them to settle accounts and in before him was brought one of his many servants who owed a numberless sum 24 But he could not pay so the lord commanded that he be sold and his wife and children as well as everything he owned as payment 25 But then the servant prostrated himself and said "lord be patient with me and i will repay everything to you" 26 Now he was moved by compassion, so the lord of the servant sent him away and forgave his debt 27 Then the servant departed, yet upon finding his fellow servant who owed him a hundred denarii, he grabbed him by the throat and said "repay all that you owe" 28 Then his fellow servant fell down saying "be patient with me and everything separated from you will be returned" 29 But he was not willing, so he went and put him in custody until he could pay what he owed 30 However his fellow servants witnessed these events and were exceedingly sorrowful for him and they went, making clear to their lord everything that had happened 31 At that time his lord summoned him in anger and said to him "you evil servant i put aside your entire debt because you begged me 32 Should you not have also been merciful to your fellow servant as i also was merciful upon you 33 Afterwards his lord, moved by anger, handed him to his torturers until he had repaid everything he owed 34 And so this is the way My heavenly father will do to you unless each of you is forgiving towards their brothers of light within your hearts

Chapter 19

1 Now it came to pass when Jesus had finished these teachings He departed from Galilee, after arriving, He went into the region of judea across the river jordan 2 And following Him was a great multitude and there He healed them 3 And then came those among the pharisees testing Him and they asked " is it lawful for someone to divorce their wife for any reason? 4 So He in response to this he said "have you not read that He in the beginning He created them Male and Female" 5 And He said "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and unite with his wife and the two shall become one flesh" 6 Therefore they are no longer two but instead one flesh, that which God has joined let no man seek to separate 7 So they said to Him "then why did moses give command to write a certificate of divorce and send her away?" 8 Then Jesus said "moses because of our hardened hearts allowed you males to divorce your wife, you deserting males but, it did not begin this way" 9 But I say to you that "whoever if they divorce their wife except for sexual immorality and marries another commits adultery" 10 Then the disciples said "If this is the way it is than, truly on the basis of this it is better for men to greatly refrain from marriage" 11 But then he said to them "All men, make room for these teachings yet some will not receive them" 12 For this reason there are eunuchs who were born that way from out of their mothers womb and there are eunuchs who were castrated by the hands of mankind and there are eunuchs who castrated others in the name of the kingdom of heaven, he who is able to receive it, let them receive it 13 Then little children were led before Him so that He could lay hands upon them and ask of Him, but, His disciples forbid it 14 But Jesus said to them "Let the children come and do not restrain them, bring them to Me for assuredly these and no other belong in the kingdom of heaven" 15 And He laid hands upon them, kneeling down among them 16 And behold! came to Him another who asked  "wise teacher, what good things must i do to live forever in your pastures?" 17 And so He said to him "Why question, referring to Me as wise?" within One wisdom is found, but, if you wish to enter the life, accept and live in conformity with the commandments" 18 he asked "which ones" so Jesus said "thou shalt not murder, commit adultery, thou shall not steal, thou shalt not bear false testimony 19 Honor your father and your mother, love your neighbor as yourself" 20 Then the young man said to Him "i have done all these things since i was young is there anything i lack?" 21 So Jesus replied "if you wish to progress towards the state of maturity, do this, go sell your possessions and give them to the poor and then you will have treasure in heaven, then come and follow Me" 22 After hearing this the young man withdrew in a sorrowful state for he had many possessions 23 Then Jesus said to His disciples "Truly I tell you that it is difficult for the powerful or wealthy to enter into the kingdom of heaven 24 Yet again i say to you that it is easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God" 25 Hearing this greatly confounded the disciples, so they asked "Who then can be saved?" 26 But after Jesus noticed, He said to them "through mankind this is impossible however by remaining in the presence of God all things are possible" 27 Then responding to this peter said to Him "look we have left all things to follow you what then will happen to us?" 28 And so Jesus answered him "Truly I tell you that you who obey Me in the rebirth, after the Son of man has come to rest upon the judgement throne, all of you will also sit down upon twelve thrones judging the twelve nations of israel 29 And whoever leaves a brother of light or a sister of light or father or mother or wife or children, a house or city for the sake of My name shall receive a hundred times as much and inherit eternal life 30 But many who identify as the least of all men will be first and the first of all men the least"

Chapter 20

1 For the kingdom of heaven is rather like a man, the lord of a house, who went out in the early morning to hire workers for his vineyard 2 After a agreement of a denarii a day with the workers he sent them out into his vineyard 3 Afterwards he went out around the third hour, seeing others idling away1  in the marketplace unemployed

1. The word in ancient Greek for "idling away" literally translates as idling away into the possession of another

4 So he said to them come and lead the way into my vineyard and and whatever if the case is justified that i will pay to all of you 5 So they went, afterwards again he went out around the sixth and the ninth hour to invite others in this same manner 6 Afterwards around the eleventh hour he set out discovering others standing still so he said to them "why are you here in this place standing still idling away1 all day?"     

1. The word in ancient Greek for "idling away" literally translates as idling away into the possession of another

7 They replied "because no one has hired us" so he said to them "then I will lead all of you into my vineyard" 8 When evening had come the lord of the vineyard there said to his steward call the fieldworkers and pay their wages, only, begin from the last unto the first 9 And they came around the eleventh hour, each receiving a denarii 10 But those who came first thought they should receive a greater value yet they also each received one denarii 11 After they received they murmured against the lord of the house 12 Afterward they said "the last of us all worked a single hour, yet you have made them equal to us, those who carried their burden all day as well as the suns heat 13 And so in response, plainly, he said "i do you no unrighteousness, did you not agree upon a denarii? 14 take all your possessions and go" therefore He desires this o'least of all man, I will offer in the same way also to you 15 Or it is not lawful for me to do my will with what is mine or are you seeing evil because I am good? 16 In this way even the least of you will become the first and the first the least 17 Afterwards Jesus set out towards jerusalem, along the road He took the twelve aside privately and said 18 Behold it is necessary for us to go into jerusalem and the Son of man be delivered to the high priests and the scribes and together, falsely condemn Him to death 19 And they will hand Him over to the gentiles to be mocked and scourged then crucified, on the third day sunrise arise established 20 At that time the mother of zebedee came to Him with her sons bowing down before Him and requested something from Him 21 And He said "what do you want?" so she replied "command this, that my two sons sit at Your right and at your left within Your kingdom 22 In response to this Jesus said "you do not know what you ask, do you have the strength to drink the cup that I have in mind to drink?" together they said "we do" 23 He replied "My people drink from My cup but to decide who sits to the right or left is not Mine to grant rather this is prepared by My Father" 24 When the other ten heard of this they were greatly displeased on account of their two brothers of light 25 So Jesus called them to Him in private and said "be aware that the masters of the gentiles lord it over them and the greatest of them dominate them down" 26 This cannot be the case among you instead whoever, if intending to be great among you will become like My servant 27 And whoever, if intending to be first among you will become like My slave 28 Just as the Son of man came not to be served rather to serve, establishing the truth and to give His life as a ransom for many 29 Afterwards going out from jericho great multitudes followed Him 30 And there, two men who had lost their vision sat idly by themselves off beside the way, as Jesus was passing by they listened and they said "show us mercy Son of david!" 31 But then the multitudes rebuked them so that they would both be silent yet they cried out all the more and said "Lord! display your mercy upon us Son of david!" 32 So Jesus stopped, invited them and said "what is it that you want Me to do?" 33 So they said "Lord that our eyes may perceive You" 34 Now caring for them Jesus touched their eyes and both of them received vision immediately following in His footsteps  

Chapter 21

1 Afterwards when Jesus's company approached jerusalem and entered into bethphage near the mount of olives, at that time Jesus sent out two disciples 2  Instructing them "together go into the village ahead of us and straight ahead you will find a donkey tied accompanying a colt, unbind her and lead her to Me 3 And if anyone asks you what you are doing, tell them that the Lord Himself has need of them and immediately afterward He will guide them home" 4 Yes this took place in order to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Zechariah who said 5 "Rejoice greatly daughter zion, bring word daughter jerusalem, Behold your King comes to you righteous indeed a healer, humble and riding upon a donkey and a young colt" 6 Afterwards the Disciples went and did as they were instructed by Jesus 7 After bringing the donkey and the foal they laid their mantles on them and He rode upon both 8 Then the great multitudes laid down their mantles along the way yet others cut branches off the trees and spread them along the way 9 And the multitudes were all around, leading Him and those who followed shouted out saying "Hosanna the Son of david, blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest" 10 And as Jesus arrived in jerusalem everyone in the entire city was saying "who is this?" 11 And the multitudes said "This is the prophet Jesus who is from nazareth in galilee 12 Afterwards Jesus entered into the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple and overturned the tables of the temple treasurers and the seats of those selling doves 13 And He said to them "it is written My house was called a house of prayer but now you are making it a den of thieves" 14 Afterwards a blind and lame person came to Him within the temple and He healed Him 15 Then the high priests and scribes were astonished by these works and the children who were shouting out within the temple and shouting "Hosanna the son of David, exalted in the highest" 16 And they said "can you hear what they are saying?" So Jesus said "truly, have you not read "From out of the mouths of children and babes you bring froth praise"" 17 Afterwards they departed going into the town of bethany, where they were previously and spent the night there 18 But in the early morning as they were returning to the city and He became hungry 19 And there, was a fig tree beside the way He went to it yet found nothing at all on it, except only leaves and He said "from here on will you produce no fruit until the end of the age then the fig tree withered away in their sight" 20 Then seeing this the disciples were amazed, saying "How could the fig tree instantly wither away?" 21 Then In response to the Christ said to them "Truly I tell you, if anyone has faith and does not doubt, not only will you be able to do this to the fig tree but when you say to a mountain get up and throw yourself into the sea and it will come into being 22 And whatever great thing, if requested in prayers and faithful living you will receive" 23 After He had entered into the temple, before he began to teach, the high priests and the elders of the people asked Him "by whose authority do you produce these things? and who gave you power such as this?" 24 But in response to this Jesus said to them "I will ask you one question, if you first answer Me this one thing, I will also tell you in whose authority I do these things" 25 The baptism of john where was it from?, of heaven or of man. 26 Then they discussed it together saying "If we say "of heaven" He will say: why then did you not believe him? and were gripped by fear considering what the crowd might do if they said "of men" for they all claimed john was a prophet 27 So they responded to Jesus saying "We do not know" then Jesus said to them "Nor will I tell you by whose authority I do these things 28 But what is your opinion? a man had two sons and he came to the first and said "son go now, there is work to be done in my vineyard" 29 But he answered saying "i will not" yet the prodigal son repented and went 30 Then he went to the other and said the same to him, who replied "I have my own things to do" and did not go 31 Which out of the two did the will of the father?" So they replied saying "the first, they said" Jesus replied "truly I tell you farmers and harlots will go ahead of you into the kingdom of heaven" 32 For john came to you on the way of righteousness but you did not believe him but the commoners and harlots believed him but when you observed and afterwards did not repent or you would have believed him 33 Listen to another parable, a man? rather a house owner, planted a vineyard and put a fence around it then dug himself a winepress and built a winecellar then rented it to winemakers afterwards journeying home 34 Soon after approached the season of the fruits from afar he sent his servants unto the winemaker to receive his fruits 35 Yet the winemakers took his servants cast one out, flayed another and stoned a third 36 Afterwards he sent out other greater servants in the early morning and to those they did the same things 37 So finally, he sent his son to them saying, they will have reverence for my son 38 But those among the winemakers saw the son and said within themselves "this is the heir come let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours" 39 Then they took him, cast him outside of the vineyard and murdered him 40 Therefore when the lord comes to his vineyard what will he do to these winemakers? 41 So they said to Him "he will destroy those evil wretches and rent the vineyard out to other winemakers who will render to him what is his, the fruits at the proper time" 42 Then the Jesus said "have you not read the scriptures: the stone which the architects rejected, indeed, has turned into the head, the leader, the Lord above Himself, has done it and it is marvelous in His sight 43 Because of this I tell you, that you will be removed from the kingdom of God and it will be handed to another people who will produce His fruits 44 And anyone this stone falls upon will be broken into pieces and those whom it falls upon will surely be tortured 45 But when the high priests and the pharisees heard this parable they understood that He was talking about them 46 And they sought to seize Him but were afraid of the crowd because they believed He was a prophet  

Chapter 22

1 Then Jesus answered this in another parable, saying 2 Likened to the kingdom of heaven is a man? a king, who was preparing a wedding banquet for his children 3 So he sent out his servants to call those who had been invited into the wedding but they were unwilling to come 4 Again he sent out other servants saying "bring word to those who have been invited assuring them my banquet is ready my ox and my fattened cattle have been sacrificed for you and everything is ready, come! into the wedding" 5 But they paid no attention, going by another way, indeed, one to his own fields and another to his trade 6 But still others, they seized his servants persecuting them, even unto death 7 Afterwards the king became wrathful and sent his armies to destroy those murderers and to destroy their cities in fire 8 Then he said to his servants the wedding is indeed prepared but those who were invited are not worthy of the reward 9  Therefore travel upon the way to the crossroads entrust all of them, indeed, as many as you find invite, permitting them into the wedding 10 So the servants went out and did as instructed, bringing together anyone they found both the evil and the good and the wedding hall was filled with adversaries idling 11 After the king came he looked upon his adversaries, seeing a man who had not put on wedding clothes 12 So he asked him "fellow? how did you get in here without wearing wedding clothes? but, the man was speechless 13 At that time the king told his servants "bind him foot and hand and throw him into the outer most darkness" in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 14 For many are called but few chosen 15 Then there in that place those among the pharisees devised a plot seeking to lead Him into a trap 16 Afterwards they sent to Him their disciples with the herodians who said "teacher we know that you are faithful and teach the ways of God in truth and are partial to no man for you do not regard the opinions of mankind 17 So then tell us what you think is it recognized as lawful to give tribute to caesar or not?" 18 But perceiving their evil intentions Jesus said "why are you seeking to tempt Me? you hypocrites 19 Show Me the coin for tribute" so they presented Him a denarii 20 And He said "whose is this image and whose inscription" 21 They replied "caesars" then He said to them "so then render to caesar what is caesars and that which is Gods to God" 22 After they heard this they marveled and found no fault, departing from Him 23 Afterwards on that same day came to Him the sadducees, who believe there is no resurrection and they questioned Him 24 And said "teacher moses said if someone dies without having children, his bother of light is to marry his wife and rise the children of his brother of light 25 Now among us there were seven brothers of light and the first married and died since he had no children he left his wife to his bother of light 26 In the same way the second and the third of them until the seventh 27 Then finally the wife came to her end 28 At the resurrection which one of the seven will the wife belong? for they all possessed her 29 So to this Jesus said to them "those who lead astray cannot comprehend the scriptures nor the power of God 30 For at the resurrection they will neither marry nor will they be given in marriage rather they will live like the angels of God within the heavens 31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead have you not read what was spoken by God, when He said 32 I Am the God of abraham and the God of isaac and the God of jacob, not the God of the dead but the God of the living" 33 After hearing Him the multitudes were truly astonished by His doctrine 34 Afterwards the pharisees who heard that He had silenced the sadducees, came to Him 35 And one of them who was a lawyer spoke to Him in opposition testing His doctrine, saying 36 "teacher which commandment is greatest within the law?" 37 So He said to him "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind 38 This is the first and greatest of the commandments 39 The second is like it love your neighbor as yourself" 40 Upon these two commandments hangs the entire law and the prophets" 41 But the pharisees remained so the Christ asked them a question 42 Saying "What are your thoughts about the Christ? whose Son is He?" they replied "david's" 43 So He said to them "so then why does david by the Holy Spirit call him Lord? saying 44 "The Lord said My Lord: sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet" 45 So then if david calls Him Lord how is He, His son?" 46 Afterwards none of them could respond of their own insight, not even a word, so from that day forward they no longer questioned Him   

Chapter 23

1 At that time Jesus was speaking to the multitudes and to His disciples 2 saying, "some of these scribes and the pharisees appointed themselves onto the seat of moses 3 Because of this, do nothing they command you to do, also, in the manner they produce their works do not follow for they speak yet do not do 4 And they tie up grievously heavy burdens and place them upon the shoulders of other men but they will not lift a finger to help them 5 Moreover they do all their works in order to be seen by men, indeed, they make their phylacteries wide and their tassels long 6 And they love the places of great honor at banquets and the high places in their synagogues 7 And to be greeted in the markets and to be called master by mankind and testify lies in order to live a life of luxury 8 But you are not to be called master for there is One who is your Master but all of you are to be family 9 Also among us call no one father upon the earth, for within you dwells the heavenly father 10 Neither be called leader, for among you there is one Leader, the Christ 11 But the greatest of you will live as slaves 12 But whoever exalts himself shall be humbled and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted 13 Woe to you, scribes and the pharisees, hypocrites, because you corner away the kingdom of heaven in the sight of humanity and send away those trying to enter in, for this reason, neither will you yourselves enter in 14 Woe to you, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses and as a show unto men make lengthy prayers, because of this you will suffer the greater damnation. 15 Woe to scribes and the pharisees hypocrites for you will cross the ocean and desert lands to produce a single proselyte yet after this occurs they emerge two times greater a child of hell as you 16 Woe to you blind guides who say, that whoever swears upon the temple, this is meaningless but whoever swears upon the gold of the temple, they are bound by oath 17 They are foolish and blind for which is greater the presence of gold in the temple or He who consecrates the gold 18 And if anyone swears upon the alter, this is meaningless but if anyone swears on the offerings upon the alter, they are bound by oath 19 What blind men for which is greater the offerings upon the alter or He who consecrates the offerings 20 Therefore anyone who swears upon the alter swears by it and upon everything which is upon it 21 So then those who swear upon the temple, swear by it and by He who dwells within it 22 And He who swears upon the heavens, swears upon the thrones of God and by those who sit upon them 23 Woe to you certain scribes and the pharisees, hypocrites for you tithe a tenth, the sweet savours, dill and cummin but have neglected the more important matters of the law, the judgment, the mercy and the faithfulness these things must be done otherwise evil will not be driven away 24 Blind guides they strain out a gnat yet drink down a camel 25 Woe to you scribes and the pharisees, hypocrites, for you clean the outside of the wine glass and the dish but inwardly you are full of extortion and a lack of self discipline 26 Blind men of the pharisees first cleanse the inside of the wine glass and dish then the outside will also be clean 27 Woe to you scribes and the pharisees, hypocrites, for they are likened to white washed sepultures outwardly indeed they masquerade as beautiful light but inwardly they are full of the bones of their followers, subjects to all kinds of impurity and death 28 Also In this same way they appear to be righteous men but are full of duplicity and unrighteousness 29 Woe to you scribes and the pharisees, hypocrites, for they build the tombs of the prophets and they decorate the sepultures of the righteous 30 Afterwards saying "if we had lived in the time of our forefathers we would not have personally partaken in the bloodshed of the prophets" 31 As a result they themselves testify that they are the children of the partners who murdered the prophets 32 And all of you are also full of these measurements of your fathers 33 Snakes, broodings of vipers how will you escape the damnation into hell? 34 Because of this, understand, We send unto you prophets and wise men and scholars, some of them, they will murder and some they will crucify and scourge in their assemblies and they will pursue us from city to city 35 Truthfully, upon you will be poured in streams all the bloodshed of the righteous upon the earth from the blood of the righteous abel to the blood of zechariah, the son of berekiah, whom they murdered between the temple and the sacrificial alter 36 Truly I tell you, all these things will come in the time of this generation 37 Jerusalem, jerusalem you who murder the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times have I desired to gather you children in the same way a hen deeply yearns to gather her young under her wings yet, you were unwilling 38 Suddenly, you will leave your houses desolate 39 For I tell you, you will not see Me from here on until the point you say blessed only, are those who come adorned in the name of the Lord 

Chapter 24

1 Afterwards Jesus went from the temple and while walking His disciples came to Him, remarking on the architecture of the temples

2 In response to this He said "beware all of these things, truly I tell you in this place not a single stone upon stone will be left, these things will all cease to exist" 3 Afterwards He sat atop the mount of olives and His disciples came to Him in private and they asked "tell us when these things will happen and what signals their coming? and is it the end of days? 4 Then in answer to this Jesus said to them "Be eagle eyed, so that no man leads yours astray" 5 Indeed many will come in My name saying "i am the christ" and many, will lead astray 6 And they will speak about wars and rumors of war, see that you are not frightened for they must come but it is still not the end 7 For nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there will be earthquakes and famine throughout the regions 8 But all these things are the beginning of labor pains 9 At that time they will hand you over into tribulation and put you to death and hatred will dwell among the people of the nation in the mist of My name 10 Then at that time will come great suffering and one will betray another into tribulation 11 And many lying prophets will rise up together and lead many away 12 And because of this, the lawless will greatly increase and the love of many will be extinguished 13 But the one who preserves to the end will be saved from death 14 And the heralds will bring the good news of the kingdom throughout the whole world to testify unto all the nations and then the end will come 15 So when you perceive "the abomination which leads to desolation standing in the holy place, speaking on behalf of Israel" these words belong to the prophet Daniel, those who read this know and understand 16 Then let those in the land judea escape over the mountains 17 Those who are in high places do not descend to get things from your houses 18 And those who have many farms do not turn back to get your cloak 19 And woe to those with child and those who nurse in those days 20 And pray that your disappearance does not occur in winter or on the sabbath 21 For at that time a great tribulation will take place such as mankind has not witnessed from the beginning of the world until the final hours then all these things will take place 22 Yet if it were not for these days being shortened, throughout all life, there would be no survivors, but, for the sake of the chosen these days will be shortened 23 At that time if someone tells you "listen! here or there is the christ" you are not to believe them 24 Awaken the people, for false believers in christ also lying prophets will come and show you miracles and wonders in order to deceive you and if able those who are chosen 25 Know, I have forewarned you 26 So then if they say to you "look! he is in the desert" do not go to them, or "look! he is in this secret room" also do not believe them 27 For likened rather to flashes of lightning coming from the east and visible unto the west so will be the coming of the Son of man 28 However, where there are corpses the vultures will gather 29 Then shortly after the tribulation, daylight will be removed from the sun rendering it in darkness and the moon will no longer give her light and the stars will fall out of sight from the sky and the abilities of air will be removed 30 Then at that time will appear the sign of the Son of man in the skies and at that time all the nations of the earth shall lament utterly and will see the Son of man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power, accompanying Deep Majesty 31 And he will send out His angels with a great trumpet blast but before this they will collect His chosen from the farthest ends of the four cardinal points to unto the farthest ends of His heavens 32 So learn from the parable of the fig tree, whenever its branches become weakened because of its foliage, grudging the harvest you will know that the heat is near 33 Also in this way whenever you perceive these things you will know that it is near, right at the door 34 Truly I tell you, this age will not come to an end until these things have come to pass 35 The earth and the skies above will pass away but My words will never pass away 36 But concerning the specific day and hour no man know neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, no, only the Father apart 37 Just just as in the days of noah, this is the way it will be at the coming of God to the people of humanity 38 For as it was in the days before the flood descended, the people were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage up to the same day noah entered into the ark 39 And they did not know until the floodwaters came and took them all, in this same way, also, will be the coming of the Son of man 40 At that time there will be two near to each other, in a field, one will be taken and one left 41 Two will be beside one another grinding in a mill, one will be taken and one left 42 Because of this remain alert, because you do not know what day your Lord comes 43 And know that if the owner of the house had known at which watch of the night the thief would come he would have stayed awake and would have not permitted him to break up his house 44 Because of this, you are to become prepared also for even the hours you think the Son man will not come 45 So then, who is a faithful and wise servant? who will be eternally appointed by the Lord over His houses? those who produce their fruits unto Him in the proper seasons 46 Blessed are those servants who the Lord finds subjected in the way he engages himself 47 Truly I tell you that He will, in accordance, appoint him over everything that belongs to Him 48 But if the evil servant says, there in his heart "My Lord has failed to come" 49 And then reigns over his fellow servants and begins eating and drinking along with those who belong to drunkenness 50 At a certain point the Lord of the servant, there on a day while he is looking away and then in that hour He will come 51 And cut him into pieces and place him with those under the judgement, kneeling in that place, there will be weeping and the bite of sharp tools 

Chapter 25

1 At that time marriage, rather the kingdom of heaven will be likened unto ten understanding virgins, who took their lamps and went out in order to meet the bridegroom 2 Yet five of them became foolish and five observed the law 3 Because the foolish ones took their lamps without bringing olive oil with it 4 But the ones who observed the law took olive oil along with them as reserves for their own lamps 5 But the bridegroom failed to come for a long time so they all became drowsy and went to sleep 6 Then in the middle of the night a voice was heard "Behold the bridegroom has gone forth into the meeting place" 7 At that time all of the virgins woke up and set their lamps in order 8 Then the foolish said to those observed the law "give us some of your olive oil because our lamps have died" 9 Then responding to this the ones who observed the law said "There is not enough for you and us, instead depart to the main street and trade for it" 10 But while they were away at the main street, the bridegroom arrived and those who were prepared entered in with him into the wedding and shut the gate 11 Then afterwards came about also the remaining women saying "Lord Lord open the gate for us" 12 But he answered "truly i tell you, i do not know you" 13 Therefore remain alert because you do not know the day nor the hour. 14 For just like a man who was going on a journey out, to invite his servants and entrusted His possessions to them 15 So to one he gave five talents to another two, each according to their individual strengths and immediately he went on his journey 16 Afterwards going along the way, the one who had received five talents took them and by trading he profited producing another five talents 17 In the same way the one who had two produced another two 18 But the one who only received one, went digging in the earth and concealed away his lords silver 19 Then after a long time the servants lord returned and settled accounts with them 20 So the one who had received five talents came bringing the other five talents, saying "lord i give you my five talents additionally, look, i have produced another five talents 21 The lord himself announced "done, my good and faithful servant, you were trustworthy with what i gave to you, in accordance, i will put you in charge of much, enter into the feast of your lord" 22 Then came the one who had received two talents, saying you bestowed upon me two talents, look i have produced another two talents 23 The lord himself announced "done, my good and faithful servant, you were trustworthy with what i gave to you, in accordance, i will put you in charge of much, enter into the feast of your lord 24 And then the one who had received one talent came forward saying "lord i know that you are a harsh man who reaps where you did not plant and collects that which another has scattered 25 And i was afraid, so i went and hide your talent in the earth, look! have what is yours" 26 But in response his lord said to him "evil and slothful servant, you knew that i reap where i did not plant and collect what others have scattered 27 So then you should have put my silver in the bank and followed after me, then i would have incurred interest on what is mine 28 Now take away from he who has only one talent and give it to the one with ten talents 29 For to anyone who holds, all things shall be given and those servants shall overflow in abundance but those who do not hold, everything they have will be taken away form them. 30 And the idle servant will be cast out into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 31 Afterwards when the Son of man comes in His glory accompanied by all of His angels, at that time he will take his seat upon His judgement throne 32 In that place He will gather together all the nations and He will separate one away from another just like a shepard separates the sheep away from the goats 33 And He will set the sheep who belong to Him to the right but the goats, away to the left of Him 34 At that time the King of Kings will say to those at His right hand come! you who are consecrated by My Father to inherit the promised kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the earth 35 For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and they looked after Me 36 I was striped naked and they put clothing on Me, I was weakened from a sickness and you visited Me, held in a prison and they came to rescue Me 37 Then in response those among the righteous will say "Lord when did we perceive You hungry and give You food or thirsty and give You drink? 38 And when did we perceive You as a stranger and look after You or striped naked and put clothing on You? 39 And when did we perceive You sick or in prison and come rescue you?" 40 Then in response the King of Kings will say to them "truly I tell you, in connection to whatever you do unto the least of My brotherhood of light you do unto Me" 41 At that time also I will say to those on the left away from Me, live on accursed, among the eternal flames prepared for the devil and his angels 42 For I was hungry and they gave Me noting to eat I was thirsty and they gave Me nothing to drink 43 A stranger and you did not look after Me, naked and you did not put clothing on Me, sick and in prison and did not come rescue Me 44 Then in response to this they will say "Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty, or as a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and not truthfully serve you? 45 Then responding He will say to them "Truly I tell you in as much you did not do unto one of the very least, neither did you do unto Me" 46 Then these people will be driven away into eternal torment but the righteous into the eternal life 

Chapter 26

1 Now it came to pass after Jesus had concluded all of these statements, He said to His disciples 2 They know that after two days it will be passover, afterwards, the Son of man will be handed over into the crucifixion 3 At that time the high priests gathered together and the elders of the people into the courtyard of the high priest named caiaphas 4 And secretly plotted to have Jesus subtly arrested and then put to death 5 But they decided not during the festival so that it would not cause a massive riot to take place among the followers 6 Now Jesus was waiting in bethany at the house of simon, who was suffering from leprosy 7 A woman just outside entered holding an alabaster jar of a very valuable ointment and poured it out upon His head while He sat at the table 8 But seeing this the disciples were indignant, in response they said "What is the purpose of wasting it? 9 No doubt this could have sold at a high price and been given to the poor" 10 So then recognizing this Jesus said to them "What reason do you have to trouble this women? for she has done what is proper unto Me" 11 For you will always have the poor with you but you will not always have Me with you 12 For she pours this ointment upon My body towards the preparation of My burial 13 Truthfully I tell you wherever the gospel is preached throughout the entire world they also will tell of what she has done as a memorial of her 14 At that time one of the twelve disciples named judas iscariot went before the high priests 15 Saying "What will you give to me if i deliver Him to you?" 16 And from then on he sought an opportunity as to deliver Him 17 Afterwards on the first day of the festival of unleavened bread the disciples approached Jesus and they said "where should we prepare for you to eat for passover?" 18 So He said "Go into the city and there will be an israelite and so say to him "the teacher says My time is near I Am coming to You to eat the passover with My disciples" 19 So the disciples did as they were instructed by Jesus and made arrangements for the passover 20 After evening had come He sat at the dinner table with the twelve disciples 21 And as they were eating He said "truly I tell you that from My own I will be betrayed" 22 So from then on they were deeply distressed and each of them began asking themselves "it could not be me Lord" 23 Then He concluded saying "one dipping their hand with Me in these dishes will betray Me 24 But truly the Son of man goes just as is written about Him, but, woe to the man through who the Son of man is betrayed, it would have been better for that man if he had never been born" 25 Then in response to this judas (the one who betrayed Him) said "Rabbi is it something i have done? then Jesus said "you choose" 26 Nevertheless, while they were eating Jesus took the bread and as He was breaking it to pieces He gave a blessing and gave it to the disciples saying "take this and eat, it is My body" 27 And He took a wine glass and gave thanks in prayer, He said "drink of all this 28 For this is My blood of the covenant a life poured out for many, to set free those captive in sin" 29 And I tell you from now on I will not drink from the fruit of the vine until the day that we drink together, transcendent in the kingdom of My Father 30 Then they sang a hymn going out towards the mount of olives 31 At that time Jesus said to them "all of mankind will be outraged because of Me, by midnight, for it is written "Lord Almighty, strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter"" 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into galilee 33 Now in response to this peter said to Him "all men may be enraged by You, but, i will never be enraged by you" 34 In reply Jesus said "truly I tell you that on this night, before the rooster crows you will disown Me three times" 35 So peter responded "even if it is necessary for me to die with you, i will not disown You" then all of the disciples said the same 36 At that time Jesus went with them into a place called gethsemane and said to His disciples "rest here while I go to pray" 37 And He took along peter and the two sons of zebedee, who were grieved and troubled 38 At that time He said to them "I Am deeply grieved within My soul before dying, stay here and keep watch with Me" 39 Then He walked forward a little and fell to His face and prayed saying "My Father, if possible allow this cup to pass from Me yet, not as I will, but your way" 40 Afterwards He went to the disciples and found them laying down and He said to peter "in this same way they were not strong enough to keep watch with Me one hour 41 Remain alert and pray together so that you do not enter into temptation, truly the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" 42 Again a second time He went to pray, saying "My Father If it is not possible for these people passing away, unless I drink to be born as your people, then your will be done" 43 Afterwards He went and found they were sleeping for their eyes were burdened 44 And again He went out to be by Himself a third time to restate His words 45 Then He came to the disciples and as they slept spoke to them "rest and do not worry, now comes the hour and the Son of man will be handed over into the hands of those given into sin 46 Wake up come now, Behold! My betrayer approaches" 47 And as He was speaking, suddenly one of the twelve (the one known as Judas) went immediately amid the twelve and with him came a large mob with swords and clubs in the agency of the high priests and the elders of the people 48 And the betrayer, he had given them a signal, saying "He will be the one i kiss, take hold of Him" 49 And immediately he approached the Son saying "rejoice rabbi" and then kissed Him 50 But He replied "Fellow, where have you come from? then the others came forward laid their hands upon Jesus seizing Him 51 And suddenly! one of those with Jesus drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priests cutting of his ear 52 Then Jesus said to him "put your sword back in its place, for those who conquer by the sword will be lost to the sword 53 Or do you believe that I could not call upon My father and immediately, He would command more than twelve legions of angels to this place 54 But then how would the scriptures be fulfilled for this purpose it comes to pass" 55 At that same place Jesus said to the mob "you come across as thieves with swords and clubs, to seize Me? day after day I sat in the temple teaching, yet you did not seize Me" 56 And this all happened in order to fulfill all the writings of the prophets, then the disciples quietly yielded Him and fled 57 Afterward those who had forcibly taken Jesus lead Him to caiaphas the high priest, where the scholars of the law and the elders gathered 58 And peter followed Him from a distance to the point of the court of the high priest and then entered in waiting with the attendants to witness the outcome 59 Then the high priests and all of the sanhedrin brought false witnesses against Jesus so they could put Him to death 60 But found nothing, many came forward to give false testimony, yet, finally two came forward 61 Stating "This man said He is going to tear down the temple of God and after three days He would raise it up" 62 Then arose the high priest saying "have you nothing to say against these witnesses?" 63 But Jesus remained silent and the high priest said to Him "i adjure you by the living God tell us if you are the Christ the Son of God" 64 Jesus said to him "As you say, truly I tell you hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of The Source of All Power and coming on the clouds of heaven" 65 After that the high priest tore His robes and said "witnesses in the midst of blaspheme! what further use do we have for witnesses? you heard the blasphemer 66 What is your decision?" so answering they decreed stating "He deserves to die" 67 Then they spit in His face, slapped Him and buffeted Him 68 And they said "Prophesy Christ who was it, who hit you?" 69 Now peter was sitting outside in the court and a servant girl approached him saying "surly, you were with Jesus of galilee" 70 But in the presence of all of them, he denied it fully saying "i do not know what your saying" 71 Afterwards he went out to the gate and another saw him and said "over here! this one was with Jesus of nazareth" 72 But again, among them he denied it, "i swear, i do not know the Man" 73 But after a little while, people approached him, came to a halt, and said to peter "in truth you actually are one of His surly because your accent makes it obvious" 74 Then he began to fervently curse and swore that he did not know Him and then immediately a rooster crowed 75 And peter remembered the words which Jesus had spoken that "before the rooster crows you will disown Me three times" and he went away and wept bitterly

Chapter 27

1 Now in the early morning all the high priests came and conspired together with the elders of the people against Jesus, so that they would put Him to death 2 Then they bound him and delivered Him to the governor 3 At that time judas (who betrayed Him) realized that they were going to condemn Him, he repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to he high priests and the elders 4 Saying "I have sinned betraying innocent blood" but they said "what is it to us? go watch" 5 Then he threw the thirty pieces of silver into the temple of the high priest and went and hung himself 6 Then the high priests took the silver and said "it is not proper to put this into the offerings because this was the cost of blood" 7 So they used it to buy the field of a potter as a graveyard for foreigners 8 Because of this, that field has been called the field of blood to this day 9 And to fulfill what was spoken through jeremiah the prophet who said "and they took the thirty pieces of silver, the estimated value which was set by those separated apart from the Sons of israel 10 And threw it into the field of a potter just as the lord ordained" 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor and the governor was questioning Him saying "are you the King of the jews? so Jesus replied "as you say" 12 But when He was accused by the high priests and the elders, He would not answer 13 Then pilate said to Him "do you not understand how severe their testimony is against you?" 14 But He did not answer not even a word, to such an extent that the governor was greatly astonished 15 Now according to the festival the governor would give permission to release unto the people one prisoner 16 Now they held a notorious criminal named barabbas 17 When the people had gathered together pilate said to them "which one would you have me release, barabbas or Jesus called the Christ?" 18 For he knew that the reason they taken Him into custody was jealousy 19 Afterward while he sat upon the tribunal, a message from his wife came stating "Do nothing to that righteous man, order that he go free, for today i was given a dream about Him" 20 But the high priests and the elders persuaded the crowds so that they would petition for barabbas and put Jesus to death 21 But the governor said to them "which one of the two would you have me release to you?" then they said "barabbas" 22 So he said to them "what should i do to Jesus? the one called the Christ? all of them said "let Him be crucified!" 23 And he said "why, what evil has He done?" but they shouted louder saying "let Him be crucified!" 24 But when pilate saw he could not prevail, rather than escalating the uproar in the presence of the crowd he took water and washed his hands saying "i am innocent of from the blood of this righteous man, but do what you will" 25 So in response the people said "His blood be upon us and upon our children" 26 Then he released barabbas to the people but Jesus they scourged and afterwards handed Him over to be crucified 27 Then the soldiers of the governor led Jesus away into their headquarters and their whole company gathered around Him 28 And they stripped him and put Him in a scarlet robe 29 And twisted a crown out of thorns and placed it upon His head and put a reed in His right hand and fell to their kneels before Him mocking Him and they said "hail, the King of the jews" 30 Then they spit on Him and took the reed and bashed Him on the head 31 And while mocking Him they stripped His robe off and put His clothes back on and lead Him to the crucifix 32 Then, as they continued forward they encountered a man named simon from cyrene who they compelled to carry His cross 33 Afterwards they entered into a place named golgotha which was known as the place of calvary1

1. Calvary meaning "great suffering"

34 The gave Him wine mixed with gall but realizing it He would not drink 35 After one of them crucified Him they divided His clothes by casting lots 36 Afterwards they sat there to keep watch over Him 37 And above His head they placed the charges against Him in writing "This is Jesus the King of the jews" 38 At that time two thieves were crucified beside Him one to the right and one to the left 39 And those who were passing by Him hurled insults and shook their heads 40 And they said "destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God and come down from the cross" 41 In like manner the high priests mocked with the elders and the scribes saying 42 "If He had saved others, why is He not able to save himself?, if He is the King of israel let Him come down right now from the cross and we will believe in You" 43 He trusts in God, Now if God is pleased by Him let Him save Him indeed since He said, I Am the Son of God 44 Yes, the people there and the thieves who were crucified with Him insulted Him 45 And from late in the sixth hour darkness swept across the entire land until the ninth hour 46 Now around the ninth hour Jesus called out in a loud voice saying "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani" which means "My God, My God, I return to Your rest" 47 Now one of those standing there heard and said "This man calls for elijah" 48 Then at once one of them ran and took sponge and filled it to the measure, placing it on a reed for Him to drink 49 But the other people said "Let us see if elijah comes to save Him" but another man took a spear and pierced Him on the side and water and blood came out 50 But once more Jesus called out in a loud voice giving up the Spirit 51 And suddenly the partitioning wall of the temple tore in two unto the bottom and the earth quaked and the rocks were split 52 And the tombs of many bodies were excavated and the dead saints rose again 53 And they walked out of their tombs after their resurrection into the holy city and were seen by all 54 After the centurions there with those guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the events taking place they were deeply terrified and they said "truly this was the Son of God" 55 There also were many women praying from afar watching who came with Jesus from galilee as His followers 56 With them was mariam of magdalene and mary the mother of james and john the of the sons of zebedee 57 After evening had come, a wealthy man from arimathea named joseph and who was a disciple of the Christ 58 Who went before and fell down before him begging for Jesus' body and so pilate commanded it be yielded 59 After taking the body joseph wrapped Him in a clean linen cloth 60 And he laid Him in a newly made tomb carved in the rockface and rolled a large stone into the entrance of the tomb and withdrew 61 Afterwards there mariam of magdalene was sitting together with mary across from the tomb 62 But the next day after the preparations, men belonging to high priests and the pharisees gathered unto pilate 63 Saying "lord do not forget the things that the deceiver said while alive "after three days I will rise" 64 Because of this order people to make certain the tomb is secure until the third day otherwise the disciples may come and steal Him and tell the people He has risen from the dead and the last deception will be worse then the first" 65 So pilate said to them "you have a guard, go secure in haste, they know how" 66 Afterwards they went to secure the tomb by marking the stone with a sigil and guard  

Chapter 28

1 But after the sabbath as the light began to dawn, into the first of the week. Mary of magdalene came together with mary staring at the tomb 2 And behold! there had been a great earthquake because the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and had come and rolled away the stone and was sitting on it 3 And his appearance was as like flashes of lightning and his clothes were white likened rather to snow 4 And out of fear His guards shook and their appearance became like corpses 5 But in response to this the angel said to the women "be you not afraid, for i know that you seek after Jesus who was crucified 6 He is not here for He is risen as He said, come see the place where He is appointed 7 And quickly go bring word to His disciples that He is risen from the dead and behold! has gone before you into galilee, there you will see Him, Behold I have told you 8 And quickly they went from the tomb running with great joy and reverence taking word to His disciples 9 And behold, Jesus came and met them saying "Hail" and together they came embracing Him and fell in reverence before His feet 10 Then Jesus said to them "do not be afraid tell the brotherhood, I go before them into galilee and there they will see Me" 11 But as they continued walking behold, men of the guard came into the city reporting to the high priests everything that happened 12 And they assembled with the elders and that a large number of soldiers would for silver carry out their plot 13 Agreeing they would bring word that His disciples came by night and stole Him while they slept 14 And if this reaches unto the ears of governor we will persude him and keep you free from reprimand 15 And they accepted the silver and did as they were instructed and this story is told among the jews to this day 16 Afterwards the eleven disciples went together into galilee to a mountain previously designated to them by Jesus 17 And they recognized Him bowing down before Him, yet some doubted 18 And Jesus drew near and spoke to them, saying "Great authority in heaven and upon the earth has been given to Me 19 Journey into all the nations to make disciples baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 20 Teaching them to observe everything, all I have commanded you, amen, and know, I will be together with you all of the days until the end of the ages"